Spanish

Spanish

UD's Spanish Program celebrates the splendor of the Hispanic World, of Hispanidad, concentrating on the grand, the heroic, the poetic, the creative, the artistic, the holy, the stoic and other admirable facets of the legacy and contemporary reality of Spain and Spanish America.The Program also offers an interdisciplinary approach to Hispanidad through courses in Spanish language, literature, history, linguistics, and art history. Finally, the courses examine the tension between the unity and the rich diversity within the Hispanic world.

Language Skills

Language classes at UD aim at the acquisition of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students gain knowledge and confidence as they progress through the lower division sequence: First Year Spanish I, II and Second Year Spanish I. For students who want to continue improving their language skills we offer two upper division courses: Advanced Communication/Grammar and Advanced Composition/Grammar.

Heritage

Our Second Year Spanish II introduces students to the heritage of the Spanish-speaking world within the context of the Western Tradition emphasized in the Core Curriculum at UD. The survey includes literature, history, art history, and music. This interdisciplinary course is the point of departure for advanced study in literature, history, art history, and linguistics.

Advanced Studies

Advanced courses in literature, history, art history, and linguistics continue our exploration of the Hispanic world. On this level students do research papers, written in Spanish, in many of the courses. Topics can be chosen from a wide spectrum of subjects.

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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