Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Mario Blanc - Faculty Web Page - Foreign Languages Department

Title: Professor of Spanish

Office Location: MRP 2035

Email: blancma@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-5862

Mailing Address: Sacramento State University, Foreign Languages Department, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Office Hours: Spring 2012: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-10:50am, and by appointment

This page updated: : April 11, 2012

Courses that I teach

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Professional Experience

Dr. Mario A. Blanc is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages. He received his B.S., and M.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in Latin American Literature from the Department of Spanish at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. His area of research and scholarship is Latin American prose, and he has published three books: Las Rimas (Gustavo Adolfo Béquer): su modernidad, Martín Fierro (José Hernández) y el romanticismo, and Texto de introducción a la literatura hispánica.
Dr. Blanc acquired much of his experience with Latin America by directing and teaching in the CSUS Summer Programs over the past fourteen years in: Morelia,  Cuernavaca, and Guadalajara, Mexico; Heredia , Costa Rica and Guatemala; Arequipa, Peru; and Burgos, Spain. Prior to his arrival at Sacramento State, he taught for four years as an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Before that, he taught for two years as an Assistant Graduate Student at BYU, and for four years at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

At CSUS, Dr. Blanc routinely teaches courses in the area of Spanish conversation, Hispanic Literature, and Latin American Literature, serves as the faculty advisor for the Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society, and enjoys helping his students plan their study abroad programs to such places as the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his country of origin.

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