General Coursework Description
Students will sign up for a total of 12-14 general education credits. All program participants are required to enroll in a Spanish language course for 4 credits and the Spanish Life and Culture course for 2 credits. In addition to these courses, students will be required to enroll in two additional 3 or 4 credit elective classes.
Required Course Offerings
Students are required to enroll in both courses listed below, for a total of 6 credits.
SPA XXX - (4 credits)
Students are required to enroll in a Spanish language class at the appropriate level based on their prior study and placement test results. All students are required to have completed SPA 101, or the equivalent, prior their departure for this program; no first term Spanish will be taught in Barcelona.
SPA 199 -Culture in Context (2 credits)
Students will gain a broad overview of contemporary Spanish society by examining cultural traditions and values. Besides topical lectures by native guest lecturers, the course engages students in experiential learning through field trips to such historic and cultural sites as Gaudi's Barcelona, the Gothic quarter, and the Dali museum.
Elective Course Offerings
Students are required to enroll in two of four courses offered by Oregon faculty. 2015 courses will be announced in spring 2014.
Students will register for their study abroad classes during the mandatory, program pre-departure orientation session. As such, students should NOT enroll in PCC courses during the regularly scheduled registration period for the term they will spend abroad.
Oregon International Education Consortium
The Oregon International Education Consortium (OIEC) offers this unique program to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives. Typically, students earn 8-15 transferable credits in courses taught by community college faculty from Portland Community College, Central Oregon Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College and Rogue Community College. Credits earned will appear on the transcript of their home Oregon community college.