AIFS Abroad

AIFS Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain
Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Course Descriptions

   

All courses are subject to change at the discretion of the Universidad Nebrija. For the most current course listings please contact the AIFS Admissions Officer. Please note that Universidad Nebrija issues ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. Recommended U.S. credits are shown in parentheses. Language levels are defined according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) For further details on ECTS and CEFR please visit AIFSabroad.com/details

Optional Early Start: Intensive Spanish Language

Students wishing to kick start their Spanish can arrive in Madrid before the regular semester begins and take an intensive 2-week fall or 4-week spring Spanish language course for 3 or 6 credits.

CH1601/Spanish 101 (6) spring only
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Practice of basic Spanish concepts with an emphasis placed on spoken language in order to acquire more confidence when managing basic Spanish. Students begin to have contact with Spain and the everyday life of the Spanish people.

CH1651/Spanish 102C (6) spring only
Conversación y Cultura/Conversation and Culture

Intensive course supplementary to the Spanish language where the contents of initial Intermediate level are put into practice. Special emphasis in the oral expression to acquire greater confidence in interaction in everyday situations and to come in contact with the way of life of the Spaniards.

CH1801/Spanish 101A (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture

Intensive course of initiation into Spanish and Spanish culture. The contents of Spanish grammar and vocabulary are studied from a functional and communicative approach while developing comprehension and oral and written expression at the initial level. Students acquire a basic command of the language in simple communicative situations such as work, family and free time in order to facilitate their contact with the Spanish way of life.

CH2601/Spanish 102 (6) spring only
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Intensive course of initial Intermediate level of Spanish and Spanish culture. Under a communicative approach, students acquire functional contents of the level such as understanding and expressing ideas in a conversation, telling personal experiences in the past, or, among others, talking about facts that may occur in the future. Activities that develop oral and written expression skills are put into practice.

CH2611/Spanish 201 (6) spring only
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

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.

CH2651/Spanish 201C (6) spring only
Conversación y Cultura/Conversation and Culture

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.

CH2801/Spanish 102 (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture

Intensive course of initial Intermediate level of Spanish and Spanish culture. Students acquire functional level content such as understanding and expressing ideas in a conversation, telling personal experiences in the past or talking about facts that may occur in the future through a communicative approach. Also introduces cultural content to enable students to come into contact with the reality and customs of Spanish life.

CH2821/Spanish 201 (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture

This course is aimed at achieving more security with the use of the language and the control of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference to practical applications of learned grammatical structures. This course also focuses on oral practice but will utilize all four linguistic skills. Students study the general culture of Spain, keeping in mind its geographic and cultural diversity, as well as Spanish current events.

CH3601/Spanish 303 (6) spring only
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

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 morpho-syntax of the Spanish language from a functional perspective.

CH3641/Spanish 301C (6) spring only
Cultura Española/Spanish Culture

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.

CH3801/Spanish 301 (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture Course

The objective of this course is to work on the comprehension and expression of both oral and written Spanish at the High Intermediate level. It is a reflexive study and practice of grammatical structures. General review of Spanish morpho-syntax from a functional perspective. This course also focuses on speaking by means of comments and debates about Spanish society’s current events. It requires reading different texts, as well as a linguistic correctness in both oral and written expression.

CH4601/Spanish 307 (6) spring only
Lengua Española Avanzada/Advanced Spanish Language

Focus on the study and practice of different aspects of the spoken and written language from the point of view of its use. Analysis of different registers in the practice of the language. Study of specific grammar problems in order to correct written and spoken Spanish.

CH4611/Spanish 308 (6) spring only
Lengua Española Avanzada II/Advanced Spanish Language II

Intensive review of Spanish morph syntax. Study of the specific problems of complex grammatical structures to achieve a deep understanding of the internal structure of the language. Study of expressions and idioms, specific vocabulary and technicalities. Requirement: to have passed Spanish Language CH4601.

CH4621/Spanish 309 (6) spring only
Lengua Española Superior/Superior Spanish Language

Course to deepen understanding of the lexical and formal domain of the language and to acquire a knowledge of the territorial and social variants that allow the student to achieve a fluency close to that of a native speaker. Students will be capable of understanding any type of spoken or written language, including oral conversations, speeches and abstract texts, as well as having the ability to perceive and transmit with subtlety and precision with a style adapted to the communicative context.

CH4641/Spanish 302C (6) spring only
Cultura Española/Spanish Culture

Study of the major historical events of Spain as well as the most prominent artistic expressions.

CH4801/Spanish 302 (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture

Study and practice of different aspects of the spoken and written language from the point of view of its use. Analysis of different registers in the practice of the language. Study of specific grammar problems to improve written and spoken Spanish. This course also presents selected themes of Spanish current events, inviting students to debate among themselves, to compare the situation with that of their own country and to make critical comments. It demands linguistic correctness and the study of different events related to the Spanish culture.

CH4811/Spanish 402 (3) fall only
Lengua y Cultura Española/Spanish Language and Culture

Advanced level course to develop communicative skills paying special attention to the use of written and oral expression. During the course students will be introduced to issues of cultural and current interest in order to deepen understanding of Spain and Spanish culture. Discussion and exchange of ideas among students is encouraged.

Hispanic Studies Program

Students on this program can take up to 5 courses. All courses are taught in Spanish. Recommended credits are shown in parentheses. Courses are grouped according to language level. For example students taking Spanish 101 choose their remaining courses from those listed under the Beginner Level courses.

BEGINNER LEVEL COURSES: LEVEL A1/SPANISH 101

CH1001 (3)
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Course that aims to start communication in Spanish under a functional and communicative approach. The students approach and acquire basic communicative skills to develop in simple situations of daily life. During the course materials of sociocultural content are used.

CH1011 (3)
Problemas Específicos de Gramática/Specific Grammar Problems

Spanish initiation course with a special emphasis on those grammatical difficulties most common in the level. Basic contents of Spanish grammar are studied to reinforce them while applying the grammatical contents to refer to the present, past and future. The written expression is enhanced.

CH1021 (3)
Lengua y Conversación/Spanish Language and Conversation

Initiation to the Spanish language focused on students learning to carry out transactions of daily life and socially interrelated in their context. This course will help improve listening and reading comprehension in situations appropriate to the level.

CH1041 (3)
España y los Españoles/Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain and Spaniards. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH2001 (3)
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Course that continues at the level of initiation (Beginner-Intermediate) Spanish. It focuses on the linguistic functions necessary to be able to function in everyday life and introduces the communicative contents necessary to cover the entire initial level of language.

LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES: LEVEL A2/SPANISH 102

CH1051 (3)
Lengua y Conversación/Spanish Language and Conversation

Complementary Spanish course to develop comprehension and oral and written expression at the lower Intermediate level. Students consolidate grammatical content and practice oral expression to acquire greater fluency and confidence in the development of everyday situations and contact with Spain and the way of life of Spaniards.

CH1061 (3)
España y los Españoles/Spain and the Spaniards

Current Spanish customs and traditions in everyday life. Presentation of Spain and Spaniards. Brief newspaper articles and descriptive texts about diverse aspects of the culture are introduced.

CH2010 (3)
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Continuation course of initial Beginner level with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic contents that cover the entire initial level are studied and the student is prepared to begin the Intermediate level of Spanish. The acquired knowledge is consolidated, and the new grammatical and lexical contents are introduced so that the students can describe personal experiences in the past in different communicative situations.

CH2021 (3)
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Practice communication in Spanish at an Intermediate level. Linguistic uses in order to manage in the real world. Use of essential vocabulary and grammar. Discussions about current events and topics of students’ interest.

CH2051 (3)
Conversación y Composición/Conversation and Composition

Course to learn how to develop a conversation in Spanish and practice some strategies that allow students to gain confidence in oral expression. It also deals with the composition and elaboration of different written texts. Activities are carried out in order for students to acquire the fluency necessary to exchange opinions and comment on journalistic articles on current issues.

CH2421 (3)
Español para los Negocios/Spanish for Business Purposes

A study of Spanish language with a focus on business. Students will learn specific vocabulary relating to the workplace, the Spanish economy and cultural issues related to the business environment in Spain.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES: LEVEL B1/SPANISH 201

CH2011 (3)
Problemas Específicos de Gramática/Specific Grammar Problems

Study of the principle problems of Spanish grammar with a special emphasis on the uses of the past and subjunctive. Application, in oral and written practice, of the grammatical contents. Prerequisite: students must be enrolled in CH2061.

CH2031 (3)
Conversación y Lectura/Conversation and Reading

Course to achieve greater fluency in informal conversations and debates, applying and developing students’ grammatical knowledge, from adapted readings. The objective of the course is to deepen the acquisition of reading strategies, to expand the vocabulary and to practice its use taking care of the different communicative situations (formal or informal).

CH2041 (3)
Descubrir España/Discovering Spain

Course in which there is a presentation of the different Spanish regions through an introduction to culture, history, gastronomy, monuments and popular festivals. Students’ cultural content is expanded and written and oral expression is practiced through related activities.

CH2051 (3)
Conversación y Composición/Conversation and Composition

See description under Low Intermediate Level courses.

CH2061 (3)
Lengua Española/Spanish Language

Intermediate level course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied as giving and justifying an opinion, expressing in detail personal experiences in the past or, among other things, being able to request specific information, a complaint or explanation about some point of interest. The development of written and oral expression is encouraged.

CH3181 (3)
Arte en el Museo del Prado/Art in the Prado Museum

A course based on theory and practice, which brings students to Spanish culture through Spanish painting, taking as reference three of its most representative references: El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The study of these great painters is done by analyzing the historical aspects of the works, as well as the artistic characteristics of composition and style. The minimum level of Spanish required to attend this course is level A2. The course includes five visits to the Prado Museum outside of class time.

CH3421 (3)
Español para la Empresa/Spanish for Business Purposes

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 economical documents.

CH3671 (3)
Español para el Turismo/Spanish for Tourism

Course that studies and analyzes the Spanish language applied to the touristic sector focusing on specific areas of this sector such as transport, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Class work practices communicative situations as well as performing related tasks, which results in an enrichment of new vocabulary on the subject.

HIGH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES: LEVEL B2.1/SPANISH 301

CH3001 (3)
Lengua Española Avanzada/Advanced Spanish Language

Advanced level course designed to practice oral and written comprehension while acquiring the functional contents of the level through the study and practice of grammatical structures. Throughout the course the students make readings and debates on the content of literary texts or journalistic articles to learn the vocabulary. Also, texts of popular and cult character are analyzed.

CH3011 (3)
Problemas Específicos de Gramática/Specific Grammar Problems

Course of applied grammar focused on achieving more security with the use of the language and the control of complex grammatical aspects. Special reference to practical applications of learned grammatical structures. Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in CH3001.

CH3041 (3)
España Diversa/Diverse Spain

Advanced culture course in which aspects such as nature, economic sources, culture and history are studied, as well as the society and way of life in the different autonomies that are in Spain. In addition, in a particular way also the main cities and towns characteristic by their traditions and folklore are treated.

CH3051 (3)
Conversación y Composición/Conversation and Composition

Advanced level course aimed at achieving greater oral fluency in informal conversations, debates and everyday situations, and greater progress in written expression, all through practice through expositions and written works. Special attention is given to the acquisition of idioms and sayings.

CH3061 (3)
Sociedad Española Contemporánea/Contemporary Spanish Society

Study of Spanish society: education, work, family, youth, health, leisure, everyday life, worries and values. Analyses are based on diverse materials (articles, questionnaires etc.).

CH3071 (3)
Arte y Civilización/Art and Civilization

Study of the different civilizations that occupied the Iberian Peninsula throughout its history and their contribution to modern-day Spanish culture. Study of the major historical events that have formed our history and society. A study of the most relevant artistic works.

CH3131 (3)
Panorama de la Literatura Española/Panorama of Spanish Literature

An overview of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present day. Students will learn about the main literary movements, authors and literary texts and analyze the relevant historical, social and psychological aspects of Spanish society in different periods.

CH3132 (3)
Panorama de la Literatura Hispanoamericana/Panorama of Latin American Literature

Focuses on the development of Spanish-American literature, especially on the period known as the boom of Spanish-American literature. The aim is to provide students with a panoramic and analytical vision of the key authors, novels and literary styles with a particular focus on the second half of the 20th century and on the historical, social and artistic context of this period.

CH3171 (3)
Cine Español y Sociedad/Spanish Cinema and Society

Panorama of the socio-political evolution of 20th century Spanish society through cinema. Each film represents a decade and is intended to establish a debate focused on the events of that time. Analysis and commentary of films and of the period they represent.

CH3181 (3)
Arte en el Museo del Prado/Art in the Prado Museum

See course description in Intermediate Level courses section.

CH3421 (3)
Español para la Empresa/Spanish for Business Purposes

See course description in Intermediate Level courses section.

ADVANCED AND PROFICIENCY LEVEL COURSES LEVELS B2.2/C1/C2/SPANISH 302/401/402

CH3031 (3) fall only
Lengua Escrita/Spanish for Written Purposes

General aspects. Analysis of the different registers. Language in social communication methods. Broadening and consolidation of language structures and vocabulary. Study of written texts. The course objective is to improve the written expression of the participants.

CH3081 (3)
Novela Española Contemporánea/Contemporary Spanish Novel

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 a selection of novels.

CH3091 (3)
Teatro Español del Siglo XX/Spanish Theater in the 20th Century

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 attend theatrical performances whenever possible.

CH3121 (3)
Español en los Medios de Comunicación de Masas/The Spanish Language in Mass Media

A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, marketing, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written perspective. Development of techniques for elaborating news, scripts and advertisements, as well as for its publication and editing.

CH3181 (3)
Arte en el Museo del Prado/Art in the Prado Museum

See course description in Intermediate Level courses section.

CH3211 (3)
Problemas Específicos de Gramática/Specific Grammar Problems (only B2.2)

Pre-Advanced level course of applied grammar oriented to promote greater confidence in the use of Spanish and the domain of grammatical aspects that usually generate difficulties in students. During the course, special attention is given to the practical application of the functional contents acquired in the Spanish language course.

CH4001 (3)
Lengua Española Avanzada/Advanced Spanish Language I (B2.2/Spanish 302)

Pre-Advanced level course in which the linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied, such as speaking in detail about hypothetical situations of the present or the past or explaining a point of view about different facts, knowing how to contribute an opinion with nuances. During the course the most problematic grammatical structures are analyzed, and the spoken language is given special attention.

CH4011 (3)
Lengua Española Superior/Advanced Spanish Language III (C2/Spanish 402)

Proficiency course in the lexical and formal domain of Spanish that allow students to acquire a knowledge and use of Spanish next to those of a native speaker. In this sense, special attention is given to Spanish through reflection in all its territorial, social and communicative variants in order to be able to understand any type of spoken or written language.

CH4041 (3)
Temas Españoles de la Actualidad/Contemporary Spanish Topics

Study of current topics: youth, education in Spain, women and the family, the work environment and unemployment, leisure time and Spanish values. Analysis of newspaper articles.

CH4051 (3)
Conversación y Composición/Conversation and Composition

Advanced level course aimed at achieving greater fluency in informal conversations and debates, and progress in written expression. The goal of both oral and written practice is to expand vocabulary and use of idioms and learn to use different communicative registers.

CH4071 (3)
España Contemporánea/Contemporary Spain

Study of the major historical events of the 20th century: crisis of the monarchy, proclamation of the republic, civil war (background and development), post-war, Franco’s regime, and the political transition. Political and socio-economical aspects that have shaped Spanish life throughout the century.

CH4101 (3)
Lengua Avanzada/Advanced Spanish Language II (C1/Spanish 401)

Review the morpho-syntax of the Spanish language. Specific problems with grammatical structures at Advanced levels. Expressions and idioms.

CH4151 (3)
Español de la Salud/Spanish for Health Purposes

Focuses on the acquisition and development of Spanish language for the health field. Students review informative and specialized texts from the field and learn to understand and produce written communications such as reports or diagnoses and have conversations about them.

CH4191 (3)
Estudios de la Lengua Española/Studies of the Spanish Language

Proficiency course focused on the formal elements of the Spanish language from a syntactic, morphological, semantic, phonetic and pragmatic point of view. The course deals with aspects of the evolution of the Spanish language, of Spanish in the world and of the linguistics applied to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

CH5171 (3) spring only
Español para el Uso Académico/Spanish for Academic and Professional Use

Aims to familiarize students with the most common textual genres of academic and pre-professional in Spain. Students will work on different types of written texts while paying special attention to orality.

CH5421 (3)
Español para la Empresa/Spanish for Business Purposes

See course description in Intermediate Level courses section.

Spanish Plus Program

Students on this program take up to 5 courses including at least one course in Spanish from those listed in the Hispanic Studies program. All courses listed below are taught in English. Recommended credits are shown in parentheses.

ART AND ART HISTORY

CH3191 (3)
Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art

An introduction to art in Spain over the past five hundred years, focusing on key topics and periods that help to map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the works of artists such as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí and Miró. The course includes visits to the Prado, Reína Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.

CH3261 (3)
Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

An introduction to modern architecture through the study of great buildings and city development in Spain, mainly in Madrid and Barcelona. The course focuses on outstanding architects and works from the 19th century to the present day. Particular emphasis will be placed on the works of Gaudí, Saenz de Oiza, Moneo and Calatrava, and other modern buildings by famous European and American architects.

GENDER STUDIES

CH2161 (3)
Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

Analyzes the roles that Spanish women have played for the last 30 years. From the housewife with 3-4 children some 35 years ago, to a modern professional with an average of 1.2 children today, Spanish women are active and influential in every area of Spanish society. The course examines these new roles in relation with politics, literature, economics, education, family, and their impact on Spanish society.

HISTORY AND POLITICS

CH2171 (3)
Spanish Civilization and Culture

Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the Iberian Peninsula’s civilizations and cultures. Throughout the course, students will explore how the Spanish civilizations and cultures are reflected in Spain’s history, literature, people, politics, and arts. The objective of this course is to offer students a collective view of Spanish culture in its diverse manifestations.

CH3021 (3)
European Studies: Culture, History and Integration

Covers 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.

CH3101 (3)
European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity

Cinema constitutes a significant force in the construction and expression of cultural identity: it powerfully portrays its nation and provides profound insights into the heart of its people. This course on European Cinema, with a broad geographic sweep, offers students an understanding of European culture, society, politics and history through the medium of cinematographic expressions. The aim of this course on European Cinema is to understand European identity through its cinema and make the students aware that despite its economic unity, Europe is characterized by its cultural, social, political and historical heterogeneity.

CH3141 (3)
International Relations

Analyzes the foreign policy of states within the international system from different perspectives (political, economical, sociological, etc.). The course will place special emphasis on the study of the changing roles of international and national organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations and public opinion.

HU1172 (3)
European Union: Culture, History and Institutions

Provides students with a working knowledge of the structure and major institutions of the European Union as well as with an understanding of the cultural and historical trends which have motivated these independent countries to work together in order to develop an idea of Europe.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

CH3612 (3)
Corporate Psychology

This course is covered in the framework of Psychology applied to Human Resources and it will cover the set of areas that affect the study of people’s behavior in the workplace, corporate culture within organizations and the scientific study of the relationship between individuals and their working environment. The aim of this course is to understand the dynamics and functioning of individuals and organizations from a psychosocial perspective; learn the terminology, methods and techniques commonly used in this discipline; and the basic psychosocial processes that take place in society and organizations.

CH3613 (3)
Sports Industry and its Role in European Identity

This course is focused not only on the business side of the sports industry in Europe, but also in the social phenomenon of sports such as football as part of the European identity. A thorough case study of the surge and rise of the Real Madrid to become the most successful and most valuable sports organization in the world. The aim of this course is to understand the dynamics and functioning of the European sports industry, particularly football, from an economical and sociological perspective: Globalization at its best.

CM2124 (3)
International Marketing

Within the current context of marketing globalization, this course analyzes how International Marketing is not just a mere exportation technique; it is also one of the means to systematically establish penetration and consolidation of our business into foreign markets. The course analyzes market information, research systems, marketingmix, and other strategies from an international standpoint.

DE1124 (3)
International Business

Introduces students to the international perspective of businesses. The topics covered include the competitive environment of the international marketplace and international organizations; the cultural, political-economic and labor forces affecting international business; and management techniques to deal with foreign factors in the international environment.

DE4554 (3)
International Management

Deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context. It will focus on the complexity of international management, and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. Intercultural communication, expatriate compensation, gender issues, and ethical conflicts will also be discussed.

ECO132 (3)
Trends of the Global Economy

Analyzes the major traits that characterize the global economic landscape and the international competitiveness of countries, as well as their likely evolution. This includes globalization and its effects on the growth prospects of emerging economies; the likely evolution of the population of the world as well as the evolution of the inequality between countries and their citizens; the energy and environmental threads faced by the world at large. Within the context set up by these basic trends, the interaction between countries and the role of the existing international economic institutions will be analyzed, as well as properly put into perspective the prospects of the global financial system.

ECO998 (3)
International Finance

Examines international fiscal management, as well as the foreign exchange markets and how they shape the environment within which corporate wealth maximizing decisions are made. Topics in financial management, viewed primarily from the perspective of managers doing business overseas, include the management of foreign exchange exposure, foreign direct investment decisions, and multinational capital budgeting. The course is designed for upper-division undergraduate students who have a good understanding of basic economics, corporate finance and asset valuation.

ECO999 (3)
Global Skills for International Business Environments

The number of companies operating internationally increases every day. This course focuses on the global skills that are increasingly necessary to work in intercultural environments both in and outside national borders. Students will learn about developing abilities related to open-mindedness, cultural empathy, flexibility or tolerance to uncertainty and how these skills apply to negotiating internationally, leading multicultural teams or boosting creativity and innovation among others. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, case studies and tools for internationalization and will include a European and Spanish perspective on working among cultures.

LM107 (3)
Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes

Describes different factors involved in communication across cultures by discussing cultural variables that enable people to understand each other across group boundaries. The course applies this knowledge to the languages professional setting, focusing on the role that communication has in the creation and dissemination of culture. Students will learn to recognize cultural variables to communicate effectively.

MK3001 (3)
Online Marketing in the Digital Era

This course has been programmed from a comprehensive perspective so that students will be able to gain an overall panorama of the integration of the internet and new technologies within the global marketing strategy of the company. The main goals of this course are for students to understand, comment upon and analyze the most important aspects of digital marketing, as well as, the acquisition of general knowledge of internet business models, e-marketing variables, the digital marketing plan, metrics and web analytics, among others.

MK3002 (3)
Consumer Behavior

This course draws from research in behavioral economics, social psychology, and academic marketing, and is intended to broadly survey the field of consumer behavior from the marketing perspective. Students will become familiar with the terminology of the subject and understand what leads to the individual purchase decisions that are so important to business profitability, and to personal prosperity. Topics covered will include: consumer research and analytics, study and analysis of purchasing, neuromarketing, decision-making processes and main variables that affect the consumer and their relationship with brands and products.

PB1157 (3)
International Communication

Studies communication as it relates to culture by analyzing its intercultural and international contexts. Students will be challenged to examine questions and issues throughout the semester, which will reveal the processes, effects, methods, and critical norms of communication. All of these matters will be evaluated in relation to interpersonal, group, and mass communication.

ENGINEERING

MAT230 (3)
Introduction to Differential Equations

The laws of nature are expressed as differential equations. Scientists and engineers must know how to model the world in terms of differential equations, and how to solve those equations and interpret the solutions. This course focuses on linear differential equations and their applications in science and engineering. There will be some activities with mathematical software.

MAT252 (3)
Calculus III Multivariable Calculus and Geometry

A standard third course in calculus. Topics include polar coordinates and polar curves; vectors and analytical geometry in three dimensions; vector-valued functions and curvature; components of acceleration; functions of several variables; limits and continuity in three-space; partial and directional derivatives; gradients, tangent planes, and extreme of functions of two variables; multiple integrals in rectangular, polar, spherical, and cylindrical coordinates; applications of multiple integrals to area, volume, moments, centroids, and surface area.

MAT337 (3)
Applied Linear Algebra

The course will focus on matrix and vector methods for studying systems of linear equations, with an emphasis on concrete calculations and applications. Specific topics to be covered include matrices, Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, LU decomposition, orthogonality, the Gram–Schmidt process, determinants, inner products, eigenvalue problems, and applications to differential equations and Markov processes.

PHYS240 (3)
University Physics II Electricity and Magnetism

University Physics II is the second semester of a calculus-based physics course. It introduces electrical and magnetic phenomena in nature, including the concepts of electrical charges, electric and magnetic fields, the application of Gauss’ Law, electric potential, conductors and insulators, currents, basic circuits, and induction. Electromagnetic forces quite literally dominate our everyday experience. The reason you do not fall through the floor to the center of the Earth as you are reading this is because you are floating on and held together by electrostatic force fields.

Integrated Studies (Take Courses Alongside Spaniards) Fall Only

Eligible students must have an Advanced level of Spanish and have completed at least five semesters of college-level Spanish. Courses are subject to change at the discretion of Universidad Nebrija. Students wishing to do Integrated courses in English only should bear in mind that courses in English are only offered in the following areas: art and modern languages, social sciences, engineering and architecture.
Students on this program can take up to 18 credits. Below is a list of academic disciplines available on the Integrated Studies Program from which students can choose courses:

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Architecture
  • Audio Visual Communication
  • Bilingual Early Childhood Education
  • Bilingual Primary Education
  • Business Administration
  • Digital and Multimedia Design
  • Economics and International Business
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Modern Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Tourism

Internship Program

Students with a High Intermediate level of Spanish (B2) and junior or senior standing can participate in this program which combines Spanish language study with an internship. Spanish level B1 will be considered on a case by case basis for students wishing to take an internship in the areas of science and hospitality. Internships have previously been offered in fields including: accounting, architecture, art gallery/ museums, arts, music, performing arts, arts restoration, biology, environment (animal protection), chemical and bio-sectors, education in NGO and schools, engineering, hotels and restaurants, hotel-tourism, human resources, law, marketing, media and journalism, psychology (only in occupational support activities, not psychological) public relations, social work, special education, sports, theater and travel agencies.
The internship carries 3 credits. Students combine their internship with 3 courses from either the Hispanic Studies or Spanish Plus program for a minimum of 12 credits. Students can take a 4th course if the schedule permits. Students wishing to extend their internship beyond the length of their AIFS program can do so by arrangement with Nebrija University. Students would need to arrange their own housing. A résumé and letter of interest (cover letter) both written in Spanish must be submitted to the AIFS Admissions Officer for consideration together with an outline of three areas of interest.

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