Advanced Spanish: Composition
Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao
Area of Study
Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
DESCRIPTION AND GOALS
The main goal of the course is to provide students with the necessary resources for them to be able to write different types of basic texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.
The main contents of the course will be :
- Accent marks, main spelling rules and punctuation.
- Blog entries about general topics.
- Informal letters vs. formal letters.
- Journalistic texts.
Students will be provided with grammar and style guidelines pertaining to the different sorts of texts to be worked on in class. These guidelines will enable them to do tasks based on reflection, guided practice, and creativity.
Several in-class and take-home essays will be given. There will also be daily homework assignments.
The final grade will be calculated according to the following breakdown:
- Participation: 10%
- Compositions (3): 55%
- Final exam: 35%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.