Arcadia in Granada Courses

You will take five courses for 12-15 credits. All students are required to participate in the 3-credit cornerstone course, Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Spain: Migrations, Identities and Historical Heritage.

Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Required Cornerstone Course

COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS TERM SYLLABUS
GRAN ANTH 250 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Spain: Migrations, Identities and Historical Heritage 3 Spring/Fall PDF

 

Special Considerations

  • Your Spanish language courses will be determined by your level of fluency. Final course enrollment will be confirmed after your placement exam during orientation in Granada.
  • Final course enrollment will be determined by the CLM after your placement exam during orientation.
  • Indicate the level you truly believe you will place into, as electives fill up quickly.
  • If you are uncertain of your level, your Program Manager can recommend a language assessment option upon request.
  • Students who are interested in interning or volunteering in education or in fields that include interaction with children during their time in Spain should be aware they will likely be required to show proof of a state-issued child abuse clearance and/or a background check. Please speak with your program manager for more information.
  • Arcadia will also need your transcript before your courses can be reviewed.

Course Restrictions

  • Select the track you intend to pursue from the options below.
  • Final placement in Spanish Tracks will be determined by a placement exam.
  • The optional pre-session is not a track, but a short-term program that can be added onto the other tracks.

Optional Pre-session

Appropriate for students at any level of Spanish proficiency. It is an excellent opportunity for students on the cusp of pursuing a more advanced program track to increase their proficiency.

  • An optional intensive language course (Short Term Programs – CILE) worth 5 credits during the Fall semester and 4 credits for Spring is available to all students. The specific level of this language course will be determined by a placement exam taken in Granada.
  • This course takes place prior to the start of the regular semester and involves additional tuition and housing fees. 

Beginner Spanish Track (level 1-4 at CLM)

Appropriate for students who have completed zero to three courses of college level Spanish or the equivalent.

  • Students take Speaking and Writing Skills (3-credits) and Spanish Grammar (3-credits). The specific level of these language courses will be determined by a placement exam taken during the program orientation.
  • Students pursue two 3-credit electives from  the CLM offerings in English (Semester Programs – CLCE).

Intermediate Spanish Track (level 5-6 at CLM)

Appropriate for students who have completed four to five courses of college level Spanish or the equivalent.

  • Students take Speaking and Writing Skills (3-credits) and Spanish Grammar (3-credits). The specific level of these language courses will be determined by a placement exam taken during the program orientation.
  • Students pursue two 3-credit electives from the CLM offerings in English and Spanish (Semester Programs – CLCE).
  • Students who place in this track can choose to pursue an internship course (including 120 hours of embedded placement time) in Education. Please contact your Program Manager for more information.

Advanced Spanish Track (level 7-9 at CLM)

Appropriate for students who have completed six or more courses of college level Spanish or the equivalent.

  • Students take Speaking and Writing Skills (3-credits). The specific level of this language course will be determined by a placement exam taken during the program orientation.
  • Students pursue three 3-credit electives from the CLM offerings in Spanish (Semester Programs – CEH).
  • Students who place in this track can choose to pursue an internship course (including 120 hours of embedded placement time) in Education, Business or Health Centers. Please contact your Program Manager for more information.

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone. To fill out this form:

  • Course code: The CLM does not use course codes, so please write "CLM" in the course code column.
  • Course title: Please write out the full title of the course you wish to take followed by (English) or (Spanish).
  • Session: This is the term in which you are applying, i.e. Fall 2017.
  • Credits: number of credits the course you wish to take is worth.
  • Track: indicate which track you intend to pursue.
  • Add any mandatory Spanish language course(s) for your track to your course form.
  • Provide alternate course selections in case your first choices are unavailable. 

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Spanish Abbreviation Translation Numeric U.S. Equivalent
Sobresaliente SB Outstanding 9 - 10 A
Notable NT Very Good 7 - 8.99 B+
Bien B Good 6 - 6.99 B
Aprobado AP Passing 5 - 5.99 C
Suspenso S/I Fail 0 - 4.99 F
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