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of University North Texas Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures SPAN 2050 Fall 2010 Level Coordinator: Ms. M. Estes, Class & section # Instructors Name: E-mail / Phone: SPANISH 2050.009 Ana Maria Zurbuch Meeting Times & Location: M-W-F 1:00-1:50pm Office hours & Location: W & F Times: 2:00-3:00pm The University of North Texas is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 92-112 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. Students must follow the Procedure for Requesting Special Accommodation, as indicated in the UNT Policy Manual, which can be found at the following URL: . According to these guidelines, "Within the first week of class, qualified students must notify the instructor or academic unit liaison for disability accommodation that options to standard methods of educational access will be needed." REQUIRED MATERIALS Heining-Boynton, Leloup and Cowell, Anda! Curso Intermedio 1/e Book A La Carte plus MySpanishLab with e-book for Anda Curso Intermedio 1/e and Quick Guide to Spanish Grammar ISBN 10: 020577444X ISBN 13: 9780205774449 ELIGIBILITY / UNT PROOF OF PREREQUISITE POLICY This course is designed for students who have passed Spanish 2040 at UNT or who have tested into this level on the placement exam. Each student is required to show proof to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. If you took Spanish 2040 at UNT, documentation showing that you successfully completed it will suffice (transcript, grade report, etc.). If you did not take 2040 at UNT, you will need to provide your instructor with the course approval from the Department of Foreign Languages showing placement into 2050. If you do not have proof, you must drop yourself from the course to receive a refund before the appropriate deadline. It is the students responsibility to know the deadlines for refunds and other actions. COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES This is an intermediate course designed for students who have taken beginning Spanish. At the end of this course the successful student: will be able to use Spanish to negotiate meaning in a variety of contexts, including academia will be able to interact with a wide variety of Spanish texts, including literary texts, newspapers, and popular song 1 will have attained a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to language in general will have attained a deeper understanding of some of the significant social, cultural, historical, and political aspects of Spanish speaking communities will be prepared to participate in higher-level academic courses in Spanish, relating to literary, linguistic, and cultural topics COURSE ORGANIZATION This course is the second semester of a two-semester intermediate-level of Spanish. This course, oriented toward students who have completed Spanish 2040 at UNT (or the equivalent), is designed to provide students with the tools to succeed in the next level course. You will expand proficiency through coursework, homework, and practice using the language. You will continue to develop your grammar, listening, writing, and reading skills in Spanish. Since regular oral practice is essential for improving proficiency in a foreign language, daily attendance and active participation are necessary for your success in this course. ASSESSMENT: Evaluation procedure Attendance Participation Oral Interview Compositions In-class Tasks Portfolio MySpanishLab Activities Exams Final Exam Weight 5% 5% 8% 10% 15% 12% 15% 15% 15% Notes See rubric below. Graded every exam period. See rubric below. Graded every exam period. At the end of the semester. First Draft (in class) at 5% and Final Copy at 5% 10 total. 2 at 6% each. See Schedule. Three total. Comprehensive. GRADE SCALE: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = Below 60 Please note: Grades are not curved. No extra credit will be awarded. ATTENDANCE / PARTICIPATION The following rubrics apply to the class: Participation & Attendance Grading Rubrics Level of participation and preparation Uses only Spanish when possible; exhibits excellent, cooperative behavior; always comes to class prepared. Uses Spanish often; exhibits good, cooperative behavior; usually prepared for class. Uses Spanish and exhibits good, cooperative behavior sometimes; adequate preparation. Points 5 4 3 2 Frequent use of English, average participation, adequate preparation. Uses more English than Spanish, minimal participation, unprepared. Does not participate. 2 1 0 Attendance No more than one absence and/or two tardies. No more than two unexcused absences. No more than three unexcused absences. Four or more unexcused absences. Points 5 4 3 0 ORAL INTERVIEW Towards the end of the semester each student will have a short conversation in Spanish with the instructor or a classmate covering the communicative functions practiced in class. Orals will be graded on information conveyed, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and fluency. COMPOSITIONS Writing is a very important component of foreign language instruction. For this reason, you will write one composition during the semester developed as a two stage process. The first draft will be composed in class and turned in. A specific topic will be given in class and you must incorporate the vocabulary and grammar that you have studied up to that time. You may occasionally use additional words and if you do so, you are required to provide a glossary for words used in your composition that you have not yet studied. The final copy MUST be typed and double-spaced (font size: 12, font type: Times New Roman, or Arial, standard margins). Handwritten final copies will not be accepted. See additional information on the First-and Second-Year Spanish webpage (Techniques on using a Bilingual Dictionary). The graded First Draft must be submitted along with the Final Copy. Final copies MUST be turned in on time and MUST be your own work. You will receive a zero (0) if you hand in something not your own. See Outside Help/Academic Integrity. IN-CLASS TASKS There will be 10 in-class tasks during the semester. They may or may not be announced, and could be quizzes, or other activities that cover grammar, vocabulary, culture, etc., (any material pertaining to the chapter being studied). No make ups of in-class tasks for un-authorized absences will be allowed. PORTFOLIO These will be due on the days specified in the course calendar. While there are no set assignments, students will be provided with a set of options with possible point values for each option. All work should be submitted in a form consistent with the norms established by your instructor. All material used for the portfolio (including films, music, TV, etc.) must be the product of Hispanic cultures. All writing about portfolio activities must also be in Spanish. In cases of suspected plagiarism students may be called upon to reasonably demonstrate that any work they have submitted is their own. Refer to the Puntuario for suggested activities and their respective point values. 3 MYSPANISHLAB You will complete student activities and readiness checks on-line. Your on-line calendar will show the due dates of the activities. EXAMS There will be three exams given during the semester. The first will be worth 100 points and will cover chapters 7 and 8. The second will also be worth 100 points and will cover chapters 9 and 10. The third will be worth 50 points and will cover chapter 11. FINAL EXAM The final exam will be comprehensive and will be administered during the week of finals. COURSE POLICIES On food and beverages in the classroom You are not allowed to consume food or carbonated beverages in the classroom during the class period. You are, however, allowed to consume appropriate/legal beverages only if the instructor his gives or her approval for doing so in the classroom during the class period. On Outside Help/Academic Integrity Homework and compositions should be YOUR OWN work only. This means no help at all from humans or technology (i.e. translation program). Cheating, plagiarism, and other examples of academic misconduct will be pursued and sanctions will be levied. More specifically, you cannot copy off another student. You CANNOT have another student, tutor or friend CORRECT or TRANSLATE your work. Your work should reflect the level of proficiency that you are in. You will receive a zero (0) if you attempt to hand in work that you have not done yourself. For any specific questions about your work, you should contact your instructor during his/her office hours. On Make Ups Only those individuals whose absences are authorized and approved by the instructor will be eligible to take make ups over the material missed. On Exams If you must miss an exam contact your instructor IMMEDIATELY and provide the appropriate documentation (as outlined above) within 3 days after the absence. Your instructor will set a date for you to make up the missed assignment(s). On Cell phones and Laptops Cell phones must be off at all times during class meetings. Inappropriate use of a laptop will not be tolerated; you will be asked to put it away and your participation grade will be affected. On use of E-Mail 4 Instructors of first and second year Spanish (1010 through 2050) require students to use official UNT Eagle Connect for all communication. This means that your instructor will only respond to e-mail sent by their students from a UNT Eagle Connect address. Likewise, your instructor will only send e-mail to your UNT Eagle Connect address. Information about Eagle Connect can be found at the following Web address: A note on protocol: If you have a problem with anything related to your course (textbook, instructor, testing, etc.), it is your responsibility to discuss the problem first with your instructor before contacting the Coordinator. Most problems or misunderstandings can be dealt with effectively and efficiently if the people most directly involved can discuss the problem and communicate honestly with each other. On Student Behavior in the Classroom Student behavior that interferes with an instructors ability to conduct a class or other students' opportunity to learn is unacceptable and disruptive and will not be tolerated in any instructional forum at UNT. Students engaging in unacceptable behavior will be directed to leave the classroom and the instructor may refer the student to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities to consider whether the student's conduct violated the Code of Student Conduct. The university's expectations for student conduct apply to all instructional forums, including university and electronic classroom, labs, discussion groups, field trips, etc. The Code of Student Conduct can be found at SPANISH 2050 FALL 2010 MWF COURSE CALENDAR 5 DATE August: 27 30 TEXTBOOK: ANDA! Curso Intermedio Introduction to the course Captulo Preliminar B pp 242-250 SAM: Student Activities Manual MSL Tutorials B-2, B-4, B-9, B-12, B13 B-17, B-19, B-21, B-23, B-26 B-29, B-31, B-33, B-35, B-36, B-44 Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 7-1, 7-2, 7-3 7-5, 7-6 1. Ser Weekly MSL activities 2. Estar + Adjectives due by 11:59 p.m. 3. Ser and Estar 7-7, 7-8, 7-12 1. Regular Forms of the Present Subjunctive 2. Irregular Present Subjunctive 3. Spelling Changes in Present Subjunctive 4. Stem-Changes in Present Subjunctive 5. Adverbial Conjunctions that Always Require Subjunctive 6. Adverbial Conjunctions that May Require Indicative or Subjunctive 1. Formation of the Present Progressive 2. Use of the Present Progressive 1. Progressive Tenses: the September: Captulo Preliminar B 1 pp 251-260 3 Captulo Preliminar B pp 261-271 8 10 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos a mi mundo, pp 272-275 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos a mi mundo, pp 275-279 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos a mi mundo, pp 279-286 13 15 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos a mi mundo, pp 287-291 7-13, 7-14, 7-15 17 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos 7-17, 7-18, 7-21, 6 a mi mundo, 291-295 7-22, 7-23, Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 7-29 imperfect: andar, continuar, seguir, ir, and venir 20 Captulo 7: Bienvenidos a mi mundo, 296-297, 300-304 Captulo 8: La vida profesional, pp 306-312 Captulo 8: La vida profesional, pp 312-318 22 24 8-1, 8-3 8-5, 8-6, 8-7 1. Formation of Regular Weekly MSL activities Future Tense due by 11:59 p.m. 2. Verbs with Irregular Stems in Future Tense 3. Use of Future Tense 8-9, 8-10 1. Formation of Regular Conditional 2. Verbs with Irregular Stems in Conditional 3. Conditional Mood 1. Demonstrative Adjectives 27 Captulo 8: La vida profesional, pp 318-322 29 October: 1 Captulo 8: La vida profesional, pp 323-326 Captulo 8: La vida profesional, pp 326-329 8-13, 8-15, 8-17 8-19, 8-22 1. Formation of Regular Past Weekly MSL activities Participles due by 11:59 p.m. 2. Spelling Changes and Irregular Past Participles 3. Formation of Future Perfect 4. Use of Future Perfect 4 6 In Class Composition (First Draft) Captulo 8: La vida professional, pp 330-335 Captulo 8: La vida professional, pp 336-337, 340-343 Exam 1 8-23, 8-24, 8-28, 8-29 1. Formation of Conditional Perfect 2. Use of Conditional Perfect 8 8-36 Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 11 7 (Chapters 7 and 8) 13 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 346-352 9-1, 9-3 1. Comparing things that are equal 2. Comparing things that are unequal: ms de (numbers) 15 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 352-357 Portfolio #1 Due 9-5, 9-6, 9-7 1. Use of the Subjunctive in Weekly MSL activities Noun Clauses due by 11:59 p.m. 2. Use of the Subjunctive with Verbs of Volition 3. Use of the Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses 9-8, 9-9, 9-12, 9-15 9-18, 9-20 1. Superlatives 2. If-Clause with Present Indicative and Future 18 20 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 358-363 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 364-368 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 369-373 Captulo 9: Es arte?, pp 374-375, 378-381 Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 384-391 Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 391-394 22 9-22, 9-26 Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 9-31 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4 1. Prepositional Phrase 25 27 29 10-6 1. Formation of Imperfect Weekly MSL activities Subjunctive due by 11:59 p.m. 2. Use of Imperfect Subjunctive 10-8, 10-13, 10-14, 1015 1. Formation of Pluperfect Subjunctive 2. Use of Pluperfect Subjunctive 1. Use of Pluperfect Subjunctive with Conditional Perfect and Ojal November: 1 Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 394-398 3 Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 399-404 10-17, 10-19 8 2. If-Clause with Imperfect Subjunctive and Conditional 5 Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 404-413 Composition Due (Final Copy) Captulo 10: Un planeta para todos, pp 414-415, 418-421 Exam 2 (Chapters 9 and 10) Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 424-429 Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 429-432 Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 432-436 Portfolio #2 Due Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 437-440 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 1. Reflexive Pronoun Forms Weekly MSL activities 2. Placement of Reflexive due by 11:59 p.m. Pronouns 11-5, 11-6 11-7, 11-8, 11-11 1. Impersonal se 1. Reciprocal Constructions 10-25, 10-26 Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 10-32, 10-33 8 10 12 15 17 19 11-13, 11-14, 11-16 1. Indefinite and Negative Weekly MSL activities Expressions due by 11:59 p.m. 2. Uses and Placement of Negative Expressions 11-17, 11-19, 11-20 11-21, 11-22, 11-25, 11-26 1. Use of se for Unplanned Occurrences 1. Formation of Passive Voice with Ser 2. Use of Passive Voice with Ser 22 24 Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 441-444 Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 445-453 29 Captulo 11: Hay que cuidarnos, pp 454-455, 458-461 Exam 3 (Chapter 11) 11-32 December: 9 1 3 Oral Interviews Captulo 12: y por fin, lo s!, pp 464-487, (Selected Activities) Oral Interviews Captulo 12: y por fin, lo s!, pp 464-487, (Selected Activities) Captulo 12: y por fin, lo s!, pp 464-487, (Selected Activities) Final Exams Weekly MSL activities due by 11:59 p.m. 6 8 13-17 10 ... View Full Document

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