Courses for Fall 2014

  • Basic Spanish

    This fast-paced beginning course provides a solid foundation in the development of communicative skills in Spanish (speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing) as well as some insight on the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Individual work outside of class prepares students for in-class activities focused on authentic communication. Placement: students who have never taken Spanish before, or have scored below 390 in SAT II, or below 240 in the Brown Placement Exam. Students who have taken Spanish before and those with an AP score of 3 or below must take the Brown Placement Exam. Students should check Placement and Course Description in the Undergraduate Program section of the Hispanic Studies Website. Enrollment limited to 18; 15 spaces are available for students during pre-registration. 3 spaces will be available at the start of the semester for incoming or re-admitted students who should attend the first class. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period.
    HISP 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    HISP 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    HISP 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    HISP 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
  • Intensive Basic Spanish

    A highly-intensive, two-semester sequence in one semester that carries 10 contact hours per week. Primarily for students with knowledge of Spanish, who have scored below 450 in SATII or below 340 in Brown Placement Exam. Students with little or no preparation in Spanish should consult with the Course Supervisor. Focused on acquisition of communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing), and development of cultural awareness. With successful completion of the course students will be able to understand simple texts, carry on short spontaneous conversations involving everyday topics (such as modern daily life, health, art and culture, nature and the environment, and relationships) and write simple texts with good command of grammar and sentence structure. Ideal for students interested in fast-tracking their language learning to meet study abroad requirements. Double credit. Instructor permission required. Enrollment limited to 18: 15 spaces are available for students during pre-registration. 3 spaces will be available at the start of the semester for incoming or re-admitted students who should attend the first class. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period.
    HISP 0110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Schuhmacher
  • Intermediate Spanish I

    This course continues to develop and strengthen students' proficiency in the Spanish language, as well as to help them increase their cultural understanding. It seeks to develop both fluency and accuracy and to teach students to express, interpret, and negotiate meaning in context. Through the exploration of themes such as the individual and the community, health issues, traveling, multiculturalism and human rights, students focus on communication and learn to appreciate cultural differences. Pre-requisite: either HISP 0200, HISP 0110, or placement: SAT II scores between 460 and 510, or Brown Placement Exam scores between 341 and 410. Students with an AP score of 3 or below must take the Brown Placement Exam. Students should check Placement and Course Description in the Undergraduate Program section of the Hispanic Studies Website. Enrollment limited to 18; 15 spaces are available for students during pre-registration. 3 spaces will be available at the start of the semester for incoming or re-admitted students who should attend the first class. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period.
    HISP 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    HISP 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    HISP 0300 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    HISP 0300 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
  • Intermediate Spanish II

    This course offers an exploration of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through a variety of thematic foci: the world of work, the arts, globalization and technology, leisure, and celebrations. It focuses on vocabulary building, the examination of some of the more difficult points of grammar, and moving students towards a more sophisticated level of comprehension and expression. Students work with readings, including literary texts; songs; film; and the visual arts. Prerequisite: HISP 0300 or placement: SAT II scores between 520 and 590 or Brown Placement Exam scores between 411 and 490. Students with an AP score of 3 or below must take the Brown Placement Exam. Students should check Placement and Course Description in the Undergraduate Program section of the Hispanic Studies Website. Enrollment limited to 18; 15 spaces are available for students during pre-registration. 3 spaces will be available at the start of the semester for incoming or re-admitted students who should attend the first class. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period.
    HISP 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    HISP 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
  • Advanced Spanish I

    Offers comprehensive work in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with targeted grammar review. Students work with a variety of readings (literature, newspaper articles, etc.) and with art forms such as music and film, in order to develop oral and written expression and to explore issues relevant to the Hispanic world. Students explore topics of their own interest through student-led activities and presentations. Prerequisite: HISP0400 or placement: SAT II scores between 600 and 660, Brown Placement Exam scores between 491 and 570, or AP score of 4 in language or literature. Please check Hispanic Studies website (Undergraduate Programs) for course descriptions and placement information. Enrollment limited to 18; 15 spaces are available for students during pre-registration. 3 spaces will be available at the start of the semester for incoming or re-admitted students who should attend the first class. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period.
    HISP 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Schuhmacher
    HISP 0500 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Schuhmacher
    HISP 0500 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Schuhmacher
    HISP 0500 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Schuhmacher
  • Advanced Spanish II

    Offers continued, advanced-level work in speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with focused review of challenging aspects of Spanish grammar. Course materials include films, music, art works, and a variety of written texts (articles, stories, plays, a novella, etc.) chosen to promote class discussion and in-depth written analysis. There will be individual and group activities, including in-class presentations and creative writing projects. Prerequisite: HISP0500 or placement: SATII scores between 670 and 740, Brown Placement Exam scores between 571 and 650, or AP score of 5 in language. Please check Hispanic Studies website (Undergraduate Programs) for course descriptions and placement information. Enrollment limited to 18. Pre-enrolled students must attend the first four days of class to maintain their pre-registered status and notify the instructor in advance if they must miss any day before the 4th class when the composition of the course section is finalized. If course is full, students should sign the wait list available in Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St., Room 117 during the pre-registration period. Students with scores of 750 and above on the SAT II, 551 on the Brown Placement Exam, or 5 in AP Literature should consider offerings in the HISP 0730-0740-0750 range.
    HISP 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
    HISP 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
    HISP 0600 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
    HISP 0600 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
    HISP 0600 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
  • Cultura gastronómica de España

    Spain has a rich and varied culinary culture — both steeped in its multicultural history and at the cutting edge of new culinary movements. In this course, you will learn about la cocina española in all its dimensions and at the same time develop your linguistic skills in written and oral Spanish. Topics include: the Mediterranean diet (and its threat from fast food), the culture of tapas, the wine regions of Spain, Spain’s new star chefs, the olive oil industry, Spanish food products abroad. We will explore these topics through documentaries, recipes, interviews, films, music, short stories, and hands-on cooking.
    HISP 0710A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Godoy Luque
  • Early and Contemporary Writers of Spanish America

    An introduction to major authors, movements, and themes of Spanish American literature from the Discovery to the present. This course also aims to develop students' oral and written expression in Spanish. Students are expected to engage in close reading and discussion of texts, as well as to revise their papers. Prerequisite: HISP 0600, or AP score =5, or SAT II (Literature) score of 750 or above, or Brown placement score of 651 or above. WRIT DPLL LILE
    HISP 0730 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ortiz
  • Intensive Survey of Spanish Literature

    An introduction to the major authors and literary movements of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to contemporary times. Focuses on building critical vocabulary. Also aims to develop students' written and oral expression in Spanish. Preparatory course for 1000-level courses for students who achieve the highest placement in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 0600, or AP score =5, or SAT II (Literature) score of 750 or above, or Brown placement score of 651 or above. WRIT
    HISP 0740 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chang
  • Feminismos

    This course will explore the modern and contemporary manifestations of feminism in the Spanish-speaking world including Spain, Latin America and the US. In addition to feminist essays and manifestos, we will examine examples from literature and visual art which take up questions of feminism and gender equality.
    HISP 1260F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chang
  • All About Almodóvar: An Introduction to Spain's Contemporary Auteur

    This course will introduce students to the work of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, arguably the most important filmmaker of the last decades in Spain. Starting with his early underground works from the movida madrileña and ending with his globalized super-productions, we will follow the trajectory of Almodóvar's filmmaking career, examining recurring themes and issues of cultural, gender, sexual, and artistic identity. No background in film studies is necessary. WRIT
    HISP 1290V S01
    Primary Instructor
    Thomas
  • Literatura latinoamericana del siglo XXI

    Estudiaremos las tendencias innovativas de la narrativa latinoamericana reciente. Veremos la literatura como un trabajo sobre la resignificación de lo nuevo. Nuevas voces, nuevos textos y géneros, y nuevas ideas proponen una visión del futuro que buscaremos documentar. Los libros y textos que leeremos son un mapa del futuro. Algunos temas: el sicodrama familiar, violencia y crisis del proyecto moderno, la saga de la migración, la conciencia transatlántica, el mundo emotivo y los afectos, la ética de la solidaridad.
    HISP 1370K S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ortiz
  • Theory and Practice of Translation

    The objectives of the course are to give students a firm grounding in the theory of translation studies as well as extensive experience in the practice of translation (Spanish to English), working on a variety of literary texts. At the same time, students will be called upon to reflect actively on their experience as translators, and dialogue on this experience with their peers. This course is structured as a workshop, with students sharing their work – both translations and reading reflections – and collaborating with their peers. Pre-requisite: HISP 0600 or the equivalent.
    HISP 1500L S01
    Primary Instructor
    Thomas
  • Independent Study

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HISP 1980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bass
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Clayton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Thomas
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Senior Conference

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HISP 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bou
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bauer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Merrim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Benet Cros
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Don Quixote: Contexts and Constructions

    This seminar offers an in-depth study of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha in its “own right” and through an exploration of its afterlives (editions, translations, interpretations, imitations). On the one hand, we will examine the novel in its narrative complexity and engagement with early modern Spanish literature and history. On the other, we will trace its modern critical reception, with particular focus on its paradoxical canonization both as a “universal” masterpiece and a cornerstone of constructions of Spain and the study of Spanish and the Hispanic world.
    HISP 2160G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bass
  • A Century of Experiment

    This seminar will focus on key moments of experiment in Hispanic literature and visual arts over the past century. Beginning with the historical avant-gardes of the 1910s and 20s, we will move through mid-century innovations in prose and poetry, delving into neo-avant-garde crossings of politics and aesthetics in text, sound, film, and performance in the 1970s, arriving at recent literary engagements with theory, visual art, and popular culture. Readings will be drawn from various parts of Latin America, with detours into parallel contemporary practices elsewhere, and accompanied by key texts in cultural theory from the Americas and Europe.
    HISP 2350R S01
    Primary Instructor
    Clayton
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    HISP 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Research in Spanish and Latin American Literature

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HISP 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bou
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Merrim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Subirana
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Bauer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Mazzucchelli
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Bass
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Clayton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    HISP 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Thesis Preparation

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HISP 2991 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bou
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2991 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Merrim
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2991 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2991 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Mazzucchelli
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2991 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2991 S06
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research