SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 202 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Karla Durán

Instructor name:
Karla Durán

Karla Durán is a Spanish Instructor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi with more than 15 years of experience.  She was born in San José, Costa Rica. She came as visiting scholar in 2007 and has been teaching in the Basic Spanish Program. She holds degrees from the Universidad de Costa Rica: a bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's in Spanish as a Second Language. Karla has helped with the Free Tutoring in Portuguese offered to the students of 100 and 200 levels.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

Course Description

Welcome to Spanish 202, Intermediate Spanish 2! This course is designed to continue your instruction in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Our main goal for you is to have you learn to communicate effectively in Spanish and develop knowledge and an appreciation for Hispanic cultures. In this course, you will continue to develop your Spanish communicative skills through extensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening. By the end of this class, you should be able to complete communicative tasks in Spanish using the communication strategies, grammar structures and vocabulary acquired during the semester, and understand and be able to talk about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

This 4-unit Independent Study course will help you practice to communicate effectively in spoken and written Spanish through a variety of guided and open-ended activities, integrating cultural information delivered by Connect, an interactive online learning system. There will be machine-graded and instructor graded activities. You will have three (3) attempts to complete each activity. 

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

The goals of this course are based on the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. These standards, often referred to as the 5 Cs, emphasize the following areas:

  • Communication in Spanish
  • Learning about different cultures in the Spanish speaking world
  • Using language to make connections to other disciplines
  • Comparing and contrasting languages and cultures to develop a deeper understanding about language
  • Using the larger community as a way to experience and acquire knowledge about language

This course is the last in the sequence of courses in our Intermediate Spanish Program.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 instructional modules (or lessons) and 3 proctored exams.


Reading Assignments

Due for Grades


*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Content page.

Syllabus Quiz


Capítulo 13: La naturaleza y el medio ambiente

Connect Activities


Capítulo 14: La cultura y la diversión

Connect Activities

Unit Exam 1

Proctored exam covering Capítulos 13 y 14

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding


As a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in the Announcements tab.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course.

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in the Announcements tab.


Capítulo 15: Si la vida fuera diferente...

Connect Activities


Capítulo 16: La amistad y el amor

Connect Activities

Unit Exam 2

Proctored exam covering Capítulos 15 y 16

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Final Exam

Comprehensive proctored exam

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit


90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

The grading format is as follows:
MySpanishLab activities: 30%
Unit Exam 1: 20%
Unit Exam 2: 20%
Final Exam: 30%


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.