HISP - Hispanic Studies (HISP)

HISP 201 Current Issues in Hispanic Studies

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Exploration of current issues and concerns in Hispanic Studies through attendance and participation in Hispanic Studies-related events and lectures by noted academics and professionals in Hispanic Studies; in-class discussions. May be taken three times for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Prerequisite: ENGL 104.

HISP 204 Spanish and Spanish American Literature in Translation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of literature from the Spanish-speaking world from the Middle Ages to the present; English translations of masterpieces of Spanish language literature; authors such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Dario, Garcia Marquez. Taught in English.

HISP 205 Don Quixote and the Other Arts

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

A study of Miguel de Cervantes' masterwork, Don Quixote, and its representations in other arts such as painting, film and music. Taught in English.

HISP 206 Food in the Hispanic World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

A study of food, food preparation and consumption in the Hispanic world from historical, geographical, artistic, social and psychological perspective. Taught in English.

HISP 250 Contemporary Spanish Culture

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Cultural and practical orientation for students participating in the summer study abroad programs in Spain; brief introduction to contemporary social and cultural institutions; discussions of Spanish university system; oral reports and final paper; readings and discussion in English and Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

HISP 260 Contemporary Mexican Culture

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Introduction to contemporary Mexican social, cultural, and political institutions; discussion of Mexican university system; readings and discussion in Spanish and English. For preparation for study abroad program in Mexico.
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

HISP 285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects in Hispanic Studies, selected for each student individually.
Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and department head.

HISP 289 Special Topics In...

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Hispanic Studies. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisites: ENGL 104; freshman or sophomore classification; approval of department head.

HISP 291 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research in Hispanic Studies conducted under the direction of faculty member. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

HISP 352 Hispanic Literature and Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The language of film, and film as fiction; the relationship between film and literature; films as expressions of cultural realities through the adaptation of Hispanic literary works; readings and lectures in English.

HISP 362/ENGL 362 Latino/a Literature

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Literature by U.S.-based Latino/a authors writing mostly in English; examination of historical and social contexts of cultural production; may include novels, poetry, short stories, plays, and films to gain understanding of aesthetic expression of diverse Latino/a authors, including but not limited to Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Dominican Americans.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ENGL 362/HISP 362.

HISP 363 Borderlands: U.S. and Mexico

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Multiple images of the U.S./Mexico border, their creation, their evolution, and their conflicting representations in filmic, literary and musical texts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 104 and junior or senior classification.

HISP 471/RELS 471 Hispanic Religions

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exploration of the history and practice of Hispanic religion, including spirit possession, evil eye, consumption of sacred substances, healing traditions, ex-votos, relics, prophecy, omens, monsters, astrology, witchcraft, the Inquisition, festivals, pilgrimage, mystics and religious contributions of diverse ethnic groups.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: RELS 471/HISP 471.

HISP 474/RELS 474 Diversity Lessons from Medieval Spain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Crucible of cultures--Christian, Jewish, and Muslim--that was medieval Spain and modern implications of that experience in diversity.
Prerequisites: ENGL 104 and junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: RELS 474/HISP 474.

HISP 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects in Hispanic Studies, selected for each student individually.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor and department head.

HISP 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Hispanic studies. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisites: ENGL 104; junior or senior classification; approval of department head.

HISP 491 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research in Hispanic Studies conducted under the direction of faculty member. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.