Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Spanish IV: D

 Title Abbreviation:   SPANISH IV: D

 Department:    SPAN&

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A communication course in beginning intermediate Spanish. Increases proficiency through review and expansion of skills, grammar, and cultural foundation of the language. Emphasizes oral communication.


Prerequisite: SPAN& 123 with a "C" or higher or three years of high school Spanish with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 251
U of W 201
WSU 201
WWU 201

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate some in-depth understanding and appreciation of the Spanish culture.
  2. Sustain a more complicated conversation on contemporary issues and topics in Spanish-speaking countries.
  3. Read intermediate Spanish and be able to interpret it correctly without word-for-word English translation.
  4. Understand material presented orally and be able to respond appropriately.
  5. Construct grammatically correct sentences orally or in written Spanish.
  6. Increasingly demonstrate a sigificant understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultural traits.
  7. Increasingly demonstrate understanding and empathetic respect for the multiple races, social classes, and varied backgrounds of people from Spain and Latin America.
  8. Increasingly understand the historical, social, and political influences on the cultural questions raised while they are acquiring the Spanish language.
  9. Increasingly demonstrate the ability to use language and behaviors that are appropriate in social situations with native speakers, either in class or with Hispanic people in the community.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. Vocabulary: words and phrases for discussion of marital status, emotional states and feelings, life in the city, and media
  2. Grammar: review of first year: gender and number of nouns, adjective agreement, the differences between ser and estar, subject pronouns, the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, direct object and indirect object pronouns, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, the imperfect indicative, reflexive structures, the preterite, commands, and the subjunctive in noun clauses.
  3. Culture: current Latin American culture, women's issues, and the Caribbean