Program Classes

The program offers “in-house” courses, designed especially for you, at our Madrid campus. Students are encouraged to take program classes that fit their academic interests. You will find a complete listing of program courses below, with a short description. Class size typically runs from 15-25 students, although the required Advanced Language course is capped at 14. If classes fill to limit, a new section will be opened so that no student is locked out of a class. Many of our program courses are specifically designed to enhance global awareness by offering critical perspectives on the geopolitics of globalization, using Spain and Latin America as a point of departure. All courses capitalize on the wealth of intellectual, artistic and cultural resources offered in Madrid, and site visits are included as part of the regular curriculum.


Spanish Cultural Studies: Memory and Absence in Modern and Contemporary Spain

Prof. Isabel Cadenas Cañón, PhD. Prof. María Rosón Villena, PhD. This course deals with the construction of memory in Spain, from the early 20th Century to present time, in order to understand the importance of Historical Memory in contemporary Spanish culture. We will delve into different cultural materials, ranging from poetry to documentary films, from […]

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Identidad e interseccionalidad en España: género, sexualidad, raza/ etnicidad y estatus migratorio

Esther Mayoko Ortega, PhD. El curso propuesto explorará las diferentes identidades minorizadas (por razón de género, raza, orientación sexual, identidad de género, estatus migratorio, clase social u otras…) en el estado español. Desde la perspectiva de los estudios culturales veremos cómo se han producido estas diferentes identidades y qué imágenes de las mismas se reflejan […]

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Español para hablantes de herencia (SHS)

Chavela Olivares. Español para hablantes de herencia es un curso diseñado para hablantes que utilizan o han utilizado como lengua principal en su casa el español, pero cuya lengua dominante en las relaciones extra familiares y el ámbito académico es el inglés. El curso está dirigido por tanto a aquellos estudiantes que deseen mantener el […]

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Discovering the Prado Museum (DPM)

Alicia Torija López, PhD. The Museo del Prado is renowned as being the most important museum in Spain, and one of the finest art galleries in the world. Inserted in a majestic atmosphere of marble floors and high vaulted ceilings, the museum holds some of the world’s most famous masterpieces you might remember as slides […]

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In Women’s Words: Feminist Literary Discourse in Spain and the Americas (EBM)

Bethania Guerra de Lemos, PhD. Course focuses on 20th century transatlantic texts authored by women. Course scrutinizes the notion of women’s script, and studies representative “feminine” texts alongside diverse non-canonical feminist literary production. In order to discern the epistemic relevance of “feminist literature” (as opposed to “feminine”) course relies on framework of feminist political texts, both […]

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Advanced Spanish Language Studies

Prof. Miguel Ángel Lera, PhD. Amanecer, Atlántico.Prof. Enrique Santamaría, PhD Candidate. Meditarráneo, Maravilla, Horizonte. Course offers an advanced cognitive analysis and practice of Spanish, with special attention to linguistic difficulties faced by American students. Course focuses on helping student to develop and improve communicative and intercultural competencies, taking advantage of linguistic immersion while abroad. Course […]


Sketchbook: Walking in the City (SB)

Prof. Lucía Hervás Hermida, PhD. Prof. Estefanía Ocampos Fernández, MFA. On-site studio art course, based on drawing, designed for both art majors and non-art majors. Course positions students as informed “travelers” in Madrid, simultaneously exploring the city while offering personalized instruction in drawing and contact with the visual arts. Students explore and sketch diverse sites […]