Global Experience: Spanish and Portuguese

HISP-X395 - 2nd eight weeks — spring 2020

Manuel Díaz-Campos
Days and Times
Course Description

HISP-X 395  Global Experience:  Spanish & Portuguese (2 credits)   2nd 8 Weeks class  - 3/9/20-5/8/20
VT: Quantitative approaches to the study of language and cultural diversity of Southern Spain

Murcia, Spain

Days and Times- TRAVEL
May 11-25, 2020

Course Description
This program is a companion course to HISP-S 495, Language and cultural diversity of Southern Spain, and builds on many of the same themes (e.g. foundations of sociolinguistics, sociolinguistics of Southern Spain, language and gender, linguistic landscape, etc.). Upon successful completion of the semester course (S495), students will travel to Murcia, Spain (X395), and conduct research at the University of Murcia as well as in the community, focusing on the linguistic landscape of Murcia and the linguistic differences between genders. Using conceptual knowledge from S495, students will discover how language is used through city signs, paying attention to official vs. non-official signs, language used, etc., while understanding the historical and demographic configuration of the city. Furthermore, students will carry out data collection in order to complete a perception project examining language attitudes of Murcian Spanish speakers. Students will learn about gender differences by conducting a qualitative analysis of interactions between female speakers from Murcia. Finally, they will also visit historical and touristic landmarks not only in the region of Murcia, but also within other regions in Southern Spain.

Eligibility Requirements
Must have completed HISP-S 326 or its equivalent; must be enrolled in HISP-S 495, Spring 2020.

HISP-X 395   #30881  PERM   ARRANGED        ARRANGED   Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note: Above class requires a Special fee - See fee page
Note: Student must be enrolled in HISP- S495 2nd 8 weeks course
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Note: Students must enroll in 2 credit hours

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