About the Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum and program are specifically designed to make it easier for students of all majors and all colleges to participate in Encuentro. You will take classes that satisfy various components of the MAGIS Core.


EDP 362: The Dominican Republic in Context and EDP 461: The Crucified People of Today.  Two 3-credit courses in which classroom learning is integrated with service-learning and cultural immersion.  These courses fulfill two portions of the “Integrations” requirements of the Magis Core Curriculum. CLICK HERE for course details.

•6 Credits of Intensive & Immersion Spanish. Courses set to meet your specific level and take you beyond.

• Additional elective course taught by visiting Creighton professors. (Opportunity varies each semester)

• Participation in service-learning opportunities, including a weekly service site.

As a result of this experiential approach to learning, students split their course time between the formal classroom setting, their assigned service sites, academic trips, and in our campo immersion site. Students find themselves to be busy, but constantly challenged.

     

A Typical Week in Encuentro Dominicano

 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday*

8:30

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:45-10:45

EDP362/461

EDP362/461

8:30-12:30

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:30-6:00

Spanish**

Spanish**

Spanish**

Spanish**

6:00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

7:00-10:00

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

 

*Fridays are used to make up service hours or visit other service sites, as well as to go on scheduled academic trips.

** There are three Spanish sections within this time frame. Students only attend one hour and 15 minute long section (as determined by their Spanish level).

 

The time periods are merely suggested and could be altered. They were designed with the following considerations in mind:

  • Students may use daytime hours to take required classes, study, and do service work
  • Daytime hours will also enable visiting Creighton professors to prepare for class, to explore the area, and possibly to do their own service hours or research.
  • If students are not taking an elective class in the evening, they may use this time to study or work on projects and other courses.
  • The last day of each 3-week session may be assessment day (test or project or other assessment measure).