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Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich

Lecturer in Spanish (2010)

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Arnedo studied pharmacy at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, where she earned her licenciatura in pharmacology with a minor in Ecology. She earned her Master's degree at the School of Public Health of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. At Dickinson she combines Spanish language teaching with her background in public health. She has embraced teaching Spanish for Specific Purposes. In addition to Spanish for the Health Professions and Spanish for Business, she has also taught a globally integrated course on Sustainability in Hispanic Cultures, which included a trip to Cuba to study urban agriculture. She is currently researching the representation of health among migrant workers in contemporary literature and is also working on creating a sustainability dimension for the Dickinson in Spain Program (Málaga).


  • B.S., M.S., Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 1981
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

LALC 239 Span for the Health Profession
Cross-listed with SPAN 239-01.

SPAN 239 Span for the Health Profession
Cross-listed with LALC 239-01.

SPAN 500 Independent Study