Readings for Honors

HISP-S498 — fall 2022

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Course Description

HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors:  
Variable Title: Spanish America: The Cultural Context                          3 credits
Prerequisite: HISP-S324 or a 300-level Spanish literature course
Topic: Spanish American Culture for a Global Audience: from Primitivism to Netflix.

Netflix is radically changing the production and reception of TV and film across the world. In the process, Netflix shows are constantly negotiating between cultural specificity and cultural intelligibility across audiences and, as a result, significantly changing the way societies and cultures are being portrayed and perceived globally. How is this ongoing phenomenon affecting 21st century Spanish America, where Netflix has expanded dramatically?

After a short historical overview of how Spanish American culture was projected internationally in the 20th century, this course will focus on several Netflix shows produced in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina as a way to study different aspects of contemporary Spanish American cultures and societies.

The course will combine critical analysis with project-based research on specific contemporary social and cultural elements (such as sports, youth, religion, class, race, gender, etc.) as we explore the complex relationship between “reality” and “fiction”, that is, between actual social and cultural manifestations and their representation on TV and in film aimed at a global audience.

The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

This course is a CASE A&H

This course is a CASE GCC

HISP-S 498     #32180      3:00P - 4:15P     MW      PY 113    Prof. Alejandro Mejías-López     

Note: This class meets with HISP-S 412 #32053.

Note: Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program

Note: For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   

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HISP-S 498 Reading for Honors:
Variable Title: The Craft of Translation                                               3 credits
Prerequisite: One of these, HISP-S 324, HISP-S 326, HISP-S 328 or consent of the Department

What is translation? What does it do? How do translators negotiate the cultural specificity of texts, contexts, writers and readers? Is a translation a reproduction? A new piece of art? How do we translate multilingual texts, texts that bend the rules of language or of gender, texts that represent rich and complex identities by means of language? These are some of the questions that we will work toward answering in The Craft of Translation, alongside practical work and workshopping. Class sessions are a balance of the discussion of translation theory, in-class translation exercises, and the workshopping of longer translation practicums to be completed outside of class. Our approach to the problems and techniques of Spanish/English and English/Spanish translation will concentrate on areas critical to form (tone, rhythm, imagery, humor, etc.) and content (cultural derivation, intertextuality, allusion).

HISP-S 498  #32187            4:45P - 6:00P             TR           BH 232            Prof. Rhi Jonson

Note: This class meets with HISP-S 423 #32054.

Note: Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program

Note: For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   

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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors:  
Variable Title:  The Structure of Spanish                                               3 credits
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or Consent of the Department

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 course carries CASE N & M Natural and Mathematical credit.

HISP-S 498   #10777    1:15P - 2:30P      MW       RE C110     Prof. Patricia Matos Amaral

Note: This class meets with HISP-S 427 #10775.

Note: Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program

Note: For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   

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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors:
Variable Title: Pragmatics: Language in Context                                3 credits
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or Consent of the Department

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 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. We will analyze data in Spanish from different sources such as colloquial conversation, institutional discourse, and controlled settings using oral and written questionnaires. Finally, students will learn the principles for writing a research paper.

This course is a CASE N&M Topic

HISP-S 498   #10072     1:15P - 2:30P       TR      BH 015      Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer

Note: This class meets with HISP-S 429, #6090.

Note: Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program

Note: For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   

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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors: 
Variable Title: The Acquisition of Spanish                                                  3 credits
Prerequisite: HISP-S 326 or Consent of the Department

Este curso ofrece una base en la adquisición de segundas lenguas (ASL) enfocándose en el español. Después de una breve introducción a las teorías centrales y preguntas principales que motivan la investigación de la ASL, exploraremos en detalle aspectos cognitivos y sociales de la ASL, y cómo difiere de la adquisición de una primera lengua. Se discutirán conceptos como transferencia, interlenguaje, etapas del desarrollo, diferencias individuales del aprendiz y ambiente del aprendizaje. Los estudiantes examinarán lo que se sabe sobre la adquisición del español incluyendo la fonología, el léxico, la morfología y la sintaxis, y la pragmática, además de probar los métodos más usados en el campo. La clase incluirá lecturas, discusión dirigida por los estudiantes y aplicaciones prácticas de conceptos. La evaluación se basará en la preparación y participación activa, una tarea y prueba en cada unidad, participación en actividades relacionadas con la lingüística aplicada, y un proyecto.

Objetivos

Al finalizar el curso los estudiantes podrán: (a) resumir y discutir artículos académicos sobre la adquisición de segundas lenguas y la adquisición del español como segunda lengua; (b) aplicar los conceptos en trabajos analíticos, incluso tareas, pruebas, y un proyecto que tratan de la lingüística aplicada; (c) desarrollar la capacidad de pensar críticamente sobre problemas lingüísticos, analizarlos y resolverlos; y (d) ofrecer oportunidades para practicar español con fines académicos. Al cumplir el trabajo del curso, los estudiantes habrán desarrollado la capacidad para tomar cursos avanzados de lingüística hispánica y tendrán un entendimiento amplio de la adquisición del español.

This course is a CASE N&M

HISP-S 498 #32197  9:45A - 11:00A   MW    HU 108   Prof. Laura Gurzynski-Weiss                           

Note:  This class meets with HISP-S 430 #32055
Note:  Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program
Note:  For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   
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HISP-S498 Readings for Honors:
Variable Title: Mapping Mexico                                                          3 credits
Prerequisite: HISP-S 328 or Consent of the Department                    

This course will explore key trends and texts in twentieth- and twenty-first century Mexican literature and cultural production.  Topics include representations of the Mexican Revolution and critiques of its failure; debates over Mexican identity; changing conceptions of gender and sexuality; countercultural and student movements of the 1960s; depictions of a Mexico City ravished by plagues and human-wrought violence; questions of power and political control, and the globalization of Mexican culture, among others.  We will read and analyze fiction, films, graphic novels, essays, poems, murals, criticism, and more.  Daily reading assignments, attendance, active participation, and frequent study questions are required, as well as other assignments (papers, midterm exam, etc.).  The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  

HISP-S 498     #32204        11:30A - 12:45P            TR      BH 331     Prof. Deborah Cohn

Note: This class meets with HISP-S 479 #32056.
Note: Above class is open to Students who are in the Spanish Honors Program
Note: For permission to take this class, e-mail kallgood@iu.edu   

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