Faculty Profile

Julie Lesman

Visiting Instructor in Spanish (2012)

Contact Information

lesmanj@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 2M

Bio

Education

  • B.A., Colorado College, 1997
  • M.A., University of Texas-Austin, 2001

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.

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.

SPAN 231 Bilingualism & Spanish
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.

Spring 2015

SPAN 104 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 116.

SPAN 104 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 116.

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.