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This program is ideal for students who would like to study abroad in Granada to improve their level of Spanish, while also taking cultural and other elective courses in addition to their language studies. The program offers cultural and elective classes in both English and in Spanish.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

Reflection Sessions

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high school graduates
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers (high-advanced and superior-level speakers are moved to the Hispanic Studies program on-site)
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Granada programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Students participating in the fall semester will have an international excursion to Paris. Students participating in the spring will have an international excursion to Rome.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-20 credits per semester (17-20 for Early Start; 12-15 for Regular Start)

This program is ideal for students who would like to study abroad in Granada to improve their level of Spanish, while also taking cultural and other elective courses in addition to their language studies. The program offers cultural and elective classes in both English and in Spanish.

All students take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival and are placed into the appropriate language level based on the results of this exam. Students may choose to take some classes in English. In order to take electives taught in Spanish, students must place into the high intermediate or low advanced level. Usually students with 2-3 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent place into the high intermediate level (European Framework level B1.2). Students with 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish usually place into the low advanced level (European Framework level B2.1). High advanced students (5 or more semesters of Spanish; European Framework level B2.2) are encouraged to apply for the Hispanic Studies program. The elective courses are taught at an upper-division (300+) level.

Students who complete the Language and Culture program during the fall and the Hispanic Studies during the spring can opt to earn the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos as long as they have completed 10 courses over the academic year.

Semester credit hours earned vary based on the number of courses taken and passed. Students complete 4 or 5 classes per semester. Additional courses can be taken for an extra fee.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work, a group seminar, individual interviews with an internship tutor, and a written project and presentation at the end of the term. In order to apply for these internships, students must place into the high intermediate or low advanced level. 45 contact hours (approximately 3 U.S. credits) of internship credit are included, though students can take up to 120 contact hours of internship credit for an additional fee of $500.

EARLY START OPTIONS FOR FALL AND ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

Students who want to refresh their Spanish skills before starting their classes can participate in the fall and academic year early start programs, which include an intensive month of study in September for an additional 80 contact hours of Spanish language instruction.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Granada upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - lauren.daniels@apiabroad.com

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    Carmen Chico (Curra) Mohedano

    Curra Mohedano will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Carmen Lopez Marquez

    Carmen Lopez Marquez will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students in this program are required to take two Spanish language courses (Speaking and Writing Skills and Notions of Spanish Grammar). They may then choose to take an internship (for credit) with an educational institution, or an NGO or volunteer organization. They may also choose 2-3 elective courses from the remaining course list.

NOTE: Most courses are available in English or Spanish. Internships are considered as elective courses. Elective courses are conducted at an upper-division (300+) level. Courses in English require a minimum enrollment to be offered.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The CLM at the University of Granada offers a number of “other” foreign languages, including courses in:

  • Árabe (Arabic)
  • Francés (French)
  • Alemán (German)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Japonés (Japanese)
  • Ruso (Russian)

PROGRAM SYLLABI

Please find the links to the syllabi for this program below.

Courses in Spanish

Courses in English

The first link refers to course electives taught in Spanish and the second link refers to course electives taught in English. Contact your API Program Coordinator/Manager should your university require more detailed information regarding course content.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Social and Demographic Changes in Spain)

This course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquainting students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Canción Tradicional y Sociedad Española: Flamenco, Folclor y Canción Sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song)

["Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics","the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture)

["This course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain\u2019s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture","distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions","universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan","the Romani of Spain","bullfighting \u2013 the popular Spanish festival throughout history","Flamenco as cultural expression","popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century","the cinema viewed through time up to the present day","socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture)","and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

["This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America","the geographical environment","the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures","the pre-Hispanic cities","the pre-Hispanic architecture","the pre-Hispanic sculpture","the pre-Hispanic decorative arts","contact with the European world","the beginnings of transculturation","the colonial city","convent and conversion architecture","the great cathedrals and civil architecture","mozarabic in America","Baroque in Latin-America","the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries","Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries","Latin-America and the XXI century."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided into five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamentally religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

El desarrollo de la competencia en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemática (STEM) (Developing Competence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM))

["What does being competent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics mean? Does it make sense to consider a unique competence covering four different areas? This course aims to introduce and give examples of actions and tasks that provide opportunities to develop STEM competence in students. We will explore, in detail, problems of modeling and some aspects of scientific inquiry","as well as discuss the use of technology to gather data from surroundings and thus propose contextualized and authentic tasks."]

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Ciencias de la Salud y Salud Pública en España (Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain)

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de España (The History of Spain)

The most important political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos)

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centers. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centers has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the center’s pupils, and the centers benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario)

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish)

Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consists of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence, and vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the peculiarities of the different dialects, sociolects, and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Contemporary Spain in the Media)

This course attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española del Siglo XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present)

["This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: a general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism","Realism","Modernism and the Generation of \u201898","La Vanguardia and the Generation of \u201827","literature in the post-war years (1940-1950)","literature in the 60s and 70s","the latest literary movements."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills)

At the basic levels (A1, A2, and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life and understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Sistema Político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Literature

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

El Mundo Årabe y Occidente: pasado y futuro (The Arab World and the West: Past and Future)

In the first section of the course, students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between the Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sostenibilidad en el Mediterráneo: acercamiento al desarrollo auto-sostenible local (Sustainability in the Mediterranean: An Approach to local Self-Sustainable Development)

Through revising bibliographic references and local case studies, students will understand the basics of traditional and innovative local self-sustainable projects in the Mediterranean context. Students will also identify and compare the community practices and local governance in the Mediterranean region, contrasting the city and rural landscape configurations in the Mediterranean region, especially those related to the local self-sustainable development. They also will identify and explain in situ the processes and resistances that are influencing the local sustainability of Granada and its surroundings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Política ambiental de la Unión Europea (Environmental Policy of the European Union)

This course is designed to present the current situation and the challenges of the Environmental Policy of the European Union, particularly problems of enforcement due to the different national interests and commitments of EU Member States. The EU goals and approaches for environmental protection are compared with those of the USA and/or other countries, through discussions and seminars.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills)

At the basic levels (A1, A2, and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life and understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the peculiarities of the different dialects, sociolects, and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish)

Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consists of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence, and vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción a la lengua árabe/Introduction to the Arab language

Este curso de introducción a la lengua árabe tiene como objetivo ofrecer al alumnado una visión general de esta lengua, sobre la que los alumnos podrán aprender, por una parte, aspectos lingüísticos como su origen y evolución, su diversidad geográfica, características del árabe clásico y árabe moderno; y por otra parte, aspectos de índole instrumental de la lengua como el alfabeto y la caligrafía, y un conocimiento básico de la lengua para comunicarse.

Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Social and Demographic Changes in Spain)

This course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquainting students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Canción Tradicional y Sociedad Española: Flamenco, Folclor y Canción Sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song)

["Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics","the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture)

["This course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain\u2019s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture","distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions","universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan","the Romani of Spain","bullfighting \u2013 the popular Spanish festival throughout history","Flamenco as cultural expression","popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century","the cinema viewed through time up to the present day","socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture)","and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

["This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America","the geographical environment","the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures","the pre-Hispanic cities","the pre-Hispanic architecture","the pre-Hispanic sculpture","the pre-Hispanic decorative arts","contact with the European world","the beginnings of transculturation","the colonial city","convent and conversion architecture","the great cathedrals and civil architecture","mozarabic in America","Baroque in Latin-America","the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries","Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries","Latin-America and the XXI century."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided into five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamentally religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Ciencias de la Salud y Salud Pública en España (Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain)

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de España (The History of Spain)

The most important political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos)

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centers. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centers has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the center’s pupils, and the centers benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario)

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Contemporary Spain in the Media)

This course attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española del Siglo XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present)

["This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: a general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism","Realism","Modernism and the Generation of \u201898","La Vanguardia and the Generation of \u201827","literature in the post-war years (1940-1950)","literature in the 60s and 70s","the latest literary movements."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sistema Político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Literature

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

El Mundo Årabe y Occidente: pasado y futuro (The Arab World and the West: Past and Future)

In the first section of the course, students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between the Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sostenibilidad en el Mediterráneo: acercamiento al desarrollo auto-sostenible local (Sustainability in the Mediterranean: An Approach to local Self-Sustainable Development)

Through revising bibliographic references and local case studies, students will understand the basics of traditional and innovative local self-sustainable projects in the Mediterranean context. Students will also identify and compare the community practices and local governance in the Mediterranean region, contrasting the city and rural landscape configurations in the Mediterranean region, especially those related to the local self-sustainable development. They also will identify and explain in situ the processes and resistances that are influencing the local sustainability of Granada and its surroundings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Política ambiental de la Unión Europea (Environmental Policy of the European Union)

This course is designed to present the current situation and the challenges of the Environmental Policy of the European Union, particularly problems of enforcement due to the different national interests and commitments of EU Member States. The EU goals and approaches for environmental protection are compared with those of the USA and/or other countries, through discussions and seminars.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Economía de españa y américa latina (Economy of Spain and Latin America)

This course is aimed at students of intermediate level. It will examine the basis of the economic sectors that make up the economy of Spain. It will also examine the economies of Latin American countries with a marked economic potential.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills)

At the basic levels (A1, A2, and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life and understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the peculiarities of the different dialects, sociolects, and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish)

Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consists of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence, and vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción a la lengua árabe/Introduction to the Arab language

Este curso de introducción a la lengua árabe tiene como objetivo ofrecer al alumnado una visión general de esta lengua, sobre la que los alumnos podrán aprender, por una parte, aspectos lingüísticos como su origen y evolución, su diversidad geográfica, características del árabe clásico y árabe moderno; y por otra parte, aspectos de índole instrumental de la lengua como el alfabeto y la caligrafía, y un conocimiento básico de la lengua para comunicarse.

Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Social and Demographic Changes in Spain)

This course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquainting students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Canción Tradicional y Sociedad Española: Flamenco, Folclor y Canción Sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song)

["Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics","the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture)

["This course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain\u2019s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture","distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions","universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan","the Romani of Spain","bullfighting \u2013 the popular Spanish festival throughout history","Flamenco as cultural expression","popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century","the cinema viewed through time up to the present day","socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture)","and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

["This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America","the geographical environment","the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures","the pre-Hispanic cities","the pre-Hispanic architecture","the pre-Hispanic sculpture","the pre-Hispanic decorative arts","contact with the European world","the beginnings of transculturation","the colonial city","convent and conversion architecture","the great cathedrals and civil architecture","mozarabic in America","Baroque in Latin-America","the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries","Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries","Latin-America and the XXI century."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided into five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamentally religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ciencias de la Salud y Salud Pública en España (Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain)

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de España (The History of Spain)

The most important political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos)

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centers. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centers has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the center’s pupils, and the centers benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario)

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Contemporary Spain in the Media)

This course attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española del Siglo XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present)

["This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: a general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism","Realism","Modernism and the Generation of \u201898","La Vanguardia and the Generation of \u201827","literature in the post-war years (1940-1950)","literature in the 60s and 70s","the latest literary movements."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sistema Político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Literature

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

El Mundo Årabe y Occidente: pasado y futuro (The Arab World and the West: Past and Future)

In the first section of the course, students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between the Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sostenibilidad en el Mediterráneo: acercamiento al desarrollo auto-sostenible local (Sustainability in the Mediterranean: An Approach to local Self-Sustainable Development)

Through revising bibliographic references and local case studies, students will understand the basics of traditional and innovative local self-sustainable projects in the Mediterranean context. Students will also identify and compare the community practices and local governance in the Mediterranean region, contrasting the city and rural landscape configurations in the Mediterranean region, especially those related to the local self-sustainable development. They also will identify and explain in situ the processes and resistances that are influencing the local sustainability of Granada and its surroundings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Política ambiental de la Unión Europea (Environmental Policy of the European Union)

This course is designed to present the current situation and the challenges of the Environmental Policy of the European Union, particularly problems of enforcement due to the different national interests and commitments of EU Member States. The EU goals and approaches for environmental protection are compared with those of the USA and/or other countries, through discussions and seminars.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Economía de españa y américa latina (Economy of Spain and Latin America)

This course is aimed at students of intermediate level. It will examine the basis of the economic sectors that make up the economy of Spain. It will also examine the economies of Latin American countries with a marked economic potential.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills)

At the basic levels (A1, A2, and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life and understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the peculiarities of the different dialects, sociolects, and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish)

Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consists of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence, and vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción a la lengua árabe/Introduction to the Arab language

Este curso de introducción a la lengua árabe tiene como objetivo ofrecer al alumnado una visión general de esta lengua, sobre la que los alumnos podrán aprender, por una parte, aspectos lingüísticos como su origen y evolución, su diversidad geográfica, características del árabe clásico y árabe moderno; y por otra parte, aspectos de índole instrumental de la lengua como el alfabeto y la caligrafía, y un conocimiento básico de la lengua para comunicarse.

Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Social and Demographic Changes in Spain)

This course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquainting students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Canción Tradicional y Sociedad Española: Flamenco, Folclor y Canción Sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song)

["Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics","the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture)

["This course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain\u2019s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture","distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions","universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan","the Romani of Spain","bullfighting \u2013 the popular Spanish festival throughout history","Flamenco as cultural expression","popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century","the cinema viewed through time up to the present day","socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture)","and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

["This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America","the geographical environment","the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures","the pre-Hispanic cities","the pre-Hispanic architecture","the pre-Hispanic sculpture","the pre-Hispanic decorative arts","contact with the European world","the beginnings of transculturation","the colonial city","convent and conversion architecture","the great cathedrals and civil architecture","mozarabic in America","Baroque in Latin-America","the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries","Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries","Latin-America and the XXI century."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided into five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamentally religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Ciencias de la Salud y Salud Pública en España (Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain)

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de España (The History of Spain)

The most important political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos)

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centers. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centers has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the center’s pupils, and the centers benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario)

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Contemporary Spain in the Media)

This course attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española del Siglo XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present)

["This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: a general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism","Realism","Modernism and the Generation of \u201898","La Vanguardia and the Generation of \u201827","literature in the post-war years (1940-1950)","literature in the 60s and 70s","the latest literary movements."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sistema Político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Literature

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

El Mundo Årabe y Occidente: pasado y futuro (The Arab World and the West: Past and Future)

In the first section of the course, students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between the Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sostenibilidad en el Mediterráneo: acercamiento al desarrollo auto-sostenible local (Sustainability in the Mediterranean: An Approach to local Self-Sustainable Development)

Through revising bibliographic references and local case studies, students will understand the basics of traditional and innovative local self-sustainable projects in the Mediterranean context. Students will also identify and compare the community practices and local governance in the Mediterranean region, contrasting the city and rural landscape configurations in the Mediterranean region, especially those related to the local self-sustainable development. They also will identify and explain in situ the processes and resistances that are influencing the local sustainability of Granada and its surroundings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Política ambiental de la Unión Europea (Environmental Policy of the European Union)

This course is designed to present the current situation and the challenges of the Environmental Policy of the European Union, particularly problems of enforcement due to the different national interests and commitments of EU Member States. The EU goals and approaches for environmental protection are compared with those of the USA and/or other countries, through discussions and seminars.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Economía de españa y américa latina (Economy of Spain and Latin America)

This course is aimed at students of intermediate level. It will examine the basis of the economic sectors that make up the economy of Spain. It will also examine the economies of Latin American countries with a marked economic potential.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills)

At the basic levels (A1, A2, and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life and understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the peculiarities of the different dialects, sociolects, and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish)

Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consists of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence, and vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción a la lengua árabe/Introduction to the Arab language

Este curso de introducción a la lengua árabe tiene como objetivo ofrecer al alumnado una visión general de esta lengua, sobre la que los alumnos podrán aprender, por una parte, aspectos lingüísticos como su origen y evolución, su diversidad geográfica, características del árabe clásico y árabe moderno; y por otra parte, aspectos de índole instrumental de la lengua como el alfabeto y la caligrafía, y un conocimiento básico de la lengua para comunicarse.

Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Social and Demographic Changes in Spain)

This course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquainting students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Canción Tradicional y Sociedad Española: Flamenco, Folclor y Canción Sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song)

["Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics","the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture)

["This course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain\u2019s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture","distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions","universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan","the Romani of Spain","bullfighting \u2013 the popular Spanish festival throughout history","Flamenco as cultural expression","popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century","the cinema viewed through time up to the present day","socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture)","and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

["This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America","the geographical environment","the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures","the pre-Hispanic cities","the pre-Hispanic architecture","the pre-Hispanic sculpture","the pre-Hispanic decorative arts","contact with the European world","the beginnings of transculturation","the colonial city","convent and conversion architecture","the great cathedrals and civil architecture","mozarabic in America","Baroque in Latin-America","the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries","Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries","Latin-America and the XXI century."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided into five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamentally religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ciencias de la Salud y Salud Pública en España (Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain)

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de España (The History of Spain)

The most important political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos)

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centers. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centers has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the center’s pupils, and the centers benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario)

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Contemporary Spain in the Media)

This course attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española del Siglo XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to the Present)

["This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: a general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism","Realism","Modernism and the Generation of \u201898","La Vanguardia and the Generation of \u201827","literature in the post-war years (1940-1950)","literature in the 60s and 70s","the latest literary movements."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sistema Político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Literature

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

El Mundo Årabe y Occidente: pasado y futuro (The Arab World and the West: Past and Future)

In the first section of the course, students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between the Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sostenibilidad en el Mediterráneo: acercamiento al desarrollo auto-sostenible local (Sustainability in the Mediterranean: An Approach to local Self-Sustainable Development)

Through revising bibliographic references and local case studies, students will understand the basics of traditional and innovative local self-sustainable projects in the Mediterranean context. Students will also identify and compare the community practices and local governance in the Mediterranean region, contrasting the city and rural landscape configurations in the Mediterranean region, especially those related to the local self-sustainable development. They also will identify and explain in situ the processes and resistances that are influencing the local sustainability of Granada and its surroundings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Política ambiental de la Unión Europea (Environmental Policy of the European Union)

This course is designed to present the current situation and the challenges of the Environmental Policy of the European Union, particularly problems of enforcement due to the different national interests and commitments of EU Member States. The EU goals and approaches for environmental protection are compared with those of the USA and/or other countries, through discussions and seminars.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Economía de españa y américa latina (Economy of Spain and Latin America)

This course is aimed at students of intermediate level. It will examine the basis of the economic sectors that make up the economy of Spain. It will also examine the economies of Latin American countries with a marked economic potential.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • International excursion

API students in Granada may choose to live with a host family, Residencia, or in a shared apartment with other students. Internet access is available in all three options. Participants who will be under age 18 for any portion of their session abroad are required to live in supervised housing with a host family and must adhere to a curfew set by API while still a minor.

Students who choose to live with families typically share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day, laundry, and cleaning service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman, some of them with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students who choose the shared apartment option generally live with other students. Shared apartments may be made up of API students, local and/or international students. Students benefit from having meals, laundry, and cleaning provided by the Spanish owner. Three meals per day are also provided with this option. On Sundays and during holidays, meals may not be served. Shared apartments may be run by dorms or families. In some cases, a family member may share the apartment. Some families spend a great deal of time with the students, while others may not join the students for meals or other activities.

Residencias offer students the opportunity to live with local Spanish, international students, and other API program participants. Residencias are not like American “dorms”, but rather, they are arranged more like traditional boarding houses. Students may share a room and a common bathroom. Everyone has access to the common living and TV areas, and internet access. Three meals/day are included in a common dining hall (at specified dining times), laundry service or facilities are available and regular cleaning provided. Mealtimes are set according to each residencia, and the meal schedule will be posted upon arrival. On Sundays and during holidays meals may not be served but students may use a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, etc. Most of the Residencias are co-ed.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 22, 2020 - May 22, 2020 $10,830 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 22, 2019 - May 24, 2019 $10,830 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Early Start Aug 28, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $12,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Early Start Aug 28, 2019 - May 22, 2020 $21,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 19, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $10,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 19, 2019 - May 22, 2020 $19,730 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019