Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Last updated: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 1:59pm

Penn State Harrisburg

Gloria B. Clark, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Humanities and Spanish; Humanities
· Coordinator of World Languages


Exploring the Interconnections between Language, Literature, Social Awareness and Social Responsibility

As a faculty member in the Humanities, my emphasis is on interconnectedness. I want students to understand how the study of language and literature relates to contemporary life and events. My background in comparative literature and language compels me to seek out patterns and links that trace the human journey through culture and place. Many of my courses explore human rights and environmental issues.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish I, (SPAN 001)
  • Elementary Spanish II, (SPAN 002)
  • Intermediate Spanish, (SPAN 003)
  • Masterpieces in Latin American Literature, (SPAN 231)
  • Bananas, Coffee and Water: Text and Politics of the Commonplace in Spanish America, (I HUM 400)
  • International Cultures Through Literature and Film: Childhood in Text and Image, (CMLIT 153)
  • Magical Realism, (HUM 515)
  • Interrelations in the Humanities, (HUM560)