SPA 322 The Spanish Language in the World

This course is a general overview of the Spanish language in the world: the birth of the Spanish idiom, the evolution of the language throughout the centuries, and its place in today's society.  The instruction focuses on the following basic aspects of the language: the study of the diversity of the communities that speak the language in today's world and the interpretation of the chronology of this romance language as an organized linguistic system.  Special attention is given to the Spanish language in immigrant communities.  Texts used to study the language include fiction, poetry, critical essays, and audio-visual materials (films, CDs).  Prerequisite: SPA 321 (formerly SPA 21) or permission of the instructor.  Three lecture hours per week.  Fall, Spring.

3 credits
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