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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to intermediate, advanced, and superior-level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • 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

Summer Course Offerings

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

 

This summer, students participating in the Spanish Language & Culture program in Granada enroll in 90 contact hours per session. In general, 90 contact hours is considered to be equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Please note that as each U.S. university sets its own guidelines regarding how it accepts credit from abroad, so it is important that you discuss specific credit transfer policies with your home university.

Course descriptions are listed below these options.

OPTION A
  • Spanish language course (45 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 1 (45 contact hours)

= 90 total contact hours (6 U.S. semester credits)

OPTION B
  • Cultural Elective 1 (45 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 2 (45 contact hours)

= 90 total contact hours (6 U.S. semester credits)

OPTION C
  • Spanish language course (45 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 1 (22.5 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 2 (22.5 contact hours)

= 90 total contact hours (6 U.S. semester credits)

OPTION D
  • Cultural Elective 1 (22.5 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 2 (22.5 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 3 (22.5 contact hours)
  • Cultural Elective 4 (22.5 contact hours)

= 90 total contact hours (6 U.S. semester credits)

COURSES AVAILABLE AT THE INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, AND SUPERIOR LEVELS

200 LEVEL EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B1.1-B1.2 [B.1 Syllabus]

300 & 400 EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2 [B.2 Syllabus] [C Syllabus]

LANGUAGE COURSE

Spanish Language (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

Students in this course cover the most important grammar points in Spanish, 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 (intermediate, advanced, superior) and are similar in structure.

22.5 CONTACT HOUR CULTURAL ELECTIVES

The 22.5 contact hour electives include class time as well as two afternoons of corresponding activities each week.

History of Spanish Art (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

The goal of this course is to give students an introduction to the discipline of art history, viewed through the history of art in Spain. Particular attention is spent on the art 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.

Introduction to Business Spanish (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course focuses on the business world in Spain, commercial correspondence, and business language.

Islamic Culture in Spain (22.5 contact hours)  – Conducted in Spanish

This course covers the most important aspects of the Hispano-Muslim civilization beginning, with a general introduction to Arab culture, then the politics, economics, society and culture of Medieval Spain, and finally, a study of the Hispano-Arab city.

Latin American Civilization and Culture (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course aims to cover and explain the basic elements of the Latin American culture. It addresses issues that are now models of understanding the contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a general overview of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.

Latin American Literature (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

The objective of this course is to study the literary production in Latin America. The period to be studied is from the 20th century to the present-day. A focus on authors and works is combined with an approach of the reality and diversity of the continent. The selected topics include: Latin-American avant-garde 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 main roles: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel.

Spanish Civilization and Culture (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course offers a more in-depth overview of the basic points that comprise “Spanish culture” such as: Spanish geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity; Spanish music, dance and diet; religion and folklore; family structure, and Spanish ideology, politics and culture.

Spanish Geography (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course aims to provide a general knowledge of the country through the study of the different autonomous Spanish regions, the analysis of their physical environments, the structure and evolution of their populations, economic activities, and their regional varieties.

Spanish History (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

The goal of this course is to study the political, economic, social and cultural highlights of the recent past century. After an introduction designed to present a synthesis of those aspects relevant to the general history of Spain, students analyze the contemporary age, focusing on social movements and issues and on the most important cultural events of the 20th century in Spain.

Spanish Literature (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present, covering the literary works that are most representative of an epoch or literary movement. Authors include Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Federico García Lorca, and Francisco Ayala.

The Diversity of Spanish in the World (22.5 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

Communicative competence in a speaker consists not only of the command of the four skills (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, listening) but also the understanding of linguistic register, regional variation, and pragmatics. This course seeks to familiarize students with colloquial speech and to give them the tools to differentiate among regional, stylistic, and class variations in the spoken language. Topics include: levels of linguistic informality and formality in Spanish (expressing advice, transmitting messages, ways of congratulating and accepting/giving praise, greeting and leave taking, expressing disagreement and agreement, and hypothesis and probability); colloquial Spanish (expressions related to food, clothing, the human body, the animal world, refrains); and regional differences in the Spanish language.

 

45 CONTACT HOUR CULTURAL ELECTIVES

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana / Spanish and Latin American Literature (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

El objetivo básico de la asignatura es facilitar a los alumnos un acercamiento a la literatura española e hispanoamericana, tanto a su historia como a los autores más sobresalientes. Con el fin de familiarizarlos con los textos el estudio de los mismos debería ser la actividad prioritaria de la asignatura.

La selección de autores y obras se hará intentando en todo momento transmitir al alumno la realidad de la amplia producción literaria de la que hablamos, así como de su diversidad. En el aula se haremos un trabajo básicamente comunicativo en el que tanto profesor como estudiantes expondrán sus impresiones y se crearán debates.

Por otra parte, en el desarrollo de esta asignatura, los textos irán acompañados de una información más amplia sobre el contexto en el cual surgen esas producciones y, en general, la situación económica, política, social,…, del momento.

Historia y Geografía de España / Geography and History of Spain (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

La asignatura de pretende abordar los acontecimientos políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales más significativos del reciente pasado siglo, además de proporcionar un conocimiento general del país a través del estudio geográfico del medio natural, la población, las actividades económicas y la realidad regional.

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Islámica en España / Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

Con esta asignatura se pretende explicar y profundizar en los considerados puntos básicos de lo que se ha dado en llamar cultura española. Se insistirá tanto en los tópicos como en las características específicas de los diferentes aspectos recogidos en el temario. Al mismo tiempo que se hará un estudios exhaustivo y pormenorizado de los fenómenos considerados universalmente como españoles genuinos.

En la sección de cultura islámica se consideran dos Bloques donde se relacionarán os aspectos más importantes de la Civilización Hispano-Musulmana introduciéndose en el Bloque I la cultura árabe en general. Los objetivos de la asignatura se centrarán en que el alumno sea capaz de conocer la realidad de Al-Andalus a nivel político, económico, social y cultural (Bloque II). Como la ciudad es el núcleo donde se interrelacionaran estos aspectos, se ha dedicado al ámbito B a la ciudad hispano-Árabe, con especial proyección a Granada y a la Alhambra.

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Hispanoamericanas / Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

Con esta asignatura se pretende explicar y profundizar en los considerados puntos básicos de lo que se ha dado en llamar cultura española e hispanoamericana. Se insistirá tanto en los tópicos como en las características específicas de los diferentes aspectos recogidos en el temario. Al mismo tiempo que se hará un estudios exhaustivo y pormenorizado de los fenómenos considerados universalmente como españoles y/o hispanoamericanos genuinos.

Historia General y Del Arte en España / Spanish History, and the Art History of Spain (45 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

La sección de España, historia y sociedad pretende abordar los acontecimientos políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales más significativos del reciente pasado siglo

En la sección de Arte se plantea, principalmente, la iniciación y comprensión de esta disciplina por el alumnado, a través de un recorrido histórico-artístico por los principales lenguajes estilísticos que definen las peculiares características del arte español.

INTERNSHIPS
Internships in Local Companies (Programa de Prácticas en Empresas) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
45 contact hours included; 3 US credits recommended
Up to 120 contact hours possible (additional fee of $500 required)
Language level required: B2.2 (CLM – 7 High Advanced)

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/120 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).