Esperanza Velasquez



Instructor of Spanish

Office: 446 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.2866






M.A. Education, emphasis in Spanish Literature
Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
B.A., Philology & Foreign Languages, emphasis in Spanish
Universidad Libre de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, South America
A.A., Programming & Data Processing
Hinds Community College, Raymond, Mississippi


Research Interests:
Latin Civilizations & Culture; The Immigrant Experience; Hispanic Immigration; Spanish Instruction in
Early Childhood Education; Pre-Columbian Cultures, emphasis on existing pre-Columbian languages

Courses Taught: 
•    SP 101 Elementary Spanish
•    SP 102 Elementary Spanish
•    SP 201 Intermediate Spanish
•    SP 202 Intermediate Spanish
•    SP 230 Spanish Civilization Studies
•    SP 231 Spanish-America Civilization Studies
•    SP 312 Survey of Spanish Literature
•    SP 322 Conversation & Composition
•    SP 422 Advanced Topics for Conversation
•    SP 425 Advanced Spanish Grammar
•    SP 430 History of Spanish Civilization
•    SP 480 Independent Study


Professional Memberships: 
•    MFLA, Mississippi Foreign Language Association
•    MIRA, Mississippi Immigrants Right Alliance
•    MHA, Co-Founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association (1995)
•    Board Member of the Mississippi Hispanic Association (1995-present)


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