Faculty Profile

Mark Aldrich

Associate Professor of Spanish; Director of the Dickinson Semester/Year in Malaga Program 2016-18 (1991)

Contact Information

aldrich@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 123
717.245.1288

Bio

He is particularly interested in 20th century Spanish poetry, although his publications include both Peninsular and Spanish American subjects. He has also published literary translations. Current scholarship is focused on poetry translation and the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada.

Education

  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1981
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1991

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

SPAN 251 Sp for Academic Ctxt in Málaga
An advanced and in-depth study of grammatical structures to prepare students for the demands of Spanish university classes, with a focus on achieving the necessary command of the language according to DELE standards. Students will learn some of the intricacies, complexities and subtleties of Spanish grammar through personalized instruction, oral presentations and written analysis of diverse texts. These will include cultural texts, literature, art, current affairs, politics, etc. This is an intensive, four week pre-semester required course, which includes weekly exams in addition to other specific assignments.

SPAN 251 Sp for Academic Ctxt in Málaga
An advanced and in-depth study of grammatical structures to prepare students for the demands of Spanish university classes, with a focus on achieving the necessary command of the language according to DELE standards. Students will learn some of the intricacies, complexities and subtleties of Spanish grammar through personalized instruction, oral presentations and written analysis of diverse texts. These will include cultural texts, literature, art, current affairs, politics, etc. This is an intensive, four week pre-semester required course, which includes weekly exams in addition to other specific assignments.

SPAN 253 Malaga Colloquium
This is a half credit course that follows Spanish 251, Spanish For Academic Contexts in Málaga. This addresses challenges that students face in course work taken at the Universidad de Málaga. Students will learn in detail about expectations for student work in Spanish universities, will present to Dickinson peers research related to their university courses, and will also participate in mentor and/or tutoring sessions that will focus on their university work. The course will include readings on study and research skills, as well as Spanish university culture. Meets weekly for one and a half-hours for 12 weeks.

SPAN 253 Malaga Colloquium
This is a half credit course that follows Spanish 251, Spanish For Academic Contexts in Málaga. This addresses challenges that students face in course work taken at the Universidad de Málaga. Students will learn in detail about expectations for student work in Spanish universities, will present to Dickinson peers research related to their university courses, and will also participate in mentor and/or tutoring sessions that will focus on their university work. The course will include readings on study and research skills, as well as Spanish university culture. Meets weekly for one and a half-hours for 12 weeks.

SPAN 372 Spanish Society and Culture
Offered only at the Dickinson Study Center in Málaga. In-depth study of several aspects of Spanish cultural traditions and values. Contrasts Andalusian culture with other peninsular cultures. Oral and written reports concerning cultural aspects of life in Málaga. Local field trips and interviews are an important part of the course. Offered in the fall semester.

SPAN 372 Spanish Society and Culture
Offered only at the Dickinson Study Center in Málaga. In-depth study of several aspects of Spanish cultural traditions and values. Contrasts Andalusian culture with other peninsular cultures. Oral and written reports concerning cultural aspects of life in Málaga. Local field trips and interviews are an important part of the course. Offered in the fall semester.

SPAN 381 Writers/Artists/Creat Process
Offered only at the Dickinson Study Center in Málaga. Study of significant cultural, literary, and historical topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world. Peninsular and Latin American topics may be offered. Specific topics to be announced.

SPAN 381 Spanish Economy
Offered only at the Dickinson Study Center in Málaga. Study of significant cultural, literary, and historical topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world. Peninsular and Latin American topics may be offered. Specific topics to be announced.

SPAN 381 Writers/Artists/Creat Process
Offered only at the Dickinson Study Center in Málaga. Study of significant cultural, literary, and historical topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world. Peninsular and Latin American topics may be offered. Specific topics to be announced.