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://courses.coker.edu/xzeta
FORMAT FOR THE CLASS: Lecture and small group activities

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

To access the schedule of classes and assignments, click here.


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://courses.coker.edu/xzeta
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

Hola, amigos (7th edition): Textbook/workbook combo
 

ACADEMIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Attendance
5%
  • Culture projects and Conversation homework
    (must be handed in through iceBox)
10%
  • ACE exercises, EGSS homework, and other homework
10%
  • Oral reports 
5%
  • Chapter exams              
30%
  • Final exam 
10%
  • Quizzes                           
    • lowest quiz grade will be dropped
30%

GRADING SCALE
  • 90-100 = A
  • 80-89 = B
  • 70-79 = C
  • 60-69 = D
  • below 60 = 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.
 

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: I reserve the right to submit any student's written assignment or homework to www.turnitin.com to check for plagiarism.

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 iceBox.

      • 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)

  • Useful reference books in the library:

    - Oxford Duden Pictorial Spanish and English Dictionary, REF PC4629.O94 1995
    - Macmillan Visual Dictionary, Spanish/English Edition, REF PC4629.M36 1997
    - NTC's Beginner's Spanish and English Dictionary, REF PC4640.Q3 1992
    - English Grammar for Students of Spanish, REF PC4099.S65 1998
    - New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, 2nd ed., REF PC4112.B88 1995
    - 501 Spanish Verbs, REF PC4271.K38 1996

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.