Signature Seminars

 “Marine Ecology,” “Azahar,” & “Spanish Identities” will be offered as Signature Seminars in Spring 2023. “Imperium” will not be offered this semester.  

Signature Seminars are an exciting opportunity to expand your learning beyond the classroom and outside city borders.

The seminars are worth 3 credits, and you’ll be placed into one based upon your Spanish language skills, your major, and your interests. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most important historic sites in Spain with your fellow students and Syracuse Madrid faculty and staff. Your seminar will also be an introduction to the new language, culture, and surroundings that will be your home during the semester. We expect you to be active participants: reading articles, asking questions, taking pictures, and exploring the cities and the sites in your free time.

You may choose one of the following:


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Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea

This seminar will explore the Mediterranean Sea – Valencia and Murcia (subject to change per travel restrictions).

Read more about “Marine Ecology”


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Azahar: Interfaith Relations in Spain (711-1492 CE)

Azahar takes you to four of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Toledo, Cordoba, Málaga, Seville, and Granada (subject to change per travel restrictions).

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Imperium: Historical and Artistic Clues to the Origins of the Iberian Empires (not offered in Spring 2023)

You’ll visit some of the most important cities in Europe: Valencia, Granada, Seville, and the fascinating city of Lisbon (subject to change per travel restrictions).

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Spanish Identities: A Linguistic and Cultural Journey

You will visit different regions of Spain to explore its linguistic and cultural diversity. The seminar is taught in Spanish with different itineraries in the fall and spring semesters (subject to change per travel restrictions).

Read more about “Spanish Identities”