Course Syllabus: Spanish Culture 101
with CEU Certificate*
Whether you're traveling to Spain or any other Latin American country for business or pleasure, it's important to understand the culture, the behaviors, the values and morals of the people in your destination.
Business or leisure travelers to Spain need to deal with passports and other important documents. Those traveling to business for Spain should understand the etiquette of doing business in this culture. Cultural awareness issues also include proper manners and expectations in regard to business gatherings and negotiations. We'll offer you tips on successfully engaging in business in Spain.
During this course, students will also learn basic travel tips and safety issues as well as what to expect when traveling through Spain in regard to its customs and traditions. You'll learn about some of the more popular festivals that occur throughout the year. You'll be introduced to some of Spain's most delicious culinary delights.
The Spanish are an incredibly passionate people who love their entertainment. Spanish traditions and customs, from flamenco to bullfighting, are found in every region of the country. As a predominantly Catholic nation, ancient tradition, expectations and values are steeped in their customs regarding birth, baptism, passage into adulthood, marriage and death.
Changing values and the political landscape of Spain have brought the country through centuries of strife. Today, Spain is a wonderfully diverse country rich in both contemporary behaviors and values that nevertheless blend with centuries of tradition. Finally, students will conclude the course with a brief glimpse into a few famous Spanish tourist destinations and World Heritage Sites. So, get ready to immerse yourself in Spanish culture, which will stand you in good stead whether you're traveling to Spain for business or pleasure.
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel
Lesson 3: Doing Business in Spain
Lesson 4: Travel Tips and Safety Issues
Lesson 5: Spanish Festivals
Lesson 6: Spanish Cuisine
Lesson 7: Spanish Entertainment
Lesson 8: Spanish Religion
Lesson 9: Spanish Values
Lesson 10: Spanish Customs and Traditions
Lesson 11: Famous Spaniards
Lesson 12: Culture Clash Spain Past and Present
Lesson 13: Spanish Tourist Destinations
Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with a final assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.
|Lesson 1: Spanish History 101||10|
|Lesson 2: Preparing to Travel||10|
|Business Management Style||100|
|Lesson 3: Doing Business in Spain||9|
|Lesson 4: Travel Tips and Safety Issues||9|
|Lesson 5: Spanish Festivals||8|
|Lesson 6: Spanish Cuisine||10|
|Lesson 7: Spanish Entertainment||9|
|Lesson 8: Spanish Religion||10|
|Compare and Contrast||100|
|Lesson 9: Spanish Values||9|
|Lesson 10: Spanish Customs and Traditions||10|
|Three Famous Spaniards||100|
|Lesson 11: Famous Spaniards||10|
|Lesson 12: Culture Clash Spain Past and Present||10|
|Your Tourist Stop||100|
|Lesson 13: Spanish Tourist Destinations||10|
|The Final Test||63|