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Fall 2018-2019
* SPA 304 / LAO 304   na, npdf

Spanish in the Community

Alberto Bruzos Moro

This course explores the complexities of Spanish language in the United States. Through a variety of readings, videos, and documents in Spanish and English, we will address a range of issues including the past and present of Spanish language in the US, the relationship between language and identity, and the tensions and hopes around the maintenance of Spanish in immigrant communities.

Sample reading list:
Janet Fuller, Spanish Speakers in the USA
Ofelia García, Bilingual Education in the 21st Century
A.M. Escobar and K. Potowski, El Español de los Estados Unidos
S. Montrul, El bilinguismo en el mundo hispanohablante
R. Lippi-Green, English with an accent
Jose Angel N., Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
120-180 pages reading per week. The course combines readings in Spanish (when available) and in English. Class discussion and course work in Spanish. Weekly assignments (reading journals); two oral presentations; participation in a community-based learning project; and a final research project/paper on a topic related to Spanish language and speakers in the U.S. Final project will be presented orally and in writing.

Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Community-Engaged Learning Component Required

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 200-level SPA course or equivalent proficiency in Spanish (contact the instructor)..

Other information:
SPA 304 is a community-based course (CBLI).

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 2
Sophomores Only 6

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23492 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:21 Limit:24 Closed
23493 P01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm Th   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:10 Limit:12 Closed
23494 P01A 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:11 Limit:12