Global Programs: Segovia, Spain | Course Details
Global Business in Context: Spanish Language, Literature, Politics and Media.
A partnership with IE University, Segovia
Segovia students take 3 courses: Global Business, Spanish language (Beginner or Intermediate) and a humanities course.
Global Business (CRN: 10407)
This 3-week course has been developed by faculty of the IE Business School in Madrid to provide pre-college students the opportunity to explore undergraduate level business topics and to develop a global and multidisciplinary understanding in disciplines such as international economics, finance, politics and contemporary culture.
Topics in the Global Business curriculum include:
- International Organizations Today
- Business, Government and Society
- Globalization and Media
- Art History – Romanesque, Gothic, Islamic, Catalan, Gaudi
- European Union
Beginning Spanish (CRN: 10376) & Intermediate Spanish (CRN: 10377)
Spanish has become the second language of the United States and the third most spoken language in the world. Today’s Spanish language learner can look forward to using their language knowledge in personal and professional settings: in business, finance, education, medicine and public health, arts, law, politics, diplomacy, and humanitarian and environmental work. In addition to training students to speak, read, and write in Spanish, the Spanish curriculum provides the tools and contextual knowledge students need to interpret and negotiate the broad range of real-world situations they will encounter while in Segovia.
The World in Turmoil: The Engine in Crisis (CRN: 10410)
What are the origins of the current economic turmoil? Why do the youth rebel all over the world more than ever before? Why are Europe and America losing ground to emerging markets? How can we better understand the limits of our economic system and how will this affect our career opportunities, our health and our education? This course will address these questions by reading some of the most analytical interventions published by leading economists and political scientists. Their points will then be illustrated with several documentaries and cutting-edge animations.
Co-curricular weekend excursions give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture, by not only visiting the many historical sights of Segovia (like the well-known aqueduct, Alcázar or cathedral) but also traveling to cities such as Sevilla, Córdoba and Barcelona.
Sevilla and Cordoba
Cordoba, declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, is a combination of tradition and modernity. This Andalusian city was the center of Jewish and Muslim culture, and nowadays is admired for its architectural monuments, mainly the Great Mosque-Cathedral, considered to be the most important Islamic monument built in the West. Sevilla is perhaps best-known for the Alcázar Palace. The city lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centers in Europe. According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilization.
Located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona is recognized as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. The city is home to vibrant arts and cultural communities, and several Gaudi designs, one of history’s most original architects.
9:30am - 10:30am Spanish
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 1:00pm Global Business
1:45pm - 3:30pm Lunch
3:30pm - 5:30pm Humanities Course
6:00pm - 7:00pm Break
7:00pm - 8:30pm Community Building/Site Visits
8:30pm - 9:15pm Dinner
9:15pm - 11:00pm Study Hall