Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; Central Americans in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia)

This course explores the history, migration, and cultural representation of Central Americans in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) in the larger context of the United States. We will ask how and why this region is home to one of the largest concentrations of Central Americans, especially Salvadorans, in the nation, as well as examine the diaspora as a transnational process. We will study novels, short stories, poetry, spoken word/performances, films, music, photography, zines, social media, and other interdisciplinary re/sources and engage one-on-one with local and international artists, activists, and community orgs. Students should expect to participate in a community engagement project. Taught in Spanish and discussions in Spanglish.

Sister Courses: SPAN408A, SPAN408B, SPAN408C, SPAN408D, SPAN408E, SPAN408F, SPAN408G, SPAN408I, SPAN408J, SPAN408K, SPAN408L, SPAN408M, SPAN408O, SPAN408P, SPAN408Q, SPAN408R, SPAN408T, SPAN408U, SPAN408V, SPAN408X

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