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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I– Fall 2014 SPN 610D – SECTION #47105 This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students. You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document. You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course. 1. OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM The objectives of the Spanish & Portuguese Language Program address the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economic internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment. The Language Program promotes the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish & Portuguese as a second or third language. The program focuses on three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance): 1) linguistic competence: phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc. 2) communicative / interactional competence: sociocultural uses of language, pragmatics, cultural backgrounds, perspectives, etc. 3) metalinguistic competence: language as a conceptual, symbolic system 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND GOALS SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. By the end of the semester, you should be able to do the following in Spanish: (a) express opinions, reactions and recommendations (b) discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations; (c) narrate past events and react subjectively to them; (d) speak hypothetically about various events and situations; (e) analyze moderately complex language and draw meta-linguistic conclusions (f) recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation; (g) understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts and oral discourse (i) maintain conversations of a substantial length (j) produce written work of a substantial length 1
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3. PLACEMENT / PREREQUISITES /EXPECTATIONS PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test. If you have any questions regarding placement, please speak with Liz Hastings, the Liberal Arts Advisor for Spanish & Portuguese, either in person (BEN 2.108) or via email ( [email protected] ).
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