SPAN110: Elementary Spanish I
Section: H01     (Hybrid)

About This Course


Semester and YearFall 2014 / (15 weeks): Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Arlene Toro   Email: Arlene.Toro@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8064
Campus Location: Penn Hall 239

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Hybrid:
Classroom and Web-based instruction

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Weekly

Dates/Locations of required meetings: This hybrid section meets weekly. Our course meets every Wednesday in Founders Hall 306 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Your attendance to face-to-face classes is required.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

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Accessing Your Course

Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.


Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

¡Bienvenidos al curso híbrido de español elemental!

Welcome to Spanish 110.H01. This is an interactive course in which students acquire a basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Oral proficiency, listening, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy are all stressed. Cultural background accompanies each chapter.

There are many advantages to taking hybrid courses. You have the structure of meeting regularly in the classroom, but some flexibility of doing some work online.

We will meet every Wednesday for the entire semester. Your classroom attendance is required. Elementary Spanish I hybrid course runs for 15 weeks.

I look forward to working with you all this semester!

¡Mucho éxito!,

-Dr. Toro

Orientation: We will meet every Wednesday for the entire semester. Your classroom attendance is required. There will be orientation information posted on our Bucks email to familiarize you with the objectives and requirements of the course. We will go over the class syllabus and format in the classroom on the first day.

Course Objective: This is an interactive course in which students acquire a basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Oral proficiency, listening, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy are all stressed. Cultural background accompanies each chapter. To this end the study guide/course outline will be followed sequentially. The instructor reserves the right to modify the course as needed.

Student Learning Outcomes:

A. acquire and demonstrate an elementary degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;

B. recognize and respond appropriately to the most common spoken situations;

C. demonstrate ability to write basic sentences in Spanish;

D. and explain some common aspects of life in the Spanish-speaking countries.

Foreign Language Placement Guidelines: This course is not for native speakers of Spanish. To see if you qualify for this course please go to http://www.bucks.edu/catalog/courses/language/lang/.

Textbook and Other Requirements: The textbook we will be using this semester will be ¡Con Brío!, 3rd Edition by Lucas Murillo, María Concepción and Laila M. Dawson. New Jersey: Wiley, 2013.

All Tests (1-5) will be taken in class.

Should you need more information about our book please visit http://www.wileyplus.com. You will need to have access to a personal computer to participate in the on-line activities and to submit assignments.

Contact with the Professor: Regular and frequent contact with me is encouraged and expected. You should feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have. My office is in Penn Hall Room 239 on the Newtown campus. My office phone number is 215-968-8064 or if you are on campus dial Ext: 8064. You can also e-mail me directly at Arlene.Toro@bucks.edu.

Wishing you the best in your academic endeavors,

-Dr. Toro