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SPAN 202 Traditional

Course Description

The second year Spanish program at ISU is to help students consolidate their basic knowledge of the Spanish language, with emphasis on grammar, reading, writing and communicative activities in order to improve their listening and speaking skills. The course reviews some of the materials presented in the first year Spanish language courses and introduces additional vocabulary, functional phrases, and grammar structures with emphasis on real communication and meaningful cultural contexts.  Students will learn in class and out of class with authentic materials. Students will be exposed to a variety of Spanish accents and dialects from Spain and Latin America. Students will read, discuss, and write compositions in Spanish. The course is taught entirely in Spanish while the textbook contains explanations and instructions in English. Students will be reading texts in Spanish as well as participating in discussions, writing essays, and examining the more complex structures of the language. This course prepares students to move into more advanced writing and conversation courses. It is assumed, therefore, that students registered for this class have a good command of beginning Spanish, its sound system, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1.   Read and demonstrate comprehension of uncomplicated prose and contemporary material in Spanish.

2.   Converse and discuss practical daily subjects and articles read in Spanish.

3.   Write essays in Spanish with complex sentences on various topics, cultural material, and everyday subjects.

4.   Understand Spanish spoken at normal speed with some repetition on a variety of selected topics in various formats.

5.   Develop critical thinking skills of deduction and inference about grammar patterns and syntax in order to extract meaning from texts and verbal discourse.

6.   Continue developing awareness of cultural values, beliefs, and ideologies of the Hispanic world.

Required Materials:

  • Interacciones: Emily Spinelli Carmen García & Carol E. G, 7th edition, Heinle Cengage Learning.
  • QUIA online workbook with Lab Manual Printed Access Card. Ilearn Heinle Cengage learning.
  • Web-based materials that provide cultural readings, quizzes, and other resources using the Blackboard webpage for Spanish 202.

Spanish coordinator for this course:

Charles Nagle
Office:   3118B Pearson Hall
Office Phone:  294-6089
E-mail: cnagle@iastate.edu
WLC Department Phone: 294-4046