SPN-101 - Elementary Spanish 1

3 credits

This course introduces the student to the basic grammatical structure and pronunciation of the Spanish language. Communicative content includes: greetings, asking about courses and professions, days of the week, months of the year, and dates, numbers, telling time, discussing family, nationalities and languages, places and activities. Grammatical content includes: Nouns and subject pronouns, "hay", articles, use of common regular verbs in the present tense, using descriptive and possessive adjectives, conjugating correctly and understanding differences in meaning of ser and estar and using each appropriately, conjugating in the simple present tense the following irregular verbs: tener, venir, ir, irregular "yo" verbs and some stem-changing verbs. Students will also be introduced to the culture, customs and diversity of Spanish-speaking countries.

Prerequisite(s): Placement at ENG-101 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

Previously known as: SPAN-121