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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Fall 2013

Catalan
Portuguese
Spanish 100 AND 200-LEVEL
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
                #11451     2:30P-3:45P   MW     BH 315              
    This class meets with HISP-C 491 and HISP-C 494

    HISP-C 491  Elementary Catalan for Graduate Students
                #11542      2:30P-3:45P   MW    BH 315
    This class meets with HISP-C 105 and HISP-C 494
    HISP-C 491 is for graduate students only

    Prof. Edgar Illas
    Email: eillas@indiana.edu
    Office: Ballantine Hall 875; Phone: 855-8907

         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. Barcelona is one of the world’s most fashionable cities, with cultural centers and sunny beaches, a rich architectural heritage and a cool nightlife.

         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.

    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.

    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.  See the description for HISP-C 105.

    HISP-C 494     #10603  by permission only  2:30P-3:45P   MW   BH 315     Prof. Edgar Illas      


    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   #3186    10:10A-11:00A      MTWR    SY 210     STAFF

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    HISP- P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits) 

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

    HISP-P 135     #6885     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR    SY 210  STAFF
    Note:  This class meets jointly with P491.

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    HISP- P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits) 

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

    HISP-P 135     #9469     9:05A-9:55A    MTWR     BH 142    STAFF

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

    Continuation of P150 or P135. This course is designed to provide understanding of more advanced grammar structures with continued emphasis on fundamental communication skills with more focus on communicative exercises, and more intensive study of selected readings.
              
    HISP-P 200      #3187    10:10A-11:00A    MWF   JH A107     STAFF

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    HISP-P 311  Advance Grammar and Composition in Portuguese  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: P200-P250 or equivalent

    An advanced course on Portuguese composition and grammar, designed to refine students’ knowledge of several language skills.  Emphasis on writing, with special attention to syntax and vocabulary development and usage.  Students will write compositions, increasing in length and complexity as the semester progresses. This course is recommended as a continuation of P200-P250.

    HISP-P 311    #7452       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     BH 332     STAFF
    Note:  This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492.

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    HISP-P 410   Brazilian Cinema   (3 credits)

    A survey of Brazilian cinema from the early 20th century to present day. The course will give special attention to representative filmmakers and their works, beginning with Mário Peixoto’s Limite (1930), which is regarded as one of the masterpieces of silent cinema. Other subjects to be explored include the chanchada, or Hollywood-style musical comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, the Vera Cruz Studio of the 1950s, and the New Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. The course will tend to focus on more recent films that have appeared since the country’s return to democracy in the mid-1980s, after more than 20 years of military dictatorship. Topics to be discussed during the semester include the chanchada and its re-evaluation as a distinctly Brazilian genre; Third Cinema; the “aesthetics of hunger” and the theoretical writings of filmmaker Glauber Rocha; the relationship between popular culture and radical cinema; and film adaptation. The course is taught in English. Films are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Undergraduate students who are taking the course for credit in Portuguese will be required to read materials and write their exams and research paper in the language.

    HISP-P 410   #29493      1:00P-2:15P    TR    BH 246  Prof. Darlene Sadlier
         FILM SHOWING:     6:30P-9:00P    T      BH 337
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 510 and LTAM-L 426 and L 526.

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    HISP-P 415  Women Writing in Portuguese   (3 credits)

    This survey focuses on writings by women from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Although women produced occasional texts in the medieval period, our primary readings will begin with selections by the 17th-century Portuguese poet, Maria Violante do Céu.  Readings will alternate between Portugal and Brazil as we move forward in time and will include poetry, theater, fiction, and essay. The last weeks of the course will focus on works from Lusophone Africa. Topics to be addressed include feminism, motherhood, idealized and erotic love, and race and political oppression in a transnational context. We will also consider why certain women were included in the literary canon while others were not.
               

    HISP-P 415    #29675   4:00P-5:15P    TR     HU 217    Prof. Darlene Sadlier
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 515. .__________________________________________________________________________________

    HISP-P 425 Structure of Portuguese Language  (3 credits)

    Introduction to the study of the structure of the Portuguese language, both from a prescriptive and a descriptive point of view. Readings will focus on phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, including relevant aspects of Portuguese historical grammar, dialectology, semantics, and pragmatics. We will discuss of topics that are particularly challenging to native speakers of English and Spanish, such as verbal aspect and mood, uses of “ser” and “estar,” the subjunctive, as well as most common pronunciation difficulties, among others. We will conclude by examining applications of our discussions to the study of literary and journalistic texts. Readings and class discussion in Portuguese.

    Students will write a midterm exam and two short research papers.

    HISP-P 425   #29500     2:30P-3:45P    MW   BH 240   Prof. Luciana Namorato
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 525.
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    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    #3188     9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    SY 210    STAFF


    Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-P 135, #6885.

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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    #3189    11:15A-12:05P     MWF    BH 332     STAFF


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

    HISP-P 493  Portuguese Across the Curriculum   (1 credit)

    This is a one-credit supplemental course/discussion session taught in Portuguese.
    Topic: Brazilian Cinema. Students may only register if they are concurrently registered in
     HISP-P410 or LTAM-L426.

    HISP-S 493    # TBA            Arranged                 Arranged      Prof. Luciana Namorato
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    HISP-P 494 Individual Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature  (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department. 

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

    HISP-P 494    #3190    PERMISSION   Arranged    Professor Darlene Sadlier
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    HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)  

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section #3191 meets with HISP-P 415 and HISP- P 515  Women Writing in Portuguese

    HISP-P 498  #3191  BY PERMISSION    4:00P-5:15P  TR    HU 217  Prof. Darlene Sadlier
    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission.   kallgood@indiana.edu

    See course description for HISP-P 415 Women Writing in Portuguese below:

    This survey focuses on writings by women from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Although women produced occasional texts in the medieval period, our primary readings will begin with selections by the 17th-century Portuguese poet, Maria Violante do Céu.  Readings will alternate between Portugal and Brazil as we move forward in time and will include poetry, theater, fiction, and essay. The last weeks of the course will focus on works from Lusophone Africa. Topics to be addressed include feminism, motherhood, idealized and erotic love, and race and political oppression in a transnational context. We will also consider why certain women were included in the literary canon while others were not.
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    HISP-P 499  Honors Research in Portuguese  (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-P 498
    By Permission Only:  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

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

    HISP-P 499   #11829   PERMISSION    Arranged   Professor Darlene Sadlier


    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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under
    HISP-S.


    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 2013 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 2013 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 2013.  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  #3285    9:05A-9:55A   MWF        HU 217          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   #6886        9:05A-9:55A      Daily        SY 108          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 2013 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 2013.  We are listed under HISP-S.


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

     This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.
               
    HISP-S 326    #3286     1:00P-2:15P      TR       JH A 106        Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
    Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section.

    HISP-S 326    #10132   1:00P-2:15P       TR      JH A 106         Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
    Note:  This class meets 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.

    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 sociolinguitics will be included.  This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 326  #10610    8:00A-9:15A         TR         AC C116    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #12751    9:30A-10:45A       TR         SE 010       STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #3287      10:10A-11:00A    MWF       BH 235      STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #9739      11:15A-12:05P    MWF       BH 222      STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #29523    12:20P-1:10P      MWF       SY 212       STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #9475      12:20P-1:10P      MWF       SY 210       STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #6484       1:00P-2:15P         TR         AC C114    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #11510     2:30P-3:45P         TR         WY 115      STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7461       4:00P-5:15P         TR         SY 0008     STAFF


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

    This course will help you 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 will 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 (short story and novel), 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 analyses of the selected texts, the course will introduce you to basic narratological, poetic, dramaturgical, and rhetorical terms used in the study of literature. Evaluation will be based on written homework and short compositions, exams and active participation.

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

    HISP-S 328      #11511       11:15A-12:30P    TR      BH 247     Prof. Catherine Larson
    Note:  This class meets with the HISP-S 328 #9287 Honors section and will be taught toward the honors students.

    HISP-S 328     #9287          11:15A-12:30P    TR      BH247      Prof. Catherine Larson
    Note: This class meets with the HISP-S 328 #11511 a non-honors section.


    HISP-S 328  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.
    The objective of this course is to provide students with an introduction to Hispanic literature and to the concepts of literary analysis. The class aims to give students the vocabulary and some of the tools necessary to analyze literature. We will learn how to define, understand, and interpret the different genres in literature and culture by reading a variety of texts, including poetry, short stories, an essay, a play, a short novel, and we will view one film. At the same time the course will familiarize you with the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. We read a wide 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 and historical contexts. 
    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

    HISP-S 328  #9288    2:30P-3:45P    TR    WY 101    Prof. Estela Vieira


    S328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)                 
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

    This course provides students with an introduction to the analysis of Hispanic literature and culture. As an introductory course, among its main objectives are to provide students with a survey of Hispanic literary and cultural production and to cultivate basic concepts and skills through which to interpret, analyze, and communicate (both orally and in writing) about literature and culture. While our main focus will be on essays, narrative, and drama, we will also expand our archive to include some films. Through in-class discussions and written work (personal reflections and argumentative essays) we will learn to develop grounded interpretations of literary and cultural texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the text’s form, and the relationship between a text and its socio-political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way a text creates meaning and engages with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of its time, we will also be able to become more critical readers/viewers. The analytical tools that students learn in this course will also prepare them for more advanced classes in literature and culture. 

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

    HISP-S 328   #9285      1:00P-2:15P      TR     WH 121     Prof. Ricardo Guzman


    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.

    HISP-S 328     #9283          9:30A-10:45A        TR         AD A152               STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #29538        9:30A-10:45A        TR         FA 010                  STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #9656        10:10A-11:00P      MWF       JH A 105               STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #9282        11:15A-12:30P        TR         WY 115                STAFF
    HISP-S 328    #9286          1:00P-2:15P          MW        WH 106          Prof. Jonathan Risner
    HISP-S 328     #9289          2:30P-3:20P        MWF       JHA 105                STAFF
    HISP-S 328     #9291          4:00P-5:15P          TR         SB 231                 STAFF


    HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.                                                       
    The objective of this course is to offer an introduction to the history of Spanish literature. 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, and their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish. Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts of different genres. The class will focus on representative canonical poetry, prose, and dramatic texts from the Early Modern period to the twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to the historical and political context of the literary work and study how notions of gender and social class 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.

    HISP-S 334    #10073   (Spain)    11:15A-12:30P        TR      BH 336       Prof. Estela Vieira


    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.

    HISP-S 334    #10074   (Latin Amer)      2:30P-3:45P      TR      WH 007    Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

    Spanish 400-LEVEL

    HISP-S 407  Survey of Spanish Literature 1                                               LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    This survey course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of Spanish authors, literary movements and history, while developing their skills in literary analysis. The class will read texts from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century or "Golden Age," including the Poema de Mio Cid, La Celestina, novellas by Miguel de Cervantes and María de Zayas, plays by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón, and popular poetry of the Romancero. The class will be conducted in Spanish.

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

    HISP-S 407    #29548      11:15A-12:30P    TR     BH 246      Prof. Steven Wagschal
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29940, Readings for Honors.


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

         This course focuses on the insertion of Spain into the new global order by examining the links between culture, politics and the economy in the contemporary period, beginning with the Civil War (1936-1939) but focusing especially on the post-Francoist years (1975 to present). We will examine literary works, movies, and essays in their relation to the constraints imposed by Franco’s dictatorship and to the subsequent process of democratization. We will also analyze this political process in relation to the economic re-structuring of Spain during the second half of the century in its three main modes: as a key destination for global tourists, as a site for investments of multinational companies, and as a destination for many non-European immigrants searching for better work conditions. The goal of the course is to explore the various forms in which culture is embedded in these historical changes.

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

    HISP-S 411  #5731       4:00P-5:15P       MW        BH 315      Prof. Edgar Illas
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29143, Readings for Honors.


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

    A course that integrates historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America.

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

    HISP-S 412    #6351      4:00P-5:15P       MW       FA 005           Prof. Jonathan Risner
    Note:  This course meets with HISP-S 498, #29152, Readings for Honors.          


    HISP-S 418  Hispanic Drama (3 credits)                                                            LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    This course offers an introduction to Hispanic drama from the middle ages to the present, with texts from both sides of the Atlantic. The focus of the course is performance, with special exercises related to performance after each play. Special attention will be devoted to the unique nature of the theater and to its evolution in both Spain and Spanish America through different literary periods. Texts include Aztec dance-dramas, short plays by Lope de Rueda and Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca's El pintor de su deshonra and/or Sor Juana’s Los empeños de una casa, a recently discovered neoclassical comedy by a woman dramatist (Gálvez de Cabrera), Zorrilla's Don Juan Tenorio, Usigli's Corona de sombra, and several 20th-century one-act plays. Evaluation will be based on written homework and short writing assignments, midterm and final exams, and active participation in class discussions and work in the areas of staging and performance.

    This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    HISP-S 418   #29558      2:30P-3:45P    TR    BH 305       Prof. Catherine Larson
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #3290, Readings for Honors. 


    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    #33601        11:15A-12:30P      TR      BH 117     Prof. Erik Willis

    Note: This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.
    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 498, #33602, Readings for Honors. 


    HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish     (3 credits)                                    LINGUISTICS
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

    Broadly defined, syntax is the study of the combinatorial properties of sentences, including agreement properties, word order, among other things. In this course, we examine the structure of both simple and complex sentences. Specifically, after studying the fundamental concepts of morphology with regard to the internal structure of lexical categories (noun, verb, adjective, pronouns, adverbs, preposition, conjunction), we analyze the ways in which these words combine to form syntactic categories at the phrase level (noun phrase, verb phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase, prepositional phrase), and sentence level. Some of the topics include: grammatical categories, functions, word order, and information structure. Variation of syntax in the Spanish speaking world will also be studied.

    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit
    HISP-S 427  29564     11:15A-12:30P      MW    HU 111        Prof. J. Clancy Clements
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29163, Readings for Honors.


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

    The objective of this course is to examine language use in context as well as pragmatic/sociolinguistic variation in different varieties of the Spanish-speaking world. The first part of the course covers the main concepts of pragmatics, such as the notion of meaning, context, speech acts, reference, politeness/impoliteness, and key notions in discourse analysis. This course will also analyze various grammatical concepts (conditional, subjunctive, negation, preterit/imperfect, word order, etc.) from a pragmatic perspective using data from native and non-native speakers. The second part of the course applies these notions to the analysis of pragmatic and sociolinguistic variation by examining the effect of social factors (e.g. region, age, social class) on communicative language use. This course will also examine pragmatic variation by analyzing data from the internet and data from study abroad contexts, such as speaking Spanish in Spain or in Latin America.

    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 429    #12410      1:00P-2:15P   TR         HU 217      Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #3291, Readings for Honors.



    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.
     
    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 430    #29573        9:30A-10:45A      TR     AC C102     Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29103, Readings for Honors.


    HISP-S 435    Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña  (3 credits)                                   LITERATURE
    Prerequisite: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.
    S435 Literatura chicana y puertorriqueña (Course Description):

    This course will deepen student’s knowledge of Latina/o literary and cultural production. Though the majority of the texts will be by Chicana/o and Puerto Rican authors, we will also include some works by authors from other Latina/o groups. By closely analyzing the interactions between content, form, and context, we will develop grounded readings attuned to factors that shape particular Latina/o experiences in the United States. Some of the factors to which we will pay particular attention include issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, citizenship, rights, nation/nationalism, the politics of language, and histories of U.S. imperialism within and between Latina/o groups.

    This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    HISP-S 435   #29581      9:30A-10:45A      TR       BH 206       Prof. Ricardo Guzman
    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29111, Readings for Honors. 


    HISP-S 470  Women & Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)                                    LITERATURE
    Prerequisite: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    Topic: Women, Gender, and Literature

    This course explores the representation of gender in literature written by 19th- and 20th- century Hispanic women and the way these writers used literature to question hegemonic notions of gender.  We will focus on both the depiction of their position in their societies, as well as the diverse issues they engage in their created worlds.  Grounding our readings in their historical and cultural contexts, we will discuss the questions these women define as important, the forms and genres in which they choose to write, the attitudes within society and artistic circles regarding gender and sexuality, the possible literary/artistic outlets available to these women, and their own agency in the creation of these outlets.  Special attention will be paid to concepts of performance, voice, desire and sexuality, exile (gendered, racial, geo-political), memory and rewriting the past, and generational relationships between women.

    This course, then, examines a wide range of texts by Hispanic women (Mexican, Cuban, Spanish, Chilean, Chicana) and the way these writers use literature to deal with social issues, while equipping you with the ability to create readings informed by interesting perspectives on gender and women’s writing.

    This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    HISP-S 470      #29584       9:30A-10:45A      MW     BH 206    Prof. Melissa Dinverno
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29125, Readings for Honors.


    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      #3289     By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor Ryan Giles


    HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium                                                                  LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Media and Literature in Spanish America
    Prerequisite: S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

    Since the invention of the cinematograph in late 19th century, rapid changes in technology and communications have profoundly altered the role of literature in the public sphere, a phenomenon to which Spanish American writers have responded in a variety of ways. This course explores the sometimes tense sometimes flirtatious relationship between Spanish American literature and media by focusing on five forms of media: telegraph, radio, photography, film, and the internet. We will discuss how these different media have each opened up a different set of aesthetic and ethical questions on communication and subject formation, and how they have productively challenged the place of literature in the contemporary Latin American culture industry. Readings in media history will be paired with short stories, novels, radio scripts, and films from Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Cuba. Assessment: Several short essays, a midterm and a final multi-media project. Readings and Discussion in Spanish.

    This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    HISP-S 495   #29096       8:00A-9:15A       MW       BH 214           Prof. Anke Birkenmaier
    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #29134, Readings for Honors.


    HISP-S 498  Readings for Honors  (3 credits)                                                LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  Spanish Phonetics
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498 #33602 meets with HISP-S 425 #33601.  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  #33602   By Permission    11:15A-12:30P   TR   BH117   Prof. Erik Willis
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu
    Note:  This course carries N & M distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics:

    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 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Survey of Spanish Literature 1
    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, #29940 meets with HISP-S 407 #29548.  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     #29940   By Permission    11:15A-12:30P  TR     BH 246      Prof. Steven Wagschal
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 407  Survey of Spanish Literature 1

    This survey course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of Spanish authors, literary movements and history, while developing their skills in literary analysis. The class will read texts from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century or "Golden Age," including the Poema de Mio Cid, La Celestina, novellas by Miguel de Cervantes and María de Zayas, plays by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón, and popular poetry of the Romancero. The class will be conducted in Spanish.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              CULTURE
    Variable Title:  Spain: The Cultural Context
    Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S333

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #29143 meets with HISP-S 411 #5731.  If you are leaning toward Hispanic Studies in culture for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

    HISP-S 498     #29143   By Permission    4:00P-5:15P  MW     BH 315     Prof. Edgar Illas
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note:  This course is taught in Spanish and carries CASE A & H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 411 Spain:  The Cultural Context:

    This course focuses on the insertion of Spain into the new global order by examining the links between culture, politics and the economy in the contemporary period, beginning with the Civil War (1936-1939) but focusing especially on the post-Francoist years (1975 to present). We will examine literary works, movies, and essays in their relation to the constraints imposed by Franco’s dictatorship and to the subsequent process of democratization. We will also analyze this political process in relation to the economic re-structuring of Spain during the second half of the century in its three main modes: as a key destination for global tourists, as a site for investments of multinational companies, and as a destination for many non-European immigrants searching for better work conditions. The goal of the course is to explore the various forms in which culture is embedded in these historical changes.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              CULTURE
    Variable Title:  Spain America: The Cultural Context
    Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S333

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #29152 meets with HISP-S 412 #6351.  If you are leaning toward Hispanic Studies in culture for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

    HISP-S 498     #29152   By Permission    4:00P-5:15P  MW    FA 005      Prof.  Jonathan Risner
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A & H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 412 Spanish America:  The Cultural Context

    A course that integrates historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Hispanic Drama
    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, #3290 meets with HISP-S 418 #29558.  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     #3290   By Permission    2:30P-3:45P  TR     BH 305     Prof. Catherine Larson
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama:

    This course offers an introduction to Hispanic drama from the middle ages to the present, with texts from both sides of the Atlantic. The focus of the course is performance, with special exercises related to performance after each play. Special attention will be devoted to the unique nature of the theater and to its evolution in both Spain and Spanish America through different literary periods. Texts include Aztec dance-dramas, short plays by Lope de Rueda and Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca's El pintor de su deshonra and/or Sor Juana’s Los empeños de una casa, a recently discovered neoclassical comedy by a woman dramatist (Gálvez de Cabrera), Zorrilla's Don Juan Tenorio, Usigli's Corona de sombra, and several 20th-century one-act plays. Evaluation will be based on written homework and short writing assignments, midterm and final exams, and active participation in class discussions and work in the areas of staging and performance.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                  LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  The Structure of Spanish
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #29163 meets with HISP-S 427 #29564.  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   #29163   By Permission      11:15A-12:30P   MW    HU 111     Prof. J. Clancy Clements
    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 427 The Structure of Spanish follows:

    Broadly defined, syntax is the study of the combinatorial properties of sentences, including agreement properties, word order, among other things. In this course, we examine the structure of both simple and complex sentences. Specifically, after studying the fundamental concepts of morphology with regard to the internal structure of lexical categories (noun, verb, adjective, pronouns, adverbs, preposition, conjunction), we analyze the ways in which these words combine to form syntactic categories at the phrase level (noun phrase, verb phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase, prepositional phrase), and sentence level. Some of the topics include: grammatical categories, functions, word order, and information structure. Variation of syntax in the Spanish speaking world will also be studied.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                  LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  Pragmatics:  Language in Context
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #3291 meets with HISP-S 429 #12410.  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   #3291   By Permission      1:00P-2:15P   TR       HU 217      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 Pragmatics: Language in Context:

    The objective of this course is to examine language use in context as well as pragmatic/sociolinguistic variation in different varieties of the Spanish-speaking world. The first part of the course covers the main concepts of pragmatics, such as the notion of meaning, context, speech acts, reference, politeness/impoliteness, and key notions in discourse analysis. This course will also analyze various grammatical concepts (conditional, subjunctive, negation, preterit/imperfect, word order, etc.) from a pragmatic perspective using data from native and non-native speakers. The second part of the course applies these notions to the analysis of pragmatic and sociolinguistic variation by examining the effect of social factors (e.g. region, age, social class) on communicative language use. This course will also examine pragmatic variation by analyzing data from the internet and data from study abroad contexts, such as speaking Spanish in Spain or in Latin America.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                  LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title: The Acquisition of Spanish
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #29103 meets with HISP-S 430 #29573.  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   #29103   By Permission     9:30A-10:45A   TR    AC C102       Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
    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 430 The Acquisition of Spanish follows:                                              

    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 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña
    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, #29111 meets with HISP-S 435 #29581.  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     #29111   By Permission  9:30A-10:45A  TR   BH 206     Prof. Ricardo Guzman
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 435 Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña:

    This course will deepen student’s knowledge of Latina/o literary and cultural production. Though the majority of the texts will be by Chicana/o and Puerto Rican authors, we will also include some works by authors from other Latina/o groups. By closely analyzing the interactions between content, form, and context, we will develop grounded readings attuned to factors that shape particular Latina/o experiences in the United States. Some of the factors to which we will pay particular attention include issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, citizenship, rights, nation/nationalism, the politics of language, and histories of U.S. imperialism within and between Latina/o groups.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Women & Hispanic 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, #29125 meets with HISP-S 470 #29584.  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     #29125   By Permission    9:30A-10:45A   MW    BH 206     Prof. Melissa Dinverno
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 470  Women & Hispanic Literature:

    Topic: Women, Gender, and Literature

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


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                              LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Media and Literature in Spanish America
    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, #29134 meets with HISP-S 495 #29096.  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     #29134   By Permission    8:00A-9:15A  MW    BH 214     Prof. Anke Birkenmaier
    Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 495 Media and Literature in Spanish America:

    Since the invention of the cinematograph in late 19th century, rapid changes in technology and communications have profoundly altered the role of literature in the public sphere, a phenomenon to which Spanish American writers have responded in a variety of ways. This course explores the sometimes tense sometimes flirtatious relationship between Spanish American literature and media by focusing on five forms of media: telegraph, radio, photography, film, and the internet. We will discuss how these different media have each opened up a different set of aesthetic and ethical questions on communication and subject formation, and how they have productively challenged the place of literature in the contemporary Latin American culture industry. Readings in media history will be paired with short stories, novels, radio scripts, and films from Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Cuba. Assessment: Several short essays, a midterm and a final multi-media project. Readings and Discussion in Spanish.


    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  #3292      By Permission Only    Arranged          Professor Ryan Giles

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