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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • Students can enroll directly in classes with University of Deusto students
  • Internships available (for credit; additional fee)
  • Tandem partner program
  • 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 supplemental forms
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 1, 2017 - May 17, 2018
$25,700
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 4, 2018 - May 17, 2018
$13,500
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$13,200
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 1, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017
$13,200
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Early Sep, 2018 - Mid-May, 2019
$25,700

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

Course Offerings

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

 

Depending on their language level, students can earn 3-10 U.S. credits of Spanish language. In addition to the language course, each student can choose cultural electives and/or select some courses with Spaniards.

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

SPANISH I BEGINNING LEVEL [Syllabus]

  • Elementary Spanish I (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish II (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish III (3) – Conducted in Spanish

SPANISH II INTERMEDIATE LEVEL [Syllabus]

  • Intermediate Spanish I (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish II (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish III (3) – Conducted in Spanish

SPANISH III ADVANCED LEVEL [Syllabus]

  • Advanced Spanish I (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Advanced Composition (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Advanced Conversation (3) – Conducted in Spanish

SPANISH IV SUPERIOR LEVEL [Syllabus]

  • High Advanced Spanish (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • High Advanced Composition (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • High Advanced Conversation (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Academic Spanish (Writing) (3) (SPRING) – Conducted in Spanish

Students also choose 1-4 of the following courses.

SPANISH CULTURE ELECTIVES

ALL LEVELS

  • Basque Culture and Language (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Culture, Politics and Economics in Contemporary Spanish Society (3) [Syllabus]

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  • Business Spanish (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Europe in the World (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Spanish Through Drama (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative and cultural competence in Spanish. Meal times and the development of personal and professional relations around meals are very important aspects of the Spanish culture. Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option.

ADVANCED & SUPERIOR LEVELS [Syllabus]

  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I (3) (FALL) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics II (3) (SPRING) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Spanish Cinema and Literature (3) (SPRING) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Literature I (3) (FALL) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Literature II (3)  (SPRING) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Survey of Spanish Literature (3) (FALL) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Service Learning: Social Participation and Development* (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus] *Students selecting the service learning course will be required to provide an official state police record.
Practicum Course – Spanish Through Drama (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish. Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on actual excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods (mainly, but not necessarily, from the 20th century). Excerpts will be analyzed as literary texts, but also as samples of aspects of Spanish culture (with an emphasis on interculturalism), and as potential starting points of new texts to be created by students. At the end of the course, some or all of the new scenes will be performed by students for their program mates.

ELECTIVE CLASSES WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Classes with international students are available in English. Offerings vary by semester and cannot be guaranteed.

SPRING ELECTIVE CLASSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

  • Sports Management: European Football (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

CLASSES WITH SPANISH STUDENTS

Classes with Spaniards are available in both English and Spanish. Offerings vary by semester and cannot be guaranteed. Additional courses with Spanish students in different areas such as law, history, sociology, education, anthropology, literature, religious studies, psychology and computer science may be available.

SPRING CLASSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

  • Art History (4) – Conducted in English
  • Contemporary Novel in English (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Creative Use of Teaching Resources in Primary Education (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Entrepreneurship (3) – Conducted in English
  • Didactics of Foreign Languages I (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Economics and International Policy Issues (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Food and Beverage Management (4) – Conducted in English (Note: syllabus only available in Spanish) [Syllabus]
  • Foreign Policy (4) – Conducted in English
  • History of International Relations (4) – Conducted in English
  • Interaction and Multimedia (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Interpersonal Relationships (4) – Conducted in English
  • Literature and Cinema (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Modern and Contemporary History (4) – Conducted in English
  • Regional Integration Processes and Policies (4) – Conducted in English
  • Software Requirements (4) – Conducted in English
  • Unseen Translation (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Varieties of English (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

SPRING CLASSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH

  • Art History (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Civil Education (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Consumer Behaviour (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Corporate Law (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Cultural Studies (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Developmental Psychology (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Globalization, Citizenship, and Intercultural Skills (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Health and Positive Psychology (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Human Resources Management (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Modern and Contemporary History (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Operational Marketing (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Principles of Business Organization (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Principles of Marketing (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Psychology of Education (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Psychological Wellbeing and Community Psychology (3) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Regional Integration Processes and Policies (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Software Requirements (4) – Conducted in Spanish
  • Theory of International Relations (4) – Conducted in Spanish

FALL CLASSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

  • Accounting Applications (4)  – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Accounting and Balance Sheets (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Anthropology (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Biomedicine and Law (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Congress and Event Management (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Economics and International Policy (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • English Poetry and Drama (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Financial Instruments and Institutions (3) – 80% taught in English/20% taught in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Gender Studies (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Global History (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • International Protection of Human Rights (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • International Trade Law (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Introduction to International Relations (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Literary Landmarks in English (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Political and Economic Integration of the EU (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Private International Law (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Psychopathology (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Psychometrics (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Second Language Acquisition (4) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • Software Design (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]
  • The Study of Language (3) – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

FALL CLASSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH

  • Anthropology (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Basic Principles of Law (4) – Conducted only in Spanish (Note: syllabus only available in English) [Syllabus]
  • Basic Psychological Processes (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Biomedicine and the Law (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Consumer Behavior (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Economy of Spain and the World (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Economy and Business Organization (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • European Literature (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • General Sociology (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Hispanic Narrative Fiction (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • History of Political Thought (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Human Resource Management (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • International Trade Law (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Introduction to Economics (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Latin American Literature (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Leisure and Entertainment (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Management and Direction of Touristic Companies (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Principles of Marketing (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Private International Law (4) – Conducted only in Spanish (Note: syllabus only available in English) [Syllabus]
  • Psychology of Education (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Psychology: History, Science and Profession (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Psychopathology (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Psychometrics (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Social Psychology (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Social Work in the Organizations (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Software Design (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Touristic Destinations (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
  • Women Psychology (4) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

INTERNSHIP OPTIONS

EDUCATION INTERNSHIP – 4 CREDITS [Syllabus]

This internship is intended for students who wish to double-major in Spanish and Education at their home university and who are registered for Spanish III or have a higher equivalent level of Spanish language proficiency. The internship focuses on the observation of Spanish or English language classes (approximately 1 hour per week), and on the active participation of students as teachers in classes of English as a Foreign Language (about 3-5 hours per week) in primary or secondary schools (public or private). Academic meetings at the University of Deusto will be held on a regular basis (approximately 15 hours over the course of the term), and a supervisor will assist the students in the internship setting. Through these activities, selected readings, and written assignments, students will acquire useful skills for their future career as teachers. Students need to apply for the internship when they submit their application for their study abroad program. They are required to sign an agreement form with the basic information regarding the internships, together with a statement of intent and some information related to their background in education and classroom observation. An additional fee of $250 applies for this option.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP – 4 CREDITS [Syllabus]

The University of Deusto offers advanced-level semester and academic year students with a background in areas such as business, international relations, economics, or public relations who wish to experience a work environment related to their professional interests the opportunity to participate in the Business Internship. The goal of the Business Internship is to complement the student’s academic background with an active participation in a work setting. Students are expected to gain professional self-awareness through observation, participation and analysis of professional activities, and through the interaction with colleagues in a work environment related to their field. A supervisor assists the student in the practicum setting. At the end of the internship program, the supervisor evaluates the quality of the student’s work during the semester by completing and evaluation form. At the University, CIDE faculty guide the students throughout the internship program. Meetings with an academic supervisor occur on a regular basis at the University.  Students spend a maximum of 10 hours per week at the work placement.

Students must apply for the internship at the time of application for their study abroad program in the University of Deusto. They are required to sign an agreement form with the basic information regarding the internships, and to send a current CV, together with a statement of intent (in Spanish). Participants must be at the advanced-level. CIDE attempts to guarantee placement for all applicants. Previous work experience and professional interests are taken into account for placements. Placements depend on availability. An additional fee of $250 applies for this option.