University of Granada – Summer School Courses

Course listing and descriptions

Granada
summer
Spanish Language and Culture

Scholarships up to €1000 are available

Choose one class from the following subject areas for your summer abroad

Intensive Spanish and Language and Culture Courses

Course title: Spanish Language

Credits: 3 US

The “Spanish Language” course provides an overview of each of the levels that are taught in this course.

 

Course title: The Diversity of Spanish in the World

Credits: 1 US

Communicative competence of a speaker consists of not only mastery of the four language skills, but also knowledge of linguistic registers the language offers in generational, geographical terms etc.. and recognition of the pragmatic factors involved in the speech context.

This material is intended for students to become familiar with colloquial Spanish that they be able to discriminate the main diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic modes of current Spanish.

Course title: Introduction to Spanish Business Language

Credits: 1 US

This course is aimed at students with an intermediate language level. The student will be able to learn about the world of business, trade and the economy from a theoretical and practical point of view.

The basis of this course consists of three different areas: the business world, business correspondence and the lexicon.

This course is designed for those students who wish to have an overview of the issues that encompass the business world, as well as those who wish to acquire knowledge needed to deal with the working world.

Scheduled activities provide students with the training necessary to prepare the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid basic business Spanish certified tests.

Course title: Spanish Literature

Credits: 1 US

The basic objective of this subject is to provide students an approach to Spanish literature, both its history and its most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize the students with the texts, the study of the texts should be the priority activity of the subject. Whenever deemed appropriate, works or fragments of works that provide knowledge of the subject will be used, and in the remaining cases students will be taught about the most representative authors of an era or a literary movement.

Course title: Latin American Literature

Credits: 1 US

The aim of this course is to take a tour of literary production in Latin America. The period covered is the twentieth century to the present.

Obviously, given the limited hours of the course, a selection of authors and works will be made trying to always convey to students the reality of the vast literary production and  its diversity. We will work with texts selected by the teacher that students will read and work with at home to get a good understanding of the aforementioned texts. The classroom will essentially be communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their views and discussion will be created.

Furthermore, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, politics, social, … economic situations of the time.

 

Course title: Latin American Civilization and Culture

Credits: 1 US

This course aims to explain and provide knowledge of the basic elements of Hispanic culture. We will discuss those issues that are now models of understanding of contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a closer understanding of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.

Courses Cont. 

Course title: Spanish Geography

Credits: 1 US

This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality.

Course title: History of Spain

Credits: 3 US

This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality.

Course title: History of Art in Spain

Credits: 1 US

The purpose of this subject is primarily the initiation and understanding of this discipline, through a historical and artistic tour of the main stylistic languages that define the unique characteristics of Spanish art. The richness and extension of the field calls for a demarcation of the themes in close correspondence with the cultural environment of Granada which allows, on one hand, a closer relationship with the artistic act and, second, a better assimilation of the aesthetic content developed as a priority in the program.

Course title: Spanish Civilization and Culture

Credits: 1 US

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects of a very specific syllabus conceived as a complement to other subjects in the Hispanic Studies Course. It is designed to cover cultural aspects of different fields and in this section in question we inter-relate whenever possible, while there will be a thorough and detailed studies of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish.

Course title: Islamic Culture in Spain

Credits: 1 US

The course is divided into two blocks where the most important aspects of Hispano- Muslim Civilization will be related, introducing the Arabic culture in general in Block I. The objectives of the course will focus on the student being able to understand the reality of Al- Andalus at a political, economic, social and cultural level (Block II). As the city is the nucleus where these aspects interrelate, area B has been dedicated to the Hispano-Arab city with special emphasis to Granada and the Alhambra.

 

Course title: The Legal System in Spain and the European Union

Credits: 1 US

La asignatura aborda las instituciones esenciales del sistema jurídico español como punto de partida para profundizar el estudio del Derecho, algo especialmente interesante para estudiantes extranjeros de Derecho que vayan a realizar una estancia de movilidad académica en España; estudiantes de otras titulaciones que por razones profesionales o meramente culturales quieran acercarse al Derecho español; estudiantes de traducción e interpretación interesados en profundizar en el español jurídico o estudiantes de economía, comunicación y periodismo interesados en conocer el Derecho español, entre otros muchos.

Course title: Spanish Business Law

Credits: 1 US

¿Quieres realizar negocios en España o conocer la cultura de los negocios en nuestro país? Esta asignatura os introduce al Derecho español de los negocios, algo especialmente interesante para todos aquellos atraídos por la posibilidad de desarrollar su actividad económica en España y en particular para estudiantes extranjeros de Economía o Derecho que quieran conocer el Derecho español de los Negocios; así mismo, este curso está destinado a estudiantes de otras titulaciones que por razones profesionales o meramente culturales quieran acercarse al Derecho de los negocios.

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