Spanish 6 - Department of Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/undergrad/lower-division/courses
Instructor’s information will be available on the GauchoSpace site for the course
Departamento de español y portugués, UCSB
Español VI – Primavera 2015
Texto: MÁS, 2nd Edition (libro de texto) and Connect Plus access key (online activities and resources) 1
Semana
1
Lunes
30 marzo
Capítulo 9
Martes
31 marzo
Capítulo 9
Miércoles
1 abril
Capítulo 9
Jueves
2 abril
Capítulo 9
2
6 abril
Capítulo 9
7 abril
Capítulo 9
8 abril
Capítulo 9
9 abril
Capítulo 9
3
13 abril
Capítulo 9
14 abril
Capítulo 9
15 abril
Taller de redacción
16 abril
EXAMEN 1
4
20 abril
Capítulo 10
21 abril
Capítulo 10
22 abril
Capítulo 10
23 abril
Capítulo 10
5
27 abril
Capítulo 10
28 abril
Capítulo 10
29 abril
Capítulo 10
30 abril
Capítulo 10
6
4 mayo
EXAMEN 2
5 mayo
Taller de redacción
6 mayo
Capítulo 11
7 mayo
Capítulo 11
7
11 mayo
12 mayo
Capítulo 11
13 mayo
Capítulo 11
14 mayo
Capítulo 11
8
18 mayo
Capítulo 11
19 mayo
Capítulo 11
20 mayo
Taller de redacción
21 mayo
EXAMEN 3
9
25 mayo
Feriado
26 mayo
Capítulo 12
27 mayo
Capítulo 12
28 mayo
Capítulo 12
10
1 junio
Capítulo 12
2 junio
Capítulo 12
3 junio
Capítulo 12
4 junio
Capítulo 12
Final exam:
1
Saturday, June 6th, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
No other finals may be scheduled to conflict with language finals, and due to university policy,
there can be no changes to the date or time of the final exam. Keep in mind in planning your
work schedule, travels, and other personal activities and make the necessary arrangements.
You can buy access to the eBook and online activities for MÁS: ESPAÑOL INTERMEDIO online through Connect Plus; Connect Plus
includes an eBook version of the text + the online activities. Go to McGraw-Hill shop site at http://shop.mcgraw-hill.com/mhshop/ and
enter the ISBN number 9780077796945.
Departamento de español y portugués, UCSB
Español VI – Primavera 2015
FECHA
Capítulo 9
abril
30
31
1
2
MÁS (libro de texto)
Presentación / Ejercicio diagnóstico
Minilectura / Cultura: El machismo
Palabras: El individuo y los temas sociales
Cultura: El movimiento chicano
Preparación para Antes de ser libres
6
7
8
9
Estructura 21: El presente perfecto de subjuntivo
Estructura 21: El presente perfecto de subjuntivo
Discusión en clase: Antes de ser libres (Capítulo 1 y 2, hasta p. 28)
Estructura 22: Los pronombres relativos
13
Estructura 22: Los pronombres relativos
Introducción a la lectura (p. 232)
Lectura: Convocación de palabras
Taller de redacción
EXAMEN 1
14
15
16
Capítulo 10
20
21
22
23
PREPARACIÓN PARA LA
PRÓXIMA CLASE (also check
ConnectPlus for the online homework
activities. There are online activities
due almost everyday)
Leer: Cultura, pp. 220-221
Estudiar: Palabras, pp. 216-217
Leer Cultura, p. 231
Estudiar Estructura 21
Estudiar Estructura 22
Leer pp. 233-234, Hacer 3 y 4 (p. 235)
Leer: Minilectura, p. 241
Discusión: Antes de ser libres (Capítulo 3 y 4, hasta p. 60) , Entregar Redacción 1
Minilectura / Cortometraje
Estudiar: Palabras, pp. 242-243
Palabras: Para hablar de historia
Estudiar Estructura 23
Estructura 23: El imperfecto de subjuntivo
27
28
29
30
Capítulo 11
mayo
4
5
6
7
Estructura 23: El imperfecto de subjuntivo
Cultura p. 246 / Cultura p. 258
Estructura 24: El condicional
Discusión en clase: Antes de ser libres (Capítulo 5 y 6, hasta p. 85)
11
12
13
14
Palabras: El arte y el urbanismo, Entregar redacción 2
Estructura 25: Pasado perfecto y pluscuamperfecto
Estructura 25: Pasado perfecto y pluscuamperfecto
Discusión: Antes de ser libres (capítulos 9 y El diario de Anita, hasta
p. 152)
Estudiar: Estructura 25
Estructura 26: El condicional perfecto
Cultura: Simón Bolívar
Taller de redacción
EXAMEN 3
Leer Cultura p. 272, 280
18
19
20
21
Capítulo 12
25
26
27
28
junio
1
2
3
4
6
EXAMEN 2
Taller de redacción
Minilectura / Cultura: El Barroco
Discusión: Antes de ser libres (capítulos 7 y 8, hasta la pág. 111)
Feriado
Cortometraje / Cultura: El realismo mágico
Palabras: El gobierno y el proceso democrático
Discusión: Antes de ser libres (capítulo 10 y 11, hasta la pág. 181)
Entregar redacción 3
Estructura 27: La voz pasiva
Estructura 27: La voz pasiva
Estructura 28: Subjuntivo cláusulas independientes
Estructura 28: Subjuntivo cláusulas independientes
EXAMEN FINAL 8:00-11:00 AM
Leer Cultura, p. 246 and 258
Estudiar Estructura 24
Leer Minilectura, p. 266
Estudiar: Palabras, pp. 268-269
Estudiar: Estructura 26
Leer Cultura, p. 302
Estudiar: Palabras, pp. 290
Estudiar: Estructura 27
Estudiar: Estructura 28
http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/undergrad/lower-division/courses
Instructor’s information will be available on the GauchoSpace site for the course
Departamento de español y portugués, UCSB
Español VI – Primavera 2015
Required texts:
1. MÁS, 2nd Edition (libro de texto) and Connect Plus access key (online activities and resources)
2. Álvarez, Julia. (2002) Antes de ser libres. Dell Laurel-Leaf. (ISBN-10: 0375815457, ISBN-13: 9780375815454)
Buy access to the eBook and online activities for MÁS: ESPAÑOL INTERMEDIO online through
Connect Plus; Connect Plus includes an eBook version of the text + the online activities. Go to McGrawHill shop site at http://shop.mcgraw-hill.com/mhshop/ and enter the correct ISBN number
9780077796945.
Course Description: The second year Spanish program at UCSB is designed to help students
consolidate their basic knowledge of Spanish while developing the four language skills: listening,
speaking, reading, and writing. The course introduces the subjunctive mood and vocabulary related to
current topics of interest, as well as functional phrases and grammar structures with an emphasis on
real communication in meaningful cultural contexts.
By the end of the quarter you will have learned vocabulary that allows for basic communication on
topics including social issues, history, art and urbanism, government, and economics. The major
grammar points covered to support communication on these topics are the simple and compound
tenses in the subjunctive in main and subordinate clauses, relative pronouns, simple and compound
conditional tenses and formation of conditional clauses, and the passive voice. By the end of the
quarter you will be able to produce an argumentative essay in Spanish.
A note about reading in this course
Reading a novel outside of class is a major component of this course. The novel is accessible to the
intermediate-level student of Spanish with the support of reading guides and vocabulary lists.
Nevertheless, reading will be challenging at first and you should expect to dedicate approximately 2-3
hours of time to reading each chapter. Specific reading strategies will be discussed in class so that
reading in Spanish can become more automatic and, ultimately, rewarding.
Attendance: Due to the nature of language learning in general, class attendance is mandatory since it
is absolutely critical for developing communicative abilities in Spanish. At the same time, it is
understood that circumstances and events such as illnesses, weddings, funerals, job interviews, family
emergencies, etc. may prevent your attendance. Therefore, you will be allowed a total of three
absences during the quarter. These are not free days, so plan accordingly. Starting with the fourth
absence, regardless of the reasons for the first three, ONE percentage point will be subtracted from
the final calculated course grade for each additional absence. Late arrivals and early departures may
also count as absences. BE PROMPT! If health or personal issues will prevent your regular attendance,
you should not take this class since your final grade will be severely affected.
Active participation: Your in-class participation involves a number of variables, including, but not
limited to, the following:
• Your use of Spanish in the classroom
• Your participation in all in-class activities and online activities through GauchoSpace
• Your cooperation during group and pair-work
• Your respect and attitude toward the instructor and your peers
Since the class requires active participation, ABSOLUTELY NO TEXT MESSAGING, USE OF CELL
PHONES OR WEB BROWSING is permitted during class. Doing so will severely affect your
participation grade.
Online activities: Connect Plus offers additional practice with vocabulary, grammar and listening
comprehension, to be done by students outside of class. In order to have access to Connect Plus you
will need an access key (usually packaged with your textbook, or available for purchase online). Go to
the Connect Plus site (http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com) and create an account. In order to enroll in
your course you will need a URL that will be provided to you by your instructor.
There is homework due on ConnectPlus almost every day. You are responsible for completing all
activity assignments on Connect Plus by the due date at time listed on the website. Make sure you click
on the “next assignments” tab so that you don’t miss any assignments.
Compositions: There will be three short essays, with two drafts each. These essays should be typed,
double-spaced, and 650-750 words long. Accent marks and Spanish special characters must be typed
too. Compositions that do not meet these requirements will not be graded. The first draft of each
composition will count for 60% of the grade; the second (final) draft will count for 40% of the grade:
the two scores combined constitute the final grade for that particular composition. The first and final
drafts cannot be exactly alike. If no rewriting is done by the student, no credit will be given for the
final draft. No help may be obtained outside of class (friends, more proficient speakers or former
instructors). If you would like feedback on your writing assignments, you must use the Campus
Learning Assistance Services (CLAS). If you use this tutorial service, request the yellow confirmation
card from your tutor and attach it to your assignment when you turn it in. The compositions are due
the day indicated on the syllabus. No compositions will be accepted late.
Cheating and Plagiarism: All instructors in the Spanish and Portuguese language program will follow
University policy concerning cheating and plagiarism, including when evaluating compositions. The
following practices, among others, are considered instances of plagiarism:
• copying and pasting from outside references or electronic sources
• paraphrasing or translating without acknowledging the source
• using online translators in any capacity (e.g. not even as dictionaries)
• getting revising/rewriting help from more advanced speakers other than the tutors at CLAS or
your instructor
All instructors in the Spanish and Portuguese department are professionals trained in language
teaching and linguistic competence. They can EASILY recognize work that is not your own. Know
what plagiarism is: ignorance will not excuse the offense. If an instance of academic dishonesty is
discovered, the professor may give a failing grade to the student on the assignment or for the course.
If you have any questions about plagiarism, please ask your instructor and consult the Academic
Conduct guidelines by Judicial Affairs: http://judicialaffairs.sa.ucsb.edu/AcademicIntegrity.aspx.
You are allowed to use an online dictionary (not online translators) such as wordreference.com. The
only acceptable revision help is with the Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS). Please take a
moment to see when composition drafts are due so that you can schedule to meet with a CLAS tutor
for revising help.
In the event that a student is found to have committed plagiarism or other forms of academic
dishonesty, he/she will receive a ZERO on the assignment. Furthermore, under University policy, the
instructor is obligated to report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Students, whose office will
investigate the incident and decide what additional sanctions will be applied.
Testing and grading: All of the exam dates are included in the syllabus. There are NO makeup exams.
If you miss an exam or in-class assignment you will only be allowed to make it up if you present
official documentation that justifies your absence. The final exam will be cumulative and will include
a final composition. The grading policy follows. There is no extra credit. The following are the cutoff
points for each grade:
A+ 98
A 93
A- 90.0
B+ 88
B
83
B- 80.0
C+
C
C-
78
73
70.0
Exams: [email protected] 15% each
Online Activities (ConnectPlus and GauchoSpace)
Compositions 3 @ 5% each
Active participation
Final exam
D+ 68
D
63
D- 60.0
45%
10%
15%
5%
25% (comprehensive)
Pass/No Pass option: Students fulfilling the language requirement are strongly discouraged from
taking Spanish classes Pass/No Pass. A grade of C or better is required to pass with this option and no
student with a final percentage lower than 73 will be assigned a grade of Pass.
Possible Spanish Majors: Intermediate Spanish classes are designed to present the tools necessary for
learning Spanish. Students do not automatically become either fluent or proficient by completing this
program as language acquisition must occur outside of the classroom. Students hoping to become
proficient and/or major or minor in Spanish are strongly encouraged to participate in an Education
Abroad or Immersion program.
No Make-up exam policy: No make-up exams will be given for personal events, including weddings,
graduations, interviews, etc.