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SP 295 Interm Spanish Composition
McClung, Martha L.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

SP 295 Interm Spanish Composition

Semester

SP1 2013 HOY

Faculty

McClung, Martha L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master Degree in Education. Universidad Mexicana. Mexico.
B.A. English Teaching. Universidad Veracruzana. Mexico.

Office Location

CO228

Office Hours

M-W-F 8:00 - 12:00 or by appointment

E-Mail

martha.mcclung@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 Civilizacion y Cultura - Intermediate Spanish 9th Edition - Sandstedt Lynn and Ralph Kite - Heinle Cengage Learning - EBook available

ISBN-10: 1-4130-3010-6

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Course Description:
SP 295 Intermediate Spanish Composition: Writing in Spanish at the intermediate level, including a review of grammar. Short Essays and other practical exercises in composition. Prerequisite: SP 202 or equivalent. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of the interaction based on lectures, communicative and writing activities, and examinations. My goal is to lead the students to the knowledge and practice of the target language. For this reason, I will encorage the students to make use of the Spanish language during class time and I will make use of different materials and activities that will help the students to have a better understanding of the Spanish language.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate consistent improvement in the skills that contribute to good writing on the intermediate level, including sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary acquisition and usage, verb concordances, correct idiomatic phrasings, the concise construction of analytical arguments, and the ability to explain your ideas in general.
  2. Exhibit comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics.
  3. Participate consistently and knowledgeably in class discussions and demonstrate individual initiative in the reading and discussion activities that precede writing assignments.
  4. Practice and demonstrate improvement in understanding and use of intermediate-level grammar.


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses include a formal assessment strategy that measures mastery of the course’s Learning Outcomes. The core assessment instrument for SP295 is the Final Exam, comprising a reading, analytical questions, an outline for an essay and the essay itself.






Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
  GRADE CALCULATION:

30%Homework  (short compostions)

30% Composiciones

10% Participacion en clase

             30% Final Paper

Grading:
Grading:
100 - 90 = A
89 - 80 = B
79 - 70 = C
69 - 60 = D
59 - 0 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late homework will be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.
3. Mutual respect and support of your classroom colleagues and instructor is essential.
4. No cell phones/electronic devices during class time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Lesson 1. Orígenes de la Cultura Hispánica Europea

· La cultura romana pág. 1-4

· La cultura visigoda pág. 5

· La cultura árabe. pág. 6-7

· Otras influencias en la cultura española. pág. 8-11

Lesson 2. Orígenes de la cultura hispánica: América.

· Los aztecas pág.15-19

· Los incas pág. 20-21

· Los mayas pág. 22-24

· Las minorías étnicas en la actualidad hispanoamericana. 25-28

Lesson 3. La religión en el mundo hispánico.

· Religión y sociedad pág. 33-37

· La religión y la vida personal pág.38-39

· La religión en Hispanoamérica pág.40

· La religión en la actualidad pág. 41-44

Lesson 4. Aspectos de la familia en el mundo Hispanico. La cultura romana.

· Los lazos familiares pág. 50-51

· La familia y la política pág. 52

· La familia y la sociedad pág. 53-54

· El significado de la familia pag.55-56

· Tensiones en la familia contemporánea pág. 56-61

Lesson 5. El hombre y la mujer en la sociedad hispánica.

· Los nombres hispánicos pág. 65-68

· La sociedad patriarcal pág. 68-69

· Las mujeres en la literatura hispánica pág. 69-72

· Las mujeres en la política pág. 72-75

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 95-96

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 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .

Bibliography:

 



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Participates consistently and knowledgeably in class discussions and demonstrates individual initiative in the reading and discussion activities that precede writing assignments.

 
Participates frequently in class discussions and generally demonstrates individual initiative in the reading and discussion activities that precede writing assignments.

 
Fails to participate meaningfully in class discussions and/or to demonstrate individual initiative in the reading and discussion activities that precede writing assignments.  
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Consistently exhibits comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics, providing new insights and building on others' responses and essays. Frequently exhibits comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics, building on others' insights as well as responding to discussion and essay questions. Often fails to participate in discussion of peers' essays and course discussion topics. Late submission of work if at all.  
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Consistently practices and demonstrates improvement in understanding and use of intermediate-level grammar and analytical literary concepts. Often demonstrates improvement in understanding and use of intermediate-level grammar and analytical literary concepts. Erratic or little improvement in understanding and use of intermediate-level grammar.  
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates consistent improvement in skills that contribute to good writing at the intermediate level, including sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary acquisition and usage, verb concordances, correct idiomatic phrasings, the concise construction of analytical arguments; exhibits exceptional ability to express ideas both orally and in writing.

 
Demonstrates improvement in skills that contribute to good writing at the intermediate level, including sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary acquisition and usage, verb concordances, correct idiomatic phrasings, the concise construction of analytical arguments, and the ability to express ideas both orally and in writing.

 
Fails to demonstrate consistent improvement in skills that contribute to good writing on the intermediate level; unable to express in discussion and essays.

 
 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Consistently engages in pre-essay exercises and grammar assignments, incorporating this knowledge into essays; is constant in the demonstration of individual initiative in discussion and interpretation of these materials. Engages in pre-essay exercises and grammar assignments, incorporating this knowledge into essays; often demonstrates individual initiative in discussion and interpretation of these materials. Fails to participate in and benefit from pre-essay exercises and grammar assignments.  Unable to incorporate new knowledge and concepts into essays; shows no initiative in discussions.  
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Exhibits comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics, incorporates new knowledge into writing and discussion, constantly demonstrating correct use of
intermediate-level grammar.


 

Often exhibits comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics; frequently incorporates new knowledge into writing and discussion, demonstrating correct use of
intermediate-level grammar most of the time.

 
Fails to exhibits comprehension and skill in writing and in responding to peers' essays and discussion topics.  Little or no evidence of new knowledge in writing and discussion.  Fails to demonstrate correct use of
intermediate-level grammar most or all of the time.
 
 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Achieves grammatical accuracy of 90-100% in all aspects homework and essays.
Displays understanding of analytical and interpretative concepts in essays 90-100% of the time.
 
Achieves grammatical accuracy of 70-89% in all aspects homework and essays.
Displays understanding of analytical and interpretative concepts in essays 70-89% of the time.
 
Achieves grammatical accuracy of less than 69% in all aspects homework and essays.
Displays understanding of analytical and interpretative concepts in essays less than 69%.
 
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Individual unit components are completed in timely and neat fashion.  Components show evidence of grammatical and analytical concepts. Individual unit components are completed most of the time in timely and neat fashion.  Components generally show evidence of grammatical and analytical concepts. Individual unit components are completed in timely and neat fashion.  Components show evidence of grammatical and analytical concepts.  

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