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.

You will take the Core Course along with four electives. You can choose to take all of your elective courses from the Arcadia Barcelona Center, combine Arcadia Center courses with courses in English from the UPF Business School (ESCI), or from the UPF Hispanic and European Studies Programs (HESP) in either English or Spanish. If you opt to take more than two courses at UPF, an additional per course fee will be applied.

  • 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.

Arcadia Barcelona Center Courses

Core Course

Core Course (Required)
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC BACL 250 Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Barcelona 4 Spring/Fall PDF


Art History
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC ARFC 300 Fashion's Place in Modern Culture 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC AHSP 310 Art & Architecture in Barcelona and Beyond: 1785-1940 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Communications & Marketing
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC BUSP 370 Brand Barcelona: Marketing the City in a Globalized World 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Fine Arts
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC ARSP 111 Painting and Drawing in Barcelona 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC ARSP 113 Documentary Photography: The European and American Voices Compared 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC HSES 310 20th Century Spain: An Uneasy History 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC AHSP 310 Art & Architecture in Barcelona and Beyond: 1785-1940 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC PONC 350 Comparative Nationalism in Europe: The Case of Catalonia 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC ISCS 310 Sport, Culture and Society in Europe: The Case of Spain 3 Spring/Fall PDF
Spanish Language
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
BARC SPAN 101 Spanish Beginner A 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 102 Spanish Beginner B 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 201 Spanish Intermediate A 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 202 Spanish Intermediate B 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 301 Spanish Advanced A 3 Spring/Fall PDF
BARC SPAN 302 Spanish Advanced B 3 Spring/Fall PDF

Partner Institution

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

A fully integrated academic offering allows international students to take regular UPF courses from the UPF International Business School (ESCI) and the Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP). HESP comprises a wide assortment of topics and perspectives. Special emphasis has been placed on subjects that promote a better understanding of the Spanish and Catalan reality while encouraging critical thinking.


  • Students taking courses from UPF ESCI or UPF HESP must take a minimum of two courses at those schools.
  • Students taking courses at UPF must have a minimum of one semester of college level Spanish, junior standing, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • To take courses taught in Spanish at UPF HESP, students are required to have completed at least four semesters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent.
  • It is not permitted to take courses simultaneously at ESCI and HESP.