Faculty Profile

Antonio Rivas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2014)

Contact Information

rivasa@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 122

Bio

Education

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

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 305 Intro Literary Analysis/Theory
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

Spring 2015

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 231 Crime Novel in Hisp Cont
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.

SPAN 231 Crime Novel in Hisp Cont
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.