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Eligibility:
3.25 Overall GPA

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Program Overview

Program Overview

How does one event like the Olympic Games impact a city’s economy? You’ll explore this, the challenges facing European economies, and more in Barcelona on our Economics and Culture program. You’ll enroll in courses in a world-renowned economics program, live with a local family, pursue and internship, and go on a variety of exciting cultural activities and excursions – all with the goal to gain insight into business and economics in Barcelona, Spain, and Europe.

Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll:

  • Analyze and articulate the current challenges of the European economy
  • Discuss and interpret differences between U.S. and European economic models
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of European integration on the Spanish economy
  • Demonstrate multicultural leadership skills through participation in group projects with Spanish students
  • Begin or build on your Spanish language skills
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Whether you’re a beginner or heritage speaker, CIEE has a Spanish language and area studies course to meet your needs and abilities. You’ll also choose from a variety of electives – offered in both English and Spanish – at an institution known worldwide for its economics department. From commercial management and labor economics to game theory, public policy analysis, international finance, and social entrepreneurship, you’ll have access to a curriculum that allows you to pursue your interests and satisfy your major or minor requirements.

Excursions

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Enjoy excursions to museums, cathedrals, monuments, and other landmarks throughout Barcelona to get a feel for the city. Day excursions may take you to the Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries, the medieval town of Girona, and the lush Penedés wine region. Longer trips to Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Andalusia, Granada, or the Pyrenees will show you another city’s unique culture, gastronomy, and history. Guided visits address how the specific city or region has been affected since the mid 1980s when Spain joined the EU. These visits complement topics discussed in the core course about European Integration and its impact on the Spanish economy.

Internships

Step into the professional world and gain critical work experience. While in Barcelona, CIEE helps you set up a for-credit internship. At Business Yachtclub Barcelona, you might develop a marketing plan for a historical ship. At KnowLab you might use market research to determine how social responsibility impacts start-ups.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2016 (15 wks)
04/01/2016
09/07/2016
12/23/2016
$18,450

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,832
Housing ***
$4,200
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016 (15 wks)
10/01/2015
01/04/2016
04/21/2016
$18,450

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,832
Housing ***
$4,200
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Academic year 2016-2017
04/01/2016
09/07/2016
TBA
$35,100

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$26,282
Housing ***
$8,400
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$5,200
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$800
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$5,600
Expenses during break ***
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*** academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
3.25 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.25
    • Overall GPA 3.25
    • Junior standing or above
    • 3 semesters of college-level of micro- or macroeconomics; and 1 semester calculus
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Recommended credit for the semester program is 16 semester/24 quarter hours. Recommended credit for the academic year is 32 semester/48 quarter hours.

Contact hours for the CIEE core course, CIEE electives, HESP courses, and UPF courses are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Total hours for the CIEE internship are 135 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Contact hours for CIEE language courses are 60 hours and recommended credit is 4 semester/6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take five courses per semester.

All students take a CIEE Spanish language course at their level; 1 UPF direct enrollment business or economics course; 1 CIEE business or economics elective and 2 electives from CIEE, or UPF’s Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP).

Students with less than four semesters of college-level Spanish take their content courses in English. Students with four to five semesters of college-level Spanish take two of their content courses in Spanish. Students with six or more semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent take all their courses in Spanish.

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About the City

About The City

There’s no better place to explore and learn than in Barcelona, with its dynamic personality, pleasant climate, and fascinating history. A leading touristic, economic, cultural, and sports center, Barcelona influences commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts around the world. The city has a reputation for being edgy while maintaining tradition, having undergone many transformations and now serving as home to eight universities – yes, it’s a college town!

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of history – Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th-century Eixample district with its original examples of modernista architecture – contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign the skyline.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Elizabeth Pogoloff

Resident Director

Elizabeth Pogoloff has been with the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona since 2008 and is currently the resident director for the Economics and Culture program. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, she has lived in Barcelona since 2003. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Guilford College, she lived and worked in northeastern China for a year before moving to Barcelona. Falling in love with the city and its people, she was determined to stay. She received her MBA from IDEC at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in January 2012.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra was created in 1990. It offers degrees in law, economics, business, social sciences, communications, humanities, and technology. Features include its highly dedicated teaching staff, small class size, focus on technology, and an international outlook. The University is located throughout Barcelona, with buildings near the Ramblas, Olympic Village, and port.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students can choose to live in either Spanish (there is an option to live in a homestay along with another CIEE student), homestays alone or with another CIEE student or in a student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students, or in a shared apartment. Students will be placed in single rooms no matter what option they choose. These are located in urban settings throughout the city. Students living in a homestay will have breakfast and dinner provided at home, while lunch is at the students’ expense. Kitchen space is allotted to students should they wish to make lunch to bring to campus (they are not allowed to use the stove). Many students choose to eat at one of the university-run cafeterias. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week. Meals and laundry are not included in the student residencia or the shared apartment option, but students share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals and laundry facilities are available. All homestays, shared apartments, and residencias are located in the city of Barcelona within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center and host institutions.

We do our best to give all our students their first housing choice. In the event that their first choice is not available, students will be given their second choice listed on their housing survey.

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Orientations

Orientations

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You'll begin your study abroad experience in Barcelona even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

A three-day orientation session conducted at the beginning of the study abroad program introduces you to the country, culture, and the academic program, as well as provides practical information on living in Spain and Barcelona in particular. Topics such as the Spanish university system, banking, safety, how and where to shop, bilingualism in Catalonia, and cultural adaption are covered. Orientation also includes both structured cultural activities and independent sightseeing. A language placement exam is conducted during orientation, and you are placed in the appropriate language courses based on the results. Ongoing support is provided by center staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You'll have wireless Internet access in your homestay or student residencias and be able to use the WiFi and computer room at the CIEE Study Center.

You'll receive a Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) student card and email account, and have access to all university computer rooms for class related activities. You'll receive a code and password for Campus Global (the UPF Intranet), which will give you access to class notes, slides, and your professors’ contact information.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

The academic program is supplemented with required field trips and excursions, which include visits to museums, cathedrals, monuments, the port and guided tours of the historical district in Barcelona. Day excursions to locations such as the Natural park of La Garrotxa, Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries, Dali museum in Figueras, Jewish quarter in Girona, Roman amphitheater in Tarragona, and the lush Penedés wine region are also included. Longer trips may include Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Mallorca, and the Pyrenees.

In addition to historic aspects, guided visits also address how the specific city or region has been affected since the mid 1980s, when Spain joined the EU. These visits complement topics discussed in the core course about European integration and its impact on the Spanish economy.

Other cultural activities are designed to bring American and Spanish university students together. These include conversation exchanges with Spanish students and non-credit Spanish cooking classes organized by CIEE. Specific volunteer opportunities are also offered to students in the program.

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Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels are local university students who help study abroad students to settle into their life in Spain through small group activities like flamenco night, cooking classes, and tours of the city. They participate in field trips and other events. Guardian Angels are there to help you make friends at the university, introduce you to the city’s culture, and generally help you adapt to life in Barcelona. The Guardian Angels program is a unique feature of the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona.

Language Activities

A program of language activities has been developed to enhance your language learning. These activities may include lectures, films, discussion groups, and neighborhood tours. You'll participate actively, speaking Spanish at all times.

Catalan

Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both official languages in Barcelona and the region. Catalan is regularly used in all aspects of life, but not imposed on non-Catalan speakers. Taxi drivers, shopkeepers, service representatives, professors, and homestay families all speak clear Castilian whenever a Spanish speaker is present. Spanish is widely used at the university, and you are advised on which classes are taught in Spanish. While it is not necessary to speak Catalan to survive in Barcelona, you will find that learning a few words can be an enjoyable experience and open doors to making friends.

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Academics

Academics

The Economics and Culture study abroad program is designed for students with a background in economics and interest in continuing their study through rigorous economics classes at a top-notch university, especially known for its economics faculty, while also taking classes in Spanish language and culture.

Students with beginner- to intermediate-level Spanish, (typically the equivalent to up to three semesters of Spanish), take classes in English. Students with intermediate to advanced Spanish, (typically the equivalent to four and five semesters), take a combination of classes in English and Spanish. Advanced students (typically those with six or more semesters of Spanish), take all of their coursework in Spanish.

Students select courses from CIEE electives; a range of regular, direct-enrolment Universitat Pompeu Fabra courses with Spanish students taught in English or Spanish; Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP) culture courses taught in English or Spanish; and a CIEE Internship.

Academic Culture

The CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain, is located in two adjoining historic buildings on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square. This historic passageway provides a quiet haven in the city center and houses CIEE classrooms, a computer lab, and student lounges.

With the progressive introduction of the Bologna standardization system, there has been an increasing emphasis on class attendance, participation at daily lectures, and careful note taking. Traditionally, class syllabi were not as detailed as American syllabi and students were expected to decide for themselves which readings from the syllabus they needed to study in order to fill in gaps missed during the lectures. These trends are changing with the introduction of the Bologna system where students receive a great deal more guidance and specific information both in terms of topics covered in courses, as well as specific assignments.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra classrooms are modern, comfortable, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology used for instruction. Typically classes in the Department of Business and Economics meet twice a week for 1.5 hours per session. In addition, there are several “seminar” sessions during the term, in which students are divided in small subgroups.

Hispanic and European studies courses are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments, as well as regular attendance at lectures. Class size does not exceed 35 students.

Spanish language courses are taught at the CIEE Study Center. Class size is small, with a maximum of 12 participants. Special emphasis is placed on the use of Spanish in a business environment.

The fall semester begins in early September and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester begins in early January and ends in late April. Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s overall experience, early departure for or late return from vacation is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during vacation periods, or upon completion of the study abroad program.

Nature of Classes

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) economics classes are with Spanish and international students. UPF’s Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP) courses are with other international students. CIEE language and elective courses are with CIEE students only.

Language Environment

As study abroad students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourages them to use their language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate the more a community that contributes to Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society develops.

Grading System

In CIEE and Hispanic and European studies courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, examinations, papers, and oral presentations, similar to standards in the U.S. In Universitat Pompeu Fabra courses, assessment is typically based on a combination of class participation, problem sets or specific projects, and a final exam. Some courses require a term paper in addition to the final exam. Occasionally, a term paper can be substituted for the final exam. Midterms may also be given. Spanish professors grade on a 10-point scale, which is converted to a letter grade.

Students must check with their professors to find out exam and other due dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter the deadline for a student who has made travel plans on the same day an exam is scheduled or an assignment is due.

Internship

An internship allows students to have a practical experience in an organization within a variety of industry sectors. Placements are carefully selected and students help develop projects in startups, small to medium companies, and magazines and publishing companies, among others. In addition to the on-site work experience, students have a weekly classroom component that provides academic support to their practical experience.

Language of Instruction

English
Spanish

Faculty

Language courses are taught by experienced professors who specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. CIEE and Universitat Pompeu Fabra courses are taught by local university faculty and professionals.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required CIEE Language Courses

CIEE Spanish courses are specifically designed for students in the Economics and Culture program. These courses meet intensively at the beginning of the semester and then continue at a regular pace throughout the semester. All students are required to take one language course.

SPAN 1001 BAEC

Beginning Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never studied Spanish or have had one semester of Spanish prior to enrolling in the program. The class opens with sessions on survival language skills during the first two weeks of the program, and is designed from a communicative perspective to help true beginners of Spanish language develop fundamental linguistic language skills in listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing. Although the course encompasses all of the key areas of grammar and vocabulary typically encountered in a first semester Spanish course, it is specifically designed for students majoring in business, economics, marketing, and related fields. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 2001 BAEC

Intermediate Spanish
This class is designed for students with intermediate language skills. The syllabus is organized functionally around objectives that students need to adjust to living and studying in the Spanish culture. Through a communicative methodology, students work to improve their language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Students focus on real-life application of language. By the end of the course, students cover the basic range of grammatical tools necessary to communicate effectively. These include the present, past, and future tenses; direct and indirect object pronouns; prepositions and adverbs; and selected aspects of the subjective and conditional tenses. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 3001 BAEC

Advanced Spanish
This class is designed to challenge students with increasing language ability to improve on the skills they have already acquired. The syllabus is organized functionally around objectives that students need to adjust to living and studying in the Spanish culture. The course covers all four communicative skills (listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing) with special emphasis on complex aspects of the language that are particularly challenging for English-speakers. The course covers abstract functions of language such as expressing opinions, resolving conflicts, formulating complaints, making arguments, and negotiation. Grammatically, emphasis is placed on the correct use of the tools needed to achieve these aims: complex aspects of the various past tenses, the full range of subjunctive and conditional tenses, and formal and informal registers. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 3002 BAEC

Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition, and Conversation
This course is designed for advanced students with a strong background in Spanish language. The course places special emphasis on complex aspects of grammar, such as the subjunctive and conditional modes, indirect speech, and the passive voice. Students also learn how to handle different registers or styles of Spanish (for example, formal and informal) necessary to communicate effectively in all types of cultural situations. The course covers all four modalities: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is specifically designed for students who take university courses in Spanish. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 3005 BAEC
Advanced Spanish for Business and Economics Students

This course is aimed at students and who want to improve their specific knowledge of the language and use Spanish in different fields related to business and economics. Moreover, it’s adapted to the required contents of Certificado de Español de los Negocios (Cámara de Comercio de Madrid) and provides the students to take its official exams. It’s an advanced Spanish language course corresponding to levels B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and Advanced High of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Its aim is to help independent users of the language become proficient users. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 4001 BAEC

Advanced Spanish for Latin American and Heritage Speakers
This course is designed to meet the needs of heritage students. Heritage students include native speakers who learned Spanish at home, but who have had little or no formal education in the language. The course helps students develop a formal understanding of grammar, enrich their vocabulary, facilitate their ability to speak about a wider range of topics, and to use different registers (formal, informal, and so on) in both written and spoken Spanish. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

CIEE Business Elective Courses

The following courses are offered for CIEE program participants and may not be offered every semester. These courses are not open to students with six or more semesters of Spanish. Each CIEE business course includes a visit to a location of business interest. In the past, students have visited the Barcelona Stock Exchange, Cavas Codorniu Winery, City Hall, La Vanguardia (newspaper), Mango (Spanish clothing chain) headquarters, and Port of Barcelona.

ECON 3002 BAEC
European Economic Integration and its Impact on the Spanish Economy

This course analyzes the process of the European integration, with an emphasis on the economic impact. The course starts with a historic review of the world situation at the end of World War II. The birth of the former European Economic Community and the consequences of its subsequent expansions are explained. The Maastricht Treaty, the formation of the current EU, and the European monetary union are also analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the development of various EU policies that affect all EU countries, with a special emphasis on how the economic integration process has impacted the economy of Spain. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 4001 BAEC

The Capitalist System: A Critical Review
Being the dominant socio-economic system in the world, understanding the rules and mechanisms upon which capitalism is based has become absolutely critical for comprehending today’s world and one’s own role in it. This course describes the pillars and mechanisms upon which capitalism functions. This is done by first laying the theoretical grounds of capitalism and then undertaking an applied analysis of this socio-economic system with reference to its strengths and shortcomings, as well as to the role of the economic agents that make it function as it does—international organizations, nation-states, multinational companies, and civil society. The course also includes a comparison on how the U.S. and Europe have embraced the capitalist system. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 3001 BABC

The Spanish Economy in the European Union
This course examines the social structure and economic history of modern Spain. The course starts with an overview of Spanish history necessary to understand the ways in which the economy has developed in recent times. Special emphasis is placed on economic developments during the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the post-war transition. The effect of Spain’s entrance in the EU is also discussed. Classes consist of a combination of lectures and discussion about major periods. Company visits are an important part of the course as they give students insight into the structure of modern Spanish business. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 3005

Competitive Strategy: A European Perspective
In this course we will analyze the strategic decisions made by firms to compete successfully in the marketplace, with a special emphasis on European specific problems and environment. The course will provide basic foundations of industrial economics, an introduction to game theory as a tool of strategic thinking but also consider other approaches from management science. We will consider American, European and Spanish firms case studies. We will discuss the implications and limitations of corporate strategy given by competition law.

BUSI 3002 BABC/MKTG 3001 BABC

International Marketing
The future of all business is stated and recognized to be global. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and appreciation of the importance and relevance of international marketing in today’s global economy. The course emphasizes the knowledge of world geography, regional alliances/conflicts, and cultural diversity in the world. It approaches the complexity of marketing environs and decisions, and the global marketing issues that challenge American companies. It focuses on marketing strategy, development, and implementation. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

MGMT 3007 BABC

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: From Theory to Practice
The objective of this course is to present students with some specific tools and methodologies for understanding, managing, and developing innovative solutions for sustainability issues in a corporate setting. Items to be covered include identifying central sustainability issues; stakeholder mapping; stakeholder engagement; developing innovative sustainability projects; embedding sustainability in core business practices; managing inherent sustainability paradoxes; developing metrics to measure social and environmental impacts; and implementing sustainable competitiveness strategies. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 3006 BABC/MGMT 3004 BABC

International Human Resources Management
This course will analyze Human Resources Management (HRM) from multiple perspectives: economics, sociology, social psychology and the law. At the same time, we will consider that HRM is an essential strategic tool for the firm and its design corresponds to the general manager so it is not all a specialty of the “personnel” department. As a course of international HRM, we will mostly consider European and Spanish firms case studies and compare them to the usual cases from American firms. We will also discuss recent findings in the area from experimental economics for compensation policy.

CIEE BUSINESS COURSES—IN SPANISH

The following courses are offered for CIEE program participants only and may not be offered every semester. Each CIEE business course includes a visit to a location of business interest. In the past, students have visited the Barcelona Stock Exchange, Cavas Codorniu Winery, City Hall, La Vanguardia (newspaper), Estrella Damm, and Port of Barcelona

ECON 3001 BAEC

European Economic Integration and its Impact on the Spanish Economy
This course analyzes the process of the European integration, with an emphasis on the economic impact. The course starts with a historic review of the world situation at the end of World War II. The birth of the former European Economic Community and the consequences of its subsequent expansions are explained. The Maastricht Treaty, the formation of the current EU, and the European monetary union are also analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the development of various EU policies that affect all EU countries, with a special emphasis on how the economic integration process has impacted the economy of Spain. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3003 BABC/MKTG 3003 BABC

International Marketing
The future of all business is stated and recognized to be global. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and appreciation of the importance and relevance of international marketing in today’s global economy. The course emphasizes the knowledge of world geography, regional alliances/conflicts, and cultural diversity in the world. It approaches the complexity of marketing environs and decisions, and the global marketing issues that challenge American companies. It focuses on marketing strategy, development, and implementation. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3005 BABC/MGMT 3006 BABC

International Management
This course provides students with the framework, tools, and factual knowledge required to understand the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms in international competition. It analyzes the socio-cultural, political, and economic characteristics of a country and how they influence the behavior of firms; and studies the main economic flows around the world, its barriers, and their impact on firms. It also introduces briefly the study of internationalization methods used by firms. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester / TBD quarter hours.

CIEE HUMANITIES COURSES—IN ENGLISH.

AHIS 3002 BABC

Catalonia and Spain Through the Arts
This course teaches students about Catalan and Spanish culture within the context of art history. The fundamental issues of the history and character of Spain and Catalonia, such as the Spanish Civil War and the Catalan independence movement, through the eyes of artists/witnesses including Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró are studied. Relevant study tours are arranged. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

LITT 3001 BABC

Literary images of Catalonia and Spain
In this course, we will discuss and analyze key literary works in order to gain understanding of some of the concepts, narratives and tensions that make up contemporary Catalan and Spanish identities. The chosen texts reflect on issues such as the Spanish Civil War, Catalan nationalism and the recuperation of historical memory in contemporary Spain. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HIST 3002 BABC

Past and Present in Barcelona
Barcelona is an attractive European and Mediterranean city known for its rich history, art heritage, and welcoming attitude towards visitors. Students learn the history of the city from its founding up to the present day, with a special emphasis on contemporary life. Course content includes art, history, and urban planning. Urban development of Barcelona is analyzed using historical maps, videos, documentaries, and academic and literary texts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

POLI 3001 BABC

The Politics of Western Europe
This course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental issues in the study of Western European politics. Topics include the nature and functioning of the Western European democratic system since the end of World War II, with emphasis on the processes, institutions, important figures, political culture, and citizens’ electoral behavior. The process of the nationalization of the electorates and the development of universal suffrage, and the creation of the current parliaments and governments are also studied. Other topics addressed in the course include the formation of political parties, party politics, and the development of current political and social conflicts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

MKTG 3004 BABC/CLST 3001 BABC

Branding and Cultural Icons: The Case of Barcelona
Students study the city of Barcelona, which typifies the cultural icons patterns—the creation of the Icon, its explosion, the mass influence that it creates, and the timelessness that it acquires. Student will also analyze the emotional connection that a cultural icon establishes with people and how this connection works in marketing and managing a city brand. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HISP 3004 BABC / POLI 3003 BABC

Spain Today: Politics and Society
This course focuses on the transition years from 1975 until the present. The course focuses on both political and sociological aspects. Spain’s return to democracy and its implications are analyzed in detail. Topics such as the 1978 constitutional system and creation of a decentralized political system, and an analysis of the different political parties are covered. The course also addresses important sociological aspects such as the dramatic change undergone by the traditional Spanish family in this period, and the role of mass media in Spanish society. Other topics include the contemporary migration movements in Spain, the development of national identities, and the independent movement in the Basque Country and Catalonia. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE HUMANITIES COURSES—IN SPANISH

AHIS 3003 BABC

Catalonia and Spain through the Arts
This course teaches students about Catalan and Spanish culture within the context of art history. The fundamental issues of the history and character of Spain and Catalonia, such as the Spanish Civil War and the Catalan independence movement, through the eyes of artists/witnesses including Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró are studied. Relevant study tours are arranged. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CATA 1001 BABC

Introduction to Catalan Language in its Social Context
This course is designed to help beginning Catalan learners develop the fundamental linguistic skills needed to communicate. This course assumes students already have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on the socio-cultural context in which students live. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HISP 3003 BABC

Spain Today: Politics and Society
This course focuses on the transition years from 1975 until the present. The course focuses on both political and sociological aspects. Spain’s return to democracy and its implications are analyzed in detail. Topics such as the 1978 constitutional system and creation of a decentralized political system, and an analysis of the different political parties are covered. The course also addresses important sociological aspects such as the dramatic change undergone by the traditional Spanish family in this period, and the role of mass media in Spanish society. Other topics include the contemporary migration movements in Spain, the development of national identities, and the independent movement in the Basque Country and Catalonia. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HIST 3003 BABC

Past and Present in Barcelona
Barcelona is an attractive European and Mediterranean city known for its rich history, art heritage, and welcoming attitude towards visitors. Students learn the history of the city from its founding up to the present day, with a special emphasis on contemporary life. Course content includes art, history, and urban planning. Urban development of Barcelona is analyzed using historical maps, videos, documentaries, and academic and literary texts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CLST 3002 BABC

Branding and Cultural Icons: The Case of Barcelona
Students study the city of Barcelona, which typifies the cultural icons patterns—the creation of the Icon, its explosion, the mass influence that it creates, and the timelessness that it acquires. Student will also analyze the emotional connection that a cultural icon establishes with people and how this connection works in marketing and managing a city brand. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

INSH 3003 BAEC

Internship
Qualified students have the opportunity to pursue an internship in an organization in a variety of industries. In addition to on-site business experience, students participating in the internship program have a weekly classroom component which provides academic support for their practical experience. Contact hours: 135 hours. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Economics Courses-in English-Fall

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

Business Games

Business Logistics

Cost Accounting I

European Economy

Finance

Financial Management I

Foreign Trade I

Human Resources I

International Economics I

International Finance Economics

Linear Algebra and Dynamic Systems (MQA)

Marketing

Markets and Derivatives

Mathematics for Finance

Multivariate Analysis

Networks, Crowds and Markets (MQA)

Operations Research (MQA)

Organizational Behavior

Principles of Public Economics

Regulation and Competition Policies

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA ECONOMICS COURSES-IN SPANISH-FALL

Business Games

Commercial Management I (Marketing)

Current Topics of Human Resources

European Economy

Service Marketing

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA ECONOMICS COURSES-IN ENGLISH-SPRING

Advanced Macroeconomics I

Commercial Management II (Marketing Management II)

Consumer Behaviour

Current topics in Commercial Management (New topics in Marketing Management)

Econometrics III

Financial Management II

Forecasting Techniques

Foreign Trade II

Game Theory and the Design of Institutions

Human Resources II

Industrial Organization

International Business History

International Finance

International Marketing

Modern Statistical Computing in R

Operations Management

Psychology and Business

Real Analysis

Strategic Management I

Strategic Management II

Topics of Macroeconomics

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA ECONOMICS COURSES-IN SPANISH-SPRING

Management for Health Institutions

Market Research I

Business Games

Strategic Management I

HISPANIC AND EUROPEAN STUDIES PROGRAM (HESP) ELECTIVES—IN ENGLISH

A Messy Garden: A History of the Cultural values of Europe (Fall and Spring)
The course is intended to provide an understanding of the basic aspects of what we may call a European civilization. Europe has a long and rich history and has contributed decisively to what our world is today. Europe has invented many ideas and beliefs about man and his world, has spread this ideas and beliefs to other continents, and many of its values are still today guiding our actions and ruling our attitudes towards life. The understanding of this particular legacy seems an important issue for young students coming from different cultural and historical backgrounds and spending a course in a European country. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Ancient Mediterranean: Colonial Encounters and Imperialism (Spring)
This course examines the nature and complexity of interactions between the regions of the Mediterranean during the second and first millennia BC. This is a particularly complex phenomenon both archaeologically and historically, as there was a great deal of political, social, and linguistic diversity. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Barcelona: The Rise of a Design City (Spring)
Barcelona, the Rise of a Design City' looks at one of the most exciting periods of the city's recent history: what is known as the 'Barcelona design boom', a cultural phenomenon that helped define the Spanish transition to democracy in the 1980s and the city's Olympic dream in the 1990s. For a few years and in sharp contrast to the preceding decades, design became one of the main cultural frameworks of Barcelona's identity, both locally and abroad. Paired with architecture in a seemingly unavoidable partnership, it provided the seeds from which ultimately emerged the narrative of the city as it is seen today: that of a sophisticated European metropolis, miraculously emerging from the ashes of a decaying post-industrial provincial capital. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Barcelona: The City and its History (Fall and Spring)
Barcelona enjoys the reputation of a cosmopolitan city with a great international projection. Behind a glossy and tourist-friendly façade, the city has a complex history. This course introduces the student to the city of Barcelona by studying its past and analyzing its present. This interdisciplinary course covers subjects in history, geography, art, architecture, and urban planning. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Contemporary Spanish Art (Fall and Spring)
This course offers a survey approach to the history of artistic developments in Spain, from Goya to present day. In addition to the main artistic events, relevant political, historical, and cultural issues are covered. Although the course is primarily based on lectures, visits to museums and exhibitions are part of the course requirements. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Corporate Brand Equity in the Context of European Cultural Identity (Fall)
Since the globalization of the economy at the end of the last century, the context of brand communications in today's businesses has radically changed. Communication strategies to reach any type of target group are challenged to anticipate stakeholders' interests, build brand equity beyond good products and services and be able to remain competitive in a highly-active technological context that has reversed some of the traditional ways of managing businesses. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Global Marketing & Culture of FC Barcelona: Playing for fun or for keeps (Fall and Spring)
European football (soccer) has become a major cultural vehicle in the global world, both in terms of economical impact and social influence. This course focuses on how this sport shapes the social, economical and cultural realms, and tries to interpret the different links between the game itself and the dimensions surrounding it: media coverage, aesthetic value, political targeting, public and corporate policies... In that context, FC Barcelona remains a unique case, studied in business schools as an example of global market branding, while passionately lived by millions of fans all over the world. Moreover, Barcelona city offers a privileged standpoint to better understand football as a growing issue within contemporary culture. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Global Media and International Journalism in the 21st Century (Fall)
This course looks at world news management from the beginning of the 21st century to the present day. The consolidation of global media such as Al-Jazeera in the Arab world, Tele Sur (Latin America), or Zee TV (India) is reviewed. By analyzing case studies such as the media coverage of Islam, the Africa story, the European Union, and the image of Spain in the foreign press, we analyze the role of the foreign correspondent as an intercultural mediator, the media construction of the “Other,” the new actors in the global news narrative, and ask the question: how does the future of the world news system shape up? Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Globalization, Development and Social Cohesion: which role for International Development Cooperation? (Fall and Spring)
Cooperation for development is a fundamental objective for various international actors such as the United Nations (UN), more concretely the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the World Bank; and the European Union. International cooperation, from a multilevel and integral point of view, implies not only the participation of intergovernmental and State institutions but also of local governments and non-governmental organizations. In this context, all actors have to contribute from their own areas of expertise in order to improve the system. The European Union is a paradigmatic illustration of this multilevel approach and commitment to international cooperation for development. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Neurosciences for Humanities (Spring)
How reliable is our perception of the world? What is consciousness? Is free will an illusion? Does beauty reside in our brain? Neurosciences study the brain, from genes and cells to behavior and, during the last years, the scientific study of the brain has provided radical new clues about how the brain works. This knowledge has strong implications for many areas of human activity outside the conventional environment of medicine or psychology, and expands to economics, laws, philosophy or art. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the dialogue between neurosciences and humanities, thereby breaking the classical gap between CP Snows' "Two Cultures". Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Political Ideas in Historical Context: from the French Revolution to Globalization (Fall)
The course represents a systematic introduction to major political ideas that emerged and developed from the French Revolution to globalization The classes will be based on analyzing and debating political ideas and arguments of representative authors such as E. Burke, A. de Tocqueville, J. S. Mill, K. Marx, F. Nietzsche or Hannah Arendt. Relevant documentaries and films will be discussed in order to better grasp the historical context and the power of ideas in shaping political events. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Politics and Society in the European Union (Fall)
The course is aimed at introducing the main institutions and the structure of the EU to US students. Module 1 of the course will examine the origin and the development of European integration process, the main theories behind the process of integration and the institutional structure of the EU. Module 2 is more policy-oriented and it will focus on some of the most relevant issues surrounding the contemporary debate on European integration: formulation of the EU budget, enlargement, neighborhood policy, the EU in the international scenario and the democratic deficit. *this is the former "An Introduction to the EU" course.Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Screening the Global World: Cultural Diversity and Public Television Space (Fall and Spring)
How should Television treat the diversity of contemporary societies? How to respond to the challenge of global communication preserving, at the same time, the adequate discursive treatment of diverse cultural groups, minorities, the phenomenon of immigration and the representation of Otherness in broader social sense? In US the industrial TV model and private stations shape social imaginary, but variety of other countries choose the primacy of public television in order to promote values of equality and the integration of citizens. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

"Sepharad": History and Heritage of Jewish Spain (Spring)
This course is a tour towards the human, historical, architectonic and cultural patrimony of the Spanish Jewish, in the context of the Medieval, Modern and current Spain.

The Barcelona Journey towards Sustainability: Economic, Business & Social transformations (Fall and Spring)
This course celebrates the city of Barcelona and embarks the student in a journey to better understand the concept of Sustainability and its novel applications. Starting with the question "why Barcelona?", we then move to enlightening examples of sustainability in the history and art of the city. Inspired by different concrete realizations, we analyze different approaches to sustainability, experience its emotionally loaded "dark side", visit several research institutions firmly committed to sustainability, visit some natural areas and finish the course with an inspiring experiential session. *this is the former "The Barcelona Journey towards Sustainability" course. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Understanding Globalization: Historical Roots of Economic, Political and Cultural Exchanges between East Asia, America and Europe (Fall and Spring)
The course aims to put the contemporary discussion of globalization into historical perspective by examining the long-lasting interactions of East Asian countries, Latin America and Southern Europeans from 1500-1800 in order to be a rich and understandable explanation of three hundred years of globalization. The course will focus on the debate about economic histories of divergence between the East and the West. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP) Electives—in Spanish

Barcelona: History and City/Barcelona: Historia y Ciudad (Fall and Spring)
Students examine the past and present of this cosmopolitan European city, from its pre-Roman roots to its modern architecture. Special emphasis is placed on the typical Catalan and Mediterranean features in the development of contemporary Barcelona. City visits and tours complement in-class lectures. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Catalan Language and Culture/Lengua y Cultura Catalana (Fall)
This class introduces students to the grammatical structures of the Catalan language. Students work on vocabulary building through exercises, readings, videos, and commentary on Catalan culture. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Communication and Society in Spain/Comunicación y Sociedad en España (Spring)
This course intends to show the functioning and structure of the media in Spain. For that purpose, sessions alternate theory and practice in order to reflect the general communication system and its peculiarities. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Contemporary Spanish Society and Politics/Sociedad y Política en España (Fall)
This class examines the sociological and political aspects of post-Franco Spain, emphasizing elements of change and continuity such as the constitution, political parties, monarchy, populace, and immigration. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Contemporary Spanish Literature (20th Century)/Literatura Española Contemporánea (Fall)
This class provides students a critical approach to the different genres, literary trends, and most representative authors of Spanish literature during the contemporary period of the 20th century. The texts are placed into context by dealing with the different literary issues that arise from them, as well as their relation with the arts, history, and thinking of their time. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Communication and risk society/ Comunicación y sociedad del riesgo (Fall) The course will explain the risks in current society. We will also analyze how media covers and treats these kinds of episodes (terrorism, environmental crisis, anthropological risks…). The evolution of the human knowledge thanks to the chemical, biological and nuclear industry, added to the natural risks provoked by climate change and global terrorism, generate a bigger tendency to all kinds of crisis. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Images of Spain in Contemporary Cinema/Imágenes de España en el Cine Contemporáneo (Fall and Spring)
This course offers a vision of Spanish cinema, from the beginning of democracy in the 70s until present day. Special attention is placed on directors who are well known for their artistic values as well as for their capacity to reflect the Spanish society and the recent social changes in Spain, such as Almodóvar, Amenábar, Médem, and Guerín. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Literary Myths and Philosophy in Hispano-European Tradition/ Mitos Literarios y Filosofía en la Tradición Hispano-Europea (Fall)
This course analyzes specific dimensions of Spanish tradition through one of the founding myths of Western culture: the figure of Don Juan. The character of Don Juan is persistent in myths of European tradition dating back to medieval legends and has subsequently given rise to different versions and commentaries by scholars, writers and philosophers, both through the arts (Molière, Mozart, Byron, Mérimée, Dumas, Strauss, Trakl, Puskin), and philosophy (Kierkegaard, Ortega, Gasset, Unamuno). Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Pop politics and political branding in the global context/ Política Pop y brandring político en el contexto global (Spring)
The aim of this course is to renew the monodisciplinary focus from which we are used to set out the contemporary political communication, either from the Political Science area, either from the Communication Science area. The course is made from the complete hybridization that takes place globally, between communicative logics (from advertising and PR) and political logics. With its different approximations and methodologies they are in an inseparable union: to understand contemporary political strategy and political communication you need to understand the bind between them. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Spanish Oral Expression Techniques/Español: Técnicas de Expresión Oral (Fall)
This seminar is for students who wish to improve their spoken Spanish in academic or formal contexts. The seminar follows a methodology that combines communication practice with reflection and observation of the resources and linguistic phenomena. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Picasso, Miró, Dalí and the art of the Modern Age/ Picasso, Miró, Dalí y el arte de la Modernidad (Fall and Spring)
The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the main episodes of art in the XX century in a concrete background: the complicated relationships between tradition and vanguardism, classicism and modernism, revolution and artistic reaction during a whole century. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Spanish Literature from the Golden Age (Spring)
The course aims to expose the main authors and works of the Middle Ages and of the Spanish Golden Age, as an essential period of the Spanish literature history. The course will cover texts from different literary genres (poetry, narrative, theater) following a chronological order, starting with the low Medieval Age and following until the XVII century. The approach of the course belongs to the literature history more than to the literary theory. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Advanced Spanish. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The Arabic maze: from the springs to the Islamic State/ El laberinto árabe: de las primaveras al estado islámico(Fall and Spring)
This course is organized in five different interest areas: the situation of the Arab World after the Arab Springs, the political factors, the immediate consequences, the crisis situations and the external factors. Each one of these interest areas is structured following this schema: an introduction, a description and a conclusion. At the end of the course we will work on the new setting of relationships of the Arab World with the United States and with the European Union, the situation of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the relationships of the Arab World with Turkey and with Iran. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The International Protection of Human Rights (Spring)
This course aims to get the students closer to the system for international protection of Human Rights configured during the Second World War. The course will cover the mechanisms of Human Rights protection that is used by the United Nations, the institutions in charge of their protection in a regional and continental level, with a special reference to the European protection system. Finally, the course will cover Spain as an example of a system that protects human rights. Controversial subjects in this same area, from a comparative law perspective focusing on the differences between European and North American legislation will also be covered. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The social movement in the XXI century facing globalization, crisis and the democratization processes (Fall)
This course aims to offer an analysis of the action of the social movement of different parts of the world facing phenomena of the XXI century like globalization, political and economic crisis, and the democratization processes. The social movements have been shaping as social and political actors that are influencing different factors: globalization, democratization processes in the Arab World and democratic deepening in the western countries. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The New Sociolinguistic Period in Spain (Spring)
The subject aims to develop the intercultural and cross-cultural competence of the student while improving the level of communication in Spanish. This course will cover cultural misunderstandings, stereotypes, and prejudices related to the Spanish culture from the perspective of the culture of the students. From this analysis the course aims to develop the intercultural and cross-cultural communication in Spanish, using a more extended knowledge of the Spanish culture and the students own culture, students can communicate better in Spanish, with the idea that culture and language go always together. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The Social Movement in the XXI Century towards Globalization, Crisis and the Democratization Processes (Fall and Spring)
This course aims to offer an analysis of the action of the social movement from different places of the world towards different phenomena of the XXI century such as globalization, political and economic crisis, and the democratization processes. Social movements are characterized by social and political players which affect how globalization is built within the processes of democratization in the Arab countries as well as the democratic deepening in major Western countries.Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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