Additional Courses with Locals
Universidad de Salamanca
Area of Study
Agriculture, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, European Studies, French, Geography, Geology, German, Hebrew, History, Hospitality, Human Resources, Information Studies, International Studies, Italian, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Occupational Therapy, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Radio - Television - Film, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Studio Art, Theater, Visual Arts
Hours & Credits
If you would like to see a full list of course offerings at the Universidad de Salamanca, please visit the university course finder at:
1) go to http://www.usal.es/grados
2) Scroll down and select the department of interest (e.g., Arte y Humanidades)
3) Select the degree of interest (e.g., Grado en Historia)
4) Click on "Guía Academica" for the desired term
5) The courses will be categorized by the year in college which local students typically complete each course. Click on a year (e.g., Primero) to see class titles and syllabi.
When looking through course descriptions for Universidad de Salamanca courses it is important to consider the following:
1. ECTS - This number is the number of ECTS credits that the course is worth. Please keep in mind that a comma in between numbers in Spain is like a decimal point in the U.S. i.e. 4,5 ECTS credits = 4.5 ECTS credits
2. Periodicidad - This tells you when the course is going to be offered.
- Anual means that it is a full year course running from October all the way to June.
- Semestral means that it is offered during a semester, but does not specify which one.
- Cuatrimestral means that the course is offered every four months, which usually equates to a typical semester, but again this does not specify during which semester the course will be offered.
- 1º Semestre means fall semester.
- 2º Semestre means spring semester.
3. Curso - This number usually means the year that students typically take this course. 1 = first year, 2 = second year, 3 = third year and 4 = fourth year. This can be helpful for your U.S. university when trying to determine if a course is upper or lower level. Typically, first and second year courses (cursos 1 and/or 2) are lower division and third and fourth year courses (cursos 3 and/or 4) are upper division. However, ultimately your U.S. university will determine how courses taken abroad will transfer back.
4. Recomendaciones previas - This lists the pre-requisites for that specific course. Please keep in mind that it is up to each student to ensure that they meet the pre-requisites for any course taken abroad.
5. Horas presenciales - These are the total number of hours that each student will be in class for that course throughout the duration of the class, also known as the total contact hours or hours of instruction for the course. This can be helpful to your U.S. university when determining transfer credit.
Typically, 45 contact hours transfer back as 3 U.S. semester credits/4 quarter units. However, courses with locals at the Universidad de Salamanca are reflected with ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits on the host university transcript and may transfer back differently than contact hours. Be sure to meet with your U.S. university advisor about credit transfer during the course selection process.
6. Restricted Courses - Please keep in mind that certain fields such as medicine and pharamacy may not be available for international students.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.