Department: Modern Foreign Languages
Instructor of Spanish
Berte Humanities Building 109
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4769
Office Fax: n(205) 226-3089
Brief Career Background:
Began teaching at BSC in 2000. Was Instructor of Spanish at Univ. of Southern Missisippi from 1989-1993 where I also served as Director of the Mexican Studies Program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Was Academic Coordinator and ESL instructor at EF International Language School in Olympia, WA from 1993-1997.
B.A. Spanish, Auburn University 1986
M.A. Hispanic Studies, Auburn University 1988
Areas of Academic Interest:
- Mexico and Mexican Culture
- Latinos in the U.S.
SN 101 Elementary Spanish I (1)
An introduction to the sounds and structure of the language as well as to the culture of Hispanic peoples. Skills emphasized are reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension. Designed for students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish. Prerequisite: consent. Fall.
SN 102 Elementary Spanish II (1)
A continuation of SN 101. Work in the language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: SN 101 or consent. Spring.
SN 201 Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar (1)
A review of the fundamentals of grammar designed primarily for students who have had only one or two years of language on the high school level. Prerequisite: placement. Fall, Spring.
SN 220 Intermediate Spanish (1)
Building on beginning Spanish, this course thoroughly reviews basic grammar concepts, builds vocabulary, and further develops all four language skills. Prerequisite: SN 102, 201 or consent.