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STUDENT MANUAL and SYLLABUS INTENSIVE BEGINNING SPANISH SPAN 1152 SPRING 2010 Read these materials carefully; you are responsible for all of the information. This Student Manual contains the following: - Overview/Course description, rules and policies - Syllabus with daily homework assignments The final examination for all sections of this course will be on Monday, May 10, 2010 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Spanish Louisiana State University 1
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OVERVIEW/COURSE DESCRIPTION OF FIRST-YEAR SPANISH Louisiana State University SPAN 1152 Class meeting time: _______________________ Location: ____________________________________________________ Instructor: _______________________________ Instructor’s Email:____________________________________________ Office location: ___________________________ Office phone: _________________________________________________ Office hours: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ LANGUAGE AUDIO LAB: 234 Prescott Hall and COMPUTER LAB: 226 Prescott Hours: M-Th 7:30 am-8:00 pm; Fri 7:30 am-4:30 pm. This course description contains much important information. Read it carefully and refer to it frequently . It should also be noted that students will be dropped by the instructor after they fail to attend the first day of class. Please note specific due dates for exams, quizzes, writing assignments, workbook activities, conversation days, etc. Goals of the Course The primary goal of the first-year Spanish program is to enable students to achieve basic communicative skill in Spanish. The various activities in the program are designed to provide you with many models of written and spoken Spanish and to give you many opportunities to interact with both your instructor and your fellow students. By the end of first-year Spanish, you should be able to do the following: (a) understand spoken Spanish in simple conversations directed to you, and understand the main ideas of videos about Hispanic cultures; (b) speak Spanish well enough to communicate simple ideas and survive in a Spanish-speaking country; (c) handle the basic tenses and other grammatical forms in simple sentences in speaking and writing; (d) understand the main ideas and some details of short printed texts such as announcements, newspaper articles, advertisements, brochures, etc. (e) write short compositions; (f) understand some of the cultural values and practices of the Hispanic world. General Education Course SPAN 1152 may be used to fulfill four hours of General Education Humanities requirements unless the student is in the College of Arts and Sciences and is using Spanish to fulfill the foreign language requirement. See the LSU general catalog and your curriculum advisor for your degree requirements. SPAN 1152 provides students with an understanding of Spanish culture, and it introduces them to the disciplines of language and literature. Students in this class will develop skills in reading basic texts in Spanish. They will develop the skills to analyze language and to begin to understand language within a cultural and historical context.
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