Courses for Fall 2016

  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    HISP 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    HISP 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
  • Spanish for Health Care Workers

    This course is designed to provide students with the linguistic and cultural competencies necessary to communicate with and help treat Spanish speaking patients with limited English. The course includes a general review of pertinent grammar and vocabulary relating to the health care professions, assessment, and vocabulary useful for establishing patient rapport. Students will practice communicating in common medical situations, conducting patient interviews, and increase their understanding of possible responses from patients. We will broaden knowledge of different cultures, explore health care systems/ professions in a variety of settings, and have pertinent speakers invited to class. Please note this course does not qualify as a pre-requisite for study abroad or for HISP 0600. Students who complete 0490A successfully can continue in our program with HISP 0500 as the next level.
    HISP 0490A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kuhnheim
  • 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.
    HISP 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Castillo Bejarano
    HISP 0500 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Castillo Bejarano
    HISP 0500 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Castillo Bejarano
    HISP 0500 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Castillo Bejarano
  • 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. 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
    Gomez Garcia
    HISP 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Gomez Garcia
    HISP 0600 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Gomez Garcia
    HISP 0600 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Gomez Garcia
    HISP 0600 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Gomez Garcia
  • History of the Spanish Language

    We will study of the development of Spanish from the first manifestations to the present, and the development of the language beyond the Iberian Peninsula (in the Sephardic diaspora and in the Americas). Includes the historical and cultural events that deeply influenced the shaping of Castilian language. We will examine the most relevant contributions as well as other languages (Arabic in particular) in shaping the Spanish language. Taught in Spanish.
    HISP 0710D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
  • 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
    Martinez-Pinzon
  • 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
    Castillo Bejarano
  • Hispanic Culture Through Film

    This course examines major trends of Hispanic cinema through a representative selection of culturally diverse films from Spain, Latin America and the USA. Among the course objectives are: to learn about Hispanic history and culture through film, to understand cinema’s strengths and limitation for representing culture and history, to gain an understanding of Hispanic cinema in a broader context of globalization, and to learn to write film analyses in Spanish.
    HISP 1250B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Vaquero
  • War, Revolution and the Cult of the Hero in Latin American Culture

    This course will tackle the literary underpinning of war and revolution in order to scrutinize its powers. The discourse on war does not originate ex nihilo but recycles and appropriates narratives of the nation, the State or a given region depending on the specificities of each given war. Starting with Bolivar's "Decreto de Guerra a Muerte", passing through literary renditions of civil wars, continuing with guerrilla warfare texts, all the way to narratives on the War on Drugs, this course will question the ways in which war and revolution are made through language and staged in literature. Taught in Spanish.
    HISP 1330W S01
    Primary Instructor
    Martinez-Pinzon
  • Gaborium: Memory, Fiction, and Reading in Gabriel García Márquez

    Departing from some formats of writing and reading (myth, history, legend, journalism, memoirs) in García Márquez writings, we plan to study the representation (magical, carnivalesque, political) unfolding in his novels, stories, and essays. From this processing of information and exchange, our course will analyze the cultural history of abundance, scarcity, and Utopia in Latin America. Prerequisite: HISP 0730 or 0740. Enrollment limited to 40.
    HISP 1370B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
  • 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
    HISP 1980 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Bauer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Senior 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 1990 S01
    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
    HISP 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Thomas
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Martinez-Pinzon
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • The Invention of the Novel: Fiction and Society in Renaissance Spain

    In the space of ten years, at the mid-sixteenth century, four genres made their first appearance in Spain: the picaresque, pastoral and Moorish (or captivity) novels, and the novel of foreign customs and adventures. This course examines how and why these novels, and the more complex novels that followed, became key instruments for commentary and dissent in a society with little tolerance for both pursuits. Working individually and in groups, we will also undertake a series of exercises in close and critical reading to hone analytical skills. All readings, discussions and assignments will be done in Spanish.
    HISP 2160P S01
    Primary Instructor
    Boruchoff
  • Teoria Literaria: la literatura Transatlantica

    Dedicado a la teoría del texto transatlántico, en este seminario trabajaremos sobre la historia intelectual de la interculturalidad Atlántica. A partir de los modelos, contactos, apropiación, debate y dialogismo que entre Europa y América Latina configuran un sistema literario, nos detendremos en la construcción del Sujeto, la Representación y la Lectura. Estudiaremos a Guamán Poma de Ayala y Garcilaso de la Vega, la saga de Calibán, los modelos de la formación nacional en Martí y Sarmiento, y la genealogía de la mezcla como la diferencia moderna de la producción cultural latinoamericana. En español.
    HISP 2350P S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ortega
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in Her Literary Context

    Intensive study of Sor Juana's major writings in a variety of genres; comparisons with other writers of her extended literary milieu.
    HISP 2520I S01
    Primary Instructor
    Merrim
  • 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
    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
    HISP 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Martinez-Pinzon
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HISP 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Thomas
    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
    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