Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
May 28, 2018 - Jul 3, 2018
$4,880
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
May 28, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018
$8,280
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018
$4,880

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2018

Course Offerings

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

 

100 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS A1-A2

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant
CULTURE
  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

200 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS A2+, B1.1, B1.2

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability
CULTURE
  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

300 & 400 LEVEL

EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR
  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations
ORAL EXPRESSION
  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse
CULTURE
  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film