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Offering classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses, at all levels, the Spanish Language, Business and Humanities Program is open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Madrid. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish.

What's Included?

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Pre Departure Services

Advising

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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
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

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 Madrid programs. All excursions are subject to change.

*The spring Granada excursion is only available for Early Start students.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Salamanca

    Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

  • 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.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Valencia

    Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and one of the most popular destinations in The Mediterranean. Valencia can seem a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gunpowder, the paella, the flowers, and the Fallas festivals. But these are nothing but key terms to explain what cannot really be put into words.

    Visiting Valencia we will experience first-hand how centuries-old traditions coexist with modernity. We will have the opportunity to visit some of the most representative places in the city such as City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanographic or the Old City.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Salamanca

    Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

  • 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.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Salamanca

    Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

  • 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.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Valencia

    Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and one of the most popular destinations in The Mediterranean. Valencia can seem a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gunpowder, the paella, the flowers, and the Fallas festivals. But these are nothing but key terms to explain what cannot really be put into words.

    Visiting Valencia we will experience first-hand how centuries-old traditions coexist with modernity. We will have the opportunity to visit some of the most representative places in the city such as City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanographic or the Old City.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-21 credits per semester

Offering classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses, at all levels, the Spanish Language, Business, and Humanities Program is open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Madrid. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish. A placement exam determines the language level of each student.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Nebrija upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Maria Angeles Garcia

    Maria will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

    Quique will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students can choose courses taught in Spanish from within their language level as well as from the available English-taught electives. The fall early start semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits.

Depending on the term, students then choose 4-6 additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12-21 semester credits.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Universidad Nebrija operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This elementary language course is based on a functional approach. Students apply the necessary lexical and grammatical contents to communicate in everyday situations. Material with cultural content is used. NB: For A1 speakers only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This beginning level course places special emphasis on oral communication. It provides a study of the basic aspects of Spanish grammar. Students learn and apply grammar principles to refer to the present, past and future. NB: For A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level. NB: Class is for A1 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España y los Españoles, (Spain and the Spaniards)

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation)

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Cultura, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A2 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A1 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problema Especificos de Gramatica, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills. NB: Class is for B1 level only and must be enrolled in Spanish language to be eligible

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises. NB: Course is A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Lectura (Conversation and Reading)

This course’s objective is to obtain good fluency in informal conversations and debates. Students also build their vocabulary and learn different registers of communication. NB: Class is B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Descubrir España, (Discovering Spain)

This course provides an introduction to Spain, including its geographical, political, socio-economical and cultural aspects through its regions and Autonomías. It looks at Spanish language and traditions, comparing Spain to other European countries. NB: Course is B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

["Topics covered include use of everyday language","techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation","acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions","and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs. NB: Course available at A2 and B1 levels"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Women's Roles in Present Day Spain

This course analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From a very “officially” conservative society to their present social situation, Spanish women’s roles have changed tremendously. From the “house mother” of 3-4 children some 35 years ago to a new modern professional woman with 1.2 children today, Spanish women are very active and influential in every single area of Spanish society. This course deals with these new roles in the areas of politics, literature, economics, education, family…and the impact that this has had on the entire Spanish society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This main objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures as reflected in its history, literature, people, politics, and arts. Topics have been established from a comprehensive perspective with the general objective that the students obtain a collective view of Spanish in its diverse manifestations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Cultura (Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language)

The objective of this course is to work on oral and written comprehension at a high intermediate level. Students practice grammar structures and review syntax. This course includes readings, comments, and debates on contents from literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich the vocabulary and the use of colloquial Spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática (Specific Grammar Problems)

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures. NB: Course only available for B2.1 and for students enrolled in CH 3001 Spanish Language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

This course covers relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. The format helps students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking and discussing, considering not only the who/what/when of events, but more importantly, questions of why and how events occurred. Topics include European expansion, Political Revolutions, Industrialization, Nationalism, Colonialism, European Wars and the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Escrita (Spanish for Written Purposes)

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity. NB: Course taught only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Diversa (Diverse Spain)

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore. NB: Course available only to B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociedad Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Society)

This course provides a study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, preoccupations, and values. It uses statistics and authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) to understand social aspects of modern Spain. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte y Civilización (Art and Civilization)

This course studies the different civilizations that existed in the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to current Spanish culture. Students discover the main historical events that have formed Spanish history and society and learn about some of the most relevant Spanish works of art. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Novela Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Novel)

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Teatro Español del siglo XX (Spanish Theater in the 20th Century)

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics, and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas (CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media)

This course studies Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Students develop techniques for elaborating news, scripts, and advertisements, as well as publication and editing. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Panorama de la Literatura Española (Panorama of Spanish Literature) *course repeated twice

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3141 International Relations

This course seeks to analyze from different perspectives (political, economic, sociological, etc.) the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine y Sociedad (CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society)

This course provides a panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the moment they represent. NB: Course Available for B2.1 and B2.2 level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is an A2 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course only available for B1 and B2.1 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

This course provides an introduction to art in Spain over the past 500 years, focusing on certain key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis is placed on the works of artists as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. This course includes visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Borzemisa Museum.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

This course is an introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly Madrid and Barcelona. Based on a framework of knowledge about the development of modern world architecture, focussing on outstanding architects and works from the last few decades of the 19th century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other projects built by famous European and American architects.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los Negocios

Course of acquisition and development of specific vocabulary related to business Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts related to the area of the company are carried out, in order, in addition, to increase the intercultural competence of the students. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course, we present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here as tools at the service of communicative effectiveness. NB: Course only available for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura Española (CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historical, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. NB: Course only available for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Sin Fronteras 3 (CH 4001 Advanced Language)

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Superior (CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language)

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered. NB: Course available only for C2 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Temas Españoles de Actualidad (CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics)

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación Y Composición (CH 4051 Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Contemporánea (CH 4071 Contemporary Spain)

["This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy","the Second Republic","the Civil War","the post-war and Franco period","the consolidation of democracy","as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Avanzada II (CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II)

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms. NB: Course available for C1 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte en el Museo del Prado (CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum)

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is a B1 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course available for B1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

In this course, one will be presented written and oral text similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II)

In this course new linguistic contents will be presented and those already studied in previous levels will be consolidated. The new contents will be introduced through activities where the student will need to reflect on the use of the presented linguistic contents: what one wants to express and with what structure to express it. From this reflection, the function of the object’s linguistic structure will be explained and it will begin to be utilized by means of didactic sequencing in three phases in which controlled, semi-controlled and free activities will be proposed, allowing the student to understand and use the contents presented. NB: Course only available for C1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Acquisition of general knowledge regarding the most important aspects of daily life in Spain, studying the cultural aspects as well as historical, artistic, etc. Study of the autonomic distribution taking into account historical, poticial, social, linguistic, etc aspects. NB: Course available for C2 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

Español para el Turismo

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results on an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject. NB: Course available for B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Estudios de la Lengua Española (CH4191 Studies of the Spanish Language)

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. NB: Course avaiable for B2.2 and above only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

DE 1124 International Business

["The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the international perspective of business. The course will examine the international aspects of business and place them in foreign and international contexts. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace","international organizations","cultural, political-economic and labor factors affecting international business","and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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DE 4554 International Management

This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an “Idea of Europe.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

This course describes factors involved in communication across cultures by discussion cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variable to communicate effectively.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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PB 1157 International Communications

This course studies communication as it relates to culture, and as it occurs interculturally and internationally. In those contexts, questions and issues are pursued that reveal processes, effects, methods, and critical norms for evaluating interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO132 Trends of the Global Economy

["This course aims to analyze the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. We shall study globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies","also, we will tackle the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens within each. We will also study the energy and environmental threats faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, we can analyze the interaction between countries and the role of the existing International Economic Institutions, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO998 International Finance

Presumed an understanding of basic corporate finance, this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This elementary language course is based on a functional approach. Students apply the necessary lexical and grammatical contents to communicate in everyday situations. Material with cultural content is used. NB: For A1 speakers only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This beginning level course places special emphasis on oral communication. It provides a study of the basic aspects of Spanish grammar. Students learn and apply grammar principles to refer to the present, past and future. NB: For A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level. NB: Class is for A1 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España y los Españoles, (Spain and the Spaniards)

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation)

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Cultura, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A2 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A1 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problema Especificos de Gramatica, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills. NB: Class is for B1 level only and must be enrolled in Spanish language to be eligible

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises. NB: Course is A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Lectura (Conversation and Reading)

This course’s objective is to obtain good fluency in informal conversations and debates. Students also build their vocabulary and learn different registers of communication. NB: Class is B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Descubrir España, (Discovering Spain)

This course provides an introduction to Spain, including its geographical, political, socio-economical and cultural aspects through its regions and Autonomías. It looks at Spanish language and traditions, comparing Spain to other European countries. NB: Course is B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

["Topics covered include use of everyday language","techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation","acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions","and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs. NB: Course available at A2 and B1 levels"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Women's Roles in Present Day Spain

This course analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From a very “officially” conservative society to their present social situation, Spanish women’s roles have changed tremendously. From the “house mother” of 3-4 children some 35 years ago to a new modern professional woman with 1.2 children today, Spanish women are very active and influential in every single area of Spanish society. This course deals with these new roles in the areas of politics, literature, economics, education, family…and the impact that this has had on the entire Spanish society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This main objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures as reflected in its history, literature, people, politics, and arts. Topics have been established from a comprehensive perspective with the general objective that the students obtain a collective view of Spanish in its diverse manifestations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Cultura (Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language)

The objective of this course is to work on oral and written comprehension at a high intermediate level. Students practice grammar structures and review syntax. This course includes readings, comments, and debates on contents from literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich the vocabulary and the use of colloquial Spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática (Specific Grammar Problems)

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures. NB: Course only available for B2.1 and for students enrolled in CH 3001 Spanish Language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

This course covers relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. The format helps students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking and discussing, considering not only the who/what/when of events, but more importantly, questions of why and how events occurred. Topics include European expansion, Political Revolutions, Industrialization, Nationalism, Colonialism, European Wars and the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Escrita (Spanish for Written Purposes)

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity. NB: Course taught only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Diversa (Diverse Spain)

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore. NB: Course available only to B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociedad Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Society)

This course provides a study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, preoccupations, and values. It uses statistics and authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) to understand social aspects of modern Spain. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte y Civilización (Art and Civilization)

This course studies the different civilizations that existed in the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to current Spanish culture. Students discover the main historical events that have formed Spanish history and society and learn about some of the most relevant Spanish works of art. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Novela Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Novel)

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Teatro Español del siglo XX (Spanish Theater in the 20th Century)

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics, and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas (CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media)

This course studies Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Students develop techniques for elaborating news, scripts, and advertisements, as well as publication and editing. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Panorama de la Literatura Española (Panorama of Spanish Literature) *course repeated twice

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3141 International Relations

This course seeks to analyze from different perspectives (political, economic, sociological, etc.) the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine y Sociedad (CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society)

This course provides a panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the moment they represent. NB: Course Available for B2.1 and B2.2 level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is an A2 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course only available for B1 and B2.1 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

This course provides an introduction to art in Spain over the past 500 years, focusing on certain key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis is placed on the works of artists as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. This course includes visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Borzemisa Museum.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

This course is an introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly Madrid and Barcelona. Based on a framework of knowledge about the development of modern world architecture, focussing on outstanding architects and works from the last few decades of the 19th century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other projects built by famous European and American architects.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los Negocios

Course of acquisition and development of specific vocabulary related to business Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts related to the area of the company are carried out, in order, in addition, to increase the intercultural competence of the students. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course, we present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here as tools at the service of communicative effectiveness. NB: Course only available for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura Española (CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historical, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. NB: Course only available for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Sin Fronteras 3 (CH 4001 Advanced Language)

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Superior (CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language)

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered. NB: Course available only for C2 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Temas Españoles de Actualidad (CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics)

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación Y Composición (CH 4051 Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Contemporánea (CH 4071 Contemporary Spain)

["This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy","the Second Republic","the Civil War","the post-war and Franco period","the consolidation of democracy","as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Avanzada II (CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II)

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms. NB: Course available for C1 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte en el Museo del Prado (CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum)

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is a B1 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course available for B1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

In this course, one will be presented written and oral text similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II)

In this course new linguistic contents will be presented and those already studied in previous levels will be consolidated. The new contents will be introduced through activities where the student will need to reflect on the use of the presented linguistic contents: what one wants to express and with what structure to express it. From this reflection, the function of the object’s linguistic structure will be explained and it will begin to be utilized by means of didactic sequencing in three phases in which controlled, semi-controlled and free activities will be proposed, allowing the student to understand and use the contents presented. NB: Course only available for C1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Acquisition of general knowledge regarding the most important aspects of daily life in Spain, studying the cultural aspects as well as historical, artistic, etc. Study of the autonomic distribution taking into account historical, poticial, social, linguistic, etc aspects. NB: Course available for C2 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

Español para el Turismo

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results on an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject. NB: Course available for B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Estudios de la Lengua Española (CH4191 Studies of the Spanish Language)

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. NB: Course avaiable for B2.2 and above only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

DE 1124 International Business

["The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the international perspective of business. The course will examine the international aspects of business and place them in foreign and international contexts. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace","international organizations","cultural, political-economic and labor factors affecting international business","and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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DE 4554 International Management

This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an “Idea of Europe.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

This course describes factors involved in communication across cultures by discussion cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variable to communicate effectively.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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PB 1157 International Communications

This course studies communication as it relates to culture, and as it occurs interculturally and internationally. In those contexts, questions and issues are pursued that reveal processes, effects, methods, and critical norms for evaluating interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO132 Trends of the Global Economy

["This course aims to analyze the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. We shall study globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies","also, we will tackle the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens within each. We will also study the energy and environmental threats faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, we can analyze the interaction between countries and the role of the existing International Economic Institutions, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO998 International Finance

Presumed an understanding of basic corporate finance, this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This elementary language course is based on a functional approach. Students apply the necessary lexical and grammatical contents to communicate in everyday situations. Material with cultural content is used. NB: For A1 speakers only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This beginning level course places special emphasis on oral communication. It provides a study of the basic aspects of Spanish grammar. Students learn and apply grammar principles to refer to the present, past and future. NB: For A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level. NB: Class is for A1 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España y los Españoles, (Spain and the Spaniards)

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation)

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Cultura, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A2 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A1 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problema Especificos de Gramatica, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills. NB: Class is for B1 level only and must be enrolled in Spanish language to be eligible

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises. NB: Course is A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Lectura (Conversation and Reading)

This course’s objective is to obtain good fluency in informal conversations and debates. Students also build their vocabulary and learn different registers of communication. NB: Class is B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Descubrir España, (Discovering Spain)

This course provides an introduction to Spain, including its geographical, political, socio-economical and cultural aspects through its regions and Autonomías. It looks at Spanish language and traditions, comparing Spain to other European countries. NB: Course is B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

["Topics covered include use of everyday language","techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation","acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions","and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs. NB: Course available at A2 and B1 levels"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Women's Roles in Present Day Spain

This course analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From a very “officially” conservative society to their present social situation, Spanish women’s roles have changed tremendously. From the “house mother” of 3-4 children some 35 years ago to a new modern professional woman with 1.2 children today, Spanish women are very active and influential in every single area of Spanish society. This course deals with these new roles in the areas of politics, literature, economics, education, family…and the impact that this has had on the entire Spanish society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This main objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures as reflected in its history, literature, people, politics, and arts. Topics have been established from a comprehensive perspective with the general objective that the students obtain a collective view of Spanish in its diverse manifestations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Cultura (Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language)

The objective of this course is to work on oral and written comprehension at a high intermediate level. Students practice grammar structures and review syntax. This course includes readings, comments, and debates on contents from literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich the vocabulary and the use of colloquial Spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática (Specific Grammar Problems)

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures. NB: Course only available for B2.1 and for students enrolled in CH 3001 Spanish Language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

This course covers relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. The format helps students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking and discussing, considering not only the who/what/when of events, but more importantly, questions of why and how events occurred. Topics include European expansion, Political Revolutions, Industrialization, Nationalism, Colonialism, European Wars and the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Escrita (Spanish for Written Purposes)

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity. NB: Course taught only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Diversa (Diverse Spain)

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore. NB: Course available only to B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociedad Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Society)

This course provides a study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, preoccupations, and values. It uses statistics and authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) to understand social aspects of modern Spain. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte y Civilización (Art and Civilization)

This course studies the different civilizations that existed in the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to current Spanish culture. Students discover the main historical events that have formed Spanish history and society and learn about some of the most relevant Spanish works of art. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Novela Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Novel)

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Teatro Español del siglo XX (Spanish Theater in the 20th Century)

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics, and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas (CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media)

This course studies Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Students develop techniques for elaborating news, scripts, and advertisements, as well as publication and editing. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Panorama de la Literatura Española (Panorama of Spanish Literature) *course repeated twice

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3141 International Relations

This course seeks to analyze from different perspectives (political, economic, sociological, etc.) the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine y Sociedad (CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society)

This course provides a panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the moment they represent. NB: Course Available for B2.1 and B2.2 level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is an A2 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course only available for B1 and B2.1 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

This course provides an introduction to art in Spain over the past 500 years, focusing on certain key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis is placed on the works of artists as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. This course includes visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Borzemisa Museum.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

This course is an introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly Madrid and Barcelona. Based on a framework of knowledge about the development of modern world architecture, focussing on outstanding architects and works from the last few decades of the 19th century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other projects built by famous European and American architects.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los Negocios

Course of acquisition and development of specific vocabulary related to business Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts related to the area of the company are carried out, in order, in addition, to increase the intercultural competence of the students. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course, we present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here as tools at the service of communicative effectiveness. NB: Course only available for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura Española (CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historical, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. NB: Course only available for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de lengua y Cultura Españolas

Both an inductive and deductive methodology is used for this course. Its purpose is to make the student aware of the variety of mechanisms available in the language for the expression of certain contents and the fundamental role of meaning in the interpretation of literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Sin Fronteras 3 (CH 4001 Advanced Language)

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Superior (CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language)

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered. NB: Course available only for C2 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Temas Españoles de Actualidad (CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics)

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación Y Composición (CH 4051 Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Contemporánea (CH 4071 Contemporary Spain)

["This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy","the Second Republic","the Civil War","the post-war and Franco period","the consolidation of democracy","as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Avanzada II (CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II)

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms. NB: Course available for C1 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte en el Museo del Prado (CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum)

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is a B1 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course available for B1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

In this course, one will be presented written and oral text similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II)

In this course new linguistic contents will be presented and those already studied in previous levels will be consolidated. The new contents will be introduced through activities where the student will need to reflect on the use of the presented linguistic contents: what one wants to express and with what structure to express it. From this reflection, the function of the object’s linguistic structure will be explained and it will begin to be utilized by means of didactic sequencing in three phases in which controlled, semi-controlled and free activities will be proposed, allowing the student to understand and use the contents presented. NB: Course only available for C1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Acquisition of general knowledge regarding the most important aspects of daily life in Spain, studying the cultural aspects as well as historical, artistic, etc. Study of the autonomic distribution taking into account historical, poticial, social, linguistic, etc aspects. NB: Course available for C2 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante no llega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

En este curso se consolidarán los contenidos ya estudiados en niveles anteriores y se presentarán otros contenidos cuya finalidad será la ampliación de formas para expresar un mismo concepto. Las explicaciones de los diferentes contenidos funcionales, gramaticales y léxicos se proporcionarán a partir de las reflexiones individuales, en parejas o en grupos, proporcionadas por los estudiantes una vez analizados ejemplos, situaciones y casos del libro o dados por el profesor. Para la activación de los diferentes contenidos lingüísticos estudiados en clase se aplicará una secuenciación didáctica organizada en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos estudiados. El objetivo de este curso es que el estudiante llegue a utilizar espontáneamente en sus producciones orales y escritas todos los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados tanto en este nivel como en los niveles anteriores. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Estudios de la Lengua Española (CH4191 Studies of the Spanish Language)

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. NB: Course avaiable for B2.2 and above only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

DE 1124 International Business

["The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the international perspective of business. The course will examine the international aspects of business and place them in foreign and international contexts. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace","international organizations","cultural, political-economic and labor factors affecting international business","and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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DE 4554 International Management

This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an “Idea of Europe.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

This course describes factors involved in communication across cultures by discussion cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variable to communicate effectively.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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PB 1157 International Communications

This course studies communication as it relates to culture, and as it occurs interculturally and internationally. In those contexts, questions and issues are pursued that reveal processes, effects, methods, and critical norms for evaluating interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO132 Trends of the Global Economy

["This course aims to analyze the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. We shall study globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies","also, we will tackle the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens within each. We will also study the energy and environmental threats faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, we can analyze the interaction between countries and the role of the existing International Economic Institutions, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO998 International Finance

Presumed an understanding of basic corporate finance, this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 2010 Spanish Language

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2061 Spanish Language

Intermediate level course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied as giving and justifying an opinion, expressing in detail personal experiences in the past or, among other things, being able to request specific information, a complaint or explanation about some point of interest. The development of written and oral expression is encouraged.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results on an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

This course focuses on the development of Spanish-American literature, especially on the period known as the boom of SpanishAmerican literature. The aim is to provide students with a panoramic and analytical vision of the main authors, novels and literary styles most representative in Latin America. For this, the necessary knowledge about the historical, social and artistic context of this period that can be focused on the second half of the 20th century will be acquired.

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

Pre-advanced level course of applied grammar oriented to promote greater confidence in the use of Spanish and the domain of grammatical aspects that usually generate difficulties in students. During the course, special attention is given to the practical application of the functional contents acquired in the Spanish language course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

Course of acquisition and development of specific language for legal and economic topics. Readings and commentaries of journalistic texts and specific examples of legal and economic documents are made. Attention is given to work situations in Spain in order to promote intercultural competence in students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

This course covers the acquisition and development of Spanish with specific purposes for the health field. Through this course students receive informative and specialized texts from the area, as well as understand and produce written messages (parts, reports or diagnoses, among others). Also, students will be able to have conversations about them.

ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: English   

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

This course draws from research in behavioral economics, social psychology, and academic marketing, and is intended to broadly survey the field of consumer behavior from the marketing perspective. Students will become familiar with the terminology of the subject and understand what leads to the individual purchase decisions that are so important to business profitability, and to personal prosperity. Topics covered will include consumer research and analytics, study and analysis of purchasing, neuro-marketing, decision-making processes and main variables that affect the consumer and their relationship with brands and products.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

This course has been programmed from a comprehensive perspective so that students will be able to gain an overall panorama of the integration of the Internet and new technologies within the global marketing strategy of the company. The main goals of this course are for students to understand, comment upon and analyze the most important aspects of digital marketing, as well as, the acquisition of general knowledge of Internet business models, e-Marketing variables, the Digital marketing plan, Metrics and Web Analytics, among others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This elementary language course is based on a functional approach. Students apply the necessary lexical and grammatical contents to communicate in everyday situations. Material with cultural content is used. NB: For A1 speakers only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This beginning level course places special emphasis on oral communication. It provides a study of the basic aspects of Spanish grammar. Students learn and apply grammar principles to refer to the present, past and future. NB: For A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level. NB: Class is for A1 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España y los Españoles, (Spain and the Spaniards)

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation)

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Cultura, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A2 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A1 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problema Especificos de Gramatica, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills. NB: Class is for B1 level only and must be enrolled in Spanish language to be eligible

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises. NB: Course is A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Lectura (Conversation and Reading)

This course’s objective is to obtain good fluency in informal conversations and debates. Students also build their vocabulary and learn different registers of communication. NB: Class is B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Descubrir España, (Discovering Spain)

This course provides an introduction to Spain, including its geographical, political, socio-economical and cultural aspects through its regions and Autonomías. It looks at Spanish language and traditions, comparing Spain to other European countries. NB: Course is B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

["Topics covered include use of everyday language","techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation","acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions","and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs. NB: Course available at A2 and B1 levels"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Women's Roles in Present Day Spain

This course analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From a very “officially” conservative society to their present social situation, Spanish women’s roles have changed tremendously. From the “house mother” of 3-4 children some 35 years ago to a new modern professional woman with 1.2 children today, Spanish women are very active and influential in every single area of Spanish society. This course deals with these new roles in the areas of politics, literature, economics, education, family…and the impact that this has had on the entire Spanish society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This main objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures as reflected in its history, literature, people, politics, and arts. Topics have been established from a comprehensive perspective with the general objective that the students obtain a collective view of Spanish in its diverse manifestations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Cultura (Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language)

The objective of this course is to work on oral and written comprehension at a high intermediate level. Students practice grammar structures and review syntax. This course includes readings, comments, and debates on contents from literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich the vocabulary and the use of colloquial Spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática (Specific Grammar Problems)

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures. NB: Course only available for B2.1 and for students enrolled in CH 3001 Spanish Language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

This course covers relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. The format helps students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking and discussing, considering not only the who/what/when of events, but more importantly, questions of why and how events occurred. Topics include European expansion, Political Revolutions, Industrialization, Nationalism, Colonialism, European Wars and the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Escrita (Spanish for Written Purposes)

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity. NB: Course taught only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Diversa (Diverse Spain)

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore. NB: Course available only to B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociedad Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Society)

This course provides a study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, preoccupations, and values. It uses statistics and authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) to understand social aspects of modern Spain. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte y Civilización (Art and Civilization)

This course studies the different civilizations that existed in the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to current Spanish culture. Students discover the main historical events that have formed Spanish history and society and learn about some of the most relevant Spanish works of art. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Novela Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Novel)

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Teatro Español del siglo XX (Spanish Theater in the 20th Century)

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics, and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas (CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media)

This course studies Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Students develop techniques for elaborating news, scripts, and advertisements, as well as publication and editing. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Panorama de la Literatura Española (Panorama of Spanish Literature) *course repeated twice

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3141 International Relations

This course seeks to analyze from different perspectives (political, economic, sociological, etc.) the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine y Sociedad (CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society)

This course provides a panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the moment they represent. NB: Course Available for B2.1 and B2.2 level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is an A2 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course only available for B1 and B2.1 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

This course provides an introduction to art in Spain over the past 500 years, focusing on certain key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis is placed on the works of artists as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. This course includes visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Borzemisa Museum.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

This course is an introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly Madrid and Barcelona. Based on a framework of knowledge about the development of modern world architecture, focussing on outstanding architects and works from the last few decades of the 19th century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other projects built by famous European and American architects.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los Negocios

Course of acquisition and development of specific vocabulary related to business Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts related to the area of the company are carried out, in order, in addition, to increase the intercultural competence of the students. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course, we present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here as tools at the service of communicative effectiveness. NB: Course only available for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura Española (CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historical, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. NB: Course only available for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de lengua y Cultura Españolas

Both an inductive and deductive methodology is used for this course. Its purpose is to make the student aware of the variety of mechanisms available in the language for the expression of certain contents and the fundamental role of meaning in the interpretation of literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Sin Fronteras 3 (CH 4001 Advanced Language)

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Superior (CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language)

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered. NB: Course available only for C2 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Temas Españoles de Actualidad (CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics)

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación Y Composición (CH 4051 Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Contemporánea (CH 4071 Contemporary Spain)

["This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy","the Second Republic","the Civil War","the post-war and Franco period","the consolidation of democracy","as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Avanzada II (CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II)

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms. NB: Course available for C1 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte en el Museo del Prado (CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum)

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is a B1 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course available for B1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

In this course, one will be presented written and oral text similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II)

In this course new linguistic contents will be presented and those already studied in previous levels will be consolidated. The new contents will be introduced through activities where the student will need to reflect on the use of the presented linguistic contents: what one wants to express and with what structure to express it. From this reflection, the function of the object’s linguistic structure will be explained and it will begin to be utilized by means of didactic sequencing in three phases in which controlled, semi-controlled and free activities will be proposed, allowing the student to understand and use the contents presented. NB: Course only available for C1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Acquisition of general knowledge regarding the most important aspects of daily life in Spain, studying the cultural aspects as well as historical, artistic, etc. Study of the autonomic distribution taking into account historical, poticial, social, linguistic, etc aspects. NB: Course available for C2 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante no llega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

En este curso se consolidarán los contenidos ya estudiados en niveles anteriores y se presentarán otros contenidos cuya finalidad será la ampliación de formas para expresar un mismo concepto. Las explicaciones de los diferentes contenidos funcionales, gramaticales y léxicos se proporcionarán a partir de las reflexiones individuales, en parejas o en grupos, proporcionadas por los estudiantes una vez analizados ejemplos, situaciones y casos del libro o dados por el profesor. Para la activación de los diferentes contenidos lingüísticos estudiados en clase se aplicará una secuenciación didáctica organizada en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos estudiados. El objetivo de este curso es que el estudiante llegue a utilizar espontáneamente en sus producciones orales y escritas todos los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados tanto en este nivel como en los niveles anteriores. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Estudios de la Lengua Española (CH4191 Studies of the Spanish Language)

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. NB: Course avaiable for B2.2 and above only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

DE 1124 International Business

["The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the international perspective of business. The course will examine the international aspects of business and place them in foreign and international contexts. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace","international organizations","cultural, political-economic and labor factors affecting international business","and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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DE 4554 International Management

This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an “Idea of Europe.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

This course describes factors involved in communication across cultures by discussion cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variable to communicate effectively.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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PB 1157 International Communications

This course studies communication as it relates to culture, and as it occurs interculturally and internationally. In those contexts, questions and issues are pursued that reveal processes, effects, methods, and critical norms for evaluating interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO132 Trends of the Global Economy

["This course aims to analyze the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. We shall study globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies","also, we will tackle the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens within each. We will also study the energy and environmental threats faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, we can analyze the interaction between countries and the role of the existing International Economic Institutions, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO998 International Finance

Presumed an understanding of basic corporate finance, this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 2010 Spanish Language

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2061 Spanish Language

Intermediate level course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied as giving and justifying an opinion, expressing in detail personal experiences in the past or, among other things, being able to request specific information, a complaint or explanation about some point of interest. The development of written and oral expression is encouraged.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results on an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

Pre-advanced level course of applied grammar oriented to promote greater confidence in the use of Spanish and the domain of grammatical aspects that usually generate difficulties in students. During the course, special attention is given to the practical application of the functional contents acquired in the Spanish language course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

Course of acquisition and development of specific language for legal and economic topics. Readings and commentaries of journalistic texts and specific examples of legal and economic documents are made. Attention is given to work situations in Spain in order to promote intercultural competence in students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: English   

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

This course draws from research in behavioral economics, social psychology, and academic marketing, and is intended to broadly survey the field of consumer behavior from the marketing perspective. Students will become familiar with the terminology of the subject and understand what leads to the individual purchase decisions that are so important to business profitability, and to personal prosperity. Topics covered will include consumer research and analytics, study and analysis of purchasing, neuro-marketing, decision-making processes and main variables that affect the consumer and their relationship with brands and products.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

This course has been programmed from a comprehensive perspective so that students will be able to gain an overall panorama of the integration of the Internet and new technologies within the global marketing strategy of the company. The main goals of this course are for students to understand, comment upon and analyze the most important aspects of digital marketing, as well as, the acquisition of general knowledge of Internet business models, e-Marketing variables, the Digital marketing plan, Metrics and Web Analytics, among others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This elementary language course is based on a functional approach. Students apply the necessary lexical and grammatical contents to communicate in everyday situations. Material with cultural content is used. NB: For A1 speakers only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This beginning level course places special emphasis on oral communication. It provides a study of the basic aspects of Spanish grammar. Students learn and apply grammar principles to refer to the present, past and future. NB: For A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level. NB: Class is for A1 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España y los Españoles, (Spain and the Spaniards)

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation)

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua y Conversacion, (Language and Conversation INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Cultura, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Class is for A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española, (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. The student will learn to give information regarding their personal data and to ask others, understand and express opinions about people. NB: Class is for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A2 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life","use of essential vocabulary and grammar","and discussions on current affairs and topics. NB: Class is for A1 level only"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problema Especificos de Gramatica, (Specific Grammar Problems)

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills. NB: Class is for B1 level only and must be enrolled in Spanish language to be eligible

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises. NB: Course is A2 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversacion y Lectura (Conversation and Reading)

This course’s objective is to obtain good fluency in informal conversations and debates. Students also build their vocabulary and learn different registers of communication. NB: Class is B1 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Descubrir España, (Discovering Spain)

This course provides an introduction to Spain, including its geographical, political, socio-economical and cultural aspects through its regions and Autonomías. It looks at Spanish language and traditions, comparing Spain to other European countries. NB: Course is B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

["Topics covered include use of everyday language","techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation","acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions","and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs. NB: Course available at A2 and B1 levels"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Women's Roles in Present Day Spain

This course analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From a very “officially” conservative society to their present social situation, Spanish women’s roles have changed tremendously. From the “house mother” of 3-4 children some 35 years ago to a new modern professional woman with 1.2 children today, Spanish women are very active and influential in every single area of Spanish society. This course deals with these new roles in the areas of politics, literature, economics, education, family…and the impact that this has had on the entire Spanish society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This main objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures as reflected in its history, literature, people, politics, and arts. Topics have been established from a comprehensive perspective with the general objective that the students obtain a collective view of Spanish in its diverse manifestations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española, (Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y Cultura (Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. The student will expand their vocabulary of everyday situations and cultural content in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, in addition they will develop and put into practice the grammatical contents of this level. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available only for B1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language)

The objective of this course is to work on oral and written comprehension at a high intermediate level. Students practice grammar structures and review syntax. This course includes readings, comments, and debates on contents from literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich the vocabulary and the use of colloquial Spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Problemas Específicos de Gramática (Specific Grammar Problems)

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures. NB: Course only available for B2.1 and for students enrolled in CH 3001 Spanish Language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

This course covers relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. The format helps students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking and discussing, considering not only the who/what/when of events, but more importantly, questions of why and how events occurred. Topics include European expansion, Political Revolutions, Industrialization, Nationalism, Colonialism, European Wars and the European Union.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Escrita (Spanish for Written Purposes)

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity. NB: Course taught only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Diversa (Diverse Spain)

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore. NB: Course available only to B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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Conversación y Composición (Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociedad Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Society)

This course provides a study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, preoccupations, and values. It uses statistics and authentic materials (newspapers, magazines, etc.) to understand social aspects of modern Spain. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte y Civilización (Art and Civilization)

This course studies the different civilizations that existed in the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to current Spanish culture. Students discover the main historical events that have formed Spanish history and society and learn about some of the most relevant Spanish works of art. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Novela Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Novel)

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Teatro Español del siglo XX (Spanish Theater in the 20th Century)

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics, and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas (CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media)

This course studies Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Students develop techniques for elaborating news, scripts, and advertisements, as well as publication and editing. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Panorama de la Literatura Española (Panorama of Spanish Literature) *course repeated twice

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3141 International Relations

This course seeks to analyze from different perspectives (political, economic, sociological, etc.) the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine y Sociedad (CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society)

This course provides a panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the moment they represent. NB: Course Available for B2.1 and B2.2 level.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is an A2 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course only available for B1 and B2.1 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

This course provides an introduction to art in Spain over the past 500 years, focusing on certain key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis is placed on the works of artists as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. This course includes visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Borzemisa Museum.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

This course is an introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly Madrid and Barcelona. Based on a framework of knowledge about the development of modern world architecture, focussing on outstanding architects and works from the last few decades of the 19th century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other projects built by famous European and American architects.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los Negocios

Course of acquisition and development of specific vocabulary related to business Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts related to the area of the company are carried out, in order, in addition, to increase the intercultural competence of the students. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE)

In this course, we present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here as tools at the service of communicative effectiveness. NB: Course only available for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura Española (CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historical, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. NB: Course only available for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Curso de lengua y Cultura Españolas

Both an inductive and deductive methodology is used for this course. Its purpose is to make the student aware of the variety of mechanisms available in the language for the expression of certain contents and the fundamental role of meaning in the interpretation of literature. NB: Course available only for B2.1

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Sin Fronteras 3 (CH 4001 Advanced Language)

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Superior (CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language)

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered. NB: Course available only for C2 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Temas Españoles de Actualidad (CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics)

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used. NB: Course only available for B2.2 and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación Y Composición (CH 4051 Conversation and Composition)

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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España Contemporánea (CH 4071 Contemporary Spain)

["This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy","the Second Republic","the Civil War","the post-war and Franco period","the consolidation of democracy","as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life. NB: Course available only for B2.2 level and above"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Avanzada II (CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II)

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms. NB: Course available for C1 level and above.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Arte en el Museo del Prado (CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum)

This course, based in both theory and practice, aims to bring students closer to Spanish culture through art referencing the most significant figures of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is made by analyzing the historical aspects of the works as well as their artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum Spanish level required to attend this course is a B1 level. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum. NB: Course available for B1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

In this course, one will be presented written and oral text similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available for B2.2 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua Española (CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II)

In this course new linguistic contents will be presented and those already studied in previous levels will be consolidated. The new contents will be introduced through activities where the student will need to reflect on the use of the presented linguistic contents: what one wants to express and with what structure to express it. From this reflection, the function of the object’s linguistic structure will be explained and it will begin to be utilized by means of didactic sequencing in three phases in which controlled, semi-controlled and free activities will be proposed, allowing the student to understand and use the contents presented. NB: Course only available for C1 level and above

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Acquisition of general knowledge regarding the most important aspects of daily life in Spain, studying the cultural aspects as well as historical, artistic, etc. Study of the autonomic distribution taking into account historical, poticial, social, linguistic, etc aspects. NB: Course available for C2 level only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante no llega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

En este curso se consolidarán los contenidos ya estudiados en niveles anteriores y se presentarán otros contenidos cuya finalidad será la ampliación de formas para expresar un mismo concepto. Las explicaciones de los diferentes contenidos funcionales, gramaticales y léxicos se proporcionarán a partir de las reflexiones individuales, en parejas o en grupos, proporcionadas por los estudiantes una vez analizados ejemplos, situaciones y casos del libro o dados por el profesor. Para la activación de los diferentes contenidos lingüísticos estudiados en clase se aplicará una secuenciación didáctica organizada en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos estudiados. El objetivo de este curso es que el estudiante llegue a utilizar espontáneamente en sus producciones orales y escritas todos los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados tanto en este nivel como en los niveles anteriores. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Estudios de la Lengua Española (CH4191 Studies of the Spanish Language)

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. NB: Course avaiable for B2.2 and above only.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

DE 1124 International Business

["The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the international perspective of business. The course will examine the international aspects of business and place them in foreign and international contexts. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace","international organizations","cultural, political-economic and labor factors affecting international business","and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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DE 4554 International Management

This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an “Idea of Europe.”

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

This course describes factors involved in communication across cultures by discussion cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variable to communicate effectively.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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PB 1157 International Communications

This course studies communication as it relates to culture, and as it occurs interculturally and internationally. In those contexts, questions and issues are pursued that reveal processes, effects, methods, and critical norms for evaluating interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO132 Trends of the Global Economy

["This course aims to analyze the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. We shall study globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies","also, we will tackle the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens within each. We will also study the energy and environmental threats faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, we can analyze the interaction between countries and the role of the existing International Economic Institutions, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO998 International Finance

Presumed an understanding of basic corporate finance, this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ECO999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

this course is organized to provide a background on the international environment with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. Using a strong corporate perspective, it discusses a wide range of managerial topics and emphasizes the most recent changes in the international environment

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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CH 2421 Spanish for Business

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2010 Spanish Language

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 2061 Spanish Language

Intermediate level course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied as giving and justifying an opinion, expressing in detail personal experiences in the past or, among other things, being able to request specific information, a complaint or explanation about some point of interest. The development of written and oral expression is encouraged.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results on an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

This course focuses on the development of Spanish-American literature, especially on the period known as the boom of SpanishAmerican literature. The aim is to provide students with a panoramic and analytical vision of the main authors, novels and literary styles most representative in Latin America. For this, the necessary knowledge about the historical, social and artistic context of this period that can be focused on the second half of the 20th century will be acquired.

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

Pre-advanced level course of applied grammar oriented to promote greater confidence in the use of Spanish and the domain of grammatical aspects that usually generate difficulties in students. During the course, special attention is given to the practical application of the functional contents acquired in the Spanish language course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

Course of acquisition and development of specific language for legal and economic topics. Readings and commentaries of journalistic texts and specific examples of legal and economic documents are made. Attention is given to work situations in Spain in order to promote intercultural competence in students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

This course covers the acquisition and development of Spanish with specific purposes for the health field. Through this course students receive informative and specialized texts from the area, as well as understand and produce written messages (parts, reports or diagnoses, among others). Also, students will be able to have conversations about them.

ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microeconomics: demand, supply, equilibrium, elasticity, and types of competition; and macroeconomics: National Accounting, circular flow diagram, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies. The main aim of the course is enable students to discuss fundamental economic issues, and to be able to use and understand basic economic concepts as well as its specific terminology.

Language of Instruction: English   

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

This course draws from research in behavioral economics, social psychology, and academic marketing, and is intended to broadly survey the field of consumer behavior from the marketing perspective. Students will become familiar with the terminology of the subject and understand what leads to the individual purchase decisions that are so important to business profitability, and to personal prosperity. Topics covered will include consumer research and analytics, study and analysis of purchasing, neuro-marketing, decision-making processes and main variables that affect the consumer and their relationship with brands and products.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

This course has been programmed from a comprehensive perspective so that students will be able to gain an overall panorama of the integration of the Internet and new technologies within the global marketing strategy of the company. The main goals of this course are for students to understand, comment upon and analyze the most important aspects of digital marketing, as well as, the acquisition of general knowledge of Internet business models, e-Marketing variables, the Digital marketing plan, Metrics and Web Analytics, among others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Spanish
  • International excursion

API students in Madrid may choose from three different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family, in a residencia, or in an apartment. 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 are typically placed in double rooms with a fellow API student and are provided with two meals per day and laundry 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 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 in Madrid may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are smaller than American dorms and house between 15-90 students. The rooms are double-occupancy, and there are common bathrooms with showers. Three meals per day, laundry service, and cleaning are provided.

Students may also choose to live in apartments located throughout Madrid. Students generally share their apartment complex with other Spanish families, as opposed to other students. Apartments may be co-ed, and the number of students sharing the apartment varies based on the apartment size. Students may have single or double rooms depending on the number of bedrooms. Meals are not included in this option.

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Students who choose to do the early start program will take an intensive Spanish language course before semester classes begin.

The fall early start semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits.

The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Academic Year Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - May 21, 2020 $29,030 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Aug 29, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $14,630 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 12, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $13,830 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 12, 2019 - May 21, 2020 $26,830 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Early Start Jan 3, 2020 - May 21, 2020 $15,530 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 30, 2020 - May 21, 2020 $14,130 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Early Start Jan 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $15,530 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Spring Jan 31, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $14,130 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018