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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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HU 410S - Spanish I

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the basic sounds, morphology, and to a smaller extent, customs and sometimes, the civilization of the language. Through exercises and dictation, the student will be exposed to the reading, understanding, and writing of the language. The intention is to perform all these activities concurrently. A large part of the time will be devoted to class exercises. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the practical and fundamental skills of Spanish presented in this course in reading, writing, listening and speaking with emphasis on communication
  • Use practically and creatively the target language both in and out of class
  • Have insights into the cultures of Spanish-speaking people and hopefully, a greater understanding of the world and our place in it

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Pronunciation: cognates, vowels, diphthongs, problem consonants, the alphabet, accents and stress
  • Greetings and common expressions
  • Vocabulary: In the Spanish classroom
  • Articles and nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Punctuation and word order
  • Days of the week
  • Numbers 0-29
  • Telling Time
  • Reading: The Spanish Language and the Hispanic World
  • Vocabulary-The Family
  • Subject pronouns
  • The irregular verb ser in the present tense
  • The irregular verb estar in the present tense
  • Ser vs. estar
  • The irregular verb ir in the present tense
  • Contractions
  • Reading: The Hispanic Family
  • Vocabulary: At the market
  • The present tense of regular -ar verbs
  • The present tense of regular -er, ir verbs
  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Interrogative
  • Gustar-to be pleasing (to like)
  • Reading: Hispanic Food
  • Vocabulary: The body and activities
  • The personal a
  • Verbs with irregular yo form in the present tense
  • Stem-changing verbs in the present tense
  • Stem-changing verbs with irregular yo form in the present tense
  • Numbers (30-100)
  • Reading: Hispanic life

Kristina Puotkalyte-Gurgel

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