Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

SPAN 111: First Year Spanish I

General Information

  • Name: First Year Spanish I
  • Discipline: Spanish (SPAN)
  • Units (Credits): 4
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Spanish culture.

II: Course Objectives

SPAN 111 is the first of a four-course sequence designed to meet the foreign language requirement for those transferring to a college with such a requirement. This course helps students acquire beginning communication skills within a culturally significant context. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Write Spanish in full sentences and basic paragraphs incorporating vocabulary and other grammatical points learned over the semester.
  • Communicate orally using basic Spanish to ask and answer questions on a variety of everyday topics, describe people and places and narrate recurring (present) events.
  • Understand some Spanish spoken slower than normal pace and develop skills and coping strategies for filling in the gaps.
  • Gain cultural knowledge and awareness about the areas of the work in which Spanish is spoken.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

General Education Program Outcomes

Students in SPAN 111 are expected to show that they are making progress toward meeting five of the General Education Requirement Student Learning Objectives below by demonstrating that they:

  • Have college level reading, writing, and oral communications skills.
  • Can comprehend and apply the basic social science principles.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in social psychology.


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