SPANISH 101
ELEMENTARY SPANISH
TERM X

CONTACT INFORMATION

PROFESSOR: Dr. X. Zeta
OFFICE LOCATION: Davidson Hall XXX
OFFICE PHONE: 383-XXXX
E-MAIL ADDRESS: xzeta@coker.edu
WEB PAGE: http://coker.blackboard.com
FORMAT FOR THE CLASS: Lecture and small group activities

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

To access the schedule of classes and assignments, go to coker.blackboard.com


DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: Spanish 101-11 Elementary Spanish 1
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language. It emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary, and elements of grammar needed to read, understand, write, and speak Spanish at a basic level with accuracy and confidence.
COURSE CREDIT: 3 hours
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any student who has never studied Spanish or who is in need of a basic review.
WEB PAGE: http://coker.blackboard.com
FORMAT FOR THE CLASS: Lecture and small group activities

COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

GOALS: To provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language. It emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary, and elements of grammar..
OBJECTIVES: To read, understand, write, and speak Spanish at a basic level with accuracy and confidence.

REQUIRED TEXTS

Viva, 2nd edition with Supersite and WEBSAM Access
 

ACADEMIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS
(type of assignments and weights are up to instructor's discretion)

  • Attendance
5%
  • Culture projects and Conversation homework
10%
  • WEBSAM homework
10%
  • Oral reports 
5%
  • Chapter exams              
30%
  • Final exam 
10%
  • Quizzes                           
    • lowest quiz grade will be dropped
30%

GRADING SCALE
  • 92-100 = A
    83-91 = B
    74-82 = C
    65-73 = D
    below 65 = F


FINAL EXAM

  • Final exams are scheduled by the Registrar's Office. 
  • Students must take the final exam at the scheduled time.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME.
 

APPROPRIATE SOURCES:  For online homework and oral reports, students may consult a Spanish tutor, an online grammar reference or an online dictionary. Students are not permitted to use online translators. Students’ writing should be in Spanish appropriate to their level of study. Students may not write in English and then ask a native speaker to translate for them.

POLICY ON ABSENCIES/TARDIES/LEAVING EARLY/PENALTIES

  • Attendance is mandatory. All absences are equal; there are no excused absences. Students may miss 2 class sessions without penalty. The attendance grade will be determined using the following scale:

    • 0-2 absences = A

    • 3 absences = B

    • 4 absences = C

    • 5 absences = D

    • 6 absences = F (0 points)

  • Students are expected to arrive on time and to stay for the entire class period. Anyone arriving late or leaving early may be counted absent.

  • The professor reserves the right to modify this attendance policy at her discretion if she deems that there are circumstances which warrant a modification (i.e. prolonged physical or mental illness).


LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHEET

  • This class requires the following proficiencies:

    • √ Word processing

    • ___ Spreadsheets

    • ___ Powerpoint

    • √ Email/Internet use:

      • The Internet is required to access the course syllabus and to complete electronic homework.
        Students are required to upload certain written assignments to BlackBoard.

      • Information will be sent to the student's COKER E-MAIL address.

    • ___ Basic research skills (self-taught at http://tilt.lib.utsystem.edu)

  •  This class requires use of the following library resources and services: 

    • ___ In-class library orientation/bibliographic instruction

    • ___ Listening or viewing multimedia materials in the library

    • ___ Library reserve materials

    • ___ Specialized software (SPSS, C++,  Java, etc.) : _________________

    • ___ Other specific library resources (e.g. reading list, reference items, special database)


STATEMENT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

  • In this course the successful student will learn the following technology skills:

    • Use of the Internet to access the course web page and to complete on-line exercises.


CORE SKILLS WITH LEVELS DEFINED

The goal of Coker College is to graduate students with the ability to think analytically and creatively, and to write and speak effectively. Students will be evaluated during the semester as to their demonstrated ability in the following areas. The results are not used to determine grades, but rather are used to help the College improve programs and better advise students.

In this course, EFFECTIVE WRITING will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • FR/SO:    As a writer, the student is able to write simple, fixed expressions and limited memorized material and some recombinations thereof. He/she can supply information on simple forms and documents. He/she can write names, numbers, dates, own nationality, and other simple autobiographical information, as well as some short phrases and simple lists. He/she can write all the symbols in an alphabetic or syllabic system or 50-100 characters or compounds in a character writing system. Spelling and representation of symbols (letters, syllables, and characters) may be partially correct.

  • JR/SR:    In writing the student is able to meet most practical writing needs and limited social demands. He/she can take notes in some detail on familiar topics and respond in writing to personal questions. He/she can write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases, summaries of biographical data, work and school experience. In those languages relying primarily on content words and time expressions to express time, tense, or aspect, some precision is displayed; where tense and/or aspect is expressed through verbal inflection, forms are produced rather consistently, but not always accurately. An ability to describe and narrate in paragraphs is emerging. He/she rarely uses basic cohesive elements such as pronominal substitutions or synonyms in written discourse. Writing, though faulty, is generally comprehensible to natives used to the writing of non-natives.

  • GRADUATE:    In writing, the student is able to write about a variety of topics with significant precision and in detail. He/she can write most social and informal business correspondence. He/she can describe and narrate personal experiences fully but has difficulty supporting points of view in written discourse. Can write about the concrete aspects of topics relating to particular interests and special fields of competence. Often shows remarkable fluency and ease of expression, but under time constraints and pressure writing may be inaccurate. Generally strong in either grammar or vocabulary, but not in both. Weakness and unevenness in one of the foregoing or in spelling or character writing formation may result in occasional miscommunication. Some misuse of vocabulary may still be evident. Style may still be obviously foreign.

 

Coker College Student Covenant

Coker College is a community dedicated to scholarship. Those who join
the Coker College community commit to a lifelong journey of intellectual and
personal growth. By becoming citizens of this community, students are
obligated to honor the principles that define Coker College. Therefore, it is each
student’s responsibility to:
be an active and honorable scholar, inside and outside of the classroom;
contribute positively to the academic and social life of the community
at large;
respect the rights, property and dignity of others;
be accountable for his or her own actions.


Disability Statement

Disability Assistance: Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified students with documented physical, sensory, learning or psychiatric disabilities that require assistance to fully participate in this class. If a student has a disability that will likely need some accommodation by the instructor, the student should contact Robin Richardson in the Learning Support Services Office (ext. 8021, rrichardson@coker.edu) to provide the necessary documentation.
        
No accommodations can be made without documentation from LSS.  The student is solely responsible for contacting Robin Richardson.