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

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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