SPAN 2303 with D or better
This course focuses on strengthening the student's ability to speak, write, and read Spanish. Through a balanced integration of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and critical thinking activities, students will broaden their grammar, vocabulary, and knowledge of Hispanic culture, art, history, literature, film, and music. The class will be conducted completely in Spanish. Readings and literary selections will come from different Hispanic and Latin American sources. Students will enhance their speaking skills through class discussions, debates, and short presentations on topics of current issues such as globalization, technology, environment, society, or culture. Writing will be enhanced in assignments related to readings, media, lectures, and discussions. This course is aligned with the five language areas referred in the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (1999).