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Study Abroad - Bilbao, Spain Summer Program

Course Descriptions

S100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr.) (USAC: Elementary Spanish I)

(FLL, 4.00 credits, 100-level)
Introduction to the language through the development of language skills and through structural analysis. The fundamentals of grammar (all verb tenses), vocabulary, and useful expressions are studied. The objective of these courses is to build reading, writing, listening, and above all, speaking skills.

S150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr.) (USAC: Elementary Spanish II)

(FLL, 4.00 credits, 100-level)
Introduction to the language through the development of language skills and through structural analysis. The fundamentals of grammar (all verb tenses), vocabulary, and useful expressions are studied. The objective of these courses is to build reading, writing, listening, and above all, speaking skills.

S200 Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr.) (USAC: Intermediate Spanish I)

(FLL, 3.00 credits, 200-level)
This course emphasize learning the structure of the Spanish language. Classes are divided into three components: grammar/vocabulary, conversation and reading/writing, each of which is related to the themes covered. A review of basic elements, such as the present tense, ser and estar, preterit and imperfect, etc is included.

S250 Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr.) (USAC: Intermediate Spanish II)

(FLL, 3.00 credits, 200-level)
This class continues the learning of the structure of the Spanish language. Classes are divided into three components: grammar/vocabulary, conversation and reading/writing, each of which is related to the themes covered. This level is specifically orientated towards functional and social communication, oral as well as written.

S312 Spanish Composition (3 cr.) (USAC: Spanish Composition I)

(FLL, 3.00 credits, 300-level)
Classes revolve around compositions, which the student writes almost daily. Part of the class is used to correct the compositions or exercises that the student does outside of class. New advanced grammatical topics are also introduced and exercises reinforcing the use of that element are done in class. Also, part of the class is utilized for selected readings, discussion and vocabulary building.

S495 Hispanic Colloquium (1-3 cr.) (USAC: Spanish Stylistics)

(FLL, 3.00 credits, 400/600-level)
This class is set up as a continuation to the Composition courses. Just as in the Composition courses, the material for this class will be taken from assigned reading materials and from student writing assignments. The general objectives are to: improve students' understanding of the written word; improve students' expression through writing; and to characterize different types of journalistic, literary, and technical texts. The specific objectives are to develop and practice typical Spanish expressions, the most important vocabulary and linguistic structures for this level, idioms, synonyms and antonyms, the relationship and derivation of nouns, adjectives, and verbs, verbal periphrasis, and the most common proverbs and sayings. Taught in Spanish.

S421 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 cr.) (USAC: Advanced Spanish Language I)

(FLL, 3.00 credits, 400/600-level)
The objective of this class is to do a comprehensive revision of the most difficult grammatical points in Spanish. This will be presented through the use of theoretical and practical materials that permit the student to consolidate some of those complex grammatical aspects of the Spanish language that require frequent review and further development. Care will be taken, whenever possible, to focus on understanding and practicing their use in both the written and spoken forms of the language.

A396 Foreign Study in History of Art (1-9 cr.) (USAC: Drawing Getxo / Bilbao)

(ART, 1.00 credits, 300-level)
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing while using the city of Gexto / Bilbao as a backdrop. The human figure, landscape, architecture, and abstract art will be explored with emphasis on creating form through observation, techniques of shading, composition and personal interpretation. Various black and white media such as pencil, charcoal and ink will be used as well as a color option. In addition to classes on campus, classes will be held in various points of the city so that students become familiar with Madrid´s museums, parks, special spots and its people. The course is suitable for beginners and non-beginners alike and is taught in English.

M401 International Marketing

(BUS/MKT, 3 credits, 400-level)
A study of all aspects of marketing unique to international business. This course examines the impact of cultures, ethics, history, politics, and the law on marketing practice in the globalized economy. It also provides knowledge of tools for cultural analysis and discusses issues related to culture, the economy, and all other environmental variables that affect global business. A better understanding of cultural diversity is essential for successful international business, and this course provides a comprehensive perspective. Prerequisite: lower level Business core.

P301 Operations Management

(MGT, 3 credits, 300-level)
The goal of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the concepts and techniques of Operations Management across all activities of an organization and for all types of processes. Basic methods of analysis to support decision-making will be presented. On completion of the course, the student should be able to identify appropriate analytical techniques for given decisions, perform basic quantitative analyses using these methods, and make basic judgements regarding effective management of operations in manufacturing and service environments. Prerequisite: lower level Business core.