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Course Offerings

Highlights

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

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Designed for students with a high-beginning to low advanced level of Spanish proficiency
  • 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

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
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
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
$10,380

Deadlines

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
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
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

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) [syllabus]
Subject area: Literature; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM 5 – High Intermediate)

This course aims two objectives: a) A specific study of a number of Grenadian writers, perhaps, given the large number of Spanish authors who share their historical period, school or trend, known only superficially; although some of them, indeed, are sometimes if not the most important, the most famous group of the time, in and out of Spain. b ) Try to study the relationship established with these writers Granada (city and province) in his works through descriptions , opinions or traditions dealing. The course comprises exclusively to authors who have written his work in Spanish and therefore has no place here the large number of Arab and Jewish names also cultivated letters in the ancient Islamic kingdom of Granada using different language from the Castilian or Spanish. Therefore, to make the selection, we have strictly adhered to the most representative authors immediately after the conquest of Granada and its annexation to Castile, and from that moment until today.

Fonética españolas (Spanish Phonetics) [syllabus]
Subject area: Spanish Language; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM 5 – High Intermediate)

This course is designed to help student perfect the Spanish pronunciation, as well as for the recognition of different sounds and Spanish accents. The student with an average knowledge of the language delves into both practical and oral parts of the language, emphasizing sounds based on their native language.

Música Tradicional y Popular en la Sociedad Española (Traditional and Popular Music in Spanish Society) [syllabus]
Subject area: Spanish culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM 5 – High Intermediate)

This course will explore the relationship of dialectic, relentless, complicated and permeable nature between popular culture and high culture and the links between the song and the society that is at the same time, its origin and destination. We understand the song not as a means but as an end: a fundamental part of our sentimental memory, cultural object, vehicle support for culture and privileged access to knowledge of a society.

By studying the song is to expand cultural and intellectual competence of the student closer to the commentary of poetic texts, found an emotional memory associated with the musical word, illustrate and analyze episodes of historical or social importance and give rise to argue about them , learn about the collective psychology of a community of speakers and given a temporary glimpse the aesthetic tendencies of the masses.

INTERNSHIP OPTION
Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos) [syllabus]
Subject area: Internship; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2/CLM – 5 High Intermediate

The Internship Program in Educational Centres is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships in a wide range of educational centres. Student participation in the Internship Program in educational centres has a double objective: to learn how the Spanish educational institution works, benefiting from interaction with the teaching teams and the centre’s pupils, and the centres benefit from the collaboration and involvement of these interns in the classes taught in the corresponding foreign language.

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work, a group seminar, individual interviews with an internship tutor, and a written project and presentation at the end of the term. In order to apply for these internships, students must place into the high intermediate or low advanced level.

Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario) [syllabus]
Subject area: Internship; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2/CLM – 5 High Intermediate

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for 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 COURSES

LANGUAGE
Nociones de Gramática español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar (Levels A, B1.1, B1.2, and B2.1)) [syllabus]
Subject area: Spanish Language; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The basic levels aim to consolidate and extend student´s previous knowledge and help students communicate in basic situations in their daily lives. Some of the many topics to be covered during the course include: present tense, present perfect tense, demonstrative and personal pronouns and verbs such as “ser” and “estar”. At the higher levels, the purpose of the course is to equip students with the necessary tools to communicate in Spanish with a notable degree of fluidity while reflecting on the fundamental problems of the Spanish grammar. Course contents vary per level.

Producción Oral y escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills) [syllabus]
Subject area: Spanish Language ; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The goal of this class is to prepare students to acquire a linguistic and communicative competency that helps them advance in their studies. This course is extremely practical, giving students active and prolonged contact with the Spanish language. This course is taught at four different levels. At the basic levels (A1, A2 and A2+) students learn basic resources to be able to speak of life; social relationships and personal needs as well as writing small personal notes concerning the same subject. In addition, students understand and convey basic information to others, especially those related to likes and dislikes. Higher level (B1.1-B1.2 and B2.1) students learn to understand and express themselves in many situations not necessarily familiar to them, and will learn to exchange information and their own opinions using complex language structures.

CULTURAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Students choose 2-3 cultural elective courses. Additional courses can be taken for an extra fee. Most courses are available in English or Spanish. Elective courses are conducted at an upper-division (300+) level. Courses in English require a minimum enrollment to be offered.

LANGUAGE
Introducción al español de los negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

This course is aimed at students with an intermediate level of Spanish. Students learn about the process related to the creation of SMEs. This course is geared to those students who wish to have a general vision of the topics that encompass business, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary skills to face the working world. The syllabus for this course consist of three different areas: the world of business, business correspondence and vocabulary.

La diversidad del español en el mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World) [syllabus]
Subject area: Spanish Language; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The communicative competence of a speaker is not only the domain of the four language skills, but also of the knowledge of the idiomatic registers of the language offered by generational and geographical parameters and pragmatic elements involved in the speech situation. In this regard, it is intended that students become familiar with colloquial Spanish to be capable of discriminating the main types diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic contemporary Spanish. The program covers the following topics: Levels of formality and informality of Spanish language; Communicative functions: tips, messages, congratulations, praise, hello, goodbye. Communicative functions: agreement, disagreement, rejection, hypotheses and probability; Colloquial Spanish; south and centro-peninsular linguistic features of Spanish; and linguistic features of American Spanish.

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 (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century) [syllabus]
Subject area: Literature; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The basic objective of the course is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature from its origins to modernity, analyzing movements, authors and works of each period and the historical and social context in which those where produced. Some of the texts to be analyzed are: El Cantar del Mio Cid, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha and the 17th Century poetry and theater.

Literatura española del siglo XX a la actualiadad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to Current Times) [syllabus]
Subject area: Literature; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

This course covers the highlights of Spanish Literature in the last two centuries, using a social, historical and literary approach: general introduction to Spanish literature. Romanticism; Realism; Modernism and the Generation of ‘98; La Vanguardia and the Generation of ‘27; literature in the post-war years (1940-1950); literature in the 60s and 70s; the latest literary movements.

Spanish Literature
Subject area: Literature; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The basic goal of this course is to offer a general perspective of Spanish literature from its origins until the present day. Students will study different periods, as well as the most significant authors and works. Different literary texts are analyzed, and complementary visual materials are used.

GEOGRAPHY
Spain´s Evolving Social and Demographic Landscapes [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The subject of this course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquaint students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. In this first part of the course the physical, hydrological, climatic, etc. aspects of the country will be analyzed. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include: the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

Cambios sociales y demográficos en la geografía española (Spain´s Evolving Social and Demographic Landscapes) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The subject of this course aims to address the study of physical, economic, political, social and regional contemporary Spain. After an introductory theme dedicated to acquaint students with the vocabulary of this specific matter, the course will start with the physical study of the Iberian Peninsula. In this first part of the course the physical, hydrological, climatic, etc. aspects of the country will be analyzed. The following themes will analyze the evolution of the Spanish population in the recent century, the natality behavior of the Spanish and the most significant changes, structural characteristics, migration and the recent phenomenon of immigration. Other themes include: the current economic policies, features of the different economic sectors, and the significance of Spain as a member of the European Union.

HISTORY
Historia de España (The History of Spain) [syllabus]
Subject area: History; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The goal of this course is to offer a general view of the History of Spain. The most important political, economical, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

The History of Spain [syllabus]
Subject area: History; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The goal of this course is to offer a general view of the History of Spain. The most important political, economical, social and cultural aspects of Spanish History are studied: Prehistory and Ancient History in the Iberian Peninsula, the fallen of the Roman Empire, the Visigoth Kingdom, Al-Andalus, the ‘Reconquista’, the Catholic Kings and the Habsburg dynasty, the crisis of Spanish empire and the Bourbon Reformism. Students also learn about late Spanish modern history: the crisis of the Ancient Regime, the Liberal Revolution, the Restoration, the Primo de Rivera Dictatorship, the II Republic, the Civil War, Francoçs years and the Transition to Democracy.

HISTORY OF ART
Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain) [syllabus]
Subject area: History; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

History of Art in Spain [syllabus]
Subject area: History; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The course introduces students to the discipline of Spanish art history. Particular attention is paid to the artistic and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

CULTURE
The Arab World the West: Past and Future [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The aim of the course is to give students basic knowledge of the cultural and political interaction between the Arab world and the West during their common history. In the first section of the course students will analyze the history of the Arab world from the emergence of Islam to the Iraq war, including the crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the western colonization, etc. During the 2nd part of the course, students focus on the main challenges of the relations between Arab world and the West. This course covers topics such as the long-term impact of the penetration of Europe into the Islamic World, Orientalism, and Occidentalism, Islamic immigration into western societies, the impact of 9-11 and the Iraq war, and the role of oil and the Middle East conflict.

Canción tradicional y sociedad española: flamenco, folclor y canción sefardí (Traditional Song and Spanish Society: Flamenco, Folklore, and Sephardic Song) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

Through the study of a significant number of songs, articles, and documentary and cinematic material, this course will explore the importance of the old, traditional song in our society. Special attention will be given to the poetic language of the lyrics; the student will be provided with the basic tools to handle this rich material and we will analyze the links between song and society that is its origin and at the same time its end.

Cultura islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided in five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamental religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus

Islamic Culture in Spain [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world through its history and culture. The program is divided in five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamental religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus

Latin American Civilization and Culture [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The fundamental objective of the course is to understand the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation. This course aims to explain and study in depth the principles considered the foundation of Latin American culture, analyzing issues that are now models to understand the contemporary reality of Latin America. Cultural aspects of different fields are covered and interrelated through explanations, articles, and media resources.

Sistema político en España y en la Unión Europea (The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union) [syllabus]
Subject area: Political Science; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

The Political Systems of Spain and the European Union) [syllabus]
Subject area: Political Science; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

The aim of this course is to teach the basics of contemporary politics and history in Spain while also describing the main elements of the political system of the European Union. Students will learn to interpret the political reality and understand the current workings of both Spain and the European Union as a whole.

Civilización y cultura españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

This course aims to study and explain the concepts considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. Cultural aspects of different fields are covered and interrelated, whenever possible. At the same time, students conduct a thorough and detailed study of the phenomena considered universally to be genuinely Spanish.

La España actual en los medios de comunicación (Current Spain in the Media) [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

This subject attempts to offer a general picture of the political, social and cultural aspects of Spanish reality today. It gives an overview of the national press, radio stations, television channels, internet and film topics over the last few years. The idea is that students will be able to contrast the different trends when presenting information, and become fully aware of the audience each communication channel receives. The final aim is to learn about the different social groups that define contemporary Spain.

Spanish Civilization and Culture [syllabus]
Subject area: Culture; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

This course aims to study and explain the concepts considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. Cultural aspects of different fields are covered and interrelated, whenever possible. At the same time, students conduct a thorough and detailed study of the phenomena considered universally to be genuinely Spanish.

ECONOMICS
Economía Española y Latinoamericana (The Spanish and Latin American Economies) [syllabus]
Subject area: Economics; Taught in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: B1.2 (CLM – 5 High Intermediate)

This course is for students with a beginner language level. Students will study the world of business, trade and economy from a theoretical and practical point of view. This course is based on three aspects: the world of business, the foundations of the Spanish and Latin American economy and the lexicon.

The Spanish and Latin American Economies [syllabus]
Subject area: Economics; Taught in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language level required: A1 (CLM – 1 Beginner) – B1.1 (CLM 4 – Intermediate)

This course is for students with a beginner language level. Students will study the world of business, trade and economy from a theoretical and practical point of view. This course is based on three aspects: the world of business, the foundations of the Spanish and Latin American economy and the lexicon.