Did you know that the United States 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.
CRN#64430 MWF 3:00 – 3:50 Instructor TBA
CRN#69365 TR 9:30 – 10:50 Instructor TBA
CRN#60345 TR 11:00 – 12:20 Professor Jill Jegerski