Apr 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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HU 411S - Spanish II

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is a continuation of HU 410S  Spanish I. (prereq: HU 410S  or consent of instructor or department chair)
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
  • Vocabulary: Clothes
  • Expressions with tener
  • The weather, months, and seasons
  • The present progressive
  • The possessives
  • Reading: Hispanics in the United States
  • Vocabulary: The city
  • The preterit tense of regular verbs
  • Preterit tense: stem-changing verbs
  • Affirmative and negative words
  • Numbers (100 and up)
  • What is the date
  • Reading: Spain
  • Vocabulary: The countryside and nature
  • Preterit tense: irregular verbs ser, ir, and dar
  • Preterit tense: other irregular verbs
  • Prepositions
  • The prepositions por and para
  • Pronouns that are objects of prepositions
  • Reading: The Spanish Character
  • Vocabulary: The home
  • The imperfect tense
  • Preterit vs. imperfect
  • Hacer in expressions of time
  • Demonstratives
  • Reading: Mexico

Kristina Puotkalyte-Gurgel

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