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Emily E. Scida

Professor
Spanish Language Program Director
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall 435
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
B.S., Georgetown University
SPAN 1010: Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 1010 and 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: For students who have not previously studied Spanish.
SPAN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Five class hours. Covers the material in SPAN 1010-1020 in an accelerated one semester format. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: Previous background in Spanish (1-2 years of high school Spanish) and Spanish placement exam score of 0-325, or SAT II score of 420-510.
SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 2020. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 1020 or 1060; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.
SPAN 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.
SPAN 3000: Phonetics
Credits: 3
An introduction to the sound system of both Peninsular & Latin Am Spanish. Class discussions focus on how the sounds of Spanish are produced from an articulatory point of view, and how these sounds are organized & represented in the linguistic competence of their speakers. When appropriate, comparisons will be made between Spanish & English or Spanish & other (Romance & non-Romance) languages. Course seeks to improve the student's pronunciation.
SPAN 3200: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Credits: 3
Conducted in Spanish.
SPAN 4530: Special Topics Seminar: Language
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement; instructor permission.
SPAN 8210: Teaching Foreign Languages
Credits: 3
This course provides graduate students teaching foreign languages at UVA with the opportunity to observe and apply new ideas and teaching principles through practical activities and to develop their own personal theories of teaching through systematic reflection and experimentation.

Learning Technologies Incubator Grant, University of Virginia, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017

Contemplative Sciences Center Grant, University of Virginia, 2014

Contemplative Pedagogy Program Grant, University of Virginia, 2013

Fall 2012 Hybrid Course Challenge Grant, University of Virginia, 2012-2013

Learning Assessment Grant, Adrienne Ward and Emily Scida, University of Virginia, 2012-2013

Grant for Learning, University Academy of Teaching, University of Virginia, 2012

Daniels Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Virginia, 2011-2014

University Academy of Teaching, invited member, University of Virginia, 2011-present

SHANTI Cohorts Fellowship Program, University of Virginia, 2009-2010

Grant to Support Student Learning Assessment, University of Virginia, 2008-2009

Teaching + Technology Initiative Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2005-2006

University Teaching Fellows Program, University of Virginia, 2001-2002

T.A. Development Grant, University of Virginia, 2001