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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2013

Catalan
Portuguese
Spanish 100 & 200-LEVELS
Spanish 300-LEVELS
Spanish 400-LEVELS

Catalan

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HISP-C 492  Readings in Catalan for Graduate Students  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  Consent of the Department

Topic: “Class Struggle and Revolution in Modern Catalan Literature”
HISP-C 492   #28171      8:00A-9:15A    TR      BH  336    Professor Edgar Illas
Note:  This class meets with HISP-C 494 and HISP-C 619

This course explores the question of social revolution in modern Catalan literature. While this literary tradition has often been identified with the politics of bourgeois nationalism, we will focus on the more revolutionary and subversive undercurrents in this corpus. Rather than seeking to establish a canon of Marxist and revolutionary literature, however, the course proposes to examine a variety of literary texts of all ideological perspectives and see how they respond to the problematics of class struggle, capitalist exploitation, individual militancy, and collective emancipation. We will pay special attention to the Civil War and the way Catalan literature has expressed, or repressed, the crucial dilemmas that traversed this historical episode. We will read novels, poems, and plays as well as classic texts of revolutionary theory. Catalan authors will include Àngel Guimerà, Víctor Català, Joan Maragall, Josep Pla, Joan Sales, J. V. Foix, Joan Fuster, Manuel de Pedrolo, Joan Brossa, Vicent Andrés i Estellés, among others.


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@indiana.edu

Topic: “Class Struggle and Revolution in Modern Catalan Literature”
HISP-C 494     #24363   8:00A-9:15A     TR     BH 336         Prof. Edgar Illas
Note:  This course meets with HISP-C 492 and HISP-C 619.  

This course explores the question of social revolution in modern Catalan literature. While this literary tradition has often been identified with the politics of bourgeois nationalism, we will focus on the more revolutionary and subversive undercurrents in this corpus. Rather than seeking to establish a canon of Marxist and revolutionary literature, however, the course proposes to examine a variety of literary texts of all ideological perspectives and see how they respond to the problematics of class struggle, capitalist exploitation, individual militancy, and collective emancipation. We will pay special attention to the Civil War and the way Catalan literature has expressed, or repressed, the crucial dilemmas that traversed this historical episode. We will read novels, poems, and plays as well as classic texts of revolutionary theory. Catalan authors will include Àngel Guimerà, Víctor Català, Joan Maragall, Josep Pla, Joan Sales, J. V. Foix, Joan Fuster, Manuel de Pedrolo, Joan Brossa, Vicent Andrés i Estellés, among others.
The course will be taught in Catalan. Students who have not taken Catalan should seek the consent of the instructor. This course can fulfill the elective 300/400 level requirement for the Spanish major.


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  #17554   9:05A-9:55A   MTWR    BH 222     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  #17555   10:10A-11:00A    MTWR    BH 231    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   #24364    10:10A-11:00A    MWF    SB 131   STAFF      


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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    #22394       11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SW 103    STAFF
Note:  This course meets with HISP-P 492.


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HISP-P 467 Contemporary Portuguese Literature  (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to the major writers and literary periods of twentieth-century Portuguese literature. It will provide an overview of the foremost aesthetic and cultural trends from 1915 to the present beginning with Fernando Pessoa and modernism, the “Presença” generation, neo-realism, existentialism, surrealism, and post-modernism. We will read closely a variety of different genres, including poetry, short story, novella, novel, and essay. The final grade will be based on a midterm, final exam, presentation, and research paper. 

HISP-P 467   #30587      4:00P-5:15P   TR   BH 231   Professor Estela Vieira
Note:  This class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 567.


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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   #17556     11:15A-12:05P    MWF     SW 103     STAFF
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    #17557     PERMISSION   Arranged        Professor Darlene Sadlier
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 #17558 meets with HISP-P 467 and HISP- P 567 Contemporary Portuguese Literature.

HISP-P 498  #17558    PERMISSION    4:00P-5:15P  TR    BH 231    Professor Estela Vieira
Note: Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission.  kallgood@indiana.edu

See course description for P 467 Contemporary Portuguese Literature below:
This course will introduce students to the major writers and literary periods of twentieth-century Portuguese literature. It will provide an overview of the foremost aesthetic and cultural trends from 1915 to the present beginning with Fernando Pessoa and modernism, the “Presença” generation, neo-realism, existentialism, surrealism, and post-modernism. We will read closely a variety of different genres, including poetry, short story, novella, novel, and essay. The final grade will be based on a midterm, final exam, presentation, and research paper. 


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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@indiana.edu

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

HISP-P 499   #17559  PERMISSION    Arranged   Professor Darlene Sadlier


S100/S200 level courses

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

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

See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


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HISP-S 220 Chicano and Puerto Rican Literature  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 105 or HISP-S 150 or equivalent

This course examines the literature and other cultural productions of Latino communities in the U.S. This course is taught in English and may not count toward the foreign language requirement or the minor or major in Spanish.  This course carries the College CASE DUS (Diversity in the U.S.) and CASE A & H (Arts and Humanities) Breadth of Inquiry distribution.  

HISP-S 220   #30725   10:10A-11:00A   MWF   BH 105   STAFF


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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 2013 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester.  We are listed under HISP.


S280 & S300 level courses

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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@indiana.edu.

To see active sections available for Spring 2013 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 2013.  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 2013 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 2013  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  #25966    9:05A-9:55A   MWF   BH 206   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   #17639       9:05A-9:55A      MTWRF    BH 241     STAFF
HISP-S 317   #22393     11:15A-12:05P     MTWRF   BH 241      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@indiana.edu

To see active sections available for spring 2013 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 2013.  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  #24419         9:05A-9:55A    MWF    BH 321   STAFF
HISP-S 326  #27620         9:30A-10:45A    TR      BH 141    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24420       10:10A-11:00A   MWF   BH 335   STAFF
HISP-S 326  #27922       11:15A-12:05P   MWF    BH 141   STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24423       11:15A-12:30P     TR      SY 212    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #25383         1:00P-2:15P       TR      BH 221    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24424         1:25P-2:15P      MWF  BH 221    STAFF   
HISP-S 326  #26616         2:30P-3:20P      MWF   BH 221    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24425        2:30P-3:45P        TR     BH 015    STAFF
HISP-S 326  #24427         4:00P-5:15P        TR     WH 119   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 COLL (CASE) N & M credit.

HISP-S 326   #24421    1:00P-2:15P   TR    BH 331    Professor Kimberly Geeslin  
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors students and meets with a HISP-S 326 non-honors section, #24422.

HISP-S 326    #24422       1:00P-2:15P    TR     BH 331      Professor Kimberly Geeslin    
Note:  This class meets with the Honors section for S326, #24421.


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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 the analysis of Hispanic literary texts and film.  In particular, it focuses on critical reading and literary analysis as a way of gaining a more complex understanding of literature and other cultural forms (e.g. music, film, television, etc.).  During the semester, we will learn how to read 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 to literature, the class will familiarize you with the basic tools for the analysis of film and three literary genres:  narrative, poetry, and drama.  We will question the limits of textual interpretation (What is the difference between opinion and interpretation?  Is any interpretation of a text valid?) and work towards producing readings that are creative, insightful and grounded.  The course will also focus, therefore, on building your textual interpretation through active class discussion and argumentative writing in Spanish.
The analytical tools that you learn in this course will prepare you for more advanced classes in literature.  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.
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@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #24452    11:15A-12:30P      TR   BH 237  Professor Melissa Dinverno


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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 DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328   #24453     1:00P-2:15P  TR    BH 134     Professor Reyes Vila-Belda
HISP-S 328   #26074     2:30P-3:45P  TR    BH 134     Professor Reyes Vila-Belda


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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 you need not take S328.  Have questions?   Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #24448     2:30P-3:45P     TR    BH 237   Professor Estela Vieira
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors Students and will meet with a non-honors section of HISP-S 328, #24449.

HISP-S 328     #24449      2:30P-3:45P    TR     BH 237   Professor Estela Vieira
Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 328 Honors section, #24448.


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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@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328     #24447         9:30A-10:45A      TR          SY 006        STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24450      10:10A-11:00A      MWF       BH 221       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24451      11:15A-12:30P        TR          BH 232       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24455      12: 20P-1:10P         MWF      BH 321       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #28898        1:00P-2:15P           TR          BH 141       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #24454        1:25P-2:15P          MWF      BH 321       STAFF
HISP-S 328     #26060        4:00P-5:15P           TR          SY 106       STAFF


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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@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334   #24457     11:15A-12:30P     MW    BH 246      Professor Ryan Giles


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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@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 334    #24458        4:00P-5:15P     TR     BH 222       Professor Alejandro Mejías-López


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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  #17640      9:05A-11:00A     MW    WH 007     Professor  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) GCC  Global Civilizations and Culture 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.

Literature and violence in Latin America.

In this course we will study a variety of short stories, non-fiction novels, testimonios and films to analyze the representation of violence in Latin America in the 20th and 21st century, especially in Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico. We will closely look at how fiction and art have responded to state and guerrilla violence as well as violence related to narco-trafficking, and we will discuss how this allows for a deeper understanding of Latin American culture. Texts by Gabriel García Márquez, Fernando Vallejo, Yuri Herrera, and others.

HISP-S 412    #24459    11:15A-12:05P     MWF    BH 237    Professor Anke Birkenmaier
Note:  This course carries COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and COLL (CASE) GCC Global Civilization & Culture credit.


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HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction  (3 credits)                         LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; one additional 300-level Spanish class.

Género, Familia, Memoria, Sociedad

            The texts for the course are Spanish novels and short stories from the 20th and 21st centuries that raise issues of gender, family, memory and society. The course opens with a novel set during the Spanish Civil War. The next section explores responses to the war, before culminating in the last section, a 21st-century recapitulation of identity.
            The course centers on social and gender practices and the role of memory in the family and society. Our discussion will center on how different eras and authors imagine gender and the family in different historical circumstances. We will read one article of literary criticism on each of the novels to expand the frame of our class discussion.
            This is a discussion course with emphasis on the close reading and discussion of daily reading assignments within the parameters indicated above. Daily attendance is paramount. Written work for the course includes weekly or fortnightly mini-essays on the day’s assignment, and analytical essays, either written in class or prepared outside class. All essays will incorporate the assigned critical texts. Spanish is the language of the course, including all class discussion and all written work. There will be a final exam and perhaps a mid-term exam.

HISP-S 419   #30729         4:00P-5:15P    MW    BH 015          Professor Maryellen Bieder

Notes:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, #17642 Readings for Honors.
 This course carries the COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

Permission required for this class due to a system error. 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@indiana.edu or howard21@indiana.edu


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HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics  (3 credits)                                     LINGUISTICS
Prerequisites:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

This course studies on the sound system of Spanish.  Topics include the articulatory system, the characteristics and description of Spanish sounds, the patterns of Spanish sounds, the historical development of modern Spanish from Latin and the variation of the Spanish sound system.  Attention will also be given to differences between Spanish and English sounds.  A secondary goal of the course is a more native-like pronunciation as a result of a deeper understanding of how the Spanish sound system works.  Course evaluation is based on homework assignments, a class project and presentation, and three exams.

HISP-S 425   #32798     11:15A-12:30P     TR    BH 140   Professor Erik Willis
Note:   This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.


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HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish  (3 credits)                                     LINGUISTICS
Prerequisites:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

This course is an introduction to the grammatical structure of Spanish, with particular attention to the structure of morphology (word formation) and syntax (sentence formation). It will examine the grammatical properties of nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and the pronominal system of Spanish. It will then look at the principles that govern the internal structure of simple and complex sentences from both a syntactic and pragmatic perspective. Some of the topics that will be examined in this course include word order, negation, tense/aspect/ mood, speech act verbs, and semantic and pragmatic meaning. The course will end with an overview of syntactic cross-linguistic variation across varieties of Spanish in Spain and Latin America.

HISP-S 427   #23557    2:30P-3:45P   TR       BH 232     Professor César Félix-Brasdfer

Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 498, 17643, 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    #26843     9:30A-10:45A    TR   BH 307    Professor Kimberly Geeslin
Note:  This class carries COLL (CASE) N&M credit.


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HISP-S 450 Don Quijote  (3 credits)                                                      LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; one additional 300-level Spanish class.

Don Quixote is one of the most important books ever written. Many well-known historical figures and authors have shared this view. For instance, Thomas Jefferson read Cervantes' novel in the original, and the founding fathers often referred to contemporary events through the prism of the dialogue between the gentlemanfrom La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza. Sigmund Freud learned Spanish so that he could read Cervantes in the original, and would regularly sign his name "Berganza" after one of Cervantes' characters. John Steinbeck even named his truck "Rocinante" after Don Quixote's horse and Milan Kundera claimed that Cervantes founded "the modern era." In regards to "everything"he has done in his films, Martin Scorcese wrote that Cervantes did it first. This list could go on and on. Don Quixote continues to be a crucial point of reference for postmodern culture, with films, novels, posters, restaurants, bars, operas, ballets, musicals, theatrical works, documentaries, travel routes, paintings, prints, sculptures, cocktails, figurines comic books, ceramics, and more all bearing the name or the profound influence of Cervantes' creation.

This course explores the complex fictional worlds of Miguel de Cervantes’ El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. We will read the complete novel in the original language, in its societal, cultural and historical contexts, and investigate the questions it raises about human existence, literary creation, and self-consciousness in the arts.

HISP-S 450   #30733     1:00P-2:15P    TR    BH 307   Professor Steven Wagschal

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

Permission required for this class due to a system error. 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@indiana.edu or howard21@indiana.edu


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HISP-S 472 Spanish American Literature II  (3 credits)                     LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course picks up where S471 leaves off, providing a survey of Spanish American literature from the early 20th century through the present. We will examine the major poetic innovations that characterize turn-of-the-century modernismo, twentieth-century avant garde movements, as well as the “Boom” writers and beyond, while also exploring how writers associated with these movements interact with works produced by their predecessors. At the same time, we will look at specific literary works and movements in relation to social and political contexts, beginning with the Spanish-American war (1898) and culminating with the brutal military dictatorships of the 1970s and the narco wars of the new millennium. The course is designed to provide a deeper familiarity with 20th and 21st century Spanish American literature and to facilitate development of critical reading skills.

Primary texts will include poetry by Darío, Martí, Agustini, Huidobro, Vallejo, Neruda, Mistral, Paz, Parra and Pizarnik; short stories and short novels by Quiroga, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, Garro, García Márquez, Peri Rossi, Donoso, Bolaño, Rey Rosa and Castellanos Moya. Short critical readings will also be assigned.

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

HISP-S 472    #30737     11:15A-1230P     TR      BH 206    Professor Patrick Dove

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

Permission required for this class due to a system error. 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@indiana.edu or howard21@indiana.edu


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HISP-S 481  Hispanic American National/Regional Literature            LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S328; S324 or S326; one additional 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 the Caribbean diaspora 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 representations of race in the region, exploring how it both serves as a foundation for constructions of national identity as well as undercutting ideas of nation.  How do these issues and questions affect the representation of these three nations, and what role do they play in writers’ efforts to construct individual, collective, and national identities in their works?
 
We will read and analyze works of various genres by authors such as Julia Álvarez, Alejo Carpentier, Junot Díaz, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Rosario Ferré, Cristina García, Nicolás Guillén, José Martí, 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, leading in-class discussion, writing assignments (including a final research project), and exams.

HISP-S 481  #30741    1:00P-2:15P    MW      BH 317    Professor Deborah Cohn

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

Permission required for this class due to a system error. 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@indiana.edu or howard21@indiana.edu


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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      #17641      By Permission Only      Arranged       Professor Ryan Giles


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HISP-S 498  Readings for Honors (3 credits)                                 LITERATURE
Prerequisite:   S328; S324 or S326;  one additional 300-level Spanish class.

            This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This HISP-S 498, #17642 meets with HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction.  If you are leaning toward literature for your background on your honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

            In addition to the readings and written work for S419, Honors students in S498 will write a longer final analytical paper. Following discussion with the professor, by an assigned date in the 9th week of classes, each student will submit a topic and a one-page summary of an issue/problem that links at least 2 or 3 of the works for the course. An initial bibliography for the paper is due by an assigned date. By the beginning of the last week of class, each S498 student will hand in an 6- to 8-page paper on a topic. All S498 students will make a 5 to 10-minute oral presentation of their paper to the whole S419 class during the last week of classes.

HISP-S498    #17642  Permission   4:00P-5:15P      MW     BH 015   Professor Maryellen Bieder

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

Description for HISP-S 419 follows:

HISP-S 419  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction   

Género, Familia, Memoria, Sociedad

            The texts for the course are Spanish novels and short stories from the 20th and 21st centuries that raise issues of gender, family, memory and society. The course opens with a novel set during the Spanish Civil War. The next section explores responses to the war, before culminating in the last section, a 21st-century recapitulation of identity.
            The course centers on social and gender practices and the role of memory in the family and society. Our discussion will center on how different eras and authors imagine gender and the family in different historical circumstances. We will read one article of literary criticism on each of the novels to expand the frame of our class discussion.
             This is a discussion course with emphasis on the close reading and discussion of daily reading assignments within the parameters indicated above. Daily attendance is paramount. Written work for the course includes weekly or fortnightly mini-essays on the day’s assignment, and analytical essays, either written in class or prepared outside class. All essays will incorporate the assigned critical texts. Spanish is the language of the course, including all class discussion and all written work. There will be a final exam and perhaps a mid-term exam.

Note: 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, #17643  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   #17643    Permission   2:30P-3:45P    TR    BH 232       Professor César Félix-Brasder

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

Description for HISP-S 427 follows:

HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish

This course is an introduction to the grammatical structure of Spanish, with particular attention to the structure of morphology (word formation) and syntax (sentence formation). It will examine the grammatical properties of nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and the pronominal system of Spanish. It will then look at the principles that govern the internal structure of simple and complex sentences from both a syntactic and pragmatic perspective. Some of the topics that will be examined in this course include word order, negation, tense/aspect/ mood, speech act verbs, and semantic and pragmatic meaning. The course will end with an overview of syntactic cross-linguistic variation across varieties of Spanish in Spain and Latin America.

Note:  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@indiana.edu or see in person in BH 844 for permission arrangements.

HISP-S 499  #17644   By Permission Only    Arranged    Professor Ryan Giles