SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SP 2011 HO
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Program Coordinator
Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literatures - UNC Chapel HillMA Romance Languages and Literatures - UNC Chapel HillMA English University of Turin - Italy
T and TH 8-8:45 ; 11:30 - 12:30; 2-3 and by appointment - online 24/7
Jan 11 - May 6
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Textbook: Pasajes Cultura /Lengua and Workbook - Bretz, Dvorak and Kirschner
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: E companion and web pages
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Educational Philosophy: My goal is to facilitate learning for both students and the instructor. Within this framework I demand preparation and participation, encourage discussion and respect for ideas, support student efforts to improve skills and enhance knowledge, challenge students’ thinking and expect them to question mine.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Classroom performance, quizzes and exams, accompanying textbook, homework, language immersion lab, mid-term exam, final exam and Core Project.Core Project: Produce and present as a group a play read in class for target audience such as SP201.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class participation, quizzes/exams, discussion session, papers, homework and Core Project
30% Attendance - homework - class participation
30% Tests (3) each worth 10%
10% Compositions (2) each worth 5%
DEPARTMENTAL GRADING SCALE:
A = 100 - 90 C = 79 - 70
B = 89 - 80 D = 69 -60 F = below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted without special permission and prior consultation with the instructor. Grades on late work will be reduced, with no assignment submitted more than one week late receiving points. Such special permission will be granted once only during the semester. Students who repeatedly indicate a need for extended deadlines will be unable to successfully complete the course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
CLASS PARTICIPATION: Learning requires your active involvement. Involvement is possible only when you have prepared your assigned materials carefully. Therefore, attendance and class participation are obligatory for all class meetings. Your class participation grade will be determined by daily attendance, preparation for class and by your active role in class meetings. Active participation means consistently speaking Spanish in the classroom, contributing significantly to group work, and volunteering as much as possible without dominating the class.
Preparation and Participation: In addition to attending class, you are expected to participate actively. Homework will be assigned and checked regularly. Preparation and practice are essential for success in learning a foreign language. Your Preparation and Participation grade (30% of your course grade) will take into account your daily attendance, your contributions to all class activities (individual work, group work, whole class activities), your interaction with your classmates and instructor, and your timely and thorough completion of all assignments.
Explanation of Preparation/Participation Grade:
A Student comes to class fully prepared, bringing proper materials, arriving on time and staying the full length of the class. Student is attentive and frequently volunteers to participate. Student is actively involved in all class activities and stays on task in group work. Any questions or comments are pertinent.
B Student is usually well prepared. Student is always attentive, participates actively in all activities and volunteers during most class periods. Student asks only pertinent questions.
C Student shows evidence of being unprepared on occasion. Student may arrive late or leave early in some instances. Student volunteers infrequently and may ask questions that would not be necessary with proper preparation for class.
D Student is unprepared and/or inattentive. Student rarely volunteers and demonstrates a lack of involvement in class activities. Student may not stay on task in group work and may ask unnecessary or inappropriate questions.
F Student exhibits lack of concern for the class. His or her behavior may have a negative effect on the class.
PREPARATION FOR CLASS: Students are expected to prepare for class before coming to class. I.E. you must read the assigned pages in the textbook and do the homework ahead of time. (I know some of you may find it strange) Language acquisition is a skill you must practice daily. Failure to keep up with the daily assignments will result in your falling behind very quickly and receiving a low grade in the course. It is far more productive to spend a small amount of time on Spanish each day than to spend long hours cramming just before a test. Class will certainly be used to clarify doubts, answer questions, but above all, to put into practice and use in a meaningful way that which students have prepared. Students are always welcome and advised to discuss any question related to the language and course material during an arranged appointment.
Your work will not be evaluated on the basis of how many mistakes you make but on how thoroughly you correct your work. Mistakes are part of the learning process. You must identify your errors and mark them and then learn from them. I collect homework every day.
ORAL INTERVIEWS: Prepare a power point presentation in class (NO READING ALLOWED)
PRESENTATIONSBelow are the topics for Oral Presentations (Presentational Communication) and for Conversations (Interpersonal Communication) for each chapter.
The rubric below will be used for the assessment of Presentational Communication:
Communication: Did the student make
Accuracy: Was the grammar sufficiently correct
to ensure comprehension/communication?
Vocabulary: Was the student's vocabulary
adequate for communication?
Fluency: Did the student's speech flow or were
there distracting hesitations?
Pronunciation: Did the pronunciation enhance rather
than impede communication?
Content: Did the presentation follow the guidelines?
· Week 1
Class introduction/Syllabus & Expectations/Repaso
Capítulo 7 - Repaso
Capítulo 8/Cultura – Modern Language Fair
No hay clase
Capítulo 12/ Cultura
Salida al museo
Apr 28 -Presentaciones
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
ABSENCES: This class meets two times a week. You are permitted 2 unexcused absences or “cuts.” For each absence beyond the second class missed, you lose 2% of your final semester average. The calculation of absences will begin after the drop-add period. If tardiness becomes a problem, the following policy will apply: 2 (two) late arrivals to class = 1 absence.
An absence can be excused ONLY if it is due to a legitimate reason (e.g., illness, death in the family). Please give me in writing an explanation for each excused absence or e-mail me at email@example.com. If I have no explanation, I will assume the absence is a “cut.” Absences will not be excused if students schedule an appointment (for example with the doctor, dean or professor) during class time. Students should not expect any leniency concerning this policy, since its enforcement is not an individual prerogative but rather a collective obligation. If a student must miss a class, s/he must let me know IN ADVANCE the reason for the absence. S/he can either leave a message in my mailbox, or e-mail me.
Last Updated:1/12/2011 2:47:22 PM