Faculty Profile

Eva Copeland

Associate Professor of Spanish (2005)

Contact Information

copelane@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 122
717.254.8152

Bio

Her teaching and research interests include 18th- and 19th-century literature, gender and sexuality studies and cultural studies. She is currently working on a book which explores constructions of masculinity and the intersections of gender, nation, and sexuality in the 19th-century Spanish realist novel.

Education

  • B.A., Colgate University, 1994
  • M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999
  • Ph.D., 2004

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.

Spring 2018

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 231 Spanish Composition
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The topic of this section is Bilingualism and the roles it plays among the people of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain and Latin America). More than half of the world's people who speak Spanish do so in a context of intensive bilingualism and contact with other languages. These include, among others, indigenous languages, English, other Romance languages (like Catalan), and creole languages. In this course, students will read and respond to a variety of texts and other materials, including, but not limited to: essays, popular media (i.e. newspaper and magazine articles), film, poetry and fiction. Topics that will be explored are identity, power and politics, history, class, race, and gender. This course aims to further students' understanding of the people who speak Spanish, the issues they face in society, and the functions of language.