SPANISH 385 - Race and Ethnicity in the Hispanic World
Fall 2021, Section 001 - The Language of Reggaeton
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324; or study abroad equivalent (SP27 student group).
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 the 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.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: In-person with the possibility of some remote sessions.


SPANISH 385 - Race and Ethnicity in the Hispanic World
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001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: For Fall 2021: In-person with the possibility of some remote sessions.

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