May 17, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022

SPAN 306 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers


This course is designed for heritage learners of Spanish: those who grew up speaking Spanish at home, with extended families and in their communities. These students are comfortable speaking Spanish, but their literacy in it was not necessarily developed by formal schooling. Leaning on all of their previous experience with the language, the course seeks to enrich and complement the students’ linguistic repertoire by further developing their communicative abilities, both verbal and written, especially in an academic context. Class content will focus on Latin America and the U.S. Latinx population. Students will gain increased confidence in the language and will strengthen their identity as bilinguals and abilities to interact with a more diverse group of speakers, pursue higher-level courses and/or apply this knowledge in their professional endeavors, inside or outside the United States. This course is the equivalent to SPAN 305  for those interested in the Spanish major or minor. (Students cannot earn credit for both 305 and 306).  Prerequisite(s): Course has no explicit prerequisite but is designed for those who grew up speaking Spanish at home, with extended families and in their communities. 

  Fall semester only. (4 Credits)