Advanced Spanish skills, equivalent to SPAN 2001: Spanish Language and Literature for Fordham students, are required for this program.
SPAN 4520: Spain in Context
Focusing on the relationship between creativity and society, the course explores the literature and culture of Spain’s diverse regions. The course comprises the following elements: classes taught by Dr. Lamas, trips, cultural visits, and gatherings/workshops with prestigious Spanish intellectuals and artists (at the so-called tertulias). Students work in groups towards a final project, which will be presented in class as a Podcast, and handled to the instructor as a journal article ready for publication in the magazine Por Granada, available in print and on line. The course is offered in conjunction with Fordham in Granada. Only students enrolled in the Program can register for this class. Granada, a recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the hometown of Federico García Lorca, and a center of flamenco culture. The Alhambra Palace, the Albaicín neighborhood, the Cathedral, and the numerous Baroque churches of the city are testimonies of its rich past, which continues to be alive through its vibrant university community. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.
This course is a Latin American and Latino Studies, Communications and Media Studies, Journalism, and Peace and Justice Studies Major or Minor Course and satisfies the Interdisciplinary Capstone Course core requirement at Fordham University.
Students choose 4 courses in their field(s) of study offered at University of Granada's Centro de Lenguas Modernas offered in Spanish. Following is a sample list of courses typically available:
HISTORY OF ART
SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS
HEALTH & ECOLOGY
Students with a high level of Spanish also have the opportunity to enroll in courses at one of the facultades (Departments) at the University of Granada in Art History, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Culture, Economics, Geography, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Politics, Psychology, and Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
For-credit internships administrated by the University of Granada in partnership with local companies and organizations are also available. Students interested in pursuing careers in business, education, health services, and social services are particularly encouraged to apply. Internships require the completion of 45 hours of supervised work, ten hours of seminar instruction, and participation during class. Students will complete a final project and present their experience to their classmates and instructor at the end of the semester. Intermediate or advanced level of Spanish is necessary.