Spring 2023

Latinx and Puerto Rican Diasporic Cultures in Holyoke

Listed in: Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-349  |  Spanish, as SPAN-349


Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 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.

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 6 students. Fall Semester: Professor Schroeder Rodríguez

How to handle overenrollment: Spanish and LLAS majors will have first-priority, followed by seniors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work, field work or trips, quantitative work, visual analysis.

LLAS 349 - LEC

Section 01
Th 2:30 PM - 5:15 PM CHAP 103


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Spring 2023