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SPAN 001 – Elementary I

Credits: 4.00

Course Description: Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.

Section Description: SPAN 001 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish. It is designed for the student with little or no prior knowledge of the language. The course emphasizes all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in Spanish in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. All classes will be taught in Spanish. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of SPAN 001, the student: • will be able to exchange greetings, to give his/her identity, and name a number of familiar objects from the immediate environment. • will be able to supply limited information on familiar topics, fill out simple forms and documents, and provide basic biographical information. • will be able to engage in the reading of short, simple texts. • will judge intelligently the quality of the available resources for learning Spanish. • will be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences. •will have broadened his/her general cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking communities and countries of the world today.

CRN: 95656

Section: F

Enrolled/Seats: 25/25

Days Time Location
MWF 12:00 - 12:50 OLD MILL ANNEX A202
T 13:15 - 14:05 COHEN HALL 201

Instructor(s): Abigail Ives Sperry

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019