International Studies in Alicante, Spain Course Catalog

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Language Courses

SPAN 101UA - BEGINNING SPANISH I

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 102UA - BEGINNING SPANISH II

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 203UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_203UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 204UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_204UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 300UA - ADVANCED SPANISH I

For students with sure knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_300UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 309UA - ADVANCED SPANISH II

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_309UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310UA - ADVANCED SPANISH III

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_310UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 311UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I

This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications. (60 hours, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_311UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 313UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_313UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I

In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_403UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 405UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II

Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_405UA_Syllabi.pdf

Experiential Learning Courses

INT 490UA - INTERNSHIP COURSE

Practical experience through placement in a local business or organization

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see spanishstudies.org/internshipoption.

Contact Hours:135
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_INT_490UA_Syllabi.pdf
IRP 490UA - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

For additional information on undertaking an independent research project, visit our website at spanishstudies.org/irp.

Terms:Fall, Spring
SVL 490UA - SERVICE LEARNING COURSE

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see www.spanishstudies.org/service-learning

Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SVL_490UA_Syllabi.pdf

Cross-Cultural Reflection Course

SPAN 243UA - INTERMEDIATE CULTURAL REALITIES OF SPAIN

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_243_Syllabus.pdf
SPAN 343UA - ADVANCED CULTURAL REALITIES OF SPAIN

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:ALICANTE_SPAN343_Syllabus.pdf

Complementary Courses

SPAN 275UA - INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the intermediate level.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_275UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 360UA - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues.  Discussons of business news and study of business documents.

Prerequisites:

One course in intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 375UA - ADVANCED CONVERSATION

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_375UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 475UA - HIGH-ADVANCED CONVERSATION

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the high-advanced level.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring

Language and Culture Courses

SPAN 330UA - INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERATURE

In this course, students approach the many aspects of contemporary Spanish reality through a study of her literature as seen in her principal authors and works, from its beginnings to the twentieth century. Students are introduced to the idea of what a text is, as well as to the basic concepts of literary theory and criticism. The course begins with the literary creation of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Baroque periods. The Neoclassical and Romantic periods are examined, as are the works and the literary currents of Modernism, and the Generations of ´98 and ´27. The course concludes with the postwar period and the literature of the late twentieth century.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_330UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 340UA - INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CINEMA

This course explores those features of Spanish culture which are reflected in her cinema. The student is presented with a broad panorama of the history of Spanish cinema, framed by the socio-political reality in which each stage developed. In addition, the course studies the principal figures of Spanish film, the traditional and the innovative. Students learn to recognize the different phases of Spanish cinema, integrating the phases into a broad cultural framework reaching from the pre-Franco era to the present. The course studies the origins of Spanish film to the cine politico, the cine de la movida, and the internationalization of Spanish cinema. The course pays special attention to the importance of cinema as a reflection of society, such as the growth of productions by women, and works with strong social commentary.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_340UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 350UA - INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH ART

This course leads students to understand the principal expressions of Spanish art. In pursuit of this objective, the course studies the most significant artists, works and periods throughout Spanish history, from prehistoric art to the works produced at the end of the twentieth century. The point of departure is a study of the first artistic expressions on the Peninsula, and neo-Levantine painting, moving on to the art of Roman and Visigothic Spain to the Hispano-Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic periods. The course studies the great artists such as Velázquez, Ribera, Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassic periods. In the twentieth century the course focuses on Picasso, Miró and Dalí, and considers the post Civil War period and the art of the 1950´s.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_350UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 365UA - CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CIVILIZATION
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_365_Syllabus.pdf

Living the Culture Courses (additional fee applies)

LTC 300UA - CULTURE OF SPANISH CUISINE

In this introductory cooking course students learn the basics of traditional Spanish cuisine, especially that of the coastal region. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. The additional price for LTC 300UA for 2017 is $500.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_LTC_300UA_Syllabi.pdf
LTC 300UA-B - BEGINNING FLAMENCO AND LATIN DANCING

In this introductory dance course, students learn the basics of Flamenco and Latin dance. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. The additional price for LTC 300UA-B for 2017 is $350.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_LTC_300_UA-B_Syllabi.pdf
LTC 490UA - LIVING THE CULTURE

All Spanish Studies Abroad students in Alicante have the opportunity to take Living the Culture workshops. These courses may include dance, scuba, cuisine, windsurf or music. They carry 1 credit, and are graded pass/fail. Students finalize participation in these courses once in Alicante. For more information, visit spanishstudies.org/livingtheculture. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. LTC course prices for 2017 in Alicante are $350 for Beginning Latin Dance and Flamenco, $500 for Culture of Spanish Cuisine, $225 for Flamenco Percussion (semester only), $600 for Scuba Diving, and $600 for Windsurf.

 

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring

Intensive Period Language Courses

SPAN 101UA - BEGINNING SPANISH I

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 102UA - BEGINNING SPANISH II

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 203UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_203UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 204UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_204UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 300UA - ADVANCED SPANISH I

For students with sure knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_300UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 309UA - ADVANCED SPANISH II

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_309UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310UA - ADVANCED SPANISH III

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_310UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 311UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I

This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications. (60 hours, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_311UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 313UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_313UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I

In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_403UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 405UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II

Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_405UA_Syllabi.pdf

Mandatory Course on University Integration

INT 00UA - UNIVERSITY IMMERSION COURSE
Terms:Fall, Spring

Language and Culture Courses in English

SPAN 365UA-E - CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CIVILIZATION
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 373UA-E - SPANISH CULTURES FROM AN INTERCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_373UA-E_Syllabus.pdf
SPAN 377UA-E - PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN AN INTERCULTURAL CONTEXT
Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_377UA-E_Syllabus.pdf

International Studies Course Options

UAINTL - INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES AT UA

Students in the Alicante International Studies program choose 1-2 courses of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are taught in English and consist of Spaniards and other international students at Universidad de Alicante. See http://web.ua.es/es/vr-ric/cursos-en-ingles.html for course listings.

Prerequisites:

No previous Spanish required for classes taught in English.

Terms:Fall, Spring