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Liberal Arts in English

Term

Start Date

End Date

Deadline

Price

Spring at UPF

Jan, 2025

May, 2025

Oct 15, 2024

$15.700

Spring at UAB

Jan, 2025

May, 2025

Oct 15, 2024

$15.700

Academic Year

Sep, 2024

Apr, 2025

May 15, 2024

$30.800

Fall

Sep 3, 2024

Dec 13, 2024

May 15, 2024

$15.700

Fall

Sep, 2024

Dec, 2024

May 15, 2024

$15.700

Program Overview

Explore Diverse Subjects in the Heart of Catalonia!

Our Liberal Arts in English program in Barcelona, Spain, offers a semester-long journey into a wide array of subjects from an English-speaking perspective, set against the backdrop of one of Europe’s most dynamic and culturally rich cities. This program is perfect for students who wish to delve into liberal arts without the language barrier, while still immersing themselves in the vibrant Spanish and Catalan cultures.

Highlights:

  • English-Taught Curriculum: Engage in courses covering history, sociology, political science, art, and more, all taught in English.
  • Cultural Integration: Experience Barcelona’s unique blend of Spanish and Catalan heritage through excursions, cultural events, and interactions with the local community.
  • Strategic Location: Barcelona’s rich historical legacy, artistic landmarks, and contemporary cultural scene provide an inspiring setting for studying liberal arts.

Barcelona’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and its status as a cultural and architectural hub make it an ideal place for liberal arts students. The city offers endless opportunities for cultural exploration and academic inspiration, from its Gothic Quarter to the modernist landmarks by Antoni Gaudí.

Embark on a semester in Barcelona to enrich your academic journey with diverse liberal arts studies, all while experiencing the life and culture of one of Spain’s most fascinating cities.

Program Details

Program Availability

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

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Fees

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

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

Subject

Course

Courses

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

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

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, explore the rich history of Spanish architecture through the lens of its most iconic landmarks in SA3040E. From the majestic Alhambra in Granada to the awe-inspiring Sagrada Família in Barcelona, this course takes students on a journey through Spain’s architectural masterpieces. Through lectures, site visits, and discussions, delve into the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of each wonder. Gain a deeper understanding of architectural styles, construction techniques, and the societal contexts that shaped these landmarks. By the end of the course, students will have gained a profound appreciation for the architectural heritage of Spain.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, embark on a captivating exploration of Spain’s renowned art collections in SA3039E. From the Prado Museum in Madrid to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, this course delves into the rich artistic heritage of Spain. Through lectures, gallery visits, and discussions, students discover masterpieces spanning various periods and artistic movements. Gain insights into the cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance of each collection, and learn about the lives and works of prominent Spanish artists. By the end of the course, students will have developed a deeper appreciation for the wealth of artistic treasures housed in Spain’s museums and galleries.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Spain in SA3026E. Through lectures, discussions, and immersive experiences, students delve into the diverse artistic traditions, architectural marvels, and cultural landmarks that define Spain’s identity. From the Moorish palaces of Andalusia to the medieval cathedrals of Castile, discover the legacy of centuries of artistic expression. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical, social, and political contexts that shaped Spain’s cultural landscape. By the end of the course, students will have gained a profound appreciation for the depth and breadth of Spanish art and cultural heritage.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, delve into the vibrant world of Spanish contemporary art in SA3025E. Through lectures, gallery visits, and discussions, students explore the diverse expressions of contemporary Spanish artists across various mediums and styles. From avant-garde movements to emerging trends, examine the cultural, social, and political influences that shape contemporary art in Spain. Gain insights into the works of renowned artists and the evolving art scene in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia. By the end of the course, students will have developed a deeper understanding of Spanish contemporary art and its significance in the global art landscape.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

Taught in English, SA3036E delves into the intricate political landscapes of the developing world. Through case studies, discussions, and analysis, students explore the diverse political systems, ideologies, and challenges faced by developing nations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical legacies, socio-economic dynamics, and external influences that shape politics in these regions. Topics may include democratization processes, governance structures, human rights issues, and international relations. By the end of the course, students will have gained a nuanced understanding of the complex political realities and prospects for development in the global South.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Taught in English, in SA3028E, students examine the unique cultural and political landscape of Catalonia, a region with a distinct identity within Spain. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, students explore the historical, linguistic, and cultural factors that have shaped Catalonia’s quest for autonomy and self-determination. Emphasis is placed on understanding Catalonia’s relationship with the Spanish state, as well as contemporary debates surrounding nationalism, identity, and sovereignty. By the end of the course, students will have gained insight into the complexities of regionalism and the challenges and opportunities faced by cultures without a state.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA2023E offers a comprehensive exploration of the Greater Middle East region, encompassing its diverse cultures, histories, and geopolitical dynamics. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, students examine the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that shape this complex and strategically significant region. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical legacies, contemporary challenges, and future prospects facing countries in the Middle East and adjacent regions. Topics may include religion, identity, conflict resolution, economic development, and global interactions. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances of the Greater Middle East.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA2021E delves into the political dynamics of the Mediterranean region, exploring the diverse political systems, actors, and challenges facing countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, students analyze the historical, cultural, and geopolitical factors that shape politics in the region. Emphasis is placed on understanding issues such as democratization, political instability, conflict resolution, and regional cooperation. By examining the interactions between states and non-state actors, students gain insight into the complexities of Mediterranean politics and its implications for global affairs.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA3043E provides an in-depth exploration of geopolitics and international relations in the contemporary world. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, students analyze the complex interplay of geographical, political, economic, and strategic factors that shape global politics. Emphasis is placed on understanding key theories, concepts, and debates in the field of geopolitics, as well as the role of international actors such as states, non-state actors, and international organizations. Topics may include power dynamics, conflict resolution, global governance, and emerging geopolitical trends. By the end of the course, students will have developed a nuanced understanding of the forces shaping international relations in the 21st century.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA3022E offers a unique perspective on Spain and Europe through an urban lens. Through lectures, field trips, and discussions, students explore the urban landscapes, architecture, culture, and socio-economic dynamics of cities in Spain and across Europe. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of cities as centers of innovation, diversity, and globalization, as well as the challenges they face in areas such as sustainability, inequality, and governance. By examining case studies and engaging with urban practitioners, students gain insight into the complexities of urban life and its implications for society and policy.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA2035E delves into the complex interplay between inequality, poverty, and globalization in the contemporary world. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, students examine the root causes, manifestations, and consequences of inequality and poverty at local, national, and global levels. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of globalization processes such as economic integration, trade, and technology in shaping patterns of inequality and poverty. Additionally, students explore strategies for poverty alleviation, social justice, and sustainable development in a globalized context. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by globalization for addressing inequality and poverty.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2025E explores the application of economic principles to the world of soccer, analyzing the behavior of players, clubs, and fans within the framework of incentives. Through lectures, case studies, and data analysis, students examine topics such as player transfers, club management, ticket pricing, and fan engagement from an economic perspective. Emphasis is placed on understanding how incentives influence decision-making in the soccer industry, as well as the implications for performance, competition, and financial sustainability. By the end of the course, students will have gained insight into the economics of soccer and its broader relevance to the study of human behavior and incentives.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2024E delves into the dynamics and impact of the creative economy, exploring the intersection of culture, innovation, and economic development. Through lectures, case studies, and discussions, students examine the role of creative industries such as design, media, arts, and entertainment in driving economic growth and societal change. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique characteristics of the creative economy, including its reliance on intellectual property, talent, and cultural capital. Additionally, students explore policy frameworks, business models, and entrepreneurship opportunities in creative sectors. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the creative economy’s potential to foster innovation, diversity, and sustainable development.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Global Peace/International Relations

Taught in English, SA2019E offers an interdisciplinary examination of the complex interactions between politics, war, and economics in the contemporary era of globalization. Through lectures, seminars, and case studies, students analyze the interconnectedness of these realms and their implications for global governance, security, and prosperity. Emphasis is placed on understanding how globalization processes such as trade, finance, and information exchange shape geopolitical dynamics, conflict patterns, and economic systems. Additionally, students explore the role of state and non-state actors in shaping international relations and addressing global challenges. By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted relationships between politics, war, and economics in an increasingly interconnected world.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2012E provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the European economy, focusing on its structure, challenges, and dynamics. Through lectures, case studies, and discussions, students explore key aspects of the European Union’s economic integration, including the single market, monetary union, and economic policies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the economic forces shaping Europe’s competitiveness, growth, and resilience in the face of global challenges. Additionally, students examine issues such as fiscal policy coordination, regional disparities, and the impact of Brexit on the European economy. By the end of the course, students will have gained insight into the complexities of the European economy and its implications for regional and global prosperity.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2006E delves into the principles and theories of international economics, focusing on the interactions between countries in the global marketplace. Through lectures, case studies, and discussions, students explore topics such as trade theory, international finance, and economic policy coordination. Emphasis is placed on understanding the determinants of international trade patterns, the impacts of trade agreements and tariffs, and the dynamics of exchange rates and balance of payments. Additionally, students examine the role of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund in shaping global economic governance. By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the theories and policies underlying international economic relations.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2004E provides students with a deep dive into strategic decision-making in the realms of business and economics. Through case studies, simulations, and theoretical frameworks, students analyze the behavior of firms, industries, and markets in competitive environments. Emphasis is placed on understanding concepts such as game theory, competitive advantage, and strategic planning, and their applications in various business contexts. Additionally, students explore topics such as pricing strategies, market entry, and mergers and acquisitions from a strategic perspective. By the end of the course, students will have developed analytical skills and strategic thinking abilities essential for navigating complex business and economic landscapes.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, SA3038E offers an exploration of Art Nouveau architecture within the context of the broader Modernist movement. Through sketching sessions, architectural tours, and theoretical discussions, students immerse themselves in the distinctive aesthetics and principles of Art Nouveau design. Emphasis is placed on understanding the organic forms, decorative motifs, and innovative construction techniques characteristic of this architectural style. Additionally, students examine the cultural, social, and technological factors that influenced the development of Art Nouveau architecture in various European cities. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for the beauty and significance of Art Nouveau architecture as a manifestation of Modernist ideals.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, SA3029E provides an in-depth exploration of Barcelona’s city planning and architectural heritage. Through lectures, walking tours, and site visits, students examine the evolution of Barcelona’s urban landscape from ancient times to the present day. Emphasis is placed on understanding the key urban planning principles, architectural styles, and landmark buildings that have shaped the city’s identity. Topics may include the Eixample district, the works of Antoni Gaudí, and the impact of major events such as the 1992 Olympics on urban development. By the end of the course, students will have gained insight into the dynamic interplay between history, culture, and architecture in Barcelona.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

Taught in Spanish, SA3031S is a course focused on international marketing strategies. Through case studies, market analysis, and practical projects, students explore how companies can expand their operations in global markets. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that companies face when entering new international markets, as well as developing effective segmentation, positioning, and promotion strategies to achieve success in a globalized environment. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid understanding of how to design and implement effective marketing strategies on an international scale.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in Spanish, SA3030S delves into the complexities of international business operations. Through case studies, simulations, and real-world examples, students explore the various facets of conducting business across borders. Emphasis is placed on understanding the economic, political, cultural, and legal factors that influence international business transactions and strategies. Topics may include global market entry strategies, multinational corporations, international trade agreements, and cross-cultural management. By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the global business environment.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2044E provides a comprehensive overview of human resources management practices in organizations. Through case studies, role-plays, and discussions, students explore key HR functions such as recruitment, training, performance management, and employee relations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the strategic role of HR in aligning human capital with organizational goals and values. Additionally, students learn about legal and ethical considerations in HR management, as well as emerging trends such as diversity and inclusion, remote work, and talent analytics. By the end of the course, students will have gained practical skills and knowledge essential for effective HR leadership in diverse organizational contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2042E explores the unique challenges and opportunities of conducting business in emerging markets. Through case studies, market analysis, and group projects, students examine the economic, political, social, and cultural factors that shape business environments in emerging economies. Emphasis is placed on understanding market entry strategies, risk assessment, and adaptation to local business practices and regulations. Additionally, students explore topics such as market segmentation, distribution channels, and consumer behavior in emerging markets. By the end of the course, students will have gained insights and practical skills necessary for navigating the complexities of doing business in emerging economies.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2017E delves into the world of e-commerce and online businesses. Through case studies, industry analysis, and hands-on projects, students explore the fundamentals of conducting business in the digital realm. Emphasis is placed on understanding e-commerce platforms, digital marketing strategies, customer relationship management, and logistics in online businesses. Additionally, students examine emerging trends such as mobile commerce, social commerce, and omnichannel retailing. By the end of the course, students will have gained practical skills and knowledge necessary for success in the fast-paced world of e-commerce and online entrepreneurship.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2016E is a course that immerses students in the principles and practices of entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and guest lectures from successful entrepreneurs, students learn how to identify business opportunities, develop viable business models, and launch new ventures. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, risk management, and strategic planning. Additionally, students explore topics such as market research, funding options, and growth strategies for startups. By the end of the course, students will have developed the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and create innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2011E focuses on the unique challenges and strategies involved in managing service-based businesses. Through case studies, simulations, and real-world examples, students explore key concepts and practices in service management. Emphasis is placed on understanding customer expectations, service quality, service design, and service delivery processes. Additionally, students learn about topics such as service recovery, customer relationship management, and measuring service performance. By the end of the course, students will have gained practical skills and insights essential for effectively managing services across various industries.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2010E provides a comprehensive overview of strategic management principles and practices. Through case studies, simulations, and strategic analysis exercises, students learn how to formulate and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the external environment, competitive dynamics, and internal capabilities of the firm. Additionally, students explore topics such as strategic planning, business model innovation, and corporate governance. By the end of the course, students will have developed the analytical skills and strategic mindset necessary to lead and manage organizations in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

Taught in English, SA2009E delves into the intricacies of developing and implementing effective marketing strategies in the international arena. Through case studies, market analysis, and group projects, students explore the challenges and opportunities of marketing products and services across borders. Emphasis is placed on understanding cultural nuances, market entry strategies, and global branding strategies. Additionally, students examine the role of digital marketing, market research, and marketing communication in international markets. By the end of the course, students will have gained practical skills and strategic insights necessary for success in global marketing endeavors.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2008E provides a comprehensive examination of the principles and practices of international finance. Through lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, students explore topics such as foreign exchange markets, international investment, and global capital flows. Emphasis is placed on understanding the implications of exchange rate fluctuations, political risk, and economic policies on multinational corporations and financial institutions. Additionally, students examine techniques for managing currency exposure, assessing country risk, and financing international trade and investment. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid understanding of the complexities of international finance and the tools available for managing global financial risks.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2007E offers a comprehensive exploration of the key concepts and dynamics of international business. Through case studies, simulations, and real-world examples, students examine the complexities of conducting business across borders. Emphasis is placed on understanding the global business environment, international trade and investment, multinational corporations, and cross-cultural management. Additionally, students explore topics such as global strategy formulation, market entry modes, and international business ethics. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in international business and the skills necessary to navigate the global marketplace effectively.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2005E delves into the complexities of managing across cultures in today’s globalized world. Through case studies, interactive exercises, and discussions, students explore the impact of cultural differences on management practices and organizational behavior. Emphasis is placed on understanding cultural dimensions, communication styles, negotiation tactics, and leadership approaches across different cultures. Additionally, students examine strategies for building cultural intelligence, fostering diversity and inclusion, and effectively managing multicultural teams. By the end of the course, students will have gained practical skills and insights essential for navigating cultural diversity and achieving success in international business environments.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

SA3049E offers an in-depth exploration of intercultural communication in diverse global contexts. Through theoretical frameworks, case studies, and experiential learning activities, students examine the dynamics of communication across cultures. Emphasis is placed on understanding cultural differences in communication styles, norms, and values, as well as developing strategies for effective intercultural interaction and conflict resolution. Additionally, students explore the role of technology, media, and globalization in shaping intercultural communication patterns. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity and enhanced their ability to communicate and collaborate across cultural boundaries.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Marketing/Media/Communications

SA3048E explores the intersection of communication and gender dynamics in various contexts. Through theoretical frameworks, case studies, and critical discussions, students examine how gender influences language use, communication styles, and interpersonal relationships. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of power, stereotypes, and cultural norms in shaping gendered communication patterns. Additionally, students explore topics such as gender representation in media, workplace communication, and feminist approaches to communication theory. By the end of the course, students will have gained insights into the complexities of gendered communication and its implications for social dynamics and organizational settings.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Politics/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice

Taught in English, SA3050E provides an in-depth exploration of Spanish history and politics from 1936 to the present day. Through lectures, readings, and discussions, students analyze key events, movements, and political developments that have shaped modern Spain. Emphasis is placed on understanding the Spanish Civil War, Francoist dictatorship, transition to democracy, and contemporary political challenges. Additionally, students examine societal transformations, economic developments, and Spain’s role in the European Union and global affairs. By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of Spain’s complex history and political landscape in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Taught in Spanish, SA3024S offers an in-depth analysis of Spanish civilization and culture. Through lectures, debates, and case studies, students explore the historical, cultural, social, and political aspects that have shaped Spain to the present day. Emphasis is placed on understanding regional diversity, cultural traditions, and the influence of key historical events on the formation of Spanish identity. Additionally, students examine contemporary topics such as literature, art, music, and cinema in the Spanish context. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid understanding of Spanish civilization and culture, as well as a deeper appreciation for its diversity and richness.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Taught in English, SA2022E delves into the rich cultural tapestry and historical heritage of the Mediterranean region. Through lectures, discussions, and explorations of primary sources, students examine the interconnectedness of Mediterranean civilizations and the legacies they have left behind. Emphasis is placed on understanding the diverse cultures, religions, languages, and traditions that have flourished around the Mediterranean Sea over millennia. Additionally, students explore key historical events, such as the rise and fall of ancient empires, the spread of religions, and the interactions between different civilizations. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for the complexity and significance of Mediterranean culture and history.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Taught in English, SA3044E explores the portrayal of Barcelona in literature across different genres and time periods. Through close readings, discussions, and literary analysis, students examine how authors have depicted the city of Barcelona in their works. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical, cultural, and social contexts that shape these representations, as well as the city’s evolving identity over time. Additionally, students explore themes such as urban life, identity, politics, and globalization as reflected in Barcelona literature. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s literary landscape and its significance in shaping perceptions of the city.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN-B2.1 is a course designed for students at the low advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Through interactive activities, discussions, and language exercises, students further develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, improving grammatical accuracy, and enhancing fluency in both formal and informal contexts. Additionally, students explore cultural topics and engage with authentic materials to deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have strengthened their ability to communicate effectively and confidently in Spanish at the low advanced level.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN-B1.2 is a course designed for students at the intermediate level of Spanish proficiency. Through a variety of interactive activities, dialogues, and language tasks, students continue to build upon their language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, improving grammatical accuracy, and enhancing fluency in both spoken and written communication. Additionally, cultural topics and authentic materials are integrated to provide students with a deeper understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have strengthened their proficiency in Spanish and be better prepared to engage in conversations and navigate real-life situations in the language.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN-B1.1 is a course tailored for students at the low intermediate level of Spanish proficiency. Through a combination of structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students build upon their foundational knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on further developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with a focus on everyday communication and practical language use. Additionally, cultural insights and authentic materials are integrated to enhance students’ understanding of Spanish-speaking societies. By the end of the course, students will have strengthened their language abilities and be better equipped to navigate real-world situations in Spanish.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN-A2 is a course tailored for students at the elementary level of Spanish proficiency. Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students lay the foundation for their language learning journey. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary acquisition, simple grammatical structures, and essential communication strategies are introduced to help students build a solid linguistic foundation. Additionally, cultural insights and engaging materials are incorporated to foster an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have acquired fundamental language skills and be equipped to navigate basic communication scenarios in Spanish.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN-A1 is a course designed for students at the beginner level of Spanish proficiency. Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students embark on their journey to learn Spanish. Emphasis is placed on building foundational skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Basic vocabulary, essential grammar structures, and introductory communication strategies are introduced to help students establish a strong linguistic base. Additionally, cultural insights and engaging materials are incorporated to provide students with a glimpse into Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have acquired basic language skills and be prepared to engage in simple

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN C1.2 is a course designed for students at the advanced level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level C1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through immersive experiences, complex language tasks, and authentic materials, students refine their language skills to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on advanced vocabulary acquisition, mastery of complex grammatical structures, and nuanced expression in both spoken and written communication. Additionally, students engage deeply with Spanish-speaking cultures through literature, media, and contemporary issues. By the end of the course, students will have reached a proficient level of Spanish that allows them to express themselves effectively in a wide range of contexts.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN C1.1 is a course designed for students at the advanced level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level C1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through immersive experiences, challenging language tasks, and authentic materials, students refine their language skills to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on expanding advanced vocabulary, mastering complex grammatical structures, and developing sophisticated communication strategies in both spoken and written Spanish. Additionally, students engage deeply with Spanish-speaking cultures through literature, media, and contemporary issues. By the end of the course, students will have reached a proficient level of Spanish that allows them to express themselves confidently and effectively in diverse contexts.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN B2.2 is a course tailored for students at the advanced level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level B2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through immersive experiences, challenging language tasks, and authentic materials, students refine their language skills to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on expanding advanced vocabulary, mastering complex grammatical structures, and developing sophisticated communication strategies in both spoken and written Spanish. Additionally, students engage deeply with Spanish-speaking cultures through literature, media, and contemporary issues. By the end of the course, students will have reached a proficient level of Spanish that allows them to express themselves confidently and effectively in diverse contexts.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN B2.1 is a course designed for students at the advanced level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level B2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through immersive experiences, challenging language tasks, and authentic materials, students refine their language skills to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, mastering complex grammatical structures, and developing sophisticated communication strategies in both spoken and written Spanish. Additionally, students engage deeply with Spanish-speaking cultures through literature, media, and contemporary issues. By the end of the course, students will have reached a proficient level of Spanish that allows them to express themselves confidently and effectively in diverse contexts.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN B1.2 is a course tailored for students at the intermediate level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students continue to build upon their language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, improving grammatical accuracy, and enhancing fluency in both spoken and written communication. Additionally, students explore cultural topics and engage with authentic materials to deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking societies. By the end of the course, students will have strengthened their proficiency in Spanish and be better prepared to engage in conversations and navigate real-life situations in the language.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN B1.1 is a course designed for students at the intermediate level of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level B1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students continue to build upon their language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, improving grammatical accuracy, and enhancing fluency in both spoken and written communication. Additionally, students explore cultural topics and engage with authentic materials to deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking societies. By the end of the course, students will have strengthened their proficiency in Spanish and be better prepared to engage in conversations and navigate real-life situations in the language.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN A2 is a course tailored for students at the beginning and elementary levels of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students lay the foundation for their language learning journey. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary acquisition, simple grammatical structures, and essential communication strategies are introduced to help students establish a solid linguistic base. Additionally, cultural insights and engaging materials are incorporated to provide students with a glimpse into Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have acquired fundamental language skills and be equipped to navigate basic communication scenarios in Spanish.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Language/History/Cultural Studies

SPAN A1 is a course designed for students at the beginning and elementary levels of Spanish proficiency, specifically targeting level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Through structured lessons, interactive exercises, and practical activities, students embark on their journey to learn Spanish. Emphasis is placed on building foundational skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Basic vocabulary, essential grammar structures, and introductory communication strategies are introduced to help students establish a strong linguistic base. Additionally, cultural insights and engaging materials are incorporated to foster an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will have acquired basic language skills and be prepared to engage in simple conversations and navigate everyday situations in Spanish.

Contact Hours: 90

Credits: 6

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, SA3042E explores the fundamentals of digital photography, covering both technical and artistic aspects. Through lectures, hands-on exercises, and practical assignments, students learn about camera settings, exposure, composition, lighting, and post-processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on understanding the capabilities of digital cameras, including DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, as well as software tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Additionally, students explore different genres of photography, such as landscape, portrait, street, and documentary photography, and develop their own photographic style. By the end of the course, students will have gained the skills and confidence to create compelling digital photographs and tell visual stories effectively.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Art/Design/Architecture

Taught in English, SA3037E delves into the dynamic intersection of urban art, graffiti culture, and public sculpture. Through lectures, site visits, and hands-on projects, students explore the role of art in shaping urban environments and fostering community engagement. Emphasis is placed on understanding the history and cultural significance of graffiti as a form of expression, as well as the impact of public sculpture on civic identity and public space. Additionally, students examine various approaches to urban interventions, including guerrilla art, street installations, and community-based art projects. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper appreciation for the diverse forms of artistic expression in urban settings and their social, political, and aesthetic dimensions.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2043E offers a comprehensive exploration of the operations and strategies of local companies within the context of a globalized economy. Through case studies, guest lectures, and field visits, students examine how local businesses navigate challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on understanding the factors influencing business success, such as market dynamics, competitive advantage, innovation, and sustainability. Additionally, students explore the role of local companies in driving economic development, fostering entrepreneurship, and contributing to local communities. By the end of the course, students will have gained insights into the practical realities of business management and be better prepared to address real-world business challenges in a globalized world.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Business/Management/Economics

Taught in English, SA2041E focuses on developing the essential managerial skills required for success in the international business arena. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and simulations, students learn about key management principles and practices in a global context. Emphasis is placed on understanding cross-cultural communication, negotiation techniques, leadership styles, and conflict resolution strategies. Additionally, students explore topics such as global team management, intercultural competence, and ethical considerations in international business. By the end of the course, students will have honed their managerial skills and be better equipped to lead and collaborate effectively in diverse and multicultural business environments.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Taught in English, SA3023E delves into the rich tapestry of Spanish civilization and culture, spanning from antiquity to the present day. Through lectures, discussions, and immersive experiences, students explore the diverse cultural heritage of Spain, including its art, literature, music, architecture, and gastronomy. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical, social, and political forces that have shaped Spanish identity and society over the centuries. Additionally, students examine contemporary issues facing Spain, such as regional autonomy, immigration, and cultural diversity. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deep appreciation for the complexities of Spanish civilization and culture, as well as a nuanced understanding of its contributions to the global cultural landscape.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a dynamic and innovative educational institution, recognized for its excellence in academia and research. Located in the heart of Barcelona, UPF is known for its strong emphasis on social sciences, humanities, health and life sciences, and communication and information technologies.

Established in 1990, UPF has quickly gained a reputation for its commitment to quality education, consistently ranking among the top universities in Europe. It boasts a diverse community of around 13,000 students and a distinguished faculty committed to fostering a rigorous and enriching learning environment.

Renowned for its interdisciplinary approach and international outlook, UPF has received numerous accolades, including a prominent position in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. The university’s modern facilities, combined with its vibrant urban setting, offer students a unique and comprehensive academic experience.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a prestigious institution of higher education and research located in Barcelona, Spain. Established in 1968, UAB is renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines. With a modern campus and a global outlook, UAB provides an ideal environment for academic growth and international collaboration.

Why This Program?

The Liberal Arts in English Program in Barcelona, Spain, for a semester or academic year, offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a vibrant cultural and academic environment without the necessity of Spanish language proficiency. This program is ideal for those who wish to explore a wide range of subjects from humanities to social sciences, all while experiencing the dynamic city of Barcelona, a hub of culture, art, and innovation in the heart of Catalonia.

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$30.800

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