This course aims to improve students’ fluency in Spanish, paying special attention to grammar and vocabulary. Following a communicative and functional approach, the course offers students a wide range of tasks and activities which make them get familiar with real communicative contexts.
ECONOMICS/POLITICAL SCIENCE. EUROPEAN UNION
This course will focus on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economical perspective. It will deal with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.
This course will provide a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade.
The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way.
The objective of this course is to help the student understand the different aspects of the Spanish culture. The program includes not only information about geographic, political, historic aspects, but also the customs, behavior, and values which form a part of the Spanish character.
CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
CONVERSACIÓN Y REDACCIÓN
Along this course, students work on their writing and speaking skills through the analysis and production of different written and oral texts.
El objetivo de este curso es ayudar a los estudiantes a comprender
diferentes aspectos de la cultura española con la idea de contribuir
a una mejor comprensión del país y de las formas de vida de los
españoles. El programa incluye aspectos históricos, geográficos,
y políticos y también costumbres, comportamientos y valores
relacionados con el carácter español.
La clase tiene un enfoque comunicativo, con explicaciones
contextualizadas, tareas, ejercicios y actividades dirigidas a situar
al estudiante en un contexto de inmersión cultural y a facilitar el
aprendizaje de español.
With this course, students learn the main periods and trends of the Spanish art through History. During the course, students analyze the most important art works (paintings, sculptures and architecture) of the Spanish Heritage.
CINEMA, PRESS, AND TELEVISION IN SPAIN
CINE, PRENSA Y TELEVISIÓN EN ESPAÑA
This course focuses on the analysis of the mass media as important means for the spreading of the Spanish reality, as well as their influence on the way cultural and political opinions are forged.
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SPANISH HISTORY
LA MUJER EN LA HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA
This course is intended to give some light on the role of women along the History of Spain. An outline about their role in different historic periods will be exposed, from the Medium Age till the current times.
THE ARAB WORLD IN THE HISPANIC CULTURE
EL MUNDO ÁRABE EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO
The main purpose of this course is to analyze the culture, art, traditions and literature from the Arab world, as well as the Arabic language, and the way they have contributed to forge the Hispanic identity, together with the influences of other peoples.
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
CINE ESPAÑOL E HISPANOAMERICANO
This course aims to analyze in detail the narrative strategies thanks to which cinema can be defined as an artistic expression. For that purpose, students will view and study a set of films from Spain and Latin America, filmed in different periods.
HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA
This course introduces and analyses the different periods, facts and relevant figures that, from Prehistory to current days, have been building the multicultural History of Spain. Practical approach through images, texts and documents.
SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE
This course aims to introduce the work by some of the most relevant authors of the Latin American contemporary literature and their connection with the current social and cultural context.
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
ESPAÑOL DE LOS NEGOCIOS
This course is designed for students who need to go deep into Spanish more specifically, focusing on the variety of language used for business. Special emphasis on specific vocabulary regarding this area and on the main language skills within this domain.