Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Joseph A. Klucas - Faculty Web Page - Foreign Languages Department

Title: Professor of Spanish, Spanish Major and Minor Advisor, and Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: MRP 2033

Email: klucasja@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-6652

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

Office Hours: Spring 2014: MTW: 11:00pm -12:00pm/Grad Adv M 4:00-5:00pm T 3:00-5:00pm

This page updated: : May 8, 2014

Courses that I teach

MA in Spanish Info: MA PP Orientation - F 13 MA Exam Schedule - MA Essay Rubric - On-campus Grad Course Rotation - Summer Grad Course Rotation

MA Comprehensive Exam Guidelines for Hispanic Culture Sub-Areas: 1 Spain (1469-1700) - 2 Spain (1700-Present) - 3 Hispanic America - 4 Mexico

Spring 2014:

Span 7 Outline - Schedule

Span 47 Outline - Schedule

Span 151 Outline - Schedule - Topics
Span 151 Notes: Intro Geo - Geo y la Gente
Span 151 Notes: Los mayas - Los incas - La conquista - La arquitectura - Study Guide for Architecture - Study Guide Exam #3

Fall 2013:

Spring 2013:

Professional Experience

Dr. Joseph A. Klucas is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish, with a concentration in Brazilian Portuguese, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. His area of research and scholarship is Erasmus of Rotterdam and his influence on Renaissance humanists in sixteenth-century Spain and Portugal.

Dr. Klucas developed his fluency in Spanish by participating in family stays in Temuco, Chile, and study abroad programs at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Prior to his arrival at CSUS, he taught for two years as a visiting assistant professor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, a four year private Liberal Arts college. At CSUS, in addition to Spanish, he has also taught elementary and intermediate Portuguese.

Dr. Klucas enjoys serving as the first contact person for new freshmen and transfer Spanish majors, guiding students through their Spanish major, and assisting them in planning their study abroad programs. Dr. Klucas currently teaches courses in the area of civilization and culture of Spain, Mexico, and Spanish America, as well as in Spanish conversation and composition. His outside interests include playing classical guitar and Spanish and Latin American folk music.

Erasmus the Dutch Humanist

Erasmus of Rotterdam

Mexican Volcanic Belt cinder cones

Mariposa Hall

Segovia Castle

El Alcazar de Segovia