SPA 102

Beginning Spanish II
Professor: Carol Lacy-Salazar
Tel: x4311 / (319) 895-8302

Horas de clase Textos Evaluación Exámenes
Horas de oficina Objetivo Horario Trabajo Escrito
Horas de clase: Lunes a jueves:: 9:00 - 11:00 / 1:00 - 3:00 / Viernes: 9:00 - 11:30
Horas de oficina: Lunes a miércoles: 3:00 - 4:00 / Viernes: 1:00 - 2:00

Objetivo del curso: Spanish 101-102-103 is a three-term sequence that presents the essential structure of the Spanish language and basic vocabulary in a four-skill approach: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The same texts are used in all three courses; approximately one-third of the material will be covered this term. Your goal is correct self expression in Spanish as well as understanding of both written and spoken Spanish and a nascent understanding of the Hispanic culture. You should plan to spend approximately three hours daily on your homework assignments which should include 1) reading over the chapter--paying particular attention to the grammatical explanations and exercises, 2) writing the exercises in the workbook/laboratory manual and listening to the audio program on the ¿Qué Tal? on-line learning center OR going over the CAN-8 exercises that corresponds to the material we have covered in class that day. There will be daily quizzes plus two written exams and one oral final exam. There will be no make-up quizzes unless you have an official medical excuse; however, the lowest quiz grade will be dropped. There will be three short compositions written on themes that reinforce the grammar points being studied in class. They should be typewritten or handwritten in blue or black ink and written on every other line. Students are responsible for correcting these compositions after they have been reviewed by the professor. Everyone is expected to present one of the compositions orally for the rest of the class and to give a short oral presentation related to the culture of one of the countries treated in the "Enfoque Cultural" section of each chapter. (The audio program and other on-line material can be found at the Online Learning Center: You have access to CAN-8 in the Humanities Laboratory in College Hall. Type in your Student ID number where it asks for user name and "pword" where it asks for your password. Once you have access to the main menu, change your password.)

Special Accommodations: Cornell College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. If you have a documented learning disability and will need any special accommodations in this course, you must request the accommodations as early as possible and no later than the third day of the block.

Academic Honesty: Cornell College expects all members of the Cornell community to act with academic integrity. When a piece of work is submitted for credit, a student is asserting that the submission is her or his work unless there is a citation of a specific source. If there is no appropriate acknowledgement of sources, whether intended or not, this may constitute a violation of the College's requirement for honesty in academic work and may be treated as a case of academic dishonesty. The procedures regarding how the College deals with cases of academic dishonesty appear in The Compass, our student handbook, under the heading "Academic Policies -- Honesty in Academic Work."


¿Qué Tal?, 7th edition, Dorwick, Pérez-Gironés, Knorre, Glass & Villarreal
(Workbook/Laboratory Manual to accompany ¿Qué Tal?, Arana & Arana, Sabló-Yates) / CAN8 Exercises for SPA 102

Evaluación: Your final grade will be based on the following:

20%-- Daily quizzes
30%-- Hour exams
20%-- Class participation and Oral Work
10%-- Final Oral Exam
20%-- Written work: Compositions and Workbook

FEB 11 L Introducción al curso / Repaso general / Repaso del Capítulo 6
  12 M Repaso del Capítulo 6 / Comenzar Capítulo 7
  13 M Capítulo 7
  14 J Capítulo 7-8
  15 V Composición 1 / Presentaciones orales
  18 L Capítulo 8
  19 M Capítulo 8-9
  20 M Capítulo 9
  21 J EXAMEN (Midterm) / Entrega de cuadernos / Película
  22 V Composición 2 / Presentaciones orales / Discusión de la película
  25 L Capítulo 10
  26 M Capítulos 10-11
  27 M Capítulo 11
  28 J Capítulo 12
MAR 1 V Composición 3 / Presentaciones orales
  4 L Terminar Capítulo 12 / Presentaciones orales sobre los países
  5 M EXAMEN FINAL ESCRITO / Entrega de cuadernos

Online Learning Center

Links for Cultural Readings (Lanic - University of Texas):

7- Honduras / El Salvador
8- Cuba
9- Colombia
10- Venezuela
11- Puerto Rico
12- Perú

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