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I enjoyed the service-learning experience in the sense that I was immersed in the spanish culture and was forced to speak solely in spanish and with people from the Granada community. I believe that it has made me more confident in my speaking and translating skills.
– Nicole Hammerschlag Ortiz
Bradley University

islamic studies in spain

Overview
This unique track will closely examine the profound impact of the Islamic culture on Granada and southern Spain. Students will enroll in both Spanish and Arabic language courses while completing elective coursework in Islamic culture and a personalized research project under the instruction of Professor Aurelio Ríos Rojas. Excursions with a special focus on Islamic culture will round out the semester. Students will earn 15 credit hours.

Coursework

Pre-requisite: Students must meet the language requirement for the Language and Culture program (four or more semesters of college-level Spanish)

Excursions
Excursions will include the Morocco Exchange and trips to Cordoba, Seville and Ronda with an emphasis on Islamic culture and history.

Interested?
Students interested in participating in the Islamic studies track for the upcoming semester should contact their Central College Abroad advisor.