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Dr. Gretchen Skivington
Romance Languages/Humanities Professor

 

Contact Information

Office Location: MCML 127, Elko Campus
Phone:775.753.2283
Email:gretchen.skivington(a)gbcnv.edu
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 7:30-8:30 am
  • Tuesday: 7:30-9:00 am
  • Wednesday: 7:30-8:30 am
  • Thursday: 7:30-9:00 am
  • Friday: by appointment any time

Education

  • Phd Philosophy/Comparative LIterature, UC-Davis, 2000
  • MA, Spanish, French literature; Basque Studies, minor, UNR, 1984
  • BA, English PBK, UC-Berkeley, 1978

 

Recommended Reading

  • I and Thou, Martin Buber
  • The Wisdom of Uncertainty, Allan Watts
  • The Collected Works of, Shakespeare
  • Emerson's Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Zen in the Art of Archery, Eugen Herrige
  • Remembering Heraclitus, Richard Geldard
  • Faust, Goethe
  • Don Quijote, Cervantes
  • Les Essais, Montaigne
  • William Blake, George Herbert, Rumi, Mallarme, Emily Dickinson, Garcia Lorca, St. John of the Cross, Yeats, Rumi, Basho, Keats, Tagore, ee cummings, WH Auden, Walt Whitman

 



 

Interests
  • hiking & biking


Classes

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FREN 111
Title:First Year French I
Catalog Description: Development of language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structural analysis. Language practice required. [H*]
My Comments:Beginning French FREN 111-112 follow the same syllabus, format, and online program (vhlcentral.com "Promenades"
Syllabus (MS Word)
PHIL 102
Title:Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Catalog Description: Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion. [H*]
My Comments:Intensive live/IAV interactive class. "Must be present to win"
Syllabus (MS Word)
SPAN 211
Title:Second Year Spanish I
Catalog Description: Considers structural review, conversation and writing, and readings in modern literature. [H*]
My Comments:Intermediate Spanish SPAN 211-212 follows the same syllabus, format and online program (vhlcentral.com "Vistas")
Syllabus (MS Word)
SPAN 305
Title:Spanish Composition
Catalog Description: The advanced student of Spanish will be exposed to a free-writing approach in the composition of essays in Spanish. Auxiliary activities will include vocabulary development and grammatical refinement as well as a grounding in and further review of Spanish grammar and the use of idiomatic speech. [H]
SPAN 400
Title:Practicum in Spanish in the Community
Catalog Description: Supervised experience as an interpreter or translator using Spanish for local agencies or schools.
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