Faculty Profile

Abraham Quintanar

Associate Professor of Spanish (2001)

Contact Information

quintana@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 205
717.245.1884

Education

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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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 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.

Spring 2016

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 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 310 Studies in Span Medieval Texts
This course explores texts written from the 8th-through the 15th-centuries, in the Medieval Iberian Peninsula, within the cultural context of Medieval Iberia's pluralistic society of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Topics may include the chivalric tradition, folklore, and the literature of courtly love. Earlier texts may be studied in modernized versions. Prerequisite: 305.

Summer 2016

HUMN 500 Independent Study