SPAN 232 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II • 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. Second in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: SPAN 231, or Instructor Permission. Recommended: ENGL& 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- All of the following outcomes will be completed at a higher level of mastery than in Spanish 231:
- 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, and finding relevant materials using research skills, 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