Sonia Rey-Montejo

Associate Professor of Spanish
Degree
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado.
M.A., University of Iowa, Iowa
B.A., Knox College, Galesburg, IL
At St. Thomas since 2007
Office
OEC 464
Hours
MW: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Phone
(651) 962-5139
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
#5027

Professor Rey-Montejo’s research interests focus on issues of race, gender, identity, and social inequality in twentieth and twenty-first century Latin-America. She has published and presented on numerous international conferences on topics related to Hispanic Caribbean narrative, Caribbean Diaspora in the U.S, and Afro-Latino studies. Her current research projects are closely related to Hispanic Caribbean cultural representations in literature, film, music and art. She has taught a variety of courses focusing on Spanish grammar, Latin American culture and literature (survey and topic courses), Ethnicity & Multiculturalism, and U.S. Latino Culture and Literature. Additionally, Dr. Rey-Montejo has led several study abroad programs in different locations such as Málaga, Spain (2009); Cuernavaca, México (2010); Seville, Spain (2011); and Havana, Cuba (2014).

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 02 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 309
CRN: 20340 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 211 - L13 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 302
CRN: 21066 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 211 - L15 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 302
CRN: 22588 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 305 - L01 Span Oral Expression & Culture - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 307
CRN: 20693 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo The aim of this course is to develop aural and oral skills through the analysis and interpretation of representative cultural expressions of the Spanish-speaking world. This course is intended to stimulate creative, critical thinking in Spanish through activities that require students to argue, persuade, analyze, and interpret other points of view. Oral skills will be assessed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 300 or its equivalent with a C- or better. May be taken simultaneously with SPAN 301 or 315.

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SPAN 393 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 23177 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 01 Elementary Spanish II M T W R - - - 1300 - 1500 OEC 319
CRN: 30021 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L10 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 305
CRN: 42704 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 211 - L14 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319
CRN: 42069 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 305 - L01 Span Oral Expression & Culture - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 305
CRN: 40832 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo The aim of this course is to develop aural and oral skills through the analysis and interpretation of representative cultural expressions of the Spanish-speaking world. This course is intended to stimulate creative, critical thinking in Spanish through activities that require students to argue, persuade, analyze, and interpret other points of view. Oral skills will be assessed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 300 or its equivalent with a C- or better. May be taken simultaneously with SPAN 301 or 315.

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SPAN 412 - D01 Chicano/US Latino Lit/Culture M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 319
CRN: 42733 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sonia Rey-Montejo Overview of the different issues that concern the U.S. Latino population. This course studies cultural artifacts and literary texts (in Spanish) relating to the multiple cultures of the Spanish-speaking U.S. Topics of class discussion could include: The United Farmers Workers and the Chicano Power movement in the 1960s, the role of César Chávez and Luis Valdez, and literary interpretations of the Hispanic/Latino/Chicano experience. Authors will be selected from a broad range of writers such as Cherríe Moraga, Sandra Cisneros, Rolando Hinojosa, Miguel Mendez, Julia Alvarez, Cristina Garcia, Gustavo Perez Firmat, Achy Obejas, Esmeralda Santiago, among others. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305, and 335 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course

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