Welcome to the Facultade de CC. da Comunicación!! This short guide will answer some of your basic questions.
How to get to the Faculty?
Santiago is a small city where you can go anywhere by foot. In this website you will find a map which indicates you where the Faculty is placed.
You can also take buses number: 5, 15 and C2.
The adress is the next below:
Facultade de Ciencias da Información da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Avenida de Castelao s/n Campus Norte P.O. 15895
Telephone number: +34 981547173
Fax: +34 981547174
Who is the Erasmus Coordinator?
The Faculty Erasmus Coordinator is called Marta Pérez. You can find him in office number seven of the Faculty. He will attend any doubt you have and will help you with the procedures to study the subjects you desire.
Office number 10
Phone number: 981 56 31 00, extension 16532
How is the course divided? When will I have exams? Will I have holiday time?
The course is divided in two semestres. The first one starts in october and it finishes in february, and the second one starts in february and finishes in june. The course starts the first week of october. There are two holiday periods: Christmas, the last week of december and the first week of january; and Easter, in april. The classes are interrupted for three weeks at the end of each semester to take exams. The course finishes at the last day of june. Until this day, it is possible to take exams. Any other holiday dates are informed at the beggining of the year and informed on the course calendar.
I have to go to classes to approve my subjects?
In our Faculty there is morning and evening class time.
Many teachers will ask you to take part on class time to approve their subjects. It's also probably that you have to do some writing exercises or public exhibitions about one or more contents of the subject.
Many subjects are divided in two parts: a theoretical part and another practical part. If the subject has a practical part it will be necesary that you take part in the practical classes to aprovve the subject. It's also probably that you need to prepare part of the practical exercises at home.
What can I study in the Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación?
The Facultad de Ciencias da Comunicación da USC gives two degrees that last four years divided into two periods, such as: Periodismo and Comunicación Audiovisual. There are also several diplomas, master degrees and post-grade degrees a student can get in this Faculty.
Spanish students reach university after passing an exam at the end of the second degree if they get an enough average mark for the Faculty. The Facultad de Ciencias da Comunicación is public and therefore, the taxes are not too expensive. Besides, the Spanish state and its Ministry of education, awards scholarships to those students who need to be helped. Foreign Erasmus students don't have to pay any registering tax or any other item.
What is galician or gallego ?
Gallego is Galicia 's lenguage. Most of galician people speak both: spanish and galician. It isn't too much difference between spanish and galician, so it is probably that you would't have many problems to understand galician lenguage after a period of time. In the Faculty many teachears give their classes in galician lenguage. They will allways help you if you have any problem to understant the contents. You will always have the possibility to do your exams and exercises in spanish.