UVA in Valencia, U.Va.

UVA in Valencia

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Business Spanish

  • Follows the Fall, Spring and Summer calendars.
  • All classes are conducted in Spanish.
  • Spanish Prerequisites: Completed at least SPAN 2020-Advanced Intermediate Spanish or the equivalent.
  • Students can opt to take additional classes from the Commerce, Engineering, or Language & Culture lists as well.
  • Students enrolled in the SPAN 4713 are required to attend all business symposia and activities offered throughout the session.

Site visits and symposia make up a showcase for diverse types and facets of European, Spanish and specifically Valencian regional business and industry including: wholesale and retail food, ceramics for construction, wine, furniture, travel, publicity and marketing, import/export industries. 

Business Spanish Course Offering

SPAN 3040 Business Spanish+

SPAN 4040 Translation from Spanish to English

SPAN 4050 Global Integration of Latin America*

SPAN 4700 Spanish Culture & Civilization

SPAN 4705 Spanish Mass Media

SPAN 4710 Latin American Culture & Civilizaiton

SPAN 4713 Economy of the European Union*

+ Pre-requisite of 2 Spanish classes beyond the intermediate level

*Pre-requsite of 3040-Business Spanish or another Spanish language business course . Taking this course requires that you enroll using the Business program application.

SPAN 3040 Business Spanish

This is an advanced Spanish course recommended for students with a solid background in Spanish. It focuses on the use of Spanish business terminology concerning business organization, management, banking, real estate and equipment, human resources, products and services, marketing (buying and selling, storage, transportation and advertising) and foreign trade. It also deals with the fundamentals of practical commercial Spanish correspondence and documentation. Other important aspects of the course will be studying Hispanic countries' commercial behaviors, and their present economical reality.

SPAN 4040 Translation from Spanish to English

The aim of this course is to explore the general principles and the practical techniques of translation from Spanish to English (sometimes from English to Spanish) by discussing and translating examples drawn from a wide variety of registers. Colloquial, general, literary, and technical texts will be translated and commented on during the course. The final grade will be assessed not only on the basis of exams, but also on weekly class work and the quality of class participation.

SPAN 4050 Global Integration of Latin America

Spain has an enormous business presence in Latin America.  Large corporations were established in the finance, insurance, telecommunications, and construction sectors. But later, many small and medium-sized enterprises were developed in these countries, given the similarities in language and Latino business cultures. The goals of this course are to study the characteristics of these countries and to learn about business opportunities that many of them present.

SPAN 4700 Spanish Culture & Civilization

This course intends to inform the student of the peculiarities and traits that define and have defined the social, political, ideological, economic and cultural context of Spain on a national as well as regional scale. Using a historic-political reference, an analysis will be made of the points that best define Spanish cultural reality: festivals, bulls, music, gastronomy, art, etc…., which will allow the student to passing precise coordinates to this reality beyond preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

SPAN 4705 Spanish Mass Media

Mass media, especially those based on images, are very important nowadays to create, modify and empower cultural communities by providing signs of identity and topics to discuss inside the community. Studying media is a very good way to discover how today's Spaniards think about themselves and others, since media simultaneously influence and reflect those images. This course starts with background on the history and structure of the media in Spain, discussions about some multimedia texts to discover how they work and find out relevant information about Spain in different levels of reading: implicit ideologies, roles of men and women, current controversies, Spanish identity vs. regional identities, the influence of opinion lobbies, images of USA.

SPAN 4710 Latin American Culture & Civilization

This course intends to inform the student of the peculiarities and traits that define and have defined the social, political, ideological, economic and cultural context of Spain on a national as well as regional scale. Using a historic-political reference, an analysis will be made of the points that best define Spanish cultural reality: festivals, bulls, music, gastronomy, art, etc…., which will allow the student to passing precise coordinates to this reality beyond preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

SPAN 4713 Economy of the European Union   

The European Union is an economic, political, social, and cultural community that brings together twenty-eight European nations within a shared judicial, political, and economic system.  Its economy is among the strongest in the world, given its Gross Domestic Product, geographical size, population, and economic activity.  The EU leads the global economy in international trade and its political and cultural connections drive forces of globalization. The course will concentrate primarily, but not exclusively, on these important economic factors to better understand the economic realities of the European Union. Taking this course requires that you enroll using the Business program application.