SPANISH 215 SyllabusC- FALL

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					San Diego Mesa College                                                      Prof. Leticia P. López
Fall Session Aug. 24-Dec. 16, 2010                                      Email: llopez@sdccd.edu
Spanish for Spanish Speakers I                                 Office: G 238/ Tel: (619) 388-2353
Span 215 (CRN 69637)                                           Office Hours: M & W, 12:30-1:30
T,R 9:35am-12:00pm in Rm. G108                                   5 Units / C/NC Option available

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          I.     Course Description
      This course is designed for students who are fluent in spoken, informal Spanish and who
      need to improve their writing, reading, and grammar skills. Emphasis is on the mastery of
      formal, written communication skills in Spanish at the intermediate level, and the study of
      Hispanic and Chicano culture through reading relevant, authentic materials. The course
      focuses on language challenges particular to Spanish speakers such as orthography, the
      inappropriate mix of English and Spanish in certain contexts, and contrasts between
      standard Spanish and regional variations. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
      Course Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or equivalent with a grade of ―C‖ or better.
      Advisory: Not open to students with credit for or concurrent enrollment in Spanish 201

          II.  Texts and Supplies
           Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia (McGraw Hill CREATE Custom Text)
           Spanish-English dictionary
           Access to class website: http://web.me.com/letyplopez


      III. Course Objectives
      Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
      1. Illustrate mastery of Spanish grammar, syntax, and vocabulary at the intermediate
      proficiency level in formal, written responses and oral presentations.
      2. Create essays and other types of texts in Spanish on a variety of personal and non-
      personal topics that illustrate the ability to articulate, organize, and express coherent ideas.
      3. Evaluate intermediate-level readings in Spanish and compose written analyses of a
      variety of lengths for use in class discussions and practice in critical thinking.
      4. Analyze, compare, and contrast readings in Spanish using synonyms, antonyms, and
      comparison structures both orally and in writing.
      5. Describe and discuss Hispanic and Chicano customs, literature, traditions, art, and music
      in Spanish, orally and in writing, by applying varying verb tenses at an intermediate level
      as specified in the ACTFL [American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages]
      guidelines.
      6. Demonstrate understanding of the differences between the formal, written, and oral
      forms of expression (registers) and colloquial, dialectical, and informal Spanish in class
      discussions and written analyses.
      7. Utilize technology to read and respond to authentic writing samples in Spanish as well as
      create original compositions.
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IV. Course Content
Students will cover the chapters 1 through 4 in the Nuestro idioma text.

V. Grading System
            CATEGORIES                                         GRADING SCALE
                                                       90%-100% A
30% Four Chapter Exams                                 80%-89% B
20% Comprehensive Final Exam                           70%-79% C
20% Written work (homework, quizzes,                   60%-69% D
compositions, etc.)                                    59% and below F
20% Oral Presentations                            Credit/No Credit Option: To receive credit,
10% Regular Class Participation                   the student must receive a letter grade of ―C‖
                                                  or better. A grade of ―D‖ or ―F‖ will result
                                                  in a ―no credit‖ for the course.

           o Exams (30%)
There will be four chapter exams. Your lowest exam score will be dropped. No make-up
exams are allowed unless you bring a valid and signed doctor’s note verifying the date and
reason for your absence.

          o Final Exam (20%)
Students will take the final exam on the scheduled date. No exceptions. The final exam is
cumulative and contains vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition
sections.

            o Written Work (20%)
Throughout the semester students will have many written assignments to frequently apply
the rules of Spanish orthography. The assignments vary in range:
     Compositions – Students will write in-class and take-home compositions with
        varying frequency. Rewrites of compositions are often requested.
     Quizzes— Short, unannounced quizzes will be given at the start of class or after the
        break to gauge student progress in class.
     Homework—Homework will be assigned almost every class session and will be
        collected and/or reviewed at the start of class. Late homework is not accepted. It is
        the student’s responsibility to view the homework assignments on the class website
        or check with a classmate on the assignment missed.

Name                           Number                          Email:
Name                           Number                          Email:

            o Oral Presentations (20%)
Each student will participate in four group oral presentations. In an academic presentation,
students demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, organize and prepare the material well,
use formal Spanish, and speak in a serious tone. Rubrics for the oral presentations will be
distributed separately. The topics are listed in the textbook Nuestro idioma:



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   Presentation #1: p. 30 – Students will work in groups on an advertising campaign
(using either a poster, webpage, flyer, or concert advertisement) to showcase a new
singer on the market.
   Presentation #2: pp.56—57 -- Students will team up again to prepare either a public
announcement campaign for a new film; the narrative of a short documentary; or a
webpage for an innovative company that lends its services to the movie industry.
   Presentation #3: pp. 81-82 – Students will present either a one-page ad to promote
tourism to a Central American country, or a marketing strategy to sell a product/service
that is offered in a Central American country that is unavailable in the U.S.
   Presentation #4: p. 110 -- In groups, students will prepare a commercial for
television showcasing a South American destination; or students will prepare a
billboard about an area in Latin America that has economic potential and could attract
Latino tourists.

        o Attendance and Participation (10%)

1.   IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO DROP ALL CLASSES IN WHICH
     HE/SHE IS NO LONGER ATTENDING.

2. STUDENTS WHO REMAIN ENROLLED IN A CLASS BEYOND THE PUBLISHED
   WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE (October 29) WILL RECEIVE AN EVALUATIVE LETTER
   GRADE IN THIS CLASS.

3. STUDENT ATTENDANCE DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR GRADE IN THIS COURSE.
   POINTS FOR IN-CLASS QUIZZES, IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, IN-CLASS DIALOGUES,
   AND IN-LAB ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT BE MADE UP IN THE EVENT OF AN ABSENCE.

4. STUDENTS MAY BE DROPPED WITHOUT NOTICE WHEN THEY REACH OR EXCEED
   10 HOURS OF UNEXCUSED ABSENCES BEFORE THE DROP DEADLINE (4 CLASS
   MEETINGS), CONSECUTIVE OR NOT. IT IS THE DECISION OF THE INSTRUCTOR
   TO DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EXCUSED ABSENCE. REINSTATEMENT IS
   AT INSTRUCTOR DISCRETION.

5. STUDENTS MISSING CLASS WITHIN THE “ADD PERIOD” (FIRST 2 WEEKS OF THE
   SEMESTER) MAY BE DROPPED TO ALLOW CRASHERS TO ADD THE COURSE.

6. AN EXCUSED ABSENCE WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD THE NUMBER OF ABSENCES
   USED TO CALCULATE EXCESSIVE ABSENCE. HOWEVER, AN EXCUSED ABSENCE
   DOES NOT ENTITLE A STUDENT TO MAKE UP ANY POINTS FOR MISSED
   ASSIGNMENTS.

7. TARDIES IN WHICH STUDENTS ARRIVE MORE THAN 30 MINUTES LATE OR LEAVE
   MORE THAN 30 MINUTES EARLY COUNT AS ½ ABSENCE.

8. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE WILLINGLY AND ACTIVELY IN ALL
   ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO COMMUNICATE IN SPANISH
   DURING CLASS TIME.



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        VI. Additional Practice and Resources:
Services for Students: Please note the following services that are available:
1. Free tutors: Tutoring Appointment Center H-400 (x 2898), STAR Program I3-101 (x2706), Bridging
Lab H-218 (x 2869) and Multimedia Language Acquisition Center (MLAC) I-207L (x 2906, x 2602).
2. Students with a verified disability may be entitled to appropriate academic accommodations. Please
discuss this with the instructor immediately and contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (Rm.
H 202) at (619) 388-2780.

        VII. Dates to Keep in Mind
        Sep. 3        Last day to process an add code. Deadline to drop without a ―W‖.
        Sep. 24       Deadline for Pass / No Pass grade option
        Oct. 29       Withdrawal deadline
        Dec. 18       Final Exam Day + Mandatory last class day

        VIII. Services for Students
        Counseling              Tel: (619) 388-2672
        STAR (I3-101)           Tel: (619) 388-2706 [Student Tutorial & Academic Resources]
        Tutoring Center         Tel: (619) 388-2898
        DSPS (H-201)            Tel: (619) 388-2460
        Students with disabilities or special needs who may need academic accommodations should
        discuss this with the instructor immediately.


        IX. Mesa College Academic Regulations
Student Responsibilities: Enrollment in college assumes maturity, seriousness of purpose, and self-
discipline. I expect every student to behave in a respectable and mature manner in the classroom in order
to maintain a positive learning environment for everyone. Some examples of unacceptable behavior that
will not be tolerated include but are not limited to:
1. Sleeping in class
2. Habitual tardiness and/or leaving early
3. Cell phones, I pods, text messaging and electronic translators
4. Uncooperativeness, disruptive and/or disrespectful behavior
5. Inappropriate talking/ private conversations
6. Bringing children or visitors to class
7. Plagiarism and academic cheating as described in the Code of Conduct (Policy 3100), which includes:
Looking at another student’s tests during a test and passing off another’s work as your own. Consequences
for such acts of academic dishonesty may range from receiving an ―F‖ on the assignment to being
dismissed from the class or college.
*From time to time this syllabus may need to be amended. Students will be notified of changes and it will be the
student’s responsibility to ensure that he/ she possesses the latest version of the class syllabus.

         A few final words… Learning a foreign language can and should
         be fun and exciting! It is up to you and the ATTITUDE you bring
             to class to make the most out of it. Study Spanish with a
             purpose, and it’ll serve you well when you least expect it.




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                               Horario Tentativo – Español 215 (T, R)
(Notice: This schedule is subject to change. Absences are not a valid excuse for not being aware of changes.)

Semana             Fecha                                    En Clase
     1          24 de agosto         -Presentación al curso
                26 de agosto         -Cap. 1
     2          31 de agosto         -Cap.1
                2 de sep.            -Cap. 1
     3          7 de sep.            -Cap. 1
                9 de sep.            -Cap. 1
     4          14 de sep.           - EXAMEN #1 y ORAL #1
                16 de sep.           -Cap. 2
     5          21 de sep.           -Cap. 2
                23 de sep.           -Cap. 2
     6          28 de sep.           -Cap. 2
                30 de sep.           -Cap. 2
     7          5 de oct.            -Cap. 2
                7 de oct.            -EXAMEN #2 y ORAL #2
     8          12 de oct.           -Cap. 3
                14 de oct.           -Cap. 3
     9          19 de oct.           -Cap. 3
                21 de oct.           -Cap. 3
    10          26 de oct.           -Cap. 3
                28 de oct.           -Cap. 3
    11          2 de nov.            -EXAMEN #3 y ORAL #3
                4 de nov.            -Cap. 4
    12          9 de nov.            -Cap. 4
                11 de nov.           -Cap. 4
    13          16 de nov.           -Cap. 4
                18 de nov.           -Cap. 4
    ---         23 de nov.           Semana feriada
                25 de nov.
    14          30 de nov.           -Cap. 4
                2 de dic.            -EXAMEN #4 y ORAL #4
    15          7 de dic.            EXCURSIÓN
                9 de dic.            Película
    16          14 de dic.           - Repaso para el examen final
                16 de dic.           EXAMEN FINAL


     ¡Bienvenidos a Español 215! ¡Que aprendan mucho y que se diviertan!




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                        Evaluación de Participación en Clase
Después de cada examen, se te dará una nota en participación. Intenta contribuir lo más
que puedas en esta clase para que sea dinámica y para sacar el mayor provecho de cada
lección.

                                                   Escala
0: no habla ni participa nunca                        5-6: contribuye a la clase la mitad del tiempo
1-2: casi nunca participa; necesita mucha             y a veces necesita ayuda
ayuda                                                 7-8: participa casi todo el tiempo, pero
3-4: participa menos de la mitad del                  usualmente necesita ayuda
tiempo; usualmente necesita ayuda                     9-10: participa la mayoría del tiempo y
                                                      necesita poca ayuda

                   CRITERIA                         0       1   2   3   4    5   6    7   8   9   10
PREPARACIÓN
Trae todos los materiales y tareas asignadas a
clase cada día; ha leído y estudiado las páginas
asignadas antes de venir a clase.

LENGUAJE
Habla solo en español en clase.



ESFUERZO / DESTREZA
Demuestra mucho esfuerzo en aplicar su
vocabulario y conocimiento nuevo; se auto-
corrige y aplica conocimientos aprendidos en
lecciones previas con mucha precisión.
PARTICIPACIÒN
Se ofrece como voluntario frecuentemente y
participa completamente en discusiones que
toman lugar en clase.

TRABAJO EN GRUPO
Trabaja bien en grupos y parejas. Habla en
español siempre y no se desvía con otros temas
no asignados.


                                                                            PUNTUAJE TOTAL _____ / 50




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