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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers (high-advanced and superior-level speakers are moved to the Hispanic Studies program on-site)
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2017-2018
Aug 30, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$11,800
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 22, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
$9,980
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2017-2018
Aug 30, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$20,600
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 22, 2017 - May 26, 2018
$18,980
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$11,989
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Sep, 2018 - Late Dec, 2018
$10,280
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$10,600
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2018-2019
Late Aug, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$20,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Late Sep, 2018 - Late May, 2019
$19,580

Deadlines

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

 

Please find the links to the syllabi for this program below.

Courses in Spanish

Courses in English

The first link refers to course electives taught in Spanish and the second link refers to course electives taught in English. Contact your API Program Coordinator/Manager should your university require more detailed information regarding course content.

REQUIRED COURSES

LANGUAGE
Producción Oral y Escrita (Speaking and Writing Skills) (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
Taught in Spanish for levels: A1 (Beginner) to B2.1 (Advanced)

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 six 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. Those academic year students who elect to move to the Hispanic Studies program in the spring will be required to continue this course at the next level up.

Nociones de Gramática Español (Beginning-Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
Taught in Spanish for levels: A1 (Beginner) to B2.1 (Advanced)

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.

INTERNSHIP COURSES

INTERNSHIPS
Internships in Educational Institutions (Programa de Prácticas en Centros Educativos) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
45 contact hours included; 3 US credits recommended
Up to 120 contact hours possible (additional fee of $500 required)
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low 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, 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.

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.

Internships in NGOs/Volunteer Work (Programa de Prácticas de Voluntario) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]
45 contact hours included; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low 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, 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.

The Internship Program with NGO’s or Service Learning and Community Service Internship Program is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their experience through the participation with the Spanish NGO “Solidarios” in a wide range of areas (minors, elderly people, Asperger Syndrome, handicapped, homeless, immigrants, etc.).

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. Internships are considered as elective courses. Elective courses are conducted at an upper-division (300+) level. Courses in English require a minimum enrollment to be offered.

CULTURE, SOCIOLOGY, AND POLITICS
Civilización y Cultura Españolas (Spanish Civilization and Culture) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (5 High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

Spanish Civilization and Culture – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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.

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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.

Civilización y Cultura Hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

Latin American Civilization and Culture – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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 Arab World the West: Past and Future – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

La España Actual en los Medios de Comunicación (Current Spain in the Media) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 Low Advanced

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.

ECONOMICS
Economía Española y Latinoamericana (The Spanish and Latin American Economies) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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.

Marketing Internacional (International Marketing) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

International Marketing – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

This subject will lead the student to become familiar with the characteristics of the following: process of internationalization, the market entry strategies in the international markets, the process of selections of the target international markets, the process of segmentation and positioning in the international, markets, and the decisions regarding the standardization and adaptation for the international marketing-mix.

GEOGRAPHY
Cambios Sociales y Demográficos en la Geografía Española (Spain’s Evolving Social and Demographic Landscapes or Social and Demographic Changes in Spain) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

Social and Demographic Changes in Spain – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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.

LANGUAGE
La Diversidad del Español en el Mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

Introducción al Español de los Negocios (An Introduction to Business Spanish) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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.

LITERATURE
Literatura Española (hasta S.XVIII) (Spanish Literature (Pre-19th Century) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 XIX a la Actualidad (Spanish Literature from the 19th Century to Current Times) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

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 – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

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.

SCIENCES
El desarrollo de la competencia en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemática (STEM) (Developing Competence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) – Conducted in Spanish
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Language levels: B1.2 (High Intermediate) – B2.1 (Low Advanced)

What does being competent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics mean? Does it make sense to consider an unique competence covering four different areas? This course aims to introduce and give examples of actions and tasks that provide opportunities to develop STEM competence in students. We will explore, in detail, problems of modeling and some aspects of scientific inquiry; as well as discuss the use of technology to gather data from surroundings and thus propose contextualized and authentic tasks.

Developing Competence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

What does being competent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics mean? Does it make sense to consider an unique competence covering four different areas? This course aims to introduce and give examples of actions and tasks that provide opportunities to develop STEM competence in students. We will explore, in detail, problems of modeling and some aspects of scientific inquiry; as well as discuss the use of technology to gather data from surroundings and thus propose contextualized and authentic tasks.

Health Sciences and Public Health in Spain – Conducted in English
45 contact hours; 3 US credits recommended
Open to students at all levels

This course is intended to offer a generic view of the most important aspects of the Spanish health system and its comparison with other European systems. Students will learn about specific aspects of diseases of interest, in the context of scientific and technical vocabulary. The course also aims to identify what factors, together with the health system, determine the level of health of a population. The relative importance of these factors will be analyzed on the basis of the socioeconomic characteristics of a country, as well as the interventions that are made for prevention and control by the public health system.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The CLM at the University of Granada offers a number of “other” foreign languages, including courses in:

  • Árabe (Arabic)
  • Francés (French)
  • Alemán (German)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Japonés (Japanese)