Among our regular offer of studies in Catalan we offer subjects in other languages addressed to the local students as well as to those of exchange. Here you can see, by field of knowledge, the courses that we offer in English, Spanish, French and German. To prevent hourly coincidences you can contact with the international coordinator of your center.

Offer 2014-2015

Social Sciences and Law

Approaches and Methods for Teaching English

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D-GPV1206.001Primary School Teaching
To find out about this subject, please contact the course coordinator at the centre concerned.

Brand Building

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J-GAV5906.002Business Administration and Management
J-GPV3206.002Journalism
J-GRV3206.002Advertising and Public Relations
This theoretical and practical subject has a marketing mix based on 50% theory and 50% study of real-world cases. We will look at the generation of brand content through techniques of operational and strategic marketing, consumer analysis, development of a “copy strategy” and systems for evaluating results (return on investment). These techniques allow commercial brand communication to become a kind of entertainment which users actively seek out. Students will acquire knowledge of all the processes needed to construct a brand: the idea, the concept, the strategy and the communication of values and attributes.

Brand Design

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J-GRV1106.001Advertising and Public Relations
In today's competitive environment companies seek a distinctive identity that sets them apart from the competition and positions them with consumers. A few companies enjoy a unique business philosophy, with unique products too. But most compete in markets where differentiation of products and services is negligible and the brand is the most important factor.The process of branding is crucial to business success and an essential part of this process is the transmission of values that build a brand architecture based on the organisation's visual identity: the logo, posters, signs, etc.To create a successful visual identity, students are familiarised with tools for building concepts, develop visualisation skills and work on practical technical aspects  for generating proposals. This work will come together in the creation of a visual identity manual.

Business Journalism

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J-GPV3806.002Journalism
This subject aims to familiarise students with the terminology and concepts of economics and business that will be of use to them in their professional careers. We study macroeconomic indicators, the corresponding journalistic genres and their use in the media. Students will learn about topical economic and business issues and learn to use the main sources of information in this field. Classes include theoretical and practical work, and include sessions with external professionals.

Coaching Youth Volleyball

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D-GCV2206.001Physical Education and Sports Sciences
This course looks at talent-spotting and the learning processes of young handball players. We will focus on general and special skills for training youngsters.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation

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D-GSV0006.001Social Education
The goal of this subject is to improve the reflection and skills capacity of the students about prevention and resolution of professional conflicts which they can have to deal with, specially attending the appropriate resources, strategies and attitudes to cope with either the problems in which they can be involved (negotiation) or with those they have to decide without being an implicated part (mediation).

Crisis Communication

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J-GRV1906.002Advertising and Public Relations
This course offers students procedures and techniques to learn how to communicate and resolve conflicts and crises in business. We will focus on resolving conflicts and crises effectively and consider how to avoid such situations, handle them if they arise and tackle the post-crisis period.

Cross-Cultural Studies

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J-GCV2906.002Audiovisual Communication
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J-GPV2906.002Journalism
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J-GRV2906.002Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GAV5206.002Business Administration and Management
This course combines the presentation of relevant theories of intercultural communication with their application in different countries and companies. Students will analyse the effects of intercultural communication and culturally induced behaviour in enterprises, analysing appropriate body language, and acquiring skills to promote intercultural empathy in multicultural contexts.

Current Affairs Seminar

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J-GPV1806.001Journalism
A seminar on the treatment of current affairs in the media and their evolution in real time. You will learn about current event topics in the media, with opportunities for debate among students to develop a capacity for analysis of events and understanding the links between them, and analyse media coverage for each type of event in terms of the specific medium: newspaper, radio, television and Internet.

Desingning Physical Activity Promotion Programmes to Improve Health

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D-GCV3406.001Physical Education and Sports Sciences
This course offers recommendations for design, implementation and assessment of effective and appropriate interventions in physical education to help people avoid sedentary behaviour and make physical activity a regular part of their lives.

Developmental Psychology

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D-GMF0516.002Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
This course provides students with: Knowledge of concepts in psychology for use in educational practice. An understanding of overall changes and the fundamental features of human psychological development. Skills to describe, analyse and interpret overall changes and fundamental aspects of psychological development in different contexts. Skills to carry out cooperative projects and activities, and communication skills for public presentations.

Digital Audio Workshop

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J-GCV0503.001Audiovisual Communication
This subject aims to give students tools for editing, manipulating, constructing and experimenting with sound, in order to create professional products with a view to aesthetic and technical factors and foster experimental creativity with music and sound.  

Documentary Workshop

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J-GCV1706.002Audiovisual Communication
This theoretical and practical subject aims to help students acquire skills for use in documentary production.

Drama Projects in Physical Education

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D-GCV1006.001Physical Education and Sports Sciences
This course will help you plan, set up and assess theatre projects for the physical education classroom. Education, art and sport can come together as useful educational tools, whatever the educational context. The central focus will be a theatre project.

Early Childhood, Education and Society

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D-GPVT206.001Primary School Teaching
This course examines the historical evolution of the concept of childhood and the status of children in the contemporary world. The course aims to deepen students' understanding of children, not only as pupils, but also as members of our society. Accordingly, we analyze the concepts and representations of childhood and the relationship between children and the mass media, consumption and leisure.

Educational Psychology

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6.002Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
This basic training provides students with knowledge about the teaching-learning process and about the psychological variables concerned. The goal is for students to be able to plan, analyse and improve the teaching and learning process within their professional field. The main goals are: Understanding psychology in order to facilitate its use in educational practice. Setting up a framework of reference, based on constructivist theories, leading to an analytical approach to educational practice in general and teaching-learning at school in particular. Understanding individual differences in terms of the main psychological theories and the factors involved in adapting teaching to individual students.Developing a positive attitude to the regulation and control of independent learning and promoting collaboration among peers for staff development.

Entrepreneurship

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J-GPV4006.002Journalism
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J-GRV3806.002Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GAV6206.002Business Administration and Management
This course instructs students on key issues in the entrepreneurial process, the generation of business ideas and the characteristics of entrepreneurs. Creative thinking helps students to see the world in new ways and, by looking at existing products and business models, to think "out of the box" to become agents of knowledge for innovation. Following an overview of the various types of entrepreneurship and the social treatment of entrepreneurs, matters discussed in more depth include entrepreneurial skills, the importance of innovation, basic resources for entrepreneurs and the success-failure   dichotomy implicit in the entrepreneurial process.

Families, Schools and Contexts

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6.001Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
On-going change in society, families and schools require a new educational approach that is more in tune with integrated proposals for child education. In recent years, many schools have tried to implement a model of open participatory centres that take into account families, the context and the community. This subject provides theoretical foundations that underlie this educational perspective, as well as knowledge of projects and practical experiences that will give an insight into the educational work of schools and connections with families and contexts. We focus on: Resources to promote educational integration of students with difficulties. Understanding the educational process of teaching and learning for the 0-6 years age group.

Final Year Project II

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S-GST0546.002Social Work
To find out about this subject, please contact the course coordinator at the centre concerned.

Financial Markets

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J-GAV2703.001,2Business Administration and Management
(English first semester) Financial markets are those in which funds are transferred from people who have an excess to those with a shortage. Financial markets such as bond and stock markets are crucial to promoting greater economic efficiency by channeling funds from people who do not have a productive use for them to those who do. Indeed, well-functioning financial markets are a key factor in producing high economic growth, and poorly performing financial markets are one reason why many countries in the world remain desperately poor. Activity in financial markets also has a direct effect on personal wealth, the behaviour of businesses and consumers, and the cyclical performance of the economy.

Gaming

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J-GCV0703.001Audiovisual Communication
Video games are the result of the coming together of different technologies, such as screens and microchips, and the hacker spirit of the pioneers of computing. This course aims to outline the development of this means of expression from technological, cultural and industrial points of view, highlighting the strong connections between technology and content.

Global Communication Strategies

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J-GCV3306.001Audiovisual Communication
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J-GPV3306.001Journalism
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J-GRV3306.001Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GAV5506.001Business Administration and Management
This course focuses on the advertising strategies of leading companies worldwide, through campaign standardisation or adaptation, both in advertising and in public relations. We focus on global advertising, the factor that creates brand awareness and changes consumer perceptions. During the course you will learn how advertising is shaped by overall strategy.

Global Marketing

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J-GCV3106.001Audiovisual Communication
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J-GPV3106.001Journalism
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J-GAV5406.001Business Administration and Management
The main aim of the course is to give a general overview of the marketing strategies at an international level. We examine issues that go from a macro-environment analysis to a microenvironment focus, from a managerial perspective. Marketing will be analysed as a tool to help a firm set its strategic direction in international markets.

Inclusive Communities and Accessibility

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S-GSV1006.002Social Work
This course examines the concepts of accessibility and inclusive communities. It provides tools for understanding social processes of inclusion and exclusion and covers structuralist theories of conflict resolution. It addresses issues such as health, participation and citizenship, the European vision of inclusive communities and accessibility and physical and social barriers (stigmas and prejudices).

Infancy, Education and Society

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D-GIV7206.001Pre-School Teaching

Innovation Management

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J-GAV3803.002Business Administration and Management
The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the main issues in the management of innovation and an appreciation of the relevant skills needed to manage innovation at both strategic and operational levels. We provide evidence of different approaches based on real-world examples and experiences of leading organisations from around the world. Management of innovation is one of the most important and challenging aspects of modern organisations. Innovation is a fundamental driver of competitiveness and plays a key role in improving quality of life. Innovation, and particularly technological innovation, is inherently problematic, uncertain and risky, and most new technology fails to be converted into successful products and services. Given this, it is essential that students understand the strategies, tools and techniques for managing innovation, which often requires a different set of management knowledge and skills from those employed in everyday business activities.

Interactive Infographics Workshop

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J-GCV0106.002Audiovisual Communication
This theoretical and practical subjects helps students understand and create interactive infographics for online publications, making full use of graphic design resources.

Internal Communication

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J-GPV0603.001Journalism
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J-GRV2103.001Advertising and Public Relations
This course aims to provide expertise in the management of communication between the departments of an organisation. Students will learn about basic techniques for efficient and effective communication among staff in enterprises, institutions and other organisations, and about documents published to promote internal organisational transparency (between employees, middle managers and executives).

International Affairs

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J-GAV5106.002Business Administration and Management
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J-GCV2806.002Audiovisual Communication
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J-GPV2806.002Journalism
An introduction to international politics, including the theory of international relations, international history and current affairs. You will learn about theories of international relations, international history and the links between historical processes and events and current situations.

International Journalism

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J-GPV0206.001Journalism
This subject provides tools of use to a European or international reporter for a general or specialised publication. We study worldwide current affairs, European integration, interpretation of events, identifying international political protagonists, and understanding the media agenda of different countries. Classes include theoretical and practical work, and include sessions with professional reporters who give a workplace view of issues covered in this subject.

International Trade

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J-GAV3106.001Business Administration and Management
The field of international trade has been a focus of renewed debate for academics and policy-makers alike. Progressive worldwide economic integration has led to discussion of the migration of labour markets, restrictive trade practices, the impact of foreign investment, the role of cooperation through multilateral and regional agreements, and the enforceability of international accords.

Leadership, Business and Society

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J-GCV3006.001Audiovisual Communication
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J-GPV3006.001Journalism
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J-GRV3006.001Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GAV5306.001Business Administration and Management
This course provides an introduction to business, focusing on its role in society and the dynamics of today's business world. Students will gain insights into the role of enterprises as social agents and the relationships between enterprises and their stakeholders, and will analyse the concept of corporate social responsibility and its limits, and the economic and cultural environment that enterprises operate in.

Market Research

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J-GAV2006.001Business Administration and Management
This course aims to show students how to carry out all the stages of market research, from research design and processes, to sources of data collection, the preparation of a survey and statistical analysis and interpretation of market information.

Media Convergence

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J-GAV5603.001Business Administration and Management
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J-GPV3403.001Journalism
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J-GRV3403.001Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GCV3403.001Audiovisual Communication
This course aims to analyse the process of media convergence in the knowledge society and show how audio, video and text have come together in multimedia products that allow various audiovisual and written products to be consumed simultaneously. Students will learn about the theories of media convergence in the knowledge society, combining different aspects of theory (analysis of its social and economic influence, services, etc.) with practical concerns (such as design of digital documents themselves and use of cutting-edge media), and analyse and assess the integration of digital media as producers and consumers of the information generated.

Motor Skill Development and Corporal Expression

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7.002Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
 In this course we cover various aspects of physicality in children. Students will learn about infant motor skill development through hands-on intervention. We also study body language and movement exercises as a strategy in early childhood education. The course aims to develop the capacity of  future teachers to manage their own physical and corporal expression and learn about the body and expressive work at this stage of education. The main objectives are: The study of expressive and relational body functions. Developing the ability to use the body in early childhood education. Making progress in communication skills and expression of the adult towards the child. Observing the importance of the body in the overall development of the child in early childhood education.

Motor-Skill Games

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D-GCB0423.001Physical Education and Sports Sciences
Games and sports activities suitable for children. The subject reviews the theoretical principles of sports and games instruction. The literature on sports and games includes various perspectives, among them educational studies on methods of intervention.

Nursery Schools. 0-3 years

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6.001Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
This course will provide students with practical knowledge, through different media and methods, of the organisation, planning and classroom approach of education professionals for the 0-3 years age group. Course content focuses on analysis of nursery schools and their educational intervention. Some of the issues are covered in more than one subject; the courses on the 0-3 years and 3 – 6 years age groups cover similar aspects of pre-school education from the same point of view. Objectives include: Learning about the characteristics of nursery schools and recognising early childhood as a crucial stage of development. Facilitating integrated learning in early childhood, bearing in mind cognitive, socio-affective and psychomotor factors in the context of building a relationship between families and school. Assessing the importance of stability and harmony in food and hygiene routines to ensure healthy development.

Nursery Schools. 3-6 years

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D-GIF0826.001,2Pre-School Teaching
(English semester 2)   The purpose of this course is to achieve a representation of the characteristics of kindergarten and recognize early childhood as a basic stage of development; and also, approach and meet early childhood from a globalized view, integrating the different dimensions of cognitive, socio-affective, psychomotor as part of a close relationship between family and school; understanding the processes of learning and education in the period from 3 years to 6. Finally, make contact with various methodologies in early childhood education, through analysis, reflection and comparison. Understand innovative didactic in this cycle, and acquire cooperative and communicative skills.

Operations Management

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J-GAV6106.001Business Administration and Management
This course aims to provide students with a broad understanding and knowledge of several operations management concepts. Such concepts include (but are not limited to) operations strategy, process design, forecasting, inventory management, scheduling and quality management. Emphasis will be placed on the application of these concepts to real-world business situations.

Organitzation and Management of Sport Events and Leisure Activities

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D-GCV0206.002Physical Education and Sports Sciences
Students will learn the different stages in organizing a sports event, emphasizing the positive impacts and avoiding the negative ones while simultaneously pursuing a sustainable approach. The course will focus on organizing leisure activities, especially outdoor sports, in a way that can be commercialized into the market.

Physical Activity and Health Programmes

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D-GCB0536.002Physical Education and Sports Sciences
This course will critically review the role of inactivity in the aetiology of disease and the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of disease. It will also cover key issues for optimal physical activity recommendations for public health, enabling students to understand the links between physical activity and health for people of all ages. The course will also show students how to plan health-enhancing physical activity programmes based on a full analysis of the problem and its determinants, defining programme goals and strategies and developing instruments for outcome measurement.Finalmente, se trabaja la planificación de programas de actividad física para mejorar la salud de las personas partiendo de un análisis detallado del problema y de los factores determinantes. Además, se trabaja la definición de objetivos, la determinación de estrategias y la concreción de instrumentos para medir los resultados.

Practicum I

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D-GIP0928.000Pre-School Teaching
(Second semester)   Observation and analysis of English language teaching in Early Years and Primary education. Implementation of teaching sequences in the EFL class.

Practicum II

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D-GCP0149.002Physical Education and Sports Sciences
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D-GPP03315.000Primary School Teaching
(Annual course) To find out about this subject, please contact the course coordinator at the centre concerned.

Practicum III

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S-GSP03412.002Social Work
The Practicum aims to provide students with opportunities to discover, analyse and understand contexts and processes of intervention, and to develop professional skills in accordance with ethical principles.

Research Seminar

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D-GCB0043.001Physical Education and Sports Sciences
This course focuses on the various phases involved in preparing a research dissertation. Topics covered include: starting your research, identifying the main questions, elaborating a theoretical framework on the chosen issue, and finally, selecting the methodological techniques to be used in gathering and analyzing data.

Resources and Strategies for Teaching English

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D-GIV5506.001Pre-School Teaching
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D-GPV1506.001Primary School Teaching
Teaching English in a school context: methodologies, strategies and resources.

Social Education in Europe

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D-GSB0236.001Social Education
This course will introduce you to social education in different European countries. It will also provide you with a theoretical framework and analytical tools of various types that allow you to understand this diversity.

Social Journalism

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J-GPV1606.002Journalism
An introduction to the journalism of social events (those included in the society sections of the media: education, religion, technology, travel, etc.), and the agents involved. You will learn about the structure of social systems, their agents (politicians, civil groups, etc.) and their participation in current events, the characteristics of journalism based on description, interpretation and analysis of social information and the genres used in covering social topics (news short, news item, story, interview and report).

Social Media

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J-GCV3503.002Audiovisual Communication
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J-GRV3503.002Advertising and Public Relations
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J-GPV3503.002Journalism
The popularity of social networks has changed communication at all levels. Students need to understand social media from various perspectives: in the field of interpersonal relations, because we are all a "single brand" and build our reputation and values in this new context; and in companies (both multinational and small and medium-sized  enterprises) that promote dialogue with consumers and listen to their opinions, and also seek new ways of making contact, adapting to this new situation and its challenges.  Companies need to create viral content, brand loyalty, familiarity and reputation.This course familiarises students with existing social networks and trains students to manage communities, with special emphasis on the creation and implementation of online strategies, both for branding and for sales promotion.

Sociology of Education

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D-GIF0816.001,2Pre-School Teaching
(Second semester)   We live in societies that are plural and diverse, that are marked by clear "North-South" differences, by differing notions of democracy and by conflicts. It is important to understand current world problems and tensions in order to reflect on the aims of education in our society and on education policies. In this course, students will collect, organize and interpret information about social and educational events, and study the relations between school and society.  

Sports Marketing

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J-GPV2203.002Journalism
Sports and marketing go together. In-depth knowledge of both is needed to understand communication policy in the sports sector. This subject will familiarise students with the structure and operation of sports organisations and sponsorship strategies used by leading sports clubs and leagues. Students will analyse the financial structures of these bodies, their sources of income, and the preparation of marketing campaigns to establish a market position. Classes include theoretical and practical work, and cover real-world cases such as F. C. Barcelona, the Olympic Games and the NBA.

Sports Training II

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D-GCB0336.002Physical Education and Sports Sciences
The course will give students knowledge and skills to carry out sports training. This subject covers two areas of interest that complement Sports Training I: planning training and control in team sports. Specific skills are: Evaluating and optimising physical abilities of athletes at different stages. Planning, scheduling and carrying out sport-specific sessions at each stage of development. Design programmes for prevention of injury and sports rehabilitation.

Strategic Marketing

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J-GAV4503.001Business Administration and Management
The aim of this subject is for students to apply strategic marketing concepts and techniques through participation in a business game. Participants will be grouped into teams and will assume the role of marketing managers of their simulated companies.

Strategy and New Business Models

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J-GAV0203.002Business Administration and Management
In a highly competitive context with ongoing socioeconomic and environmental changes, in order to remain competitive, enterprises need to apply their skills, knowledge and experience to designing innovative strategies. These strategies are the basis on which companies respond to new conditions and shape their future business models. Understanding the market and detecting opportunities through a creative approach make up a framework for developing added value proposals that a company can then offer to the market. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, tool-set and techniques to design innovative strategies and to analyse and develop feasible new business models. 

Teaching Art I

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D-GMB0313.001Pre-School and Primary School Teaching, majoring in English
The subject is an introduction to the scope of teaching and learning with arts, and to the mulitple options that arts can provide as new ways of understanding ourselves and the world.

Teaching Literature

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D-GPB0243.001,2Primary School Teaching
(First semester)   The subject will deal with three axis of study. First, the reading of literary texts in Primary Education as a motivational means for the habit of reading. Second, the treatment of children and juvenile literature in Primary Education: genres, translations, works, periods and history. And third, the school library, its management and organization with a view to fostering the literary education in Primary Education.

Television Advert Workshop

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J-GCV2003.001Audiovisual Communication
This theoretical and practical subject helps students analyse different kinds of television advertising and create their own advert, from briefing through to postproduction.

Video Workshop

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J-GCV1906.002Audiovisual Communication
This subject shows students how to construct audiovisual discourse and gives them the necessary technical tools, methodology and theory for the production of their own original videoclip. The course includes theoretical sessions for viewing and analysis and practical sessions for students to work on their own productions.

Violence against Women and Social Intervention

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S-GSV0203.002Social Work
This course examines issues related to domestic violence and violence against women, intimate partner violence, social stereotypes and myths about abuse, personal experiences and their effects and the consequences of violence on women's health. It also deals with legal issues, and social work with battered women, in terms of individual and group intervention.

Women in the 21st Century. A Multidisciplinary View

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S-GSV0103.002Social Work
The goal of this course is to discuss the results of researches conducted from the CEID about women in the sociocultural and historical processes through which they have built their identity as a social subject. The course will contribute to identify different theoretical and disciplinary frameworks from which research about women is conducted, as well as to achieve a greater mastery of gender issues in areas such as health, work, public policy, literature and religion, among others. The course consists in weekly conferences and seminars led by specialists in gender studies on the areas mentioned above.

Engineering and Architecture

CAD/CAE Simulation Applied to Machine Design

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L-GMV2006.002Mechatronics Engineering
This subject provides students with the concepts and skills to perform  mechanism simulations and finite element analysis with CAD / CAE software. Students will work on mechanism simulation case studies, performing a series of analyses to put the concepts studiedinto practice.

External Practicum I

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L-GEP0246.001,2Industrial Electronics Engineering and Automation
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Final Year Project

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L-GOT03412.001,2Industrial Organisation Engineering
L-GET03412.001,2Industrial Electronics Engineering and Automation
L-GMT03412.001,2Mechatronics Engineering
Places for students to carry out individual research projects are subject to availability and approval by University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia research groups.    

Integrated Project II

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L-GOB0936.002Industrial Organisation Engineering
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L-GEB0936.002Industrial Electronics Engineering and Automation
This subject aims to consolidate technological skills covered in previous subjects and bring them together in the definition and execution of a mechatronics engineering project. Participants study technical resources and apply them to projects by integrating different technologies (mechanics, electronics, control and computing), studying and applying tools to plan and manage project development and study their integration in enterprise contexts.
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L-GMB0936.002Mechatronics Engineering
This course aims to bring together technological concepts of various materials used in an engineering project, studying and applying technical resources to carry out projects, integrating the different kinds of technology involved (mechanics, electronics, control and computing) and using tools to manage projects in enterprise contexts.

Internship I

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L-GOP0246.001,2Industrial Organisation Engineering
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L-GMP0246.001,2Mechatronics Engineering
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Internship II

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L-GMV1806.001,2Mechatronics Engineering
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Manufacturing Process Engineering II

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L-GMV0706.001Mechatronics Engineering
This course falls into two parts. First, we look at moulding technology, particularly injection moulding, parts and configurations, materials, design and automation. Secondly, we study rapid manufacturing techniques, which have revolutionised mould manufacturing.

Optional Enterprise Internship

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L-GOV2106.001,2Industrial Organisation Engineering
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Optional External Practicum

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L-GEV1906.001,2Industrial Electronics Engineering and Automation
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Statistical Methods for Engineering

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L-GOF0026.001Industrial Organisation Engineering
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L-GMF0026.001Mechatronics Engineering
The objective of the course is to introduce students to the main methods for modelling uncertainty phenomena. The course begins with the principles of probability. It continues with a look at one-dimensional probability distributions.  We study basic techniques for calculating probabilities of random variables. We also look at two-dimensional random variables in order to establish the concepts of independence and correlation of random variables. The course continues with an introduction to stochastic processes. The final part of the course covers industrial applications of statistics: linear regression models and quality control through control charts. Here students will learn how to use statistical software (R, SPSS).

Technological Policy and Innovation Management

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L-GOB0536.002Industrial Organisation Engineering
This course provides an overview of the issues involved in enterprise innovation processes and analyses strategies and tools used in innovation management. In general, we aim to: Provide an overview of innovation processes, their characteristics and impact on enterprise competitiveness, emphasising the importance of innovation in a context of constant change. Identify areas to manage in the innovation process. Study methods and tools for developing an enterprise technology strategy. Promote understanding of information as a generator of competitive advantage.

Health Sciences

Conflict Resolution

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D-GLV0206.001Psychology
The goal of this subject is to improve the reflection and skills capacity of the students about prevention and resolution of professional conflicts which they can have to deal with, specially attending the appropriate resources, strategies and attitudes to cope with either the problems in which they can be involved (negotiation) or with those they have to decide without being an implicated part (mediation).

Final Year Project II

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S-GNT0645.002Human Nutrition and Dietetics
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S-GFT0545.002Physiotherapy
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S-GIT0547.002Nursing
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S-GTT0545.002Occupational Therapy
To find out about this subject, please contact the course coordinator at the centre concerned.

Food and Physical Activity

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S-GNV1503.002Human Nutrition and Dietetics
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S-GFV2403.002Physiotherapy
This course introduces students to the topic of nutrition and physical activity as a means of improving healthy lifestyle habits in people. It covers the study of nutrition and sport, including aspects such as muscle contraction and energy sources, energy and nutrition requirements, and dietary recommendations for sportsmen and women.

Health Politics in Europe. Critical Readings of Documents in English

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S-GFV1306.002Physiotherapy
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S-GIV1306.002Nursing
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S-GTV1206.002Occupational Therapy
Comparative analysis of health policies across Europe through critical reading of documents in English.

Inclusive Communities and Accessibility

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S-GIV0706.002Nursing
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S-GNV3406.002Human Nutrition and Dietetics
This course examines the concepts of accessibility and inclusive communities. It provides tools for understanding social processes of inclusion and exclusion and covers structuralist theories of conflict resolution. It addresses issues such as health, participation and citizenship, the European vision of inclusive communities and accessibility and physical and social barriers (stigmas and prejudices).

Practicum III

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S-GNP04413.002Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Supervised clinical experience allows students to progressively develop the skills needed in an authentic context to apply knowledge acquired in their university studies.

Practicum IV

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S-GFP07410.002Physiotherapy
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S-GTP07410.002Occupational Therapy
Supervised clinical experience allows students to progressively develop the skills needed in an authentic context to apply knowledge acquired in their university studies.

Practicum VI

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S-GIP06417.002Nursing
Supervised clinical experience allows students to progressively develop the skills needed in an authentic context to apply knowledge acquired in their university studies.

Psychology and New Technology

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D-GLV1106.001Psychology
This course examines the use of technology in the field of mental health: e-therapy,  therapy, self-help, self-help groups online, hypermedia and computer tools for case histories, evaluation and diagnosis. It also covers design and use of computer tools for psychological treatment and online ethical and legal issues.

Psychology of Communication and Publicity

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D-GLV0906.002Psychology
This subject analyses interpersonal and group communication, the mass media and advertising as tools for influencing public opinion.

Thought and Language

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D-GLF0126.001Psychology
In this course we explore the relationship between language and thought focusing on issues in developmental psychology, first and second language acquisition, social and cultural aspects of language, and problem-solving. The course is based on lectures and individual and group assignments.

Arts and Humanities

Audiovisual Translation B-A (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB1036.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on three areas of audiovisual translation: subtitling, dubbing and drama. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Computing I

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F-GTF0416.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on computing tools for translators, with an individual and groupwork approach that enhances student autonomy. The course focuses on increasingly technical modern translation practices, where professional translation now entails a good degree of computing skill. You will work on basic tools and procedures, such as operating systems, the use of word processors, web page editing, strategies for searching on the Internet and use of specialised translation tools.

Computing II

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F-GTB0033.001Translation and Interpreting
This course focuses on tools for advanced exploitation of online and ad hoc language resources, terminology databases, corpus tools, thesaurus resources, etc. It also helps you exploit advanced features of text processors and content management systems and introduces automatic translation, assisted translation, translation project management, and localisation.

Consecutive Interpreting B-A I (English-Spanish)

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F-GTV3403.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on the theory and practice of interpreting, focusing on development of skills needed for interpreting: analysis and summary of speeches, memory skills, concentration and division of attention. You will work on consecutive interpreting and sight translation from English to Spanish, with special attention to cultural factors and reflection on professional practice from an ethical, commercial and technical point of view. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Consecutive Interpreting B-A II (English-Spanish)

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F-GTV4206.002Translation and Interpreting
This course gives further practice  in English-Spanish consecutive interpreting, with an introduction to Spanish-English consecutive interpreting and sight translation. You will learn about note-taking, techniques for public speaking, control of non-verbal communication, and political and cultural current affairs. Language level required: Spanish C1.

English Culture and Civilisation

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F-GTV0103.002Translation and Interpreting
This course covers key aspects of the English-speaking world and analyses the most important historical events in English-speaking cullture and civilization (basically, the U.S.A., Ireland and Great Britain). We will also study the origins and development of the English language. Language level required: English C1.

Final Year Project

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F-GTT0346.002Translation and Interpreting
Project: Translating and Interpreting. This subject corresponds to the Final Degree Project for the Degree in Translation and Interpreting.

French Culture and Civilisation

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F-GTV0203.002Translation and Interpreting
In this course you will study first the population distribution, the economy and the territorial organisation of French-speaking regions. In a second block we will look at the most renowned people and places of French history and culture, going on to a study of the symbols and institutions of the French Republic. The third part will focus on the history of the language and its literature. And finally, you will learn about the great debates that are currently shaking up French society. Language level required: French B1/B2.

General Translation B-A I (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB0726.001Translation and Interpreting
An introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to translate texts of different types. Language level required: Spanish B2/C1.

General Translation B-A II (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB1723.002Translation and Interpreting
A course on translation of advertising in different contexts: print, online and broadcast advertising. You will study the theory of translation of advertising. You will also study translation of text with images in other contexts: illustrated books, catalogues, brochures with graphic content and comics. Language level required: Spanish B2/C1.

German Culture and Civilisation

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F-GTV1103.002Translation and Interpreting
This course is an introduction to Germanic culture and civilization. We will study German geography, economics and history and look at  current social, economic and political issues that are import cultural points of reference. At the same time you will work on a translation project involving a text with cultural references, focusing on the analysis of intertextual cultural references. Language level required: German B1.

History. The World since World War II

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F-GTF1426.002Translation and Interpreting
An introduction to history from World War II to the present day, based on selected texts, audiovisual materials, diagrams, maps and discussion.

Introduction to Interpreting B-A (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB1823.002Translation and Interpreting
A course on the theory and practice of interpreting, focusing on development of skills needed for interpreting: analysis and summary of speeches, memory skills, concentration and division of attention. You will work on consecutive interpreting and sight translation from English to Spanish, with special attention to cultural factors and reflection on professional practice from an ethical, commercial and technical point of view. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Language A I (Spanish)

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F-GTF0616.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. An advanced course in written and oral Spanish, focusing on text types, linguistic features and resources characteristic of different communicative situations, and correct use of language, according to current standard Spanish grammar. Language level required: Spanish B2/C1.

Language A II (Spanish)

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F-GTF1416.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course in oral and written expression. You will study basic standard grammar and work on challenging aspects of Spanish usage. Language level required: Spanish B2/C1.

Language A III (Spanish)

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F-GTF0626.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course on different text types. You will work on revising texts to make them correct models of oral and written expression. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Language A IV (Spanish)

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F-GTF1623.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course on text coherence and cohesive devices. You will learn to identify errors and express yourself more correctly when writing and speaking. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Language B I (English)

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F-GTF0216.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course to enhance students' knowledge and use of English. With a view to future work as a translator, you will work on correct expression, text types and use of language and register suitable to each occasion. Language level required: English B2.

Language B II (English)

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F-GTF1016.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course to enhance students' knowledge and use of English. With a view to future work as a translator, you will work on correct expression, text types and use of language and register suitable to each occasion. Language level required: English B2.

Language B III (English)

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F-GTF0226.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on knowledge and use of English. You will also study the culture and literature of various English-speaking countries, develop a critical appreciation of a variety of texts, become a more regular reader in English, talk, listen and write in English and gain experience and confidence for expressing yourself in English to exchange ideas and opinions. Language level required: English C1.

Language B IV (English)

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F-GTF1023.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course on knowledge and use of English. You will study the culture and literature of various English-speaking countries, develop a critical appreciation of a variety of texts, become a more regular reader in English, talk, listen and write in English and gain experience and confidence for expressing yourself in English to exchange ideas and opinions. Language level required: English C1.

Language C I (French)

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F-GTF0316.001Translation and Interpreting
A course to develop communicative competence in written and oral comprehension and production in everyday contexts. You will gain a solid grounding in syntax, morphology and lexis, focusing on contrastive aspects which could lead to interference and translation errors. Language level required: French 0.

Language C I (German)

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F-GTF0516.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course in elementary communication in German. You will work autonomously, taking responsibility for your own learning process. You will learn how to understand, speak, read and write at a basic descriptive level in everyday German. These objectives, entailing the acquisition of cultural competence, will be achieved gradually but rapidly. You will focus on acquisition of grammar and vocabulary as tools for communicative competence. Language level required: German 0.

Language C II (French)

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F-GTF1116.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and language Studies. A course to develop communicative competence in written and oral comprehension and production in everyday contexts. You will gain a solid grounding in syntax, morphology and lexis, focusing on contrastive aspects which could lead to interference and translation errors. Language level required: French 0/A1.

Language C II (German)

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F-GTF1316.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course that is a continuation of Language C I (German). The objectives are similar but the level for comprehension and production of texts is more demanding. You will acquire skills corresponding to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level A1.2 in writing, listening and speaking and Level A2.1 in reading comprehension. Lanquage level required: German 0/A1.

Language C III (French)

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F-GTF0326.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Languages Studies. A course to consolidate knowledge of French morphology, grammar and vocabulary. You will develop your communicative competence in oral and written comprehension and production. Language level required: French A2.

Language C III (German)

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F-GTF0526.001Translation and Interpreting
For translation and Language Studies. A course on basic written text genres and speaking and listening, with reading comprehension of adapted and original works relevant to translation issues (analysis of text structure, recognition of connectors, reformulation of structures, etc.). You will reflect on the use of learning strategies as part of your coursework. Language level required: German A1.

Language C IV (French)

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F-GTF1126.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course to consolidate knowledge of French morphology, syntax and vocabulary. You will enhance your communicative competence in oral and written production and comprehension. Language level required: French A2.2.

Language C IV (German)

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F-GTF1526.002Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course that is a continuation of Language C III (German). The objectives are similar but the level for comprehension and production of texts is more demanding. You will acquire skills corresponding to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level A2 in writing, listening and speaking and Level B1.1 in reading comprehension. Language level required: German A2.

Language C V (French)

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F-GTB0536.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course on comprehension of written and oral general discourse. You will also work on writing and speaking skills to achieve a satisfactory degree of correction and consolidation of your knowledge of  French. You will focus on your knowledge of morphology, syntax and vocabulary, and contrastive aspects which may lead to interference and translation errors, using French as a means of access to French culture and the culture of other French-speaking countries. Language level required: French B1.

Language C V (German)

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F-GTB0736.001Translation and Interpreting
For Translation and Language Studies. A course focusing on the development of intercultural communicative competence. You will consolidate your knowledge of language needed for future work as a translator. The approach ensures good understanding of general authentic texts of text types that are often asked for in translation work. Language level required: German B1.

Legal and Economic Translation B-A I (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB0936.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on language and translation skills, focusing on procedures and techniques for certified translation services of legal and administrative texts. Understanding the source language is important, but mastery of the target language is what really ensures the quality of a specialised translation. Along with satisfactory transfer of meaning, you will work on style and register in Spanish legal and administrative language for the translation of legal and economic texts. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Legal and Economic Translation B-A II (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB2033.002Translation and Interpreting
This course focuses on the translation of legal and economic texts related to financial products. We begin by studying the theory and practice of translation of texts on mortgages. We then move on to insurance. In both cases you will encounter real-life examples to translate. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Reverse Translation A-B (Spanish-English)

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F-GTV2106.002Translation and Interpreting
This course is both theoretical and practical. As for theory, you will study the concepts and strategies for solving problems in reverse translation. On a practical level, you will do translations, supervise and correct texts and do exercises in semantics and pragmatics for translation. Language level required: English C1.

Simultaneous Interpreting Techniques B-A (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB2236.002Translation and Interpreting
A course on unspecialised modes of interpreting. You will work on English to Spanish liaison interpreting, English to Spanish sight translation and monolingual consecutive exercises, and be introduced to simultaneous interpreting. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Translation C-A I (French-Spanish)

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F-GTB2336.002Translation and Interpreting
For translation and Language Studies. This course provides a solid basis of morphosyntax and vocabulary, with special emphasis on contrastive aspects susceptible to interference and raise errors of translation. You started on the translation of simple texts of a general and semi-skilled. Language level required: French B2 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation C-A I (German-Spanish)

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F-GTB2436.002Translation and Interpreting
A course that introduces translation from German to Spanish. You will focus on text comprehension skills. Language level required: German B2 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation C-A II (French-Spanish)

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F-GTB0846.001Translation and Interpreting
This course will help you take tackle difficulties in the French-Spanish translation, arising from lexical, morphosyntactic and cultural interference and translation issues in various subject areas (economics and politics, literature, advertising, science and technology). Exercises are based on semi-specialised texts. Language level required: French B2/C1 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation C-A II (German-Spanish)

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F-GTB0946.001Translation and Interpreting
This course will introduce you to the translation of general informative German texts (cultural and scientific reports), audiovisual texts (dubbing for documentaries and films), texts for identification and naming (commercial catalogues and institutional web pages) and literature (novels, short stories and literary reviews). Language level required: German B2 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation C-A III (French-Spanish)

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F-GTB1543.002Translation and Interpreting
This course addresses theoretical and practical problems in scientific-technical and legal translation from French to Spanish, covering themes in these fields and their textual models. We will study specialised terminology, translation strategies, sources of documentation and computer tools for translation of scientific-technical and legal texts. Language level required: French B2/C1 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation C-A III (German-Spanish)

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F-GTB0343.002Translation and Interpreting
This course addresses theoretical and practical problems in scientific-technical and legal translation from German to Spanish, covering themes in these fields and their textual models. We will study specialised terminology, translation strategies, sources of documentation and computer tools for translation of scientific-technical and legal texts. Language level required: German B2/C1 and Spanish B2/C1.

Translation of Scientific and Technical Texts B-A I (English-Spanish)

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F-GTB2136.002Translation and Interpreting
A course including situations similar to authentic professional assignments. You will learn how to plan time and work (individually and in teams), meet requirements as a team member, develop an open and receptive attitude to personal and professional growth, and adopt an ethical approach to work, in accordance with professional standards. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Translation, Literature and Culture A (Spanish)

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F-GTV1703.001Translation and Interpreting
This course focuses on literature and the translation of literary texts. You will study the historical and cultural context of each text and approaches to translation of poetry, drama and stories, from the Romantics to the twentieth century. Language level required: Spanish B2.

Workshop on Language in Use. Language A (Spanish)

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F-GTB1933.002Translation and Interpreting
A workshop on written language for different text types. You will be provided with language tools and resources to construct texts of various kinds and will be encouraged to experiment with different topics and the expressive potential of Spanish. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Writing Techniques. Language A (Spanish)

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F-GTB0833.001Translation and Interpreting
A course on different text models. You will improve your reading skills, your capacity for analysis and understanding of texts, and your writing skills in Spanish. Language level required: Spanish C1.

Sciences

Advanced Bioinformatics

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L-GBV0506.001,2Biotechnology
(English first semester) In groups of three, under the supervision of a tutor, you will work on problem solving in a research project. The aim is to develop teamwork and project management skills and, in general, know-how for research and problem solving. You will need to bring to bear the knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies and select and work with appropriate bioinformatics tools.

Advanced Microbiology

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L-GBB0726.002Biotechnology
Advanced microbiology focuses on the inter and intraspecific relationships between microorganisms, with special interest to point at molecular mechanisms involved and bring into attention the latest scientific discoveries. This knowledge is essential to prepare the student for what will be the next revolution in microbiology, that is, the control of microbial communities for biotechnological applications like energy production, waste transformation, nanotechnology and biomedicine.

Biological and Medical Databases

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L-GBV0206.001Biotechnology

Company Management and Innovation

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L-GAV2706.002Environmental Sciences
This course provides an overview of the issues involved in enterprise innovation processes and analyses tools and strategies for innovation management. It aims to provide an overview of innovation processes, their characteristics and their impact on enterprise competitiveness, stressing the importance of innovation in a climate of constant change. Students learn about aspects to be managed in the innovation process, knowledge of methods and tools for the development of a company technology strategy and information as a key factor in generating competitive advantage.

Enterprise Organisation, Management and Innovation

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L-GBV1106.002Biotechnology
This course provides an overview of the issues involved in enterprise innovation and analyses strategies and tools used in innovation management. In general, we aim to: Provide an overview of innovation processes, their characteristics and their impact on enterprise competitiveness. Identify areas to manage in the innovation process. Understand the methods and tools for developing a business technology strategy. Understand the role of information as a generator of competitive advantage.

Final Year Project

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L-GLT04412.002Biology
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L-GBT03412.001,2Biotechnology
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L-GAT04412.002Environmental Sciences
Places for students to carry out individual research projects are subject to availability and approval by University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia research groups.

Global Change

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6.002Biology
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L-GAV0306.002Environmental Sciences
This course introduces the concepts of atmospheric physics and climate systems to explore the evidence for climate change. We will also focus on the expected impact of climate change in fields such as agriculture, biodiversity, natural disasters, public health, economic resources, social behaviour and environmental management. Learning about the evolution of the Earth's climate is a first step towards understanding the situation today. Students will read recent research and build awareness of climate change issues that professionals confront. We will assess the impact of human activity on climate change and international efforts to reduce it. Students will also learn how different parts of the world are going to be affected by global change.

Integrated Laboratory Practicals I

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L-GBB0923.002Biotechnology
A course on the experimental techniques of molecular biology for solving specific problems. You will learn how to respect laboratory safety regulations at all times, the correct use of laboratory instruments and correct work methods according to microbiology and molecular biology protocols, maintaining an orderly record of activities you carry out in the laboratory, understanding and implementing protocols for extraction, expansion and analysis of nucleic acids and construction of expression vectors. You will also carry out microorganism transformation and cultivation.

Integrated Laboratory Practicals III

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L-GBB0936.002Biotechnology
This course includes an introduction to cell culture techniques and differentiation of myoblasts and myotubes. You will see the difference at the morphological level (under the microscopic) and the appearance of differentiation markers (analysed by western blot and enzyme activity tests). You will also perform permanent and transient transfection of mammal cells using reporter genes.

Internship I

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L-GAP0346.002Environmental Sciences
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L-GLP0346.002Biology
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.
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L-GBP0246.001,2Biotechnology
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Management of Innovation

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L-GTV1606.002Technology and Food Management
This course provides an overview of the issues involved in enterprise innovation processes and analyses tools and strategies for innovation management. It aims to provide an overview of innovation processes, their characteristics and their impact on enterprise competitiveness, stressing the importance of innovation in a climate of constant change. Students learn about aspects to be managed in the innovation process, knowledge of methods and tools for the development of a company technology strategy and information as a key factor in generating competitive advantage.

Minig and Visualisation of Omics Data

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L-GBV0406.002Biotechnology
Content and skills that students acquire on this course will give them a degree of expertise in the area of data mining, also known as Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). This process involves automated pattern recognition in large volumes of data. Students will learn how to generate knowledge through automated analysis of information and data available online.

Molecular Genetic Engineering

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L-GBB0336.001Biotechnology
Nowadays Biotechnology would be inconceivable without the use of genetic engineering techniques for manipulation of nucleic acids and host cells where they are expressed, and for analysis of the products of their activity. This subject offers in-depth knowledge of such techniques, when they are used, the information they provide, limitations on use and biotechnology applications based on them.

Optional External Practicum

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L-GBV1606.001,2Biotechnology
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L-GLV4206.001,2Biology
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.
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L-GAV3006.001,2Environmental Sciences
Practicum internships provide students with the opportunity of putting into practice, in a professional context, what they have studied. As well as observation, students will act as assistants for the professional team where the internship takes place.

Trends in Biomedical Bioechnology

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L-GBV0006.001Biotechnology
The basic objective of this course is to provide an overview of current research and its relationship with a series of problems facing society. Students will take a leading role in designing their own way forward professionally: observing the context, assessing innovation capacity and creating a project for which they will seek funding as a postgraduate student.

Vertebrates

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L-GLV0106.002Biology
This course focuses on the study of vertebrates in terms of diversity and taxonomy, through focus on anatomical, physiological and behavioural characteristics, and their origin and evolution.