Practice your Spanish and learn how to talk about some of the most important issues and challenges facing Latin America! Each semester CLACS offers two 1-credit Spanish language discussion sections attached to International Studies courses such as "Women's Rights and Health" and "Food Security in a Global Perspective."
In these sections you will have the opportunity to work on your Spanish language skills while simultaneously reviewing what you are learning in the associated course and digging deeper into the subject matter. All levels of Spanish ability are welcome, but basic conversational skill is highly recommended.
To enroll: sign up for one of the sections of INTL-I 325 plus the INTL-I course associated with it.
SPRING 2023 LANGUAGE-ACROSS-THE-CURRICULUM SECTIONS:
INTL-I 325 (Spanish instructor: Liliana Rocha) + INTL I-302 Women’s Rights and Health (Prof. Andrea Siqueira)
This course reflects on the intersections of women's rights and health. We will be focusing on several aspects of women's health and rights, particularly regarding reproduction. Worldwide, issues related to reproductive rights are some of the most contested, regardless of socioeconomic level, religion, or culture. We will be examining the political, legal, cultural and personal contexts affecting women's reproductive rights. We will also focus on women's maternal and infant health, HIV-Aids, domestic and war violence. Readings will be from different academic disciplines, but also pieces written by practitioners, philosophers, and actual texts of the most important treaties in the human rights field.
INTL-I 325 (Spanish Instructor: Diego Barbosa-Vasquez) + INTL-I 304 Women, Gender & Human Rights (Prof. Kate Hunt)
How do social movements fighting for human rights for women and LGBTQI individuals accomplish their goals? This course considers the ways groups organizing around gender issues strategize and utilize the tools available to them in their attempts to effect political and social change. In particular, the ways in which these attempts intersect with the media - both traditional media and new media - is given attention. These topics will be examined on a global scale as we consider the specific challenges faced by movements given differences in political, social, and cultural circumstances. In the course, we will begin by learning more about social movements generally, and move to different aspects of these movements. The course will be a mixture of learning about the practical side of social movement organizations and their work, as well as the theoretical side of understanding social movements and how they create change for women and sexual minorities. In addition, how we research social movements will be considered. Throughout the course, students are asked to follow a social movement organization on social media and use this as a way to apply and discuss the different kinds of tactics, frames, and challenges movements face.