SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued
Section: 203
Term: SU 2009
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.

Important note regarding SPANISH 232:
Sections 031-053 are special topics sections. Please review the course descriptions for those specific sections before registering.

Special topics coordinator: Carlos de los Santos Plata, deloss@umich.edu

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Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed SPANISH 112 or 230; or RCLANG 294 or 314.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
rll.permissions@umich.edu
Consent:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
[RCLANG 254] or [SPANISH 231 (C- or higher); or assignment 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.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The principal aim of both the topics and non-topics courses is to acquire a more profound understanding of the history, politics, society, culture, customs, and literature of the Hispanic world through listening, writing, reading, and speaking activities in Spanish. At the same time, students develop the language tools, both grammatical functions and vocabulary, necessary to discuss issues of relevance to Hispanic culture and to analyze these situations while expressing their own personal opinions, reactions, conclusions, and possible outcomes to hypothetical situations. Therefore, the practice and application of grammatical features and vocabulary are integrated into the content of the course, and students are expected to formally study and practice these structures individually through the explanations provided in the textbook and the practice activities assigned as homework. Materials include newspaper articles, cultural readings, videos, short lectures, listening comprehension activities, and computer materials.

Work requirements/evaluation criteria for non-topics sections: Regular attendance crucial. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing, and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, compositions, exams, and a final written and oral exam.

TEXTS for non-topics sections:

  1. Required:
    • Más allá de las palabras: Mastering Intermediate Spanish
      Includes: Mastering Intermediate Spanish Book 2 (blue book) and workbook/lab manual
  2. Recommended:
    • A good bilingual Spanish-English dictionary.

SPANISH 232 - Second-Year Spanish, Continued
Schedule Listing
201 (REC)
P
71051
Open
8
8Ugrd
-
TuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
203 (REC)
P
75353
Open
1
2Ugrd
-
TuWThF 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780471297598
Mas alla de las palabras : mastering intermediate Spanish, Author: Olga Gallego, Concepcion B. Godev., Publisher: Wiley 2004
Required
ISBN: 0934034362
English grammar for students of Spanish : the study guide for those learning Spanish, Author: Emily Spinelli., Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press 6th ed. 2007
Optional
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