Fall  2013                             Spanish 103: Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 TR, 1:30-2:45 (Section 1) (Course Call #85121, MRP 2030)

Dr. Edward Baranowski

Office: 2039 Mariposa Hall

Phone: (916) 278-6336

Office hours:  Mondays, 2:00-3:30, Thursdays, 3:00-4:30, or by appointment for other times.

E-mail:  ebaranowski@csus.edu

Personal Webpage: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/b/baranowski

Department of Foreign Languages Webpage: http://www.csus.edu/fl/

 

Course Materials

 

1.      (Required) Manual de Gramática (5th ed.), Eleanor Dozier and Zulma Iguina. Thomson-Heinle, 2013.

http://ilrn.heinle.com/ (Book companion website)

 

Recommended texts: A good dictionary and 501 Spanish Verbs (6th ed.), Christopher Kendris. Barrons: 2007.

 

Catalog description

Study of the specific components of Spanish grammar with particular emphasis on the Spanish verbal system, the subjunctive, and other problematic aspects of grammar. Will be of particular interest to those planning to teach Spanish as well as to the Spanish-speaking students. Note: SPAN 47 strongly recommended. Prerequisite: SPAN 2B or equivalent. 3 units.

Method of instruction:

 

This course is conducted entirely in Spanish using the following elements and techniques.

 

 

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have dramatically reinforced their knowledge of Spanish grammar, including in particular:

 

In this course students will also become more familiar with grammatical terminology and will be expected to supply a grammatical form when requested (e.g., the present subjunctive of correr).  In order to give students an opportunity to relate meaning to form (i.e., to understand why a particular structure is used in a given context), several writing activities will be assigned throughout the semester.

Course components

 

 

Quizzes may be unannounced and will always be given at the beginning of class. Your two lowest quiz scores—including any quizzes missed due to tardiness or absences—will be dropped.

 

General Class Policies

 

This class requires your participation and attendance is mandatory. You are allowed to miss TWO classes for the entire semester and need not justify these absences to the instructor. Starting with the third absence, however, you will lose one point from your attendance and participation grade for each day that you miss and your overall grade may be affected. If you are absent two times or less the entire semester, you will receive ten out of ten points. However, if you were absent seven times, you would lose five points off your participation grade and final grade for the course, receiving five of ten points.

 

For information on the university’s policy regarding academic honesty, go to:

 

http://www.csus.edu/admbus/umanual/UMA00150.htm

 

For information concerning plagiarism, go to:

 

http://library.csus.edu/content2.asp?pageID=353

 

Please be on time! More importantly, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, iPods, laptops and any other electronic devices before entering the classroom. No laptops may be used during class.

 

Grading scale

 

The following grading scale will be used for this course:

 

100-93=A

82-80=B-

69-67=D+

92-90=A-

79-77=C+

66-64=D

89-87=B+

76-73=C

63-60=D-

86-83=B

72-70=C-

59 and below=F

 

Scores are rounded up or down, i.e., 82.5 will be considered an 83, but 82.25 will be an 82. Incorrect use of accent marks will be worth a quarter-point on exams. Note: Exams must be taken when scheduled—there are no make-up exams.

 


Group Work

 

Working with other students is an extremely effective means of studying and not everyone in the group needs to be at the same proficiency level.  Get together with other students to practice conversation or to help each other understand the grammar explanations. Make sure, however, that you do not simply copy another student’s work and turn it in as your own.

 

Students with Disabilities

 

If you have a disability and require accommodations, you need to provide disability documentation to SSWD, Lassen Hall 1008, (916) 278-6955. Please discuss your accommodation needs with me after class or during my office hours early in the semester.

 

Important Dates:

 

Last day to add/drop on My Sac State for all semester classes: Friday, September 13th. (After this date, students must submit a petition signed by the instructor and department Chair with attached supporting statement and documentation for adds/drops.)

 

Last day to add/drop at department offices with approved petition signed by instructor and Chair: Monday, September 30th.

 

Last day to drop at department offices for “serious and compelling reasons”, with approved petition signed by instructor and Chair: Friday, October 11th.

 

Deadline to drop or withdraw from classes: Friday, November 22nd.

 

IMPORTANT: If you feel you need to be drilled more extensively in grammar, you may wish to consider meeting with a tutor on a weekly basis in Mariposa Hall. This is a free tutorial service available to students in the Department of Foreign Languages. A list of tutors and available times will be posted in Mariposa 2051 and on the Department of Foreign Languages webpage  by the second week of the semester.  It is the responsibility of the student to seek any extra assistance that is needed for success in this class. http://www.csus.edu/fl/tutors.htm)

 


Spanish 103 Tentative Course Calendar

 

 

Day

Material and pages to be read BEFORE class. The corresponding exercises can be done at your discretion.

Week 1

 

9/3

Introduction/Syllabification and Stress. Chap. 9, p.344-354, Ex. 9.19-9.42

9/5

Syllabification and Stress (Cont.)

Week 2

 

9/10

The Simple Present vs. the Present Progressive, Chap. 5, p.147-154; Chap. 6, p. 177-179; 194. Ex. 5.1-5.8, 6.1

9/12

The Simple Present vs. the Present Progressive (Cont.)

Week 3

 

9/17

Preterite and Imperfect, Chap. 5, p.154-157; Chap.6, p. 179-188. Ex. 5.10-5.12, 5.14-5.17, 6.4-6.6, 6.8-6.12

9/19

Preterite and Imperfect (Cont.)

Week 4

 

9/24

Past participle and compound tenses, Chap.5, p.158; Chap. 6, p. 189-193. Ex. 5.61-5.63, 6.13-6.17

9/26

Exam 1

Week 5

 

10/1

Indicative-Subjunctive (Present) Chap. 1, p.6-12; Chap. 5, p.162-165. Ex. 1.6-1.10, 5.29-5.34. Indicative-Subjunctive (Nominal Clauses) Chap. 6, p.203-213. Ex. 6.32-6.35

10/3

Indicative-Subjunctive (Nominal Clauses) (Cont.)

Week 6

 

10/8

Indicative-Subjunctive (Adjectival Clauses) Chap. 6, p.213-214. Ex. 6.41

10/10

Indicative-Subjunctive (Adverbial Clauses) Chap. 6, p.215-218. Ex. 6.43-6.44

Week 7

 

10/15

Indicative-Subjunctive (Adverbial Clauses)(Cont.) Indicative-Subjunctive (Past) Chap.5, p.165-166. Ex. 5.35-5.36

10/17

Indicative-Subjunctive (Past)  (Cont.)

Week 8

 

10/22

Repaso

10/24

Exam 2: Indicative-Subjunctive

Week 9

 

10/29

Future and Conditional, Chap. 5, p.159-161. Chap. 6, p.199-203, 228-231. Ex. 5.21-5.22, 5.24-5.27, 6.55, 6.58

10/31

Sequence of Tenses, Chap. 6, p.219-228. Ex. 6.46-6.49

Week 10

 

11/5

Ser/estar/haber/hacer/tener, Chap. 7, p.259-278. Ex. 7.1-7.10, 7.12-7.16, 7.18, 7.19

11/7

Ser/estar/haber/hacer/tener (Cont.)

Week 11

 

11/12

Exam 3

11/14

Nouns, Chap. 2, p.28-34. Ex. 2.2-2.8

Week 12

 

11/19

Adjectives, Chap. 2, p.34-42. Ex. 2.14-2.21

11/21

Comparisons, Chap. 2, p.43-47. Ex. 2.22-2.24. Pronouns, Chap. 3, p.49-67

Week 13

 

11/26

Pronouns (Cont.) Ex. 3.2-3.19

11/28

Thanksgiving—Campus closed

Week 14

 

12/3

Reflexive Pronouns, p.68-74, 245-252. Ex. 3.20-3.27; More pronouns, p.74-91. Ex. 3.28-3.43

12/5

Relative Pronouns, p.92-98  Ex. 3.44-3.47. Prepositions, Chap. 4, p.99-120. Ex. 4.2-4.21.

Week 15

 

12/10

Articles, Chap. 2, p. 28-34. Ex. 2.9-2.15. Hojas de repaso

12/12

Hojas de repaso

 

Final Exam: Thursday, December 19th, 12:45-2:45PM


Spanish 103 Student Data Sheet (Please fill out and bring to class on first day.)

 

 

Name:_______________________________

 

E-mail: ______________________________

 

Phone: ______________________________

 

Major: ______________________________

 

Year in school: _______________________

 

Can you make office hours? _____________

 

Please list in order all Spanish classes you have taken at the high school and collegiate levels, when and where you took them, and for how long.

 

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What extra-curricular activities will you be involved in this semester?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you traveled to any Spanish-speaking countries? Which ones? If you are a native speaker, where were you born and where did you grow up?

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any special concerns?