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Broad Curriculum Program | Valencia, Spain

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The broad curriculum program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in both general requirements and elective courses while experiencing Valencia and surrounding areas of Spain. The curriculum encompasses basic Liberal Studies, Hispanic Culture, Intensive Spanish Study, and Business. Students can also take math and science courses at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and the Universidad Católica de Valencia, due to our affiliation with these institutions.

Participants in this program experience both local and more distant travel opportunities that are tied to critical means of academic study. Each term includes weekly group activities, as well as a complete cultural program featuring two mandatory excursions. All group trips provide comfortable accommodations and visits to a wealth of important sites. Most courses in all terms allow a three-day weekend for additional exploration activities. Students enjoy a 10-day mid-semester break for extended personal travel.

Program Sessions

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
VA04Fall 201609/01/1612/15/16$12,995.00
VA05Spring 201701/04/1704/19/17$12,995.00
VA03Summer 201705/11/1708/03/17$12,975.00
VA02Summer 201706/29/1708/03/17$7,745.00
VA01Summer 201705/11/1706/22/17$8,485.00
VA04Fall 201708/31/1712/14/17$12,995.00
VA05Spring 201801/04/1804/19/18$12,995.00

Program Description

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students.

Housing

Fully furnished, multi-roomed, high quality apartments at the FSU Garnet and Gold apartment buildings include shared double and triple occupancy bedrooms, bathrooms with a shower, a living room with a TV, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The center offers 24/7 front desk coverage, free laundry facilities, wireless internet access, and a computer lab. Bed linens and towels are provided, as well as cleaning once per week. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central Valencia.

Excursions & Group Activities

Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:

  • Overnight Excursions

    Madrid excursion visiting surrounding locations of Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca or Alcalá de Hernares; Barcelona excursion visiting the Dali Museum and Sagrada Familia; Andalucía excursion visiting Granada’s Alhambra, Sevilla, Córdoba and flamenco activities; Pyrenees excursion with river water activities, medieval castles, monasteries, mountain activities

  • Day Excursions/Valencia Excursions

    Roman city of Sagunto, Xátiva Castle, wineries of Requena, mountain walks, historical locations, special interactive museum visits, nature activities

  • Class Excursions

    Valencia Court, local archaeology sites, historical landmarks, local markets, theatres, operas

  • Other Activities

    • Weekly activities including: sports events, exchange conversation meetings, tours, food tasting, group dinners, special events
    • Club de Español weekly events for total immersion in the Spanish language
    • Classes integrated in the local Polytechnic University and Universidad Católica with access to state-of-the-art labs
    • Lectures and demonstrations by Spanish professionals in various fields of work

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 16 credit hours
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Breakfast on class days
  • 4 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 7 Euros)
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • Entry visa
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • International student ID card
  • IP t-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)
  • Course-related fees (except as noted)

Courses

VA01-6-17: Summer 2017
CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ART1300CDrawing I

This course includes creative expression and communication using a variety of black and white media.
3
DAN2100Introduction to Dance

This course is a survey of the development of dance in human culture with emphasis on dance as an art form. The major periods of dance history, choreographic masterworks, and artists in choreography and performance are explored through readings, discussion, media presentation, live performances, and movement laboratories. No prior dance experience is required.
3
DAN3146Contemporary Perspectives on Dance: History and Philosophy of Dance

This course introduces students to a comparative study of contemporary dance forms, predominantly in Western culture. The course traces the development of modern and contemporary dance as reflective of larger cultural and historical movements, focusing on the codification of dance technique, gender theories of performance, and the role of dance in society.
3
ENT2802Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Society

This course explores entrepreneurship in society by understanding how innovation can led to commerce and how commerce impacts our daily lives. Topics include the process of innovation, the nature of entrepreneurialism, the essence of Problem-Opportunity-Venture-Operations (POVO) model, the lean star-up business model, different kinds of entrepreneurship (commercial, social, scientific and artistic) and an introduction to competencies that have facilitated success in other entrepreneurs.
3
ENT3003Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course is a broad survey of entrepreneurship. It exposes students to different types of entrepreneurship and covers an array of topics that span from idea generation through venture formation, financing, and management while helping students build knowledge and skills to be a successful entrepreneur.
3
FIL2030History of Motion Picture

This course is an overview of international film as an industry, mass medium, and art form.
3
FIN3140Personal Finance

This course is a study of the concepts and processes in planning, analyzing, and controlling personal financial resources. Emphasizes financial planning, cash and credit management, managing expenditures, income and asset protection, investment planning, and retirement and estate planning. For nonbusiness majors only. Credit not allowed for business majors.
3
FIN3403Financial Management of the Firm

This course is an examination of the basic concepts involved in the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the business firm. Managerial orientation with emphasis on identification, analysis, and solution of financial problems confronting the firm.
3
GEB3213Business Communcations

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2250Humanities: 18th Century Romanticism To Postmodernism

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the 18th-century Romanticism to the Postmodern period.
3
HUM3321Multicultural Dimensions Of Film And 20th Century Culture

This course examines the impact of American Cinema on social relations and on the reproduction of power. Students benefit from this course by learning a matrix of movie history, movie genres, and approaches to multiculturalism by which to judge movies, cultural representation and the cultural experiences of life. The movies provide a window into middle and late 20th century cultures, which serve as comparisons and contrasts for culture in the 21st century.
3
HUM3930Humanities: Culture & Civilization of Spain

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture.
3
HUN1201The Science of Nutrition

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IFS2027Animation and Identity

This course examines the medium of animation and the contributions of influential animators with a focus on how identity and societal milieu influence artistic expression in animation. Through animation screenings, discussion, and hands-on animation exercises, students are exposed to diverse animation styles and approaches, create original short animations, and come to better understand the creative process utilized in animation.
3
IFS2099Art As Propaganda

Visual Arts may sometimes be seen as merely things to hang on a wall or placed in a room to be passively viewed. However significant works of visual art, particularly at the time of their creation, have the power to shape ideology, cultural trends and even politics. Similarly, architecture makes buildings more than just utilitarian. This course traces the evolution of Western art and architecture from 1066 and its impact on the thoughts and practices of its time. Selected works will be examined not only for their aesthetic value but also for their impact on society. Specifically, why are some works heralded as masterpieces; what sets them apart? ? What compels us to create and study art? Has today’s tremendous consumption of media changed the role of visual arts? Furthermore, by examining these works of art and architecture, students will learn the characteristics of the societal trends associated with Christianity, Humanism, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Modern and Post-modernism. Every class session will have a field trip component as students are exposed to Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Impressionist, Art Nouveau and modern works of art and architecture. Many of the sites are not open to the public and require special permission to visit, which will be arranged by the instructor and FSU. No textbook is required. *Additional costs include $10 for entry fees during class excursions.
3
IND3930Sketching the City

Valencia is a world-class city of vibrant plazas, historic buildings and elegant gardens. This course immerses you in the Mediterranean life style of Valencia and involves you in experiencing and looking closely at the town by sketching elements and aspects of the city that interest you. The class is beginner friendly using an easy to learn process illustrated by instructor demonstrations. Simple materials are used such as sketchbook and pencil. Classes are held out in the city. The drawing process is an opportunity to engage Valencia at an intimate level by drawing in plazas, choosing subjects, looking closely to discover how to capture them on paper and making the marks to produce the sketch. We will use Valencia to learn to draw and use drawing to learn Valencia. Your sketchbook is a visual diary of your magical time in Spain. ***NOTE: Drawing materials can be purchased in Valencia after you arrive.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus for Business

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MUH2019Modern Popular Music

This course surveys the development of popular music in America from the early 20th century to the present with a focus on the cultural, social, economic, technological, and political conditions surrounding that music. The course widens student's comprehension of the times, places, cultural contexts, intellectual debates, and economic conditions that foster (or hinder) artistic innovation.
3
MUH2051Music World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
NSP3425Women’s Health Issues: Concerns Through the Life Cycle

This course focuses on issues related to women throughout the life cycle including sexuality, obesity, anorexia, cancer, etc. Emphasis is on prevention of illness and rights to health care access.
3
NUR3177Holistic Approach to Health

This course is designed to explore knowledge of practices that promote health and well-being. Emphasis is on stress management and body-mind-spirit communication. A variety of holisitc and complementary approaches to health and healing are explored.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors

This course is an introduction to camera operation and image making, with discussion of contemporary and historical work. Emphasis on 35mm slide projects rather than printing techniques. (This course may be offered as part of FSU International Programs curriculum.)
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies: The Kingdom of Valencia

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPN4930Studies in Hispanic Language

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
VA02-6-17: Summer 2017
CourseTitleCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HFT2716International Travel & Culture

This course introduces students to contemporary tourism through a geographical and multicultural perspective of worldwide travel. The course emphasizes the most popular travel destinations and provides information about the physical and cultural characteristics of major cities, states, and countries. The course offers basic facts about travel destinations, the environment , and the people of many regions around the world, and it presents the nature of cultural diversity reflecting both Western and non-Western cultures with special emphasis on ethnic background, race, religion, values, tradition, language, material goods, and inter-relationships among local cultures.
3
HFT4205Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers

This course emphasizes Spanish international culture and conversation and was designed primarily for Hospitality leaders. The course allows students to apply their Spanish-language skills to increase fluency in everyday hospitality-related situations. The course also focuses on the customs and cultural characteristics of the people from Spain as well as from Central and South America. This course is not recommended for fluent Spanish speakers.
3
HFT4930European Tourism

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
HUM3930Humanties: Special Topics

May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUN2125Food and Society

This course examines the impact of society on human food ways, role of food and nutrition in national development and global politics. For nonmajors.
3
MAC2312Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

This course covers techniques of integration; applications of integration; series and Taylor series; differential equations. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MMC2000Introduction to the Mass Media

This course covers a historical and social overview of the mass media and their relationship to the mass communication process in a modern society.
3
MUH2051Music in World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
MUS3934The Music of Spain

May be repeated to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
3
PUR3000Introduction to Public Relations

This course introduces the student to the principles and practices of the public relations profession throughout all organizations using public relations.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers 

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
3
URS1006World Cities

In this course, major world cities are examined in terms of their natural, social, and built environments in order to assess those factors that promote quality-of-life and sustainability. Prospects for future growth and change are considered in light of demographic, cultural, economic, and political trends.
3
VA03-6-17: Summer 2017
CourseTitleCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ART1300CDrawing I

This course includes creative expression and communication using a variety of black and white media.
3
DAN2100Introduction to Dance

This course is a survey of the development of dance in human culture with emphasis on dance as an art form. The major periods of dance history, choreographic masterworks, and artists in choreography and performance are explored through readings, discussion, media presentation, live performances, and movement laboratories. No prior dance experience is required.
3
DAN3146Contemporary Perspectives on Dance: History and Philosophy of Dance

This course introduces students to a comparative study of contemporary dance forms, predominantly in Western culture. The course traces the development of modern and contemporary dance as reflective of larger cultural and historical movements, focusing on the codification of dance technique, gender theories of performance, and the role of dance in society.
3
ENT2802Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Society

This course explores entrepreneurship in society by understanding how innovation can led to commerce and how commerce impacts our daily lives. Topics include the process of innovation, the nature of entrepreneurialism, the essence of Problem-Opportunity-Venture-Operations (POVO) model, the lean star-up business model, different kinds of entrepreneurship (commercial, social, scientific and artistic) and an introduction to competencies that have facilitated success in other entrepreneurs.
3
ENT3003Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course is a broad survey of entrepreneurship. It exposes students to different types of entrepreneurship and covers an array of topics that span from idea generation through venture formation, financing, and management while helping students build knowledge and skills to be a successful entrepreneur.
3
FIL2030History of Motion Picture

This course is an overview of international film as an industry, mass medium, and art form.
3
FIN3140Personal Finance

This course is a study of the concepts and processes in planning, analyzing, and controlling personal financial resources. Emphasizes financial planning, cash and credit management, managing expenditures, income and asset protection, investment planning, and retirement and estate planning. For nonbusiness majors only. Credit not allowed for business majors.
3
FIN3403Financial Management of the Firm

This course is an examination of the basic concepts involved in the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the business firm. Managerial orientation with emphasis on identification, analysis, and solution of financial problems confronting the firm.
3
GEB3213Business Communcations

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HFT2716International Travel & Culture

This course introduces students to contemporary tourism through a geographical and multicultural perspective of worldwide travel. The course emphasizes the most popular travel destinations and provides information about the physical and cultural characteristics of major cities, states, and countries. The course offers basic facts about travel destinations, the environment , and the people of many regions around the world, and it presents the nature of cultural diversity reflecting both Western and non-Western cultures with special emphasis on ethnic background, race, religion, values, tradition, language, material goods, and inter-relationships among local cultures.
3
HFT4205Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers

This course emphasizes Spanish international culture and conversation and was designed primarily for Hospitality leaders. The course allows students to apply their Spanish-language skills to increase fluency in everyday hospitality-related situations. The course also focuses on the customs and cultural characteristics of the people from Spain as well as from Central and South America. This course is not recommended for fluent Spanish speakers.
3
HFT4930European Tourism

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
HUM2250Humanities: 18th Century Romanticism To Postmodernism

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the 18th-century Romanticism to the Postmodern period.
3
HUM3321Multicultural Dimensions Of Film And 20th Century Culture

This course examines the impact of American Cinema on social relations and on the reproduction of power. Students benefit from this course by learning a matrix of movie history, movie genres, and approaches to multiculturalism by which to judge movies, cultural representation and the cultural experiences of life. The movies provide a window into middle and late 20th century cultures, which serve as comparisons and contrasts for culture in the 21st century.
3
HUM3930Humanities: Culture & Civilization of Spain

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture.
3
HUM3930Humanties: Special Topics

May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUN1201The Science of Nutrition

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
HUN2125Food and Society

This course examines the impact of society on human food ways, role of food and nutrition in national development and global politics. For nonmajors.
3
IFS2027Animation and Identity

This course examines the medium of animation and the contributions of influential animators with a focus on how identity and societal milieu influence artistic expression in animation. Through animation screenings, discussion, and hands-on animation exercises, students are exposed to diverse animation styles and approaches, create original short animations, and come to better understand the creative process utilized in animation.
3
IFS2099Art As Propaganda

Visual Arts may sometimes be seen as merely things to hang on a wall or placed in a room to be passively viewed. However significant works of visual art, particularly at the time of their creation, have the power to shape ideology, cultural trends and even politics. Similarly, architecture makes buildings more than just utilitarian. This course traces the evolution of Western art and architecture from 1066 and its impact on the thoughts and practices of its time. Selected works will be examined not only for their aesthetic value but also for their impact on society. Specifically, why are some works heralded as masterpieces; what sets them apart? ? What compels us to create and study art? Has today’s tremendous consumption of media changed the role of visual arts? Furthermore, by examining these works of art and architecture, students will learn the characteristics of the societal trends associated with Christianity, Humanism, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Modern and Post-modernism. Every class session will have a field trip component as students are exposed to Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Impressionist, Art Nouveau and modern works of art and architecture. Many of the sites are not open to the public and require special permission to visit, which will be arranged by the instructor and FSU. No textbook is required. *Additional costs include $10 for entry fees during class excursions.
3
IND3930Sketching the City

Valencia is a world-class city of vibrant plazas, historic buildings and elegant gardens. This course immerses you in the Mediterranean life style of Valencia and involves you in experiencing and looking closely at the town by sketching elements and aspects of the city that interest you. The class is beginner friendly using an easy to learn process illustrated by instructor demonstrations. Simple materials are used such as sketchbook and pencil. Classes are held out in the city. The drawing process is an opportunity to engage Valencia at an intimate level by drawing in plazas, choosing subjects, looking closely to discover how to capture them on paper and making the marks to produce the sketch. We will use Valencia to learn to draw and use drawing to learn Valencia. Your sketchbook is a visual diary of your magical time in Spain. ***NOTE: Drawing materials can be purchased in Valencia after you arrive.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus for Business

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAC2312Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

This course covers techniques of integration; applications of integration; series and Taylor series; differential equations. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MMC2000Introduction to the Mass Media

This course covers a historical and social overview of the mass media and their relationship to the mass communication process in a modern society.
3
MUH2019Modern Popular Music

This course surveys the development of popular music in America from the early 20th century to the present with a focus on the cultural, social, economic, technological, and political conditions surrounding that music. The course widens student's comprehension of the times, places, cultural contexts, intellectual debates, and economic conditions that foster (or hinder) artistic innovation.
3
MUH2051Music World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
MUH2051Music in World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
MUS3934The Music of Spain

May be repeated to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
3
NSP3425Women’s Health Issues: Concerns Through the Life Cycle

This course focuses on issues related to women throughout the life cycle including sexuality, obesity, anorexia, cancer, etc. Emphasis is on prevention of illness and rights to health care access.
3
NUR3177Holistic Approach to Health

This course is designed to explore knowledge of practices that promote health and well-being. Emphasis is on stress management and body-mind-spirit communication. A variety of holisitc and complementary approaches to health and healing are explored.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors

This course is an introduction to camera operation and image making, with discussion of contemporary and historical work. Emphasis on 35mm slide projects rather than printing techniques. (This course may be offered as part of FSU International Programs curriculum.)
3
PUR3000Introduction to Public Relations

This course introduces the student to the principles and practices of the public relations profession throughout all organizations using public relations.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers 

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies: The Kingdom of Valencia

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPN4930Studies in Hispanic Language

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
3
URS1006World Cities

In this course, major world cities are examined in terms of their natural, social, and built environments in order to assess those factors that promote quality-of-life and sustainability. Prospects for future growth and change are considered in light of demographic, cultural, economic, and political trends.
3
VA04-9-17: Fall 2017
CourseTitleCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction Archaeology Lab

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies

This course introduces basic chemical principles without an extensive use of mathematics and illustrates with applications in health, energy, and the environment. The course strives to show chemistry as a human endeavor that provides insight into the natural world and informs our decisions as citizens and consumers. Specific topics vary by semester. Designed as a course for students who wish to fulfill the liberal studies science requirement with chemistry and will take no further chemistry courses, not as a preparatory course for CHM 1045. Credit not allowed for CHM 1020 after taking CHM 1032, 1045, or equivalent.
3
CHM1020LChemistry for Liberal Studies Laboratory

This laboratory emphasizes major topics from CHM 1020 relating chemistry concepts and techniques to everyday life experiences. This laboratory-based course meets two hours a week. No credit allowed after taking CHM 1045.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

This course addresses government institutions and current political parties throughout the world, as well as theories that explain similarities and differences among countries. Topics may include electoral systems, parliamentary systems, causes of political change, democratization, political culture, ideologies, and economic and social policy. Examples are drawn from Western democracies and developing countries.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconimics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconimics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2210Humanities: Pre-History to Late Antiquity

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from prehistoric times to about 400 A.D.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IFS2099Crossing the Atlantic: Hemingway in Spain; Lorca in Americas

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
2
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3440Language and Culture in Business

This intermediate-level language course is aimed at raising cross-cultural awareness in international business. It is also designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of a global economy.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
VA04-9-16: Fall 2016
CourseTitleCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

The course is designed specifically for first and second year undergraduates with no experience in anthropology or archaeology. In this course we will use the FSU Valencia Study Center archaeological remains as part of the class as well as the many interesting sites in Valencia. The main goal of the course is to provide students with an introduction to contemporary archaeology theory and methodology. The secondary goals of the course are to introduce the multi-disciplinary scientific approaches employed in modern archaeology, and to provide students with a general overview of the origin and development of human, social and economic systems. Additional costs will only include public transportation within the area of Valencia during class excursions.
3
BSC1005General Biology For Non-Majors

Four selected topics in contemporary biology.
3
BSC1005LGeneral Biology Lab

May be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

BSC 2010-5 is an introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a carrer in life sciences. It will cover significant principles in biology from the chemical basis of life to the interactions of living organisms with one another and their environment. The course will focus on the basis of life. Areas of study will include: chemistry of living organisms, energetics, cell structure and organization, cellular metabolism, genetics and information flow, and physiology. S
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

Biological Science I Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L. Corequisite: BSC 2010. This laboratory furnishes tools and techniques used to visualize, quantify, and analyze biological phenomena, including experimental design and execution, recording of data, and graphic and statistical analysis of data.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course is taught in English at the Polytechnic University of Valencia for FSU credit (www.upv.es). This course is intended for science majors who will take further chemistry courses. It is a prerequisite to General Chemistry II (CHM 1046) and more advanced chemistry courses. It will count for liberal studies credit. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of C? or better or placement beyond MAC 1105. Topics include chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Theory will be matched with practical exercises and students are expected to play an active role in the different activities that will be proposed.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

This course is taught in English at the Polytechnic University of Valencia for FSU credit (www.upv.es). Corequisite: CHM 1045. This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases. Safety goggles (provided in Valencia) and a scientific calculator (bring or buy in Valencia) are required for every class. Lab meets at different schedules during the semester without conflicting with other classes. Additional Costs: A scientific calculator (bring or buy in Valencia) is required for every class. Additional costs will include public transportation within the area of Valencia during class, and the purchase of a lab coat (approximately 15 Euros).
1
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

The objective of this course is twofold: first of all, to show the main key features of different political systems around the world. These features will include political institutions, policies, political history and philosophy. Special emphasis will be placed in specific European individual countries and the European Union institutions. The second aspect to consider is the way theory applies to reality. Theory will be matched with practical exercises and students are expected to play an active role in the different activities that will be proposed. They will include debates and follow-up of contemporary politics. The course could include visits to political institutions in the city and, agenda permitting, meetings with a political representative or person active in the political scenario. Politics is not just something to study, but an issue to know and to exercise during your life as citizen.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

Economics is the study of how people make choices due to scarcity of resources. The major objectives of this online course are to 1) develop a basic understanding of the economic way of thinking, 2) investigate the important factors that cause economic growth for a country, 3) apply economic analysis to the political process, and 4) develop the key ingredients to sound personal finance decision making. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major or the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconimics (online)

This online course covers aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development. Note: final exam is given at the same time as ECO 2023.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconimics (online)

The online course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality, poverty; and comparative economic systems. Note: final exam is given at the same time as ECO 2013.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

We will focus on developing clarity of thought—perception and analysis—through writing about our place within communities. First we will write about who we are and how different we stand out from the Valencia that surrounds us. Then we will begin to know the people of our new Valencian community by interviewing and writing about a particular person. Next we will write about an aspect of the larger community of Valencia, but still focusing on the people of that subset. Finally we will form micro-communities from among our numbers to investigate in a multi-media format, some aspect of the many layered artistic communities of Valencia. We will hold as many classes in the community of Valencia (outside of our classroom) as possible in order to provide the stimuli for writing.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, Context

ENC2135 is the second of two required composition courses. While continuing to stress the importance of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills emphasized in ENC1101, as well as the importance of using writing as a recursive process involving invention, drafting, collaboration, revision, rereading, and editing to clearly and effectively communicate ideas for specific purposes, occasions, and audiences, ENC2135 focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
GEB3213Business Communication

This course will be taught including visits with Spanish and other European students from local universities. The focus of this course will be intercultural business communication and public speaking. We will also work on writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career in the United States (as well as overseas). We will also experience and document Valencia, Spain and Europe from a personal point of view; as you travel throughout the country and continent, you will observe the differences and similarities of Valencian, Spanish and European culture. We’ll talk about those differences, and why they exist. We’ll do various speeches, carry on class discussions and do various writing assignments to help you function in different cultures in whatever business you work in. This course satisfies the Oral Communication Competency requirement.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human: Examining the Human Condition Through Literature, Art and Film

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from Antiquity to the present.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Introduction to the thought, values, and arts of Western culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Additional costs will only include public transportation within the area of Valencia for class excursions.
3
HUM3930Humanities: Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition

Elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IFS2099Crossing the Atlantic: Hemingway in Spain; Lorca in Americas

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT (in English) AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (www.upv.es). The course will cover seven main objectives: Functions and functional notation; domains and ranges of functions; graphs of functions and relations; operations of functions, equations and inequalities; linear, inverse, quadratic, and rational functions; trigonometric functions; exponential and logarithmic properties, functions, and equations. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivres theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
2
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

We will be learning about the factors that influence the behavior of people in organizations. These influences include: personality, values and attitudes, motivation, emotional intelligence, and culture and international context among others. In class these abstract concepts will be made more concrete by viewing real cases and films that vividly depict what we are studying in the behavior of the characters. Outside the classroom there will be additional opportunity to observe people in action in the international context of Valencian life: in its neighborhoods, on its streets, and in its markets, shops and cafes. In addition, some class time will be devoted to actually practicing and acquiring the fundamental social skills that allow us to manage our own behavior and influence the behavior of others in organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course involves an examination of: (1) the environment, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; (2) the globalization of business and the associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and (3) overview of orientations, strategies and tactics appropriated for international business success. A component of the course will be visits to various cultural, business, and government sites in Valencia. There will be some additional costs for subway fees for this course.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

Gives the student an understanding of the key marketing decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions. Study of the marketing functions -- products/services, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Introduction to marketing management and strategy. Topics covered within the course include marketing research, consumer and organizational buying behavior, market segmentation, and personal selling. Special emphasis will be placed upon international and cross-cultural aspects of marketing, including visits and Spanish guest lecturers. There may be some minor additional costs for this course for museum entry fees, extra subway fees, and so forth. Introductory course to marketing.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students will read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1130, and/or 2200. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students will read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1102, 1130, and/or 2200.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish

This is the third of a three-semester sequence of courses designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. The course emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. Students will make oral presentations, read short texts, and write briefs. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

Students should achieve a level of conversation in which they can discuss things beyond concrete physical needs and on a beginning level of abstraction. This course will be completely whole-language, contextualized, proficiency-based instruction with extensive use of TPR-S. Typical teaching techniques will include: group work; pair work, collaborative activities, problem-solving tasks and incorporating the city of Valencia into the classroom. Prerequisite: SPN 2220 or equivalent. This course is a prerequisite to SPN 3332 and SPN 3333. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 2220, and/or 3332. Students may not take SPN 2240 and SPN 3332 concurrently. May not be taken by native speakers. Additional costs will only include public transportation within the area of Valencia during class excursions.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its application to compositions. It can be taken concurrently with SPN 3201. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. In this course, students will deepen their understanding of Hispanic culture and the development of communicative proficiency and accuracy in the use of the language. This course will take advantage of the dynamic city of Valencia, Spanish current events, and some film viewing to enhance the student’s context of using proper grammar and language composition.
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SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in SPN 2240. This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. In this course, students will practice constant conversation with Spanish natives, as well as use frequent and very actual readings related to day to day Valencia and Spain events, newspapers and much more. We will also learn about Hispanic culture take advantage of the dynamic city of Valencia.
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SPN3440Language and Culture in Business

Co-requisite SPN 3333 or permission of instructor. This is an intermediate-level language course aimed at raising cross-cultural awareness in international business. It also is designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of our global economy and to enhance your ability to relate to a business environment in an increasingly important commercial language both in the U.S. and abroad. It seeks to provide you with a foundation of the necessary business vocabulary. We will visit different Valencian businesses and institutions, where we will learn and apply the Language and Culture in Business. The course will be conducted in Spanish and we will also include translating and interpreting activities. NOTE: Students should have a very solid command of the Spanish language for this course.
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SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

Students should have a very solid command of the Spanish language for this course. Prerequisite SPN 3300 or SPN 3400, or permission of the instructor. Valencia is a region with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, popular/folkloric culture and society of La Comunidad Valenciana. The students will learn about the historical, social, political, sports, and popular culture of one of Spain´s most important regions. Inside and outside of class we will explore historical documents, legends and myths, food and wine, folkloric/ popular music, sport events and the most important festivals in La Comunidad Valenciana. There will be excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, towns, monuments, museums and other places of interest pertaining to the course.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

In this course we will study the development, history and enormous variety of Hispanic cinema. While there will be some emphasis placed on Spanish directors such as Saura, Almodóvar, Bigas Luna, Amenabar etc., this course will also establish a cross-cultural connection with select films from other Spanish-speaking countries. One of the primary goals of the course will be to analyze why and how cinema is often a mirror and recorder of social issues and collective and/or individual values in addition to serving as a vehicle of cultural and artistic expression. The course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. Course applies towards the major and minor credit in Spanish, the Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts requirement, the minor in Film Studies, and is a Core Course for the minor in Iberian Studies; however, it may not be applied toward major or minor literature credit in either Spanish or Latin American and Caribbean studies. Taught in English. ***NO TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED, however students are required to pay nominal photocopying costs for class readings. Additional costs include €25 for film analysis project and public transportation in Valencia during class excursions.
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SPW3104Readings From Modern Spain

This course provides students through a variety of readings and written and oral activities with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
VA05-1-17: Spring 2017
CourseTitleCredits
BSC1005Biology for Non Majors

Four selected topics in contemporary biology.
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BSC1005LBiology for Non Majors - Lab

May be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

BSC2010: Biological Science I is an introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. It will cover significant principles in biology from the chemical basis of life to the interactions of living organisms with one another and their environment. The course will focus on the basis of life. Areas of study will include: chemistry of living organisms, energetics, cell structure and organization, cellular metabolism, genetics and information flow, and physiology. NOTE: This class will be taught in English, by an FSU approved instructor, but the location may be at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. **The instructor will accept the 9th or 10th edition of the textbook. Students will also be required to pay nominal photocopying fees of class readings. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

BSC2010L: Biological Science I Laboratory. Corequisite: BSC 2010. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L. This laboratory furnishes tools and techniques used to visualize, quantify, and analyze biological phenomena, including experimental design and execution, recording of data, and graphic and statistical analysis of data. NOTE: This class will be taught in English, by an FSU approved instructor, but the location may be at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. **Students will also be required to pay nominal photocopying fees of class readings. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics

CGS 2100, Microcomputer Applications for Business & Economics teaches important computer and digital technology concepts and skills necessary to succeed in careers and in life. Course topics range from computer literacy basics, to the information systems on which todays businesses and organizations depend. This course is designed to provide relevant technology coverage for all degree programs. The course covers: Cloud-computing and web 2.0, Social networks, Web-site design introduction, Hardware, Software, Applications, Operating Systems, Communications, Computer security and safety, and Microsoft Word and Excel advanced skills. **Additional Costs include nominal photocopying fees for class readings and public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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CHM1045General Chemistry I

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT (in English) AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (www.upv.es). This course is intended for science majors who will take further chemistry courses. It is a prerequisite to General Chemistry II (CHM 1046) and more advanced chemistry courses. It will count for liberal studies credit. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of C or better, or placement beyond MAC 1105. Topics include chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Theory will be matched with practical exercises and students are expected to play an active role in the different activities that will be proposed. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT (in English) AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (www.upv.es) Corequisite: CHM 1045. This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases. Safety goggles (provided in Valencia) and a scientific calculator (bring or buy in Valencia) are required for every class. Lab meets at different schedules during the semester without conflicting with other classes. Your active participation is required. **A scientific calculator (bring or buy in Valencia) is required for every class. Also the purchase of a lab coat (approximately 15€). Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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CHM1046General Chemistry II

This course continues the previous General Chemistry 1045 course. In this course, students will be able to focus on some aspects of organic and inorganic chemistry that were only presented in the fall term of the chemistry course. It is important to point out that, although the first part of the course (fall term) will help students to succeed in this course, students without attending the previous chemistry course will follow this new chemistry course. The class will be plenty of examples and real cases (design in industries, biology matters and so on) and exercises will be combined with theory. Topics include intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. **Students will be required to pay nominal photocopying fees of class readings. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

Co-requisite: CHM 1046. This laboratory is a continuation to the introduction of quantitative techniques. Topics include solution equilibria; acid/base chemistry; as well as oxydation, reduction, and electrochemical cells. Safety goggles (will be provided in Spain) and a scientific calculator (bring or buy in Valencia) are required for every class. NOTE: This class will be taught in English, by an FSU-approved instructor, but the location will be at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

Economics is the study of how people make choices due to scarcity of resources. This class will focus on the market system of economic choice. We will analyze how individuals and small groups of individuals involved in the market system make choices and how societys economic activities are organized. We will also investigate how government policy impacts market outcomes. Finally, we will increase our understanding in matters of personal finance by examining the steps necessary to create and increase wealth into the future. Specifically, the objectives of this course are: • Develop a basic understanding of the economic way of thinking. • Understand human behavior using the tools of an economist. • Understand and appreciate how truly amazing the market process really is! • Understand the importance of trade and private property rights as a source of economic progress and gain insight into why some countries are richer than others. • Understand how the government interacts with the economy and apply this basic economic way of thinking to current public issues. • Develop the key ingredients of sound personal finance decision making so that you can amass large amounts of wealth should you choose to do so. • Detect and correct fallacious economic reasoning and expose common economic myths. Note: This involves being exposed to information that may conflict with your previously held beliefs and opinions. I understand that this can be challenging, but please try to keep an open mind. • A final objective of this course is to provide you with a new way of looking at your world!
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ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

Economics is the study of choices made due to scarcity of resources. This class will focus on the market system of economic choice. We will analyze how people involved in the market system make choices and how societys economic activities are organized. We will also investigate the governments involvement in choices and how government policy impacts the overall economy. Note: final exam is given at the same time as ECO 2023.
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ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

Economics is the study of how people make choices due to scarcity of resources. This class will focus on the market system of economic choice. We will analyze how individuals, or relatively small groups of individuals, involved in the market system make choices and how societys economic activities are organized. We will also investigate how government policy impacts market outcomes. Final exam is given at the same time as ECO 2013.
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ENC2135Research, Genre, Context

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
EUH2000Ancient & Medieval Civilizations

This course provides a survey of Western traditions from the beginnings through the end of the Middle Ages. The Mediterranean Sea and the territories surrounding its shores has been a cultural crossroad for several millenniums. The movement of products, technologies and people but also ideas and beliefs have shaped a dynamic and malleable concept of Western culture and civilization. Valencia, on the westernmost side of the Mediterranean Sea, throughout more than two thousand years of history, has witness the arrival of Greek and Phoenicians traders, the transformations from a small Roman military colony into a Roman imperial capital. The conquest of the Christian Visigoth city by Islamic troops from northern Africa created a flourishing Al-Andalus town, Balensiya. Centuries later, the medieval Crown of Aragon conquered and settled the area, laying the foundation of the present day city. Material footprints, patterns of thinking and institutions of all these cultures and periods are traceable on Valencia’s urban and rural landscapes, a perfect setting for the course field trips: Roman ruins, Islamic origin irrigated fields, monasteries and castles. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for EUH 2000. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history. **Additional costs include approximately $35 for materials for the final writing project, transportation costs, and entrance fees for sites of cultural interest.
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GEB3213Business Communications

This course will be taught (IN ENGLISH, OF COURSE) including visits with Spanish and other European students from local universities. The focus of this course will be intercultural business communication and public speaking. We will also work on writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career in the United States (as well as overseas). We will also experience and document Valencia, Spain and Europe from a personal point of view; as you travel throughout the country and continent, you will observe the differences and similarities of Valencian, Spanish and European culture. We’ll talk about those differences, and why they exist. We’ll do various speeches, carry on class discussions and do various writing assignments to help you function in different cultures in whatever business you work in. Your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION is required. This course satisfies the Oral Communication Competency requirement. **NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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HUM3930Spanish Culture & Civilization

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course is taught in English and counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. **Textbook is Recommended, not Required. Additional costs include $40 for materials for final project, transportation costs, and entrance fees to sites of cultural interest.
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HUN2125Food & Society

Spaniards eat very well. The local ingredients are high quality and varied. Traditional dishes are simple yet elegant and flavourful. And surprisingly, although portions are abundant and meals are frequent (5 meals a day) the diet is so healthy that obesity is rarely a problem. Recently the UN has declared the Mediterranean Diet a world heritage. For these reasons and because the culture of Spain and it’s “foodways” are so closely intertwined Valencia is the perfect place to explore and experience the topics covered in this introductory course on Food and Society. We will also study about the world hunger and global perspectives; the influence of geographical, climatic, cultural and religious factors; basic nutrition principles, food related diseases; special diets and safety measures related to food manipulation. Although I could explain in class how things are here in Spain I think it will be much more meaningful, and a lot more fun, if you explore, experiment and discover Spanish food and its relationship to Spanish society for yourself. This course will consist of a series of activities that will take us outside the classroom and into Spanish markets, specialty shops, tapas bars, restaurants and kitchens so that you may truly experience the richness of the Spanish culture through its food. **Textbook is Recommended, not Required. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions, lunch, and food purchasing for approximately $75. WE WILL EAT WHAT WE PAY FOR!
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IFS2099Festivals: Artisanship, Satire, and Fire

In Western Humanity there is a long standing tradition of celebrations and festivals that manifest our roots as human beings. The author Anthony Burgess once stated that, “It´s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you are going.” Since pre-history, some celebrations stem from pagan origins, while others derived from organized religion backgrounds. This course will be a general Trans-Atlantic view of some celebrations and festivals that currently shape society, and individuals in the modern Western World. We will closely examine them from their historical roots, and how they have developed into international tourist attractions. Particular focus will emphasize how these events impact us as a society locally, regionally, and globally. We will explore Autumn Festivals such as Oktoberfest, and those celebrations that mark the beginning of warm weather such as carnival in Venice and Rio de Janeiro. As we are in a unique area of Western Europe, attention will be given to Spain, yet with special emphasis on festivities in the city of Valencia. For example, the world famous Fallas festival, the “Tomatina festival in Buñol, or the running and swimming with the bulls in the town of Denia. Moreover, as The United States is a country with various cultural groups, we will study and analyze such celebrations in our country as: The Day of The Dead, Running of The Bulls, Quinceañeras, Mardi Gras Carnival etc. In the final analysis, celebrations and festivities are some of the basic common links that we have while inhabiting this small planet, and a manifestation of global diversity and society.
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LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course we will study, analyze and examine the fundamental yet often overlooked role of women in literature. To enhance our literary studies we will also engage in select readings and discussions in literary theory, the plastic arts, and film (ie, the viewing of Pride and Prejudice and Little Women). As one can see, the development of a critically comparative perspective is a primary objective of this course. We will see that no literary work develops out of a vacuum and that the fundamental though at times overlooked female voice exists for a profound reason, whether biographical, historical, cultural, political, artistic, or philosophical. This course satisfies the the Liberal Studies, Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts requirement as both an area and a literature requirement; meets the Gordon Rule writing requirement (3,000 words); satisfies the multicultural component, ¨Y¨, Diversity in Western Culture; counts towards a ¨Group C¨ requirement for the Women´s Studies Major; and counts for the Major in English. **Additional costs include approximately $30 for materials for the final writing project, transportation costs, and entrance fees for sites of cultural interest.
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MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivres theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
2
MAC1140Precalculus Algebra

May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114. Credit must be reduced to two (2) hours for students having a grade of C- or better in MAC 1141. (See Credit Note 2 above.) Functions and graphs, with emphasis on higher degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solution of linear systems, matrix methods, determinants; sequences and series, induction, and the binomial theorem. Applications, approximation, and methods of proof.
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MAC2233Calculus for Business

MAC 2233: Calculus for Business. The content of the course includes: Limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. NOTE: This class will be taught in English, by an FSU approved instructor, but the location may be at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Prerequisites: Suitable mathematics examination placement score or MAC 1105 or MAC 1140 or the former MAC 1141. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of C– or better. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia on class excursions.
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MAN3240Organizational Behavior

We will be learning about the factors that influence the behavior of people in organizations. These influences include: personality, values and attitudes, motivation, emotional intelligence, and culture and international context among others. In class these abstract concepts will be made more concrete by viewing real cases and films that vividly depict what we are studying in the behavior of the characters. Outside the classroom there will be additional opportunity to observe people in action in the international context of Valencian life: in its neighborhoods, on its streets, and in its markets, shops and cafes. In addition, some class time will be devoted to actually practicing and acquiring the fundamental social skills that allow us to manage our own behavior and influence the behavior of others in organizations. **BOOK TO BE PURCHASED IN VALENCIA FOR APPROXIMATELY $25. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course involves an examination of: (1) the environment, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; (2) the globalization of business and the associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and (3) an overview of orientations, strategies and tactics appropriated for international business success. A component of the course will be visits to various cultural, business, and government sites in Valencia. There will be some additional costs for subway fees for this course. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

MAR3023: Basic Marketing Concepts gives the student an understanding of the key marketing decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions. Study of the marketing functions -- products/services, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Introduction to marketing management and strategy. Topics covered within the course include marketing research, consumer and organizational buying behavior, market segmentation, and personal selling. Special emphasis will be placed upon international and cross-cultural aspects of marketing, including visits and Spanish guest lecturers. There may be some minor additional costs for this course for museum entry fees, extra subway fees, and so forth. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia and entry fees to sites of cultural interest during class excursions.
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MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I

Course content includes: Set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a grade of C– or better or a suitable mathematics examination placement score. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. PLEASE NOTE this course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses. NOTE: This class will be taught in English, by an FSU approved instructor, but the location may be at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions.
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MUL2010Music Literature, Listening and Understanding

This course is an introduction to music as a manifestation of human culture, as an expressive art form, and as an intellectual discipline. The course also develops a knowledge of a variety of significant musical repertoire, skills for perceptive listening, and the ability to respond to musical expression with critical insight.
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SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students will read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1130, and/or 2200. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
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SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students will read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1102, 1130, and/or 2200.
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SPN2220Intermediate Spanish

Prerequisite: SPN 1121, 1124 or equivalent. This is the third of a three-semester sequence of courses designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. The course emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. Students will make oral presentations, read short texts, and write briefs. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124. May not be taken by native speakers. **Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions and food, approximately $30.
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SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite: SPN 2220 or equivalent. Students should achieve a level of conversation in which they can discuss things beyond concrete physical needs and on a beginning level of abstraction. This course will be completely whole-language, contextualized, proficiency-based instruction with extensive use of TPR-S. Typical teaching techniques will include: group work; pair work, collaborative activities, problem-solving tasks and incorporating the city of Valencia into the classroom. This course is a prerequisite to SPN 3332 and SPN 3333. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 2220, and/or 3332. Students may not take SPN 2240 and SPN 3332 concurrently. May not be taken by native speakers.
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SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its application to compositions. In this course, students will deepen their understanding of Hispanic culture and the development of communicative proficiency and accuracy in the use of the language. This course will take advantage of the dynamic city of Valencia, Spanish current events, and some film viewing to enhance the student’s context of using proper grammar and language composition. It can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
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SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

A description is not currently available for this course.
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SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in SPN 2240. This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. This course will help students further their communicative competence in Spanish by providing them with opportunities to interact in Spanish with the instructor, other students, and (most importantly) with nataive speakers in Valencia. No textbook is required. All material will be supplied by the instructor. ^Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3310. ^Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
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SPN4444Business Writing in Spanish

This course is designed to enhance your ability to relate to a business environment in an increasingly important commercial language both in the U.S. and abroad. It seeks to provide you with a solid foundation of the vocabulary and discourse related to functional business areas such as the legal organization of a company structure, management, banking and accounting, capital investment (property, plant and equipment), personnel and office systems, marketing and finance. This lexical foundation will be contextualized geographically and cross-culturally in order to provide the situational knowledge and practice to prepare one for successful participation in today’s Spanish speaking world. The course, to be conducted in Spanish, will also include letter writing, conducting business in the Hispanic world, translating and interpreting activities in an attempt to match the real world demands where the communicative flow between two languages is expected to be idiomatic, precise, quick and accurate under pressure. NOTE: Students should have a very solid command of the Spanish language for this course. **Required textbook to be purchased in Valencia for $30. Additional costs include public transportation around Valencia during class excursions, approximately $15.
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SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

Students should have a very solid command of the Spanish language for this course. Prerequisite SPN 3300 or SPN 3400, or permission of the instructor. Valencia is a region with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, popular/folkloric culture and society of La Comunidad Valenciana. The students will learn about the historical, social, political, sports, and popular culture of one of Spain´s most important regions. Inside and outside of class we will explore historical documents, legends and myths, food and wine, folkloric/ popular music, sport events and the most important festivals in La Comunidad Valenciana. There will be excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, towns, monuments, museums and other places of interest pertaining to the course.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

In this course we will study the development, history and enormous variety of Hispanic cinema. While there will be some emphasis placed on Spanish directors such as Saura, Almodóvar, Bigas Luna, Amenabar etc., this course will also establish a cross-cultural connection with select films from other Spanish-speaking countries. One of the primary goals of the course will be to analyze why and how cinema is often a mirror and recorder of social issues and collective and/or individual values in addition to serving as a vehicle of cultural and artistic expression. The course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. Course applies towards the major and minor credit in Spanish, the Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts requirement, the minor in Film Studies, and is a Core Course for the minor in Iberian Studies; however, it may not be applied toward major or minor literature credit in either Spanish or Latin American and Caribbean studies. Course is taught in English. **No textbook is required, however, students are required to pay nominal photocopying fees of class readings. Additional costs include $25 for a film analysis project.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students through a variety of readings and written and oral activities with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
VA05-1-18: Spring 2018
CourseTitleCredits
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
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BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)

This course enables students in business and economics to become proficient with microcomputer hardware and software applications that are typically used in the workplace. The following topics are covered: hardware concepts, operating systems, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networks, Internet, World Wide Web, multi-media presentations, and information systems. May not be applied toward computer science major or minor. Not open to students with credit in CGS 2060.
3
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CHM1046General Chemistry II

This course includes topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
3
CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include intermolecular forces, solutions, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, solubility, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
1
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH2000Ancient & Medieval Civilizations

This course provides a survey of Western traditions from the beginnings through the end of the Middle Ages. Emphasis is on patterns of thinking and on those institutions most distinctive for the Western tradition. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for EUH 2000. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2250Humanities: 18th-Century Romanticism to Postmodernism

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the 18th-century Romanticism to the Postmodern period.
3
HUM3930Spanish Culture & Civilization

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor.
3
HUN2125Food & Society

This course examines the impact of society on human food ways, role of food and nutrition in national development and global politics. For nonmajors.
3
IFS2099Festivals: Artisanship, Satire, and Fire

In Western Humanity there is a long standing tradition of celebrations and festivals that manifest our roots as human beings. The author Anthony Burgess once stated that, “It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you are going.” Since pre-history, some celebrations stem from pagan origins, while others derived from organized religion backgrounds. This course will be a general Trans-Atlantic view of some celebrations and festivals that currently shape society, and individuals in the modern Western World. We will closely examine them from their historical roots, and how they have developed into international tourist attractions. Particular focus will emphasize how these events impact us a society locally, regionally, and globally. We will explore Autumn Festivals such as Oktoberfest, and those celebrations that mark the beginning of warm weather such as carnival in Venice and Rio de Janeiro. As we are in a unique area of Western Europe, attention will be given to Spain, yet with special emphasis on festivities in the city of Valencia. For example, the world famous Fallas festival, the “Tomatina festival in Buñol, or the running and swimming with the bulls in the town of Denia. Moreover , as The United States is a country with various cultural groups, we will study and analyze such celebrations in our country as: The Day of The Dead, Running of The Bulls, Quinceañeras, Mardi Gras Carnival, etc. In the final analysis, celebrations and festivities are some of the basic common links that we have while inhabiting this small planet, and a manifestation of global diversity and society.
3
LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course, students study texts that consider women's roles in society. The course focuses on women's gender roles and legal status during the Victorian period. What kinds of political and literary power did women have? What did women have to say about social and political matters? How did women use literary forms to communicate their arguments?
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
2
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2233Calculus for Business

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
MUH2019Modern Popular Music

This course surveys the development of popular music in America from the early 20th century to the present with a focus on the cultural, social, economic, technological, and political conditions surrounding that music. The course widens student's comprehension of the times, places, cultural contexts, intellectual debates, and economic conditions that foster (or hinder) artistic innovation.
3
MUH2051Music in World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4444Business Writing in Spanish

This course covers letter writing, business terminology, as well as conducting business in the Hispanic world.
3
SPN4540Regional Cultural Studies

This course provides students with exposure to texts and cultural productions from specific regions of Latin America, Spain, or the Latino enclaves in the U.S. Texts may include historical documents, legends and myths, poetry, fiction, essays, or popular music. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Duplicate registration allowed in the same semester.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPW3104Readings from Modern Spain

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3

*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.

Money Matters

The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship funds are available during the fall and spring terms only. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Bright Futures funds for which they qualify. If a student receives Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds and wishes to defer a portion of his or her program fees, the student must complete the fee deferment request form provided at the time of acceptance.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates. Additional information may also be available through the Florida State Office of Financial Aid.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$103 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$77 Per Credit Hour
6 $618 $462
7 $721 $539
8 $824 $616
9 $927 $693
10 $1030 $770
11 $1133 $847
12 $1236 $924
13 $1339 $1001
14 $1442 $1078
15 $1545 $1155
16 $1648 $1232
17 $1751 $1309
18 $1854 1386

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3240.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, committing to a goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. We are proud to be part of this pledge to undertake ambitious actions in order to increase the number of students who study abroad with Florida State!

As part of this commitment, International Programs has launched a $175,000 Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program, Which includes $70,000 worth of new scholarships as well as two existing scholarships being incorporated into the Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program.

Psychology In London Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage participation in the FSU Psychology in London summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship.

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences or in the College of Fine Arts, who have an overall GPA of 2.85 or above may apply for this need-based scholarship. Preference is given to students studying Art History or the Humanities.

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring or minoring in Chinese or Russian, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available summer sessions in Tianjin or Moscow. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are the first in their family to attend college and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship, available fall, spring and summer sessions. Amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship, which is intended to help increase the number of Florida State students who study abroad. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions; and amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this meritbased scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

To help more minorities study abroad, we offer a Minority Scholarship to degree-seeking Florida State ethnic minority students with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. There are two $5,000 awards each semester, to be applied toward a fall or spring program in Florence, London, Panama City or Valencia.

Spring Break Scholarship

IP offers a limited number of scholarships for students participating in FSU IP Spring Break programs. Applicants must be Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above and no demonstrated financial need or an overall GPA of 3.5 or above with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be up to 25% of the program fee.

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Cullen Klein, a talented linguist double-majoring in Spanish and Chinese. His family established the scholarship in his memory to help open the world to other students through studying abroad on the FSU Tianjin summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2017 September 7, 2016
Spring Break 2017 November 2, 2016
Summer 2017 December 7, 2016
Fall 2017 April 5, 2017

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

For information about study abroad scholarships administered by other FSU departments, view the following links:

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

Available through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Contact the department for guidelines.

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

Humanities majors participating in the Florence Program may apply for Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships. Apply through the director of the FSU humanities program Contact the Program in Interndisciplinary Humanities at 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

Florida State University liberal studies Honor students and Honors in the Major students may apply for a Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship. For more information, see the Honors Program website.

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by the International Enrichment Fund

Available through the College of Arts and Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website).

Scholarship List

General listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

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External Links

Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Gisela R. Fisher
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A,
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.7217
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: gfisher@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
Ceil Bare
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Florida State University
A5500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: (850) 644-1283
Email: cbare@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
Christina Florez
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Miami-Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 3116
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 237-3485
Email: cflorez1@mdc.edu

Technology Fee (Not included in program fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2016-2017 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A, 101C Student Life Center
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tueday, October 4, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

General Program & FSA Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit or been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from a program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) will not be able to participate but remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.

Refunds of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Cancellation of program by International Programs
  2. Involuntary call to active duty
  3. Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Refunds of program fees will not be granted where a student becomes ineligible to participate in a program for failure to meet or maintain admission requirements.

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Illness of the student of such duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by Florida State's University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  2. Exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and were beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs’ refund committee.
    • Timely notification in relation to the event that caused the need for withdrawal will be considered in evaluating refund requests. In no instance will a request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund is requested.
    • Refunds cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
    • Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.
  3. Rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admission for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admission offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit

Submitting Withdrawals, Requests for Refunds, and Release from Fee Liability

All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

Valencia, Spain

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Valencia, Spain for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Semester Abroad, First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa for U.S. Citizens.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Valencia Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program. Additional Visa documentation will be required for participants under the age of 18.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the non-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Valencia. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact us at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For all Valencia Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

For Spring, Fall, First Semester or Interns:

  • Financial Support in the amount of $2,000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. The funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. More information will be supplied in the visa packet

For First Year Abroad Students ONLY:

All students will need an FBI background check. Do not start the background check until prompted. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

  • Financial Support in the amount of $6000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of financial aid award letters or a recent bank statement from the student or their parents/legal guardians. The funds must be shown from a “liquid account”; checking or savings only. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

Visa Documents:

Valencia Spring 2017 Visa Packet

Important Dates & Documents

Fall 2016 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* April 6, 2016 $100
Internship Application Deadline April 6, 2016 $250
Scholarship Deadline April 6, 2016
Confirmation Deposit Due (interns see below) May 18, 2016 $1,500
Internship Confirmation Deposit Due Within one week of acceptance $1,500
Important Forms Due May 18, 2016
Full Payment Due June 8, 2016
Orientation Meeting TBA, mid-March
Spring 2017 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* September 7, 2016 $100
Internship Application Deadline September 7, 2016 $250
Scholarship Deadline September 12, 2016
Confirmation Deposit Due (interns see below) September 21, 2016 $1,500
Internship Confirmation Deposit Due Within one week of acceptance $1,500
Important Forms Due September 21, 2016
Full Payment Due October 19, 2016
Summer 2017 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* December 7, 2016 $100
Scholarship Application Deadline December 7, 2016
Confirmation Deposit Due January 18, 2017 $1,500
Full Payment Due February 15, 2017
Fall 2017 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* April 5, 2017 $100
Scholarship Application Deadline April 5, 2017
Confirmation Deposit Due May 17, 2017 $1,500
Full Payment Due June 7, 2017
Spring 2018 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* September 6, 2017 $100
Scholarship Application Deadline September 6, 2017
Confirmation Deposit Due September 20, 2017 $1,500
Full Payment Due October 18, 2017

* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns.

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