Spanish Grammar and Composition

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Grammar and Composition

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Composition, Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    REQUIREMENTS:
    It is essential to have enrolled in SPN 2240, and have an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.

    TEXTS: Presentations from Professor on Grammar topics.
    Grammar exercises will be photocopy handouts or internet exercises.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    This is course in grammar and composition in Spanish. Focus is directed towards those students that dominate the Spanish Language while speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The objectives for this course are: understanding grammar theory, applying the theory to grammar issues, expression, and style while acquiring a vast and profound vocabulary from various contexts.

    ATTENDANCE:
    1. Class attendance is obligatory.
    2. No absences are permitted.
    3. Coming to class drunk, hung over, or to take a nap results in an absence.
    4. For every absence and instance of lateness, the student must explain his/her motives to the professor.
    5. Obligatory attendance in Spanish Club and Conversation Exchange Activities.
    6. Each absence and instance of tardiness affects the participation grade and overall grade by 5% points. For example:

    In each circumstance (unexcused absence, tardiness, or lack of participation), the professor reserves the right to lower the final grade 5 percentage points.
    Example: 95% A ? (2 absences x 5): 95% A ?10%= 85% B

    GRADING:
    Grammar exams.....................60%
    Midterm.................................20%
    Final exam.............................40%
    Oral exam..............................10%

    Students will do a research project on a cultural theme and then present it orally in class.
    Writing.................20% Participation ..................10%

    PARTICIPATION:
    It is important that the student come to class and actively participate on a daily basis. Class will be conducted in Spanish ONLY!!!! The use of English is prohibited. It is recommended that the students come to class ready and mentally prepared to discuss the material in Spanish.

    IMPORTANT: FAILING TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL. MISSING A CLASS DOES NOT JUSTIFY COMING TO CLASS WITHOUT HAVING PREPARED THE READING OR HOMEWORK. SO, CONSULT Y A COLLEAGUE, OR THE PROFESSOR. NO EXCUSES.

    COMPOSITIONS:
    Students will write some compositions. The theme of the composition will be chosen by the professor. Will be written in class with the aid of a dictionary. The grade will be based on content, organization, vocabulary, and grammar.

    Grading Scale:
    100-95 A
    94-92 A-
    91-89 B+
    88-85 B
    84-80 B-
    79-77 C+
    76-74 C
    73-70 C-
    69-67 D+
    66-64 D
    63-60 D-
    59-0 F

    The professor reserves the right to make modifications to course content as special opportunities arise throughout the session.

    ADA POLICY:
    Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center of their home campus. Moreover an official letter must be given to the instructor and the Student Services Dept. of FSU Spain indicating the need for accommodations and what type. This must be done the first week of instruction.

    ACADEMIC HONOR SYSTEM:
    Students are expected and required to abide by the Academic Honor System as outlined in the FSU General Bulletin.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations