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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
TR: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment
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 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L06 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

20274 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 211 - L11 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 302

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 302

Course Registration Number:

20283 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 412 - W01 Chicano/US Latino Lit/Culture - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 302

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 302

Course Registration Number:

22493 (View in ClassFinder)

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 02 HONORS Social Justice Latin Am - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 211

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

41865 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan, Sonia Rey-Montejo

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 112 - 07 Elementary Spanish II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

40254 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 112 - 13 Elementary Spanish II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

41332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 335 - D01 Intro to Spanish Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42172 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sonia Rey-Montejo

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American narrative, drama and poetry. Strongly recommended for students who minor in Spanish. The course is designed to teach students the skills of critical reading and literary analysis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalent with a C- or better in each course.

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