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International Business & Marketing in English in Alicante, Spain

Application Deadline

Apr 15, 2024
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This program has now closed. Email info@spanishstudies.org for late applications.
Start Date: May, 2024
– End Date: Jul, 2024
End Date: Jul, 2024
Credits: 3-6
$9.800

Program Overview

Dive into the vibrant world of International Business & Marketing in English in the heart of Alicante, Spain. Our program is designed to equip you with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the global marketplace. Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, Alicante offers a unique blend of cultural richness and business innovation, making it the perfect backdrop for your international studies.

Key Highlights:

  • Global Perspective: Gain insights into international market dynamics, consumer behavior, and strategic marketing across cultures.
  • Hands-On Experience: Engage in real-world projects, internships with leading companies, and networking opportunities in Spain and beyond.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, language, and business practices to enhance your global business acumen.

Embark on a journey where education meets adventure, and prepare yourself for a successful career in the global business arena. Join us in Alicante, where your international future begins!

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Historical Richness

Alicante is steeped in a diverse history, with its roots stretching back to the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors. This rich past is vividly reflected in its ancient fortifications, such as the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, and in the narrow streets of the old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, offering a living history lesson at every corner.

 Mom And Host Fam Santa María Lirios And Pepe Gave My Mom A Tour Of Alicante When My Family Had Come To Pick Me Up In May. We Stopped At The Basilica Of Santa María.
Students Mom and host family: Santa María Lirios and Pepe gave her mom a tour of Alicante when they came to pick her up in May. In front of the Basilica of Santa María.

Architectural Diversity

Alicante showcases a fascinating architectural landscape, from the medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara perched atop Mount Benacantil, offering breathtaking views, to the modernist Casa Carbonell along the Explanada de España. The city’s architecture tells the story of its past and present, blending Gothic, Baroque, and contemporary styles.

Artistic Expression

The artistic scene in Alicante is both historic and vibrant, with museums like the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante (MACA) presenting works by Spanish artists alongside local talents. The city’s streets and squares come alive with public art, festivals, and exhibitions, reflecting a deep-rooted appreciation for creative expression.

Culinary Delights

Alicante’s gastronomy is a testament to its Mediterranean setting, offering a palette of flavors from the sea and the land. Signature dishes such as arroz alicantino (paella) and tapas like esgarrat embody the region’s culinary traditions, providing a delicious avenue for cultural exploration.

Language Immersion

In Alicante, Spanish flows seamlessly from the bustling markets to the tranquil beaches, offering a vibrant setting for immersion in both Castilian Spanish and the regional Valencian dialect. Through language exchanges and daily interactions, students can explore the linguistic richness of Alicante, enhancing their proficiency and cultural understanding.

Living in Alicante

Living in Alicante means experiencing the warmth of its people, the leisurely pace of life, and the city’s open, welcoming nature. From participating in traditional festivals like the Bonfires of Saint John to enjoying the leisure and sports activities by the sea, life in Alicante is a blend of cultural immersion, educational growth, and unforgettable adventures.

Your semester in Alicante offers much more than just academic pursuits; it’s an invitation to dive deep into the vibrant heart of Spanish culture. Included in your program are a myriad of cultural activities and outings, meticulously selected by our Resident Director to enrich your experience. Here’s a glimpse of the cultural journey that awaits you in Alicante:

Fireworks in the skies of Alicante, Spain during Hogueras
Fireworks in the skies of Alicante, Spain during Hogueras

Welcome to Mediterranean Delights: Begin your adventure with a warm welcome dinner, where you’ll taste local specialties like arroz alicantino and indulge in authentic Spanish tapas, fostering connections with fellow students and our local team.

Cultural Visits: Immerse yourself in Alicante’s rich history and art through guided tours to the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, the Museo de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, and the Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante.

Cultural Walks/Itineraries: Discover Alicante’s history, picturesque spots, Modernist architecture, and Civil War air-raid shelters through themed walks like “Historia de Alicante,” “Rincones con encanto de Alicante,” “El Modernismo en la ciudad de Alicante,” and “Refugios antiaéreos de la Guerra Civil en Alicante.”

Gastronomic Workshops: Delve into the culinary arts with workshops on alicantino rice dishes and tapas, where you’ll learn to prepare traditional flavors of the region.

Dance Workshops: Move to the rhythm with Latin dance, flamenco, and zumba workshops, embracing the lively local culture and staying active.

Cultural Events: Celebrate Thanksgiving Alicante-style, and engage with the local community through Spanish cinema screenings, bowling nights, and more.

Spanish Language Cinema and Bowling with Language Exchange: Enhance your Spanish skills and make new friends through movie nights and bowling with language exchange partners.

Gymkhana – Outdoor Escape Room in Alicante: Participate in a thrilling gymkhana based on the ancient history of Alicante, combining fun, teamwork, and learning.

Multi-Activity Nautical Day: Experience the Mediterranean Sea with a day of water sports, offering a blend of excitement and relaxation.

Please note that while most activities are included in your program’s cost, some may require a small additional fee. Availability of activities can vary depending on the program schedule. This comprehensive suite of cultural engagements is designed to ensure you live Alicante not just as a student, but as a true part of its vibrant community.

Meet The Alicante Team!

"My role is to provide you with the necessary resources with which to maximize your experience in Alicante. You will choose courses to satisfy your intellectual and academic requirements. Extracurricular activities supplement your coursework, allowing you to live the culture as you further your own interests. These activities include dance, theater, sports, cooking, volunteering, tutoring in English, etc. The key is to find a good combination of study and leisure so that you may achieve your individual objectives and benefit each day from this unique experience."
Pepa the resident director standing outside the SSA offices on campus
Pepa Vives
Resident Director, Alicante
The SSA Alicante Team has an office on campus. We're always close by to help with all your needs.
The SSA Alicante Team has an office on campus. We're always close by to help with all your needs.
"My role is to accompany you on this exciting adventure abroad and help you immerse yourself into the Spanish language and culture during your time in Alicante. I support Pepa in preparing the best possible experience for our students so that you can grow both academically and personally with SSA Education Abroad, and also enjoy and learn from every opportunity and challenge you may find along the way. Looking forward to meeting you all in Alicante!"
Foto Marisa
Marisa Pérez Escribano
Assistant to the Resident Director, Alicante

The SSA Alicante Team with their students!

Both living arrangements are designed to enrich your study abroad experience in Alicante, offering distinct pathways to immerse yourself in the local culture, language, and community. Whether you choose the intimate setting of a homestay or the more independent lifestyle of a student residencia, you’ll have the support and guidance of Spanish Studies Abroad staff to make the most of your time in Spain.

*Residencia spaces are limited and students with special health and dietary needs have first priority

Student Residences

Student residencias* offer a more independent living situation while still providing a sense of community with fellow students. Residencia spaces are limited, with priority given to students who have special health and dietary needs. Living in a residencia allows you to enjoy a blend of independence and support, with amenities that cater to a student’s lifestyle. While residencias provide a unique opportunity to meet students from diverse backgrounds, they also promote a learning environment conducive to academic success. It’s an excellent option for those who prefer a bit more autonomy but still wish to engage closely with the student community in Alicante.

In Alicante, opting for a homestay offers an unparalleled immersion into Spanish life and culture. This choice means you’ll live with a local host family, providing full room and board, including laundry and room cleaning services. Homestays are ideal for students eager to practice Spanish daily in an authentic setting, enhancing their language skills and cultural understanding. Our homestays are carefully selected to ensure a welcoming and conducive atmosphere for learning. 

The SSA team maintains high standards by discussing norms and policies with hosts and regularly inspecting homes to guarantee your comfort. Special dietary or housing accommodations are available, though they may come with an additional fee. Most host families have been partnering with us for years, receiving high praise from former students for their hospitality. Remember, bringing a small gift for your host family is a thoughtful gesture to show appreciation for their welcome.

Academics

Course Selection

The available courses for students vary by program and are distributed between the SSA center and local universities. Please see the selection below, and contact us for the most current course information:

Subject

Course

Courses

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Psychology/Education Studies

This course is for future teachers of Spanish as a foreign language or second language, which includes an introduction to the different aspects that will be part of their professional practice.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

As the final language course in a sequence designed to produce fully functional bilinguals, this course is designed to lead students to increasing complexity and subtlety of expression, through the use of appropriate vocabulary and structures. Grammar includes continued work on subjunctive/indicative in adjective and concessive clauses, impersonal and passive constructions, verbal periphrases, signs and symbols.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students in this course are close to native or near-native fluency, and work to perfect their level of expression in writing and speaking, focusing on writing coherently and cohesively using a variety of organizing structures and mechanisms. They learn to recognize errors of pronunciation and how to self-correct. Linguistic topics include regional varieties in Spain and indigenous languages and cultures of Spanish America, as well as the morphology of derived and compound words.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Living the Culture

In this introductory dance course, students learn the basics of Flamenco and Latin dance. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.
Prerequisites: Additional fee applies

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Living the Culture

In this introductory cooking course students learn the basics of traditional Spanish cuisine, especially that of the coastal region. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.
Prerequisites: Additional fee applies

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

El objetivo principal de este curso es analizar los principales hechos de la civilización contemporánea de España y de Alicante. Se llevará a cabo un estudio interdisciplinar que incluirá la historia, la cultura, la economía y la política durante los siglos XX y XXI haciendo un enfoque principal en aquellos períodos críticos que han transformado substancialmente lo que hoy conocemos como España.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Destinado a estudiantes internacionales que quieran desarrollar competencias en un área que normalmente no forma parte del aprendizaje del idioma. Se familiarizará a los estudiantes con la terminología del mundo de la economía, la administración de empresas, los mercados y temas afines, a fin de permitirle comunicarse correctamente en el idioma de destino.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

El curso pretende aproximar al alumno a aspectos esenciales del turismo y la cultura gastronómica reciente de España. Especialmente, se buscará profundizar en la restauración, gastronomía y cultura que refleja la cultura española. Además, está planteado de forma que ofrezca la oportunidad para trabajar la competencia comunicativa y ejercitar todas las destrezas lingüísticas en español.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Spanish level or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Destinado a estudiantes internacionales que estén interesados en analizar las relaciones sociales de género y debatir sobre el planteamiento de los medios de comunicación a este respecto, así como estudiar las consecuencias socioculturales que dicho planteamiento conlleva. Se pretende dotar al alumnado de las herramientas de análisis necesarias para fomentar el sentido crítico y reflexionar sobre la construcción de lo masculino y lo femenino en los medios de comunicación actuales.
Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish level or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Art/Design/Architecture

This course leads students to understand the principal expressions of Spanish art. In pursuit of this objective, the course studies the most significant artists, works and periods throughout Spanish history, from prehistoric art to the works produced at the end of the twentieth century. The point of departure is a study of the first artistic expressions on the Peninsula, and neo-Levantine painting, moving on to the art of Roman and Visigothic Spain to the Hispano-Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic periods. The course studies the great artists such as Velázquez, Ribera, Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassic periods. In the twentieth century the course focuses on Picasso, Miró and Dalí, and considers the post Civil War period and the art of the 1950´s.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course explores those features of Spanish culture which are reflected in her cinema. The student is presented with a broad panorama of the history of Spanish cinema, framed by the socio-political reality in which each stage developed. In addition, the course studies the principal figures of Spanish film, the traditional and the innovative. Students learn to recognize the different phases of Spanish cinema, integrating the phases into a broad cultural framework reaching from the pre-Franco era to the present. The course studies the origins of Spanish film to the cine politico, the cine de la movida, and the internationalization of Spanish cinema. The course pays special attention to the importance of cinema as a reflection of society, such as the growth of productions by women, and works with strong social commentary.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

In this course, students approach the many aspects of contemporary Spanish reality through a study of her literature as seen in her principal authors and works, from its beginnings to the twentieth century. Students are introduced to the idea of what a text is, as well as to the basic concepts of literary theory and criticism. The course begins with the literary creation of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Baroque periods. The Neoclassical and Romantic periods are examined, as are the works and the literary currents of Modernism, and the Generations of ´98 and ´27. The course concludes with the postwar period and the literature of the late twentieth century.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the high-advanced level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 311, 313, 403, 405, 451 or 452UA

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues. Discussons of business news and study of business documents.
Prerequisites: One course in intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the intermediate level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 203 or 204 UA.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.
Prerequisites: 2 semester of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Internships/Service Learning

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see https://ssabroad.org/service-learning-programs/

Contact Hours: -

Credits: -

Internships/Service Learning

Practical experience through placement in a local business or organization
Prerequisites: Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see https://ssabroad.org/internship-or-service-learning-course-option/.

Contact Hours: 135-180

Credits: 3-4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

For students with sure knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Academic Institutions

The University of Alicante is a prestigious higher education and research institution located in Alicante, Spain. Known for its innovative and diverse academic programs, the university caters to over 30,000 students with a faculty of highly qualified professors and researchers.

Established in 1979, the University of Alicante has developed a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including arts, sciences, health, business, and engineering.

The university’s campus is renowned for its modern architecture and green spaces, providing an ideal environment for learning and research. It has also been recognized for its contributions to scientific research, particularly in areas such as technology, health sciences, and social sciences.

The University of Alicante is committed to internationalization, with numerous partnerships with universities and research institutions around the world. This global outlook enhances the educational experience for its students, preparing them for success in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Subject

Course

Courses

Marketing/Media/Communications

Explore narrative techniques and digital tools to craft compelling stories reflecting cultural contexts, with a focus on Spanish-speaking communities.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

This course explores the impact of the European Union’s policies and regulations on international business. Students will study the EU’s market dynamics, trade laws, and economic strategies. The curriculum includes case studies on operating within the EU, addressing current issues like Brexit and digital integration. This course is aimed at providing students with a concise understanding of how businesses navigate the EU’s regulatory environment.

Contact Hours: -

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Description: This course is designed for students who are beginning their journey in learning the Spanish language. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students will develop foundational skills in Spanish vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and conversation. Emphasis is placed on practical language use in everyday contexts, enabling students to engage in basic conversations, comprehend simple texts, and write short compositions. By the end of the course, students will have acquired essential language skills to navigate introductory-level Spanish communication effectively.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

This course provides a comprehensive overview of international management within the domain of Business, Management & Economics. Students explore the complexities of managing businesses across borders, including topics such as cross-cultural communication, global strategy, and multinational operations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique challenges and opportunities of international markets, as well as developing effective leadership and decision-making skills in a global context. Through case studies, simulations, and real-world projects, students gain practical insights into the strategies and best practices for successful international management.

Contact Hours: -

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course offers an exploration of globalization from the perspective of History and Cultural Studies. Students examine key global issues through a historical lens, tracing their evolution and impact over time. Emphasis is placed on understanding how historical events, cultural exchanges, and economic transformations have shaped contemporary global dynamics. Through case studies, primary sources, and comparative analyses, students gain insight into the complexities of globalization and its implications for societies, cultures, and economies worldwide.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Psychology/Education Studies

This course provides insights into understanding and awakening creativity within the realm of Psychology & Education Studies. Students explore theories and practices related to creativity, including divergent thinking, problem-solving, and artistic expression. Emphasis is placed on cultivating self-awareness, overcoming creative blocks, and fostering a creative mindset. Through interactive exercises, reflective activities, and case studies, students develop practical techniques to unleash their creative potential and apply creativity in various personal and professional contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course delves into the Space Race through the lens of Language, History & Cultural Studies. Students explore the cultural, political, and societal impact of the Space Race during the Cold War era. Emphasis is placed on understanding how space exploration became a symbol of technological prowess and ideological competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Through historical analysis, cultural artifacts, and primary sources, students examine the narratives, representations, and legacies of the Space Race, revealing its profound influence on global perceptions and national identities.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

This course navigates the impact journey through the lens of Environmental Sustainability & Ecology. Students explore the intersection of sustainability, climate emergency, and authentic leadership. Emphasis is placed on understanding the urgent need for sustainable practices in response to the climate crisis and the role of authentic leadership in driving positive change. Through case studies, discussions, and experiential learning, students develop practical skills and strategies to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development in various contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course explores the concept of the collectivity revolution within the realm of Global Peace & International Relations. Students delve into how societal shifts, technological advancements, and cultural changes are redefining notions of community and collective identity worldwide. Emphasis is placed on understanding the challenges and opportunities of fostering solidarity, cooperation, and inclusivity in an interconnected world. Through case studies and discussions, students examine innovative strategies for overcoming barriers to global collaboration and promoting a sense of belonging and shared responsibility among diverse communities.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course examines the complex interplay between sovereignty, democracy, and constitutionalism in the European context. Students explore the evolution of European political systems, the role of supranational institutions such as the European Union, and the challenges posed by globalization and transnational governance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the tensions between national sovereignty and European integration, as well as the principles of democratic governance and constitutional law in the European context. Through case studies, debates, and comparative analyses, students critically assess the mechanisms for safeguarding democratic values and upholding constitutional principles in Europe.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course delves into the rich history, cultural heritage, and collective memory of the Jewish community in Spain. Students explore the multifaceted experiences of Jews in Spain, from the medieval Golden Age to the present day. Emphasis is placed on understanding the contributions of Spanish Jews to literature, art, science, and philosophy, as well as the impact of historical events such as the Spanish Inquisition and expulsion on Jewish identity and diaspora. Through lectures, readings, and site visits to historical landmarks, students gain insight into the enduring legacy of the Jewish presence in Spain and its significance for contemporary Spanish society.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course explores the complexities of governing the internet and emerging technologies on a global scale. Students examine the regulatory frameworks, policies, and international agreements that shape internet governance and the development of future technologies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the challenges of balancing innovation, security, privacy, and access to information in the digital age. Through case studies, debates, and simulations, students analyze the roles of governments, corporations, civil society, and international organizations in shaping the future of the internet and emerging technologies.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course provides an overview of the social and political landscape of contemporary Spain. Students explore key societal issues, political dynamics, and cultural trends shaping Spanish society today. Emphasis is placed on understanding Spain’s transition to democracy, regional identities, immigration challenges, and responses to globalization. Through discussions, readings, and case studies, students gain insight into the complexities of Spanish politics and society, including the role of political parties, civil society organizations, and media in shaping public discourse and policymaking.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

STEM

This course explores the intersection of neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence to understand the nature of the mind, brain, and intelligent machines. Students delve into topics such as neural networks, cognitive processes, consciousness, and machine learning algorithms. Emphasis is placed on examining the similarities and differences between biological and artificial intelligence, as well as ethical considerations in developing intelligent machines. Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on projects, students gain insights into the workings of the human brain and the potential of artificial intelligence to replicate cognitive functions.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course explores how legal systems influence artistic practices and creativity. Students examine the intersection of law and art, focusing on topics such as copyright, intellectual property rights, freedom of expression, and cultural heritage protection. Through case studies and discussions, students analyze the legal frameworks that govern creative industries and the implications for artists, creators, and society. Emphasis is placed on understanding how legal systems both support and constrain artistic innovation and expression, as well as strategies for navigating legal challenges in creative endeavors.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course examines the intersection of innovation and the legal system, focusing on the transformative impact of technology. Students explore how advancements such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and big data analytics are reshaping legal processes, practices, and institutions. Emphasis is placed on understanding the opportunities and challenges posed by technological innovation in areas such as legal research, document automation, dispute resolution, and cybersecurity. Through case studies, guest lectures, and hands-on exercises, students analyze the implications of these innovations for legal professionals, clients, and society as a whole.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course surveys significant ideas that have influenced human civilization from the Axial Age to the Artificial Intelligence Revolution. Students explore pivotal concepts such as democracy, religion, human rights, and technological innovation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical context and enduring impact of these ideas on society, culture, and governance. Through discussions, readings, and multimedia presentations, students gain insight into the evolution of human thought and its role in shaping the modern world.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

This course examines the global cultural impact and marketing strategies of FC Barcelona. Students explore how the football club has transcended sports to become a cultural icon worldwide. Through case studies and analyses, students learn about FC Barcelona’s branding, sponsorship deals, and international fan engagement tactics. Emphasis is placed on understanding the club’s role in shaping global culture and its unique approach to marketing in diverse cultural contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course provides an overview of Barcelona’s rich history and cultural significance. Students explore the city’s evolution from ancient times to the present day, examining key historical events, architectural landmarks, and cultural movements that have shaped its identity. Through lectures, guided tours, and discussions, students gain insight into Barcelona’s unique blend of Roman, Gothic, and modern influences, as well as its role as a hub of creativity, innovation, and diversity.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

This course examines the landscape of online journalism, exploring its practices, challenges, and impact. Students analyze digital news platforms, content production processes, and audience engagement strategies. Emphasis is placed on critical evaluation of online news sources, including their credibility, bias, and ethical considerations. Through case studies and practical exercises, students develop skills in media analysis and digital literacy, empowering them to navigate the complexities of online journalism in the digital age.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Psychology/Education Studies

This course delves into the diverse identities and experiences within the LGBT+ community. Students explore the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as the social, cultural, and political contexts shaping LGBT+ lives. Emphasis is on understanding the challenges and inequalities faced by LGBT+ individuals and communities, as well as strategies for promoting inclusion and acceptance. Through discussions, readings, and multimedia materials, students gain insights into the complexities of LGBT+ identities and the importance of diversity within the community.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course explores how globalization influences human development and sustainability within the 2030 Agenda. Students analyze policies and politics addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, and more, examining their effectiveness and exploring alternative approaches.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course examines how public service television tackles global challenges in an interconnected world. Students analyze innovative programming and engagement strategies from public broadcasters worldwide, exploring their role in raising awareness and fostering dialogue on issues like climate change and social inequality.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of the historical and contemporary dimensions of gender, sexuality, and diversity. Students examine how concepts of gender and sexuality have evolved over time and across different cultures, as well as the ways in which they intersect with other dimensions of identity such as race, ethnicity, class, and religion. Emphasis is placed on understanding the social, political, and cultural forces that shape attitudes and behaviors related to gender and sexuality, and the impact of these dynamics on individuals and communities. Through readings, discussions, and multimedia presentations, students critically analyze key issues such as gender roles, sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersectionality. Additionally, students explore strategies for promoting gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and diversity inclusion in various spheres of society. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of gender, sexuality, and diversity and their significance in contemporary social and political contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course delves into the complex issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and its intersection with international human rights protection. Students examine the various forms of GBV, including domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices, and explore how these violations affect individuals and communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on understanding the legal frameworks and mechanisms for preventing and addressing GBV at the international level, including relevant treaties, conventions, and jurisprudence. Additionally, students analyze the role of national governments, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies in combating GBV and supporting survivors. Through case studies, discussions, and guest lectures, students critically evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and interventions and explore strategies for advancing gender equality and human rights in the context of GBV.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

This workshop immerses students in the art and craft of writing and directing television sitcoms. Participants learn the fundamentals of crafting comedic characters, developing engaging storylines, and crafting punchy dialogue. Emphasis is placed on understanding the structure and conventions of the sitcom genre, as well as techniques for generating laughs and engaging audiences. Through hands-on exercises, group critiques, and collaborative projects, students gain practical experience in writing and directing scenes for television. Additionally, industry professionals may provide insights into the business of sitcom production, including pitching ideas, navigating network dynamics, and building a career in television comedy. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed their comedic voice, honed their storytelling skills, and gained valuable experience in the craft of sitcom writing and directing.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

This course explores the evolution of film from ethnographic documentary to avant-garde cinema. Students examine how filmmakers have employed ethnographic approaches to represent cultures, traditions, and societies, as well as how these techniques have influenced avant-garde filmmaking practices. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of the camera as a tool for cultural exploration, expression, and experimentation. Through screenings, readings, and discussions, students analyze a range of ethnographic and avant-garde films, considering their aesthetic innovations, narrative techniques, and socio-cultural implications. Topics may include the ethics of representation, cultural relativism, subjectivity in documentary filmmaking, and the politics of visual anthropology. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for the diversity and complexity of cinematic expression and its intersections with anthropology, art, and society.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course explores the concept of collective intelligence and its role in addressing global challenges and promoting planetary wellbeing. Students examine how diverse groups of individuals can collaborate, share knowledge, and collectively solve complex problems facing humanity and the planet. Emphasis is placed on understanding the principles of collective decision-making, problem-solving, and innovation, as well as the potential of digital technologies and social networks to facilitate collective intelligence processes. Topics may include crowd-sourcing, open innovation, citizen science, and participatory governance models. Additionally, students explore how collective intelligence can be applied to address pressing global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and inequality. Through case studies, projects, and discussions, students develop critical thinking skills and practical strategies for leveraging collective intelligence to promote planetary wellbeing and sustainable development.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course explores the concept of collective intelligence and its role in addressing global challenges and promoting planetary wellbeing. Students examine how diverse groups of individuals can collaborate, share knowledge, and collectively solve complex problems facing humanity and the planet. Emphasis is placed on understanding the principles of collective decision-making, problem-solving, and innovation, as well as the potential of digital technologies and social networks to facilitate collective intelligence processes. Topics may include crowd-sourcing, open innovation, citizen science, and participatory governance models. Additionally, students explore how collective intelligence can be applied to address pressing global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and inequality. Through case studies, projects, and discussions, students develop critical thinking skills and practical strategies for leveraging collective intelligence to promote planetary wellbeing and sustainable development.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

This course delves into the intersection of law and creativity, exploring how legal frameworks influence artistic practices and other creative endeavors. Students examine various aspects of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and patent law, and analyze their impact on artistic expression, innovation, and cultural production. Emphasis is placed on understanding how legal protections and regulations shape the creation, distribution, and consumption of creative works in different contexts. Additionally, students explore issues such as censorship, freedom of expression, cultural heritage preservation, and ethical considerations in the arts. Through case studies, discussions, and practical exercises, students gain insights into the complex relationship between law and creativity and develop strategies for navigating legal challenges in their own creative pursuits.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

This course examines five key challenges facing the future of global governance in sports. Students explore topics such as: Integrity and Ethics: Addressing issues of corruption, match-fixing, and doping scandals to maintain the integrity of sports. Inclusivity and Diversity: Promoting gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and accessibility for individuals with disabilities in sports governance and participation. Financial Sustainability: Ensuring the economic viability of sports organizations while addressing issues of financial transparency and accountability. Technology and Innovation: Harnessing technological advancements for fair play, athlete safety, and fan engagement while managing potential ethical and privacy concerns. Geopolitical Dynamics: Navigating the influence of politics, nationalism, and globalization on international sports governance and competition. Through case studies, discussions, and guest lectures, students analyze these challenges and explore potential strategies for addressing them in the evolving landscape of sports governance.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

This course explores the intricate relationship between cinematic creativity, authorship, industry dynamics, and political context in Spain. Students analyze how Spanish filmmakers navigate artistic expression, commercial imperatives, and socio-political realities to create compelling cinematic works. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of directors, screenwriters, producers, and other key stakeholders in shaping Spanish cinema. Additionally, students examine the historical evolution of the Spanish film industry, including its interactions with censorship, government policies, and global market forces. Through screenings, readings, and discussions, students critically engage with a diverse range of Spanish films, genres, and auteurs, considering their artistic innovations, thematic concerns, and cultural significance. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of cinematic creativity in Spain and its intersections with broader social and political contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Environmental Sustainability/Ecology

This course explores the principles and practices of the circular economy, an alternative economic model focused on minimizing waste and maximizing resource efficiency. Students examine strategies for designing products, processes, and systems that prioritize reuse, recycling, and regeneration of materials and resources. Emphasis is placed on understanding the environmental, social, and economic benefits of transitioning from a linear to a circular economy model. Topics may include product lifecycle analysis, closed-loop supply chains, sustainable business models, and policy frameworks promoting circularity. Through case studies, projects, and discussions, students analyze real-world applications of circular economy principles across various industries and sectors. By the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient economic system.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

STEM

This course explores the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and creativity within the realm of arts. Students examine how AI technologies, such as machine learning and neural networks, are being used to create, interpret, and interact with various forms of artistic expression, including visual arts, music, literature, and performance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the potential of AI to augment human creativity, challenge traditional notions of authorship and originality, and shape the future of artistic production and consumption. Through case studies, hands-on projects, and critical discussions, students analyze the ethical, cultural, and aesthetic implications of AI-driven art. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between technology, creativity, and the arts in the digital age.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

This course examines the intersection of art and gender in contemporary Spanish society. Through an analysis of visual arts, literature, performance, and other cultural expressions, students explore how gender identities and perspectives are represented, challenged, and negotiated in Spanish art. Emphasis is placed on understanding the social, political, and cultural contexts that shape artistic production and reception. Topics may include feminist art movements, LGBTQ+ representation, gender performance, and the deconstruction of traditional gender roles. By critically engaging with these themes, students gain insights into the complex relationship between art, gender, and society in contemporary Spain.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

This course focuses on the principles and practices of effective people management in organizational settings. Students learn strategies for recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and retaining employees. Emphasis is placed on understanding human behavior in the workplace, building strong teams, resolving conflicts, and fostering a positive organizational culture. Additionally, students explore ethical considerations, legal requirements, and emerging trends in people management. By the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead and manage people in diverse organizational contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course delves into the portrayal of Barcelona in literature, exploring how the city has been depicted in various literary works throughout history. Through readings of novels, poems, essays, and other literary forms, students analyze different perspectives on Barcelona and its cultural, social, and historical significance. Emphasis is placed on understanding how authors from different backgrounds and time periods have represented the city’s landscapes, people, and atmosphere. By examining these literary representations, students gain insights into the evolving identity and image of Barcelona as captured in the written word.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the ideas and cultural forces that have shaped Europe throughout history. Through interdisciplinary study, students examine key concepts, movements, and figures that have influenced European civilization, including philosophy, literature, art, religion, and politics. By analyzing primary sources and engaging with historical debates, participants gain a deeper understanding of Europe’s intellectual and cultural heritage. The course highlights the interconnectedness of European ideas and their enduring impact on global society.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of Spanish art and cultural heritage. Students delve into the rich history of Spanish artistic traditions, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and more. Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on experiences, participants gain a deeper understanding of iconic Spanish artists, movements, and masterpieces. Additionally, the course examines the preservation and promotion of Spain’s cultural heritage, including UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural conservation efforts. By the end, students develop a profound appreciation for the diverse and enduring legacy of Spanish art and culture.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

This course delves into the captivating world of Art Nouveau architecture, exploring its intricate designs and underlying concepts. Through sketches and explanations, students unravel the essence of Modernism, gaining insights into its artistic principles and historical significance. By the end, participants grasp the beauty and innovation of Art Nouveau structures.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the intermediate level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 204UAS.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the advanced level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 300UAS

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the advanced level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 309UAS

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Environmental Sustainability/Ecology

This intensive 4-credit course offers a learning experience in environmental maintenance and protection in two key Argentine regions: the province of Córdoba, known for its many nature preserves, and Patagonia, renowned for its unique geological formations. The course features experiential learning opportunities where students will apply theoretical knowledge on the ground. Classes will be taught by faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, institution recognized for its ongoing work in this area, whereas field activities will be led by park rangers from the Universidad Provincial de Córdoba and guides specialized in academic tourism. Along with theoretical and practical classes, the course includes visits to wildlife preserves, camping excursions in national parks of Córdoba and transport to the coastal region of Patagonia. As a part of biodiversity and ecosystem training, students may take part in the environmental protection tasks that these areas require. Classes will be taught in English. Students may also enroll in an optional introductory Spanish course.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN 379UAS-E is a course that provides a comprehensive survey of Spanish art. Through lectures, discussions, and visual analysis, students explore significant artistic movements, styles, and works of art from various periods in Spanish art history. Emphasis is placed on understanding the cultural, social, and historical contexts that shaped artistic production in Spain. Topics may include medieval art, Renaissance art, Baroque art, modernism, and contemporary art. By studying key artists, artworks, and art theories, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of Spanish art across different epochs and regions.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This class provides a course overview of Spanish business.
Prerequisites: Intermediete Spanish level completed or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Business/Management/Economics

PANAM 330 is designed to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of business and entrepreneurship within the context of U.S.-Latin America relations. This course provides an in-depth look at the economic interactions, trade policies, and business strategies that shape the commercial relationship between the United States and Latin American countries. Key elements of the course include: Economic Partnerships: Analysis of trade agreements and economic partnerships between the U.S. and Latin American countries. Entrepreneurial Ventures: Examination of the entrepreneurial landscape, focusing on successful business ventures and startups that bridge the U.S. and Latin American markets. Business Strategies: Understanding the business strategies and models that are effective in the U.S.-Latin American context. Cultural Considerations: Insights into the cultural nuances and considerations crucial for successful business operations and negotiations in this region. Students will gain valuable knowledge of the business environment in Latin America and how it intertwines with U.S. economic interests, preparing them for careers in international business, entrepreneurship, and economic policy. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

PANAM 320 offers an in-depth exploration of Panama’s rich history, diverse culture, and political landscape. This 4-credit course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key events, figures, and movements that have shaped Panama. Key topics covered in the course include: Panamanian History: An overview of Panama’s history from pre-colonial times to the present day. Cultural Diversity: Examination of Panama’s unique cultural heritage, influenced by indigenous, European, African, and other cultures. Political Developments: Insights into Panama’s political system and significant political events, including the role of the Panama Canal in the country’s development. Social Dynamics: Discussion of contemporary social issues and challenges facing Panama. Through this course, students will gain a nuanced perspective on Panama’s role in global affairs and a deeper appreciation for its cultural richness. The course is ideal for students interested in Latin American studies, history, and political science. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

PANAM 301 is tailored for students who have achieved an intermediate proficiency in Spanish and are ready to advance to a higher level. This course focuses on refining and enhancing language skills to achieve advanced proficiency in Spanish. Key components of the course include: Complex Grammar and Advanced Vocabulary: Mastery of complex grammatical structures and expansion of an advanced vocabulary set. Fluency in Conversation: Emphasis on achieving fluency in speaking, including understanding and participating in complex, fast-paced conversations. Advanced Reading and Writing: Skills development in reading and writing sophisticated texts in Spanish, with a focus on nuanced expression and style. Cultural and Idiomatic Understanding: Deep dive into the subtleties of the Spanish language, including idiomatic expressions and cultural references, to achieve a near-native understanding. The aim of PANAM 301 is to elevate students’ Spanish language skills to an advanced level, enabling them to communicate effectively and naturally in a wide range of academic, professional, and social contexts. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

📚 Course: PANAM 201 – Spanish Language – Intermediate Level Category: Language, History & Cultural Studies 📚 Course Description: PANAM 201 is an intermediate-level Spanish course, building on the foundations laid in beginner-level studies. This course is designed for students who have a basic understanding of Spanish and are looking to enhance their proficiency. Key aspects of the course include: Advanced Grammar and Vocabulary: Deepening understanding of Spanish grammar and expanding vocabulary for more complex communication. Enhanced Speaking and Listening: Focusing on improving conversational fluency, including understanding and participating in more nuanced dialogues. Reading and Writing Skills: Developing the ability to read and write more complex texts in Spanish, with an emphasis on correct structure and style. Cultural Immersion: Further exploring the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the language in context. This course aims to advance students’ Spanish language skills to a level where they can confidently engage in intermediate conversations, comprehend intermediate texts, and express themselves more fully in Spanish. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

PANAM 101 is a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language for beginners. This 4-credit course is designed to build a solid foundation in Spanish for students with little to no prior experience with the language. Key components of the course include: Basic Grammar and Vocabulary: Introduction to essential Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Speaking and Listening Skills: Emphasis on developing basic conversational skills through practice in listening and speaking. Reading and Writing: Foundations in reading and writing Spanish, enabling students to understand and construct simple texts. Cultural Context: Insights into the rich and diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to enhance language learning. The course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to communicate effectively in everyday situations in Spanish and lays the groundwork for further study of the language. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Marketing/Media/Communications

“Branding Global Cities: Insights from Barcelona” examines the strategic branding of cities in the global context, using Barcelona as a primary case study. This course explores how cities like Barcelona develop and promote their brand identities to attract tourism, investment, and international recognition. Key elements of the course include: City Branding Concepts: Understanding the fundamentals of how cities build and manage their brands. Case Study Approach: Focusing on Barcelona to analyze successful city branding strategies and tactics. Global Context: Comparing and contrasting Barcelona’s approach with other major cities around the world. Practical Applications: Learning about the impact of city branding on tourism, business investment, and cultural exchange. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection between urban development, marketing, and international relations. The course will also provide insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by cities in the global marketplace. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Marketing/Media/Communications

This workshop-style course, SPAN 376UPS, is centered around the creative and strategic aspects of Transmedia Narrative Design. It offers students hands-on experience in crafting compelling narratives that span multiple media platforms. The course will explore the principles of storytelling across various formats, including digital, social media, film, and traditional print. Key features of the course: Fundamentals of Transmedia Storytelling: Understanding the basics of narrative design that extends across different media. Creative Development: Engaging in exercises to develop stories that can be told interactively across multiple platforms. Media Convergence: Examining how different media platforms interact and complement each other in a transmedia narrative. Practical Projects: Working on individual and group projects to design and implement transmedia narratives. Students will gain valuable insights into the emerging field of transmedia storytelling, learn to think critically about how narratives can be adapted and expanded across various media, and develop practical skills in narrative design and implementation. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Marketing/Media/Communications

“Venus on the Screen” offers a critical examination of advertising discourse and its psychosocial impacts. This course explores how advertising constructs and conveys ideals, values, and stereotypes, particularly in relation to gender and body image. By analyzing various media representations and advertising campaigns, students will develop an understanding of the persuasive techniques used in advertising and their effects on individual psychology and broader societal norms. Key aspects of the course include: Advertising and Society: Investigating how advertising reflects and influences cultural and social values. Gender Representation: Examining the portrayal of gender in advertising, focusing on the impact of these representations on societal attitudes and individual self-perception. Psychosocial Impact: Understanding the psychological effects of advertising discourse on individual behavior, self-esteem, and identity. Critical Analysis: Developing skills to critically analyze and deconstruct advertising messages. Through this course, students will engage with theories from psychology, sociology, and media studies, applying them to contemporary examples of advertising. The aim is to foster a critical awareness of the role and influence of advertising in shaping societal and individual perspectives. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Marketing/Media/Communications

This course delves into the dynamic and evolving field of social marketing and the critical role of ethics in marketing practices. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how marketing strategies can be used to promote social causes and ethical conduct, the course explores the intersection of marketing, social responsibility, and ethical decision-making. Key topics include: Principles of Social Marketing: Understanding how marketing techniques can be applied to influence behaviors that benefit individuals and communities. Ethical Considerations in Marketing: Examining the moral principles that should guide marketing practices, including honesty, fairness, and social responsibility. Case Studies: Analyzing real-world examples to understand the application and impact of social marketing and ethical practices in various industries. Developing Ethical Marketing Strategies: Learning to create marketing campaigns that are not only effective but also adhere to ethical standards and promote positive social change. Through a mix of theoretical frameworks and practical applications, students will gain insights into how marketing can be a force for good, encouraging positive behavior change and supporting ethical business practices. The course aims to equip future marketing professionals with the tools and knowledge to make responsible and socially beneficial decisions in their careers. Taught in English.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

The course structure is based on an in-depth review of Spanish language with an emphasis on past subjunctive. Oral drills, role playing, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks of semester).
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish, the equivalent, or January Term SPAN 301J.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits:

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.
Prerequisites: Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA3055E is a course designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for effective career management. Through practical workshops, self-assessments, and career exploration activities, students learn how to identify their strengths, interests, and values, and align them with potential career paths. Emphasis is placed on developing essential job search strategies, including resume writing, networking, and interview preparation. Additionally, students learn about current trends in the job market, professional development opportunities, and strategies for lifelong career growth. By the end of the course, students will have developed a personalized career plan to guide their professional journey.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SA1003C offers students an introduction to the Catalan language, encompassing basic vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, students develop foundational skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Catalan. Emphasis is placed on everyday conversational topics, cultural insights, and language etiquette. By the end of the course, students will have acquired essential language skills and cultural knowledge to engage in basic communication in Catalan-speaking contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Which social, political, cultural and both national and international phenomena define Spain as it enters the 3rd decade of the 21st century? To answer this question, this course aims to present Spanish social and cultural heterogeneity, analyzing the main aspects that vertebrate present-day Spain (for example, migratory movements in search of the European dream, the effectiveness of the educational system, the health system, gender issues, politics of historic memory or the change of the energy model in the face of climatic change). Thus, this course will have a closer look at the realities of the different autonomous communities with all their peculiarities and specificities.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Which social, political, cultural and both national and international phenomena define Spain as it enters the 3rd decade of the 21st century? To answer this question, this course aims to present Spanish social and cultural heterogeneity, analyzing the main aspects that vertebrate present-day Spain (for example, migratory movements in search of the European dream, the effectiveness of the educational system, the health system, gender issues, politics of historic memory or the change of the energy model in the face of climatic change). Thus, this course will have a closer look at the realities of the different autonomous communities with all their peculiarities and specificities.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate II level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. The content of this course is at the B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Prerequisites: It is advisable to have the skills needed for Intermediate II and Previous knowledge of basic markers

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

Examine key global issues and their impact on modern society, exploring solutions and strategies for addressing contemporary challenges.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Explore the evolution of design from historical to modern times, analyzing major movements, figures, and influences that shaped the design world.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Psychology/Education Studies

Introduction to psychology principles, exploring human behavior, cognition, emotion, and development within biological and environmental contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

STEM

Explore the fundamentals of biology, focusing on cellular structure, function, genetics, and the basic principles of ecology and evolution.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Explore the origins and development of theater from ancient times through the Renaissance, examining significant works, cultural influences, and key figures in theatrical history.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Introduction to basic drawing techniques, materials, and concepts, emphasizing observation, composition, and expression.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

Explore the principles and practices of journalism as applied to the business sector, including reporting, analyzing, and interpreting economic and financial news.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Examine the distinctions between comedy and humor through analysis of various comedic scripts, focusing on structure, timing, and character development.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Explore the principles and practices of finance in the commercial sector, including lending, credit analysis, financial statement analysis, and funding strategies.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Dive into traditional and digital photographic techniques, focusing on the use of negatives, image development processes, and the integration of digital tools.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

A course designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. Also included is a clinical component that will give students the opportunity to interact in healthcare settings, including elderly and primary care facilities.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

In this course, students will learn to express themselves in both written and oral Spanish. The course focuses on grammar, pronunciation, oral practice and reading with a major emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. The students will learn to express information about themselves and others, tastes and preferences, spatial and temporary references, possession, social formulas, personal opinions and thoughts, among other things.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course is specifically designed for students with interests in the language situation of bilingual speakers, bilingualism, and teaching Spanish to heritage speakers. The topics that will be covered include the socio-demographics of Latinxs in the U.S., the major language varieties spoken (such as Mexican American Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish, Cuban Spanish, among others), and the result of language and dialect contact (code-switching, loan words). The course will also focus in academic and public contexts: language maintenance and loss, language attitudes, academic needs of heritage speakers, and pedagogical approaches to teaching Spanish for bilinguals.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Additional conversational practice to complement the beginner level.
Prerequisites: Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 100UAS

Contact Hours: 20

Credits: 1

Taught in English

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course aims to develop self-learning students. By using the basic communication tools that the student already has, the course improves both oral and written communication skills, directed at students achieving the competencies of a native speaker. Based on research that shows that language is processed in blocks or groups of words, not just word by word, this level allows students to develop their learning based on a notional and functional approach based on the articulation of communicative intentions and the concepts the speaker is referring to.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Cinema is one of the most exact representations of a country’s culture. For over a century, Spanish film directors have imbued with their unique style a large part of the collective imagery that defines us. Their artistic and aesthetic criteria, along with the sociopolitical context of each director, have helped shape the image of contemporary Spaniards. In this class, we will approach cinema from two perspectives: as a cultural expression and as an art form with its own language. We will study cinematographic language and the genres and styles of the most emblematic directors. From Buñuel to Almodóvar, we will explore comedy, drama and other genres and movements, because understanding our cinema is a fundamental step to achieving a deeper comprehension of our culture.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate Spanish (2 semesters) or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1