Honors Spanish III is a third level course offered to cadets who not only have satisfactorily completed the Honors Spanish II course with at least a B average (90 or above on a scale of 100), but who also have been recommended for the Spanish Honors program by their Spanish II teacher. Native or near-native speakers are encouraged to take the course.
Honors Spanish III endeavors to provide the student with a comprehensive review of major grammatical topics—especially verb forms—and to assist him in reinforcing and expanding his ability to read and understand both spoken and written Spanish. Selected readings and accompanying audio CD’s and CD-ROM’s are employed to promote students’ confidence in the task of furthering comprehension.
Students enrolled in Honors Spanish III will continue to use Spanish for meaningful communication on more sophisticated topics, and at a higher level of proficiency. The Honors Spanish language program transitions the students from the use of language as it is used in every day real-life situations to using the language more in-depth in order to communicate with native speakers on a range of topics including literature, politics, and culture. The breadth and depth of study will be greater and the pace faster in an Honors course than that in a more traditional Spanish III course. The incorporation of special projects and literature selections will also be unique components of an Honors course. The Honors Spanish III student will continue to develop sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritage of all groups associated with the Spanish language, understand their influence on American culture, and become prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.
Students enrolled in the Honors Spanish III will begin preparation to take the CLEP in the future as part of Honors Spanish IV.