This advanced language course informs students about how to be effective allies and supporters for their LatinX participants. Students will learn about connections between Spanish language and LatinX cultures and examine how institutions -- family, religion, government -- along with differences in class and region inform communication in the LatinX community. We will explore communicative strategies that teach students how to adapt phonetics, formality, and diction for specific rhetorical situations. We will practice these strategies and reinforce cultural humility through experiential learning activities that put students in direct contact with native speakers.
Prerequisites: Two years of college-lvel Spanish or equivalent. In addition, during autumn quarter interested students will complete a 20-minute assessment interview with the instructor which may also include a brief written component to determine level of fluency. Consent of the instructor will be required for course registration.