Faculty Profile

Erin Diaz

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2009)

Contact Information

mcnultye@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room M09
717.245.1739

Office Hours for Fall 2016: M, F: 11:30-12:30 and by appointment

Education

  • B.A., Hillsdale College, 1990
  • M.A., Indiana University, 2005
  • Ph.D., 2011

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

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 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.

Spring 2017

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.

SPAN 366 Intro to Span Sociolinguistics
This course will introduce students to the study of variation and change in Spanish based on a variety of sociological factors. The course will incorporate specific examples both in Spanish and in English. The course will be taught in English with a Spanish FLIC option. Advanced learners of other languages are welcome. Topics will include phonological variation, morphological and morphosyntactic variation, discourse analysis, and language in contact.Prerequisite: Spanish 305 or approval from the professor.