As a student in the BCA Barcelona program you can take courses to complete the general requirements of your degree in addition to fulfilling some of your major course work requirements.
All BCA students take the pre-semester BCA Signature intensive language course, Topics in Spanish Grammar and Culture, and choose three to five additional BCA Signature Courses or UB elective courses.
BCA Signature courses are taught in Spanish. You may also take University of Barcelona courses taught in Spanish. If your major is related to the fields of business, economics, international relations, sociology or political sciences you can enroll in University of Barcelona courses taught in English. University courses taught in English are marked with an asterisk next to the title of the course (use the search courses link).
BCA Signature Courses
You may choose to enroll in BCA Signature courses taught in Spanish by University of Barcelona associate and full professors. Assessment in these classes, taught to BCA students only, is based on a midterm, a final exam and a written paper. See a list of recommended BCA Courses here.
Required: BCA Intensive Course
Temas Especializados en Gramática y Cultura Española (Topics on Spanish Grammar and Culture/3 credits)
All BCA Barcelona students take Topics in Spanish Grammar and Culture, which is an intensive course on Spanish language and culture during the three weeks prior to the start of the semester. The course includes grammar and conversation classes and Spanish art and history lectures. It also includes a multi-day educational excursion to Leon, Astorga and Burgos (fall) or a multi-day excursion to Northern Catalunya (spring).
University of Barcelona Courses (UB)
You may also choose to enroll in UB courses alongside Spanish students. In these courses assessment is usually based on a final exam (some courses may also require a paper). This option, unless you take UB courses offered in English, is best for students with advanced Spanish language skills. See a list of recommended UB courses here.
A combination of BCA Signature Courses and University Courses
You may also opt for a combination of the two above: you may take some University and some BCA courses. This option is an asset to the program and many BCA Barcelona students take advantage of it.