This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 3351 or equivalent. It is aimed at refining and strengthening the skills acquired in previous levels, particularly reading, writing, and oral expression; and at providing a deeper understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. Only Spanish is spoken in class.
1. In-depth review of grammatical structures in context.
2. Study of vocabulary and stylistic nuances.
3. Culture through the works of Spanish-speaking writers and artists.
4. Writing different types of texts, such as summaries, narratives and argumentative essays.
5. Practicing oral tasks such as supporting an opinion, defending a point of view and discussing abstract topics.
Methods of Instruction
Class activities may include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings and audio-visual materials, written work and oral presentations.
Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations 60%
May include but are not limited to grammar, writing and reading comprehension exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, compositions, short essays, written homework, preparation, final written exam
Oral Evaluations 40%
May include but are not limited to oral tests, oral presentations and discussions, conversation lab, preparation, class participation, final oral exam
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the advanced level in:
1. Reading comprehension of unedited literary and non-literary writings, including complete works.
2. Oral expression: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view, discussing abstract topics.
3. Written expression: summaries, narratives, descriptions, expressing an opinion, comparative and contrasting analysis of syntactical and lexical features in the language.
MODL 3351 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar)
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.
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.