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Unformatted text preview: Spanish 310 Oral and Written Composition Fall Semester, 2007 Syllabus Instructor Brian N. Stiegler, PhD 204 Center for International Education 410-334-3495 email@example.com Office Hours: By appointment Text Required: Stiegler, Brian and Carmen Julia Jimnez. Hacia niveles avanzados: La composicin por proceso y en contex t. Boston: Thomson Heinle, 2007. Text companion website: www.thomsonedu.com/spanish . Choose: Students: Create My Account - OR - Choose Composition. Choose Hacia niveles avanzados. Choose Students: Companion Site. Recommended Atajo 4.0: Writing Assistant for Spanish. Not-recommended: Any other dictionary or learning tool referred to in any documentation found at the university bookstore Learning Goals 1. Students will practice and strive to improve in all four linguistic skills: o Writing Tasks: Students will write 4 essays during the course of the semester. An essential component to this course is the study and practice of the writing process. Therefore, each essay will be edited and re-written. Both as authors and as editors students will gain insights into the writing process and improve their own writing abilities. Assessment: 4 essays each with multiple drafts. These essays will be worth 100 points each for a total of 400 points as defined in the different rubrics below; Diario de reflexiones o Reading Tasks: In addition to in-class editing and discussions on the writing process, the material of this course will be daily readings from the text. These readings include texts about the writing process, introductions to different aspects of Spanish as an academic discipline; scholarly articles, non-fiction essays, and short narrative fiction. The linguistic tasks of reading and writing are closely intertwined. In order to write better, one must read frequently and texts that are every increasing in difficulty. Assessment: Six chapter quizzes; class participation grade o Speaking Tasks: Students are expected to participate in class exclusively in Spanish in conversations and discussions based on the assigned readings, the writing process, linguistic structural review, cultural perspectives, and other topics. Students should speak in class on a daily basis. Part of the title of this course Oral Composition is practiced and assessed through this participation. There will also be two formal oral presentations. The presentational mode of speaking requires different strategies than the interpersonal oral exchanges and is a critical component of Oral Composition.exchanges and is a critical component of Oral Composition....
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