César Aroldo Solórzano, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3781
Email: asolorzano@apu.edu
Aroldo Solórzano, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Spanish and the study abroad coordinator for the Department of Modern Languages. He has taught at APU since 1994. His area of interest is the Spanish Golden Age, Colonial Period, and 19th century Latin American and Peninsular Literature, specifically the "Modernismo" movement. He has presented at national and international conferences on a variety of topics in literature, Spanish pedagogy, and creative writing. He has published two short stories and is working on his first book, a collection of short stories in Spanish.


Ph.D. – Hispanic Literature, University of California, Riverside, 2006
M.A. – Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, 1990
B.A. – Spanish and History, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, 1984


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Modern Languages


  • Autobiography
  • Golden Age Spanish Literature
  • Spanish American Colonial Literature
  • Spanish American "Modernismo"

Courses Taught

SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 301 – Advanced Spanish
SPAN 312 – Latin American Civilization
SPAN 320 – Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 421 – Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 422 – Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 431 – Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
SPAN 432 – Literary Masters
SPAN 440 – Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 450 – Spanish Language Pedagogy
SPAN 480 – Capstone Seminar
SPAN 497 – Readings

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 22, East Campus