CJN 225 World Cinema (4 credits)
An introductory course in film studies with a focus on foreign films. Movies studied include masterpieces of cinema from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and other nations (films have subtitles).
EC 445 Economics of the European Union (4 credits)
An economic analysis of the European Union, the history of European monetary and economic integration and the creation of the Euro. A survey of the development and evolution of key European policies, such competition, industry, agriculture, environment, regional, etc. A discussion of economic implications of the enlargement of the European Union, as well as its trade relations with the U.S. and other countries within the context of the World Trade Organization. An analysis of the current economic situation of Spain as a member of EU.
Prerequisites: EC 101 and EC 102. Elementary statistics and mathematics are also desirable.
MKT 420 Marketing for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
This course covers the role of marketing for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as they attempt to define and carve out a market for a new company, product or service. We will examine through both class discussion and case study how marketing must infiltrate the entire organization beginning with the concept, the marketing plan and through the early stage development phase.
Prerequisites: MKT 210 or Instructor´s consent.
SCI 112/L112 Astronomy II with Lab (4 credits)
Francisco Jiménez Esteban
Astronomy of the Cosmos; sun, stars, interstellar materials, galaxies, pulsars, quasars, black holes; nature of time relativity cosmology. For non-science majors.
SIB 321 Introduction to International Business (3 credits)
To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement, economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.
Prerequisites: SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher.
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)
Practice in both oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world and its interconnectedness with the rest of the world. This course is for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish or who have been placed at the level by the placement exam. Students will practice all skills so that they are able to read, write, speak and understand Spanish with as much fluidity as possible. Students will also be introduced to the cultures of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world through a variety of activities which will help them progress and practice the basic linguistic skills.
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)
A systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through materials of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audio-visual materials.
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or appropriate score on Spanish placement exam.
SPAN 295 Spanish in the Workplace (4 credits)
Rafael Cabañas Alamán
Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course.
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or appropriate score on Spanish placement exam.
STATS 250 Applied Statistics (4 credits)
Alfonso Taboada Vázquez
Application of statistical analysis to real-world business and economic problems. Topics include data presentation, descriptive statistics including measures of location and dispersion, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference including estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression analyses.
Prerequisites: MATH 128 or higher.
THETR 319 (4 credits)
A four-credit intensive studio course in Flamenco and Sevillanas dance with a central and essential academic and cultural immersion component. It is expected that students will not only learn the fundamentals of these timeless and impassioned dances but will come to appreciate the history and culture that nurtured their growth. Just as important is the opportunity to explore Madrid and Seville, two of the most diverse, vibrant and beautiful cities in the world.
Prerequisites: No pre-requisites but some background in music, dance, and/or Spanish is preferred.