Course Description

Course Name

Track III: Composition I

Session: VVLS3125

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (or six quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Description
Composition I (SPAN 305) and Composition II (SPAN 306) are third year courses of Spanish
designed to improve learners┬┤ written abilities through the analysis and the production of different
types of texts. In addition, a number of grammatical topics are reviewed in order to enhance and
improve learners┬┤ grammatical competence. The extensive reading of a novel will accompany
and strengthen the formal instruction.

Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of Composition I and II, the student will be able to
-connect discourse to express different nuances such as condition, purpose and opposition in oral
and written forms
-provide his/her opinion regarding different controversial issues in oral and written forms
-compose carefully edited compositions following a process approach
-employ reading strategies to compensate for lexical gaps and interpret implied meanings in
written texts
-summarize the main ideas and interpret literary work.

Assessment
Assessment and testing procedures will be representative of the type of language instruction
offered through classroom activities. Your grade is based on the following components:
Midterm- 20% + Final Exam- 20%
Compositions- 30%
Reading- 10%
Homework- 10%
Class participation- 10%

*Course content subject to change