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This program caters to the needs of those with little or no background in Spanish who want to study abroad in Seville, by offering Spanish culture, business and science classes that are taught in English. Students at all levels may take courses in English with Spaniards. Students with more advanced study in Spanish can also choose from a variety of classes in Spanish culture and civilization, either with Spanish or other international students.

What's Included?

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Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

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

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.9 G.P.A.
  • 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

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 Seville programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Extremadura

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

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • Lisbon

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

  • 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.

  • Puerto Santa Maria

    El Puerto de Santa María is one of the most well-known towns in the Cádiz province due to its beautiful beaches, wonderful food and plentiful wineries. The wine produced in this location (typical of the Jerez area) is an important part of Spanish culture.

  • 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.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Granada

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

  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Paris

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

  • Granada

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

  • Ronda

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  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Extremadura

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

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • Lisbon

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

  • 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.

  • Puerto Santa Maria

    El Puerto de Santa María is one of the most well-known towns in the Cádiz province due to its beautiful beaches, wonderful food and plentiful wineries. The wine produced in this location (typical of the Jerez area) is an important part of Spanish culture.

  • 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.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Paris

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

  • Granada

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

  • Ronda

    Excursion description coming soon!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

This program caters to the needs of those with little or no background in Spanish who want to study abroad in Seville, by offering Spanish culture, business and science classes that are taught in English. Students at all levels may take courses in English with Spaniards. Students with more advanced study in Spanish can also choose from a variety of classes in Spanish culture and civilization, either with Spanish or other international students.

A placement exam determines the language level of each student. Spanish language classes have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 students per class. All other classes have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 students per class. Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

Although this is not a Spanish immersion program, students are HIGHLY encouraged to take at least one Spanish language course. Advanced level students may take a variety of upper-level content courses in Spanish and/or English. Superior level students may take up to 2 regular classes with Spanish students.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Pablo de Olavide upon completion of the program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Juan Calvo

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

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    Lola Bernal

    Lola Bernal will be one of your Resident Directors in Seville and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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    Marta Herencia

    Marta Herencia will be one of your Resident Directors in Seville and will be a resource for you while in Spain.

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    Emma Freese

    Emma Freese will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - emma.freese@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

The list of courses presented is for both the fall and spring semesters. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. Students enroll in four to five classes, or 12-15 semester credits per semester, and may choose to study for one semester or for the full year. Students may also opt to take some of their courses with Spanish students, and a sampling of those have been provided below as well (marked in the description). Registration for these courses takes place on-site, within the first two weeks of class. These courses are subject to change.

For students looking to take courses in Spanish, a language placement exam will be administered upon arrival in Seville.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Health, Healing, and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This English-language course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness, and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology. Readings illustrate the different theoretical orientations used by medical anthropologists and explore topics such as mental health and illness, healers and healing, disease etiologies, health-seeking behavior, childbirth across cultures and practical uses for medical anthropology in healthcare settings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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History of Spanish Art

This course provides a survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema

This course is designed to establish common traits and divergent points between the history, aesthetics and the social significance of film production in Spain and United States. Issues to be discussed include the economic policy of the cinema, function as a social and cultural indicator, the reception from audiences and the interrelation of Spanish cinema and American with other artistic and cultural dialogues. The course consists of lectures and screenings during the hours of class, discussions about the screenings of films, written works, and tests, and field research (* carried out in small groups) on a topic suggested by the teacher.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historia del Cine Español en Democracia (History of Spanish Cinema in Democracy)

This course analyzes one of the media “par excellence” of the 19th and 20th centuries. Following an introduction of theoretical concepts pertaining to the world of cinema, the course examines early works of Spanish cinema, its continuity during the Civil War and its later stage of pro-Franco propaganda. The course also looks at the cinema before and after the Spanish Transition and, using several carefully selected films, it presents the Spain of the ‘90s as well as present-day Spain.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte (Seville: The Expression of a City through Its Art)

With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Business and Emerging Markets

As new communication technologies and global migration are bringing diverse people closer together, debates about cultural identity and differences are becoming more prominent than ever. To help students understand the intricacy of the global economy, learning objectives of this course are: (1) to understand the current important trade and investment trends (2) to develop the ability to comprehend international economic and financial issues (3) to understand the role of cultural differences that affect international businesses (4) to learn how the foreign exchange market works and to understand the role of the global monetary system (5) to examine MNCs’ strategies and behaviors to enhance competitiveness in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, and human resource management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Marketing

This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

["This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Management

["This course provides an introduction to business management. Topics covered include: the nature of business administration","the functions of management","the role of the manager","company strategy (concept and standards of strategy, the strategic process)","innovation and change of strategy","management of human resources","quality management","international business administration","information systems and decision-making in organizations","the reconciliation of culture and organizational strategy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Finance

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Finanzas Internacionales (International Finance)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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BUS 346 Finanzas Internacionales

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Financial Accounting

Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Human Resource Management

This course will offer an understanding of cross-cultural issues and human behavior in international organizations and the role of Human Resource Management practices, including different approaches to international recruitment and selection, training and development and compensation. It will examine the global and national factors that affect international human resource management and identify the HR challenges that multinational enterprises face in their operations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing entrepreneurial opportunities through both a practical “hands on” and a theoretical approach. The course deals with entrepreneurship at every stage of the process by covering the following topics: evaluating new opportunities, formulating the business model, launching and growing startups, dealing with founding team/family dynamics, financing the entrepreneurial business, negotiating venture capital funding and exiting the venture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Organic Chemistry II with Lab

This course is a continuation of CHE 210 with focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Pre-requisite: CHE 210E or equivalent

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 5   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Communication and Media in the Digital Age

This course introduces students to the major social, economical, political and cultural debates affecting communication and the new media landscapes in Spain and the US. Topics include an overview of the historical development and main theories of mass communication, and examine critical issues of the digital age such as the rise of citizen journalism, the emergence of social media, the growing role of grassroots movements, copyright and free expression issues, media representation issues, and their overall impact on democracy, ethics and culture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the social representations of the Spanish identity developed during the democratic period from different areas of the arts and the new and old mass media. We will start with the analysis and commentary of a set of artistic works and media practices understood as expressions of “social creativity.” The analyses will prove the existence in these works of speeches and counter-discourses that have contributed to building and renegotiating the Spanish identity in the democratic era.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The European Union

Europe is at the forefront of international regional integration. No other group of nation states has proceeded further in gathering sovereignty. This advanced course gives a broad overview of developments in the European Union (E.U.) from the aftermath of the Second World War to the 2004 wave of expansion that admitted countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the 2009 ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The approach in this course is political and aims at helping students to understand the nature and the peculiar characteristics of European integration. The course is organized in three parts. First, it reviews the ideas, events, and actors that led to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC) and to its enlargement from 6 to 27 countries. Second, the course takes an in-depth look at E.U. institutions and policies, casting a critical eye on the crucial period from 1985 to 1993 that led to the acceleration of European integration through the Single European Act, further enlargements, and the Maastricht Treaty. Finally, the course reflects on three major questions facing the E.U. in the new millennium: What is the E.U. as a political subject? What is its purpose? What should be its role in a global world? To explore the resonances of these questions the course considers practical policy dilemmas that the E.U. faces in various fields such as economic and monetary policy, regulatory and distributive questions, the democratic deficit, the challenge of expansion to the East, the Lisbon Treaty, and common foreign and security policy.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

The Global Economy

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the Global Economy, identifying its most important post-war structural developments (e.g. formation and collapse of Bretton Woods, on-going globalization, setting up of the WTO, increase in regional integration, emergence of China etc.) and examining contemporary challenges to its well-being (e.g. financial instability, trade tensions, global imbalances, rising inequality, environment crises etc.).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ecological Systems

The course includes basic concepts in Ecology moving from the organism level to the biosphere, including populations, communities, biomes and landscapes. Especial importance is given to processes and organization in terrestrial habitats. The course also includes practical activities that led the student to learn by doing and applying the knowledge explained in the lectures. Laboratory and field exercises emphasize techniques of ecological analysis.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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History of Spain

This course provides an overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era: The Arab invasion and the Christian reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism will be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 to the present)

The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course to present the student a clearer perception of each period.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context

This class focuses on the role played by the three main religions in the history of the Iberian peninsula, from the antiquity to the Spain of today. The discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants, the Jewish communities and the establishment of churches of different denominations across the country. Excursions to places of historical interest in Seville are an integral part of the objectives of learning this subject.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe (Slavery in Latin American and the Caribean)

The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana 2 (Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Post-1820) )

This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America’s cultural and intellectual history.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Literature)

This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and specifically the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación del 98”, “La Generación del 27” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students will study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX (Latin American Short Story)

This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements which take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to this genre. The complex social, political and cultural reality will be studied as it is reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, “Criollismo”, Magic Realism and the most recent literary tendencies will be examined.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Mujer y Literatura Española (XIX-XX) (Women in Literature)

This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. The role of women in literature of previous centuries will be examined. It is mainly during Romantisicm that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society

This course will explore the path followed by Spain from the starting point of the Franco's regime until the present, with an especial focus on the period started in Spain in 1975: the rise of its constitutional framework. We will study some of the most relevant events that took place in the last three decades of Spanish history, connecting them with Spain's current social, political and cultural context.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain

During the second half of the 1970’s, Southern Europe inaugurated the “third wave of democratization.” This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Actualidad Latinomerícana: Prensa y Cine (Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema)

This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material will include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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U.S. – European Relations Since World War II

["The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945","and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Relaciones de Mundo Latino y los Estados Unidos (Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World)

The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division   

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Contemporary Spanish Politics

This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. First, we will study the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, we will look at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis will be placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration and terrorism.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of Social Psychology and its most important phenomena. Our approach will depart from the theoretical basis of social psychology but our learning process will be directly connected to our daily lives. This means that learning will combine the theoretical dimension with a set of new ways of looking at reality, at social others, and at yourself. To combine these two dimensions in our classes, we will complement the theoretical dimension with examples that will help us to identify and understand the theory on the basis of materials such as films, songs, conferences, and presentations of students’ research projects.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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General Sport Psychology

The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important aproaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behaviour of others. There will be a special emphasis on the Spanish form of communication.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Civilization & Culture

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Civilization & Culture)

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Culture and History through Film

The course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish Culture and History through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western United States, following with Spain’s role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and US relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations. In English.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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España Medieval: Cristianos, Judíos y Musulmanes (Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims)

The main objective of this course is to the offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711-1492) and bring the student closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course will examine the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student will also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historía del Flamenco en España (History of Flamenco: Theory and Practice)

This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographical, historical and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco´s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players. Musicians from UPO´s Flamenco music group demonstrate the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This 6-credit intensive Spanish course is designed for students with no background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This 1-credit course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. will serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory will focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties. Conducted in Spanish./(1.5 Spanish credits).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio I (Intermediate Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Lectura y Reddación en Español (Spanish Reading & Composition – Intermediate)

Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español ( Spanish Conversation – Intermediate)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio II (Intermediate Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. In Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on applying the skills acquired at the elementary and intermediate levels to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain and debates which require use of practical and communicative vocabulary. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Lectura y Redacción en Español – Nivel Avanzado (Spanish Reading & Composition – Advanced)

Designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía (A window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture)

Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today’s society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Conducted in Spanish. * Lab Fee: 80€

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had more than 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

The course is aimed at students studying Spanish as a foreign language who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of business. In addition to the thematic contents, we will also work with linguistic structures that will help the student in the fluid elaboration of oral and written messages. The course is mainly oriented to the business world, but different aspects of Spanish economic news will also be addressed in class.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish and classwork will include transcriptions and intonation exercises.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Traducción Español-Inglés/Inglés-Español (Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation)

This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works as well as articles will be translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis will be placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and Human Rights settings. A focus is placed on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract and Performance/Evaluation and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.

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

Contact Hours: 3 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Applied Economics

This course covers cyclical fluctuations, structural and institutional reforms and harmonized economic policies are some of the keys to understanding the recent evolution of our economy. This course is intended for students to delve into these developments and be able to understand and explain the current situation of the Spanish economy, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, its strategic challenges increasingly influenced by the European environment. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Business Statistics I

This course is intended to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. Basic objectives are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (Excel) applied in statistics. Frequent reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Corporate Management and Business Ethics

This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, specially focused on the role of shareholders activism on environmental, executive compensation, ethical behaviors and social issues. This will include an understanding of the structural relationships determining authority and responsibility for the corporation and their associated complexities. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Introduction to Financial Accounting

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial accounting, including introductory accounting theory, concepts, principles, and procedures. Also, an overview of the major financial statements is provided. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Innovation Management

The following topics will be discussed: Understanding the value of design for a company by studying different design cases and design-oriented companies, Understanding the design process and the basics of design management, Obtaining knowledge of design movements and design history.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Mathematics for Business II

This course will cover additional elements of input-output analysis, diagonalizable matrices, quadratric forms classification, convexity of functions, and optimization. These techniques will be used to develop the student's scientific method and logical reasoning skills. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Microeconomics

Economics is a social science that examines a set of questions that have to do with the production, distribution and consumption of the resources that are necessary to sustain life and that otherwise enrich our lives.

Language of Instruction: English   

Organizational Theory

The course examines the most relevant perspectives and approaches which attempt to explain the nature, structure and functioning of organizations. Students will study organizational design and leadership roles which create and transform the organizational structure of an organization. Students will also learn how to diagnose organizational problems and find possible solutions. * A previous introductory course in business management is recommended.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business

The aim of this course is not only to familiarize students with the essential principles of econometrics and statistics - especially those related to different techniques of multivariate analysis and econometric regression model - but also to teach them to use the principles correctly and efficiently to work in the field of business and economics. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Strategic Management II

This course explores the topic of corporate strategy, which is concerned with where a firm competes and decisions that define the scope of the field. The goal is to understand the roots of success key factors on the emergent and mature industry and to continue exploring the main topics of corporate strategy. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Antropología Social (Social Anthropology)

This course provides an introduction to social anthropology. It will cover an analysis of the variability and cultural evolution in the fields of kinship, economy, politics, religion and symbolic representations. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Dirección de Recursos Humanos I (Human Resources Management I)

The course is a study of the main processes of human resources management used in organizations. It will also cover relevant issues in today's context such as, international human resources management, diversity management, and the role of human resources management in the social responsibility and sustainability of organizations. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Literatura Espanola: El Siglo del Oro. El Quijote

Esta clase tiene como objetivo estudiar la obra maestra de la literatura española: Don Quijote. La novela de Cervantes, está considerada como la primera novela moderna y su influencia en obras literarias posteriores está aún presente en el proceso creativo de la mayoría de los autores. Se analizarán las características estructurales, temáticas y estilísticas de la novela y se planteará el estudio de la novela como un producto cultural, con el fin de presentar un estudio exhaustivo del mundo de Cervantes.

Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Trabajo Social y Servicios Sociales con Infancia y Adolescencia (Social Work and Social Services for Children and Adolescents)

The content of this course is fundamental to working with children and adolescents and understanding the potential of social work for children and adolescents from both a theoretical and practical perspective. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

The objective of this course is to show the composition of the authentic Mediterranean diet and study from a biological point of view the components that are responsible for the positive effects for health. The course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1 (Spanish for Heatlh Sciences)

The focus of the course will be on increasing vocabulary and developing both oral and written skills to attain effective communication skills in Spanish in the field of healthcare. Classes will be both theoretical and practical. Work in groups and pairs will be the basic tools of our teaching methodology and thus active participation will be required in order to promote interaction and increase fluidity in oral expression.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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HIS 323 Spain in the 21st Century: from the Civil War to Democracy Today

This course covers the history of Spain since the 1930’s until the first decade of the 21st century. It analyzes the social and economic transformations during this period, the interwar period, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development and the participation of Spain in the project of European unification. Additionally, and following the latest historiographic currents, this course presents monographic themes of interest to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, immigration and global history. Lastly, problematic concepts which have been applied to Spain’s history will be debated such as “failure” or “success”, “backwardness” and “normalization”… This course attempts to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Health, Healing, and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This English-language course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness, and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology. Readings illustrate the different theoretical orientations used by medical anthropologists and explore topics such as mental health and illness, healers and healing, disease etiologies, health-seeking behavior, childbirth across cultures and practical uses for medical anthropology in healthcare settings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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History of Spanish Art

This course provides a survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema

This course is designed to establish common traits and divergent points between the history, aesthetics and the social significance of film production in Spain and United States. Issues to be discussed include the economic policy of the cinema, function as a social and cultural indicator, the reception from audiences and the interrelation of Spanish cinema and American with other artistic and cultural dialogues. The course consists of lectures and screenings during the hours of class, discussions about the screenings of films, written works, and tests, and field research (* carried out in small groups) on a topic suggested by the teacher.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historia del Cine Español en Democracia (History of Spanish Cinema in Democracy)

This course analyzes one of the media “par excellence” of the 19th and 20th centuries. Following an introduction of theoretical concepts pertaining to the world of cinema, the course examines early works of Spanish cinema, its continuity during the Civil War and its later stage of pro-Franco propaganda. The course also looks at the cinema before and after the Spanish Transition and, using several carefully selected films, it presents the Spain of the ‘90s as well as present-day Spain.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte (Seville: The Expression of a City through Its Art)

With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

This is the second course in a two-course sequence that investigates the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body. In this course, the focus is on the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. There is an 80 € lab fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed a prior course in anatomy and physiology.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Applied Microbiology with Lab

This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of basic bacterial laboratory techniques and the general concepts in microbiology, as well as information about the general practices used to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with their applications in clinical and environmental microbiology.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Business and Emerging Markets

As new communication technologies and global migration are bringing diverse people closer together, debates about cultural identity and differences are becoming more prominent than ever. To help students understand the intricacy of the global economy, learning objectives of this course are: (1) to understand the current important trade and investment trends (2) to develop the ability to comprehend international economic and financial issues (3) to understand the role of cultural differences that affect international businesses (4) to learn how the foreign exchange market works and to understand the role of the global monetary system (5) to examine MNCs’ strategies and behaviors to enhance competitiveness in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, and human resource management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Marketing

This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

["This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Management

["This course provides an introduction to business management. Topics covered include: the nature of business administration","the functions of management","the role of the manager","company strategy (concept and standards of strategy, the strategic process)","innovation and change of strategy","management of human resources","quality management","international business administration","information systems and decision-making in organizations","the reconciliation of culture and organizational strategy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Finance

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Finanzas Internacionales (International Finance)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Financial Accounting

Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing entrepreneurial opportunities through both a practical “hands on” and a theoretical approach. The course deals with entrepreneurship at every stage of the process by covering the following topics: evaluating new opportunities, formulating the business model, launching and growing startups, dealing with founding team/family dynamics, financing the entrepreneurial business, negotiating venture capital funding and exiting the venture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Organic Chemistry I with Lab

CHE 210 is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 5   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Communication and Media in the Digital Age

This course introduces students to the major social, economical, political and cultural debates affecting communication and the new media landscapes in Spain and the US. Topics include an overview of the historical development and main theories of mass communication, and examine critical issues of the digital age such as the rise of citizen journalism, the emergence of social media, the growing role of grassroots movements, copyright and free expression issues, media representation issues, and their overall impact on democracy, ethics and culture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the social representations of the Spanish identity developed during the democratic period from different areas of the arts and the new and old mass media. We will start with the analysis and commentary of a set of artistic works and media practices understood as expressions of “social creativity.” The analyses will prove the existence in these works of speeches and counter-discourses that have contributed to building and renegotiating the Spanish identity in the democratic era.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The European Union

Europe is at the forefront of international regional integration. No other group of nation states has proceeded further in gathering sovereignty. This advanced course gives a broad overview of developments in the European Union (E.U.) from the aftermath of the Second World War to the 2004 wave of expansion that admitted countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the 2009 ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The approach in this course is political and aims at helping students to understand the nature and the peculiar characteristics of European integration. The course is organized in three parts. First, it reviews the ideas, events, and actors that led to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC) and to its enlargement from 6 to 27 countries. Second, the course takes an in-depth look at E.U. institutions and policies, casting a critical eye on the crucial period from 1985 to 1993 that led to the acceleration of European integration through the Single European Act, further enlargements, and the Maastricht Treaty. Finally, the course reflects on three major questions facing the E.U. in the new millennium: What is the E.U. as a political subject? What is its purpose? What should be its role in a global world? To explore the resonances of these questions the course considers practical policy dilemmas that the E.U. faces in various fields such as economic and monetary policy, regulatory and distributive questions, the democratic deficit, the challenge of expansion to the East, the Lisbon Treaty, and common foreign and security policy.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

The Global Economy

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the Global Economy, identifying its most important post-war structural developments (e.g. formation and collapse of Bretton Woods, on-going globalization, setting up of the WTO, increase in regional integration, emergence of China etc.) and examining contemporary challenges to its well-being (e.g. financial instability, trade tensions, global imbalances, rising inequality, environment crises etc.).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Economics

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics. Students will be provided with the fundamental tools for analyzing the global economy and will delve deeper into the main features of the world economy. Pre-requisite: Previous coursework in Macro and Microeconomics

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ecological Systems

The course includes basic concepts in Ecology moving from the organism level to the biosphere, including populations, communities, biomes and landscapes. Especial importance is given to processes and organization in terrestrial habitats. The course also includes practical activities that led the student to learn by doing and applying the knowledge explained in the lectures. Laboratory and field exercises emphasize techniques of ecological analysis.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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History of Spain

This course provides an overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era: The Arab invasion and the Christian reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism will be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: from Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Pre-History to 1500)

The objective of this course is to give students an introduction and overview of the political evolution of the Iberian Peninsula (or IP) from the late Roman Empire to the monarchies of the mid to late fifteenth century. Prior to dealing with ancient history, the students will receive an overview of the history of the genus homo in the Iberian Peninsula, as well an instruction to the main pre-Roman cultures that lived in the peninsula, both native and foreign.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context

This class focuses on the role played by the three main religions in the history of the Iberian peninsula, from the antiquity to the Spain of today. The discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants, the Jewish communities and the establishment of churches of different denominations across the country. Excursions to places of historical interest in Seville are an integral part of the objectives of learning this subject.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe (Slavery in Latin American and the Caribean)

The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana (Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre-1820) )

This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the pre-Hispanic period until the eve of the Independence movements in the 1820s. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, such as the chronicles of conquest. It also features a selection of literary works (including prose, drama, and essay) that have received recognition from specialists and the general reading public for being the most outstanding in Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Literature)

This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and specifically the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación del 98”, “La Generación del 27” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students will study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX (Latin American Short Story)

This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements which take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to this genre. The complex social, political and cultural reality will be studied as it is reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, “Criollismo”, Magic Realism and the most recent literary tendencies will be examined.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society

This course will explore the path followed by Spain from the starting point of the Franco's regime until the present, with an especial focus on the period started in Spain in 1975: the rise of its constitutional framework. We will study some of the most relevant events that took place in the last three decades of Spanish history, connecting them with Spain's current social, political and cultural context.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain

During the second half of the 1970’s, Southern Europe inaugurated the “third wave of democratization.” This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Actualidad Latinomerícana: Prensa y Cine (Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema)

This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material will include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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U.S. – European Relations Since World War II

["The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945","and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Contemporary Spanish Politics

This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. First, we will study the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, we will look at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis will be placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration and terrorism.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Cultural Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of Cultural Psychology and its most important phenomena, examining them from a theoretical basis and observing them in our daily lives. To combine these two perspectives in our classes, we will complement the theoretical dimension with materials such as films, scientific articles, documentaries, and presentations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of Social Psychology and its most important phenomena. Our approach will depart from the theoretical basis of social psychology but our learning process will be directly connected to our daily lives. This means that learning will combine the theoretical dimension with a set of new ways of looking at reality, at social others, and at yourself. To combine these two dimensions in our classes, we will complement the theoretical dimension with examples that will help us to identify and understand the theory on the basis of materials such as films, songs, conferences, and presentations of students’ research projects.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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General Sport Psychology

The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important aproaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behaviour of others. There will be a special emphasis on the Spanish form of communication.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Civilization & Culture

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Civilization & Culture)

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Culture and History through Film

The course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish Culture and History through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western United States, following with Spain’s role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and US relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations. In English.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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España Medieval: Cristianos, Judíos y Musulmanes (Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims)

The main objective of this course is to the offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711-1492) and bring the student closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course will examine the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student will also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historía del Flamenco en España (History of Flamenco: Theory and Practice)

This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographical, historical and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco´s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players. Musicians from UPO´s Flamenco music group demonstrate the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This 6-credit intensive Spanish course is designed for students with no background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This 1-credit course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. will serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory will focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties. Conducted in Spanish./(1.5 Spanish credits).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio I (Intermediate Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Lectura y Reddación en Español (Spanish Reading & Composition – Intermediate)

Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español ( Spanish Conversation – Intermediate)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio II (Intermediate Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. In Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on applying the skills acquired at the elementary and intermediate levels to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain and debates which require use of practical and communicative vocabulary. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Lectura y Redacción en Español – Nivel Avanzado (Spanish Reading & Composition – Advanced)

Designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía (A window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture)

Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today’s society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Conducted in Spanish. * Lab Fee: 80€

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had more than 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

The course is aimed at students studying Spanish as a foreign language who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of business. In addition to the thematic contents, we will also work with linguistic structures that will help the student in the fluid elaboration of oral and written messages. The course is mainly oriented to the business world, but different aspects of Spanish economic news will also be addressed in class.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish and classwork will include transcriptions and intonation exercises.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Traducción Español-Inglés/Inglés-Español (Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation)

This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works as well as articles will be translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis will be placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and Human Rights settings. A focus is placed on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract and Performance/Evaluation and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.

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

Contact Hours: 3 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Business Management

This course will cover the fundamentals of business administration and management, management processes, planning and control, development of techniques, organizational behavior, and development. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Business Statistics II

Students in this course will gain knowledge and application of the basic concepts of statistical inference and the interpretation of their results. Students will also develop systematic skills (such as leadership), personal skills (such as team work), and instrumental skills (such as analysis and synthesis). NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Economic History

This course aims to provide a greater understanding of the role of institutions in economic development, as well as the effects of growth on globalization and well-being. The globalization of the international economy and its long-term effects on human wellbeing will also be analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions in this process. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Human Resources Management

["The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Introduction to Economics

This is an introductory course devoted not only to essential aspects of the economy but also to the methods and basic principles of economics. The purpose of this course is twofold: firstly, to provide students with an overview of economic problems and, secondly, to analyze in depth some of the most important issues of the economy from the perspective of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Management Information Systems

The general aim of this undergraduate course is for students to become sufficiently competent using Management Information Systems (MIS) and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), as applied to Business Management. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Mathematics for Business I

This course will cover the basic elements of linear algebra and matrix theory, matrix operations, and the basic elements of functions: continuity, differentiability and integration. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Operations Management I

Through this course, students will become familiar with key strategic decisions, including: product selection and design, capacity, localization, distribution and work design. Students will develop their abilities to carry out diagnostics and to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with a strategic problem relating to production management. They will also acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others.

NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Strategic Management I

This course aims to expose students to business realities and provide them with the tools they will need in order to carry out sector analysis, study strategic corporate groups, and produce segmentation matrices. Students will grasp key variables that are shaping the current stage of the life cycle within the sector and pinpoint catalysts for success. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

The objective of this course is to show the composition of the authentic Mediterranean diet and study from a biological point of view the components that are responsible for the positive effects for health. The course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1 (Spanish for Heatlh Sciences)

The focus of the course will be on increasing vocabulary and developing both oral and written skills to attain effective communication skills in Spanish in the field of healthcare. Classes will be both theoretical and practical. Work in groups and pairs will be the basic tools of our teaching methodology and thus active participation will be required in order to promote interaction and increase fluidity in oral expression.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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HIS 323 Spain in the 21st Century: from the Civil War to Democracy Today

This course covers the history of Spain since the 1930’s until the first decade of the 21st century. It analyzes the social and economic transformations during this period, the interwar period, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development and the participation of Spain in the project of European unification. Additionally, and following the latest historiographic currents, this course presents monographic themes of interest to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, immigration and global history. Lastly, problematic concepts which have been applied to Spain’s history will be debated such as “failure” or “success”, “backwardness” and “normalization”… This course attempts to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

SOC 329 Spanish Society through Volunteering

This course offers an up-to-date overview of the most salient features of Spanish society through a 15 hour volunteer experience with a local non-profit organization. The focus is on solidarity-based integration and the projects of these entities center on the socio-educational and social care and support fields. Special relevance will be given to the study of the role of social volunteering in the Spanish welfare state.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Health, Healing, and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This English-language course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness, and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology. Readings illustrate the different theoretical orientations used by medical anthropologists and explore topics such as mental health and illness, healers and healing, disease etiologies, health-seeking behavior, childbirth across cultures and practical uses for medical anthropology in healthcare settings.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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History of Spanish Art

This course provides a survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema

This course is designed to establish common traits and divergent points between the history, aesthetics and the social significance of film production in Spain and United States. Issues to be discussed include the economic policy of the cinema, function as a social and cultural indicator, the reception from audiences and the interrelation of Spanish cinema and American with other artistic and cultural dialogues. The course consists of lectures and screenings during the hours of class, discussions about the screenings of films, written works, and tests, and field research (* carried out in small groups) on a topic suggested by the teacher.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historia del Cine Español en Democracia (History of Spanish Cinema in Democracy)

This course analyzes one of the media “par excellence” of the 19th and 20th centuries. Following an introduction of theoretical concepts pertaining to the world of cinema, the course examines early works of Spanish cinema, its continuity during the Civil War and its later stage of pro-Franco propaganda. The course also looks at the cinema before and after the Spanish Transition and, using several carefully selected films, it presents the Spain of the ‘90s as well as present-day Spain.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte (Seville: The Expression of a City through Its Art)

With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

This is the second course in a two-course sequence that investigates the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body. In this course, the focus is on the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. There is an 80 € lab fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed a prior course in anatomy and physiology.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Applied Microbiology with Lab

This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of basic bacterial laboratory techniques and the general concepts in microbiology, as well as information about the general practices used to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with their applications in clinical and environmental microbiology.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Business and Emerging Markets

As new communication technologies and global migration are bringing diverse people closer together, debates about cultural identity and differences are becoming more prominent than ever. To help students understand the intricacy of the global economy, learning objectives of this course are: (1) to understand the current important trade and investment trends (2) to develop the ability to comprehend international economic and financial issues (3) to understand the role of cultural differences that affect international businesses (4) to learn how the foreign exchange market works and to understand the role of the global monetary system (5) to examine MNCs’ strategies and behaviors to enhance competitiveness in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, and human resource management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Marketing

This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Internacional (International Marketing)

["This course provides an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research","determining prices and distribution channels in an international context","and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Management

["This course provides an introduction to business management. Topics covered include: the nature of business administration","the functions of management","the role of the manager","company strategy (concept and standards of strategy, the strategic process)","innovation and change of strategy","management of human resources","quality management","international business administration","information systems and decision-making in organizations","the reconciliation of culture and organizational strategy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Finance

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Finanzas Internacionales (International Finance)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Financial Accounting

Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Human Resource Management

This course will offer an understanding of cross-cultural issues and human behavior in international organizations and the role of Human Resource Management practices, including different approaches to international recruitment and selection, training and development and compensation. It will examine the global and national factors that affect international human resource management and identify the HR challenges that multinational enterprises face in their operations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing entrepreneurial opportunities through both a practical “hands on” and a theoretical approach. The course deals with entrepreneurship at every stage of the process by covering the following topics: evaluating new opportunities, formulating the business model, launching and growing startups, dealing with founding team/family dynamics, financing the entrepreneurial business, negotiating venture capital funding and exiting the venture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Organic Chemistry I with Lab

CHE 210 is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 5   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Organic Chemistry II with Lab

This course is a continuation of CHE 210 with focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Pre-requisite: CHE 210E or equivalent

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 5   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Communication and Media in the Digital Age

This course introduces students to the major social, economical, political and cultural debates affecting communication and the new media landscapes in Spain and the US. Topics include an overview of the historical development and main theories of mass communication, and examine critical issues of the digital age such as the rise of citizen journalism, the emergence of social media, the growing role of grassroots movements, copyright and free expression issues, media representation issues, and their overall impact on democracy, ethics and culture.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the social representations of the Spanish identity developed during the democratic period from different areas of the arts and the new and old mass media. We will start with the analysis and commentary of a set of artistic works and media practices understood as expressions of “social creativity.” The analyses will prove the existence in these works of speeches and counter-discourses that have contributed to building and renegotiating the Spanish identity in the democratic era.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The European Union

Europe is at the forefront of international regional integration. No other group of nation states has proceeded further in gathering sovereignty. This advanced course gives a broad overview of developments in the European Union (E.U.) from the aftermath of the Second World War to the 2004 wave of expansion that admitted countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the 2009 ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The approach in this course is political and aims at helping students to understand the nature and the peculiar characteristics of European integration. The course is organized in three parts. First, it reviews the ideas, events, and actors that led to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC) and to its enlargement from 6 to 27 countries. Second, the course takes an in-depth look at E.U. institutions and policies, casting a critical eye on the crucial period from 1985 to 1993 that led to the acceleration of European integration through the Single European Act, further enlargements, and the Maastricht Treaty. Finally, the course reflects on three major questions facing the E.U. in the new millennium: What is the E.U. as a political subject? What is its purpose? What should be its role in a global world? To explore the resonances of these questions the course considers practical policy dilemmas that the E.U. faces in various fields such as economic and monetary policy, regulatory and distributive questions, the democratic deficit, the challenge of expansion to the East, the Lisbon Treaty, and common foreign and security policy.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

The Global Economy

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the Global Economy, identifying its most important post-war structural developments (e.g. formation and collapse of Bretton Woods, on-going globalization, setting up of the WTO, increase in regional integration, emergence of China etc.) and examining contemporary challenges to its well-being (e.g. financial instability, trade tensions, global imbalances, rising inequality, environment crises etc.).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Economics

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics. Students will be provided with the fundamental tools for analyzing the global economy and will delve deeper into the main features of the world economy. Pre-requisite: Previous coursework in Macro and Microeconomics

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ecological Systems

The course includes basic concepts in Ecology moving from the organism level to the biosphere, including populations, communities, biomes and landscapes. Especial importance is given to processes and organization in terrestrial habitats. The course also includes practical activities that led the student to learn by doing and applying the knowledge explained in the lectures. Laboratory and field exercises emphasize techniques of ecological analysis.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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History of Spain

This course provides an overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era: The Arab invasion and the Christian reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism will be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: from Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Pre-History to 1500)

The objective of this course is to give students an introduction and overview of the political evolution of the Iberian Peninsula (or IP) from the late Roman Empire to the monarchies of the mid to late fifteenth century. Prior to dealing with ancient history, the students will receive an overview of the history of the genus homo in the Iberian Peninsula, as well an instruction to the main pre-Roman cultures that lived in the peninsula, both native and foreign.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 to the present)

The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course to present the student a clearer perception of each period.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context

This class focuses on the role played by the three main religions in the history of the Iberian peninsula, from the antiquity to the Spain of today. The discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants, the Jewish communities and the establishment of churches of different denominations across the country. Excursions to places of historical interest in Seville are an integral part of the objectives of learning this subject.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe (Slavery in Latin American and the Caribean)

The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana (Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre-1820) )

This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the pre-Hispanic period until the eve of the Independence movements in the 1820s. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, such as the chronicles of conquest. It also features a selection of literary works (including prose, drama, and essay) that have received recognition from specialists and the general reading public for being the most outstanding in Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana 2 (Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Post-1820) )

This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America’s cultural and intellectual history.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española Contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Literature)

This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and specifically the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación del 98”, “La Generación del 27” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students will study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX (Latin American Short Story)

This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements which take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to this genre. The complex social, political and cultural reality will be studied as it is reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, “Criollismo”, Magic Realism and the most recent literary tendencies will be examined.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Mujer y Literatura Española (XIX-XX) (Women in Literature)

This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. The role of women in literature of previous centuries will be examined. It is mainly during Romantisicm that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society

This course will explore the path followed by Spain from the starting point of the Franco's regime until the present, with an especial focus on the period started in Spain in 1975: the rise of its constitutional framework. We will study some of the most relevant events that took place in the last three decades of Spanish history, connecting them with Spain's current social, political and cultural context.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain

During the second half of the 1970’s, Southern Europe inaugurated the “third wave of democratization.” This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Actualidad Latinomerícana: Prensa y Cine (Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema)

This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material will include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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U.S. – European Relations Since World War II

["The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945","and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Relaciones de Mundo Latino y los Estados Unidos (Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World)

The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division   

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Contemporary Spanish Politics

This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. First, we will study the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, we will look at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis will be placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration and terrorism.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Cultural Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of Cultural Psychology and its most important phenomena, examining them from a theoretical basis and observing them in our daily lives. To combine these two perspectives in our classes, we will complement the theoretical dimension with materials such as films, scientific articles, documentaries, and presentations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of Social Psychology and its most important phenomena. Our approach will depart from the theoretical basis of social psychology but our learning process will be directly connected to our daily lives. This means that learning will combine the theoretical dimension with a set of new ways of looking at reality, at social others, and at yourself. To combine these two dimensions in our classes, we will complement the theoretical dimension with examples that will help us to identify and understand the theory on the basis of materials such as films, songs, conferences, and presentations of students’ research projects.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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General Sport Psychology

The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important aproaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behaviour of others. There will be a special emphasis on the Spanish form of communication.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Civilization & Culture

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Civilization & Culture)

["This course covers Spain\u2019s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the \u201cmovida\u201d of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures","linguistic and cultural diversity","regionalism and nationalism","dictatorship and democracy."]

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Culture and History through Film

The course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish Culture and History through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western United States, following with Spain’s role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and US relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations. In English.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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España Medieval: Cristianos, Judíos y Musulmanes (Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims)

The main objective of this course is to the offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711-1492) and bring the student closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course will examine the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student will also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Historía del Flamenco en España (History of Flamenco: Theory and Practice)

This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographical, historical and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco´s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players. Musicians from UPO´s Flamenco music group demonstrate the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This 6-credit intensive Spanish course is designed for students with no background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This 1-credit course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. will serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory will focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties. Conducted in Spanish./(1.5 Spanish credits).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio I (Intermediate Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Lectura y Reddación en Español (Spanish Reading & Composition – Intermediate)

Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español ( Spanish Conversation – Intermediate)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. The content of this course is at the A2/B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Español Intermedio II (Intermediate Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. In Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

This course is designed for students who have had at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on applying the skills acquired at the elementary and intermediate levels to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain and debates which require use of practical and communicative vocabulary. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Lectura y Redacción en Español – Nivel Avanzado (Spanish Reading & Composition – Advanced)

Designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía (A window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture)

Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today’s society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Conducted in Spanish. * Lab Fee: 80€

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course is designed for students who have had more than 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

The course is aimed at students studying Spanish as a foreign language who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of business. In addition to the thematic contents, we will also work with linguistic structures that will help the student in the fluid elaboration of oral and written messages. The course is mainly oriented to the business world, but different aspects of Spanish economic news will also be addressed in class.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish and classwork will include transcriptions and intonation exercises.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Traducción Español-Inglés/Inglés-Español (Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation)

This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works as well as articles will be translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis will be placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

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

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and Human Rights settings. A focus is placed on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract and Performance/Evaluation and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.

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

Contact Hours: 3 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Business Management

This course will cover the fundamentals of business administration and management, management processes, planning and control, development of techniques, organizational behavior, and development. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Business Statistics II

Students in this course will gain knowledge and application of the basic concepts of statistical inference and the interpretation of their results. Students will also develop systematic skills (such as leadership), personal skills (such as team work), and instrumental skills (such as analysis and synthesis). NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Economic History

This course aims to provide a greater understanding of the role of institutions in economic development, as well as the effects of growth on globalization and well-being. The globalization of the international economy and its long-term effects on human wellbeing will also be analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions in this process. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Human Resources Management

["The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Introduction to Economics

This is an introductory course devoted not only to essential aspects of the economy but also to the methods and basic principles of economics. The purpose of this course is twofold: firstly, to provide students with an overview of economic problems and, secondly, to analyze in depth some of the most important issues of the economy from the perspective of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Management Information Systems

The general aim of this undergraduate course is for students to become sufficiently competent using Management Information Systems (MIS) and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), as applied to Business Management. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Mathematics for Business I

This course will cover the basic elements of linear algebra and matrix theory, matrix operations, and the basic elements of functions: continuity, differentiability and integration. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Operations Management I

Through this course, students will become familiar with key strategic decisions, including: product selection and design, capacity, localization, distribution and work design. Students will develop their abilities to carry out diagnostics and to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with a strategic problem relating to production management. They will also acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others.

NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Strategic Management I

This course aims to expose students to business realities and provide them with the tools they will need in order to carry out sector analysis, study strategic corporate groups, and produce segmentation matrices. Students will grasp key variables that are shaping the current stage of the life cycle within the sector and pinpoint catalysts for success. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Applied Economics

This course covers cyclical fluctuations, structural and institutional reforms and harmonized economic policies are some of the keys to understanding the recent evolution of our economy. This course is intended for students to delve into these developments and be able to understand and explain the current situation of the Spanish economy, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, its strategic challenges increasingly influenced by the European environment. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Business Statistics I

This course is intended to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. Basic objectives are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (Excel) applied in statistics. Frequent reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Corporate Management and Business Ethics

This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, specially focused on the role of shareholders activism on environmental, executive compensation, ethical behaviors and social issues. This will include an understanding of the structural relationships determining authority and responsibility for the corporation and their associated complexities. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Introduction to Financial Accounting

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial accounting, including introductory accounting theory, concepts, principles, and procedures. Also, an overview of the major financial statements is provided. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Innovation Management

The following topics will be discussed: Understanding the value of design for a company by studying different design cases and design-oriented companies, Understanding the design process and the basics of design management, Obtaining knowledge of design movements and design history.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Mathematics for Business II

This course will cover additional elements of input-output analysis, diagonalizable matrices, quadratric forms classification, convexity of functions, and optimization. These techniques will be used to develop the student's scientific method and logical reasoning skills. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Microeconomics

Economics is a social science that examines a set of questions that have to do with the production, distribution and consumption of the resources that are necessary to sustain life and that otherwise enrich our lives.

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Organizational Theory

The course examines the most relevant perspectives and approaches which attempt to explain the nature, structure and functioning of organizations. Students will study organizational design and leadership roles which create and transform the organizational structure of an organization. Students will also learn how to diagnose organizational problems and find possible solutions. * A previous introductory course in business management is recommended.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business

The aim of this course is not only to familiarize students with the essential principles of econometrics and statistics - especially those related to different techniques of multivariate analysis and econometric regression model - but also to teach them to use the principles correctly and efficiently to work in the field of business and economics. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Strategic Management II

This course explores the topic of corporate strategy, which is concerned with where a firm competes and decisions that define the scope of the field. The goal is to understand the roots of success key factors on the emergent and mature industry and to continue exploring the main topics of corporate strategy. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Antropología Social (Social Anthropology)

This course provides an introduction to social anthropology. It will cover an analysis of the variability and cultural evolution in the fields of kinship, economy, politics, religion and symbolic representations. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Dirección de Recursos Humanos I (Human Resources Management I)

The course is a study of the main processes of human resources management used in organizations. It will also cover relevant issues in today's context such as, international human resources management, diversity management, and the role of human resources management in the social responsibility and sustainability of organizations. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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Literatura Espanola: El Siglo del Oro. El Quijote

Esta clase tiene como objetivo estudiar la obra maestra de la literatura española: Don Quijote. La novela de Cervantes, está considerada como la primera novela moderna y su influencia en obras literarias posteriores está aún presente en el proceso creativo de la mayoría de los autores. Se analizarán las características estructurales, temáticas y estilísticas de la novela y se planteará el estudio de la novela como un producto cultural, con el fin de presentar un estudio exhaustivo del mundo de Cervantes.

Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Trabajo Social y Servicios Sociales con Infancia y Adolescencia (Social Work and Social Services for Children and Adolescents)

The content of this course is fundamental to working with children and adolescents and understanding the potential of social work for children and adolescents from both a theoretical and practical perspective. NOTE: Course offered with Spanish students. The availability of this course (and other courses with local students) will not be determined until on-site registration. Students interested in this course should note that the integrated courses listed on this page are not always available.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

The objective of this course is to show the composition of the authentic Mediterranean diet and study from a biological point of view the components that are responsible for the positive effects for health. The course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1 (Spanish for Heatlh Sciences)

The focus of the course will be on increasing vocabulary and developing both oral and written skills to attain effective communication skills in Spanish in the field of healthcare. Classes will be both theoretical and practical. Work in groups and pairs will be the basic tools of our teaching methodology and thus active participation will be required in order to promote interaction and increase fluidity in oral expression.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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HIS 323 Spain in the 21st Century: from the Civil War to Democracy Today

This course covers the history of Spain since the 1930’s until the first decade of the 21st century. It analyzes the social and economic transformations during this period, the interwar period, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development and the participation of Spain in the project of European unification. Additionally, and following the latest historiographic currents, this course presents monographic themes of interest to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, immigration and global history. Lastly, problematic concepts which have been applied to Spain’s history will be debated such as “failure” or “success”, “backwardness” and “normalization”… This course attempts to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

SOC 329 Spanish Society through Volunteering

This course offers an up-to-date overview of the most salient features of Spanish society through a 15 hour volunteer experience with a local non-profit organization. The focus is on solidarity-based integration and the projects of these entities center on the socio-educational and social care and support fields. Special relevance will be given to the study of the role of social volunteering in the Spanish welfare state.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Opportunity for students to take English-taught courses with Spanish students
  • Opportunity for superior-level students to take courses with Spanish students
  • International excursion

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

Students who choose to live with families 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 Seville 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. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Students attending Universidad Pablo de Olavide will typically experience a commute of 30-45 minutes via metro from their housing. These students are provided with a monthly metro pass along with a set amount of credits to help them with this commute.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 20, 2020 - May 23, 2020 $11,280 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Sep, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $11,280 May 20, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Academic Year Sep, 2020 - May, 2021 $21,780 May 20, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Spring Jan 21, 2019 - May 24, 2019 $11,280 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Sep 2, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 $11,280 May 20, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 2, 2019 - May 23, 2020 $21,780 May 20, 2019 Jul 1, 2019