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Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 15 – Jun 2, 2018 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 30, 2017 – Jun 2, 2018 (40 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Make the most of your advanced Spanish language skills in one of the world’s most energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan cities: Madrid. Fast-forward your language skills, continue your studies at one of the most prestigious universities, travel throughout the region – this study-abroad experience has no shortage of options to put you on the path to fluency and fully experience student life, Spanish-style.

Unique Experiences

  • Perfect your spoken Spanish

    with conversation exchanges and organized activities with the Spanish Student Network.

  • Add relevant work experience

    to your resume with an internship that aligns with your major.

  • Take advantage of a host of opportunities

    for maximum immersion, from tutoring to personal workshops, to campus activities.

  • world-class art museums within steps of each other

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  • minutes - longest you’ll walk to find green space

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Location & Culture

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Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts make it an important international metropolis, and the major hub in southern Europe. Spain’s capitol city is also its largest, with a historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, and world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, outdoor parks, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore beyond Madrid with three-day trips to Toledo, the Natural Park of Hoces de Duratón, the Monastery of El Escorial, the Roman architecture of the city of Segovia, or the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alcalá de Henares.
  • Visit Sevilla, Barcelona, Granada, Bilbao, the Canary Islands, or Morocco during an unforgettable weekend excursion.
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, dance classes, urban art and graffiti tours, and neighborhood visits.
  • Savor down-time with Spanish students while you rock climb, play basketball, hike, kayak, swim, or catch a theater, dance, or music performance.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. We’re ready to help you help kids, teens, and disabled people in Madrid, through schools, associations, and outreach programs.

Peer-to-peer language support. Practice your Spanish skills and make a new friend with our language exchange program.   

Tutoring. The CIEE Study Center is the place to get help with Spanish, check your language course assignments, and more.

Internships. Earn credit and beef up your resume with international experience in publishing, medical care, or supporting an NGO – there are plenty of options.

Personal workshops. Learn about issues like culture shock, LGBTQ life in Madrid, cooking, stress management, job interview skills, and more.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay. Students can live with Spanish families – a great way to absorb maximum language and culture, and create lasting friendships. Each student has a private bedroom and shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities.

    Shared apartments. Students can live with other CIEE students and a Spanish student with apartments that have single or double rooms. Utilities, cleaning, laundry facilities, and Internet access are included.

    Commuting. Host homes and housing are all in central Madrid with a 40- to 60-minute commute to campus, and a shorter commute to the CIEE Study Center. Year-long students Students can opt to live in independently-found apartments during second semester, provided they have Spanish-speaking roommates. Students are responsible for finding, leasing, and managing apartments, and need prior approval from CIEE.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Hosts provided breakfast plus another meal per day. Students can purchase the rest of their meals on or nearby campus. Apartments: Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their apartments, or purchase affordable meals on or off campus.

Madrid, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    Madrid

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    UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID (UC3M), GETAFE

    This campus is a 45-minute commute from central Madrid.

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or use public transportation.

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What you need to know

The program details

This academic program is geared for advanced level Spanish speakers who want a quality academic experience and a for-credit internship to complement living in a Spanish urban setting. Students need strong language skills, dedication to academic work, and a background in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, religion, or communications. All courses are taught in Spanish. Students complete a Spanish placement test to determine language level and language course requirements. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Established in 1989, UC3M received the European Campus of Excellence award in 2010 is recognized as Spain's most prestigious institution of higher education. It follows a U.S. academic calendar, and has one of the highest percentages of full-time and tenured female faculty in Spain. The university hosts some 20,000 students, with 4,000 at the Getafe campus in the southern metropolitan area.

Each semester, UC3M offers about 30 short-term Humanities seminars taught by field experts to international and Spanish students for credit. These discussion-sized classes that cover topics that range from architecture to mediation to cinema. Exams for regular university fall semester courses may take place in late January. Early exams must be arranged before confirming final class registration on site. Courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid .

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    University courses meet twice a week and classes are scheduled every day, Monday through Friday. Instruction includes lectures and practice groups. UC3M: Class size: 15-60 students. Class make-up: Students take classes with other American students in the Estudios Hispánicos Department (CEH), and can enroll directly in regular university courses and seminars with Spanish and international students.

  • GRADING

    Students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, class participation, and attendance. Some university classes may also require term papers, group projects, or class presentations. Others may have just one oral or written final exam. Most exams consist of written essays. Professors assign numerical grades based on a 10-point scale, which are converted to the U.S. letter grading scale.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students should expect to maintain an active academic schedule that includes a variety of structured extracurricular activities with Spanish students from the university. Class attendance in class is mandatory, and coursework and exams are to be completed as assigned, on schedule. When choosing university courses, note that Spanish students begin to study one area right away; they do not take general or core courses. CIEE students should not enroll in upper level direct enrollment courses for subjects not previously studied in college. UC3M Students choose some courses from the Estudios Hispánicos, which offers regular university departments and CIEE courses. Estudios Hispánicos and regular university courses run from early September until early December in fall, and from late January to late April or May in spring. Special humanities seminars are taught for 10 to 30 hours throughout the semester. Note: Exams for regular university fall semester courses may take place in late January. Early exams must be arranged before confirming final class registration on site.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    5 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours
  • Total credit, year: 30 semester/45 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: CIEE and CEH courses: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted UC3M direct enrollment classes with Spanish students: 4 credits/4.5 quarter hours
  • UCSM seminars: 10-20 hours, credit – 1-2 one credits, unless otherwise noted

Students who choose Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) enroll in the following:

  • 1 language course (Bilingual or heritage students may be exempted and substitute another university course. Academic year students are not required to take Spanish during second semester if they complete Advanced Spanish level during fall.)
  • 1 or more one direct enrollment course
  • Remaining courses from Estudios Hispanicos (CEH), university departments, or CIEE elective courses taught in Spanish. Second-semester students choose 4-5 courses from CEH, CIEE, or the university, with at least 2 direct enroll university courses.

Spring 2018 Courses

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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 COURSES

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID COURSES

The following list is for informational purposes only. Updated class offerings and information is available here

REQUIRED ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are required to enroll in one of the following Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. Students who place at the near native speaker level, or prove they are Spanish-heritage students with a bilingual level during the on-site placement test will be exempt from this language course requirement.

Advanced Spanish Language
This course is aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises.

Upper Intermediate Spanish Language / Upper Intermediate Spanish Composition
These courses are designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammar knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice.

ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS ELECTIVE COURSES

The following list is a representative sampling of courses available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses may be consulted on the university’s website upon arrival in Madrid.

Historia del Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid.

Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends.

Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world.

Taller de Escritura/Composicion
This course is aimed to improve the Spanish writing skills of students. Through a series of writing exercises, students will acquire new writing skills as well as learn new tools to compose texts that will help them with their other courses on site. Students placed in the high intermediate Spanish language placement test on site are encouraged to consider this course.

El Terrorismo y sus víctimas: un desafío global desde 11-S
The terrorist attacks in NYC in 2001 were the first of a series of terrorists actions all over the world: Madrid, London, Nice, Brussels, Orlando or Ankara are just some examples of the terrorist menace in the name of Allah. This course will review the history of terrorism as well as will differentiate terrorism related to nationalism, trafficking, and jihad. The course will also focus on victims, how they are supported after suffering an attack and what it is considered a terrorism victim. 

Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course.

Estudios Culturales
In an attempt to better understand Spain today, students study the cultural production in Spain from 1931 to the present including “high” versus “mass” culture, analyzing popular texts, publicity and speeches, listening to popular music, and critiquing audio visual materials. The goal of the course is to explore the myriad of cultural expressions that form the collective memory of contemporary Spanish society. Students also participate in three class excursions.

Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to have a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today.

Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism.

Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected texts of poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

Literatura del Siglo de Oro
The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique.

Politica y Sociedad en la España Contemporánea
Students explore the dynamics of Spanish society through a brief introduction to institutions and history. They explore current events through practical applications and presentations through individual and group work and two-day excursions.

Religión y Sociedad en España
This course is aimed to review the origins of the three major religions and their coexistence in Spain until the 15th century. The imposition of Catholicism as the only creed over centuries had not impede the return of Jewish and Islamic practitioners   

Sociología del Sistema educativo español
This course is aimed to learn the role of Education as a social engine. Thus, it explores the origins and evolution of the Spanish Education System, the internal and external agents, and main problems. It also focuses on the relationship between education and inequality, challenges related to ethnicity, gender and social class and the case studies in other areas in advanced societies. 

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, and Poniatowska, and write short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting.

REGULAR UNIVERSITY COURSES

Please visit the University website for more information.

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Business Administration

Fall
Bank Management, Creation and Administration of Small Businesses, Essentials for Business, Financial Accounting, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, The Genesis of the Modern Firm, Human Resource Management, International Trade, Introduction to Consumer Behavior, Macroeconomics, Management Accounting, Marketing, Mathematics for Economics I, Methods for Quality Control, Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis, Operations Management, The Origins of the Modern Firm, Organizational Design, Organizational Economics, Patrimonial Law, Principles of Economics, Sociology of Work, Strategic Management, and Statistics II

Spring
Asset Valuation, Business Optimization and Simulation, Commercial Law, Dynamic and Financial Econometrics, Econometrics, Economic History, Financial Economics, Financial Management, Financial and Services Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Industrial Organization, Innovation and Technological Change, International Business Management, International Finance, Introduction to Accounting, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Macroeconomics, Optimization and Simulation for Business, Organizational Behavior, Predication Techniques, Supply Chain Management, Statistics I, and Technological Chance

Economics

Fall
Advanced Mathematics for Economics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometric Techniques, Economic Growth, Economic Progress in Spain: 1850–2000, Economics of European Integration, Essentials of Business, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Markets and Environment, Mathematics for Economics I, Microeconomic Theory, Principles of Economics, Public Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Social and Political Theory, Statistics II, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Quantitative Microeconomics

Spring
Accounting I, Advanced Econometrics, Applied Economics, Dynamic Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics of Education, Economics of Information, Economic History, The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital, Financial Economics, Government Policy Evaluation, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Political Economy, The Process of European Economic Integration (since 1945), Quantitative Macroeconomics, Statistics I, Topics in Economic History, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Topics of Public Economics

Employment and Labour Relations

Fall
Administrative Law, Business Internationalization and Labour Relations, Business Taxes, Constitutional Rights in the Workplace, Cooperative Law, Employment Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Sociology, Labour Economics, Management Planning and Decision Making in Human Resources, Management Accounting, Principles of Economics, Principles of Law, Organizational Behavior, Social Security Law, Sociology of Organizations and Work, Strategic Management, and Techniques of Social Research and Labor Market

Spring
Accounting, Analysis of Labour-Social Policy, Analysis of the Regulatory Framework of Employment Relations in Spain, Collective Labour Law, Contemporary Social and Economic History, Development Strategies for Businesses, Enterprise Law, Financial Statements Analysis, Human Capital Development Strategies, Human Resource Management, Human Resources Psychology, The Labor Market in Spain, Organizational Design, Outsourcing and Labour Relations, Rudiments of Psychology, Statistics, and Theories of Labour Relations

Film, Television, and Media

Fall
Audiovisual “Mise-en-Scene,” Audiovisual Technology, Cinema and Television in Spain, Digital Post-Production, Fiction Videomaking, Film Production, Film Studies, Fundamentals of Film and Television Direction I, History of 20th Century Spain, Introduction to Communication and Media Studies, Laboratory in Fiction Videomaking, Media Technology, Moving Image History, Principles of Economics, Reading Moving Image (Film and Television), Theory of the Image, Theory of Law, and Visual Theory

Spring
Advertising and Communication, Audiovisual and Media Landscape, Audiovisual Media Psychology, Audiovisual Narrative, Documentary Videomaking, Fundamentals of Films and Television Direction II, Journalistic Communication, Laboratory in Documental Videomaking, Laboratory in Radio, Literature in Contemporary Culture, Media Landscape, Psychology of Audiovisual Media, Publicity Communication, Radio Workshop, and Television Studies

Finance and Accounting

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Cost Management, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Econometrics II, Economic History, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Econometrics, Financial Institution Systems, Financial Market Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Legislation on Labour Costs and Social Security, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Organization and Management, Principles of Economics, Spanish Fiscal System, and Statistics II

Spring
Business Finance Law, Econometrics I, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Optimization and Simulation in Business, and Statistics I

Journalism

Fall
Argumentative and Opinion Journalism, Communication in Business, Economic Journalism, Information Law in Multimedia and Interactive Contexts, Institutional Information, Interpretive Journalism, Journalism and Social Change in Spain, Journalistic Information about Situations Tendencies and Social Problems, Media Theory, Newspaper Reporting, Oration and Communication Media, Organization and Management of News Companies, Multimedia Communication: The Journalist’s story, Narrative Resources for Journalistic Reporting, Political Philosophy, Publicity in Information Media, Radio Journalism, Reporting in Depth, Techniques of Locution, Scientific and Environmental Journalism, Sports Journalism, Theory and Analysis of the Audiovisual Documentary, Thought and Belief in the Contemporary World, and Trends and Social Problems

Spring
Audiovisual Production, Applied Statistics for Journalism, Business Strategies in the Current World, Digital Documentation, Effects of Media System, Geography of the Current World, History of World Journalism, History of Writing, Editing, and Reading, Infographics in Journalistic Media, Information and Conflict I: The Media and Violence, Information and Conflict II: The Role of Religions, Informative Functions of Newspaper Design, International Journalism: Global Information, International Journalism I: Global Information, International Journalism II: International Organizations, The Journalism of Nearness: Local Information, The Journalism of Politics and Parliaments, Journalistic Treatment of Violence in the News, Local Journalism, News Reporting, Online Journalism, Participation in the Web of Civil Society, Photojournalism and the Digital Image, Research Methods in Journalism, Spanish Language Applied to the Media, Statistics Applied to Journalism, Structure and Information Effects of the Media System, and Television Journalism

Law

Fall
Administrative Action in Specific Sectors, Civil Procedure Law, The Constitution and Sources of the Legal System, Constitutional Organization of Government, Contract Law, The Employer and his/her Legal Status, International Private Law: General, Offenses against Persons and Society, Property Rights, Public Administration Organization and Activities, Public International Law I, Roman Law, Royalty Law, The Spanish Legal System, Sindicate Rights and Labor Procedure, and Theory of Law and Sociology of Law

Spring
Basic Institutions of Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family and Succession Law, Historical Foundations of the Legal System, Introduction to Civil Law, Labour Rights: Individual Labour Relations, Law of Obligations and Casualty Law, Legal Theory of Crime, Merchant Contracts, Offenses against Public Patrimony and Civil Servant Offenses, Principles of Economy, Public Liberties and Constitutional Rights, and Public Spending and Resource Funding

Library and Information Science

Fall
Archives, Automated Cataloguing, Cataloguing Non-Print Materials, Documental Information Law, Information and Society, Intellectual Property, Introduction to Business Administration, History of the Document, History of the Institutions, Indexing and Abstracting, Introduction to Sociology, Internet Technologies, Paleography and Diplomatics, Public and School Libraries, Records Management, User Interface Programming, and User Studies

Spring
Accessibility and Universal Design of Information, Advanced Cataloguing, Analysis and Description of Ancient Books, Analysis and Design of Database Systems, Automation Systems in Information Services, Computing, Digital Publishing, Electronic Records Management for the Enterprise, Information Centres Management and Marketing, Information Literary Services Information Policies, Knowledge of Classification Systems, Reference Service, Specialized Information Resources, and Statistics

Political Science

Fall
Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies, Comparative Politics I, Constitutional Law, European Law and Institutions, Fundamentals of Political Science, History of Contemporary Political and Electoral Processes, Introduction to Politics, Macroeconomics, and Political Actors and Behavior II, Political Analysis II, Political Philosophy, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Politics and Communication, Principles of Economics, Public Expenditure and Tax Law, Public Marketing, Public Policy and Governance II, Sociology, Spanish Politics I, and Theory of Law

Spring
Accounting for Public Institutions, Administrative Law, Administrative Law II—Budget Law, Advanced Techniques for Research in Political Science, Comparative Politics II, Constitutional Law II, European Politics, Game Theory, Government and Public Policies, International Commerce, International Relations and Organizations, International Trade, Political Actors and Behaviour I, Political Advising, Political Analysis I, Political Analysis III, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Public Economics, Public Management, Public Policy and Governance II, Social Research Methods, Social Structure and Change, Spanish Politics II, Statistics, Statistics II, and The Sociology of Spain

Sociology

Fall
Advanced Models and Methods of Evaluation, Contemporary History, Contemporary Social Theory, Creation Theory, Demographic Analysis, Economic and Social History of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fundamentals of Political Science, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Law, Introduction to Politics, Introduction to Program and Organization Evaluation, Introduction to Social Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Principles of Economics, Social Anthropology, Social Participation Processes and Methodology, Social Policy and Welfare State, Social Problems II: Family and Gender, Social Problems IV: Sociology of Climate Change, Society and the Environment, Sociology Information Sources, Sociology of Ageing, Sociology of the Organization, Spanish Politics, Sources of Information in Sociology, Techniques in Qualitative Social Investigation and Urban Sociology

Spring
Analysis of Spatial Processes and Territorial Order, Behavior and Political Actors, Classic Sociological Theory, Development of Program and Organizational Evaluation, Gender Equality Policies, Introduction to Computing, Mainstreams in the Development of the Sociological Theory, Market Research and Public Opinion, Population Theory, Organizations and International Relations, Political Sociology, Social Problems I: Inequality and Social Exclusion, Social Problems III: New Forms of Work and Changes in Labor Relations, Social Problems V: Sociology of Immigration, Social Psychology, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Knowledge, The Sociology of Spain, Statistics for Social Sciences I, Statistics for Social Sciences II, Statistics for Social Sciences III, Structure and Social Change, Theory of the People, and Quantitative Social Research Methods

Finances and Economics

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Computer Programming, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Cost Management, Econometrics II, Economic History, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Exploratory Data Analysis, Finance I, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Market Law, Financial Institution Systems, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Mathematical Methods I, Mathematical Methods II, Multivariate Methods, Operational Research, Principles of Economics, Quality Control, Regression Methods, Statistical Inference Methods I, and Statistics II

Spring
Accounting, Advanced Mathematical Methods I, Advanced Mathematical Methods II, Basic Principles of Databases, Business Finance Law, Computing, Corporate Finance, Econometrics I, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Marketing, Marketing Research, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Optimization and Simulation in Business, Monetary and Financial Economics, Principles of Economics, Statistical Inference Methods II, Statistical Methods for Finance and Insurance, Statistics I, Stochastic Processes, Survey Sampling, Theory of Financial Accounting, and Quantitative Microeconomics.

Tourism
Please note: all courses are given on Colmenarejo Campus.

Fall
Accounting, Competition and Decision Making, Economic History, Geography of the Contemporary World, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labour Relations in the Tourism Sector, Management of Intermediary Firms, Management of Leisure Firms, Marketing, Natural and Cultural Heritage of Madrid, Operations and Processes, Principles of Economics, Public Law in Tourism, Sociology of Tourism, Spatial and Touristic Planning I, Statistics II, and Travels and Images Tourist Spaces

Spring
Advertising, Art History, Contemporary History, Contract Law in the Tourist Sector, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Tourism and Museums, Financial Management, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Market Research, Promotion and Public Relations Techniques, Statistics I, Territorial Heritage, Tourist Planning and Guide of Trips and Circuits, and Tourist Resources and Territories

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Arts and Humanities
Please note: this is a blended learning program.

Fall
Aesthetics, Antiquity and Classic Legacy, Art History I, Classical Antiquity and Legacy, Contemporary Literary Movements, Contemporary Trends in Philosophy, General Linguistics, History of America, History of Art I, History of Cinema, History of Modern Spain, History of Philosophy II, History of Theatre, History of Today’s World, International Society, Knowledge Society, Literary Movements, Metaphysics, Modern History, The Modern History of Spain, Prehistory and Ancient History, Regional Geography, Science and Historic Change, Social Theory, and Theory of Literature

Spring
Art and Heritage, Art and Technology, Art History II, Classics Culture, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Artistic Movements, Contemporary History, Contemporary History of Spain, Contemporary Literature of Spain and Ibero-America, Cultural History, Discourse Analysis, Evolution and Variations of Spanish, Gender Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, History of Contemporary International Relations, History of Economic Thought, History of Music, History of Philosophy I, Logic and Argumentation, Medieval History, Moral Philosophy, Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics, and Theory of Contemporary Culture

SHORT HUMANITIES SEMINARS

Fall
Analysis of the Information Society
Application of Relevant Technologies for Development
Art: From Humanism to Dehumanization (15th to 20th Centuries) 
Avoiding the Barriers of Accessibility in the Information Society
Bioethics
Capitalism and Communism Head On: A Brief History of the Cold War
The Caribbean: Myths and Realities
The Changes of Post War Europe and the U.S. (1945–1975) 
Contemporary International Conflict
Counter Revolutionaries: The Radicalization of Spanish Rights During the Second Republic (1931–1936) 
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity: An Approximation to Roman Penal Law
The Diffusion of Fascism in Italy and Spain: A Comparative Vision
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Empirical Approximations of Moral Judgements
Engineering Low Cost Cinema
The Era of the Genome: How it Effects our Lives and Economy
Franco’s Spain Through Cinema and Literature
Free Knowledge and Learning on the Web
Free Software
From the Codex to the E-Book: A History of Writing Culture
From Prehistory to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in East Asia and Ancient Egypt
Fundamental Readings on International Contemporary History
Gender Studies: Women, Cinema, and Writing
Geographic Space and Cinema
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Gladiators: Showcase of the Roman Civilization
Hispania: From the PreRoman Village to the End of the Empire
History of the Today’s World: Keys to Understanding the Historical Process
History of Science and TechnologyHow to Read Science: Technical Scientific Language
Introduction to the History of Gardens
Introduction to Latin and Latin Literature Through its Texts
International Action Against Terrorism
The Library in the Palm of Your Hand
Monotheist Religions: Judaism, Christianism, and Islam
Music of the 20th Century Nuclear Energy: A Debate
The Path of Feminism in the Contemporary Age
Philosophic Thought and the Politics of Plato
The Power of Science and the Science of Power: Discourse Analysis of Spanish Scientists From the End of the Century
Postwar Art and Artistic Thought in Spain (1939-1959) 
Reason and Faith: Dialogue or Confrontation? 
Relevant Technologies and Cooperation for Development
Religions of the Ancient World: The Case of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece
The Roman Spectacle
Scientific Voyages in History
Sex, Gender, and Identity: Introduction to Queer Theory
The Socioeconomics of Migration in a Globalized World
Sociology of the Engineering Profession
Sports, Politics and Identities in the 20th Century
Structures of the World
Teamwork: From Cinema to Sports and From Sports to Business
The (Un)inhabited Body: Women, Art, Cinema, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Videogames: Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds
Voyage to Antiquity
War as the Protagonist of History
What future of the World Awaits Us? 
Women in the Golden Age
Women in Religion: Patriarchy and the Gender Perspective
Work in Society: Reality, Ideology, and Social Rights

Spring
Analysis of the Information Society
An Approximation Towards Contemporary Theatre: Principal Tendencies
Applications of Relevant Technologies to Development
Art and Artistic Thought in Postwar Spain (1939–1959) 
Artificial Intelligence in Cinema and Literature
Astrophysics and the Universe Studying Itself
Biomedicine, Rights, and Society
Bioethics
The Body Unclothed: Women, Art, Film, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Buildings of Hispano-Romanic Performances: The History of Their Discovery
Capitalism and Communism Face to Face: A Brief History of the Cold War
Christianism in European Cultural History
Ciberculture and Network Communities
Cinematographic Genres
Cinematographic Language
The Classic Imaginary in Western Art: The Greek Cannon
Comic Theatre and its Recurring Mechanisms
Conceptions of Speaking and World Representation: Language and the Value Scale
The Conquest of Space
Conscience and Human Rights
The Construction of Europe in the Middle Ages
Contemporary Art and its Diffusion
Contemporary International Conflict
The Creation of Businesses
Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Age: A Short Approximation Towards Roman Criminal Rights
Criminology and the Politics of Crime
Culture, Literacy, and Libraries in the Formation of European Identity
Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century
Democratic Government and Citizen Participation
The Discovery of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs: Spanish Engineers in America
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Elections in Spain (1977-2010) 
Europe and the United States Between the World Wars (1914-1945) 
Film and the Visual Arts: Paths and Crosspaths in the Second Half of the 20th Century
From 1914 to 1936: The Beginning of the 20th Century in Spain
From Pre-History to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in the Far East
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Greek Antiquity and the Western World
The Grotesque Fashion Show of Literature
The History of Aerospace Technology
The History of Secret Writings
The History of Terrorism to Al-Qaeda
The History of Women in Contemporary Spain
Historic Fundamentals of Contemporary Medicine
Human Dignity: The Challenge of the 21st Century
Human Rights and Cinema
Immunity and International Penal Law
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Introduction to Geological Risks and Dangers
Irresponsible Language and Use of Economic Information: Manipulation of Headlines and Content
Islam: Religion, Culture, and Politics
Landscape in Art
The Legend of Classic Antiquity: Facts and Myths that have Marked Human History
Man and the Machine: From Watches to Molecular Machines
Meaning in Language and Music
One Hundred Years of Automobile History
Philosophy and Literature: Memory and Experience
The Reflection of Rights in Literature
The Religious Problem in Contemporary Spain
Rights in Literature: Rights in Comedy
Science and Critical Thought
Secret Information and Intelligence Services: From Spying to Global Security
Spaces for Art: Production, Exhibition, and Diffusion
Spain and Islam
Spain in the 20th Century
Spanish Architecture of the 20th Century: From Modernism to Postmodernism
The Spanish Crisis of the 30s: The 2nd Republic and the Civil War (1931-1939) 
The Spreading of Science
Sustainable Development
Ten Years of Contemporary Political Discourse of Historical Transcendency
Ten Lessons on the History of Philosophy
Today’s World Through the Keys to History
Ways of Talking About and Representing the World: Language and the Value Scale
World Conflict from 1945 to Today

Advanced Spanish Language
This course is aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises.

Upper Intermediate Spanish Language / Upper Intermediate Spanish Composition
These courses are designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammar knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice.

ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS ELECTIVE COURSES

The following list is a representative sampling of courses available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses may be consulted on the university’s website upon arrival in Madrid.

Historia del Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid.

Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends.

Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world.

Taller de Escritura/Composicion
This course is aimed to improve the Spanish writing skills of students. Through a series of writing exercises, students will acquire new writing skills as well as learn new tools to compose texts that will help them with their other courses on site. Students placed in the high intermediate Spanish language placement test on site are encouraged to consider this course.

El Terrorismo y sus víctimas: un desafío global desde 11-S
The terrorist attacks in NYC in 2001 were the first of a series of terrorists actions all over the world: Madrid, London, Nice, Brussels, Orlando or Ankara are just some examples of the terrorist menace in the name of Allah. This course will review the history of terrorism as well as will differentiate terrorism related to nationalism, trafficking, and jihad. The course will also focus on victims, how they are supported after suffering an attack and what it is considered a terrorism victim. 

Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course.

Estudios Culturales
In an attempt to better understand Spain today, students study the cultural production in Spain from 1931 to the present including “high” versus “mass” culture, analyzing popular texts, publicity and speeches, listening to popular music, and critiquing audio visual materials. The goal of the course is to explore the myriad of cultural expressions that form the collective memory of contemporary Spanish society. Students also participate in three class excursions.

Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to have a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today.

Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism.

Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected texts of poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

Literatura del Siglo de Oro
The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique.

Politica y Sociedad en la España Contemporánea
Students explore the dynamics of Spanish society through a brief introduction to institutions and history. They explore current events through practical applications and presentations through individual and group work and two-day excursions.

Religión y Sociedad en España
This course is aimed to review the origins of the three major religions and their coexistence in Spain until the 15th century. The imposition of Catholicism as the only creed over centuries had not impede the return of Jewish and Islamic practitioners   

Sociología del Sistema educativo español
This course is aimed to learn the role of Education as a social engine. Thus, it explores the origins and evolution of the Spanish Education System, the internal and external agents, and main problems. It also focuses on the relationship between education and inequality, challenges related to ethnicity, gender and social class and the case studies in other areas in advanced societies. 

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, and Poniatowska, and write short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting.

REGULAR UNIVERSITY COURSES

For more information please visit the University website.

Business Administration

Fall
Bank Management, Creation and Administration of Small Businesses, Essentials for Business, Financial Accounting, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, The Genesis of the Modern Firm, Human Resource Management, International Trade, Introduction to Consumer Behavior, Macroeconomics, Management Accounting, Marketing, Mathematics for Economics I, Methods for Quality Control, Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis, Operations Management, The Origins of the Modern Firm, Organizational Design, Organizational Economics, Patrimonial Law, Principles of Economics, Sociology of Work, Strategic Management, and Statistics II

Spring
Asset Valuation, Business Optimization and Simulation, Commercial Law, Dynamic and Financial Econometrics, Econometrics, Economic History, Financial Economics, Financial Management, Financial and Services Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Industrial Organization, Innovation and Technological Change, International Business Management, International Finance, Introduction to Accounting, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Macroeconomics, Optimization and Simulation for Business, Organizational Behavior, Predication Techniques, Supply Chain Management, Statistics I, and Technological Chance

Economics

Fall
Advanced Mathematics for Economics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometric Techniques, Economic Growth, Economic Progress in Spain: 1850–2000, Economics of European Integration, Essentials of Business, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Markets and Environment, Mathematics for Economics I, Microeconomic Theory, Principles of Economics, Public Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Social and Political Theory, Statistics II, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Quantitative Microeconomics

Spring
Accounting I, Advanced Econometrics, Applied Economics, Dynamic Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics of Education, Economics of Information, Economic History, The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital, Financial Economics, Government Policy Evaluation, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Political Economy, The Process of European Economic Integration (since 1945), Quantitative Macroeconomics, Statistics I, Topics in Economic History, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Topics of Public Economics

Employment and Labour Relations

Fall
Administrative Law, Business Internationalization and Labour Relations, Business Taxes, Constitutional Rights in the Workplace, Cooperative Law, Employment Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Sociology, Labour Economics, Management Planning and Decision Making in Human Resources, Management Accounting, Principles of Economics, Principles of Law, Organizational Behavior, Social Security Law, Sociology of Organizations and Work, Strategic Management, and Techniques of Social Research and Labor Market

Spring
Accounting, Analysis of Labour-Social Policy, Analysis of the Regulatory Framework of Employment Relations in Spain, Collective Labour Law, Contemporary Social and Economic History, Development Strategies for Businesses, Enterprise Law, Financial Statements Analysis, Human Capital Development Strategies, Human Resource Management, Human Resources Psychology, The Labor Market in Spain, Organizational Design, Outsourcing and Labour Relations, Rudiments of Psychology, Statistics, and Theories of Labour Relations

Film, Television, and Media

Fall
Audiovisual “Mise-en-Scene,” Audiovisual Technology, Cinema and Television in Spain, Digital Post-Production, Fiction Videomaking, Film Production, Film Studies, Fundamentals of Film and Television Direction I, History of 20th Century Spain, Introduction to Communication and Media Studies, Laboratory in Fiction Videomaking, Media Technology, Moving Image History, Principles of Economics, Reading Moving Image (Film and Television), Theory of the Image, Theory of Law, and Visual Theory

Spring
Advertising and Communication, Audiovisual and Media Landscape, Audiovisual Media Psychology, Audiovisual Narrative, Documentary Videomaking, Fundamentals of Films and Television Direction II, Journalistic Communication, Laboratory in Documental Videomaking, Laboratory in Radio, Literature in Contemporary Culture, Media Landscape, Psychology of Audiovisual Media, Publicity Communication, Radio Workshop, and Television Studies

Finance and Accounting

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Cost Management, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Econometrics II, Economic History, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Econometrics, Financial Institution Systems, Financial Market Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Legislation on Labour Costs and Social Security, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Organization and Management, Principles of Economics, Spanish Fiscal System, and Statistics II

Spring
Business Finance Law, Econometrics I, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Optimization and Simulation in Business, and Statistics I

Journalism

Fall
Argumentative and Opinion Journalism, Communication in Business, Economic Journalism, Information Law in Multimedia and Interactive Contexts, Institutional Information, Interpretive Journalism, Journalism and Social Change in Spain, Journalistic Information about Situations Tendencies and Social Problems, Media Theory, Newspaper Reporting, Oration and Communication Media, Organization and Management of News Companies, Multimedia Communication: The Journalist’s story, Narrative Resources for Journalistic Reporting, Political Philosophy, Publicity in Information Media, Radio Journalism, Reporting in Depth, Techniques of Locution, Scientific and Environmental Journalism, Sports Journalism, Theory and Analysis of the Audiovisual Documentary, Thought and Belief in the Contemporary World, and Trends and Social Problems

Spring
Audiovisual Production, Applied Statistics for Journalism, Business Strategies in the Current World, Digital Documentation, Effects of Media System, Geography of the Current World, History of World Journalism, History of Writing, Editing, and Reading, Infographics in Journalistic Media, Information and Conflict I: The Media and Violence, Information and Conflict II: The Role of Religions, Informative Functions of Newspaper Design, International Journalism: Global Information, International Journalism I: Global Information, International Journalism II: International Organizations, The Journalism of Nearness: Local Information, The Journalism of Politics and Parliaments, Journalistic Treatment of Violence in the News, Local Journalism, News Reporting, Online Journalism, Participation in the Web of Civil Society, Photojournalism and the Digital Image, Research Methods in Journalism, Spanish Language Applied to the Media, Statistics Applied to Journalism, Structure and Information Effects of the Media System, and Television Journalism

Law

Fall
Administrative Action in Specific Sectors, Civil Procedure Law, The Constitution and Sources of the Legal System, Constitutional Organization of Government, Contract Law, The Employer and his/her Legal Status, International Private Law: General, Offenses against Persons and Society, Property Rights, Public Administration Organization and Activities, Public International Law I, Roman Law, Royalty Law, The Spanish Legal System, Sindicate Rights and Labor Procedure, and Theory of Law and Sociology of Law

Spring
Basic Institutions of Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family and Succession Law, Historical Foundations of the Legal System, Introduction to Civil Law, Labour Rights: Individual Labour Relations, Law of Obligations and Casualty Law, Legal Theory of Crime, Merchant Contracts, Offenses against Public Patrimony and Civil Servant Offenses, Principles of Economy, Public Liberties and Constitutional Rights, and Public Spending and Resource Funding

Library and Information Science

Fall
Archives, Automated Cataloguing, Cataloguing Non-Print Materials, Documental Information Law, Information and Society, Intellectual Property, Introduction to Business Administration, History of the Document, History of the Institutions, Indexing and Abstracting, Introduction to Sociology, Internet Technologies, Paleography and Diplomatics, Public and School Libraries, Records Management, User Interface Programming, and User Studies

Spring
Accessibility and Universal Design of Information, Advanced Cataloguing, Analysis and Description of Ancient Books, Analysis and Design of Database Systems, Automation Systems in Information Services, Computing, Digital Publishing, Electronic Records Management for the Enterprise, Information Centres Management and Marketing, Information Literary Services Information Policies, Knowledge of Classification Systems, Reference Service, Specialized Information Resources, and Statistics

Political Science

Fall
Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies, Comparative Politics I, Constitutional Law, European Law and Institutions, Fundamentals of Political Science, History of Contemporary Political and Electoral Processes, Introduction to Politics, Macroeconomics, and Political Actors and Behavior II, Political Analysis II, Political Philosophy, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Politics and Communication, Principles of Economics, Public Expenditure and Tax Law, Public Marketing, Public Policy and Governance II, Sociology, Spanish Politics I, and Theory of Law

Spring
Accounting for Public Institutions, Administrative Law, Administrative Law II—Budget Law, Advanced Techniques for Research in Political Science, Comparative Politics II, Constitutional Law II, European Politics, Game Theory, Government and Public Policies, International Commerce, International Relations and Organizations, International Trade, Political Actors and Behaviour I, Political Advising, Political Analysis I, Political Analysis III, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Public Economics, Public Management, Public Policy and Governance II, Social Research Methods, Social Structure and Change, Spanish Politics II, Statistics, Statistics II, and The Sociology of Spain

Sociology

Fall
Advanced Models and Methods of Evaluation, Contemporary History, Contemporary Social Theory, Creation Theory, Demographic Analysis, Economic and Social History of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fundamentals of Political Science, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Law, Introduction to Politics, Introduction to Program and Organization Evaluation, Introduction to Social Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Principles of Economics, Social Anthropology, Social Participation Processes and Methodology, Social Policy and Welfare State, Social Problems II: Family and Gender, Social Problems IV: Sociology of Climate Change, Society and the Environment, Sociology Information Sources, Sociology of Ageing, Sociology of the Organization, Spanish Politics, Sources of Information in Sociology, Techniques in Qualitative Social Investigation and Urban Sociology

Spring
Analysis of Spatial Processes and Territorial Order, Behavior and Political Actors, Classic Sociological Theory, Development of Program and Organizational Evaluation, Gender Equality Policies, Introduction to Computing, Mainstreams in the Development of the Sociological Theory, Market Research and Public Opinion, Population Theory, Organizations and International Relations, Political Sociology, Social Problems I: Inequality and Social Exclusion, Social Problems III: New Forms of Work and Changes in Labor Relations, Social Problems V: Sociology of Immigration, Social Psychology, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Knowledge, The Sociology of Spain, Statistics for Social Sciences I, Statistics for Social Sciences II, Statistics for Social Sciences III, Structure and Social Change, Theory of the People, and Quantitative Social Research Methods

Finances and Economics

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Computer Programming, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Cost Management, Econometrics II, Economic History, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Exploratory Data Analysis, Finance I, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Market Law, Financial Institution Systems, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Mathematical Methods I, Mathematical Methods II, Multivariate Methods, Operational Research, Principles of Economics, Quality Control, Regression Methods, Statistical Inference Methods I, and Statistics II

Spring
Accounting, Advanced Mathematical Methods I, Advanced Mathematical Methods II, Basic Principles of Databases, Business Finance Law, Computing, Corporate Finance, Econometrics I, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Marketing, Marketing Research, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Optimization and Simulation in Business, Monetary and Financial Economics, Principles of Economics, Statistical Inference Methods II, Statistical Methods for Finance and Insurance, Statistics I, Stochastic Processes, Survey Sampling, Theory of Financial Accounting, and Quantitative Microeconomics.

Tourism

Please note: all courses are given on Colmenarejo Campus.

Fall
Accounting, Competition and Decision Making, Economic History, Geography of the Contemporary World, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labour Relations in the Tourism Sector, Management of Intermediary Firms, Management of Leisure Firms, Marketing, Natural and Cultural Heritage of Madrid, Operations and Processes, Principles of Economics, Public Law in Tourism, Sociology of Tourism, Spatial and Touristic Planning I, Statistics II, and Travels and Images Tourist Spaces

Spring
Advertising, Art History, Contemporary History, Contract Law in the Tourist Sector, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Tourism and Museums, Financial Management, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Market Research, Promotion and Public Relations Techniques, Statistics I, Territorial Heritage, Tourist Planning and Guide of Trips and Circuits, and Tourist Resources and Territories

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Please note: this is a blended learning program.

Fall
Aesthetics, Antiquity and Classic Legacy, Art History I, Classical Antiquity and Legacy, Contemporary Literary Movements, Contemporary Trends in Philosophy, General Linguistics, History of America, History of Art I, History of Cinema, History of Modern Spain, History of Philosophy II, History of Theatre, History of Today’s World, International Society, Knowledge Society, Literary Movements, Metaphysics, Modern History, The Modern History of Spain, Prehistory and Ancient History, Regional Geography, Science and Historic Change, Social Theory, and Theory of Literature

Spring
Art and Heritage, Art and Technology, Art History II, Classics Culture, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Artistic Movements, Contemporary History, Contemporary History of Spain, Contemporary Literature of Spain and Ibero-America, Cultural History, Discourse Analysis, Evolution and Variations of Spanish, Gender Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, History of Contemporary International Relations, History of Economic Thought, History of Music, History of Philosophy I, Logic and Argumentation, Medieval History, Moral Philosophy, Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics, and Theory of Contemporary Culture

SHORT HUMANITIES SEMINARS

Fall
Analysis of the Information Society
Application of Relevant Technologies for Development
Art: From Humanism to Dehumanization (15th to 20th Centuries) 
Avoiding the Barriers of Accessibility in the Information Society
Bioethics
Capitalism and Communism Head On: A Brief History of the Cold War
The Caribbean: Myths and Realities
The Changes of Post War Europe and the U.S. (1945–1975) 
Contemporary International Conflict
Counter Revolutionaries: The Radicalization of Spanish Rights During the Second Republic (1931–1936) 
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity: An Approximation to Roman Penal Law
The Diffusion of Fascism in Italy and Spain: A Comparative Vision
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Empirical Approximations of Moral Judgements
Engineering Low Cost Cinema
The Era of the Genome: How it Effects our Lives and Economy
Franco’s Spain Through Cinema and Literature
Free Knowledge and Learning on the Web
Free Software
From the Codex to the E-Book: A History of Writing Culture
From Prehistory to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in East Asia and Ancient Egypt
Fundamental Readings on International Contemporary History
Gender Studies: Women, Cinema, and Writing
Geographic Space and Cinema
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Gladiators: Showcase of the Roman Civilization
Hispania: From the PreRoman Village to the End of the Empire
History of the Today’s World: Keys to Understanding the Historical Process
History of Science and TechnologyHow to Read Science: Technical Scientific Language
Introduction to the History of Gardens
Introduction to Latin and Latin Literature Through its Texts
International Action Against Terrorism
The Library in the Palm of Your Hand
Monotheist Religions: Judaism, Christianism, and Islam
Music of the 20th Century Nuclear Energy: A Debate
The Path of Feminism in the Contemporary Age
Philosophic Thought and the Politics of Plato
The Power of Science and the Science of Power: Discourse Analysis of Spanish Scientists From the End of the Century
Postwar Art and Artistic Thought in Spain (1939-1959) 
Reason and Faith: Dialogue or Confrontation? 
Relevant Technologies and Cooperation for Development
Religions of the Ancient World: The Case of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece
The Roman Spectacle
Scientific Voyages in History
Sex, Gender, and Identity: Introduction to Queer Theory
The Socioeconomics of Migration in a Globalized World
Sociology of the Engineering Profession
Sports, Politics and Identities in the 20th Century
Structures of the World
Teamwork: From Cinema to Sports and From Sports to Business
The (Un)inhabited Body: Women, Art, Cinema, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Videogames: Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds
Voyage to Antiquity
War as the Protagonist of History
What future of the World Awaits Us? 
Women in the Golden Age
Women in Religion: Patriarchy and the Gender Perspective
Work in Society: Reality, Ideology, and Social Rights

Spring
Analysis of the Information Society
An Approximation Towards Contemporary Theatre: Principal Tendencies
Applications of Relevant Technologies to Development
Art and Artistic Thought in Postwar Spain (1939–1959) 
Artificial Intelligence in Cinema and Literature
Astrophysics and the Universe Studying Itself
Biomedicine, Rights, and Society
Bioethics
The Body Unclothed: Women, Art, Film, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Buildings of Hispano-Romanic Performances: The History of Their Discovery
Capitalism and Communism Face to Face: A Brief History of the Cold War
Christianism in European Cultural History
Ciberculture and Network Communities
Cinematographic Genres
Cinematographic Language
The Classic Imaginary in Western Art: The Greek Cannon
Comic Theatre and its Recurring Mechanisms
Conceptions of Speaking and World Representation: Language and the Value Scale
The Conquest of Space
Conscience and Human Rights
The Construction of Europe in the Middle Ages
Contemporary Art and its Diffusion
Contemporary International Conflict
The Creation of Businesses
Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Age: A Short Approximation Towards Roman Criminal Rights
Criminology and the Politics of Crime
Culture, Literacy, and Libraries in the Formation of European Identity
Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century
Democratic Government and Citizen Participation
The Discovery of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs: Spanish Engineers in America
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Elections in Spain (1977-2010) 
Europe and the United States Between the World Wars (1914-1945) 
Film and the Visual Arts: Paths and Crosspaths in the Second Half of the 20th Century
From 1914 to 1936: The Beginning of the 20th Century in Spain
From Pre-History to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in the Far East
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Greek Antiquity and the Western World
The Grotesque Fashion Show of Literature
The History of Aerospace Technology
The History of Secret Writings
The History of Terrorism to Al-Qaeda
The History of Women in Contemporary Spain
Historic Fundamentals of Contemporary Medicine
Human Dignity: The Challenge of the 21st Century
Human Rights and Cinema
Immunity and International Penal Law
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Introduction to Geological Risks and Dangers
Irresponsible Language and Use of Economic Information: Manipulation of Headlines and Content
Islam: Religion, Culture, and Politics
Landscape in Art
The Legend of Classic Antiquity: Facts and Myths that have Marked Human History
Man and the Machine: From Watches to Molecular Machines
Meaning in Language and Music
One Hundred Years of Automobile History
Philosophy and Literature: Memory and Experience
The Reflection of Rights in Literature
The Religious Problem in Contemporary Spain
Rights in Literature: Rights in Comedy
Science and Critical Thought
Secret Information and Intelligence Services: From Spying to Global Security
Spaces for Art: Production, Exhibition, and Diffusion
Spain and Islam
Spain in the 20th Century
Spanish Architecture of the 20th Century: From Modernism to Postmodernism
The Spanish Crisis of the 30s: The 2nd Republic and the Civil War (1931-1939) 
The Spreading of Science
Sustainable Development
Ten Years of Contemporary Political Discourse of Historical Transcendency
Ten Lessons on the History of Philosophy
Today’s World Through the Keys to History
Ways of Talking About and Representing the World: Language and the Value Scale
World Conflict from 1945 to Today

Fall 2017 Courses

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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.

CIEE COURSES

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID COURSES

The following list is for informational purposes only. Updated class offerings and information is available at www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/international/students/hisp_studies.

REQUIRED ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are required to enroll in one of the following Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. Students who place at the near native speaker level, or prove they are Spanish-heritage students with a bilingual level during the on-site placement test will be exempt from this language course requirement.

Advanced Spanish Language
This course is aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises.

Upper Intermediate Spanish Language / Upper Intermediate Spanish Composition
These courses are designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammar knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice.

ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS ELECTIVE COURSES

The following list is a representative sampling of courses available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses may be consulted on the university’s website at www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/international/students/hisp_studies/subjects_cehor upon arrival in Madrid.

Historia del Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid.

Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends.

Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world.

Taller de Escritura/Composicion
This course is aimed to improve the Spanish writing skills of students. Through a series of writing exercises, students will acquire new writing skills as well as learn new tools to compose texts that will help them with their other courses on site. Students placed in the high intermediate Spanish language placement test on site are encouraged to consider this course.

El Terrorismo y sus víctimas: un desafío global desde 11-S
The terrorist attacks in NYC in 2001 were the first of a series of terrorists actions all over the world: Madrid, London, Nice, Brussels, Orlando or Ankara are just some examples of the terrorist menace in the name of Allah. This course will review the history of terrorism as well as will differentiate terrorism related to nationalism, trafficking, and jihad. The course will also focus on victims, how they are supported after suffering an attack and what it is considered a terrorism victim. 

Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course.

Estudios Culturales
In an attempt to better understand Spain today, students study the cultural production in Spain from 1931 to the present including “high” versus “mass” culture, analyzing popular texts, publicity and speeches, listening to popular music, and critiquing audio visual materials. The goal of the course is to explore the myriad of cultural expressions that form the collective memory of contemporary Spanish society. Students also participate in three class excursions.

Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to have a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today.

Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism.

Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected texts of poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

Literatura del Siglo de Oro
The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique.

Politica y Sociedad en la España Contemporánea
Students explore the dynamics of Spanish society through a brief introduction to institutions and history. They explore current events through practical applications and presentations through individual and group work and two-day excursions.

Religión y Sociedad en España
This course is aimed to review the origins of the three major religions and their coexistence in Spain until the 15th century. The imposition of Catholicism as the only creed over centuries had not impede the return of Jewish and Islamic practitioners   

Sociología del Sistema educativo español
This course is aimed to learn the role of Education as a social engine. Thus, it explores the origins and evolution of the Spanish Education System, the internal and external agents, and main problems. It also focuses on the relationship between education and inequality, challenges related to ethnicity, gender and social class and the case studies in other areas in advanced societies. 

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, and Poniatowska, and write short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting.

REGULAR UNIVERSITY COURSES

Please visit the University website for more information at www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/degree_programmes.

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Business Administration

Fall
Bank Management, Creation and Administration of Small Businesses, Essentials for Business, Financial Accounting, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, The Genesis of the Modern Firm, Human Resource Management, International Trade, Introduction to Consumer Behavior, Macroeconomics, Management Accounting, Marketing, Mathematics for Economics I, Methods for Quality Control, Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis, Operations Management, The Origins of the Modern Firm, Organizational Design, Organizational Economics, Patrimonial Law, Principles of Economics, Sociology of Work, Strategic Management, and Statistics II

Spring
Asset Valuation, Business Optimization and Simulation, Commercial Law, Dynamic and Financial Econometrics, Econometrics, Economic History, Financial Economics, Financial Management, Financial and Services Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Industrial Organization, Innovation and Technological Change, International Business Management, International Finance, Introduction to Accounting, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Macroeconomics, Optimization and Simulation for Business, Organizational Behavior, Predication Techniques, Supply Chain Management, Statistics I, and Technological Chance

Economics

Fall
Advanced Mathematics for Economics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometric Techniques, Economic Growth, Economic Progress in Spain: 1850–2000, Economics of European Integration, Essentials of Business, Financial Systems and Institutions, Game Theory, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Markets and Environment, Mathematics for Economics I, Microeconomic Theory, Principles of Economics, Public Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Social and Political Theory, Statistics II, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Quantitative Microeconomics

Spring
Accounting I, Advanced Econometrics, Applied Economics, Dynamic Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics of Education, Economics of Information, Economic History, The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital, Financial Economics, Government Policy Evaluation, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade, Mathematics for Economics II, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Political Economy, The Process of European Economic Integration (since 1945), Quantitative Macroeconomics, Statistics I, Topics in Economic History, Topics in Industrial Organization, and Topics of Public Economics

Employment and Labour Relations

Fall
Administrative Law, Business Internationalization and Labour Relations, Business Taxes, Constitutional Rights in the Workplace, Cooperative Law, Employment Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Sociology, Labour Economics, Management Planning and Decision Making in Human Resources, Management Accounting, Principles of Economics, Principles of Law, Organizational Behavior, Social Security Law, Sociology of Organizations and Work, Strategic Management, and Techniques of Social Research and Labor Market

Spring
Accounting, Analysis of Labour-Social Policy, Analysis of the Regulatory Framework of Employment Relations in Spain, Collective Labour Law, Contemporary Social and Economic History, Development Strategies for Businesses, Enterprise Law, Financial Statements Analysis, Human Capital Development Strategies, Human Resource Management, Human Resources Psychology, The Labor Market in Spain, Organizational Design, Outsourcing and Labour Relations, Rudiments of Psychology, Statistics, and Theories of Labour Relations

Film, Television, and Media

Fall
Audiovisual “Mise-en-Scene,” Audiovisual Technology, Cinema and Television in Spain, Digital Post-Production, Fiction Videomaking, Film Production, Film Studies, Fundamentals of Film and Television Direction I, History of 20th Century Spain, Introduction to Communication and Media Studies, Laboratory in Fiction Videomaking, Media Technology, Moving Image History, Principles of Economics, Reading Moving Image (Film and Television), Theory of the Image, Theory of Law, and Visual Theory

Spring
Advertising and Communication, Audiovisual and Media Landscape, Audiovisual Media Psychology, Audiovisual Narrative, Documentary Videomaking, Fundamentals of Films and Television Direction II, Journalistic Communication, Laboratory in Documental Videomaking, Laboratory in Radio, Literature in Contemporary Culture, Media Landscape, Psychology of Audiovisual Media, Publicity Communication, Radio Workshop, and Television Studies

Finance and Accounting

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Cost Management, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Econometrics II, Economic History, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Econometrics, Financial Institution Systems, Financial Market Law, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Legislation on Labour Costs and Social Security, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Organization and Management, Principles of Economics, Spanish Fiscal System, and Statistics II

Spring
Business Finance Law, Econometrics I, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Microeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, Optimization and Simulation in Business, and Statistics I

Journalism

Fall
Argumentative and Opinion Journalism, Communication in Business, Economic Journalism, Information Law in Multimedia and Interactive Contexts, Institutional Information, Interpretive Journalism, Journalism and Social Change in Spain, Journalistic Information about Situations Tendencies and Social Problems, Media Theory, Newspaper Reporting, Oration and Communication Media, Organization and Management of News Companies, Multimedia Communication: The Journalist’s story, Narrative Resources for Journalistic Reporting, Political Philosophy, Publicity in Information Media, Radio Journalism, Reporting in Depth, Techniques of Locution, Scientific and Environmental Journalism, Sports Journalism, Theory and Analysis of the Audiovisual Documentary, Thought and Belief in the Contemporary World, and Trends and Social Problems

Spring
Audiovisual Production, Applied Statistics for Journalism, Business Strategies in the Current World, Digital Documentation, Effects of Media System, Geography of the Current World, History of World Journalism, History of Writing, Editing, and Reading, Infographics in Journalistic Media, Information and Conflict I: The Media and Violence, Information and Conflict II: The Role of Religions, Informative Functions of Newspaper Design, International Journalism: Global Information, International Journalism I: Global Information, International Journalism II: International Organizations, The Journalism of Nearness: Local Information, The Journalism of Politics and Parliaments, Journalistic Treatment of Violence in the News, Local Journalism, News Reporting, Online Journalism, Participation in the Web of Civil Society, Photojournalism and the Digital Image, Research Methods in Journalism, Spanish Language Applied to the Media, Statistics Applied to Journalism, Structure and Information Effects of the Media System, and Television Journalism

Law

Fall
Administrative Action in Specific Sectors, Civil Procedure Law, The Constitution and Sources of the Legal System, Constitutional Organization of Government, Contract Law, The Employer and his/her Legal Status, International Private Law: General, Offenses against Persons and Society, Property Rights, Public Administration Organization and Activities, Public International Law I, Roman Law, Royalty Law, The Spanish Legal System, Sindicate Rights and Labor Procedure, and Theory of Law and Sociology of Law

Spring
Basic Institutions of Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family and Succession Law, Historical Foundations of the Legal System, Introduction to Civil Law, Labour Rights: Individual Labour Relations, Law of Obligations and Casualty Law, Legal Theory of Crime, Merchant Contracts, Offenses against Public Patrimony and Civil Servant Offenses, Principles of Economy, Public Liberties and Constitutional Rights, and Public Spending and Resource Funding

Library and Information Science

Fall
Archives, Automated Cataloguing, Cataloguing Non-Print Materials, Documental Information Law, Information and Society, Intellectual Property, Introduction to Business Administration, History of the Document, History of the Institutions, Indexing and Abstracting, Introduction to Sociology, Internet Technologies, Paleography and Diplomatics, Public and School Libraries, Records Management, User Interface Programming, and User Studies

Spring
Accessibility and Universal Design of Information, Advanced Cataloguing, Analysis and Description of Ancient Books, Analysis and Design of Database Systems, Automation Systems in Information Services, Computing, Digital Publishing, Electronic Records Management for the Enterprise, Information Centres Management and Marketing, Information Literary Services Information Policies, Knowledge of Classification Systems, Reference Service, Specialized Information Resources, and Statistics

Political Science

Fall
Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies, Comparative Politics I, Constitutional Law, European Law and Institutions, Fundamentals of Political Science, History of Contemporary Political and Electoral Processes, Introduction to Politics, Macroeconomics, and Political Actors and Behavior II, Political Analysis II, Political Philosophy, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Politics and Communication, Principles of Economics, Public Expenditure and Tax Law, Public Marketing, Public Policy and Governance II, Sociology, Spanish Politics I, and Theory of Law

Spring
Accounting for Public Institutions, Administrative Law, Administrative Law II—Budget Law, Advanced Techniques for Research in Political Science, Comparative Politics II, Constitutional Law II, European Politics, Game Theory, Government and Public Policies, International Commerce, International Relations and Organizations, International Trade, Political Actors and Behaviour I, Political Advising, Political Analysis I, Political Analysis III, Political Theory and Ideologies II, Public Economics, Public Management, Public Policy and Governance II, Social Research Methods, Social Structure and Change, Spanish Politics II, Statistics, Statistics II, and The Sociology of Spain

Sociology

Fall
Advanced Models and Methods of Evaluation, Contemporary History, Contemporary Social Theory, Creation Theory, Demographic Analysis, Economic and Social History of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fundamentals of Political Science, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Law, Introduction to Politics, Introduction to Program and Organization Evaluation, Introduction to Social Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Political Representation and Electoral Analysis, Principles of Economics, Social Anthropology, Social Participation Processes and Methodology, Social Policy and Welfare State, Social Problems II: Family and Gender, Social Problems IV: Sociology of Climate Change, Society and the Environment, Sociology Information Sources, Sociology of Ageing, Sociology of the Organization, Spanish Politics, Sources of Information in Sociology, Techniques in Qualitative Social Investigation and Urban Sociology

Spring
Analysis of Spatial Processes and Territorial Order, Behavior and Political Actors, Classic Sociological Theory, Development of Program and Organizational Evaluation, Gender Equality Policies, Introduction to Computing, Mainstreams in the Development of the Sociological Theory, Market Research and Public Opinion, Population Theory, Organizations and International Relations, Political Sociology, Social Problems I: Inequality and Social Exclusion, Social Problems III: New Forms of Work and Changes in Labor Relations, Social Problems V: Sociology of Immigration, Social Psychology, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Knowledge, The Sociology of Spain, Statistics for Social Sciences I, Statistics for Social Sciences II, Statistics for Social Sciences III, Structure and Social Change, Theory of the People, and Quantitative Social Research Methods

Finances and Economics

Fall
Auditing Financial Statements, Banking, Commercial Law, Computer Programming, Corporate Management and Social Responsibility, Cost Management, Econometrics II, Economic History, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Exploratory Data Analysis, Finance I, Financial Accounting II, Financial Derivatives, Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Market Law, Financial Institution Systems, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Mathematics for Economics, Mathematical Methods I, Mathematical Methods II, Multivariate Methods, Operational Research, Principles of Economics, Quality Control, Regression Methods, Statistical Inference Methods I, and Statistics II

Spring
Accounting, Advanced Mathematical Methods I, Advanced Mathematical Methods II, Basic Principles of Databases, Business Finance Law, Computing, Corporate Finance, Econometrics I, Elementary Statistical Theory I, Financial and Service Marketing, Financial Accounting I, Financial Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivatives, Introduction to Accounting, Management Control, Marketing, Marketing Research, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Optimization and Simulation in Business, Monetary and Financial Economics, Principles of Economics, Statistical Inference Methods II, Statistical Methods for Finance and Insurance, Statistics I, Stochastic Processes, Survey Sampling, Theory of Financial Accounting, and Quantitative Microeconomics.

Tourism
Please note: all courses are given on Colmenarejo Campus.

Fall
Accounting, Competition and Decision Making, Economic History, Geography of the Contemporary World, Introduction to Business Administration, Introduction to Patrimonial Law, Labour Relations in the Tourism Sector, Management of Intermediary Firms, Management of Leisure Firms, Marketing, Natural and Cultural Heritage of Madrid, Operations and Processes, Principles of Economics, Public Law in Tourism, Sociology of Tourism, Spatial and Touristic Planning I, Statistics II, and Travels and Images Tourist Spaces

Spring
Advertising, Art History, Contemporary History, Contract Law in the Tourist Sector, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Tourism and Museums, Financial Management, Introduction to Sociology, Management and Organization, Market Research, Promotion and Public Relations Techniques, Statistics I, Territorial Heritage, Tourist Planning and Guide of Trips and Circuits, and Tourist Resources and Territories

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Arts and Humanities
Please note: this is a blended learning program.

Fall
Aesthetics, Antiquity and Classic Legacy, Art History I, Classical Antiquity and Legacy, Contemporary Literary Movements, Contemporary Trends in Philosophy, General Linguistics, History of America, History of Art I, History of Cinema, History of Modern Spain, History of Philosophy II, History of Theatre, History of Today’s World, International Society, Knowledge Society, Literary Movements, Metaphysics, Modern History, The Modern History of Spain, Prehistory and Ancient History, Regional Geography, Science and Historic Change, Social Theory, and Theory of Literature

Spring
Art and Heritage, Art and Technology, Art History II, Classics Culture, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Artistic Movements, Contemporary History, Contemporary History of Spain, Contemporary Literature of Spain and Ibero-America, Cultural History, Discourse Analysis, Evolution and Variations of Spanish, Gender Studies, Geography, Gender Studies, History of Contemporary International Relations, History of Economic Thought, History of Music, History of Philosophy I, Logic and Argumentation, Medieval History, Moral Philosophy, Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics, and Theory of Contemporary Culture

SHORT HUMANITIES SEMINARS

Fall
Analysis of the Information Society
Application of Relevant Technologies for Development
Art: From Humanism to Dehumanization (15th to 20th Centuries) 
Avoiding the Barriers of Accessibility in the Information Society
Bioethics
Capitalism and Communism Head On: A Brief History of the Cold War
The Caribbean: Myths and Realities
The Changes of Post War Europe and the U.S. (1945–1975) 
Contemporary International Conflict
Counter Revolutionaries: The Radicalization of Spanish Rights During the Second Republic (1931–1936) 
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity: An Approximation to Roman Penal Law
The Diffusion of Fascism in Italy and Spain: A Comparative Vision
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Empirical Approximations of Moral Judgements
Engineering Low Cost Cinema
The Era of the Genome: How it Effects our Lives and Economy
Franco’s Spain Through Cinema and Literature
Free Knowledge and Learning on the Web
Free Software
From the Codex to the E-Book: A History of Writing Culture
From Prehistory to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in East Asia and Ancient Egypt
Fundamental Readings on International Contemporary History
Gender Studies: Women, Cinema, and Writing
Geographic Space and Cinema
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Gladiators: Showcase of the Roman Civilization
Hispania: From the PreRoman Village to the End of the Empire
History of the Today’s World: Keys to Understanding the Historical Process
History of Science and TechnologyHow to Read Science: Technical Scientific Language
Introduction to the History of Gardens
Introduction to Latin and Latin Literature Through its Texts
International Action Against Terrorism
The Library in the Palm of Your Hand
Monotheist Religions: Judaism, Christianism, and Islam
Music of the 20th Century Nuclear Energy: A Debate
The Path of Feminism in the Contemporary Age
Philosophic Thought and the Politics of Plato
The Power of Science and the Science of Power: Discourse Analysis of Spanish Scientists From the End of the Century
Postwar Art and Artistic Thought in Spain (1939-1959) 
Reason and Faith: Dialogue or Confrontation? 
Relevant Technologies and Cooperation for Development
Religions of the Ancient World: The Case of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece
The Roman Spectacle
Scientific Voyages in History
Sex, Gender, and Identity: Introduction to Queer Theory
The Socioeconomics of Migration in a Globalized World
Sociology of the Engineering Profession
Sports, Politics and Identities in the 20th Century
Structures of the World
Teamwork: From Cinema to Sports and From Sports to Business
The (Un)inhabited Body: Women, Art, Cinema, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Videogames: Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds
Voyage to Antiquity
War as the Protagonist of History
What future of the World Awaits Us? 
Women in the Golden Age
Women in Religion: Patriarchy and the Gender Perspective
Work in Society: Reality, Ideology, and Social Rights

Spring
Analysis of the Information Society
An Approximation Towards Contemporary Theatre: Principal Tendencies
Applications of Relevant Technologies to Development
Art and Artistic Thought in Postwar Spain (1939–1959) 
Artificial Intelligence in Cinema and Literature
Astrophysics and the Universe Studying Itself
Biomedicine, Rights, and Society
Bioethics
The Body Unclothed: Women, Art, Film, Literature, and Exile in Hispanic America
Buildings of Hispano-Romanic Performances: The History of Their Discovery
Capitalism and Communism Face to Face: A Brief History of the Cold War
Christianism in European Cultural History
Ciberculture and Network Communities
Cinematographic Genres
Cinematographic Language
The Classic Imaginary in Western Art: The Greek Cannon
Comic Theatre and its Recurring Mechanisms
Conceptions of Speaking and World Representation: Language and the Value Scale
The Conquest of Space
Conscience and Human Rights
The Construction of Europe in the Middle Ages
Contemporary Art and its Diffusion
Contemporary International Conflict
The Creation of Businesses
Crime and Punishment in the Ancient Age: A Short Approximation Towards Roman Criminal Rights
Criminology and the Politics of Crime
Culture, Literacy, and Libraries in the Formation of European Identity
Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century
Democratic Government and Citizen Participation
The Discovery of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs: Spanish Engineers in America
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights
Elections in Spain (1977-2010) 
Europe and the United States Between the World Wars (1914-1945) 
Film and the Visual Arts: Paths and Crosspaths in the Second Half of the 20th Century
From 1914 to 1936: The Beginning of the 20th Century in Spain
From Pre-History to History: The Beginnings of Civilization in the Far East
Geographical Analysis of the African Continent
Greek Antiquity and the Western World
The Grotesque Fashion Show of Literature
The History of Aerospace Technology
The History of Secret Writings
The History of Terrorism to Al-Qaeda
The History of Women in Contemporary Spain
Historic Fundamentals of Contemporary Medicine
Human Dignity: The Challenge of the 21st Century
Human Rights and Cinema
Immunity and International Penal Law
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Introduction to Geological Risks and Dangers
Irresponsible Language and Use of Economic Information: Manipulation of Headlines and Content
Islam: Religion, Culture, and Politics
Landscape in Art
The Legend of Classic Antiquity: Facts and Myths that have Marked Human History
Man and the Machine: From Watches to Molecular Machines
Meaning in Language and Music
One Hundred Years of Automobile History
Philosophy and Literature: Memory and Experience
The Reflection of Rights in Literature
The Religious Problem in Contemporary Spain
Rights in Literature: Rights in Comedy
Science and Critical Thought
Secret Information and Intelligence Services: From Spying to Global Security
Spaces for Art: Production, Exhibition, and Diffusion
Spain and Islam
Spain in the 20th Century
Spanish Architecture of the 20th Century: From Modernism to Postmodernism
The Spanish Crisis of the 30s: The 2nd Republic and the Civil War (1931-1939) 
The Spreading of Science
Sustainable Development
Ten Years of Contemporary Political Discourse of Historical Transcendency
Ten Lessons on the History of Philosophy
Today’s World Through the Keys to History
Ways of Talking About and Representing the World: Language and the Value Scale
World Conflict from 1945 to Today

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Spring 2018 20 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 40 weeks Fall 2018

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 15, 2018 Aug 30, 2017 TBD

End Date

Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018 TBD

Fees & Housing

$17,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,913 **

Housing = $4,470 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $6,510

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

$35,800
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $26,393 **

Housing = $8,940 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $35,800

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $1,200

Books & Supplies = $600

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $900 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $12,110

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

$17,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,913 **

Housing = $4,470 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,000

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $6,510

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 option includes daily breakfast and dinner

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

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