Span 102 fall 2017 Syllabus (08028)

San Diego City College
Instructor: Jaime Estrada-Olalde. jolalde@yahoo.com
Office: AH-518-d Phone: 388-3785

Spanish 102 (08028) Room AH506 || MW 6:55-9:25 am

Office hours: 9:30-11:00 am Tue & Th Phone: 388-3785

 

First of all, this is San Diego City College. Don’t get confuse with the school across from us, San Diego High School..

Classroom Conduct

All students have the right to learn without interference from others. Faculty members have the authority to protect this right by creating and maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. Students should be in class, in their seats, and ready to participate at the scheduled class start time.  Acts of classroom misconduct will not be tolerated, and students guilty of such misconduct may be subject to classroom and institutional disciplinary actions.

What is classroom misconduct?

Classroom misconduct is any behavior which disrupts or interferes with the learning experience. Students are required and expected to conduct themselves as mature, considerate adults. Students should conduct and express themselves in a way that is respectful to all persons. This includes respecting the rights of others to comment and participate fully in class.

Classroom misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Engaging in behavior disrupts or interferes with the learning experience. Behavior such as but not limited to talking in class while the faculty member or other students are speaking, using offensive language, creating distractions or disturbances, sleeping, and reading unrelated materials is, in many situations, considered disruptive behavior to the learning process.

  • Using cell phones, or other electronic devices that disrupt the learning process or teaching environment is not allowed under most circumstances. The use of personal laptop computers is acceptable; however, laptop computers must be used only for note-taking or activities in direct support of the course objectives. Faculty members reserve the right to ask students to shut down any electronic devices.

  • Leaving the classroom prior to the end of class is considered a disruption to the learning process and should be avoided unless exceptional circumstances arise.

Consequences of Classroom Misconduct

Students who commit acts of classroom misconduct are subject to classroom and College sanctions where the instructor may summarily suspend the student for the class meeting when the infraction occurred as well as the following class meeting; extreme cases can result in the extended suspension or expulsion as stipulated by the STUDENT RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUE PROCESS.

(http://www.sdcity.edu/Portals/0/About/OfficesAndAdministration/StudentAffairs-/Policy3100.pdf)

Withdrawal from a course does not exempt a student from any pending charges of classroom misconduct.
Any of the following sanctions may be imposed by the faculty member for any violation of classroom misconduct:

  1. Giving a warning – an oral explanation by a College official of violation and possible consequences if misconduct continues.

  2. Dismissal from the remaining class time during which the infraction occurs;

  3. Dismissal from the remaining class time during which the infraction occurs, with required meeting with designated college employee (faculty member, Department Head, or Associate Dean) prior to returning to class;

  4. Assignment of a reduced or failing grade on an assignment, paper, project or exam;

  5. Reduction in the final grade for the course;

  6. Assignment of a failing grade for the course;

  7. Required meeting with the faculty member and/or a college official if necessary;

  8. Referral to the conduct office.

If removed from class for a second offense, or if the first offense is egregious and/or involves threatening behavior, the student will be on temporary suspension from that class pending investigation by the STUDENT RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUE PROCESS. (http://www.sdcity.edu/Portals/0/About/OfficesAndAdministration/StudentAffairs-/Policy3100.pdf)

Course Description.

In this interactive continuation of Spanish 101, students develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills at a more complex level. Students further develop their receptive and productive competencies to the intermediate low/mid-level. The course explores additional Spanish language structures and vocabulary for communication. This course is intended for students who want to further their basic proficiency in the Spanish language, students who want to take a third-semester Spanish course, and students who want to continue learning Spanish for their personal enrichment.

Prerequisite:
SPAN 101, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or two years of high school Spanish with a grade of 'C' or better, or equivalent.

Advisory:

ENGL 043, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level W4.

Course Objectives (SLOS's)

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Identify sound and meaning in Spanish at a novice-high level by building on previously acquired skills.

  • Express immediate needs, ask questions, or make statements orally and in writing in Spanish using slightly longer learned utterances.

  • Describe basic life situations by using previously introduced grammatical structures of Spanish with increased accuracy and by applying the newer structures presented in this course.

  • Comprehend written work in Spanish by applying pre-reading strategies, making decisions based on context, answering questions, and expressing an opinion, orally and in writing, in Spanish at a novice-high level.

  • Examine various themes in Hispano American and Spanish history, geography, art, music, and general culture using Spanish language.

  • Produce original research-based writing in Spanish by utilizing various forms of learning and communication technology.

 

Notes
Spanish, like English, uses colloquial expressions that vary from region to region or from country to country. We will learn the correct international Spanish language and limit, at this level, the highly colloquial “barrio” language.

No drink beverages allowed, other than water, no food.

Required text and materials

(If you took Spanish 101 in the spring 2017 or summer 2017 using Vistas book, you already have the text for this class)

These are your working tools. Have your own copy!  Sharing your books prevents you from using them in class and lowers your participation grade.  This policy is strictly enforced.

VISTAS: CHAPTS 1-18 (LSLEAF) W/SUPERSITE PLUS CODE (GOOD FOR ALL 3 SEMESTERS) / VISTA HIGHER LEARNING

ISBN: 

978-1-68004-310-5 Edition: 5

“This class requires technology access. Without it, you won’t be able to complete the online assignments that are necessary for the course. You will spend more if you buy your textbook and Supersite code separately. Used and rented books bought elsewhere do not include the code you need.

If you want to buy the book directly from the Vista Higher Learning store, go here (http://vistahigherlearning.com/store/sdcity.htm) or buy complete packages at the school bookstore.”

Plan carefully: the online workbook represents 15% of the whole semester grade.

E-mail account: As a way to have better communication and to help you with your questions, you need to have an e-mail account.  We’ll discuss this during the first class meeting.

Students with disabilities: --A student with a verified disability may be entitled to appropriate academic accommodations.  Please Contact your instructor and/or the Disabled Students Programs & Services Office: Program Coordinator, Brianne Kennedy. bkennedy@sdccd.edu
Phone: (619) 388-3513 | (619) 388-3313 (TTY), for further information.

EXPECTATIONS AND POLICIES

I) Attendance and participation top
Participation in class is essential and it is directly tied to attendance. No being in class it is not excuse for failing to turn in assignments and/or homework. You are expected to be present on time and for the duration of the class. Be aware that your grade for class participation means your regular active oral participation in Spanish (avoidance of English). You can have up to 2 justified absents. The "justified" word means that you can turn in any class work you may miss the day you were absent. Students will lose 50 points for each unjustified absent; and remember you CANNOT have more than 3 absents without being drop from the class or have a non passing grade.

II) Throughout the course the student is expected to:

  • Read the assigned grammar before coming to class.

  • Complete the corresponding assignments and turn them in to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

  • Arrive and attend class punctually.

  • Complete the assigned exercises in the Vistas Supersite workbook.

  • Be ready to participate in all class activities.

  • Take all the examinations on the scheduled dates.

  • Pronounce Spanish with accuracy.

  • Write sentences, phrases, and paragraphs.

  • Make oral presentations. (randomly questions asked during class)

  • Speak Spanish at an intermediate elementary level as regards pronunciation and stress, grammar, syntax, word order, and vocabulary.

  • Compare and contrast English and Spanish structure, especially as they reflect the culture and society of the peoples who speak each language. Language is both linguistic and cultural

  • Evaluate, compare, contrast, and analyze Spanish and Hispanic culture.

  III) Evaluation:

During the semester we’ll have 5 chapter exams as well as several quizzes. There is not make-up exam.


The time allocated for chapter exams is 60 minutes.  No additional time is allocated to students arriving late for the test.
If you know some Spanish, don’t assume that you know everything. Everyone, not exceptions, must complete all assignments in order to pass this class.

IV) Homework and Online workbook:

Homework is due on the dates indicated in the Tentative Schedule.  It is expected that all students, regardless of the entrance proficiency level, complete the workbook.  Failure to do so indicates lack of a serious intent to study for the class and the student may be dropped.  No late homework will be accepted.

V) Oral Practice:

There will be daily speaking activities. 

 VI) Cellular phones:

As courtesy to the class and the instructor, turn off all cellular phones before entering the class.

Grading & evaluation:

Your semester grade will be based on the following grading policy:


Points

Evaluation part

1000

5 Chapter Exams   (25%)

600

6 online workbook chapters (15%)

600

12 Quizzes (15%)

600

 6 lab visits (15%) You won’t be able to make up any of these if you miss them.

900

Participation - In class Activities – attendance (22.5%)

300

Final Exam (7.5%)


Academic Integrity: (you are not allowed to use any electronic devices while taking examinations)

Cheating and plagiarism can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project or assignment to a failing grade in the course at the discretion of the instructor subject to certain conditions. The instructor may also summarily suspend the student for the class meeting when the infraction occurred as well as the following class meeting; extreme cases can result in the extended suspension or expulsion as stipulated by the STUDENT RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUE PROCESS. Excessive absences, disruptive behavior, or deliberate falsification on information are bases for dismissal from class and/or from the college for the duration of the semester.

  • Make a note: The dates for the scheduled exams cannot be changed. You must take all examinations as scheduled. Plan carefully. If you already have some plans for these days, I recommend you postpone taking this class for when you can be present for all examinations.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: It is mandatory that every student be presented until last day of classes. Missing last days of classes or failing to take finals? Then you grade will be an “F” for the semester regardless of the points you accumulate during the semester.

  • If you stop attending classes, it is YOUR responsibility to do proper adjustments to your schedule and drop the class.

THIS SYLLABUS REPRESENTS THE OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CONTRACT BETWEEN THE INSTRUCTOR AND THE STUDENTS

 OFFICE AH-518(d) (619) 388-3785

VERY IMPORTANT: It is mandatory that every student be presented until last day of classes. If you fail to be present during any of these days of the last 2 weeks of the semester, your semester grade will be dropped one letter grade (regardless of points accumulated during the whole semester). This policy will be strictly enforced.
"A" becomes a "B" "B" becomes a "C"...etc

Plan carefully. If you already have some plans for these days, I recommend you postpone taking this class for when you can be present for all examinations and attendance.

It is YOUR responsibility to do proper adjustments to your schedule and drop the class if this seems to be necessary.
If you accumulate 4 absents or more, your grade automatically becomes an “F” no matter how well you do with quizzes, exams and all in class activities.

No drink beverages allowed other than bottled water. NO food allowed in the classroom.

THIS SYLLABUS REPRESENTS THE OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CONTRACT BETWEEN THE INSTRUCTOR AND THE STUDENTS


¡Bienvenidos y buena suerte! 

The following URL address will be helpful for you in taking this class. http://www.jolalde.com

August 27, 2017

Reach Prof. Estrada-Olalde
AH 518-d (619) 3883785
jestrada@sdccd.edu