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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Spring 2018

Catalan
Portuguese
Spanish 100 AND 200-LEVEL
Spanish 300-LEVEL
Spanish 400-LEVEL

  • Courses, times, days, rooms, and/or instructors are subject to change
  • Please review the entire course description. Multiple descriptions may be listed for courses with multiple sections.

  • CATALAN

    HISP-C 450  Catalan Literature  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-C 105 or HISP-X491 or consent of the Instructor.

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

         The course will survey the panorama of Catalan literature from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular emphasis on contemporary literature. Readings will exemplify all important periods (Renaixença, modernisme, noucentisme, avantguarda, postguerra, postmodernitat) and will include novels, short stories, poetry and plays.

         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.

    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC credit.

    HISP-C 450     #29972     8:00A-9:15A    TR     GA 0005    Prof. Edgar Illas
    Note:  Above course meets with HISP-X 491, HISP-C 492 and HISP-C 550.


    HISP-X 491  Individual Readings in Catalan Studies  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of the Department
    Variable Title: Catalan Literature

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

    The course will survey the panorama of Catalan literature from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular emphasis on contemporary literature. Readings will exemplify all important periods (Renaixença, modernisme, noucentisme, avantguarda, postguerra, postmodernitat) and will include novels, short stories, poetry and plays.

    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.

    HISP-X 491    #7000   PERM     8:00A-9:15A     TR    GA 0005    Professor Edgar Illas
    Note:  Above course meets with HISP-C 450, HISP-C 492 and HISP-C 550.

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    PORTUGUESE

    HISP-P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits) 

    An accelerated treatment of material covered in both P100 and P150 designed for highly motivated students, students from secondary school placed into the second semester of first-year study, and students with previous language training in Spanish, or another Romance language. May be used as an elective for the Spanish major. Emphasis on oral communication with grammar and vocabulary taught in context. The cultures of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world will be presented using interactive activities, songs videos, discussions, and short readings. Credit given for only one of the two classes: P135 or P150.

    #2913       9:05A-9:55A     MTWR    SY 0013    STAFF 

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 491.


    HISP-P 150 Elementary Portuguese II (4 credits) 
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of HISP-P 100 or equivalent

    Second in a two-course sequence at the elementary level of Portuguese. In this course students further study and practice fundamental concepts and structures of Portuguese grammar. It involves a broad variety of approaches and activities that build grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is on oral communication with grammar and vocabulary taught in context. The cultures of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world are presented using interactive activities, songs, videos, discussion, and short readings.

    #29974    11:15A-12:05P    MTWR    BH 241     STAFF


    HISP-P 250 Second‑Year Portuguese II (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of P200; or P135 if authorized by the Portuguese supervisor.

    Second in a two-course sequence at the intermediate level of Portuguese. In this course students will continue working on reinforcing and building upon the communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. It includes an introduction to brief literary texts. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese with continuing emphasis on oral communication, vocabulary, and grammar taught in context. The cultures of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world are presented using interactive activities, discussion, songs, videos, and readings.

    #7001        10:10A-11:00A    MWF    BH 105     STAFF  


    HISP-X 272  Experiential Learning in Portuguese  (1 credit)
    Prerequisite:  Consent of Director of Portuguese, Concurrent enrollment in another HISP-P course required.  (although exceptions may be made for international settings.)

    Enables undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement.  Students arrange 1 credit hour of service work either on creative projects that benefit a community, or with local or international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations.  S/F grading.  Under the direction of the Department’s Outreach Coordinator, students will write a reflection paper on their experience. Counts for the minor and/or major in Portuguese.  May be repeated for up to 3 credits.​

    #32641      Arranged           Arranged   Prof. Luciana Namorato


    HISP-P 317 Reading & Conversation in Portuguese   (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: P200-P250 or equivalent

    This course’s goal is to refine students’ abilities in reading, writing, and speaking Portuguese. This semester, we will focus on the concept of HUMOR in Brazilian arts and culture. We will examine political cartoons, graphic novels, jokes, popular sayings, and TV sketches in search for a “Brazilian sense of humor”. We will also read newspaper articles, short stories, poems, and plays with a focus on their comical and satirical aspects. Students will be introduced to the basics of literary appreciation, and will practice the four types of essays: descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive. Taught in Portuguese.

    #11988      11:15A-12:30P    TR     WH 104    Prof. Luciana Namorato

    Note:  Above course meets with HISP-P 492.


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

    Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific to Brazilian culture, from the “discovery” of Brazil in 1500 to present day. We will examine issues related to race, gender, politics, and popular culture, including, but not limited to: Brazil’s contemporary social and political concerns (urban violence, racial tension, and migration); the development of the country’s main musical styles (Tropicália, Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Funk, and Rap); representations of Brazil throughout the world, in visual arts, film, and other media.

    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC credit.

    #30358     1:00P-2:15P    TR    BH 231      Prof. Luciana Namorato

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 512.


    HISP-P 470  Poetry in Portuguese  (3 credits)
    VT:  Twentieth-Century Lusophone Poetry

    This course surveys a golden age of poetry in Portuguese: the twentieth century. We will read a diverse selection of poems and authors from Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking African countries. From the modernist movement at the beginning of the century to contemporary practices, poetry and poets—many with notable international projection—have had a tremendous impact on cultural and political discourses both inside their countries and transnationally. In the course, we explore the ways in which poetic forms frame, interrogate, and engage with political identity, philosophical inquiry, and aesthetic understanding while gaining a deeper knowledge of the evolving literary traditions and formal developments in lyric. 
    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC credit.

    #30350       1:00P-2:15P       MW     BH 321   Prof. Estela Vieira

    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-P 498 and HISP-P 570.


    HISP-X 492  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.

    #12427     PERMISSION NEEDED        ARRANGED     Prof. Luciana Namorato

    Note:  For permission for this class, call the Undergraduate office at (812) 855-8612


    HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)
    Variable Title:  BRAZIL:  The Cultural Context
    Prerequisite:   Concent of the Department.

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section #13104 meets with HISP-P 412 and HISP-P 512.

    #13104   PERMISSION   1:00P-2:15P   TR   BH 231   Prof. Luciana Namorato
                        
    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission.   kallgood@indiana.edu

    See course description for HISP-P 412 below:

    Taught in English, this course will survey issues specific to Brazilian culture, from the “discovery” of Brazil in 1500 to present day. We will examine issues related to race, gender, politics, and popular culture, including, but not limited to: Brazil’s contemporary social and political concerns (urban violence, racial tension, and migration); the development of the country’s main musical styles (Tropicália, Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Funk, and Rap); representations of Brazil throughout the world, in visual arts, film, and other media.


    HISP-P 498  Portuguese Honors Seminar  (3 credits)  
    Variable Title: Twentieth-Century Lusophone Poetry
    Prerequisite:  Consent of the Department

    This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Portuguese.  This HISP-P 498, section #13112 meets with HISP-P 470  and HISP- P 570.

    #13112   PERMISSION    1:00P-2:15P    MW    BH 321    Prof. Estela Vieira
                        
    Note: Contact Karla Allgood in GA 2169 for permission.   kallgood@indiana.edu

    See course description for HISP-P 470 below:
    This course surveys a golden age of poetry in Portuguese: the twentieth century. We will read a diverse selection of poems and authors from Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking African countries. From the modernist movement at the beginning of the century to contemporary practices, poetry and poets—many with notable international projection—have had a tremendous impact on cultural and political discourses both inside their countries and transnationally. In the course, we explore the ways in which poetic forms frame, interrogate, and engage with political identity, philosophical inquiry, and aesthetic understanding while gaining a deeper knowledge of the evolving literary traditions and formal developments in lyric. 


    HISP-P 499  Honors Research in Portuguese  (1 -3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-P 498 and completed application to Honors in Portuguese Program
    By Permission Only:  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    Approval of the Director of Portuguese Studies.

    #2915   PERMISSION NEEDED     ARRANGED     Prof. Luciana Namorato

    Note:  Above class open to Portuguese Honors students only.
    Note:  Call the Undergraduate office at (812) 855-8612.

     

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    Spanish 100 & 200-LEVEL

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

    This Spanish course focuses on the four basic language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at the most basic level, with a particular emphasis on critical thinking skills. In this course, students learn introductory Spanish phrases and basic vocabulary as well as practice beginning writing skills and upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss everyday topics such as family, academic courses, pastimes, food, likes and dislikes, weather, daily life situations and similar beginner topics. Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course. Grading is based on exams, homework, participation, attendance, and cumulative final exam. All homework is completed online.  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 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S. 


    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 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


    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 language skills and on critical thinking skills, all still at an introductory level. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class, as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish and upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss everyday topics such as family, academic courses, pastimes, food, likes and dislikes, weather, daily life situations and similar beginner topics.. 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 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


    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 continues into more advanced material.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and reflect on a variety of contemporary issues that were introduced in the first-year Spanish courses. Emphasis remains on the four language skills and on critical thinking skills. Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course.  Writing exercises and short literary and cultural readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial; all homework is completed online. 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 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


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

    The final basic language course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills.  Writing exercises and short literary and cultural readings are included. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and reflect on a variety of contemporary issues that were introduced in the first-year Spanish courses. Courses are conducted in Spanish at a level appropriate for the course.  Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial; all homework is done online. 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 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


    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 and presentations, preparation and homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a final exam. Preparation and 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.

    HISP-S 250   #2961  Honors  10:10A-11:00A  MWF   GA 0005   Virginia Hojas

    Note:  This course will be delivered as a flipped course, as part of the Mosaic Fellowship program at IUB, and will not be using ANCLA.​


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

    This section of S250 meets the language requirement and language acquisition goals of standard S250 section, but is offered with a focus on issues of environment and sustainability in the Spanish-speaking world. In this course, real-world issues of environment and sustainability will serve as the context for language instruction and communicative practice. We will explore geography and biodiversity of Hispanic countries, current environmental and social challenges facing Spanish-speaking communities, and utilize overarching themes of sustainable development to contextualize these issues. Students will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of interest through a semester-long project in which they will propose a responsible travel and volunteer experience in a specific Hispanic country. Additionally, students will be invited to reflect on how their actions impact the environment and their role in creating a more sustainable planet.

    HISP-250  #2962  11:15A-12:05P  MWF    WH 104   Robin Reeves

    Note:  Above class is a pilot course with topic:  Environment & Sustainability.
    Note:  Above class will not be using ANCLA.


    HISP-S 269  Spanish for Medical Professions   (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 250 or equivalent
    This course is designed for intermediate students of Spanish interested in acquiring the historical, social, cultural and linguistic knowledge necessary to recognize and analyze critically the multiple issues involved in intercultural communications in medical settings. The broad goal of this course is to enable students to use the knowledge and analytical skills gained from this course in order to facilitate multicultural communication in medical contexts as well as more generally in today’s society.

    HISP-S 269   #13810    12:20P-1:10P    MWF    SY 106     Sandra Ortiz

    Note:  Those students who tested into HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context and opt to take HISP-S 269 as their first Spanish course at IUB, may claim special credit for HISP-S 200 and HISP-S 250 if they pass this course
    with a “C” or better. 
    Note:  For students minoring or majoring in Spanish, S269 does not replace S280.


    HISP-S 276  Spanish for Heritage Language Learner
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 200 or equivalent

    This course is designed for students who are speakers of Spanish and seek additional formal training in the language.  Particular attention will be paid to facilitating further development of existing language abilities: improving writing (including spelling and accentuation), reading, and formal registers in Spanish. Students will be encouraged to explore the richness of their own dialect of Spanish within a dynamic cultural context where students will learn more about the culture, history, and literature of Spanish-speaking communities, with special emphasis on the United States. This course is taught in Spanish. Credit not given for both S276 and S250.

    Is this course right for you?

    1. As a child, did you speak or hear Spanish frequently in your home, neighborhood or another environment?
    2. Have you lived in a Spanish-speaking environment for a significant number of years?
    3. Can you understand the main idea when someone talks to you in Spanish?
    4. Do you feel like you can speak and understand spoken Spanish more comfortably than you can read or write it?

    If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this course may be a good fit for you. Please contact Dr. Allen Davis, Director of Language Instruction (kadavis2@indiana.edu) to talk about our offerings for Spring 2018!!

    Advising note: This course may be counted in the same ways that HISP-S250 does.

    HISP-S 276    #13731    12:20P-1:10P    MWF     BH 241     Prof. Allen Davis

    Note:  Departmental Permission is needed prior to registration.  Please e-mail or see Prof. Allen Davis (kadavis2@indiana.edu) to discuss eligibility for this course.


    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.

    See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/   Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.

    Note: Class number #7012 is for Hutton Honors Students only.

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    Spanish 300-LEVEL

    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.

    See schedule of classes at Registrar’s web page:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/   Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, then spring 2018 for active class numbers, times and days for this semester. We are listed under HISP-S.


    HISP-S 315  Spanish in the Business World  (3 credits) 
    Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    The objective of this course is to enhance cross-cultural and linguistic competence in the business world through both the study of the use of Spanish in business and the examination of the codes, costumes, and other particular manifestations of business culture across the Spanish-speaking world.  Students will familiarize themselves with commercial Spanish, both written and oral, in a variety of formats and contexts.  Students will work on reading, writing and translating several types of documents and improve their oral skills though practice related to real life business situations. Students will also acquire knowledge on the customs, protocols, and cultural practices of the business world in Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Through concrete case studies, students will critically engage on a variety of topics which may include cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural business communication, cultural behaviors, and the ethics of international commerce.  This course is entirely conducted in Spanish.

    #7782     9:05A-9:55A     MWF      SB 140       STAFF


    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.

    #2974        9:05A-9:55A      MTWRF        SY 0009       STAFF


    HISP-S 322: Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

    This course aims: (1) to introduce students to terms common to film analysis and film theory in Spanish; (2) to expose students to different film genres from Latin American countries and Spain; (3) provide students with an understanding of select cultural and historical factors that have influenced film production in Latin America and Spain. The first half of the course will be devoted to recognizing and understanding the formal components of film. In the course’s second half, we will examine how cinema can communicate a story and consider theoretical concepts common to film studies (e.g., auteur theory, genre studies, realism, ideology, gender, transnationalism) and how they manifest themselves in Latin American and Spanish cinemas. Generally, the class will watch two movies per week. Students will view the movies by streaming them online and will also have the *option* of attending evening screenings twice a week. 

    This course carries CASE  A & H credit.

    #30314      9:30A-10:45A   TR    BH 237   Prof. Jonathan Risner
                  Film Showing    6:30P-9:00P        TR   GA 0005  (Optional)


    HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Latin America, focusing on key moments of cultural conflict, negotiation, and exchange. It traces the formation of cultural practices in Spain and Latin America from the pre-Columbian period through the twenty-first century, and it offers students a comprehensive view of some of the major figures that have shaped Hispanic cultures: including cultural icons, philosophical thinkers, artists, and musicians. Students learn about key events and important ideas and concerns that have shaped Hispanic cultures across the centuries, such as processes of conquest and colonialism, postcolonial nation formation, revolutionary processes, and the changing roles of religion, race, and gender. Through discussions, written compositions and exams, students learn to critically read and understand Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish. The class is entirely conducted in Spanish.

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

    #9704    HONORS     1:00P-2:15P   MW    BH 235    Prof. Olimpia Rosenthal

    Note:  Above class open to Hutton Honors Students only.


    HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Latin America, from ancient to modern times. Students learn about the key historical events, ideas, the struggles and achievements that have helped shape across the centuries what we now call Hispanic cultures. Topics may include: the legacy of Roman and Muslim Iberia, processes of conquest, colonialism, and mestizaje, nation formation, modernization, and the changing roles of religion, race and gender over time. Through discussions, written compositions and exams, students learn to critically read and better understand the complex history and composition of Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish. The class will be entirely conducted in Spanish.

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

    #7805     1:00P-2:15P   TR    BH 332    Prof. Anke Birkenmaier


    HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Latin America, from ancient to modern times. Students learn about the key historical events, ideas, the struggles and achievements that have helped shape across the centuries what we now call Hispanic cultures. Topics may include: the legacy of Roman and Muslim Iberia, processes of conquest, colonialism, and mestizaje, nation formation, modernization, and the changing roles of religion, race and gender over time. Through discussions, written compositions and exams, students learn to critically read and better understand the complex history and composition of Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish. The class will be entirely conducted in Spanish.

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

    HISP-S 324   #7809        9:05A-9:55A      MWF   WH 007     STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7019       9:30A-10:45A      TR      BH 137      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7023      10:10A-11:00A    MWF    WH 109     STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7020      11:15A-12:05P    MWF    BH 134      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #8922      11:15A-12:30P      TR      AC C116    STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #8394        1:00P-2:15P        TR     BH 237      STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7361        2:30P-3:20P      MWF    WH 119    STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7021        2:30P-3:45P        MW     BH 141    STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #7022        2:30P-3:45P        TR       BH 332     STAFF
    HISP-S 324   #11613      4:00P-5:15P        TR       HU 108    STAFF


    HISP-S 326  Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

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

    This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

    #8327   HONORS     9:30A-10:45A    TR    WH 119   Dr. Beth Herring

    Note:  Above class is open to Hutton Honors students only.


    HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)   
    Prerequisites:  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, semantics, and syntax.  Additional introductory material on sociolinguistics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, and historical linguistics will be included.  This class carries CASE N & M credit.

    HISP-S 326  #7024        10:10A-11:00A     MWF    SB 140     STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #11858      11:15A-12:05P      MWF   WH 109    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7025          1:00P-2:15P         MW     GY 436     STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #10704        1:00P-2:15P         TR      BH 229     STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7401          1:00P-2:15P         TR       WH 109    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7027          1:25P-2:15P       MWF     WH 119   STAFF 
    HISP-S 326  #7026          2:30P-3:45P         TR        BH 237    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #8016          2:30P-3:45P         TR        BH 231    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7028          2:30P-3:45P         TR       BH 222    STAFF
    HISP-S 326  #7029          4:00P-5:15P         TR        FA 005     STAFF


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course provides students with an introduction to the analysis of Hispanic literature and culture. As an introductory course, its main objectives are to provide students with a survey of Hispanic literary and cultural production and to foster basic concepts and skills through which to interpret, analyze, and communicate (both orally and in writing) about literature and culture. While our main focus will be on essays, narrative, poetry, and drama, we may also expand our archive to include some films. Through in-class discussions and written work (textual analyses and argumentative essays) we will learn to develop grounded interpretations of literary and cultural texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the text’s form, and the relationship between a text and its socio-political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way a text creates meaning and engages with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of its time, we will also be able to become more critical readers/viewers. The analytical tools that students learn in this course will also prepare them for more advanced classes in literature and culture. 

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

    #7037    9:30A-10:45A    TR   WH 104    Prof. Andrés Guzmán


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course provides critical tools and methods needed for the advanced study of Hispanic literatures through close readings of selected literary works from Spain and Spanish America. We will explore literary techniques relating to three distinct genres—prose, poetry and theater—and will familiar ourselves with the fundamental conceptual vocabulary of contemporary literary criticism. The course will also emphasize the importance of socio-historical context for literary analysis, insofar as literary works are influenced by the historical moment or time in which they are written or because, in some cases, writers turn to literature in an effort to transcend the limits of the time and place in which they write. Readings include works by Cervantes, Quevedo, Góngora, Garcilaso, Sor Juana, Bécquer, Darío, Martí, Agustini, Paz, Vallejo, Usigli, Quiroga, Bombal, Borges, Cortázar, Donoso, Rulfo, Fuentes, Bolaño and others.

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

    #7152    11:15A-12:30P       MW   GA 0005    Prof. Patrick Dove


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)  
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course provides students with an introduction to the study of Hispanic literatures. Through in-class discussions and written work, students will acquire conceptual tools in Spanish and learn to develop grounded interpretations of texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the way texts are written, and the relationship between a text and its historical, cultural, social, and/or political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way texts creates meaning and engage with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of their time, we will also be able to become better, more sophisticated readers in Spanish (and beyond). The analytical tools that students learn in this course will also prepare them for more advanced classes in literature and culture

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

    #7039       1:00P-2:15P       TR   WH 119   Prof. Ryan Giles


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course provides students with the critical tools needed for the analysis and interpretation of Hispanic literatures through close readings of selected literary works from Spanish America and Spain, with an emphasis on issues of identity construction (e.g., regional, national, racial, gender, and sexuality); the relationship between Spain and Europe, and between Spanish American and the United States; the social and political roles and responsibilities of the writer; and the relationship between art/the artist and society, as well as politics.  We will study three major genres—poetry, fiction, and the essay—and will become familiar with the goals and methods of literary criticism. Through in-class discussions and written work, students will learn to interpret texts by analyzing their content, ideas, and themes, examining the ways that content and structure/techniques work together to convey themes, and exploring how texts engage with—reflect, respond to, and, often, seek to change—their historical, cultural, social, and/or political contexts. Through discussions, assignments, and writing workshops, students will improve their analytical, writing, and speaking abilities in Spanish. The analytical tools that students learn in this course will also prepare them for more advanced classes in literature and culture. 

    Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, homework, essays, and exams.

    Readings will include works by: Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Rosario Ferré, Nicolás Guillén, José Martí, Pablo Neruda, Antonio Skármeta, Ana Lydia Vega, and others.

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

    #7041   HONORS    2:30P-3:45P    TR    SY 0009   Prof. Deborah Cohn 

    Note: Above class is open to Hutton Honors students only.


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course offers an introduction to the critical reading of Hispanic literature through the analysis of selected literary texts from Spain and Spanish America. One of the key aspects that you will take away from the course is an appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the concept of genre itself. The following three genres will be covered: narrative fiction (short story and novel), poetry, and theater. The course will also highlight the importance of socio-historical context to literary works. Learning outcomes: in the analyses of the selected texts from the three literary genres (in class, as homework, as compositions), the course will introduce you to basic narratological, poetic, dramaturgical, and rhetorical terms and concepts used in the study of literature. You will also learn how to discuss these terms and concepts analytically in oral and written Spanish as you gain knowledge of literary trends over time and from both sides of the Atlantic. Evaluation will be based on written homework, three short essays, exams and active participation.

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

    #7810     2:30P-3:45P    MW     BH 321   Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda


    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 through the study of work by some the most important writers/filmmakers in 20th – 21st century Hispanic culture.  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 critically and creatively, analyzing the strategies that different authors use to express their ideas, create their literary and filmic worlds, and engage and persuade 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 help you to better debate and discuss your ideas in Spanish, will empower you to be more critical and creative thinkers across the board (whatever your major), will help you hone your reading and writing skills, and will prepare you for more advanced classes in literature and cultural studies should you take them.
    This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

    #7806      4:00P-5:15P    MW    WH 008    Prof. Melissa Dinverno


    HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

    This course provides students with an introduction to the study of Hispanic literatures. Students will improve their cultural competency and linguistic skills in Spanish through the reading of different literary genres, in-class discussions, and written work. This course provides students the tools and vocabulary to think and express themselves critically in Spanish and to develop their own interpretations of texts based on their content (story, ideas, and themes), form (how they are structured and written) and context (cultural, historical, social, and/or political).  The linguistic, cultural, and analytical tools that students learn in this course prepare them for more advanced classes in Spanish. 

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

    HISP-S 328   #7040            9:30A-10:45A      MW     ED 1255      STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #7038          11:15A-12:05P     MWF    BH 238        STAFF
    HISP-S 328   #30315          2:30P-3:45P          TR      BH 240        STAFF


    HISP-S 334 Panoramas of Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  S328 or equivalent.
               
    This course offers an introductory overview of Spanish American literature in the late 19th and 20th centuries while focusing on issues of identity construction at the level of the region, nation, race, and through gender and sexuality. Students will analyze, and discuss a broad selection of texts in several genres (fiction, the essay, and poetry, as well as film) paying particular attention to their sociohistorical and literary contexts.  We will discuss issues such as nation-building and identity formation, intra- and international politics, including U.S.-Spanish American relations, and the Cuban Revolution and its transformative effect on Spanish American literature and culture.  We will pay close attention to transformations of the representations of reality in literature, as well as to the challenges that texts pose to traditional gender roles, and to how gender and sexuality may be reflected and refracted through political movements. Through discussions, assignments, and writing workshops, students will improve their analytical, writing, and speaking abilities in Spanish.

    Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, homework assignments, essays, and exams.      

    Readings will include works by: María Luisa Bombal, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Rubén Darío, Rosario Ferré, Nicolás Guillén, José Martí, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others.

    This course carries CASE A & H credit.

    #7042     11:15A-12:30P     TR    SY 0009   Prof. Deborah Cohn

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    HISP-S 408 Survey of Spanish Literature 2  (3 credits)     LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    The purpose of this course is to provide a panoramic introduction to Modern Spanish Literature. We will examine a selection of outstanding literary texts from different movements, ranging from Enlightenment, through Romanticism and Realism, to the Spanish Civil War, the Franco dictatorship, and to democratic Spain exploring their connection with the historical context. We will analyze changes relating to social and gender practices and institutions during those centuries. We will also pay special attention to evolution in both style and content encoded in the texts tracing the path towards Modernity. Authors include Cadalso, Bécquer, Rosalía de Castro, Pardo Bazán, Machado, García Lorca, Martín Gaite, Riera, and others. This is a discussion course based on daily reading assignments. Class attendance and participation are essential. There will be several short essays, exams and a paper. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.

    #30316    4:00P-5:15P     MW    BH 321   Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda  
     

    Note: Above class meets with HISP-S 498, Readings for Honors, #13300.
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.


    HISP-S 411  SPAIN:  The Cultural Context (3 credits)   CULTURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S324 or a 300-level Spanish literature course

    What images or stereotypes of Spain and its cultures do we have and how do they compare to contemporary circumstances?  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 cultures. We will study five primary areas of cultural activity, using cultural texts that range from literature and newspapers to music and art.  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 “learn one, do one, teach one” principles.  The course will include traditional academic readings and assignments as well as work on pedagogical approaches and service-learning reflective assignments.  All class discussion and writing assignments will be in Spanish.  Required readings will be in English and Spanish.
    ***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.

    #30317     9:30A-11:00A     TR   BH 011   Prof. Kathleen Myers

    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30621.
    Note:  The above course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC credit
    Note:  The above class has a service learning component.


    HISP-S 422  Hispanic Cinema  (3 credits)             LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 322 or HISP-S 324 or HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    Topic:  Hispanic Cinema, Master Directors

    This course examines films by some of the most important Hispanic directors today, such as Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñarritu, and Alejandro Amenábar.  We will study technical tools from film criticism in order to analyze the movies closely and develop more sophisticated readings of them.  Our discussions will consider the films within the frame of larger issues (e.g. identity construction, gender/sexuality, imperialism, etc.) and as interventions in particular contemporary debates (e.g. memory politics, euthanasia, bioethics, immigration, terrorism, etc.).  This course, then, aims to expose you to a range of production in contemporary Hispanic cinema; develop an understanding of the different styles and preoccupations of major Hispanic directors; and hone your own ability to analyze and debate major issues through textual/filmic representation.

    *Please note that this course carries a weekly group screening session outside of the scheduled class time.

    #13304      2:30P-3:45P    MW   WH 104   Prof. Melissa Dinverno
                    Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P    MW    WH 007 (optional)

    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #13305.
    Note:   This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.


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

    This course studies 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 two exams.                                                                              
    This course carries CASE N & M credit.

    #8999      11:15A-12:30P   TR    GA 0005   Prof. Erik Willis

    Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #11449.


    HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish (3 credits)      LINGUISTICS
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent   
                               
    In this course we study the grammatical structure of Spanish, with a focus on the structure of words (morphology) and the rule-based combination of words to form sentences (syntax). After studying the fundamental concepts of morphology with regard to the properties of lexical categories (e.g. noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition), we analyze the ways in which words combine to form syntactic categories at the phrase level (noun phrase, verb phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase, prepositional phrase), and then at the sentence level. We analyze the syntactic and semantic properties of both simple and complex sentences. Some of the topics discussed in the course include: argument structure, word order, negation, tense and aspect, and information structure.
    Student evaluation is based on class participation, weekly homework assignments, midterm and final exam, and two small research projects in which students will explore topics in morpho-syntactic variation within the Spanish speaking world.

    This class carries CASE N & M credit.

    #11451      4:00P-5:15P     TR    WH 104     Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral

    Note: The above class meets with HSIP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #9407.


    HISP-S 429 Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics (3 credits)           LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  Pragmatics:  Language in Context
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

    The objective of this course is to examine language use in context (pragmatics) and sociolinguistic variation in different varieties of Spanish. The first part of the course covers the foundational concepts of pragmatics: meaning, context, speech acts, reference, politeness/impoliteness, and key notions in discourse analysis. This course will look at grammatical concepts (conditional, subjunctive, negation, preterit/imperfect, word order, etc.) from a pragmatic perspective using data from native and non-native speakers. The second part of the course applies these notions to pragmatic and sociolinguistic variation by examining the effect of social factors (e.g. region, age, social class) on communicative language use. In this course, we will analyze natural data in face-to-face interaction and from study abroad contexts in different regions of the Spanish-speaking world.

    This course carries COLLEGE CASE N & M credit.

    #9352    2:30P-3:45P    TR    WH 119    Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer

    Note:  This course may be repeated with a different topic, VT: Pragmatics:  Language in Context
    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #9421.


    HISP-S 430 The Acquisition of Spanish  (3 credits)         LINGUISTICS
    Prerequisite:  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 USAGE-BASED 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.
    This class carries CASE N & M credit.

    #8121   1:00P-2:15P     TR    WH 104    Prof. Kimberly Geeslin

    Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #9426.


    HISP-S 450  Don Quijote  (3 credits)    LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    If you read Spanish, then you are prepared to read one of the most important and potentially life-altering books every written! Take it from Thomas Jefferson, who read Cervantes' novel in the original and counseled his daughters to learn Spanish so they could too. Jefferson and the founding fathers often referred to the current events of their day through the prism of conversations between the gentleman from La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza. Or take it from Sigmund Freud, who learned Spanish so that he could read Don Quixote in the original. In fact, Freud was so obsessed that he would regularly sign his name "Berganza" after one of Cervantes' characters. John Steinbeck named his truck "Rocinante" after Don Quixote's horse. When asked about influences on his film-making, Martin Scorcese explained that Cervantes did “everything” first. Don Quixote continues to be a crucial point of reference for modern and postmodern culture, with films, novels, posters, restaurants, bars, operas, ballets, video games, musicals, theatrical works, documentaries, travel routes, paintings, sculptures, cocktails, 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 social, cultural and historical contexts, and investigate the questions it continues to raise about human existence, literary creation, and self-consciousness in art, as well as explore Don Quixote in popular culture today.

    #13306    2:30P-3:45P   TR    GA 0013    Prof. Steven Wagschal

    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-S 498, Reading for Honors #13307.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.


    HISP-S 471 Spanish American Literature 1  (3 credits)    LITERATURE
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    This course examines the representation of Latin America’s colonial past and its ongoing legacies. It helps students develop their understanding of pre-Columbian signifying and representational practices (including códices and quipus), and it familiarizes them with some of the major literary and artistic figures from the colonial period (including indigenous and afro-Latin-American authors and painters). It further considers how the region’s colonial history is invoked in the present by Latin American Nobel Prize winners, indigenous and afro-Latin American activists, graphic novelists, and hip-hop artists. The course is organized thematically around some of the following issues: the notions of utopia and dystopia, narratives of the “discovery” (both visual and textual), tropes and stereotypes of difference (including cannibalism), and the African experience in colonial Latin America. The class is entirely conducted in Spanish.

    #30318    11:15A-12:30P     MW    BH 016   Prof. Olimpia Rosenthal

    Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30645.
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC, Global Civilization & Culture.


    HISP-S 481  Hispanic American National/Regional Literature  (3 credits)      LITERATURE
    Topic:  Encounter, War and Displacement in Central American Literature
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    In this course we will look at how Central American culture records experiences of encounter between civilizations as well as violent conflicts ranging from colonialism to civil war and revolution to the narco wars of the early 21st century. Key themes include: race, ethnicity, gender and social class; conflicting views about land ownership; displacement and migration; law and anomie; and the legacy of the Cold War in today's vicious cycle of gang violence, migration and return. We will explore these issues through poetry (Rubén Darío, Roque Dalton, Ernesto Cardenal), novels and short stories (Miguel Asturias, Sergio Ramírez, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Rodrigo Rey Rosa), autobiography and journalism (Giaconda Belli, Oscar Martínez) and film. 

    #30319     9:30A-10:45A     MW    PH 010    Prof. Patrick Dove

    Note:  The above class meets with HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors, #30424.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC, Global Civilization & Culture.


    HISP-X 490    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.
    #12428     By Permission Only      Arranged       Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López

    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)           LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Survey of Spanish Literature 2
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #13300 meets with HISP-S 408 #30316.  This course open to student in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    #13300    PERM     4:00P-5:15P     MW    BH 321    Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda   
    Note:  Above class meets with HISP-S 408.
    Note:  This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.

    Description for HISP-S 408:

    The purpose of this course is to provide a panoramic introduction to Modern Spanish Literature. We will examine a selection of outstanding literary texts from different movements, ranging from Enlightenment, through Romanticism and Realism, to the Spanish Civil War, the Franco dictatorship, and to democratic Spain exploring their connection with the historical context. We will analyze changes relating to social and gender practices and institutions during those centuries. We will also pay special attention to evolution in both style and content encoded in the texts tracing the path towards Modernity. Authors include, Cadalso, Bécquer, Rosalía de Castro, Pardo Bazán, Machado, García Lorca, Martín Gaite, Riera, and others. This is a discussion course based on daily reading assignments. Class attendance and participation are essential. There will be several short essays, exams and a paper. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         CULTURE
    Variable Title:  SPAIN: The Cultural Context
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 324 or a 300-level Spanish literature course

    This HISP-S 498 #30621 meets with HISP-S 411 #30317.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

    HISP-S 498   #30621   PERM   9:30A-11:00A    TR    BH 011   Prof. Kathleen Myers

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 411  SPAIN: The Cultural Context.
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC, Global Civilization & Culture.
    Note:  The above class has a service learning component.

    Description for HISP-S 411:

    What images or stereotypes of Spain and its cultures do we have and how do they compare to contemporary circumstances?  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 cultures. We will study five primary areas of cultural activity, using cultural texts that range from literature and newspapers to music and art.  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 “learn one, do one, teach one” principles.  The course will include traditional academic readings and assignments as well as work on pedagogical approaches and service-learning reflective assignments.  All class discussion and writing assignments will be in Spanish. 
    Required readings will be in English and Spanish.
    ***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 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         LITERATURE / FILM
    Variable Title:  Hispanic Cinema
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 322 or HISP-S 324 or HISP-S 328 or equivalent.

    This HISP-S 498 #13305 meets with HISP-S 422 #13304. This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    *Please note that this course carries a weekly group screening session outside of the scheduled class time which is optional.

    #13305   PERM    2:30P-3:45P    MW   WH 104   Prof. Melissa Dinverno
                             Film Showing  6:30P-9:00P    MW    WH 007 (optional)

    Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 422, Hispanic Cinema
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.
     
    Description for HISP-S 422:

    Topic:  Hispanic Cinema, Master Directors

    This course examines films by some of the most important Hispanic directors today, such as Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñarritu, and Alejandro Amenábar.  We will study technical tools from film criticism in order to analyze the movies closely and develop more sophisticated readings of them.  Our discussions will consider the films within the frame of larger issues (e.g. identity construction, gender/sexuality, imperialism, etc.) and as interventions in particular contemporary debates (e.g. memory politics, euthanasia, bioethics, immigration, terrorism, etc.).  This course, then, aims to expose you to a range of production in contemporary Hispanic cinema; develop an understanding of the different styles and preoccupations of major Hispanic directors; and hone your own ability to analyze and debate major issues through textual/filmic representation.
    *Please note that this course carries a weekly group screening session outside of the scheduled class time.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)     LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title: Spanish Phonetics
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #11449 meets with HISP-S 425 #8999.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course carries COLLEGE CASE N & M credit.

    #11449  PERM   11:15A-12:30P    TR    GA 0005   Professor Erik Willis

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 425, Spanish Phonetics.

    Description for HISP-S 425:

    This course studies 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 two exams.                                                                              


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)     LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title: The Structure of Spanish
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #9407 meets with HISP-S 427 #11451.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course carries CASE N & M credit.

    #9407    PERM    4:00P-5:15P    TR    WH 104     Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 427, The Structure of Spanish.

    Description for HISP-S 427:
    In this course we study the grammatical structure of Spanish, with a focus on the structure of words (morphology) and the rule-based combination of words to form sentences (syntax). After studying the fundamental concepts of morphology with regard to the properties of lexical categories (e.g. noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition), we analyze the ways in which words combine to form syntactic categories at the phrase level (noun phrase, verb phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase, prepositional phrase), and then at the sentence level. We analyze the syntactic and semantic properties of both simple and complex sentences. Some of the topics discussed in the course include: argument structure, word order, negation, tense and aspect, and information structure.
    Student evaluation is based on class participation, weekly homework assignments, midterm and final exam, and two small research projects in which students will explore topics in morpho-syntactic variation within the Spanish speaking world.


    HISP-S 498  Readings for Honors (3 credits)     LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  Pragmatics:  Language in Context
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #9421 meets with HISP-S 429 #9352.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course carries COLLEGE CASE N & M credit.

    #9421    2:30P-3:35P    TR    WH 119    Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer

    Description for HISP-S 429:

    The objective of this course is to examine language use in context (pragmatics) and sociolinguistic variation in different varieties of Spanish. The first part of the course covers the foundational concepts of pragmatics: meaning, context, speech acts, reference, politeness/impoliteness, and key notions in discourse analysis. This course will look at grammatical concepts (conditional, subjunctive, negation, preterit/imperfect, word order, etc.) from a pragmatic perspective using data from native and non-native speakers. The second part of the course applies these notions to pragmatic and sociolinguistic variation by examining the effect of social factors (e.g. region, age, social class) on communicative language use. In this course, we will analyze natural data in face-to-face interaction and from study abroad contexts in different regions of the Spanish-speaking world.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         LINGUISTICS
    Variable Title:  The Acquisition of Spanish
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent
    This HISP-S 498 #9426 meets with HISP-S 430 #8121.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    This course carries COLLEGE CASE N & M credit.

    #9426   PERM    1:00P-2:15P    TR    WH 104   Prof. Kimberly Geeslin

    Note: Above class meets with HISP-S 430, The Acquisition of Spanish.

    Description for HISP-S 430:

    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 usage-based 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 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         LITERATURE
    Variable Title:  Don Quijote
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #13307 meets with HISP-S 450 #13306.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    #13307    2:30P-3:45P   TR    GA 0013    Prof. Steven Wagschal

    Note: The above class meets with HISP-S 450, Don Quoite
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.
     
    Description for HISP-S 450:

    If you read Spanish, then you are prepared to read one of the most important and potentially life-altering books every written! Take it from Thomas Jefferson, who read Cervantes' novel in the original and counseled his daughters to learn Spanish so they could too. Jefferson and the founding fathers often referred to the current events of their day through the prism of conversations between the gentleman from La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza. Or take it from Sigmund Freud, who learned Spanish so that he could read Don Quixote in the original. In fact, Freud was so obsessed that he would regularly sign his name "Berganza" after one of Cervantes' characters. John Steinbeck named his truck "Rocinante" after Don Quixote's horse. When asked about influences on his film-making, Martin Scorcese explained that Cervantes did “everything” first. Don Quixote continues to be a crucial point of reference for modern and postmodern culture, with films, novels, posters, restaurants, bars, operas, ballets, video games, musicals, theatrical works, documentaries, travel routes, paintings, sculptures, cocktails, 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 social, cultural and historical contexts, and investigate the questions it continues to raise about human existence, literary creation, and self-consciousness in art, as well as explore Don Quixote in popular culture today.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         LITERATURE
    Variable Title: Spanish American Literature 1
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #30645 meets with HISP-S 471 #30318.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail

    #30645   PERM    11:15A-12:30P   MW    BH 016    Prof. Olimpia Rosenthal


    Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 471, Spanish American Literature 1
    Note:   This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC, Global Civilization & Culture.
    Note:  Departmental Permission Required.  Call Undergraduate office (812) 855-8612

    Description for HISP-S 471:

    This course examines the representation of Latin America’s colonial past and its ongoing legacies. It helps students develop their understanding of pre-Columbian signifying and representational practices (including códices and quipus), and it familiarizes them with some of the major literary and artistic figures from the colonial period (including indigenous and afro-Latin-American authors and painters). It further considers how the region’s colonial history is invoked in the present by Latin American Nobel Prize winners, indigenous and afro-Latin American activists, graphic novelists, and hip-hop artists. The course is organized thematically around some of the following issues: the notions of utopia and dystopia, narratives of the “discovery” (both visual and textual), tropes and stereotypes of difference (including cannibalism), and the African experience in colonial Latin America. The class is entirely conducted in Spanish.


    HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)         LITERATURE
    Variable Title: Hispanic American National/Regional Literature
    Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

    This HISP-S 498 #30424 meets with HISP-S 481 #30319.  This course open to students in the Spanish Honors program. For permission to register for this class, call the Department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

    #30424  PERM   9:30A-10:45A    MW    PH 010  Prof. Patrick Dove

    Note: This class meets with HISP-S 481, Hispanic American National/Regional Literature
    Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC, Global Civilization & Culture.
    Note: Departmental Permission Required.  Call Undergraduate office (812) 855-8612

    Description for HISP-S 481:

    Topic:  Encounter, War and Displacement in Central American Literature

    In this course we will look at how Central American culture records experiences of encounter between civilizations as well as violent conflicts ranging from colonialism to civil war and revolution to the narco wars of the early 21st century. Key themes include: race, ethnicity, gender and social class; conflicting views about land ownership; displacement and migration; law and anomie; and the legacy of the Cold War in today's vicious cycle of gang violence, migration and return. We will explore these issues through poetry (Rubén Darío, Roque Dalton, Ernesto Cardenal), novels and short stories (Miguel Asturias, Sergio Ramírez, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Rodrigo Rey Rosa), autobiography and journalism (Giaconda Belli, Oscar Martínez) and film. 


    HISP-S 499  Honors Research in Spanish (1 -3 credits)
    Prerequisite:  Approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.   
    BY PERMISSION ONLY.  Call (812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu


    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 GA 2169 for permission arrangements.


    #2975     By Permission Only    Arranged      Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López
    Note:  Departmental Permission Required.

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