Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    May 20, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SP 365 - The Intrepid Dialectologist: Learning Spanish Through Dialects and Community-Based Learning (4 Cr.)

(Formerly SP 265) (LER DIV)(GCR RPP and FL - Platform 4)(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
As is the case with most languages, Spanish is not unified or monolithic. It has the multiplicity of varieties that reflect the diverse experiences and culture of a people who defy being categorized by nationality, ethnicity, or race. From Mexico to Argentina and Puerto Rico to Spain, this course will give students the tools to uncover the worldviews that the different varieties of Spanish can reveal. Through service learning, students will interview and converse with members of the Spanish speaking community in Maryland. This will give them the opportunity to experience first hand language diversity, and discuss how language as a social institution can create social class, social distance and social dominance. Prerequisite: SP 235  or placement. Variable semesters. Cortés-Conde.