UNIVERSIDAD DE ESPECIALIDADES ESPIRITU SANTO

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UNIVERSIDAD DE ESPECIALIDADES ESPIRITU SANTO
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS PROGRAM
SYLLABUS
CLASS: English Structure
CODE: ULNG 097 (61)
CREDITS: 3
PROFESSOR: Randy Davis
SCHEDULE: M-Th 19h25-20h45
ROOM: F-27
PREREQUISITE(S): ING 318
Contact Hours: 48
Hours of homework: 96
BIMESTER: Winter 2006
1. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Grammar and phonetic structure. GRAMMAR STRUCTURE: Students will improve their grammar structure through intensive
reading and writing. Readings will be drawn from a pool of both English and American authors. The writings of the Nobel Prize
winner Ernest Hemingway will be emphasized. Students will be asked to write a 12-page essay on a subject of their choice.
PHONETIC STRUCTURE: Oral practice and examination will focus on, but not be limited to accuracy in pronunciation. Students
will present their term paper orally to the class in a 10 minute speech at the end of the bimester as part of their oral grade.
2. GENERAL METHODOLOGY
a) Works of English and American Authors used to illustrate grammar and style.
b) All writing to be turned in every Thursday to be corrected over the weekend.
c) Students’ work will be analyzed in class and used as a teaching tool for grammar and writing style.
d) 12-page essay will be written over the course of this class to be turned in and corrected incrementally.
e) To improve phonetic structure, macro structure (sentence stress and intonation) will be taught first and then micro structure
(individual sounds)
f) Written and Oral exams will be given for midterm and final examination.
g) Students will work individually as well as in groups to improve their writing and oral skills.
3. CLASS SCHEDULE AND WORKLOAD BREAKDOWN
DATE
CONTENT
Mon
Icebreakers, Overview &
Jan 09
Assignments Explained
Tue
Capital of the World Handout
Jan 10
Wed
Pronunciation
Jan 11
Thu
Jan 12
Mon
Jan 16
Discussion of Capital of the Word
Tue
Jan 17
Wed
Jan 18
Thu
Jan 19
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Explain MLA style. Citations. Paraphrasing
and plagiarizing
Discussion of The Short Happy Life
Mon
Jan 23
Tue
Jan 24
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
HOMEWORK
read
Capital of the World
120 word essay
“why I chose this
subject”
Turn in short essay
(2 pages)
Read
The Short Happy
Life
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
EVALUATION
Quiz on class rules
Turn in essay
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
quiz
Turn in short essay
(2 pages)
Read
Snow of Kilimanjaro
1
Turn in essay
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Wed
Jan 25
Thu
Jan 26
Mon
Jan 30
Tue
Jan 31
Wed
Feb 01
Thu
Feb 02
Mon
Feb06
Tue
Feb 07
quiz
Pronunciation
Discussion of Snow of Kilimanjaro
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Midterm written exam
Midterm oral exam
Discussion of Jumping Frog
Turn in short essay
(2 pages)
Read
Thirst
Grammar analysis and correction of
student writing
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Pronunciation
Mon
Feb 13
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Tue
Feb 14
Wed
Feb 15
Thu
Feb 16
Mon
Feb 20
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Pronunciation
Tue
Feb21
Wed
Feb 22
Thu
Feb 23
Mon
Feb 27
Tue
Feb 28
Wed
Mar 01
Thu
Mar 02
4. EVALUATION
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Pronunciation
Turn in short essay
(2 pages)
Read
Old Man and the
Sea
Turn in essay
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
holiday
Turn in 8 pages
revised
Continue
Old Man and the
Sea
Study for final
written exam
Study for final
written exam
Prepare for
presentation
holiday
holiday
holiday
Grammar analysis and correction of student
writing
Final Written Exam
Student Presentation
Turn in final copy of
term paper
Total Homework
96 hrs.
Student Evaluation
Final (2nd half)
Journals:
Term Paper:
Final Presentation:
Final Written Exam:
Turn in essay
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
quiz
Discussion of Old Man and the Sea
100%
Analyze essay errors
Grammar worksheet
Midterm written exam
quiz
Discussion of Thirst
Midterm (1st half)
Journals:
30%
Term Paper:
20%
Midterm exams: 50%
Turn in essay
Midterm oral exam
Wed
Feb 08
Thu
Feb 09
TOTAL
Turn in short essay
(2 pages)
Read
Jumping Frog
30%
20%
20%
30%
100% →
2
Turn in essay
Final comments and revision
Turn in Term Paper
Final Written Exam
holiday
holiday
Presentation of Term Paper
Presentation of Term Paper
Final grade: Average of midterm and final
5. CLASSROOM POLICIES
1) There are no make-up midterm or final exams or presentation (this is UEES policy)
2) 6 absences fail the course----no absences will be pardoned unless it is a life or death situation
(please don’t come whining to me)
3) Cell phones off and out of sight. Your grade will be lowered if I hear it or see it.
4) Late work will be accepted, but 20 points will be deducted from each assignment.
5) Late arrivals are welcome but will be penalized. Three times late equals one absence. Do not leave class early or you will be
marked as absent.
6) This is a serious class and you must be prepared to do a lot of work, but also reap great benefits! If you’re not prepared to
work, you should reconsider whether or not you wish to take this class.
*By attending this class you have agreed to the conditions and regulations stated in this syllabus.
6. BIBLIOGRAPHY
Main Textbooks: Hemingway, Ernest. Capital of the World, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Old Man and the Sea
O’Neill, Eugene. Thirst
Handouts given by your professor
7. TEACHER INFORMATION
NAME: Randy Davis
DEGREES: B.A. in psychology / M. Ed-. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EMAIL: [email protected]
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