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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 63 Spanish I and Latin American Studies

5 credits
An introduction to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will begin to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn basic grammar and vocabulary and will learn about significant historical events and influential individuals in Latin American countries.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS+ level classes as assessed by the CASAS.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate vocabulary recognition
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular verbs
  • Recognize pronoun categories
  • Produce noun-verb and noun-adjective agreement
  • Distinguish formal and informal situations 
  • Recognize and accurately use nouns, adjectives, and pronouns
  • Create simple and grammatically correct affirmative, interrogative, and negative sentences using the present tense with few spelling errors
  • Comprehend everyday words, phrases, and questions about self, personal experiences, and surroundings and other familiar contexts
  • Communicate using memorized words and phrases and answer simple questions
  • Use simple phrases and sentences to provide information about self, immediate surroundings, and familiar topics 
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Identify cultures and societies of Latin America, including selected countries’ arts, customs, languages, literature, film, music, peoples, and traditions

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50