Faculty Profile

Alberto Rodriguez

Professor of Spanish (1990)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 220


His scholarship has focused on the Spanish novel of the Golden Age, particularly Cervantes. The subject of his research is the study of narrative discourse in Don Quixote. Besides his work on Cervantes, he has published on other authors of the Spanish Golden Age, and also on Cuban literature.


  • B.A., Clark University, 1974
  • M.A., 1976
  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1987

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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 231 Spanish Composition
This section of 231 will deal with Mexican immigration to the U.S. The course will focus on the events of a Mexican family that enters the U.S. without the necessary papers and goes through enormous difficulties to survive. We will discuss the social issues and the problems they encounter. The papers that will be written in the course will deal with Latinos in the U.S.