Students with an advanced level of Spanish may choose from a variety of courses offered at the University of Cádiz:http://www.uca.es/en/studies-and-access.
Listed below are a group of popular courses taken by Villanova students in past semesters. All courses are taught in Spanish.
GROUP A. Spanish as a Foreign Language The courses aim at increasing language proficiency by developing all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing).
SPA1131. Conversation and Composition (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). This course focuses on developing skills in Spanish through all types of oral and written compositions. Grammatical points will be emphasized to keep the grammar alive as students practice to use it.
SPA1132. Advanced Written and Conversational Spanish (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The course focuses on developing communicative skills in Spanish through all types of oral, literary readings, and written productions, increasing the students’ vocabulary, syntax, and difficult grammatical structures.
SPA1138. Advanced Studies on Grammar I (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). An advanced Spanish course dealing with language nuances in oral and written language.
SPA3412. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics II (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). This course introduces the core disciplines of linguistics, the scientific study of language: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Additional topics to be addressed include dialects, social aspects of language, and language change.
GROUP B. Spanish and Latin American Literature These courses examine works of the most representative writers of Spain and Latin America. At the same time, these courses help students develop their communicative skills through reading and discussion over a range of the literary texts under analysis
SPA2020. Spanish Narrative from Cervantes to Muñoz Molina (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The connecting thread from the hybrid discourse of Cervante’s Novelas ejemplares (Exemplary Novels) to the late 19th- century novel is essential in understanding the creation and development of the novel features in the Spanish language and in determining the complex relationship between story and fiction in novel writing.
SPA3046. The Latin American Avant-Garde Movement (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The experimentation and departure from the canon that took place at the beginning of the last century gave rise to experimentation and continued until it reached its maturity in the eighties and nineties.
SPA3224. Exile authors in Latin America and Russia. A study of the literary movements that took place by Spanish exiles after the civil war of 1936.
SPA3412. Artistic movements related to historical events. Analysis of the different artistic movements from the past century as they relate to the history of the Country.
GROUP C. Sociology, Political Science and Communication These courses provide deep insight into contemporary cultural aspects of Spain, including its literature, art, history, geography, festivities, gastronomy, as well as current affairs, so as to help students shape their own opinion and take part in social and cultural debates.
PS Culture, Ideological Context and Democracy: from the Republican Regeneration to Political Transition (Spain, 1931-1975), (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). A good grasp of today’s Spain requires a good understanding of its political development throughout the 20th century. This course focuses on the understanding of today’s Spanish society organization based on the period from pre-war political and philosophical regeneration and its intermittent stability until the democracy transition period.
SOC4000 Tradition, Identity, and Interculturality in Today’s Spain (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The course aims to reveal the key components underlying a culture, namely the Spanish culture which is built upon three different foundations: traditions and cultural conservatism, the quest for a unique identity but showing overlapping nationalities, and the renewed make-up of religions and customs reflected in today’s immigration.
COM3290 Representation, Image, and Communication: Today’s Spanish Society (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). Influenced by Romanticism, in the 20th century Spain became an iconographic repertoire which, through time, ended in the portrayal of the Spanishtipismo (portrayal of Spanish society’s customs). The main objective of the course is to provide students with the tools to critically identify the topics and realities of Contemporary Spanish and analyze to what extent today’s Spanish culture has its foundations in the memory of its own history, image, and representations created from the foreigners’ perspective.
COM3490 Cross Cultural Marketing and Communication in Europe (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). This course focusses on the analysis and observation of the birth, development, and consolidation of the disciplines of Marketing and Communication in the European socioeconomic environment. The course studies both disciplines within a capitalist society that promotes mass communication and the emergence of commercial and management ventures.
COM3390 Designing Tourism Campaign in Media and Film (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). This course centers on the evolution and economic structures of tourism, as well as the functioning of the variables that articulate the business sector. It also shows how Spain and Andalusia extend through images and media beyond our territory. The overall objective of the course revolves around the different phases that define the birth, evolution, and consolidation of this process in order to reach the necessary skills to perform the contextual analyses necessary for the development of touristic plans.
GROUP D. Business Courses
LA 2993/BA 2002 Business Internship (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). Our Internship Program offers several exchanges in a typical Spanish atmosphere. This program is meant to help students improve their linguistic skills in a business environment. The most important enterprises at the Bay of Cádiz are involved in this project at present. These companies are distributed in different sectors such as the naval, aeronautic, and services sector.
Economics Of The Straight Of Gibraltar (3 CREDITS, 45 hours)
GROUP E. History and Art
These courses seek to provide students with an analytical and thoughtful view on the most important landmarks in contemporary history and other disciplines of Spain. They also seek to encourage and promote critical thinking over the aspects that shape Contemporary Spanish society.
HIS3950. Cádiz Constitution of 1812 (Constitución Gaditana) And Its Repercussion On The Constitutions Of The Americas(3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The new period after the French Revolution gave rise to the Constitution of 1812, a Carta Magna that set the basic principles underlying modern democracy and served as a model for the organization of America’s states. The aim of the course is to analyze such a process from a historical, social, and political approach.
ART ARTAAHH 3009. History Of Spain Throughout Its Artistic Manifestations (3 CREDITS, 45 hours). The course focuses on the most significant landmarks in Spanish history and their related artistic manifestations.