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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2009

Portuguese
S100/S200 level course
S275 & S300-level course
Catalan and Spanish 400-level course

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  #7669    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  #7670   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.                      

HISP-P 250   #7671    12:20P-1:10P  MWF   Room=TBA   STAFF      


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    #14292       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     Room=TBA      STAFF

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


P405 Literature and Film in Portuguese   (3 credits)

Course Description:
Throughout the twentieth century, Portugal and especially Brazil’s intermittent success in the international film marketplace has been achieved though its ability to fashion important pictures out of the work of its most celebrated authors. In 1975, all five of the screenplays nominated for the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Cinema’s prestigious “Golden Owl” award were adaptations. Moreover, during the heyday of the Brazilian “Cinema Novo”(1960's-1970's) which is arguably the most significant era of production, radical film makers repeatedly used literature as a way of covertly criticizing the right-wing military regime. This was also true of film makers in Lusophone Africa.  In recent years, many of the most admired films in Portuguese have been adaptations.

This course will provide an historical overview of this link between film and literature. But it will concentrate mainly on films from the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century that are easily accessible in the United States. The films selected are highly diverse and reflect a broad range of styles and approaches to movie-making during this period. Although the course will examine the differences between film and literature as media, its chief aim is to demonstrate what might be called the politics of adaptation–that is, the ways in which a medium like motion pictures, which addresses large audiences, can employ literature to acquire cultural capital, forge national identity, and effect political action.

Grading Requirements:
All students will write a midterm and final exam as well as a research paper (undergraduates 6-8pp; graduates 10-12pp) on a topic to be decided upon in consultation with the instructor. They will also give an in-class presentation based on their final research project.

HISP-P 405   #26184   2:30P-3:45P    TR    Room=TBA    Professor Darlene Sadlier
             Film Showing    6:30P-9:00P    T      Room=TBA

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 505.


HISP-P 412   BRAZIL:  The Cultural Context   (3 credits)

Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific to the history, politics, and culture of Brazil with emphasis to the period after the founding of the Republic (1889) to present day. The course is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural and will provide students with a comprehensive view of the largest country in South America. Among the topics to be addressed in the course are: cannibalism, Brazilian identity and the nation; the sertão (backlands), messianism, modernity and artistic and literary modernism; Getúlio Vargas and the “Estado Novo” (New State dictatorship); Good Neighbor Brazil and WWII, Brasília as modernist frontier; the telenovela (soap opera) and New Cinema movement; the military dictatorship and post-dictatorial Brazil; pentecostalism; dystopian cinema; and Brazilian immigration.

Occasional films will be shown on Tuesday evenings and they are a required part of the course. Students will write a midterm and final exam. There will be a formal class presentation based on a short research paper.

HISP-P 412   #26188    1:00P-2:15P    TR     Room=TBA    Professor Darlene Sadlier
                Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P    T       Room=TBA

Note:  This class meets jointly with LTAM-L 426 and LTAM-L 526.


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 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   #7672  11:15A-12:05P  MWF    Room=TBA     STAFF

Note: This course will meet jointly with HISP-P 317.  This course is open only to Graduate students.


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    #7673   PERMISSION   Arranged    Professor Darlene Sadlier


HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section 7674 meets with HISP-P 405 and HISP- P 505 Literature and Film in Portuguese. 

HISP-P 498  #7674  PERMISSION    2:30P-3:45P  TR    Room=TBA   Professor Darlene Sadlier
                       Film Showing                  6:30P-9:00P  T
 
Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission.   kallgood@indiana.edu

See course description for P405, Literature and Film in Portuguese below:

P405: Literature and Film in Portuguese
Instructor: .DJ Sadlier                

Course Description:
Throughout the twentieth century, Portugal and especially Brazil’s intermittent success in the international film marketplace has been achieved though its ability to fashion important pictures out of the work of its most celebrated authors. In 1975, all five of the screenplays nominated for the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Cinema’s prestigious “Golden Owl” award were adaptations. Moreover, during the heyday of the Brazilian “Cinema Novo”(1960's-1970's) which is arguably the most significant era of production, radical film makers repeatedly used literature as a way of covertly criticizing the right-wing military regime. This was also true of film makers in Lusophone Africa.  In recent years, many of the most admired films in Portuguese have been adaptations.

This course will provide an historical overview of this link between film and literature. But it will concentrate mainly on films from the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century that are easily accessible in the United States. The films selected are highly diverse and reflect a broad range of styles and approaches to movie-making during this period. Although the course will examine the differences between film and literature as media, its chief aim is to demonstrate what might be called the politics of adaptation–that is, the ways in which a medium like motion pictures, which addresses large audiences, can employ literature to acquire cultural capital, forge national identity, and effect political action.

Grading Requirements:
All students will write a midterm and final exam as well as a research paper (undergraduates 6-8pp; graduates 10-12pp) on a topic to be decided upon in consultation with the instructor. They will also give an in-class presentation based on their final research project.


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   #7675   PERMISSION    Arranged   Professor Darlene Sadlier

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S100/S200 level course

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

The course presents a four‑skills approach to Spanish with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Enrollment in S100 is restricted to those with less than 2 years of high school Spanish or with the consent of the department. All others must enroll in S105. The next course in the sequence for HISP-S 100 students would be HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.

Note:  A student wishing to enroll in HISP-S 100 must call or 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. This course presents a four-skills approach to Spanish with an emphasis on critical thinking skills.  Students will practice speaking in small groups in class as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish.  Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. Credit not given for both HISP-S 105 and HISP-S 100 or HISP-S 105 and HISP-S150.The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I. 

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)  
Prerequisite: HISP-S 100

This course continues the work of S100 with continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class, as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I.

Note: HISP-S 150 is for those students who took HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish here at IUB or took an equivalent course at a regional campus or other university.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


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, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


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

This course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with a continued emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills.  Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a 4th -semester proficiency. For those students who wish to go on for a minor or major in Spanish, the next course to take would be HISP-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.

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S275 & S300-level course

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. 

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. 

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of classes, then Spring 2009 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.


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. 

HISP-S 310  #26239      8:00A-8:50A     MWF     Room=TBA        STAFF
HISP-S 310  #7776        9:05A-9:55A     MWF     FQ 012B             STAFF
          Note:  Above class 9979 will be offered in the Global Village-Learning Center in Foster Quad.
HISP-S 310  #7779        9:05A-9:55A     MWF     Room=TBA        STAFF
HISP-S 310  #7782        9:30A-10:45A    TR        Room=TBA         Prof. A. Gonzalez-Valdes   
HISP-S 310  #26241      9:30A-10:45A    TR        Room=TBA         Prof. L. Intersimone
HISP-S 310  #7781      10:10A-11:00A    MWF    Room=TBA        Prof. J. Puerto
HISP-S 310  #7777      11:15A-12:05P    MWF    Room=TBA         Prof. C. Zegarra
HISP-S 310  #12278       12:20A-1:10P     MWF    Room=TBA       STAFF
HISP-S 310  #7780         1:00P-2:15P        TR        Room=TBA        Prof. L. Intersimone
       Note:  Above class 7780 open to Hutton Honors Students only. 
HISP-S 310  #7778         1:25P-2:15P      MWF     Room=TBA       STAFF
HISP-S 310  #14351       2:30P-3:45P       TR        Room=TBA        Prof. A. Gonzalez-Valdes
HISP-S 310  #16060       2:30P-3:20P      MWF     Room=TBA        Prof. C. Zegarra
HISP-S 310  #7783         2:30P-3:20P      MWF     Room=TBA        Prof. J. Puerto
HISP-S 310  #13528       4:00P-5:15P        TR       Room=TBA         STAFF
HISP-S 310  #14352       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     #7786       9:05A-9:55A       MWF      Room=TBA    STAFF
HISP-S 312     #16042     9:05A-9:55A       MWF      Room=TBA   Prof. Ann Witte
HISP-S 312     #7787     10:10A-11:00A     MWF      Room=TBA    STAFF  
HISP-S 312     #7788       1:00P-2:15P         TR          Room=TBA   Prof. A. Gonzalez-Valdes
HISP-S 312     #26386     2:30P-3:20P       MWF       Room=TBA     STAFF
HISP-S 312     #14285     3:35P-4:25P       MWF       Room=TBA     STAFF
HISP-S 312     #26387     3:35P-4:25P       MWF      Room=TBA     STAFF


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

El objetivo de este curso es promocionar el entendimiento cultural internacional en el mundo de los negocios por medio del estudio del lenguaje comercial y del conocimiento de sus códigos y costumbres. Este objetivo se persigue de dos formas. Por un lado, se aspira a familiarizar al estudiante con el lenguaje comercial escrito y hablado y se trabajará con documentos variados -- cartas comerciales, descripciones de trabajo, anuncios, formularios bancarios y de importación y exportación, etc. --. Además, los estudiantes aprenderán a leer, escribir y traducir documentos comerciales y practicarán conversaciones sobre diversas situaciones de negocios. Por otro lado, se introducirá al estudiante en el conocimiento de las costumbres, protocolo y prácticas culturales propias del mundo comercial hispano. Por medio de casos prácticos se analizarán estereotipos culturales y se cuestionarán comportamientos y conductas éticas del comercio internacional. En definitiva, se buscará sensibilizar al estudiante a conocer, entender, respetar o criticar prácticas culturales del mundo de negocios hispano. Este curso se dictará únicamente en español. El prerrequisito de este curso es S310.

HISP-S 315     #7790    11:15A-12:05P        MWF     Room=TBA     Prof. Silvana Falconi


HISP-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  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     #7792          9:05A-9:55A        Daily    Room=TBA        STAFF
HISP-S 317     #14286        1:25P-2:15P       Daily     Room=TBA       STAFF 


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

Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

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

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

HISP-S 326   #7793     10:10A-11:00A    MWF   Room=TBA   STAF


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

Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

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

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

HISP-S 326   #12265      11:15A-12:05P     MWF    Room=TBA   STAFF


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

This course provides an introduction to Hispanic Linguistics and establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. The content included is an overview of basic linguistic properties with a focus on Spanish. The course begins with an exploration of the sound system of Spanish and its theoretical representation. Building on this, the discussion continues with topics in Spanish morphology such as word formation and verbal inflection. Finally, issues in syntax and semantics are analyzed both in isolation and in terms of their relationship to each other.  A coursepack of article-length readings will be included to introduce the following areas: historical linguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics.  The goal of this course is to provide students with a level of knowledge that enables them to succeed in future Hispanic Linguistics courses.  This course carries N & M Credit. 

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

HISP-S 326  #7794     12:20P-1:10P    MWF    Room=TBA    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin


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

Prerequisites:  S310 or equivalent.

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

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

HISP-S 326    #14287          2:30P-3:20P     MWF      Room=TBA    STAFF

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

This course provides a general introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of linguistics in order to prepare students for future courses in Hispanic Linguistics. After an introduction on the nature of language and to the field of linguistics, the course provides a description of the sound system of Spanish through the study of 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 structure of words, will be examined, including a description of the general principles of the formation of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Then, in order to examine how words combine at the sentence level, we will study the basic concepts of sentence structure (syntax) and its connection to meaning (semantics). The course ends with an overview of some of the basic concepts of language use in context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation (sociolinguistics).

This course carries N & M Credit. 

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

HISP-S 326    #11358          4:00P-5:15P     TR     Room=TBA    Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent.

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

This course is an introduction to the reading of literature in Spanish, with a focus on Hispanic American poetry, short story, and novel.  In this course, we will work on becoming more imaginative readers of literature by developing sensitivity to textual detail. Works will be discussed following a chronological order, starting with a sample of readings from the Colonial period through the 20th century. Students taking this course will practice the interpretive skills they will need in upper level literature courses, as they work on developing greater intimacy with language and with Spanish.  The readings in the course will include poems by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, César Vallejo, Luis Palés Matos, and Mario Benedetti, and short fiction and novellas by Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, and Gabriel García Márquez.  Course work includes two exams and three short essays, among other assignments. 

Taught in Spanish.

HISP-S 331    #7796   10:10A-11:00A    MWF    Room=TBA    Professor Juan Soto-Arriví


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I   (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent.

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

The aim of this class is to study the literature and culture of Spanish America through reading, discussion, and study of representative texts taken primarily from the 20th century.  A play, a variety of prose narratives, and poetry selections will serve us for this purpose.

Mini-essays, quizzes, and three papers will be the framework for this course. 

HISP-S 331   #7795     9:30A-10:45A      TR   Room=TBA    Professor Luis Dávila


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I   (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent.

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

Usa 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 limites y la evolución de diferentes génerous, 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.

Bibliografía
Jorge Boccanera: La passíon de los poetas; Sabina Berman: Entre Villa y una muyer desnuda; Gustavo Sainz: Gazapo; Octavio Paz; La llama doble; Gustavo Sainz: Juegos prohibidos.

HISP-S 331  #7797   11:15A-12:05P   MWF   Room=TBA   Professor Gustavo Sainz


HISP-S331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.

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

This course is an introduction to the reading of literature in Spanish, with a focus on Hispanic American poetry, drama and novel.  In this course, we will work on becoming more imaginative  readers of literature by developing sensitivity to textual detail.  Students taking this course will practice the interpretive skills they will need in upper level literature courses, as they work on developing greater reading skill in Spanish.  Readings will include poems by Borges, López Velarde, Agustini and Vallejo, a work of drama by Usigli, and short fiction and novellas by Ferré, Borges, Cortázar, Poniatowska, García Márquez and Ponte.  Course work includes two exams and three short essays, among other assignments.

HISP-S 331  #7798   12:20P-1:10P   MWF    Room=TBA     Professor Carl Good


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent.

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

This course provides an introduction to literary and textual analysis in 20th century and contemporary Spanish America. Readings include poetry, short stories, a dramatic work, and a short novel. The primary goals of the course involve learning to: interpret narrative strategies specific to each genre we will study; identify and analyze the use of rhetorical devices (tropes and figures); analyze why authors write the way they do. 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 vitality 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 Darío, Agustini, Neruda, Mistral, Paz, Quiroga, Bombal, Storni, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso, Usigli, García Márquez, Cortázar and Donoso.

HISP-S 331  #7799    1:00P-2:15P   TR   Room=TBA    Professor Patrick Dove


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent.

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

The objective of this course is to provide you with a thorough introduction to the concepts of literary analysis and to the workings of different genres. This is why we will read a variety of different texts, including poetry, short stories, essays, a play, and a short novel. At the same time the course also aims to familiarize you with Latin American culture. We read a rich selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American writers. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-level literature and culture courses; we focus on reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of them, and considering their cultural, political, and historical contexts. The final grade will be based on class preparation (primarily reading, attendance, quizzes, and homework exercises), three short papers (two written in class, and one written at home), and a midterm and final exam.

HISP-S 331     #7800         2:30P-3:45P    TR    Room=TBA     Professor Estela Vieira


HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I   (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

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

This course will survey the main literary and cultural movements in Latin America from the 19th century onward. We will examine a diverse range of artistic works − novels, narrative, and essays. Evaluation will be based on presentations, writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.

HISP-S 331    #7801     2:30P-3:45P    TR     Room=TBA       Professor Luis Intersimone


HISP –S 331 ‑ The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent        

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

This course provides an introduction to a wide range of 20th century Spanish American cultural texts. We will explore the relationship between an author’s ideas, writings, and world view, through the development of analytical and critical tools for the understanding of narrative strategies, use of poetic language, and dramatic techniques. Course requirements include active daily reading & assignments, two exams, and a term paper.

HISP-S 331   #26388    2:30P-3:45P    TR    Room=TBA   Professor Kathleen Myers

Note:  This class meets jointly with the S331 Honors class, #7803.


HISP –S 331 ‑ The Hispanic World I  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent        

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

This course provides an introduction to a wide range of 20th century Spanish American cultural texts. We will explore the relationship between an author’s ideas, writings, and world view, through the development of analytical and critical tools for the understanding of narrative strategies, use of poetic language, and dramatic techniques. Course requirements include active daily reading & assignments, two exams, and a term paper.

HISP-S 331   #7803    2:30P-3:45P    TR    Room=TBA   Prof. Kathleen Myers

Note:  Above class open to Hutton Honors College students only.  This class meets jointly with another section of HISP-S 331, #26388


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

Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

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

The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to major authors and representative works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish-American Literature. Students will read and analyze texts of several genres including poetry, prose and theater presented in chronological order.  Along with the study of specific works, the historical, ideological, political and literary background will be discussed to provide for a better understanding of the context in which these literary works were produced.  At the end of the semester the student will have learned the basic components of literary analysis and will be familiarized with the origin and evolution of the main literary genres.  Course work includes class discussions, presentations, a mid-term and a final exam and three short essays.  Authors read include Rubén Dario, Delmira Agustini, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, César Vallejo, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez, Rosario Castellanos, among others.  Class discussions and assignments in Spanish.

HISP-S 331  #26389   3:35P-4:25P   MWF   Room=TBA  Professor Chrystian Zegarra


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 explores the relationship between the individual, Spanish society and the world at large in a number of representative works of Spanish literature.  We will study selections from five different literary genres: essay, short story, novel, poetry and drama. 

Readings include the novel San Manuel Bueno, mártir by Miguel de Unamuno, poetry by Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernandez and Gloria Fuertes, essays by Antonio Muñoz Molina, short stories by Almudena Grandes, and a play by Paloma Pedrero.

The goals of the course are on the one hand to sharpen the literary insight and widen the cultural horizon of the students and on the other to improve their comprehension, speaking and writing abilities in Spanish.  S332 will be taught in Spanish.  Class attendance is mandatory.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation in class, a series of written assignments, and two exams.

HISP-S 332  #14288     10:10A-11:00A    MWF   Room=TBA   Professor Anna Witte


HISP-S 332  The Hispanic World II  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S331 or equivalent

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

S332 is an introduction to the study of literature with an emphasis on texts from the Iberian Peninsula and their impact on, and relation with the cultures and literatures of the rest of Europe, the Mediterranean world, and the Americas. The course sequence is structured around thematic units which we will be exploring chronologically. Each week, several texts belonging to the same artistic period (narrative prose, poetry (including song), drama (including feature and documentary films) will be assigned and discussed in class so that, through literary analysis, you will improve your abilities as a reader and develop your Spanish language skills through class discussion, oral presentations and written compositions. We will explore social, cultural, economic, and moral issues as seen in these representative works from across the centuries so you will also be required to do extensive historical and cultural background reading of your own. The course grade will be based on class participation, exams, numerous brief writing assignments, and an oral interview. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  A compilation of all the texts required for this class will be available via a course pack. No further texts are required for this class.

HISP-S 332    #26398   11:15A-12:05P   MWF     Room=TBA  Professor J. Javier Puerto    


HISP-S 332 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 ‒ 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, Quevedo, 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   #26399    1:00P-2:15P   TR   Room=TBA   Professor Olga Impey
HISP-S 332   #7804      4:00P-5:15P   TR   Room=TBA   Professor Olga Impey  

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Catalan and Spanish 400-level course

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

Modern Catalan Literature

Modern Catalan literature constitutes an extraordinary cultural event that, for multiple reasons, has remained marginal amidst the great European literary traditions. Catalan literature and language have played a central role in the political re-emergence of Catalonia as “a nation without a state.” Given these historical conditions, the Catalan literary tradition is a particularly productive space to explore the always-puzzling relations between literature and politics.

The course will survey the panorama of Catalan literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Readings will exemplify all important periods (Renaixença, modernisme, noucentisme, avantguarda, postguerra, postmodernitat) and will include novels, short stories, poetry and plays.We will focus on a good number of female writers. Catalan women writers are especially significant, not only because of their literary value, but perhaps also because, as poet Maria Mercè Marçal put it, they often write subjugated in three main ways: as women, as writers in a minority language, and as members of the working classes. We will also read various general reflections on the task of culture in Catalonia.

The course will be taught in Catalan. Students who have not taken Catalan should seek the consent of the instructor. There will be a mid-term and a final exam. Graduate students will present a term paper.

This course is offered jointly with C550.

HISP-C 450      #14289    11:15A-12:30P   TR   Room=TBA   Professor Edgar Illas

Note:  This course can fulfill the elective 300/400 level requirement for the Spanish major.


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

Prerequisite:  S331 or equivalent

“The Making of Global Spain”

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

HISP-S 411  #7807    9:30A-10:45A   TR     Room=TBA                  Professor Edgar Illas     
Note:  This course carries culture studies credit.


HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction   (3 credits)                                      LITERATURE
Prerequisite:   HISP- S 331 and S332 or equivalent.

“Spain Confronts Its Past: Living with History and Memory”

A study of recent Spanish narratives in the context of the current debate over the recuperation of historical memory in Spain.

In this course we will read 20th-century novels by male and female Spanish authors that look to Spain’s 20th-century history to understand its present social and political tensions. The recent surge of interest in Spain’s civil war (1936-1939) has created a wave of novels in which past and present intersect. We will discuss how narrative technique, historical context, social issues, and the cultural construction of gender contribute to the centrality of the family and family history in these novels and a few recent Spanish films.

The key component of the course is daily class discussion of various aspects of each novel. One short paper (1-2 pages) on each novel and one longer final paper (6-8 pages) will complement the oral analysis of the texts. There will also be a final exam. The course is taught in Spanish; Spanish is the language of class discussion and of all written work for the course.

HISP-S 419   #26407    4:00P-5:15P   TR   Room=TBA     Professor Maryellen Bieder
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors, #7811.


HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish  (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.

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It has two inter-dependent goals. On one hand, we will study the theory of Universal Grammar to better understand the syntactic properties of Spanish. On the other hand, we will study the particular properties of Spanish to increase our understanding of Universal Grammar. To achieve these goals, we will study the basic principles to express constituency and syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for cross-linguistic and cross-dialectal syntactic variation.

HISP-S 427  #26418   1:00P-2:15P   TR   Room=TBA    Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo
Note:  This course carries the N & M distribution.
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors, #7812.


HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish  (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 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 430  #26425  11:15A-12:05P   MWF    Room=TBA   Professor Kimberly Geeslin
Note:  This course carries the N & M distribution.


HISP-S 450  Don Quijote  (3 credits)                                                                            LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent

This seminar offers an introduction to Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quijote through a close reading of the novel within its historical and literary framework. We will examine the interplay between Cervantes’s masterpiece and other literary genres (including the chivalric romance, the picaresque novel, and the pastoral novel), while also considering the book vis-à-vis both socio-economic and political context of Golden Age Spain, as well as such issues as self-consciousness in literature, the emergence of baroque aesthetics, and the rise of modern sensibility. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Evaluation:
Midterm Exam                                                                       20%
Final Exam                                                                            25%
Written assignments                                                           30%
Class participation/Attendance/Preparation                   25%

HISP-S 450   #26426    12:20P-1:10P   MWF    Room=TBA     Professor Alina Sokol


HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature 2   (3 credits)                              LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or Equivalent

This course will survey Spanish American literature from the end of the 19th century to the present, with a focus on texts of many genres.  We will examine the ways in which Spanish American literature has developed, from turn-of-the-century modernismo, to the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, and to the period of the “Boom” and beyond.  We will explore the relation between literature and social/cultural context, as well as interrogate the many ways in which Spanish American writers have presented the role of literature in this context.  Beyond exposing students to a broad survey of contemporary Hispanic American literature, this course will also serve to develop student’s skills and imaginations as critical readers of literary texts in Spanish.

Primary texts will include poetry by Darío, Martí, Agustini, Huidobro, Vallejo, Neruda, Villaurrutia and Paz; short stories by Rulfo, Borges, Cortázar, Hernández, García Márquez, Fuentes, Piñera, Poniatowska and Ponte; short novels by Bombal and Valenzuela, and one medium-length novel by Carpentier.  Short critical readings will also be assigned.

Evaluation will be based on class participation and presentations, short writing assignments, an exam, and a final research project.

HISP-S 472   #26427     10:10A-11:00A     MWF    Room=TBA    Professor Carl Good


HISP-S 474  Hispanic Literature & Society   (3 credit hours)                          LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent.

Topic:  Politics, Ideology and Language in Twentieth-Century Spanish American Literature

This course is designed to introduce the advanced undergraduate student to the political literature of Spanish America and to the social context from which emerges. At the same time, analyses aspects of the relationship between ideology and literature that are underscored by the nature, imagery, form and power of the works discussed. Students will take three exams and prepare a paper. They will be evaluated on the basis of their exams, writing work, and class participation. Students are required to have read and analyzed carefully the texts assigned for each meeting.

Bibliography:

Miguel Angel Asturias: El Señor Presidente; Gabriel García Márquez: El Otoño del Patriarca; Augusto Roa Bastos: Yo el Supremo; Mario Vargas Llosa: La Fiesta del Chivo; Julia Alvarez: En el Tiempo de las Mariposas; Ariel Dorfman: La Muerte y la Doncella.

HISP-S 474   #26429     9:05A-9:55A    MWF    Room=TBA     Professor Gustavo Sainz


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      #7810   By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor J. Clancy Clements


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                                                        LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, # 7811 meets with HISP-S 419 Modern Spanish Prose Fiction.  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     #7811  By Permission Only  4:00P-5:15P   TR      Room=TBA    Prof. Maryellen Bieder
                        Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

Descriptions for HISP-S 419 follows:
HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction   (3 credits)                                      LITERATURE
Prerequisite:   HISP- S 331 and S332 or equivalent.

“Spain Confronts Its Past: Living with History and Memory”

A study of recent Spanish narratives in the context of the current debate over the recuperation of historical memory in Spain.

In this course we will read 20th-century novels by male and female Spanish authors that look to Spain’s 20th-century history to understand its present social and political tensions. The recent surge of interest in Spain’s civil war (1936-1939) has created a wave of novels in which past and present intersect. We will discuss how narrative technique, historical context, social issues, and the cultural construction of gender contribute to the centrality of the family and family history in these novels and a few recent Spanish films.

The key component of the course is daily class discussion of various aspects of each novel. One short paper (1-2 pages) on each novel and one longer final paper (6-8 pages) will complement the oral analysis of the texts. There will also be a final exam. The course is taught in Spanish; Spanish is the language of class discussion and of all written work for the course.

S498:
Students enrolled in S498 will read the same books as S419 students and participate equally in class discussions of the readings. They will also prepare a 10-page final paper and will consult with the professor on the initial outline and first draft of the paper, following a mutually determined timetable, in order to produce a polished, scholarly final paper at the end of the course.


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, #7812 meets with HISP-S 427 The Structure of 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   #7812  By Permission Only   1:00P-2:15P   TR    Room=TBA  Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo
                       Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

Description for HISP-S 427 follows:
HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish (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.

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It has two inter-dependent goals. On one hand, we will study the theory of Universal Grammar to better understand the syntactic properties of Spanish. On the other hand, we will study the particular properties of Spanish to increase our understanding of Universal Grammar. To achieve these goals, we will study the basic principles to express constituency and syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for cross-linguistic and cross-dialectal syntactic variation.


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  #7813  By Permission Only    Arranged   Professor J. Clancy Clements

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