INST 214 Latin American News Coverage Fall 2011 Professor: Dr. John R. Gutiérrez E 211 A Bondurant Hall email@example.com Office Hours: 12:30-2:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 Wednesdays in the Croft Institute or any other time by appointment. Office Phone: 915-7717 or 915-7298 Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, but ideally students should have completed Spanish 303 and 304 and studied abroad in at least one of our Spanish-speaking programs. Course description: This course meets once a week and aims to help you improve your conversation skills in Spanish. We will use articles reflecting current events in Latin America as the point of departure for the discussions. You may be asked to review certain grammar points on your own outside of class. Texts: There is no textbook for this course. Our readings will be taken from on-line Spanish- language newspapers at the following web sites: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/news/ http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/news/ Grading criteria: This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis and attendance is mandatory. You can miss class two times. A third absence will result in a failing grade. There will be no exceptions!! Class participation: You are required and expected to come to class prepared and ready to participate in the discussions and activities. All homework exercises will be done prior to class.
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