Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for schedule information.
All students need a consent code to enroll in Spanish Language Courses (HISP 10-108).
- Students currently enrolled in HISP language courses (HISP 10-105) will receive instructions about consent code distribution before the beginning of registration.
- All others should email Professor Elena González Ros, director of the Spanish language program, 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.
- Heritage speakers (those who grew up speaking Spanish) should also describe their language background in an email to Professor González Ros who will give them additional information.
Fall 2019 Courses
HISP 10A Beginning Spanish
(1) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Chilelli
(2) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Reyes de Deu
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 11:00–11:50, Gould
(2) M,W,Th,F 10:00–10:50, Sewick
(3) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Sewick
(4) M,T,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Gould
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, Gould
(3) M,T,W,Th 9:00–9:50, Chilelli
(4) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Chilelli
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 20b or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions above).
Students in Hisp32 will bring their proficiency up to an intermediate level. All skills will be practiced with a focus on developing oral communication. Themes will include familiar topics in the context of the Spanish-speaking world.
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
Students in Hisp34 will bring their proficiency up to an intermediate level. All skills will be practiced with an emphasis on developing intercultural competence. Themes will include familiar topics in the context of the Spanish-speaking world.
HISP 104B Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World
(1) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50, Gonzalez Ros
(2) M,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Gonzalez Ros
Participants will expand their 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.
HISP 105A Oral Communication through Cultural Topics
(2) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Sewick
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 Special Topic: Spanish for Medical Professions
(3) M,W 3:30–4:50, Reyes de Deu
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.
HISP 106B Spanish for Written Communication through Contemporary Culture
(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Pérez Arranz
(2) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Pérez Arranz
Students will develop their writing skills in order to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and for different audiences. Examples may include creative, professional, and academic texts.
HISP 111B Intro. to Latin American Literature & Culture
(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Reyes de Deu
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.
HISP 180A Spanish Detective Fiction
(1) T,Th 3:30–4:50, Mandrell
In this course we will trace the development of detective fiction in modern Spain. We will pay particular attention to the relationship between questions of genre (what is a fiction of detection? where does it come from and why? how is it translated into the Spanish literary tradition?) and gender (who does what in these novels?).
HISP 196A: Topics in Latinx Literature and Culture
Fall 2019 Topic: Latinx Theatre: Politics, Performance, and Social Change
(1) T, Th 2:00-3:20, María Durán
This course examines Latinx theatre as a creative and political force for social change in the United States from the 1960s to the present. We will examine Latinx theatre’s politics, cultural practices, and artistic expressions. We will read representative works by Latinx playwrights while integrating supplementary texts including performance reviews, critical analyses, and theoretical studies. Plays will be studied using various modes of inquiry including linguistic, performance studies, gender studies, and borderlands theory.
HISP 198A Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies
(1) M 2:00–4:50, Rosenberg
Required for Hispanic Studies majors, but open to minors and other programs. This seminar and writing workshop will accompany the student in choosing the theme, developing, researching, and writing an original capstone project. We will use a mix of practical and conceptual tools to facilitate this path. We will also study and discuss cultural material (such as short texts, films, etc.) in order to revisit a number of topics and problems central to Hispanic Studies, particularly when it pertains to the students' paper topics. The class will be strongly shaped by students' own previous and developing interests. Taught in both English and Spanish; the final project might be completed in either language.