Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 413S - Spanish IV

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is a continuation of HU 412S  Spanish III. (prereq: HU 412S  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: Mail and telephoning
  • Answering the phone
  • Conversation: Violeta goes to the post office
  • The subjunctive after conjunctions of finality and condition
  • The future tense
  • Vocabulary: In the future
  • The subjunctive after conjunctions of time
  • Formats for courtesy in letters
  • Writing business and personal letters
  • Reading: The countries of the southern cone: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
  • Vocabulary: Today’s World
  • Conversation: The environment
  • The conditional tense
  • The imperfect subjunctive tense
  • Cultural notes: Student protests
  • Hypothetical situations: “If” clauses and “ojala”
  • Emphasis with “-isimo”
  • Reading: Our world

Kristina Puotkalyte-Gurgel

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