Spanish Studies - Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's Degree Programs
3 years (6 semesters)
Language of studies:
DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES
Spanish is spoken by nearly one billion people worldwide, which makes the ability to speak it quite an advantage. By choosing Iberian Studies (Bachelor’s program) at Vistula University, you decide to take up a language of tremendous importance worldwide, one that is used not only in Spain, but in nineteen other countries as well, including Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.
Iberian Studies is a program for all those who have a knack for learning languages and want to learn to write and speak Spanish. The bachelor’s program will enable you to learn Spanish up to C1 level.
In addition to acquiring language skills, you will learn about the everyday life, geography, fascinating history, unique art, traditions and customs of the countries where Spanish is an official language. You will also gain practical skills related to translating various types of texts.
Iberian Studies at Vistula University are focused on practical skills which means that:
- The definite majority of classes are seminars and tutorials, there are hardly any lectures. Classes are conducted in Spanish and you can also attend classes in English.
- Our students do an obligatory 3 months of traineeship in companies, schools, institutions, of which as much as 90 hours takes place on the campus where we realize projects commissioned by companies collaborating with our University.
- Apart from learning the Spanish language, which students should master at the C1 level, our students also attend obligatory classes of a second foreign language, achieving at least a B1 level.
- Our students learn the basics of international business and communication, marketing, tourism and hospitality management, the publishing market, etc.
If you want to apply for the Spanish Studies program, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Pass your secondary school foreign language exam,
- Be a holder of an English language certificate (B1 or higher).
A sufficient number of candidates for the studies is required to activate the studies.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The curriculum of Iberian Studies has been designed to teach you, as effectively as possible, the theoretical and practical knowledge of the Spanish language, as well as the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. So if you are adept at learning foreign languages, Iberian Studies at Vistula University is certainly a program for you!
The main advantages of the program are: acquiring a practical knowledge of the Spanish language, the translation and publishing markets, and organizing cultural events.
Vistula University values practicality, therefore our three-year program includes a total of three months of internship. Out of this number, a total of ninety hours will be conducted as workshops in the classroom, with students working on projects commissioned by companies collaborating with our University. Internship may be conducted in international companies, corporations, and institutions. Such preparation will help you to easily find the job you desire after completing your studies.
Our lecturers understand the importance of the practical aspect of studying – most of our classes aim at improving your language skills. Translation workshops (in the business sphere, of specialist texts, or literary works) are conducted for those who plan to work in the field of translation. The Practical Spanish curriculum is complemented by courses on the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. Each year, classes are tailored anew to students’ particular needs and interests.
List of obligatory classes
- Practical Spanish:
- Basics of Spanish,
- Integrated skills 1-4,
- Listening & Speaking 1-2,
- Writing and orthography 1-3,
- Listening, speaking, and writing 1-3,
- Reading & Discussion 1-3,
- Translation 1-2,
- Oral and written translation,
- Language of marketing and advertising
- Specialist languages
- Business Spanish: speaking, writing and translation
- Second Foreign Language (selected) 1-5
- Internship workshops 1-2
- Spanish culture and civilization
- Spanish literature and film
- Latin American culture and civilization
- Spanish and Latin American history
- Latin American literature and film
- Introduction to business management
- Introduction to tourism and recreation
- Introduction to Marketing
- Public Speaking and Presentations
- Information Technology
- Physical Education 1-2
- Proseminar and methodology of Writing a Diploma Thesis
- BA Seminar 1-2
- Practical Spanish:
At the Bachelor’s level, Iberian Studies does not provide for sub-majors, due to the fact that Spanish is taught from the A1 level. The three-year program emphasizes learning the new language as effectively as possible.
dr hab. Maria Koszla-Szymańska
Autorka książek, polskich i zagranicznych artykułów dotyczących m.in aspektów kulturowych w nauczaniu języka hiszpańskiego. Od 1996 r. bierze udział w corocznych kongresach organizowanych w ośrodkach uniwersyteckich w całej Hiszpani. Laureatka pięciu nagród jubileuszowych oraz Złotego Medalu za Długoletnią Służbę przyznanych przez Rektora Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
Dr Pablo de la Fuente de Pablo
Ph. D. Summa Cum Laude in Geography and History, UNED (Madrid, Spain) Doctorate Extraordinary Award (1996-7). Research interests: History of the Book, Culture and Literature , Maritime History an underwater archaeology
Military History: Early Modern and Modern period. Taught subjects: History of Spanish Literature (Medieval and Early Modern), Culture and Civilization of Latin America, Spanish.
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Weseliński
Autor licznych prac naukowych z zakresu literatury i kultury brytyjskiej i amerykańskiej opublikowanych w kraju i za granicą. Prowadzi wykłady m.in w University of Notre Dame czy w University College London. Uczestnik międzynarodowych programów naukowych. Założyciel pisma naukowego ANGLICA. Współautor kilkudziesięciu programów edukacyjnych emitowanych przez Telewizję Polską i Polskie Radio. Otrzymał nagrodę Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego za osiągnięcia naukowe. Laureat konkursu BBC European Service, odznaczony Medalem Komisji Edukacji Narodowej oraz Złotym Krzyżem Zasługi.
dr Katarzyna Kacprzak
Specjalistka w dziedzinie filologii hiszpańskiej i romańskiej. Przez wiele lat pełniła funkcje m.in. kierownika działu promocji i rzecznika prasowego Muzeum Historii Polski w Warszawie oraz Instytutu Cervantesa w Warszawie i Krakowie. Była również kierownikiem ds. projektów w Instytucie Adama Mickiewicza w Warszawie. Organizowała międzynarodowe projekty kulturalne i medialne, m.in. w ramach Polskiej Prezydencji w UE oraz dwa największe projekty promocji kultury polskiej zagranicą: POLSKA! YEAR (Rok Polski w Wlk. Brytanii, 2009-2010) i Rok Polski w Hiszpanii (2002 – 2003). Tłumaczka literatury i esejów oraz tłumaczka przysięgła j. hiszpańskiego i j. francuskiego.
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Diniejko
dr hab. Johann Sauer Hans
dr hab. Jana Rosker
dr Irena Księżopolska
Specjalistka w zakresie modernizmu, postmodernizmu w literaturze i sztuce oraz komunikacji międzykulturowej. Autorka wielu publikacji naukowych i artykułów, w tym monografii The Web of Sense: Patterns of Involution in Selected Fictions by Virginia Woolf and Vladimir Nabokov w 2012 r. Organizatorka i współorganizatorka wielu konferencji naukowych. Absolwentka filologii angielskiej na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim.
dr Mo Zhou
dr Liu Hanzhen
mgr Ali Sengul
THE BEST IN PRACTICE
The Spanish Studies program has been designed to prepare you in the best way possible for your future career. Our practical approach, combined with the opportunity to acquire a vast array of skills, allows you to develop in the direction you choose, and make better decisions regarding your future. Upon graduating from Vistula University, you will acquire the degree of a Bachelor of Arts in the Spanish Studies.
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BENEFITS OF ENGLISH STUDIES
You will develop your knowledge of Spanish, reaching C1 level (according to EU Standards) within just three years. You will also learn a selected second foreign language, reaching at least B1 level.
You will learn the business and legal basics of working as a translator, publisher, or cultural events organizer, including the basic terminology and regulations regarding industrial property rights and copyright.
You will acquire the skills necessary to professionally translate and interpret basic texts from the areas of business, law, and culture.
After graduating with a degree in Spanish Studies, you will be able to work:
- as a teacher in language schools,
- as an editor for Spanish-language websites and press outlets,
- as an organizer and manager of cultural events,
- in translation agencies,
- in the publishing industry,
- in international companies and corporations,
- in NGOs, state and public organizations, cultural and educational institutions.
Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) (BA/MA) in Polish – students from outside the EU
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 450 € 775 €
Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – EU and other countries citizens*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time 120 € 2 000 € 1 100 €
*The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens include: citizens of other European countries, of all countries in the North and South America, the Caribbean as well as citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – students from the remaining countries*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time 200 € 2 000 € 1 100 €
*This does not apply to the students from the countries in Europe which are not EU members, students from North and South America, the Caribbean and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
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