SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish II: Local and Global Contexts

SPAN 212-004: Int Span Local Global Contexts
(Fall 2022)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Innovation Hall 137

Section Information for Fall 2022

SPAN 212 - 004: 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: 3

Intermediate, content-based course focused on students’ use of Spanish in community and professional contexts. Cultural topics relevant to living and working in local and global Spanish-speaking communities provide a structure for students' oral, reading and written language development in the language. Critical approaches to the study of Spanish and Spanish-language culture give students the methodological foundation for advanced courses in Spanish at the University. Equivalent to SPAN 202.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201, permission of instructor or appropriate score on the placement test.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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