Writing for Social Justice and Change

Spanish and Liberal Arts
SPAN 3020 / LASE 3500
Fall 2019

Have you ever wondered what kinds of change you could enact with more proficient Spanish writing skills? In this section of SPAN 3020 (in cross-listing with LASE 3500-001), you will have the opportunity to grapple with advanced grammatical and writing skills while you read and discuss selected works by representative Latin American authors who have used writing as a tool for social justice and change, and by participating in a community engagement project. In this course, in addition to completing 20-24 hours of volunteer work with a local organization in the fields of immigration and education, law, health, or social work, you will deliberately use advanced grammatical forms to construct meaning and will produce texts in which grammar and meaning interact to lead to effective writing in Spanish.