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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Fall 2008

Spanish Language
Catalan
Portuguese
Literatures in Spanish
Hispanic Linguistics
Hispanic Culture
Individual Readings
Honors Research

Spanish Language

HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish (4 credits)

By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

The course presents a four‑skills approach to Spanish with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Enrollment in S100 is restricted to those with less than 2 years of high school Spanish or with the consent of the department. All others must enroll in S105. The next course in the sequence for HISP-S 100 students would be HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheofclass.shtml.

Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.

Note: A student wishing to enroll in HISP-S 100 must call or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu to request permission.


HISP-S 105 First Year Spanish (4 credits)

This introductory course is for students with 2 or more years of high-school study and covers the essential grammar and vocabulary of first-year Spanish. This course presents a four-skills approach to Spanish with emphasis on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final. Homework load is substantial. Credit not give for both HISP-S 105 and HISP-S 100 or HISP-S 105 and HISP-S150. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheofclass.shtml.

Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 100

This course continues the work of S100 with continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class, as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I.

Note: HISP-S 150 is for those students who took HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish here at IUB or took an equivalent course at a regional campus or other university.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheofclass.shtml.

Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 105 or HISP-S 150 or equivalent.

This course reviews some of the basic structures studied in the first year, and examines them in greater detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheofclass.shtml.

Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 200 or equivalent.

This course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with a continued emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a 4 th -semester proficiency. For those students who wish to go on for a minor or major in Spanish, the next course to take would be HISP-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheofclass.shtml.

Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 310 Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S275 or equivalent

This course integrates the four basic language skills into both a review of the major points of Spanish grammar and a structured approach to composition. Course work will combine grammar exercises with the writing of compositions of increasing length and complexity.

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HISP-S 310 #9978 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. L. Namorato
       Note: Above class 9978 open to Hutton Honors Students only.

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       Note: Above class 9979 will be offered in the Global Village-Learning Center in Foster Quad.

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HISP-S 310 #9981 4:00P-5:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. M. Rodriguez-Mondonedo
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HISP-S 312 Introduction to Expository Writing in Spanish (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

This course integrates the four basic language skills into a structural approach to composition in Spanish. Some review of selected points of Spanish grammar will be included. Each student will write a weekly composition, increasing in length as the semester progresses. Emphasis will be on correct usage, vocabulary building, and stylistic control.

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HISP-S 315 Spanish in the Business World (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

El objetivo de este curso es promocionar el entendimiento cultural internacional en el mundo de los negocios por medio del estudio del lenguaje comercial y del conocimiento de sus códigos y costumbres. Este objetivo se persigue de dos formas. Por un lado, se aspira a familiarizar al estudiante con el lenguaje comercial escrito y hablado y se trabajará con documentos variados -- cartas comerciales, descripciones de trabajo, anuncios, formularios bancarios y de importación y exportación, etc. --. Además, los estudiantes aprenderán a leer, escribir y traducir documentos comerciales y practicarán conversaciones sobre diversas situaciones de negocios. Por otro lado, se introducirá al estudiante en el conocimiento de las costumbres, protocolo y prácticas culturales propias del mundo comercial hispano. Por medio de casos prácticos se analizarán estereotipos culturales y se cuestionarán comportamientos y conductas éticas del comercio internacional. En definitiva, se buscará sensibilizar al estudiante a conocer, entender, respetar o criticar prácticas culturales del mundo de negocios hispano. Este curso se dictará únicamente en español. El prerrequisito de este curso es S310.

HISP-S 315 #9987 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. Silvana Falconi


HISP-S 315 Spanish in the Business World (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

El objetivo de este curso es promocionar el entendimiento cultural internacional en el mundo de los negocios por medio del estudio del lenguaje comercial y del conocimiento de sus códigos y costumbres. Este objetivo se persigue de dos formas. Por un lado, se aspira a familiarizar al estudiante con el lenguaje comercial escrito y hablado, y para ello se trabajará con documentos varios -- cartas comerciales, descripciones de trabajo, anuncios, formularios bancarios y de importación y exportación, etc. --. Además, los estudiantes aprenderán a leer, escribir y traducir documentos comerciales y practicarán conversaciones sobre diversas situaciones de negocios. Por otro lado, se introducirá al estudiante en el conocimiento de las costumbres, protocolo y prácticas culturales propias del mundo comercial hispano. Por medio de casos prácticos se analizarán estereotipos culturales y se cuestionarán comportamientos y conductas éticas del comercio internacional. En definitiva, se buscará sensibilizar al estudiante a conocer, entender, respetar o criticar prácticas culturales del mundo de negocios hispano. Este curso se dictará únicamente en español. El prerrequisito de este curso es S310.

HISP-S 315 #16584 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. R. Vila-Belda


HISP-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

This class meets five times a week. It includes contrastive study of Spanish and English pronunciation. Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates, and group discussions. S317 may be repeated once for credit. S317 is NOT open to native speakers of Spanish.

 HISP-S 317 #15327 1:25P-2:15P Daily Room=TBA STAFF

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Catalan

HISP-C 400 Catalan Language and Culture I (3 credits)

Requisite: Knowledge of another romance language.

An introduction to Catalan culture beginning with the basics of the Catalan language. A solid knowledge of another Romance language is assumed of all students. From this knowledge the course will be an intensive study of the language, geared primarily at reading knowledge, but not limited to it. The course will also set the bases for a cultural overview of Catalonia and the Catalan linguistic area with special attention to the essential differences with the cultures of nation-states.

Students will work with a textbook and CD, by Dolors Badia, a reader, and hand-out materials.

Beginning with the second week, the class will be primarily conducted in Catalan.

There will be bi-weekly quizes, two exams, a presentation, and a final paper.

HISP-C 400 #15324 1:25P-2:15P MWF Room TBA STAFF

Note: This course can fulfill the elective 300/400 level requirement for the Spanish major.


HISP-C 494 Individual Readings in Catalan Studies (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612.

This course is by permission only. This course is used only in emergencies pertaining to graduating seniors who are short credit hours for graduation. This course does not count toward any 400-level course needed for the Spanish or Portuguese majors. This course may be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HISP-C 494 #9846 by permission only Arranged Prof. Josep Sobrer

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Portuguese

HISP-P 100 Elementary Portuguese I (4 credits)

Introduction to present-day Portuguese, with an emphasis on communication in a highly interactive classroom. The course is designed to provide knowledge of basic grammar and to develop fundamental communication skills--listening, speaking, reading and writing--with particular emphasis on oral expression. Students will be encouraged to speak only Portuguese in class from day one.

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HISP- P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits)

For students from secondary school placed into the second semester of first‑year study or those with a strong background in Spanish or another Romance Language. Content of P100 and P150 covered at an accelerated pace. See description of P100. Credit not given for both P135 and P150. This course may count for the Spanish major to fulfill the 300/400-level elective.

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Note: This class meets jointly with P491.


HISP-P 200 Second-Year Portuguese I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P150 or equivalent.

Continuation of P100-P150, with in-depth review of grammar, continued emphasis on communicative exercises, and more intensive study of selected readings.

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HISP-P 311 Advance Grammar and Composition in Portuguese (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P200-P250 or equivalent

An advanced course on Portuguese composition and grammar, designed to refine students’ knowledge of several language skills. Emphasis on writing, with special attention to syntax and vocabulary development and usage. Students will write compositions, increasing in length and complexity as the semester progresses.

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Note: This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492


HISP-P 410 Brazilian Cinema (3 credits)

A survey of Brazilian cinema from the early 20 th century to the present. The course will give special attention to representative filmmakers and their works, beginning with Mário Peixoto’s Limite (1930), which is regarded as one of the masterpieces of silent cinema. Other subjects to be explored include the chanchada, or Hollywood-style musical comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, the Vera Cruz Studio of the 1950s, and the radical New Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. The course will tend to focus on more recent dramatic and documentary films that have appeared since the country’s return to democracy in the 1980s, after more than 20 years of military dictatorship. The course is taught in English. Films are in Portuguese with English subtitles.

Students will write midterm and final exams and a short research paper.

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Note: This course meets jointly with HISP-P 510, CMCL-C 398, CMCL-C 596, LTAM-L 420 and LTAM-L 520.


HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese (3 credits)

Topic: 20th-Century Lusophone Verse

A survey of major authors and works in 20 th-century poetry in Portuguese. Subjects to be discussed include trans-Atlantic modernism and the little poetry reviews; Brazil’s “Catholic” poets; social-realist poetry under fascism; concrete and minimalist approaches to verse; and colonial and post-colonial writings from Lusophone Africa.

Students will take a midterm and final exam and write a short research paper.

HISP-P 470 #27213 2:30P-3:45P TR Room TBA Prof. Darlene Sadlier

Note: This course will meet with HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors and HISP-P 570.


HISP-P 491 Elementary Portuguese for Graduate Students (3 credits)

An accelerated introduction to the structure of the Portuguese language, covering in one semester content matter usually reviewed in two semesters.

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Note: Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 135.


HISP-P 492 Reading Portuguese for Graduate Students (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P491 or equivalent.

A continuation of P491.

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Note: Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 311.


HISP-P 494 Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature (1-3 credit)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

This course may be repeated for a maximum of up to 6 credit hours as long as each registration covers a different topic.

HISP-P 494 #9853 ARRANGED ARRANGED Prof. Darlene Sadlier


HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar (3 credits)

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese. This HISP-P 498, class number 9854 meets with HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese.

HISP-P 498 #9854 By Permission 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. Darlene Sadlier

Note: Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 470 and HISP-P 570.

Contact Karla Allgood at (812) 855-8612 or kallgood@indiana.edu for permission.

See course description for P470, Poetry in Portuguese, below:
HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese (3 credits)

Topic: 20th-Centruy Lusophone Verse

A survey of major authors and works in 20 th-century poetry in Portuguese. Subjects to be discussed include trans-Atlantic modernism and the little poetry reviews; Brazil’s “Catholic” poets; social-realist poetry under fascism; concrete and minimalist approaches to verse; and colonial and post-colonial writings from Lusophone Africa.

Students will take a midterm and final exam and write a short research paper.


HISP-P 499 Honors Research in Portuguese (3 credits)

 Approval of the Director of Portuguese Studies and the Chair of the Honors Committee.

HISP-P 499 #9855 ARRANGED ARRANGED Prof. Darlene Sadlier

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Literatures in Spanish

HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

redit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Study of Hispanic literature through the analysis and discussion of representative literary works from Spanish America. Includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater. Taught in Spanish.

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HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Una visión panorámica de la cultura literaria, histórica y política de América Latina desde el Modernismo hasta nuestros días. Pondremos especialmente énfasis en las características, los límites y la evolución de diferentes géneros, y su confrontación con la realidad socio-política. La asistencia y discusión en clase afectarán la calificación final. Los alumnos harán tres composiciones y un examen parcial. Habrá examen final.

Bibliografía

Jorge Boccanera : La pasión de los poetas ; Sabina Berman: Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda; Gustavo Sainz: Gazapo; Octavio Paz:La llama doble. Gustavo Sainz: Juegos prohibidos.

HISP-S 331 #14710 9:30A-10:45A TR Room=TBA Prof. G. Sainz

Note: This class meets jointly with the S331 Honors class


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Una visión panorámica de la cultura literaria, histórica y política de América Latina desde el Modernismo hasta nuestros días. Pondremos especialmente énfasis en las características, los límites y la evolución de diferentes géneros, y su confrontación con la realidad socio-política. La asistencia y discusión en clase afectarán la calificación final. Los alumnos harán tres composiciones y un examen parcial. Habrá examen final.

Bibliografía

Jorge Boccanera : La pasión de los poetas ; Sabina Berman: Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda; Gustavo Sainz: Gazapo; Octavio Paz:La llama doble. Gustavo Sainz: Juegos prohibidos.

HISP-S 331 #14906 HONORS 9:30A-10:45A TR Room=TBA Prof. G. Sainz

Note: This class number #14906 is open to Hutton Honors School students only and it meets with a non-honors S331 section, #14710.


HISP-S331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course is an introduction to the reading of literature in Spanish, with a focus on Hispanic American poetry, drama, novel and film. In this course, we will work on becoming more imaginative readers of literature by developing sensitivity to textual detail. Students taking this course will practice the interpretive skills they will need in upper level literature courses, as they work on developing greater intimacy with language and with Spanish. The readings in the course will include poems by Jorge Luis Borges and César Vallejo, and short fiction and novellas by María Luisa Bombal, Rosario Ferré, Julio Cortázar, Felisberto Hernández and José Antonio Ponte. Course work includes two exams and three short essays, among other assignments.

HISP-S 331 #9991 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. C. Good


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course is both an introduction to the literature of Spanish America and an introduction to ways of reading literary texts. As we read examples of the essay, short story, poetry, drama, and the novel, we will develop skills for analyzing each of these different literary genres. We will use these readings to examine the role of writing in the construction of identities, both collective and individual, and we will look at the way that Latin American writers have defined literature’s relationship to both the personal and the political.

Readings for the course will include one short novel, Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada. We will watch at least one film, and will consider the relationship of the cinematic medium to literature. Other readings will be drawn from the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Isabel Allende, Aurora Arias, Rubén Dario, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, José Martí, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Silvina Ocampo and Nancy Morejón, among others.

The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in class discussion, written assignments, three short papers, a mid-term and a final exam.

HISP-S 331 #9992 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. E. Maguire


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the concepts of literary analysis and the poetics of different genres, while at the same time familiarizing you with Latin American literature and culture. We will read an excellent selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American texts in different genres, including poetry, short stories, essays, a short novel, and a drama. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-level literature courses; we focus on reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of them, and considering their cultural, political, and historical contexts. The final grade will be based on class preparation (reading, attendance, quizzes, homework), two short papers (each focusing on a different genre), and a midterm and final exam.

HISP-S 331 #27223 12:20P-1:10P MWF Room=TBA Prof. E. Vieira

HISP-S 331 #9994 2:30P-3:20P MWF Room=TBA Prof. E. Vieira


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course will explore the relationship between art, politics, and the representation of national and gendered identity within the context of an introduction to twentieth-century Spanish American literary works. The course is divided into five sections, each of which studies the mechanics of a different literary genre: the novel, short story, drama, essay, and poetry.

Authors read include: Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Rubén Darío, Rosario Ferré, Gabriel García Márquez, Antonio Skármeta, and others.

Goals of this course include: working knowledge of the major literary genres; development of skills for analyzing literary texts; and improvement of the student’s speaking, writing, listening, and reading abilities.

Course requirements include daily reading assignments and participation, a midterm and final exam, three short papers, homework, and quizzes.

 HISP-S 331 #9997 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. D. Cohn (Sauer)


HISP –S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

 In this course we will explore the creative mechanics of different types of literary texts and film in Spanish from Latin America, studying them in their cultural context. The object of the course is to provide you with the necessary tools and vocabulary for textual analysis, to foster critical thinking and creative engagement with texts, and to help you improve your analytical and argumentative writing skills in Spanish. The ultimate goal is to help you become a better, more active, and more sophisticated reader and writer, while enhancing your enjoyment of literature and film. Readings will include poetry, theater, short fiction, and a novel.

HISP-S 331 #9996 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. A. Mejías-López


HISP –S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course provides an introduction to Latin American literature and the analysis of cultural texts. In particular, it focuses on something that you probably already take for granted: reading. During the semester, we will learn how to read both critically and creatively, analyzing the strategies that different authors use to express their ideas, create their literary and filmic worlds, and engage the reader. As an introduction to literature, the class will familiarize you with the basic tools for the analysis of film and three literary genres: narrative, poetry, and drama. We will question the limits of textual interpretation (is any interpretation of a text valid?) and work towards producing readings that are creative, insightful and grounded. The course will also focus, therefore, on techniques of argumentative writing in Spanish and the building of your textual interpretation in composition form.

The course will most likely include texts by Jorge Luis Borges, Maya Chávez Dean, Julio Cortázar, Ariel Dorfman, Rosario Ferré, Gabriel García Márquez, Nicolás Guillén, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda, Cristina Peri Rossi, Juan Rulfo, Luz María Umpierre, and César Vallejo.

Course evaluation will be based on a combination of short writing assignments, presentations, exams, and class participation. Class discussions and assignments in Spanish.

HISP-S 331 #16586 4:00P-5:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. M. Dinverno


HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent

We will study representative plays from the Spanish Golden Age, the Romantic and the modern periods. The theme of Don Juan will be of special interest. In addition to examining the plays as literary texts (poetics) we will see them as spectacle (dramatics) and place them in their historical context. We will do some classroom staging as our resources allow.

Grades will be based on three short (2-3 pages) papers, midterm and final exams, and class participation.

Plays to be read:

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, El médico de su honra
José Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio
Ventura de la Vega, El hombre de mundo
Ramón del Valle-Inclán, La Marquesa Rosalinda
Antonio Buero-Vallejo, El sueño de la razón
Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Testamento

HISP-S 418 #27227 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. Josep M. Sobrer

Note: This course HISP-S 418 meets jointly with HISP-P 498, Readings for Honors, #10003.


S420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 credits)

Prerequisites: S331 and S332 or equivalent

Evolución de la prosa narrativa en el Siglo XX, preguntándonos si eventos como la aparición del psicoanálisis, las vanguardias artísticas, la invención del teléfono y la televisión, el cine, las guerras mundiales, las computadoras y muchos otros, alteraron la manera de escribir o concebir la lengua. Leeremos importantes libros para comprobar si hubo evolución, estatismo o involución. Entre otros, obras representativas de Juan José Arreola, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Octavio Paz, Augusto Monterroso, Luisa Valenzuela y Manuel Puig. Los alumnos harán tres composiciones y responderán a dos exámenes.

Bibliografía

Juan José Arreola: Confabulario; Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones; Alejo Carpentier: El reino de este mundo; Octavio Paz: ¿Aguila o sol?; Julio Cortázar: Historias de Cronopios y de Famas; Augusto Monterroso: La oveja negra y demás fábulas; Luisa Valenzuela: Cambio de Armas; Manuel Puig: El beso de la mujer araña.

HISP-S 420 #27229 8:00A-9:15A TR Room=TBA Prof. Gustavo Sainz


HISP-S 471 Spanish American Literature 1 (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent

 This course will survey Spanish American literature from the 16th to the end of the 19th centuries, with a focus on texts of many genres, including poetry, novel, short story, essay, epistolary writing and other historical documents. Throughout the course, we will explore the complex and often unexpected interrelations between rhetoric and narrative, between literary and other ideological modes, and between text and context, as we develop a sense of the chronological development of Hispanic writing during this time period. Students will acquire a historical and literary background that will enable them to approach with greater nuance the complexities of contemporary Hispanic American literature and culture.

 HISP-S 471 #27236 9:05A-9:55A MWF Room=TBA Prof. Carl Good


HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent.

Topic: “The politics of memory in Latin America”

In the 1960’s and 70’s Latin America saw the emergence, in unprecedented number, of highly repressive and brutal military regimes. Of the major countries in Central and South America, only Colombia and Mexico did not experience dictatorship during these decades. This colloquium examines the importance of “memory” in societies still struggling with the wounds left by authoritarian regimes, state terror and political violence. We will assume that “memory” refers not only to the individual and his/her recollection of personal experience but also to shared rituals and social processes that participate in conflicts over the meaning of the past.

The colloquium will explore important tendencies and debates in art, literature and popular culture concerning how to speak—but also when and how to avoid speaking—about historical trauma and loss, as well as how that speech might contribute to the renewal of life. We will pay close attention to how the discourse on memory and the past in post-dictatorship societies is shaped by conflicts and problems affecting people today, including the social consequences of neoliberal privatization, the erosion of the liberal state and other facets of so-called “globalization.” Readings and discussions will include brief introductions to the historical contexts of military dictatorship and armed political conflict in the region, as well as to different legal and civic responses (and failures to respond) to the crimes committed under dictatorship.

Primary texts will include novels, short stories, essays, autobiography, films and photography from the Southern Cone ( Argentina, Chile, Uruguay), the Andes ( Perú, Bolivia) and Central America ( Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua).

 HISP-S 495 #16592 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. Patrick Dove


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #10003 meets with HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama. If you are leaning toward Literature for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498 #10003 By Permission Only 11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. Josep Sobrer

Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

Descriptions for HISP-S 418 follows:
HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent.

We will study representative plays from the Spanish Golden Age, the Romantic and the modern periods. The theme of Don Juan will be of special interest. In addition to examining the plays as literary texts (poetics) we will see them as spectacle (dramatics) and place them in their historical context. We will do some classroom staging as our resources allow.

Grades will be based on three short (2-3 pages) papers, midterm and final exams, and class participation.

Plays to be read:

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, El médico de su honra
José Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio
Ventura de la Vega, El hombre de mundo
Ramón del Valle-Inclán, La Marquesa Rosalinda
Antonio Buero-Vallejo, El sueño de la razón
Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Testament

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Hispanic Linguistics

HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent  

This course provides a general introduction to the field of Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of linguistics in order to prepare students for future courses in Hispanic Linguistics. After an introduction on the nature of language and to the field of linguistics, the course provides a description of the sound system of Spanish through the study of phonetics and phonology. This unit includes the presentation of the principles of phonetic transcription as well as important phonological processes. Next, basic concepts in morphology, the structure of words, will be examined, including a description of the general principles of the formation of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Then, in order to examine how words combine at the sentence level, we will study the basic concepts of sentence structure (syntax) and its connection to meaning (semantics). The course ends with an overview of some of the basic concepts of language use in context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation (sociolinguistics).

This course carries N & M Credit.
Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.

HISP-S 326 #9990 8:00A-9:15A TR Room=TBA Prof. C. Félix-Brasdefer


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent  

This course provides an introduction to Hispanic Linguistics and establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. The content included is an overview of basic linguistic properties with a focus on Spanish. The course begins with an exploration of the sound system of Spanish and its theoretical representation. Building on this, the discussion continues with topics in Spanish morphology such as word formation and verbal inflection. Finally, issues in syntax and semantics are analyzed both in isolation and in terms of their relationship to each other. A coursepack of article-length readings will be included to introduce the following areas: historical linguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics. The goal of this course is to provide students with a level of knowledge that enables them to succeed in future Hispanic Linguistics courses.   Course Requirements:

Attendance and Participation (10%)
Class Presentation (12%)
Unit Exams (45%)
Homework (10%)
Course projects (23%)

This course carries N & M Credit.
Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.

HISP-S 326 #16010 10:10A-11:00A MWF Room=TBA Prof. K. Geeslin


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

Esta introducción general a la lingüística española le ayuda al estudiante comprender y apreciar el sistema lingüístico que empleamos para codificar el mundo que nos rodea y para comunicarnos entre nosotros. Tras una breve introducción a la materia en la primera semana, nos ocupamos del uso del lenguaje en el discurso diario (la pragmática y la semántica) en que estudiaremos la interpretación del significado con respecto al sonido al nivel de la palabra. A continuación, examinamos sistemáticamente la estructura de la oración en español (la sintaxis) y cómo esta estructura se relaciona con la interpretación semántica. Entonces, se examinarán el sistema de los morfemas (la morfología) y el de los sonidos de los dialectos principales del español (la fonética y la fonología).

Después de tratar los temas de la pragmática/semántica, la sintaxis, la morfología, la fonética y la fonología, emplearemos el conocimiento adquirido para estudiar el español desde el punto de vista social (la perspectiva histórica, la variación y el bilingüismo). Dentro de este marco exploramos ciertos aspectos de la diversidad de la lengua española y veremos cuáles son los factores que influyen la creación, el mantenimiento y la disolución de tal diversidad.

This course carries N & M credit. Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.

HISP-S 326 #14709 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. J.C. Clements


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent

This course examines the basic linguistic structure of Spanish based on the principal fields of linguistic studies.  The course begins with an overview of the characteristics of human language.  Course topics include the structure and order of words (syntax), the forms and structure of words (morphology), the sounds of Spanish (phonetics and phonology) and how they compare with English, and how Spanish varies across regions, and by social considerations.

Class time is primarily lecture based, but also includes linguistic exercises, analysis, and discussion.  Course activities include self analysis of Spanish abilities and comparison with native speakers (the goal being to improve the student’s language abilities by contrastive analysis of linguistic structure).  Evaluation is based on participation, homework assignments, projects, exams and presentations.

This course carries N & M Credit. Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.

HISP- S 326 #16585 1:25P-2:15P MWF Room=TBA Prof. E. Willis


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent.

This course provides an introduction to Hispanic Linguistics and establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. The content included is an overview of the basic properties of languages, with a focus on Spanish. The course surveys linguistic properties in Spanish, including phonology, morphology, and syntax. Additional introductory material on historical linguistics, language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics will be included. The goal of this course is to provide students with a level of knowledge that enables them to succeed in future Hispanic Linguistics courses.

This course carries N & M credit. Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.   

HISP-S 326 #9989 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. M. Rodríguez-Mondoñedo


HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This course examines the sound system of Spanish with particular attention to the articulatory properties of vowels and consonants. The course begins with a description and discussion of fundamental concepts in Spanish phonetics and phonology with practical applications for improving the student’s pronunciation of Spanish. Students will also learn the organs of the vocal tract that are responsible for the production of sounds. A primary goal of this course is to learn and practice the general principles of phonetic transcription which will be applied to samples of different dialects of the Spanish-Speaking world. Some of the other topics in this course include: the structure of the syllable, (re)syllabification, intonation and stress in Spanish, and regular phonological processes that affect pronunciation at the word, sentence, and discourse level. In addition, phonological changes which occurred from Old to Modern Spanish will be analyzed. Finally, this course will examine and compare phonological variation in different varieties of Spanish and explain how this variation is subject to both linguistic and social factors.

HISP-S 425 # 10001 9:30A-10:45A TR Room=TBA Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer


HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods will be included. The course also surveys other related topics such as discourse analysis, language and power, language ideology, language attitudes, languages in contact, language and gender, and language and the law. We will focus on research examining the use of Spanish in Latin America and Spain as well as in the US. Class time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and analysis of problem solving cases. The evaluation will be based on participation, homework activities, experimental activities, and exams. 

HISP-S 429 #27232 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note: This course HISP-S 429 meets jointly with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors, #10004.


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #10004 meets with HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics. If you are leaning toward Linguistics for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498 #10004 By Permission Only 2:30P-3:45P TR Room=TBA Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

Description for HISP-S 429 follows:
HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods will be included. The course also surveys other related topics such as discourse analysis, language and power, language ideology, language attitudes, languages in contact, language and gender, and language and the law. We will focus on research examining the use of Spanish in Latin America and Spain as well as in the US. Class time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and analysis of problem solving cases. The evaluation will be based on participation, homework activities, experimental activities, and exams. 

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Hispanic Culture

HISP-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S250 or equivalent.

This course serves as a bridge between the S200 and S300 levels and is designed to increase proficiency in Spanish in the four skills areas (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) through reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic culture. S275 also serves to review and expand upon Spanish grammar elements studied at the 100 through 200 levels. The format of the course includes a discussion of readings and assigned topics, focused writing, and the writing of compositions. Evaluation is based on quizzes, tests, compositions, homework, participation, and oral presentations. This course is required for minors and majors unless the student tested into the 300 level. Course conducted in Spanish.

NOTE: Students who test out or place above S275 will need to replace its 3 credits with an extra course at the S300 or S400 level.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra./ Click on Calendars and Schedules for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 411 SPAIN: The Cultural Context (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent  

Topic: “Constructing Contemporary Spain”

What is it that makes Spain " Spain"? What images and/or stereotypes make up our imagined collage of this country? How do we define its cultures and its cultural production? This course takes a critical look at our own constructions of Spain and "Spanish" seeking to build a more complex understanding of its cultures, while providing tools to facilitate future explorations. We will consider historical circumstances and current rewritings of the past that define contemporary Spain, such as the experience and cultural memory of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco Regime, and the Spanish transition to democracy. We will also discuss issues dealing with notions of gender and sexuality in the twentieth century, nationalisms and historical autonomies, ETA, race and migrations, and constructions of gypsy culture. In addition to understanding the construction of contemporary Spain, one of the main goals of the course is to provide you with tools to analyze cultural materials and manifestations, to “read” culture critically in this course and enable you to apply those tools in contexts beyond the classroom.

In analyzing Spanish culture, we will work primarily with Spanish films and literature. "Literature" will be taken broadly to include fiction and poetry, newspapers and magazines, and critical articles. We will also use music, the visual arts, and architecture as we sketch a new picture of Spain.

Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish. Some readings are in English. Many films will be subtitled in English and will be viewed by the student outside of class. Course evaluation will most likely be based on class participation, an oral presentation, short analytical writing assignments, a midterm exam, and final paper.

HISP-S 411 #13292 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. Melissa Dinverno

Note: This course carries culture studies credit.


HISP-S 411 SPAIN: The Cultural Context (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent

A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain.

 HISP-S 411 #27225 12:20P-1:10P MWF Room-TBA STAFF

Note: This course carries culture studies credit.


HISP-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent

In this course we will explore the responses of Latin American writers, artists, and cultural critics to violent political conflicts in 20 th and 21 st-century Latin America. We will focus on four specific geographic and historical contexts: the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the Southern Cone dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s, and the contemporary drug wars in the Andes and along the US-Mexico border. As we examine a diverse range of cultural texts – films, photographs, performance art, songs, short stories, and novels we will look at how these particular cultural forms have been used to document, intervene in, comment on, and remember experiences of violence. Evaluation will be based on class participation, short writing assignments, in-class presentations, and a final research project.

HISP-S 412 #14403 10:10A-11:00A MWF Room=TBA Prof. Emily Maguire

Note: This course carries culture studies credit.

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Individual Readings

HISP-S 494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Permission required, call (812) 855-8612.

This course is by authorization only. This course is used only in emergencies pertaining to graduating seniors who are short credit hours for graduation. This course may be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. It may not be used as one of the course requirements for the major or minor.

HISP-S 494 #10002 By Permission Only Arranged See Department at BH 844.


Honors Research

HISP-S 499 Honors Research in Spanish ( 1-3 credits)

Prerequisite: Approval of the honors advisor.

BY PERMISSION ONLY. Call (812) 855-8612

Majors doing honors in Spanish would register for this class after they have completed S498 and while they are writing their honors thesis. Contact Karla Allgood via email at kallgood@indiana.edu or see in person in BH 844 for permission arrangements.

HISP-S 499 #10005 By Permission Only Arranged See Department at BH 844.

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