SPAN 2110

CLASS IDENTIFICATION:

TITLE:  Intermediate Spanish I
TERM:  Summer 2017
PREFIX/SECTION:  17/SS_SPAN_2110_WW
CREDIT HOURS:  4.50
CLASS BEGINS/ENDS:  06/06/17 - 08/15/17
MEETING DAY(S)/TIMES:  Online
NO CLASS DAYS:  None
WITHDRAWAL DATE:  08/01/17
CLASS LOCATION:  Online at https://blackboard.mccneb.edu.


COURSE INFORMATION:

This course builds on previously attained grammar and stresses vocabulary building. It presents the perfect, past subjunctive, future, and conditional tenses as well as commands. It is taught primarily in Spanish.

MINIMUM TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • complete the Pearson browser tuneup successfully (http://browsertuneup.pearsoncmg.com/pegasus/world_languages/index.html)
  • record audio using Blackboard voice and/or MySpanishLab voice recorder
  • use MCC Student Email with attachments
  • save files to and retrieve from a local drive
  • save files in commonly used word processing program formats
  • copy and paste
  • identify and use a compatible web browser
  • identify and install necessary updates
  • install and use course-specific software programs
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to demonstrate through written and oral tests an intermediate level of language proficiency in Spanish in the skill areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking areas in the world.
  1. Extend speaking ability by participation in conversation on familiar topics.
  2. Demonstrate reading knowledge through short essays written in Spanish.
  3. Practice verb tenses in present, past, future, conditional and subjunctive mood sequences, both in present and past aspects.
  4. Focus on four (4) steps of language learning:
  5. Hearing
  6. Speaking
  7. Reading
  8. Writing
REQUIRED & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

¡Arriba! 6th Edition. Zayas-Bazán, Bacon, Nibert MySpanishLab access code. www.myspanishlab.com (the multi-semester code is for 24 months & single semester code is for 5 months) (the etext version comes with the access code) (This text is used for SPAN 1110, SPAN 1120 & SPAN 2110). Privacy Policy

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
  • ¡Arriba! 6th Edition 2015 Release (2 butterflies on the cover). Zayas-Bazán, Bacon, Nibert (The hard copy text is optional)
  • DVDs (¡Pura vida!, Vistas culturales, Entrevistas) will be viewed in MySpanishLab
  • Textbook Audio CDs and Ritmos de nuestro mundo cd will be in MySpanishLab.
  • Spanish-English Dictionary (www.wordreference.com), 501 Verbs, English Grammar for Students of Spanish by Emily Spinelli
COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS:

The computer you use for MCC online courses must be able to run one of the Blackboard-compatible web browsers listed on the Browser Support Page: https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Help-Desk/Browser-Support.aspx.

MySpanishLab has system requirements as well. Please see the system requirements page: http://www.myspanishlab.com/support/system-requirements.html. Please also complete the browser tuneup in order to ensure all necessary software is installed.http://browsertuneup.pearsoncmg.com/pegasus/world_languages/index.html 

SOFTWARE/FILE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Metropolitan Community College uses Microsoft products as part of its standard software and encourages students to do the same. You may save word-processed documents for file attachments in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format. If your software does not allow either of these, then save files in Rich Text Format (.rtf).

CLASS STRUCTURE:

For each chapter you will have:
  • 1 exam (complete the browser tuneup prior to attempting the exam)
  • 2 oral activities (double check you can hear yourself before submitting)
  • 1 or more discussions (make sure you have 1 original post and at least 2 replies to other students)
  • 1 composition (make sure you are utilizing the accented letter/punctuation tool bar in the activity)
  • Many student activities manual (SAM) activities (They are divided between the 2 weeks)
STUDENT EMAIL REQUIREMENTS:

Email sent from a Blackboard course is delivered to both the sender and recipient’s MCC Email account at https://outlook.com/mccneb.edu. No email is stored in Blackboard. Students enrolled in online and hybrid classes are required to check and use MCC Email for all official course correspondence. New email sent from Blackboard will include the course number, section and title in the subject line. Students should include the same information in the subject line when responding or composing new email from the MCC Email inbox. The instructor may provide additional guidelines.

RESPONSE TIME:

Faculty will respond within 48 hours to student emails concerning course content, learning activities, and private matters appropriate for discussion within the teacher-student relationship. Posting of feedback and grades for major assignments is addressed under Assessment of Student Work.




LEARNING SUPPORT:

MCC's Learning and Tutoring Centers, Math Centers, and Writing Centers offer friendly, supportive learning environments that can help students achieve educational success. Staff members in these centers provide free drop-in assistance with basic computing, reading, math, and writing skills. Self-paced, computer-assisted instructional support in reading, vocabulary, typing, English as a Second Language, and online course orientation is also available.

Detailed information about the Learning and Tutoring, Math, and Writing Centers is in the My Way portal, the College Catalog, and online at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools.aspx.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND STUDENTS WHO ARE PREGNANT:

Metropolitan Community College provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented qualifying disabilities and to students who are pregnant. It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations from the appropriate office listed below. After the student has arranged for accommodations, the student and the instructor should privately discuss these accommodations.

Disabilities: Contact a Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor in any Student Services office. More information is available at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Disability-Support-Services.aspx.

Pregnancy: Contact a Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor or an Advocacy Counselor in any Student Services office. More information is available at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Student-Advocacy-and-Accountability/Title-IX/Pregnant-and-Parenting-Students.aspx.

NONDISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

Metropolitan Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability or sexual orientation in admission or access to its programs and activities or in its treatment or hiring of employees.



TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:


TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES:

By using the information technology systems at MCC (including the computer systems and phones), you acknowledge and consent to the conditions of use as set forth in the Metropolitan Community College Procedures Memorandum on Acceptable Use of Information Technology and Resources. It is your responsibility as a student to be familiar with these procedures. The full text of the Procedures Memorandum may be found at the following website: https://www.mccneb.edu/getattachment/About-MCC-Nebraska/About-MCC/Procedures/X-15_Technology_Resources_Use.pdf.aspx.


INSTRUCTOR INTRODUCTION:





HOW TO NAVIGATE THE COURSE:




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:

INSTRUCTOR NAME:  Anita Saalfeld
OFFICE LOCATION: N/A
GOOGLE VOICEMAIL:  402-210-8383
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
EMAIL ADDRESS: aksaalfeld@mccneb.edu
ACADEMIC AREA: Humanities and Visual Arts (HM)

Students enrolled in online and hybrid classes are required to check and use MCC Email (https://outlook.com/mccneb.edu) for all official course correspondence. See also STUDENT EMAIL REQUIREMENTS.



ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT WORK:


TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS/ASSIGNMENTS:


Students will be assessed based upon the following:

 1. Participation (20%)  Práctica oral and discussions (1 original post & min. 2 responses to other students)
 2. Homework (20%)    Student Activities Manual (SAM) and compositions
 3. Exams (45%)  Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14
 4. Final (15%)   Final (11-15) *Final exam will have a speaking component*

FEEDBACK: Will be given in MySpanishLab automatically on all SAM activities and can be viewed by going to the activity, under view submissions, and can be seen by clicking on the conversation bubbles. Instructor graded activities will all have feedback and you will be alerted in MySpanishLab when this is available on the today's view and on the left hand alert menu. Any additional feedback on activities is encouraged and can be received by contacting your instructor.

LATE WORK: Late work will ONLY be accepted up to 1 week late. This does NOT include exams & does not apply to the final week’s assignments.

GRADING POLICY:

A 90 – 100%
B 80 – 89%
C 70 – 79%
D 60 – 69%
F < 60%

Your current grade will be located under the grades tab in MySpanishLab. It is the column listed as final grade. Assignment grades will be updated at least once a week in MySpanishLab. Your final grade for the course will be posted in MySpanishLab, Blackboard and My Way.

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING PROGRAM:

Metropolitan Community College is committed to continuous improvement of teaching and learning. You may be asked to help us to accomplish this objective. For example, you may be asked to respond to surveys or questionnaires. In other cases, tests or assignments you are required to do for this course may be shared with faculty and used for assessment purposes.

USE OF STUDENT WORK:

By enrolling in classes offered by Metropolitan Community College, the student gives the College license to mark on, modify, and retain the work as may be required by the process of instruction, as described in the course syllabus. The institution shall not have the right to use the work in any other manner without the written consent of the student(s).





INSTRUCTOR'S EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS:

ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION POLICY:

Attendance/Participation Reporting: To confirm each student’s eligibility to remain registered for the class, the instructor will officially report attendance/participation on or before the Census Date. Students must participate in the first class activity by the 18th of June. This means you MUST login to Blackboard, review the syllabus, login in to the MySpanishLab course and complete at least 1 assignment in MySpanishLab as your first activity.

Class Participation:
  1. Read and study the textbook, use supplements as desired. Read and study the text material for each section. Take notes for yourself as you go outlining important ideas and examples. Course work will be completed in MySpanishLab. Notes, chapter objectives and additional resources will be found in Blackboard.
  2. Keep in touch with your instructor and your classmates.  You are encouraged to be touch with the instructor by telephone and Internet as deemed necessary. Your instructor is available for several hours on campus during the week. You may drop in or call in during that time.
  3. Use the discussion tool in MySpanishLab to post questions and answer questions posed about the culture topics for the class. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with classmates. You will need to post an original statement and reply to a minimum of 2 other students.
  4. Use the Blackboard mail tool to interact with your fellow students one-on-one as well as your instructor.
  5. Tests should be taken online during the time periods listed in the schedule. The test will NOT appear until the designated week it is due.
  6. Compositions will be in MySpanishLab and must use proper grammar & punctuation. Make sure you are utilizing the accented letter/punctuation tool bar in the activity.
  7. Complete other assignments and embedded evaluations as specified by your instructor.
ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION REPORTING:

To confirm each student’s eligibility to remain registered for the class, the instructor will officially report attendance/participation on or before the Census Date.

COMMUNICATION EXPECTATIONS:

When you communicate with others in this course, you must follow the Student Conduct Code (http://mccneb.smartcatalogiq.com/en/current/Course-Catalog/Student-Services/Student-Conduct), which calls for responsible and cooperative behavior. Please think critically, ask questions, and challenge ideas, but also show respect for the opinions of others, respond to them politely, and maintain the confidentiality of thoughts expressed in the class. You may also wish to review information at http://www.albion.com/netiquette.

ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT:

Students are reminded that materials they use as sources for classwork may be subject to copyright protection. Additional information about copyright is provided on the library website at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Library.aspx or by your instructor. In response to incidents of student dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, illegal peer-to-peer file sharing, etc.), the College imposes specific actions that may include receiving a failing grade on a test, failure in the course, suspension from the College, or dismissal from the College. Disciplinary procedures are available in the Advising/Counseling Centers or at https://www.mccneb.edu/getattachment/About-MCC-Nebraska/About-MCC/Procedures/V-4_Student_Conduct_and_Discipline.pdf.aspx.

Turnitin.com:

To promote ethical use of source materials and integrity in students' written work, Metropolitan Community College subscribes to Turnitin.com, a service that provides document source analysis in order to detect plagiarism. Students enrolled in this class agree that all required work may be submitted to Turnitin.com.

STUDENT WITHDRAWAL:

If you cannot participate in and complete this course, you are encouraged to contact your instructor and consult an MCC advisor, counselor, or the Financial Aid Office to evaluate the consequences of dropping the class. You can officially withdraw through My Services on the MCC My Way portal at https://myway.mccneb.edu or by calling Central Registration at 531-622-5231 or 1-800-228-9553. The last date to withdraw is noted in the CLASS IDENTIFICATION section of this syllabus.



SCHEDULE: