SPA 480: Hispanic Kentucky
This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to engage with Lexington’s Spanish-speaking community and to think critically about the cultural, political and socio-economic impact of immigration by Spanish-speakers in Kentucky. We will draw on a variety of sources including creative writing, journalism, academic research, visual art, documentary film, and classroom visitors to inform our study of the history and current experience of los kentuquianos. In addition to classroom discussions, oral presentations, written work, and individual research, students will be required to complete 20 hours of service-learning work in the community during the semester*. Students will play an active role in the design of this course and will be able to choose both their service-learning site and the topics that we will study as a class. These choices will allow students to tailor the course to better meet their personal and professional goals. While many of our readings will be in English, this course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 310
SPA 203: High Intermediate Spanish
This course focuses on communication and the consolidation of language skills for students with some experience –formal or informal– in Spanish but who are still in need of reviewing and practicing specific language skills before continuing with their studies at advanced levels. This course is designed to review and expand upon the students’ existing knowledge of Spanish at the intermediate level in order to prepare them for more advanced courses.