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SPAN 308 - SPRING 2020
Various signs in Spanish

Did you know that the United States now has over 50 million Spanish-speakers, making it the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, after Mexico?

In this course, we will explore the past, present, and future of the many different Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. The main objective is to develop critical and linguistic awareness of the relationship between language, individual, and society. We will accomplish this through an examination of historical migration patterns and settlements, dialects of Spanish in the different regions of the U.S., the linguistic characteristics of Spanish that is in constant contact with English, Spanish in education, Spanish in the political system, and Spanish in the media.

Note: This course is taught entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor. Same as LLS 308.

SPRING 2020:

CRN#68653         TR          9:30 – 10:50        Professor Jill Jegerski

CRN#59983         TR          11:00 – 12:20     Instructor TBA     

CRN#64869         MWF     3:00 – 3:50          Instructor TBA