Summer Courses in Madrid

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Summer 2018 Course List [PDF]


Business Finance FIN 200 3 Simonyan
Intro. to International Business3 SIB 321 3 Gopinath

World Cinema CJN 225 4 Raesch

Economics of the European Union EC 445 4 Staff

Applied Statistics STATS 250 4 Taboada

Behavioral Statistics PSYCH 215 4 Swenson

Planetary Science and Astrobiology3 SCI 360/L360 4 Sharma

Elementary Spanish I SPAN 101 4 Cabañas S
Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 201 4 TBA S
Spanish in the Workplace SPAN 295 4 Cabañas S
Span. in the Workplace Internship Module2, 3, 4 SPAN I295 0 Cabañas S

Flamenco in Madrid2, 3 THETR 319 3 Plotkins


1 All courses are given in English unless marked as follows: “S” = given in Spanish.

2 Special programming dates:

Course number & name Program dates
SPAN I295 Span. in the Workplace Internship May 22 - July 20
THETR 319 Flamenco in Madrid May 22 - June 15

3 An additional fee is charged as indicated for the mandatory activities programmed for the following Summer 2018 courses:

Course # Course Name Activity Course-related fee*
SCI L360 Planetary Science and Astrobiology lab Five-day, four-night field trip to Canary Islands $1,235
SIB 321 Intro. to International Business Corporate visits $55
SPAN I295 Span. in the Workplace Internship Module The Summer 2018 Internship Program in Spain requires five additional weeks of housing plus extended health insurance coverage. The course related fee includes the following: Internship Program fee, additional housing and extended health insurance coverage. $3,000
THETR 319 Flamenco in Madrid Studio and activity fee $700
* Course related fees are 100% refundable if the student drops the course before the deadline for late registration. If the student drops the course after the late registration deadline, he or she will be liable for 100% of the course related fee.

4. Students enrolled in the SPAN I295 internship must be concurrently enrolled in SPAN 295.A minimum of 10 students is required to make a class. It is therefore important for students to indicate alternative choices whenever possible.Suffolk University Madrid Campus reserves the right to cancel any course or change its instructor, time or the language in which it is given should the need arise. Students should provide alternative choices of courses in case a given course is full or cancelled.

Course Descriptions

Summer 2018 Course Descriptions

CJN 225 World Cinema (4 credits)
Monika Raesch
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).
Prerequisites: None.

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.
Prerequisites: EC 101 & 102.

FIN 200 Business Finance (3 credits)
Karen Simonyan
This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation. Formally FIN 310.
Prerequisites: MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or STATS 250 (can take concurrently with FIN 200); Sophomore standing.

PSYCH 215 Behavioral Statistics (4 credits)
Lance Swenson
Introduces the use of statistics as tools for description and decision-making, including hypothesis testing. Prepares students for the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of psychological research. Required for psychology majors; should be taken before the junior year.
Prerequisites: PSYCH 114; restricted to majors only unless with permission of instructor.

SIB 321 Intro. to International Business (3 credits)
Gopi Gopinath
The course provides 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)
Rafael Cabañas
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.
Prerequisites: None.

SPAN 201 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)
Systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through texts of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audiovisual materials.
Prerequisites: SPAN 102.

SPAN 295 Spanish in the Workplace (4 credits)
Rafael Cabañas
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
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 Flamenco in Madrid (3 credits)
Marilyn Plotkins
This is a three week, four credit, faculty led intensive course in Flamenco dance. The study of Flamenco immerses students in the rich cultural heritage of Spain's most popular and passionate art form. This unique program blends studio classes in the heart of Madrid with a study of the vibrant history and culture of Spain. Students interested in study abroad are encouraged to take language courses in the Humanities Department.
Prerequisites: Instructor's consent.