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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPA 311 - Latinos in the U.S.

Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and much of that growth is driven by immigration. In this course we cover: the definition of immigration, the Latino experience in the United States, and Latinos in Maine. We approach these topics through different types of authentic material: literature (stories, poems, and excerpts from novels), newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, songs, plays, movies, television, radio, video clips, audio clips (podcasts) and art (graffiti, mural, painting, digital art, cartoon, and photo). We also talk with Latino immigrants from different countries of origin. Students will improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

The course will be taught entirely in Spanish and the readings will be in the target language.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity or International Perspectives

Prerequisites:  SPA 204 or SPA 217 or SPA 300 level or higher course

Course Typically Offered: Alternate years.

Credits: 3