This video features a montage of images with voice over.
On-screen text: Hisp 104: Peoples, Ideas and Language of the Hispanic World, Brandeis University
A mosaic animation dissolves the tiles to video of a woman talking to the camera. The woman’s name, Prof. Elena González Ros, appears on the screen.
Voice-over: "¡Hola todos y todas! En este video, lo que se puede explicar en qué consiste la clase de español de 104. El tema de curso es la identidad y cómo se forma a través de varios aspectos como la lengua o las lenguas que hablamos, (a photo of the Mexican flag against a blue sky appears) los símbolos que representan a un país (the image changes to three women each holding up one corner of their identical full length white skirts decorated with gold and multicolored borders and designs. They wear flowered wreaths and carry red, white, and blue striped flags as they stand in front of speaker area draped with large Paraguayan flag.) o sus celebraciones.”
(Image changes to a bright green bird with a bright-red belly perched on a branch.)
Voice-over: "Algunas de las preguntas que analizaremos son ¿Cuáles son los valores, símbolos y imágenes (Image changes to film poster with word, América, in gold in front of 3 dimensional representation of north and south America on a black sea.) que me representan a mí o a mi país? (image changes to a couple who seem to have just finished a dance in bright yellow-, orange- and green-colored and flower-patterned ruffled clothing. The woman holds two corners of her long skirt out to her sides, the man holds his straw hat high.) (image changes to Prof. González Ros) ¿Qué importancia tiene para mí la lengua o lenguas que hablo? (image changes to campus statue of Justice Brandeis) ¿Las imágenes que tenemos en nuestro campus reflejan los valores de la universidad (image changes to campus statue of reader on rock. In the sky the word Las imagenes is superimposed on screen) y representan a todos los estudiantes de Brandeis?”
Image changes to: [Prof. González Ros]
Voice-over: "En cuanto la lengua, veremos algunas diferencias entre el español de Latinoamérica, España, y los Estados Unidos. (image changes to mural on white brick wall of 3 simply drawn and painted male figures with the painted words: “ No es: lo que tienes, lo que haces, sino lo que eres (eres is crossed out) and below it is painted sos.”) (Image returns to Prof. Elena González Ros) También aprenderemos qué es y cómo es el lenguaje inclusivo en el español actual. Cada estudiante de este curso contribuye con una perspectiva nueva y enriquecedora al contenido del curso. No es necesario que hables un español perfecto para poder discutir estos temas. ¡Esperamos verte en nuestras clases!”
Image changes to: [Poster for 104b: Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World, Professor González Ros. This is followed by a composite of 5 images. The image at top left is of what seems to be a rally of indigenous peoples. One has loudspeaker and the two beside him are cheering or yelling. The second is the cover for “Bebe diferentemente iguales” a song about the diversity of the people of the countries that are member nations of the Ibero-American cooperation organization based in Madrid. The third is of a couple who seem to have just finished a dance in bright yellow-, orange- and green-colored and flower-patterned ruffled clothing. The woman hold two corners of her long skirt out to her sides, the man holds his straw hat high. The forth picture is from the documentary film, La Buena vida, and is of the white-haired grandfather lying in his hammock. His creased skin and chiseled indigenous features give him an air of someone who has witnessed history and has learned many lessons. The last image is of a brick wall painted white with three cartoonlike male figures. The first is a young person who turns out his pockets to show they are empty. The second figure is of a man in a suit with a briefcase. The third is a mural on a white brick wall of 3 simply drawn and painted male figures with the painted words: “ No es: lo que tienes, lo que haces, sino lo que eres (eres is crossed out) and below it is painted sos.” A description of course follows: Prerequisite: 30-level Hispanic Studies course or equivalent. Consent code required. Participants will expand their language skills in Spanish while deepening their understanding of Hispanic cultures. Students will explore how their identity and those of others is expressed through language, images, and cultural practices.]