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Spanish (SPAN)
101 Friendly, 541-346-4021
Romance Languages
College of Arts & Sciences
Approval Required- Dept or Instructor approval required; check course details for effective dates. When approved, use the Add/Drop menu to add the course by entering the CRN directly
Course Data
  SPAN 308   Comunidades Bilingues >2 >GP >IP 4.00 cr.
Designed for heritage learners—students who grew up with Spanish in their community and want to continue developing communication skills in Spanish. Explores socio-linguistic dynamics of communities in which Spanish is in contact with another language. Open to all students. Taught in Spanish.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Costales AE-mail Office:   226 Friendly Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4104
Approval Required Instructor Approval required beginning 01/06
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: SPAN 203 or 228.
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  25127 1 20 1415-1545 mw 00 REMOTE Costales A Approval Required!A
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 3:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 9:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 10:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 11:   Add this course
January 11:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 17:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 17:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 24:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 24:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 31:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 31:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
This class belongs to the Cultura y lengua series (SPAN 301 Identidades hispanas, SPAN 303 Expresiones artísticas, SPAN 305 Cambios sociales), the entry points to the majors and minors in Spanish and in Romance Languages. SPAN 308 adds breadth to the topics in these introductory courses by engaging students in an in-depth look at the social and linguistic dynamics of communities in which Spanish is in contact with another language.

The class is structured around three main units of study:

  • "Bilingual expressions": A study of the linguistic phenomena typical of bilingual (and multilingual in general) communities.
  • "What is a border?": A questioning of the concept of physical/political border, opening up the notion to include liminal psychological or constructed spaces; the history of the U.S.-Mexico border region
  • "Dynamics": Case studies of the interactions unique to multicultural and multilingual communities (of which bilingualism is one case), especially those that result from migration of some kind (intergenerational issues, dynamics between members of the majority and minority communities, interactions between minority communities, etc.)

    The Spanish language, itself a communicative system resulting from linguistic contact over the past 1500 years, is a medium of expression for multilingual persons in the U.S., Latin America, Spain, Africa, and Asia. This class seeks to illuminate the following questions:

  • Where in the world is Spanish in contact with other linguistic communities, and what other languages are spoken there?
  • What is bilingualism, in terms of the cognitive abilities of an individual?
  • What are societal bilingualism and diglossia, and what are the characteristics of a multilingual community?
  • What impact do individual and societal bilingualism have on individual and community identities?
  • How are multicultural identities manifested in cultural production in multilingual communities in the Spanish-speaking world?

    After taking this class, students should be able to carry out the following learning objectives:

  • identify all the geographical areas where the Spanish language is in contact with other linguistic communities
  • identify the major historical events that led to the creation of multicultural and multilingual societies in these areas, with particular emphasis on the case of the U.S.
  • describe the complexity of social dynamics that arise in multicultural/multilingual contexts
  • describe the major characteristics of cultural production from a multicultural environment and identify these characteristics in specific works from the Spanish-speaking world
  • describe and exemplify the major characteristics and behaviors of individual and societal multilingualism (code-switching, diglossia, language transfer, borrowing, etc.)
  • situate personal reactions to cultural and linguistic contact situations in an informed historical and social context
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