Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
SPN 370 Varieties of Spoken Spanish
4 hours; 4 credits
A descriptive and critical overview of the different varieties of oral Spanish. This course concentrates on Spanish varieties spoken in Spain, Latin America, and the United States, but will also give an overview of other varieties of Spanish, e.g., Judeo-Spanish and Afro-Spanish. The main objective of the course is to develop critical and linguistic awareness about the relationship between language, individual, and society, in the context of the spread of Spanish in the world. There will be a special emphasis on migration and Spanish-speaking communities (monolingual and bilingual) in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. The course includes a required research component.
Prerequisite: SPN 313 or equivalent
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