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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.

DESCRIPTION: Spanish sound system; underlying concepts of speech production and pronunciation.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -Gain a greater understanding of the Spanish sound system, eliminating many English influences in Spanish pronunciation.
-Improve conversational abilities through practice, phonetics instruction, and vocabulary building.
-Have sufficient knowledge of phonetics to effectively teach good Spanish pronunciation.
REQUIREMENTS: Lecture, readings, instructor drills, group work, book exercises, role plays, discussions, guided conversations, group drills, phonetic transcriptions, quizzes, oral assessment, exams.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 321 with a grade of "C" or better.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002