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SPA 268W - Studies in Spanish - International Travel

Credits: 1-4
Studies ancient, colonial and / or modern civilization(s) in a Spanish-speaking country or countries. Visits archeological and / or historical sites with unassigned time for individual interests. Student must meet all course and travel requirements in addition to paying tuition and travel expenses.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15-60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to the level studied. (Note: The expressive and receptive skill level will depend on the student's prior knowledge of Spanish. This Outcome will not apply to students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish.)
    1. (Receptive skills) Understand and respond to Spanish language written input in the host country/countries: Read signs, menus, maps and other public notices.
    2. (Receptive skills) Understand and respond to Spanish language spoken input in the host country/countries: Understand native speaker speech, recorded broadcasts, and other public announcements.
    3. (Expressive skills) Use Spanish to express one’s needs in the host country/countries: Ask for directions and other information as needed.
  2. Describe the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture
    1. Describe various aspects of the culture of the area visited as illustrated by the historical or archaeological locations visited, and/or by the visual and auditory input experienced during the trip.
    2. Explain the social and historical context of the customs and traditions of the area visited.
  3. Compare and contrast differences between one’s own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.
    1. Identify customs and traditions of Hispanic cultures in the host country/countries that are both similar and different to the students’ culture.
    2. Respond in a culturally sensitive manner to the communication of native speakers in the host country/countries.
    3. Compare some of the cultural differences that exist between the cultures of the places visited and the students’ culture.
    4. Examine and explain one’s attitudes about the culture visited.
  4. Use writing to learn activities.
    1. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to write grammatically and coherently about the cultural aspects covered during the trip.
    3. Use appropriate electronic and print sources to gather information.
    4. Analyze and use that information in written reports.
    5. Formulate written responses to the cultural, historical, and linguistic diversity experienced during the trip.

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