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Riverside Community College District / NORCO COLLEGE

FALL 2010

SPANISH 1 ­ 37503

Tuesday (Library 121) 7 Thursday (Library 120): 11:23 AM ­ 2:20 PM (Lab Included)

· INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Dominique M. Hitchcock Office location: Theater 206 Office Hours: Monday: 8:15 - 11:15AM and 2:25 ­ 3:25PM Tuesday: 2:25 ­ 3:25PM Wednesday: 8:15 - 11:25AM If you need to arrange a meeting at a different time, please see me Email: [email protected] Phone: (951) 372-7066 (x7066 on Campus) Website: http://academic.rcc.edu/hitchcock/ (Class handouts, syllabus, and powerpoints presentations are posted on this site) REQUIRED CLASS MATERIALS · Textbook: SOL y VIENTO, Bill Van Patten, McGraw Hill (SECOND EDITION) · Online Workbook: CENTRO SOL y VIENTO Online Workbook (volume 1) · Norco Custom Lab Access Course Pre-Requisites: NONE Spanish-speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spanish Placement Exam (Contact Sharon Drake: 951-372-7176 for appointment) so that they may register in a higher level course (please see me for details. If you have a disability that requires special arrangements throughout the semester and while taking a test or an exam, please contact Disabled Student Services (951-372-7070). You are strongly encouraged to talk to your instructor about it. Class Duration: 8/30 to 12/17 Last Day to Add: 09/10/10 Last Day to withdraw without a W: 11/19/10 COURSE OBJECTIVES You will be introduced to Standard Spanish which can be used throughout the Spanish-speaking world even though each country and region (including Southern California!) has its own language specifics. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basic vocabulary and languages structures that can be used and understood by all Spanish speakers. METHODOLOGY - We are using an integrated method (on-line workbook, computer programs, DVDs) with a strong emphasis on communicative skills. - The focus of all activities is to develop all language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. - Cultural concepts are introduced throughout all activities with authentic materials. - Lab time (computer interactive) - Individual, pair, and group in-class activities - DVDs, Chapter Tests, Final Exam

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate comprehension of basic phrases related to oneself, family, and immediate surroundings. 2. Read and comprehend basic everyday materials, such as advertisements, time tables, and short personal letters 3. Communicate about familiar topics and activities requiring a simple and direct exchange of information. 4. Create simple notes, messages and paragraphs related to oneself, family, and immediate surroundings 5. Reflect on and evaluate similarities and differences in specific cultural practices and perspectives **************************************************************************************

REQUIREMENTS and CLASS DETAILS

CLASS MATERIALS PURCHASE AND BRING your TEXTBOOK to class every meeting. The required text is SOL y VIENTO Volume 1 (by Bill Van Patten, McGraw-Hill; Second Edition). The bookstore sells it as a complete package including the registration card for the online Workbook/CENTRO (your instructor will let you know how to proceed to register The textbook has been placed on reserve at the RCC Norco Library. Both the book and the workbook are required for this class. Xeroxing or otherwise duplicating them is a violation of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 and is prosecutable under federal law. This act provides for the assessment of civil and/or criminal penalties for copyright infringement. ATTENDANCE All students are expected to be present and on time for the whole duration of the class and Lab (no leaving early). LATE or LEAVE-EARLY students will not receive Participation credit for that day. Any student who does not show up the first two classes of the semester, ceases to attend for three consecutive classes without communicating with the instructor, accumulates 3 or more consecutive attendances or deficiencies (absence, tardiness, leave-early), MAY BE DROPPED by the instructor. CLASS PARTICIPATION In order to develop language skills, you must participate actively in class: listen, take notes, participate in pair or group work, ask and answer questions, get to work promptly and concentrate on what you are doing. However important a good classroom atmosphere might be, class is not intended for social and chatting time. TESTS, QUIZZES, and FINAL EXAM There will be NO MAKE-UP for tests, quizzes or final exam*. Chapter Tests and DVD quizzes last from 15 to 30 minutes and the final exam two hours and 30 minutes. Do not ask for extra time when taking an exam, and use all the time you are given (unless you are allowed special accommodations through DSPS). Any test not taken will receive the grade of 0. ** Although make-up tests are not allowed, you may, in case of a documented medical or family emergency, take your test early or right upon returning to class. Please make arrangements with

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instructo in advancer. A MAXIMUM OF 2 TESTS or QUIZZES CAN BE MADE UP THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER. HOMEWORK ON-LINE / CENTRO (www.mhcentro.com) Your homework consists of completing the assigned activities in your online Workbook. Homework may be done wherever you get internet access, at home, on campus at the library. You are required to complete all assigned sections of the online workbook. Each section is graded automatically, except for written (marked by a red dot) activities which are graded by your instructor. Spanish punctuation and accents are used and checked for all written assignments. Assignments are due on the dates indicated on your Course Calendar. Please see the last page of this syllabus for Homework deadlines. Homework submitted past the deadline will receive a 0. LAB TIME Your Lab credit is based on the following three categories: - Lab Attendance is a requirement for a total of 18 hours in per semester. Lab time is included in your class time. You will be required to sign in and sign out of the lab so that your total hours be recorded. - Lab Assigments consists of using the Custom Lab Tool and additional Yablas activities posted on CENTRO. You will receive extra-credit (0.25 pts per lesson; maximum 4.5 pts) for bringing in a printout of your completed lab activities. It is strictly forbidden to use Internet connection for your own needs or entertainment while working in the Lab: failure to do so will result of student being dropped. TUTORING: Please contact the TUTORIAL SERVICES (951- 372- 7143) as soon as you feel that help and reviewing are needed. You may set up weekly appointments or see a tutor only as the need comes up. For each hour that you work with a tutor, you will receive .25 POINTS that will count toward you FINAL exam grade. CHEATING: If suspicion of cheating on a test or exam has been verified it will result in your the of F. Copying on line exercises or homework from classmates is also considered cheating. CLASSROOM RULES: · NO CELL PHONES!!! (no checking, reading, writing text messages, no checking voicemail during lectures or lab). ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE OFF FOR THE WHOLE DURATION OF THE CLASS AND LAB. If you need to be reached for family emergency, you may ask to be allowed to use your phone while in class. · · · · · · NO FOOD NO GUM NO HOT DRINKS: Bottled Water only NO TALKING DURING LECTURES NO DISRESPECTFUL LANGUAGE, COMMENTS (including reaction to other students performance), GESTURES, ATTITUDES towards classmates or instructor Disregard of the above listed rules may require disciplinary action (see student manual)

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STUDY TIPS: Although this class is level 1 in the Spanish languages series, it is a 5 unit class. It is advised that you dedicate a significant amount of study time to this class spending twenty to forty minutes daily is ideal to develop and maintain acquisition. Frequency of practice is more beneficial the long study sessions before tests only. · · Communicate your difficulties to your instructor Review your notes and vocabulary daily, even if you only have a short time to read through them. · · · Make a copy of the vocabulary pages and have if available daily for quick review. Carry your yellow handouts with you and read them throughout the week. Any new vocabulary area seen in class, such as dates, time, foods, family relationships, etc, must become a part of your daily life when you incorporate what you learn in Spanish into your home, work, and social life. · · · · Listen to the radio and watch movies in Spanish language Visit Spanish language websites (www.studyspanish.com ; www.mhhe.com/solyviento2 ) Use your CD Rom and the Textbook on-line resources www.mhhe.com/solyvientoo2 See a Tutor and / or your instructor for help

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRADE

RCCD GRADING STANDARDS A = 90 ­ 100 B = 80 ­ 89 C = 70 ­ 79 D = 60 ­ 69 F = 59 and below You may only repeat a class for credit if you got a D or lower in the previous one. You may Audit a course regardless of the grade you got in it previously. GRADING CATEGORIES and Percentages · Class Participation = 10 % For each class meeting you attend (on-time, not leaving early) you will receive ONE POINT. If you arrive after the first five minutes of class, you will be marked absent. If you leave early, you will be marked absent. Please speak with your instructor regarding long absences and / or unavoidable tardiness (especially if you know about it ahead of time). · Homework: Online Workbook Assignments = 25% (www.mhcentro.com ) Please see the last 2 pages of this Syllabus for Summary of Due Dates. Late Homework will not be accepted. Homework not completed will receive 0pts.

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Chapter Tests = 25% To help you acquire the course contents progressively, you will take 9 CHAPTER Tests. You will not be allowed to make up a test or a quiz that you missed. Tests not taken receive the grade of 0 (zero). Your 2 lowest scores will be dropped. Please see the last 2 pages of this Syllabus for Summary of Tests Dates. Lab Activities = 10% As a course requirement, you must accomplish a total of 18 lab hours. These hours are spent working individually on computers (in your classroom, Library 120) Attendance will be checked at Lab time and you will receive half credit. Credit will be given in then if you turn in a printout of the activities you have completed during lab (email those to yourself and print them out at home) Your instructor will be present and will assist you in the completion of your work. DVD Quizzes = 10% You will take 4 Video Quizzes (please check your Course Calendar for dates) testing you on the contents of the DVD you will have seen in class. You may review these contents with the CD Rom provided with your textbook package. DVD are available on reserve at the RCC Norco Library and in the CIS Lab. You will not be allowed to make up a test or a quiz that you missed. Quizzes not taken receive a O.

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Final Exam = 20 % NO MAKE UP ALLOWED FOR THE FINAL EXAM!

YOU MAY ENQUIRE ABOUT YOUR GRADE AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.

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COURSE CALENDAR / SPANISH 1 ­ 37503

Chapter titles and page numbers correspond to the topics seen that day. Homework, tests, and Final Exam are indicated as such along with their specific due dates. Under unforeseen circumstances, this calendar may need to be amended. Changes will be decided and agreed upon with all students and in class. WEEK 1 TUESDAY August 31 · · · Introduction Syllabus Map and Spanish Alphabet · THURSDAY September 2 Lección Preliminar (1a parte) Voc.: Introductions (2-3) Gram.: Introduction to SER (4-5) LABORATORIO Centro set up / Custom Lab Set up

· CENTRO: L. Preliminar start on primera parte WEEK 2 TUESDAY September 7 · · Lección Preliminar (2a parte) Voc.: School Subjects (6-7) Gram.: Articles, Gender, Number (8-9) DVD: Prólogo ·

THURSDAY September 9 Lección Preliminar (3a parte) Voc.: Classroom Objects (10-11) Gram.: Introduction to ESTAR (12-13) LABORATORIO: Lección Preliminar

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CENTRO: L. Preliminar All due Monday 09/13 WEEK 3 TUESDAY September 14 · · TEST: Lección Preliminar Lección 1A (1a parte) Voc.: Numbers 0-30 (20-23) Gram.: Regular ­AR Verbs (24-27) · · · CENTRO: Start on 1A primera and segunda partes only. 1A All due Wednesday 9/22 WEEK 4 TUESDAY September 21 · Lección 1A (3a parte) Voc.: Telling Time (36-39) Gram.: Possessive Adjectives (40-43) DVD: Episodio 1 (a primera vista) · CENTRO: 1A All due on Wednesday 9/ 22 Start 1B primera parte only · · THURSDAY September 23 TEST: Lección 1A Lección 1B (1a parte) Voc.: Interrogative Words (48-51) Gram.: Regular ­ER and ­IR Verbs (52-55) LABORATORIO: Lección 1B THURSDAY September 16 Lección 1A (2a parte) Voc.: Days of the Week (28-31) Gram.: Verb + Infinitive (32-35) DVD: Episodio 1 (a primera vista) LABORATORIO: Lección 1A

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WEEK 5 TUESDAY September 28 · Lección 1B (2a parte) Voc.: Months, Weather & Seasons (56-59) Gram.: Ir + a + Infinitive (60-63) DVD: Episodio 1 (a segunda vista) · THURSDAY September 30 Lección 1B (3a parte) Voc.: Adjectives (64-67) Gram.: Adjective Placement & Agreement (68-71) LABORATORIO: Lección 1B

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CENTRO: 1B All due on Monday 10/4 WEEK 6 TUESDAY October 5 · · · TEST: Lección 1B DVD Test: Episodio 1 Lección 2A (1a parte) Voc.: Numbers 31-100 (80-83) Gram.: Verbs ending in ­GO (84-87) · THURSDAY October 7 Lección 2A (3a parte) Voc.: Places in the City (96-99) Gram.: Changing Stem Verbs (100-103) DVD: Episodio 2 (a primera vista) LABORATORIO: Lección 2A

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Lección 2A (2a parte) Voc.: Prepositions of Location (88-91) Gram.: ESTAR (92-95) CENTRO: 2A All Due Monday 10/11 WEEK 7 TUESDAY October 12 · · TEST: 2A Lección 2B (1a parte) Voc.: Clothing (108-111) Gram.: E I Stem-Changing Verbs (112-115) DVD: Episodio 2 (a segunda vista) · THURSDAY October 14 Lección 2B (2a parte) Voc.: Colors, Numbers 100-1,000 (116-119) Gram.: Demonstrative Adj. & Pronouns LABORATORIO: Lección 2B

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CENTRO: 2B start on primera & segunda partes. WEEK 8 TUESDAY October 19 · Lección 2B (3a parte) Voc.: Shopping (124-127) Gram.: More on SER and ESTAR(128-131) · · · THURSDAY October 21 TEST: 2B DVD QUIZ: Episodio 2 Lección 3A (1a parte) Voc.: Immediate Family (140-143) Gram.: SABER y CONOCER (144-147) LABORATORIO: Lección 3A

· CENTRO: 2B All Due Wednesday 10/20 Start on 3A primera parte.

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WEEK 9 TUESDAY October 26 · Lección 3A (2a parte) Voc.: Extended Family (148-151) Gram.: Direct Object Pronouns (152-155) DVD: Episodio 3 (a primera vista) · THURSDAY October 28 Lección 3A (3a parte) Voc.: Physical Traits (156-159) Gram.: Comparisons(160-163) LABORATORIO: Lección 3B

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CENTRO: 3A All due Monday 11/ 1 WEEK 10 TUESDAY November 2 · · TEST: Lección 3A Lección 3B (1a parte) Voc.: Breakfast (168-171) Gram.: Indefinite & Neg. Words (172-175) DVD: Episodio 3 (a segunda vista) · THURSDAY November 4 Lección 3B (2a parte) Voc.: Lunch and Snacking (176-179) Gram.: SER / ESTAR with Adj. (180-183) LABORATORIO: Lección 3B

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CENTRO: 3B primera & segunda partes. WEEK 11 TUESDAY November 9 · Lección 3B (3a parte) Voc.:La cena (184-187) Gram.: Ind. object Pronouns GUSTAR (188-191) DVD: Episodio 3 (a segunda vista) · CENTRO: 3B All Due Wednesday 11/10 Start on 4A primera parte. WEEK 12 TUESDAY November 16 · Lección 4A (2a parte) Voc.: Sports and Fitness (208-211) Gram.: Preterite Tense Regular ­ER / --IR Verbs (212-215) DVD: Episodio 4 (a Primera vista) · THURSDAY November 18 Lección 4A (3a parte) Voc.: Special Occasions & Holidays (216-219) Gram.: Irregular Preterite Forms (220-223) · · · THURSDAY November 11 TEST: Lección 3B QUIZ DVD: Episodio 3 Lección 4A (1a parte) Voc.: Leisure Activities (200-203) Gram.: Preterite Tense Regular ­AR Verbs LABORATORIO: Lección 4A

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LABORATORIO: Lección 4A

CENTRO: 4A All Due Monday 11/ 29

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WEEK 13 TUESDAY November 23 REPASO PRETERITO (Regular and Irregular Verbs) · DVD: Episodio 4 (a segunda vista) THANKSGIVINGS HOLIDAY THURSDAY November 25

CENTRO: 4A All due Monday 11/29

WEEK 14 TUESDAY November 30 · · TEST: Lección 4A Lección 4B (1a parte) Voc.: Dwellings and Buildings (228-231) Gram.: EI OU Preterite Stem Changes (232-235) · THURSDAY December 2 Lección 4B (2a parte) Voc.: Furnitures and Rooms (236-239) Gram.: True Reflexive (240-243) LABORATORIO: Lección 4B

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CENTRO: 4B start on primera & segunda partes.

WEEK 15 TUESDAY December 7 · Lección 4B (3a parte) Voc.: Domestic Chores & Routines (244-247) Gram.: POR versus PARA (248-251) · · THURSDAY December 9 TEST: Lección 4B QUIZ DVD: Episodio 4

GENERAL REVIEW

CENTRO: 4B All Due Wednesday 12/8

WEEK 16: FINALS WEEK TUESDAY December 14

THURSDAY December 16

FINAL EXAM: 11:00AM ­ 1:30AM

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Note: Testing dates and Homework deadlines might need to be modified by Instructor. Students will be informed of changes.

HOMEWORK AND CHAPTER TESTS LESSONS CENTRO Homework CHAPTER TESTS

(Due by Midnight on that day)

PRELIMINAR MONDAY 9/13 LECCIÓN 1A LECCIÓN 1B LECCIÓN 2A LECCIÓN 2B LECCIÓN 3A LECCIÓN 3B LECCIÓN 4A LECCIÓN 4B

TUESDAY 9/13 THURSDAY 9/23 TUESDAY 10/5 TUESDAY 10/12 THURSDAY 10/21 TUESDAY 11/2 THURSDAY 11/11 TUESDAY 11/30 THURSDAY 12/9

WEDNESDAY 9/22 MONDAY 10/4 MONDAY 10/11 WEDNESDAY 10/20 MONDAY 11/4 WEDNESDAY 11/10 MONDAY 11/29 WEDNESDAY 12/8

SOL Y VIENTO DVD QUIZZES EPISODIO 1 (AND PROLOGUE) EPISODIO 2 EPISODIO 3 EPISODIO 4 TUESDAY 10/5 THURSDAY 10/21 THURSDAY 11/11 THURSDAY 11/9

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CENTRO / HOMEWORK

Your instructor, Dominique Hitchcock, invites you to enroll in the following course. Course: SPANISH 1 Fall 2010 Code: Book: CGTMK634 Sol y viento Online Manual de actividades, 2nd Edition, Volume 1

CREATING A CENTRO ACCOUNT

If you do not have an account, you need to create one. To do so, follow these steps: 1. 2. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and click Create an account. 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 need to purchase a book key, you may already have a book key that you purchased separately, or you may already have activated the book for a previous course. Depending on your situation, use one of the procedures below. The course code is listed at the top of this page. 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 book key field and click Go. Note: Book keys can only be used once. Your book key will become invalid after you use it.

I need to purchase a book key

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in. Click Bookstore at the top of the Student Workstation window. Enter search criteria for the book and click Search. Locate the book in the search results and click Buy. Enter the course code, CGTMK634, and click Next. Proceed through the purchase process.

I already have a book key

1. 2. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in. Enter the book key in the Enter book key field at the top of the Student Workstation window and click Go. 3. Click Confirm to confirm your registration information. The system displays the Student Workstation and lists the book under the My books heading. 4. Beside the book listing, enter the course code, CGTMK634, in the Enter course code field and click Go. 5. If necessary, select a class (section) and click Submit.

USING CENTRO

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To access your Student Workstation in the future, go to http://www.mhcentro.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 Centro Support at http://www.mhcentro.com/support.html

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