Spanish Language & Culture: Communicating with Spanish Speakers for 2nd Language Learners

Arts & Humanities

Spanish Language & Culture: Communicating with Spanish Speakers for 2nd Language Learners
Spanish Language & Culture: Communicating with Spanish Speakers for 2nd Language Learners

Details

  • Academic Plan
    AT_0056
  • Cognate
    Arts & Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit
    Modern Languages and Literatures
    Contact Info
  • Recommended for
    Students interested in the language and cultures of Spain, Spanish America, and/or Spanish-speaking immigrant communities, as well as students interest in International Studies or intercultural contact in general.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 3

Cognate Categories

Description

Centered on the Spanish language and culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this cognate offers students who are learning Spanish as a second language (L2 the linguistic skills and cultural competencies needed to communicate within a Spanish-speaking environment and to interpret the cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. The introductory and intermediate language courses teach oral and written communication and cover cultural practices and norms through examples from history, literature, and visual media. Thus they teach students how to communicate in the language and according to its cultural codes. The high intermediate and advanced courses engage students in the analysis and interpretation of themes and issues present in literature, film, and other cultural products from the Spanish-speaking world. The more advanced courses engage students in the analysis and interpretation of the workings of language itself and/or focus on specialized usage according to different contexts.


Option Groups

Complete exactly 3 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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