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Phonetics & Conversation
PHONETIC & CON
CLASS CODE: SPAN 325 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: FOREIGN LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Spanish sound system; underlying concepts of Spanish speech production and applications to pronunciation. Course also will include some rigorous conversation practice through discussion of often complex topics.
DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes the acquisition of greater pronunciation skills. Concentrates on familiarizing the student with Spanish phonetics and practicing the newly acquired material through conversation.
TOPICS: Spanish phonemes and allophones, place of articulation, manner of articulation, voiced and unvoiced phonemes, nasals, diphthongs, phonetic transcriptions, dialectal variations, stress, intonation, other assorted phonological items.
OBJECTIVES: Students will gain greater understanding of the Spanish sound system. Their training in phonetics will result in the elimination of many English influences in their Spanish pronunciation. They will improve their conversational abilities through phonetics instruction and conversation practice. Their knowledge of phonetics will equip them with the tools to effectively teach good Spanish pronunciation skills should they go into teaching.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will demonstrate their proficiency and skills by formal examinations, classroom activities, and special out-of-class assignments such as phonetic transcriptions. An attendance policy will be enforced.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 321 with a grade of "C" or better.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002