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ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE Bilingual Studies Division SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II Course Outline Course Number Name SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II Credit Hours 3 0 Contact Hours 3 0 Lecture N A Lab N A Other N A Prerequisites Grade of C or better in SPN 201 or placement Co requisites None Concurrent Courses None Course Outline Revision Date Fall 2010 Course Description This course is a continuation of SPN 201 It completes a thorough review of Spanish grammar Emphasis is equally placed on all four skills listening comprehension speaking reading and especially writing in order to prepare students for higher level literature courses General Education Goals SPN 202 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category Humanistic Perspective The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows Students will analyze works in the field of art music or theater literature and philosophy and or religious studies and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language Course Goals Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to do the following 1 proficiently write read speak and listen to intermediate level Spanish that emphasizes real life contexts and 2 describe the various cultures of the Spanish speaking world Measurable Course Performance Objectives MPOs Upon successful completion of this course students should specifically be able to do the following 1 Proficiently write read speak and listen to intermediate level Spanish that emphasizes real life contexts 1 1 write multi paragraph essays correctly using a variety of sentence structures from simple to compound complex 1 2 read and summarize in Spanish in written and oral form reading selections from the textbook authors from the Hispanic world and articles about areas of interest e g art music and literature written in Spanish in newspapers and or magazines 1 3 say short descriptions and directions 1 4 answer questions and ask questions on familiar topics that arise in real life situations page 1 prepared by M Bruan S Lumbsden Fall 2010 1 5 compare and contrast the structure of the Spanish language and the English language to enhance critical thinking and 1 6 express oneself in a culturally acceptable and authentic way appropriate to this level course Measurable Course Performance Objectives MPOs 2 Describe the various cultures of the Spanish speaking world 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 distinguish between the Spanish spoken in the different countries of the Hispanic world recognize and describe the rich vast culture and civilization of the Hispanic world discuss the influences of the Hispanic culture on the American society and describe the various schedules in the Hispanic world Methods of Instruction Language use is encouraged through communicative activities including videos compact discs CDs group work role playing compositions reading assignments from the textbook and other sources newspapers and or magazines current events class lectures and discussions and debates Outcomes Assessment Quiz test and exam questions are blueprinted to course objectives Data is collected and analyzed to determine the level of student performance on these assessment instruments in regards to meeting course objectives The results of this data analysis are used to guide necessary pedagogical and or curricular revisions Course Requirements All students are required to 1 Take at least two written tests on the material presented in each chapter of the textbook and two to four short quizzes Each test will include reading and listening comprehension grammar and vocabulary 2 Become familiar with and apply correctly the minimum of grammatical forms contained in the textbook 3 Use and spell all words and idioms covered during the semester 4 Actively participate in classroom activities designed to enhance conversational fluency 5 Attend at least 90 of class sessions 6 Complete weekly readings homework and at least seven writing assignments from the textbook or other sources 7 Take the comprehensive final exam which may include a composition and grammar component page 2 prepared by M Bruan S Lumbsden Fall 2010 Methods of Evaluation Final course grades will be computed as follows of final course grade Grading Components Class Attendance and Participation 15 Students must attend 90 of all classes and participate in all class activities which are designed to emphasize course objectives Homework 15 Students complete homework which is evaluated to ensure that they are meeting course objectives 4 or more Written Tests 2 4 Quizzes 20 Written tests and quizzes contain questions that are blueprinted to course objectives Data analysis of the blueprinting results will provide evidence of the extent to which students master course objectives 12 or more Oral or Written Assignments 30 The assignments are designed to help students master the grammar and conversational styles of native speakers Evidence from these assignments will show the extent to which students have mastered written course objectives Final Exam 20 A comprehensive final exam will provide evidence of the extent to which students have mastered course objectives and have synthesized all course material NOTE Students must demonstrate 70 competency on written tests and the final exam to pass this course In addition students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of seven writing assignments using vocabulary and grammatical forms appropriate to an intermediate level Spanish course Lastly students must participate actively in all group and whole class activities Academic Integrity Dishonesty disrupts the search for truth that is inherent in the learning process and so devalues the purpose and the mission of the College Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following plagiarism the failure to acknowledge another writer s words or ideas or to give proper credit to sources of information cheating knowingly obtaining or giving unauthorized information on any test exam or any other academic assignment interference any interruption of the academic process that prevents others from the proper engagement in learning or teaching and page 3 prepared by M Bruan S Lumbsden Fall 2010 fraud any act or instance of willful deceit or trickery Violations of academic integrity will be dealt with by imposing appropriate sanctions Sanctions for acts of academic dishonesty could include the resubmission of an assignment failure of the test exam failure in the course probation suspension from


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