PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

1. Students currently enrolled in HISP language courses (HISP 10-105) will receive instructions about consent code distribution before the beginning of registration.

2. All others should email Professor Harder (harder@brandeis.edu) as soon as possible with a description of their background in Spanish, including classes taken, standardized test scores, and/or other exposure to the language. She will reply with further instructions about obtaining a consent code for the appropriate language course.

3. Heritage speakers (those who grew up speaking Spanish) should also describe their language background in an email to Professor Harder (harder@brandeis.edu) who will give them additional information.

Spring 2018 Hispanic Studies Courses

Schedule information is tentative. Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for current listings.


ALL STUDENTS NEED A CONSENT CODE TO ENROLL IN SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES (HISP 10–108). PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS IN BAR TO RIGHT.


HISP 10A Beginning Spanish
(1) M,W,Th,F 9:00–9:50, Staff
Prerequisite: Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
For students who have had no previous study of Spanish. A systematic presentation of the basic grammar and vocabulary of the language within the context of Hispanic culture, with focus on all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and sociocultural awareness. This is an experiential learning course.

HISP 20B Continuing Spanish
(1) M,T,W,Th 9:00–9:50, Burstin
(2) M,W,Th,F 10:00–10:50, Mederos
(3) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Burstin
(4) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Perdomo
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 10a or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
For students with some previous study of Spanish: a continuing presentation of the basic grammar and vocabulary of the language within the context of Hispanic culture with focus on all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and sociocultural awareness.

HISP 32A Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
(1) M,W,Th,F 9:00–9:50, Mederos
(2) M,T,W,Th 10:00–10:50, Reyes de Deu
(3) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Reyes de Deu
(4) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Mederos
(5) M,T,W,Th 1:00–1:50,
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 20b or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
This course focuses on the development of oral expression and conversational skills in the context of a continuing development of linguistic competence in Spanish.

HISP 34A Intermediate Spanish: Topics in Hispanic Culture
(1) M,W,Th,F 10:00–10:50, González Ros
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 20b or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Topics or themes from Hispanic cultures are the context for continuing development of linguistic competence in Spanish. This is an experiential learning course.

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image of poster for HISP 104 course spring 2018
HISP 104B Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World

(1) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, González Ros
(2) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, González Ros
Prerequisite: HISP 32 or 34. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Participants will expand their skills in Spanish while deepening their understanding of Hispanic cultures. Focuses on aspects of the history and ideas that shape today’s Spanish-speaking world, from its peninsular origins to the realities of Spanish-speakers in the Americas.

HISP 105A Spanish Conversation and Grammar
(1) M,W,Th 10:00–10:50, Perdomo
(2) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Perdomo
Prerequisite: HISP 104b or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Students learn to communicate effectively in Spanish through class discussions, oral and written exercises, presentations, literary and cultural readings, film, and explorations of the mass media. Emphasis on improvement of oral and written fluency, and the continued acquisition of vocabulary and grammar structures. This is an experiential learning course.

HISP 106B Spanish for Written Communication through Contemporary Culture
(1) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50, Staff
Prerequisite: HISP 105a or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Focuses on written communication and the improvement of writing skills including the development of ideas, outlining, and editing. Literary selections are used to help students to continue focusing on language—vocabulary, structures, and elements of texts; they serve as topics for class discussion and writing as well as an introduction to the principles of literary analysis.

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image of poster for HISP 108 spring 2018
HISP 108A Spanish for Heritage Speakers

(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Reyes de Deu
Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Designed specifically for students who grew up speaking Spanish and who would like to enhance existing language skills while developing higher levels of academic proficiency. Assignments are geared toward developing skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking about U.S. Latin@s and the Spanish-speaking world. Students may use this course to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

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HISP 111B Introduction to Latin American Literature and Culture: The Arts, Mass Media, and Community in Latin America
(1) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Arellano
Prerequisite: HISP 106b, or HISP 108a, or permission of instructor.
This course introduces students to Latin American cultural history, from the colonization of the New World to the contemporary present, through a wide range of artworks, literary works, and screen media. Emphasis is placed on how the arts in Latin America have used various media technologies (print and native media, radio, cinematography, television, digital media and virtual reality) to push boundaries, challenge authority, reflect on the challenges of an uneven modernity, and build both real and imagined communities.

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HISP 150A Staging Early Modern Spain: Drama and Society
(1) T,Th 3:30–4:50, Mandrell
Prerequisite: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
Taught in Spanish, with readings in Spanish. We will explore social class, gender, and violence in seventeenth-century Spanish dramas that deal with seduction, cross-dressing, revolution, and wife-murder.  Authors to be studied include Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Alarcón, Tirso de Molina, and Calderón.

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image of poster for HISP 170 course in spring 2018
HISP 170A Topics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature

(1) T,Th 2:00–3:20, Mandrell
Prerequisites: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
Topic for spring 2018: España contra Francia.
For both historical and cultural reasons, Spain struggles from the Middle Ages well into the nineteenth century against its neighbor to the north of the Pyrenees.  In this course, we will examine the vexed relationship between Spain and France by consulting literary texts, historical documents, newspapers, dictionaries, and art, among other types of texts.  Our aim will not be so much to “understand” the relationship between the two countries during this period as to begin to map out points of contact and sites of conflict all while remaining attentive to differences in language, culture, and social life.

HISP 192B Latin American Global Film (in Spanish)
(1) T,F 12:30–1:50, Rosenberg
Prerequisites: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
We will study the dynamic between local and global imagination in the production, circulation, and consumption of films. ‘Traditional’ topics like cultural identity are refashioned for international consumption, and local issues are dramatized as already crisscrossed by global flows of commodities, money, people, and media images, of which the films themselves partake. Close analysis of visual representation and film techniques will be combined with a study of historical and cultural background.

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TAUGHT BY HISPANIC STUDIES FACULTY

CAST 170A Documenting the Immigrant Experience
(1) T 2:00–4:50, Perdomo
Investigates documentary film as a genre and explores the potential of the medium for engaging students with immigrant communities in Waltham through hands-on production experiences. Through the process of exchanging narratives with community members, students generate raw material for a film documentary. This is an experiential learning course.

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Schedule information is tentative. Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for current listings.