Track III: Composition I
Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Composition I (SPAN 305) and Composition II (SPAN 306) are third year courses of Spanish
designed to improve learners´ written abilities through the analysis and the production of different
types of texts. In addition, a number of grammatical topics are reviewed in order to enhance and
improve learners´ grammatical competence. The extensive reading of a novel will accompany
and strengthen the formal instruction.
After the successful completion of Composition I and II, the student will be able to
-connect discourse to express different nuances such as condition, purpose and opposition in oral
and written forms
-provide his/her opinion regarding different controversial issues in oral and written forms
-compose carefully edited compositions following a process approach
-employ reading strategies to compensate for lexical gaps and interpret implied meanings in
-summarize the main ideas and interpret literary work.
Assessment and testing procedures will be representative of the type of language instruction
offered through classroom activities. Your grade is based on the following components:
Midterm- 20% + Final Exam- 20%
Class participation- 10%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.