Marisa García-Verdugo, Ph.D.
Teaching all levels in Spanish, including upper level courses Spanish Culture, History and Linguistics. Interim Chair of the Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Culture.
Currently interested in travel diaries during the Spanish exploration era, in particular the Boxer Codex or “Manuscrito de Manila”. I have worked on Sephardic Spanish, Colonial Spanish Theater in the 1500’s and the 1600’s in the Americas.
I am a firm believer in the life changing experience of learning a second language and traveling abroad, it takes some work but the rewards are never-ending. I used to take students to Spain for 10 years, those students have not forgotten their experiences, and now some are in their late 40's and want their kids to go!
Basic Spanish courses, Business Spanish. Introduction to reading Literature of the Spanish Speaking Peoples. Spanish Culture and Literature and, of course, Don Quixote!