spain_granada_header

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Housing: local host families, residencias and student apartments
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Designed for high advanced and superior level Spanish speakers only
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
Aug 27, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014
$11,400
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 17, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014
$9,880
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2014-2015
Aug 27, 2014 - May 22, 2015
$19,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 17, 2014 - May 22, 2015
$18,580
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
$10,150
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
Jan 21, 2014 - May 23, 2014
$10,150

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2013

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

JANUARY COURSE OPTIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

As classes are offered but not required in January, academic year students are free to travel or return home for the holidays. Housing in Granada during this period is not included in the program cost, although it can be arranged for an additional fee if students would like to stay. There is no additional charge for the optional January course itself as long as year students take no more than a combined total of 10 classes during both semesters.

Students participating in the January term may choose one of the following courses:

Escritores de Granada (Writers from Granada) (3) – Conducted in Spanish
Fonética españolas (Spanish Phonetics) (3) – Conducted in Spanish
Música Tradicional y Popular en la sociedad española (Traditional and Popular Music in Spanish Society) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

INTERNSHIP OPTION
Internships in Educational Institutions (3)
Internships in Local Companies (3)
Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (3)

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is aimed at university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work (45 hours), a group seminar (10 hours), individual interviews with an internship tutor (2 hours), and a written project and presentation at the end of the term (2 hours).

REQUIRED COURSE

The Speaking and Writing Skills course is required for all students enrolled in the Hispanic Studies Program, except for those who speak Spanish fluently OR during the spring semester for academic year students who have already completed the course during the fall semester.

Producción Oral y escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The fundamental objective of this class is to help students process and manage all of the information and material they are presented with from texts, including: actual conversations, the press, radio and TV programs, and literature. Students incorporate this vast array of information and use it in the production of spoken and written language.

CULTURAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Students choose 3-4 courses per semester from the following list of courses. Additional courses may be taken for an extra fee.  Elective courses are conducted at an upper-division (300-400) level.

SPANISH LANGUAGE
Gramática del español (High Advanced/Superior Spanish Grammar (Levels B2.2/C1/C2)) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The content of the course includes the main points of those remaining difficulties that a student may encounter in the latter part of an advanced learning phase and the best way to solve them, within a pragmatic tone. Students wishing to enroll in this course must have the required level of Spanish, active knowledge as well as passive, and certain knowledge of Spanish grammar. The student is offered a definitive consolidation of this knowledge by means of a systematic presentation of the grammar along with numerous exercises. Topics to be covered include: the morphology and use of different verb tenses, such as the present, past, future, conditional and subjective; analysis of the indicative and subjunctive tenses; uses of “ser” and “estar;” “perífrasis verbales;” personal and passive constructions; uses of subordinate clauses; and structures of conversations, among others.

La enseñanza del español en escuelas bilingües (Teaching Spanish in Bilingual Schools) (3) FALL SEMESTER ONLY - Conducted in Spanish

Course description currently unavailable.

Lingüística aplicada a la enseñanza del español (Applied Linguistics in Teaching Spanish) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY - Conducted in Spanish

This course presents students with the development of skills, techniques, theoretical knowledge and investigative conscience that they need in order to teach Spanish as a foreign language. The factors that frame this course are that of content, methodology, linguistics, and audience. Students learn what, how, why and for whom they are teaching, providing a framework that they need in order to be instructors.

Español de negocios (Business Spanish) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The aim of this course is to enable students to cope in the Spanish business world. The text used guides students through the diverse stages and processes inherent to the creation and setting-up of a business: product design, personnel selection, definition of distribution lines and merchandising strategies, advertising lines, etc. The course is designed for students who, whether they have had previous contact with business Spanish or not, have the oral and written understanding capacity to enable them to analyze and understand the texts. Following a task-based approach, students will acquire the necessary lexical, grammatical and notional-functional knowledge.

Lingüística española (Spanish Linguistics) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course introduces students to the fundamental themes of linguistics as a science. The complex and fascinating system of human language is studied as a continually evolving means of social communication. Themes covered include: verbal and nonverbal communication; functions of language; linguistic signs (structure and characteristics); language as a system (phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical levels); varieties of language (geographical, social, and functional); diversity of languages (linguistic families and criteria of classification); linguistic typology; prejudices and commonly held beliefs about languages; and the evolution and methods of linguistics.

Traducción inglés-español I (Translation from English to Spanish I) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course deals with the new approaches to language learning that view the activities of translation and interpreting as a tool for the development of communicative ability and mediation skills. Therefore, during this course the students will carry out written and oral tasks to transmit a particular piece of information to speakers and students of Spanish who are not fluent in the English language. The informative content and they type of texts on the course will be related to different, real situations of communication, attempting to include different registers fo the language, textual typologies and a balance between oral and written expression, always within the areas of information of a general topic.

A second objective is for students to develop the skills for translation process by means of the analysis and practice of aspects relative to the use of documentation, translation strategies, the tools and resources for the translator, pragmatic and textual considerations, among others.

Traducción inglés-español II (Translation from English to Spanish II) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course deals with the new approaches to language learning that view the activities of translation and interpreting as a tool for the development of communicative ability and mediation skills. Therefore, during this course the students will carry out written and oral tasks to transmit a particular piece of information to speakers and students of Spanish who are not fluent in the English language. The informative content and the type of texts on the course will be related to different, real communication situations but, in difference to the Translation I course, within more specialized areas of the language.

A second objective is for students to develop the skills for translation process by means of the analysis and practice of aspects relative to the use of documentation, translation strategies, the tools and resources for the translator, pragmatic and textual considerations, among others.

This course is available in both semesters as long as the student is at the B2.2 level.

La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The goal of this course is to acquaint the foreign student with the pecularities of the different dialects, sociolects and registers which constitute the Spanish language. Through both historical and contemporary perspectives, the class describes the principal tendencies and linguistic phenomena in the different varieties of the language. This course pays special attention to those linguistic modalities which have a greater presence and generalization in contemporary society, especially those that are used in the socio-cultural environment in which students move. The program covers the following topics: Spanish vs. Castillian; geographic, social, and stylistic varieties of the Spanish language; historical varieties of Spanish; Spanish and other peninsular languages; characteristics of spoken Spanish in Galicia, the Basque country and Catalan speaking areas; expansion of Castillian: present-day varieties of Spanish; southern ways of speaking: from the Canary Islands, Murcia, Extremadura and Andalucía; American Spanish: history and development; conditioning factors in semantic changes. euphemisms and taboo words in present day Spanish; formal and informal modality; colloquial Spanish; adaptation; expressive strategies and resources; conversation: rules; expressions to show turns and attitudes of the speakers; discursive cohesion: main resources; connectors: types and practical application.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The CLM at the University of Granada offers a number of “other” foreign languages, including courses in:

  • Árabe (Arabic)
  • Catalán (Catalan)
  • Francés (French)
  • Alemán (German)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Japonés (Japanese)
  • Portugués (Portuguese)
  • Ruso (Russian)
  • Sueco (Swedish)
LITERATURE
Literatura española (Ilustración, Romanticismo y Realismo) (Spanish Literature (Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Realism)) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course focuses on Spanish literature produced in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as contrast and compare literary movements in other countries during the same time. The first period discussed is dedicated to the particulars of the Enlightenment in Spain and its co-existence with a type of Baroque literature. The second period to be studied is the literature of the 19th century, and its two principal genres, Romanticism and Realism. This orientation provides students with a dynamic vision of Spanish literature, as well as help connect students’ prior and future studies and knowledge.

Literatura española del renacimiento al Siglo de Oro de Cervantes (Spanish Literature from the Renaissance to the Golden Age of Cervantes) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The time period covered in this course is fundamental to understanding Spanish literature, as well as the culture and history of Spain. The goal of this course is to expose students to texts that they may not be familiar with, as well as to help deepen their knowledge of the language, and give them the opportunity to have contact with the great writers of Spanish literature.

Literatura española contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish Literature) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course focuses on Spanish literature produced in the 20th century, contrasting and comparing literary movements in Spain and in other countries during the same time. The first period discussed is dedicated to the literature of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The second period to be studied is the literature of the “Vanguard” until the Spanish Civil War. The third and final period to be examined is the literature of the post-war to present-day Spain. This orientation provides students with a dynamic vision of Spanish literature, as well as helping to connect students prior and future studies and knowledge.

Literatura hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The objective of this course is to study literary production in Latin America, from the 20th century to the present-day. The course focuses on a selection of authors and works, while at the same time attempting to communicate the reality, and diversity, of the vast literary production. Topics may include: Latin-American avant-gardes; Literature of the Mexican revolution: Los de abajo, by Mariano Azuela; Pablo Neruda: poetry and politics; The concept of literature in Luis Borges; Denunciation in the works of Mario Benedetti; Women protagonists in texts: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel.

La imagen de la mujer en la literatura española (S. XVIII-S.XXI) (The Image of Women in Spanish Literature (18th-21st Century)) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course approaches the study of Spanish literature from a radical point of departure through the analysis of images of women as represented in texts by authors of both genders. Different configurations of femininity are explored, including those intended to consolidate bourgeois Spanish patriarchal society, and the possible influence of the authors’ gender on the construction of the feminine collective image. Themes covered include: basic considerations of literary texts and images of women (sex/gender, subject/object); the creation of a model “angelic” woman during the Age of Enlightenment, and the triumph of the “ángel del hogar” in poetry, romantic fiction, and press of the period; important realist authors and the advent of the woman as subject; the Generation of ‘98 to the Generation of ‘27 and new concepts of femininity; images of women in the postwar era and challenges to stereotypes; and the emancipation of women through new narrative voices at the end of the century.

Cambios ideológicos y sociales a través del teatro español (Social and ideological change through the Lens of Spanish Theater) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

Students in this class study the history of Spanish drama, from medieval times to the 21st century. Students acquire a basic knowledge of Spanish drama taking a fundamental reference point the theatrical stage.

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
Historia Contemporánea de América (Contemporary History of America) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

This course studies the historic development of the Latin American countries from independence until the present day. The course examines the most relevant aspects of their natio nalities: the formation of the State, the evolution of politics, the social classes, the economic areas, as the burning issues of the demographic boom, external debt, and issues with the indigenous population.

De la España del XVIII a la Guerra Civil y Franco (Spanish History from the 1700s to the Civil War and Franco) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course offers a panoramic vision of the history of Spain during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, emphasizing the processes of conformation of the modern State and its material bases, as well as the relationship with Europe and America, although international relations occupy a secondary place. Along with an introductory class and an initial topic relative to the Catholic Kings, the class is divided into two large chronological sections, dedicated respectively to Spain of the Austrias (16th-17th centuries) and to Spain of the 18th century. In each section classes are ordered in the scheme of histiography: population, economy, society, political structure, development of events (by reigns), and finally, religion and culture. The student should be familiar with the main historical processes of Modern Spain, as with the specific vocabulary of historical science.

La transición: de la dictadura de Franco a la democracia de la España actual (The Transition: from Franco`s Dictatorship to the Democracy of Today`s Spain) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This class provides students with an overview of the political, economic, and social transformations experienced in Spain during the years from the Civil War until the present day. Special attention is paid to the different roles the State adopted during the Franco regime and its later transformation to a democratic parliamentary model. Students study the significance of the reality of Franco’s dictatorship in context and connection to the Western European framework, and the process of international integration of capitalist democracies. Emphasis is placed on the transformation and evolution of the culture and morality imposed under the dictatorship, and the changes over the years through relationship with other Western European countries.

Cambios sociales y demográficos en la geografía española (Spain´s Evolving Social and Demographic Landscapes) (3) FALL SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

This course gives an overview of the reality of Spain’s geography, its climate, topography, and population. The course syllabus embarks on the following topics: the variety and originality of the Iberian Peninsula; the topography of the Spanish landscape; the climate of Spain; the crossroads of Spanish towns and the evolution of the Spanish population; migratory movements; the origin and evolution of the cities; the economy of Spain and its evolution; cattle and agriculture in humid and arid Spain; Spain’s industries, the historic evolutions and their characteristics; energy resources; Spain’s interior communications; Spain’s exterior commerce; tourism and tourist regions in Spain.

HISTORY OF ART
Arte español contemporáneo (Contemporary Spanish Art) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The aims of this course are:

  • To get to know and understand critically the process of contemporary Spanish art’s historic evolution.
  • To identify and characterize each one of the artistic styles in the history of Spanish art during this period.
  • To highlight the study of the principle Spanish artists and their role in contemporary art.
  • Relate each of the periods and artistic styles with the political, social, economic and cultural aspects occurring in Spain during the Contemporary Age.
  • Evaluate artistic expression as one of the essential expressions for the understanding of Spanish history and culture.
  • Acquire a basic knowledge of artistic vocabulary in Spanish.
Arte español (Renacimiento – Barroco) (Spanish Art (Renaissance and Baroque)) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This subject deals with the study of the forms of artistic expression in Spain between the 16th and the end of the 18th centuries, in two differentiated blocks; Renaissance Art and Baroque Art. The analysis of these two blocks explains the main lines of artistic expression of the period and their evolution, giving attention – for reasons of brevity - to the principle figures of each epoch.

The specific aims of the course are, on the one hand, to understand the essential trends of Spanish artistic expression of the Modern Age, integrating them in their historical, social, and ideological context; and on the other hand, to develop the linguistic competence of the student in the Spanish language.

Historia del cine español (History of Spanish Cinema) (3) – FALL SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

Film was the most popular artistic manifestation of the 20th century. Due to the expressive and narrative nature of film, the modern audience is moved by film more than any other art form. This course studies the reality of 20th century Spain by analyzing film productions, from an aesthetic and historic perspective (from the beginning of film-making to modern film). Emphasis is placed on several aspects: objective reality, analytical attitude, ideology and creativity.

España e Hispanoamérica a través del cine contemporáneo (Spain and Latin America through Contemporary Cinema) (3) – SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

Film was the most popular artistic manifestation of the 20th century. Due to the expressive and narrative nature of film, the modern audience is moved by film more than any other art form. This course studies the reality of 20th century Spain by analyzing film productions, from an aesthetic and historic perspective (from the beginning of film-making to modern film). Emphasis is placed on several aspects: objective reality, analytical attitude, ideology and creativity.

SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS & ECONOMICS
Economía y negocios en España y América Latina (Economics and Business in Spain and Latin America) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about the language of economics in general as well as the specific content of the economy of Spain and the main Latin American countries through a wide range of class activities. The course also studies differences in culture and protocol in establishing Latin American and Spanish business relationships.

Sistema político de la Unión Europea (The Political System of the European Union) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The objective of this course is to understand the political process (historic, economic, social, etc.) of the European Union. Topics covered include: concepts and theories about regional integration; the process of political integration in Europe; the European Union Institutional Supranationalism (origins and development); basic principles of the European Supranational Constitutionalism; an analysis of the system for making decisions within the EU; and current issues in the process of European integration.

Temas de actualidad sociopolitica en España (Current Socio-Political Topics in Spain) (3)  Conducted in Spanish

This course covers the basic fundamentals of contemporary politics in Spain, particularly the political and social structure. It is recommended for students who have taken the Politics and Government in Spain course, offered in the fall semester, and who are looking to deepen their understanding of this field.

CULTURE
El arte del Flamenco en la Sociedad y la Cultura (The Art of Flamenco in Society & Culture) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

Through the study of a significant number of songs, as well as articles, books, films and documentaries, this course will explore the poetic language of the lyrics, the association of these with high culture (principally poetry and music), the artistic nature of this musical expression and the links between flamenco and the society and culture that are its origin and end.

Students will be guided from the analysis of this art and its diverse substrata, to the acquisition of an advanced  understanding of its anthropological, historica, socia-cultural and linguistic aspects. Students will review the history of Spain and Andalusia, and will study the literary quality of body of anonymous lyrics. The class will encourage debate and moral refection about such concepts as exclusion, persecution, migration and racism, as well as about the feelings of pain, disgrace, humiliation and social shame. Finally, students will consider values intimately tied to the flamenco universe, such as brotherhood, liberty, and resistance.

Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

his course provides students with a global vision and perspective on Spain’s diverse cultures. The class covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Spanish culture; distinct cultural expressions in the autonomous regions; universal archetypal human Spanish figures, such as Don Quixtote and Don Juan; the Gypsies of Spain; bullfighting – the popular Spanish festival throughout history; Flamenco as cultural expression; popular music, gastronomy, sports, handicrafts, etc., of the 20th century; the cinema viewed through time up to the present day; socio-cultural expressions in Spain today (the institution of the family, infancy, the elderly, religion, unemployment, economic crisis, the role of intellectuals in culture, and the means of communication and their enormous impact on socio-culture); and a debate over Spanish culture at the end of the millennium.

Civilización y cultura hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course covers the following topics: beginnings of the presence of Spain in America; the geographical environment; the first Mesoamerican and Andean cultures; the pre-Hispanic cities; the pre-Hispanic architecture; the pre-Hispanic sculpture; the pre-Hispanic decorative arts; contact with the European world; the beginnings of transculturation; the colonial city; convent and conversion architecture; the great cathedrals and civil architecture; mozarabic in America; Baroque in Latin-America; the plastic arts in the XVI to XVIII centuries; Latin-American art from the XIX and XX centuries; Latin-America and the XXI century.

Cultura islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course is an introduction to the general character of the different aspects of the Arabic-Andalusian civilization. It is assumed that students do not have an in-depth background in the Arab-Islamic culture; thus, the course begins with an overview of the religious and social aspects of this culture, as well as a bibliography to allow the students to continue their own future studies.

Diversidad religiosa y cultural en la España medieval (Religious Diversity in Spain) (3) FALL SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

The Jewish population of Spain is made of up over 40,000 people, who did not begin grouping themselves into communities until the late 19th century. However, Jews inhabited the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, both under Christian or Muslim rule, and this legacy is part of the Spanish cultural heritage. This course aims to help students acquire a better knowledge and understanding of Spanish history and culture through the study of social, religious and cultural interactions as evidenced in medieval Hispanic multicultural societies. Learning more about these phenomena provides hints to understanding contemporary Spain. The course presents a journey through the history of the Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as the fortunes of the Jews who took the Spanish language and culture with them when they marched into exile. It also discusses the Jewish communities in Spain and the contemporary political and cultural relations that Spain maintains with Israel.

Historia del flamenco (History of Flamenco) (3) FALL SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

This course deals with both the origin and history of flamenco and the forms, development and contents from which it is nourished and represented, through the varieties of song and lyrics, dance and guitar. The principal aims of the course are:

  • To get to know and discover this artistic-musical expression beyond the body of apparent forms from which it is known.
  • To learn about the historical conditions that gave rise to flamenco and its later evolution.
  • To analyze the sociological substrata that flamenco has gone through in its history.
  • To reflect on the formal elements (hidden and evident), the mechanisms of expression, the conditions of production and reception of the messages of this artistic-musical expression.
  • To recognize the styles of song and the most outstanding performers.
La música española como fenómeno artístico y social: tradición y vanguardia (The Spanish Music as an Artistic and Social Phenomenon: Tradition and Vangaurd) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of Spain’s rich musical heritage in a universal context, from antiquity through the 20th century. The goals of the course are to introduce students to Spanish composers and their most representative works throughout history, as well as to highlight the characteristics that make Spanish music different from the rest of Europe.

Sistema de salud en España (Healthcare Systems in Spain) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the Spanish Health system and medicine in Spain. Among other topics, students study the Spanish sanitary system, the future role of Spanish medicine, cancer, infectious diseases, the economic development, public health and new therapies of the 21st century. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.

Ecología y Medioambiente en España (Ecology and the Environment in Spain) (3) SPRING SEMESTER ONLY – Conducted in Spanish

This course provides students with a greater knowledge of the  the environment in Spain. Environmental topics include conservation and degradation and natural resource management from a socio-environmental perspective. The course includes practical field work and visits that complement the theoretical components studies.