Spring 2014

Spanish for Community Engagement

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-200

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Victoria Maillo (Section 01)

Description

This course is intended to enhance language skills and share knowledge of local Spanish-speaking communities. Organized around field-based learning, the material, shaped into modules, will connect students with pre-existing community service organizations in Holyoke, Springfield, and other nearby urban centers. Class time will be devoted to understanding the concept of voluntarism in a pluralistic society. Sociological and historical readings on Latinos will provide context. Students will spend approximately three hours a week doing volunteer work in the field.

Requisite: SPAN 199, Spanish Placement Test or consent of Language Coordinator. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester.  Senior Lecturer Maillo.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Amherst College students, with special priority to Amherst College sophomores and juniors.

Keywords

Community based learning, Writing attentive, Speaking attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014