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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.

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Orientation Materials and Resources

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API Alumni Network

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API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

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Medical and Life Insurance

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Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

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

Language and Culture Tools

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Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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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 contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

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.

Courses

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.

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.

ANTH 215E 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. Case studies from Italy, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America illustrate key concepts.

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ART 313E 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.

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ART/SPAN 333E 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 as 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.

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ART 330 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.

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ART/HIS 347 Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte

With this course, you will understand, will distinguish and enjoy the different styles that Sevilla offers for the traveler and citizen. And, the city of Seville is, in fact, an artistic work and this course take advantage of the fact to make the city the classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction of the history and the keys to understanding the different places and monuments of the different periods to be visited during the course.

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BUS 316E International Business and Emerging Markets (API course*)

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.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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BUS 325E 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.

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BUS 325 Marketing Internacional

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.

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BUS 334E International Management (API course*)

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.

*This course is for API students only. Minimum enrollment is required.

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BUS 346E 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.

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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.

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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.

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BUS 353E International Financial Accounting

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.

Financial accounting is, broadly considered, the communication of information about a business or other type of organization so that individuals or other users of the information can make right decisions. There are several reasons why students should enroll in an Accounting Course. Accounting is often called the ‘language of business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, being a guiding force to sound management decisions, helping business to grow and flourish by allowing to make solid business decisions.

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BUS 355E International Human Resource Management

This course will offer an interpretation of intercultural issues and human behavior in international organizations, as well as the role of human resources management, including different approaches to international selection, training, and development, recruitment and compensation. National and global factors affecting the international management of human resources will examine and will identify the challenges faced by multinational companies with operations in the field of human resources.

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BUS 359E Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses.

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CHE 211E Organic Chemistry II with Lab

This course is a continuation of CHE 210 class that focuses on complex chemical reactions and synthesis using fundamental principles. The mechanistic study of chemical functions will be the basis of discussions. The lab activity during the second half builds on the techniques of micro and macro scale complex systems and explores the chemistry that has been taught in the theoretical part of the class. Furthermore, modern analytical techniques will be discussed (e.g., nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, visible and mass spectrometry) which used in the identification of organic compounds.This course fills quickly, as limited placements are available.

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COMM 340E Political Communication and Digital Journalism in Spain

This course introduces students to the concept of political communication in the media in Spain’s new media landscape. Topics include the emergence of platforms (such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) as facilitators of political participation, the evolution of political campaigns, the increasingly important role of grassroots movements and digital activism, the controversial role of sources of information online such as Wikileaks, and its overall impact on the political agenda, the freedom of the press , and way more general, as in the people and the media are political today. The course is based on a comparative, critical approach in the international context (in particular, Europe and the United States).

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COMM 341E Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide a tour of social representations about Spanish identity developed in the democratic period from different fields of the arts and the new and old media of mass communication. It will depart from the analysis and commentary of a set of works of art and media practices understood as expressions of the “social creativity”. The analysis will show the existence in these works of speeches and contra-discursos who have helped build and renegotiate the Spanish identity in the democratic stage.

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ECON/POL 321E The European Union

The aim of this course is that on its completion students will have a much better understanding of the ‘identity’ and functioning of the EU both as a geographical regional polity and as an on-going process of political and economic integration, with global significance. The complexity of the EU means it can be studied from a number of different perspectives. The course adopts a general multidisciplinary approach: historical, geographical and cultural aspects considered necessary accompaniments to the main politico-economic framework adopted.

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ECON 331E The Global Economy

This course explores the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the global economy; paying special attention to the role of international organizations such as the IMF and WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (E.U., NAFTA, and Mercosur). Prerequisite: a previous economics course is recommended.

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ECOL 320E Ecological Systems

This course examines ecology and its large-scale patterns and processes, the elements of time and space in the ecosystems, regulatory elements and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems.

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HIS 312E History of Spain

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

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HIS 322 Historia Contemporánea de España

This course presents the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present-day Spain. The course examines the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context.

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HIS 341E Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 to the present)

The main goal of 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. Students also 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 are all key elements in this course helping the student to have a clearer perception of each period.

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REL/HIS 357E 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.

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HIS/SOC 362 Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe

This course studies 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.”

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LIT 328 Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana 2 -Post-1820 (Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 – Post 1820)

This course provides an overview of Latin American writings from the time of independence to the present day. Students will review include literary works of poetry and non-fiction, including novels, short story, poetry, and essays. The main objective of the course is to achieve an understanding of how these pieces fit into the framework of the cultural and intellectual history of Latin America.

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LIT 348 La idea de España a través de lat literatura (The Idea of Spain Through Literature)

El papel de la literatura ha sido crucial en la articulación de los diferentes imaginarios culturales de España. En este curso se analizará cómo las reflexiones en torno al legado árabe y los debates intelectuales sobre el flamenco y los toros se han usado en la literatura como medio para representar la complejidad de la identidad cultural española. Nos centraremos en la creación de la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa y cómo esta confrontación se ha ido articulando a través de la España colorista de los viajeros románticos, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo y la España de la transición y la democracia. Junto a las obras literarias, también se analizarán cuadros y películas, así como ensayos filosóficos, históricos y políticos. En definitiva, este curso ofrece una panorámica del pensamiento intelectual español a través de la literatura con un enfoque interdisciplinario dirigido a estudiantes que, junto al conocimiento literario, necesiten un curso general sólido de cultura española.

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LIT 365 Literatura Española Contemporánea

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 study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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LIT 367E Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

Annually since its foundation, the Nobel Prize in literature has awarded the contributions 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. In this way, The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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LIT 370 El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX

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 is 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 are examined.

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LIT 371 Mujer y Literatura Española (XIX-XX)

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 is examined. It is mainly during the Romantic period that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

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POL 315E Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society (API course*)

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. This course will put a lot of emphasis on the final paper and its investigation, which will be prepared and presented throughout the term. Students will choose a topic of their interest and discuss it with the professor and the class – they will be required to develop research and original thinking, and to engage in analytical, empirical and theoretical work.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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POL 352E/HIS532E 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.

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POL 361 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 materials include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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POL 363E 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.

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POL 366 Relaciones de Mundo Latino y los Estados Unidos (Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World)

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

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POL 372E Contemporary Spanish Politics

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

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PSY 255E Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of social psychology and its most important phenomena, examining them from theoretical basis as well as in our daily lives. To combine these two different perspectives in our classes we will complement the theoretical dimension with materials such as films, scientific articles, visits, conferences or project presentations. The dynamics in class will apply educational strategies to foster students’ participation and involvement in their process of learning. Seeking to promote this, expositive lessons will be combined with students’ presentations.

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PSY260E 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 in motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention, decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc. One major area of study is health psychology as a very important complement to training. Well-being and performance are compatible.

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COM/SOC 320 Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding intercultural communication, how to benefit from it and how it can be handled by the personal and professional life in the future. It examines the values, customs, communication styles and cultural groups and facilitates patterns to learn how to interpret the communicative behavior of others. It will emphasize the Spanish form of approach to communication.

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SPAN 315E Spanish Civilization & Culture

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 315 Civilización y Cultura Española

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 319E Spanish Culture and History through Film

This 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.

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SPAN/HIS 335E Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course provides a historical overview of relations between Spain and the United States until the present moment. After treating the Spanish colonial rule and its legacy is still evident in the southern and western United States, after analyzing the role of Spain in the War of Independence, and concluding with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and US relations Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties between the two nations. In English.

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SPAN/HIS 346 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 examines the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student also studies medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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SPAN 350 Spanish and its Varieties

Students gain extensive knowledge about the variety that presents the Spanish language in their geographical, social and situational dimensions, as well as its historical evolution, and that through the study and analysis of all kinds of manifestations oral and written, current and past. In Spanish.

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SPAN/HIS 361 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.

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SPAN 101-102 Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning 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.

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SPAN 102 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.

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SPAN 112 Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties.

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SPAN 201 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 a3nd building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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SPAN 202 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.

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SPAN 206 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.

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SPAN 241 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.

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SPAN 306 Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

This class aims to develop the skills of comprehension, oral expression, and interaction of students with an advanced level of Spanish, paying attention to how to achieve smooth and efficient communication.

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SPAN 311 Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

The emphasis in this course 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. Prerequisite: 4 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 312 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.

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SPAN 336 Pragmática y Comunicación en Español (Spanish Pragmatics and Communication)

In this course, students apply basic pragmatic concepts to both verbal and non-verbal communication in Spanish. Students also study aspects of politeness and communicative errors in Spanish.

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SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía

Objectivos:

Por un lado un acercamiento a uno de los aspectos básicos de la cultura española, la comida. Más allá de las necesidades nutricionales básicas, sin olvidar que la Dieta Mediterránea es un paradigma de la comida saludable, comer dentro de nuestra sociedad es una forma de relación y de comunicación, cargada de simbolismo y donde se atesoran muchos de los usos y costumbres de nuestra cultura. Entender que comemos, como lo hacemos y cuando lo hacemos, es un paso fundamental para entendernos como sociedad.

Por otro lado, este curso pretende ser un punto de partida para el desarrollo individual del alumno, ofreciéndole una serie de conocimientos básicos sobre cocina, que le permitan dar un paso mas es su formación como personas independientes y les ofrezca una nueva y maravillosa forma de expresión, como es la comida.

Includes a LAB.

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SPAN 351 Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course focuses on the 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. Prerequisite: 5 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 376 Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written transactions in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, etc. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. are also be briefly explored.

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SPAN 378 Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

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

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SPAN 381 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 are translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis is placed on Spanish idioms and their translation.

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SPAN 383 Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and human rights settings. It focuses on the four phases of negotiation: preparation, negotiation, contract, and performance/evaluation, and on basic interpretation techniques (Spanish to English and English to Spanish).

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Applied Economics

Since the democratic transition, the Spanish economy has faced important changes that have allowed its modernization and incorporation into the growing economic integration process experienced at European level. 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.

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.

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Business Statistics I

This subject intends to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), the Introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Finally, some considerations about main statistical sources of economic data, as its location and searching are studied complementarily. Basic objectives of the subject are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (SPSS, Excel) applied in Statistics. During the subjects, constant reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. Another aspect that will be looked at will be the organization and sources of public statistics.

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.

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Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, especially 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.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • to understand concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility;
  • to enable the development of a sound understanding of corporate governance practice in a national and international context and industries;
  • to integrate corporate governance aspects, economic viability, ethics, and social and environmental impacts.
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.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Financial accounting is concerned with the use of information and should be helped by managers to make both better judgments and decisions about the organization. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating information. Thus, 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.

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.

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Innovation Management

This course will focus on the following goals:

  • Understanding what is innovation and why it matters
  • Learning the innovation types and processes
  • Developing an innovation strategy
  • Understanding how companies deal with innovations
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Mathematics for Business II

This course has the following objectives:

  • To make the student familiar with the daily mathematical vocabulary, and to make him used to a logical reasoning to carry out the resolutions of problems.
  • To provide students with mathematical knowledge and techniques; these will be useful to complete their higher education and to carry out their professional life.
  • To supply the student with the basic, indispensable tools from Optimization Theory (or Mathematical Programming) and Input-Output Analysis, so that he may be able to easily interpret and tackle mathematical models associated with the economic problems that can be found in other subjects and in the business world.
  • To provide a deeper understanding of the computational software program Mathematica 7.0, and to facilitate the application of this computational tool for the resolution of problems posed within the course.
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Microeconomics

Economics is a social science which, as well as having a large theoretic and conceptual content, also has practical relevance, as it can be applied to existing difficulties. The basic objective of this subject is to provide students with a global vision of the way in which economic markets work. For this, we will take an approach based on a study of consumer and producer behavior.

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.

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BUS 358 Organizational Theory

As part of the organizational theory, the class will study organizational design and leadership roles which creates and transforms the organizational structure of an organization. This course aims to provide a general understanding of organizational theory. There will be three different objectives to be considered: Firstly: Learning about the most relevant organizational theories and understanding the different perspectives adopt to analyze business phenomena. Secondly: Learning about the organizational design function, design parameters, contextual factors and basic organizational models. Finally: Learning how to diagnose organizational problems and giving possible solutions.

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.

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Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business

According to the book Econometric Analysis (1988) by Professor W.H. Greene, “Econometrics is the field of Economics that concerns itself with the application of Mathematical Statistics and the tools of Statistical Inference to the empirical measurement of relationships postulated by Economic Theory”. It means that Econometrics may be defined as a set of quantitative methods of evaluation, analysis, and prediction applied to Economics and based mainly on Mathematics, Statistics, and Economic Theory. However, over the time, the area of application of the econometric tools has been gradually broadening, and now is drawing towards the fields of Finance, Marketing, Business Administration and many others that belong to the area of Business and Economics.

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.

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Statistics for Finance I

This subject intends to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), the introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Finally, some considerations about main statistical sources of economic data, as its location and searching are studied complementarily. Basic objectives of the subject are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (SPSS, Excel) applied in Statistics. During the subjects, constant reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. Another aspect that will be looked at will be the organization and sources of public statistics.

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Strategic Management II

Business strategy or competitive strategy is concerned with how a firm competes within a particular market. But the topic that students will study in this semester is mainly about Corporate Strategy which is concerned with where a firm competes, decisions that define the scope of the firm.

The goal of the course is to understand the roots of success key factors in the emergent and mature industry, to continue with the main topics of corporate strategy. Students begin with vertical integration because it takes us to the heart of many of the issues relevant to determining the optimal scope of the firm and in particular, the role of transaction costs in drawing the boundaries of the firm and the types of relationships between firms.

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.

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Antropología Social

Introducción a la Antropología Social. Análisis de la variabilidad y de la evolución cultural en los ámbitos del parentesco, la economía, la política, la religión y las representaciones simbólicas.

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.

Gestión Internacional de Recursos Humanos

La globalización de la gestión de los recursos humanos. Los problemas de la gestión de los recursos humanos en las empresas multinacionales.

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.

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.

Medios de Comunicación y Enseñanza de Español

Los medios de comunicación (prensa, radio y televisión) como instrumentos en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.

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.

Problemas Psicosociales de la Infancia y la Juventud

Procesos psicosociales relacionados con el maltrato infantil. Inadaptación escolar y psicosocial.

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.

Programas de Lucha Contra la Pobreza y Marginación en la Unión Europea

Tipos de programas. Experiencias piloto. Ámbitos de actuación colectivos y específico.

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.

NUTR 301E The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

This course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging. The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet located geographically in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet has unique characteristics since it combines excellent gastronomic properties with a high and extremely healthy nutritional value. However, a series of myths or fictions have been created around the Mediterranean diet that is not real and that simply devalue this type of diet that has properties which can help to improve the health in general and to promote longevity.

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BUS 358E Organizational Theory

The course will explore the most relevant perspectives and approaches which attempt to explain the nature, structure, and functioning of organizations. As part of the course, students will study the also organizational design which creates and transforms the organizational structure of an organization.

SPAN 226 Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1

This course is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is given to the expansion of vocabulary and the development of oral and written skills for effective communication in Spanish in the field of health. Classes will be developed in a theoretical-practical way. Group work will be a basic tool of our teaching system. Active participation is important to stimulate interaction and fluency in oral expression.

ANTH 215E 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. Case studies from Italy, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America illustrate key concepts.

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ART 313E 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.

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ART/SPAN 333E 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 as 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.

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ART 330 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.

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ART/HIS 347 Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte

With this course, you will understand, will distinguish and enjoy the different styles that Sevilla offers for the traveler and citizen. And, the city of Seville is, in fact, an artistic work and this course take advantage of the fact to make the city the classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction of the history and the keys to understanding the different places and monuments of the different periods to be visited during the course.

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BIO 209E 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.

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BIO 242E 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 course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with their applications in clinical and environmental microbiology.

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BUS 316E International Business and Emerging Markets (API course*)

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.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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BUS 325E 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.

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BUS 325 Marketing Internacional

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.

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BUS 334E International Management (API course*)

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.

*This course is for API students only. Minimum enrollment is required.

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BUS 346E 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.

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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.

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BUS 353E International Financial Accounting

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.

Financial accounting is, broadly considered, the communication of information about a business or other type of organization so that individuals or other users of the information can make right decisions. There are several reasons why students should enroll in an Accounting Course. Accounting is often called the ‘language of business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, being a guiding force to sound management decisions, helping business to grow and flourish by allowing to make solid business decisions.

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BUS 359E Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses.

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CHE 210E Organic Chemistry I with Lab

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. CHE 210 is the first half of a full year course suitable for students majoring in science. The first half of the course includes structural and functional aspects of the saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. The debate focuses on the mechanistic basis for the organic compound reactivity. The lab activity during the first semester focuses on basic techniques and procedures used in the synthesis and separations techniques including micro-organic. In addition, modern analytical techniques will be discussed (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) which are used in the identification of organic compounds. This course fills quickly, as limited placements are available.

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COMM 340E Political Communication and Digital Journalism in Spain

This course introduces students to the concept of political communication in the media in Spain’s new media landscape. Topics include the emergence of platforms (such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) as facilitators of political participation, the evolution of political campaigns, the increasingly important role of grassroots movements and digital activism, the controversial role of sources of information online such as Wikileaks, and its overall impact on the political agenda, the freedom of the press , and way more general, as in the people and the media are political today. The course is based on a comparative, critical approach in the international context (in particular, Europe and the United States).

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COMM 341E Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide a tour of social representations about Spanish identity developed in the democratic period from different fields of the arts and the new and old media of mass communication. It will depart from the analysis and commentary of a set of works of art and media practices understood as expressions of the “social creativity”. The analysis will show the existence in these works of speeches and contra-discursos who have helped build and renegotiate the Spanish identity in the democratic stage.

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ECON/POL 321E The European Union

The aim of this course is that on its completion students will have a much better understanding of the ‘identity’ and functioning of the EU both as a geographical regional polity and as an on-going process of political and economic integration, with global significance. The complexity of the EU means it can be studied from a number of different perspectives. The course adopts a general multidisciplinary approach: historical, geographical and cultural aspects considered necessary accompaniments to the main politico-economic framework adopted.

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ECON 331E The Global Economy

This course explores the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the global economy; paying special attention to the role of international organizations such as the IMF and WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (E.U., NAFTA, and Mercosur). Prerequisite: a previous economics course is recommended.

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ECON 391E International Economics

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts and most relevant methods of analysis in the field of international economics. It will provide students the fundamental tools to analyze the global economy and it will delve into the main features of the world economy. Open only to students studying economics.

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ECOL 320E Ecological Systems

This course examines ecology and its large-scale patterns and processes, the elements of time and space in the ecosystems, regulatory elements and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems.

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HIS 312E History of Spain

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

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HIS 322 Historia Contemporánea de España

This course presents the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present-day Spain. The course examines the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context.

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HIS 340E Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: from Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Pre-History to 1500)

The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain´s history and culture, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly from the dawn of history to the sixteenth century.

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REL/HIS 357E 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.

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HIS 360 The Mediterranean World & Spain

On the shores of the Mediterranean, they were born political thought, logic, philosophy, history, art, and religions that have marked the development of the history of humanity.The aim of this course is to investigate the intimate relationship between the Mediterranean and Spain during the formation of the Spanish culture (from prehistory to the Arab invasion). Some excursions to historical sites form an important part of the course.

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HIS/SOC 362 Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe

This course studies 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.”

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LIT 327 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.

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LIT 348 La idea de España a través de lat literatura (The Idea of Spain Through Literature)

El papel de la literatura ha sido crucial en la articulación de los diferentes imaginarios culturales de España. En este curso se analizará cómo las reflexiones en torno al legado árabe y los debates intelectuales sobre el flamenco y los toros se han usado en la literatura como medio para representar la complejidad de la identidad cultural española. Nos centraremos en la creación de la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa y cómo esta confrontación se ha ido articulando a través de la España colorista de los viajeros románticos, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo y la España de la transición y la democracia. Junto a las obras literarias, también se analizarán cuadros y películas, así como ensayos filosóficos, históricos y políticos. En definitiva, este curso ofrece una panorámica del pensamiento intelectual español a través de la literatura con un enfoque interdisciplinario dirigido a estudiantes que, junto al conocimiento literario, necesiten un curso general sólido de cultura española.

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LIT 365 Literatura Española Contemporánea

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 study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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LIT 367E Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

Annually since its foundation, the Nobel Prize in literature has awarded the contributions 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. In this way, The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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LIT 370 El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX

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 is 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 are examined.

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POL 315E Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society (API course*)

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. This course will put a lot of emphasis on the final paper and its investigation, which will be prepared and presented throughout the term. Students will choose a topic of their interest and discuss it with the professor and the class – they will be required to develop research and original thinking, and to engage in analytical, empirical and theoretical work.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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POL 352E/HIS532E 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.

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POL 361 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 materials include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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POL 363E 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.

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POL 372E Contemporary Spanish Politics

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

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PSY 251E Cultural Psychology

This course has been designed to offer a comprehensive view of cultural psychology with its most important phenomena, theoretical dilemmas, research methodologies, and applications. Students will approach these issues through a continuous navigating between theoretical developments and specific cases or examples, including those from the everydayness of their daily lives.

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PSY 255E Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of social psychology and its most important phenomena, examining them from theoretical basis as well as in our daily lives. To combine these two different perspectives in our classes we will complement the theoretical dimension with materials such as films, scientific articles, visits, conferences or project presentations. The dynamics in class will apply educational strategies to foster students’ participation and involvement in their process of learning. Seeking to promote this, expositive lessons will be combined with students’ presentations.

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PSY260E 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 in motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention, decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc. One major area of study is health psychology as a very important complement to training. Well-being and performance are compatible.

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COM/SOC 320 Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding intercultural communication, how to benefit from it and how it can be handled by the personal and professional life in the future. It examines the values, customs, communication styles and cultural groups and facilitates patterns to learn how to interpret the communicative behavior of others. It will emphasize the Spanish form of approach to communication.

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SPAN 315E Spanish Civilization & Culture

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 315 Civilización y Cultura Española

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 319E Spanish Culture and History through Film

This 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.

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SPAN 329E Spanish Culture Up Close

This course offers a panoramic overview of the socio-cultural make-up of contemporary Spain. Given the volunteer experience students will have to take part in as an essential part of the program (15 hours), special relevance will be given to: (i) the management of time, space and interpersonal relations in Spain, within the framework of intercultural communication studies; and (ii) the in-depth analysis of the idiosyncrasy of the different social environments they will be doing their volunteering in.

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SPAN/HIS 335E Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course provides a historical overview of relations between Spain and the United States until the present moment. After treating the Spanish colonial rule and its legacy is still evident in the southern and western United States, after analyzing the role of Spain in the War of Independence, and concluding with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and US relations Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties between the two nations. In English.

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SPAN/HIS 346 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 examines the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student also studies medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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SPAN 350 Spanish and its Varieties

Students gain extensive knowledge about the variety that presents the Spanish language in their geographical, social and situational dimensions, as well as its historical evolution, and that through the study and analysis of all kinds of manifestations oral and written, current and past. In Spanish.

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SPAN/HIS 361 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.

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SPAN 101-102 Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning 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.

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SPAN 102 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.

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SPAN 112 Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties.

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SPAN 201 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 a3nd building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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SPAN 202 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.

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SPAN 206 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.

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SPAN 241 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.

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SPAN 306 Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

This class aims to develop the skills of comprehension, oral expression, and interaction of students with an advanced level of Spanish, paying attention to how to achieve smooth and efficient communication.

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SPAN 311 Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

The emphasis in this course 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. Prerequisite: 4 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 312 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.

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SPAN 336 Pragmática y Comunicación en Español (Spanish Pragmatics and Communication)

In this course, students apply basic pragmatic concepts to both verbal and non-verbal communication in Spanish. Students also study aspects of politeness and communicative errors in Spanish.

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SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía

Objectivos:

Por un lado un acercamiento a uno de los aspectos básicos de la cultura española, la comida. Más allá de las necesidades nutricionales básicas, sin olvidar que la Dieta Mediterránea es un paradigma de la comida saludable, comer dentro de nuestra sociedad es una forma de relación y de comunicación, cargada de simbolismo y donde se atesoran muchos de los usos y costumbres de nuestra cultura. Entender que comemos, como lo hacemos y cuando lo hacemos, es un paso fundamental para entendernos como sociedad.

Por otro lado, este curso pretende ser un punto de partida para el desarrollo individual del alumno, ofreciéndole una serie de conocimientos básicos sobre cocina, que le permitan dar un paso mas es su formación como personas independientes y les ofrezca una nueva y maravillosa forma de expresión, como es la comida.

Includes a LAB.

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SPAN 351 Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course focuses on the 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. Prerequisite: 5 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 376 Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written transactions in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, etc. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. are also be briefly explored.

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SPAN 378 Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

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

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SPAN 381 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 are translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis is placed on Spanish idioms and their translation.

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SPAN 383 Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and human rights settings. It focuses on the four phases of negotiation: preparation, negotiation, contract, and performance/evaluation, and on basic interpretation techniques (Spanish to English and English to Spanish).

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Business Administration

Throughout this course students will achieve the following objectives:

  • Acquire basic business knowledge, including business management;
  • Have a general view of the problems which businesses are faced with: operations, marketing, finance and human resources;
  • Acquire knowledge about business development and the different ways of business cooperation.
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.

Business Statistics II

Course objectives include:

  • Introduce the students to the statistical techniques of data analysis.
  • Introduce the students to the use of the specific statistical software.
  • Make the students be aware of the applicability of these statistical techniques to real-life business and economic problems.
  • Promote teamwork.
  • Make the students acquire the autonomous capacity to solve problems inherent to their professional development.
  • Promote discerning capacity to choose the most convenient statistical resources in order to interpret correctly real-life economic and business situations.
  • Train students’ capacity of analysis, synthesis, use of specific vocabulary and presentation of results.
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Economic History

This course aims to gain 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. While the geographical scope of the course is worldwide, the focus is on European and North American economies and how they have interacted with other economic regions within the framework of economic internationalization.

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.

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Human Resources Management

Topics covered in this course include: operative & strategic human resource management (HRM); planning, positions, personnel selection & staffing; training & HR development; measuring performance & awarding compensation within organizations.

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.

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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.

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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, to:

  1. Understand the crucial role information systems play in advanced societies and, more specifically, in business,
  2. Use common ICT tools and information systems techniques proactively in dynamic, rapidly-changing contexts in constant evolution and adaptation to new technologies.
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Mathematics for Business I

his course has the following objectives:

  • To provide students with mathematical knowledge and techniques; these will be useful to complete their higher education and to carry out their professional life.
  • To supply the student with the basic, indispensable tools needed in order to easily interpret and tackle mathematical models associated with the economic problems that can be found in other subjects and in the business world.
  • To give elemental tools from Linear Algebra, Matrix Theory, and Elements of Functions, to facilitate the comprehension of economic results.
  • To make the student familiar with the daily mathematical vocabulary, and to make him used to a logical reasoning to carry out the resolutions of problems.
  • To introduce the student to the use of the computational software program Mathematica, and to facilitate the application of this computational tool for the resolution of problems posed within the course.
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Operations Management I

This course expects students to be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Be familiar with key strategic decisions, including: product selection and design, technology and process design, capacity, localization, distribution and work design.
  • Develop the ability to carry out diagnostics.
  • Develop the ability to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with a strategic problem relating to production management.
  • Acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others.
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Statistics for Finance II

This course has the following objectives:

  • Introduce the students to the statistical techniques of data analysis.
  • Introduce the students to the use of the specific statistical software.
  • Make the students be aware of the applicability of these statistical techniques to real-life business and economic problems.
  • Promote teamwork.
  • Make the students acquire the autonomous capacity to solve problems inherent to their professional development.
  • Promote discerning capacity to choose the most convenient statistical resources in order to interpret correctly real-life economic and business situations.
  • Train students’ capacity of analysis, synthesis, use of specific vocabulary and presentation of results.
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Strategic Management I

This course will 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. In addition, we will strive to aid students to grasp key variables shaping the current stage of the life cycle in the sector and pinpoint catalysts for success.

The goal of the class is to understand the roots of both success and failure in business ventures, as well as assess roles, antecedents, impact, and types of competitive (or business) strategy. Students will also learn about cost leadership strategy and differentiation strategy, with a special focus on: nature, favoring factors, etc.

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.

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NUTR 301E The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

This course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging. The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet located geographically in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet has unique characteristics since it combines excellent gastronomic properties with a high and extremely healthy nutritional value. However, a series of myths or fictions have been created around the Mediterranean diet that is not real and that simply devalue this type of diet that has properties which can help to improve the health in general and to promote longevity.

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SPAN 226 Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1

This course is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is given to the expansion of vocabulary and the development of oral and written skills for effective communication in Spanish in the field of health. Classes will be developed in a theoretical-practical way. Group work will be a basic tool of our teaching system. Active participation is important to stimulate interaction and fluency in oral expression.

ANTH 215E 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. Case studies from Italy, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America illustrate key concepts.

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ART 313E 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.

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ART/SPAN 333E 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 as 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.

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ART 330 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.

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ART/HIS 347 Sevilla. Historia y expresión de una ciudad a través de su arte

With this course, you will understand, will distinguish and enjoy the different styles that Sevilla offers for the traveler and citizen. And, the city of Seville is, in fact, an artistic work and this course take advantage of the fact to make the city the classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction of the history and the keys to understanding the different places and monuments of the different periods to be visited during the course.

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BIO 209E 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.

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BIO 242E 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 course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with their applications in clinical and environmental microbiology.

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BUS 316E International Business and Emerging Markets (API course*)

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.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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BUS 325E 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.

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BUS 325 Marketing Internacional

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.

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BUS 334E International Management (API course*)

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.

*This course is for API students only. Minimum enrollment is required.

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BUS 346E 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.

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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.

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BUS 353E International Financial Accounting

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.

Financial accounting is, broadly considered, the communication of information about a business or other type of organization so that individuals or other users of the information can make right decisions. There are several reasons why students should enroll in an Accounting Course. Accounting is often called the ‘language of business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, being a guiding force to sound management decisions, helping business to grow and flourish by allowing to make solid business decisions.

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BUS 355E International Human Resource Management

This course will offer an interpretation of intercultural issues and human behavior in international organizations, as well as the role of human resources management, including different approaches to international selection, training, and development, recruitment and compensation. National and global factors affecting the international management of human resources will examine and will identify the challenges faced by multinational companies with operations in the field of human resources.

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BUS 359E Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses.

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CHE 210E Organic Chemistry I with Lab

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. CHE 210 is the first half of a full year course suitable for students majoring in science. The first half of the course includes structural and functional aspects of the saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. The debate focuses on the mechanistic basis for the organic compound reactivity. The lab activity during the first semester focuses on basic techniques and procedures used in the synthesis and separations techniques including micro-organic. In addition, modern analytical techniques will be discussed (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) which are used in the identification of organic compounds. This course fills quickly, as limited placements are available.

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CHE 211E Organic Chemistry II with Lab

This course is a continuation of CHE 210 class that focuses on complex chemical reactions and synthesis using fundamental principles. The mechanistic study of chemical functions will be the basis of discussions. The lab activity during the second half builds on the techniques of micro and macro scale complex systems and explores the chemistry that has been taught in the theoretical part of the class. Furthermore, modern analytical techniques will be discussed (e.g., nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, visible and mass spectrometry) which used in the identification of organic compounds.This course fills quickly, as limited placements are available.

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COMM 340E Political Communication and Digital Journalism in Spain

This course introduces students to the concept of political communication in the media in Spain’s new media landscape. Topics include the emergence of platforms (such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) as facilitators of political participation, the evolution of political campaigns, the increasingly important role of grassroots movements and digital activism, the controversial role of sources of information online such as Wikileaks, and its overall impact on the political agenda, the freedom of the press , and way more general, as in the people and the media are political today. The course is based on a comparative, critical approach in the international context (in particular, Europe and the United States).

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COMM 341E Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music

The main objective of this course is to provide a tour of social representations about Spanish identity developed in the democratic period from different fields of the arts and the new and old media of mass communication. It will depart from the analysis and commentary of a set of works of art and media practices understood as expressions of the “social creativity”. The analysis will show the existence in these works of speeches and contra-discursos who have helped build and renegotiate the Spanish identity in the democratic stage.

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ECON/POL 321E The European Union

The aim of this course is that on its completion students will have a much better understanding of the ‘identity’ and functioning of the EU both as a geographical regional polity and as an on-going process of political and economic integration, with global significance. The complexity of the EU means it can be studied from a number of different perspectives. The course adopts a general multidisciplinary approach: historical, geographical and cultural aspects considered necessary accompaniments to the main politico-economic framework adopted.

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ECON 331E The Global Economy

This course explores the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the global economy; paying special attention to the role of international organizations such as the IMF and WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (E.U., NAFTA, and Mercosur). Prerequisite: a previous economics course is recommended.

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ECON 391E International Economics

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts and most relevant methods of analysis in the field of international economics. It will provide students the fundamental tools to analyze the global economy and it will delve into the main features of the world economy. Open only to students studying economics.

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ECOL 320E Ecological Systems

This course examines ecology and its large-scale patterns and processes, the elements of time and space in the ecosystems, regulatory elements and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems.

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HIS 312E History of Spain

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

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HIS 322 Historia Contemporánea de España

This course presents the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present-day Spain. The course examines the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context.

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HIS 340E Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: from Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Pre-History to 1500)

The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain´s history and culture, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly from the dawn of history to the sixteenth century.

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HIS 341E Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 to the present)

The main goal of 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. Students also 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 are all key elements in this course helping the student to have a clearer perception of each period.

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REL/HIS 357E 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.

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HIS 360 The Mediterranean World & Spain

On the shores of the Mediterranean, they were born political thought, logic, philosophy, history, art, and religions that have marked the development of the history of humanity.The aim of this course is to investigate the intimate relationship between the Mediterranean and Spain during the formation of the Spanish culture (from prehistory to the Arab invasion). Some excursions to historical sites form an important part of the course.

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HIS/SOC 362 Esclavitud en América Latina y el Caribe

This course studies 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.”

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LIT 327 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.

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LIT 328 Panorama de Literatura Latinomerícana 2 -Post-1820 (Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 – Post 1820)

This course provides an overview of Latin American writings from the time of independence to the present day. Students will review include literary works of poetry and non-fiction, including novels, short story, poetry, and essays. The main objective of the course is to achieve an understanding of how these pieces fit into the framework of the cultural and intellectual history of Latin America.

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LIT 348 La idea de España a través de lat literatura (The Idea of Spain Through Literature)

El papel de la literatura ha sido crucial en la articulación de los diferentes imaginarios culturales de España. En este curso se analizará cómo las reflexiones en torno al legado árabe y los debates intelectuales sobre el flamenco y los toros se han usado en la literatura como medio para representar la complejidad de la identidad cultural española. Nos centraremos en la creación de la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa y cómo esta confrontación se ha ido articulando a través de la España colorista de los viajeros románticos, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo y la España de la transición y la democracia. Junto a las obras literarias, también se analizarán cuadros y películas, así como ensayos filosóficos, históricos y políticos. En definitiva, este curso ofrece una panorámica del pensamiento intelectual español a través de la literatura con un enfoque interdisciplinario dirigido a estudiantes que, junto al conocimiento literario, necesiten un curso general sólido de cultura española.

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LIT 365 Literatura Española Contemporánea

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 study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

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LIT 367E Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature

Annually since its foundation, the Nobel Prize in literature has awarded the contributions 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. In this way, The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

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LIT 370 El Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XX

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 is 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 are examined.

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LIT 371 Mujer y Literatura Española (XIX-XX)

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 is examined. It is mainly during the Romantic period that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

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POL 315E Spain Facing the 21st Century: Politics, History and Society (API course*)

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. This course will put a lot of emphasis on the final paper and its investigation, which will be prepared and presented throughout the term. Students will choose a topic of their interest and discuss it with the professor and the class – they will be required to develop research and original thinking, and to engage in analytical, empirical and theoretical work.

*API courses are for API students only and require a minimum of 5-6 students in order to be offered.

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POL 352E/HIS532E 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.

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POL 361 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 materials include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

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POL 363E 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.

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POL 366 Relaciones de Mundo Latino y los Estados Unidos (Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World)

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

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POL 372E Contemporary Spanish Politics

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

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PSY 251E Cultural Psychology

This course has been designed to offer a comprehensive view of cultural psychology with its most important phenomena, theoretical dilemmas, research methodologies, and applications. Students will approach these issues through a continuous navigating between theoretical developments and specific cases or examples, including those from the everydayness of their daily lives.

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PSY 255E Social Psychology

This course is designed to offer a comprehensive view of social psychology and its most important phenomena, examining them from theoretical basis as well as in our daily lives. To combine these two different perspectives in our classes we will complement the theoretical dimension with materials such as films, scientific articles, visits, conferences or project presentations. The dynamics in class will apply educational strategies to foster students’ participation and involvement in their process of learning. Seeking to promote this, expositive lessons will be combined with students’ presentations.

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PSY260E 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 in motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention, decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc. One major area of study is health psychology as a very important complement to training. Well-being and performance are compatible.

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COM/SOC 320 Comunicación Intercultural (Intercultural Communication)

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding intercultural communication, how to benefit from it and how it can be handled by the personal and professional life in the future. It examines the values, customs, communication styles and cultural groups and facilitates patterns to learn how to interpret the communicative behavior of others. It will emphasize the Spanish form of approach to communication.

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SPAN 315E Spanish Civilization & Culture

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 315 Civilización y Cultura Española

This course looks at Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture to be examined include: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

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SPAN 319E Spanish Culture and History through Film

This 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.

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SPAN 329E Spanish Culture Up Close

This course offers a panoramic overview of the socio-cultural make-up of contemporary Spain. Given the volunteer experience students will have to take part in as an essential part of the program (15 hours), special relevance will be given to: (i) the management of time, space and interpersonal relations in Spain, within the framework of intercultural communication studies; and (ii) the in-depth analysis of the idiosyncrasy of the different social environments they will be doing their volunteering in.

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SPAN/HIS 335E Historical and Cultural Ties between Spain and the U.S.

This course provides a historical overview of relations between Spain and the United States until the present moment. After treating the Spanish colonial rule and its legacy is still evident in the southern and western United States, after analyzing the role of Spain in the War of Independence, and concluding with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and US relations Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties between the two nations. In English.

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SPAN/HIS 346 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 examines the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student also studies medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

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SPAN 350 Spanish and its Varieties

Students gain extensive knowledge about the variety that presents the Spanish language in their geographical, social and situational dimensions, as well as its historical evolution, and that through the study and analysis of all kinds of manifestations oral and written, current and past. In Spanish.

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SPAN/HIS 361 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.

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SPAN 101-102 Español Elemental (Elementary Spanish)

This beginning 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.

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SPAN 102 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.

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SPAN 112 Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Laboratory)

This course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties.

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SPAN 201 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 a3nd building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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SPAN 202 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.

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SPAN 206 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.

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SPAN 241 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.

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SPAN 306 Conversación en Español, Nivel Avanzado (Advanced Spanish Conversation)

This class aims to develop the skills of comprehension, oral expression, and interaction of students with an advanced level of Spanish, paying attention to how to achieve smooth and efficient communication.

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SPAN 311 Español Avanzado I (Advanced Spanish I)

The emphasis in this course 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. Prerequisite: 4 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 312 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.

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SPAN 336 Pragmática y Comunicación en Español (Spanish Pragmatics and Communication)

In this course, students apply basic pragmatic concepts to both verbal and non-verbal communication in Spanish. Students also study aspects of politeness and communicative errors in Spanish.

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SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: Una Ventana a la Gastronomía

Objectivos:

Por un lado un acercamiento a uno de los aspectos básicos de la cultura española, la comida. Más allá de las necesidades nutricionales básicas, sin olvidar que la Dieta Mediterránea es un paradigma de la comida saludable, comer dentro de nuestra sociedad es una forma de relación y de comunicación, cargada de simbolismo y donde se atesoran muchos de los usos y costumbres de nuestra cultura. Entender que comemos, como lo hacemos y cuando lo hacemos, es un paso fundamental para entendernos como sociedad.

Por otro lado, este curso pretende ser un punto de partida para el desarrollo individual del alumno, ofreciéndole una serie de conocimientos básicos sobre cocina, que le permitan dar un paso mas es su formación como personas independientes y les ofrezca una nueva y maravillosa forma de expresión, como es la comida.

Includes a LAB.

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SPAN 351 Español Avanzado II (Advanced Spanish II)

This course focuses on the 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. Prerequisite: 5 or more semesters of university-level Spanish.

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SPAN 376 Español de Negocios (Spanish for Business)

In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written transactions in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, etc. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. are also be briefly explored.

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SPAN 378 Fonética y Fonología Española (Spanish Phonetics & Phonology)

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

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SPAN 381 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 are translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis is placed on Spanish idioms and their translation.

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SPAN 383 Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills

This course provides an introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and human rights settings. It focuses on the four phases of negotiation: preparation, negotiation, contract, and performance/evaluation, and on basic interpretation techniques (Spanish to English and English to Spanish).

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Business Administration

Throughout this course students will achieve the following objectives:

  • Acquire basic business knowledge, including business management;
  • Have a general view of the problems which businesses are faced with: operations, marketing, finance and human resources;
  • Acquire knowledge about business development and the different ways of business cooperation.
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.

Business Statistics II

Course objectives include:

  • Introduce the students to the statistical techniques of data analysis.
  • Introduce the students to the use of the specific statistical software.
  • Make the students be aware of the applicability of these statistical techniques to real-life business and economic problems.
  • Promote teamwork.
  • Make the students acquire the autonomous capacity to solve problems inherent to their professional development.
  • Promote discerning capacity to choose the most convenient statistical resources in order to interpret correctly real-life economic and business situations.
  • Train students’ capacity of analysis, synthesis, use of specific vocabulary and presentation of results.
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Economic History

This course aims to gain 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. While the geographical scope of the course is worldwide, the focus is on European and North American economies and how they have interacted with other economic regions within the framework of economic internationalization.

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.

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Human Resources Management

Topics covered in this course include: operative & strategic human resource management (HRM); planning, positions, personnel selection & staffing; training & HR development; measuring performance & awarding compensation within organizations.

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.

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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.

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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, to:

  1. Understand the crucial role information systems play in advanced societies and, more specifically, in business,
  2. Use common ICT tools and information systems techniques proactively in dynamic, rapidly-changing contexts in constant evolution and adaptation to new technologies.
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Mathematics for Business I

his course has the following objectives:

  • To provide students with mathematical knowledge and techniques; these will be useful to complete their higher education and to carry out their professional life.
  • To supply the student with the basic, indispensable tools needed in order to easily interpret and tackle mathematical models associated with the economic problems that can be found in other subjects and in the business world.
  • To give elemental tools from Linear Algebra, Matrix Theory, and Elements of Functions, to facilitate the comprehension of economic results.
  • To make the student familiar with the daily mathematical vocabulary, and to make him used to a logical reasoning to carry out the resolutions of problems.
  • To introduce the student to the use of the computational software program Mathematica, and to facilitate the application of this computational tool for the resolution of problems posed within the course.
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Operations Management I

This course expects students to be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Be familiar with key strategic decisions, including: product selection and design, technology and process design, capacity, localization, distribution and work design.
  • Develop the ability to carry out diagnostics.
  • Develop the ability to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with a strategic problem relating to production management.
  • Acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others.
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Statistics for Finance II

This course has the following objectives:

  • Introduce the students to the statistical techniques of data analysis.
  • Introduce the students to the use of the specific statistical software.
  • Make the students be aware of the applicability of these statistical techniques to real-life business and economic problems.
  • Promote teamwork.
  • Make the students acquire the autonomous capacity to solve problems inherent to their professional development.
  • Promote discerning capacity to choose the most convenient statistical resources in order to interpret correctly real-life economic and business situations.
  • Train students’ capacity of analysis, synthesis, use of specific vocabulary and presentation of results.
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Strategic Management I

This course will 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. In addition, we will strive to aid students to grasp key variables shaping the current stage of the life cycle in the sector and pinpoint catalysts for success.

The goal of the class is to understand the roots of both success and failure in business ventures, as well as assess roles, antecedents, impact, and types of competitive (or business) strategy. Students will also learn about cost leadership strategy and differentiation strategy, with a special focus on: nature, favoring factors, etc.

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Applied Economics

Since the democratic transition, the Spanish economy has faced important changes that have allowed its modernization and incorporation into the growing economic integration process experienced at European level. 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.

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Business Statistics I

This subject intends to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), the Introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Finally, some considerations about main statistical sources of economic data, as its location and searching are studied complementarily. Basic objectives of the subject are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (SPSS, Excel) applied in Statistics. During the subjects, constant reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. Another aspect that will be looked at will be the organization and sources of public statistics.

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.

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Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, especially 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.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • to understand concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility;
  • to enable the development of a sound understanding of corporate governance practice in a national and international context and industries;
  • to integrate corporate governance aspects, economic viability, ethics, and social and environmental impacts.
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.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Financial accounting is concerned with the use of information and should be helped by managers to make both better judgments and decisions about the organization. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating information. Thus, 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.

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.

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Innovation Management

This course will focus on the following goals:

  • Understanding what is innovation and why it matters
  • Learning the innovation types and processes
  • Developing an innovation strategy
  • Understanding how companies deal with innovations
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Mathematics for Business II

This course has the following objectives:

  • To make the student familiar with the daily mathematical vocabulary, and to make him used to a logical reasoning to carry out the resolutions of problems.
  • To provide students with mathematical knowledge and techniques; these will be useful to complete their higher education and to carry out their professional life.
  • To supply the student with the basic, indispensable tools from Optimization Theory (or Mathematical Programming) and Input-Output Analysis, so that he may be able to easily interpret and tackle mathematical models associated with the economic problems that can be found in other subjects and in the business world.
  • To provide a deeper understanding of the computational software program Mathematica 7.0, and to facilitate the application of this computational tool for the resolution of problems posed within the course.
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Microeconomics

Economics is a social science which, as well as having a large theoretic and conceptual content, also has practical relevance, as it can be applied to existing difficulties. The basic objective of this subject is to provide students with a global vision of the way in which economic markets work. For this, we will take an approach based on a study of consumer and producer behavior.

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.

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BUS 358 Organizational Theory

As part of the organizational theory, the class will study organizational design and leadership roles which creates and transforms the organizational structure of an organization. This course aims to provide a general understanding of organizational theory. There will be three different objectives to be considered: Firstly: Learning about the most relevant organizational theories and understanding the different perspectives adopt to analyze business phenomena. Secondly: Learning about the organizational design function, design parameters, contextual factors and basic organizational models. Finally: Learning how to diagnose organizational problems and giving possible solutions.

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.

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Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business

According to the book Econometric Analysis (1988) by Professor W.H. Greene, “Econometrics is the field of Economics that concerns itself with the application of Mathematical Statistics and the tools of Statistical Inference to the empirical measurement of relationships postulated by Economic Theory”. It means that Econometrics may be defined as a set of quantitative methods of evaluation, analysis, and prediction applied to Economics and based mainly on Mathematics, Statistics, and Economic Theory. However, over the time, the area of application of the econometric tools has been gradually broadening, and now is drawing towards the fields of Finance, Marketing, Business Administration and many others that belong to the area of Business and Economics.

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.

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Statistics for Finance I

This subject intends to initiate students into basic notions about descriptive statistics, probability calculus, and statistical inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), the introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Finally, some considerations about main statistical sources of economic data, as its location and searching are studied complementarily. Basic objectives of the subject are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and to teach the usage of modern computer techniques (SPSS, Excel) applied in Statistics. During the subjects, constant reference to real business and economic problems will be made, with the objective of assimilating easy and intuitively studied concepts. Another aspect that will be looked at will be the organization and sources of public statistics.

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Strategic Management II

Business strategy or competitive strategy is concerned with how a firm competes within a particular market. But the topic that students will study in this semester is mainly about Corporate Strategy which is concerned with where a firm competes, decisions that define the scope of the firm.

The goal of the course is to understand the roots of success key factors in the emergent and mature industry, to continue with the main topics of corporate strategy. Students begin with vertical integration because it takes us to the heart of many of the issues relevant to determining the optimal scope of the firm and in particular, the role of transaction costs in drawing the boundaries of the firm and the types of relationships between firms.

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.

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Antropología Social

Introducción a la Antropología Social. Análisis de la variabilidad y de la evolución cultural en los ámbitos del parentesco, la economía, la política, la religión y las representaciones simbólicas.

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.

Gestión Internacional de Recursos Humanos

La globalización de la gestión de los recursos humanos. Los problemas de la gestión de los recursos humanos en las empresas multinacionales.

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.

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.

Medios de Comunicación y Enseñanza de Español

Los medios de comunicación (prensa, radio y televisión) como instrumentos en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.

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.

Problemas Psicosociales de la Infancia y la Juventud

Procesos psicosociales relacionados con el maltrato infantil. Inadaptación escolar y psicosocial.

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.

Programas de Lucha Contra la Pobreza y Marginación en la Unión Europea

Tipos de programas. Experiencias piloto. Ámbitos de actuación colectivos y específico.

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.

NUTR 301E The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Fact

This course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging. The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet located geographically in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet has unique characteristics since it combines excellent gastronomic properties with a high and extremely healthy nutritional value. However, a series of myths or fictions have been created around the Mediterranean diet that is not real and that simply devalue this type of diet that has properties which can help to improve the health in general and to promote longevity.

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BUS 358E Organizational Theory

The course will explore the most relevant perspectives and approaches which attempt to explain the nature, structure, and functioning of organizations. As part of the course, students will study the also organizational design which creates and transforms the organizational structure of an organization.

SPAN 226 Español de Ciencias de la Salud, Intermedio 1

This course is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is given to the expansion of vocabulary and the development of oral and written skills for effective communication in Spanish in the field of health. Classes will be developed in a theoretical-practical way. Group work will be a basic tool of our teaching system. Active participation is important to stimulate interaction and fluency in oral expression.

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

Faculty

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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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    Hannah Stack

    Hannah Stack will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - hannah.stack@apiabroad.com

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

  • El Escorial

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

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

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

  • Sierra de Arecena

    The chestnut and olive tree-covered hills of “Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche” is one of the hidden jewels of Andalusian parks. This natural reserve, located northeast of Seville, is the second biggest protected park in Andalucía, covering over 28 different small whitewashed villages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

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

  • Sierra de Arecena

    The chestnut and olive tree-covered hills of “Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche” is one of the hidden jewels of Andalusian parks. This natural reserve, located northeast of Seville, is the second biggest protected park in Andalucía, covering over 28 different small whitewashed villages.

  • 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.

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
Fall Sep 2, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 $11,280 May 20, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep, 2019 - May, 2020 $21,780 May 20, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan, 2020 - May, 2020 $11,280 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 21, 2019 - May 24, 2019 $11,280 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018