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This program is designed for S.T.E.M. majors and minors who want to complete courses in their major while studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Students choose their courses from a mix of S.T.E.M., international business, and Spanish language and culture offerings.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families and dorms)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • 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 Bilbao programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Southern France

    Biarritz is in the south-western corner of France, close to the border with Spain. The town is a lively one and a pleasure to explore. It contains very impressive grand 19th-century houses with wrought iron balconies and other decoration, with a faded elegance that adds to its charm. Biarritz has a high reputation as a surfing capital of Europe due to its fine sandy beach in the center of town.

  • 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.

  • Madrid

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

  • 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.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • 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.

  • Madrid

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

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • 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.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Southern France

    Biarritz is in the south-western corner of France, close to the border with Spain. The town is a lively one and a pleasure to explore. It contains very impressive grand 19th-century houses with wrought iron balconies and other decoration, with a faded elegance that adds to its charm. Biarritz has a high reputation as a surfing capital of Europe due to its fine sandy beach in the center of town.

  • 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.

  • Madrid

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

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

This program is designed for S.T.E.M. majors and minors who want to complete courses in their major while studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Students choose their courses from a mix of S.T.E.M., international business, and Spanish language and culture offerings. Each student’s Spanish level is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Deusto. Students can take up to 15 credits per semester and can add additional courses, internships, or a practicum for an extra fee.

DEUSTO TANDEM PROGRAM

API students at Deusto have the exciting opportunity to participate in the Tandem Program, which facilitates intercultural exchange by matching full-time Spanish students with recently arrived study abroad students. It is a program with mutual benefits! The local Spanish students are eager to spend time with their API conversation partner and show them around Bilbao, and the API students are encouraged to integrate with local students and learn more about Spanish life, both inside and out of the university setting.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

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    Andrea Gorricho

    Andrea Gorricho will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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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

Depending on their language level, students earn 3-10 U.S. credits of Spanish language and choose 1-4 courses in engineering or business. Students may also elect to participate in an internship for an additional fee.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish I

Learn how to communicate well in various situations as well as comprehend and write various texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish IV (350) High Advanced Spanish NB three separate sections?

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

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

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an advanced level towards a high advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and through the focus on specific grammar aspects in an advanced context. The course will specifically address subordinate clauses and conjunctions, both of which will ultimately help students speak a fluent and coherent Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This class teaches the concepts of innovation as well as having realistic expecations in the world of entrepeneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Applied Mechaniccs (sic)

In this course, the principles of Strength of Materials and Mechanisms are studied, as well as basic areas in which many industrial applications are based.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Civic and Professional Ethics for Engineers

This course will educate graduates individuals on human rights applications in engineering and the creation of more equitable societies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Digital Fabrication Technologies

This course combines open source and/or commercially available software with rapid prototyping equipment such as computer controlled laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and milling machines. Students will digitally fabricate different assignments during the semester learning how to do the fabrication on their own while sharing the experience with others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Experience Design

After the industrial revolution, current markets have evolved from the urge of getting manufactured products and services into delivering meaningful experiences. Accordingly, industrial design also needs to adapt itself regarding manufacturing processes but more importantly making experiences the final outcome of the design process. In order to do so, this course offers an introduction to the new paradigm both theoretically and in terms of design practice.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Intelligent Systems

In this course on Intelligent Systems, an emphasis is placed on solving difficult problems, many of them NP-complete, by means of designing and using heuristics for artificial intelligence algorithms, and by developing knowledge-based systems. So, students will learn to formulate search problems and to identify and apply an appropriate solving technique.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction Design

Current prototyping technologies make it easier and faster for designers to be able to make partially functional prototypes and test them in early stages of the product development cycle. This class will involve, understanding, identifying, designing and fabricating electronics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction and Multimedia

This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to the characteristics and limitations of the users. In order to ensure that the application adapts to user needs, it is mandatory for the designer to be familiar with human computer interaction issues.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Project Management Office / Technical Office

This course specifically addresses the practical learning of team participation in an industrial project in the phases of analysis, specification, planning, and budgeting. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to lead the material execution of a technical project, including the organization of the workload and workforce, the selection of the needed materials, and the redaction of the relations evaluated of the project tasks or phases, along with the technical inspection, control, and surveillance of the documentation for public administrations, industries or companies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Software Process and Quality

The aim of this course is that students learn to successfully accomplish, in a productive and high-quality manner, a software development process, encompassing all the development phases (software requirements, design, tests, deployment, and maintenance), applying an agile methodology and using the set of support tools which help them in code generation, version and error control, documentation, tests and quality assurance.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Software Requirements

One of the main tasks of graduates in Computing Engineering is the development of tools or software solutions. If the life cycle of a software system development process is analyzed, the first step will always be the definition of what this system \/tool is supposed to be","those who better know what they want are the system stakeholders, those who are affected by the prospective system.

NB Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Trends in Design and Social Innovation

Design is an ever-changing discipline that heavily relies on people and society. Therefore, in order to understand the users better and embrace meaningful projects, it is necessary to be able to identify trends and forecast future behavior both from a design and a social perspective. In order to do so, this course provides an overview of existing trends and trend analysis tools that make the students able to better frame all kinds of design projects.

Language of Instruction: English   

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International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies. It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment. Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity, opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics, political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc. With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood from a systemic perspective of reality.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration, as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course will provide an understanding of the elements that makes up the international environment, examining the development of an international marketing strategy and providing practical information on how to expand into international markets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Organizational Behavior

This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different areas of the working world. NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of speaking ability for class

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have equivalent level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods (from the 20th century mostly).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students 2019 learning process through experience. NB -The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes. There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors, therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible. Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option. NB: Student must have registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Production Management

Specifically, this course will cover the study and application of techniques for demand forecasting, generating aggregate master and materials plans as well as capacity plans and production schedules. On completing this course, students are expected to be able to explain the existing engineering techniques for production planning in companies and assess decisions relating to aggregate and master planning using economic and technical criteria.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Control Systems

Control systems are very present in our daily lives. The engineers of industrial areas must acquire, among others, the ability to use design and control techniques for industrial processes that allow them to properly perform the functions of operation and maintenance of automated facilities and the proposal of solutions for the automation and control of small and medium installations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Thermal Engineering

The professionals in this field can develop projects related to the analysis and selection of the heat transfer devices which are suitable for different industrial applications, such as radiators, condensers, recovers, etc. As well as the design and fabrication of heat machines or its components, such as combustion engines, gas turbines, water vapor turbines, refrigerators, heat pumps, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory II

This course studies how to put the user in the center of a design project, taking into account the stages of the User Centered Design process -UCD process- and the understanding of it through the development of analytic and research assignments. Furthermore, this course deepens into several issues related to the understanding of user needs through topics and frameworks such as Emotional Design and Design for All.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Smart Products

The graduates in Industrial Design Engineering must be able to conceptualize, design and prototype smart connected products that feature more advanced characteristics than their traditional equivalent versions. The student will explore related concepts and will develop experimental activities for acquiring this competence.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory III: Services and Experiences Design

This course provides the student with an introduction to the new Design paradigm, showing how to work through this new scenario. In order to achieve this, methodologies are applied, methods are studied and activities are carried out in this subject, which will enable the design of both experiences and services.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Bible and Culture

The Bible, far from being the cultural heritage of a religious group or a creed, is part of the cultural heritage of humanity and is in itself a crossroads of cultures and examples of voices and traditions, sometimes in dialogue with others. The themes, characters and stories narrated in it are still a source of inspiration for essays, novels, films, paintings, sculptures, music ... This subject wants to show some reasons for these inexhaustible texts, explain the historical circumstances of their composition and development, reveal some of the interests that are hidden behind them and after their interpretations throughout history, ... learn, in short, to read them with a critical and open mind. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Novel in English

Contemporary novel in English contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by providing a comprehensive approach to 20th century narrative writing in English, both in the British Isles and English speaking countries.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Spanish Literature

This course is under the subject of HISPANIC LITERATURE, under the Reference of Hispanic Studies and Reference of Literature Degree of Modern Languages. The course provides fundamental knowledge of Spanish Literature from XX-XXI century that allows the student the cultural and formal understanding of literary production in Spain. It also contributes to training through the development of skills dedicated to the development of methodological tools and formation of experts in literature. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students"

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Critical Choices in Social Life

The course aims to promote reflection on issues of our global world in the perspective of training the whole person. From different approaches of problems in economic, political, cultural and social areas we look for the formulation of critical/ethical criteria to guide decisions on matters which affect society. The topics will be focused from the perspective of the principles of Christian social thought of dignity, common good, universal destination of goods, the principle of subsidiarity, solidarity, the preferential option for the poor, participation and social justice.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultural Studies

As a part of a transversal subject common to the Humanities and Languages degrees, this course contributes to the academic-professional profile of the student, providing them with an adequate background to face the cultural phenomenons of our time, with a critical eye capable of going from the local to the global, from the one to the diverse. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literature and Cinema

This course contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by showing them that national cultures are a mosaic of written and visual “texts” constantly interacting with each other. Fidelity, authenticity, intertextuality, genre boundaries, hybridity, reading conventions, and notions of the kind are all integral to the analysis of the transference occurring between different art forms. NB Class taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Modern and Contemporary History

This course aims to present an introduction to the contemporary world, through an overview of global history over the last two centuries. The justification of this course rests on the importance of understanding relevant historic processes in order to contextualize the courses which make up the Modern Languages and Modern Languages and Management degrees. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Anthropología Social Y Cultural (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology studies how to investigate and understand societies defined by their “otherness” and their “ non-westerness”. This course is an introduction to Social Anthropology to understand and apply what it is and how to study otherness, cultural diversity. NB: Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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The East and the West in its Great Religious Traditions

This course will analyze the major religious practices in the Western and Eastern traditions along with its canon.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Unseen Translation

This subject sees the translation from Spanish into English as a means to improve not only the skills to understand the "source language", but also, as a way to enhance the writing skills of the "target language". This class also deepens specific translation skills. NB: Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Varieties of English

Language is a multifaceted reality, and so are languages. What we designate with a single name 'English' (or any other, for that matter), actually hides heterogenous forms and components. In this class, we will examine some of the main axes of variation for different forms of English: diachronic and dialectal variation. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics and International Policy Issues

This particular subject makes a contribution to the Degree in Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by giving the necessary tools to each student in order to know and understand the interactions between economics and international relationships, so that each student may understand how those interactions affect decision making in firms. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Ethical Challenges in a Global World

This course, aimed at students of all the degrees of the UD, responds to one of the essential principles of the "Deusto University Project": the training of students not only as competent professionals but also as people with certain values. More specifically, as people who contribute, from their specific professional skills to the world in which we live is more human, fair and supportive. NB: Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Union Law

This subject provides essential knowledge about European Union Law as a supranational legal system, focusing mainly on its system of sources and the principles that govern its effective application in domestic law. As a specific material area, fundamental economic freedoms are studied in the context of the European Internal Market. These contents and the active methodology applied in their learning provide students with the necessary training to perceive the European dimension of the issues and problems whose diagnosis and solution they should address in their professional life.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Foreign Policy

The aim of this course is threefold: first, to introduce students to the main concepts and tools of foreign policy analysis, second, to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the elaboration of Spain's foreign policy, its evolution over the last century, and its main projection areas, third, to offer students a first approach to the global powers' foreign policy, notably the US, the BRICS and the EU's external action.

NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Globalization, Citizenship, and Intercultural Competence

The history of the global world is a key element in understanding the international order, the international relations and the logic of the world as it currently is. The course explores the historical perspective of a set of changes and transformations in the global world, not only economic and technological but also political, cultural and in terms of identity.

NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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History of International Relations

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Human Resources Management

This course introduces students to the functions of people management, from the development of a plan that link people to the strategic plan of the organization, and in those tasks of people’s function which are decentralized, that is, they must also be carried out by those who direct the other functional areas and/or teams in the organizations. NB Course taught with Spanish students

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

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Media and International Relations

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students' academic-professional profile by helping them to improve their analytical abilities, communications skills (oral and written), initiative, judgment, team building, and critical thinking in discipline-specific contexts. The students will be exposed to relevant and diverse readings and will practice a variety of speaking activities of particular importance in their study field (mainly presentations and debates).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Public International Law

The course Public International Law will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the nature and basic features of International Law, as well as its role in contemporary International Relations. Students will be able to understand the legal foundation of the international states system and to apply international rules and legal principles in the analysis of international problems and conflicts.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Regional Integration Processes and Policies

This course aims to provide the student with a solid understanding of the politics and processes of regional integration across the globe and how and why these differ from the European experience. Regionalism is conceptualised as an intrinsic part of the EU's ideology and foreign policy, and the course seeks to understand to what extent the European model of post-sovereign governance is applicable in other parts of the world.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish I

Learn how to communicate well in various situations as well as comprehend and write various texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish IV (350) High Advanced Spanish NB three separate sections?

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

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

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an advanced level towards a high advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and through the focus on specific grammar aspects in an advanced context. The course will specifically address subordinate clauses and conjunctions, both of which will ultimately help students speak a fluent and coherent Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Electrotechnics

Electrotechnics is the basis on top of which students will learn to design, analyze and implement any low tension electrical installation, to distinguish and choose the most suitable electrical machine for any given particular need, and to predict their behavior after installation, as well as to determine the most suitable device to solve a problem of control and adaptation of electricenergy and to incorporate it in power electronic systems.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Energy and Environmental Technology

The main objective of this course is to educate engineers with enough energy and environmental background to work in such a dynamic and relevant sector as Energy and to cope with the environmental most demanding legislation requirements and solutions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Management Skills for Engineers

This class involves three stages: First, a systematic description of the main management competencies used in public and private companies. Second, a review of the most relevant role models and best-in-class companies in this matter, using competence templates and schemes. Third, some exercises and practice using media presentations and dynamic tools.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW

This course focuses on providing students with sufficient theoretical, practical, and technological knowledge to address the planning and proposal of industrial control solutions. The course also uses LabVIEW as a design and implementation tool deepening knowledge of industrial control applications.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Robotics and Vision

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to work in a robotics and vision integrated system. They will be able to identify its principal elements, analyze the application, coordinate actions and also carry out technical specifications based on them.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Software Design

One of the key roles of graduates in Computing is the design and implementation of software solutions. If we analyze the life cycle of a software system, the second fundamental step is the design of the product to be built. In this course, students acquire the skills necessary for the design of distributed object-oriented software solutions, using UML as modeling notation and applying well-known design patterns, as well as heuristics and best practices. Therefore, this subject's contribution to the professional profile (from a competence perspective) is related to problem-solving skills and system, component and application design, using a systemic approach (as well as creative and innovative), starting from existing requirements and taking into consideration different criteria for the evaluation of alternative solutions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Statistics

The main goal of the course is to provide students with a set of competencies for the understanding and application of statistical concepts and techniques in engineering disciplines.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This class teaches the concepts of innovation as well as having realistic expecations in the world of entrepeneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies. It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment. Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity, opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics, political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc. With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood from a systemic perspective of reality.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration, as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course will provide an understanding of the elements that makes up the international environment, examining the development of an international marketing strategy and providing practical information on how to expand into international markets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Organizational Behavior

This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different areas of the working world. NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of speaking ability for class

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have equivalent level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods (from the 20th century mostly).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students 2019 learning process through experience. NB -The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes. There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors, therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible. Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option. NB: Student must have registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Telematics

The main contribution of the subject of Telematics to the degree in Computer Engineeting is the ability to conceptualize and develop systems and centralized or decentralized computer architectures, integrating hardware, software and networking capabilities. In particular, this subject focuses on the design and operation of the TCP/IP Internet protocol stack and its flexibility for designing different types of telematics services

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is a common subject for the industrial engineering field studies. The professionals in this field, depending on their area of specialization, can develop projects related with the design fabrication, installation and regulation of thermal devices such as engines, turbines, refrigerators, heat exchangers, ovens, heaters, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Methodology and Creativity

Methodology and creativity are two essential elements for design. On one hand, a designer must be able to plan and structure a suitable design process that ensures accomplishing the final goal. On the other hand, creativity and existing related tools and methods are key to identify and generate innovative ideas and concepts that industrial design offers.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Social and Cultural Connections between Spain and Latin America

This course offers an approach to socio-cultural relations between Spain and Latin America, a vast, complex and ever-changing network made up of not one but a variety of different cultures.

Throughout the length of the course, different subjects will be studied in order to guarantee that students have access to this previously mentioned cultural diversity. These topics are the following: the history of colonization and independence of the Americas, natural wealth and variety of the landscape, the history of the Spanish language and its varieties, commercial activities on both sides of the Atlantic, the world of art from different points of view, the employment system and the education system, as well as some of the most representative ceremonies and festivals of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Community Service in a Global World

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service learning methodology, and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students’ learning process through experience.

GOALS

1. To contribute to the improvement of the personal and social development of underprivileged individuals in the community through service.

2. To implement service with the study of today’s global context and the need to broaden the perspective of one’s responsibility as a citizen.

3. To reflect on the possibilities of civil and political participation for the construction of more egalitarian social conditions, focusing on respect and promotion of diversity as the way for social transformation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3s   Contact Hours: 6

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English Poetry and Drama

The aim of this course is to help students hone their creative responsiveness to the interplay between text and context and between language and social approach to literary language. NB Course taught with Spaniards.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Literatures (European Literature)

["Of all the contents mentioned by the Speech course, expressly refer to this subject the following: The construction of literary genres and the Western literary paradigm","the creation of the canon throughout European literary history and its problems, the literary periods and movements in Europe in their historical, philosophical and cultural context","classism and anticlassism. The contents of this course are divided in two large blocks, one which deals with the issue of the literary canon and corresponds to the first unit. \nNB Course taught with Spanish students"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Gender Studies

The interdisciplinary fields of gender and women's studies constitute one of the most innovative and challenging areas of recent scholarship that pervades not only the social sciences and the arts, but also disciplines apparently alien such as computing, engineering, health, or the natural sciences. Departing from a transdisciplinary approach, the main aim of this course is to provide students with a critical framework for thinking of gender identity as an integral component of the human condition that pervades both the real and symbolic orders of social life, and intersects with other social and cultural identities such as race, class, nationality, or religion.

NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Hispanic Narrative Fiction

This course is part of the Hispanic Literature subject and contributes to the complete preparation of enrolled students in the Modern Language degree. Its purpose is to provide two angles, on the one hand, in relation to gender and its formal characteristics and, on the other, in relation to Spanish novelistic production from the sixteenth century to the present. Being the most open and flexible genre, the novel presents an undoubted relevance today. In addition, from its origins, with diverse formats and formulas, and despite its absence in the classical Poetics, it has had the virtue of connecting with the public and being a valuable exponent of social changes. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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History of Political Thought

This course is part of the “Fundamentals of International Relations” module and of the “History” subject and, like all the courses of this subject and module, has an objective that the student acquires the conceptual frameworks and the proper scientific bases of the disciplines that study the functioning of the international society. In particular, the history of the ideas that make up, in the Western tradition, the reflection on the way in which the human being has organized political coexistence will be addressed. NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Latin American Literature

Esta asignatura forma parte de la materia LITERATURA HISPÁNICA, dentro de la Mención de Estudios Hispánicos y Mención de Literatura del Grado de Lenguas Modernas. La asignatura aporta conocimientos fundamentales sobre la Literatura Hispanoamericana que le permitan al titulado la comprensión cultural y formal de la producción literaria en Hispanoamérica. Asimismo contribuye a la formación mediante el desarrollo de competencias dedicadas aldesarrollo de herramientas metodológicas en su formación de expertos en literatura. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literary Landmarks in English

This course contributes to the profile of the Modern-Language student who majors in English by helping him gain a deeper knowledge of a small number of authors whose work has been central to the development of literary culture, and whose influence has been particularly strong on their successors. It is also intended that the student comes to a good understanding of the historical context in which the selected authors produced their works. NB Course taugh with Spanish Students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students’ academic- professional profile by showing them that nowadays the reality in most Western countries is highly diverse and multicultural. They will also learn that this ethnic diversity has produced all kinds of new socio-cultural phenomena that need to be investigated in order to tackle the problems our societies are facing. The texts students will be reading present them with new challenges that cannot be adequately dealt with by using traditional approaches. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Anthropología Social Y Cultural (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology studies how to investigate and understand societies defined by their “otherness” and their “ non-westerness”. This course is an introduction to Social Anthropology to understand and apply what it is and how to study otherness, cultural diversity. NB: Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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The Study of Language

The aim of this course is to introduce students to sentence structure, syntax parsing, tree diagram representation, and the basic terminology of syntax. The student will be shown how traditional concepts are used and reinterpreted within the framework of Generative Grammar. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics and International Policy Issues

This particular subject makes a contribution to the Degree in Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by giving the necessary tools to each student in order to know and understand the interactions between economics and international relationships, so that each student may understand how those interactions affect decision making in firms. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Geopolitics

This subject belongs to Module B “Theory, Organization and Dynamics of International Society” and to the topic “Politics and International Conflicts”. Therefore, as it is the case with the rest of subjects belonging to this module, its aim is that students work on necessary skills and attitudes in order understand the different theories that endeavor to explain the organization of the international society as well as to provide the keys to identify different dynamics that underlie complex processes.

In accordance with the module and topic mentioned above, these subjects develop the generic competence of Analytical Thinking and the specific competence of Geopolitical Analysis. The expected learning results for the generic competence are that the student correctly identifies the main ideas in a complex text, relates and orders qualitative elements and that he/she may correctly describe non-sequential (parallel, several possible lines, reversing) processes. The expected results for the specific competence is to develop the ability to apply the geopolitical analysis method in different case study situations and explain the current international conflicts from the perspective of geopolitics.

Therefore, the main aim of this course is to provide the student of International Relations with the basic concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historical, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations.

Based on the interaction between territory and ideas, both regarding how geography and ideas may positively influence each other or how conceptions of geography may derive in diverse theories. The course aims at making the student aware of the above-stated interaction and to be critical, as well, with many of the geopolitical conceptions, both classical and actual.

The first introductory block of the course looks into the definitions of human geography, political geography, and geopolitics, exploring the foundations for the birth of specifically geopolitical thinking. This serves as the basis for the second block, which critically analyses the evolution of the geopolitical theories since the XIX century until the present time. The third block is devoted to the theory of world-systems, as an explanation of the birth of world capitalism that exemplifies the complex relationship between territory, ideas, institutions, and economy. The fourth block analyzes the key current geopolitical regions. The fifth block analyzes thematic issues and current geopolitical challenges.

COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

Global History

The history of the global world is a key element in understanding the international order, the international relations and the logic of the world as it currently is.The course explores the historical perspective of a set of changes and transformations in the global world, not only economic and technological but also political, cultural and in terms of identity. NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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International Institutions and Organizations

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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International Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Human rights have become a very relevant tool for a Social and Democratic State, as stated by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Spain has ratified most of the international human rights instruments, as the vast majority of European states. This course aims at knowing the main human rights instruments as well as assuming a commitment to a human rights culture. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Introduction to International Relations

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to international relations as a basis of their academic professional profile. It shows an overview of the world of international relations in an era of globalization. Students will understand the complexity of politics and political patterns of interaction in the world and not only between states and will learn the different dynamics, processes, and issues facing the contemporary international system.The introduction to the discipline of international relations its main approaches, concepts and instruments of analysis will enable students to analyze and think how the interrelated parts of the international system connect, interrelate and interact.In this context, it will enable students to integrate different knowledge within the discipline and thus provide them with a foundation for other courses of the degree in international relations. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Political and Economic Integration of the European Union

This course deepens into the study of rules and case law governing the European internal market and the most relevant aspects of political dimension in the current European Union. This matter is therefore essential for any jurist who wants to work in a European or international institution. NB: Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Political Sciences: International Organizations

This course on International Organizations contributes to the development of the jurist?s professional profile, providing with key knowledge and insights of the international organizations as relevant actors in a global and multi-polar world. Specifically, the course deals with the study of international organizations as subjects governed by international law. It also analyzes and assesses their role in the international relations.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Political Theory and Comparative Political Systems

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students' academic-professional profile by helping them to acquire a significant knowledege of the relevant concepts of political theory and the basic dimension of the political system in comparative perspective.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Private International Law

This course provides an explanation of the main ways of solving the problems related to the private social relations with a foreign element. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Basic Psychological Process I

["Basic Psychological Processes I is the first part of a series of training modules in basic psychological processes that should start familiarizing one with the knowledge that will be fundamental to understanding and analyzing real-world psychological processes and mental health. The field of psychology implies the need for a greater knowledge of the world around us","this knowledge is based on the basic processes of the perception of the real world and the psychological processes that occur in person. \nNB: Course taught with Spanish Students"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Biological Bases of Behavior I

In this subject Biological Bases of Behavior the profile of the clinical psychologist begins to develop study and acquire the biological foundations of human behavior and its evolutionary development.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Biological Bases of Behavior III

The main role of a psychologist is to understand and predict human behaviour. This subject provides students with an insight into Basic Motivators and Emotions, their general features, determining variables, and particularly, the Psychobiological Processes involved. Understanding these processes and others related to them, will promote professional development in any of the applied fields of Psychology

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Legal and Forensic Psychology

This elective module is concerned with the application of psychological theory and research to forensic and legal contexts. The understanding of the concept of crime, who commits crime, the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, legal psychology and psychology and the courts, is essential to understand the interaction between the individual and the legal system. The module will enable students to critically evaluate how psychology relates to crime, the criminal justice system and the judicial process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Personality Psychology

The course intends to offer the conceptual and scientific base to describe, explain and predict human behavior. It is a key

foundation to acquire competences related to diagnosis, assessment and psychological treatments. The course facilitates

the critical application of constructs and paradigms developed in the science of psychology in order to describe, explain

and predict human behavior and it also fosters the acquisition of reflexive thinking regarding the behavior of others and

oneself.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Psychology: History, Science, and Profession

Current psychology, in both its scientific and professional aspects, can hardly be understood if one does not have previous knowledge their intellectual roots and of the great schools of psychology that have dominated the past XX century. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychology of Education

This course contributes to the Primary Education teachers profile of knowledge of the educational processes, especially of teaching-learning, and of the personal and environmental variables in them. This knowledge will allow one to design their educational performance with rigor and scientific basis, establish effective educational relationships, address learning difficulties and design learning environments appropriate to each person and situation. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Contact Hours: 4

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Social Psychology

The understanding of the social bases of behavior is an essential part of the training of the psychologist. This subject helps to understand the psycho-social principles of how individuals operate in groups. Experimental situations are used to reflect on the cognitive and social processes in order to explain the way in which individuals perceive and interpret the conduct of other individuals in groups and the way in which they influence each other and interact.The contents and activities making up the subject will facilitate the analysis of social situations linked to the beliefs, attitudes and aggressiveness, prejudice, altruism and other current key themes, by fostering reflection and questioning beyond a strict ethical code. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Developmental Psychology

This course contributes to the profile of the Psychologist by analyzing the own processes related to the different evolutionary moments of humans throughout the life cycle, such as physical, psychomotor, cognitive, affective and social development. This enables to interpret their behaviors and to optimize the development, by adapting interventions from this evolving reality. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Health and Positive Psychology

The course complements the psychology curriculum offering an overview of the latest developments in the field and the course will focus on health related issues in Positive Psychology.

NB course taught with Spanish students

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

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Psychological Intervention and Treatment III

This subject expects to introduce to the techniques derived from Cognitive Therapy. In this part of the subject some aspects of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy will be developed.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychological Wellbeing and Community Psychology

The subject of the course contribute the basic skills to reflect and try to approach psychosocial problems from, with and for the community, favoring the involvement of the collective itself, from criteria of justice, equity and flexibility.

NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychology of Groups and Organizations

The past decade has witnessed a major development of a new movement called Positive Psychology. Advances made, and its application in the different realms of psychological professional activity, grant an introduction to this area given the broaden horizon of research and psychological intervention. The course complements the psychology curriculum offering an overview of the latest developments in the field. The course will focus on health related issues in Positive Psychology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish I

Learn how to communicate well in various situations as well as comprehend and write various texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish IV (350) High Advanced Spanish NB three separate sections?

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

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

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an advanced level towards a high advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and through the focus on specific grammar aspects in an advanced context. The course will specifically address subordinate clauses and conjunctions, both of which will ultimately help students speak a fluent and coherent Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Electrotechnics

Electrotechnics is the basis on top of which students will learn to design, analyze and implement any low tension electrical installation, to distinguish and choose the most suitable electrical machine for any given particular need, and to predict their behavior after installation, as well as to determine the most suitable device to solve a problem of control and adaptation of electricenergy and to incorporate it in power electronic systems.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Energy and Environmental Technology

The main objective of this course is to educate engineers with enough energy and environmental background to work in such a dynamic and relevant sector as Energy and to cope with the environmental most demanding legislation requirements and solutions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Management Skills for Engineers

This class involves three stages: First, a systematic description of the main management competencies used in public and private companies. Second, a review of the most relevant role models and best-in-class companies in this matter, using competence templates and schemes. Third, some exercises and practice using media presentations and dynamic tools.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW

This course focuses on providing students with sufficient theoretical, practical, and technological knowledge to address the planning and proposal of industrial control solutions. The course also uses LabVIEW as a design and implementation tool deepening knowledge of industrial control applications.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Robotics and Vision

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to work in a robotics and vision integrated system. They will be able to identify its principal elements, analyze the application, coordinate actions and also carry out technical specifications based on them.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Software Design

One of the key roles of graduates in Computing is the design and implementation of software solutions. If we analyze the life cycle of a software system, the second fundamental step is the design of the product to be built. In this course, students acquire the skills necessary for the design of distributed object-oriented software solutions, using UML as modeling notation and applying well-known design patterns, as well as heuristics and best practices. Therefore, this subject's contribution to the professional profile (from a competence perspective) is related to problem-solving skills and system, component and application design, using a systemic approach (as well as creative and innovative), starting from existing requirements and taking into consideration different criteria for the evaluation of alternative solutions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Statistics

The main goal of the course is to provide students with a set of competencies for the understanding and application of statistical concepts and techniques in engineering disciplines.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This class teaches the concepts of innovation as well as having realistic expecations in the world of entrepeneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Applied Mechaniccs (sic)

In this course, the principles of Strength of Materials and Mechanisms are studied, as well as basic areas in which many industrial applications are based.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Civic and Professional Ethics for Engineers

This course will educate graduates individuals on human rights applications in engineering and the creation of more equitable societies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Digital Fabrication Technologies

This course combines open source and/or commercially available software with rapid prototyping equipment such as computer controlled laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and milling machines. Students will digitally fabricate different assignments during the semester learning how to do the fabrication on their own while sharing the experience with others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Experience Design

After the industrial revolution, current markets have evolved from the urge of getting manufactured products and services into delivering meaningful experiences. Accordingly, industrial design also needs to adapt itself regarding manufacturing processes but more importantly making experiences the final outcome of the design process. In order to do so, this course offers an introduction to the new paradigm both theoretically and in terms of design practice.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Intelligent Systems

In this course on Intelligent Systems, an emphasis is placed on solving difficult problems, many of them NP-complete, by means of designing and using heuristics for artificial intelligence algorithms, and by developing knowledge-based systems. So, students will learn to formulate search problems and to identify and apply an appropriate solving technique.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction Design

Current prototyping technologies make it easier and faster for designers to be able to make partially functional prototypes and test them in early stages of the product development cycle. This class will involve, understanding, identifying, designing and fabricating electronics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction and Multimedia

This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to the characteristics and limitations of the users. In order to ensure that the application adapts to user needs, it is mandatory for the designer to be familiar with human computer interaction issues.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Project Management Office / Technical Office

This course specifically addresses the practical learning of team participation in an industrial project in the phases of analysis, specification, planning, and budgeting. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to lead the material execution of a technical project, including the organization of the workload and workforce, the selection of the needed materials, and the redaction of the relations evaluated of the project tasks or phases, along with the technical inspection, control, and surveillance of the documentation for public administrations, industries or companies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Software Process and Quality

The aim of this course is that students learn to successfully accomplish, in a productive and high-quality manner, a software development process, encompassing all the development phases (software requirements, design, tests, deployment, and maintenance), applying an agile methodology and using the set of support tools which help them in code generation, version and error control, documentation, tests and quality assurance.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Software Requirements

One of the main tasks of graduates in Computing Engineering is the development of tools or software solutions. If the life cycle of a software system development process is analyzed, the first step will always be the definition of what this system \/tool is supposed to be","those who better know what they want are the system stakeholders, those who are affected by the prospective system.

NB Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Trends in Design and Social Innovation

Design is an ever-changing discipline that heavily relies on people and society. Therefore, in order to understand the users better and embrace meaningful projects, it is necessary to be able to identify trends and forecast future behavior both from a design and a social perspective. In order to do so, this course provides an overview of existing trends and trend analysis tools that make the students able to better frame all kinds of design projects.

Language of Instruction: English   

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International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies. It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment. Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity, opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics, political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc. With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood from a systemic perspective of reality.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration, as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course will provide an understanding of the elements that makes up the international environment, examining the development of an international marketing strategy and providing practical information on how to expand into international markets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Organizational Behavior

This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different areas of the working world. NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of speaking ability for class

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have equivalent level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods (from the 20th century mostly).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students 2019 learning process through experience. NB -The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes. There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors, therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible. Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option. NB: Student must have registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Telematics

The main contribution of the subject of Telematics to the degree in Computer Engineeting is the ability to conceptualize and develop systems and centralized or decentralized computer architectures, integrating hardware, software and networking capabilities. In particular, this subject focuses on the design and operation of the TCP/IP Internet protocol stack and its flexibility for designing different types of telematics services

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is a common subject for the industrial engineering field studies. The professionals in this field, depending on their area of specialization, can develop projects related with the design fabrication, installation and regulation of thermal devices such as engines, turbines, refrigerators, heat exchangers, ovens, heaters, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Methodology and Creativity

Methodology and creativity are two essential elements for design. On one hand, a designer must be able to plan and structure a suitable design process that ensures accomplishing the final goal. On the other hand, creativity and existing related tools and methods are key to identify and generate innovative ideas and concepts that industrial design offers.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Control Systems

Control systems are very present in our daily lives. The engineers of industrial areas must acquire, among others, the ability to use design and control techniques for industrial processes that allow them to properly perform the functions of operation and maintenance of automated facilities and the proposal of solutions for the automation and control of small and medium installations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Thermal Engineering

The professionals in this field can develop projects related to the analysis and selection of the heat transfer devices which are suitable for different industrial applications, such as radiators, condensers, recovers, etc. As well as the design and fabrication of heat machines or its components, such as combustion engines, gas turbines, water vapor turbines, refrigerators, heat pumps, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory II

This course studies how to put the user in the center of a design project, taking into account the stages of the User Centered Design process -UCD process- and the understanding of it through the development of analytic and research assignments. Furthermore, this course deepens into several issues related to the understanding of user needs through topics and frameworks such as Emotional Design and Design for All.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Smart Products

The graduates in Industrial Design Engineering must be able to conceptualize, design and prototype smart connected products that feature more advanced characteristics than their traditional equivalent versions. The student will explore related concepts and will develop experimental activities for acquiring this competence.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory III: Services and Experiences Design

This course provides the student with an introduction to the new Design paradigm, showing how to work through this new scenario. In order to achieve this, methodologies are applied, methods are studied and activities are carried out in this subject, which will enable the design of both experiences and services.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cinema in Spain and Latin America

This course is an approach to Spanish and Latin American cinema, especially focused on the productions of the last 20 years. A variety of films from different countries, belonging to this period of time, will be watched and analyzed in class. The students will have the chance to learn about the cultural, social and aesthetic values portrayed. These films will also be used as learning material for students to develop their language skills through activities based on listening and conversation. Such activities include the very process of watching the films followed by class discussion.

The number of full movies to be seen in class may vary from year to year. The lecturer will choose different ones depending on the needs and requirements of the particular group they are in charge of. Some films may not be watched entirely but certain fragments will be selected and analyzed. Of course, students are very welcome to watch these films in full outside the classroom.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Social and Cultural Connections between Spain and Latin America

This course offers an approach to socio-cultural relations between Spain and Latin America, a vast, complex and ever-changing network made up of not one but a variety of different cultures.

Throughout the length of the course, different subjects will be studied in order to guarantee that students have access to this previously mentioned cultural diversity. These topics are the following: the history of colonization and independence of the Americas, natural wealth and variety of the landscape, the history of the Spanish language and its varieties, commercial activities on both sides of the Atlantic, the world of art from different points of view, the employment system and the education system, as well as some of the most representative ceremonies and festivals of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Community Service in a Global World

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service learning methodology, and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students’ learning process through experience.

GOALS

1. To contribute to the improvement of the personal and social development of underprivileged individuals in the community through service.

2. To implement service with the study of today’s global context and the need to broaden the perspective of one’s responsibility as a citizen.

3. To reflect on the possibilities of civil and political participation for the construction of more egalitarian social conditions, focusing on respect and promotion of diversity as the way for social transformation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3s   Contact Hours: 6

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English Poetry and Drama

The aim of this course is to help students hone their creative responsiveness to the interplay between text and context and between language and social approach to literary language. NB Course taught with Spaniards.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Literatures (European Literature)

["Of all the contents mentioned by the Speech course, expressly refer to this subject the following: The construction of literary genres and the Western literary paradigm","the creation of the canon throughout European literary history and its problems, the literary periods and movements in Europe in their historical, philosophical and cultural context","classism and anticlassism. The contents of this course are divided in two large blocks, one which deals with the issue of the literary canon and corresponds to the first unit. \nNB Course taught with Spanish students"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Gender Studies

The interdisciplinary fields of gender and women's studies constitute one of the most innovative and challenging areas of recent scholarship that pervades not only the social sciences and the arts, but also disciplines apparently alien such as computing, engineering, health, or the natural sciences. Departing from a transdisciplinary approach, the main aim of this course is to provide students with a critical framework for thinking of gender identity as an integral component of the human condition that pervades both the real and symbolic orders of social life, and intersects with other social and cultural identities such as race, class, nationality, or religion.

NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Hispanic Narrative Fiction

This course is part of the Hispanic Literature subject and contributes to the complete preparation of enrolled students in the Modern Language degree. Its purpose is to provide two angles, on the one hand, in relation to gender and its formal characteristics and, on the other, in relation to Spanish novelistic production from the sixteenth century to the present. Being the most open and flexible genre, the novel presents an undoubted relevance today. In addition, from its origins, with diverse formats and formulas, and despite its absence in the classical Poetics, it has had the virtue of connecting with the public and being a valuable exponent of social changes. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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History of Political Thought

This course is part of the “Fundamentals of International Relations” module and of the “History” subject and, like all the courses of this subject and module, has an objective that the student acquires the conceptual frameworks and the proper scientific bases of the disciplines that study the functioning of the international society. In particular, the history of the ideas that make up, in the Western tradition, the reflection on the way in which the human being has organized political coexistence will be addressed. NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Latin American Literature

Esta asignatura forma parte de la materia LITERATURA HISPÁNICA, dentro de la Mención de Estudios Hispánicos y Mención de Literatura del Grado de Lenguas Modernas. La asignatura aporta conocimientos fundamentales sobre la Literatura Hispanoamericana que le permitan al titulado la comprensión cultural y formal de la producción literaria en Hispanoamérica. Asimismo contribuye a la formación mediante el desarrollo de competencias dedicadas aldesarrollo de herramientas metodológicas en su formación de expertos en literatura. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literary Landmarks in English

This course contributes to the profile of the Modern-Language student who majors in English by helping him gain a deeper knowledge of a small number of authors whose work has been central to the development of literary culture, and whose influence has been particularly strong on their successors. It is also intended that the student comes to a good understanding of the historical context in which the selected authors produced their works. NB Course taugh with Spanish Students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students’ academic- professional profile by showing them that nowadays the reality in most Western countries is highly diverse and multicultural. They will also learn that this ethnic diversity has produced all kinds of new socio-cultural phenomena that need to be investigated in order to tackle the problems our societies are facing. The texts students will be reading present them with new challenges that cannot be adequately dealt with by using traditional approaches. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Anthropología Social Y Cultural (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology studies how to investigate and understand societies defined by their “otherness” and their “ non-westerness”. This course is an introduction to Social Anthropology to understand and apply what it is and how to study otherness, cultural diversity. NB: Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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The Study of Language

The aim of this course is to introduce students to sentence structure, syntax parsing, tree diagram representation, and the basic terminology of syntax. The student will be shown how traditional concepts are used and reinterpreted within the framework of Generative Grammar. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics and International Policy Issues

This particular subject makes a contribution to the Degree in Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by giving the necessary tools to each student in order to know and understand the interactions between economics and international relationships, so that each student may understand how those interactions affect decision making in firms. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Geopolitics

This subject belongs to Module B “Theory, Organization and Dynamics of International Society” and to the topic “Politics and International Conflicts”. Therefore, as it is the case with the rest of subjects belonging to this module, its aim is that students work on necessary skills and attitudes in order understand the different theories that endeavor to explain the organization of the international society as well as to provide the keys to identify different dynamics that underlie complex processes.

In accordance with the module and topic mentioned above, these subjects develop the generic competence of Analytical Thinking and the specific competence of Geopolitical Analysis. The expected learning results for the generic competence are that the student correctly identifies the main ideas in a complex text, relates and orders qualitative elements and that he/she may correctly describe non-sequential (parallel, several possible lines, reversing) processes. The expected results for the specific competence is to develop the ability to apply the geopolitical analysis method in different case study situations and explain the current international conflicts from the perspective of geopolitics.

Therefore, the main aim of this course is to provide the student of International Relations with the basic concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historical, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations.

Based on the interaction between territory and ideas, both regarding how geography and ideas may positively influence each other or how conceptions of geography may derive in diverse theories. The course aims at making the student aware of the above-stated interaction and to be critical, as well, with many of the geopolitical conceptions, both classical and actual.

The first introductory block of the course looks into the definitions of human geography, political geography, and geopolitics, exploring the foundations for the birth of specifically geopolitical thinking. This serves as the basis for the second block, which critically analyses the evolution of the geopolitical theories since the XIX century until the present time. The third block is devoted to the theory of world-systems, as an explanation of the birth of world capitalism that exemplifies the complex relationship between territory, ideas, institutions, and economy. The fourth block analyzes the key current geopolitical regions. The fifth block analyzes thematic issues and current geopolitical challenges.

COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

Global History

The history of the global world is a key element in understanding the international order, the international relations and the logic of the world as it currently is.The course explores the historical perspective of a set of changes and transformations in the global world, not only economic and technological but also political, cultural and in terms of identity. NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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International Institutions and Organizations

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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International Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Human rights have become a very relevant tool for a Social and Democratic State, as stated by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Spain has ratified most of the international human rights instruments, as the vast majority of European states. This course aims at knowing the main human rights instruments as well as assuming a commitment to a human rights culture. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Introduction to International Relations

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to international relations as a basis of their academic professional profile. It shows an overview of the world of international relations in an era of globalization. Students will understand the complexity of politics and political patterns of interaction in the world and not only between states and will learn the different dynamics, processes, and issues facing the contemporary international system.The introduction to the discipline of international relations its main approaches, concepts and instruments of analysis will enable students to analyze and think how the interrelated parts of the international system connect, interrelate and interact.In this context, it will enable students to integrate different knowledge within the discipline and thus provide them with a foundation for other courses of the degree in international relations. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Political and Economic Integration of the European Union

This course deepens into the study of rules and case law governing the European internal market and the most relevant aspects of political dimension in the current European Union. This matter is therefore essential for any jurist who wants to work in a European or international institution. NB: Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Political Sciences: International Organizations

This course on International Organizations contributes to the development of the jurist?s professional profile, providing with key knowledge and insights of the international organizations as relevant actors in a global and multi-polar world. Specifically, the course deals with the study of international organizations as subjects governed by international law. It also analyzes and assesses their role in the international relations.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Political Theory and Comparative Political Systems

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students' academic-professional profile by helping them to acquire a significant knowledege of the relevant concepts of political theory and the basic dimension of the political system in comparative perspective.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Private International Law

This course provides an explanation of the main ways of solving the problems related to the private social relations with a foreign element. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Basic Psychological Process I

["Basic Psychological Processes I is the first part of a series of training modules in basic psychological processes that should start familiarizing one with the knowledge that will be fundamental to understanding and analyzing real-world psychological processes and mental health. The field of psychology implies the need for a greater knowledge of the world around us","this knowledge is based on the basic processes of the perception of the real world and the psychological processes that occur in person. \nNB: Course taught with Spanish Students"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Biological Bases of Behavior I

In this subject Biological Bases of Behavior the profile of the clinical psychologist begins to develop study and acquire the biological foundations of human behavior and its evolutionary development.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Biological Bases of Behavior III

The main role of a psychologist is to understand and predict human behaviour. This subject provides students with an insight into Basic Motivators and Emotions, their general features, determining variables, and particularly, the Psychobiological Processes involved. Understanding these processes and others related to them, will promote professional development in any of the applied fields of Psychology

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Legal and Forensic Psychology

This elective module is concerned with the application of psychological theory and research to forensic and legal contexts. The understanding of the concept of crime, who commits crime, the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, legal psychology and psychology and the courts, is essential to understand the interaction between the individual and the legal system. The module will enable students to critically evaluate how psychology relates to crime, the criminal justice system and the judicial process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Personality Psychology

The course intends to offer the conceptual and scientific base to describe, explain and predict human behavior. It is a key

foundation to acquire competences related to diagnosis, assessment and psychological treatments. The course facilitates

the critical application of constructs and paradigms developed in the science of psychology in order to describe, explain

and predict human behavior and it also fosters the acquisition of reflexive thinking regarding the behavior of others and

oneself.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 6

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Psychology: History, Science, and Profession

Current psychology, in both its scientific and professional aspects, can hardly be understood if one does not have previous knowledge their intellectual roots and of the great schools of psychology that have dominated the past XX century. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychology of Education

This course contributes to the Primary Education teachers profile of knowledge of the educational processes, especially of teaching-learning, and of the personal and environmental variables in them. This knowledge will allow one to design their educational performance with rigor and scientific basis, establish effective educational relationships, address learning difficulties and design learning environments appropriate to each person and situation. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Contact Hours: 4

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Social Psychology

The understanding of the social bases of behavior is an essential part of the training of the psychologist. This subject helps to understand the psycho-social principles of how individuals operate in groups. Experimental situations are used to reflect on the cognitive and social processes in order to explain the way in which individuals perceive and interpret the conduct of other individuals in groups and the way in which they influence each other and interact.The contents and activities making up the subject will facilitate the analysis of social situations linked to the beliefs, attitudes and aggressiveness, prejudice, altruism and other current key themes, by fostering reflection and questioning beyond a strict ethical code. COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Language of Instruction: English Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Bible and Culture

The Bible, far from being the cultural heritage of a religious group or a creed, is part of the cultural heritage of humanity and is in itself a crossroads of cultures and examples of voices and traditions, sometimes in dialogue with others. The themes, characters and stories narrated in it are still a source of inspiration for essays, novels, films, paintings, sculptures, music ... This subject wants to show some reasons for these inexhaustible texts, explain the historical circumstances of their composition and development, reveal some of the interests that are hidden behind them and after their interpretations throughout history, ... learn, in short, to read them with a critical and open mind. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Novel in English

Contemporary novel in English contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by providing a comprehensive approach to 20th century narrative writing in English, both in the British Isles and English speaking countries.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Spanish Literature

This course is under the subject of HISPANIC LITERATURE, under the Reference of Hispanic Studies and Reference of Literature Degree of Modern Languages. The course provides fundamental knowledge of Spanish Literature from XX-XXI century that allows the student the cultural and formal understanding of literary production in Spain. It also contributes to training through the development of skills dedicated to the development of methodological tools and formation of experts in literature. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students"

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Critical Choices in Social Life

The course aims to promote reflection on issues of our global world in the perspective of training the whole person. From different approaches of problems in economic, political, cultural and social areas we look for the formulation of critical/ethical criteria to guide decisions on matters which affect society. The topics will be focused from the perspective of the principles of Christian social thought of dignity, common good, universal destination of goods, the principle of subsidiarity, solidarity, the preferential option for the poor, participation and social justice.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultural Studies

As a part of a transversal subject common to the Humanities and Languages degrees, this course contributes to the academic-professional profile of the student, providing them with an adequate background to face the cultural phenomenons of our time, with a critical eye capable of going from the local to the global, from the one to the diverse. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literature and Cinema

This course contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by showing them that national cultures are a mosaic of written and visual “texts” constantly interacting with each other. Fidelity, authenticity, intertextuality, genre boundaries, hybridity, reading conventions, and notions of the kind are all integral to the analysis of the transference occurring between different art forms. NB Class taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Modern and Contemporary History

This course aims to present an introduction to the contemporary world, through an overview of global history over the last two centuries. The justification of this course rests on the importance of understanding relevant historic processes in order to contextualize the courses which make up the Modern Languages and Modern Languages and Management degrees. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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The East and the West in its Great Religious Traditions

This course will analyze the major religious practices in the Western and Eastern traditions along with its canon.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Unseen Translation

This subject sees the translation from Spanish into English as a means to improve not only the skills to understand the "source language", but also, as a way to enhance the writing skills of the "target language". This class also deepens specific translation skills. NB: Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Varieties of English

Language is a multifaceted reality, and so are languages. What we designate with a single name 'English' (or any other, for that matter), actually hides heterogenous forms and components. In this class, we will examine some of the main axes of variation for different forms of English: diachronic and dialectal variation. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Ethical Challenges in a Global World

This course, aimed at students of all the degrees of the UD, responds to one of the essential principles of the "Deusto University Project": the training of students not only as competent professionals but also as people with certain values. More specifically, as people who contribute, from their specific professional skills to the world in which we live is more human, fair and supportive. NB: Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Union Law

This subject provides essential knowledge about European Union Law as a supranational legal system, focusing mainly on its system of sources and the principles that govern its effective application in domestic law. As a specific material area, fundamental economic freedoms are studied in the context of the European Internal Market. These contents and the active methodology applied in their learning provide students with the necessary training to perceive the European dimension of the issues and problems whose diagnosis and solution they should address in their professional life.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Foreign Policy

The aim of this course is threefold: first, to introduce students to the main concepts and tools of foreign policy analysis, second, to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the elaboration of Spain's foreign policy, its evolution over the last century, and its main projection areas, third, to offer students a first approach to the global powers' foreign policy, notably the US, the BRICS and the EU's external action.

NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Globalization, Citizenship, and Intercultural Competence

The history of the global world is a key element in understanding the international order, the international relations and the logic of the world as it currently is. The course explores the historical perspective of a set of changes and transformations in the global world, not only economic and technological but also political, cultural and in terms of identity.

NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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History of International Relations

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Media and International Relations

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students' academic-professional profile by helping them to improve their analytical abilities, communications skills (oral and written), initiative, judgment, team building, and critical thinking in discipline-specific contexts. The students will be exposed to relevant and diverse readings and will practice a variety of speaking activities of particular importance in their study field (mainly presentations and debates).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Public International Law

The course Public International Law will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the nature and basic features of International Law, as well as its role in contemporary International Relations. Students will be able to understand the legal foundation of the international states system and to apply international rules and legal principles in the analysis of international problems and conflicts.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Regional Integration Processes and Policies

This course aims to provide the student with a solid understanding of the politics and processes of regional integration across the globe and how and why these differ from the European experience. Regionalism is conceptualised as an intrinsic part of the EU's ideology and foreign policy, and the course seeks to understand to what extent the European model of post-sovereign governance is applicable in other parts of the world.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Developmental Psychology

This course contributes to the profile of the Psychologist by analyzing the own processes related to the different evolutionary moments of humans throughout the life cycle, such as physical, psychomotor, cognitive, affective and social development. This enables to interpret their behaviors and to optimize the development, by adapting interventions from this evolving reality. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Health and Positive Psychology

The course complements the psychology curriculum offering an overview of the latest developments in the field and the course will focus on health related issues in Positive Psychology.

NB course taught with Spanish students

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

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Psychological Intervention and Treatment III

This subject expects to introduce to the techniques derived from Cognitive Therapy. In this part of the subject some aspects of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy will be developed.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychological Wellbeing and Community Psychology

The subject of the course contribute the basic skills to reflect and try to approach psychosocial problems from, with and for the community, favoring the involvement of the collective itself, from criteria of justice, equity and flexibility.

NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psychology of Groups and Organizations

The past decade has witnessed a major development of a new movement called Positive Psychology. Advances made, and its application in the different realms of psychological professional activity, grant an introduction to this area given the broaden horizon of research and psychological intervention. The course complements the psychology curriculum offering an overview of the latest developments in the field. The course will focus on health related issues in Positive Psychology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • Students can choose to enroll directly in classes with University of Deusto students
  • Internships available (for credit; additional fee)
  • Tandem partner program
  • International excursion

API students in Bilbao live with host families with wireless internet included.

Students who live with families generally have their own room, but may share a double room with a fellow API student, and are provided with three 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.

***The apartment option can only be offered if requested by a minimum of 3 students of the same gender. When there is insufficient interest in this housing option, students are placed with host families.***

Student apartments require more independence and provide less cultural interaction with Spaniards, although other apartments in the building are often rented or owned by Spanish families. Each apartment can generally accommodate 3-4 people. The majority of the rooms in student apartments are double rooms. However, based on availability, some students may be assigned to a single room on a first-come, first served basis. Students are responsible for buying and preparing all of their own meals, and kitchens are furnished with the necessary cookware to do so. Sheets and blankets are also provided.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 4, 2020 - May 14, 2020 $14,880 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Aug, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $13,980 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Academic Year Aug, 2020 - May, 2021 $27,680 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Spring Jan 4, 2019 - May 16, 2019 $14,680 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Aug 30, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 $13,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Aug 30, 2019 - May 14, 2020 $27,680 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019