Students engage in local culture and tradition: like the annual nesting of storks in Trujillo.

Spanish Courses


SPAN 200-030 Intermediate Spanish Abroad (3 credit hours), Margo Chávez-Charles
This course focuses on communication in the Spanish language. Through a conversational and experiential approach, we will study the grammar and analyze the structures of the language.  Within the rich context of the local environment, we will use the Spanish culture to provide topics for our communicative activities, spending time outside of the classroom in order to observe and interact as much as possible, thereby practicing the language in real-life situations.

Spanish 203-030 Spanish Conversation (3 credit hours)
Intensive, structured conversational Spanish (elective at all levels)
While in Spain, students are in an environment that requires continual use of the language: in the classroom, with their families, in the streets. The students will also expand their conversational skills through the interview process required by their Cuaderno work. This is an optional offering in the Conexiones Program. Studentswill gain credit after the successful completion of an oral interview conducted by the instructor at the end of the period in Spain.


SPAN 301-30 Spanish in Motion (3 credit hours) Damián Vergar Wilson
This class focuses on learning about how to negotiate the immersion setting through interaction, observation, and reflection. Through this process, students will gain a richer understanding of both their own cultural precepts and those of the host family. In order to enrich their studies of interaction, students will also study characteristics of Peninsular Spanish, local cultural expression, and current events. Many class activities will take place outside the classroom and will encourage students to develop strategies that maximize the immersion experience.


SPAN 439-030 Spanish Literature and its Reflections in Film (3 credit hours) Anna Sánchez Rufat

This class offers a general review of some principal periods and authors of Spanish literature. The focus will be on a close, in-depth analysis of concrete texts enriched by examining related films. We will, for example, explore passages from authors of Spain’s “Golden Age” and examine scenes from the 1935 film adaptation of Don Quixote de la Mancha. From the 20th century, we will analyze texts of the “Generación del 27” among others, and engage in a comparative analysis with the 1987 film La Casa de Bernarda Alba.