Spanish for Community Engagement
Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-200
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Victoria Maillo (Section 01)
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.
KeywordsCommunity based learning, Writing attentive, Speaking attentive
Offerings2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014