Issues of Education and Immigration


Learning Objectives:

Communication Skills

  •   Expand vocabulary and terminology associated with course content
  •   Expand knowledge of current political and social issues related to the course content
  •   Reinforce and improve accuracy and fluency of written and spoken Spanish
  •   Develop presentational skills and personal interactions through group and individual projects
  •   Develop self-correction abilities
  •   Build confidence in language use through contact with the Spanish-speaking community
  •   Explore abstract level discourse

Knowledge Base

  •  Apply knowledge in service of society
  •  Make meaning of complex information
  •  Apply critical thinking skills
  •  Develop research skills
  •  Evaluate and discern among competing claims (national and local issues)

Personal Development of Civic-engagement Attitudes and Skills

  • Awareness of and Involvement in community
  • Commitment to service
  • Interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of diversity issues and cultural competencies
  • Ability to engage difference
  • Ability to complete ethically sound ethnographic research
Community-based interaction with Durham Public Schools and NALEO’s educational campaign: ¡Hágase Contar! Censo 2020. Topics: Latino/a/x identities, educational pathways for Spanish-speakers in our community, relevant public policy and legislation, and social action. Required 20 hours outside of class with assigned community partners. Assessment on knowledge of content, oral and written Spanish, and participation in service. Recommended students take 300-level Spanish course prior to enrolling. Recommended prerequisite: Spanish 204 or equivalent. Instructor: Paredes and staff


Instructor: TBA

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
Cross-Listed As
  • EDUC 307S
  • LSGS 307S
Typically Offered