Sp101 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture                 4 credits    
This beginner’s level course focuses on the development of basic communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, using a thematic approach integrating language and culture.  The themes include social courtesies, oneself, family and friends, daily routines, university life, pastimes, sports, shopping and vacations.  Students will learn interesting facts and cultural information about some countries in the Spanish-speaking world.  For example, famous people, historical events, the arts, special celebrations, and soccer team rivalries. Students will also learn about different cultural celebrations, traditions, and famous people from the Hispanic community in the United States.

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