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Universidad Antonio de Nebrija:Courses

OUR PROGRAMS AT UAN


MLSA offers three different programs in the summer at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija: 


At UAN, courses are offered in the following areas: Spanish Language, Literature, Culture, Methodology, Linguistics, Art, Communications, Marketing, Business, History, Sociology.  Courses are taught in Spanish and some electives in English by full-time faculty members from Antonio de Nebrija. Please note, some courses may require a minimum of 8-10 students registered. 


COURSE OFFERING


Courses in Spanish Language, Conversation, and Culture


ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE COURSES


ELEMENTARY - BEGINNER SPANISH (100-level)
Study of basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary from a functional and communicative approach. Develop oral and written comprehension and expression, with an emphasis on linguistic practice, in order to acquire basic control of the language in simple contexts and familiar communication that allows them closer contact to the Spanish way of life. (A1)


ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION (100-level)
Practice of basic Spanish concepts with an emphasis placed on spoken language in order to acquire more security and confidence when managing basic Spanish. Also students begin to have contact with Spain and the everyday life of the Spanish. (A1)

LOW-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (100-level)
Study and practice of linguistic functions, as well as the basic grammar content and necessary vocabulary in order to be capable of communicating various real-world, common situations in Spanish. (A2)

LOW-INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND CULTURE (100-level)
Oral practice applying contents that are being learned in the Language course. Introduction to modern Spanish customs and traditions of everyday life. Presentation of Spain and the day to day life of Spaniards. (A2)


INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE (200 level)
Achieve more confidence in the use of the language and control of complex grammatical aspects. Special emphasis on the use and practice of learned grammatical structures. (B1)


INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND CULTURE (200 level)

Concentration on oral practice although all four linguistic skills will be practiced. Students will study general aspects of Spanish culture, keeping in mind geographical and cultural diversity, as well as Spanish current events. (B1)


HIGH-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE (200 level)
Strengthening comprehension and oral and written expression at a high-intermediate level of Spanish. A reflexive study and practice of grammar structures. General review of the morphosyntax of the Spanish language from a functional perspective. (B1.2)


HIGH-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CULTURE (200 level)

Approaching modern Spanish society through commentaries and debates. The class demands students read different texts, as well as linguistic correctness both in oral and written expression. (B1.2)


ADVANCED AND SUPERIOR (PROFICIENCY) COURSES


ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE I (200-300 level)
(CH 4601 - B2.2) Intensive course focused on the study and practice of different aspects of oral and written language at an advanced-intermediate level. Analysis and practice of different styles and registers of the language. Study of the specific grammar problems to obtain linguistic correctness in both oral and written expression. 

ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE II (300 level)

(CH4611 - C1) Intensive study of Spanish morphosyntax. Study of specific problems of complex grammatical structures to reach a profound command of language's internal structure. Study of fixed expressions and idioms, targeted vocabulary and technical terminology. Requirement: Advanced Spanish Language I 


ADVANCED LANGUAGE (PROFICIENCY) (400 level)
(CH4621 - C2) The objective of this course is an in-depth study focused on the lexical and formal command of the language. By learning the dialects, registers and standard varieties, students will become self-sufficient speakers, with the knowledge and precision of an educated native speaker. They will be capable of understanding any spoken or written form of the language, as much in spoken conversations or speeches as abstract or literary texts. Additionally, they will be able to perceive and transmit subtly, precisely and coherently in the target language, all while maintaining the appropriate style given a particular context or format. 


ADVANCED SPANISH CULTURE  (400 level)
(CH4641) Study of the major historical events of Spain as well as the most prominent artistic expressions. The class demands linguistic correctness.


JUNE PROGRAM


SPANISH THEATRE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

(CH3691) A study of the development of Spanish theater, with a special in-depth study of the following themes: Lorca, the post-war and the present-day period. Students are required to read some complete works and, whenever possible, attend theatrical performances where at least one attendance will be required. 


CELESTINA AND DON JUAN 

(CH4652) A study of the most representative characters from La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas, and Don Juan, by Tirso de Molina, relating them to similar characters throughout the whole of Spanish literature. Recommended only for levels Advanced Spanish II (C1) and Advanced Language Proficiency (C2).


SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

(CH3421) Acquisition and development of the language specifically geared towards legal and economical themes. Read and comment on newspaper articles and specific examples of legal and economic documents. 


PANORAMA OF SPANISH LITERATURE 

(CH3131) A general review of Spanish literature. Introduction to the major movements, authors, and genres of literature in Spain and a social, historical and psychological analysis of the Spanish society through literature.  

JULY PROGRAM


CONTEMPORARY SPANISH NOVEL
(CH3681) NOVELA ESPAÑOLA CONTEMPORÁNEA
General view of Spanish prose from the post-war period to the present day. Major movements. Analysis and comments on selected texts. Latest trends. Perspectives of a novel. It is mandatory to read some novels. 


WOMEN IN SPANISH GOLDEN AGE LITERATURE

(CH4631) LA MUJER EN LA LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA DE LOS SIGLOS DE ORO
Participation of women in Spanish literature. Analysis of literary works about women and/or written by women. Archetypes and types. Spanish authors of the Golden Age. It is obligatory to read fragments and complete works. 


SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

(CH3421) ESPAÑOL PARA LA EMPRESA
Acquisition and development of the language specifically geared towards legal and economical themes. Read and comment on newspaper articles and specific examples of legal and economic documents.

ELECTIVES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH (FOR ALL-LEVEL STUDENTS)


The following courses may be offered with a minimum enrollment of eight participants. Each course is three academic semester credits.
Combination program: This is the perfect mix of half-time in Spanish and half-time in English. Participants may combine an elective course with a Spanish language course for a total of six academic semester credits.


JUNE PROGRAM


Art in Spain

This course will analyze main artistic manifestations in Painting in Madrid and will provide you with the tools to identify, classify, understand, criticize, and appreciate the most relevant Spanish works of art, particularly those found in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to learn by seeing, feeling, and living the art and its expressions in Madrid as you study the painted art works in situ. To this end, you will explore the most relevant museums in Madrid that hold the artistic expressions of the painters studied in this course. You will be able to recognize and analyze the most important works of Spanish painters such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya in the magnificent Prado Museum; and Picasso, Dalí, and contemporary artists at the Museo Reina Sofía.​3 US 

European Studies
This course will cover relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. Students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking, considering questions of why and how events occurred. Topics will include European expansion, political revolutions, Industrialization, nationalism, colonialism, European wars and the European Union.


JULY PROGRAM


Art in Spain

This course will analyze main artistic manifestations in Painting in Madrid and will provide you with the tools to identify, classify, understand, criticize, and appreciate the most relevant Spanish works of art, particularly those found in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to learn by seeing, feeling, and living the art and its expressions in Madrid as you study the painted art works in situ. To this end, you will explore the most relevant museums in Madrid that hold the artistic expressions of the painters studied in this course. You will be able to recognize and analyze the most important works of Spanish painters such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya in the magnificent Prado Museum; and Picasso, Dalí, and contemporary artists at the Museo Reina Sofía.

European Studies

This course will cover relevant political, economic, and social aspects of European history and culture by examining the interaction among nation-states and their impact on other parts of the world. Students acquire basic intellectual skills through emphasis on critical thinking, considering questions of why and how events occurred. Topics will include European expansion, political revolutions, Industrialization, nationalism, colonialism, European wars and the European Union.


Spain Today (May be offered in place of European Studies. Subject to enrollment.)

An in-depth analysis of Spanish society and culture will be the main focus of this course where several interesting current topics related to Spain's economy and politics will also be debated. The course will start with an overview of Spanish history followed by Spanish cultural tendencies, political and economic issues, and social topics such as work, family, and everyday life. Spain's position within Europe, both historically and currently, will also be discussed. 


International Management

This course will cover relevant aspects of management in an intercultural context, treating topics normally covered in any management class while including international complications. Special attention will be paid to the impact of culture on planning, organizing, staffing, and communication. Students will acquire basic skills to help them deal with people from different cultural backgrounds (clients, customers, suppliers, colleagues, bosses) and will learn through case studies and real-world examples.


IMPORTANT: MLSA SUGGESTS THAT ANY PARTICIPANTS SEEKING TO RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT OR CAREER ADVANCEMENT FOR THEIR STUDIES SEEK APPROVAL FROM THEIR ACADEMIC ADVISOR OR ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE SPECIFIC CLASS(ES) OR TOPIC(S) IN WHICH THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ENROLLED.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO FLUCTUATIONS IN ENROLLMENT OR CHANGES IN TEACHING FACULTY AT THE HOST INSTITUTION. IF PARTICIPANTS  FIND THAT THE COURSE OFFERING FOR WHICH THEY WERE PRE-APPROVED HAS CHANGED OR IF THEY HAVE TESTED INTO A DIFFERENT LEVEL, MLSA SUGGESTS THAT THE ADVISOR OR ADMINISTRATOR AT THE HOME INSTITUTION BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY FOR AN UPDATED APPROVAL.