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Undergraduate Studies

 

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2012

Portuguese
S100/S200 level course
S280 & S300-level course
Catalan and Spanish 400-level course

 

Portuguese

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HISP-P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits) 

For students from secondary school placed into the second semester of first‑year study or those with a strong background in Spanish or another Romance Language.  Content of P100 and P150 covered at an accelerated pace.  Credit not given for both P135 and P150.   This course can count for the Spanish major 300/400 level elective.

HISP-P 135  #17016   9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    WH 104     STAFF 


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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  #17017   10:10A-11:00A    MTWR    BH 105    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   #24412    10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH 232   STAFF

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HISP-P 290  Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture  (3 credits)

Variable Title:  Regional View/Brazil: Northeast

Topic:  A Regional View of Brazil:  The Northeast

This course provides a comprehensive overview of one of the most intriguing regions of Brazil: the Northeast. Once the cultural center of Brazil, the Northeast is a complex area of extreme poverty and wealth derived from a colonial plantation society. Its particular history and diverse population, with deep-rooted traditions, require a multi- and interdisciplinary approach, as well as critical perspectives to explore its place in contemporary Brazil. The class will focus on issues such as race and migration, in addition to subjects associated with the arts, including popular music, oral literature, and painting. Considerable attention will be given to the representations of the Northeast in film. The course will involve lectures, films, small group discussions, and individual presentations. It will experiment with a variety of participatory approaches to learning.  This course is taught in English.

HISP-P 290    #29686     12:20P-1:10P   MWF   BH 221    Castro, Vania


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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    #22162       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SB 231    Castro, Vania

Note:  This course meets with HISP-P 492.


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HISP-P 401 Introduction to the Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World II

The second semester of a two-semester survey on the literatures of the Portuguese-speaking world. In this course, we will examine the concept of “Realism” – its adoption, transformation, and rejection – by late nineteenth and twentieth-century Lusophone authors. We will read prose, poetry, a play, and essays from Lusophone Africa, Brazil, and Portugal.

HISP-P 401     # 29688     2:30P-3:45P     TR    BH 235    Professor Luciana Namorato

Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 501.


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HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese  (3 credits) 

Topic:  Love and War in Portuguese Poetry

In Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece, Don Quixote says “Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.” This course focuses on this frequently thematized relationship by reconsidering the ways in which these interconnected experiences are constructed. One of the greatest collections of love sonnets written in English, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, was unsurprisingly stirred by Browning’s reading of Camões’s Renaissance poetry. This class will survey how the themes of love and war have for centuries occupied poets from around the Portuguese-speaking world. We will read a selection of Portuguese, Luso-African, and Brazilian poetry, from a range of literary periods and ask ourselves how affect and passion intertwine with political conflict. Amorous sentiment in the lyrical tradition is often bound to political and social engagement especially during important periods of national transitions, thus ironically love plays a crucial role within contexts of political struggle. By exploring the way poetic forms frame and interrogate these concepts we will gain a deeper knowledge of the diverse and evolving traditions of poetry in Portuguese.  

HISP-P 470      #29691     1:00P-2:15P    TR    BH 332    Professor Estela Vieira

Note:  This course meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 570.


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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   #17019     11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SB 231     Castro, Vania

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


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HISP-P 494 Individual Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature  (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department. 

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

HISP-P 494    #17020     PERMISSION   Arranged    Professor Estela Vieira

Note:  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 for permission for this course.


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HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)  

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section #17021 meets with HISP-P 470 and HISP- P 570 Poetry in Portuguese, Topic:  Love and War in Portuguese Poetry.

HISP-P 498  #17021    PERMISSION    1:00P-2:15P  TR    BH 332    Professor Estela Vieira
                    
Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission.   kallgood

See course description for P 470 Poetry in Portuguese below:

HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese                       Topic:  Love and War in Portuguese Poetry

In Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece, Don Quixote says “Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.” This course focuses on this frequently thematized relationship by reconsidering the ways in which these interconnected experiences are constructed. One of the greatest collections of love sonnets written in English, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, was unsurprisingly stirred by Browning’s reading of Camões’s Renaissance poetry. This class will survey how the themes of love and war have for centuries occupied poets from around the Portuguese-speaking world. We will read a selection of Portuguese, Luso-African, and Brazilian poetry, from a range of literary periods and ask ourselves how affect and passion intertwine with political conflict. Amorous sentiment in the lyrical tradition is often bound to political and social engagement especially during important periods of national transitions, thus ironically love plays a crucial role within contexts of political struggle. By exploring the way poetic forms frame and interrogate these concepts we will gain a deeper knowledge of the diverse and evolving traditions of poetry in Portuguese.  


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

Prerequisite:  HISP-P 498

By Permission Only:  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood

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

HISP-P 499   #17022  PERMISSION    Arranged   Professor Estela Vieira


 

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 2012 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@indiana.edu to request permission.


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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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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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 2012 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 2012 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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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 2012 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 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.

Students will be notified of the dates and details of this class in early December.

HISP-S  251  #23671    Arranged              Arranged           STAFF

Note:  Students who register for this one credit hour service learning class must be currently enrolled in HISP-S 250, Second-Year Spanish II.  Receive permission to register for this class by calling the Spanish office, (812)
855-8612.


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 fall 2012 go to schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/ 
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, chose fall 2012.  We are listed under HISP.


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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@indiana.edu

To see active sections available for spring 2012 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 2012  We are listed under HISP.


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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  #26570    11:15A-12:05P   MWF   BH 137   STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

For the spring semester this class meets three times a week for an extended period. Each S317 section will overlap a second class period. This class 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   #17104       9:05A-10:30A     MWF    BH 317     STAFF
HISP-S 317   #22161     11:15A-12:40P      MWF   BH 344      STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

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

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

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 2012 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 2012.  We are listed under HISP.


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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 COLL (CASE) N & M credit.

HISP-S 326  #24469       10:10A-11:00A   MWF   PY 113    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #27614         2:30P-3:20P     MWF   BH 229    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24474         2:30P-3:45P       TR     BH 232    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24475         3:35P-4:25P     MWR  SW 218    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #26571         4:40P-5:30P     MWR   BH 144    STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or 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 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 COLL (CASE) N & M credit.HISP-S 326   #29697    

9:30A-10:45A    TR    SY 002    Professor César Félix-Brasdefer


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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 COLL (CASE) N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #30034    11:15A-12:05P        MWF    BH 138     Professor Erik Willis
HISP-S 326    #25632    12:20P-1:10P           MWF     BH 138    Professor Erik Willis


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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 humans, 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, as well as languages in contact, including 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. By the end of the course students have the foundation needed to carry out and pursue further linguistic study. Student evaluation is based on active preparation and participation in class discussions, working with linguistic data in and outside of class, unit exams and a final project.

The course carries COLL (CASE) N & M credit.

HISP-S 326   #24472    11:15A-12:30P   TR    SB 231    Professor Laura Gurzynski-Weiss


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

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

HISP-S 326   #24470    12:20P-1:10P   MWF    BH 336    Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo  
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section, #24471.

HISP-S 326    #24471   12:20P-1:10P        MWF     BH 336      Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo    
Note:  This class meets with the Honors section for S326, #24470.


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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 COLL (CASE) N & M credit.

HISP-S 326    #25718    1:00P-2:15P     TR    BH 011    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course provides an introduction to Hispanic literature and to the analysis of cultural texts.  In particular, it focuses on retooling something that you probably already take for granted:  reading.  During the semester, we will learn how to read both critically and creatively, analyzing the strategies that different authors use to express their ideas, create their literary and filmic worlds, and engage the reader.  As an introduction course, the class will familiarize you with the basic tools for the analysis of film and three literary genres:  narrative, poetry, and drama.  We will question the limits of textual interpretation (is any interpretation of a text valid?) and work towards producing readings that are creative, insightful and grounded.  The course will also focus, therefore, on techniques of argumentative writing in Spanish and the building of your textual interpretation in both oral and written form.

The analytical tools that you learn in this course will prepare you for more advanced classes in literature and culture.  At the same time, they are tools that will empower you to be more critical and creative thinkers across the board, whatever your major or interests.

The course aims, then, to expose you to a wide range of Hispanic texts, give you tools for literary and film analysis, and push you to create more critical, insightful and engaging readings of texts.
This course carries COLL (CASE) A&H and  GCC distribution credit.

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     #24498      9:30A-10:45A     TR   BH 141  Professor Melissa Dinverno
HISP-S 328     #24866    11:15A-12:30P      TR   BH 240  Professor Melissa Dinverno


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

The objective of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Hispanic literature and to the concepts of literary analysis. The class aims to give you the vocabulary and some of the tools necessary to analyze literature. We will learn how to define, understand, and interpret the different genres in literature and culture by reading a variety of texts, including poetry, short stories, an essay, a play, and a short novel, and we will view one film. At the same time the course also aims to familiarize you with the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This is why we read a rich selection of Spanish and Spanish-American writers from across centuries. This class is an excellent preparation for upper-level literature and culture courses; we focus on reading texts closely, asking critical and informed questions of them, and considering their cultural and historical contexts.

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

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   #27502    11:15A-12:30P  TR    BH    BH 314     Professor Estela Vieira


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course will help students to 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 COLL (CASE) A & H and GCC distribution credit.

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     #24499     3:35P-4:405P    MWR    BH 146   Professor Reyes Vila-Belda
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors Students and will meet with a non-honors section of HISP-S 328, #24500.

HISP-S 328     #24500     3:35P-4:25P     MWR     BH 146   Professor Reyes Vila-Belda
Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 328 Honors section, #24499.


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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 COLL (CASE) A & H and GCC distribution credit.

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     #27321         9:05A-9:55A       MWF       BH 238        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24501      10:10A-11:00A      MWF       BH 235        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24503      11:15A-12:30P       TR         SE 245         STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24507      12: 20P-1:10P        MWF      BH 141        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24505        1:00P-2:15P           TR        OP 107        STAFF


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

Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course will help students to 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 COLL (CASE) A & H and GCC distribution credit.

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  #30038    4:40P-5:30P   MWR     BH 147   Professor Reyes Vila-Belda


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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 COLL (CASE) A & H Breadth of Inquiry and culture studies distribution credit.

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   #24508     9:30A-10:45A     TR     BH 241     STAFF


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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 COLL (CASE) A & H Breadth of Inquiry and culture studies distribution credit.

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    #24509      11:15A-12:30P     TR     SB 220      STAFF


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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 literature of Latin America written in Spanish.  The course is structured as a survey spanning several time periods and literary movements, from Independence to the present.  Students will read, analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts by canonical authors paying particular attention to their historical and literary context.  This course aims to offer students a general overview of the literary history of the region.  In doing so, it will also help students further improve their analytical skills as well as their writing and speaking abilities in Spanish.  Class will be conducted in Spanish.
This class carries COLL (CASE) A & H Breadth of Inquiry and culture studies distribution credit.

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    #24867      12:20P-1:10P     MWF     BH 222       Professor Alejandro Mejías-López


Catalan and Spanish 400-level course

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HISP-C 492  Readings in Catalan for graduate Students (3 credits)

 Prerequisite: C 491 or Consent of the Department

Topic: Immigration and Exile in Catalan Literature

Introduction to Catalan literary and cultural production of all periods with an emphasis on developing reading skills.
   
The course will be taught in Catalan.

HISP-C 492   #30478      9:30A-10:45A    TR     BH 235    Prof. Edgar Illas

Note:  This course meets with HISP-C 494 and HISP-C 618.


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

Prerequisite:  Consent of the department 

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

Topic: Immigration and Exile in Catalan Literature

Introduction to Catalan literary and cultural production of all periods with an emphasis on developing reading skills.
   
     The course will be taught in Catalan.

HISP-C 494     #24411   9:30A-10:45A     TR     BH 235         Prof. Edgar Illas

Note:  This course meets with HISP-C 492 and HISP-C 618.     


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

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to summer 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course will consist in a general overview of modern Spanish literature from Romanticism to the Civil War (1936-1939), Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975) and parliamentary democracy (1975-present). Organized around classic literary movements, the course will analyze the emergence and social impact of these movements in relation to the historical context of modern Spain. At the same time, the course will provide the students with the necessary tools to examine literary texts with rigor and to build their own narrative about the literary periods of modernity. Readings will include Larra, Pérez Galdós, Bécquer, Castro, Valle Inclán, Unamuno, Machado, Lorca, Cela, Rodoreda, Gopegui, among others. The final grade will be based on class participation, short compositions, class presentation, midterm exam, and research paper.

HISP-S 408    #29698    8:00A-9:15A     TR    BH 235   Professor Edgar Illas

Note:  This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

Note:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010, your prerequisites are not in the Student System.  You must contact the department for permission to register for a 400-level Literature class prior to doing so.
Call either (812) 855-1157 or (812) 855-8612  E-mail:   kallgood or Howard21.


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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  #17105      9:05A-11:00A     MW    BH 018     Prof.  Kathleen Myers

Note:  This course has a service learning class component.

Note:  This course carries COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and COLL (CASE) Culture Studies 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.

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

HISP-S 412    #24511     9:30A-10:45A     MW     BH 205     STAFF
Note:  This course carries COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and COLL (CASE) Culture Studies credit.


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HISP-S 418  Hispanic Drama   (3 credits)                                                        LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to summer 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

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

HISP-S 418   #29700     11:15A-12:30P    TR    BH 333          Professor Catherine Larson

Note:  This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

Note:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010, your prerequisites are not in the Student System.  You must contact the department for permission to register for a 400-level Literature class prior to doing so.
Call either (812) 855-1157 or (812) 855-8612  E-mail:   kallgood or Howard21.


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

rerequisite:  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   #23441    2:30P-3:45P   MW       BH 315  

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

This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.


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HISP-S 429  Hispanic Sociolinguistics  (3 credits)                                                                  LINGUISTICS

rerequisites:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics focuses on the symbolic value of language as an expression of group identity based on region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, or other ways of defining group affiliation. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods, will be included. The course also surveys other related topics such language in contact, bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., Spanish as heritage language, language attitudes and language identity, language and the law, language and age,  and language and gender.  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   #24512     4:00P-5:15P     TR    BH 241   Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #17108, Readings for Honors.            

This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.


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HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish  (3 credits)                                                        LINGUISTICS

Prerequisites:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent 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    #27965     9:30A-10:45A    TR   BH 221    Professor Kimberly Geeslin

This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.


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HISP-S 470  Women and Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)                                            LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to summer 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

An overview of the representation of women in works by selected women authors in Spain from medieval poems to contemporary novels. We will read a few poems, short stories, novellas, and 3 novels, with emphasis on works written in the last 120 years. Our context will be the historical, social and economic conditions that produced these texts and on the changing position of and opportunities for women in Spanish society. Participation in class discussion is paramount. One or two brief oral presentations, depending on class size. Written work includes 2 or 3 short papers and one longer one, plus a final exam. All readings, discussion, and written work in Spanish.

HISP-S 470   #29702     1:00P-2:15P    MW    BH 219   Professor Maryellen Bieder

Note:  This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

Note:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010, your prerequisites are not in the Student System.  You must contact the department for permission to register for a 400-level Literature class prior to doing so.
Call either (812) 855-1157 or (812) 855-8612  E-mail:   kallgood or Howard21.


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HISP-S 480 Argentine Literature  (3 credits)                                                                   LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to summer 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course provides an in-depth exploration of Argentine literature and culture from the early 19th century through the present. We will look at how literary history and related cultural forms respond to (while also trying to intervene in) social conflicts and transformations beginning with the decades after Independence up through the brutal military dictatorship of the 1970s and the economic crisis of the end of the 20th century. Key events in Southern Cone social history that will be discussed include civil war, nation-building, modernization (industrialization, the genocidal wars against Argentina’s indigenous groups and immigration), popular revolution, state terrorism and “globalization” (or more succinctly, the neoliberal privatization of the public sphere in the 1990s). We will also explore how certain Argentine writers have contributed to the evolution of a regional tradition which, rather than adhering strictly to national borders, ascribes to a broader and less clearly defined geographical zone along the Río de la Plata basin. This area includes northern Argentina and Uruguay as well as parts of Paraguay and Brazil, and is defined socially by phenomena including the devastating War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70) as well as by large waves of migration and legal and illegal immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Primary texts will include essays, short stories, poems, a play, one or more novels by such authors as Echeverría, Sarmiento, Gorriti, Mansilla, Hernández, Barrett, Quiroga, Borges, Storni, Ocampo, Cortázar, Walsh, Piglia, Gambaro, Pizarnik, Soriano, Kohan and Aira. Films may include works directed by Bechis, Bielinsky, Caetano, Carri and Santiago. There will also be short critical and contextual readings.

Evaluation will be based on class participation, short written assignments, a presentation and a final research project.

HISP-S 480    #29704     11:15A-1230P     MW      BH 235    Professor Patrick Dove

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, #17107, Readings for Honors.
           This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

Note:  For students who matriculated prior to fall 2010, your prerequisites are not in the Student System.  You must contact the department for permission to register for a 400-level Literature class prior to doing so.
Call either (812) 855-1157 or (812) 855-8612  E-mail:   kallgood or Howard21.


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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      #17106      By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor J. Clancy Clements


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

Prerequisite:  For students who matriculated prior to summer 2010:  Two courses completed from: HISP-S 328, S331, S332, S333, or S334.  For students who matriculated summer 2010 or after:  S328; S324 or S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #17107 meets with HISP-S 480 Argentine 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    #17107  Permission   11:15A-12:30P      MW     BH235   Professor Patrick Dove

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

Description for HISP-S 480 follows:

HISP-S 480 Argentine Literature (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth exploration of Argentine literature and culture from the early 19th century through the present. We will look at how literary history and related cultural forms respond to (while also trying to intervene in) social conflicts and transformations beginning with the decades after Independence up through the brutal military dictatorship of the 1970s and the economic crisis of the end of the 20th century. Key events in Southern Cone social history that will be discussed include civil war, nation-building, modernization (industrialization, the genocidal wars against Argentina’s indigenous groups and immigration), popular revolution, state terrorism and “globalization” (or more succinctly, the neoliberal privatization of the public sphere in the 1990s). We will also explore how certain Argentine writers have contributed to the evolution of a regional tradition which, rather than adhering strictly to national borders, ascribes to a broader and less clearly defined geographical zone along the Río de la Plata basin. This area includes northern Argentina and Uruguay as well as parts of Paraguay and Brazil, and is defined socially by phenomena including the devastating War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70) as well as by large waves of migration and legal and illegal immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Primary texts will include essays, short stories, poems, a play, one or more novels by such authors as Echeverría, Sarmiento, Gorriti, Mansilla, Hernández, Barrett, Quiroga, Borges, Storni, Ocampo, Cortázar, Walsh, Piglia, Gambaro, Pizarnik, Soriano, Kohan and Aira. Films may include works directed by Bechis, Bielinsky, Caetano, Carri and Santiago. There will also be short critical and contextual readings.

Evaluation will be based on class participation, short written assignments, a presentation and a final research project.

This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.


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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, #17108  meets with HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics.   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   #17108    Permission   4:00P-5:15P    TR    BH 241       Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

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

Description for HISP-S 429 follows:

HISP-S 429  Hispanic Sociolinguistics  (3 credits)                  

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

This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.

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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  #17109  By Permission Only    Arranged   Professor J. Clancy Clements