Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Universidad Latina - Heredia
Heredia, Costa Rica
Area of Study
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse Title: Spanish Phonetics & PhonologySemester Credits/Quarter Units: 3/4Pre-requisites: intermediate Spanish levelI. LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:This course is given in Spanish.II. AUDIENCE:This course is specifically designed for ISA students.III. CONTACT HOURS:This course will meet for 45 contact hoursIV. GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES:The ULCR Spanish program focuses on developing communicative skills through study, oral and written communication, and understanding of Spanish as a second language. The goal is that the student develops effectively and adequately in all of the contexts of the Spanish language and achieves a better understanding of the culture in which he or she is immersed. The student begins to work with more highly developed communicative goals, including the ability to appropriately differentiate phonetic variability amongst Latino American cultures. He or she will develop practical application skills for phonetics within various socio-cultural and literary contexts of Spain and Latin America.V. REQUIRED READINGS/TEXTS:Read and analyze more complex materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, pieces of literature, and essays. Readings will be provided by the professor.VI. COURSE CALENDAR:sesión 1 - 2Teorías fonética vs fonologíaFonemas de la región centroamericanaSesión 3 - 4División silábica y su clasificación AcentuaciónEjercicios de diferentes sonidosSesión 5 - 6Fonemas y grafemasEjercicios escritos y orales - dictadosSesión 7 - 8Órganos y puntos de articulaciónReglas con frases y textosSesión 9 - 10Fenómenos linguísticos y reglasEjercicios de expresión oral Proyecto de claseSesión 11 - 12Semántica del españolActividades de presentación y análisisSesión 13 - 14Entonación y acentosdramatizacionesVII. EVALUATION CRITERIA:Proyecto de clase: 20%Examen oral: 20%Examen parcial: 25%Examen final: 25%Dramatizaciones: 10%VIII. ATTENDANCE POLICY:Classes start on time. Arriving more than 10 minutes late is equivalent to being tardy. Three tardies equal one absence. Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late are marked absent. A student who accumulates four (4) or more absences fails the course.IX. DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ASSIGMENTS/ACTIVITIES:The class activities will include individual, pair, and group projects, short readings, presentations, conversations, dialogues, and plays.X. OTHER EXPECTATIONS, RULES,CONDUCT GUIDELINES,SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS:All assignments must be handed in on the due date. Exams must be taken on the assigned date and will only be made up in case of documented emergencies. If an emergency occurs, it is the student?s responsibility to communicate with the professor and make arrangements. There is a 17,000 colon charge for make-up tests/activities which require the professor´s presence. The University provides, upon request, appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Academic Coordinator as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Approved accommodations will not change the basic elements of the course/class.
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