Faculty Profile

Elise Bartosik-Velez

Associate Professor of Spanish (2003)

Contact Information

bartosie@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 320
717.245.1844

Bio

Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches Latin American literature and focuses in particular on the colonial period and the nineteenth century. Her research interests include: Christopher Columbus, the legacy of the classical world in the Americas, intellectual history, and the colonial and independence era in both Latin America and the United States.

Education

  • B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1987
  • Masters in Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego, 1990
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2003

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

SPAN 116 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 116 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

Spring 2016

SPAN 202 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.

LALC 390 Revol & Indep in Spanish Amer
Cross-listed with SPAN 410-01.This course will focus on the Spanish American independence movements. Emphasis will be placed on understanding these revolutions in their local and Atlantic-world contexts. Students will read secondary historical sources, as well as analyze primary sources written by political actors and observers throughout Spain and the Americas. During the course of much of the semester, students will conduct research for a final project in which they will contextualize and analyze one or more primary sources.

SPAN 410 Revol & Indep in Spanish Amer
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01.This course will focus on the Spanish American independence movements. Emphasis will be placed on understanding these revolutions in their local and Atlantic-world contexts. Students will read secondary historical sources, as well as analyze primary sources written by political actors and observers throughout Spain and the Americas. During the course of much of the semester, students will conduct research for a final project in which they will contextualize and analyze one or more primary sources.