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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2008

Spanish Language
Catalan
Portuguese
Literatures in Spanish
Hispanic Linguistics
Individual Readings
Honors Research

Spanish Language

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. Grading is based on exams, homework, and a cumulative final exam. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. 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. See schedule of classes on-line for active class numbers, times and days.

Note: A student wishing to enroll in HISP-S 100 must e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu to request permission.


HISP-S 105 First-Year Spanish (4 credits)

This introductory course is for students with 2 or more years of high-school study and covers the essential grammar and vocabulary of first-year Spanish. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, and a cumulative final. Homework load is substantial. Credit not give 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. See schedule of classes on-line for active class numbers, times, and days.


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, and a cumulative final exam. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200. See schedule of classes on-line for active class numbers, times, and days.

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.


HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 105 or HISP-S 150 or equivalent.

This course reviews some of the basic structures studied in the first year, and examines them in greater detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250. See schedule of classes on-line for active class numbers, times, and days.


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, 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 4 th -semester proficiency. See schedule of classes on-line for active class numbers, times, and days.


HISP-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S250 or equivalent.

This course serves as a bridge between the S200 and S300 levels and is designed to increase proficiency in Spanish in the four skills areas (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) through reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic culture. S275 also serves to review and expand upon Spanish grammar elements studied at the 100 through 200 levels. The format of the course includes a discussion of readings and assigned topics, focused writing, and the writing of compositions. Evaluation is based on quizzes, tests, compositions, homework, participation, and oral presentations. This course is required for minors and majors unless the student tested into the 300 level. Course conducted in Spanish. See Schedule of Classes for class numbers, times, days, and rooms.

NOTE: Students who test out or place above S275 will need to replace its 3 credits with an extra course at the S300 or S400 level.


HISP-S 310 Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S275 or equivalent

This course integrates the four basic language skills into both a review of the major points of Spanish grammar and a structured approach to composition. Course work will combine grammar exercises with the writing of compositions of increasing length and complexity. Credit is given for only one of these courses, S310 or S311.

HISP-S 310 / #8085 / 9:05A-9:55A MWF / FQ 012B / STAFF
       Note: Above class 8085 will be offered in the Global Village-Learning Center in Foster Quad.

HISP-S 310 / #8088 / 9:05A-9:55A MWF / Room TBA / Prof. O. Robles
HISP-S 310 / #8092 / 9:30A-10:45A TR / Room TBA / Prof. D. Kelman
HISP-S 310 / #8091 / 10:10A-11:00A MWF / Room TBA / Prof. O. Robles
HISP-S 310 / #8086 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF/ Room TBA / STAFF
HISP-S 310 / #12827 / 11:15A-12:30P TR / Room TBA / Prof. S. Fernandez Medina
HISP-S 310 / #13270 / 12:20A-1:10P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. L. Intersimone
HISP-S 310 / #8089 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. L. Namorato
      Note: Above class 17285 open to Hutton Honors Students only. See Honors College for on-line permission.

HISP-S 310 / #8087 / 1:25P-2:15P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. L. Intersimone
HISP-S 310 / #8093 / 2:30P-3:20P MWF / Room TBA / STAFF
HISP-S 310 / #8095 / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Prof. S. Fernandez Medina
HISP-S 310 / #25201 / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Prof. D. Kelman
HISP-S 310 / #25202 / 4:40P-5:30P MWR / Room TBA / STAFF


HISP-S 312 Introduction to Expository Writing in Spanish (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

This course integrates the four basic language skills into a structural approach to composition in Spanish. Some review of selected points of Spanish grammar will be included. Each student will write a weekly composition, increasing in length as the semester progresses. Emphasis will be on correct usage, vocabulary building, and stylistic control.

HISP-S 312 / #8096 / 9:05A-9:55A MWF / Room TBA / STAFF
HISP-S 312 / #8097 / 10:10A-11:00A MWF / Room TBA / STAFF
HISP-S 312 / #8098 / 1:00-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. D. Kelman
HISP-S 312 / #8099 / 4:00P-5:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. S. Fernandez Medina
HISP-S 312 / #25133 / 3:35P-4:25P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. L. Intersimone


HISP-S 315 Spanish in the Business World (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 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 S310.

HISP-S 315 / #8100 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. Silvana Falconi


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

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 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 / #8102 / 9:05A-9:55A Daily / Room TBA / STAFF
HISP-S 317 / #25134 / 1:25P-2:15P Daily / Room TBA / STAFF

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Catalan

HISP-C 450 Catalan Literature (3 credits) Prerequisite: C400 or consent of the instructor

Taught in Catalan, this course will survey the panorama of Catalan literature from the eighteen thirties to the present moment. Readings will exemplify all important periods (Renaixença, modernisme, noucentisme, avantguarda, postguerra, postmodernitat). A course pack will be made available to the students. We will read selections of the most significant authors and two novels ( Mirall trencat, by Mercè Rodoreda, and La pell freda by Albert Sánchez-Pinyol) in their entirety. Some grammar review will be introduced as needed.

There will be two partial exams and a final. Graduate students will prsent a term paper at semester's end.

For undergraduates this course can fulfill the elective 300/400 level requirement for the Spanish major.  

HISP-C 400 / #25137 / 10:10A-11:00A MWF / Room TBA / Prof. J. M. Sobrer

Note: This course meets jointly with HISP-C 550

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Portuguese

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. Credit not given for both P135 and P150.

HISP-P 135 / #7973 / 9:05A-9:55A / MTWR / Room TBA / STAFF


HISP-P 150 Elementary Portuguese II (4 credits)

Prerequisite: P100 or equivalent

Introduction to present‑day Portuguese, with an interactive, communicative focus and structured drills for mastery of phonology, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary. To be taken in sequence after P100, Elementary Portuguese I. Attendance in language laboratory may be required.

HISP-P 150 / #7974 / 10:10A-11:00A / MTWR / Room TBA / STAFF


HISP-P 250 Second-Year Portuguese II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P200 or equivalent.

Second semester of second‑year Portuguese, with increased emphasis on communicative exercises and selected readings. Attendance in the language laboratory may be required.

ISP-P 250 / #7975 / 12:20P-1:10P MWF / Room TBA / STAFF


HISP-P 290 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture

Variable Topic: Brazil beyond paradise (An introduction to Brazilian culture and society.)

 This course is taught in English. In this course students will be exposed to different aspects of contemporary Brazilian culture and society. Students will read and be engaged in discussions about a broad range of topics drawn from fictional and non-fictional readings, films, music, and popular culture. This course carries Arts and Humanities and Culture Studies credit.

HISP-P 290 / #25139 / 9:30A-10:45P TR / FQ 012B / Vania Castro

This class meets jointly with GLLC-G 210.

Note: Since this class is taught in English it can not count toward the B.A. in Portuguese and may only count for the minor if permission is given by the department.


HISP-P 317 Reading & Conversation in Portuguese (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P200-P250 or equivalent

Taught in Portuguese, this course emphasizes conversational and reading skills using plays, short stories, poetry, and novels from Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa. Students will also be introduced to the basics of literary appreciation.

HISP-P 317 / #25140 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / STAFF

 Note: This course is offered jointly with HISP-P 492.


 HISP-P 475 Theater in Portuguese (3 credits)

This course is an overview of more than 500 years of theater written in Portuguese. We will discuss influential plays from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, with an emphasis on the different historical and cultural contexts and their correlations with various dramaturgical techniques. Readings include plays by Gil Vicente, Almeida Garrett, Martins Pena, Nelson Rodrigues, and Pepetela. Readings and discussion in Portuguese. This course counts for Arts and Humanities and Culture Studies credit.

HISP-P 475 / #25157 / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Prof. Luciana Namorato

Note: This course meets jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 575.


HISP-P 492 Reading Portuguese for Graduate Students (3 credits)

Prerequisite: P491

This course is taught in Portuguese. A continuation of P491. This course emphasizes on conversational and reading skills using plays, short stories, poetry, and novels from Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa. Students will also be introduced to the basics of literary appreciation.

HISP-P 492 / #7977 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / STAFF

 Note: This course will meet jointly with HISP-P 317.


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 / #7978 PERMISSION / Arranged / Professor Luciana Namorato


HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar (3 credits)

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese. This HISP-P 498, section 7979 meets with HISP-P 475 and HISP- P 575 Theater in Portuguese.

HISP-P 498 / #7979 PERMISSION / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Professor Luciana Namorato

 Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission. kallgood@indiana.edu

See course description for P475, Theater in Portuguese below:
HISP-P 475 Theater in Portuguese (3 credits)

This course is an overview of more than 500 years of theater written in Portuguese. We will discuss influential plays from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, with an emphasis on the different historical and cultural contexts and their correlations with various dramaturgical techniques. Readings include plays by Gil Vicente, Almeida Garrett, Martins Pena, Nelson Rodrigues, and Pepetela. Readings and discussion in Portuguese. This course counts for Arts and Humanities and Culture Studies credit.


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

Prerequisite: P498

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

P499 / #7980 PERMISSION / Arranged / Professor Luciana Namorato

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Literatures in Spanish

HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

  Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the concepts of literary analysis and the poetics of different genres, while at the same familiarizing you with Latin American literature and culture. We will read an excellent selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American texts in different genres, including poetry, short stories, essays, a short novel, and a drama. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-level literature classes; we focus on reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of them, and considering their cultural, political, and historical contexts. The final grade will be based on class preparation (reading, attendance, quizzes, homework assignments), two short papers (each focusing on a different genre), and a midterm and final exam.

HISP-S 331 / #8110 / 9:30A-10:45A TR / Room TBA / Prof. E. Vieira


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

  Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Una visión panorámica de la cultura literaria, histórica y política de América Latina desde el Modernismo hasta nuestros días. Pondremos especialmente énfasis en las características, los límites y la evolución de diferentes géneros, y su confrontación con la realidad socio-política. La asistencia y discusión en clase afectarán la calificación final. Los alumnos harán tres composiciones y un examen parcial. Habrá examen final.

HISP-S 331 / #8109 / 10:10A-11:00A MWF / Room TBA / Prof. G. Sainz


HISP –S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course is both an introduction to the literature of Spanish America and an introduction to ways of reading literary texts. As we read examples of the essay, short story, poetry, drama, and the novel, we will develop skills for analyzing each of these different literary genres. We will use these readings to examine the role of writing in the construction of identities, both collective and individual, and we will look at the way that Latin American writers have defined literature’s relationship to both the personal and the political.

Readings for the course will include one short novel, Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada. We will watch at least one film, and will consider the relationship of the cinematic medium to literature. Other readings will be drawn from the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Isabel Allende, Aurora Arias, Rubén Dario, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, José Martí, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Silvina Ocampo and Nancy Morejón, among others.

The final grade will be determined on the basis of participation in class discussion, written assignments, three short papers, a mid-term and a final exam.

HISP-S 331 / #8112 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. E. Maguire


HISP-S 331: The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Study of Hispanic literature through the analysis and discussion of representative literary works from Spanish America. Includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater. Taught in Spanish.

HISP-S 331 / #8105 / 12:20P-1:10P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. O. Robles


HISP-S 331: The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Study of Hispanic literature through the analysis and discussion of representative literary works from Spanish America. Includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater. Taught in Spanish.

HISP-S 331 / #8106 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / STAFF


HISP-S 331: The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

An introduction to the study of contemporary literary texts from Spanish America. Readings include a selection of short stories, poems, and a short novel by such internationally best-selling authors as Rosario Castellanos, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, and Julio Cortázar. Class discussion will emphasize reading comprehension, elements of literary analysis, and the social and historical context of the literary texts. Daily reading assignments, essays, and written examinations. Daily attendance and daily participation in class discussion are required. The course is taught in Spanish with readings, discussion, essays, and exams in Spanish. Students should own and utilize a full-sized, hardbound Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary.

HISP-S 331 / #8111 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. M. Bieder


HISP-S 331: The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

  Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course provides an introduction to textual analysis in Spanish American literature. The primary goals of the course include learning to interpret narrative strategies, to identify literary and rhetorical devices, and to ask questions about why authors write the way they do. Readings include poetry, short stories, a dramatic work, and a short novel. Many Spanish American authors see literature as an exploration of its own medium—that is, of language as it shapes our perception of reality, gives life to our relations with others, and potentially transforms the world in which we live. We will also devote significant attention to the historical contexts these writers are reflecting on. Readings will include works by Vallejo, Neruda, Mistral, Paz, Quiroga, Bombal, Storni, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso, Usigli, García Márquez, Cortázar and Donoso.

HISP-S 331 / #8107 / 1:25P-2:15P MWF / Room TBA/ Prof. P. Dove

Note: Above section meets with HISP-S 331 Honors class, #8108 and is geared toward Honors students.


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course provides an introduction to textual analysis in Spanish American literature. The primary goals of the course include learning to interpret narrative strategies, to identify literary and rhetorical devices, and to ask questions about why authors write the way they do. Readings include poetry, short stories, a dramatic work, and a short novel. Many Spanish American authors see literature as an exploration of its own medium—that is, of language as it shapes our perception of reality, gives life to our relations with others, and potentially transforms the world in which we live. We will also devote significant attention to the historical contexts these writers are reflecting on. Readings will include works by Vallejo, Neruda, Mistral, Paz, Quiroga, Bombal, Storni, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso, Usigli, García Márquez, Cortázar and Donoso.

HISP-S 331 / #8108 / 1:25P-2:15P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. P. Dove

Note: Above section open to Hutton Honors students only. Above section meets with another class of HISP S331, class #8107.

HISP-S 331: The Hispanic World I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

El curso es una introducción al estudio de la literatura contemporánea con textos hispanoamericanos del siglo XX. Las lecturas comprenden varios géneros literarios ― cuentos y relatos breves, novela corta, poesía y teatro ― de autores reconocidos como Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar y Jorge Luis Borges, entre otros. También se verán dos películas. El objetivo del curso es la lectura, comprensión y análisis literario de los textos poniendo especial énfasis en el contexto histórico, social y cultural.

La asistencia y participación activa en clase, con las lecturas asignadas hechas, es esencial para el buen funcionamiento del curso. El curso se impartirá en español y todos los trabajos y exámenes deberán hacerse en esta lengua. Habrá dos exámenes y tres ensayos analíticos.

HISP-S 331 / #8113 / 4:00P-5:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. R. Vila-Belda


HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent  

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

 Una visión panorámica de la cultura literaria, histórica y política de la península Ibérica durante el siglo XX. Pondremos especial énfasis en las características, los límites y la evolución de diferentes géneros, crónica, narrativa, poemas, dramas y ensayos. La asistencia y discusión en clase afectarán la calificación final. Los alumnos harán tres exámenes parciales y tres composiciones. Habrá examen final.

HISP-S 332 / #8115 / 9:05A-9:55A MWF / Room TBA / Prof. G. Sainz


HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Literature of Spain

This course is an introduction to the critical reading of the literature and film of Spain. Not only will the course familiarize you with some important Spanish texts, but it will also help you learn the critical vocabulary needed to analyze and communicate your ideas effectively about these. We will read representative works from the main genres of literature: prose fiction, theater and poetry, as well as two films. You will write a good deal in this course, with written homework assignments on the readings almost daily, as well as longer, structured papers. The writing assignments for the course will help improve your Spanish, enable you to become a better writer in general, and promote discussion of the texts studied in class.

The course and all assignments will be in Spanish.

EVALUATION:       

2 short papers (2 x 10 % = 20%)
1 longer paper (15%)
Active Class Participation (15%)
2 Tests (2 x 12.5%)
Final Exam (25%)

HISP-S 332 / #25136 / 9:30A-10:45A TR / Room TBA / Prof. S. Wagschal


HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

Readings , discussions, presentations and writing about works from Spain and Colonal Spanish America.  Focus on Poetry, narrative and selected essays.  Classes are conducted entirely in Spanish.  Oral participation strongly encouraged.

HISP-S 332 / #8116 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. L. Dávila


HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent.

Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333

This course will explore the main aspects of love ― altruistic, erotic and divine ― in Spanish literature. The readings will include prose works (Unamuno´s San Manuel Bueno, mártir and Nada menos que todo un hombre), drama (García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba), poetry (romances, selected poems of Garcilaso de la Vega, San Juan de la Cruz, Bécquer, Machado, etc.), and essays (selections from Ortega y Gasset’s Estudios sobre el amor). In our close reading of these works we will focus on the historical and cultural circumstances in which they were written; on the social context, the ethical values, and gender issues they reflect; on the literary trends and genres to which they belong, and on other pertinent questions of literary theory and interpretation.

The specific aim of the course is on the one hand to sharpen the literary insight and widen the cultural horizons of the students and on the other to improve their speaking and writing abilities in Spanish. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation in class, several written assignments, and two exams.

HISP-S 332 / #8114 / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Prof. O. Impey


HISP-S 408 Survey of Spanish Literature 2 (3 credits) LITERATURE

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course will explore the changing representations of love in the Spanish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Text analysis and class discussions will cover the following aspects:

1. The imprint of socio-historical contexts on different manifestations of love;
2. The impact that love has on the psyche, body and behavior of the individual, on the family and society;
3. Gender roles in love relationships;
4. Literary means (stylistic, rhetorical, genre oriented, etc.) used to express erotic emotions.
5. The representation of love in the Spanish arts (paintings, sculpture, film, etc.).

Readings will include Juan Zorrillas’ Don Juan Tenorio, Ramón del Valle Inclán’s Sonatas, Federico García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba, Javier Marías’ El hombre sentimental, Miguel Delibes’ Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso and a selection of poetry and short stories by Bécquer and Machado, by Valera, Unamuno, etc.

The course will be taught in Spanish. The final grade will be based on active participation in class discussions, on two exams, and a research paper.

S408 #25165 / 5:30P-6:45P TR / Room TBA / Professor Olga Impey


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

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent

“Constructing Contemporary Spain”

What is it that makes Spain " Spain"? What images and/or stereotypes make up our imagined collage of this country? How do we define its cultures and its cultural production? This course takes a critical look at our own constructions of Spain and "Spanish", seeking to build a more complex understanding of its cultures, while providing tools to facilitate future explorations. We will consider historical circumstances and current rewritings of the past that define contemporary Spain, such as the experience and cultural memory of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco Regime, and the Spanish Transition to democracy. We will also discuss issues dealing with notions of gender and sexuality in the twentieth century, nationalisms and historical autonomies, ETA, race and migrations, and constructions of gypsy culture. In addition to understanding the construction of contemporary Spain, one of the main goals of the course is to provide you with tools to analyze cultural materials and manifestations, to “read” culture critically in this course and enable you to apply those tools in contexts beyond the classroom.

In analyzing Spanish culture, we will work primarily with Spanish films and literature. "Literature" will be taken broadly to include fiction and poetry, newspapers and magazines, and critical articles. We will also use music, the visual arts, and architecture as we sketch a new picture of Spain.

Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish. Some readings are in English. Many films will be subtitled in English and will be viewed by the student outside of class. Course evaluation will most likely be based on class participation, an oral presentation, short analytical writing assignments, a midterm exam, and final paper.

This course carries Culture Studies credit and is highly recommended for students who plan to go on the Overseas Studies Madrid Academic Year program.

HISP-S 411 / #8117 / 2:30P-3:20P MWF / Room TBA / Professor Melissa Dinverno


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

Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent

This course will focus on reading culture through the lens of Spain’s history of immigrations, conquests, and wars, which created a series of distinct political and cultural paradigms during the past 2,000 years. The course will be divided into two sections with the last half of the course delving more deeply into twentieth- and twenty-first-century issues that have impacted cultural production, such as definitions of gender and family, the role of regionalism, the advent of terrorism, and new immigrations. We will examine a wide variety of cultural expressions and artifacts, ranging from literature and film to architecture and historical documents, as the bases of our analyses. Course requirements include project presentations, compositions, a mid-term exam, and a final paper.

HISP-S 411 / #8118 / 2:30P-3:45P TR / Room TBA / Professor Kathleen Myers

Note: This course carries Culture Studies credit and is highly recommended for those students who plan to go on the Overseas Studies Madrid Academic-Year program.


HISP-S 420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 credits) LITERATURE

Prerequisite: S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course provides an overview of the history of prose narrative in Spanish America from the late 19th century through the present. We will examine this history of just over one hundred years in terms of the competing ideas of rupture and continuity: to what extent are literary movements, periods or generations (realismo, costumbrismo, la nueva narrativa, el Boom) defined by innovation and newness, and to what extent are they in fact continuations or revitalizations of the tradition? Our discussions will begin with the idea that literature is a “space” in which writers and readers explore language: how it works to create meaning in the world, how it gives vitality to our personal lives and relations with others, and how it might also transform the world in which we live. At the same time, we will discuss how narrative innovation can be understood in the context of the social, political and economic circumstances in which writers work. Primary readings will include novels and short stories by Cambaceres, Guiraldes, Borges, Cortázar, Peri Rossi, Valenzuela, Donoso, Restrepo and Bolaño.  

  HISP-S 420  / #25166 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / Professor Patrick Dove

HISP-S 423 The Craft of Translation (3 credits) ELECTIVE

  Prerequisite: S312 and S332 or consent of the instructor

This course introduces students to the practice of literary translation, both from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English. As we translate texts from different historical periods and cultural contexts, we will think not only about vocabulary and dictionary use, but also about syntax – sentence construction –, idiom, register, style, and the “law of compensation.” In the first two-thirds of the course, we will explore these issues as we work on a series of short translations. In the last third of the semester, we will consider some more theoretical texts while each student works on a longer project of their choice that will become the final presentation.

This is a studio course. Students will work largely on their own, using class discussions and the professor as resources. The final grade will be determined on the basis of class participation, the short translation exercises of the first part of the semester, and the final project, a literary translation of publishable quality. There will be no exams to take or theory to memorize; your practice is what counts.

HISP-S 423  / #25168  / 1:25P-2:15P  MWF  / Room TBA / Professor Emily Maguire

Note: This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #8121.


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits) ELECTIVE

Prerequisite: S312 and S332 or consent of the instructor

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #8121 meets with HISP-S 423 The Craft of Translation. If you are leaning toward translation for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498 / #8121 / 1:25P-2:15P MWF / Room TBA / Professor Emily Maguire

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

Descriptions for HISP-S 423 follows:
 HISP-S 423 The Craft of Translation (3 credits) ELECTIVE

Prerequisite: S312 and S332 or consent of the instructor.

This course introduces students to the practice of literary translation, both from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English. As we translate texts from different historical periods and cultural contexts, we will think not only about vocabulary and dictionary use, but also about syntax – sentence construction –, idiom, register, style, and the “law of compensation.” In the first two-thirds of the course, we will explore these issues as we work on a series of short translations. In the last third of the semester, we will consider some more theoretical texts while each student works on a longer project of their choice that will become the final presentation.

This is a studio course. Students will work largely on their own, using class discussions and the professor as resources. The final grade will be determined on the basis of class participation, the short translation exercises of the first part of the semester, and the final project, a literary translation of publishable quality. There will be no exams to take or theory to memorize; your practice is what counts.

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Hispanic Linguistics

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

Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent.

Esta introducción general a la lingüística española le ayuda al estudiante comprender y apreciar el sistema lingüístico que empleamos para codificar el mundo que nos rodea y para comunicarnos entre nosotros. Tras una breve introducción a la materia en la primera semana, nos ocupamos de la ciencia del significado (la semántica) en que estudiaremos la interpretación del significado con respecto al sonido al nivel de la palabra. A continuación, examinamos sistemáticamente la estructura de la oración en español (la sintaxis) y cómo esta estructura se relaciona con la interpretación semántica. Entonces, se examinarán el sistema de los morfemas (la morfología) y el de los sonidos de los dialectos principales del español (la fonética y la fonología).

Después de tratar los temas de la semántica, la sintaxis, la morfología, la fonética y la fonología, emplearemos el conocimiento adquirido para estudiar el español desde el punto de vista social (la perspectiva história, la variación y el bilingüismo). Dentro de este marco exploramos ciertos aspectos de la diversidad de la lengua española y veremos cuáles son los factores que influyen la creación, el mantenimiento y la disolución de tal diversidad.

This course carries N & M credit.

 HISP-S326 / #8103 / 12:20P-1:10P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. J. C. Clements

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.


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

Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent

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

HISP-S 326 / #13254 / 11:15A-12:05P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. M. Rodriguez -Mondonedo  

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits) Prerequisites: 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 N & M credit.

  HISP-S 326 / #8104 / 1:25P-2:15P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. E. Willis

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.


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

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

  HISP-S 326 / #25135 / 2:30P-3:15P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. M. Rodriguez-Mondonedo  

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.


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

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

  HISP-S 326 / #12067 / 2:30P-3:15P MWF / Room TBA / Prof. M. Díaz-Campos  

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.


HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics (3 credits) LINGUSTICS

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. The main goal of this class is to understand the sound pattern of Spanish as well as to apply this new knowledge to the practice of pronunciation. Basic notions such as the difference between phonetics and phonology, the concepts of phoneme and allophones will be discussed in class while presenting a detailed description of segmental phenomena. Furthermore, we will analyze patterns of intonation and become familiar with notions such as pitch accent and boundary tones. Practice will be crucial throughout the semester. Students will be required to work with a native speaker consultant, to record their own speech, and to complete simple phonetic analysis of read aloud and conversational data. The final grade will be based on oral exams, quizzes, written exams, experimental projects, and active participation in class.

HISP-S 425 / #8119 / 4:00P-5:15P TR / Room TBA / Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos


HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (3 credits) LINGUISTICS

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

TOPIC: Second Language Acquisition in 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 495 / #11538 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Professor Kimberly Geeslin

Note: This course meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #8122.


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits) LINGUISTICS

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-S 498, #8122 meets with HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium, Topic: Second Language Acquisition in Spanish. If you are leaning toward Linguistics for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498 / #8122 / 1:00P-2:15P TR / Room TBA / Professor Kimberly Geeslin

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

Descriptions for HISP-S 495 follows:
HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (3 credits) LINGUISTICS

Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent for those students who matriculated prior to Summer 2003.

S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

TOPIC: Second Language Acquisition in 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.

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Individual Readings

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 / #8120 Permission / Arranged / Prof. Carl Good


Honors Research

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

Prerequisite: Approval of the honors advisor. BY PERMISSION ONLY. Call (812) 855-8612

Majors doing honors in Spanish would register for this class after they have completed S498 and while they are writing their honors thesis.

Contact Karla Allgood via email at kallgood@indiana.edu or see in person in BH 844 for permission arrangements.

HISP-S 499 / #8123 Permission / Arranged, see department / Professor Luis Dávila

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