SPN200 - Intermediate Spanish

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Subject Title
Intermediate Spanish

Subject Description
This intermediate course will build on the concepts studied in SPN100.  The course will continue to integrate and focus on two key components:  the Spanish language and Hispanic culture.  Students will develop their spoken and written language skills and will have an opportunity to improve these skills while studying the history, art and literature of the Spanish speaking world.   

Credit Status
This course may serve as the required Spanish subject for the Liberal Arts Diploma Program, and may be accepted for transfer credit at the University of Toronto. It may also serve as the General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in written and spoken Spanish as well as in oral and reading comprehension. Specifically, students will be able to:
1. Construct simple, grammatically correct sentences that relate to present and past activities.
2. Write a grammatically correct composition of 500 words.
3. Answer, in writing and orally, questions in Spanish based on assigned reading passages.  
4. Converse in increasingly complex Spanish about their daily routine, past activities, food preferences, life cycle events and other subjects that are of interest.  
5. Discuss the cultural particularities of various countries throughout the Spanish speaking world, which may include history, art, music and literature.
6. Demonstrate proficiency, through tests and exams, in the following grammatical concepts:

  • Preterit  and imperfect tenses to express past activities
  • Reflexive verbs, present and past tenses
  • Formal and informal commands

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.