Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NNCS-0680
Organization Course Number:
SPAN4302
Location:
Hybrid
Length:
2 weeks (80 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Translation
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to enable students to improve their analytical and evaluation skills, thereby enhancing their ability to decode an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ text with 85% accuracy. SPAN4302 builds upon the framework and topics introduced in SPAN4301 and addresses additional concepts. A variety of authentic materials will expose the learner to a broad range of complex structures and semantic items.

Learning Outcomes:

  • analyze advanced grammatical structures, semantic nuances, and complex lexical items in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text and/or audio segment
  • evaluate transitional phrases and idiomatic expressions in an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ passage
  • describe strategies used to analyze and translate authentic passages that illustrate grammatical and semantic concepts covered in class
  • edit transitional phrases and idiomatic expressions in a 300-500 word draft translation of an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ text with 85% accuracy, using working aids
  • compose an idiomatic journalistic translation of an authentic Spanish ILR level 3+ written text and/or audio passage with 85% accuracy, using working aids, paying special attention to advanced grammatical structures and complex lexical items

General Course Topics:

  • Domestic issues
  • Economics/finance
  • Foreign affairs
  • Health/medicine
  • History
  • Literature/music
  • Military
  • Science/technology
  • Culture
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials