SPAN3301 Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Course Description

Spanish 3301 has been designed to improve the students’ writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Participants of the course will study and learn the formal aspects of the Spanish language, at all levels of language structure: the mechanics of punctuation, accentuation, reading, standard grammar, vocabulary, morphology and syntax. Spanish 3301 will help students with the writing process by following the general workflow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising. Specific types of writing assignments, such as annotated bibliographies, book reports and research papers will be required. Students will also present writing academic proposals for conference presentations, journal articles, and books.

The language of use will be Spanish.

This course is the first required course of the minor and major in Spanish.

Course Credits: 3

PrerequisitesSPAN 2311 and SPAN 2312

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform proficiently at an advanced low to high level in reading and writing proficiency according to the ACTFL guidelines. In addition, the student will gain a deeper understanding of cultural and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world been better prepared to:

Course-level objective 1 (CLO1): Improve listening, reading, writing and comprehension skills and integrate ideas, using a prompt or a given source to summarize, paraphrase, and/or analyze

Course-level objective 2 (CLO2): Expand vocabulary and control of the Spanish grammar and the use of written and oral language to communicate effectively

Course-level objective 3 (CLO3): Reflect and practice the main linguistic rules and protocols that are in effect in the Spanish language

Course-level objective 4 (CLO4): Apply cognitive and critical skills in exploratory learning and consolidate the own, self-paced learning

Course-level objective 5 (CLO5): Be able to employ techniques of active reading for inquiry, learning, critical thinking, and to communicate in various contexts

Course-level objective 6 (CLO6): Read a diverse range of texts and be able to attend to relationships between assertion and evidence, to patterns of organization, and to how different audiences and situations present different features

Course-level objective 7 (CLO7): Use strategies—such as drafting and feedback or interpretation, synthesis, and critique—to compose texts expanding ideas beyond the initial source