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
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Required CIEE Language Courses
Students are required to enroll in one of the following CIEE language courses. All language classes are complemented with field interactive activities to learn Spanish with a communicative approach.
SPAN 4002 PALT
Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics
This class is specially designed for students who want to improve their written expression in Spanish. It focuses specifically on the skills needed to write research papers in Spanish (grammar, lexicon, orthography, and stylistics) and on the development of a variety of creative text types (description, narration, explanation, and hypothesis).
SPAN 4003 PALT
Advanced Spanish for Business and Tourism
The main objective of this course is being a tool for learning how to perform most important professional tasks. Students will develop the four communicative abilities (reading, listening, speaking and writing), with focus on the cultural and communicative context of business and tourism. This course is divided in two parts. During the first 15 hours, the course reviews grammar concepts. During the other 45 hours, the course concentrates on enhancing Spanish vocabulary and structure at an advanced level specifically related with the different realms of the world of business and tourism.
Required CIEE Content Courses
Students choose one of the following.
CINE 4001 PALT/LITT 4001 PALT/HISP 4001 PALT
Advanced Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Literature
This course analyzes contemporary Spanish films and novels, both as windows into Spain’s historical evolution and as cultural objects in their own right. The course explores how Spanish film directors and novelists respond to crucial changes within the country, and how the two genres dialogue in their revision of aesthetics, history, and identity.
HISP 3003 PALT
Palma in the Mediterranean: History, Economy, Society, and Traditions
Taking advantage of the historical development of Palma as a crossroads of civilizations and of its rich archaeological record, this course illustrates the relationship of Palma with different cultures in the Mediterranean Basin through the study of its history, economy, politics, art expressions, architecture, and culinary and musical traditions. The class is complemented with field trips to explore the territory from a historical, artistic, social, rural, and traditional perspective.
HISP 3006 PALU / CULA 3001 PALU (SPAN)
Mediterranean Cuisine in Spain: Cooking and Wine Tasting
This course introduces students to Spanish Mediterranean cooking and wine. It includes a historical and anthropological perspective to the Mediterranean diet. Through the hands-on experience of cooking and wine tasting, and getting in direct contact with the culture around food and wine, this course aims to develop intercultural, culinary, and wine knowledge and skills, related to the Spanish Mediterranean world. It includes a survey of the history of food in the Mediterranean; cooking and enjoying dishes from various regions of Mediterranean Spain; films; and field visits to a vineyard and cellar, and a traditional Mediterranean marketing.
HIST 3001 PALT
Spanish Politics and Society
This course focuses on Spanish history and society starting with the collapse of the Spanish empire in 1898. Students study such topics as the Second Republic, Civil War, Franco’s Spain, Constitution, creation of the autonomous regions, political parties of democracy, and other important social issues of present-day Spain. The course includes field trips to the Senate or Congress in Madrid; City Hall of Palma or Parliament of the Balearic Islands; and an association for abused women immigrants or a fair trade organization.
CATA 2001 PALT
Catalan Language and Culture
The objective of this course is to help students develop the basic skills of Catalan language through task- based communicative exercises. It is designed for students with an advanced knowledge of Spanish. Field visits, readings, and films complement the class and place special emphasis on the socio-cultural
environment of Palma. Students have a language exchange partner in order to improve their speaking skills and facilitate their immersion in the culture.
CIEE Elective Courses
INSH 3001 PALT
Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) places students in an organization or company to get professional experience working in tourism companies, banks, museums, or non-profit humanitarian organizations. On-site business experiences (120-135 hours) are complemented by a solid academic component taught by a UIB professor and include weekly meetings (10-12 hours), a weekly progress report, a 10-page final research paper on a topic related to the internship, and a final presentation. Total contact hours: 130–160. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.
ESLT 3001 PALT
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
The seminar on TESL and teaching assistantship helps prepare motivated students for the field of education by giving them teaching experience abroad as well as an academic training focused on education and intercultural experience. Students considering a teaching career can gain practical experience in the primary schools of Palma de Mallorca. The English teaching internship will help those who wish to become teachers explore this professional choice further and in a new cultural context. The placement and the course will offer a methodological, cultural, and educational approach to help students teach effectively in the Spanish educational environment. Teaching experience (50 hours) is complemented by a solid academic component taught by a professor, including a seminar on pedagogy and TESL (14 hours), individual meetings with the academic advisor and the school mentor (8 hours), a teaching portfolio and a final written project, and a final presentation. Total hours: 130. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.
COMM 3301 PALT
Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Palma de Mallorca as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
INDR 3003 PALT
Directed Independent Research
CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. In order to enroll in a directed independent research project, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 135 hours of work and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from the CIEE resident director and the student’s home institution. The deadline to submit an independent research proposal for acceptance by resident staff is May 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring). Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.
CATA 1001 PALT
Introduction to Everyday Catalan
The objective of this course is to help students develop basic oral skills using Catalan language through communicative and real-life activities such as meeting a family and learning to greet them in Catalan. Most class sessions meet outside the classroom in locations like the market, train station, a non-profit organization, city hall, a small village, and kitchen. The goal is to start using Catalan in everyday situations. Contact hours: 15. Recommended credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.
Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)
Culture Courses for International Students
Exams for the following courses are completed in December and May.
Beginning Catalan Language
Cultural Encounters in Spain: From Prehistory to the Present
Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) Regular Courses
All students are required to enroll in at least one UIB regular university course (4 credits). Exams take place in late January/early February for the fall semester, and early/late June for the spring. For some courses, early exams can be arranged, but CIEE can neither facilitate nor guarantee this for all UIB courses. One month before the program starts in the fall, CIEE advises students on which classes allow early exams for students who need to leave in December. In the spring, early exams may be arranged individually with professors. Early exams will only be considered for students who have a solid academic reason for returning home early. In order to choose from the widest range of UIB courses, students must plan to stay until the official end of the university semester. Students are advised that UIB may cancel courses due to limited enrollment, and that some courses may overlap. For this reason, students should have at least two alternate courses approved. There are a few business and economics courses taught in English; students need to get special permission from their academic advisor in order to enroll in one of these courses.
Following is a list of some of the UIB courses available by departments. The actual courses available each semester will be on the course registration form.
Business Studies, Economics
Analysis of Economic Data, Business Finance, Business Strategies, Corporation Quality Management,
E-Business: Project Development and Management, Ecological History of Economics, Economics of Information, Economics of the Environment, Electronic Information Systems, Financial Management, History of Business Economics, Human Resources, Industrial Economics, Intercultural Communication, International Accounting, International Economics, International Economy, Development and Cooperation, International Financial Markets, Introduction to Accountancy, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations, Investment, Macroeconomics, Management of Production and Operations, Management of Business Risks, Management of Technologically Based Corporations, Marketing, Mathematics, Microeconomics, NGO Management, Organization and Management, Organizations Design, Political Economy, Regional and Urban Economics, Social Economics, Spanish and World Economy
Contemporary Portuguese Culture and Society, Contemporary Spanish Literature After the Civil War, Contemporary Spanish Literature: the End of the 20th Century, Contemporary Spanish Narrative, Contemporary Spanish Poetic Texts, Contemporary Spanish Sociolinguistics, Contemporary Spanish Women Writers, Critical Study of Spanish Literature (Survey of Spanish Literature), Description and Analysis of Spanish Meaning, Expression Techniques for Written and Oral Spanish, Golden Age Texts, Hispanic American Texts, Introduction to Latin American Literature, Introduction to Spanish Grammar, Introduction to Spanish Lexicon, Introduction to Spanish Pragmatics, Literary Aesthetics, Medieval Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 18th Century, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century, Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Poetry, Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Prose, Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Theater, Spanish Medieval Texts, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish Semantics, Spanish Syntax, Spanish Writing and Audiovisual Media, Woman and Literature in Spain and Latin America
Humanities: Anthropology, Art History, History,
International Law, Modern Languages, Sociology, Philosophy
Anthropology, Contemporary Ethical Trends, Criminology, Current Developments in the Theory
of Science, European Union Institutions, European Union Law, Foundations of Law in Europe, French Language and Literature I and II, Gender and Society, German Language and Literature I and II, Gnoseology, History of the 18th Century, History of Aesthetical Ideas, History of Ancient Greece, History of Law, History of Urbanism, Human Ethnology, International Civil Procedural Law, International Economic Law, International Private Law, International Protection of Human Rights, International Public Law, International Trade Law, Introduction to Spanish Law, Introduction to Trade Law, Legal Sociology, Modern Movement in Architecture, Modern Philosophy, Modern Spanish-American Art, Philosophy and Scientific Knowledge of Contemporary World, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Politics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Mind, Political Ideas, Political Systems and Constitution, Portuguese Language and Literature I and II, Psychology of Art, Roman Law, Social Law of the European Union, Sociology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Spanish Art: Renaissance, State, Theory of Knowledge, Theory of the State, Urban Geography, Values and Human Cognition, Visual Culture
Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Nursing, Physics, Physiology
Advanced Physical Chemistry, Agricultural and Forest Zoology, Analogical Electronics, Analytical
Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry of the Environment, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System, Animal Physiology, Applied Bio-Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Automats and Formal Languages, Bio-organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Development, Biochemistry of Membranes, Biological Chemistry, Biosynthesis of Macromolecules and Their Regulation, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemical Bonds and the Structure of Matter, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Climatology, Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology, Computer Architecture, Computer Graphics, Construction Techniques, Cultivation and Farming, Cytology and Histology, Digital Circuits, Digital Electronics, Digital Systems, Ecology Applied to Agriculture, Economy of Natural Resources and the Environment, Eco-physiology of Plants, Electronic Communication Systems, Energy and the Environment, Engineering in Rural Surroundings, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Studies Applied to Tourism, Environmental Technology, Experimentation in Analytical Chemistry, Experimentation in Inorganic Chemistry, Experimentation in Physical Chemistry, Foundations of Computer Science, General Procedures in Physiotherapy, Geology, Geometry, Global Change, Global Ecology, Graphic Expression, History of the Earth and Life, History of Science, Human Physiology, Immunology, Industrial Vision, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Marine Biology, Mediterranean Gardening, Metabolism Regulation, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pathology, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropharmacology and Biology of Neuroceptors, Neuropharmacology of Neurotransmission Systems, Neurophysiology, Numerical Methods, Operating Systems, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Perception Systems, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physics Applied to Health Sciences, Physics of the Environment, Physiotherapy ad Orthopedics, Plant Ecophysiology, Plant Production Technology, Projects of Restoration in Construction, Quantum Mechanics, Science of Materials, Structural Determination, Technology and the Environment, Technology of Gardening and Landscaping, Telecommunication Instrumentation, Toxicology, Woody Crops, Zoology
Social Sciences: Education, Psychology, Social Work
Art and Craft for Special Educational Needs, Biological Psychology, Clinical Neuro-psychology, Cognitive Psycho-physiology, Contemporary Educational Contexts and Thoughts, Counseling Techniques in Infancy and Adolescence, Couple and Family Problems, Couple and Sexual Behavioral Problems, Design and Development of Flexible and Distance Education Programs, Development and Welfare, Economy of Work, Education Economics, Education of Gifted Children, Educational Technology, Environmental Education Programs, Experimental Designs, Fundamentals of Psychobiology, Group Motivation Techniques, Group Social Work, Health Education, History of Infancy, History of Psychology, History of Social Education, History of Social Work, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Social Work, Law of Torts, Legislation and Practice of Social Work, Managing Change, Media and Education, New Technologies Applied to Education, Pedagogy of Maladjustment, Perception and Attention, Personality Disorders, Philosophy of the Mind, Policies and Legislation in Social Education, Psycho-pedagogical Bases of Special Education, Psychological Treatment for Development Disorders, Psychological Treatment to Improve Thinking Processes, Psychology of Children in the Classroom, Psychology of Development, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Health, Psychology of Organizations, Psychology of School Age Development, Psychopathology, Psychophysiology and Health, Reading and Writing for Children, Research and Social Diagnosis, Social Case Work, Social Intervention with Minors with Social Inadaptation, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Groups and Organizations, Social Research Techniques, Social Services, Software in Psychology, Special Education Needs, Strategic Social Intervention, Stress and Personality, Teaching Literature to Children, Teaching Methodologies Applied to Art Education, Teaching to Children with stage acting in the classroom, Teaching Spanish Language and Literature, Teaching Spanish Language in Elementary Education, Teaching Spanish in Secondary School: Strategies for Communication, Techniques of Psychological Intervention, Technologies Applied to Teaching in Elementary School, Theory and Models of Community Social Work, Theory of Education, Welfare in Social Work, Work Strategies in the Family
Tourism Studies, Hotel Management
Area Resources for Tourism, Distribution Systems of Tourism Corporations, Economical Analysis of Sports Tourism, Economics of Tourism, Environmental Studies Applied to Tourism, Finance for Tourism, Geography of Tourism, Groups and Tourism Psychology, Hiring in Tourism, Human Resources (Staff Selection), International Tourism Law, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Tourism Corporations, Introduction to Tourism Studies, Labor Relations in the Tourism Sector, Macroeconomics of Tourism, Management of Cultural Heritage, Management of Tourism Accommodations, Managerial Skills for the Hospitality Industry, Microeconomics of Tourism, Occupational Hazards Prevention, Organizational Design and Human Resources, The Ownership and Running of Hospitality Corporations, Production Operations and Processes of Tourism Corporations, Quality Management and Service, Quantitative Analysis of Tourism Activity, Strategic Management, Tourism Marketing, Tourism Markets, Tourism Promotion, Tourism Public Law, Tourism Regions in the World