RLSP 209 Fall 2012 Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Introduction to Latina/o Cultural Production

Cross Listed as LATS209
This lecture and discussion course focuses on the acquisition and 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 materials and vocabulary taken from a variety of real-life contexts, but with primary emphasis on the diverse U.S. Latina/o communities, this course aims to sharpen heritage speakers'--sociolinguistic competency and ability to interpret musical, cinematic, and literary texts in Spanish.
Class Format: discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on student participation, grammar homework, 2 oral exams, and 3-4 written essays
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Prerequisites: none; however, students who have completed the majority of their formal education in a Spanish-speaking country are not permitted to enroll in this course without prior permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators or Spanish majors
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RLSP
Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: LATS Core Electives
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1649
RLSP209-01(F) SEM Spanish for Heritage Speakers Division 1: Languages and the Arts Maria Elena Cepeda
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hollander 240 1649
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