UC Davis Quarter Abroad Spain

Announcements

Status: Planned for 2018

Info Session: 10/18/2017, 12-1pm, 
International Center 2119

Spanish Language & Culture in Madrid

Academics

This program carries a total of 17-21 quarter units. Students will be enrolled in the courses listed below. Auditing is not an option. Contact your program coordinator to inquire about special course options for graduate students.

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Quarter Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements.

Quarter Abroad programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

Host Institution
This Quarter Abroad program is offered in partnership with ACCENT, an international education organization that works with over 50 American colleges and universities to provide high quality study abroad programs. ACCENT students come from all over the U.S. and represent a wide range of ages, education levels and academic interests.

The ACCENT Madrid Center is located at the Instituto Internacional in the heart of the traditional Castilian neighborhood of Chamberi, near the Castellana and Madrid's financial district. The Instituto Internacional en España was founded in 1892 by a Bostonian, Alice Gordon Gulick. Recently declared a national monument of historic interest, the Instituto Internacional has an excellent lending library, cafeteria, auditorium, adjacent gardens and rooftop terrace.

The neighborhood surrounding the ACCENT Madrid Center, Chamberí, is a middle-class neighborhood lined with a perfect mixture of broad and narrow streets, all shaded by plenty of trees. A walk around this quiet area in Madrid leads students to such places as the Museo Sorolla, and the sunny Plaza de Chamberi with its 19th century style market. Also, just a short block from the ACCENT Madrid Center, students and faculty can find the open air museum, Museo de la Escultura Abstracta, featuring sculptures by Miró, Chillida and Colombian artist Botero.

Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 1, 2, 3 (Draft)

Spanish (SPA) 100 (Draft)

Spanish (SPA) 141 (Draft)

Spanish (SPA) 143 (Draft)

Spanish (SPA) 148 (Draft)

Spanish (SPA) 199 (Draft)

Courses (17-21 units)
Level 1 - Total Units: 20-21

Introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.*

Spanish (SPA) 1S. Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 2S. Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 3S. Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 141S. Introduction to Spanish Culture (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1 unit, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Spanish (SPA) 192I. Internship in Spanish (1 unit, optional, Pass/No Pass)**

* Students may participate in one-unit internships as teaching assistants in English classes in a local elementary school and possibly other fields. A limited number of positions are available. Placements will require a minimum of 6 hours per week commitment on the part of the students. There is a cost associated with this option that will be paid directly from the student to the provider. The 1-unit of internship credit is in addition to the coursework taken through Level 1.

**Optional 1-unit internship

Level 2 - Total Units: 17-18

Study of Spanish literature and culture, along with the major developments in the arts and social institutions of Spain. Readings, lectures, and discussions will be in Spanish.*

Spanish (SPA) 100S. Principles of Hispanic Literature and Criticism (4 units)

Principles of literary criticism applied to the study of fiction, drama, poetry and essay of major literary writers of the Hispanic world. Offered in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of a UC Davis faculty/lecturer. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 100. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—III. Prerequisite: course 24 or 33.

Spanish (SPA) 141S. Introduction to Spanish Culture (4 units)

Introduction to history, geography and culture of Spain. Art, history of ideas, and everyday cultural manifestations. Introduction to critical reading and textual analysis. Offered in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 141. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.—III. (III.) Prerequisite: course 24, 24S, or 33.

Spanish (SPA) 143. Spanish Art (4 units)

Spanish art and the different historical, sociological and political manifestations that frame it. History of art, including Paleolithic, Roman, Visigothic, Romanesque, Goth, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic and Contemporary art. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.—IV. (IV.)

Spanish (SPA) 148S. Cinema in the Spanish Speaking World in Translation (4 units)

Analysis of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through film in translation. Emphasis on the cultural information illustrated by the films; no prior knowledge of cinematography required. Films with subtitles. Offered in a Spanish speaking country, in Spanish, under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 148. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.—III. (III.) Prerequisite: course 24 or 33.

Spanish (SPA) 199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1 unit, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Spanish (SPA) 192I. Internship in Spanish (1 unit, optional, Pass/No Pass grading only)**

Students participate in one-unit internships as teaching assistants in English classes in a local elementary school and possibly other fields. A limited number of positions are available. Placements will require a minimum of 6 hours per week commitment on the part of the students. There is a cost associated with this option that will be paid directly from the student to the provider. The 1-unit of internship credit is in addition to the coursework taken through Level 2.

Eligibility

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements

Prerequisites
Level 1

No prior Spanish language experience required

Level 2

Completion of Spanish 24, Spanish 33, or the equivalent*

*Equivalents may include: AP credits (scores 5: SPA 23, 4: SPA 22, 3: SPA 21), a placement exam, or an interview with the Faculty Program Leader if you are a native speaker of Spanish.

Prerequisite Equivalents for Students from Other UC's