Students in this course cover the most important grammar points in Spanish, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (intermediate, advanced, superior) and are similar in structure.
History of Art in Spain
The goal of this course is to give students an introduction to the discipline of art history, viewed through the history of art in Spain. Particular attention is spent on the art and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.
Introduction to Business Spanish
This course focuses on the business world in Spain, commercial correspondence, and business language.
Islamic Culture in Spain
This course covers the most important aspects of the Hispano-Muslim civilization beginning, with a general introduction to Arab culture, then the politics, economics, society and culture of Medieval Spain, and finally, a study of the Hispano-Arab city.
Latin American Civilization and Culture
This course aims to cover and explain the basic elements of the Latin American culture. It addresses issues that are now models of understanding the contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a general overview of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.
Latin American Literature
The objective of this course is to study the literary production in Latin America. The period to be studied is from the 20th century to the present-day. A focus on authors and works is combined with an approach of the reality and diversity of the continent. The selected topics include: Latin-American avant-garde Literature of the Mexican revolution: Los de abajo, by Mariano Azuela; Pablo Neruda: poetry and politics; the concept of literature in Luis Borges; denunciation in the works of Mario Benedetti; Women main roles: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel.
Spanish Civilization and Culture
This course offers a more in-depth overview of the basic points that comprise “Spanish culture” such as: Spanish geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity; Spanish music, dance and diet; religion and folklore; family structure, and Spanish ideology, politics and culture.
This course aims to provide a general knowledge of the country through the study of the different autonomous Spanish regions, the analysis of their physical environments, the structure and evolution of their populations, economic activities, and their regional varieties.
History of Spain
The goal of this course is to study the political, economic, social and cultural highlights of the recent past century. After an introduction designed to present a synthesis of those aspects relevant to the general history of Spain, students analyze the contemporary age, focusing on social movements and issues and on the most important cultural events of the 20th century in Spain.
This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present, covering the literary works that are most representative of an epoch or literary movement. Authors include Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Federico García Lorca, and Francisco Ayala.
The Diversity of Spanish in the World
Communicative competence in a speaker consists not only of the command of the four skills (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, listening) but also the understanding of linguistic register, regional variation, and pragmatics. This course seeks to familiarize students with colloquial speech and to give them the tools to differentiate among regional, stylistic, and class variations in the spoken language. Topics include: levels of linguistic informality and formality in Spanish (expressing advice, transmitting messages, ways of congratulating and accepting/giving praise, greeting and leave-taking, expressing disagreement and agreement, and hypothesis and probability); colloquial Spanish (expressions related to food, clothing, the human body, the animal world, refrains); and regional differences in the Spanish language.
Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)
The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.
Historia y Geografía de España (Geography and History of Spain)
La asignatura de pretende abordar los acontecimientos políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales más significativos del reciente pasado siglo, además de proporcionar un conocimiento general del país a través del estudio geográfico del medio natural, la población, las actividades económicas y la realidad regional.
Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Islámica en España / Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture
This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish. The Islamic culture section is divided into two blocks where the most important aspects of Hispano-Muslim Civilization will be related, introducing the Arabic culture in general in Block I. The objectives of the course will focus on the student being able to understand the reality of Al Andalus at a political, economic, social, and cultural level (Block II). As the city is the nucleus where these aspects interrelate, Block II has been dedicated to the Hispano-Arab city with specific emphasis on Granada and the Alhambra.
Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Hispanoamericanas (Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture)
This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish and/or Hispanic American.
Historia General y Del Arte en España (General History, and the Art History of Spain)
The subject of Spain, history, and society aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the recent past century. The art sections aims to present, principally, the initiation and understanding of this discipline, through a historical and artistic tour of the main stylistic languages that define the unique characteristics of Spanish art.
Internships in Local Companies (Programa de Prácticas en Empresas)
The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work (45/120 hours), a group seminar (10 hours), individual interviews with an internship tutor (2 hours) and a written project and presentation at the end of the term (2 hours).
Up to 120 contact hours possible (additional fee of $500 required - SEMESTER ONLY)
Sistema Juridico y Derecho Negocios (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union and Spanish Business Law)
This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish legal system as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law; students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others.
Although the course is an exhaustive overview of Spanish law, the course puts an emphasis on Business Law, as is demanded by today’s students and professionals.
Geografía de España (Geography of Spain)
This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality
Sistema Juridico Español y de la UE (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union)
This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish legal system as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law; students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, among others.
Derecho Español de los Negocios (Spanish Business Law)
Do you want to do business in Spain, or familiarize yourself with business practices in Spain? This course will introduce you to Spanish business law, something especially interesting for people attracted to the economic activity in Spain, particularly study abroad students with majors in Economics or Law or students who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study business law.