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Spanish Language and Composition

Course Code: MODL 2351
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Modern Languages
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: Winter
course overview

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

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.

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%.

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.

course prerequisites

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

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.