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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Summer Session I 2007

Spanish Language
Portuguese
Literatures in Spanish
Hispanic Linguistics
Hispanic Culture
Individual Readings

Spanish Language

HISP-S100 Elementary Spanish (4 credits)

By permission only. Call (812) 855-8612 or E-mail kallgood@indiana.edu

A four-skills approach to Spanish with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Grading is based on exams, homework, and a cumulative final exam. Students can expect to practice speaking in small groups in class and read about and discuss materials in Spanish. Enrollment in S100 is restricted to those with less than 2 years of high school Spanish or with consent of the department. All others must enroll in S105. Next course in the sequence for HISP-S 100 students would be HISP-S 150.

HISP-S 100 #2777 permission needed 8:15A-10:10A Daily BH 337 STAFF
HISP-S 100 #6001 permission needed 8:15A-10:10A Daily BH 231 STAFF

Note: A student wishing to enroll in HISP-S 100 must e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu to request permission.


HISP-S150 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 think skills. Grading is based on exams, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Students can expect to practice speaking in small groups in class, and read about and discuss materials in Spanish. Next course in the sequence is HISP-S 200.

HISP-S 150 #2781 8:15A-10:10A Daily BH 241 STAFF

Note: If you tested into HISP-S 105, First Year Spanish, that course is offered in Summer Session II. This class, HISP-S 150, is for the student who took HISP-S 100 here at IUB or at another campus.


HISP-S200 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 more detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250.

HISP-S 200 #2783 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 233 STAFF
HISP-S 200 #2784 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 222 STAFF
HISP-S 200 #2785 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 142 STAFF
HISP-S 200 #2786 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 135 STAFF


HISP-S250 Second‑Year Spanish II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 200 or equivalent.

This course continues the work of HISP-S 200. Continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, 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 4 th semester proficiency.

HISP-S 250 #2789 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 016 STAFF
HISP-S 250 #2790 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 317 STAFF
HISP-S 250 #2791 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 238 STAFF
HISP-S 250 #2792 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 347 STAFF


HISP-S310 Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 275 or equivalent

This course integrates the four basic language skills into both a review of the major points of Spanish grammar and a structured approach to composition. Course work will combine grammar exercises with the writing of compositions of increasing length and complexity.

HISP-S 310 #2797 10:20A-11:35A Daily BH 241 STAFF


HISP-S491 Elementary Spanish for Graduate Students (3 credits)

 This course is designed to enable graduate students to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency in reading Spanish for their research. To help these students reach an adequate level of proficiency, the course will focus on elementary and intermediate concepts of Spanish and translations of literary journalistic and other kinds of texts.

Next course in the sequence is HISP-S 492.

HISP-S 491 #2799 6:30P-8:30P MTWR BH 138 STAFF

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Portuguese

HISP-P115 Portuguese for Business (3 credits)

By Permission only: Call (812) 855-8612  

This course is designed to provide the beginning Portuguese student with a foundation in both the Portuguese language and the Brazilian
culture in the Business context.   

Note:  This course will meet with BUS-P 115, I-Core and will meet from, 05/08/07 – 06/05/07.

 HISP-P 115   #5658      9:30A-10:45A    MTWR    BU 300     Castro, Vania


HISP-P135 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 HISP-P 100 and HISP-P 150 covered at an accelerated pace. Credit not given for both HISP-P 135 and HISP-P 150.

Note: HISP-P 135 can count for an elective in the Spanish major requirements.

HISP-P 135 #2767 2:35P-4:30P Daily BH 134 STAFF

Note: Above section HISP-P 135 will meet jointly with HISP-P 491.


HISP-P491 Elementary Portuguese for Graduate Students (3 credits)

An accelerated introduction to the structure of the Portuguese language, covering in one semester content matter usually reviewed in two semesters.

HISP-P 491 #2768 2:35P-4:30P Daily BH 134 STAFF

Note: Above section HISP P491 will meet jointly with HISP P135.


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

Prerequisite: Consent of the department. BY PERMISSION ONLY
E-mail kallgood@indiana.edu concerning the permission.

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

HISP-P 494 #2769 Permission needed Arranged Professor Darlene Sadlier

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Literatures in Spanish

HISP-S333 The Hispanic World (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 310 or equivalent

This course is a study of Hispanic literature and culture through the analysis and discussion of representative literary works from both Spanish America and Spain.  It includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of class attendance and active participation, exams, and written assignments. The course will be taught in Spanish.

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

HISP-S 333 #2798 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 018 STAFF


HISP-S495 Hispanic Colloquium (3 credits)

Prerequisite:  S331 and S332 or equivalent

Topic: “Literature and Art in the Age of Cervantes”

This interdisciplinary course on Spanish literature and European art is meant for advanced undergraduates. In Renaissance Spain and Italy, visual and textual media were conceived of as inextricably interconnected. This interconnectedness of word and image is the basis for the analytic approach known as iconography, a method that has become the foundation of much art historical inquiry. Yet literary critics have not paid sufficient attention to art works in their interpretations of written texts, privileging the written (i.e. other literary works) over the visual in the identification of sources. Nonetheless, a growing body of criticism in the last few decades is uncovering the important reciprocal relationship between the visual arts and literary creation in early modern Europe.

Not only is Spanish literature brewing with myriad examples of literary descriptions of art works (known as ekphrasis), but also, the Hapsburg monarchs, from Charles V through Philip IV, were among “the greatest art collectors of all time” (in the words of renowned art historian Jonathan Brown), and Spanish writers competed not just with each other but with Spanish and foreign painters for royal and court patronage. The class will study Spanish poetry, prose fiction and drama, as compared to a broad selection of works drawn from Italian, Spanish and Netherlandish painting and architecture. Literary texts and visual materials will be examined in most or all class meetings.

The course will be conducted primarily in Spanish with some readings in English.

Requirements: Two of the following (S331, S332, S333).
Course grade will be based on a combination of short exams, short papers (4-5 pages each) and active class participation.

HISP-S 495  #5657 12:00P-2:05P   MWR  BH 208  Prof. Steven Wagschal

Note: This HISP-S 495 class will meet jointly with our HISP-S 695 class.

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Hispanic Linguistics

HISP-S326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Prerequisite: HISP-S 310 or equivalent

This course introduces the basic concepts of linguistics as applied to the Spanish language and establishes a foundation for future courses in Spanish linguistics. The course surveys the linguistic components of Spanish, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and language use in context. Additional material on language and the brain, language variation, languages in contact, and language and culture is included.

HISP-S 326 #12046 10:20A-11:35A Daily BH 236 Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer

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Hispanic Culture

HISP-S275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HISP-S 250 or equivalent.

This course serves as a bridge between the HISP-S 200 and HISP-S 300 levels and is designed to increase proficiency in Spanish in the four skills areas (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) through reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic culture. HISP-S 275 also serves to review and expand upon Spanish grammar elements studied at the 100 through 200 levels. This course treats facets of popular culture, the diversity of the Spanish speaking world, and themes of social and political importance. Evaluation is based on quizzes, exams, compositions, homeworks, participation, and oral presentations. This course is required for minors and majors unless the student tested into the 300 level. Course conducted in Spanish.

HISP-S 275 #2795 8:55A-10:10A Daily BH 205 STAFF

NOTE: Students who test out or place above HISP-S 275 will need to replace its 3 credits with an extra course at the Spanish 300 or 400 level for the Spanish minor or major degree.


Individual Readings

HISP-S494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 credits)

Permission needed. Call 855-8612.

Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Approval must be given by Director of Undergraduate Studies.

This course is by permission only. This course is used only in emergencies pertaining to graduating seniors who are short credit hours for graduation. Course may be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. This course cannot be used for the Spanish 300/400 level requirements for the major or minor.

HISP-S 494 #2801 Permission Arranged Arranged Prof. Carl Good

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