Service Learning

The department offers service learning courses that allow students to take part in fieldwork which utilizes language skills to be of service to local Spanish-Speaking communities.

The following two service learning courses are available to students who meet the prerequisites of Spanish 25 or 27:

Spanish M165SL/Chicano M167SL: Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, 10 hours. Enforced requisite: course 25 or 27. Service learning course to give students opportunity to use cultural and linguistic knowledge acquired in Spanish classes in real-world settings. Students required to spend minimum of eight to 10 hours per week at agreed on site in Latino community. P/NP or letter grading.

Spanish M172SL/Chicano M170SL: Seminar, four hours; field project, four to six hours. Recommended requisite: course 100A. In-depth study of various topics related to literacy, including different definitions of literacy, programs for adult preliterates, literacy and gender, approaches to literacy (whole language, phonics, Freire’s liberation pedagogy), history of writing systems, phoneme as basis for alphabetic writing, and national literacy campaigns. Required field project involving Spanish-speaking adults in adult literacy programs. P/NP or letter grading.