SPANISH 385 - Race and Ethnicity in the Hispanic World
Fall 2020, Section 001 - The Language of Reggaeton
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will explore reggaetón culture through the study of language. A background in linguistics is not required (though it will be helpful) and enthusiasm for reggaetón music is also helpful. We will be examining this Latino-street-culture-turned-global-culture through various lenses of linguistic analysis. We will seek to answer: What is the relationship between language, ethnicity, and identity in the reggaetón community? How does language use within the reggaetón community confirm or challenge our knowledge of Spanish Language and race? How have other global languages and cultures been impacted by reggaetón culture? What can we gain by examining the communicative modes and codes of this dynamic cultural community?

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

Intended Audience:

This course will feature entirely online participation. No part of these courses requires you to be on campus or present in-person.

Class Format:

Distance due to COVID (DC) - I am working to make all aspects of this course fully compatible with remote/distance/online learning. Weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have a weekly class-wide discussion sessions that require synchronous participation and a weekly small group discussion that will be arranged among me (instructor) and each small group. Evaluation for Spanish 385 will be asynchronous and will consist of a final Master Project that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame. Learning Mode activities and Course Assessments are subject to change in order to best support the needs of students enrolled in the course.


SPANISH 385 - Race and Ethnicity in the Hispanic World
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
099 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: online-only participation section.

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