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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Fall 2012

Catalan
Portuguese
Spanish 100 & 200-LEVELS
Spanish 300-LEVEL
Spanish 400-LEVEL


  • Courses, times, days, rooms, and/or instructors are subject to change.
  • Please review the entire course description. Multiple descriptions may be listed for courses with multiple sections.

  • CATALAN

    HISP-C 105 Intensive Catalan Language
                 #27666       11:15A-12:05P    MWF   BH 105               
    This class meets with HISP-C 491.

    HISP-C 491  Elementary Catalan for Graduate Students
                 #27667       11:15A-12:05P    MWF   BH 105               
    This class meets with HISP-C 105.

    Professor Josep Miquel Sobrer
    mailto: sobrer@indiana.edu

    Globalization has unified economies, torn down political barriers, and turned local spaces into tourist attractions. In this context, Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, has become a successful global city that offers a balanced combination of vibrant economic activity and Mediterranean relaxed lifestyle. Its cultural centers, its architectural and artistic heritage, its sunny beaches, and its cool nightlife have also turned it into one of the world’s most fashionable tourist destinations. The names of some modern Catalan creators are familiar to all: Gaudí, Miró, Dalí, to name just three.
         At the heart of this success lies an enigmatic element: the presence and vitality of the Catalan language. In the last decades, Catalan, spoken by approximately 10 million people, has both maintained a high cultural prestige and increased its public presence remaining a key political tool in Catalonia and the other Catalan-speaking areas.
         This introductory course to Catalan language and culture aims at providing a basic knowledge of the Catalan language. The intensive study of Catalan, geared primarily at reading knowledge, but not limited to it, will be complemented with a cultural overview of Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking lands (País Valencià, Illes Balears, Andorra, Catalunya Nord, and the city of l’Alguer in Sardinia). The case of Catalonia and its unique and exemplary characteristics will be a perfect occasion to undertake more general reflections on the intricate relations between language, culture, politics, 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.
         Grades will be based on Class Participation (15%), three tests (30%), one presentation (20%), and a final exam (35%).
         Students will be required to acquire a textbook (Bastons, Bernadò, Comajoan: Gramàtica Pràctica del Català). The possession of a dictionary is recommended. Other materials will be made available by the instructor.

    Note:  For Undergraduate Spanish Majors, HISP-C 105 may count as your 300/400 level elective.

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    HISP-C 494  Individual Readings in Catalan Studies  (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of the department.  By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612.

    #26451   by permission only       Arranged      DUGS

    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.


    PORTUGUESE

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    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   # 18030    10:10A-11:00A      MTWR    BH 247     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     #22220     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR    BH 229     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     #25113     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR     BH 237    STAFF


    HISP-P 200 Second‑Year Portuguese I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: P150 or equivalent.

    Continuation of P100-P150 or P135, with in-depth review of grammar, continued emphasis on communicative exercises, and more intensive study of selected readings.
              
    HISP-P 200      #18031    12:20P-1:10P     MWF    SY 105     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. This course is recommended as a continuation of P200-P250.

    HISP-P 311    #22845       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SY 212     STAFF
    Note:  This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492.


    HISP-P 405  Literature and Film in Portuguese   (3 credits)

               #29966      1:00P-2:15P    TR   BH 011
                Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 505.

    Professor Darlene Sadlier
    Office:  Ballantine Hall 806       Telephone: 855-1514
    mailto:  sadlier@indiana.edu

    Throughout the twentieth century, Portugal and especially Brazil’s intermittent success in the international film marketplace has been achieved though its ability to fashion important pictures out of the work of its most celebrated authors.  In 1975, all five of the screenplays nominated for the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Cinema’s prestigious “Golden Owl” award were adaptations. Moreover, during the heyday of the Brazilian “Cinema Novo”(1960's-1970's), which is arguably the most significant era of production, radical film makers repeatedly used literature as a way of covertly criticizing the right-wing military regime. This was also true of film makers in Lusophone Africa.  In recent years, many of the most admired films in the Lusophone world have been adaptations.
    This course will provide an historical overview of this link between film and literature. But it will concentrate mainly on films from the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century that are easily accessible in the United States. The films selected are highly diverse and reflect a broad range of styles and approaches to movie-making during this period. Although the course will examine the differences between film and literature as media, its chief aim is to demonstrate what might be called the politics of adaptation–that is, the ways in which a medium like motion pictures, which addresses large audiences, can employ literature to acquire cultural capital, forge national identity, and effect political action.

    Students will write two exams and a short research paper for the class.


    HISP-P 412  Brazil:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)
     
                #29971    4:00P-5:15P    TR   BH 332
                Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 512 and LTAM-L 426 and LTAM-L 526.

    Professor Darlene Sadlier
    Office:  Ballantine Hall 806       Telephone: 855-1514
    mailto:  sadlier@indiana.edu

                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.

    Students will write two exams and a short research paper for the class.


    HISP-P 475 Theater in Portuguese  (3 credits)

              #31285    2:30P-3:45P    TR   WH 008  
              Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 575 and HISP-P 498

    Professor Luciana Namorato
    Office:  Ballantine Hall 837       Telephone: 856-1061
    mailto:  lnamorat@indiana.edu

    This course is an overview of more than five hundred years of theater written in Portuguese. We will discuss a few major theatrical works from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, with emphasis on the different historical contexts and their various dramaturgical techniques. Readings include plays by Gil Vicente, Almeida Garrett, Martins Pena, Nelson Rodrigues, and Pepetela.  Readings and discussion in Portuguese.


    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    #18032     9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    BH 229    STAFF

    Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 135, #22220.

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    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    #18033     11:15A-12:05P     MWF     SY 212      STAFF

    Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 311

    Spanish 100 & 200-LEVELS

    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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.

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    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.

    See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/   Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    Spanish 300-LEVEL

    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.

    To see active sections available for fall 2012 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 2012.  We are listed under HISP-S.

    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  #18131    11:15A-12:05P   MWF        BH 335         STAFF

    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   #22221        9:05A-9:55A      Daily      SY 106            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.

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

    To see active sections available for fall 2012 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 2012.  We are listed under HISP-S.


    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    #18133     10:10A-11:00A   MWF     BH 335       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    #21768       1:00P-2:15P    TR      BH 335        Prof. J. Clancy Clements


    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.

    2. Goals:
    After successful completion of this course, the student will:

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

    This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 326    #18132      10:10A-11:00A     MWF      BH 321         Prof. Manuel Diaz-Campos
    Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section.

    HISP-S 326    #25919      10:10A-11:00A     MWF       BH 321        Prof. Manuel Diaz-Campos
    Note:  This class meets with the Honors section for S326 and is taught toward the Honors students.

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    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  #29982      9:30A-10:45A       TR        SY 108   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #25426     11:15A-12:05P     MWF     BH 139   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #25119     12:20P-1:10P       MWF     BH 018   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #26459      2:30P-3:20P        MWF     BH 321   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #27844      2:30P-3:45P          TR       BH 305   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #25427      3:35P-4:25P        MWR     BH 146   STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #22855      4:00P-5:15P          TR       SB 231    STAFF


    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.

    HISP-S 328      #24896       11:15A-12:30P    TR    BH 332  Prof. Melissa Dinverno
    This class meets with the HISP-S 328 #27847 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.
    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.
    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     #24897      11:15A-12:30P    TR    BH 332      Prof. Melissa Dinverno
    This class meets with the HISP-S 328 #27846  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. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

     TEXTBOOKS:
                Lorca, La casa de Bernarda Alba
    Laforet, Nada

    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      #24895      1:00P-2:15P    TR     BH 141   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 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     #24898      2:30P-3:45P      TR      BH 149        Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda


    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     #24893        9:30A-10:45A        TR          BH 209              STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #24894       11:15A-12:05P      MWF       BH 137              STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #24892       11:15A-12:30P        TR         WY 101             STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #24899       2:30P-3:20P          MWF       BH 137              STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #24901       4:00P-5:15P            TR         BH 314              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    #25825   (Spain)    9:05A-9:55A      MWF         BH 011         STAFF


    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 the texts produced by the conquest and during the colonial period to the experiments and innovations of the first few decades of the 20th century. 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 entirely 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.

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    HISP-S 334    #25826   (LA)            1:00P-2:15P      TR         BH 140        STAFF
    HISP-S 334    #25829   (LA)            4:00P-5:15P      TR         BH 331        STAFF


    Spanish 400-LEVEL

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

    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.

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

    HISP-S 411  #24114       8:00A-8:50A    MWF      BH 336      STAFF


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

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

    HISP-S 411  #20924     1:25P-2:15P    MWF       BH 221     STAFF


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

    This course explores different aspects of contemporary Latin American cultures and societies. Focused on the critical analysis of a wide variety of cultural expressions (including visual arts, music, performance, and film) and social practices, this class will be structured around topics such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, identities, migrations, memory, and globalization.  Assignments will include presentations, short papers, and a longer final research paper on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the professor.  This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

    HISP-S 412   #21616      4:00P-5:15P       MW       BH 222           Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López 

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

    HISP-S 417  Hispanic Poetry  (3 credits)                                                         LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    Poetry is often considered a difficult literary genre, an intricate form of writing divorced from social concerns and detached from the historical periods in which it is produced. The objective of this course is to read and analyze representative Hispanic poetic texts from 19th and 20th century (from Bécquer, Rosalía de Castro, Rubén Darío, Antonio Machado, among others) reflecting on the language, writing practices and literary forms, and situating the poems into artistic and literary movements.  In addition, but equally important, we will bridge poetry in connection with the historical, social and political preoccupations of each period, looking carefully at how poetic texts responded and were engaged with their main issues of their times, such as gender, nation formation and national/regional identity, or the Spanish civil war.
    The class will be entirely conducted in Spanish.
    HISP-S 417   #32762      1:00P-2:15P    TR    BH 016    Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda
    Note:  This course carries CASE A&H distribution credit.


    HISP-S 422   Hispanic Cinema    (3 credits)                                                  LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    This course examines films by some of the most important Hispanic directors today, such as Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñarritu, and Alejandro Amenábar.  We will study technical tools from film criticism in order to analyze the movies closely and develop more sophisticated readings of them.  Our discussions will consider the films within the frame of larger issues (e.g. identity construction, gender/sexuality, imperialism, etc.) and as interventions in particular contemporary debates (e.g. memory politics, euthanasia, bioethics, immigration, terrorism, etc.).  This course, then, aims to expose you to a range of production in contemporary Hispanic cinema; develop an understanding of the different styles and preoccupations of major Hispanic directors; and hone your own ability to analyze and debate major issues through textual/filmic representation.

    *Please note that beyond the scheduled class time, this course carries a weekly group screening session.

    HISP-S 422   #29983       9:30A-10:45A     TR      BH 333      Prof. Melissa Dinverno
                                            Film Showing:   TBA  (Most likely Monday evenings.)

    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   #18134       11:15A-12:30P     TR      BH 219      Prof. Erik Willis


    HISP-S 429  Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics  (3 credits)                 LINGUISTICS
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

    Topic: “From Good Manners to Rude Behavior: The Pragmatics of Polite and Impolite Discourse”

    This course examines the concepts of good and bad behavior in everyday social interaction from a linguistics/discursive perspective. Issues of morality, sincerity, and ethics as related to politeness or impoliteness will be discussed. The course offers a discussion of the language of polite behavior and the language of offense that is used to attack the interlocutor's public face in various contexts such as the media, the news, the internet, political debates, and academic discourse. Class format includes discussions of topics related to polite and impolite behavior, agreeing and disagreeing in everyday interaction, verbal and non-verbal impolite behavior across cultures, rudeness, and expressions of conventionalized politeness and impoliteness. Students will have the opportunity to examine impolite (or rude) behavior discourse and analyze the language of offence from a pragmatics and discursive perspective. Students will write a paper on a topic related to polite or rude behavior.

    HISP-S 429    #29558     12:20P-1:10P          MWF         BH 314     Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #18137.
    Note:  This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.
    Note:  This class is part of the Themester.  http://themester.indiana.edu/curriculum.shtml


    HISP-S 474  Hispanic Literature and Society (3 credits)                                 LITERATURE
    Prerequisite: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    Topic: Race, Culture and Transculturation in Latin America
    This course explores the history and uses of race and culture in Latin America, with a special focus on the Spanish Caribbean and Mexico. We commonly assume that race and culture are socially constructed terms with a similar history in the U.S. and Latin America. Yet, as we will see in this class, racially denoted terms such as black, white, mulatto, mestizaje or raza have historically evolved in ways that speak to very different circumstances of colonization and postcolonial nation formation in the North and the South. We will study the ideologies and stories associated with race, culture and transculturation in Latin America through a variety of poems, essays, short stories and artworks. Our approach will be comparative: we will focus on countries that have a history of interaction with and interventions from the United States: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, and we will also study contemporary works produced in the U.S. on chicano and latino identity and identification with la Raza.

    Works discussed in class will include essays, short stories and poems by Plácido, José Martí, Fernando Ortiz, Nicolás Guillén, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Luis Palés Matos, Mayra Santos-Febres, Jorge Duany, Manuel del Cabral, Pedro Henríquez Ureña, José Vasconcelos, Gloria Anzaldúa, Tato Laviera, Mary Louise Pratt, and Franz Fanon, among others.

    Class requirements will include several short papers on assigned topics, a midterm, an oral presentation and a final paper.

    HISP-S 474   #29575       11:15A-12:30P     TR       BH 321        Prof. Anke Birkenmaier
    Note:  This course carries CASE A&H distribution credit.


    HISP-S 479   Mexican Literature  (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Prerequisite: Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    This course will explore key literary trends and texts in 20th century Mexican literature.  We will read novels, essays, short stories, poetry, theater, and film in dialogue with their historical context, from the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution (1910-20) to contemporary issues regarding neoliberalism, migrations, post-nationalism and globalization.  Assignments will include presentations, short papers, and a longer final paper.  Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

    HISP-S 479      #29582       2:30P-3:45P      MW       BH 333    Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498  Readings for Honors, #18136.
    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      #18135     By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor J. Clancy Clements


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  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, #18136  meets with HISP-S 479 Mexican Literature.  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     #18136   By Permission      2:30P-3:45P   MW    BH 333     Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

    The following description is for HISP-S 479 Mexican Literature:

    This course will explore key literary trends and texts in 20th century Mexican literature.  We will read novels, essays, short stories, poetry, theater, and film in dialogue with their historical context, from the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution (1910-20) to contemporary issues regarding neoliberalism, migrations, post-nationalism and globalization. Assignments will include presentations, short papers, and a longer final paper.  Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Note: This course carries CASE A&H 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, #18137 meets with HISP-S 429 Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics.  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   #18137   By Permission      12:20P-1:10P   MWF     BH 314  Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer
    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 429 follows:

    HISP-S 429   Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics

    Topic: “From Good Manners to Rude Behavior: The Pragmatics of Polite and Impolite Discourse”

    This course examines the concepts of good and bad behavior in everyday social interaction from a linguistics/discursive perspective. Issues of morality, sincerity, and ethics as related to politeness or impoliteness will be discussed. The course offers a discussion of the language of polite behavior and the language of offense that is used to attack the interlocutor's public face in various contexts such as the media, the news, the internet, political debates, and academic discourse. Class format includes discussions of topics related to polite and impolite behavior, agreeing and disagreeing in everyday interaction, verbal and non-verbal impolite behavior across cultures, rudeness, and expressions of conventionalized politeness and impoliteness. Students will have the opportunity to examine impolite (or rude) behavior discourse and analyze the language of offence from a pragmatics and discursive perspective. Students will write a paper on a topic related to polite or rude behavior.


    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  #18138      By Permission Only    Arranged          Professor J. Clancy Clements


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