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 González Ros (elenag@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 González Ros (elenag@brandeis.edu) who will give them additional information.

Fall 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, González Ros
(2) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Reyes de Deu
Prerequisite: Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
For students who have had no previous study of Spanish. An introduction to the Spanish language and culture, this course focuses on the acquisition of effective communication skills in Spanish and cultural awareness. Students will actively speak, write, listen and read in the target language. A variety of media and texts relating to authentic familiar topics will be used. Active participation is essential.

HISP 20B Continuing Spanish
(1) M,T,W,Th 9:00–9:50, Burstin
(2) M,W,Th,F 10:00–10:50, STAFF
(3) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Perdomo
(4) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, STAFF
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. Students will continue the development of all language skills (speaking, reading, listening, writing and culture) using a variety of media and texts relating to authentic familiar topics. The focus of the class is to communicate effectively and to learn more about the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Active participation is essential.

HISP 32A Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
(1) M,W,Th,F 9:00–9:50, Mederos
(2) M,W,Th,F 10:00–10:50, STAFF
(3) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Burstin
(4) M,T,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Burstin
(5) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, STAFF
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, Mederos
(2) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Mederos
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.

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HISP 104B Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World

(1) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50, STAFF
(2) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, 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 1:00–1:50, 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.

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HISP 105A Special Topic: Spanish for Medical Professions
(3) M,W 3:30–4:50, Reyes de Deu
Prerequisite: HISP 104b or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
This course is designed to provide students with practice in spoken Spanish using meaningful and applicable medical terminology. Special attention will be given to relevant cultural differences, and the class will discuss how cultural notions may influence Spanish-speaking patients’ healthcare behaviors and doctor/patient communication. The course will supply a review of simple and complex grammatical structures upon which students can build throughout their professional careers. Students will be exposed to intense conversational practice and use Spanish in a variety of interactive class activities such as interviews, dialogues, debates, discussions, and presentations.

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HISP 106B Spanish for Written Communication through Contemporary Culture
(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, STAFF
(2) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, STAFF
Prerequisite: HISP 105a or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).Writing Intensive.
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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HISP 109 Intro. to Modern Spanish Cultural Studies

(1) T,Th 2:00–3:20, Mandrell
Prerequisite: HISP 106b, or HISP 108a, or permission of the instructor.
Introduces the study of Spanish culture through a focus on Spanish literature and culture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Topic for Fall 2018: A consideration of cultural production in Spain in 2004 in its historical, social, and political context, including the 11 March Al-Qaeda bombings in Madrid.

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HISP 111B Intro. to Latin American Literature & Culture

(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Reyes de Deu
Prerequisite: HISP 106b, or HISP 108a, or permission of instructor.
COML Lit Course in a Language Other than English; IGS Elective in Media, Culture, and The Arts; Elective Course in Latin American and Latino St; Non-Western and Comparative Studies Requirement; Cross-Listed in Music/Cultural Studies Track.
Examines key Latin American texts of different genres (poems, short stories and excerpts from novels, chronicles, comics, screenplays, cyberfiction) and from different time periods from the conquest to modernity. This class places emphasis on problems of cultural definition and identity construction as they are elaborated in literary discourse. Identifying major themes (coloniality and emancipation, modernismo and modernity, indigenismo, hybridity and mestizaje, nationalisms, Pan-Americanism, etc.) we will trace continuities and ruptures throughout Latin American intellectual history.

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HISP 142B Literature, Film, and Human Rights in Latin America

(1) T,F 12:30–1:50, Rosenberg
Taught in Spanish in fall 2018. Prerequisite: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor. May not be taken for credit by students who took HECS 42b in prior years.
CAST Electives in Humanities; Elective Course in Latin American and Latino St; Non-Western and Comparative Studies Requirement.
Examines literature, film (fiction and non-fiction) and other artistic expressions from Latin America, in conversation with the idea of human rights—from the colonial arguments about slavery and the 'natural rights' of the indigenous, to the advent of human rights in the context of post-conflict truth and reconciliation processes, to the emergence of gender and ethnicity in the human rights framework, to the current debates about rights of nature in the midst of a global ecological crisis.

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HISP 175B Millennial Latin American Fiction and Graphic Novels

(1) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Arellano
Prerequisite: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
Elective Course in Latin American and Latino Studies.
Examines literary fiction and graphic novels written in Latin America in the last twenty years. We will explore how new generations of writers and graphic novelists in Latin America distinguish themselves from preceding generations and set out to explore a range of new narrative forms and social issues, such as new forms of horror and fantasy, contemporary forms of precarity and social marginality, global commodity culture, and online dating, among others. Taught in Spanish.

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HISP 198A Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies

(1) M 2:00–4:50, Arellano
Prerequisite: HISP 109b or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
COML Course in a Related Field; Elective in LALS if course content approved; Writing Intensive.
Topic for Fall 2018: Essay/Film: In the Fall 2018, this seminar will focus on the relationship between essay writing and non-fiction filmmaking, paying particular attention to creative non-fiction and essay films. Individual research and writing projects (on topics selected by each student, based on her/his personal interests) will be workshopped in this context. The course will be taught in English; students will have the choice of writing their papers in Spanish or English.

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OTHER RELATED COURSES

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PORT 14B Accelerated Beginning Portuguese

(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Brown
Recommended prerequisite: It is recommended that students have an intermediate proficiency in Spanish or another Romance language (equivalent of about the third semester at Brandeis).
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Introduces Brazilian Portuguese language and other Lusophone cultures while reviewing and presenting basic grammar skills. Speaking, reading, and writing skills are all emphasized. Movies, news broadcasts, periodicals, and Internet sites all complement class work.

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