Spring 2020

Latinx and Puerto Rican Diasporic Cultures in Holyoke

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-349


Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)


This course will focus on Holyoke, MA as a case study of Latinx Studies and Puerto Rican Studies. Much of our work in the course will focus on Puerto Rico, but we will also familiarize ourselves with foundational work in the general field of Latinx Studies, taking care to place different migrant communities, cultures, and histories in conversation with one another. Students will also engage in collaborative learning projects with partners in the city of Holyoke and neighboring towns with substantial Latinx populations. The course will include students from Amherst College and Holyoke Community College. Class will be conducted in Spanish, but English may be used depending on work with community partners.

Requisite: SPAN 202, SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor.

Enrollment is limited to eleven Amherst College students. Spring Semester. Professors Coráñez Bolton and Gutiérrez (HCC).

If Overenrolled: Spanish and LLAS majors will have first-priority, followed by seniors.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Research, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Spring 2024