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Undergraduate Studies

 

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2011

Portuguese
S100/S200 level course
S280 & 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.   This course can count for the Spanish major 300/400 level elective.

HISP-P 135  #8224   9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    WH 106     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  #8225   10:10A-11:00A  MTWR  WH 106  STAFF


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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   #16713    12:20P-1:10P  MWF  BH 147   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    #13719       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SY 003      STAFF

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


 

HISP-P 410  Brzilian Cinema  (3 credits)

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

HISP-P 410  #28303   1:00P-2:15P   MW     BH 015    Prof. Darlene Sadlier
           Film Showing   6:45P-9:00P   M        BH 144

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 510, LTAM-L 426, LTAM-L 526, and CMCL-C 598.


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HISP-P 411  Portugal:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)

“Portugal: The Cultural Context” is an interdisciplinary course on contemporary Portugal. The course will be taught in English and is open to undergraduate and graduate students. We will study the major political, social, and cultural developments that have taken place in Portugal since the demise in 1974 of the forty-year long Salazar dictatorship. Portugal quickly goes from fighting a colonial war in Africa trying to hold on to a centuries-old empire to a democratic state of the European Union. In a short amount of time Portugal experiences radical changes that shape different generations of artists, influence its people, value systems, and social codes. In this course we will explore how these political and social changes emerge in the country’s artistic and social manifestations. How do contemporary fiction, film, architecture, and painting address issues such as the role of women in Portuguese society, emigration and economic crises, and the more controversial and recent debates over abortion and gay rights? What do they tell us about the complex relationship between contemporary Portuguese society and its evolving artistic and cultural expressions?

HISP-P 411   #30499    2:30P-3:45P     TR    Room TBA       Prof. Estela Vieira

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-P 511, WEUR-W 406 and WEUR-W 605.


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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   #8227  11:15A-12:05P  MWF    SY 003     STAFF

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


 

HISP-P 493  Portuguese Across the Curriculum  (1 credit)
Variable Title:  Brazilian Cinema

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood 

Students must be registered in HISP-P 410 or LTAM-L 426 to take this supplementary course for one credit.

 A discussion of Brazilian film history and representative movies in the Portuguese language.

HISP-P 493    #28304   PERMISSION   Arranged      Vania Castro

Note:  This class meets jointly with LTAM-L 305.


 

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    #8228   PERMISSION   Arranged    Professor Darlene Sadlier


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HISP-P 495  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium  (3 credits)

Topic:  Brazilian Baroque and its Echoes: A Transatlantic Approach

This course will examine fictional prose, poetry, sermons, and essays written in Brazil in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, focusing on their responses to the broader international context of the Catholic Reformation and Counter Reformation, as well as to a national environment marked by a strong Jesuit presence and political instabilities, exemplified by the Dutch invasion of Brazil. We will explore the connections between manifestations of Brazilian Baroque in literature and other arts, as well as between artistic productions of different regions of Brazil, as a means to understand the role of Baroque art in the development of a Brazilian national consciousness, which would serve as the basis for the pro-independence and ufanista tones that characterize the literature written in subsequent years. Readings will include works by Gregório de Matos Guerra and Padre António Vieira, among other Baroque writers, as well as a few relevant works from the Arcadian and Pre-Romantic literary periods that echo the main tenets of Brazilian Baroque.

Undergraduate students will write midterm and final exams and a final paper; graduate students will write a midterm exam and a final paper.

HISP-P 495    #28305   1:00P-2:15P    TR   SY 0008  Professor Luciana Namorato

Note:  This class will meet jointly with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 695.


 

HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)  

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section #8229 meets with HISP-P 495 and HISP- P 695  Luso-Brazilian Colloquium, Topic:  Brazilian Baroque and its Echoes:  A Transatlantic Approach.

HISP-P 498  #8229  PERMISSION    1:00P-2:15P  TR    SY 0008     Professor Luciana Namorato
                    
Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission.   kallgood

See course description for P495 Luso-Brazilian Colloquium, Topic:  Brazilian Baroque and its Echoes:  A Transatlantic Approach below:

HISP-P 495 Luso-Brazilian Colloquium  (3 credits)

Topic:  Brazilian Baroque and its Echoes:  A transatlantic approach

This course will examine fictional prose, poetry, sermons, and essays written in Brazil in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, focusing on their responses to the broader international context of the Catholic Reformation and Counter Reformation, as well as to a national environment marked by a strong Jesuit presence and political instabilities, exemplified by the Dutch invasion of Brazil. We will explore the connections between manifestations of Brazilian Baroque in literature and other arts, as well as between artistic productions of different regions of Brazil, as a means to understand the role of Baroque art in the development of a Brazilian national consciousness, which would serve as the basis for the pro-independence and ufanista tones that characterize the literature written in subsequent years. Readings will include works by Gregório de Matos Guerra and Padre António Vieira, among other Baroque writers, as well as a few relevant works from the Arcadian and Pre-Romantic literary periods that echo the main tenets of Brazilian Baroque.

Undergraduate students will write midterm and final exams and a final paper; graduate students will write a midterm exam and a final paper.


 

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

Prerequisite:  HISP-P 498
By Permission Only:  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood

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

HISP-P 499   #8230   PERMISSION    Arranged   Professor Darlene Sadlier

 


 

 

S100/S200 level course

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HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish  (4 credits)  

By permission only.  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood

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

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP.

Note:  A student wishing to enroll in HISP-S 100 must call or e-mail kallgood 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:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then Spring 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


 

HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)  

Prerequisite: HISP-S 100

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

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

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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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:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.

Note:  There will be three sections of S200 doing a pilot program with different books.  These three classes are for students who only need to fulfill their foreign language requirement through the 3rd semester proficiency (HISP-S 200) and do not plan to continue in Spanish after this course.  Be sure not to register for one of these specific sections if you plan to move on and take HISP-S 250. Those sections are 11280  13730 , and  8271.


 

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 new structures at the intermediate level in detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short cultural readings and a mystery story are also included throughout the chapters.  Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial.

 Note:  Theses classes are for students who only need to fulfill their foreign language requirement through the 3rd semester proficiency (HISP-S 200) and do not plan to continue in Spanish after this course.  Different text books will be used for these sections.  Permission to register in these sections is required.  Call the office at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood for a permission.
 
HISP-S 200  11280  10:10A-11:00A   MWF  BH 016
HISP-S 200  13730    1:25P-2:15P       MWF  SY 108
HISP-S 200  8271      2:30P-3:20P       MWF  BH 333


 

HISP-S 250 Second‑Year Spanish II  (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 200 or equivalent. 

This course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with a continued emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills.  Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a 4th -semester proficiency. For those students who wish to go on for a minor or major in Spanish, the next course to take would be HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context.

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2011 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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HISP-S 251  Service Learning in Spanish  (1 credit)

Prerequisite:  HISP-S 200 or equivalent           Co-requisite:  HISP-S 250

S251 is a 1-credit service-learning course that allows students of S250 to complement their communicative language learning experience in the classroom with service in the Bloomington community.  S251 students will volunteer at Bloomington service-learning sites, incorporating their knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in real-world situations, such as teaching basic Spanish and presenting cultural activities to elementary school children.  This 8-week course is an excellent opportunity for students who plan to pursue a major or minor in Spanish or for students for whom Spanish will be relevant in their future careers.


 

 

S280 & S300-level course

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HISP-S 280  Spanish Grammar in Context (3 credits)

Prerequisite: S250 or equivalent.

The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the language skills necessary to pursue upper division course work in Spanish. The main focus is on the development of formal linguistic skills through explicit grammar instruction and review, vocabulary building exercises, reading original texts by contemporary authors, and exploring the link between literature and culture through writing and conversation.

The main objective of S280 is to strengthen students’ comprehension and application of the most challenging grammatical structures for second language learners within a meaningful language context. This objective will be accomplished with a thorough review and practice of problematic grammatical structures, the analysis of these and other structures in the context provided by a series of literary readings and selections from an audio book, and the application of these structures in writing and discussion sessions. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Note:  This class replaces S310; if you have already taken S310 you should not take S280 and look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

To see active sections available for spring 2011 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/.  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose spring 2011.  We are listed under HISP.


 

HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent. 
Co-requisite: may be taken concurrent with HISP-S 280.

The objective of this course is to develop students’ oral and writing abilities in Spanish.  Students will develop writing skill in Spanish by learning and practicing the main components of different writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation.  Students will learn compositional elements that provide cohesion and coherence in both formal and informal writing styles.  Students will develop their oral skills by watching and discussing a number of critically acclaimed films from different Spanish-speaking countries which deal with a variety of cultural, social, and political issues.  To achieve the goal of improving oral proficiency, students will participate in various in-class discussions and debates on controversial topics presented in the films.  By the end of this course, students will be able to write in a variety of formal and informal writing styles and to discuss a wide range of topics.

Note:  This class replaces S312; if you have already taken S312 you should not take S308. Look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

To see active sections available for spring 2011 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/.  Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose spring 2011.  We are listed under HISP.


 

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

Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

El objetivo de este curso es promocionar el entendimiento cultural internacional en el mundo de los negocios por medio del estudio del lenguaje comercial y del conocimiento de sus códigos y costumbres. Este objetivo se persigue de dos formas. Por un lado, se aspira a familiarizar al estudiante con el lenguaje comercial escrito y hablado y se trabajará con documentos variados -- cartas comerciales, descripciones de trabajo, anuncios, formularios bancarios y de importación y exportación, etc. --. Además, los estudiantes aprenderán a leer, escribir y traducir documentos comerciales y practicarán conversaciones sobre diversas situaciones de negocios. Por otro lado, se introducirá al estudiante en el conocimiento de las costumbres, protocolo y prácticas culturales propias del mundo comercial hispano. Por medio de casos prácticos se analizarán estereotipos culturales y se cuestionarán comportamientos y conductas éticas del comercio internacional. En definitiva, se buscará sensibilizar al estudiante a conocer, entender, respetar o criticar prácticas culturales del mundo de negocios hispano. Este curso se dictará únicamente en español. El prerrequisito de este curso es S280.

HISP-S 315  #28311    11:15A-12:05P   MWF   SY 212   STAFF
HISP-S 315  #28558    11:15A-12:05P   MWF   SB 220   STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This class meets five times a week. It includes contrastive study of Spanish and English pronunciation.  Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates, and group discussions.  S317 may be repeated once for credit.  S317 is NOT open to native speakers of Spanish.

HISP-S 317   #8313     9:05A-9:55A    Daily    BH 139     STAFF
HISP-S 317   #13718   1:25P-2:15P      Daily   WH 106    STAFF


 

HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course critically examines a variety of Hispanic cultural contexts, with special attention devoted to the Hispanic Caribbean, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and the Andean nations.  The study sequence follows three primary topical units:  Race & Mestizaje, Gender & Sexuality and Memory & Post-Dictatorship.  Focusing on a variety of texts (visual, literary, documentary, historiographical) from different historical periods (1600’s to the present), the course explores the historical and cultural traits which are unique to the regions studied as well as the many elements they share in common.

Note:  This class replaces S275; if you have already taken S275 you should not take S324. Look at taking a higher level class.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

To see active sections available for spring 2011 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/. Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose spring 2011.  We are listed under HISP.


 

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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

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

HISP-S 326  #16780        9:05A-9:55A      MWF   BH 331    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #16785        1:25P-2:15P       MWF   BH 331    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #18400        1:25P-2:15P       MWF   BH 332    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #30969         2:30P-3:20P      MWF   BH 241    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #16787         3:35P-4:25P      MWF   WH 119   STAFF
HISP-S 326  #16788         4:00P-5:15P       TR       BH 222    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #28313         4:40P-5:30P     MWR    PY 113    STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or 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.

HISP-S 326    #16781   10:10A-11:00A   MWF    BH 331    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin


 

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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

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

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

HISP-S 326    #16782     11:15A-12:05P    MWF   BH 138     Prof. Erik Willis
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets jointly with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section.

HISP-S 326    #16783    11:15A-12:05P      MWF  BH 138     Prof. Erik Willis
Note:  This class meets jointly with the Honors section for S326.

HISP-S 326    #16784     12:20P-1:10P        MWF    BH 142   Prof. Erik Willis


 

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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course serves as an introduction to the scientific study of the Spanish language. It begins with an examination of how linguistics as a field of study arose and why language is unique to human beings, rendering it a cognitive system. This is followed by the study of the sounds of Spanish (phonetics), how they are produced, and the rules that mediate how sounds are combined (phonology). Next is an exploration of the history of the Spanish language, dialectal differences, and factors that contribute to these differences. Students will investigate sociolinguistic topics, as well as Spanish in the United States. The study of word structure in Spanish (morphology), sentence structure and interpretation (syntax), as well as how meaning is derived (semantics and pragmatics) is also examined. The course ends with a brief introduction to second language acquisition. The purpose of this course is to give students the foundation needed to carry out and pursue further linguistic study. The course carries N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #18525     1:00P-2:15P    TR     BH 011   Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
HISP-S 326    #16786     2:30P-3:45P    TR     SY 210    Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss


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HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)  

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

Close readings of major poets from Spanish America and Spain. A short novel by Fuentes, as well as short stories by writers such as Cortázar and Borges, Rulfo and Matute, and Don Juan Manuel will be included. A play by Usigli on the Mexican Revolution shall also be considered. Numerous oral and written exercises will be assigned, with active participation from all in Spanish the norm.  This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Texts
            Aproximaciones edited by Friedman et. al.
            Aura by Carlos Fuentes
            El Gesticulador by Rudolfo Usigli
            Hand-outs of various other works will also be distributed.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 328     #30502      9:05A-9:55A    MWF     BH 333      Prof. Luis Dávila
HISP-S 328     #16820    10:10A-11:00A  MWF     BH 336      Prof. Luis Dávila


 

HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

Una visión panorámica de la cultura literaria, histórica y política de España y América Latina. Pondremos especial énfasis en las características, los límites y la evolución de diferentes géneros: cuentos, poemas, drama, testimonio, novela y ensayos. La asistencia y discusión en clase afectarán la calificación final. Los alumnos harán cuatro composiciones y un examen parcial. Habrá examen final.

Bibliografía

Rosario Castellanos: Poesía no eres tú. Antonio Buero Vallejo: El sueño de la razón. Gustavo Sainz: Gazapo. Eduardo Galeano: Las venas abiertas de América Latina.Gustavo Sainz: Juegos prohibidos .Ramón Gómez de la Serna: Greguerías.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 328     #16817     9:30A-10:45A    TR    BH 336    Prof. Gustavo Sainz

 

HISP-S 328  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

The objective of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to Hispanic literature. We will learn the concepts of literary analysis by studying many different genres, such as poetry, short story, essay, drama, narrative, and film. At the same time the course also aims to familiarize students with the culture and literature of the Hispanic world. We will study authors from Spain and Latin America. 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.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 328   #17460     11:15A-12:30P    TR     BH 229     Prof. Estela Vieira


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HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course aims to familiarize students, through close reading, with a number of literary texts, representative of different genres (narrative fiction, theater, and poetry), from Spain and Spanish America.  Readings will include Miguel de Unamuno’s short story “Nada menos que todo un hombre”, Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Del amor y otros demonios, Federico García Lorca’s drama La casa de Bernarda Alba, and a selection of poetry (romances, selected poems of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, García Lorca, Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda, etc.)

The reading of the texts will be preceded by a discussion of the importance of their historical, social and cultural contexts, and on their specific genre characteristics.  The literary analysis will bring out not only the meaning and message embedded in the content of each work, but also the devices (narratological, dramatic, rhetorical, etc.) used in the fabric of the text.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their active participation in class (15% of the grade), one paper (15%), one essay (25%) and two exams (45%).

Note:  For students who matriculated Fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then you need not take S328.  Have questions?   Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 328     #16818     2:30P-3:45P    TR    BH 315   Prof. Olga Impey
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors Students and will meet jointly with a non-honors section of HISP-S 328.

HISP-S 328     #16819     2:30P-3:45P     TR   BH 315   Prof. Olga Impey
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 328 Honors section.


 

HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course will help students develop tools needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of selected literary texts from Spain and Spanish America.  One of the key aspects that you should take away from the course is an appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the concept of genre itself.  In this section of the course, the following three genres will be covered: narrative fiction, poetry and theater.  The course will also highlight the importance of socio-historical context to literary works by presenting texts from different historical periods.  In the study of the selected texts, the course will introduce you to basic terms of narratological, poetic, dramaturgical and rhetorical terms used in the study of literature, which are the bases of “close reading”. This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 328     #16823       9:30A-10:45A       TR         PY 113       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #16821      11:15A-12:30P      TR        BH 011       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #16826      12:20P-1:10P        MWF    SB 131        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #16825      1:25P-2:15P          MWF     BH 333       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #28583      2:30P-3:20P          MWF     SY 006        STAFF

HISP-S 328    #28559        3:35P-4:25P         MWF      BH 315       STAFF

 

HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This section of S334 offers an introductory overview of the history of Spanish American literature, focusing in particular on the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors representing several genres (fiction, the essay and other non-fictional prose, and poetry), paying particular attention to their historical and literary contexts.  We will discuss issues such as nation-building and identity formation, U.S. imperialism and neocolonialism, and the nature and function of art. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, homework assignments, presentations, essays, and exams. Class will be conducted in Spanish.

This class carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 334    #16828     11:15A-12:30P    TR    BH 141     Prof. Deborah Cohn


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HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This section of S334 offers a historical introduction to the literatures of Latin America written in Spanish. The course is structured as a survey spanning several time periods and literary movements, from the texts produced by the conquest and during the colonial period to the experiments and innovations of the first few decades of the 20th century. Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors paying particular attention to their historical and literary context. This course aims to offer students a general overview of the literary history of the region. In doing so, it will also help students further improve their analytical skills as well as their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish.  Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish

This class carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood.

HISP-S 334    #16827      9:30A-10:45A     TR     SY 0008      STAFF


HISP-S 334  Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.

This panoramic course is intended to help students expand on their knowledge of authors, literary movements and Spanish culture and history more broadly, while developing their skills in literary analysis. The class will focus on representative poetry, prose and dramatic texts from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, and the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exploring how notions of heroism, difference, and gender are represented in Spain across the ages. Class discussion and assignments will be in Spanish.

This class carries the culture studies and arts and humanities distribution.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333, then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgoo.

HISP-S 334   #17461     1:00P-2:15P     TR     SY 108     STAFF
HISP-S 334   #16830     2:30P-3:45P     TR     FA  005    STAFF 


 

Catalan and Spanish 400-level course

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HISP-C 450  Catalan Literature  (3 credits)

Prerequisite: C400 or previous knowledge of Catalan.

Topic:  Nationalism and Literature in Modern Catalonia

     The emergence of Catalonia as a “nation without a state” constitutes a singular and intriguing event in the context of modern Europe. Catalonia as a political entity and cultural community has not followed any of the two paths that are common in European regions: neither has it become a sovereign state nor has it gradually dissolved into another, larger national unit. Instead, Catalonia occupies an in-between position that is a particularly productive space to explore the puzzling relations between cultures, states, and globalization.

     The course will analyze some representative works of modern Catalan literature vis-à-vis the political debates that traverse them. We will look at some literary movements (Renaixença, modernisme, noucentisme, avant-garda, literatura de l’exili, postmodernitat) and focus on their relationship with the political theories and figures that have shaped Catalan nationalism. Materials will include literary works, political texts, manifestoes, speeches, and biographies. Additionally, we will also study other cultural and ideological forms of Catalan nationalism, such as the Catalan philosemitism of the post-war, the nationalist mission of Barcelona’s Football Club, or the collective imaginaries of the Catalan diaspora.

     The course will be taught in Catalan.

HISP-C 450   #28300     8:00A-9:15A    TR     BH 135    Prof. Edgar Illas


 

HISP-C 494  Individual Readings in Catalan Studies  (1-3 credits)   

Prerequisite:  Consent of the department 

By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood

This course is by permission only.  This course is used only in emergencies pertaining to graduating seniors who are short credit hours for graduation. This course does not count toward any 400-level course needed for the Spanish or Portuguese majors. This course may be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HISP-C 494     #16711   by permission only       Arranged           Prof. Edgar Illas      


 

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

Prerequisite:  One course from S324, S328, S331, S333, S334.

What images or stereotypes of Spain and its cultures do we have and how do they deviate from reality?  What defines culture and cultural production?  How does the process of learning about a foreign culture take place?  How can we foster the development of cultural learning in Bloomington/our own community?  This course examines our notions of Spain and seeks to build a more complex understanding of contemporary Spanish culture.  In addition, we will explore and analyze the process of cultural awareness.  To accomplish these two goals, traditional classroom learning will be paired with service learning: as S411 students learn about Spanish culture they will, in turn, teach elements of it to Bloomington-area preschoolers.  The teaching component will provide both active and reflective ways to grasp cultural learning.  This course is based on the philosophy that in order to really know something, you must “learn one, do one, teach one.”
  We will study five primary areas of cultural activity, using cultural “texts” that range from literature and newspapers to music and art.  Students will then form small groups that will work together to adapt these cultural materials in order to create age-appropriate lesson plans and vocabulary that they will present in preschools.  This teaching component of the course will be guided by readings on pedagogy and culture as well as in-class workshops.  The experience gained in the preschools will then serve as an “experiential text” for class discussion.  Observational and reflective writing assignments (journals and compositions) about the teaching experience will form the basis for these discussions.
All class discussion and writing assignments will be in Spanish.  Required readings will be in English and Spanish.

The Mission of Service Learning in S411
By combining academic learning with teaching experience, service learning will provide S411 students with a broader and deeper understanding of the course content.  Service learning will sharpen student awareness about cultural processes and foster a sense of civic engagement. Students will have hands-on experience related to how young children learn about culture while providing area pre-schools with valuable expertise. As S411 students and teachers you will learn about Spain’s cultural context while also passing your ideas about culture and language along to area preschoolers.

***Attendance is ABSOLUTELY essential for this course.  Our workshops, your group partners, and  community agencies depend on you.  All unexcused absences will have a serious negative impact on your grade.

 

HISP-S 411  #8314      9:05A-11:00A     MW    BH 321     Prof.  Kathleen Myers

Note:  This course has a service learning class component.
Note:  This course carries culture studies and A & H credit.


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HISP-S412 Spanish America:  The Cultural Context (3 credits)                     CULTURE / ELECTIVE

Prerequisite:  One course from S324, S328, S331, S333, S334.

From Dirty Wars to Narco Wars: Violence in Latin America.

Historians, political scientists and sociologists as well as literary and film critics have studied the pervasive presence of dictatorships in 19th and 20th century Latin America, and more recently, the increasingly violent confrontations between drug cartels and the military. Drawing on non-fiction novels and novels, testimonios and films, photography, music and short stories, we will analyze how the history of violence has been told in and about three Latin American countries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico. We will closely look at how fiction and art interact with contemporary media culture to create a complex picture of the discussion on violence in Latin America. To that effect, we will practice a cultural studies approach that combines historical contextualization and close attention to different forms of cultural expression. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, a presentation, short writing assignments and a final research project. 

This course is taught in Spanish and carries Culture Studies and A & H credit.

HISP-S 412   #16832    8:00A-8:50A    MWF    BH 337   Prof. Anke Birkenmaier


 

HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction  (3 credits)   1st 8 Week Session              LITERATURE

Prerequisite:   For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

Reconstructing the Past in Democratic Spain

Prior to Francisco Franco’s death and especially since the early years of democracy, the writing of the recent past has been at the forefront of Spanish politics, society and cultural production.  How should Spain’s Civil War and the repression of the subsequent dictatorship be narrated in contemporary society?  What place do the ghosts of the past have in the formation of a “new” national identity, in a politics of reconciliation or rejuvenation, in a new cultural landscape?  Debates over these and related questions have played out in the cultural landscape time and again in recent years and have now taken on a more urgent tone as the recuperation of this painful past has taken shape in efforts to unearth graves of the Civil War and dictatorship.  Focusing on novels and short stories written since Francisco Franco’s death in 1975, this course will analyze the way that writers have dealt with issues of memory, history and the collective negotiation of Spain’s difficult and contentious past.

Some of the questions we will deal with include:  What role does culture play in the construction of the past?  What place have trauma and witnessing been given in talking about Spain’s relationship to the Civil War and Francoism?  How does Spain’s painful past affect those who never experienced it and what claim to that past do younger generations have?

We will likely read texts by Carmen Martín Gaite, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Eduardo Mendicutti, José Ángel Mañas, Manuel Rivas, and Dulce Chacón.  Evaluation will likely include short presentations, discussion guides, and essays.

Please note: This is an 8-week class and as an advanced literature course, will require intensive weekly reading.

HISP-S 419  #28315     4:00P-6:30P    TR    BH 208  Prof. Melissa Dinverno

Note:  This class is a 1st Eight Week Session, January 10, 2011 through March 5, 2011.


 

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

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

This course provides an overview of the history of prose narrative in Spanish America from the late 19th century through the present. We will explore this literary history of just over one hundred years in terms of two competing ideas or frames: influence and continuity between generations on the one hand, and innovation and rupture on the other hand. In bringing these two interpretive frames together we will ask how literary events (specific works as well as movements or periods) are defined by innovation and newness and to what extent they are informed by continuations or revitalizations of tradition. Relevant historical concepts will include naturalism, costumbrismo and the regional novel, the “Boom” novel, as well as “post-Boom” literary tendencies such as “dirty realism.” Our discussions will be informed by the assumption that literature offers a space in which writers and readers explore language: how it works to create meaning, how it gives vitality to our personal lives and relations with others, and how it helps to inform—and therefore also how it might help to transform—the world in which we live. At the same time, we will discuss how narrative innovations relate to the social, political and economic circumstances in which writers work. Primary readings may include novels and short stories by Cambaceres, Quiroga, Guiraldes, Bombal, Borges, Ocampo, Rulfo, Cortázar, Vargas Llosa, Rey Rosa, Bolaño and Fogwill.

HISP-S 420   #28316    2:30P-3:45P   TR    BH 333    Prof. Patrick Dove

Note:  This course carries A & H credit.


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HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish  (3 credits)                                                  LINGUISTICS

Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It assumes that language can be studied in a scientific and formal way, and offers the tools to achieve this task in the domain of Syntax, using Spanish as a point of departure. The course has two interdependent 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 review the basic principles to express constituency and syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for cross-linguistic syntactic variation.

HISP-S 427   #15160    1:00P-2:15P   TR   WH 109   Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, #8317, Readings for Honors.

            This class carries N & M credit.


 

HISP-S 429  Hispanic Sociolinguistics  (3 credits)                                               LINGUISTICS

Prerequisites:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics.

Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods will be included.

The course also surveys other related topics such as discourse analysis, language and power, language ideology, language attitudes, languages in contact, language and gender, and language and the law.
We will focus on research examining the use of Spanish in Latin America and Spain as well as in the US.
Class time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and analysis of problem solving cases.

The evaluation will be based on participation, homework activities, experimental activities, and exams.

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

HISP-S 429   #16835     3:35P-4:25P   MWF    BH 337    Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note:  This course carries N & M credit.


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HISP-S 450  Don Quijote  (3 credits)                                                                   LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

This course explores the richness and complexity of Miguel de Cervantes’s fictional world with a close reading of Don Quijote, Parts I and II. We will investigate the interplay between this masterpiece and the socio-historical worlds of early modern Spain; questions of human existence, literary tradition and self-consciousness in art; and the critical reception of the work. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Evaluation:

Midterm exam  25%
Final exam 25%
Written assignments 30%
Class participation and preparation 20%

HISP-S 450  #28317      11:15A-12:30P    TR   BH 331    Prof. Catherine Larson

Note:  This course carries A & H credit.


 

HISP-S 471  Spanish American Literature 1  (3 credits)                                   LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

The interplay between history, place, gender, and race has created cultural hybridity throughout Latin America.  This course focuses on the development of the cultural discourse of identity and indigenous rights from the Spanish conquest of America through the colonial period.  We will examine alphabetic and pictographic texts created by indigenous peoples, conquistadors, missionaries, and poets.  We will also study the lasting imprint these texts have made on modern Mexican dance, film, theatre and painting.  Readings will include works by Hernán Cortés, Bernadino Sahagún, Bartolomé de las Casas, Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rascón Banda, Octavio Paz, and Carlos Fuentes.  All readings, exams, papers, and discussion will be in Spanish. 

HISP-S 471   #28318    11:15A-12:05P    MWF    BH 229   Prof. Kathleen Myers

Note:  This course carries A & H credit.


 

HISP-S 481  Topics in Hispanic American National/Regional Literature  (3 credits)   LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

Topic:  Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean
 
This course studies the work of authors from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and their respective diasporas in the U.S. While we situate texts within their national contexts, we also will focus our attention on their transnational dimension, exploring questions of diaspora, exile, and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, as well as notions of Caribbean identity.  We will also examine movements and issues such as poesía negra and race, respectively, which undercut notions of nations.  How do these issues and questions affect the representation of these three nations, and what role do they play in the writers’ efforts to construct individual, collective, and national identities in their works?
 
We will read and analyze novels, short stories, and poems by authors such as Julia Álvarez, Alejo Carpentier, Junot Díaz, Rosario Ferré, Cristina García, José Luis González, Nicolás Guillén, Luis Palés Matos, Nancy Morejón, Luis Rafael Sánchez, and Ana Lydia Vega.  We will also analyze films and political speeches. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, presentations, writing assignments (including a final research project), and exams.

HISP-S 481    #28319     9:30A-10:45A    TR      BH 137    Prof. Deborah Cohn

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, #8316, Readings for Honors.

           This course carries A & H credit.


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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      #8315      By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos


 

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

Prerequisite:  By permission only.  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  (S328 and S324) OR (S328 and S326) AND any other 300-level Spanish class.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #8316 meets with HISP-S 481 Topics in Hispanic American national/Regional Literature.  If you are leaning toward literature for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S498    # 8316  Permission   9:30A-10:45A   TR  BH 137   Prof. Deborah Cohn

Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood

 

Description for HISP-S 481 follows:

HISP-S 481  Topics in Hispanic American National/Regional Literature  (3 credits)  LITERATURE

Topic:  Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean

This course studies the work of authors from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and their respective diasporas in the U.S. While we situate texts within their national contexts, we also will focus our attention on their transnational dimension, exploring questions of diaspora, exile, and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, as well as notions of Caribbean identity.  We will also examine movements and issues such as poesía negra and race, respectively, which undercut notions of nations.  How do these issues and questions affect the representation of these three nations, and what role do they play in the writers’ efforts to construct individual, collective, and national identities in their works?
 
We will read and analyze novels, short stories, and poems by authors such as Julia Álvarez, Alejo Carpentier, Junot Díaz, Rosario Ferré, Cristina García, José Luis González, Nicolás Guillén, Luis Palés Matos, Nancy Morejón, Luis Rafael Sánchez, and Ana Lydia Vega.  We will also analyze films and political speeches. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, presentations, writing assignments (including a final research project), and exams.


 

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

Prerequisite:  By Permission Only.  S326 or equivalent.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #8317 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   #8317    Permission    1:00P-2:15P    TR    WH 109  Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo

Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail kallgood.

 

Description for HISP-S 427 follows:

HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish  (3 credits)                                        LINGUISTICS

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It assumes that language can be studied in a scientific and formal way, and offers the tools to achieve this task in the domain of Syntax, using Spanish as a point of departure. The course has two interdependent 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 review the basic principles to express constituency and syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for cross-linguistic syntactic variation.


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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 or see in person in BH 844 for permission arrangements.

HISP-S 499  #8318   By Permission Only    Arranged   Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos