Spanish Curriculum

Minor in Spanish (15-27 credits)

Language & Writing core (15 credits)

• UDLS 111: Elementary Spanish I (or exam or other equivalent) (3)

• UDLS 112: Elementary Spanish II (or exam or other equivalent) (3)

• UDLS 211: Intermediate Spanish I (or exam or other equivalent) (3)

• UDLS 212: Intermediate Spanish II (or exam or other equivalent) (3)

(Courses covered by placement exam will not automatically appear on a student’s transcript. Those credits, and their notation on the student’s transcript, may be purchased from the university at a nominal rate. If a student places into UDLS 311/312: Advanced, and does not wish to purchase the lower level credits, he/she will be required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at UD to earn the Spanish minor.)

• UDLS 311: Advanced Spanish Proficiency (3) -or- UDLS 312: Advanced Spanish Writing Workshop (3)

(UDLS 311 and UDLS 312 can be covered through transfer credits, but not by placement exam - students need to take one of these classes at the college level; students who arrive at UD with strong oral proficiency will be directed toward UDLS 312)

Cultural core (10-12 credits)

• UDLS 350: Occupational Spanish (taken through the major) (3)

• UDLS 368: Travel course to Hispanic country OR appropriate substitute (1-3)

• UDLS 411: History and Culture of the Hispanic World (3)

• UDLS 412: Literature of the Hispanic World (3)


Spanish Courses

UDLS 111: Elementary Spanish I (3)

The course is designed for students with no previous training in the language. It deals with fundamental principles of grammar, vocabulary, writing, and cultural awareness.

UDLS 112: Elementary Spanish II (3)

A continuation of UDLS 111. Designed to increase the student’s knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. All lectures emphasize Hispanic cultural awareness.

UDLS 211: Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Continues the student’s awareness of Hispanic culture and language. More emphasis is placed on reading, oral, and written skills. Prerequisite: UDLS 112 or consent of instructor

UDLS 212: Intermediate Spanish II (3)

The course develops a further understanding of Spanish life and culture. Emphasis is placed on enhancing oral and written skills. Prerequisite: UDLS 211 or consent of instructor

UDLS 311: Advanced Spanish Proficiency (3)

Focus is on increasing proficiency in Spanish using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes and on developing cultural knowledge. Students increase their expertise in the analysis and interpretation of the literature of Spain and the Spanish speaking world.

UDLS 312: Advanced Spanish Workshop (3)

This course is to be taken after successful completion of Intermediate Spanish I and II series at the University of Dubuque or equivalent. In this class, students are introduced to the writing of a research project in the Spanish language. Students will produce a sizable written artifact on either personal histories through memories elicited by things they see, songs, dreams, overheard conversations, collections, books, quotes, as well as reflections, or on a cultural research project, such as civil rights movement, leadership, major author, artist, etc. The student project will involve a compilation of entries with a focus on composing, revising, editing, and publishing their work in an artifact such as a “memoir book” or report.

UDLS 350: Occupational Spanish (3)

This course is designed to allow the Spanish minor to develop and display proficiency in written and verbal Spanish as it is used in his/her undergraduate major. The student will develop a course of study in collaboration with his/her Advisor that allows the student to become competent in understanding the technical lexicon of the profession/field he/she is entering. This is a culminating experience course and as such a student would take this course near the end of their academic programming in Spanish. Prerequisites: Completion of Spanish Language & Writing Core

UDLS 357: Speical Topics in Spanish (3)

Offers the student an opportunity to study, for variable credit, certain aspects of Spanish and Ibero-American literature, language, fine arts, and civilization for which there are no special course offerings. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisites: UDLS 212 or equivalent and consent of instructor

UDLS 368: Travel Course (Hispanic Country) (3)

Living within a language is generally when that language gains real meaning for students of any language. The travel course will give students an ability to use Spanish in a daily living context and require them to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish as it is used in a daily context. Two weeks or more travel to a Spanish speaking region. Students with previous extensive immersion in a Spanish speaking context outside of a classroom setting will be waived from this course. Prerequisite: UDLS 112

UDLS 411: History and Culture of the Hispanic World (3)

This course will explore the rich linguistic, artistic, musical, historical and cultural patterns of the Hispanic world, from the Spanish Empire to modern day. Students will learn about the different Hispanic cultures by learning about the many countries and regions that define Hispanics today. The course will seek to provide the knowledge and information about Hispanic culture and history so that students may develop an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of this diverse and colorful culture, its beauty, challenges and its “extraordinary paradoxes”. Prerequisites: UDLS 211 and UDLS 212

UDLS 412: Literature of the Hispanic World (3)

A survey of Spanish-language literature from the Americas and around the world with a focus on comprehension, appreciation, and cultural and literary analysis. Prerequisites: UDLS 211 and UDLS 212

UDLS 491: Independent Study (CV)