Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Various credit and course options per level
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to students of all levels
  • 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 QUARTER 2017-2018
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
Intensive Lang.: $9,980 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang. & Culture: $11,450 (180 hrs); Hispanic Studies $11,480 (180 hrs)
WINTER QUARTER 2018
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
$9,980 (Intensive Track 120 hours); $10,880 (Intensive Track 180 hours); $11,450 (Spanish Language and Culture Track); $11,450 (Hispanic Studies Track)
SPRING QUARTER 2018
Mar 29, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
$9,980 (Intensive Track 120 hours); $10,880 (Intensive Track 180 hours); $11,450 (Spanish Language and Culture Track); $11,450 (Hispanic Studies Track)
FALL QUARTER 2018
Late Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
Intensive Lang.: $9,880 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang. & Culture: $11,450 (180 hrs); Hispanic Studies $11,450 (180 hrs)

Deadlines

FALL QUARTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
WINTER QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
SPRING QUARTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Feb 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Feb 15, 2018
FALL QUARTER 2018
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.

 

Spanish Language Courses

These courses are available for both the Intensive Language Track and the Spanish Language and Culture Track:

100 LEVEL COURSES – REQUIRED

Grammar and Practical Spanish (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

In the grammar portion of the course, students are exposed to the basics of the Spanish language, and students have the opportunity to learn and practice both the theory and the pragmatic basics of speaking and writing. The practical component of the course consists of reading, dictation, composition, phonetics studies, and focuses on pronunciation and intonation.

Written Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE –  Conducted in Spanish

Students learn to write about themselves in simple structures in everyday situations.

Oral Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

This course presents the opportunity to use the Spanish language in situations presented by the teacher, in dramatizations, oral presentations, and through listening comprehension.

200 LEVEL COURSES – REQUIRED

Grammar and Practical Spanish (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

Grammar students at the intermediate level focus on theory, sentence structure, more complex writing and reading skills and enhancing vocabulary. The practical component of this class is composed of reading, dictation, composition, phonetics, and intonation exercises to improve students’ abilities to use their knowledge of Spanish in practical situations.

Written Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE -Conducted in Spanish

Students read literary texts, newspaper articles, and compositions. This course aids in improving a student’s ability to read and understand various styles of Spanish writing.

Oral Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

Students are presented with situations in which to respond verbally, present dramatizations, and practice oral expression and comprehension.

300 & 400 LEVEL COURSES – REQUIRED

Grammar and Practical Spanish (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

The advanced level students work to perfect their written knowledge of Spanish, polish skills with complex sentence structures and verb tenses, and enhance their vocabulary. This practical component of the class is composed of reading, dictation, composition, phonetics, and intonation exercises to improve students’ abilities to use their knowledge of Spanish in practical situations.

Written Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

Students read literary texts, newspaper articles, and compositions. This course aids in improving a student’s ability to read and understand various styles of Spanish writing.

Oral Expression and Understanding (40 contact hours) – REQUIRED COURSE – Conducted in Spanish

Students are presented with situations in which to respond verbally, present dramatizations, and practice oral expression and comprehension.

Spanish Language and Culture Track Electives

These culture courses are available to students participating in the Spanish Language and Culture Track.

SPANISH GRAMMAR COURSES

Spanish Grammar (20 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish
Spanish Composition (20 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish
Spanish Vocabulary (20 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

SPANISH CULTURAL LECTURES

FALL
La Guerra Civil en el cine y en la literatura
España, un mosaico artístico (orígenes; arte romano; arte musulmán; arte cristiano)
Héroes, santos y monstruos en la literatura española
Aspectos socio-políticos en España desde 1939 hasta nuestros días
Aproximación al contexto profesional del guía turístico
WINTER
La Transición y la Democracia en España
El arte y el Imperio (Gótico, Renacimiento y Barroco)
La enseñanza del español a través del teatro: teoría y práctica
Madrid: literatura y cine
Español de los negocios
SPRING
La Ilustración, un movimiento liberador en España
Grandes genios de la “modernidad” (Goya, Sorolla, Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, etc. en sus contextos)
Cervantes: el hombre y su tiempo
La conquista de la libertad: la mujer en la literatura española
Español y fútbol o cómo aprender español a través del fútbol

Hispanic Studies Track

These courses are available to students participating in the Hispanic Studies Track.

FALL
La Guerra Civil en el cine y en la literatura
España, un mosaico artístico (orígenes; arte romano; arte musulmán; arte cristiano)
Héroes, santos y monstruos en la literatura española
Aspectos socio-políticos en España desde 1939 hasta nuestros días
Aproximación al contexto profesional del guía turístico
WINTER
La Transición y la Democracia en España
El arte y el Imperio (Gótico, Renacimiento y Barroco)
La enseñanza del español a través del teatro: teoría y práctica
Madrid: literatura y cine
Español de los negocios
SPRING
La Ilustración, un movimiento liberador en España
Grandes genios de la “modernidad” (Goya, Sorolla, Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, etc. en sus contextos)
Cervantes: el hombre y su tiempo
La conquista de la libertad: la mujer en la literatura española
Español y fútbol o cómo aprender español a través del fútbol