CIS – The College for International Studies se encuentra estructurado en 5 departamentos académicos:
Business & Strategy
En este departamento se desarrollan las actividades docentes y de investigación vinculadas al mundo de los negocios y la empresa, tanto en su vertiente local como internacional. Se imparten asignaturas específicas de gestión empresarial así como otras relacionas con herramientas y habilidades necesarias para el desarrollo de una actividad gerencial.
El Departamento de Business and Strategy se encuentra divido en 4 sub-departamentos:
- Administración de Empresas / Business
- Economía / Economics
- Informática Aplicada / Applied Computers
- Matemáticas y Estadística / Mathematics & Statistics
Half of a two semester integrative interdisciplinary course (with BUS 121) focusing on the interdependencies in business while providing a foundation for advanced study and a framework for defining internship and career direction. Readings, exercises, team projects, are used to develop the analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills required for business success. (3 credits)
Half of a two-semester integrative interdisciplinary course (with BUS 120) focuses on the interdependencies in business while providing a foundation for advanced study and a framework for defining internship and career direction. Readings, exercise, team projects, are used to develop the analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills required for business success. (3 credits)
Introduces students to basic accounting concepts and principles used in today’s business world. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of financial statements and maintenance of accounting records throughout the accounting cycle. Other topics within the framework of this course include the valuation of inventory, basic principles of internal control accounting for the acquisition, depreciation and disposal of fixed assets, and current liabilities. (3 credits.)
This course continues to develop the foundation for a thorough understanding of basic accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on the accounting issues that are relevant to the corporate form of business organization including, but not limited to, long-term liabilities, investments, dividends and retained earnings. Other topics within the framework of this course include cash flow statements, and an introduction to cost accounting concepts and systems including budgetary planning. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting. (3 credits)
An introductory overview of marketing in the 21st century. Techniques for the application of key marketing frameworks and tools for analyzing customers, competition, and marketing strengths and weaknesses are examined. Emphasis is placed on methods for the selection of target markets. Strategies that integrate product, price, promotion and place to meet the needs of a target market are studied. (3 credits)
An introduction to finance including organization, taxes, capital markets, the commercial banking system, interest rates financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, marketable securities, accounts receivables, inventories, and short term credit markets. Students will use financial computers and /or software applications to apply concepts. Prerequisite: Accounting II (3 credits).
Focus is on the unique problems associated with managing marketing operations across national borders. Topics include: the impact of culture on the global marketing environment; how to identify global market opportunities for an existing enterprise or a new venture; how to apply industry analysis, assessment of risk and new customer identification techniques in an international context; and how to develop and implement effective comprehensive marketing strategies on a global scale. (3 credits)
The measurement of the economy and the factors that contribute to economic growth and recession are the focus of macroeconomics. The role of government in the economy is closely examined. Particular attention is paid to tax and spending policy as well as the policy of the Federal Reserve. Government policy has a significant impact on the performance of the private economy. (3 credits)
Examines the basic concepts of microeconomics, including theories and models that describe how consumers and producers of goods and services make rational economic choices, and the implications of those choices for market prices, quality and product variety. Looks at demand and supply elasticity, the nature of competitive rivalry, factors of production, income distribution, and the impact of government regulations. (3 credits)
Provides current introduction to computer system concepts and personal computers in particular. Implications of information technology on business are explored. Problem-solving skills using word processing and presentation software and the World Wide Web are developed. (3 credits)
Builds on understanding of information technology and its impact on business. Emphasis is on using advanced presentation database and Web creation software to solve problems in business. Prerequisite: BUS 110 or equivalent competency. (3 credits)
Develops student problem-solving skills by teaching different problem-solving strategies and allowing students the opportunity to develop and reflect on their own problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The students will apply these strategies to real world scenarios. (3 credits)
As preparation for the study of calculus and statistics, topics will include a detailed analysis and applications of algebraic and transcendental functions. Emphasis will be on linear and quadratic equations; polynomial and rational functions and their graphs; rates of change, optimization, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; combinations, composition, inverses of functions, and graphical analysis. (3 credits).
Introduces the student to applied statistical methods used in industry and scientific applications. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of statistics as students use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze real data in applications of hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and linear regression and correlation. (3 credits).
This course offers an introduction to differential and integral calculus of the single variable. The course includes the study of limits and continuity, the mean value theorem, techniques of differentiation including the chain rule, optimization, and the fundamental theorem of calculus, antiderivatives and introductory integrals and their applications. Properties of transcendental functions (exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric) are explored using calculus. (3 credits).
En este departamento se desarrollan las actividades docentes y de investigación vinculadas al área de comunicación, entendida de una manera amplia, lo que lleva a incluir aspectos relacionados con la comunicación y las relaciones públicas en la empresa, así como con la publicidad. El diseño de páginas web se ha incorporado al departamento como elemento de desarrollo de estrategias de comunicación.
El Departamento de Comunicación se encuentra divido en 3 sub-departamentos:
- Medios y Publicidad / Media & Advertising
- Relaciones Públicas / Public relations
- Informática aplicada / Applied computers
This course is an introduction to the function and impact of mediated and mass communication in society. This course explores the history and contemporary landscape of radio, television, and film. Related mass communication theories, new technologies, media efforts and ethical issues are addressed. (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the function and impact of mediated and mass communication in society. This course explores the history and contemporary landscape of print media, the Internet, digital media and consumer culture. Related new technologies, ethical issues and media effects are addressed. (3 credits)
An introductory course on the basic principles and practices of advertising. The focus will be on the history and effects of advertising on society and culture. This course will also explore how to plan and implement advertising programs through effective research, strategic planning, segmenting target audiences, creative copywriting and design and understanding media planning and buying. (3 credits)
Overviews of basic principles, concepts and relationship of theory to practice. Special emphasis on role in society, public opinion, effective strategies and tactics, process, identification of publics, publicity techniques, and effective use of media. (3 credits)
Influence and role of the media in modern culture. Covers the effects of media on socialization, education, political choice and process, formation and development of beliefs, attitudes and values, diffusion of information and the transmission and reflection of popular culture. (3 credits)
An examination of the key technologies and applications used for Internet productions. The course reviews the development of the internet as a communication medium and some of the areas in which it has an impact on society. Topics covered include basic Internet applications, digital imaging techniques, as well as an introduction to audio and video production for the web. (3 credits)
En el sistema americano de formación universitaria, la formación en humanidades se considera un aspecto fundamental en el proceso de enseñanza de los jóvenes universitarios. En este departamento se desarrollan las actividades docentes y de investigación vinculadas al área de humanidades y ciencias, incluyendo asignaturas tanto de historia, arte, y cultura, como de ética, psicología y filosofía. Dada la importancia que CIS concede a los proyectos sociales, se incorpora el curso de Proyecto Social en Mozambique.
El Departamento de Humanidades se encuentra divido en 3 sub-departamentos:
- Arte e Historia
- Estudios internacionales
A survey of European developments from the seventeenth century to the contemporary period. Emphasis will be placed on the “modernization” of European politics and thought, particularly during the Enlightenment, and during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (3 credits)
This introductory, interdisciplinary course exposes students to critical global issues through the lens of the arts, humanities, social and physical sciences. The course will make connections between seemingly disparate events, and contextualize those events in an historical period. Each discussion will consider temporal political, socio-economic, and geographic as well as cultural issues in the given context. (3 credits)
An overview of the historical development of European political and cultural identity from 1947 to present day. One of the major elements of the course will be the study of common economic policies, as well as the introduction of the Euro and its impact on global relations. In addition, this course will examine the future challenges presented by the growth of the European Union its stability and the question of the European constitutional and institutional reforms. (3 credits)
Exploration of the interdisciplinary field of intercultural communication. Emphasis is on increasing communicative competencies in cross-cultural settings. Drawing from the fields of anthropology, communication, linguistics, psychology, and sociology, this course is designed for students in all fields who wish to gain the practical skills necessary to communicate effectively in today’s interdependent international community. (3 credits)
Examines the production of art from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Explores art from a variety of cultures and geographic regions. Introduces students to the conventional designations of stylistic periods, treats major works and artists of these eras, and acquaints the student with the traditional methods of art history. Emphasis will be given in establishing the differences between Spanish Art and its European counterpart. Includes visits to art museums in Madrid and Toledo. (3 credits)
The study of the culture of Spain helps the student acquire a deep awareness of both the cultural unity and diversity of the people in Spain. Major themes of Spanish culture and thought are presented in historical context and brought to life through guided tours and visits to churches, synagogues, museums, palaces, and many other sites significant to understanding present-day. In addition, survival Spanish and grammar will be introduces according to the student’s level and need. (taught in English). (3 credits)
What is a good life? What factors should shape the ethical decisions we make? And how do ethics relate to artistic, intellectual, and social aspects of our lives? This course studies and debates classical and modern ethical theories, through philosophical and literary texts. It then brings theses theories into conversation with a range of contemporary ethical issues, from punishment to medical ethics to the environment. (3 credits)
Foundations for understanding human behavior. Study of the brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, motivation, learning, maturation and development, personality theory, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social psychology. (3 credits)
Examines the interrelationships of organisms and their environments. The broad subject of ecology focuses on the interactions of plants and animals, including humans, with each other and with their nonliving world. Three levels of ecology are studied: (1) Individuals, (2) Populations, (3) Communities and Ecosystems. This class provides an overview of the science of ecology for the informed citizen, and also a good foundation for further work in ecology, marine biology and environmental science. Contains laboratory. (4 credits)
The College of International Studies (CIS), together with the NGO Cruzada por los Niños designed a project to contribute with the personal development of the students, establishing a collaboration among CIS, Cruzada por los Niños and Fundación Mozambique Sur, the local NGO. CIS students are part of Cruzada por los Niños; like an internship, they committed themselves to work more than 140 hours for this activity. The whole idea is to help and support the orphans who live in the village of Massaca one hour from Maputo. (2 credits)
Idiomas y Literatura
El Departamento de Idiomas y Literatura incluye las actividades de formación e investigación relacionadas con el aprendizaje de idiomas, cultura y literatura españoles y americanos. Las diferentes asignaturas de idiomas se organizan por niveles para garantizar la perfecta adecuación de las enseñanzas a las necesidades de los alumnos.
El Departamento de Idiomas y Literatura se encuentra divido en 2 sub-departamentos:
Students are introduced to the process approach to writing and keep a portfolio of their work. Revision techniques are practiced; students address grammatical issues within the context of their writing. credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
The course continues to develop the skills introduced in Academic Writing I. Students develop a portfolio of their work. In addition, some of the writing assignments are in response to readings, and the final paper involves the use of outside sources. The goal is to prepare students for College Writing Seminar (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This course is an intermediate level general English course taken simultaneously with Elements of Writing I. Task-based language activities are introduced in short readings and film segments which simulate real situations which the students are likely to encounter. Grammar is taught using oral, written and interactive exercises. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This general English course takes the students from intermediate to upper intermediate level. It aims to continue to build upon the skills acquired in English as a Second Language I. Task-based language activities are introduced in short readings, and film segments which simulate real situations which the students are likely to encounter. Grammar is taught using oral, written and interactive exercises. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of English as a Second Language II and will provide students with the opportunity to improve their academic writing skills in preparation for more advanced courses which will require research papers. The text will focus on the writing modes, rhetorical devices and language points required for academic success. Paragraph structure will be reviewed and students will be prepared to write three – and four- paragraph essays. In addition, basic grammatical structures will be constantly reviewed. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This course introduces students to Business English at an intermediate level. It aims to provide the business vocabulary students require to participate effectively in business courses and in the world of work. It combines the most recent ideas from the world of business with a strongly task based approach. Students develop their communication skills in presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and Social English. (3 credits)
This course takes students from intermediate level to upper intermediate level. It is intended for students who are interested in increasing their knowledge of Business practice and concepts. Authentic material and an intensive task based approach helps students to feel more confident in areas of communication. Students discuss case studies and report their recommendations emulating authentic business situations. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This course introduces students to upper intermediate business English. It builds on the skills introduced in Business English II and prepares the students for English Communication. Students continue to study business topics and acquire business vocabulary. They write business letters, reports, press releases, agendas, minutes and summarize articles from business magazines and newspapers. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) (3 credits)
This course is intended for students whose skills are between upper intermediate and advanced level. It reflects the fast changing world of business with materials from authentic sources. Students study business topics and acquire proficiency in written and oral communication. They study case studies, practice group work situations and give presentations which all helps to improve their business communication. (3 credits)
This course prepares ESL students for College Writing Seminar by introducing them to the fundamentals of academic writing. The textbook introduces students at the intermediate to high- intermediate level to paragraph organization and structure through writing Narrative, Descriptive, Process and Comparison/ Contrast paragraphs. In addition, students are introduced to the basic elements of ESSAY writing. (3 credits)
Taken simultaneously with Introduction to Composition. This course is intended for students whose skills are between upper intermediate and advanced level. It reflects the fast changing world of business with materials from authentic sources. Students study business topics and acquire proficiency in written and oral communication. Students learn about the causes of communication breakdowns and how to avoid them through effective listening and note taking. They analyze case studies, role play authentic business situations and begin to understand the effects different styles of management have on business outcomes. (3 credits)
Focusing on a general theme, this course introduces students to prewriting composing, revising, and editing strategies. It emphasizes logical development of ideas in papers appropriate to purpose and audience. Students will hone their skills by practicing expository, analytical, argument-based, and persuasive writing. (3 credits)
An introduction to the fundamentals of literary study. We will focus on interpretation and criticism of short stories, petry, drama, and film. We will also examine critical methodologies for literary analysis, literary terminology and appropriate research methods. (3 credits)
Taken simultaneously with College Writing Seminar. Students will be introduced to inquiry based learning skills that will provide the foundation to their four years of study. Student will learn the process of investigating an issue, how one reflects upon it and how one forms and defends a position. (3 credits)
This course covers literary trends from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century, the modern period from 1910 to 1945; and the contemporary period from 1945 to the present. (3 credits)
An exploration of major works of World Literature from the 17th century through the present. The course will examine representative literature through the lens of genre, theme, major figures, minority voices, major evens. Literary periods or national origins. Possible topics include Eastern, Western African, Asian, Australian, Latin American, and Russian Literature. (3 credits)
For students who have studied little or no Spanish before. This course introduces the foundational elements of the Spanish Language, with a focus on the acquisition of basic communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing) as well as knowledge of Hispanic cultures around the world. (3 credits each)
Emphasis is on communicative and interactional competence in Spanish by increasing grammatical proficiency, vocabulary knowledge, and conversational skills. Students will expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures by working with authentic texts and audio-visual materials, and through the production of compositions and oral presentations.. (3 credits)
Focus on improving advanced communicative skills through oral presentations and conversational interaction. Taught in Spanish, the course further develops interactional communicative competence in the language with an emphasis on advanced oral production, vocabulary expansion, and accurate grammar and sentence structure. Students will also expand their knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures through spoken interpretation of film, art, literature, and modern media.. (3 credits)
Students are introduced to the general historical and social background upon which the complex reality of present day Spain is built. The course will focus especially on the plurality of cultures – Christian, Hewish, and Muslim – which constituted Medieval Spain and makes Spanish history so unique. This is an advanced Spanish course taught in Spain, suitable for Study Abroad students. (3 credits).
An introduction to contemporary Spanish cinema, this course will acquaint with the historical and cultural contexts of Spanish film. Students will explore and analyze the works and artistry of prominent Spanish filmmakers. This class will be taught in Spanish with the goal of increasing fluency in Spanish. (3 credits)
This course retraces the steps of pilgrims along one of the major routes of the Medieval pilgrimage: that leading to The Cathedral of St. James, Santiago de Compostela (built between 1078 and 1122) in Galicia, Spain. Students learn about the art, culture, gastronomy, and history of this region in this experiential course.
The aim of this course is to read, analyze, and discuss contemporary works of Spanish literature that are also currently being performed in theaters or that have been adapted to screen versions. A major aspect of the course will be to study and compare those plays that are representative of each century. The students will be expected to attend many of the performances. (3 credits)
La formación práctica en empresas se considera esencial en el currículo formativo de los estudiantes de CIS. Por ello, todos los alumnos, independientemente del Grado que cursen, deben realizar un período de prácticas en alguna empresa relacionada con el área de estudios específica de cada alumno.