Fall Quarter 2007
Instructor: Dr. Teresa Fernández-Ulloa
Office: DDH B110
Language Lab: DDH/E-102
Office Phone: 664-2354
Language Lab Phone: 665-6028 CHECK LAB HOURS ON ITS DOOR
Office hours: Wednesday 3:30-5:55, Friday 9:30-12:00
Classroom: DDH 104K
Days and time: MW, 6:00 - 8:05 p.m.
Apart from all the homework, compositions and readings that appear online here, you are supposed to work with the textbook website exercises (www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5) and the workbook listenings at the Language Lab or at home.
ALL THE MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED (HOMEWORK, READINGS...) WILL BE ONLINE.
I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK.
Last modification of this syllabus: September 4, 2007
Schedule of classes
10. Lección preliminar
12. Lección preliminar
17. Lección preliminar. Bring
Review Preliminar and Ejercicios
Lesson Preliminar done.
19. Lección 1
24. Movie: El hijo de la novia-The Son of the Bride.
26. Lección 1. Print Review lesson 1
1. Lección 1
3. Test 1: lessons preliminar and 1 (+composition about the movie, 100-150 words-30 points; + reading about Argentina-20 points)
Homework: Questions Lesson 1
Remember to prepare the online exercises (www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5) and Listenings Preliminar and 1 (at www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5 you have the listenings; the answer key is in the main website of this course).
8. Lección 2
10. Lección 2
15. Lección 3
17. Lección 3
22. Movie: Sin dejar huella-Without a Trace.
24. Lección 4
29. Lección 5
31. Test 2: lessons 2 and 3 (lessons 4 and 5 are not included in the test; but there will be a composition related to them-15 points, plus a composition about Sin dejar huella-30 points, and a reading about Mexico-20 points)
Homework: Review Lesson 2 with questions
5. Movie: Diarios de motocicleta-Motorcycle Diaries. Lección 6
7. Lección 6. Oral presentations.
12. Holiday. Veterans Day. Campus closed.
14. Lección 6. Oral presentations.
19. Last day of classes. We will watch
a movie for the final (El laberinto del fauno).
Turn in materials for Test 3: Lección 6 (composition about Diarios de motocicleta-30 points + a reading about el Che Guevara-20 points + composition in imperfect tense-20 points + exercises from the textbook-30 points)
Homework: Present and direct object exercises
Final exam: November 28, 2007, 5:00-7.30 p.m. Composition and exercises about El laberinto del fauno/Pan's labyrinth and a reading about Spain with questions.
Extra credit: reading El enamorado
TEXTBOOK/WORKBOOK: ¿Sabías que…? (Fifh Edition)
by Van Patten, Lee and Ballman
You will also need a dictionary.
TESTS: Tests will have two parts. One will be a listening and written test in the class, the other one will be a reading and a composition that you will prepare at home and you will bring the day of the exam. You will have the information in this website.
ORAL EXAM/PRESENTATION: Presentation about a Spanish speaking country. At least 8 slides with pictures. You are not supposed to be reading, so, please, give your instructor the composition or ideas you have prepared, and limit the writing in the slides. Your instructor will assign you a country.
COMPOSITIONS (your teacher will have the topics in this website,
apart from telling them in the class). They have to be 100-150 words.
COMPOSITIONS MUST BE TYPED AND DOUBLE SPACED.
READINGS: THE DAY OF THE FINAL EXAM YOU WILL HAVE TO TURN IN
A SUMMARY (IN SPANISH) OF ALL THE READINGS INCLUDED AT THE END OF EACH
CHAPTER. IT SHOULD BE ONE TO TWO PAGES LONG.
I WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK. ALL THE EXERCISES, COMPOSITIONS... HAVE TO BE WRITTEN DOWN "IN SPANISH"
Workbook and web exercises are due for each lesson covered in
You should do the exercises in the web: www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5. That web site will correct your exercises, so you do not need to send them to me.
Workbook: You only need to do some listenings that are specified in the class web site. The answers are at the end of the workbook (also in the class web site), so, please, correct them. All these exercises will help you for the exam. You do not need to turn them in.
All this is not considered homework. Only questions or assignments that I will give in the class and I will post in this website.
If you wish to work in the Language Lab in DDH/E 102, always bring your textbook with you. You will have the CDs in the computers there. The Language Lab is located in DDH/E-102.
PLEASE, DO NOT SAY "I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO", "YOU DIDN'T TELL". YOU WILL HAVE EVERYTHING HERE.
A student's grade will depend on the following factors:
3 test 15% each
Final exam (take home test) 15%
Oral presentation 10%
Readings (at the end of each lesson) 10%
Classroom participation, behavior 5%
Homework/Compositions/Exam reviews 15%
You will have an extra credit at the end of the course. That will count an extra 5%. You will have to turn it in the day of the final exam.
NO STUDENT MAY CHANGE THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HIS OR HER QUIZZES,
ORAL PRESENTATIONS, COMPOSITIONS OR FINAL EXAM WITHOUT AN URGENT EXCUSE
A STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL WORK COVERED AND ASSIGNED REGARDLESS OF HIS/HER ABILITY TO ATTEND CLASS, WHICH MEANS THAT ONE MUST COME TO CLASS, AFTER ABSENCES, AND BE UP-TO-DATE WITH THE SYLLABUS AND THE REST OF THE CLASS.
IF YOU PLAN NOT TO ATTEND TO ONE OR SOME CLASSES, BE RESPONSIBLE AND TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME. ASK YOUR CLASSES MATES ABOUT THE MATERIALS COVERED. YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ABSENCES OR YOU NOT KNOWING SOMETHING THAT WE ALREADY EXPLAINED IN THE CLASS.
WE WILL CORRECT EXERCISES IN CLASS. I DO NOT GIVE CREDIT FOR THOSE ASSIGNMENTS, BUT THEY ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO LEARN THE MATERIALS; IF YOU DO NOT COME, PLEASE, CHECK WITH YOUR CLASS MATES.
NO MAKE-UP TEST WILL BE GIVEN; HOWEVER, THE SUBSEQUEST TEST WILL COUNT DOUBLE. IF SUBSEQUENT TEST IS ALSO MISSED, THE PREVIOUSLY MISSED TEST WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE COUNTED AS AN F.
GRADING PROCEDURE: The grading system in all Spanish courses is identical to the one described on page 70 of the 2005-2007 CSUB Catalog. Students will be given letter grades on all their tests - both written and oral; on their written assignments, such as compositions; oral presentation; written work; and on their final exam.
INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP AND GRADES/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
The CSUB rules regarding the integrity of scholarship will be strictly enforced. For your information, the rules, as they appear on page 80 of the 2005-2007 CSUB Catalog are as follows:
The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of teachers and scholars. The University expects that both faculty and students will honor these principles and in so doing protect the validity of University grades. This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. Instructors, for their part, will exercise care in the planning and supervision of academic work so that honest effort will be positively encouraged.
Plagiarism, the practice of taking ideas and writings from another and
offering them as one's own, is a form of cheating and is unacceptable.
It may consist of handing in someone else's work, copying a composition,
using ideas, paragraphs, sentences, or phrases written by another or using
ideas, data, and statistics compiled by another. This includes rearrangement
of phrases from the original into a new pattern.
When using ideas, interpretations, or material written or compiled by another, acknowledgement of indebtedness to the original author or source must be made by the use of quotation marks, footnotes or similar references.
A student may not submit a paper (or two papers which are substantially the same) for credit in two different courses unless a prior agreement to accept such work has been made between the instructors involved.
If any instance of academic dishonesty is discovered by an instructor, it is the instructor's responsibility to give a failing grade to the student for the course. In every case, the instructor should notify in writing the Dean of Students and the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled of the circumstances of the case. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the first offense will result in the student's receiving an "F" in the course and the second offense will result in termination of the student's enrollment at the University.
A student may appeal any sanction employed by the instructor and the
University based upon an allegation of academic dishonesty by initiating
grievance procedures within no more than fifteen (15) school days (academic
year) after notification of the grade is mailed or personally given to