Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Henson, George
Discipline and Number
SPAN 1311 Section 001
MWF Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Course Title
Beginning Spanish I

Description of Course:

Beginning Spanish I allows beginning language learners to hear Spanish and experience
its cultural and linguistic diversity in the classroom and online. The text utilizes a communicative content- and task-based approach, incorporates culture, and introduces students to authentic language material (realia) through use of state-of-the-art online technology that create a 24/7 active language-in-culture environment.

All four skills involved in learning a foreign language (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be integrated into the course work and evaluations.

During class, the components of listening and speaking will be emphasized.

Required Texts:


Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

This course is designed for students who have no previous exposure/instruction in Spanish. Students who have limited exposure/instruction may be allowed to take this course depending on their specific circumstance.

All students, regardless of their background or previous language experience, must take the online placement exam located here:


Students must provide their score to advisers and bring them the first day of class.

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