UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

EVENING COURSE-SPANISH 101-102-103

SYLLABUS

 

 

 

Instructor: Rita Wirkala                                Quarter: Winter

Schedule: Tue and Thu 7PM/9:20PM           Home Office Phone: (206)368 2576   ritaw@u.washington.edu                             

 

 

I) Objectives

 

This is a fast-paced beginning course in Spanish. The objective of the course is to develop in a balanced form the various skills for language acquisition: listening and comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. You will also get your first taste of Hispanic cultural behavior and artistic expression.

 

 

II) Required  Material

 

Textbook: ÀSab’as queÉ? 4th edition.

Activities: ManualÀSab’as queÉ? 4th edition.

               Sp.101: Vol 1

               Sp.102: Vol 2

               Sp. 103: Vol 3

 

 

III) Student Responsibilities

 

            a) To come to class prepared. This includes to read the grammatical section and to get familiar with the vocabulary we will be using for the incoming class.

 

            b) To work in your assignments on your own and self correct them using the answer key at the end of your manual, when applicable. You will do the parts that are being assigned in class.

 

            c) To come to class regularly. Your grade will suffer from poor attendance in the item ÒparticipationÓ.

 

            d) To listen to the auditory exercises in your Manual. They are available at the Media Center in CDs and audiotapes. You can also listen to the complete audio program in your own computer. Log on to the Online Learning Center website at:

www.mhhe.com/sabiasque4.

The audio program is necessary to complete your exercises in the Manual.

 

 

IV) Course Content

 

In 101, we will cover material from chapter 1-6

In 102, we will cover material from chapter 7-12

In 103, we will cover material from chapter 13-18

 

There will be 6 QUIZZES and one presentation. THERE ARE NO MAKE UP QUIZZES, but you can drop the lower score.

 

Schedule will be distributed first day of class.

 

 

V) Grading Policy:

 

GRADES DISTRIBUTION 

 

Points

Homework................................... . 10

Participation............................... ..  20

Quizzes:  5 x 30  ............ ..............150

Presentation  ................................   20

Total..............................................  200

 

 

To calculate your final grade, divide your accumulated points by 200 and use the table of equivalences of the University of Washington.