Marcela Rojas, MFA, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3742

Education

  • MA - Ethnic Studies - Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies, 2020
  • PhD – Spanish Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2011
  • MA – Spanish Literature, California State University, Los Angeles, 2003
  • MFA - Fine Arts, Emphasis in Painting, California State University, Los Angeles, 2000
  • BFA – Fine Arts, Emphasis in Painting, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Puerto Rico, 1994

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Modern Languages

Expertise

  • Ethnic Studies: Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies
  • Latin American Art, Literature, History & Culture
  • Peninsular Cinema: Spanish Civil War to 1975
  • Peninsular Literature Second Half of the 19th Century (Naturalism and Realism)
  • Service-Learning
  • Spanish for Healthcare

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 103 - Elementary Spanish for Health Care I
  • SPAN 104 - Elementary Spanish for Health Care II
  • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • GNRS 557 - Medical Spanish for Advance Practice
  • SPAN 301 – Spanish Conversation and Community
  • SPAN 305 – Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN 310 - Advanced Language-Study Practicum (abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
  • SPAN 330 – History and Civilization of the Spanish-speaking World
  • WRIT 204 – Advanced Spanish Composition
  • SPAN 250 – Intermediate Conversation and Writing Abroad (abroad in a Spanish-speaking country)
  • SPAN 315 – Politics and Society in Latin America
  • SPAN 431 – Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
  • SPAN 432 – Literary Masters
  • SPAN 450 – Spanish Language Pedagogy
  • SPAN 480 – Capstone Seminar
  • SPAN 494 - Internship
  • SPAN 495 – Special Topics in Spanish (may be repeated for credit)
  • SPAN 497 – Readings
  • ETHN 357 - The Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Experience

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-12:40pm
and by appointment