State University of New York at Buffalo

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
SPANISH 102 M2
Summer 2001
325 Bell

Instructor Ellen Connell Office Hours:after class & by appt.
E-mail:econnell@acsu.buffalo.edu Office:934 Clemens

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Spanish 102 is the continuation of 101 which is designed for true beginners, those with no previous knowledge of Spanish. The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire a basic mastery of the following four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will emphasize practice of both oral and written communication skills in the classroom.

TEXT: Dicho y Hecho, 5th edition, Dawson & Dawson

WORKBOOK/LAB: Dicho y Hecho, 5TH edition, Dawson & Dawson

*Cassette tapes to accompany the workbook may be duplicated in Clemens 20. There will be cassettes already dubbed for $2.00 (cash/check) or $1.00 (SUNYCard).

REQUIREMENTS:

Prepare for each class day by looking ahead at the grammar, vocabulary, activities, readings and cultural notes in the chapter.

HOMEWORK is centered on the Workbook and Lab Manual. Student tapes should be used in conjunction with the Lab sections. Written paragraphs/compositions in the workbook should be 6-8 sentences (coherent and original). Students must self-correct their workbook exercises, using the answers (if provided) in the back of the workbook.

Homework is to be submitted at the beginning of class, and will be accepted one day late ONLY, and for a reduced grade. Assignments will be graded on evident effort, legibility, self-correction, and overall quality of written work.

Instructors may assign additional homework such as compositions, grammar exercises, or web-related work.

NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN TO COMPENSATE FOR A POOR GRADE.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Attendance is required, and is very important, as the course only runs for 6 weeks. You are allowed 2 absences for the course without being penalized. For each absence beyond the 2 allowed, your grade will decrease by one letter grade. Only documented medical or legal excuses will be accepted for class absences. Documentation must be submitted no later than 3 days after the absence occurs.

After 5 undocumented absences you will receive an automatic F in the course.

Students are responsible for the material covered and the homework assigned on the day/s they are absent.

Tardiness will be penalized. Once class has started, late-comers are not welcomed into the classroom.

GRADING:

Grades are computed as follows:

Exams: 30%

Homeworks: 15%

Quizzes: 20%

Participation/Attendance: 20%

Presentations/Compositions: 15%

There will be 3 unit tests as indicated on the syllabus. They will include listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing sections. Students may be tested on the oral production of vocabulary and phrases, as well as appropriateness of the use of forms in a given context in the form of oral quizzes.

Time-permitting, students will make oral presentations at the end of the course (or perhaps beginning partway through the course). Specifications will be discussed in class, with the instructor, but should last approximately 8 minutes long, and may not be read.

NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES OR EXAMS WIL BE ISSUED WITHOUT PROPER MEDICAL OR LEGAL DOCUMENTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GRADING SCALE:

94-100% A

77-79%   C+

90-93%  A-

73-76%   C

87-89%  B+

70-72%   C-

83-86%  B

65-69%   D

80-82%  B-

¯ -64%   F



The grade of INCOMPLETE will be given only to students who for some documented reason have been unable to complete the course requirements and have at least a passing grade up to the point where they could not complete the remaining requirements.

IMPORTANT: If you begin to experience inordinate difficulty with the class, or have issue regarding the class that you want to discuss, please let the instructor know as soon as possible. If notifying the instructor does not seem appropriate, seek assistance promptly from the Spanish Language Program Director. If you wait too long, the possibilities of being helped are less than promising.

Note: Dates and activities on the syllabus are subject to change. This is a tentative schedule.

 




SUNY AT BUFFALO
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
SPANISH 102 M2
SUMMER 2001
COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Repaso /Introducción /Start Ch.8

July 2

Capítulo 8

July 2 - 6 *no class July 4th*

 

 

Capítulo 9

July 9 - 12

 

 

Examen 1

July 13*

Capítulo 10

July 13 - 19

 

 

Capítulo 11

July 19 - 26

 

 

Examen 2

July 27*

Capítulo 12

July 27 - 31

 

 

Capítulo 13

Aug 1 - 3

 

 

Capítulo 14

Aug 6 - 8

Examen 3

Aug 9

 

 

 

 

* Exams will be held from 9-10am on dates indicated. After a short break, the next chapter will be started in the remaining class time.*

**Please be advised that syllabus dates may change due to time surpluses or constraints. This is a tentative schedule!**