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Span 4456 - Advanced Grammar & Linguistics
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Department of Foreign Languages SPAN 4456 Advanced Grammar and Linguistics FALL 2007 Students are responsible for downloading syllabi at the beginning of each semester I INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Dr Neysa Figueroa Office Pilcher 149 Office hours MW 1 2pm or by appointment Telephone 770 499 3367 E mail nfiguero kennesaw edu II CLASS INFORMATION SPAN 4456 01 MW 3 30 4 45pm English Bldg 241 III REQUIRED TEXTS Azevedo Milton M 2005 Introducci n a la ling stica espa ola 2nd ed New Jersey Pearson Gonz lez Fl res Francisca 2005 Workbook for Introducci n a la ling stica espa ola 2nd ed New Jersey Pearson IV CATALOG DESCRIPTION Prerequisite SPAN 3302 and SPAN 3303 Advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective Provides an overview of phonetics phonology morphology and syntax Exposes students to dialectical variations of the Spanish speaking world Stresses development of oral proficiency Course taught in Spanish V STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES This course will contribute to the attainment of the following general GSLO and specific SSLO student learning outcomes of the B A in Modern Language Culture ML C GSLO ML C 1 LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS COMPARISONS Learners are proficient in using the target language are familiar with the target language system and seek opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge Knowledge Skills Attitudes SSLO ML C 1a Demonstrating Language Proficiency Learners demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the target language and they seek opportunities to strengthen their proficiency Knowledge Skills Attitudes To address this outcome learners will a participate in class discussions on abstract topics appropriate to the course content b present oral and written arguments using advanced grammatical structures producing language comprehensible to native speakers unaccustomed to dealing with non native speakers c understand main ideas and most supporting details of written discourse in areas appropriate to the course content d demonstrate an emerging ability to understand written discourse beyond the literal meaning of the text e understand main ideas and most detail of speech on a variety of topics appropriate to the course content f demonstrate an awareness of major social linguistic and cultural issues that go beyond the literal meaning of the spoken text Assessment Partial exams 4 Journal writing Listening activities Active participation in class discussion SSLO ML C 1 b Understanding Linguistics Learners know the linguistic elements of the target language system recognize the changing nature of language and accommodate for gaps in their own knowledge of the targetlanguage system by learning on their own Knowledge Skills Attitudes To address this outcome learners will become familiar with linguistic terminology identify morphemes affixes and stems in the target language and describe how they are put together to form words describe syntactic patterns of the target language such as formation of simple sentences and questions and contrast them with those of their native languages identify key changes in the target language that have occurred over time such as writing system introduction of new words spelling conventions grammatical elements etc identify phonemes and allophones of the target language study the rules of the sound system of the target language diagnose their own target language pronunciation difficulties Assessment Partial exams 4 Assignments Course projects 2 Journal writing Active participation in class discussion SSLO ML C 1 c Identifying Language Comparisons Learners know the similarities and differences between the target language and other languages identify the key differences in varieties of the target language and seek opportunities to learn about varieties of the target language on their own Knowledge Skills Attitudes To address this outcome learners will identify key differences between the target and other languages identify key features of varieties of the target language in terms of gender and dialectical differences learn about target language varieties through interaction with native speakers outside of class and by accessing authentic target language samples through a variety of means such as technology and personal contacts identify some linguistic attitudes and stereotypes associated with different dialects Assessment Partial exams 4 Journal writing Listening activities Assignments Course projects 2 Active participation in class discussion VI GENERAL POLICIES ACADEMIC HONESTY Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct as published in the Undergraduate of Graduate Catalogs Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University s policy on academic honesty including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating unauthorized access to University materials misrepresentation falsification of University records or academic work malicious removal retention or destruction of library materials malicious intentional misuse of computer facilities and or services and misuse of student identification cards Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program which includes either an informal resolution by a faculty member resulting in a grade adjustment or a formal hearing procedure which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct s minimum one semester suspension requirement DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR The University has a stringent policy and procedure for dealing with behavior which disrupts the learning environment Consistent with the belief that disruptive behavior can interrupt the learning of others behavior which fits the University definition of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated HUMAN DIGNITY The University has formulated a policy on human rights which is intended to provide a learning environment which recognized individual worth The activities of this class will be conducted in both the spirit and the letter of that policy DISABILITY POLICY Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments is requested to notify the instructor as early in the semester as possible Verification from KSU disAbled Student Support Services 770 423 6443 is required All discussions will remain confidential VII ATTENDANCE GENERAL EXPECTATIONS Regular attendance in this course is expected Students should come to class prepared and ready to participate actively in the activities and discussions If


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