The following courses are offered in Spain. Click an item to expand or collapse it.

SPAN360
Advanced Spanish Composition

2qh credits | offered Summer

Through this class students will learn to produce written output related to topics that are addressed in class.

SPAN361, 362, 363
Advanced Spanish Composition I

3, 3, 3qh credits

Written Spanish with special emphasis on reading comprehension and compositions which incorporate the usage and understanding of studied grammatical structures. Compositions will be related to themes studied in class.

SPAN461, 462, 463
Advanced Spanish Composition II

3, 3, 3qh credits

Written Spanish with special emphasis on difficult points of grammar, orthography, syntax, and style combined with the study of expressions, idioms, and an increase in vocabulary.

SPAN370
Advanced Spanish Conversation

2qh credits | offered Summer

This class is focused on helping students develop their ability to participate in conversations with certain fluidity and spontaneity. They will also be able to express their points of view by participating in debates that are organized in class. Special emphasis will be given to communicative interaction.

SPAN371, 372, 373
Advanced Spanish Conversation I

4, 4, 4qh credits

This course achieves active and practical comprehension and oral expression. It develops competent communicative skills (grammatical, lexical, semantic, phonetic, and functional) that allow expression with clarity, to justify opinions, and to use a sufficient range of linguistic elements with accuracy and with normal correction through formal and informal registries. It corresponds to a B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute.

SPAN471, 472, 473
Advanced Spanish Conversation II

4, 4, 4qh credits

This course achieves active and practical comprehension and oral expression. It develops competent communicative skills at a high level (grammatical, lexical, semantic, phonetic, and functional) that allows expression with clarity, to justify opinions, and to use a sufficient range of linguistic elements with accuracy and with normal correction using formal and informal registries. At this point the student will participate in discussions at all levels of the language: informal, technical, and philosophical. It corresponds to a B2-C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Curricular Plans of the Cervantes Institute.

SPAN350
Advanced Spanish Grammar

3qh credits | offered Summer

The material of this class is based on a systematic study of Spanish morphosyntax. It has a communicative focus that offers students different possibilities to incorporate what they learn into oral and written situations.

SPAN351, 352, 353
Advanced Spanish Grammar I

4, 4, 4qh credits

An in-depth study of the Spanish grammar and syntax combined with both oral and written practice.

SPAN451, 452, 453
Advanced Spanish Grammar II

4, 4, 4qh credits

Review of grammar with emphasis on the more difficult points combined with oral and written practice.

MUPF/SPAN/ART285, 286, 287
Art of Spanish Music

2, 2, 2qh credits

This course offers an orientation to the Flamenco Art including its different musical expressions, theory, and practice (cante hondo, castanuelas, Spanish guitar and cajón, zapateado).

SPAN101, 102, 103
Beginning Spanish

3, 3, 3qh credits | offered Summer

An intensive introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Classes in grammar, conversation, composition, and culture introduce the students to pronunciation, sentence structure, verbal conjugations, simple conversations, basic vocabulary, and a first contact with Spanish history, geography, and customs.

SPAN/BUAD321, 322
Business Spanish

2, 2qh credits

The productive and receptive skills are cultivated through real-life situations related to the world of business. This allows the student to constantly practice the appropriate use of the language of economics. The student will learn language, vocabulary, and institutions of the Hispanic world.

MUPF136, 137, 138
Choir

1, 1, 1qh credits

Entrance upon audition. Credit may be obtained by participation in any of the vocal ensembles organized by the Music Department. There may be a supplementary fee to help pay for the expenses of the tours, and some years a choir uniform is required. Students joining the choir should plan to remain in it during the entire school year, since the number of participants is limited and the choir counts on all its members to participate in the Spring concerts and tours.

SPAN/SOCI281
Current Events in Spain and Europe I

2qh credits

A weekly review of current events in Spain and Europe through music, cinema, newspaper, and media.

SPAN/SOCI382, 383
Current Events in Spain and Europe II

2, 2qh credits

This course is a weekly review of current events in Spain and Europe through music, cinema, newspaper, and media.

SPAN495
Directed Study

1–4qh credits

Properly qualified students may, with the consent of the director of the Spanish Language and Culture Program, undertake an investigation suited to their background and experience. May be taken any term. Maximum of four hours permitted.

GEOG/SPAN347, 348
Geography of Spain and Europe

2, 2qh credits

An overview of the physical as well as political geography of Europe with special focus on Spain. Special attention is given to each of the Spanish regions and their peculiarities.

ART/SPAN337, 338, 339
History of European Art

2, 2, 2qh credits

Students will learn each quarter three different aspects of art: The first one deals with the character and cultural climate of the periods of European civilization and related to the fine arts. During the second quarter, students will discover the famous Spanish painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. During the third quarter, the lectures will deal with contemporary artists from Spain and other European countries.

SPAN/HIST315, 316, 317
History of Spain and Europe

2, 2, 2qh credits

Critical exposition of the most important facts that have marked Spain and Europe from antiquity to the present time, through the political and socio-economic changes that have taken place and their repercussion in both historical realities.

SPAN331, 332, 333
History of Spanish Literature

2, 2, 2qh credits

A general study of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to contemporary times.

SPAN191, 192, 193
Intensive Spanish Review I

3, 3, 3qh credits

An intensive review of the fundamentals of the Spanish language for students who have already had one year of college Spanish but have not reached the required fluency to enroll in Spanish 211, 212, 213 at ESDES. Classes in grammar, conversation, composition, and culture help the student improve pronunciation, sentence structure, verbal conjugations, conversational abilities, vocabulary, and understanding of Spanish history, geography, and customs. Prerequisite: Spanish 103 or its equivalent.

SPAN291, 292, 293
Intensive Spanish Review II

3, 3, 3qh credits | offered Summer

An accelerated review of written and spoken Spanish with special practice of the use of the subjunctive mode, for students who have already had two years of college Spanish but have not reached the required fluency to enroll in advanced Spanish courses at ESDES. Classes in grammar, conversation, composition, and culture help the student to improve sentence structure, verbal conjugations, conversational abilities, and use of the subjunctive mode, as well as to become familiar with the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, and traditions. Prerequisites: Spanish 213 or its equivalent and a sufficiently high score on the initial placement examination.

SPAN211, 212, 213
Intermediate Spanish

3, 3, 3qh credits | offered Summer

An accelerated review of written and spoken Spanish with an introduction to the use of the subjective. Classes in grammar, conversation, composition, and culture enable the student to improve sentence structure, increase vocabulary, improve listening comprehension, and conversational abilities and begin to use the important subjunctive mode in Spanish, as well as to become familiar with the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, and traditions. Prerequisite: a sufficiently high score on the initial placement examination.

SPAN261, 262, 263
Intermediate Spanish Composition

3, 3, 3qh credits

Written Spanish with special emphasis on grammar, orthography, and syntax at the intermediate level. At least one composition due each week based on everyday topics.

SPAN271, 272, 273
Intermediate Spanish Conversation

4, 4, 4qh credits

This course achieves comprehension and oral expression in an active and practical way to make possible the linguistic interaction in different communication situations. It corresponds to an A2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute. In order to achieve these objectives, linguistic and practical as well as cultural and social skills (grammatical, lexical, semantic, phonetic, and functional) are developed.

SPAN251, 252, 253
Intermediate Spanish Grammar

4, 4, 4qh credits

Review of grammar combined with oral and written practice at the intermediate level.

SPAN397
Internship

1–3qh credits

One (1) credit repeatable for a total of three (3) credits for the whole academic year. Seventy-five (75) hours per credit per quarter (7.5 hours per week) required. Internship credit must be included in the maximum total of 18 quarter hours.

SPAN308
Legal Spanish

2qh credits

The student will acquire the main concepts related to Spanish law. They will also learn in detail all of the participants in a process and the different phases in which the process is developed. The practical part of this subject will allow the student to participate in debates as well as in mock trials.

SPAN380
Linguistics

2qh credits

The aim of this course is for students to develop their speech-comprehensive skills through a deeper understanding of language mechanisms, to acquire sufficient knowledge of the theoretical basis on which language education is based, to learn and master the fundamental concepts that allow us to reflect on the language, to recognize the progress of the language and its connection with other areas of knowledge, and finally, to develop their critical thinking in research through the management of specialized literature.

SPAN320
Mediation

2qh credits

The intention of this course is for students to acquire the necessary tools to recognize a conflict, to find alternative solutions, discarding violence, using a constructive and collaborative perspective to solve the conflict, and to accept a conflict as an opportunity for change. In addition, the student upon completion of the course will be able to mediate between equals, helping two people or groups of people who have a problem to find a solution to their conflict where everyone wins. The mediator is a facilitator, a guide in the process of conflict resolution.

MUPF175, 176, 177
Orchestra

1, 1, 1qh credits

Students who play a musical instrument are encouraged to bring it along and participate in the school orchestra. The orchestra tours with the choir and accompanies some of their songs, as well as preparing their own orchestral works.

PEAC121, 122, 123
Physical Education

1, 1, 1qh credits

Team sports taught may vary upon demand of the students enrolled.

SPAN241, 242, 243
Preparation for the Spanish Diploma D.E.L.E.-C.I.E.

1, 1, 1qh credits

An intensive review of the four linguistic skills in Spanish (listening, comprehension, speaking, and understanding) at the intermediate level specifically centered on the University of Salamanca Examinations.

SPAN341, 342, 343
Preparation for the Spanish Diploma: DELE-DBE

1, 1, 1qh credits

An intensive review of the four linguistic skills in Spanish (listening, comprehension, speaking, and understanding) at the Advanced I level specifically centered on the University of Salamanca Examinations.

SPAN441, 442, 443
Preparation for the Spanish Diploma: DELE-DSE

1, 1, 1qh credits

An intensive review of the four linguistic skills in Spanish (listening, comprehension, speaking, and understanding) at the Advanced II level specifically centered on the University of Salamanca Examinations.

MUPF126
Private Lessons

1–3qh credits

Includes instruction in voice, piano, violin, and other instruments. (There is a supplementary charge for these lessons.)

SPAN/HUMN312, 313
Spain and its Culture

2, 2qh credits

Lectures and readings on Spanish culture, its sociology, history, politics, arts, and literature, with special emphasis on the Spanish way of thinking.

SPAN311
Span and Its Culture

2qh credits | offered Summer

This class is centered on the description of customs, traditions, and other cultural elements that are characteristic to Span. It also makes special emphasis on the regional differences and includes a study on the role of Spain in the European context.

SPAN/HUMN201, 202, 203
Spanish Folklore

2, 2, 2qh credits

Insight into the customs, traditions, holidays, costumes, music, songs, and dances of the Spanish people with an in-depth study of individual regions.

SPAN375
Spanish for Health Professionals

2qh credits

Course specifically designed for students working or training to work in the health care industry.

SPAN375
Spanish for Health Professionals

2qh credits | offered Summer

Course specifically designed for students working or training to work in the health care industry.

SPAN293
Spanish Through Drama

2qh credits

The objective of this course is to learn Spanish through acting “Performance Theater.” The student will learn all aspects related to a theater group, they will participate in the selection, staging, and representation of a small theatrical work.

RELB291, 292, 293
The Gospel and Contemporary Culture

2, 2, 2qh credits

A study of a series of selected portions of the Gospels that are directly related to typical situations of today’s culture. An analysis of the historical and cultural context of recent history and place of origin of the Gospels and their correlation with the culture of our times using the methods of comparison, similarity, and contrast.

SPAN421, 422, 423
Translation and Interpretation

2, 2, 2qh credits

Translation methodology and its application to translations of Spanish texts into English and vice versa as well or oral translation. Attention is given to the idiomatic expressions in both languages. Only students at an advanced level may join this class.