Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Silvia D Ramírez


LecturerLicenciado en Psicología, UNAM, México

Silvia D Ramírez

Contact

  • Phone: 512.232.4520
  • Office: MEZ 4.132
  • Office Hours: W 2:30pm-4:00pm & F 9:30am-11:00am
  • Campus Mail Code: B3700

Courses


SPN S611D • Intermediate Spanish II

86425 • Summer 2016
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-1:00PM WAG 208

 

  • This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students.
  • You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document.
  • You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.

 

 

1.  PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.

 

The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)

 

 

2.  COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

A. SPN 611D is the third course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course.  The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

 

B. PREREQUISITE FOR 611D: the prerequisite for this course is a passing grade (C or better) in SPN 610 D, equivalent credit transferred from another university, or credit by exam. If you do not have the prerequisite, please drop the course now. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. GOALS FOR SPN 611 D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

 

(a) describing in detail 

(b) narrating in the  past

(c) narrating past events and reacting subjectively to them

(d) expressing opinions and reacting to dramatic events and situations

(e) reporting what other people said

(f) discussing past actions affecting the present

(g) recognizing dialectal, social and contextual variation

(h) talking about actions completed before other past actions

(i) talking about hypothetical situations in the future or past

(j) understanding the main ideas in moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills)

(k) understanding the main ideas of  moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.)

(l) maintaining conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.)

(m) producing written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN F327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

88595 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM SAC 4.118

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

SPANISH 327 G-Advanced Grammar and Composition I

Summer 2012

 

This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students. You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.  Read it carefully and refer to it frequently. You are responsible for knowing all of the information in it. Please note especially the sections on Academic Honesty and the Attendance Policy.

 

INSTRUCTOR:                      Irma Celina Nevárez-Carter

COURSE TITLE:                    Advanced Grammar and Composition I

MEETING TIME / PLACE:     M-F 10:00-11:30 / MEZ 2.118

E-MAIL:                                  celina@austin.utexas.edu

OFFICE:                                 MEZ 4.108

OFFICE HOURS:                  MWF 9:30-10:00 and 11:30-12:00

PHONE:                                 471-1686                    

 

 

1. COURSE PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

 

The language program at The University of Texas focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (linguistic proficiency in Spanish including knowledge of phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication/ interactional competence (communicative abilities in Spanish including knowledge of sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background/perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (awareness of language as a conceptual, symbolic  system)

 

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify grammatical points, including oral, reading, and writing activities
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation)
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a “guided inductive approach” that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture and literature.

 

All in-class activities, readings, movies, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

Expectations: This is a fifth-semester course designed to strengthen and advance your knowledge of Spanish. Students enrolled in this course are expected to

  • have mastered basic grammatical concepts (agreement; verb conjugations: present, past, future; pronouns)
  • understand indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods
  • read and write at a fourth-semester level or at an advanced proficiency level

If you are weak in any of these skills, it is your responsibility to study and master them and/or visit your instructor at the beginning and throughout the semester to help you reach the expected basic level that is necessary for you to understand and master advanced notions.

The course will be entirely taught in Spanish

 

2. PREREQUISITE

 

Spanish 312L, 612, or the equivalent with a grade of C. 

 

 

3. REQUIRED MATRIALS

 

 Iguina, Zulma and Dozier, Eleanor. Manual de gramática: Grammar Reference for

Students of Spanish. Fouth Edition: Thomson and Heinle.

 

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

89095 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM MEZ 1.118

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN F601D • Introductory Spanish

88939 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-11:30AM BEN 2.104

 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

DEPARTAMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

SPN 601D  INTRODUCTORY SPANISH   

  • This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students.
  • You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document.
  • You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.

1.  PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.

The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

(1)  linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics / phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)

2. COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

A. SPN 601D is the first course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. The course focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. 

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 601D:

By the end of the semester you should be able to do the following:

(a)  manage a basic vocabulary and grammatical database to achieve communicational success as detailed below;

(b)  analyze and understand spoken Spanish in conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports, etc;

(c)  speak in Spanish to communicate ideas and interact with Spanish speakers;

(d)  analyze and understand written Spanish conversations, lectures, radio advertisements, TV reports;

(e)  write short compositions, notes, letters, emails, etc in Spanish;

(f)  understand some of the cultural values and practices of the Hispanic world

SPN S325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod-Arg

88510 • Summer 2009

 SPN 325L Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism (2nd summer session).
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is designed to help you
·       read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context;
·       foster and develop an individual critical points of view;
·       analyze and compare different literary texts; and
·       write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar & Compositn I-Arg

88520 • Summer 2009

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics-Arg

88550 • Summer 2009


SPN S367K • Business Spanish-Spn

90060 • Summer 2008
Meets MTWTH 9:15AM-11:15AM

Summer 2012 Course Description

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

 

 

Course Number: SPN 367K

Course Title: Business Spanish: Language and interaction

Instructor Name: Salaberry

Instructor Title: Professor

 

Description:

Español 367K es un curso de fines específicos dirigido a los estudiantes que quieran desarrollar sus conocimientos del español centrándose en el campo específico de la interacción social en la economía y los negocios.

Para participar en el curso es necesario tener un nivel de español intermedio.

Todos los contenidos temáticos irán acompañados de un objetivo lingüístico, gramatical o dirigido a mejorar una de las cuatro destrezas.

 

 Los objetivos generales del curso están enfocados en:

  • Desarrollar las estrategias lingüísticas necesarias para desenvolverse en el mundo empresarial del ámbito hispano.
  • Desarrollar capacidades de auto-aprendizaje a fin de que en el futuro puedan enriquecerse en todas las situaciones que les ofrezca su ámbito laboral.
  • Familiarizarse con el momento actual de la economía española y de Cantabria que es la región donde sucede el curso.
  • Visitar y conocer algunas empresas y empresarios de la región a fin de comparar con el mundo empresarial de los Estados Unidos y enriquecerse con otras culturas y otros sistemas de trabajo.

 

Texts:  

Required: Olga Juan y otros. En Equipo 3. Editorial Edinumen

Recommended: Un diccionario de español inglés.                       

Detlev Wagner, Neus Sans ; Mil palabras de Negocios. Ed. Difusión.

 

Grading:  

2 exámenes                  (2)                                                                   30%

Tareas sobre las visitas            (3)                                                       30%

Participación en las visitas y en la clase                                               15%

Examen final                                                                                        25%

 

 

SPN S325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod-Mex

90120 • Summer 2007

 SPN 325L Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism (2nd summer session).
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is designed to help you
·       read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context;
·       foster and develop an individual critical points of view;
·       analyze and compare different literary texts; and
·       write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar & Compositn I-Mex

90135 • Summer 2007

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN F327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

89595 • Summer 2006
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.122

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

SPANISH 327 G-Advanced Grammar and Composition I

Summer 2012

 

This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students. You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.  Read it carefully and refer to it frequently. You are responsible for knowing all of the information in it. Please note especially the sections on Academic Honesty and the Attendance Policy.

 

INSTRUCTOR:                      Irma Celina Nevárez-Carter

COURSE TITLE:                    Advanced Grammar and Composition I

MEETING TIME / PLACE:     M-F 10:00-11:30 / MEZ 2.118

E-MAIL:                                  celina@austin.utexas.edu

OFFICE:                                 MEZ 4.108

OFFICE HOURS:                  MWF 9:30-10:00 and 11:30-12:00

PHONE:                                 471-1686                    

 

 

1. COURSE PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

 

The language program at The University of Texas focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (linguistic proficiency in Spanish including knowledge of phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication/ interactional competence (communicative abilities in Spanish including knowledge of sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background/perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (awareness of language as a conceptual, symbolic  system)

 

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify grammatical points, including oral, reading, and writing activities
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation)
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a “guided inductive approach” that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture and literature.

 

All in-class activities, readings, movies, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

Expectations: This is a fifth-semester course designed to strengthen and advance your knowledge of Spanish. Students enrolled in this course are expected to

  • have mastered basic grammatical concepts (agreement; verb conjugations: present, past, future; pronouns)
  • understand indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods
  • read and write at a fourth-semester level or at an advanced proficiency level

If you are weak in any of these skills, it is your responsibility to study and master them and/or visit your instructor at the beginning and throughout the semester to help you reach the expected basic level that is necessary for you to understand and master advanced notions.

The course will be entirely taught in Spanish

 

2. PREREQUISITE

 

Spanish 312L, 612, or the equivalent with a grade of C. 

 

 

3. REQUIRED MATRIALS

 

 Iguina, Zulma and Dozier, Eleanor. Manual de gramática: Grammar Reference for

Students of Spanish. Fouth Edition: Thomson and Heinle.

 

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