Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 4331 | Professor James Lee


S498 Readings for Honors (3 credits) redit        LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Summer 2003.   S326 for those students who
matriculate Summer 2003 or after.

S498   #4331    3:35P-4:25P   MWR   BH236    Prof. James Lee
(note change)   3:35P-4:25P R  BH108 (computer lab)
This course meets jointly with HISP S495.

S495  Hispanic Colloquium  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Fall 2003.
S326 for those students who matriculate Fall 2003 or after.

Topic:  Spanish as a World Language

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the
different varieties of Spanish spoken in Europe, Asia, Africa, the
Americas, and the Caribbean.

The course consists of readings on Hispanic dialectology and
sociolinguistics, which we will discuss two days per week.  The
third day of class per week will be held in a language laboratory.
To expose students to Spanish as a world language,  we will listen
to interviews of such noted Chileans as Pablo Neruda  and Isabel
Allende, Argentinians Julio Cortazar, David Viñas and Mempo
Giardinelli, Mexicans Octavio Paz and Juan Rulfo, Puertorrican  Luis
Rafael Sanchez, Cuban Eliseo Diego, Nicaraguan Rubén Darío,
Uruguayan Mario Benedetti, Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa and Spaniard
Camilo José Cela (among others).

The last third of the course concerns Spanish in the United States:
influences , biculturalism, acculturation, immigration, and language
policy.

There will be three partial exams, a final and a project.  The
project requires each student to document the presence of Spanish in
Bloomington and/or in their lives.  We will create a display to be
shown in one of the glass displays on the ground floor of Ballantine
during the month of April.