Modern Languages

Dr. Pedro Talavera

Professor of Spanish

Webster Hall, Room 354
Tel: 417-625-3108
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Dr. Talavera received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of the Peoples' Friendship, in Moscow, Russia in Russian Philology. He received his second Masters from the University of Texas at Austin in Comparative Literature & Latin American Studies. His Ph.D. is also from the University of Texas at Austin in Comparative Literature. He has taught at Southwest Texas State University, Austin Community College, The Office of the Attorney General in Austin, TX, University of Texas at Austin, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Mexico, and Escuela Normal Superior, Mexico.

Courses Taught At MSSU:

Span 101 Beginning Spanish I
Span 102 Beginning Spanish II
Span 203 Intermediate Spanish I
Span 204 Intermediate Spanish II
Span 206 Spanish for the Humanities
Span 298 Practicum in Spanish
Span 302 Intro to Hispanic Literature
Span 306 Intro to Spanish Civilization
Span 307 Intro to Latin American Civilization
Span 308 Latin American Civilization: Mexico
Span 322 Peninsular Literature II
Span 326 Penninsular Lit Survey
Span 334 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
Span 335 Mexican Literature
Span 340 Latin American Cinema
Span 498-1 Contemporary Mexican Civilization & Culture
Span 498-2 Spanish Conversation & Grammar
Span 498-3 Spain's Language & Civilization
Trans 300 Introduction To Professional Translation