Latino Studies

LTST 241 : Introduction to Latino Studies – A

This course introduces students to the range of issues and analytical approaches that form the foundation of Latino studies. By tracing the history of the “Latino/a/x” concept in relation to key elements of sociocultural life, such as time, space, migration, identity, class, race, gender, community, power, language, nation, and rights, students will develop understandings of the particular ways in which Latino studies takes shape as an intellectual, literary, artistic and political enterprise. (4)

LTST 341 : Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S. – A, LT

Exploration of the histories, experiences, and contributions of Latino/a/x communities in the United States as they appear in Latino literary and cultural productions. Course content is enriched through related community engagement experience. (4)

LTST 441 : U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies – A. LT

Course introduces students to critical concepts in the field of Latino/a/x literature. Through an examination of narrative texts from different times and places, we will focus on how U.S. Latino/a/x writers reinscribe native roots, cultures and languages in order to respond to the uncertainties of geographical displacement. English majors may count this course with prior approval from the chair of the English department. (4)

Hispanic Studies

HISP 101 : Elementary Spanish

Development of basic communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, through learning aspects of the culture(s) in which it is spoken. Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must take the placement survey and enroll in HISP 102 or higher. (4,4)

HISP 102 : Elementary Spanish

Development of basic communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, through learning aspects of the culture(s) in which it is spoken. Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must take the placement survey and enroll in HISP 102 or higher. Pre-requisite: HISP 101 or equivalent. (4,4)

HISP 201 : Intermediate Spanish – C

A continuation of elementary Spanish; reading selections which reflect the Spanish cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Lab attendance required. Students cannot take both HISP 201 and 251 for credit. (4, 4)

HISP 202 : Intermediate Spanish – C

A continuation of elementary Spanish; reading selections which reflect the Spanish cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Lab attendance required. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. (4, 4)

HISP 231 : Intensive Spanish in Latin America – C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201, 202, 251 or 252) and advanced (equivalent to 301 or 351) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student’s background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 251 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers – A

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. The course affirms and builds upon the student’s Spanish language abilities through conversation about literary and cultural texts, vocabulary expansion, composition and writing activities, and explicit study of grammar structures. Student cannot take both HISP 201 and 251 for credit. (4)

HISP 252 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers – A

Continuation of HISP 251. The course affirms and builds upon the student’s Spanish language abilities through conversation about literary and cultural texts, vocabulary expansion, composition and writing activities, and explicit study of grammar structures. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. (4)

HISP 301 : Hispanic Voices for Social Change – C

HISP 301 is a content-based intensive reading and writing course that offers an examination of diverse texts from different times and places in Spanish speaking countries, to focus on how people establish different yet coherent strategies of resistance and adaptation which in turn respond to experiences of social injustice, inequality, geographical displacement and human rights violations in their respective communities. Prerequisite: HISP 202. (4)

HISP 321 : Iberian Cultural Studies – C

Interdisciplinary exploration of the construction of “Spanish” national identity through literary and cultural productions as it relates to religion, culture, race, class and gender. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 322 : Latin American Cultural Studies – C

Interdisciplinary exploration of the construction of “Latin America” throughout history as it relates to conditions of coloniality and negotiations of culture, race, religion, class, and gender. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 325 : Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies – C, LT

Acquaints students with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to examples of narrative, poetry, drama, and essay in the Spanish and Latin American literary traditions. Reading, writing, and speaking-intensive. Ongoing review of advanced grammar. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 331 : Intensive Spanish in Latin America – C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201, 202 or 251, 252) and advanced (equivalent to 301 or 351) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student’s background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 351 : Hispanic Voices for Social Change for Heritage Speakers – C

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. HISP 351 is a content-based intensive reading and writing course that offers an examination of diverse texts from different times and places in Spanish speaking countries, to focus on how people establish different yet coherent strategies of resistance and adaptation, which in turn respond to experiences of social injustice, inequality, geographical displacement and human rights violations in their respective communities. Prerequisites: HISP 252. Students cannot take both HISP 301 and 351 for credit. (4)

HISP 401 : Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics – C

HISP 401 is an advanced-level content-based course with an in-depth analysis of Spanish syntax, phonology, and morphology along with the evolution of the Spanish language, including the study of dialects and the history of indigenous languages. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 423 : Special Topics in Iberian Literature & Cultures – C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in Iberian literary and cultural productions. Topics may include: Migration; Afro-Iberian Writers; Memory and Trauma; Iberian Cities and Andalusian Spectres. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 433 : Special Topics in Latin American Literatures & Cultures – C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific topic, genre, or time period in Latin American literary and cultural productions. Topics may include: Memory, trauma, and testimonio in the Southern Cone; Mexican indigenismo and indigenist discourses; Caribbean and Central American migration and diaspora studies. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 499 : Capstone: Senior Project – SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)