SPAN 315: Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Designed for students who have some communicative ability in Spanish, normally acquired in the home, who want to improve their reading and writing abilities while developing a critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Course components include orthography and vocabulary activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films.
SPAN 324: Study Abroad in Spanish: Intensive Spanish course in Quito, Ecuador (January 5-20, 2013) at Universidad de San Francisco de Quito: Language and Culture.
Spanish 370: Advanced Composition and Stylistics in Spanish. Improves writing skills by covering formal and stylistic concepts of the Spanish language. Includes practice and exposure to different textual genres in an interdisciplinary fashion. Includes common doubts concerning spelling, expression, and style; business Spanish; journalistic Spanish; academic Spanish; and creative writing.
SPAN 430: Spanish in the United States: Covers both formal and sociolinguistic aspects of Spanish in the U.S. by discussing demographic aspects and a historical overview of the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Gives a foundation in issues such as linguistic variation, language choice, the relationship among race, ethnicity, and language; official language policies; individual and societal bilingualism; and language diversity in education.