Faculty Profile

Abraham Quintanar

Associate Professor of Spanish (2001)

Contact Information

quintana@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 205
717.245.1884

Office Hours for Fall 2016: Mon 8-9AM; Wed & Fri 4:30-5:30pm;

Education

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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

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 2017

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 310 St of the Iberian Middle Ages
Explores texts and contexts from the 8th to the 15th-century in the Iberian Peninsula and the continent. Studies of texts and literatures are organized around topics such as medieval romance, sex and marriage, literature of courtly love, the medieval song, chivalry and chivalric romance, medieval epic repertoires, the politics of siege warfare, Iberia’s pluralistic society of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, medievalism. Earlier texts may be studied in modernized versions. Prerequisite: 305 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 410 Seminar in Hispanic Literature
A thorough investigation of major figures or important literary trends in Hispanic literature which were not covered by the majors in previous courses. The majors will work on a semi-independent basis with a particular instructor and will present reports to the seminar and participate in subsequent discussions. Emphasis on methods of literary research. Prerequisite: 305, two 300-level courses, and permission of the instructor if not a senior. This course is cross-listed as LALC 390.