Arcadia in Barcelona Courses

Courses are offered by the Arcadia Barcelona Center and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). It is easy to design your study program regardless of your level of Spanish language proficiency. Students participate in the Core Course and are placed in a language course.

In addition, students take three or four elective courses. You can choose to take all elective courses from the Arcadia in Barcelona Center, combine Arcadia Center courses with courses in English from the UPF Business School (ESCI), or take all elective courses from the UPF Hispanic and European Studies Programs (HESP).

Important: The Core and Spanish language courses offered by the Arcadia Center are requirements for the Program. Students taking courses from UPF ESCI or UPF HESP must take a minimum of two courses at those schools. Also, taking courses simultaneously at ESCI and HESP is not permitted.

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Course Key

AU - Taken at the Arcadia Barcelona Center; HESP/ESCI - Taken at Universitat Pompeu Fabra; * Course taught in Spanish


Core Course

Core Course (Required)
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC BACL 350 Barcelona: Mosaic of Culture, Language and People 2 AU Spring/Fall PDF 

Spanish Language

Spanish Language
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC SPAN 101 Spanish Beginner A* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 102 Spanish Beginner B* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 201 Spanish Intermediate A* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 202 Spanish Intermediate B* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 301 Spanish Advanced A* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 302 Spanish Advanced B* 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF

Electives

Art History
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC ARSP 310 Spain is Different: 15,000 Years of Art and Architecture in the Peninsula 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC ARFC 300 Fashion's Place in Modern Culture 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC ARSP 390 The Transformation of 20th-Century Western Art: Picasso, Dalí, Miró 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
  Art and Artists* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  Images of Spain in Contemporary Cinema* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
Business Administration & Economics
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC BUSP 370 Brand Barcelona: Marketing the City in a Globalized World 3 AU Fall PDF
BARC BUSP 390 International Marketing 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
80120 International Finance 3 ESCI Spring/Fall PDF
80121 International Management 3 ESCI Spring/Fall PDF
80122 International Economics 3 ESCI Spring/Fall PDF
80223 Doing Business in Europe 3 ESCI Spring/Fall PDF
Catalan Studies
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
  Barcelona, The City and its History* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  Art and Artists* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
Communications
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC BUSP 370 Brand Barcelona: Marketing the City in a Globalized World 3 AU Fall PDF
Cultural Studies
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC ARFC 300 Fashion's Place in Modern Culture 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC HSES 310 History of Spain: 1900 to Present 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
Economics
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC ECSP 370 Spain, Catalonia, and The European Union 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
European Studies
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
51614 Literary Myths and Philosophy in European Hispanic Tradition* 3 HESP Fall PDF
Fine Arts
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC ARSP 111 Painting and Drawing in Barcelona 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
BARC ARSP 113 Documentary Photography: The European and American Voices Compared 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
Global Studies
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
  The Scope of International Human Rights* 3 HESP Spring PDF
51621 Social Movements in the XXI Century in Front of Globalization, the Crisis and the Processes of Democratization 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
History
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC HSES 310 History of Spain: 1900 to Present 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
Literature
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC SPAN 350 Conflict and Identity in Spanish Contemporary Literature 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF 
  Contemporary Spanish Literature* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  Spanish Literature of the Middle Ages and the Golden Age*  3 HESP Spring PDF
51614 Literary Myths and Philosophy in European Hispanic Tradition* 3 HESP Fall PDF
Marketing
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC BUSP 370 Brand Barcelona: Marketing the City in a Globalized World 3 AU Fall PDF
Politics
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC PONC 350 Comparative Nationalism in Europe: The Case of Catalonia 3 AU Spring/Fall  
Sociology & Social Politics
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
BARC ISCS 310 Sport, Culture and Society in Europe: The Case of Spain 3 AU Spring/Fall PDF
  Society and Politics in Modern Spain* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  Counterculture and Political Subversion in Spain during the 60s and 70s* 3 HESP Spring  
  Communication and Society in Spain* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
Spanish Language & Culture
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
  Spanish: Oral Proficiency Techniques*  3 HESP Fall PDF
  Communication and Society in Spain* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  Society and Politics in Modern Spain* 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF
  The Return to Sefarad: Yesterday and Today of the Jewish Heritage of Spain* 3 HESP Spring  
  Counterculture and Political Subversion in Spain during the 60s and 70s* 3 HESP Spring  
  The New Socio-linguistic Framework in Spain: From Cultural Topics to Cross-cultural Dialogue* 3 HESP Spring  
  Images of Spain in Contemporary Cinema 3 HESP Spring/Fall PDF