Faculty Profile

Antonio Rivas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2014)

Contact Information

rivasa@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 123
717.254.5152

Education

  • B.A., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2001
  • Ph.D., Universite de Neuchatel, 2008

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

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.

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.

SPAN 231 Crime Novel in Hisp Context
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The topic of this section of 231 is twentieth-century crime fiction. Throughout the semester students will read different examples of the genre from Hispanic works that will lead to the exploration of topics such as politics and power, history and identity. In addition to readings, students may be asked to watch films outside of class. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work.

Spring 2017

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.

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 500 Independent Study