Spanish professors Jacque Mitchell and Paula Cronovich have published a chapter entitled "Redesigning GE Language: Promoting Racial Consciousness in Beginning Spanish" in Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice (IGI Global).
"This case study delineates changes enacted in the cultural program for beginning-level Spanish language students at a private, faith-based university. Given the restrictions of the pandemic insofar as virtual teaching and learning, as well as the national and international context of racial strife and inequities, the instructors took the opportunity to utilize antiracist pedagogy in order to reach the goals of meaningful content and measurable student outcomes. One of the General Education learning outcomes demonstrates how well the students understand the 'complex issues faced by diverse groups in global and/or cross-cultural contexts.' Within the context of Latin American and the Latina/Latino experience in the United States, the assignments focus on the intersections of race and gender as they relate to cultural expressions, ensuring that the approach does not obfuscate contributions nor realities of people of color."