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World Language

World Language Courses  (HU)


20-802-217-00 Spanish I
Designed for students with no previous training in the language. Emphasizes development of basic communicative skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Stresses vocabulary and grammar to enhance students' ability to speak and write in Spanish. Study of customs and values provides an increased awareness of the Spanish-speaking cultures. On completion, students are able to participate in uncomplicated conversations on everyday topics. Lecture. 4 credits.

20-802-221-00 Spanish II
Enhances student ability to learn to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Prerequisite: 20-802-217, instructor consent, or one year of high school Spanish (placement test or instructor consent required if Spanish I course older than three years). Lecture. 4 credits.

20-802-230-00 Spanish III
Enhances complex communicative skills developed during previous semesters of study. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing in extended contexts, focusing on presentational and interpersonal communication. Everyday situations, including eating out, travel and vacations, provide students an opportunity to expand their survival skills in Hispanic cultures. Language and critical thinking skills are expanded and deepened through reading, writing and speaking about health care, the environment, job interviews/ resumes and relationships. Readings of cultural and literacy significance, as well as a unit on art history, provide vehicles for discussions, presentation, and composition. Prerequisite: 20-802-221, 20-802-230, and 20-802-231, successful completion of three semesters of college Spanish, or three years of high school Spanish. Lecture. 4 credits.

20-802-231-00 Spanish IV
Reviews and expands upon key grammatical structures needed to community effectively in Spanish. Focuses on expanding vocabulary, increasing grammatical accuracy, and achieving paragraph-length discourse. Using the target language, students read and discuss culturally centered texts, review and broaden grammatical knowledge, complete oral and written exercises, write compositions, and make formal class presentations. Prerequisite: 20-802-221, 20-802-230, and 20-802-231, successful completion of three semesters of college Spanish, or three years of high school Spanish. Lecture. 4 credits.

20-802-235-00 Spanish V Writing and Grammar
Focuses on developing accuracy in written communication skills. Building on their experience in Spanish IV, students study Spanish grammar at greater breadth and depth than was required in previous courses, with the ultimate objective of improving their ability to read and write accurately in Spanish. Students read and analyze literary excerpts as the basis for active class discussion, presentation, and composition. Prerequisite: 20-802-217, 20-802-221, 20-802-230, and 20-802-231, four years of high school Spanish, or instructor consent. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-802-250-01 Native American Language
Designed for students with no previous training in the Native American languages. Emphasizes development of basic communication skills in a Native American language through practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as appropriate to the culture. Stresses vocabulary and grammar, as appropriate to the culture, to enhance students' ability to speak and write in the target language. Study of customs and values provides an increased awareness of the Native American culture. On completion, students are able to participate in uncomplicated conversations on everyday topics. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Lecture. 4 credits.