The purpose of these guidelines is to facilitate advising regarding the Encuentro Dominicano Program. The curriculum for this program is much more flexible than that for previous programs in the Dominican Republic, covers many CORE requirements, and is fairly easy to understand. If anyone continues to have questions or concerns regarding the curricular dimension of this program, they may contact Dr. Sharon Ishii-Jordan (SharonIshii-Jordan@creighton.edu).
One six-credit-hour class is required of all students who participate in the program: EDP 261:The Dominican Republic in Context and EDP 461:The Crucified People of Today.
The Advising Guidelines on that course are as follows:
At this point, students from all three colleges may receive 3 hours of Magis Core credit under "Intersections". There may be other possibilities for the additional 3 credit hours that will be at the discretion of each of the three colleges for EDP 261.
Spanish is required of all students who are not fluent speakers. Students must take 3 credit hours of Spanish language at their next proficiency level designated by the Modern Languages and Literatures Department. They will also enroll in an additional 3 credits of Immersion Spanish.
Each semester, up to two courses will be offered in the evening for a three-week block, taught by Creighton professors visiting the Dominican Republic. Students may also choose to arrange an online or directed readings course with Creighton faculty members from the Omaha campus.