LATS 209
Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Introduction to Latina/o Cultural Production Fall 2009
Division II
Cross-listed RLSP 209 / LATS 209
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This course emphasizes the acquisition and/or improvement of critical communication and analytical skills in Spanish for use both in and outside of the United States. We address all four of the primary language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking), with particular attention to the unique needs of students who have received a majority of their exposure to the Spanish language in an informal/domestic environment. Through the use of meaningful materials and vocabulary taken from a variety of Spanish-language contexts–but with primary emphasis on the numerous U.S. Latina/o communities–this course aims to sharpen heritage speakers’ sociolinguistic competency and ability to interpret Spanish-language musical, cinematic, and literary texts in the target language. Ultimately, students will be prepared for a variety of “real-world,” cross-cultural contexts and will be more knowledgeable regarding Latina/o cultural production.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1327
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, several short writing assignments (1-3 pages each), two oral exams, and an oral presentation
Prerequisites: none; open to all heritage speakers of Spanish
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RLSP
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
RLSP 209 Division I LATS 209 Division II
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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