World Languages
Colorado State University - Pueblo

SPN 462 - Representations of Migration


This course is an online course that mixes synchronous and asynchronous activities. This means that the majority to time you will work on your own. 

We will meet vía Zoom on Tuesdays from 5:30-8:20


I will hold Zoom office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00. You can sign up for an appointment in my schedule. You can also email me at any time. If you need immediate attention you can call 719-549-2143.

Welcome to SPN 462!

This course will offer students an opportunity to study selected texts (films, novels, poems, music, songs, news articles, paintings) from the Spanish-speaking world. We will watch/read, contextualize and discuss texts that explore cultural, economic, and social, issues pertaining to migration in the Spanish-speaking world. We will set out to discover themes of politics, economics, health, family, language, identity, gender, class, race, among others. We will approach these texts through both cultural studies and literary theory, recognizing that every representation is created within an ideological context. We will read these texts as cultural products and producers of culture. The main goal is for students to understand the complex interaction between representations and reality.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: To be in this course you need to have completed SPN301 & 370 or have my permission. 

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Objectives and Outcomes

Catalog description: Practice of Spanish grammar in the context of writing, reading, speaking and listening

Course Objectives:

The goal of this course is to help you reach the advanced low to superior proficiency level according to ACTFL guidelines. At superior level of proficiency students can discuss topics extensively, support opinions and hypothesize, deal with a linguistically unfamiliar situation, participate in most formal and informal settings, communicate a wide range of general interest topics and some special fields of interest and expertise, show no pattern of errors in basic structures where errors virtually never interfere with communication or distract the native speaker from the message, use extended discourse.

Spanish Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate in Spanish
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of cultures of the Hispanic world
  • Connect with other disciplines and acquiring new information
  • Develop awareness of similarities and differences (comparisons) among language and culture systems around the world
  • Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world

Course Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze written and visual texts in a critical manner.
  2. Use visual and written texts as cultural reference to assess their value.
  3. Understand the historical, social and cultural context of migration in the Spanish-speaking world.
  4. Research and write about visual and written texts.
  5. Create texts that represent migration from a personal standpoint