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Department or Program: Foreign Languages

Course Number: 202 Number of Credits: 04

Course Title: Intermediate Spanish II

Catalog Description: Continuation of 201, Further development of skills essential for communication. Study of grammar and syntax. Additional practice in reading and writing. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent. Offered yearly.

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes

Send 10 copies to: Kelly Herold

This is a new course proposal: no (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course: Mercedes Juan-Saura, Minne126

 

Email: msaura@winona.edu

 

A2C2 requires 55 copies of new course proposals:

 

 

SPANISH 202 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

This course fulfills three credits of the Unity and Diversity requirement in the Multicultural Perspectives area of the University Studies Program.

 

Course Outline:

Course: Spanish 202 (4 S.H.)

Instructor: Dr. Mercedes Juan Saura, Foreign Language Department

Minne, 126, (507) 457-2393

Textbook: Pasajes, Literaturea, Cultura y Lengua, Bretz, Dvorak, Kirschner et al., McGraw Hill 4th edition, New York, 1997

Description: Further development of communications skills. Study of grammar essential to skills. Selecting reading in Spanish Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent of three years of high school Spanish. Offered yearly.

 

Material to

be covered: Chapter 7 through 12 (Book Literature, book Culture, book Grammar)

Tests: One examination after the study of each chapter is completed. The exam consist in three parts: 1-Grammar, 2-Culture, and 3-Literature.

 

COURSE MATERIALS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES

a. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse patterns and similarities of thought, values and beliefs as manifest in different cultures:

The material for this course (Three books and videos) are used to teach the diversity and range of Spanish language and culture in Spain, and all others countries in Latin America. The course integrates mini-dramas, authentic cultural and historical footage and personal testimonials by native speakers form all nineteen countries to provide learners with an in-depth view of the Spanish language and the history and the cultures of the societies that speak it.

A comparative approach is used throughout the course. The course consistently discusses the similarities between the nineteen Spanish speaking countries as well as the differences that distinguish each of them form the others.

b. Understand the extent to which cultural differences influence the interpretation and expression of events, ideas, and experiences:

The Spanish-speaking peoples’ views divers history, cultures, and traditions, are presented throughout the course. Their views are then also contrasted.

c. Understand the extent to which cultural differences influence the interactions between individuals and/or groups:

The course deals with ways in which the Spanish speaking peoples (as groups and individuals) interact with one another in everyday situations in public and in the family. It also explores the tacit assumptions they make about the world and society and how they differ from the assumptions made by Americans.

 

d. Examine different cultures through their various expression:

Students will study the literary and artistic traditions of Spain, and the others countries in Latin America using the Spanish Language. They will learn the language while covering a wide array of cultural and historical topics form many different perspectives. Topics of discussion in Spanish range form everyday life, family, work, and daily routines to political and social issues affecting Spanish speaking people today.

e. Posses the skills necessary for interaction with someone form a different culture or cultural group.

Students will learn to communicate in Spanish in meaningful cultural context at an intermediate 1 level of proficiency by the end of the course. Through classroom discussion in Spanish and written assignments and test they will prepare to participate effectively in conversation with Spanish speakers in Spain and the others countries in Latin America. Opportunities will also be available to relate to Spanish speakers in the form of native speakers on the internet, teachers, and advances students. The goal is for them to move as far as possible towards becoming full participants in Spanish culture rather than mere outside observers.

The letters in the grid below refer to these criteria.

 

SPANISH 202 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

This course fulfills 3 credits of the Unity and Diversity Requirement in the Multicultural Perspectives area of the University Studies Program.

It is the continuation of Spanish 201, Intermediate Spanish I, and is similar in format and goals. However, the content differs as is illustrated by the syllabus provided below:

 

202 Intermediate Spanish II – 4 S.H.

Ch.

Grammar

Culture

Literature

VII

a

b

c

d

e

Preterit of Subjunctive Uses

 

 

 

e

USA in Hispano America Parts I, II, III

 

 

a b c d

Sergio Vodanovic El delantal blanco

Extended Metaphor

 

b c d

VIII

a

b

c

d

e

Adverbial Clauses

Preposition Por / para

 

 

e

Ideology / Beliefs

 

 

 

a b c d

Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez

La siesta del martes Characterization

 

b c d

IX

a

b

c

d

e

Passive voice

Preposition a – en

 

 

e

The Hispanic People in USA Parts, I, II, III

 

 

a b c d e

Jos� Lu�s Gonz�lez

Una caja de plomo que...

Words and Concepts

 

b c d

X

a

b

c

d

e

Future tense

Conditional tense

Comparatives, Superlatives, Pronouns

 

e

Habits and dependencies Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

 

 

a b c d e

Manuel Abreu Adorno

Llegaron los Hippies

Ernesto Cardenal

Oraci�n por Marilyn Monroe

Texts and subtexts

b c d

XI

a

b

c

d

e

Indefinite / relative pronouns

Future anterior

Plus-perfecto

 

e

The law and the Individual freedom

Crime and Violence

Parts I, II

a b c d e

Cristina Peri Rossi

El angel caido

Intertextuality

Symbolism

b c d

XII

a

b

c

d

e

Gerundive Commands

Infinitive

Concordance of tenses

Play with numbers

e

The work and the idleness

The expressions and the stress

The free time

 

a b c d

Paloma D�az-M�s

El sen?or Link visita a...

Gloria Fuertes

Extran?o accidente

Understanding connecting words

b c d