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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Fall 2017

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  (3 credits)

         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 Catalonia 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 (Catalunya, 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. 

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

    HISP-C 105   #8006   10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH 206   STAFF
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-C 491 and HISP-X 491.


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

         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 Catalonia 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 (Catalunya, 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.

    HISP-C 491     #8007     10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH 206   STAFF
    Note: Above class meets with HISP-C 105 and HISP-X 491.
    Note: Above class is for graduate students only.


    HISP-X 491  Individual Readings in Catalan Studies  (1-3 credits)

         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 Catalonia 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 (Catalunya, 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.
      
    HISP-X 491 #7502 by permission only 10:10A-11:00A   MWF  BH 206  STAFF

    Note:  For Undergraduate Spanish Majors, HISP-X 491 may count as your 300/400 level elective.
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-C 105 and HISP-C 491.

    PORTUGUESE

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    HISP-P 100  Elementary Portuguese I  (4 credits)

    This course is the first in a two-course sequence at the elementary level of Portuguese. It is an introduction to contemporary Portuguese language and culture and involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that develop grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is on oral communication with grammar and vocabulary taught in context. The cultures of Brazil are presented using interactive activities, songs videos, discussions, and short readings.

    HISP-P 100   #2474    10:10A-11:00A      MTWR    SB 138    STAFF


    HISP-P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits) 

    An accelerated treatment of material covered in both P100 and P150 designed for highly motivated students and students with previous language training on another Romance language. May be used as an elective for the Spanish major. Emphasis on oral communication with grammar and vocabulary taught in context. The cultures of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world will be presented using interactive activities, songs videos, discussions, and short readings. Credit given for only one of the two classes: P135 or P150.

    HISP-P 135  #6930    10:10A-11:00A   MTWR    BH 231    STAFF 
    Note: Above class meets with HISP-P 491.


    HISP-P 200 Second‑Year Portuguese I (3 credits) 
    Prerequisite:  P1500 or equivalent. 

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of P150 or P135. First in a two-course sequence at the intermediate level of Portuguese, this course reinforces and builds upon the communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. It also includes an introduction to brief literary texts. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve their speaking, writing, and reading abilities. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese with continuing emphasis on oral communication, vocabulary, and grammar taught in context. The cultures of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world are presented using interactive activities, discussion, songs, videos, and readings. Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese.         

    HISP-P 200   #2475     11:15A-12:05P      MWF    AC C118   STAFF       


    HISP-X 272  Experiential Learning in Portuguese  (1 credit)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of Director of Portuguese, Concurrent enrollment in another HISP-P course required.  (although exceptions may be made for international settings.)

    Enables undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement.  Students arrange 1 credit hour of service work either on creative projects that benefit a community, or with local or international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations.  S/F grading.  Under the direction of the Department’s Outreach Coordinator, students will write a reflection paper on their experience. Counts for the minor and/or major in Portuguese.  May be repeated for up to 3 credits.​

    HISP-X 272   #32650      Arranged           Arranged   Prof. Luciana Namorato


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

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of P200-P250 or authorization from course supervisor. Intensive study and writing practice of more advanced stylistic levels and grammatical structures of the Portuguese language for a variety of purposes and contexts (such as opinions, descriptions, narrations, and hypotheses). Course content includes diverse reading assignments, specialized vocabulary, film, art, culture and current events that offer students an opportunity for in depth and detailed discussion of the course themes. Active participation in course discussions and activities are crucial for success in this class.

    HISP-P 311    #11137      9:05A-9:55A       MWF     BH 321     STAFF
    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-P 492.


    HISP-P 425  Structure of Portuguese Language   (3 credits) 
      
    This course will provide an overview of the structure of the Portuguese language, and an introduction to the linguistic analysis of Portuguese focusing on phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. In addition, the course will cover relevant aspects of Portuguese historical grammar, semantics, and pragmatics. We will focus on the different Portuguese dialects, consider language variation in a broader context, and review particular challenges to native speakers of English and Spanish, such as verbal aspect and mood, uses of “ser” and “estar”, the subjunctive, as well as pronunciation. Students will have opportunities to conduct research, critical analysis, and data collection. Besides readings, class discussions, and hands-on exercises we will also apply our knowledge to specific texts.

    HISP-P 425   #30295    2:30P-3:45P     MW    GA 0011       Prof. Estela Vieira
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 525.


    HISP-P 475  Theater in Portuguese  (3 credits)
    Variable Title:  Nation and Identity in Lusophone Drama

    This course is an overview of theater in Portuguese. We will read, analyze, and contextualize plays from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone-Africa starting in the XV to the XXI century. Our goal will be to consider how both classical drama (by famous playwrights like Gil Vicente) as well as less studied genres (dramas written by women, juvenile theater, etc.) conceive nation and identity building. Playwrights across time and place use drama to stage their aesthetic prerogatives and critique their socio-political reality. While focusing on nation and cultural identity, this course aims to cross-culturally compare diverse plays and examine how they relate to historical context, theatrical production, and drama theory.

    The class carries CASE A & H and GCC credit.

    HISP-P 475    #30301    11:15A-12:30P    MW    WH 104    Prof. Estela Vieira
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 575.


    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    #14279     10:10A-11:00A   MTWR    BH 231    STAFF

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 135, #6930
    Note:  Above class for Graduate Students Only.


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

    An advanced course designed to build vocabulary and competence in more sophisticated written Portuguese. It involves composition, reading and grammar. Themes are drawn primarily from current issues in Brazil.  

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

    HISP-P 492    #2476     9:05A-9:55A     MWF    BH 321     STAFF
    Note:  Above class meets jointly with HISP-P 311.
    Note:  Above class for Graduate Students only.


    HISP-X 492  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-X 492   #2477      By Permission Only  ARRANGED             ARRANGED   Prof. Luciana Namorato


    HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)
    Variable Title:  Structure of Portuguese Language
    Prerequisite:  By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese. This HISP-P 498, #30297 meets with HISP-P 425 #30295.  If you are leaning toward linguisitics for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-P 498 course.

    HISP-P 498   #30297   2:30P-3:45P   MW    GA 0011     Prof. Estela Vieira
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 425 and HISP-P 525.

    The course description for HISP-P 425 is as follows:

    This course will provide an overview of the structure of the Portuguese language, and an introduction to the linguistic analysis of Portuguese focusing on phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. In addition, the course will cover relevant aspects of Portuguese historical grammar, semantics, and pragmatics. We will focus on the different Portuguese dialects, consider language variation in a broader context, and review particular challenges to native speakers of English and Spanish, such as verbal aspect and mood, uses of “ser” and “estar,” the subjunctive, as well as pronunciation. Students will have opportunities to conduct research, critical analysis, and data collection. Besides readings, class discussions, and hands-on exercises we will also apply our knowledge to specific texts.


    HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)
    Variable Title: Theater in Portuguese
    Prerequisite:  By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese. This HISP-P 498, #30304 meets with HISP-P 475 #30301. 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-P 498   #30304       11:15A-12:30P    MW     Prof. Estela Vieiera
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 475 and HISP-P 575.
    Note:  Above class carries CASE A & H and CASE GCC credit.

    The HISP-P 475 course description is as follows: 

    This course is an overview of theater in Portuguese. We will read, analyze, and contextualize plays from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone-Africa starting in the XV to the XXI century. Our goal will be to consider how both classical drama (by famous playwrights like Gil Vicente) as well as less studied genres (dramas written by women, juvenile theater, etc.) conceive nation and identity building. Playwrights across time and place use drama to stage their aesthetic prerogatives and critique their socio-political reality. While focusing on nation and cultural identity, this course aims to cross-culturally compare diverse plays and examine how they relate to historical context, theatrical production, and drama theory.


    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. For Portuguese students who will be writing their Honors Thesis to graduate with Honors in Portuguese.

    HISP-P 499   #8178    ARRANGED       ARRANGED     Prof. Luciana Namorato
    Note:  Above class open to Portuguese Honors students only.

    Spanish 100 & 200-LEVELS

    HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish  (4 credits)  
    By permission only.  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This Spanish course focuses on the four basic language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at the most basic level, with a particular emphasis on critical thinking skills.  In this course, students learn introductory Spanish phrases and basic vocabulary as well as practice beginning writing skills and upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss everyday topics such as family, academic courses, pastimes, food, likes and dislikes, weather, daily life situations and similar beginner topics.  Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course.  Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and cumulative final exam.  All homework is completed online.  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 2017 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. 

    HISP-S 105  #11156 is open to Hutton Honors students only.

    See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2017 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 language skills and on critical thinking skills, all still at an introductory level. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class, as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish and upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss everyday topics such as family, academic courses, pastimes, food, likes and dislikes, weather, daily life situations and similar beginner topics. 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 2017 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 continues into more advanced material.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and reflect on a variety of contemporary issues that were introduced in the first-year Spanish courses. Emphasis remains on the four language skills and on critical thinking skills. Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course.  Writing exercises and short literary and cultural readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial; all homework is completed online. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II.

    HISP-S 200  #2508 is open to Hutton Honors students only.

    See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then fall 2017 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


    HISP-S 208  Language of Leadership   (3 credits)

    1. Course Description:       
    Examination of sociolinguistics aspects of the use of language as an instrument of power, the role of language in the establishment of leaders and of leadership. The course reviews the use of language in different domains and how it may serve the reinforcement of structural society dominance. For instance, the course analyses the use of language by politicians and how they portray themselves depending on the public and context, the language of the media and leading figures in the media, ideologies toward standard use of a language, socioeconomic class and education and language use, the language of the law, and the language of business. Students will acquire tools to analyze language considering prevailing ideologies of languages and its sociolinguistic implications.

    2. Learning objectives:

    HISP-S 208    #32621     1:00P-2:15P   TR    WH 109    Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
    Note:  This class taught in English.
    Note:  This class counts for the PACE minor.
    Note:  This class does NOT count toward the Spanish major or minor.


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

    This course will focus on Latina/o and Chicana/o literary and cultural production, as well as the political and social circumstances that shape and inspire it.  We will explore authors’ relationship with and representation of their heritage, as well as the attendant questions of how they construct their identity within national and transnational contexts. We will also address the relationship of Latina/os with other minoritized subjects within the U.S., and, additionally, questions of language politics, multiculturalism in the U.S., diaspora, migration, revolution, and U.S. imperialism in Spanish America and the Caribbean.  While analyzing these issues, we will devote special attention to questions of race, class, nation, gender, and sexuality. We will read works by authors such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Díaz, Achy Obejas, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Ana Lydia Vega, and others.

    This course carries CASE A & H credit.
    IUB GenEd A & H credit.

    HISP-S 220    #32635     1:00P-2:15P    TR    AC C116     Prof. Deborah Cohn
    Note:  This class taught in English.
    Note:  This class does NOT count toward the Spanish major or minor.


    HISP-S 250 Second‑Year Spanish II  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: HISP-S 200 or equivalent. 

    The final basic language course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills.  Writing exercises and short literary and cultural readings are included. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and reflect on a variety of contemporary issues that were introduced in the first-year Spanish courses. Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course.  Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial; all homework is done online. 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 2017 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 and presentations, preparation and homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a final exam. Preparation and 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.

    HISP-S 250  #2538  Honors  11:15A-12:05P   MWF   BH 140   Virginia Hojas

    Note:  This course will be delivered as a flipped course, as part of the Mosaic Fellowship program at IUB, and will not be using Ancla.​
    Note:  This class open to Hutton Honors Students only.


    HISP-S 269  Spanish for Medical Professions   (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 250 or equivalent

    This course is designed for intermediate students of Spanish interested in acquiring the historical, social, cultural and linguistic knowledge necessary to recognize and analyze critically the multiple issues involved in intercultural communications in medical settings. The broad goal of this course is to enable students to use the knowledge and analytical skills gained from this course in order to facilitate multicultural communication in medical contexts as well as more generally in today’s society.

    HISP-S 269   #13297     10:10A-11:00A    MWF    GA 0005      Sandra Ortiz

    Note:  Those students who tested into HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context and opt to take HISP-S 269 as their first Spanish course at IUB, may claim special credit for HISP-S 200 and HISP-S 250 if they pass this course with a “C” or better. 
    Note:  For students minoring or majoring in Spanish, S269 does not replace S280 and does not count toward the minor or major in Spanish.


    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 2017 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.

    Note:  Class number #6841 is for Hutton Honors Students only.

    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 2017 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 2017.  We are listed under HISP-S.


    HISP-S 315  Spanish in the Business World  (3 credits) 
    Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    The objective of this course is to enhance cross-cultural and linguistic competence in the business world through both the study of the use of Spanish in business and the examination of the codes, costumes, and other particular manifestations of business culture across the Spanish-speaking world.  Students will familiarize themselves with commercial Spanish, both written and oral, in a variety of formats and contexts.  Students will work on reading, writing and translating several types of documents and improve their oral skills though practice related to real life business situations. Students will also acquire knowledge on the customs, protocols, and cultural practices of the business world in Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Through concrete case studies, students will critically engage on a variety of topics which may include cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural business communication, cultural behaviors, and the ethics of international commerce.  This course is entirely conducted in Spanish.

    HISP-S 315   #2550     9:05A-9:55A     MWF      BH 214       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   #30626        9:05A-9:55A      MTWRF        SY 003       STAFF


    HISP-S 322  Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 280 or equivalent

    This course aims: (1) to introduce students to terms common to film analysis and film theory in Spanish; (2) to expose students to different film genres from Latin American countries and Spain; (3) provide students with an understanding of select cultural and historical factors that have influenced film production in Latin America and Spain. The first half of the course will be devoted to recognizing and understanding the formal components of film. In the course’s second half, we will examine how cinema can communicate a story and consider theoretical concepts common to film studies (e.g., auteur theory, genre studies, realism, ideology, gender, transnationalism) and how they manifest themselves in Latin American and Spanish cinemas. Generally, the class will watch two movies per week. Students will view the movies by streaming them online and will also have the *option* of attending evening screenings twice a week. 

    This course carries CASE A & H credit.

    HISP-S 322  #12480  11:15A-12:05P   MWF   BH 238  Professor Jonathan Risner
    Evening Screening Times:   6:30P-9:00P      MW     GA 0009


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

    This course serves an introduction to cultures of Spain and Latin America. While focusing on particular regions and countries at specific historical moments, students learn about the key events and fundamental ideas that have shaped the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Class discussions focus on processes of conquest and colonialism, nation formation, modernization, and on the changing roles of religion, race, and gender. Through discussions, written papers and exams, students learn to critically read and understand Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish.

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

    HISP-S 324   #7315   10:10A-11:00A    MWF   BH 331   Prof. Jonathan Risner


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

    This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Latin America. Learning about the historical formation of these regions and their people and how a wide variety of civilizations and cultures have marked their ways of life, cultural production and identities will provide students a necessary background to attain a more complex understanding of what today we generally, and too broadly, call Hispanic cultures.

    This course aims to provide students with the vocabulary and conceptual tools for cultural analysis, improve their oral and written expression in Spanish taking them to the next level, and help them develop better critical thinking skills. The linguistic and analytical tools that students learn in this course will prepare them for more advanced classes in Hispanic literatures and cultures, for study abroad, and for their professional development.

    Through the analysis of both written texts and visual culture (fine arts, photography, film, etc.), the course will look at the Iberian Peninsula from the Roman and Muslim empires to the political construction of Spain as a political unit under the Catholic religion and its imperial expansion across the Atlantic.  We will also learn about the American empires and civilizations (Maya, Aztec, Inca) prior to the arrival of Columbus and the radical social, cultural, ethnic, and political transformation that the Americas suffered after the conquest. We will study the period of Independence and formation of modern but contested nations on both sides of the Atlantic, the rise of US and northern European imperialism and its influence in the South, paying attention to the extraordinarily original and influential cultural manifestations produced in two centuries of political upheavals across Latin America, Spain and the US.

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

    HISP-S 324   #7313  HONORS   11:15A-12:30P   TR   GA 0009   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

    HISP-X 370  Experiential Learning in Spanish  (1 credit)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of the Department, Call (812) 855-8612

    This course enables undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement. Students arrange 1 credit hour of service work on a creative project that benefits a community, or with local or international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations. Requires a reflection paper on the experience.

    HISP-X 307   #32654   ARRANGED  ARRANGED   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
    Note:  This course may count toward the Spanish major and minor.

    Above class open to Hutton Honors Students only.


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

    This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Latin America, from ancient to modern times. Students learn about the key historical events, ideas, the struggles and achievements that have helped shape across the centuries what we now call Hispanic cultures. Topics may include: the legacy of Roman and Muslim Iberia, processes of conquest, colonialism, and mestizaje across the Atlantic, nation formation, modernization, and the changing roles of religion, race and gender over time. Through discussions, written compositions and exams, students learn to critically read and better understand the complex history and composition of Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish. The class will be entirely conducted in Spanish.

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

    HISP-S 324   #7316      9:05A-9:55A      MWF    BH 140      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7505      9:05A-9:55A      MWF    JH 440       STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #8850      9:30A-10:45A      TR      WH 109     STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7314     10:10A-11:00A   MWF     BH 236      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #14308   11:15A-12:30P      TR      FA 005      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #8860     11:15A-12:05P    MWF     PH 012      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7311        1:00P-2:15P      MW     LI 503       STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #12960      1:00P-2:15P        TR     SY 105      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7310        2:30P-3:20P     MWF    BH 336      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #8300        4:00P-5:15P      MW     BH 238      STAFF


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

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

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

    This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 326  #6933  HONORS  11:15A-12:30P   MW   GA 1122   Prof. Erik Willis

    Note:  Above class is open to Hutton Honors students only.


    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 (morphology). 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   #8027     2:30P-3:45P   MW    PY 115   Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer


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

    This course is an introduction to the study of Hispanic Linguistics and provides students with a foundation in the main areas of linguistic analysis. It begins by exploring the goals of Linguistics as a scientific field of study and by examining the features of natural languages. After this general overview the course focuses on the description of the sounds of Spanish and their organization (phonetics and phonology), the structure of words and the different processes of word formation (morphology), the combination of words in larger units of sentence structure (syntax), and the study of word and sentence meaning in its interaction with context (semantics and pragmatics). These areas of study will be explored using data from different varieties of Spanish. The course ends with an overview of the history of Spanish.

    Student evaluation is based on class participation, weekly homework assignments, midterm and final exams, an oral presentation, and a short research project.

    This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 326  #7506   4:00P-5:15P   MW   PH 154   Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral


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

    El propósito del curso es ofrecer un panorama de las áreas principales de la lingüística con un énfasis particular en el análisis del español. El curso comienza con una introducción al estudio científico del lenguaje y la capacidad única de la comunicación humana. Luego se explora la adquisición del español como segunda lengua. A esto le sigue una introducción a la morfología del español. A continuación, se estudia la estructura de las oraciones (sintaxis). Después, se presenta un análisis del sistema de sonidos del español (fonética y fonología), y seguido, se discutirán temas relacionados con el español en el mundo. Finalmente, el curso cierra con una breve introducción al estudio de la semántica y la pragmática. 
    This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 326    #4879     4:00P-5:15P     TR      GA 0007   Dr. Osmer Balam


    HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)   
    Prerequisites:  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, semantics, and syntax.  Additional introductory material on sociolinguistics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, and historical linguistics will be included.  This class carries CASE N & M credit.

    HISP-S 326  #8510          9:30A-10:45A      TR      GA 0011     STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #10582       10:10A-11:00A     MWF    BH 232      STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #5538         11:15A-12:30P      TR     GA 0013     STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #2551           1:00P-2:15P       TR     GA 0013      STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #10513         1:00P-2:15P       MW     SE 245       STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #30450         1:25P-2:15P       MWF    WH 104     STAFF 


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

    Building on the knowledge already acquired in S280 (or its equivalent), S328 provides students with the linguistic, cultural, and cultural tools to become better, more sophisticated readers and writers in Spanish, while enhancing their conversation skills, fostering their appreciation and enjoyment of literary texts in Spanish, and deepening their understanding of Hispanic cultures through those texts. By the end of the semester, students will have: 1) significantly improved all four language skills, 2) learned how to engage analytically and creatively in the Spanish language with different types of texts, and 3) learned how to build and support strong arguments in Spanish.

    General theme for this class:  amor y literatura.  Love (in its many forms:  friendship, affection, family bond, patriotism, love of God, solidarity, passion, desire, sex, etc.) is arguably the most recurring literary topic of all times so we will use it as a general thematic framework for the course.  Although it is usually thought of as a “universal emotion,” love, like literature, is also conditioned by cultural, social, and historical factors.  As we do our readings, we will pay attention to the cultural constructions of “love” in Hispanic literature: as an individual emotion or passion, as a family tie, as a feeling of solidarity with fellow humans, or as a tool for social change.  Inevitably, we will also discuss its opposite: hatred, enmity, rejection, indifference, etc.

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

    HISP-S 328    #9044   9:30A-10:45A    TR   GA 0009   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López


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

    This course offers an introduction to the critical reading of Hispanic literature through the 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. 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. Learning outcomes: in the analyses of the selected texts from the three literary genres (in class, as homework, as compositions), the course will introduce you to basic narratological, poetic, dramaturgical, and rhetorical terms and concepts used in the study of literature. You will also learn how to discuss these terms and concepts analytically in oral and written Spanish as you gain knowledge of literary trends over time and from both sides of the Atlantic. Evaluation will be based on written homework, three short essays, exams and active participation.

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

    HISP-S 328   #6850  11:15A-12:30P   TR    BH 332   Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda


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

    This course provides an introduction to the analysis of Hispanic literary texts and film through the study of work by some the most important writers/filmmakers in 20th – 21st century Hispanic culture.  In particular, it focuses on critical reading and literary analysis as a way of gaining a more complex understanding of literature and other cultural forms (e.g. music, film, television, etc.).  During the semester, we will learn how to read critically and creatively, analyzing the strategies that different authors use to express their ideas, create their literary and filmic worlds, and engage and persuade the reader.  As an introduction to literature, the class will familiarize you with the basic tools for the analysis of film and three literary genres:  narrative, poetry, and drama.  We will question the limits of textual interpretation (What is the difference between opinion and 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 building your textual interpretation through active class discussion and argumentative writing in Spanish.
    The analytical tools that you learn in this course will help you to better debate and discuss your ideas in Spanish, will empower you to be more critical and creative thinkers across the board (whatever your major), will help you hone your reading and writing skills, and will prepare you for more advanced classes in literature and cultural studies should you take them.
    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

    HISP-S 328    #9043      1:00P-2:15P    MW   BH 245   Prof. Melissa Dinverno


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

    This course provides students with an introduction to the study of Hispanic literatures. Through in-class discussions and written work, students will acquire conceptual tools in Spanish and learn to develop grounded interpretations of texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the way texts are written, and the relationship between a text and its historical, cultural, social, and/or political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way texts creates meaning and engage with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of their time, we will also be able to become better, more sophisticated readers in Spanish (and beyond). 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   #6853  HONORS    2:30P-3:45P    TR   GA 0011   Prof. Ryan Giles
    Note:  Above class is open to Hutton Honors students only.


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

    This course provides students with an introduction to the study of Hispanic literatures. Through in-class discussions and written work, students will acquire conceptual tools in Spanish and learn to develop grounded interpretations of texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the way texts are written, and the relationship between a text and its historical, cultural, social, and/or political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way texts creates meaning and engage with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of their time, we will also be able to become better, more sophisticated readers in Spanish (and beyond). 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   #6848           9:30A-10:45A     TR        GA 0013     STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #7022          10:10A-11:00A    MWF      WH 109      STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #6849          12:20P-1:10P       MWF     JH A107     STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #32793          2:30P-3:45P        TR       WH 109      STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #6852            2:30P-3:20P       MWF     SY 103       STAFF


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

    This panoramic course offers students an introduction to a wide variety of Latin American literatures written in Spanish. We will survey texts and historical contexts from the Spanish conquest through colonialism, independence, and the 20th century.  Through the analysis of poetry, theatre, and many types of narrative students will develop further proficiency in written and spoken Spanish as well as skill in analyzing cultural texts.  This course provides a solid foundation for understanding and interpreting the interaction between literature and broader cultural movements in Latin America.   

    This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit.

    HISP-S 334   #7303    9:30A-10:45A     TR   GA 0007   Prof. Kathleen Myers


    HISP-X 370  Experiential Learning in Spanish  (1 credit)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of the Department, Call (812) 855-8612

    This course enables undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement. Students arrange 1 credit hour of service work on a creative project that benefits a community, or with local or international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations. Requires a reflection paper on the experience.

    HISP-X 370  #32654   ARRANGED   ARRANGED   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

    Note:  This course may count toward the Spanish major and minor.

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    HISP-S 407  Survey of Spanish Literature 1  (3 credits)    LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This course focuses on iconic historical figures and/or literary characters who continue to resonate in the 20th- and 21st- century cultural imagination. Drawing upon primary texts from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century, the course investigates the emergence of such icons and what they mean in modern times. The goals of the course are both to introduce students to important texts and ideas from earlier periods, while increasing students’ cultural literacy and understanding of contemporary Spain, constructed and imagined on this medieval and early modern foundation. Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish. Attendance and participation are essential.

    The class carries CASE A & H and CASE GCC credit.

    HISP-S 407     #30630    4:00P-5:15P   TR   GA 0011   Prof. Ryan Giles

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30708.


    HISP-S 412 Spanish America:  The Cultural Context (3credits)    CULTURE
    Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

    This course explores the geography of history, memory, and culture through a wide variety of social practices in contemporary Latin America.  While studying the dynamic interplay between early colonialism and current-day politics of cultural representation, we will discuss cultural manifestations of race and class, language rights and practices, religion and identity, neoliberalism and globalization, and food and festivals.  Materials will include a range of texts, such as newspapers, comics, indigenous codices and historical narratives, as well as samples of visual arts, music,You tube clips and film.  This course is conducted in Spanish.

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

    HISP-S 412   #4791 11:15A-12:30P    TR   GA 0007   Prof. Kathleen Myers

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #12786.


    HISP-S 413  Hispanic  (3 credits)                                    CULTURE
    Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

    This course explores Latina/o culture in the United States from the 19th century until today. Through the close study of essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, comics, film, advertising, and music we will analyze a diverse body of Latina/o cultural production in relation to various socio-historical contexts. Among the topics we will cover are the representations of legendary resistance figures after the Mexican-American War, farm work and rural life, family and coming of age, language and identity, racial, ethnic, and political conflict, the creation and commodification of Latina/o identity, Latina/o popular culture, gender/sexuality, and immigration. In addition, students will further develop the concepts and skills necessary to analyze the particular ways in which different cultural texts produce meaning. 

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

    HISP-S 413  #30631  11:15A-12:30P   MW   BH 232  Prof. R. Andrés Guzmán

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30973.


    HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction  (3 credits)        LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    In this course we will discuss the city as an urban metaphor, from the small rural town to the provincial city to the cosmopolitan capital. We will consider the different cultural, social, political, and literary aspects of the city as a text. An array of literary novels and films will help us to map the recent history and transformation of Spain from the Civil War through Franco’s dictatorship to the postmodern Spain of the European Union. We will explore issues of national identity, power, gender identity, consumerism and historical memory.

    The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  Class presentations, discussion, and written work must be in Spanish. Knowledge of the Spanish language is expected and it will influence the grade.

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

    HISP-S 419   #30645   2:30P-3:45P   TR     BH 142    Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #12830.


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

    This course studies 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 within the Spanish sound system.  Attention will also be given to differences between Spanish and English sounds.  A secondary goal of the course is to develop 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, data analysis, a class project and presentation, and two exams.

    This class carries CASE N&M distribution credit.    

    HISP-S 425  #9872     1:00P-2:15P     MW      GY 436     Prof. Erik Willis   

    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498 Reading for Honors, #9873.


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

    En este curso, vamos estudiar el papel que desempeñan la estructura de información y el concepto de la Transitividad en la estructura y la función de los elementos de la oración española.
                En la introducción, aprenderemos la manera en que codificamos nuestra realidad (cómo nombramos las cosas, los fenómenos, y los conceptos) y discutiremos dos principios en la organización de las lenguas de nuestro mundo: la estructura de la información en el discurso, y la Transitividad. Estudiaremos estos dos principios, cómo funcionan, y cómo se aplican al análisis del español como un sistema que se refiere a eventos, estados, participantes, y situaciones. También aprenderemos unos métodos sencillos para analizar las lenguas, y en particular, el español.
                Para estudiar cómo funcionan la estructura de la información y la Transitividad, repasaremos primero los diferentes niveles de estructura y funciones: categorías léxicas, categorías sintácticas, la estructura de la oración, y tipos de oraciones según su estructura y según su función.
                También estudiaremos las clases semánticas de verbos y predicados, las funciones de los tiempos verbales, y ciertas diferencias dialectales en el uso de los tiempos verbales. Habiendo estudiado los tiempos verbales y su uso, también será necesario estudiar cómo se emplea el aspecto gramatical y el modo en español.
    Después de estudiar el complejo verbal, nos concentraremos en las clases/tipos de sustantivos y de sintagmas nominales, y veremos cómo funcionan la deixis espacial y la posición del adjetivo. Por último, estudiaremos el sistema pronominal, cómo se emplea, y los usos no-pronominales del se (por ej., las funciones pasiva e impersonal, marcador de aspecto y de definitud, etc.).

    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 427   #9049    2:30P-3:45P    MW    PH 154   Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral

     Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #8966.


    HISP-S 429  Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics  (3credits)  LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  Sociolinguistics in Variation of the Spanish Speaking World
    Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

    This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics focuses on the symbolic value of language as an expression of group identity based on region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, or other ways of defining group affiliation. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods, will be included. The course also surveys other related topics such as language contact, bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., Spanish as a heritage language, language attitudes and language identity particularly in the U.S., language and law, language and age, and language and gender.  The course also offers an introduction to the sociolinguistic study of Spanish pragmatics. We will focus on research examining the use of Spanish in Latin America and Spain as well as in the U.S.

    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 429    #8440         1:00P-2:15P    TR      GA 0005      Dr. Osmer Balam


    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. After a brief introduction to central theories and questions motivating research on second language acquisition (SLA), we will explore in detail cognitive and social aspects of SLA, and how SLA differs from learning a first language. Concepts including 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 phonology, lexis, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics, among other areas, and employ data practices commonly used in the field. Class time will include lecture, student-led discussion and practical application of concepts. Evaluation will be based on: daily student participation/preparation, including leading one discussion and application; unit tasks and quizzes; and an original research project.    
                                 
    This class carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

    HISP-S 430   #9051   9:30A-10:45A    TR   WH 002   Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors, #30712.


    HISP-S 435   Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña (3 credits)  LITERATURE
    Prerequisite: HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    This course will deepen student’s knowledge of Latina/o literary and cultural production. 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 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.

    The course will be conducted in Spanish. 
    This course carries CASE A & H credit and CASE DUS credit.

    HISP-S 435   #12831   9:30A-10:45A   MW   BH 238   Prof. R. Andrés Guzmán

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #12867. 


    HISP-X 490  Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies  (1-3 credits) 
    (Was HISP-S 490)
    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-X 490  #2552   By Permission Only    Arranged   Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                        LITERATURE
    Variable Title: Survey of Spanish Literature 1
    Prerequisite: HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #30708 meets with HISP-S 407 #30630. 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     #30708  By Permission   4:00P-5:15P     TR    GA 0011   Prof. Ryan Giles

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 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 407 Survey of Spanish Literatuare 1:

    This course focuses on iconic historical figures and/or literary characters who continue to resonate in the 20th- and 21st- century cultural imagination. Drawing upon primary texts from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century, the course investigates the emergence of such icons and what they mean in modern times. The goals of the course are both to introduce students to important texts and ideas from earlier periods, while increasing students’ cultural literacy and understanding of contemporary Spain, constructed and imagined on this medieval and early modern foundation. Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish. Attendance and participation are essential.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                        CULTURE
    Variable Title:  Spanish American:  The Cultural Context
    Prerequisite: Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #12786 meets with HISP-S 412 #4791.  If you are leaning toward culture for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

    HISP-S 498    #12786  By Permission  11:15A-12:30P    TR   GA 0007  Prof. Kathleen Myers

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries the CASE A & H and GCC distribution credit.

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

    This course explores the geography of history, memory, and culture through a wide variety of social practices in contemporary Latin America.  While studying the dynamic interplay between early colonialism and current-day politics of cultural representation, we will discuss cultural manifestations of race and class, language rights and practices, religion and identity, neoliberalism and globalization, and food and festivals.  Materials will include a range of texts, such as newspapers, comics, indigenous codices and historical narratives, as well as samples of visual arts, music, You tube clips and film.  This course is conducted in Spanish.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                   CULTURE
    Variable Title:  Hispanic Culture in the US
    Prerequisite: Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or S334

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #30973 meets with HISP-S 413 #30631.  If you are leaning toward culture for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

    HISP-S 498    #30973  By Permission   11:15A-12:30P   MW   BH 232   Prof. R. Andrés Guzmán

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries the CASE A & H and DUS distribution credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the US:

    This course explores Latina/o culture in the United States from the 19th century until today. Through the close study of essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, comics, film, advertising, and music we will analyze a diverse body of Latina/o cultural production in relation to various socio-historical contexts. Among the topics we will cover are the representations of legendary resistance figures after the Mexican-American War, farm work and rural life, family and coming of age, language and identity, racial, ethnic, and political conflict, the creation and commodification of Latina/o identity, Latina/o popular culture, gender/sexuality, and immigration. In addition, students will further develop the concepts and skills necessary to analyze the particular ways in which different cultural texts produce meaning. 


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)              LITERATURE
    Variable Title: Modern Spanish Prose Fiction
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #12830 meets with HISP-S 419 #30645. 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    #12830  By Permission   2:30P-3:45P   TR   BH 142   Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: Above class carries CASE A & H credit and CASE GCC credit.

    The following description is for HISP-S 419 Modern Spanish Prose Fiction:

    In this course we will discuss the city as an urban metaphor, from the small rural town to the provincial city to the cosmopolitan capital. We will consider the different cultural, social, political, and literary aspects of the city as a text. An array of literary novels and films will help us to map the recent history and transformation of Spain from the Civil War through Franco’s dictatorship to the postmodern Spain of the European Union. We will explore issues of national identity, power, gender identity, consumerism and historical memory.

    The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Class presentations, discussion, and written work must be in Spanish. Knowledge of the Spanish language is expected and it will influence the grade.


    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, #9873 meets with HISP-S 425 #9872. 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     #9873   By Permission   1:00P-2:15P   MW  GY 436 Prof. Erik Willis

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries CASE N & M distribution credit.

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

    This course studies 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 within the Spanish sound system.  Attention will also be given to differences between Spanish and English sounds.  A secondary goal of the course is to develop 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, data analysis, a class project and presentation, and two exams.


    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, #8966 meets with HISP-S 427 #9049. 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   #8966   By Permission   2:30P-3:45P    MW   PH 154    Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 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:

    En este curso, vamos estudiar el papel que desempeñan la estructura de información y el concepto de la Transitividad en la estructura y la función de los elementos de la oración española.
                En la introducción, aprenderemos la manera en que codificamos nuestra realidad (cómo nombramos las cosas, los fenómenos, y los conceptos) y discutiremos dos principios en la organización de las lenguas de nuestro mundo: la estructura de la información en el discurso, y la Transitividad. Estudiaremos estos dos principios, cómo funcionan, y cómo se aplican al análisis del español como un sistema que se refiere a eventos, estados, participantes, y situaciones. También aprenderemos unos métodos sencillos para analizar las lenguas, y en particular, el español.
                Para estudiar cómo funcionan la estructura de la información y la Transitividad, repasaremos primero los diferentes niveles de estructura y funciones: categorías léxicas, categorías sintácticas, la estructura de la oración, y tipos de oraciones según su estructura y según su función.
                También estudiaremos las clases semánticas de verbos y predicados, las funciones de los tiempos verbales, y ciertas diferencias dialectales en el uso de los tiempos verbales. Habiendo estudiado los tiempos verbales y su uso, también será necesario estudiar cómo se emplea el aspecto gramatical y el modo en español.
    Después de estudiar el complejo verbal, nos concentraremos en las clases/tipos de sustantivos y de sintagmas nominales, y veremos cómo funcionan la deixis espacial y la posición del adjetivo. Por último, estudiaremos el sistema pronominal, cómo se emplea, y los usos no-pronominales del se (por ej., las funciones pasiva e impersonal, marcador de aspecto y de definitud, etc.).


    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, #30712 meets with HISP-S 430 #9051.  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   #30712  By Permission    11:15A-12:30P    TR   GA 0013 Prof. Kimberly Geeslin

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 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:

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


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                 LITERATURE
    Variable Title: Literatura Chicana y Puertorriqueña
    Prerequisite: HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #12867 meets with HISP-S 435 #12831. 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    #12867  By Permission   9:30A-10:45A   MW    BH 238   Prof. R. Andrés Guzmán

    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.
    Note: This course carries CASE A & H distribution credit and DUS credit.

    Description 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 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 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 GA 2169 for permission arrangements.

    HISP-S 499  #12867    By Permission Only   Arranged   Professor Alejandro Mejías-López

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