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The list of courses presented is for both the fall and spring semesters. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. A Spanish Placement Exam determines the language level of each student. Attendance at all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. Courses are dynamic and students are evaluated throughout the semester through exams, homework assignments, participation, presentations, quizzes, etc.

Each class is worth 6 ECTS credits (3 U.S. credits) unless otherwise noted. Classes are held Monday through Thursday with an occasional activity on a Friday.

COURSE OFFERING

 HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
ART 313E History of Spanish Art (in English) bandera_ingles_clases pdf
A survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville. Conducted in English.

 

ART 323 History of Spanish Art: From the
Renaissance to the 20th Century
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A survey of major works of art from the renaissance period through the 20th century. Painting, sculpture and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville. Conducted in Spanish.

 

ART 330 History of Spanish Cinema during the
Democracy
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Spanish cinema undergoes an important transformation following the death of Franco in 1975 and the ensuing democracy. During these last 30 years, Spanish cinema has become a stronger player on the European scene and has gained recognition which was unthinkable only a few decades ago. This course will analyze the historical evolution of this period as well as introduce the student to Spanish films up to the present time. Conducted in Spanish


BIOLOGY / CHEMISTRY / SCIENCE
 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
BIO 361E Biochemistry bandera_ingles_clases pdf
A look at the structure of proteins, carbohydrates, and Lipids; enzyme catalysis and principles of metabolism, including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. A comparison will also be made between English and Spanish scientific expressions. Conducted in English.

 

BIO 209E Anatomy and Physiology II (4 U.S. credits with lab *) 3 classroom contact hours/week 3 lab hours/week bandera_ingles_clases pdf
FALL SEMESTER ONLY - LIMITED ENROLLMENT
This course provides an anatomical and physiological overview of human structure and function. Human gross anatomy and histology is related to cell, tissue, and organ level physiology for each of the major body systems. Topics include the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems as well as cardiovascular, renal and endocrine systems. In English.
Prerequisite
: A previous course in Anatomy and Physiology.
* Lab Fee: 80€

 

BIO 242E Applied Microbiology (4 U.S. credits with lab *) 3 classroom contact hours/week 3 lab hours/week bandera_ingles_clases pdf
FALL SEMESTER ONLY - LIMITED ENROLLMENT
This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the general concepts in microbiology, as well as inform about the general practices used clinically to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology, but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with its applications in clinical and environmental microbiolgy. In English.
* Lab Fee: 80€

 

CHE 210E Organic Chemistry I
(5 U.S. credits with lab *) 3 classroom contact hours/week 3 lab hours/week 1 hour lab lecture/week
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FALL SEMESTER ONLY - LIMITED ENROLLMENT
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of the compounds of carbon. CHE 210 is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. In English.
* Lab Fee: 80€

 

CHE 211E Organic Chemistry II
(5 U.S. credits with lab *) 3 classroom contact hours/week 3 lab hours/week 1 hour lab lecture/week
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SPRING SEMESTER ONLY - LIMITED ENROLLMENT
A continuation of CHE 210 with focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. In English.
Prerequisite: CHEM 210E
* Lab Fee: 80€

 

ECOL 320E Ecological Systems bandera_ingles_clases pdf
This course examines ecology and its large scale patterns and processes, the elements of time and space in the ecosystems, regulatory elements and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems. Conducted in English.

 

ENV 345E Coastal Environments
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SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of coastal and marine environments, analyzing aspects such as the physical environment, coastal processes and coastal planning and management. The objective of the course is to provide a wide overview of the complexity that characterizes coastal systems and its management. The course builds on concepts that range from morphodynamic and hydrodynamic processes that govern these environments, a review of existing techniques and analytical tools for its study and modeling, as well as an overview of the main initiatives on Integrated Coastal Management and spatial planning. In addition, a set of practical sessions will be carried out to provide hands on experience for students in the use of techniques and tools for understanding coastal issues during a trip to the coast of Andalusia specifically designed for this course. Conducted in English.

 

COMMUNICATION

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
COM/SOC 320 Intercultural Communication   bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives.  Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behaviour of others.  There will be a special emphasis on the Spanish form of communication. Conducted in Spanish.



BUSINESS
 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
BUS 325E International Marketing
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An introduction to international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, marketing across linguistic and cultural borders. Conducted in English.

 

BUS 325 International Marketing bandera_esp_clases pdf
An introduction to international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, marketing across linguistic and cultural borders. Conducted in Spanish.

 

BUS 334E International Management bandera_ingles_clases pdf
The topics to be covered include the process of internationalization of companies, alternative forms of international business and international alliances (exports, frachises, subsidiaries, licences, strategic alliances, joint ventures...). The class also looks at environmental factors, globalization, management functions, human resources and diversity, different organizational cultures and the role of strategic business management in a globalized world.

 

BUS 346E International Finance
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The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics will include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment. Conducted in English.

 

BUS 346 International Finance
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The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics will include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment. Conducted in Spanish.

 

ECONOMICS

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
ECON/POL 321E The European Union
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The course will analyze the initial motives behind the creation of the European Community and its subsequent development into the European Union with a unique institutional structure. There will be a study of the EU's key common policies - Economic and Monetary Union, Competition, Agriculture, External Trade etc - and their global effects; paying special attention to EU-US relations. Conducted in English.

 

ECON 331E The Global Economy
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(A previous economics course is recommended)
The course will explore the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the Global Economy; paying special attention to the role of international organizations such as the IMF and WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (EU, NAFTA and Mercosur). Conducted in English.

 

ECON 364 The European Economy and the
Economy of the Euro
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This course aims to introduce the student to the functioning of the European economy.  While it focuses mainly on the economy, it also examines the historical, political and social aspects which are key to understanding the European process of integration. Conducted in Spanish.

 


HISTORY

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
HIS 312E History of Spain
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An overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era: The Arab invasion and the Christian reconquest, Spain's monarchy, Spain's society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism will be discussed. Conducted in English

 

HIS 322 Contemporary History of Spain bandera_esp_clases pdf
The course will present the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present day Spain. The course will examine the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context Conducted in Spanish.

  

HIS 340E Ancient and Medieval Spanish History. From Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Prehistory to 1500) bandera_ingles_clases pdf
(Fall semester only)
The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history and culture, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly from the dawn of history to the sixteenth century. Conducted in English

 

 

HIS 341E Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450-the present) bandera_ingles_clases pdf
Spring semester only
The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course to present the student a clearer perception of each period. Conducted in English.

 

HIS 360 The Mediterranean World and Spain bandera_esp_clases pdf
The objective of this course is to investigate the intimate relationship between the Meditteranean world and Spain during the creation of the Spanish culture (from pre-history until the Arab invasion). Several fieldtrips to places of historic interest will be an important part of this course. Conducted in Spanish.

 

HIS/SOC 362 Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean bandera_esp_clases pdf
The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”. Conducted in Spanish.

 


LITERATURE

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
LIT 327 Panorama of Latin America
Literature 1 (Pre-1820)
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(Fall semester only)
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the pre-Hispanic period until the eve of the Independence movements in the 1820s. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, such as the chronicles of conquest. It also features a selection of literary works (including prose, drama, and essay) that have received recognition from specialists and the general reading public for being the most outstanding in Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

 

LIT 328 Panorama of Latin America Literature 2 (Post-1820) bandera_esp_clases pdf
(Spring semester only)
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America's cultural and intellectual history. Conducted in Spanish..

 

LIT 348 Imaginaries of Spain through Literature bandera_esp_clases pdf
The role of literature has been crucial in the articulation of the different imaginaries of Spain. In this course, we will analyze how reflections on the Arab legacy and the intellectual debates about bullfighting and flamenco have been used in literary works as a means to represent the complexity of Spain’s cultural identity. We will focus on the creation of la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa and how this confrontation has been articulated through la España colorista of the Romantic travellers, la España negra, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo, la España de la transición, and la España de la democracia. Paintings and films, as well as philosophical, historical, and political essays will also be included. In Spanish.

 

LIT 365 Contemporary Spanish Literature bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and specifically the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación del 98”, “La Generación del 27” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students will study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends. Conducted in Spanish. .

 

Lnew2IT 367E Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin
American Literature: A Critical Approach
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The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices.  The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included. Conducted in English.

 

LIT 370 The Latin American Short Story bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements which take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to this genre. The complex social, political and cultural reality will be studied as it is reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, “Criollismo”, Magic Realism and the most recent literary tendencies will be examined. Conducted in Spanish.

 

LIT 371 Women and Literature (XIX-XX centuries) bandera_esp_clases pdf
(Spring semester only)
This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. The role of women in literature of previous centuries will be examined. It is mainly during Romantisicm that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction. Conducted in Spanish

 

 

LIT 374  Spanish Literature (The Spanish Golden Age. El Quijote) bandera_esp_clases pdf
(Spring semester only)
The objective of this course is to study the masterpiece of Spanish Literature: Don Quijote.  Cervantes’s novel is considered to be the first modern novel, and its influence in later literary productions is still present in the creative process for most authors.  The course will analyze the structural, thematic and stylistic characteristics of the novel, and it will present the study of the novel as a cultural product, so as to present an in depth study of Cervantes’s world. Conducted in Spanish.



POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
POL 361 Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema bandera_esp_clases pdf
This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material will include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films. Conducted in Spanish.

 

POL 363E U.S.-European Relations Since World War II bandera_ingles_clases pdf
The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945; and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States. Conducted in English.

 

POL 366 Relations between the U.S. and the Latin World bandera_esp_clases pdf
(Spring semester only)
The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere. Conducted in Spanish.

 

POL 372E Contemporary Spanish Politics bandera_ingles_clases pdf
This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system.  First, we will study the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime.  With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, we will look at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military.  Special emphasis will be placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration and terrorism. Conducted in English.

 

POL/HIS 352E The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece and Spain
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During the second half of the 1970's, Southern Europe inaugurated the "third wave of democratization."  This course approaches  that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze  the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies. In English.

PSYCHOLOGY

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS

PSY 251E Cultural Psychology
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FALL SEMESTER ONLY
In this globalized world, it is important to understand how individuals in other cultures think, feel, and behave, and to understand the forces, beliefs and motivations that guide their behavior. This course will focus on topics in personality, social, developmental and health psychology, and  will encourage an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and how culture influences behavior. In English.

 


PSY 255E Social Psychology
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SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course will provide an overview of theory and empirical research in social psychology, with topics including: social cognition, the social self, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice and inter-group relations, social influence and intra-group relations, attraction and interpersonal relationships, aggression, and prosocial behavior. Conducted in English.

 

PSY 260E General Sports Psychologynew2 bandera_ingles_clases pdf
The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important aproaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.  Conducted in English.

 


SOCIOLOGY

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
SOC 355 Women in Europe bandera_esp_clases pdf
An exploration of the history of European women and gender in the modern era, focusing on women's changing roles in the political, economic, social and intellectual spheres and development of new visions of the family and sexuality. Conducted in Spanish.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY / SPANISH CULTURE

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
ANTH 215E Health, Healing and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
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This course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology. Readings illustrate the different theoretical orientations used by medical anthropologists and explore topics such as mental health and illness, healers and healing, disease etiologies, health seeking behavior, child birth across cultures and practical uses for medical anthropology in health care settings. Case studies from Italy, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America illustrate key concepts. Conducted in English.

 

SPAN 315E Spanish Civilization & Culture bandera_ingles_clases pdf
Spain's multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the "movida" of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy. Conducted in English.

 

SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization & Culture bandera_esp_clases pdf
Spain's multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the "movida" of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 319E Spanish Culture and History through Film bandera_ingles_clases pdf
The course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish Culture and History through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

 


SPAN 329E Spanish Culture Up Close
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FALL SEMESTER ONLY
This course offers a panoramic overview of the sociocultural idiosyncracy of Spain nowadays. Considering the innovative volunteer experience students will have to take part in as an essential part of the program, special relevance will be given to the study of the management of time, space and interpersonal relations in Spain, within the theoretical framework of intercultural communication studies. In English.

 

SPAN/HIS 335E Historical Ties Between Spain and the US
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SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western United States, following with Spain's role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and US relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations. In English.

  

SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: A Window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture
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Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today's society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Conducted in Spanish.
* Lab Fee: 80€

 

SPAN/HIS 346 Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims bandera_esp_clases pdf
The main objective of this course is to the offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711-1492) and bring the student closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course will examine the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student will also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features. Conducted in Spanish.España. El estudio de la Sevilla medieval y de la influencia de este período histórico en su fisonomía urbanística actual ocupará también un capítulo importante en el programa de esta asignatura. Impartida en español.

 

SPAN/HIS 361 History of Flamenco: Theory and Practice bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographical, historical and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco´s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players. Musicians from UPO´s Flamenco music group demonstrate the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course. Conducted in Spanish.

 
SPANISH LANGUAGE

 

CLASS LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
SPAN 101-102 Elementary Spanish
(6 contact hours/week)
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This beginning intensive course is designed for students with very basic Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish
(3 contact hours/week)

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This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 112 Language Laboratory
(1 contact hour/week)

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This 1 credit course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. will serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory will focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties. Conducted in Spanish./(1.5 Spanish credits).

 

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 202 Spanish Reading & Composition
(intermediate)
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Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 206 Spanish Conversation (intermediate level) bandera_esp_clases pdf
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills.

 

SPAN 241 Intermediate Spanish II bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 306 Spanish Conversation (advanced level)  bandera_esp_clases pdf
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. In Spanish.

 

SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish I bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course is designed for students who have had at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on applying the skills acquired at the elementary and intermediate levels to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain and debates which require use of practical and communicative vocabulary. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 312 Spanish Reading & Composition
(advanced)
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Designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 336 Spanish Pragmatics and Communication bandera_esp_clases pdf
In this course we will apply basic concepts in pragmatics to verbal and non-verbal communicative acts in Spanish; we will also study related aspects in politeness and miscommunication using Spanish.

 

SPAN 351 Advanced Spanish II bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course is designed for students who have had more than 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 376 Spanish for Business bandera_esp_clases pdf
In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written transactions in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, etc. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. will also be briefly explored. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 378 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish and classwork will include transcriptions and intonation exercises. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 381 Spanish- English / English-Spanish Translation bandera_esp_clases pdf
This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works as well as articles will be translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis will be placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

 

SPAN 382 Spanish-English/English-Spanish Interpretation techniques bandera_esp_clases pdf
(Spring semester only)
This course introduces students to basic theories and modalities of interpreting and provides them training in interpretation techniques from Spanish into English and viceversa in the fields of tourism, health and the judicial system. The course is for students with an advanced level of Spanish and is very practical in nature. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

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