Builds proficiency in oral and written Spanish through exploration of language, culture, and issues related to health in Costa Rica. Learning through personal observations and classroom discussions based on readings and guest speakers. Interaction with community in interviews and visits to local organizations and health providers to further knowledge on issues that impact community life. Assessment based on language and content of written and oral projects. Prerequisite: Spanish 204 or equivalent. Taught in Duke-in-Costa Rica summer program. One course.