Elementary Spanish I

Course Code: SPN 1120

Credit Hours: 4

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
This course covers the essentials of Spanish, with emphasis on oral expression. Open to students who enter college without any high school Spanish. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course.

Course Details


Passing scores on the Reading and Writing sections of PERT, or a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in ENC 1101, or consent of the Department.


Dr. Mark T. Ebel



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Required for Face-to-Face sections:

  • Leeser, Michael. Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish. 3rd ed., McGraw Hill (package includes access code for Connect). ISBN: 9781259246890

  • Spanish Student Dictionary, 2010. Larousse. ISBN: 9782035410146


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

The purpose of the humanities in the core curriculum is to understand the human condition through the study of the following: art history, literature, music history, music theory, performing arts, philosophy, and visual arts.

  • H-1 Identify the humanities in various cultures.
  • H-2 Elucidate the historical context of human artistic expressions.
  • H-3 Analyze artistic expressions and articulate informed responses.
  • H-4 Identify reasons to preserve the humanities.


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessments method for learning outcomesLearning artifacts for assessment
Illustrate competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing and thinking in Spanish C-2, C-3, C-5, T-1, H-1, H-3, SS-6 Skills performance, homework, teacher observation pre/post
Make use of the conventions of Spanish Grammar as required during classroom activities C-2, C-3, C-5 Writing assisgnments, cumulative final, teacher observation  
Demonstrate computer and /or library research skills to complete some assignments   Homework, Writing assignments  
Analyze intercultural experiences as presented in cinematic materials accompanying the text SS-2, SS-3, SS- 4, SS-6, C-3, H- Quizzes  
Convert speaking skills into a final oral presentation T-1, C-3, SS-6 Projects, Judged performance  



The student will:

  • attend class with consistency.
  • learn the material presented and assigned.
  • perform assignments with reasonable accuracy and with promptness.
  • participate in oral exercises and activities in class.

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