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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   # 3392    9:05A-9:55A       MTWR    SY 106     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.   This course cannot be used to fulfill any portion of the Spanish minor.

HISP-P 135     #7792     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR    BH 142     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.   This course cannot be used for any portion of the Spanish minor.

HISP-P 135     #11027     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR     BH 233     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      #3393    10:10A-11:00A     MWF    AC C118        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    #8460       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     HU 217     STAFF
Note:  This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492.


HISP-P 400  Literatures of the Portuguese –Speaking World I

The first of a two-part survey of literature in Portuguese, this course will cover works written from the medieval period through romanticism in Brazil and Portugal. The emergence of an African and African/Brazilian literature will also be discussed. Representative literary authors and works serve as the basis for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural commentary of important social, political and historical issues, including imperialism and overseas expansion, nation building and revolution.

HISP-P 400    #28957      1:00P-2:15P    TR       SY  006   Prof. Darlene Sadlier
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 500.

Note:  This class carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution 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    #3394     9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    BH 142    STAFF

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


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    #3395     11:15A-12:05P     MWF     HU 217      STAFF

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.  For permission call department at (812) 855-8612

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    #3396      ARRANGED             ARRANGED     Prof. Darlene Sadlier


HISP-P 495  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium  (3 credits)

Topic:  Travel Literature in Portuguese

The idea of travel is implicit in the novel whose structure is often described along the lines of an individual’s journey through society and life.  Our course will examine various literary genres in which travel is a dominant or implicit motif and will include selections from the medieval period to the present day. The focus is transnational and will include readings from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Topics to be discussed in connection with the literature include empire and expansionism, migration, Orientalism, Lusotropicalism, and diaspora.

HISP-P 495    #28958      4:00P-5:15P   TR   BH 315     Prof. Darlene Sadlier
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 695.


HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)
Departmental permission needed.  Call (812) 855-8612

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, class number 3397 meets with
HISP-P 495  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium, Topic:  Travel Literature in Portuguese.

HISP-P 498    #3397    By Permission    4:00P-5:15P    TR    BH 315     Prof. Darlene Sadlier

Note: This section meets jointly with HISP-P 495 and HISP-P 695.

See course description for P495 below:

HISP-P 495:  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium

Topic: Travel Literature in Portuguese

The idea of travel is implicit in the novel whose structure is often described along the lines of an individual’s journey through society and life.  Our course will examine various literary genres in which travel is a dominant or implicit motif and will include selections from the medieval period to the present day. The focus is transnational and will include readings from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Topics to be discussed in connection with the literature include empire and expansionism, migration, Orientalism, Lusotropicalism, and diaspora.


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

Approval of the Director of Portuguese Studies.

HISP-P 499     #31387       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 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP.


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 2011 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 2011 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. Cultural readings and a mystery story 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 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


HISP-S 220  Chicano and Puerto Rican Literature  (3 credits)

The course will deal with the bicultural reality of the Chicano and Puerto Rican people living in the U.S. as seen through the looking glass of their literature.

Amongst topics to be considered will be questions involving class differences, gender, the dialectics of history, as well as possible reconstructions of American literary history by incorporating recent thrusts of Chicano and Puerto Rican literature.

There will be a minimum of three written exercises (tests or short papers), as well as participatory opportunities in terms of presentations, quizzes and class discussions.  Lectures when necessary will also be part of our classroom fare.

The course is to be taught in English.  This class carries the CASE A&H and CASE DUS distribution credit.

HISP-S 220   #28961     12:20P-1:10P   MWF   BH 345    Prof. Luis Dávila


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.

Three sections of HISP-S 250 will be pilot programs and will be using a different textbook.  These sections have text notes listed in the details in the schedule of classes.  Students in these three sections should not purchase textbooks.  Textbook information will be given to you on the first day of class.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.

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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 2011 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 2011.  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 2011 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 2011.  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  #3497    11:15A-12:05P   MWF    BH 137   STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This class meets three times a week at a non-standard time, 9:05am – 10:30am, MWF.  This class consists of 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   #7793        9:05A-10:30A     MWF    BH 142          Prof. Luis Dávila

Note:  This class meets on a non-standard class time.  It will overlap two class periods.


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.

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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 2011 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 2011.  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 CASE N&M distribution credit.

HISP-S 326  #12978     8:00A-8:50A       MWF    SY 022     STAFF
HISP-S 326  #11033      12:20P-1:10P        MWF    BH 332     STAFF
HISP-S 326  #12979     2:30P-3:20P        MWF    SY 108     STAFF
HISP-S 326  #11465     3:35P-4:25P        MWR    BH 134    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #8221        6:50P-7:40P        MWR    SB 140     STAFF


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 CASE N&M distribution credit.

HISP-S 326    #3499     10:10A-11:00A   MWF    BH 235       Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer
HISP-S 326    #11464   11:15A-12:05P    MWF    BH 018       Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    Esta introducción general a la lingüística española 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 de la naturaleza del lenguaje (lenguaje, lengua, y lingüística) 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 semántica, la sintaxis, la morfología, la fonética y la fonología, emplearemos el conocimiento adquirido para estudiar el español desde el punto de vista histórico (la variación temporal), regional (la variación regional) y social (la variación social y el bilingüismo). Dentro de este marco exploraremos 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.

    La calculación de la nota se basará en varias pruebas, dos exámenes parciales, la preparación de las lecturas, la participación, y un examen final.

This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

HISP-S 326    #3498      11:15A-12:30P    TR    BH  219         Prof. J. Clancy Clements
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets jointly with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section.

HISP-S 326    #12238    11:15A-12:30P     TR    BH 219          Prof. J. Clancy Clements
Note:  This class meets jointly with the Honors section for S326 and is taught toward the Honors students.


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 CASE N&M distribution credit.

HISP-S 326    #7325    1:00P-2:15P    TR    WH 002    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin


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

1. Course description:

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, homework, experiments, and other assignments.

 This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

2. Prerequisite:  S280, S310 or equivalent.

3. Goals:
After successful completion of this course, the student will:
            Be able to distinguish the different levels of linguistic analysis
            Be able to identify and use linguistic units at different levels
            Understand and be able to explain the distinction between phonetic and phonological
               studies and their units of analysis.
            Understand the basic concepts related to morphology and syntax as well as their
               particular units of analysis.
            Recognize the different processes of word formation: suffixation, compounding, and
               morpheme-internal changes.
            Understand basic notions for examining the meaning of words and sentences.
            Understand regional variation in the Spanish-speaking world.
            Understand and be able to explain the situation of bilingual (Spanish-English) speakers
               in the USA.
            Develop basic skills for being able to critically examine research and theoretical aspects
               of linguistics.  

HISP-S 326    #29157     2:30P-3:45P     TR      BH 322      Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

HISP-S 326    #8470       4:00P-5:15P     TR      BH 322      Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent
 
This course 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, language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics will be
included.   

This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

HISP-S 326    #12980       4:00P-5:15P     TR    BH 016      Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo                   


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course will help students 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 CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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     #11371     9:05A-9:55A     MWF    BH 335    Prof. Gustavo Sainz


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 CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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     #10751      11:15A-12:30P     TR    SY 108       Prof. Melissa Dinverno


HISP-S 328  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

The objective of this course is to provide you with a thorough introduction to Hispanic literature and to the concepts of literary analysis. We will learn about the different genres in literature and culture and read a variety of texts, including poetry, short stories, an essay, a play, a short novel, and view 1 film. At the same time the course also aims to familiarize you with the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Hence we read a rich selection of Spanish and Spanish-American writers from across centuries. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-level literature and culture courses; we focus on reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of them, and considering their cultural, political, and historical contexts.

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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   #10750     12:20P-1:10P    MWF     BH 142     Prof. Estela Vieira


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.

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

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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     #10752      1:00P-2:15P    TR   BH 217   Prof. Maryellen Bieder

This class meets jointly with the HISP-S 328 #29159 a non-honors section.


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 3 short papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam. All work for the course is in Spanish.

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

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

HISP-S 328      #29159      1:00P-2:15P    TR   BH 217   Prof. Maryellen Bieder

This class meets jointly with the HISP-S 328 #10752 Honors section and will be taught toward the honors students.


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 3 short papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam. All work for the course is in Spanish.

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

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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     #10756      4:00P-5:15P      TR      BH 135        Prof. Maryellen Bieder


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

This course will help students 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 CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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    #10748       9:30A-10:45A       TR         WH 114          STAFF
HISP-S 328    #10749      11:15A-12:30P      TR         WH 104          STAFF
HISP-S 328    #10753     2:30P-3:45P            TR         BH 332           STAFF
HISP-S 328    #10754      2:30P-3:20P          MWF      WH 109          STAFF
HISP-S 328    #11721      3:35P-4:25P          MWF      BH 142           STAFF
HISP-S 328    #10757      4:00P-5:15P           TR          BH 142           STAFF
HISP-S 328    #10755      6:50P-7:40P          MWR      Room TBA    STAFF


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This panoramic course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of authors, literary movements and Spanish culture and history more broadly, while developing their skills in literary analysis. The class will focus on representative poetry, prose and dramatic texts from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, and the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exploring how notions of heroism, difference, and gender are represented in Spain across the ages. Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish.

This course carries CASE A& H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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 or S334.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #12067      9:30A-10:45A     TR     KH 212      STAFF

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HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This section of S334 offers an introductory overview of the history of Spanish American literature, focusing in particular on the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors representing several genres (fiction, the essay and other non-fictional prose, and poetry), paying particular attention to their historical and literary contexts.  We will discuss issues such as nation-building and identity formation, U.S. imperialism and neocolonialism, and the nature and function of art. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, homework assignments, presentations, essays, and exams. Class will be conducted in Spanish.

This course carries CASE A& H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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 or S334.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #12068      11:15A-12:05P   MWF    BH  011         Prof. Deborah Cohn


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This section of S334 offers a historical introduction to the literatures of Latin America written in Spanish.  The course is structured as a survey spanning several time periods and literary movements, from Independence to the present.  Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors paying particular attention to their historical and literary context.  This course aims to offer students a general overview of the literary history of the region.  In doing so, it will also help students further improve their analytical skills as well as their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish.  Class will be conducted in Spanish.
This course carries CASE A& H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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 or S334.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #12072      2:30P-3:45P      TR     BH 219     Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This panoramic course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of authors, literary movements and Spanish culture and history more broadly, while developing their skills in literary analysis. The class will focus on representative poetry, prose and dramatic texts from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, and the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exploring how notions of heroism, difference, and gender are represented in Spain across the ages. Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish.

This course carries CASE A& H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

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 or S334.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334   #12071     4:00P-5:15P     TR     BH 149    STAFF 


 

Spanish 400-Level

 

HISP-S 407 Survey of Spanish Literature I  (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:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

A survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. The list of required readings will include the Cantar de Mio Cid, La Celestina, La fuerza de la sangre, El retablo de las maravillas, Fuenteovejuna, La vida es sueño, selections from the Romancero, and poetry by Garcilaso de la Vega, Góngora, Lope, and Quevedo.

Grades will be based on three examinations (2 exams and a final—15%, 15%, and 20%, respectively), active class participation, and two papers (15% @).

The course will be conducted in Spanish.  This class carries CASE A&H distribution credit.

HISP-S 407    # 28962     9:30A-10:45A    TR   SY 003    Prof. Catherine Larson

Note:   This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, # 3502.


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

Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

This course presents a cultural history of Spain, from the early times to the present, with an emphasis on contemporary society. The purpose is to study the culture of the past for a better understanding of the present Spanish society. This panoramic view will concentrate on the study of political, economic, and historical aspects. In addition, we will examine diverse cultural artifacts (art, architecture, literature, music, journalism and contemporary films) to explore the heterogeneity of Spain. It will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Grades will be based in active participation, assignments, oral presentations, several exams, and a final paper.

This course is taught in Spanish and carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

HISP-S 411  #9830     9:30A-10:45A    TR       BH 214      Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda


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

Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

This is an interdisciplinary course that tries to contextualize and understand critically and comprehensively the radical change that Spain experienced throughout the twentieth century from the Republican years, the Civil War, and Franco’s Regime to the democratic transition and Spain’s insertion as one of the largest European Union members into the new globalized world order. These drastic political, social, and cultural changes have not only altered the country’s understanding of itself but also shaped the stereotypes and images others have of this complex, culturally and linguistically diverse country. We will examine a variety of literary works, films, art and architecture, and attempt to understand how change and its effects shape Spain’s challenges and our constructions of Spanish culture more broadly. Within this historical context we will cover such issues as national and regional identity, gender and sexuality, and race and immigration.    

This course is taught in Spanish and carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

HISP-S 411  #6373     3:35P-4:25P    MWF     BH 241      Prof. Estela Vieira


HISP-S412 Spanish America:  The Cultural Context (3 credits)                                  CULTURE

Prerequisite:  Complete 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   #7154    12:20P-1:10P      MWF     BH 011        Prof. Deborah Cohn 

Note:  This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.          


HISP-S 420  Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (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:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.
In this course we will look at the evolution of Spanish-American prose fiction from the end of the 19th century until today, paying close attention to narrative theory and its application to short stories and novels from Latin America. Our guiding principle will be the question of how individual authors reclaimed specifically Latin American histories, spaces, and modes of expression in confrontation with international avant-garde movements and European or North American novelists and currents. We will thus approach notions such as modernismo, costumbrismo, regionalist fiction, magic realism, the Borgesian labyrinth, the Latin American Boom and Post-Boom, and the notion itself of the "literary" as partaking both in a Latin American and more generally “Western” narrative tradition.
Readings will include texts by Rubén Darío, Cirilo Villaverde, Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Roberto Bolaño, Elena Garro, Ana Lydia Vega, and Alvaro Enrigue.
Students will be asked to give a presentation and write two short essays and a final exam.
HISP-S 420   #28963    11:15A-12:30P     TR    WH 119      Prof. Anke Birkenmaier
Note:  This course carries CASE A&H distribution credit.


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    #3500      11:15A-12:05P    MWF      SB 138        Prof. Erik Willis

Note:   This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #3503.
Note:  This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.


HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish (3 credits)                                                 LINGUISTICS

Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

This course provides a foundation in the field of second language acquisition with a specific focus on Spanish. The course begins with a historical overview of second/foreign language theories and will explore in detail how learning a second/foreign language differs from learning a first language. Concepts such as language transfer, interlanguage, developmental patterns, learner individual differences and the learning environment will be discussed. Students will examine what is currently known about the acquisition of Spanish and study the methodologies commonly used in the field. Class time will include lecture, student-led discussion and practical application of theoretical concepts. Evaluation will be based on student participation/preparation, activities in and outside of class, examinations and a final project.

HISP-S 430    #10765    10:10A-11:00A       MWF   BH 321     Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

Note:  This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.



HISP-S 473  Hispanic Literature and Literary Theory (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:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course will focus on the study of Hispanic literature through concepts of literary theory.  By focusing on these concepts, however, we will not seek to turn the reading of literary texts into a mere technical activity, but to expand our interpretive imagination and our critical vocabulary, and thereby deepen the experience of reading both Hispanic literary texts and literature in general.  We will discuss different understandings of literature and approaches to the literary text in the Western tradition from Aristotle to Cultural Studies, but we will pay particular attention to theories of narrative and storytelling.  Assignments will include in-class presentations, exams, analytical papers, and creative writing.  Class will be conducted in Spanish.

HISP-S 473   #28964       4:00P-5:15P    TR    BH 219   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
Note:  This course carries CASE A&H distribution 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      #3501     By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor J. Clancy Clements


HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium  (3 credits)                                                                LITERATURE

Variable Title and Topic: Literatura sentimental española

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: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course aims to trace the development of Spanish sentimental literature across the centuries. After offering a brief introduction to its beginnings in the thirteenth-century, by reading  Castilian adaptations of Ovid’s Heroides  and the love poetry contained in the Galician-Portuguese cantigas de amigo, we will bring out those sentimental features which are  present in Boccaccio’s Fiammetta and the fifteenth-century cancioneros. The main part of the course will consist of a close-reading of the most representative romance of the sentimental genre, Diego de San Pedro’s Cárcel de amor, and an exploration of its influence on a short story by Juan Valera, on Miguel Delibes’Cartas de un sexagenario voluptuoso and on Javier Marías’ El hombre sentimental. The theoretical framefor the analysis of the  last two novels will be José Ortega y Gasset’s Estudios sobre el amor  and J. Huizinga’s opinion that literary erotic  thought functions invariably as an element of social life.
S495 will be taught in Spanish. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation in class, two exams and a research paper.  This class carries CASE A&H distribution credit.

HISP-S 495     #8471   1:00P-2:15P       TR     BH 219             Prof. Olga Impey


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (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: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #3502  meets with HISP-S 407 Survey of Spanish Literature I.  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     #3502   By Permission      9:30A-10:45A   TR   SY 003     Prof. Catherine Larson
Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
Note:  This class carries CASE A&H distribution credit.

Description for HISP-S 407 follows:

HISP-S 407 Survey of Spanish Literature I  (3 credits)   

A survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. The list of required readings will include the Cantar de Mio Cid, La Celestina, La fuerza de la sangre, El retablo de las maravillas, Fuenteovejuna, La vida es sueño, selections from the Romancero, and poetry by Garcilaso de la Vega, Góngora, Lope, and Quevedo.Grades will be based on three examinations (2 exams and a final—15%, 15%, and 20%, respectively), active class participation, and two papers (15% @).The course will be conducted in Spanish.  This class carries Arts and Humanities distribution credit.


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, #3503  meets with HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics.  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   #3503   By Permission      11:15A-12:05P   MWF   SB 138   Prof. Erik Willis
Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
Note:  This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

 

Description for HISP-S 425 follows:

HISP-S 425  Spanish Phonetics  (3 credits)                                                                       

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.  This class carries the Natural and Mathematical distribution credit.


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

Prerequisite:  Approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.   

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  #3504      By Permission Only    Arranged          Professor J. Clancy Clements

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Catalan

HISP-C 105  Intensive Catalan Language  (3 credits)

Recommended:  Knowledge of another 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. 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.

     Beginning with the second week, the class will be primarily conducted in Catalan. Students will be expected to use Catalan in class after the sixth week.

HISP-C 105    #28955     9:05A-9:55A    MWF   SB 220   Prof. Edgar Illas

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-C 491.
Note:  This class may fulfill the 300/400 level Spanish elective in the Spanish major.  This class cannot be used for any portion of the Spanish minor.


HISP-C 491  Elementary Catalan for Graduate Students  (3 credits)

For Graduate Students Only.

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. 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.

     Beginning with the second week, the class will be primarily conducted in Catalan. Students will be expected to use Catalan in class after the sixth week.

HISP-C 491    #28956        9:05A-9:55A   MWF    SB 220      Prof. Edgar Illas
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-C 105.


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     #12970    by permission only       Arranged      Prof. Edgar Illas         

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