May Term Spain 2016

Spain - Universidad de Alcalá de Henares 

Visit Cervantes' Birthplace!

Tentative Dates: May 11th-June 11th, 2016

Prof. Dieudonné Afatsawo
Prof. Germán Salinas

May Term Spain 2016

Estimated Cost (not including airfare): $6577. Cost includes 3 meals a day in host family housing.  Estimated cost does not include airfare, textbooks, or personal expenditures.  Final cost will depend on the number of participants and will include airfare. Estimated cost is based on a minimum of 15 students.

Course Offerings:

  • Spanish 201/202- Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 303- Culture & Civilization of Spain
  • Spanish 411- Contemporary Issues in Spanish Society


Course Descriptions:

Spanish 201Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits): A
continuation of the 101-102 sequence . Continued
development of the four basic skills: speaking, listening
comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis on the use
of Spanish in the classroom. Prerequisite: 102, 103, or placement by the department.
 
AND

Spanish 202- Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits): Emphasis on the productive skills of speaking and writing with a general grammar review. Continued practice in reading of authentic Hispanic texts, both popular and literary. Several oral presentations are required. Prerequisite: 201.

OR

Spanish 303- Culture & Civilization of Spain (3 credits) An introduction to the history and culture of Spain through visual, oral, literary, and journalistic sources. Oral and written work in Spanish only. Prerequisites: Spanish 201-201 or placement by the department.

AND

Spanish 411- Contemporary issues in Spanish Society (3 credits) Students focus on raising cultural awareness and further developing analytical and discussion skills through the study of contemporary issues in society. Prerequisite: Spanish 303.

ADDITONAL INFORMATION:

  • Students choose a total of six credits
  • Students will be staying with Spanish host families. There will not be more than one H-SC student per family
  • Price includes 3 meals a day with host family


OUTSIDE TRIPS:

  1. A day trip to Toledo
  2. A day trip to Segovia
  3. A day trip to Castilla la Mancha - to see the likely landscape of the Don Quixote novel


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Museo del Prado: Paintings by the major Spanish and European masters
  • Museo del Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía- students will see Picasso's famous "Guernica" that for many years after the Spanish Civil War was on display at the MOMA in New York.
  • El Rastro: open air Sunday flea market in the heart of Hapsburg Madrid-The Old Madrid
  • A cultural show
  • Tours of Madrid and Alcalá de Henares as part of the courses, may include a visit to Cervantes' birthplace (Alcalá de Henares), El Retiro, El Palacio de Oriente and its surrounding gardens, La Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, etc.



Estimated Cost (not including airfare): $6577.  Cost includes 3 meals a day in host family housing.  Estimated cost does not include airfare, textbooks, or personal expenditures.  Final cost will depend on the number of participants and include airfare. Estimated cost is based on a minimum of 15 students.