Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 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:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practical and fundamental skills of Spanish presented in this course in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with emphasis on communication
  • Use the target language both in and out of class
  • Describe 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

Dr. Candela Marini

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