Spain Salamanca Casa De Las Conchas 757771405

This is the perfect summer option for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Classes are taught at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior levels. Level of study is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Salamanca. This is a concentrated language and culture program for students at all levels that focus on grammar, conversation, and Spanish culture. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency, and intermediate, advanced and superior level students choose from a wide selection of Spanish culture course options.

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Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

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

Language and Culture Tools

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with Student visa (for programs over 90 days)

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

  • Madrid

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

  • 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.

  • The Way of St. James

    The way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history. The group will – metaphorically – write their names in the history of the Way, walking one of the stages while we learn about the Way, its history, and its legends!

    The group will also visit León, one of the biggest cities near Salamanca, and its amazing Gothic cathedral, Astorga, a beautiful town in the Way of Santiago, where the group will visit a palace built by Gaudi. The trip will conclude in Ponferrada, the last major town in the French route before arriving in Santiago.

  • Madrid

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

  • 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.

  • The Way of St. James

    The way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history. The group will – metaphorically – write their names in the history of the Way, walking one of the stages while we learn about the Way, its history, and its legends!

    The group will also visit León, one of the biggest cities near Salamanca, and its amazing Gothic cathedral, Astorga, a beautiful town in the Way of Santiago, where the group will visit a palace built by Gaudi. The trip will conclude in Ponferrada, the last major town in the French route before arriving in Santiago.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Santander

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

  • Madrid

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

  • 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.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Santander

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

  • Madrid

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

  • 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.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Santander

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

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 5-8 semester credits per session (up to 16 total)

This is the perfect summer option for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Classes are taught at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior levels. Level of study is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Salamanca. This is a concentrated language and culture program for students at all levels that focus on grammar, conversation, and Spanish culture. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency, and intermediate, advanced and superior level students choose from a wide selection of Spanish culture course options. Language classes have a maximum of 15 students per class.

Students can earn 80-110 contact hours for the summer 1 or 2 sessions, 120-160 contact hours for the summer 3 session, or, if they choose to combine sessions, students can earn up to 240 contact hours, depending on the configuration of terms.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

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    Inma Borrego

    Inma will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Miguel Blanco

    Miguel will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and a resource for you while you are in Spain.

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    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Beginning level students are required to take Spanish Grammar and Spanish Vocabulary, and may then choose to take one or two elective courses.

Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level students are required to take Spanish Grammar, and may then choose to take 2-3 elective courses.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Intermediate

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Advanced

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Intermediate

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Advanced

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Intermediate

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Advanced

In this subject, students explore the narrative mechanisms that make a film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Intermediate

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Advanced

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Intermediate

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Advanced

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Beginning

Course objectives:

1. Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Comunicar información concreta y sencilla.

3 Participar en conversaciones directas sobre temas frecuentes y cotidianos.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral asuntos prácticos de la vida diaria.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Intermediate

Objectives include:

1 Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones sobre temas generales.

3 Participar en conversaciones básicas de carácter personal y profesional.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral situaciones sociales frecuentes en un contexto hispanohablante.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Arte Español (Spanish Art) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español,

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obrasartísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Cultura (Culture) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española denuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economia y Sociedad (Economy and Society) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Historia Contemporanea (Contemporary History) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Dominar un amplio número de recursos lingüísticos y comunicativos necesarios para participar en todo tipo de intercambios comunicativos con fluidez, precisión y naturalidad.

2. Ser capaz de interpretar cualquier tipo de texto, oral o escrito, que se refiera a temas de carácter general y/o especializado.

3. Utilizar con eficacia una amplia variedad de marcadores discursivos referidos a la estructura y a la coherencia de los textos.

4. Dominar las estrategias necesarias para adecuarse a todo tipo de contextos y situaciones comunicativas

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.67   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura Contemporanea (Contemporary Literature) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Intermediate

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Advanced

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Intermediate

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Advanced

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Intermediate

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Advanced

In this subject, students explore the narrative mechanisms that make a film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Intermediate

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Advanced

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Intermediate

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Advanced

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Advanced

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Beginning

Course objectives:

1. Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Comunicar información concreta y sencilla.

3 Participar en conversaciones directas sobre temas frecuentes y cotidianos.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral asuntos prácticos de la vida diaria.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Intermediate

Objectives include:

1 Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones sobre temas generales.

3 Participar en conversaciones básicas de carácter personal y profesional.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral situaciones sociales frecuentes en un contexto hispanohablante.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Arte Español (Spanish Art) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español,

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obrasartísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Cultura (Culture) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española denuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economia y Sociedad (Economy and Society) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Historia Contemporanea (Contemporary History) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Dominar un amplio número de recursos lingüísticos y comunicativos necesarios para participar en todo tipo de intercambios comunicativos con fluidez, precisión y naturalidad.

2. Ser capaz de interpretar cualquier tipo de texto, oral o escrito, que se refiera a temas de carácter general y/o especializado.

3. Utilizar con eficacia una amplia variedad de marcadores discursivos referidos a la estructura y a la coherencia de los textos.

4. Dominar las estrategias necesarias para adecuarse a todo tipo de contextos y situaciones comunicativas

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.67   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura Contemporanea (Contemporary Literature) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Intermediate

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Spain - Advanced

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Intermediate

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Literature - Advanced

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Intermediate

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish and Latin American Cinema - Advanced

In this subject, students explore the narrative mechanisms that make a film a special artistic medium. The class views a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students conduct reviews, critical analyses and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Intermediate

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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The Arab World in Hispanic Culture - Advanced

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through History; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Intermediate

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Women in the History of Spain - Advanced

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th Century, taking a look at the Second Republic (when women obtained the right to vote), the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal of the lab is to improve students’ pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. Focus is on sentence structure and correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Advanced

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Beginning

Course objectives:

1. Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Comunicar información concreta y sencilla.

3 Participar en conversaciones directas sobre temas frecuentes y cotidianos.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral asuntos prácticos de la vida diaria.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Intermediate

Objectives include:

1 Comprender textos y conversaciones habituales utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones sobre temas generales.

3 Participar en conversaciones básicas de carácter personal y profesional.

4. Resolver a través de la comunicación oral situaciones sociales frecuentes en un contexto hispanohablante.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Arte Español (Spanish Art) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español,

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obrasartísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Cultura (Culture) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española denuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economia y Sociedad (Economy and Society) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Historia Contemporanea (Contemporary History) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Dominar un amplio número de recursos lingüísticos y comunicativos necesarios para participar en todo tipo de intercambios comunicativos con fluidez, precisión y naturalidad.

2. Ser capaz de interpretar cualquier tipo de texto, oral o escrito, que se refiera a temas de carácter general y/o especializado.

3. Utilizar con eficacia una amplia variedad de marcadores discursivos referidos a la estructura y a la coherencia de los textos.

4. Dominar las estrategias necesarias para adecuarse a todo tipo de contextos y situaciones comunicativas

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.67   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura Contemporanea (Contemporary Literature) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economía y Sociedad en la España Actual (Economy and Society in Today's Spain) - Superior

General objectives:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Arte español (Spanish Art) - Superior

General objectives:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español.

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obras artísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

General objectives:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura contemporánea en español (Contemporary Spanish Literature) - Superior

General Objectives:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

General Objectives:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

General Objectives:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Historia de la España Contemporánea (History of Contemporary Spain) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Cultura (Culture) - Superior

General Objectives:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española de nuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Advanced

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Arte Español (Spanish Art) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español,

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obrasartísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

Cultura (Culture) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española denuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Economia y Sociedad (Economy and Society) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Historia Contemporanea (Contemporary History) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Lengua Española (Spanish Language) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Dominar un amplio número de recursos lingüísticos y comunicativos necesarios para participar en todo tipo de intercambios comunicativos con fluidez, precisión y naturalidad.

2. Ser capaz de interpretar cualquier tipo de texto, oral o escrito, que se refiera a temas de carácter general y/o especializado.

3. Utilizar con eficacia una amplia variedad de marcadores discursivos referidos a la estructura y a la coherencia de los textos.

4. Dominar las estrategias necesarias para adecuarse a todo tipo de contextos y situaciones comunicativas

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2.67   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura Contemporanea (Contemporary Literature) - Superior

Objectives include:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

Objectives include:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

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Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal of the lab is to improve students’ pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. Focus is on sentence structure and correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Spanish Grammar - Superior

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 4.33   Contact Hours: 65

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Analysis of Literary Texts - Advanced

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish for Business - Intermediate

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish for Business - Advanced

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Culture - Intermediate

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Culture - Advanced

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Destrezas Orales (Oral Skills) - Superior

Objectives include:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos y conversaciones extensas utilizando distintas estrategias de comprensión oral.

2 Realizar descripciones, narraciones y presentaciones claras y detalladas sobre temas complejos.

3 Interaccionar con fluidez en conversaciones y debates incluso sobre temas abstractos y no habituales.

4. Utilizar el idioma con flexibilidad y eficacia para fines sociales, incluyendo el uso emocional, alusivo y divertido.

5. Reconocer una amplia gama de expresiones idiomáticas y coloquiales y apreciar cambios de registro.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Economía y Sociedad en la España Actual (Economy and Society in Today's Spain) - Superior

General objectives:

1 Comprender la actualidad económica y social de España y situarla en el contexto internacional.

2. Analizar los principales indicadores socio-económicos de España y descubrir cómo afectan a la realidad cotidiana de sus habitantes.

3. Comprender textos e informes relacionados con temas sociales y económicos así como interaccionar de forma eficaz en conversaciones y debates específicos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Arte español (Spanish Art) - Superior

General objectives:

1.- Poner de relieve lo extenso y variado del patrimonio artístico español.

2.- Desarrollar en el alumno la sensibilidad artística y las capacidades de apreciación y observación.

3.- Analizar, situándolas en su contexto espacio-temporal, el significado y la importancia histórica, cultural y social de las obras artísticas más destacadas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business) - Superior

General objectives:

1 Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales del mundo de los negocios.

2 Conocer el léxico especializado para poder comprender y elaborar mensajes orales y escritos en distintos contextos profesionales.

3 Opinar y debatir sobre la actualidad económica y empresarial de España en relación con los distintos países de origen.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Literatura contemporánea en español (Contemporary Spanish Literature) - Superior

General Objectives:

1.- Presentar los diversos periodos literarios a partir del siglo XX enmarcándolos en su correspondiente contexto histórico, político y social

2.- Profundizar en las principales obras de la literatura española e hispanoamericana contemporáneas y en las características y personalidad de sus autores

3.- Reflexionar, desde un punto de vista crítico, sobre los elementos y mecanismos propios del lenguaje literario

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Conversación y Redacción (Conversation and Writing) - Superior

General Objectives:

1 Comprender un variado repertorio de textos extensos, reconociendo en ellos sentidos implícitos.

2 Saber expresarse fluida y espontáneamente en el idioma, incluyendo ámbitos sociales, académicos y profesionales.

3 Producir textos claros y bien estructurados sobre temas complejos, usando adecuadamente los mecanismos de organización, articulación y cohesión.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Destrezas Escritas (Written Skills) - Superior

General Objectives:

1 Comprender detalladamente textos extensos y complejos utilizando distintas estrategias de lectura.

2 Producir diferentes tipos de textos con claridad y precisión para destinatarios tanto del ámbito personal como social, profesional o académico.

3 Transmitir por escrito de forma eficaz diferentes intenciones de carácter emocional.

4 Dominar los conectores del discurso escrito y las convenciones ortográficas y tipográficas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Comentario de textos literarios (Commentary on Literary Texts) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Reflexionar sobre la naturaleza y características de los textos en diferentes géneros literarios.

2. Profundizar, tomando como base el comentario de textos literarios, en las habilidades de comprensión lectora y en la asimilación de diferentes elementos gramaticales

3. Analizar los rasgos estilísticos y los elementos lingüisticos y literarios más destacados de diversos tipos de textos.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Historia de la España Contemporánea (History of Contemporary Spain) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Realizar un recorrido general por la historia de España tomando como referencia el papel de las mujeres.

2. Descubrir y analizar los hechos más destacados protagonizados por mujeres y los personajes femeninos más sobresalientes en los diferentes periodos históricos.

3. Reflexionar y debatir sobre la situación y participación de las mujeres en el pasado y presente de España.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Cultura (Culture) - Superior

General Objectives:

1.- Aproximarse a diversos rasgos socioculturales propios e identificativos de la realidad española

2.- Conocer la situación geográfica y la organización política y administrativa del país.

3.- Analizar diversas disciplinas humanísticas (historia, arte literatura...) considerando su influencia en la sociedad española de nuestros días

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Traducción (Translation) - Superior

General Objectives:

1. Introducir al alumno en la práctica de la traducción como un instrumento más de aprendizaje del español.

2. Trasladar el sentido y el significado de un texto de una lengua a otra sin traducir de forma idiomática o literal.

3. Realizar una aproximación pragmalingüística a la traducción de textos específicos.

4 Analizar los errores más comunes en la traducción al español de cada lengua concreta.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Superior  

Recommended US semester credits: 2   Contact Hours: 30

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • International excursion (summer 2 and 3 sessions)

API students in Salamanca can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or a residencia. Internet access is included in both options.

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

Students in Salamanca may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Meals are not provided during school breaks and holidays.

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

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Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 30, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 $7,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
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Summer 2 Jun 22, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 $4,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
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