|S311 Spanish Grammar
||F 3:00-5:00 p.m., CM 252
This course is a special section offered as
a directed readings course for one student.
The course is designed to increase the student's
control of Spanish grammar so she can more accurately and correctly express
herself in written and spoken Spanish. A secondary goal is to develop the
student's understanding of the terminology and rules of grammar so she can
better understand how the language functions and be better prepared for the
possibility of teaching it in the future. To achieve these goals and to increase
the student's reading and listening abilities in Spanish, she will be required
Read all assigned grammar explanations in the textbook. The book is
written in Spanish. The student is encouraged to consult other reference
materials including ones in English, but must read our textbook and learn
the terminology it uses.
Do all the assigned grammar exercises from the exercise book and any
handouts prepared by the instructor. The student is to write out all
the replies for the even-numbered questions for regular grammar/vocabulary
exercises of a chapter for a typical class period. She may write the answers
in the book.
Workbook. The student will not be required to do exercises in the
workbook for this course.
Write occasional compositions in Spanish incorporating as far as possible
the grammatical structures being studied.
Attend all classes, participate in class discussions and exercises, and
use Spanish in the classroom.
Show mastery of the material in the five scheduled tests and any quizes.
The content of each test, including to some extent the final exam, will focus
primarily on the material covered since the previous test; however, language
is a cumulative process, and material covered in earlier chapters must
necessarily reappear in subsequent tests. [A project of some type may also
be required, but a final decision has not been made.]
Note: Work handed in late will be given
a reduced grade and no make-up tests will be given, except in cases of emergency
or where the student makes arrangement with the professor in advance.
The students' final grade in the course will
be based on: class participation and preparation (25%), written assignments
(25%), and exams and quizes (50%).
The following text is required: Avanzando:
Gramática española y lectura, 4th edition, by Sara Lequerica
de la Vega and Carmen Salazar. John Wiley & Sons, 1997. [The
accompanying workbook is not required.]
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Last updated: Jan. 10, 2001