LS-214: Intermediate Spanish II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: LS-214 Intermediate Spanish II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): LS-213 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Course Description in college catalog:

This course emphasizes authentic texts, more complex grammar, and practice in oral and written expression. Social and historical topics of Spanish- speaking countries presented through literary texts, film and multimedia will form the basis for discussion and writing assignments. Weekly listening, speaking and viewing activities online or in the language laboratory are part of the course.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint Criminal Justice A.S. / B. A. program 

A.S. Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences (Dual/Joint Degree Program with York College)

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

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

  1. Respond or react, in conversation and in writing, to visual and other authentic material in the target language.
  2. Formulate opinions; make judgments, in conversation and writing, on selected issues from authentic materials presented in class.
  3. Summarize a narrative text, or create your own brief narrative orally and in writing
  4. Write reports in Spanish following the steps of the writing process
  5. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  6. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Students’ speaking abilities will be assessed by evaluating your level of comprehensibility and fluency, and your use of vocabulary in completing communicative tasks or oral narrations/presentations. 
  2. Students’ listening comprehension abilities will be assessed by evaluating your understanding of oral messages including advertisements, weather broadcasts, warnings, etc.
  3. Students’ reading skills will be assessed by evaluating your understanding of newspapers articles, short stories, excerpts from literary passages, and any other authentic reading material.
  4. Students’ writing skills (including knowledge of grammar) will be assessed by evaluating the level of comprehensibility and lexical/grammatical accuracy of your written samples consisting of descriptions, narrations, or summaries.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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