Sylvia Trelles

Departments and Positions:
Foreign Languages, Professor of Foreign Languages
School Extension 316.2209
Ripon College, BA, '69
University of Michigan, MA, '71
University of Michigan, PHD, '84

“Teaching at Guilford is rewarding; our students are willing to delve deeply into their work and they accept that often we are exploring together; I am learning with them and from them in dialog.”

Research Interests

  • Golden Age Spanish literature
  • Mutual influencing of Peninsular and Latin-American cultures through centuries of contact

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 202: Intermediate Conversation and Composition
  • SPAN 211: Intermediate Spanish for Business I
  • SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish for Business II
  • SPAN 220: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 221: Advanced Spanish for Business
  • SPAN 310: Contemporary Latin America
  • SPAN 311: Contemporary Spain
  • SPAN 320: Culture and Society: Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
  • SPAN 321: Culture and Society: Golden Age of Spain
  • SPAN 322: Culture and Society: South America
  • SPAN 323: Culture and Society: Beginnings of a Nation (the Integration of Three Cultures)
  • SPAN 340: Film, Life and Literature of Latin America
  • SPAN 342: Latino Culture in the United States