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Unformatted text preview: Español 103, Fall 2007 1 Español 103 A Blended Course Department of Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese University of Illinois at Chicago Instructor: E-mail: Office: Phone: Office Hrs: ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish 103, which follows 102 or 110. Please read this syllabus carefully and completely to understand how the course will function . Questions? Please ask your instructor. Metas ( goals ): The goals of Spanish 103 are various. The first is to develop basic communicative skills in Spanish as a second language. These include but are not limited to the following: • talking about feelings. mental conditions and health • talking about your wishes and desires • expressing hypothetical events A second goal is to develop general knowledge about cultural differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. Some examples are: • medical care in the Spanish-speaking world • gross national product and the economy in some parts of the Spanish-speaking world • the media and Hispanics in the U.S. • geography and culture of Central America and the Caribbean Do not expect this course to be only about grammar and vocabulary. Although you will be learning grammar and vocabulary to achieve said goals, they are not the focal point of this course. You will also be tested on culture and a video presented in class, so preparation cannot be limited to studying grammar and vocabulary! ¿Quién debe tomar este curso? (Who can take this course?) This course is for non-native, non-heritage students who fall into one of the following groups: • Students who have successfully completed Spanish 102 or 110 at UIC. • Students who have completed two semesters of college Spanish at another institution. • Students who took 2-3 years of Spanish in high school must take Spanish 110. • Students who took the UIC placement exam and were placed into this class. • Students who took four years of Spanish in high school have two options: 1. They may take the placement exam, which may allow them to place out of the 101-104 sequence entirely. We encourage this option. 2. They may self-place directly into Spanish 104. Spanish Placement test: ONLY offered at the Office of Testing Services. Check out their website, http://www.uic.edu/depts/counselctr/testing/OTSHome.htm for information (under PEP Placement testing), or call (312) 996-0919 24 hours a day. Materiales : If you took 102 or 110 at UIC, you probably only need the online homework access code. Even if you buy the textbook elsewhere, you must buy the access code at the UIC bookstore. The following materials are required for this course. • Sol y viento textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2005)—available in UIC bookstore • Sol y viento access code—(do NOT buy a paper workbook) available in UIC bookstore • DVD with all the video and audio materials—available in UIC bookstore • Headphones (for Quia audio activities). You may not require this with your computer....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course SPAN 103 taught by Professor P.rodriguez during the Fall '07 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Fall '07