GOVT 319: Issues in Government and Politics

GOVT 319-005: Int Span Local Global Contexts
(Fall 2022)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Innovation Hall 137

Section Information for Fall 2022

GOVT 319 - 005: Int Span Local Global Contexts

This intermediate course in Spanish guides students in language development that is relevant to their use of Spanish in community and professional contexts. As a Mason Core course in Global Understanding, Spanish 212 structures language lessons through critical content that is focused on the intersections of Latin American and Latinx history and culture with global patterns and processes of modernity. Students gain intermediate mastery of grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as they simultaneously learn about ways that Latin American and Latinx popular culture and social movements have emerged in dialogue with historical and contemporary globalizations, including 19th-century neocolonialism, the 20th-century rise of the international left, Cold War discourses and policies and contemporary neoliberalism. Students will use this new knowledge to reflect upon the worldviews and deep narratives belonging to speakers of the language they are learning to use. They will also consider how they can use Spanish to address challenges in Latin America and the Latinx US that have global roots and global reach. In fusing language development with global understanding, Spanish 212 brings a rich meaning to students’ growth as global and multilingual citizens at the University.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Studies special issues relevant to government and politics. Topics announced in advance. Examples include politics and the arts, ethnic conflict and the political system, gender politics, and changing dynamics in political institutions. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department.May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 103.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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