SPAN-T 550: Hispanic Studies

In this course, students will deepen their understanding of the complexity of today’s Hispanidad in the US. We will take a diachronic approach to see how the past shapes the present. In doing so, students will critically analyze crucial events, periods and policies that have influenced and keep influencing the US’s relationship with its Latin-American neighbors and its Hispanic/Latinx communities at home. They will discuss key concepts about the interrelation between the US and the Hispanic World of the Americas, generating and sharing their own hypothesis and arguments on the themes examined. A wide range of materials/sources will be used (e.g., films, short stories, essays, newspapers, excerpts from books, maps, etc.).

Course topics include: The Hispanic presence in the US from 1493 to today; the Hispanic world and its indigenous peoples from 1491 to today; and issues of ethnicity, race, gender and representation of the Hispanidad in US society; among others.

These concepts will be essential to function effectively as teaching professionals of the Spanish language as well as of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

This is an asynchronous course. Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II.

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2021, Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (W/S 2022)
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (Summer 2021, Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Fall 2021, Summer 2022, W/S 2023)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (W/S 2021, Fall 2021, Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Sum. 2021)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (Winter/Spring 2021)
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (Summer 2021)
SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (Summer 2021)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2021)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Fall 2021)
SPAN-T 550 Hispanic Studies (Fall 2021)
SPAN-T 520 Spanish  Writing and Grammar (Winter/Spring 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (Summer 2022)
SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions (Fall 2022)
SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (Winter/Spring 2023)

Indiana University

Instructor: Julien Simon, Ph.D.

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/23/21 – 12/13/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisites: Spanish proficiency, qualified to teach content area

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