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Murcia Spain ISEP-Direct Academics
ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.  You must maintain full-time enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman, but you must have at least sophomore standing and have completed Spanish 301 by the time the program begins.

COURSES
The Murcia program is an academic year program only.

First Semester:
During your first semester in Murcia you will take Spanish language and culture courses for international students. Courses will not be with other local Spanish students. You will take a language placement test upon arrival, which will determine the level of courses you will take. 

The  courses below from Murcia have been approved for the following UW-Eau Claire Spanish classes:

Historia & Geografia combined:  Span 355, 3 credits
Arte, Politica & Sociedad, Medios de Communicacion and Musica:  Span 356, 5 credits
Literatura:  Span 363 for 2 credits
Lengua y Cultura Regional:  Span 410 for 4 credits
Taller Escritura:  upper division Spanish elective, 2 credits
Lengua Espanola:  upper division Spanish electives, 3 credits

Second Semester:
During your second Semester you will be able to enroll in regular courses along side local Spanish students. Courses are available in the following disciplines:
 
Arts (classics, English, French, geography, history, history of art, Spanish, translation and interpreting); Biology (biology, environmental sciences); Economy and Business (business administration & management, business management, combined studies in law with business administration & management, economics, market technology & research, sociology); Education (educational psychology, elementary education, English & French, infant education, music education, pedagogy, physical education, psycho-pedagogy, social education, teacher training-special needs education); Fine Arts; Chemistry (biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, optics & optometry, physics); Communication and Documentation Sciences (advertising & public relations, documentation, library sciences & documentation, journalism); Computer Science; Industrial Relations; Law (law, political & administration sciences, public management & administration); Mathematics; Nursing and Social Work; Philosophy; Psychology; Veterinary Medicine (veterinary science, food science & technology).

Hints for researching regular courses:
1. To research courses for the second semester, click on Regular Course Information.
2. The link brings you to list of schools/colleges within the university. Click on one, and on the left hand sidebar, click on estudios. That will give you a list of degree programs.
3. Click on plan de estudios, to see a list of courses for that major.
4. To get more information on individual courses click on programas de asignaturas, or guias docente.

UW-EAU CLAIRE COURSE EQUIVALENCIES FOR UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA COURSES
Some courses you can take at Murcia have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find courses that have been evaluated, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here: https://my.uwec.edu/psp/PUBLIC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/EAU_SS_CUSTOM.EAU_TRNCRDWZ.GBL
• Choose Spain, then click “Search”;
• Click on the Univ of Murcia link that appears.
• Click "Search" again.  All Murcia courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
• If the Murcia course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit.

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

FOREIGN CULTURE
This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The program begins in mid-September and runs till mid-July.

updated 7/2/14 clw

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