Study Abroad - Barcelona Academics

Summer 2016 Course Schedule

Below is a listing of summer courses taught in Barcelona and are 3 units each (45 contact hours) unless otherwise specified. The Summer 2016 Course Schedule is above and students are encouraged to review it for the most up-to-date offerings. If a course is needed for major, minor, or core credit, students are encouraged to contact enroll@iaufrance.org. Courses may also be offered as seminars for students to fulfill specific requirements. 

Business 303A - Intercultural Management - This course is designed to introduce students to concepts and fundamentals of international management. The course will consider aspects of management within an international and culturally complex environment, while considering the business influences within the global workplace. Students with or without prior international management knowledge will benefit from the course. Organizational effectiveness demands that personnel do the right things efficiently. Therefore, the role of management is to strive for and maintain the goals of the organization.  Being an effective manager is not just telling others what to do.  It is also about effective leadership, training, and communication.  Having effective managers can be a cost saving tool for all organizations of all sizes. Corporation executives, supervisors, and managers are aware of the importance of and difficulty in finding and retaining highly skilled employees (a time consuming role of management). Conducted in English

Education 397C - Education in a Global Society -  The purpose of this course is for students to explore education in a global society. The course will be based in Barcelona, Spain and include a weekend trip to Aix-en-Provence, in southern France. Because formal higher education came about before k-12 education, students will explore historical universities in Europe and Northern Africa. Along these travels, students will also visit local k-12 schools, British schools, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and UNICEF refugee schools in and near Barcelona. Questions that will guide the exploration of these various sites will include: how has the student body and staff changed through time, what are some challenges educators, administrators, and students face within their particular institutions and settings, what are some current educational issues facing the country, what are some new opportunities that are emerging with a changing demographic? Additional $365 program fee for weekend excursion to Aix-en-Provence. Conducted in English

Geography 303B - Urban Barcelona - Multi-disciplinary course that analyzes the cultural history of Barcelona as a reflection of the political and cultural history of contemporary Spain. Field study excursions and dynamic interaction with city environment are part of the course, which incorporates Urban Studies, Hispanic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Anthropology. Conducted in English. 

Political Science 357B - Nationalism in Comparative Perspective - This course studies the relationship between states and nations in both a theoretical and comparative perspective with a particular focus on the Catalan, Basque and Spanish experiences. It analyzes state-building processes and the development of nationalism, as well as the social, economic and technological conditions behind its emergence, transformation and contrasting discourse. The course aims at providing a solid theoretical background on the subject of nationalism as well as introducing the students into the social and political reality that permeates in Spain’s daily life and shapes Spaniard’s political mind-frames and identities. Conducted in English

Psychology 230B - Human Sexuality - 
This course will discuss past and present analysis on research and historical underpinnings influencing the cultural evolution of sexuality across cultures. Sexual behaviors and identity will be discussed through personal development, culture, biological influences as well as the influence of attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, practices and myths on human sexuality. Course content will also examine sexuality throughout different developmental stages. This course may include potential visits to local clinics and possible interviews with mental health care professionals in Barcelona. Conducted in English

Psychology 333C - Abnormal Psychology - This course examines the historical conception of abnormal psychology and what is culturally considered abnormal behavior. A connection is drawn from the historical foundations of abnormal psychology to present-day assessment, diagnosis, theory, research, causes and treatment. By using a bio-psycho-social framework, students will explore the development and utilization of appropriate preventative and intervention measures. This course may include potential visits to local clinics and possible interviews with mental health care professionals in Barcelona. Conducted in English

Spanish 101B - First Semester Spanish - Fundamentals of Spanish geared to facilitate the development of functional proficiency at the novice levels in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. No prerequisite. Conducted in Spanish

Spanish 102A - Second Semester Spanish - This course continues developing basic communication skills in Spanish while exploring the products, practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: One semester of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish

Spanish 201A - Third Semester Spanish - The final course of the core language sequence completes the introduction of the basic structures of the language, with continuing emphasis on communicative proficiency. Prerequisite: Two semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish

Spanish 202C - Fourth Semester Spanish - A review of the structures of the language, as well as practice in composition and conversation, in preparation for upper-division work. Prerequisite: Three semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish

Spanish 301A - Advanced Grammar and Composition - Review and mastery of Spanish grammar, with special emphasis on syntactic structures and stylistics. Prerequisite: Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish

Spanish 305C/Spanish 415C - Globalization in Spanish Cinema - Explore the manifestation of (alter)globalization currents in Hispanic cinema. Examine topics such as economic development and sustainability; power and democracy; displacement and migration; technology and virtual communities; intellectual property and Earth rights through film. Conducted in Spanish or English

Spanish 319B - Urban Barcelona - Multi-disciplinary course that analyzes the cultural history of Barcelona as a reflection of the political and cultural history of contemporary Spain. Field study excursions and dynamic interaction with city environment are part of the course, which incorporates Urban Studies, Hispanic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Anthropology. Conducted in English

Spanish 357B - Nationalism in Comparative Perspective - This course studies the relationship between states and nations in both a theoretical and comparative perspective with a particular focus on the Catalan, Basque and Spanish experiences. It analyzes state-building processes and the development of nationalism, as well as the social, economic and technological conditions behind its emergence, transformation and contrasting discourse. The course aims at providing a solid theoretical background on the subject of nationalism as well as introducing the students into the social and political reality that permeates in Spain’s daily life and shapes Spaniard’s political mind-frames and identities. Conducted in Spanish