SPANISH 103 - Review of Elementary Spanish
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.

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Course coordinator: Kristina Primorac-Waggoner,

Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SPANISH 100, 102, 111 or 112, or RCLANG 194.
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
RCLANG 154. Assignment of SPANISH 103 by placement test. College or university transfer students with any prior study of Spanish must take the Placement Test.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only placement score and not language coursework completed at a previous school will determine placement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

SPANISH 103 is a first year language class for students who are considered to be High beginners. This means that instead of covering first year material in two semesters (SPANISH 101 and 102) students take only one semester of first year Spanish before entering the intermediate level (SPANISH 231). Admittance into the course is by placement exam recommendation or permission of the coordinator only.

Course Objectives: Introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Learning strategies and cultural awareness are also important objectives of the course.

Goals: Students completing SPANISH 103 will know about different sociocultural norms, acting with awareness of such differences; speak in short spontaneous conversations involving everyday topics, observing basic courtesy requirements; understand the gist of one-way communication such as radio and television; read for practical information; write simple correspondence and short compositions on familiar topics, with good control of basic sentence structure.

Work Requirements/Evaluation Criteria: Regular attendance essential. Students must participate actively in a student centered communicative environment. Grade based on participation, homework assignments, in-class work, three unit exams, an oral exam, cultural presentation, journals, composition and a final written exam.

Transfer students should take the placement exam to determine which course is most appropriate for their needs.

SPANISH 103 - Review of Elementary Spanish
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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