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DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN


SPANISH 201
COURSE SYLLABUS
SPRING SEMESTER 2011

Instructor’s name: Christopher Carter


Section, time, and location: SPAN 201 002, MWF 10:30 -11:20 a.m.,
Burnett 102
Contact information: christopher.carter@huskers.unl.edu
Office hours: MWF 9:00-10:30 am or by appointment.
Virtual Office Hours MW 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Spanish 201 Proctor: Verónica Germán-López
Contact information: veronica81@huskers.unl.edu

Program Coordinator: Bethany Sanio


Contact information: 1139 Oldfather Hall
bsanio2@unl.edu
Office hours: lunes y miércoles 10:30-11:20, martes y jueves 1:00-2:00 or by
appointment

Extra activities offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

FREE Tutoring Center


Instructor, time, and location:
Cine club-A series of movies you can watch
for extra credit: flyer to come

La mesa española- Practice your Spanish


with an exchange student from Spain-Begins in
September

Spanish Club Search ¨UNL Spanish Club¨ on Facebook

Spanish Resource Center-Check out __________________ 61B Henzlik Hall 472-0683

books, DVDs, etc.in Spanish!

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I- BASIC SPANISH 201

Course Objectives

1. Students will analyze patterns of language to formulate an understanding of how grammatical


structures/forms function to create a communication tool. Students will create meaning by
applying this knowledge to their emerging language skills.

2. Students will discover how cultures interact with languages through the exploration of
regional language use, social implications of words and languages and the development of
language through culture over time.

3. Students will acquire language learning skills by reflecting on their current study habits and
learning methods, exploring new ones, applying new ones, evaluating their success throughout
the semester and creating strategies for personal growth in the future.

4. Students will demonstrate communicative competence in Spanish by


a) Presenting an oral presentation with supporting materials, including required
technology
b) Writing compositions in various forms with an identified purpose, using
appropriate conventions of format and structure
c) Working in teams to create ad lib skits and perform these skits in front of the
class

5. Students will exhibit increasing intercultural competence through exposure to and exploration
of
a) Geographic regions where Spanish is spoken
b) The local Latino population, including retail, community and institutional
organizations
c) The major issues involving the communities of Spanish speakers in the region
and country
d) Technology as a tool for communication with Spanish speakers

II- COURSE OVERVIEW

1. Participation: Participation is your willingness to ask and answer questions posed by the teacher or other
students. It includes willingness to work in groups, large and small, and to assist others with their work. It also
includes preparation, alertness and daily attendance.

2. Attendance: Daily on-time class attendance is of vital importance in language acquisition. Three unexcused
absences are allowed. Unexcused absences are: sickness, family emergencies, doctor’s appointments, etc. For
each unexcused absence beyond three, 3% will be subtracted from your final grade. For example: if you have a
B at the end of the course but have 4 absences, your final grade will be a B-. Excused absences are University
obligations, sports and field trips. For an excused absence, you must inform your instructor either in writing or in
person as soon as possible. Tardiness, or arriving later than 5 minutes past the start time, will be treated as an
absence.

3. Exams: There is one exam per chapter. Make-up exams are not permitted.

4. Compositions: You will complete three compositions on a variety of topics and in a variety of styles to prepare
them for the different situations you will likely encounter using a second language. You will participate in various
editing tasks with your classmates.

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5. MySpanishLab: Each chapter is accompanied by online practice activities. The MSL card you purchase will
provide you with a password you will use for 101, 102 and 201- do not lose it. You will need a microphone and
online access in order to complete these activities. Alternatively, the language lab is equipped with these and is
prepared for you to use. Refer to the calendar and the website for specific due dates.
www.myspanishlab.com

6. Language Lab: The Language Lab is provided by the department as a quiet, convenient place to complete your
MySpanishLab activities. Each computer also has interactive Spanish activities from the former Puntos textbook.
The lab is located in 302 Burnett Hall and the hours are posted on this website:
www.unl.edu/langlab

8. Podcast: You will create a podcast using Garage Band software. Your instructor will give you more detailed
instructions as the semester progresses.

9. Linguafolio: You will prepare a linguafolio throughout the semester, chapter by chapter, whose main
purpose is to help you learn to set and attain language learning goals and assess your progress in the class. It will
include a personal language overview, a checklist of growth, evidence of learning in world perspectives, and
others. These may be submitted electronically or in paper form, according to your instructor’s directions.
http://linguafolio.unl.edu

10. Final Exam: The final exam is a comprehensive/cumulative two-hour exam. It will include all the chapters
studied in this course and thus requires that you synthesize, or draw all the information together. There will be an
Alternative Final Exam at a different time and day if a student has a conflict with another exam or has three exams
on the same day. Written proof will be required. The following are not considered an excuse to take this
alternative exam: family gatherings, plane tickets or other personal issues.

11. ANDRILL. This educational project will be completed at three different steps throughout the semester, giving
you the opportunity to practice Spanish in context. It is vital that you attend each day, as make-ups will be
impossible due to the nature of science experiments.

12. Required Texts:


1. ¡ARRIBA! 5th edition
2. My Spanish Lab Card for online workbook/labmanual to accompany ¡ARRIBA! (www.MySpanishLab.com).
3. ANDRILL materials- download from Blackboard

Recommended: A good Spanish-English dictionary (Oxford, Larousse, etc.)

13. Grading Procedures:


A+: 97-100 B+:87-89.9 C+: 77-79.9 D+: 67-69.9 F 59.9-0 Failing grade: F
A: 93-96.9 B: 83-86.9 C: 73-76.9 D: 63-66.9 Acceptable passing grades: A+ through D-
A-: 90-92.9 B-: 80-82.9 C-: 70-72.9 D-: 60-62.9 Passing grade (for P/N option): C (73) or higher

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14. Grading: Your final grade will be determined in the following manner:
Participation 3%
Podcast 3%
Blackboard Homework 4.5%
Linguafolio 5%
Oral Activities 6%
Presentation 7%
Compositions 9%
MySpanishLab 9%
ANDRILL Activities 12%
Exams 22.5%
Final Exam 19%
100%

III- STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Using another person’s work as your own constitutes academic dishonesty. If a student plagiarizes another
student’s work, both students may be charged with academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty also includes the
use of online translators. Students may accept help from a tutor only to the extent that they are not representing
the tutor’s work as their own. Students found cheating will receive a grade of 0 for the test or assignment in
question; the instructor may also report the incident to the Director of Student Judicial Affairs and further action
will be taken if necessary. Consult your Undergraduate Bulletin for further information.

IV- FINAL NOTES

 1. January 18th (Tuesday): Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the term and receive 100%
refund.
 2. March 4th (Friday): Last day to change a course registration to or from Pass / No Pass.
 3. Cellular phones need to be turned off in class and in the lab. Food or drinks are not allowed in the lab.
 4. No texting is permitted in class. You will be asked to leave if you are texting in class and counted
absent for that day.

 Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the instructor for a confidential discussion of their
individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to
provide flexible and individualized accommodation to students with documented disabilities that may
affect their ability to fully participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. To receive
accommodation services, students must be registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
office, 132 Canfield Administration, 472-3787 voice or TTY.

The Cornhusker Oath

 As a student entering the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I acknowledge the sacrifices made and encouragement
offered by my parents, friends, schools, and citizens of the state which enabled me to enter this academic
community. I commit, in advance, to engaging in my scholarly work with integrity and to participating in those
co-curricular and social activities which make for good citizenship. I commit to being fully prepared for classes,
to working with the faculty to maximize my educational potential and to valuing the diversity of ideas and
people. I pledge to connect in thoughtful, meaningful and innovative ways with the learning environment at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Horario tentativo
ENERO
Lunes 10 Miércoles 12 Viernes 14
Introducción al curso El subjuntivo con expresiones
Introduce linguafolio
How prepared am I for Spanish 201? impersonales
-My Passport
Cap. 11 ¿Para qué profesión te preparas? MSL: 11-8 to 11-19
-My Journey
Vocabulario Blackboard: El Subjuntivo en
Blackboard: Chapter 11 Goals
MSL: 11-1 to 11-7 Expresiones Impersonales, Parte I
Lunes 17 Miércoles 19 Viernes 21
Día para celebrar Dr. Martin Luther
Comparaciones: Los empleos y las
King Jr.- no hay clase
relaciones personales
Mandatos
Vocabulario- La búsqueda de empleo
Role Play
MSL: 11-20 to 11-27
MSL: 11-28 to 11-34
Blackboard: El Subjuntivo en
Blackboard: Mandatos UD.
Expresiones Personales, Parte II
MySpanishLab due

Lunes 24 Miércoles 26 Viernes 28


El subjuntivo y el indicativo con
conjunciones adverbiales ACTIVIDAD ORAL 1
Taller
MSL: 11-34 to 11-41 Blackboard: Blog Closes Sunday at 10
MSL: 11-42 to 11-45, 11-53 to 11-55
Blackboard: Subjuntivo con PM
Conjugaciones Adverbiales
FEBRERO
Lunes 31 Miércoles 2 Viernes 4
Nuestro mundo: El virreinato de la Plata:
la Argentina y el Uruguay EXAMEN 1
Repaso
Ritmos MySpanishLab due
MSL: 11-46 to 11-52
Lunes 7 Miércoles 9 Viernes 11
Cap. 12 Vocabulario- La computadora y
otros aparatos electrónicos
ANDRILL POSTER 1, LESSON 1 ANDRILL POSTER 1, LESSON 2 MSL: 12-1 to 12-7
Blackboard: Chapter 11 Reflections,
Chapter 12 Goals
Lunes 14 Miércoles 16 Viernes 18
El futuro
El presente perfecto y el presente perfecto
Vocabulario- El medio ambiente
El participio pasado y el presente perfecto del subjuntivo
MSL: 12-21 to 12-30
MSL: 12-8 to 12-15 MSL: 12-16 to 12-20
Blackboard: El Futuro
Blackboard: Presente Perfecto Blackboard: Presente Perfecto del
PONGAN SUS FACEBOOKS EN
Subjuntivo
ESPAÑOL
Lunes 21 Miércoles 23 Viernes 25

La tecnología y el idioma
ANDRILL POSTER 2, LESSON 1 ANDRILL POSTER 2, LESSON 2
MSL: 12-31 to 12-38

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MARZO
Lunes 28 Miércoles 2 Viernes 4
El condicional y el condicional de Proyecto con la tecnología- crear un Taller
probabilidad podcast con Garage Band en el MSL: 12-46 to 12-50, 12-62 to 12-64
Blackboard: El Condicional laboratorio de lenguas Blackboard: Blog Closes Sunday at 10
MySpanishLab due MSL: 12-30 to 12-45 PM
Lunes 7 Miércoles 9 Viernes 11
Nuestro mundo: Los hispanos en los
Estados Unidos Repaso
ACTIVIDAD ORAL II
Música Hablar de la presentación
MSL: 12-51to 12-63
Lunes 14 Miércoles 16 Viernes 18
Cap. 13 Vocabulario- Los medios de
El imperfecto del subjuntivo
comunicación
EXAMEN 2 MSL: 13-8 to 13-14, 13-19 to 13-22
MSL: 13-1 to 13-7
MySpanishLab due Blackboard: Imperfect Subjunctive,
Blackboard: Chapter 12 Reflections,
¿Presente o Imperfecto del Subjuntivo?
Chapter 13 Goals
Lunes 21 Miércoles 23 Viernes 25
Vacaciones de Primavera Vacaciones de Primavera Vacaciones de Primavera

ABRIL
Lunes 28 Miércoles 30 Viernes 1
Adjetivos/pronombres posesivos
ANDRILL POSTER 3, LESSONS 1and 2
Vocabulario- El cine, el teatro y la
Blackboard: Blog Closes Sunday at 10 Los hispanos en los E.E.U.U.
televisión
PM
MSL: 13-46 to 13-52, 13-15 to 13-18
Lunes 4 Miércoles 6 Viernes 8
“Si” Cláusulas
MySpanishLab due
MSL: 13-31 to 13-35 Taller
Nuestro mundo: España
Blackboard: Sí Clauses MSL: 13-53 to 13-55
MSL: 13-23 to 13-30
Trabajar la presentación
Lunes 11 Miércoles 13 Viernes 15
Examen 3
ACTIVIDAD ORAL III Repaso MySpanishLab due
Blackboard: Chapter 13 Reflections
Lunes 18 Miércoles 20 Viernes 22
Presentaciones Presentaciones Presentaciones
Lunes 25 Miércoles 27 Viernes 29
REPASO DE
REPASO DE GRAMATICA CULTURA/COMPOSICION REPASO DE ANDRILL
Entregar linguafolio

The Comprehensive Final Exam will take place Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in:____________

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PERSONAL GRADE RECORD

I. Participation (30)
______ ______ ______ ______
10 10 10
II. Blackboard Homework (45)
_____ ______ ______ ______
15 15 15
III. Oral Activities (60) ______
______ ______ ______
20 20 20 ______
IV. MySpanishLab (90)
______ ______ ______ ______
30 30 30
V. Talleres (90) ______
_______ ________ ________
30 30 30 ______
VI. Exams (225) ______
__________ ___________ ___________
75 75 75
VII. ANDRILL (120) ______
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
20 20 20 20 20 20

VIII. Podcast (30) ______


IX. Presentation (70) ______
X. Linguafolio (50)
XI. Final Exam (190) ______

TOTAL of points 1000 ______