SPAN 3708: Spanish in the United States

3 Credits

In this course, students will learn about the various Spanish-speaking communities in the US, including a brief history of their migration and settlement patterns, as well as their current demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and how these characteristics relate to Spanish language maintenance and shift. They will also explore the linguistic features of Spanish as it is spoken in the US, including dialectal variation across speakers from different countries of origin, the acquisition of Spanish by heritage speakers, codeswitching, and other language contact phenomena. The course will also examine socio-cultural issues related to the presence and vitality of Spanish in the United States, such as the use of Spanish in politics, in educational and medical settings, in courtrooms, as well as on social media, TV, and in movies and music. Students will also gain an understanding of language ideologies and the ways in which they shape understandings of U.S. Spanish. prereq: A grade of C- or better in SPAN 3104W or SPAN 3104V or TLDO 3104W or ARGN 3104W or SPAN 3105W or SPAN 3105V or TLDO 3105W or SPAN 3107W or SPAN 3107V or TLDO 3107W.

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A- Average (3.612)Most Common: A (46%)

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