Spanish 302-02: Reading and Composition

Professor: Rony Garrido, Ph.D. 
Office: Trinity 136 (Ext. 898-4501)
E-mail: rgarrido@csuchico.edu
Office Hours: MW 9:00-9:50, W 2:10-4:00 (& by Appointment)

Prerequisite: Spanish 302 (absolutely necessary)

Textos:           

  • Vald�s, Dvorak y Hannum. Composici�n, proceso y s�ntesis
  • Vald�s, Dvorak y Hannum.  Cuaderno de pr�ctica
  • Course Readings (purchased at Mr. Copy)
  • Recommended: A medium-sized Spanish-English dictionary (i.e., Larousse)
  • Recommended: A Spanish Thesaurus (i.e., Diccionario Pr�ctico de Sin�nimos y ant�nimos).

Course Objectives and Goals: This course is a continuation of composition studies begun in Spanish 301, with an emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. The course will cover the entire writing process including: idea generation, outlining, rough drafts, revisions and production of final drafts.

Definition of Letter Grading Symbols (2000-2003 University Catalog, page 158):

Undergraduate Courses (numbered 1 to 299):

A -- Superior Work:

A level of achievement so outstanding that it is normally attained by relatively few students.

B --Very Good Work:

A high level of achievement clearly better than adequate competence in the subject matter/skill, but not as good as the unusual, superior achievement of students earning an A.

C -- Adequate Work:

A level of achievement indicating adequate competence in the subject matter/skill. This level will usually be met by a majority of students in the class.

D -- Minimally Acceptable Work:

A level of achievement which meets the minimum requirements of the course.

F -- Unacceptable Work:

A level of achievement that fails to meet the minimum requirements of the course. Not passing.

General Course Requirements:

Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance is required for this course.  Beginning with the fourth unexcused absence, 5% will be taken off the final grade.  Beginning with the eighth absence, 10% will be taken off the final grade.

Participation:  Active participation in every class discussion (asking and answering questions) is required for full credit in this category.

Student work: The student must complete all assignments on her/his own. A tutor or other qualified person may only be consulted in order to explain points of grammar or offer stylistic suggestions.  The student may not have her/his work proof read or corrected by tutors or native speakers.  There will be ample opportunity for students to carry out peer-editing with other students in the class.

NO makeup work will be given.  Late assignments will NOT be accepted.

Reading assignments – all reading assignments must be completed by the date outlined in the syllabus.  Pop quizzes will be given to ensure student completion of this requirement, and can be a major part of the participation grade.  The frequency of pop quizzes will depend upon overall class participation in discussions and activities based on reading assignments.

Homework – all written assignments must be completed in a timely manner, by the date on the syllabus; none will be accepted late.

Assignments

Journal: A journal or discussion submitted electronically at the WebCT component of the class (go to webct.csuchico.edu:8080), discussing topics assigned by the instructor.  Each entry will be assigned a grade (A, B, C, etc.) based on content and structure.  The organization and presentation of ideas are important as well structural aspects such spelling and grammar.  The following is expected from each entry: (1) insightful analysis and/or interpretation, 2) a well-argued and coherent discussion, and 3) good punctuation, spelling and grammar, including written accents.  Entries must be submitted before the class session when they are assigned in the calendar (topics will be locked afterwards).

Compositions: Each student will be responsible for writing 3 compositions and 3 (optional) revisions.  It is imperative that all compositions be typed on a word processor or personal computer.  The composition will be double-spaced with only the student�s I.D. number appearing at the top, with an appropriate title one line below.  The compositions should be written using Times or Times New Roman as the font (12 pt).  No credit will be given if the composition is not brought to class the day it is assigned.

Homework: Each homework assignment must be completed before coming to class.  The assignments will be specified in the tentative schedule or the instructor will announce them, at least, one class in advance.

Grading Criteria

A = 94– 100          A- = 90 – 93.4      B+ = 88 – 89.4      B = 84 – 87.4      B- = 80 – 83.4 etc.

Participation (includes attendance, quizzes, homework,  and in-class work)    20%

Compositions    60%

Journal    20%

Tentative Schedule

Enero
Lunes 28
Introducci�n al curso.  Instrucciones para inscribirse en WebCT.
M�erc. 30 Leer pp. 1-9 de Composici�n: Proceso y S�ntesis (C:PS).
Febrero
Viernes 1 WebCT #1: Los buscadores de oro (Todas las asignaciones de WebCT deben ser hechas antes de clase los d�as que se indiquen.  Leer pp. 10-17 de C:PS.
Lunes 4
Leer pp. 18-25 de C:PS.
Mi�rc.  6
Leer pp. 25-32 de C:PS.
Viernes 8
Leer pp. 34-40 de C:PS.
Lunes 11
WebCT #2: Quijote.  Continuar discusi�n de pp. 34-40.
Mi�rc. 13
Pr�ctica de gram�tica.
Viernes 15
Leer pp.41-48 de C:PS.
Lunes 18
WebCT #4: �Es que somos tan pobres;� examencito sobre este cuento.  Discusi�n y an�lisis del mismo.
Mi�rc. 20
Leer pp. 48-52 de C:PS.
Viernes 22
Traer la primera versi�n de la Composici�n 1 (No escriba su nombre, solamente los �ltimos 4 d�gitos de su n�mero de seguro social): Escribir en una p�gina y media (1.5) una narraci�n real o ficticia, que incluya suficiente descripci�n.  Peer-editing fuera de clase: cada estudiante se llevar� a casa una composici�n para revisarla con detenimiento.  Leer pp. 53-61 de C:PS.
Lunes 25
WebCT #4: �El hombre muerto�; devolver las composiciones revisadas y entregar al profesor una copia de los comentarios hechos a la composici�n revisada.  Pr�ctica de gram�tica y/o vocabulario.
Mi�rc. 27
ENTREGAR AL PROFESOR LA VERSI�N FINAL DE LA COMPOSICI�N 1 (identif�quela con los �ltimos 4 d�gitos de su n�mero de seguro social).  Continuar con pr�ctica de gram�tica y/o vocabulario.
Marzo
Viernes 1
Leer pp. 63-69 de C:PS, pr�ctica en escribir una tesis clara y ordenada.
Lunes 4
WebCT #5: ��Seguir juntos por los hijos?�; leer pp. 70-79 de C:PS, la exposici�n con base en el an�lisis.
Mi�rc. 6 
Leer pp. 79-85 de C:PS.
Viernes 8
Leer pp. 86-96 de C:PS.
Lunes 11
WebCT #6: �Secretarias y t�cnicos�; leer pp. 104-108, comparaci�n y contraste, causa y efecto.
Mi�rc. 13
Preparar una posible tesis para la Composici�n 2; leer pp. 109-115 de C:PS, causa y efecto.
Viernes 15
Leer pp. 122-131 de C:PS, como organizar los p�rrafos.
Lunes 18
WebCT #7: La pena de muerte; leer pp. 148-157 de C:PS.
Mi�rc. 20
Leer pp. 158-161 de C:PS.
Viernes 22
Leer las p�ginas161-166 de C:PS, estudiar los art�culos presentados
3/25-29
�Descanso de primavera!
Abril
Lunes 1
Feriado en honor a Cesar Ch�vez
Mi�rc. 3
Traer la primera versi�n de la Composici�n 2 (No escriba su nombre, solamente los �ltimos 4 d�gitos de su n�mero de seguro social): Escribir una exposici�n dos p�ginas (2) sobre el tema que usted escoja.  Peer-editingfuera de clase: cada estudiante se llevar� a casa una composici�n para revisarla con detenimiento.  Leer pp. 137-145, pr�ctica de gram�tica.
Viernes 5
Devolver las composiciones revisadas y entregar al profesor una copia de los comentarios hechos a la composici�n revisada.  Continuaci�n de pr�ctica gramatical.
Lunes 8
ENTREGAR AL PROFESOR LA VERSION FINAL DE LA COMPOSICI�N 2  (identif�quela con los �ltimos 4 d�gitos de su n�mero de seguro social).   Leer pp. 147-151 de C:PS.
Mi�rc. 10
WebCT #8: El aborto.  Leer pp. 167-68 de C:PS.
Viernes 12
Escribir una tesis sobre cualquier cuento le�do en clase.  Pr�ctica de escritura de una tesis ordenada.
Lunes 15
WebCT #9: �La jirafa....�  Pr�ctica de escritura de una tesis ordenada.
Mi�rc. 17
Leer pp. 170-78 de C:PS.
Viernes 19
Leer pp. 186-96 de C:PS.
Lunes 22
Leer pp. 197-212 de C:PS.
Mi�rc. 24
Leer pp. 219-230 de C:PS.
Viernes 26
Leer pp. 237-249 de C:PS.
Lunes 29
Traer la primera versi�n de la Composici�n 3.  Deben escribir 3-5 p�ginas en donde desarrollan la tesis del bosquejo preliminar.  Este ensayo requiere hacer investigaci�n y debe tener, como m�nimo, cuatro fuentes bibliogr�ficas, dos de las cuales deben ser en espa�ol.   Adem�s dos de esas fuentes deben ser de la biblioteca. Peer-editing fuera de clase: cada estudiante se llevar� a casa una composici�n para revisarla con detenimiento. Lectura  y an�lisis literario en clase.
Mayo
Mi�rc. 1
Devolver las composiciones revisadas.
Viernes 3
ENTREGAR AL PROFESOR LA VERSION FINAL DE LA COMPOSICI�N 3. Pel�cula (TBA).
Lunes 6 
Pel�cula (TBA).
Mi�rc. 8
Pel�cula (TBA).
Viernes 10
WebCT 11: Pel�cula; entregar cuestionario.  Discusi�n y an�lisis de la pel�cula.
Lunes 13
Lectura y an�lisis literario (poes�a).
Mi�rc. 15
Lectura y an�lisis literario (poes�a).
Viernes 17
Repaso para examen final.
Mi�rc. 22
Examen final de 12:00-1:50 pm.