This "Core Skills" course provides an introduction to the study and practice of the sounds of Spanish with an emphasis on practical exercises for improving students' pronunciation of Spanish. In it students will study the major phonetic characteristics of regional varieties of the Spanish of Spain and Latin America. Topics to be covered in the course include the articulatory system, transcription and phonetic alphabets, and the similarities and differences between the sounds and pronunciation patterns of Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: MSPAN 2020 Spanish Stage 4: Global Connections or appropriate placement.
Note: Students are encouraged to take two "Core Skills" courses (4 credit hours) concurrently.
Stage 4: Global Connections invites students to enhance their intercultural and linguistic competence by exploring cultural, geographical, historical, and social perspectives of Spanish-speaking countries as they develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby allowing them to engage and interact more effectively with native speakers of Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 2010 Spanish Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives or appropriate placement.
(Normally offered each semester.)
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread