SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I
FA 2011 HOA
M.A. Spanish Literature and Romance Languages, UMKCM.A. of Arts in Teaching, Webster UniversityB.A. Counseling Psychology, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
By appointment. Contact instructor by email.
August 15th - December 9th, 2011
Tuesday - Thursday SC 314
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Spanish 103 & 104 or Spanish Placement Test
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OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to help students continue the process of mastering communicative skills as well as developing an awareness of the diverse cultures of the Hispanic world. The study of grammatical and lexical systems of Spanish will be carried out within a contextualized appropriateness in language use so that students are always focusing in learning the language for communication. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will be cultivated in an interactive atmosphere. By the end of the semester the hardworking student will have developed a level of proficiency that will allow effective communication in all everyday situations. The student is expected to achieve communicative competence in the language at a mid level.
Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, communicative activities, writing assignments and examinations, but not limited to the ones previously mentioned. I bring to class realia and props, current articles, and popular songs, the world wide web and other resources to enhance the information learned in class. I try to adhere to the goals I have spelled out in the course syllabus, but I know to be flexible and to adapt my teaching whenever necessary. A conducive learning atmosphere has to be one of mutual respect. I strive to maintain a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning and encourages the use of Spanish to be used in class throughout the semester. The student will be responsible for the development of projects, presentations, class discussion(s) and other learning activities that demonstrate their knowledge of the Spanish language.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
In-Class &Lab participation (attendance) / Homework
Chapter Exams/Oral tests/Quizzes -
Final Exam -
Core Project -
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to act according to the following classroom rules of conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points at the end of the semester. Two tardies = 1 absence. You are tardy if the instructor has started class.
2. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned materials and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade and must be present to earn the 10 daily points (20 points on lab days). Also, assigned homework will not always be checked for a grade in class, but examinations will be from assigned readings, homework, workbook manual, and class discussions.
3. Mutual respect and support of your classroom colleagues and instructor is essential. Keep negative comments to yourself. Points will be deducted from daily points for negative comments or negative behavior while class is in session.
4. No cell phones/electronic devices/no gum, food or drinks during class time. Cell phones/electronic devices (including laptops unless approved by the Director of Academic Services in compliance with disability guidelines) will not be allowed during class or exams. All electronic devices must be turned off and put away in your hand bag or backpack while class is in session. Any student using a cell phone/electronic device will be asked to leave the class and will be given a grade of "zero" for the class or exam. In case of an emergency, please talk to the instructor prior to the beginning of the class.
5. Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene behavior and language (included on-line means such as Face Book, etc.), texting on the phone while class is in session, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from the university. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written is detrimental to the good order of the University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from the University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administration personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from the University.
ENFOQUES – Spanish 201 COURSE TOPIC / ASSIGNMENTS
Lección 1 – Vocabulario p. 40
The present tense p.14
Ser and estar p. 18
Progressive forms p. 2
August 30 – Examen lección 1
Lección 2 – Vocabulario p. 80
Object Pronouns p. 54
Gustar and similar verbs p. 58
Reflexive Verbs p. 62
September 15 – Examen lección 2
Lección 3 – Vocabulario p. 120
The preterite p. 94
The imperfect p. 98
The preterite vs. the imperfect p. 102
October 4 – Examen lección 3
Lección 4 – Vocabulario p. 162
The subjunctive in noun clauses p. 134
Commands p. 140
Por and para p. 144
October 11–No class (Fall Break)
October 25 – Examen Oral Lecciones 1-4
Lección 5 – Vocabulario p. 202
Comparatives and superlatives p. 176 Negative, affirmative, and indefinite expressions p. 180
The subjunctive in adjective clauses p. 184
November 10 - Examen Lección 5
Lección 6 – Vocabulario p. 242
The future p. 216
The subjunctive in adverbial clauses p. 220
Prepositions: a, hacia, and con p. 224
November 24–No class (Thanksgiving)
Finals Week Dec. 5-9
Examen Oral Lecciones 1-6 – Thursday, December 8th, 2011 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Refrain from using electronic translators for any of the assignments done in class. The use of translators will be penalized severely.
If academic dishonesty is clearly demonstrated on any assignment, the student will receive a ZERO for the assignment or test.
A student's lack of understanding is not valid defense to a charge of academic dishonesty.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93COLLUSION: Assisting another to commit an act of academic dishonesty, such as paying or bribing someone to acquire a test or assignment, taking a test or doing an assignment for someone else, or allowing someone to do these things for one's benefit.
CHEATING: The use or attempted use of unathorized materials, information, or study aids; or an act of deceit by which a student attempts to misrepresent academic skill or knowledge; unauthorized copying or collaboration.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96INSTRUCTOR'S ATTENDANCE POLICY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Because of the communicative nature of this course, and because students are expected to learn materials at a rather FAST PACE, daily attendance is particularly important. One requirement of this course is the interactions between students, something that cannot be accomplish if you are not present! Therefore, the following attendance policy will be strictly enforced:
a) any student who misses a total of 4 or more class sessions (includes language lab), and who does not contact and provides the instructor with a legitimate excuse and provides appropriate documentation to excuse the absence within a reasonably time limit (required to have upon return to class), will have a deduction of 2% of the final semester grade.
b) any student who arrives late after class has started, will receive a TARDY: Two tardies = one absence.
Leaving class or language lab early without the tutor or professor's permission will be counted as an absence. If you miss class or a language lab session, you will receive a "zero" in participation points for the day you missed.
c) in case of inclement weather (such as, but not limited to, snow storms, freezing rain, flooding, dense fog, etc.), the instructor may, at her discretion, relax the tardiness rules.
d) The following are examples of appropriate documentation to excuse absences: written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number, address and date of absence)in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company, mecanic or insurance report in the case of car problems/accidents. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable dated on the date the absence occurred.
The same requirement applies to illness of children. The written excuse and assignments due must be given to the instructor upon return to class to justify absences as soon as possible.
An e-mail from the student letting the instructor know about the absence will not excuse the absence unless appropriate documentation has been provided to the instructor.
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 .ADA Policy: If you need accomodations due to a disability, you must first contact the Director of Academic Services:
The instructor cannot make accomodations without the approval of Student Services.
Disclaimer: The Instructor reserves the right to amend this Schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
Last Updated:8/15/2011 2:10:58 PM