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.

  • No matter your level of fluency, you may also enroll in a one-month, three-credit optional pre-session in intensive Spanish (at an additional cost) which takes place prior to the regular semester.
  • This intensive option, Spanish as a Foreign Language, is also offered during the semester for four credits to those students who are taking the bulk of their courses in Environmental Studies. Please note that students do not need to enroll in the pre-session in order to take this option during the semester.
  • Students taking the majority of their courses at the CLM in Spanish language, culture and other subjects would opt for the three-credit semester Spanish course. Students at the beginner and intermediate levels are also required to take a Spanish grammar course.
  • 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.

Electives

  • All students can choose from courses in Spanish language, culture, art, history, politics, economics, business, music, geography and other disciplines.
  • Additionally any student can choose one or more classes from Arcadia’s exclusive programs in Environmental Studies.

Please note:

  • If your placement level is beginner or intermediate, you will be required to take two courses in Spanish language.
  • Students enrolled in more than TWO courses at the Spanish Language Study Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM) will be charged a course fee.

Beginner Spanish

Language classes are taught in Spanish; Electives are in English. Total credits: 15-18 per semester. You will enroll in:

Intermediate Spanish

Language classes are taught in Spanish; CLM Electives are in Spanish; Arcadia-Taught Electives are in English. Total credits: 15-18 per semester. You will enroll in:

Advanced Spanish

Language classes are taught in Spanish; CLM Electives are in Spanish; Arcadia-Taught Electives are in English. Total credits: 15-18 per semester; 3 semester hours of credit per course. You will enroll in:

  • A language course - GRAN SPAN 304, 403, 404 or 411A at 3 credits, or GRAN SPAN 240, 250, 320 or 330 at 6 credits, unless native fluency can be demonstrated (see important note below).
  • Three or four additional elective courses (taught in Spanish or English) at the CLM or at the Arcadia Center in Environmental Studies.
  • Students may enroll in a one-month, 3-credit optional pre-session in intensive Spanish (at an additional cost) which takes place prior to the regular semester.
  • View course offerings.

Superior Spanish

Students who place into this program option are enrolled in regular university courses with Spanish students at the University of Granada and in "courses for international students" at the University of Granada's Centro de Lenguas Modernas.

  • Academic Year students are given preference.
  • All Universidad de Granada courses are taught in Spanish; Arcadia-taught electives in Environmental Studies are in English.
  • Total credits: 15-18 per semester.
  • Students may choose to take up to two courses with Spanish students at different facultades (colleges or schools), through direct enrollment at the Universidad de Granada.
  • In addition, you may continue your language study and complete their course load from choices within the CEH - Estudios Hispanicos option at the CLM or from Arcadia’s own options in Environmental Studies taught in English.
  • By special petition you may take a full course load with Spanish students at the selected facultades at the University.
  • You may choose courses from a wide range of subjects including philosophy, business administration, art history, politics and public policy, Spanish literature, phonetics, Latin American literature, and studio art. (Each course is worth 3 semester hours of credit).

Important Note

Spanish Language Study at Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM) is customized for the student and to integrate successfully with the student's language goals and class schedules. Students may enroll in an optional, intensive three-credit pre-session prior to the semester.

This intensive option, Spanish as a Foreign Language, is also offered during the semester for four credits to those students who are taking the bulk of their courses in Environmental Studies. Please note that students do not need to enroll in the pre-session in order to take the four-credit option during the semester.

Students taking the majority of their courses at the CLM in Spanish language, culture and other subjects would opt for the three-credit semester Spanish course. Students at the beginner and intermediate levels are also required to take a Spanish grammar course.

You should consult with your program manager when you apply to determine which option will work best for your particular needs and objectives.