SPN 327G • Advanced Grammar and Composition I
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
The main objective of this course is to provide students with an advanced proficiency in the Spanish language, as well as to develop their ability to think and write critically and analytically. The course is designed to give students an intensive practice at the advanced level in the interrelated skills of reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Consequently, Spanish 327 offers an in-depth study of the typically problematic aspects of Spanish grammar for English speakers, vocabulary building through a variety of readings and exercises, oral and writing activities and composition assignments. Course work is organized around a series of topics deemed essential for advanced students of Spanish, on readings from literary and periodical sources that provide topics for compositions, and on grammar and vocabulary exercises. In class, active participation is expected from all students, making it essential that each student read, study, and prepare in advance the material assigned for each class day and carefully prepare all writing activities so as to develop composition skills. All instruction, in-class activities, readings and assignments are in Spanish.
Exams 50% Compositions 30% Oral presentations 10% Attendance and participation 10%
Jordan, Isolde and Jose Pereiro-Otero. Curso de gramtica avanzada del espaïol. 1st ed, Prentice Hall, 2005.