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Program Information and Course Offerings

All courses at the Sede Prim in Madrid are organized by Middlebury College for its School in Spain students. Courses are taught by a distinguished group of scholars, including professors from Spanish universities and other experts in the fields of letters, history, the social sciences, and the arts. The course offerings are organized with an emphasis on Spain in order to take full advantage of the students' presence there, and all courses are taught in Spanish.

Courses for the fall semester begin in early September and end with final examinations in mid-December. After the holiday vacation, the spring semester opens in early January and continues until late May.

Academics

Below you can see a list of all courses offered from September 2013 through May 2014. You may access a detailed course description and bibliography by clicking on each course title.Please use this list to register for your classes.

In special cases and with permission from the Director, an advanced undergraduate may be allowed to take a graduate course which is normally not open to juniors.

 

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Undergraduate Course Registration Form When you're ready to register for your classes, use this form, which opens in a new window so you will still have access to the list of courses on this page.

 


 

 

FALL 2013
LANGUAGE
You will be placed in one of the language courses upon arrival--please do not register for a language class now.

LANGUAGE
2319 Spanish Language - Carballo. This course reviews grammatical structures and vocabulary and introduces the principles of composition to help students achieve a better command of oral and written Spanish.

2407 Advanced Syntax - Del Valle. The objective of this course is to develop and perfect the oral and written competence of the advanced student. Special consideration is given to the special challenges of the Spanish language for the English-speaking student.

LITERATURE
2385 Spain through literature and film - P. Rodríguez. This course studies the idea of the nation through short stories, novels, and films.

CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
2320 Blogging Spain - Figueroa. This course helps the students look at political and cultural events in Spain through the media currently available.

2330 Spanish Anthropology - Bueno. An anthropological study of the people of Spain, particularly its varied cultural and social aspects.

2374 Spanish Art 20th Century - Gallego. A look at Spanish art in  the 20th century through the museums of Madrid. Extensive visits to museums required with the class and independently.

2345 Fragile democracies: Political development  in Latin America and Spain - Seijo.  A course that looks at the political developments that have occurred in the governments of Latin America and Spain during the last half of the XXth century and until today.

2348 The European Union - T. Rodríguez. In this course, students will review the European Economic Community from the period after World War II and the Cold War. An important part of class time will study Spain's relationship with Europe before and after Franco and its integration into the European Community.

2499 Independent Study - Students interested in doing an Independent Study in one of several subjects should consult the description and the director in Madrid.

 


 

SPRING 2014
You will be placed in one of the language courses upon arrival--please do not register for a language class now.

LANGUAGE
2319 Spanish Language - Carballo. This course reviews grammatical structures and vocabulary and introduces the principles of composition to help students achieve a better command of oral and written Spanish.

2407 Advanced Syntax - Del Valle. The objective of this course is to develop and perfect the oral and written competence of the advanced student. Special consideration is given to the special challenges of the Spanish language for the English-speaking student.

LITERATURE
2485 Anti-Heroes in Spanish Literature - Layna. An analysis of the "anti-hero" in 16th and 17th century Spanish novel. Literature will be considered as a reflection of social conflict and unrest born of poverty, discrimination and exclusion.

CULTURE
2334 Climate change: an interdisciplinary perspective - Seijo. This course looks at the current issues and developments in environmental policy in Spain, from a local as well as federal viewpoint.

2340 Art in the Museums of Madrid I - Gallego. This course deals with Spanish painting from the 15th through the 20th centuries, particularly in the Prado Museum. Extensive visits to museums required with the class and independently.

2341 Art in the Museums of Madrid II: 19th and 20th Centuries -  Doménech. This course deals with Spanish painting from the 19th and 20th centuries. Extensive visits to museums required with the class and independently.

2348 The European Union - T. Rodríguez. In this course, students will review the European Economic Community from the period after World War II and the Cold War. An important part of class time will study Spain's relationship with Europe before and after Franco and its integration into the European Community.

2499 Independent Study - Students interested in doing an Independent Study in one of several subjects should consult the description and the director in Madrid.

Students with special curricular needs may be able to enroll in selected courses offered by other U.S. universities in Madrid. Permission from the Director of the Middlebury program is required.