Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement
Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement is an eighth-semester capstone course that stresses the application of Spanish language & Hispanic cultures skills in professional and community contexts. Students will apply content from current and previous courses in the minor sequence to various course assignments, community service work and reflections. The course aims to both foster students’ awareness of immigrant communities both locally and across the nation and world and to guide students to further understand the backgrounds and similar/different experiences of these communities. Within this exploration of immigrant identity and immigrant communities, particular attention is paid to current events and trends involving Latin American cultures and Latin American immigrants in the U.S., since this is the population with which it is most likely students at UNC will work in the future, and this will help guide students to consider how they will interact with immigrant communities within the context of their future professions, and to help them explore and establish methods of approaching and engaging with these communities in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.