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SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.1 SPN 2240: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II Fall 2016 Welcome to Intermediate Spanish II! SPN 2240 is a fourth semester course designed for students who wish to continue their study of Spanish beyond the threesemester requirement at FSU. This course provides students with opportunities to improve their communication skills while refining their knowledge of the language by incorporating a documentary film, Así lo veo, as a companion vehicle for instruction and learning. This course is designed for students who have completed SPN 2220, or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, or who have earned a score of 4654 on the Spanish Placement Test. The Placement Test may be taken at the Assessment Services Test Center in University Center, Building C, Suite 1200. Information regarding the placement test may be found at http://www.modlang.fsu.edu/UndergraduateAdvising/ExemptionPlacement. This course may not be taken concurrently with any SPN 10002000 level course and is closed to native or advanced heritage speakers of Spanish. Students who do not comply with the aforementioned requisites risk being dropped by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics after the Drop/Add Period has ended. Objectives & Goals: In this course you will expand your knowledge of the culture, history, and daily lives of the Spanishspeaking peoples of the world. Specifically, you will learn to communicate about important current and perennial topics such as marriage and family, gender roles, religion and society, and challenges facing the Spanishspeaking world today. You will explore these topics through the documentary film, Así lo veo, which consists of interviews with six native Spanish speakers, who bring a variety of interesting perspectives on various issues. In addition, you will explore these issues in short literary texts of wellknown Hispanic authors and art. General Information SPN 2240 is a computerenhanced course, which means that you do a portion of work outside of class through Quia. The activities in Quia will help to reinforce what you learn in class. In class activities require oneonone interaction among you, your classmates, and your instructor. Using Quia will provide the following advantages: Selfpacing. You can take the time you need to do the online portion of the course as long as you complete the assignments before the deadlines. Preparedness. Learning a language successfully requires consistent work and effort (not last minute cramming before an exam). Having to complete assignments in Quia on a regular basis will help you to keep up with the course material, to come to class better prepared, and will improve your chances of success in learning Spanish. Immediate feedback. Quia grades your homework exercises instantly and tells you which items are wrong. Easy access. You can do your homework from any computer that accesses the Internet through a reliable Internet browser such as Fire Fox, Explorer, and Google Chrome. First, you must create a user account. To do so, you will need the key for the Así lo veo workbook available for purchase at the FSU bookstore ONLY. Digital editions of the workbook purchased elsewhere (including the Quia website) will not have the correct access codes. Also note that you must use your given name (as stated on your FSUID) and your FSU email to set up a Quia account. If not, your grades will not register. 1 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.2 Creating an account. GO TO: https://books.quia.com/ CLICK ON “Create an account” and enter the following information: o Username: can be your FSU username or one you create o Password: can be your FSU password or one you create o First Name: MUST be your given name as it appears on your FSUID o Last Name: MUST be your last name as it appears on your FSUID o EMail Address: MUST be your FSU email o Country: United States o City: Tallahassee o State: Florida o Zip: 32306 o Time Zone: US/Eastern CLICK “Submit” Enter the course code (TXMF643) and CLICK “Submit” Select your class (be sure it is the correct section number, location, and time) CLICK “Submit” Enter the workbook book key obtained from the FSU BOOKSTORE. CLICK “Go” Class Format: Class consists of some presentation by your instructor but mostly interaction between you and your classmates as well as with the instructor. Instructors follow the policy of no English in class for themselves. It is up to you to seek clarification and raise your hand if you don’t understand something. The role of the instructor in the classroom is that of "communication facilitator". Your instructor will not provide extensive grammar or vocabulary instruction. This is the role of technology and your interaction with it. If you desire help with grammar and/or vocabulary, see your instructor during his/her office hours. However, please do not expect your instructor to repeat a class for you that you have missed nor answer questions about material in Quia that you have never covered yourself online. Do this work first and then see your instructor if you have doubts/questions. Within about one week, you should be familiar with class format and daily expectations. Further, you are expected to come prepared to participate and to contribute, and in the process are expected to be respectful to your peers and assist in the establishment and maintenance of a positive learning environment. The use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices is prohibited during class time, as are other behaviors that your instructor deems inappropriate (e.g., eating in class, and so forth). Inquiries: If you have questions or concerns about your class, direct them first to your instructor. If this is not possible, you may then make an appointment to see the Assistant Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program, Dr. Anel Brandl (email@example.com). Any problems or questions that the Assistant Director cannot address will be referred to the Director, Dr. M. Leeser. Required Course Materials (available at the FSU BOOKSTORE): 1. Así lo veo coursepack for 2240 (includes the textbook as well as the book key for the workbook). MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED AT FSU BOOKSTORE. 2. Quia account (https://books.quia.com/ ). 3. Notebook. 2 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.3 4. Current FSU email account. 5. Computer head phones to do listening activities in FSU computer labs. Recommended Course Materials: A good SpanishEnglish dictionary Course Components & Grading Scale: Students taking this course for a grade of S/U must be aware that you must achieve a 70% (C) in order to receive a grade of S. To elect to take this course on and S/U, or pass/fail basis, please print the “Undergraduate S/U request form as a PDF” at the following link and see your Academic Dean’s office by the 7th week of the semester (prorated 7th week in the summer semesters) for approval: http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/formlist.htm. The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics also recognizes a 70% as the grade necessary for continuing on to the next level. The final grade in this course will be determined from the following components: Participation 10% Homework 10% Compositions (3) 30% Presentation (1) 15% Unit Exams (3) 35% 100% Grading Scale A 94100 B+ 8789 C+ 7779 D+ 6769 F 059 A 9093 B 8486 C 7476 D 6466 B 8083 C 7073 D 6063 Final grade percentages ending in a decimal of “.5” or greater will be rounded up to the next whole number according to University and the Spanish Basic Language Program policy. The final grade in Blackboard is considered the official grade. Any issues with your final grade must be first addressed to your instructor. Participation and Attendance Policy In order to meet the course goals and objectives, you must attend and actively participa e in class. Participation is an important component of your final grade, and each day your instructor will make a mark in his/her grade book regarding your participation and will assign you a daily grade. You will be able to check your weekly participation grades in Blackboard. If you do not receive a grade, ask your instructor for one. If you do not agree with the participation grade, you should speak to your instructor immediately. Disputes over participation grades should not wait until the end of the semester since they are more difficult to document and handle then. Daily participation will be graded according to the following scale: 2 points 3 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.4 Arrived on time, attended full class and participated in all activities using Spanish. Brought all required materials (including textbook) to class. 1 point Arrived less than 10 minutes late to class. Was not prepared, did not bring required materials, did not participate, and/or did not pay attention. Displayed behavior deemed inappropriate by instructor (including use of English). 0 points Unexcused absence. Arrived to class 10 minutes late or more (equivalent to an unexcused absence). Left early without instructor’s permission (equivalent to an unexcused absence). Please note that your instructor reserves the right to: a. deny entrance to any student arriving to class 10 minutes late or more, and b. dismiss anyone from a given class whom the instructor deems as disruptive, and/or count them as being absent for the day. Excessive absenteeism will impact your participation grade and your final grade in the course. No participation points will be awarded for any unexcused absence. In addition, your final grade will be lowered by 2% with each unexcused absence after the first three unexcused absences. These three allotted absences are to account for sudden emergencies and/or personal undocumented events. Again, your final grade will be reduced by 2% for each unexcused absence beyond the 3 allotted absences. The University Attendance Policy states that excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness. Documentation for excused absences must be provided to your instructor within a maximum of one week. Examples of acceptable documentation include: official note on FSU letterhead, program from funeral, etc. Medical excuses must be in writing on physician’s letterhead and must include the date(s) in the student could not attend class. Notes from the University Health Services (or another center) stating only that a student was present at the center does not constitute a documented illness. Furthermore, letters from parents or personal statements are not acceptable. Note: All doctors’ notes are verified for authenticity. The University Attendance Policy will be applied to any students submitting false documentation. For religious holy days, students should speak with their instructor prior to missing class. If the documentation is sufficient and verifiable, students will lose neither participation points nor 2% of their grade. Please note that late arrivals (more than 10 minutes late) and early departures count as unexcused absences. Missed Exams / Missed Assignments If a student misses a written exam, oral exam, in class composition, or (turns in late) a written homework assignment due to an excused absence, the student must makeup the missed work within one week from the date of the absence. In order to receive credit for a missed exam or a late homework assignment, students must do the following: 4 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.5 1. Contact your instructor immediately to set a date makeup the exam /assignment. 2. Download and print the “Missed Exam /Missed Assignment Form”, which is available in Blackboard under the “Syllabus” link. 3. Complete the “Missed Exam /Missed Assignment Form” and submit it to your instructor the day you return to class along with copies of any pertinent documentation (see Attendance section). Once a decision has been made, your instructor will return to you the completed form. A copy of the form will be kept on file. Students will not receive credit for any exam or assignment until a decision has been made. Again, the student must makeup the missed work within one week from the date of the absence. Students who arrive late to an exam will only be given the remaining exam time to complete the exam. No listening comprehension sections will be repeated due to tardiness. If the tardiness is the result of an excusable and documented situation, the student must see the instructor immediately after the exam. Homework Manual (workbook) activities will be completed in Quia. This homework is listed on the syllabus and refers to the section of each chapter that you will be covering in class that day. For each section in Así lo veo, you will be completing a number of homework activities related to that particular topic in Quia. The purpose of these activities is for you to gain further practice outside of class with vocabulary and grammar covered in class. These exercises are automatically graded, and the due dates are listed on the calendar. Note that the activities must be completed by 8:00 a.m. on the date listed on the syllabus. Instructions for Completing Quia Activities 1. Go to https://books.quia.com/ , login and select your class. 2. Select the tab marked “Manual de actividades” (the online workbook). 3. Select the appropriate “Lección” and “Así lo veo” from the menu on the left. Select and complete the activities. Note that by holding the cursor over the symbol in the lefthand corner of the activity screen, you can find out if the activity is assigned and when it is due. Be sure to submit your answers by 8:00 a.m. on the date listed on the syllabus. OR 1. Go to https://books.quia.com/ , login and select your class. 2. Click on “My Tools” in the upper righthand corner of the screen. 3. Click on “Assignment List” and select the appropriate “Lección” from the menu on the left and locate the appropriate “Así lo veo” section in the window to the right. Then, select and complete the assigned activities (marked with under the column labeled “Assigned?”) Be sure to submit your answers by 8:00 a.m. on the date listed on the syllabus. You can do your Quia assignments from any computer that accesses the Internet through a reliable Internet browser such as Fire Fox, Explorer, and Google Chrome. Please note that if you are using a dial up modem connection to FSU, your link to Quia may be slow. If you experience connectivity or any other type of problem with your own computer it is your responsibility to complete assignments by the established deadlines. If you experience problems, use a computer in one of the FSU computer labs. Below is a list of computer labs on campus. You may consult the websites that accompany each lab in order to find out their hours of availability: 5 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.6 105 Diffenbaugh (http://www.modlang.fsu.edu/Resources/ComputerLabsFilmrooms) *headphones available* Strozier Library Computer Lab and Strozier Library Media Center (both in basement) (http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/multimedia) *audio files not accessible on 1st floor, only in basement* 315 Milton Carothers Hall (MCH) (http://its.fsu.edu/Computing/ComputerLabs/Carothers) 202 Oglesby Union (http://union.fsu.edu/sac/) Quia activities are classified as “graded activities” and “credit/no credit activities”. In order to receive full credit for the “credit/no credit activities”, students need to demonstrate reasonable effort in the completion of all items. Entering random words or letters and submitting the activity incomplete in order to receive credit is not considered reasonable effort. In those cases, the instructor will change the grade for that activity to 0. Compositions You will write three compositions in class. The composition topics correspond with the Así lo veo yo activities in the textbook. The dates are listed on the calendar. You can prepare for these by completing the prewriting activities in the workbook; however, on the day of the composition, you may not use any materials other than blank paper and a writing utensil. Evaluation Criteria For Compositions Content Points very complete information; relevant; on target 3027 adequate information; some development of ideas; some ideas lack supporting detail 2623 or evidence limited information; ideas present but not developed; lack of supporting detail or 2217 evidence minimal information; information lacks substance (is superficial); inappropriate or 160 irrelevant information; not enough information to evaluate; or word count not met Organization ideas are logically and effectively ordered; main points and details are connected with22 use of transitions; fluent an apparent order to the content is intended; somewhat choppy; loosely organized but 118 main points do stand out although sequencing of ideas is not complete limited order to the content; lacks logical sequencing of ideas; ineffective ordering; 14 very choppy; disjointed series of separate sentences with no transitions; disconnected ideas; no apparent order0 to the content; or not enough to evaluate Vocabulary broad; impressive; precise and effective word use and choice; extensive use of words 019 studied adequate but not impressive; some erroneous word usage or choice, but meaning is 1817 not confused or obscured; some use of words studied erroneous word use or choice leads to confused or obscured meaning; some literal 1614 translations and invented words; limited use of words studied inadequate; repetitive; incorrect use or nonuse of words studied; literal translations; abundance of invented words; or not enough to evaluate 6 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.7 Language minor or no errors in the grammar presented in lesson; very few errors in subject/verb2523 or adjective/noun agreement; work was well edited for language occasional in the grammar presented in lesson; occasional errors in subject/verb or 2220 adjective/noun agreement; erroneous use of language does not impede comprehensibility; some editing for language evident but not complete 1917 several in the grammar presented in lesson; some errors in subject/verb agreement; some errors in adjective/noun agreement; erroneous use of language often impedes comprehensibility; work was poorly edited for language constant errors in use and form of the grammar presented in lesson; frequent errors in 60 subject/verb agreement; nonSpanish sentence structure; erroneous use of language makes the work mostly incomprehensible; no evidence of having edited the work for language; or not enough to evaluate Total points ________/100 7 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.8 Presentation You will choose a presentation topic and date within the first two weeks of the semester. Your instructor will give you detailed information about the format and grading of these presentations in class. Students who arrive late on the day of their presentation will be given a grade of zero. If the tardiness is the result of an excusable and documented situation, the student must see the instructor immediately. See the “Missed Exam / Missed Assignment” section of the syllabus for further details. Students who are not prepared for their presentation on the day of their presentation will not be given the opportunity to present at a later date without acceptable documentation. Unit Exams There are three exams in this course. Each unit exam covers two textbook chapters. The dates are announced in the syllabus. The exam will be held in the room and class period in which class is held. No deviation of this schedule will be allowed. This means no early or late exams, even if the same instructor teaches the class. If you cannot take an announced exam due to a documented emergency, written proof of the circumstances must be presented to your instructor no later than one week after you return to class. Students who arrive late to an exam will only be given the remaining exam time to complete the exam. No oral comprehension sections will be repeated due to tardiness. If the tardiness is the result of an excusable and documented situation, the student must see the instructor immediately after the exam. See the “Missed Exam / Missed Assignment” section of the syllabus for further details. Extra Credit There are NO opportunities for extra credit in this course. The best way to improve your grade is to complete all assignments on time, actively participate in class, and to ask for assistance from your instructor during his or her office hours. Emailing Your Instructor Please use your FSU account when emailing your instructor. If you use a personal email account (e.g., hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc.) your instructor will not know whether the message is junk mail, and therefore, will not respond. FSU email is considered by the university to be official communication, and you should therefore address your instructor appropriately (e.g., Dear Ms., Mr., Sr., etc.), sign your name, and use a respectful tone. Instructors will not respond to emails that do not address them directly, and/or are not signed. Cell Phones and Electronic Devices The use of cell phones and electronic devices is prohibited in class. All cell phones should be turned off before the start of class (not set on “vibrate”, but turned OFF). If you have a medical or family emergency and need to receive a call during class, you should inform your instructor before class. Students who habitually use cell phones and electronic devices in class may be dismissed from class and counted as being absent for the day. In order that the University may notify students of a campuswide emergency, either the instructor’s, or a designated student’s cell phone will be set to vibrate during class. Americans with Disabilities Act Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: 1) Register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), and 2) Bring a letter to your instructor from the SDRC indicating that you need academic accommodations no later than the second week of 8 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.9 classes. Students requesting attendance accommodation will be allowed a maximum of 8 unexcused absences. You must email your instructor (cc the SDRC) the day you miss. Academic Honor Code & Honors Statement The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to the FSU Academic Honor Pledge: I affirm my commitment to the concept of responsible freedom. I will be honest and truthful and will strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University. I will abide by the Academic Honor Policy at all times. (http://fda.fsu.edu/Academics/AcademicHonorPolicy) All assignments that you turn in for a grade MUST be your own work. Multiple submissions and group work are not permitted unless under express authorization by the instructor. Cheating (including the use of translation programs) and plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating or plagiarizing in any form you will be reported to the Dean of Faculties for appropriate disciplinary action. By remaining enrolled in this course past the end of Drop /Add, you are agreeing to: uphold The Academic Honor System of Florida State University, and accept accountability for the course requirements, the course expectations, and the attendance policy stated in this document. 9 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.10 CALENDARIO Minor changes may be made and will be announced in class. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of any changes. **All Quia assignments must be completed by 8:00 a.m. on the date listed on the syllabus.** Fecha Tema Centro Assignments NOTE: Homework must be completed by 08:00 a.m. the date listed. Semana 1 martes Introducción al curso Create Centro account on this (29 de agosto – 2 day. de septiembre) Lección preliminar NAH= Nuestros amigos hablan Así lo veo I: Tema Lección preliminar (opcional) Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo I Así lo veo II jueves Lección 7 Lección 7 Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I Así lo veo I: Gramática Semana 2 martes Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II (5–9 de Así lo veo II: Gramática septiembre) jueves Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III Así lo veo III: Gramática Semana 3 martes Composición 1 Actividad E p.246 (Libro de (12–16 de texto) septiembre) jueves Lección 8 Lección 8 Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I Así lo veo I: Gramática Semana 4 martes Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II (19–23 de Así lo veo II: Gramática septiembre) jueves Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III Así lo veo III: Gramática Semana 5 martes Documental I (26–30 de Presentaciones I septiembre) jueves EXAMEN 1 Semana 6 martes Lección 9 Lección 9 (3–7 de octubre) Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I Así lo veo I: Gramática jueves Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II Así lo veo II: Gramática Semana 7 martes Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III (10–14 de Así lo veo III: Gramática octubre) jueves Composición 2 Actividad D p.309 (Libro de texto) 10 SPN 2240 Fall 2016 p.11 Semana 8 martes Lección 10 Lección 10 (17–21 de Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I octubre) Así lo veo I: Gramática jueves Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II Así lo veo II: Gramática Semana 9 martes Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III (24–28 de Así lo veo III: Gramática octubre) jueves Documental II Semana 10 martes Presentaciones II (31 de octubre –4 de noviembre) jueves EXAMEN 2 martes Semana 11 Lección 11 Lección 11 (7–11 de Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I noviembre) Así lo veo I: Gramática jueves Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II Así lo veo II: Gramática Semana 12 martes Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III (14–18 de Así lo veo III: Gramática noviembre) jueves Composición 3 Actividad D p.374 (Libro de texto) Semana 13 martes Lección 12 Lección 12 (21–25 de Así lo veo I: Tema Así lo veo I noviembre) Así lo veo I: Gramática jueves Día de acción de gracias No hay clases Semana 14 martes Así lo veo II: Tema Así lo veo II (28 de noviembre– Así lo veo II: Gramática 2 de diciembre) jueves Así lo veo III: Tema Así lo veo III Así lo veo III: Gramática Semana 15 martes Documental III (5–9 de diciembre) jueves ¿Qué esperamos para el futuro? p.411 Presentaciones III EXAMEN FINAL (3): LECCIONES 11 y 12 Martes, 13 de diciembre (3:00 – 5:00 PM) LOCATION: TBA 11
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