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									Advanced Spanish I: Grammar and Composition


                    MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITYCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences

                               Dept. of English, Foreign Languages and Journalism

            Spanish 302 - 01, Advanced Spanish I: Grammar and Composition, Fall 2005

                                                                (LAS Writing)




  Classroom and Times: 1200-1250 M W F in Murphy Hall 108




  Instructor: Profesor Jason Youngkeit Office: SS/C (Eder Hall) 212 - G

  Phone: 271-4322 Office hours: M W F 300-3:30 or by appt.

  E-mail: jyoungkeit@missouriwestern.edu

  Web page address: www.missouriwestern.edu/eflj/faculty/youngkeit.html




  Required Texts: 1. El próximo paso. 2nd Ed. Mujica, Bárbara

  2. Composición: Proceso y síntesis. 4th Ed. Valdés, et al.

  3. Spanish-English Dictionary (optional but very strongly recommended)




  Prerequisite: SPA 212 or equivalent.

  Course objectives:

  1) To solidify knowledge of Spanish grammar fundamentals;

  2) To acquire the knowledge of new, more complex grammar issues;

  3) To improve writing abilities: grammatically, stylistically, and thematically;

  4) To accomplish 1, 2 and 3 in a contextualized fashion through readings that will serve also as a vocabulary learning
  tool, a culture introduction, and an incentive for critical thinking, expressed both orally and in writing in the target
  language.

  Final Grade: Your final grade does not determine your worth as a human being nor does it pertain to my personal
  regard for you. It is a barometer of your performance both in and outside of class. Final grade evaluation is done
  according to the following components:

  Grading components:


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  Journal entries in "Blue Book" 10%

  Mini-compositions (4) 20%

  Compositions (2) 20%

  Exams 10%

  Quizzes 10%

  Final Exam 20%

  Attendance/Participation 10%

  Grading Scale

  A 90-100 B 80-90 C 70-80 D 60-70 F below 60




  Course Requirements:

  1. A bi-weekly (every other week) journal with entries written on a daily basis to be turned in to the professor on the
  last day of the week or as specified on the syllabus. Each entry will consist of an 10 sentence (minimum)
  paragraph/mini-composition on the topic assigned by the professor. Grammatical errors will be identified and
  corrected, but creativity, variety and syntactic and semantic complexity, not grammatical accuracy, will be graded.
  Journal entries will be turned in to the professor in a "Blue Book" to be purchased by the student at the bookstore.

  2. 4 one-page-long "mini-compositions" (typed, double-spaced) covering different styles, objectives of writing found
  in Composición: Proceso y síntesis.

  3. 2 compositions (typed, double-spaced) of between 3 and 4 pages. A draft copy will be checked but not given a
  grade. Grades will be assigned to the final version, after necessary corrections have been made by the student. The
  original draft with suggestions made by professor will be turned in with the final version.

  4. Two exams. Exams will include testing of grammatical concepts plus writing exercises, in which students need to
  produce paragraph-length answers in the foreign language.

  5. Several grammar quizzes

  6. A comprehensive final exam

  7. Class attendance/participation. Class attendance and participation are essential to your progress in this course.
  Persistent, active in-class participation develops your speaking and comprehension skills and also facilitates the
  acquisition and internalization of grammatical concepts/vocabulary. Furthermore, a substantial percentage of your class
  participation grade will involve discussion of your writing tasks.

  Students' Responsibilities:

  1. Attendance is required for all class sessions. You will be allowed three (3) unexcused absences during the
  semester. Each unexcused absence thereafter will result in the lowering of the participation part of your grade by a half
  letter. Only documented absences due to medical problems or other unforeseen situations that are genuine
  emergencies will be excused.

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  2. Make-up assignments and tests are possible only with the advance approval of the professor, based on an
  emergency situation. Make-ups must be requested before missing the assignment or the first day of classes after the
  date the assignment was due.

  3. Students are required to arrive to class on time.

  4. Academic Honesty: Any student cheating on an exam or quiz or plagiarizing will receive a zero. Students in SPA
  302 are to produce original texts of their own creation. They may use the guidance of a qualified tutor through the
  Center for Academic Support. They may not have a native speaker or a student with a higher level of written
  proficiency write, edit or correct their texts. They may not reproduce or summarize/paraphrase texts published in
  books, journals, magazines or the Internet. When using sources for expository and argumentative compositions, they
  will limit direct quotations to a maximum of 10% of the total number of sentences in the text, and will acknowledge a
  source that is the single basis of information for a substantial section of their paper (paragraph or major part of a
  paragraph).

  5. Although it is my intention to adhere to the course plan as fully as possible, I reserve the right to modify the
  syllabus based on unforeseen circumstances. Any changes to the syllabus will be announced in class. In the event of
  student absence, it is the responsibility of the student to determine if any such changes have been announced.

  Students With Disabilities: Any student in this course who has a disability that prevents the fullest expression of
  abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so that we can discuss class requirements

  LAS Area of Focus: LAS Writing

  A course in which faculty assign students both formal and informal writing in order to increase student learning,
  improve student writing, and initiate students into discipline-specific forms of written communication.

  SPA 302 will give significant attention to writing in Spanish, in both formal and informal formats.




                                                         HORARIO TENTATIVO

  Primera semana (agosto 29 - septiembre 2) Silabo, introducciones, Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo
  preliminar, El próximo paso

  5 de septiembre Feriado Labor Day

  Segunda semana (septiembre 7 - 9) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 1, El próximo paso Entregar el
  primer diario

  Tercera semana (septiembre 12 - 16) Prueba de gramática, Entregar mini-composición, Composición: Proceso y
  síntesis - Capítulo 1, El próximo paso

  Cuarta semana (septiembre 19 - 23) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 2, El próximo paso Entregar diario

  Quinta semana (septiembre 26 - 30) Prueba de gramática, Entregar borrador de composición #1 Composición:
  Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 2, El próximo paso

  Sexta semana (octubre 3 - 7) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 3, El próximo paso Entregar diario

  Séptima semana (octubre 10 - 14) Prueba de gramática, Viernes: Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 3, El
  próximo paso, Entregar mini-composición Viernes: examen # 1



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  Octava semana (octubre 17 - 21) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 4, El próximo paso Entregar diario,
  Entregar versión final de composición # 1

  Novena semana (octubre 24 - 28) Prueba de gramática, Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 4, El próximo
  paso Entregar mini-composición

  Décima semana (octubre 31 - noviembre 4) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 5, El próximo paso Entregar
  diario

  Undécima semana (noviembre 7 - 11) Prueba de gramática, Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 5, El
  próximo paso

  Duodécima semana (noviembre 14 - 18) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 6, El próximo paso Entregar
  diario

  Décimotercera semana (noviembre 21) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 6, El próximo paso Miércoles 23
  de noviembre & Viernes 25 de noviembre Feriado-Día de Acción de Gracias

  Décimoacuarta semana (noviembre 28 - diciembre 2) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 6, El próximo
  paso Prueba de gramática, Entregar borrador de composición #2

  Décimoquinta semana (diciembre 5 - 9) Composición: Proceso y síntesis - Capítulo 6, El próximo paso Entregar
  version final de composición #2, Examen #2

  Examen Final Comprensivo (TBA!! Date, room, time to be announced!!)




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