SPAN 231 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I • 5 Cr.
For students who can speak Spanish in everyday situations because of family and/or community connections, but who have little formal education in Spanish. Develops ability to use Spanish in academic and professional situations, and knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. First in a three-course sequence. Recommended: Ability to speak and understand Spanish due to family and/or community connections, but limited or no formal instruction in Spanish; English 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehension of spoken Spanish from a variety of registers (familiar, colloquial, journalistic, academic and professional) and situations (lectures, discussions with classmates, films, media and mass culture) with increasing skill at the end of each level
- Demonstrate ability to speak Spanish in a variety of registers (familiar, colloquial, academic and professional) and situations (class discussions, interviews, presentations) with increasing skill at the end of each level
- Show reading comprehension in Spanish in a variety of registers and fields (journalism, narrative, academic and professional), using appropriate reading strategies when encountering unfamiliar content, with increasing skill at the end of each level
- Write in colloquial and academic Spanish in a variety of genres (reflections, electronic correspondence, essays, professional communications), with increasing accuracy in structure, spelling, idioms and style choice at the end of each level
- Demonstrate awareness of Spanish as spoken in the United States, the diversity of US Latino culture, and the student's own sense of cultural and linguistic identity; awareness shown in essays, presentations and discussions, creative work, and reflections
- Show knowledge of the diverse cultures, histories and situations of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, primarily in Latin America and the United States; knowledge shown in essays, presentations and discussions, creative work, and reflections