This course functions as a workshop where students strengthen knowledge and skills necessary for communication in fields and world regions where the Spanish language is used. They learn to apply productive communicative processes (including revision) necessary for written work and presentations, describe the conventions they use, and make effective arguments in varied contexts. Students also refine their use of Spanish, and they cultivate a heightened sense of cross-cultural awareness. Similarly they reflect on the usefulness of communication technologies (including formal writing) as tools for critical thought while they learn to use the language more carefully and purposefully. By the end of the course, students will be more thoroughly prepared to communicate, including in Spanish, as well as articulate their own relationship to various genres, registers, and forms of communication. At least 75% of the class involves work in Spanish.