Students take most courses at the Sede Prim, and those who want a taste of Spanish university can  take up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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.

Students who wish to experience Spanish university life can also take up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), one of the premier research universities in Spain. The UAM Cantoblanco campus is located 15 kilometers north of Madrid and is less than a 30 minute train ride from the Sede Prim. The UAM offers courses that are open to our students in the fields of biochemistry, biology, environmental science, food studies, geography, history, linguistics, math, music, and psychology, among others.

Undergraduate Course Registration

Course registration will open about one month prior to the start of the term.  When you're ready to register for your classes, use the Undergraduate Course Registration Form.

Sede Prim

Below is a list of courses currently offered at the Sede Prim. Please use this list to register for your classes. For detailed course descriptions in language, see our listings.

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

In special cases and with permission from the director, advanced undergraduates may be allowed to take graduate courses normally not open to juniors.

Fall 2018

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.

2411 Superior Spanish Syntax (Del Valle): This course analyzes Spanish grammatical structures and provides students with the resources required to improve academic writing skills.

Literature

2395 Contemporary Spain Through Literature and Culture (F. Layna): This course looks at short stories, poetry, comics, film and photography to explore topics in contemporary literature and culture in Spain.

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.

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.

2348 The European Union (Seijo): The aim of the course is to introduce students to the history, the institutions and the politics and policies of the European Union (EU) with a particular emphasis on the role played by Spain in the governance of this international organization.

Spring 2019

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 (Carballo): 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.

2411 Superior Spanish Syntax (Del Valle): This course analyzes Spanish grammatical structures and provides students with the resources required to improve academic writing skills.

Literature

2385 Nation and Narration (P. Rodríguez): This course explores the idea of the nation through novels, short stories, and films.

Culture

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

2340 Art in the Museums of Madrid (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.

2348 The European Union (Seijo): The aim of the course is to introduce students to the history, the institutions and the politics and policies of the European Union (EU) with a particular emphasis on the role played by Spain in the governance of this international organization.