Elementary Spanish II

Course Details

Course Number
SPAN 1234
Section Number
SPAN 1234
Fall 2010
Dillard College of Business Administration
Classroom Number
Days & Times

MW 1200-0140 p.m.

Dr. Roberto Fuertes-Manjon (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

This course is primarily designed to develop students’ ability to communicate orally in Spanish. Equally important goals are the acquisition of the skills necessary for effective reading and writing in Spanish. Cultural understanding is an important objective as well.

            These objectives can be realized only through your active participation, both in and out of class. To be successful in this course, you must read, study, and complete assignments prior to each class period, and while in class, actively participate in activities.

            The Foreign Language Department’s methodology is based on the Communicative Approach to language teaching. This means that students are encouraged to interact with the teacher and other students in Spanish.

            Although I may offer explanations of grammar points in English, the language of interaction in the classroom for instructor and students is Spanish. However, don’t worry if you make mistakes. Errors are part of the natural process of language learning. Get your message across and accuracy will follow.



Date and Lessons

8/23  Repaso.

8/25 Repaso. Capítulo 7

8/30 Capitulo 7

 9/01 Capitulo 7

9/6 No classes

9/8 Capituklo 8

9/13 Capitulo 8

9/15 Capitulo 8

9/20 Capitulo 8

9/22 Capitulo.Examen I

9/27Capitulo 9. Quiz I

9/29 Capitulo 9

 10/4 Capitulo 9

10/6  Capitulo9

10/11 Capitulo 10

10/13 Capitulo 10

10/18 Capitulo 10

10/20 Capitulo 10

10/25 Capitulo 10

10/ 27. Examen II

 11/1 Capitulo 11. Quiz 2

11/3 Capitulo 11

11/8 Capitulo 11

11/10 Capitulo 12

11/15 Capitulo 12

11/17 Capitulo 12

 11/22 Capitulo 12

11/24 No clases

11/29 Examen III

 12 /1  Quiz 3. Repaso


Course Expectations


Textbook: Lucas Murillo, Dawson, ¡Con brío!.

 Ten long Scantrons or two packages of long Scantrons




     1. Participation/Attendance

Ten percent of your final grade will be based on a combination of attendance and participation. Six percent (6%) will be based on your use of Spanish, your active participation in classroom activities and your volunteering. The remaining four percent (4%) is based on your attendance.

      2. Daily Study Assignments

Please refer to the Schedule of Assignments on the following page. I expect you to have read and studied the textbook assignment prior to coming to class. You are expected to participate accordingly.

      3. Quizzes and Homework

There will be frequent quizzes (usually once weekly) over material that is currently being studied. In addition, homework assignments may be given from time to time.

      4.     Language Lab

As stated in the current MSU Bulletin, there is a lab required for this course. You will need to visit the Language Lab in Moffett Library (112) once for each chapter covered during the semester. The lab for each chapter must be completed before the in-class exam for that chapter. You will need to present your Student I.D. in order to take the lab quiz. You will be given a schedule of Language Lab hours.

Grading Standards


             Attendance and Participation               10%             

             Exams                                                       45%

            Quizzes and Homework                         15%          

            Final Exam (Comprehensive)                20%

            Language Lab                                          10%

Final Exam

12/06/2010 0100-0300p.m

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance and Absences

You are allowed  to a maximum  of FOUR  absences. This includes all types of absences – those due to illness, university-related activities , or “ just because “ .  Daily classes are divided into two parts.  If you miss one part of class ( before or after the break ) it counts as one absence.  If you are more than five minutes late you will be counted absent. You will be dropped from the course without further notice upon the occurrence of the fifth absence.  Your presence and participation in class are of the most importance for your success in the course. 

  Should you be absent from an exam, you must present documented proof of illness or university activity to your instructor before a make-up exam will be allowed. Students will not be allowed to make-up quizzes.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at