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 Medieval Iberian Txts & Lit
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.