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

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-21 credits per semester

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

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students can choose courses taught in Spanish from within their language level as well as from the available English-taught electives. The fall early start semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits. Depending on the term, students then choose 4-6 additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12-21 semester credits.CREDIT INFORMATIONUniversidad Nebrija operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 4671 Spanish for Tourism

This courses studies and analyzes Spanish in the tourism sector with an in-depth look at certain areas of the sector: transportation, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Communicative situations are worked in this area making final tasks for such situations, and at the same time, students learn the vocabulary of this broad topic.

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CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4121 Medieval Literature

This course provides an analysis of the most representative works (throughout the reading of some fragments or complete works) and social and cultural aspects of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages.

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CH 4141 Current Spanish Politics

The objective of this courses is to understand Spain’s current political situation through the study of its past history. We will analyze the democratic transition to democracy along with the institutions that were part of this period: Parliamentary Monarchy, the Constitution of 1978, the different regions and the Political parties and the economic and social evolution of the country.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 4671 Spanish for Tourism

This courses studies and analyzes Spanish in the tourism sector with an in-depth look at certain areas of the sector: transportation, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Communicative situations are worked in this area making final tasks for such situations, and at the same time, students learn the vocabulary of this broad topic.

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CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4121 Medieval Literature

This course provides an analysis of the most representative works (throughout the reading of some fragments or complete works) and social and cultural aspects of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages.

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CH 4141 Current Spanish Politics

The objective of this courses is to understand Spain’s current political situation through the study of its past history. We will analyze the democratic transition to democracy along with the institutions that were part of this period: Parliamentary Monarchy, the Constitution of 1978, the different regions and the Political parties and the economic and social evolution of the country.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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CH 1801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se presentarán contenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas, comidas, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios paracomunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además aprenderá a desenvolverse en el aula, a comprar en diferentes tipos de comercio, a visitar lugares turísticos y a hacer recomendaciones sobre los mismos. Asimismo, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Por último, el estudiante se introducirá en la diversidad cultural española, que le permitirá comparar y reflexionar sobre las diferencias y similitudes que existen con su país. View Syllabus

CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

Este curso intensivo tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro, con un dominio de la lengua correspondiente a los contenidos lingüísticos del nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (lectura, escritura, escucha y oral), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. Al final de este curso, el alumno estará capacitado para desenvolverse en situaciones cotidianas en un país hispanohablante así como para continuar avanzando en el aprendizaje de la lengua española. View Syllabus

CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2821 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante va a desarrollar las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral einteracción) al tiempo que, conocerá también nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir abordar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera correcta. El curso está diseñado con una metodología ecléctica dentro de la cual el enfoque comunicativo tiene gran peso pero sin descuidar los contenidos gramaticales y funcionales que son necesarios para poder interaccionar con un suficiente nivel de autonomía. Durante el curso el estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le permitirá ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante; también se pondrá en relieve la estrecha relación que existe entre la lengua y la cultura y, se abordará, dentro de los contenidos lingüísticos, diferentes aspectos de la cultura que sean de interés. View Syllabus

CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la revisión de ciertos contenidos de niveles anteriores y se introducen nuevas construcciones destinadas a que el alumno sea capaz de desenvolverse satisfactoriamente en situaciones reales de comunicación. Para ello se acude tanto a una metodología inductiva como deductiva cuyo propósito es hacer consciente al estudiante de la variedad de mecanismos con que cuenta la lengua para la expresión de determinados contenidos y el papel fundamental del significado en la interpretación de todos ellos. Para la explicación de los distintos casos se pondrá especial énfasis en el desarrollo de hipótesis por parte del estudiante, a fin de que la elucidación de los distintos aspectos lingüísticos responda a un cuestionamiento previo por parte del alumno. La activación de los contenidos aprendidos seguirá una secuencia que comenzará con actividades controladas, para seguir con las semicontroladas y finalizar con las de carácter más libre. El objetivo final será que el alumno acuda, de manera espontánea, a los distintos recursos que ha consolidado o que ha estudiado por vez primera durante este curso. View Syllabus

CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

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

CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

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

CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

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

CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain. Spaniards from day to day. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 2061 Spanish Language

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

CH 3121 The Spanish Language in Mass Media

A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Development of techniques for elaborating news, scripts and advertisements, as well as for its publication and editing.

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

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

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

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

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

CH 1801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se presentarán contenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas, comidas, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios paracomunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además aprenderá a desenvolverse en el aula, a comprar en diferentes tipos de comercio, a visitar lugares turísticos y a hacer recomendaciones sobre los mismos. Asimismo, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Por último, el estudiante se introducirá en la diversidad cultural española, que le permitirá comparar y reflexionar sobre las diferencias y similitudes que existen con su país. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

Este curso intensivo tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro, con un dominio de la lengua correspondiente a los contenidos lingüísticos del nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (lectura, escritura, escucha y oral), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. Al final de este curso, el alumno estará capacitado para desenvolverse en situaciones cotidianas en un país hispanohablante así como para continuar avanzando en el aprendizaje de la lengua española. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2821 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante va a desarrollar las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral einteracción) al tiempo que, conocerá también nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir abordar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera correcta. El curso está diseñado con una metodología ecléctica dentro de la cual el enfoque comunicativo tiene gran peso pero sin descuidar los contenidos gramaticales y funcionales que son necesarios para poder interaccionar con un suficiente nivel de autonomía. Durante el curso el estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le permitirá ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante; también se pondrá en relieve la estrecha relación que existe entre la lengua y la cultura y, se abordará, dentro de los contenidos lingüísticos, diferentes aspectos de la cultura que sean de interés. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la revisión de ciertos contenidos de niveles anteriores y se introducen nuevas construcciones destinadas a que el alumno sea capaz de desenvolverse satisfactoriamente en situaciones reales de comunicación. Para ello se acude tanto a una metodología inductiva como deductiva cuyo propósito es hacer consciente al estudiante de la variedad de mecanismos con que cuenta la lengua para la expresión de determinados contenidos y el papel fundamental del significado en la interpretación de todos ellos. Para la explicación de los distintos casos se pondrá especial énfasis en el desarrollo de hipótesis por parte del estudiante, a fin de que la elucidación de los distintos aspectos lingüísticos responda a un cuestionamiento previo por parte del alumno. La activación de los contenidos aprendidos seguirá una secuencia que comenzará con actividades controladas, para seguir con las semicontroladas y finalizar con las de carácter más libre. El objetivo final será que el alumno acuda, de manera espontánea, a los distintos recursos que ha consolidado o que ha estudiado por vez primera durante este curso. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

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

CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

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

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain. Spaniards from day to day. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 2061 Spanish Language

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

CH 3121 The Spanish Language in Mass Media

A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Development of techniques for elaborating news, scripts and advertisements, as well as for its publication and editing.

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

CH 1801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se presentarán contenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas, comidas, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios paracomunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además aprenderá a desenvolverse en el aula, a comprar en diferentes tipos de comercio, a visitar lugares turísticos y a hacer recomendaciones sobre los mismos. Asimismo, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Por último, el estudiante se introducirá en la diversidad cultural española, que le permitirá comparar y reflexionar sobre las diferencias y similitudes que existen con su país. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

Este curso intensivo tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro, con un dominio de la lengua correspondiente a los contenidos lingüísticos del nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (lectura, escritura, escucha y oral), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. Al final de este curso, el alumno estará capacitado para desenvolverse en situaciones cotidianas en un país hispanohablante así como para continuar avanzando en el aprendizaje de la lengua española. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2821 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante va a desarrollar las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral einteracción) al tiempo que, conocerá también nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir abordar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera correcta. El curso está diseñado con una metodología ecléctica dentro de la cual el enfoque comunicativo tiene gran peso pero sin descuidar los contenidos gramaticales y funcionales que son necesarios para poder interaccionar con un suficiente nivel de autonomía. Durante el curso el estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le permitirá ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante; también se pondrá en relieve la estrecha relación que existe entre la lengua y la cultura y, se abordará, dentro de los contenidos lingüísticos, diferentes aspectos de la cultura que sean de interés. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la revisión de ciertos contenidos de niveles anteriores y se introducen nuevas construcciones destinadas a que el alumno sea capaz de desenvolverse satisfactoriamente en situaciones reales de comunicación. Para ello se acude tanto a una metodología inductiva como deductiva cuyo propósito es hacer consciente al estudiante de la variedad de mecanismos con que cuenta la lengua para la expresión de determinados contenidos y el papel fundamental del significado en la interpretación de todos ellos. Para la explicación de los distintos casos se pondrá especial énfasis en el desarrollo de hipótesis por parte del estudiante, a fin de que la elucidación de los distintos aspectos lingüísticos responda a un cuestionamiento previo por parte del alumno. La activación de los contenidos aprendidos seguirá una secuencia que comenzará con actividades controladas, para seguir con las semicontroladas y finalizar con las de carácter más libre. El objetivo final será que el alumno acuda, de manera espontánea, a los distintos recursos que ha consolidado o que ha estudiado por vez primera durante este curso. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

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

CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

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

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

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

CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain. Spaniards from day to day. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 2061 Spanish Language

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

CH 3121 The Spanish Language in Mass Media

A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Development of techniques for elaborating news, scripts and advertisements, as well as for its publication and editing.

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

CH 1801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se presentarán contenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas, comidas, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios paracomunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además aprenderá a desenvolverse en el aula, a comprar en diferentes tipos de comercio, a visitar lugares turísticos y a hacer recomendaciones sobre los mismos. Asimismo, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Por último, el estudiante se introducirá en la diversidad cultural española, que le permitirá comparar y reflexionar sobre las diferencias y similitudes que existen con su país. View Syllabus

CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

Este curso intensivo tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro, con un dominio de la lengua correspondiente a los contenidos lingüísticos del nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (lectura, escritura, escucha y oral), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. Al final de este curso, el alumno estará capacitado para desenvolverse en situaciones cotidianas en un país hispanohablante así como para continuar avanzando en el aprendizaje de la lengua española. View Syllabus

CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2821 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante va a desarrollar las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral einteracción) al tiempo que, conocerá también nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir abordar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera correcta. El curso está diseñado con una metodología ecléctica dentro de la cual el enfoque comunicativo tiene gran peso pero sin descuidar los contenidos gramaticales y funcionales que son necesarios para poder interaccionar con un suficiente nivel de autonomía. Durante el curso el estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le permitirá ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante; también se pondrá en relieve la estrecha relación que existe entre la lengua y la cultura y, se abordará, dentro de los contenidos lingüísticos, diferentes aspectos de la cultura que sean de interés. View Syllabus

CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3801 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la revisión de ciertos contenidos de niveles anteriores y se introducen nuevas construcciones destinadas a que el alumno sea capaz de desenvolverse satisfactoriamente en situaciones reales de comunicación. Para ello se acude tanto a una metodología inductiva como deductiva cuyo propósito es hacer consciente al estudiante de la variedad de mecanismos con que cuenta la lengua para la expresión de determinados contenidos y el papel fundamental del significado en la interpretación de todos ellos. Para la explicación de los distintos casos se pondrá especial énfasis en el desarrollo de hipótesis por parte del estudiante, a fin de que la elucidación de los distintos aspectos lingüísticos responda a un cuestionamiento previo por parte del alumno. La activación de los contenidos aprendidos seguirá una secuencia que comenzará con actividades controladas, para seguir con las semicontroladas y finalizar con las de carácter más libre. El objetivo final será que el alumno acuda, de manera espontánea, a los distintos recursos que ha consolidado o que ha estudiado por vez primera durante este curso. View Syllabus

CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4801 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE I

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

CH 4811 Spanish Language & Culture INTENSIVE II

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

CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

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

CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain. Spaniards from day to day. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 2061 Spanish Language

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

CH 3121 The Spanish Language in Mass Media

A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written approximation. Development of techniques for elaborating news, scripts and advertisements, as well as for its publication and editing.

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

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

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3031 Spanish for Written Purposes

This course covers general aspects of written Spanish. It analyzes the different registers, e.g., literary language and language in the media. Students broaden and consolidate their mastery of language structures and vocabulary by studying written texts and developing their own literary creativity.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4121 Medieval Literature

This course provides an analysis of the most representative works (throughout the reading of some fragments or complete works) and social and cultural aspects of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages.

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CH 4141 Current Spanish Politics

The objective of this courses is to understand Spain’s current political situation through the study of its past history. We will analyze the democratic transition to democracy along with the institutions that were part of this period: Parliamentary Monarchy, the Constitution of 1978, the different regions and the Political parties and the economic and social evolution of the country.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 2061 Spanish Language

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

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

MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

CH 1601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentessituaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes.El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre sus datos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opiniones sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias. Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayorfacilidad a su vida en España.Asimismo, en este curso se tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzará aquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante sin conocimientos previos de español tendrá su primera toma de contacto con la lengua. Para ello, se le presentaráncontenidos de léxico (datos personales, aficiones, tiendas y productos, etc.) y de cultura (costumbres y regiones) necesarios para comunicarse en diferentes situaciones de la vida cotidiana y participar en interacciones sociales básicas con hispanohablantes. El estudiante aprenderá a dar información sobre susdatos personales y a preguntar a otros, a entender y manifestar opinione sobre las personas. También, a expresar sus intereses, gustos y preferencias.Además, conocerá los horarios, rutinas y costumbres que le ayudarán a adaptarse con mayor facilidad a su vida en España. Asimismo, en este cursose tratarán todos los aspectos gramaticales del nivel A1 y se hará hincapié en aquellos que presentan un mayor grado de dificultad. El alumno reforzaráaquellas estructuras gramaticales necesarias para cumplir con éxito los objetivos comunicativos propios de las situaciones mencionadas. View Syllabus

CH 1001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 1011 Specific Grammar Problems

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

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CH 1021 Spanish Language

Students in this course learn to complete everyday tasks and socially interact in an immediate context and understand orations and written texts at a basic level.

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CH 1061 Spain and the Spaniards

This course addresses Spanish customs and traditions in everyday Spain. Students are introduced to short newspaper articles and texts on different aspects of Spanish culture.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2601 Spanish Language

Este curso tiene como finalidad capacitar al estudiante para comunicarse en español en presente, en pasado y en futuro; para expresar gustos, preferencias y opiniones; hacer descripciones de lugares, personas o épocas tanto en presente como en pasado, y dar instrucciones; contenidos, todos ellos, correspondientes al nivel A2 del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes. En este curso se trabajará con materiales que responden a funciones y situaciones reales de comunicación. Para el aprendizaje se dará prioridad al trabajo en grupos o en parejas y se fomentará la práctica de las cuatro destrezas (expresión escrita, oral, comprensión lectora y auditiva), dando especial relevancia a la comunicación en la clase y al trabajo individual en casa para reforzar los conocimientos adquiridos. View Syllabus

CH 1651 Spanish Language and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. Durante el curso se desarrollarán la comprensión y expresión tanto oral como escrita, la fluidez, la capacidad de la argumentación y la interacción. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados en el curso. Al finalizar este curso, el alumno será capaz de comprender en líneas generales conversaciones que traten temas cotidianos o describan acontecimientos de forma sencilla, textos expositivos y dialógicos e instrucciones de uso habitual. También podrá localizar información específica en textos extensos. View Syllabus

CH 1051 Spanish Language and Conversation

This intensive introductory course helps students to develop oral and written comprehension skills. Students express their primary needs and learn to communicate in Spanish.

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CH 2001 Spanish Language

This intermediate level course helps students practice their communication skills. Topics include linguistic functions to be able to get by in everyday life; use of essential vocabulary and grammar; and discussions on current affairs and topics.

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CH 2021 Spanish Language

This course consolidates grammar lessons and works toward broadening students’ vocabulary. The course involves oral and written grammar and vocabulary exercises.

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CH 2051 Conversation and Composition

Topics covered include use of everyday language; techniques and strategies to maintain a conversation; acquisition of the necessary fluency to exchange opinions; and discussions on simple newspaper articles and current affairs.

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CH 2611 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso el estudiante podrá continuar ampliando su conocimiento sobre la lengua española. El estudiante continuará desarrollando las cuatro destrezas básicas (comprensión escrita, comprensión auditiva, expresión escrita, expresión oral e interacción) al mismo tiempo que conocerá nuevas estructuras que le van a permitir afrontar y actuar en situaciones concretas de comunicación y contextos reales de una manera apropiada. En el marco de los contenidos que se estudiarán en el curso, se hará hincapié en el repaso de los tiempos del pasado: pretérito perfecto, indefinido, imperfecto y pluscuamperfecto, con el fin de consolidar su conocimiento y uso, y, asimismo, se introducirá al estudiante en el uso del modo subjuntivo como determinael Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes El estudiante irá desarrollando una independencia que le va a permitir ser más autónomo a la hora de enfrentarse a las diferentes situaciones lingüísticas de su vida cotidiana en un país hispanohablante. View Syllabus

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se tratarán distintos temas culturales relacionados con España y otros países. Los temas que se presentan se adaptarán a las necesidades del alumno a través de un análisis que se realizará el primer día de clase. El alumno ampliará el vocabulario de situaciones cotidianas y de contenidos culturales tanto de España como de otros países de habla hispana, además de desarrollar y de poner en práctica los contenidos gramaticales de este nivel. Conocerá diferentes registros de comunicación y participará en presentaciones y debates que el propio alumno elegirá dentro de los contenidos desarrollados. View Syllabus

CH 2011 Specific Grammar Problems

This course provides a study of the main problems of Spanish grammar with special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive tenses. Students work to improve their written and oral grammatical skills.

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CH 2031 Conversation and Reading

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

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CH 2041 Discovering Spain

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

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CH 3181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 3421 Spanish for Business

Course of acquisition and development of
specific vocabulary related to business
Spanish. Readings and commentaries of texts
related to the area of the company are
carried out, in order, in addition, to increase
the intercultural competence of the students.

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CH 3601 Spanish Language INTENSIVE

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 3641 Spanish Culture INTENSIVE

En este curso se trabaja la diversidad económico-geográfica, histórica, artístico- cultural y lingüística de España. También se acerca al alumno a la situación política del país así como a su gastronomía y fiestas. A lo largo de este recorrido se plantean valores y referentes culturales característicos de cada región para ayudar al estudiante a reconocer y a entender en profundidad la esencia del español. Al mismo tiempo, el alumno va mejorando sus habilidades comunicativas a través de diferentes tipos de actividades, orales y escritas, individuales y en grupo. De este modo, el discente adquirirá una conciencia intercultural que le ayudará a apreciar la influencia que existe entre la cultura y la lengua, por un lado, y las características geográfico–históricas y el desarrollo socioeconómico por otro. Mediante este aprendizaje activo, en el que el alumno es consciente de su propio progreso, va desarrollando una comprensión efectiva del contexto en el que se encuentra que le permitirá llegar a una comunicación eficaz y bien argumentada. View Syllabus

CH 3001 Spanish Language

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

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CH 3011 Specific Grammar Problems

This applied grammar course focuses on achieving greater confidence in the use of the language and the mastering of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference is given to the practical application of learned grammar structures.

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CH 3041 Diverse Spain

This course studies the different comunidades autónomas, their nature, economic resources, culture, and history, as well as the society and the way of life, main traditions and folklore.

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CH 3051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency in informal and formal conversations in everyday situations. Writing skills are developed through oral presentations and debates based on compositions and editing texts.

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CH 3061 Contemporary Spanish Society

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and Psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.

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CH 4181 Art in the Prado Museum

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

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CH 4601 Advanced Spanish Language I

En este curso se acude a la presentación de textos escritos y orales similares a los producidos en situaciones reales de comunicación. Con ellos el alumno se acerca a distintas construcciones lingüísticas, ofrecidas aquí como herramientas al servicio de la eficacia comunicativa. Se pone el acento en el desarrollo de las estrategias pragmáticas, mediante la atención a mecanismos intensificadores, estrategias de focalización de la información y la introducción de una amplia gama de conectores discursivos. Un ingrediente común a todo tipo de actividades es la preeminencia del discurso, superando así los confines de la oración a los que suele estar habituado el estudiante. Para el aprendizaje de este caudal de conocimientos diversos se prioriza eltrabajo en grupos o en parejas, con un énfasis en la práctica de la conversación y de la redacción de pequeños textos. Por todo ello, la finalidad del curso se centra en dotar al aprendiz de los conocimientos y habilidades discursivos exigidos en un nivel B2, así como de la pericia necesaria para suplir ciertas carencias lingüísticas que puedan surgir en su utilización de la lengua, con el fin de garantizar el éxito en la comunicación, tanto oral como escrita. View Syllabus

CH 4611 Advanced Spanish Language II

En este curso se presentarán contenidos lingüísticos nuevos y se consolidarán otros ya estudiados en niveles anteriores. Los contenidos nuevos se introducirán a partir actividades en las que el estudiante tendrá que reflexionar sobre el uso de los contenidos lingüísticos presentados: qué se quiere expresar y con qué estructuras se expresa. A partir de esa reflexión se explicará el funcionamiento de la estructura lingüística objeto y se comenzará a activar mediante una secuenciación didáctica en tres fases en las que se plantearán actividades controladas, semicontroladas y libres, que permitan al estudiante comprender y usar los contenidos presentados. En este curso también se consolidarán aquellas estructuras lingüísticas que el estudiante nollega a utilizar de forma espontánea en sus producciones orales y escritas aunque los ha estudiado y los utiliza cuando se le indica en actividades controladas y semicontroladas, siguiendo la secuencia anteriormente mencionada. Para activar, adquirir y consolidar los contenidos lingüísticos estudiados, los estudiantes tendrán que realizar actividades tanto de manera individual, como en parejas y en grupos. View Syllabus

CH 4621 Superior Spanish Language

En este curso se consolidarán contenidos conocidos pero no estudiados académicamente por lo que la esencia del mismo es la reflexión sobre esosconocimientos adquiridos espontáneamente, por el contacto natural con la lengua, pero sobre los que nunca se ha hecho un análisis detallado. A partir deesta reflexión se pretenden ampliar las formas de expresar un mismo concepto, tanto desde el punto de vista diatópico como diastrático y diafásico, paraconsolidar el dominio de la lengua y un conocimiento profundo de la cultura y los contextos de uso de dicha lengua. Las explicaciones de los diferentescontenidos funcionales, gramaticales, léxicos, textuales y ortotipográficos se proporcionarán una vez hechas las reflexiones, tanto individuales como engrupos o en parejas, de los estudiantes a partir de los ejemplos y situaciones planteados por el profesor.Lo que se pretende, finalmente, es que el estudiante adquiera una total seguridad y corrección tanto en los ámbitos de uso del español que le sonfamiliares como en aquellos más formales o académicos en los que pueda estar interesado en desarrollar su labor profesional futura. View Syllabus

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

Adquisición de conocimientos generales sobre los aspectos más importantes de la vida cotidiana en España, estudiando tanto los aspectos culturales como los históricos, artísticos etc. Estudio de la distribución autonómica teniendo en cuenta aspectos históricos, políticos, sociales, lingüísticos, etc. View Syllabus

CH 4001 Advanced Language

This course covers oral and written expressions and comprehension at the advanced level. It provides an analysis of the most problematic grammar structures. Special attention is paid to the use of connectors within the language.

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CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language

This course reviews Spanish syntax and specific problems in advanced grammar. The use of prepositions, pronouns and passive voice, as well as idioms and expressions, are also covered.

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CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II

This course covers the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. It provides an analysis of specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels. Special attention is paid to expressions and idioms.

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CH 3121 The Spanish Language in the Mass Media

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

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CH 3131 Panorama of Spanish Literature

This course offers a general perspective on Spanish literature with an introduction to the main literary trends, authors, texts, and different genders. A social, historical and psychological analysis of Spanish society is offered through the literature.

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CH 3071 Art and Civilization

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

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CH 3081 Contemporary Spanish Novel

This course provides a general review of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present. Principal developments in Spanish literature with analysis and discussion of selected texts and some complete works are also a component of the course.

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CH 3091 Spanish Theatre in the 20th Century

This course provides a study of the major works of Spanish theater in the 20th century focusing on post-war drama and contemporary theater. The work of García Lorca forms a major part of this course. The course includes reading complete works and visits to the theater, when possible.

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CH 3171 Spanish Cinema and Society

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

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CH 4041 Spanish Current Topics

This course covers different topics in contemporary Spain, taking into consideration political, economic, cultural and social aspects. Written and audio-visual materials are used.

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CH 4051 Conversation and Composition

This course focuses on improving oral fluency and vocabulary in order to participate in conversations and debates using different registers. Oral practice is developed by using audiovisual material related to sociocultural aspects of Spain.

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CH 4071 Contemporary Spain

This course studies the principal historic events of the 20th century: the crisis of the monarchy; the Second Republic; the Civil War; the post-war and Franco period; the consolidation of democracy; as well as the political and socio-economical aspects that have influenced Spanish life.

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CH 4121 Medieval Literature

This course provides an analysis of the most representative works (throughout the reading of some fragments or complete works) and social and cultural aspects of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages.

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CH 4141 Current Spanish Politics

The objective of this courses is to understand Spain’s current political situation through the study of its past history. We will analyze the democratic transition to democracy along with the institutions that were part of this period: Parliamentary Monarchy, the Constitution of 1978, the different regions and the Political parties and the economic and social evolution of the country.

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CH 4191 Studies of the Spanish Language

This course focuses on formal elements of the Spanish language, from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course ranges from the evolution of the Spanish language, Spanish in the world and applied linguistics, to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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DE 1124 International Business

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

**Can not take this course with Art in Spain or Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes due to time conflicts*

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DE 4554 International Management

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

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PB 1157 International Communications

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

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LM 107 Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

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

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CM 2124 International Marketing

This course analyses how, within current market globalization, international marketing is not just a mere exportation technique but a means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. Analysis from an international standpoint of marketing-mix as well as market information and research systems and marketing strategies.

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HU 1172 The European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

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

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CH 3101 European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

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

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CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History, and Integration

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

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CH 3141 International Relations

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

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CH 2171 Spanish Civilization and Culture

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

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CH 3191 Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

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

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CH 3261 Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

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

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CH 2161 Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

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

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ECO 132 Trends of the Global Economy

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

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ECO 998 International Finance

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

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ECO 999 Global Skills for International Business Environments

Globalization affects a very high percentage of organizations and businesses in the world. The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. As a consequence, not only expats or senior managers but also many other workers have to face the strategic development of global businesses and interact in international settings with people from other cultures. This course focuses on the global skills that are and will be increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty, as well as how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

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CH 2010 Spanish Language

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

CH 2421 Spanish for Business

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

CH 3671 Spanish for Tourism

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

CH 3132 Panorama of Latin American Literature

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

CH 3211 Specific Grammar Problems

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

CH 5421 Spanish for Business Purposes

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

Ch 4151 Spanish for Health Purposes

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

ECO 101 Introduction to Economics

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

CH 3021 European Studies: Culture, History and Integration

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

**Can not take this course with International Management due to time conflicts**

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MK0P09 Consumer Behavior

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

MK0P30 Online Marketing in the Digital Era

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

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Spanish
  • International excursion

Faculty

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    Maria Angeles Garcia

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

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

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

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    Ryan McCann

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

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

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

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • Extremadura

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

  • Granada

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

  • Lisbon

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

  • Segovia

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

  • Toledo

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • Extremadura

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

  • Lisbon

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

  • Segovia

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

  • Toledo

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • Extremadura

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

  • Granada

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

  • Lisbon

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

  • Segovia

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

  • Toledo

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

  • Salamanca

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

  • Paris

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

  • Seville

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • 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.

  • Salamanca

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

  • Paris

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

  • Seville

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • 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.

  • Salamanca

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

  • Paris

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

  • Seville

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • Extremadura

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

  • Granada

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

  • Lisbon

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

  • Segovia

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

  • Toledo

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

  • Salamanca

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

  • Paris

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

  • Seville

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

API students in Madrid may choose from three different housing options: a host family, in a residencia, or in an apartment.

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

Students in Madrid may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are smaller than American dorms and house between 15-90 students. The rooms are double-occupancy, and there are common bathrooms with showers. Three meals per day, laundry service, and cleaning are provided.

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

Single rooms are available in all three housing options for an additional fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Academic Year Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - May 21, 2020 $28,880 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $14,480 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 12, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $13,680 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 12, 2019 - May 21, 2020 $26,680 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Early Start Jan, 2020 - May, 2020 $15,380 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan, 2020 - May, 2020 $13,980 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Early Start Jan 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $15,380 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Spring Jan 31, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $13,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018