Faculty Profile

Elise Bartosik-Velez

Associate Professor of Spanish (2003)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 320


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.


  • 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

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

SPAN 230 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: 116, 120, or the equivalent.