Faculty Profile

Abraham Quintanar

Associate Professor of Spanish (2001)

Contact Information

quintana@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 205
717.245.1884

Bio

Education

  • B.A., University of Scranton, 1993
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995, Ph.D., 2002

2013-2014 Academic Year

Fall 2013

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four langage 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 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four langage 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 305 Intro Literary Analysis/Theory
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

Spring 2014

SPAN 231 Disposable Me
This course explores how persons that society considers useless, of no value, are in fact resources that society treats as disposable, as castaways. It also explores how those in power waste the precious resource known as the human being, causing suffering and discarding human potential. Through this topic, the course develops student academic writing as a process and as a skill, one that is acquired and not learned as a form. The course focuses on how the student develops what he or she wants to communicate and on the process of writing as an intellectual activity by which the student acquires a broad and varied range of strategies that permit her or him to intelligibly express ideas.

SPAN 231 Disposable Me
This course explores how persons that society considers useless, of no value, are in fact resources that society treats as disposable, as castaways. It also explores how those in power waste the precious resource known as the human being, causing suffering and discarding human potential. Through this topic, the course develops student academic writing as a process and as a skill, one that is acquired and not learned as a form. The course focuses on how the student develops what he or she wants to communicate and on the process of writing as an intellectual activity by which the student acquires a broad and varied range of strategies that permit her or him to intelligibly express ideas.

Summer 2014

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.