SPAN 103 - Spanish, First-Year
Spanish 103 is the third course in a three-course sequence that provides the first year of college-level language classes. This sequence emphasizes the development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and intercultural communication skills. In Spanish 103 students will build on material learned in their prior study, to converse in and write about a variety of common, every-day topics using the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in the course. These courses (101, 102, 103, as well as the second year sequence: 201, 202, 203) are designed as a sequence, therefore they must be taken sequentially and may not be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 with a passing grade of C- or above, or placement by instructor.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.Communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences. Handle short social interactions in uncomplicated, everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. (Interpersonal speaking - Novice High)
2. Present information about self and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions. (Presentational speaking - Novice Mid)
3. Write briefly about some familiar topics by connecting simple sentences. (Presentational writing - Intermediate Low)
4. Understand the mail idea in short, simple messages and presentations where context supports the message. I can understand the main idea of simple conversations that I overhear. (Interpretive listening - Intermediate low)
5. Understand short, simple texts on familiar topics. (Interpretive reading - Intermediate low)
6. Identify some practices that are found in some Spanish-speaking countries. Identify some basic cultural beliefs and values; survive in an authentic cultural context. (Intercultural competence - Novice
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