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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2003

SPN 367K • Syntax and Stylistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45105 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Batts 203
koike

Course Description

The objective of this course is for learners to advance in their ability to express themselves in Spanish at the Advanced level or higher, according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, in different types of discourse. Among these types are the functions of describing, narrating, evaluating, paraphrasing, instructing, reporting, convincing, presenting a point of view, and hypothesizing. The Advanced level is that which one must reach in order to pass the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT).

Grading Policy

Discussion and preparation 15% Presentations in class 15% Tapes 25% First and second exams 25% Interview and analysis 10% Panel discussion 5% Self-analysis 5%

Texts

Biron, C. and D. Koike, Puntos de vista: Conversación (and tape).

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