Modern Languages (ML)

ML 403 Latinos in the U.S.A.     (3 credits)

This course studies the historical, social and cultural development of Latinos in the United States, paying special attention to the three most important groups: Chicanos or Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans or Neoricans, and Cuban-Americans. Students will explore some key issues affecting the Hispanic communities; cultural stereotypes; individual and collective identity; bilingualism; political and social struggles, through the analysis of literary texts and other cultural productions (film, art, music, theater). As a final class project, students will be able to choose between a field-based research paper or a Service Learning Project.

ML 420 Internship in Modern Language     (0 credits)

This course provides practical language and cultural awareness application to advanced students by allowing them to conduct business in a language other than English. The course consists of a part-time internship that students can complete in the fall, spring, or summer. Whenever possible, we expect that students will apply for an internship in a field in which they would like to work after graduation. Students may work closely with the professor in selecting and applying for the internship, they must have their selection of internship approved by a faculty member, and at the end of the internship they must show the professor proof that they completed the number of hours jointly determined by the student and internship employer.This course has no credits, which means that students must be paid for this internship, unless it is for a non-profit. This also means that students who are not US citizens may not take this course, but should instead take ML421 for three credits.

Focus: INTL

Note: See the internship coordinator to register. This course will fulfill the “applied learning” requirement for Track II Spanish Studies majors.

ML 421 Internship in Modern Language     (3 credits)

This course provides practical language and cultural awareness application to advanced students by allowing them to conduct business in a language other than English. The course consists of a part-time internship that students can complete in the fall, spring, or summer. Whenever possible, we expect that students will apply for an internship in a field in which they would like to work after graduation. In addition to the internship itself, students taking ML 421 will also have three formal meetings with the professor (two at the beginning of the internship and one at the end), they will work closely with the professor in selecting and applying for the internship, they will write reflective journals, complete assigned readings, write a final paper and make a final presentation.

Focus: INTL

LSM: GP

Note: See the internship coordinator to register.