Readings for Honors

HISP-S498 — spring 2020

Location
Multiple
Days and Times
Multiple
Course Description

Various topics.

CASE requirements vary.


Note: There are eight sections/topics.

HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                           CULTURE
Variable Title:  Spanish America:  The Cultural Context
Prerequisite:  HISP-S324 or a 300-level Spanish literature course

This HISP-S 498 #10678 meets with HISP-S 412 #12414. 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. 

HISP-S 498   #10678    PERM     2:30P-3:45P     MW    GA 0009   Prof. Patrick Dove

Note: This course carries CASE A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC2, Global Civilizations and Culture2.

Description for HISP-S 412:
“Representation and Violence in Spanish America”
In this course we will look at how Spanish American cultural production responds to contexts of institutionalized violence during the 20th and early 21st centuries. Cultural texts will include poems, film, photography and visual art, and prose (short stories and possibly a novel or two). Our main goal will be to explore how different cultural forms seek to record, remember, transmit, and intervene in experiences of political repression, economic domination, and terror or trauma.  Course material will be taken from three different historical contexts: the Mexican revolution of 1910-1920, the Southern Cone military dictatorships of the 1970’s and 80’s, and the narco wars and gang violence in Mexico and Central America. We will pay close attention to the specificities of cultural forms, asking how film, painting, music, poetry, and prose fiction respond in their own ways to experiences that might otherwise leave one speechless. Evaluation based on class participation, short writing assignments, presentations, and a final research project.

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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                       LITERATURE
Variable Title:  Modern Spanish Prose Fiction
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or Consent of the Department.

This HISP-S 498 #30092 meets with HISP-S 419 #30085.  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    #30092  PERM      1:00P-2:15P    MW   BH 134    Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda

Note: This course carries CASE AH Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE GCC2 Global Civilization & Culture 2 credit.

Description for HISP-S 419:
In this course we will discuss the city as an urban metaphor, from the small rural town to the provincial city to the cosmopolitan capital. We will consider the different cultural, social, political, and literary aspects of the city as a text. An array of literary novels and films will help us to map the recent history and transformation of Spain from the Civil War through Franco’s dictatorship to the postmodern Spain of the European Union. We will explore issues of national identity, power, gender identity, consumerism and historical memory.

The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  Class presentations, discussion, and written work must be in Spanish. Knowledge of the Spanish language is expected and it will influence the grade.

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

This HISP-S 498 #30108 meets with HISP-S 425 #30107.  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.

HISP-S 498   #30108  PERM     8:00A-9:15A      TR    PH 154   Professor Erik Willis

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.    
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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 #7166 meets with HISP-S 429 #7112.  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.

HISP-S 498   #7166    9:30A-10:45A   MW      WY 125   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 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.
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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                         LITERATURE
Variable Title: US Latino Literature
Prerequisite: HISP-S 328 or equivalent

This HISP-S 498 #30154 meets with HISP-S 435 #30152.  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    #30154  PERM    9:30A-10:45A   TR   GA 0013   Prof. Andrés Guzmán

Note: This course carries CASE AH Breadth of Inquiry credit and CASE DUS2 Diversity in the US credit.

Description for HISP-S 435:
This course will deepen student’s knowledge of Latina/o literary and cultural production. By closely analyzing the interactions between content, form, and context, we will develop grounded readings attuned to factors that shape particular Latina/o experiences in the United States. Some of the factors to which we will pay particular attention include race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, citizenship, rights, nation/nationalism, the politics of language, and histories of U.S. imperialism within and between Latina/o groups.

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

This HISP-S 498 #32692 meets with HISP-S 450 #32690.  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    #32692   PERM   11:15A-12:30P   MW   SB 138  Prof. Steven Wagschal

Note: This course carries CASE AH 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 with Cervantes that, in letters to a friend, he would regularly sign his name "Berganza" after one of the Spanish author’s 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 fiction, as well as explore Don Quixote in popular culture today.
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HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)                     LITERATURE
Variable Title: Mapping Mexico
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 328 or equivalent

This HISP-S 498 #30184 meets with HISP-S 481 #30162.  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    #30184   PERM   11:15A-12:30P   TR   GA 0013  Prof. Olimpia Rosenthal

Note: This course carries CASE AH Breadth of Inquiry credit and GCC2 Global Civilization & Culture credit.

Description for HISP-S 481:
Topic: Andean literature & visual culture
This course examines the literary and cultural production of the Andean region, focusing specifically on Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. It considers the ways in which colonial legacies continue to shape postcolonial Andean cultures, and it offers a reflection on the ways in which ethnic and racial identities are negotiated through literary and visual representations. Students will critically examine a variety of literary texts (including short stories, novels, poetry, and essays), and will develop their analytical vocabulary for approaching visual culture (specifically for studying photography, graphic novels, and films). Some of the authors and visual artists that we will analyze and discuss include: Guamán Poma, Mario Vargas Llosa, José María Arguedas, César Vallejo, José Carlos Mariátegui, Luz Argentina Chiriboga, Martín Chambi, Freddy Mamani, Miguel Det, and Jorge Sanjinés.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of active class participation, presentations, writing assignments (including a final research project), and exams. This course is taught in Spanish.
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 HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)          LITERATURE    2nd 8 Weeks Class 3/9/20-5/08/20

Variable Title: Quantitative approaches to the study of language and cultural diversity of Southern Spain
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or Consent of the Department

This HISP-S 498 #30187 meets with HISP-S 495 #30186.  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    #30187  PERM   4:00P-5:30P   MWR    BH 337  Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note: This course carries CASE N & M, Natural & Mathematical credit.

Description for HISP-S 495:
This undergraduate course provides an introduction to the basic concepts in Sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics focuses on the symbolic value of language as an expression of group identity based on region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, or other ways of defining group affiliation. Notions such as speech community, sociolinguistic variable, phonological and syntactic variation, and field methods, will be included. The course also surveys other related topics such as Spanish in Southern Spain, language attitudes and perceptions (particularly in Murcia), language and gender, and linguistic landscape. This class introduces student in the use of the scientific method to study language use, and as a consequence, to make generalizations about the cognitive representation of social indexical information in our sociolinguistic competence. The class focuses on observing linguistic variable phenomena in Southern Spain, collecting data, processing these data, creating and testing hypotheses that are empirically examine by means of statistical analysis. These approaches to the study of language as human capacity provide the opportunity for students to understand scientific inquiry as well as to apply analytical reasoning and mathematical modeling of data by means of statistic tools. Our program will provide the tools for students to identify relevant sociolinguistic topics that can be extrapolated to other communities as well as become skilled researchers in the field of Hispanic Linguistics. 

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