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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Fall 2010

Portuguese
Spanish100 AND Spanish 200-LEVEL
Spanish 280 AND Spanish 300-LEVEL
Spanish 400-LEVEL
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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.

HISP-P 100   #13296    9:05A-9:55A       MTWR   SY 210     STAFF


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.  

HISP-P 135     #17994    9:05A-9:55A    MTWR    BH 314   STAFF
Note:  This class meets jointly with P491.


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.  

HISP-P 135     #22135    9:05A-9:55A    MTWR    SY 108   STAFF


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.
          
HISP-P 200      #13297    10:10A-11:00A     MWF    WH 008       STAFF


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.

HISP-P 311    #18757       12:20P-1:10P    MWF     BH 331    Professor Estela Vieira
Note:  This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492.


HISP-P 412  Brazil:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)

Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific to the history, politics, and culture of Brazil from 1500 to present day. The course is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural and will provide students with a comprehensive view of the largest country in South America. Among the topics to be addressed in the course are: the colonial encounter and issues such as race, nature, and cannibalism; Brazilian identity and the nation; modernity and artistic and literary modernism; Getúlio Vargas’s “Estado Novo” (New State dictatorship); Brasília as modernist frontier; Cinema Novo (New Cinema); the military dictatorship and post-dictatorial Brazil; dystopian cinema; and migration. Occasional films are a required part of the course.

HISP-P  412  #27890     1:00P-2:15P     TR     BH 315    Prof. Darlene Sadlier
Evening Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P     T        LH 102

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 512, LTAM-L 426 and LTAM-L 526.
            This class carries Culture Studies (A) and Arts and Humanities credit.


HISP-P 476  Prose in Portuguese  (3 credits)

Prose in Portuguese will give special attention to the novella and short story from Portugal, Lusophone Africa and Brazil. Authors to be discussed include Eça de Queiroz, Machado de Assis, Júlia Lopes de Almeida, Miguel Torga, Clarice Lispector, Mia Couto and José Eduardo Agualusa. Discussions of works will take into consideration past and recent critical and theoretical commentary on short prose fiction. Requirements include a short research paper and midterm and final exams.

HISP-P 426  #27900      4:00P-5:15P   TR     BH 105   Prof. Darlene Sadlier
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 526
            This class carries Arts & Humanities credit.


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.  This course is taught in Portuguese.

HISP-P 491    #13298     9:05A-9:55A   MTWR     BH 314    STAFF

Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 135. #17994.


HISP-P 492 Reading Portuguese for Graduate Students  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: P491 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.

This course is a continuation of P491 and is taught in Portuguese.

HISP-P 492    #13299     12:20P-1:10P     MWF     BH 331   Prof. Estela Vieira
Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 311


HISP-P 494 Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature  (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.  Call (812) 855-8612 for Authorization.

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    #13300      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 #13301 meets with
HISP-P 476 . 

HISP-P 498    #13301   By Permission    4:00P-5:15P    TR    BH 105   Prof. Darlene Sadlier

Note: Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 476 and HISP-P 576.
Contact Karla Allgood at (812) 855-8612 or kallgood@indiana.edu for permission.

Course description for HISP-P 476 Prose in Portuguese:

See course description for P476 below: Prose in Portuguese will give special attention to the novella and short story from Portugal, Lusophone Africa and Brazil. Authors to be discussed include Eça de Queiroz, Machado de Assis, Júlia Lopes de Almeida, Miguel Torga, Clarice Lispector, Mia Couto and José Eduardo Agualusa. Discussions of works will take into consideration past and recent critical and theoretical commentary on short prose fiction. Requirements include a short research paper and midterm and final exams.


HISP-P 499 Honors Research in Portuguese  (1-3 credits)

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

HISP-P 499     #13302       ARRANGED            ARRANGED     Prof. Darlene Sadlier

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Spanish 100 AND Spanish 200-LEVEL

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/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2010 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP.

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 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. Homework load is substantial. Credit not given 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/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2010 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2010 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2010 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.

Note:  There will be four sections of S200 doing a pilot program with different books.  These four classes are for students who only need to fulfill their foreign language requirement through the 3rd semester proficiency (HISP-S 200) and do not plan to continue in Spanish after this course.  Be sure not to register for one of these specific sections if you plan to move on and take HISP-S 250. Those sections are #13350, 13354, 13361, 13367.


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 new structures at the intermediate level in detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short cultural readings and a mystery story are also included throughout the chapters.  Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial.

 Note:  Theses classes are for students who only need to fulfill their foreign language requirement through the 3rd semester proficiency (HISP-S 200) and do not plan to continue in Spanish after this course.
 
HISP-S 200  #13350                 10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH  332             STAFF
HISP-S 200  #13354                  12:20P-1:10P       MWF    BH 333              STAFF
HISP-S 200  #13361                    2:30P-3:20P       MWF    BH 332              STAFF
HISP-S 200  # 13367                  4:40P-5:30P        MWR    BH 138              STAFF


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 4th -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 280 Spanish Grammar in Context.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2010 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


HISP-S 265  Hispanic Literature in Translation  (3 credits)

Topic:   William Faulkner & Writers from Spanish America & the Caribbean

Flannery O’Connor once said that “the presence alone of Faulkner in our midst makes a great difference in what the writer can and cannot permit himself to do.  Nobody wants his mule and wagon stalled on the same track the Dixie Limited is roaring down.”  But for Spanish American writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others who were struggling to break free of a tradition that emphasized the local and the “real,” Faulkner was a liberation rather than a paralyzing influence.  We will read both Faulkner and Spanish American writers in this course, studying how the former’s style and themes inspired the latter as they cultivated a literary movement that brought Spanish American literature into the Western mainstream.  We will also explore how Spanish American authors looked to Faulkner and to the white South as a model for reclaiming Spanish American history, which was also dominated by a neocolonial North and marked by difficult racial and interethnic relations, as well as by struggles with economic development.  But if this course is about close textual analysis and literary relations, it is also about the dynamics and politics of literary influence and choosing one’s literary genealogy.  Thus we shall also consider questions such as:  what are the political implications of doing comparative literature, and of positing the influence of writers from “developed nations” on those of so-called “developing nations”? and, what are the racial subtexts of authors’ relationship to Faulkner?

HISP-S 265    #27906     1:00P-2:15P    TR    SB 231    Prof. Deborah Cohn

Note:  This course is taught in English and does not count toward the minor or major in Spanish.
           This class carries Arts and Humanities credit as well as Culture Studies (A) credit.
           This class meets jointly with an AMST-A 298 class and ENG-L 208.

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Spanish 280 AND Spanish 300-LEVEL

HISP-S 280  Spanish Grammar in Context (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S250 or equivalent.

The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the language skills necessary to pursue upper division course work in Spanish. The main focus is on the development of formal linguistic skills through explicit grammar instruction and review, vocabulary building exercises, reading original texts by contemporary authors, and exploring the link between literature and culture through writing and conversation.
The main objective of S280 is to strengthen students’ comprehension and application of the most challenging grammatical structures for second language learners within a meaningful language context. This objective will be accomplished with a thorough review and practice of problematic grammatical structures, the analysis of these and other structures in the context provided by a series of literary readings and selections from an audio book, and the application of these structures in writing and discussion sessions. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Note:  This class replaces S310; if you have already taken S310 you should not take S280 and look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

To see active sections available for fall 2010 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose fall 2010.  We are listed under HISP.


HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.  Co-requisite: may be taken concurrent with HISP-S 280.

The objective of this course is to develop students’ oral and writing abilities in Spanish.  Students will develop writing skill in Spanish by learning and practicing the main components of different writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation.  Students will learn compositional elements that provide cohesion and coherence in both formal and informal writing styles.  Students will develop their oral skills by watching and discussing a number of critically acclaimed films from different Spanish-speaking countries which deal with a variety of cultural, social, and political issues.  To achieve the goal of improving oral proficiency, students will participate in various in-class discussions and debates on controversial topics presented in the films.  By the end of this course, students will be able to write in a variety of formal and informal writing styles and to discuss a wide range of topics.

Note:  This class replaces S312; if you have already taken S312 you should not take S308. Look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

To see active sections available for fall 2010 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose fall 2010.  We are listed under HISP.


HISP-S 315  Spanish in the Business World  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S280 or 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 S280.

HISP-S 315  #13402    11:15A-12:05P   MWF   BH 321   Prof. Silvana Falconi


HISP-S 317 Spanish Conversation & Diction (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or 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   #17995   1:25P-2:15P  Daily   SY 210    STAFF


HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course critically examines a variety of Hispanic cultural contexts, with special attention devoted to the Hispanic Caribbean, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and the Andean nations.  The study sequence follows three primary topical units:  Race & Mestizaje, Gender & Sexuality and Memory & Post-Dictatorship.  Focusing on a variety of texts (visual, literary, documentary, historiographical) from different historical periods (1600’s to the present), the course explores the historical and cultural traits which are unique to the regions studied as well as the many elements they share in common.

Note:  This class replaces S275; if you have already taken S275 you should not take S324. Look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

To see active sections available for fall 2010 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose fall 2010.  We are listed under HISP.


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

Introduces the basic concepts of Hispanic linguistics and establishes the background for the future application of linguistic principles.  The course surveys linguistic properties in Spanish, including phonology, morphology, and syntax.  Additional introductory material on historical linguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics will be included.  This course carries N & M credit.

HISP-S 326  #TBA          8:00A-8:50A      MWF    SY 006    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #22835      11:15A-12:05P    MWF    BH 221    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #22141      12:20P-1:10P       MWF    BH 221    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #17498        1:00P-2:15P       TR        HU 217    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #TBA           2:30P-3:20P       MWF   BH 336    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #TBA           4:00P-5:15P       TR       BH 205    STAFF


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or 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.  This course carries N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #13405   10:10A-11:00A   MWF    BH 233    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course provides an introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of linguistics. After an introduction to language, the course describes the organization of the sound system of Spanish (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 internal structure of words, will be examined, including a description 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 language use in context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation in the Spanish-speaking world (sociolinguistics). This course carries N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #18484    11:15A-12:30P     TR    BH 336              Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course is an introduction to basic concepts and methodology used in Spanish Linguistics. The main goal of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn the tools of linguistic analysis and to apply them to the study of Spanish. Attention will be given to different levels of analysis in linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and language variation. Class time will be divided between lecture, problem-solving exercises, and discussion. Evaluation will be based on exams, class participation, and homework, experiments, and other assignments. This course carries N & M credit.

GOALS:
After successful completion of this course, the student will:

TOPICS:

  1. Introduction to linguistics
  2. Phonetics and phonology
  3. Morpho-syntax
  4. Semantics
  5. Regional variation
  6. Bilingualism in USA

HISP-S 326    #13404        2:30P-3:45P   TR    BH 208       Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets jointly with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section.

HISP-S 326    #28151        2:30P-3:45P   TR    BH 208        Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
Note:  This class meets jointly with the Honors section for S326.


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of language, using Spanish as a point of departure. It discusses the basic concepts of Hispanic linguistics and establishes the background for the future application of linguistic principles. 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. This course carries N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #22836      3:35P-4:25P    MWR    BH 135     Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo
HISP-S 326    #18768      4:40P-5:30P    MWR    BH 232     Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo


HISP-S 328  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

Course description pending.

HISP-S 328   #22707     10:10A-11:00A    MWF   WH 002   Prof. Gustavo Sainz


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course aims to familiarize students, through close reading, with a number of literary texts, representative of different genres (narrative fictions, theater, and poetry), from Spain and Spanish America.  Readings will include Miguel de Unamuno’s short story San Manuel Bueno, mártir, Isabel Allende’s Cuentos de Eva Luna, Federico García Lorca’s drama La casa de Bernarda Alba, and a selection of poetry (romances, selected poems of Garcilaso de la Vega, Góngora, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Quevedo, José de Espronceda, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, García Lorca, Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda, etc.)

The reading of the texts will be preceded by a discussion on the importance of their historical, social and cultural contexts, and on their specific genre characteristics.  The literary analysis will bring out not only the meaning and message embedded in each work, but also the devices (narratological, dramatic, rhetorical, etc.) used in the fabric of the text.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their active participation in class (20% of the grade), two papers (40%), and two exams (40%).

This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated Fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then you need not take S328.  Have questions?   Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328   #21691      9:30A-10:45A    TR       BH 246           Prof. Olga Impey


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course provides an introduction to Hispanic literature and to the analysis of cultural texts.  In particular, it focuses on retooling 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 course, 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 both oral and written form.

The analytical tools that you learn in this course will prepare you for more advanced classes in literature and culture.  At the same time, they are tools that will empower you to be more critical and creative thinkers across the board, whatever your major or interests.

The course aims, then, to expose you to a wide range of Hispanic texts, give you tools for literary and film analysis, and push you to create more critical, insightful and engaging readings of texts. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #21689     10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH 236     Prof. Melissa Dinverno
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 328 Honors section.

HISP-S 328     #21690     10:10A-11:00A    MWF     BH 236    Prof. Melissa Dinverno
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors Students and will meet jointly with a non-honors section of HISP-S 328.


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

Close readings of major poets from Spanish America and Spain. A short novel by Fuentes, as well as short stories by writers such as Cortázar and Borges, Rulfo and Matute, and Don Juan Manuel will be included. A play by Usigli on the Mexican Revolution shall also be considered. Numerous oral and written exercises will be assigned, with active participation from all in Spanish the norm. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Texts: 
            Aproximaciones edited by Friedman et. al.
            Aura by Carlos Fuentes
            El Gesticulador by Rudolfo Usigli
            Hand-outs of various other works will also be distributed.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #21692     11:15A-12:05P    MWF     BH 135        Prof. Luis Dávila


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course provides the critical tools needed for the advanced study of Hispanic literatures through close readings of selected literary works from Spain and Spanish America. We will explore literary techniques found three different genres—prose, poetry and theater—and will become familiar with the fundamental vocabulary and concepts of literary criticism. The course will also emphasize the importance of socio-historical context for literary analysis, insofar as literary works are influenced by the historical moment in which they are written or because, in many cases, writers seek to transcend the limits of the time and place in which they write. Readings include works by Sor Juana, Quevedo, Cervantes, Bécquer, Darío, Agustini, Paz, Usigli, Echeverría, Quiroga, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Fuentes and Bolaño. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #21693        11:15A-12:30P         TR      BH 229    Prof. Patrick Dove


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

            As an introduction to the literatures of Spain and Spanish America, in this course we will read short stories, a play, a novel and poetry. The course is designed to help students develop tools needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of selected literary texts. One of the key aspects that students should take away from the course is an appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the concept of genre itself. The course will also highlight the importance of the socio-historical context to literary works by presenting texts from different historical periods.  It will also introduce students to basic narratological, poetic, theatrical and rhetorical terms used in the study of literature; these terms form the bases of the “close reading” of texts. There will be 2 short papers, one longer research paper, a midterm exam, and a final exam. All work for the course is in Spanish. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

TEXTBOOKS:
            Coleman, ed. Cinco maestros
            Lorca, La casa de Bernarda Alba
Laforet, Nada
            Course pack: Poems

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #21699              4:00P-5:15P      TR      BH 344       Prof. Maryellen Bieder


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course will help students to develop tools needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of selected literary texts from Spain and Spanish America.  One of the key aspects that you should take away from the course is an appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the concept of genre itself.  In this section of the course, the following three genres will be covered: narrative fiction, poetry and theater.  The course will also highlight the importance of socio-historical context to literary works by presenting texts from different historical periods.  In the study of the selected texts, the course will introduce you to basic terms of narratological, poetic, dramaturgical and rhetorical terms used in the study of literature, which are the bases of “close reading”. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #21694      11:15A-12:30P      TR         BH 331        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #21695      12:20P-1:10P        MWF     SY 200         Prof. Alina Sokol
HISP-S 328     #21698        1:00P-2:15P          TR        HU 111        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #21696        2:30P-3:45P          TR        SY 003         STAFF
HISP-S 328     #21697        2:30P-3:20P         MWF     SY 212        STAFF
HISP-S 328    #23156         3:35P-4:25P         MWF     BH 332        STAFF
HISP-S 328    #21700        4:00P-5:15P           TR        SW 217        STAFF


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.
This section of S334 will offer an introduction to the history of the literature of Spain. This panoramic course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of authors and literary movements, as well as Spanish culture and history more broadly, while developing their skills in literary analysis, and their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish.  Students will read, analyze and discuss a broad selection of texts of different genres from several time periods, including the medieval epic (El Cid), the picaresque novel (Lazarillo de Tormes), Golden Age drama (by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and/or Calderón), and lyric poetry from the Renaissance to the 20th  Century. Students will be evaluated by exams, papers, homework assignments, and active class participation. Class will be conducted in Spanish.
This class carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.
Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #27922      9:30A-10:45A   TR     BH 332      Prof. Steven Wagschal
HISP-S 334    #27923     11:15A-12:30P   TR     BH 332      Prof. Steven Wagschal


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This section of S334 will offer an introduction to the history of Latin American literature in Spanish.  The course is structured as a survey spanning several time periods and literary movements.  Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors in a variety of genres (fiction and non-fiction prose, poetry, and drama) paying particular attention to their historical and literary context.  This course aims to help students further improve their analytical skills as well as their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish.  In addition to the critical reading of literary texts, course assignments will include presentations, short papers, and exams.  Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

This class carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #27926       1:00P-2:15P      TR       BH 244          Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
HISP-S 334    #27927       4:00P-5:15P      TR       BH 146          Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

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Spanish 400-Level

HISP-S 411  SPAIN:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)                                       ELECTIVE
Prerequisite:  Completed one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain.
This course is taught in Spanish and carries Culture Studies credit and Arts and Humanities credit.

HISP-S 411  #20311    1:25P-2:15P    MWF     BH 141     STAFF
HISP-S 411  #16403    2:30P-3:20P    MWF     BH 321     STAFF


HISP-S412 Spanish America:  The Cultural Context (3 credits)                                  ELECTIVE
Prerequisite:  Completed one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

Title of course section:  “Revolutions and Revolutionary Politics”

This course will draw on historical, literary, and visual texts to provide an overview of several key moments in 20th-century Spanish American culture and history, including:  the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath; the Cuban Revolution; and, in Chile, the presidency of Salvador Allende, the coup d’etat that ended it, and the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.  We will study the utopian discourses associated with these moments and movements, as well as the violence, repression, and failure that accompanied or, in some cases, followed them.  We will read novels and short stories and will also analyze visual images and films.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, presentations, short writing assignments, exams, and a final research project.

HISP-S 412   #17303      2:30P-3:45P    TR      SB 321      Prof. Deborah Cohn 
Note:  This course carries Culture Studies Credit and Arts and Humanities credit.           


HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)                                                           LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You must have completed two of the following:  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.   For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after:  You must have completed one of the following,  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have completed one additional 300-level Spanish course

This course offers an introduction to Hispanic drama from the Spanish Golden Age to twentieth-century Spanish America. The focus of the course is the role of women in theater and society. We will read a variety of plays whose protagonists are strong, complex, and often subversive women, and scrutinize their assigned roles, both fictional and real. We will consider the textual as well as the theatrical aspects of each play, and study the social, political, and historical contexts while developing an understanding of the relationship between gender and drama in the Hispanic tradition. Grades will be based on midterm and final exams, short writing assignments, readings, class discussions, and classroom staging and performing.

HISP-S  418    #27929       10:10A-11:00A       MWF    BH 018    Prof. Estela Vieira


Note:  This course carries A & H credit.
Note:   This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #13408.

HISP-S 425  Spanish Phonetics  (3 credits)                                                               LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

This course studies on the sound system of Spanish.  Topics include the articulatory system, the characteristics and description of Spanish sounds, the patterns of Spanish sounds, the historical development of modern Spanish from Latin and the variation of the Spanish sound system.  Attention will also be given to differences between Spanish and English sounds.  A secondary goal of the course is a more native-like pronunciation as a result of a deeper understanding of how the Spanish sound system works.  Course evaluation is based on homework assignments, a class project and presentation, and three exams.

HISP-S 425  #13406     9:05A-9:55A     MWF      BH 335    Prof. Erik Willis
Note:  This class carries N & M credit.


HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish (3 credits)                                                 LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the acquisition of Spanish. Concepts such as interlanguage, error analysis, stages of development, language transfer and language universals will be explored. The course will also trace development from Behaviorist theories to more current approaches such as Cognitivist, Functionalist and Variationist approaches to learner language. The focus of the class will be on learners of Spanish and all application activities will include examples of second language Spanish. Time will be dedicated to the analysis of structures that present challenges to learners from all levels of grammar. Class time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and practical hands-on activities designed to apply theoretical knowledge to practice. Students will be evaluated based on participation, in-class and homework activities, examinations, and a final project.

HISP-S 430  #21711        11:15A-12:05P      MWF    BH 247    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin
Note:  This class carries N & M credit.
            This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors,  #13409.


HISP-S 470 Women and Hispanic Literature  (3 Credits)                                                         LITERATURE 

Prerequisite:  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You must have completed two of the following:  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.   For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after:  You must have completed one of the following,  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have completed one additional 300-level Spanish course.

This course will explore images and gender roles of Hispanic women in literary works from the Middle Ages to modern times.  Special attention will be given to the following questions: the imprint of socio-historical contexts on the portrayal and self-representation of women; male and female imagination, mysticism, fantasy and sexuality; acceptance of social conventions, transgression and defiance; the topography of the unconscious and feminist consciousness; the power of female voice and writings, etc.

Readings include selected poetry by Juan Rodríguez del Padrón, Florencia Pinar, Garcilaso de la Vega, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Alfonsina Storni; short stories by Don Juan Manuel, Miguel de Cervantes, Juan Valera and Isabel Allende; a sentimental narrative; two novels, by Miguel Delibes and García Márquez, and essays by Carmen Martín Gaite.

Critical and theoretical material will be drawn from studies by Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler, Abigail Bray, Elizabeth Grosz, Iris Zavala, etc. The course will be conducted in Spanish.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, two 5-page essays, a summary of a critical article, an oral presentation and a written examination.

HISP-S 470  #28214       11:15A-12:30P     TR     BH 018     Prof. Olga Impey
Note:  This course carries A & H credit.


HISP-S 474  Hispanic Literature and Society (3 credits)                                                     LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You must have completed two of the following:  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.   For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after:  You must have completed one of the following,  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have completed one
additional 300-level Spanish course.

This course explores the representation of gender in literature written by 19th- and 20th- century Hispanic women and the way these writers used literature to question hegemonic notions of gender.  We will focus on both the depiction of their position in their societies, as well as the diverse issues they engage in their created worlds.  Grounding our readings in their historical and cultural contexts, we will discuss the questions these women define as important, the forms and genres in which they choose to write, the attitudes within society and artistic circles regarding gender and sexuality, the possible literary/artistic outlets available to these women, and their own agency in the creation of these outlets.  Special attention will be paid to concepts of performance, voice, desire and sexuality, exile (gendered, racial, geo-political), memory and rewriting the past, and generational relationships between women. This course, then, examines a wide range of texts by Hispanic women (Mexican, Cuban, Spanish, Chilean, Chicana) and the way these writers use literature to deal with social issues, while equipping you with the ability to create readings informed by interesting perspectives on gender and women’s writing.

HISP-S 474   #28218     12:20P-1:10P    MWF     BH 236     Prof. Melissa Dinverno
Note:  This class carries A & H credit.


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      #13407      By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor J. Clancy Clements


HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium  (3 credits)                                                                LINGUISTICS

Title: Language Contact and the Formation of New Varieties of Spanish and Portuguese

Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

In this course, we study how new languages emerge from the contact among speakers of two or more language communities who do not share a common language. The key questions we will seek to find answers for are: how do speakers who do not share a common language co-create a language variety that serves their communicative needs?  What does that language variety look like? And, why does that language take on the particular characteristics it does? To answer these questions, we will learn a theoretical model of language evolution and will formulate a number of research questions and hypotheses based on this model about possible ways of co-creating a new language, or changing an existing language. Then, in order to test our hypotheses, we will examine a variety of case studies, including, but not limited to, studies on Spanish and Portuguese-based creoles, Spanish immigrant speech, Andean Spanish, 19th century Cuban Spanish varieties, and Spanish-/Portuguese-based border languages. We will use one textbook and a number of articles, to be available on Oncourse. There will be a number of exercises, two midterm exams, and one final project on a topic of interest to the student and approved by the instructor.

HISP-S 495     #18769     9:30A-10:45A     TR     BH 018      Prof. J. Clancy Clements


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                                        LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  By permission Only.  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You must have completed two of the following:  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.   For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after:  You must have completed one of the following,  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have completed one additional 300-level Spanish course

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #13408  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     #13408   Permission   10:10A-11:00A    MWF     BH 018    Prof. Estela Vieira

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

Description for HISP-S 418 follows:

HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)                                                       
Prerequisite:  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You must have completed two of the following:  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.   For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after:  You must have completed one of the following,  S328, S331, S332, S333, or S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have completed one additional 300-level Spanish course.

This course offers an introduction to Hispanic drama from the Spanish Golden Age to twentieth-century Spanish America. The focus of the course is the role of women in theater and society. We will read a variety of plays whose protagonists are strong, complex, and often subversive women, and scrutinize their assigned roles, both fictional and real. We will consider the textual as well as the theatrical aspects of each play, and study the social, political, and historical contexts while developing an understanding of the relationship between gender and drama in the Hispanic tradition. Grades will be based on midterm and final exams, short writing assignments, readings, class discussions, and classroom staging and performing.


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                                        LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #13409 meets with HISP-S 430 The Acquisition of Spanish.  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   #13409    Permission      11:15A-12:05P     MWF     BH 247    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin
Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

Description for HISP-S 430 follows:

HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish (3 credits)                                              
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the acquisition of Spanish. Concepts such as interlanguage, error analysis, stages of development, language transfer and language universals will be explored. The course will also trace development from Behaviorist theories to more current approaches such as Cognitivist, Functionalist and Variationist approaches to learner language. The focus of the class will be on learners of Spanish and all application activities will include examples of second language Spanish. Time will be dedicated to the analysis of structures that present challenges to learners from all levels of grammar. Class time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and practical hands-on activities designed to apply theoretical knowledge to practice. Students will be evaluated based on participation, in-class and homework activities, examinations, and a final project.


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  #13410   By Permission Only    Arranged   Professor J. Clancy Clements

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Catalan

HISP-C 400  Catalan Language and Culture I  (3 credits)
Recommended:  Knowledge of another Romance Language

Globalization has evidently unified economies, torn down political barriers, turned local spaces into tourist attractions, and made English and other major languages the most efficient communication tools. In this context, Barcelona has become since the Olympic Games of 1992 a successful global city that offers a balanced combination of European economic prosperity and Mediterranean lifestyle. Its cultural centers and its sunny beaches, its architectural heritage and its cool nightlife have also turned it into one of the world´s most fashionable cities.

But at the heart of this success there seems to be an enigmatic element that, given the main tendencies of globalization, one might not know how to explain: the presence of Catalan language. In the last decades, Catalan, spoken by approximately 10 million people, has not only maintained its high cultural prestige but it has also increased its public presence and remained a key political tool in Catalonia.
This introductory course to Catalan language and culture has three main goals. First, it aims to provide a basic knowledge of the Catalan language. The course will be an intensive study of the language, geared primarily at reading knowledge, but not limited to it. A solid knowledge of another Romance language is assumed of all students. Secondly, the course will also consist of a cultural overview of Catalunya and the Catalan linguistic area (País Valencià, Illes Balears, Andorra, Rosselló-Catalunya Nord, and the city of l’Alguer). We will focus on the cultural history of this nation in its always conflictive relations to the Spanish and French states. Finally, the case of Catalonia and its both unique and exemplary characteristics will be a perfect occasion to undertake more general reflections on the intricate relations between language, culture, the modern state, and globalization.

HISP-C 400      #17993    10:10A-11:00A     MWF     BH 345    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 redits)
Prerequisite:  C400, previous knowledge of Catalona, and consent of the Department
By permission only.
 
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     #   ??         ARRANGED           Professor J. Clancy Clements
Note:  Permission needed for this class.  See the Director of Undergraduate Studies, BH 844 or call (812) 855-8612.

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