— MA, Purdue University
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (512) 232-4548
- Office: BEN 5.100; Desk 47
- Office Hours: W 2:00-3:00pm; F 1:00-2:00pm
SPN S610D • Intermediate Spanish I
MTWTHF 1000am-100pm CMA 5.190
A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.
PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (email@example.com) and Christine Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org). Their office is located in BEN 2.108.
B. GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D
By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:
(a) express opinions, reactions and recommendations;
(b) discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;
(c) narrate past events and react subjectively to them;
(d) speak hypothetically about various events and situations;
(e) analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;
(f) recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;
(g) understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);
(h) understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);
(i) maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);
(j) produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)
SPN S601D • Introductory Spanish
MTWTHF 830am-1130am RLM 5.112
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
DEPARTAMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
SPN 601D INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
- This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students.
- You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document.
- You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.
1. PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM
The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.
The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):
(1) linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics / phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)
(2) communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)
(3) metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)
2. COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES
A. SPN 601D is the first course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. The course focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.
B. GOALS FOR SPANISH 601D:
By the end of the semester you should be able to do the following:
(a) manage a basic vocabulary and grammatical database to achieve communicational success as detailed below;
(b) analyze and understand spoken Spanish in conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports, etc;
(c) speak in Spanish to communicate ideas and interact with Spanish speakers;
(d) analyze and understand written Spanish conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports;
(e) write short compositions, notes, letters, emails, etc in Spanish;
(f) understand some of the cultural values and practices of the Hispanic world