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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Hispanic Literature Track (Bachelor of Arts in Spanish)

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements HISPLITTRK

The Hispanic literatures track allows majors to explore the rich diversity of Hispanic literatures and cultures across time through the reading, analysis, and discussion of literary, filmic and artistic texts. Foregrounding critical thinking and a humanistic approach, this track helps students perfect their oral and written language abilities and provides them with the skills to understand, appreciate, and think critically about literary and other cultural texts of the Spanish-speaking world.

Requirements

The track requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Literature. Two (2) courses:
    • HISP-S 407 Cultural Icons of Spain
    • HISP-S 408 Iberian Modernities
    • HISP-S 417 Hispanic Poetry
    • HISP-S 418 Hispanic Drama
    • HISP-S 419 Modern Spanish Prose Fiction
    • HISP-S 420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction
    • HISP-S 422 Hispanic Cinema
    • HISP-S 423 The Craft of Translation
    • HISP-S 435 US Latino Literatures
    • HISP-S 450 Don Quijote
    • HISP-S 470 Gender in Hispanic Texts
    • HISP-S 471 Colonialism to Modernism
    • HISP-S 472 Dictatorship and Democracy in Spanish American Literature and Culture
    • HISP-S 473 Hispanic Literature and Literary Theory
    • HISP-S 474 Hispanic Literature and Society
    • HISP-S 479 Mapping Mexico
    • HISP-S 480 Argentine Literature
    • HISP-S 481 Hispanic American National/Regional Literatures
    • HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  2. Pre-1800 Literature. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 407 Cultural Icons of Spain
    • HISP-S 450 Don Quijote
    • HISP-S 471 Colonialism to Modernism
  3. Linguistics. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics
    • HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish
    • HISP-S 429 Hispanic Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
    • HISP-S 430 The Acquisition of Spanish
    • HISP-S 431 Bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S.
    • HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  4. Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course from the Literature list
    • Additional course from the Linguistics list
    • HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish
    • HISP-S 309 Spanish Writing for Heritage Speakers
    • HISP-S 315 Spanish in the Business World
    • HISP-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction
    • HISP-S 322 Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish
    • HISP-S 334 Panoramas of Hispanic Literature
    • HISP-S 335 Mexican Culture in a Service Learning Context
    • HISP-S 336 Introduction to Spanish Translation
    • HISP-S 396 Overseas Study in Spanish
    • HISP-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context
    • HISP-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context
    • HISP-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the United States
    • HISP-C 105 Intensive Catalan Language (This course can be used to satisfy the Track Residency requirement below.)
    • HISP-C 450 Catalan Literature
    • HISP-P 135 Intensive Portuguese (This course can be used to satisfy the Track Residency requirement below.)
    • HISP-P 400 Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World I
    • HISP-P 401 Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World II
    • HISP-P 405 Literature and Film in Portuguese
    • HISP-P 415 Women Writing in Portuguese
    • HISP-P 425 Structure of Portuguese Language
    • HISP-P 467 Contemporary Portuguese Literature
    • HISP-P 470 Poetry in Portuguese
    • HISP-P 475 Theatre in Portuguese
    • HISP-P 476 Prose in Portuguese
    • HISP-P 495 Luso-Brazilian Colloquium
    • HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar
    • HISP-X 370 Experiential Learning in Spanish (Up to 3 credit hours can apply toward the requirement)
    • HISP-X 395 Global Experience in Spanish and Portuguese
    • HISP-X 398 Experiential Research
  5. Track Residency. At least one (1) of the 400–498 level courses used to fulfill the requirements above must be completed on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
  6. Track GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Track Area Courses

Courses that may apply toward the Credit Hours and GPA requirements in this academic program include all courses listed on the requirement course lists at the time the course was taken as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent.

Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward track requirements:

  • Same as the major, as appropriate based on the Academic program Area Courses list above.

Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the track:

  • Same as the major, as appropriate based on the Academic program Area Courses list above.

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Hispanic Linguistics Track (Bachelor of Arts in Spanish) (HISPLNGTRK)
  • Hispanic Studies Track (Bachelor of Arts in Spanish) (HISPSTDTRK)

Exceptions to and substitutions for track requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.