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PURDUE UNIVERSITYSchool of Languages and CulturesSpanish 202 Course SyllabusInstructor: _________________________________________ Section Number: ______________________ Instructor e-mail: ____________________Office: ___________ Office Hours: ________________________GENERAL INFORMATIONSpanish 202 is a second-year university course for students who have already attained a working knowledge of the language. Students will practice and develop increased oral (speaking and listening) and literacy (reading and writing) skills and learn more about Hispanic cultures. This course is designed to be rigorous, and students should expect to make a time commitmentto learning Spanish similar to the sort of commitment that is expected in other courses at this university. NOTE: This course includes an online component and your enrollment indicates your acceptance of the online requirement.Required Materials: Text Book: Blitt/Casas/Copple - Bundle: Exploraciones Curso Intermedio, Enhanced, Leaf Version + iLrn™ Language Learning Center, Printed Access Card ISBN 9781337546959OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSEThe overarching goal of this course is to be able to interact in Spanish (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing) working towards the intermediate-high level, according to the ACTFL guidelines (). Specific objectives are to:a)speak the language well enough to converse about a limited variety of topics;Conduct communicative tasks well that are basic to social interaction, including narration in all major time frames (past, present, future)Relay some information related to advanced topics, such as using the past tenses and the subjunctiveRespond to others, and ask some questions as well Be creative with language and use paragraph length talkBe understood by sympathetic listenersb)comprehend the spoken language well enough to get the main ideas and some details from conversations and authentic audio and video materials;c)read and understand the general idea and some details of authentic, short texts such as news and magazine articles, poems, short stories, etc.;d)write multiple paragraphs about the topics that you have learned using sequences of simple and complex sentences, working toward the intermediate-high writing level in which learners can narrate and describe in all major time frames;e)express metalinguistic knowledge related to a number of Spanish grammar topics, recognize those topics, and produce them accurately; and understand cultural values of the Hispanic world and underlying similarities/differences between those cultures and your own culture(s). Grade distribution (Final %)A+ 98-100 B+ 88-89.99 C+ 78-79.99 D+ 68-69.99 F 59.99 and belowA 93-97.99 B 83-87.99C 73-77.99 D 63-67.99A-90-92.99B- 80-82.99C- 70-72.99D- 60-62.99
COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE2Course Components%1. Homeworks: iLrn18%2. Chapter Exams (3 exams *10% each)30%3. Final Exam10%4. Readings (5* 1% each)5%5. Compositions (2 * 4 % each)8%6. Oral Assessments (best 2 of 3 * 2.5% each)5%7. Short Films (Cortometrajes 4* 2.5%) 10%8. Participation (4 grade periods * 2.5% each) 10%9. Culture Presentation (1 * 4%) 4%*The number of absences also impacts the final grade.

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