Before you enroll in Spanish language courses (HISP 10–108):

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.

Fall 2014 Hispanic Studies Courses

Schedule information is tentative. Please see http://www.brandeis.edu /registrar/schedule/classes/2014/Fall/6600/all 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) MTWR 9:00–9:50, Arteta
(2) MTWR 11:00–11:50, Arteta
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.

HISP 20B Continuing Spanish
(1) MTWR 9:00–9:50, Burstin
(2) MTWR 11:00–11:50, Burstin
(3) MTWR 10:00–10:50, Perdomo
(4) MTWR 1:00–1:50, 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) MWRF 9:00–9:50, Mederos
(2) MWRF 10:00–10:50, Mederos
(3) MTWR 11:00–11:50, Ehrsam
(4) MWR 12:00–12:50, F 12:30–1:20, Mederos
(5) MTWR 1:00–1:50, Burstin
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) MWRF 10:00–10:50, González Ros
(2) MWRF 11:00–11:50, 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.

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HISP 104B Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World
(1) MWR 10:00–10:50, Ehrsam
(2) MWR 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 the Spanish—speaking world, from its peninsular origins to the realities of Spanish—speakers in the Americas.

HISP 105A Spanish Conversation and Grammar
(1) MWR 12:00–12:50, Perdomo
(2) TR 2:00–3:20, Arteta
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.

HISP 105A Spanish for Medical Professions
(3) MW 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.

poster for Spanish for Medical Professionals

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HISP 106B Spanish Composition, Grammar, and Stylistics
(1) MWR 12:00–12:50, Reyes de Deu
(2) MWR 1:00–1:50, Reyes de Deu
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.

HISP 110A Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature: Gender, Class, Religion and Power
(1) TF 12:30–1:50, Fox
Prerequisite: HISP 106b, or 108a, or permission of the instructor.
Was el Cid a political animal? How do women, Jews, and Muslims fare in classical Spanish literature? Study of major works, authors, and social issues from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. Texts covered range from lyric love poetry and the epic Cantar del Cid to Cervantes and masterpieces of Spanish Golden Age theater.

HISP 111B Introduction to Latin American Literature & Culture: Literature, Media & Community in Latin America
(1) MW 2:00–3:20, Rosenberg
Prerequisite: HISP 106b, or HISP 108a, or permission of the instructor.
The goal of this course is to recognize major trends in Latin American literary and cultural production. We will examine a range of key Latin American texts (poems, short stories and excerpts from novels, chronicles) from the time of the conquest to modern and contemporary times. Emphasis is placed on problems of cultural definition and identity construction as they are elaborated in literary discourse.

HISP 181A Autores, narradores y lectores
(1) TR 2:00–3:20, Mandrell
Prerequisite: HISP 109b or HISP 110a or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor. This is an experiential learning course.
Looks at cultural production and its context in Spain for an entire calendar year. The goal is to familiarize students with what has been read and watched in Spain most recently and to understand it in terms of contemporary politics and society.

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HISP 192B Latin American Global Film
(1) MW 3:30–4:50, Rosenberg
Prerequisites: HISP 109b, or HISP 110a, or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
An examination of films from Latin America or about Latin American topics. Considering film production and circulation, the class focuses on how images travel, how local stories and images are projected globally, and how Latin America and its "local" cultures are processed outside of their borders. Close analysis of visual representation complemented by a historically and culturally informed background.

HISP 196A Topics in Latin@ Literature and Culture: Latin@ Fictions of Detection
(1) TR 3:30–4:50, Mandrell
May be repeated for credit. Taught in English.
Offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular aspect of the diverse literary and cultural production of U.S. latinas and latinos. Topics will vary from year to year but may include autobiography, detective fiction, or historical fiction.

HISP 198A Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies
(1) R 5:00–7:50, Fox
Prerequisite: HISP 109b, or HISP 110a, or HISP 111b, or permission of the instructor.
This is a capstone course for students majoring in Hispanic Studies at Brandeis and is also open to other students interested in pursuing a semester-long research project.

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Schedule information is tentative. Please see http://www.brandeis.edu /registrar/schedule/classes/2014/Fall/6600/all for current listings.