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

Fall 2005

SPN 327W • Advanced Grammar and Composition

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47130 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
mez 1.120

Course Description

The main objectives of this course are (1) to become proficient in writing in the Spanish language within a business context; (2) to become familiar with the business and cultural practices used in the professional Hispanic world; and (3) to become familiar with the economic, political and social environments that encourage business practices in the Hispanic markets.

In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, students will review the most challenging grammar structures of the Spanish language. Moreover, they will be introduced to Spanish vocabulary and terminology used in different business scenarios and will be expected to write different compositions using the learned material.

Grading Policy

2 Exams 20 % 4 Compositions 1st and 2nd 20 % 3rd and 4th 30 % 5 Quizzes 10 % 1 Oral presentation Performance 5 % Handout 5 % Participation 5 % Attendance 5 %


Schmitt, Conrad J y Protase E. Woodford. Economía y finanzas: lecturas y vocabulario en español. New York: MacGraw-Hill, 1992. (ISBN: 0-07-056824-3). Kattán-Ibarra, Juan y Angela Howkins. Spanish Grammar in Context. New York: MacGraw-Hill, 2003. (ISBN: 0-07-141931-4)


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