Spanish, BA

UD’s Spanish degree 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 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.


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. 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.

Spanish Faculty

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Jose Espericueta Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages

Phone: (972) 721-5354


Office: Anselm Hall #106

Christi Ivers, Ph.D.

Christi Ivers Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Lower-Division Coordinator of Spanish, Modern Languages

Phone: (972) 721-5229


Office: Anselm #105

Dr. Néfer Muñoz-Solano

Néfer Muñoz-Solano Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish, Upper-Division Coordinator of Spanish, Modern Languages

Phone: (972) 721-5367


Office: Anselm #107

Marisa Perez-Bernardo, Ph.D.

Marisa Perez-Bernando Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages

Phone: (979) 721-5263


Office: Anselm #104

Irina Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Irina Rodriguez Ph.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Phone: (972) 721-5797


Office: Anselm Hall #217

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