SPAN 103 – Oral Skills for Heritage Learners of Spanish
For students who have receptive skills in Spanish, but who encounter difficulty in speaking. It focuses on developing fluent conversation and listening skills in a positive and culturally rich environment. It also covers basic grammar structures problematic to students. For the Heritage Speaker of Spanish, Contact Department.
SPAN 150B2 – The Politics of Language: U.S. Latinos, Language, and Society
This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of key issues within the U.S. Latino language experience. The course introduces concepts such as language ideologies, language attitudes, language shift, language maintenance, the politics of language, and language contact in the context of Spanish and English use among Latinos in the United States.
SPAN 203 – Writing and Oral Skills for the Heritage Learner of Spanish
Designed for students who learned Spanish in a home or community environment. Focuses mainly on written and oral development but reading and listening skills are also practiced in a dynamic cultural context. Grammar and spelling issues problematic to students are also covered. This course fulfills the University's foreign language requirement.
SPAN 323 – Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners II
A continuation of SPAN 253. Focuses on expanding the learners' oral and written academic proficiency and promotes their critical thinking skills in a dynamic cultural context centered on Latin America. Reviews advanced grammar and spelling issues to strengthen students' writing.
SPAN 333 – Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
Develops oral and written Spanish for academic and professional contexts. Emphasizes different genres of writing, focusing on rhetorical strategies for persuasive and argumentative writing and culminates in a research paper. Grammar and spelling are covered based on student needs.
SPAN 343 – Spanish Phonetics for the Heritage Speaker
Introduces learners to Spanish phonology and phonetics. Students learn about the differences between spoken and written language as the basis to advance their Spanish proficiency. It also focuses on exposing students to the different varieties of the Spanish-speaking world.