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Language Eligibility: for High Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior level students only.For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, click here.Possible U.S. credits: 12-16 semester credits. Normal course load is 6-8 classes per semester.Final transcript is issued by Carlos III. All classes are taken with foreign and Spanish students.
Universidad Carlos III – Madrid Course Offerings:
All students MUST get DOUBLE the number of electives approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or or if 2 courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-ups that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list an equal number of top choices AND alternates.
Cursos de Estudios Hispánicos (CEH) for Advanced level Students
The Cursos de Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic Studies Program) at the Universidad Carlos III is recommended for students with strong preparation in Spanish who wish to study various facets of Spanish culture in an integrated program: Literature, History, Theater, Art, Economics, Cinema, Journalism, Politics, Spanish Culture, and more. The Hispanic Studies program also offers Spanish language classes at 4 different levels: High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, and Superior. Courses are taken with other international students. This program is recommended for students at the High Intermediate, Advanced, or Superior levels. Classes are worth 2 U.S. semester credits apiece; students will take 6-8 classes per semester. It is mandatory to take Spanish Language, unless you are a native speaker. The semester courses available for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
- Spanish Cinema (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Human Rights in Spain and the European Union (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- The Economy of Spain and Europe (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Colloquial (Everyday) Spanish
- Business/Professional Spanish
- Spanish for Native Speakers
- Spanish Cultural Studies (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- History of Spain
- Spanish Art History
- History of Present-Day Spain
- Spanish and European Political Institutions
- Spanish Golden Age Literature
- Advanced Spanish and Composition
- Spanish Golden Age Literature (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Great Latin American Writers of the 20th Century (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Environment and Society in Spain (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Journalism and the Media in Spain (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Sociology of Gender in Spain (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Spanish Theater: from Text to Stage (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Theory and Practice of the Short Story in Spanish (click here for a video presentation by the professor)
- Spanish Composition – High Intermediate level
- Spanish Language – High Intermediate level
- Spanish Language – Advanced level
- Spanish Language – High Advanced level
- Spanish Language – Superior level
Cursos de Humanidades – Direct Enroll with Spaniards
This is the liberal arts curriculum that is a general degree requirement for local Spanish students at Carlos III. Its one- and two-credit courses range from Art, Literature, History, Geography, Philosophy, and Political Science to Cultural topics. These courses may extend from semester to semester or be offered at various times during the semester (for example, during the first half, second half, or during fewer weeks with more contact hours). While the Cursos de Estudios Hispánicos course offerings are announced weeks or months in advance, the Cursos de Humanidades courses are scheduled and announced only near the beginning of each semester. The following is a list of course titles in the Licenciatura en Humanidades, 1-2 credit liberal arts courses meant to round out the educations of Carlos III students, whatever their majors.
The most recent Humanidades courses can be accessed through the links at www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/cursos_humanidades/hum_denomina_grados. Select ficha and cronograma after each course title to access course descriptions and syllabi.
Engineering Courses in English or Spanish
Students who wish to study Engineering in Madrid may enroll as alumnos visitantes at the bilingual program in Engineering (Ingeniería) at Carlos III (Leganés Campus). ASA students can take introductory and advanced courses in a variety of Engineering fields, as well as fundamental courses in Math, Physics, and Statistics. Through this bilingual program, students may choose to take courses either in Spanish or in English, though certain courses are conducted in Spanish only. Students who wish to take electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to courses in Engineering can arrange to take CEH courses on the Getafe Campus of Carlos III (see above for CEH program details), but must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish language skills to enroll.
Here is a list of the engineering programs that are offered at Carlos III. Visit the links to see program curriculums and obtain course descriptions. (Courses listed on the website in green are taught in English as well as Spanish)