Faculty Profile

Hector Reyes Zaga

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2009)

Contact Information

reyeszah@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 7M
717.245.1158

Bio

Hector earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. He also received a degree in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His research interests include Mexican literature, Latino/a studies, law and literature, immigration studies, and human rights. His current projects focus on the representation of immigrants in literature produced on the Mexican border through the framework of human rights.

Education

  • Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico, 1997
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005
  • Ph.D., 2009

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

SPAN 230 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.

SPAN 230 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.

SPAN 230 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.

SPAN 231 Cultura y Sociedad Mexicana
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The class presents a range of perspectives of the Mexican culture and society with a focus on the construction of Mexican identity. The course is carefully organized around a mosaic of interrelated segments that attempt to explain the complex Mexican idiosyncrasy. Among the many topics we will be discussing in class are: the construction of nation, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism; class, gender and sexuality; family, religion and social classes; and urban city, province and border in Mexico. This will allow us to better know and understand the different variables that make up the Mexican imaginary.

Spring 2016

AMST 200 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with LALC 295-01 and SPAN 295-01.This interdisciplinary introduction to Latina/o Studies discusses foundational historical, cultural, political, artistic, and literary texts of the U.S. Latina/o community. This class will cover diasporic movements and issues of identity, with a particular focus on the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban-American diaspora. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the DIV I.b. distribution requirement and US Diversity graduation requirement.

SPAN 202 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.

LALC 295 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with AMST 200-06 and SPAN 295-01.

SPAN 295 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with AMST 200-06 and LALC 295-01.

SPAN 550 Independent Research