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SPANISH 1Z06A Beginner's Intensive Spanish

Academic Year: Fall 2017

Term: Multiterm

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Geni Pontrelli

Email: pontreg@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 533

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23749

Office Hours: Wed. 11:30-1:20



Course Objectives:

OBJECTIVES:

This is an intensive course designed to take the beginning student through the essentials (including all 14 tenses) of the Spanish language and to teach him/her to use the language accurately and effectively in its written and spoken forms, while developing his/her awareness of the cultural contexts of the countries where Spanish is spoken.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Jarvis et al., ¡Hola, amigos! 3rd. Canadian ed. Jarvis et al., Student Activities e-sam (QUIA)


Method of Assessment:

METHOD:

The class will meet three (3) hours per week to pursue the objectives of the course. Students are required to prepare the lesson(s), complete the exercises workbook online on Quia and actively participate in activities designed to develop communication skills.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Evaluation and Grading   20% - Written tests (2) 8% - dictado (4) 11% - Quia 16% - Compositions (4)** 20% - DECEMBER MIDTERM EXAM 25% - Final Exam  


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Note: No deferrals allowed nor late assignments accepted, except in cases of documented, extenuating circumstances, a MSAF is required. A mark of zero will be entered for missed or late work, without exceptions   *Please, see “Syllabus” for dates.     NOTE: DATES AND DEADLINES The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.   Departmental policy: It is the policy of the Department of Linguistics and Languages that all email communication between students and instructors (including TAs) must originate from their official McMaster University email accounts. This policy protects the confidentiality and sensitivity of information and confirms the identities of both the student and instructor. Linguistics and Languages department instructors will delete messages that do not originate from McMaster email accounts


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

See Syllabus for daily homework, readings and assignments


Other Course Information:

Instructions for QUIA 2017-2018

 

 

Your instructor, Geni Pontrelli, invites you to enroll in the following course.

Course:

Spanish 1Z06

Code:

FTPPG833

Book:

¡Hola, amigos! Third Canadian Edition eStudent Activities Manual (eSAM)

Creating a Quia Account

If you do not have an account, you need to create one. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://books.quia.com and click Students, then click Create a new account.
  2. Select a username and password and enter your information, then click Submit.

Note: Remember to write down your username and password and be sure to select the correct time zone.

Also, please enter a valid e-mail address so we can send you your password if you forget it.

Entering the Book Key and Course Code

Enter the book key and course code to complete the enrollment process. You may already have a book key,

or you may need to purchase a book key. Depending on your situation, use one of the procedures below.

If you activated the book for a previous course, you can start at step 4 of I already have a book key below.

Once you have completed this step, the system lists the course and book on the Student Workstation

home page. To enter additional books, enter a book key in the Enter field and click Go.

Note: Book keys can only be used once. Your book key will become invalid after you use it.

I already have a book key

  1. Go to http://books.quia.com and log in.
  2. At the top of the page, enter your book key and click Go.
  3. Click Confirm to confirm your registration information. Your book will appear under
  4. the My books heading.
  5. Beside the book listing, enter the course code FTPPG833 in the Enter course code field and click Go.
  6. If necessary, select a class or section and click Submit.

I need to purchase a book key

  1. Go to http://books.quia.com and log in.
  2. At the top of the page, enter the course code FTPPG833 and click Go.
  3. If necessary, select a class or section and click Submit. The course and books will
  4. appear under the My classes heading.
  5. Locate the book and click buy.
  6. Proceed through the purchase process.

Note: If the buy link does not appear in Step 4, contact your instructor for information about obtaining a book key.

Using Quia

To access your Student Workstation in the future, go to http://books.quia.com and log in.

Here, you can open your book, submit activities, view your results, and view your instructor's

feedback. If you have any questions, contact Quia Support at http://books.quia.com/support.