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Spanish For Health Care Professionals (SPA-113)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0172-113-001
Instructor: TBA
Days: Monday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

This Course Can Be Taken By Spanish Majors, But It Is A Lower=level Language Course
And Does Not, This, Fulfillany Of The Major Requirements. It Can, However, Count
Toward The Minor As Long As It Is Taken For A Grade.

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Students will develop the skills needed to understand and communicate in Spanish at a functional level within everyday health care practice. Students participating in this course will learn how to interact more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families and how to consult with other health professionals. (Learning Goals:G)

Learning Goals:   Students will learn basic conversational skills in Spanish for everyday situations that medical pre-professionals and professionals may encounter at work settings such as hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics, while dealing with Spanish-speaking patients and personnel.The activities, projects and evaluation materials for this course have been assigned in order to meet the following ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines: Speaking (Novice-mid): Student should be able to produce isolated words and learned phrases, handling simple, elementary needs and expressing basic courtesies.Listening (Intermediate-Low): The student should be able to understand short, learned utterances and some sentence-length utterances, including simple statements, questions and high-frequency commands and courtesies.Reading (Intermediate-Low): The student should be able to recognize and identify symbols, highly contextualized words and phrases, including cognates and borrowed words. The student should also be able to read for instructional and directional purposes, such as some items on menus, schedules, maps, signs.Writing (Novice-High): The student should be able to transcribe familiar words or phrases and reproduce some from memory. The student should also be able to write simple fixed expressions and supply information on simple forms and documents. Student should be able to write simple autobiographical information as well as short phrases.Culture: Students will be asked to demonstrate an understanding of the new culture. Students will demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture and the role of language through comparisons of the new culture and language studied and their own.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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