Spanish in the Community
Engages students in the local Spanish-speaking community through academic investigation and service work. Consists of classroom meetings, community projects outside of class, and reflective assignments. Final project is the filming of an interview with a Hispanic immigrant. The group video editing is achieved thanks to the collaboration of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.
Teams of Spanish in the Community students worked to create a documentary for Spring 2020, "Metamorphosis of the Immigrant," only to have an unplanned major disruption mid-semester in the form of a worldwide pandemic.
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Theater for Social Justice
Course created thanks to UF International Scholars Program and the Internationalizing Curriculum Grant.
Encourage students' ability to apply theater as an agent of change on social justice issues in the United States and Latin America. Includes reading of texts, writing of scripts and essays, role-playing games and Sports Theater. The base, of course, is López Méndez's contemporary Latin American Meta-theater and Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed.