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Unformatted text preview: Truman State University - Spring 2008 Intermediate Spanish 11 - Spanish 202 — 3 credits Instructor: Dr. L. Lee Office: MC 333 V Office hours: MWF 9:30-10:20; 1:30-2:20 E—Mail: [email protected] or by appointment Phone: 5768 Required texts: Perspectivas, 7th ed., Kiddle, Wegmann, Schreffler. En Breve, 5Ih ed., Resnick, Giuliano, Golding. Course Description: Further development of reading, writing and conversational skills through engagement with a variety of cultural and/or literary readings. Grammatical concepts presented in previous course work will be reviewed and additional concepts will be introduced. Three classroom hours plus one peer learning session and one laboratory hour per week are required. Pre-requisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent. Course Objectives: The primary goals of Spanish 202 are l) to significantly increase the student’s communication skills through an emphasis on oral participation, 2) to review the essentials of grammar presented in previous Spanish courses and introduce more advanced grammatical structures, 3) to substantially expand the student’s working vocabulary, 4) to improve reading skills, 5) to improve writing skills, and 6) to develop an understanding of the Hispanic world. Course Outcomes: The primary competency outcomes of Intermediate Spanish II are l) to demonstrate communicative proficiency appropriate to the level of study, 2) to demonstrate a functional knowledge of the grammar structures studied, 3) to demonstrate an active knowledge of the vocabulary presented in the text, and 4) to demonstrate a knowledge of the Hispanic world. Educational Activities and Opportunities: Students will practice skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in communicative activities regularly. Grammar will be addressed primarily through written exercises. Students will write short essays on topics studied in class; these essays must be written by computer, be double-spaced and follow MLA format. Oral discussion of homework assignments is expected on a daily basis. Competency Assessment: The grading scale for Spanish 202 is: 90—100=A; 80-89=B; 70—79=C; 60—69=D; below 60=F. Grades will be computed as follows: exams=60%; oral participation=20%; daily work (homework, compositions, tutoring sessions, computer exercises, etc.) =20%. Attendance: As language learning is a cumulative process, it is imperative that the student attend class daily and have all assignments prepared before class time. Homework: Written assignments must be done on a separate sheet of paper so that they may be handed in if so requested. Grammar exercises with answers provided in the back of En Breve must be written in pencil and corrected in ink. Homework missed due to an excused absence ...
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