Curriculum Guideline

Spanish Language and Composition

Effective Date:
Course Code
MODL 2351
Spanish Language and Composition
Modern Languages
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to the following:  small group practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings, debates, listening comprehension, discussion and correction of written works and oral presentations.

Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2252 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired skills, and provides an understanding of Spanish speaking cultures. Only Spanish is spoken in class.
Course Content

Systematic in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistics
  4. Culture through the works of Spanish and Latin American writers and filmmakers
Learning Outcomes

Successful students will  demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the high intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
  2. Reading comprehension of simple written material.
  3. Speech delivery: supporting opinion, defending a point of view, and making a hypothesis.
  4. Written expression: expository writing.
  5. Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities among cultures as expressed in the works of Spanish and Latin American writers and filmmakers.
Means of Assessment

Written Evaluations                                                   50%

 (May include but are not limited to writing and

reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph

writing, written homework, preparation,

Final Written Exam)


Oral Evaluations                                                        50%

 (May include but are not limited to oral tests, oral

presentations, listening comprehension,

conversation lab, attendance, preparation,

class participation, Final Oral Exam)


Total                                                                           100%


No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.


Textbook Materials

An intermediate-level Spanish textbook such as:

  • Adán-Lifante. Más español intermedio. McGraw Hill


MODL 2252 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar)