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Advanced Spanish: Language and Cultures (4 credits) focuses on real communication within meaningful contexts to develop advanced skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will interact in the target language as they learn advanced grammatical concepts and broaden their vocabulary to enable more in-depth discussions films, literary readings, culture and contemporary topics. Students will focus on meaningful communication by pairing with native Spanish speaker peers at a partner institution in Spain, and by working collaboratively on task-based projects. Because of the intensive nature of the course and the focus on developing all four skills in Spanish (reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as the cultural component), students should be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to the course in both independent study and in live online sessions.
Students will be required to practice speaking and listening skills weekly in real time over the Internet with the instructor and/or teaching assistants. Students should be available for 45 minutes for oral practices scheduled between 7:30-9:00 PM EST at least twice a week. Special accommodations will be made for Army students.
Prerequisites: A basic familiarity with Spanish fundamentals such as verb structures in the present and past tenses, adjective/noun agreement, articles and prepositions. 75% or higher in placement self-test http://www.spanish-test.net/spanish-test.htm
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Foreign Language.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Foreign Language-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan.
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