Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Spanish (SPANMIN)Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The minor in Spanish provides students with a solid foundation in oral and written skills in Spanish as well as a broad introduction to Hispanic studies.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Second-Year Spanish II**. One (1) course from the following:
    • P: HISP-S 200 or equivalent. This course continues the work of HISP-S 200. Continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Grades are based on exams, oral tests, homework, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Homework is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a four-semester sequence. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Spanish Grammar in Context. One (1) course from the following:
    • P: HISP-S 250 or equivalent. A topic-based approach to the formal aspects of Spanish grammar. Formal linguistic skills are developed through explicit grammar instruction, the reading of Hispanic texts, and the study of literature and culture through writing and conversation. Credit given for only one of HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310. (3 credit hours.)
  3. Introduction to Hispanic Studies. Two (2) courses from the following:
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. Through the examination of a variety of texts, this course explores Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latino culture from historical, social, artistic, and political perspectives. Credit given for only one of HISP-S 275 or HISP-S 324. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. Introduces the basic concepts of Hispanic linguistics and establishes the background for the future application of linguistic principles. The course surveys linguistic properties in Spanish, including phonology, morphology, and syntax. Additional introductory material on historical linguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics will be included. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. Develops skills needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of texts in at least three literary genres. Credit given for only one of HISP-S 328, HISP-S 331, HISP-S 332, or HISP-S 333. (3 credit hours.)
  4. Advanced Elective. One (1) course from the .
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. This content-based course seeks to improve students' oral and writing skills in Spanish while fostering critical thinking and cultural awareness. The written component includes an analysis of various writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. The oral component includes discussions of cultural topics in the Spanish-speaking world. Credit given for only one of HISP-S 308 or HISP-S 312. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. Introduction to the technical language of the business world, with emphasis on problems of vocabulary, style, composition, and translation in the context of Hispanic mores. Instruction in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. HISP-S 317 is not open to native speakers of Spanish. Meets five times a week. Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates, and group discussions. May be repeated once for credit. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or equivalent. Introduces the formal elements common to cinema and the terms of film analysis in Spanish. Provides a basic understanding of cultural and historical factors that have influenced film production in Latin America and Spain. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328. A panoramic introduction to the study of Hispanic literature in its literary-historical development, through a variety of literary genres. Periods and geographical areas may vary. Credit given for only one of HISP-S 332, HISP-S 333, or HISP-S 334. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 324 or HISP-S 328. Explores Mexican cultural traditions in a globalized world and uses service-learning in Bloomington community schools to deepen the process of intercultural understanding. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 280 or HISP-S 310; or equivalent. An introduction to the practice and techniques of translation, both from Spanish to English as well as from English to Spanish. Translation practice will focus on a variety of textual modes, including literary works, legal documents, journalistic prose, and other materials. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328. This course focuses on iconic historical figures and literary characters who continue to resonate in the 20th- and 21st- century cultural imagination. Drawing upon primary texts from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century, the course investigate these cultural icons and what they mean in modern times. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328. An overview of the literatures of Spain covering issues such as modernization, the Enlightenment, civil war, urban/rural, colonization, fascism, tourism, nationalism, and immigration. Readings in prose, poetry, and drama by representative writers from the eighteenth century to the present. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of HISP-S 324, HISP-S 328, HISP-S 331, HISP-S 333, or HISP-S 334. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of HISP-S 324, HISP-S 328, HISP-S 331, HISP-S 333, or HISP-S 334. A course that integrates historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of HISP-S 324, HISP-S 328, HISP-S 331, HISP-S 333, or HISP-S 334. Integrates historical, racial, political, and cultural information about Hispanics in the United States. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Study of major aspects, movements, or directions of Hispanic poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Forms, traditions, themes, and periods of Hispanic drama from the Renaissance to the present. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Spanish prose fiction from mid-nineteenth-century realism through post-Spanish Civil War narrative innovations. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Spanish-American prose fiction from late nineteenth-century modernism to the present. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of HISP-S 322, HISP-S 324, or HISP-S 328; or equivalent. Analysis and interpretation of Hispanic films, with an emphasis on the study of their formal aspects. National/regional context varies. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of HISP-S 324, HISP-S 326, HISP-S 328, or HISP-S 336; or equivalent. A practical approach to the problems and techniques of Spanish/English and English/Spanish translation, using a variety of texts and concentrating on such critical areas of stylistics as tone, rhythm, imagery, nuance, allusion, etc. Language and translation theory will also be studied. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 326 or equivalent. Attendance in language laboratory required. . Intensive patterned pronunciation drills and exercises in sound discrimination and transcription, based on detailed articulatory description of standard Spanish of Spain and Latin America. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 326 or equivalent. Analyzes the structure of simple and compound sentences in Spanish, focusing on the internal structure of the sentence and how certain phrases within the sentence combine in different word orders to produce specific meanings. Covers transitivity, word order, negation, pronominal and verbal systems, and syntactic variation. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 326 or equivalent. Examines current topics in Hispanic sociolinguistics/pragmatics. Topics include sociolinguistics, phonological and syntactic variation, field methods, discourse analysis, language and power, language ideology, language attitudes, language in context, language and gender, language and the law, bilingualism, linguistic politeness and speech act theory. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 326 or equivalent. Examines current topics in the acquisition of Spanish. Provides an introduction to research on the first and/or second language acquisition of Spanish and to the pedagogical applications of these findings. Students develop a background in these fields and have opportunities to link theory and practice. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 326 or consent of the department. Survey of current issues of bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world and United States. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328. Study of Latino literatures in the U.S. across various genres. Focus on social, cultural, and political factors that shape Latino experience. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Detailed analysis of Cervantes' novel. Life and times of the author. Importance of the work to the development of the novel as an art form. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328. Study of a variety of cultural texts and contexts that inform gender construction in the Hispanic world. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or consent of department. A study of cultural texts from Independence and revolution to neoliberalism, transnationalism, and globalization. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or consent of department. A study of literature and culture in the context of 20th century and current societal transformations in Spanish America including urbanization, populism, revolution, dictatorship and globalization. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Studies literature as an art form within the Hispanic tradition. Employs critical methodology and textual interpretation and analysis to exemplify theory of each genre. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Writers and their works in social, political, economic, and cultural context. Specific topic to be announced in the online Schedule of Classes. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or consent of department. A study of cultural texts from Independence and revolution to neoliberalism, transnationalism, and globalization. Taught in Spanish. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Argentine literature from independence to the present, with a variable topic and focus. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: HISP-S 328 or equivalent. Study of national and/or regional literatures of Hispanic America. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: Consent of department. Topic and credit vary. I Sem., II Sem., I, II SS. May be taken twice for credit as long as topic is different. (1–3 credit hours.)
    • P: Consent of Director of Undergraduate Studies. C: Enrollment in another HISP-S course. Counts toward the minor and/or major in Spanish. Enables undergraduates to make intellectual connections between scholarly pursuits and community involvement. Students arrange 1 credit hour of service work on a creative project that benefits a community, or with local or international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, activist groups, or foundations. Requires a reflection paper on the experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. S/F grading. (1 credit hour.)
  5. GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Notes

  • * Students who place into the 300-level of Spanish language are not eligible for HISP-S 280 credit. As a result, they must take an additional 3 credits at the HISP-S 300–495 level.
  • ** Native speakers of Spanish are expected to complete the minor with coursework at the HISP-S 300-495.