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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes: taught in Spanish & English
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional application forms (including a housing form, a course form, and visa form)
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Entry Documents: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 4, 2017 - Apr 26, 2018
$23,280
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 8, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018
$11,580
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$11,580
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 4, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$11,580
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Early Sep, 2018 - Late Apr, 2019
$22,880

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2017; Standard: May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: Oct 1, 2017; Standard: Oct 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2018; Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2016; Standard: May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2018; Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

Semester/Academic Year Course Offerings

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

Because classes fill quickly at UAB, it is strongly advised that students apply by the priority application deadline in order to have the best chance at securing a space in their desired courses.

Click this link to navigate to syllabi on the UAB website.

 

REQUIRED SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students who place into the B1.2 (High Intermediate) level or higher may opt out of the Spanish language requirement and take all electives.

100, 200 Level Spanish Language (EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK Levels A1, A2, B1.1) (3) – Conducted in Spanish

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure.

Spanish Language – 100 Level (EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS A1 AND A2) (6)

This is an introductory Spanish course for beginners which is divided into two sub-levels, A1 and A2. Students focus on Spanish language, structure, vocabulary, verbs and tenses, and other fundamentals in the Spanish language.

Spanish Language – 200 Level (EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B1.1, B1.2) (6)

This course provides a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, and is divided into two sub-levels: B1.1, and B1.2. Attention is then given to expanding vocabulary, adding the subjunctive and conditional forms, and writing and listening comprehension.

Spanish Language – 300 Level (EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B2.1, B2.2, and C1) (6)

This advanced level Spanish course concentrates on past tense narration, subjunctive, future, and conditional. The course is divided into two sub-levels, B 2.1, B 2.2, and C1, and concentrates on pronouns, ser/estar, comparisons, impersonal “se,” and prepositions.

ELECTIVE COURSES

In addition to the Spanish language class, students may choose to take two-three of the 3-credit elective courses (for a total of 12 semester credits). Students may take courses from both campuses, but should consider commuting time when scheduling their courses. Additional courses may be taken for an extra fee.

BUSINESS

EIXAMPLE CAMPUS

Business in Action: Local Companies in a Global World (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

Whether you are building your career in the corporate world or being an entrepreneur, it is helpful to follow a program that offers you the experience in analyzing and understanding how European businesses operate. This is the goal of this module by providing the opportunity to view directly the strategies and operational activities of today’s European framework, and more specific, on how it is applied to the Catalan and Spanish institutions and business companies. Students will maintain a direct contact with the business and economic world in Barcelona where, with the full personal support and collaboration of the instructor, will gain impressive hands-on experience observing, asking, interacting and analyzing different companies. Direct personal interviews with Business Managers are designed in order to get to students a first-hand highly valuable testimonial related to managerial experiences, competitive advantages and daily operations. The real-life experience of this course helps students to understand some of the local-global managerial challenges. Each visit is prepared in advance following a specific content.

Doing Business in Emerging Markets (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

Emerging economies account for about 120 of a total of 160 countries recognized by the United Nations. In today’s global environment, as companies seek sustainable competitive advantage, they need to develop effective strategies to deal with emerging markets. This course is centered on the challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management and business strategy in emerging economies. Business cases in emerging economies from diverse geographical regions such as Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe are discussed.

E-Commerce and Online Business (3) – Conducted in English

The Internet and the World Wide Web are revolutionizing the way people, businesses and governments transact business via electronic commerce (e-Commerce). This process is just beginning but is already having enormous impact on our activities and the way we relate to people and organisations. This course examines the major concepts that enable e-Commerce, including the Internet, security and privacy, software and hardware architectures, policy, legal and economic issues. The objectives of the course are to become familiar with the technologies, strategy and management issues associated with e-Commerce as well as to develop a good understanding of the risks in its use.

Cross-Cultural Management (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course provides students with theoretical and practical tools in order to improve their effectiveness in international business activities. Course objectives include: to make students more aware of the impact of national cultures on business; to give students a sound knowledge of the most significant cultural dimensions; to analyze the consequences of each cultural dimension on key management functions; and to make students aware of their own cultural preferences and to give them the opportunity to compare them with those of major economies.

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

The purpose of this course is to explore business creation and growth as a multidimensional phenomenon in both independent and corporate (entrepreneurship) settings. By linking theory and practice the course aims to provide students an entrepreneurial perspective and a hands-on experience in the development of new business ventures.

Español para los negocios (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in Spanish

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the world of Spanish business. Students are provided with a wide range of business vocabulary, but they also must use it appropriately in a wide variety of contexts. Themes covered include: types of companies; organization of companies; various departments (marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing/production, transportation, etc.) and their functions; the Spanish tax system. This course is offered in Spanish and is open to Intermediate and Advanced level students only.

Gestión Intercultural (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in Spanish

Al trabajar con personas de diferentes culturas es imprescindible ser consciente de que hay diferencias culturales que pueden afectar el rendimiento de los equipos. La falta de gestión positiva de las diferencias culturales puede reflejarse en los bajos niveles de motivación de los equipos y en situaciones conflictivas. Los problemas de adaptación, tanto de los expatriados como los estudiantes extranjeros, pueden estar enraizados en choques culturales tanto de las culturas nacionales como de las organizativas.

Si se reconocen y comprenden formas de pensar, comunicar y trabajar diferentes a las propias, y se practican habilidades interculturales, se mejora la comunicación, se previenen conflictos y se aumenta de forma significativa la eficacia y eficiencia del trabajo conjunto. El objetivo general del curso es desarrollar la competencia intercultural del alumnado para facilitar sus estudios en el extranjero y para sensibilizarles sobre la complejidad del trabajo en el entorno multicultural.

Negocios Internacionales (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in Spanish

This course develops international and European knowledge about the cultures of the different European countries. Business relationships, economics and business environment, protocol rules, European politics, negotiation strategies and export procedures are evaluated. Countries such as Spain, France, Germany, UK, and Italy are analyzed in great depth.

Estrategias de Marketing Internacional (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in Spanish

This course is an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research; determining prices; distribution channels in an international context; and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders (EU, NAFTA, Mercasur, Asia). Prerequisites: previous knowledge of marketing is highly recommended but not required. If you do not have a basic knowledge of economics and marketing, you should expect to do extra work at the beginning of these classes or prior to arriving to become familiar with common economic and marketing terminology and theory.

Human Resource Management (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

The objective of this course is to enable students to find their place in organizations by developing the appropriated competencies and promoting the right attitudes and behavior. In order to balance life and career pursuits, nowadays, the course talks about managing career trajectories. Ethics and technological competence have also become critical. Students will have to design a marketing plan where they are the product. Students will study the latest trends in job searching as well as web 2.0 technologies to create ones personal branding and product placement in the labour market.

International Business (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course develops international and European knowledge about the cultures of the different European countries. Business relationships, economics and business environment, protocol rules, European politics, negotiation strategies and export procedures are evaluated. Countries such as Spain, France, Germany, UK, and Italy are analyzed in great depth.

International Finance (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

In order to provide a global picture of financial interactions and increasing interdependence, this course delves into the macroeconomic aspects of international economics with special emphasis on monetary issues. As the tendency is for countries to become more open over time, doing so makes them subject or potentially vulnerable to external events that can substantially affect their performance and that of the firms within them. A good understanding of open-economy macroeconomics is therefore crucial. Specific cases of integration schemes and monetary experiences, such as the European integration, are also debated.

International Marketing Strategies (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course is an introduction to international marketing. Topics include: analytical techniques used in international market research; determining prices; distribution channels in an international context; and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders (EU, NAFTA, Mercasur, Asia).  Prerequisites: previous knowledge of marketing is highly recommended but not required. If you do not have a basic knowledge of economics and marketing, you should expect to do extra work at the beginning of these classes or prior to arriving to become familiar with common economic and marketing terminology and theory.

Managing Services (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course presents a deep analysis of the relationships that exist between marketing processes, operations, logistics and human resources in the services industry. It analyzes many differences in the concept of efficiency, quality, personal touch and other variables between the U.S., Europe and Asia. Students evaluate the most important issues in the services industry in different countries and clusters.

Managerial Skills for International Business (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This module teaches students about the basics of management and leadership. It also intends to develop the participants’ managerial skills that are necessary for a successful career. Students develop their managerial skills through different ways, including business cases, debates, teamwork, role playing, etc.

Strategic Management of the Firm (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course analyzes strategy and organizational structure as general management tasks, developing the strategic implementation stages of the strategic decision-making process. The body of knowledge and techniques related to strategic management of a firm is presented and practiced so that the student can take part in the formulation and implementation process effectively. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of economics.

ECONOMICS/POLITICS/COMMUNICATIONS

Behavior and Incentives in Economics: the Case of Soccer (3)  – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course takes soccer as an illustration of theories and empirical evidence related to economic incentives and behavior. Soccer is widely followed and generates a great amount of information; this knowledge is used in a systematic way to explore the validity of economic theories and to empirically test predictions generated by these theories.

Communication and Gender (3)  – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course aims to reflect on the importance of the media in the production, reproduction and perpetuation (or change) of gender roles. We will investigate how socially constructed gender categories inform our daily lives as citizens, consumers and creators of public discourse. We will also explore the dynamic relationship between gender and other identity categories (race, religion, class, sexuality, nationality, etc.). Finally, this course will analyse the contents of the press, radio, television, TV series, movies and Internet from a gender perspective.

The Creative Economy (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

The purpose of this course is increase students’ awareness of the crucial role of creativity and innovation in 21st century and provide them with the tools to be effective change agents in their future organizations.

Geopolitics and International Relations (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

Geopolitics is the art and practice of using political power over a given territory. Traditionally, the term has applied primarily to the impact of geography on politics, but its usage has evolved over the past century to encompass a wider connotation. In this course, students analyze geography, history and social science with reference to spatial politics and patterns at various scales (ranging from the level of the state to international). Previous knowledge of international geography is required.

Inequality, Poverty and Globalization (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

Inequality defines the world we live in. At the turn of the 21st century, the richest 5 percent of people received one-third of total global income, the next 15 percent richer got another third, and the poorest 80 percent of the population had to share the remaining third. In this course students consider the development of international and global inequality, inequality within nations, gender inequality and poverty in the long run. The main questions that the student will be able to discuss are: Has inequality increased over time? Does globalization make the world more unequal? What policies have been implemented in order to reduce inequality and how effective have they been? Why should we care about poverty?

International Communication (3)  – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

The aim of this course is to increase student understanding and awareness of the impact of our differences on the way we communicate and receive messages.  The main differences the course focuses on are nationality, race, class, gender and religion. Students will study and observe how different identities under those categories affect people’s perceptions of themselves as individuals, themselves within their groups, themselves within other groups, and how those perceptions affect the way they communicate and interpret messages. In response to the changes in the way we communicate due to communication, the course will also focus on the impact of technology on intercultural communication as well as the ways that different cultures utilize the various forms of social media platforms. In order to do all of this and ensure that the class is dynamic, students will have diverse assignments and incorporate a variety of formats for class including films, power point,

Youtube videos, articles, texts and short trips.

International Economics (3) –  Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course concentrates on the trade aspects of international economics, while certain monetary aspects are discussed when debating case studies. Topics include: mercantilist views on trade; Adam Smith and absolute advantage; David Ricardo and comparative advantage; opportunity cost; production frontiers; economic development; imports and exports; trade problems in developing countries; demand for a new economic order. Prerequisites: Basic microeconomics, basic macroeconomics, and elementary calculus.

The Political Economy of European Integration (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course introduces students to the main issues of economics and politics of European integration by using an economic approach. The course addresses key economic questions that arise from the process of integration. This course draws on a core textbook, articles from journals and other documents. Student are oriented in the most up-to-date policy discussion about European integration. By the end, students should be able to apply and relate conceptual and theoretical knowledge underpinning the course of the economic and political process of European integration.

Politics of the Developing World (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This is an introductory course to the politics of development from a comparative perspective. Students address development issues across different points in time and across different world regions. Two main topics/concepts are analyzed throughout the semester: development and the state. Students address Latin America, Africa, and Asia, which form part of what is known as the developing world or Third World, while challenging this labeling. The course also presents a comparative overview of the Latin American, African, and Asian regions in general; and familiarize students with the debates surrounding the virtues and vices of market economies (and globalization).

Politics, War and Economy in the Age of Globalization (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

Some feel that globalization is fast becoming the most over-used and least understood word in the world. The accelerating political, economic, cultural and environmental interconnections that it describes are powerful and controversial. But what does it really mean? This course focuses on the historical context of globalization in order to gain insights as to where it is going next.

Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course is designed as an introduction to individual decision-making. It begins with an experiment including several basic decision problems, games and solution concepts. The results of this experiment are compared with the solutions offered by decision theory and game theory. When the standard economic theory does not fit the data some alternative approaches are introduced.

Understanding the European Economy (3) – Eixample Campus – Conducted in English

This course is designed to give the student a good understanding of the economy of the EU. Before introducing the topics related to the economic aspect of the European economy, a brief digression is made into the historical aspects of the development of the European community. A portion of the class also examines the Spanish economy and its relation to the European economy. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics.

ART/ARCHITECTURE/LITERATURE

SANT PAU CAMPUS

Arte Español (3) – Conducted in Spanish

El curso propone dar a los estudiantes una introducción al Arte Contemporáneo Español desde 1970 a 1990.

Digital Photography for Beginners (3) – Campus may vary – Conducted in English

Students in this course will gain in-depth knowledge of digital cameras, learn the basics of composition, retouch images, and learn about the historical masters of photography for inspiration. Students will apply what they learn in the first part of the course for an individual photography project. Note: Students must bring their own DSLR Camera, Bridge Camera, Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. [Shoot cameras or mobile phones will not be accepted.]

The Great Art Collections in Spain (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course has been designed to teach students about the great art collections preserved in the most important Spanish museums. Students study the origin and formation of these collections as well as the ways they are on display today. Throughout the course, students will be also able to recognize the most important masterpieces of Spanish art, know the reasons that account for their unanimous positive appraisal, and analyze their artistic characteristics and their social and historical implications. The methods of instruction will include lectures and field visits.

Modernism: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

Modernism is the most idiosyncratic, creative and original of all European Art Nouveau movements. It also gives Barcelona its distinctive image and brings to mind the name of Gaudí. But a general overview of this style will always be slightly misleading because in Modernism the art is in the detail, and details are what general overviews leave out. This course offers the opportunity to discover the master works of Barcelona’s Art Nouveau architecture and the marvels of design contained in them. The history and cultural context of Modernism is explained in the classroom, but this course gives special emphasis to the outdoor practice.

New Tendencies of Spanish Contemporary Art (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

In contemporary art the frontiers between the classic disciplines are dissolving. Contemporary art is becoming ever more interdisciplinary, at times confusing, unclassifiable where all kinds of fusions, exchanges, frictions, transaction and dialogues are occurring. There are new points of interaction, new crossings of information and action. This course is an introduction to some of these new territories and how they are being explored by Spanish Contemporary artists. The course includes visits from practicing artists and professionals in the field as guest speakers, as well as technical visits to contemporary art exhibitions in Barcelona galleries.

The Seven Wonders of Spain, Spanish Architectural History (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

In this course, which focuses on the history of Spanish architecture, students study the most representative buildings of each period that have been included on the Unesco World Heritage List for having outstanding universal value. Throughout the course, students are taught to recognize the most important masterpieces of Spanish architecture, know the reasons that account for their unanimous positive appraisal, and analyze their artistic characteristics and their social and historical implications. The methods of instruction include lectures and field visits.

Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

Through careful study of the remains of different cultures that have occupied the peninsula, students see the styles of art and the relation between these and the cultural richness of the country. Whether Gothic, Roman, Arabic or Modern, all of these styles are clearly represented and some of them even share the same geographical content.

Spanish Contemporary Art (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This is course focuses on the situation of Spanish art in a European context from the 70’s when the change of government in Spain meant a new style and a new way of thinking. The relation between society and art made this period one of the most interesting eras of art in Spain, and the new tendencies and the new artists of the time are still part of the current values of the country.

Urban Interventions, Graffiti & Public Sculpture: The Case of Barcelona (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course focuses on the idea that Art and Urban Interventions can be understood as a language. First, it is important to develop an understanding of the fundamental elements which help us look at and observe Painting and Sculpture. This foundation will then be used in order to further analyze the content and intentions of Spanish and International artists’ work. The second part of this program looks specifically at Public works of art as Urban Interventions with reference to the cityscape of Barcelona (world renowned for its development of urban spaces) as well as other cities within Spain. In order to maintain the course as close to real artistic practice, there will be scheduled visits to various museums and public spaces.

MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES

SANT PAU CAMPUS

A Greater Middle East (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

The goal of this course is to offer an in-depth introduction to a fundamental geostrategic area since the end of World War II – the Middle East. The course focuses on regional issues but within a global framework.

Barcelona: City Planning and Architecture (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course examines how Barcelona evolved since its foundation by the Romans to the present day. By comparing Barcelona to others European cases (Paris, London, Berlin, Venice, Amsterdam and Rome), this course gives a wide understanding of urbanism and art, focusing on architecture and decoration of some major European cities. At the end of this course, students are able to deal with some important European art styles and identify what sort of building they are viewing. Students visit sites in Barcelona and the surrounding areas in order to experience Barcelona’s past and present.

Civilización y Cultura Española (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in Spanish

This course starts with an extensive overview of Spanish history as a way of giving students a general framework wherein they can place the following subjectsand different cultures within Spain: Castilian, Catalan, Basque and Galician; focusing mainly on language, nationality, and political implications. The rest of the course will travel throughout various aspects of Spanish Civilization, understanding civilization as lifestyle and society, through the different artistic ways of expression (Painting, Architecture, Literature, Music and Cinema). By using concepts from these various subjects, students will study how Spain changed from being a polarized country to an allegedly reference in the West.

Cultures Without State: The Case of Catalonia (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course investigates the culture and history of Catalonia from a social and humanistic perspective, giving students an understanding of Catalonia in a Spanish, European and Western context. Comparing Catalonia to other cultures without state (or autonomous governments) like Quebec, Scotland, Ireland, the Basque Country and Corsica, students will gain a basic understanding of nation-building and state-building in the West, taking into account the importance of the American and French Revolutions in this process. Students receive a complete vision of the process of construction of the European Union and the international interactions between nations today using the concept of globalization and westernization.

The Image of Barcelona in Literature (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

After the Olympic Games of 1992, Barcelona became known to the world and an international tourist destination; but a short touristic visit cannot account for the cultural complexities of the Catalan capital. For this reason this course will explore the city through the eyes of its writers. We shall start in the nineteenth century with the rise of the modern metropolis that we know today and finish with the post-Olympic urban reality of the twenty-first century.Our goal will be to arrive at a greater knowledge of the city and its context, as well as the literature surrounding it.

Introduction to Catalan Language  (3) – Saint Pau Campus – Conducted in English

Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Catalan Language course, users are able to cope linguistically in a range of limited but basic survival situations which require a very predictable use of language. They can:

  • Give simple personal details about themselves, such as where they live, who they know, what they like and what they have.
  • Express basic needs. Ask for and give specific information using common, everyday expressions and very simple phrases.
  • Understand short texts, expressed in simple language, directed at the general public.
  • Identify the central topic of longer messages and extract the main relevant points.
  • Write short, simple notes and texts and complete forms with personal details.
Mediterranean Culture and History (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

The goal of this course is to offer a broad introduction to the main evolution of the Mediterranean cultures, religions and peoples. The main topics covered are: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Greece, Rome, Germanics, Byzantines, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Renaissance, the Mediterranean family and the modernization of the Mediterranean societies.

Mediterranean Politics (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course examines the evolution of the Mediterranean Basin, from the first settlers to the current situation with a poor south and the wealthy north. Studying all the civilizations, religions and political institutions of this small sea, students learn how the modern conflicts were configured in Ancient or Medieval Times, Palestine, Clash of Civilizations, the Balkans or Turkey and Greece. The last weeks of the course focus on politics, economics and sociology of the Mediterranean since the end of World War II (1945).

Spanish Civilization and Culture (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course starts with an extensive overview of Spanish history as a way of giving students a general framework wherein they can place the following subjectsand different cultures within Spain: Castilian, Catalan, Basque and Galician; focusing mainly on language, nationality, and political implications. The rest of the course will travel throughout various aspects of Spanish Civilization, understanding civilization as lifestyle and society, through the different artistic ways of expression (Painting, Architecture, Literature, Music and Cinema). By using concepts from these various subjects, students will study how Spain changed from being a polarized country to an allegedly reference in the West.

Spanish History and Politics: 1936 to the Present (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

This course aims to explain the evolution of Spain since 1898. The areas to be studied include: Politics, Society, Family and Economics. At the end of the semester students should be able to understand the major changes that took place in Spain since the defeat of the Spanish Armada in Cuba in 1898.

An Urban Approach to Spain and Europe (3) – Sant Pau Campus – Conducted in English

The study of the recent evolution of Spanish society and its integration in Europe is analyzed in this course through its urban dimension. Students study the economic and social development of Spain, as well as the many challenges that the country faces today (such as immigration, lack of economic competitiveness or low innovation level), including their origins and potential solutions at the urban level. In order to understand these challenges, we need to refer to specific urban-related theories and concepts from sociology, economy and politics. The course covers these general theories and concepts using European (and Spanish) cities as examples and case studies, placing special emphasis on their multicultural dimension.