Interim Courses Abroad 2017

Off-campus courses, both international and in the United States, are offered during the January Interim. They vary from year to year. Details are available in the Off-Campus Interims brochure published each spring and in the Interims Announcement printed in mid-fall.

 The following programs will be offered in January 2017:


Spanish 233 Intermediate Spanish in Ecuador

Spanish 233 (the equivalent of 232 on campus) is an on-site course based in Quito, capital of Ecuador, which integrates the study of language and content. Students will live in private homes in Quito. The course language and all official interim activities will be in Spanish. For a more detailed description and itinerary of Spanish 233 in Ecuador follow the link HERE. Taught by Professor Jonathan O’Conner.


Spanish 234 Intermediate Spanish in Costa Rica

Spanish 234 (the equivalent of 232 on campus) provides students with the opportunity to complete their fourth semester of Spanish in Costa Rica, a Spanish-speaking country in Central America. Students will continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish through living with a Costa Rican family, acquiring and processing information about Costa Rica, attending classes and participating in field trips and excursions. Taught by  Professor Leon Narvaez.


Spanish 270 Exploring Spain’s Multicultural and Multilingual Landscape 

In this course, we will explore Spain’s multicultural and multilingual landscape. As we immerse ourselves in the geographical and cultural spaces we visit and interact with the people who live there, we will observe, describe, and analyze language as it is used and displayed in “public” spaces through different media—graffiti, advertisements, art and architecture, posters and billboards. We will use these visual representations as a way to gain a deeper understanding of how Spain’s cultural and linguistic landscape has been shaped by historical and current events. In particular, we will delve into how different groups of people (Spaniards and immigrants; cultural, religious, and linguistic minority groups; visitors; and so forth) create and decipher meanings and construct “cultural narratives” as they take active and passive roles in shaping Spain’s “linguistic landscape” (LL). Analysis of selected cultural texts will be supplemented by: guest lecturers, site visits to museums, cultural institutions, artistic monuments, cultural observation and field research activities.  For a more detailed description and itinerary of Spanish 270 follow the link HERE. Course is taught by  Professor Maggie Broner.