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

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

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 380 History of the Spanish Lang
This course explores the structural and historical evolution of the Spanish Language from Latin to the medieval period and its subsequent spread developments in Spain and Latin America. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon) and external history (socio-historical context) are examined. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed. A minimal knowledge of Latin may be helpful, though by no means required. This course is intended for majors and may useful students studying Spanish Linguistics as well as Spanish Literature. Spanish 380 is taught in Spanish. MEMS elective

Spring 2015

MEMS 200 The Medieval Song
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-01. Taught in English. This course introduces the student to the study of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern periods by examining the fusion of words and music produced in Medieval Europe. The core of the course uses modern technology to examine manuscript images, manuscript transcriptions, translations into English, and musical renditions. The material is studied comparatively and focuses on textual context, thematic convention (literary as well as musical), as well as cultural content.

SPAN 380 The Medieval Song
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. Taught in English. This course introduces the student to the study of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern periods by examining the fusion of words and music produced in Medieval Europe. The core of the course uses modern technology to examine manuscript images, manuscript transcriptions, translations into English, and musical renditions. The material is studied comparatively and focuses on textual context, thematic convention (literary as well as musical), as well as cultural content.

SPAN 380 History of the Spanish Lang
This course explores the structural and historical evolution of the Spanish Language from Latin to the medieval period and its subsequent spread developments in Spain and Latin America. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon) and external history (socio-historical context) are examined. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed. A minimal knowledge of Latin may be helpful, though by no means required. This course is intended for majors and may useful students studying Spanish Linguistics as well as Spanish Literature. Spanish 380 is taught in Spanish.This course uses web based digital resources to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, digital resources and methodologies are employed that allow the student to acquire digital humanities skills to be used in producing a project. It is hoped that this skill will broaden the student's academic and professional portfolios.