Fall 2020

Fundamentals of Spanish Language and Culture II

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-102

Formerly listed as: SPAN-03

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Fiona Dixon (Section 01)
Sarah M. Piazza (Section 02)


SPAN102 is the second of the four-semester sequence in the Spanish Language Program.  It is designed for students who a) have successfully completed SPAN 101, b) who have placed into the course via the Spanish Department placement exam, or c) who have scored 3 on the AP Spanish Language exam. Students further develop strategies for reading, listening, writing, and participating in everyday conversations.  The course expands students’ ability to engage with the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic materials and through activities that address a range of topics such as sports, pastimes, food, health, professions, clothing, and the environment. By the end of the semester, students can expect to have reached the Intermediate Mid level of the ACTFL scale and proceed to SPAN 201. The course consists of two 80-minute sessions per week with the lecturer and one 50-minute session with the language assistant. Limited to 10 students per section. This course may not be counted toward the Spanish Major. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

In the fall and both sections will be taught remotely, however this may change in the spring. Students will access class sessions through video conferencing with the instructor and the classmates and will also be provided with asynchronous materials and activities to facilitate in class learning. The required course text uses an online platform for content and cultural materials, practice exercises, and interactive projects. In addition, the course will use authentic readings and audiovisual materials and an online conversation partner program to engage students both in person and online.

Requisite: SPAN 101 or Spanish Placement Exam. Fall and spring semesters. Lecturer Piazza, Visiting Lecturer Dixon and Assistants.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to pre-registered students.


Attention to Speaking, Languages Other Than English


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020