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.

Education

  • 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

Department

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Modern Languages

Expertise

  • 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