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09/03/2014 - 12/12/2014
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Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Eligibility:
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01/14/2015 - 05/08/2015
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
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15 semester / 22.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Sevillanos are a friendly and outgoing bunch – making Seville the perfect location to work on your Spanish language skills and get to know the Spanish people. CIEE ensures you get to interact with the locals, explore the city’s well-preserved historic center and well beyond, and maybe even get a taste of flamenco music and bullfighting. Intriguing courses, homestays, a conversation exchange, volunteer opportunities, and excursions round out the experience of a lifetime.

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

  • Enroll in a program designed for Spanish majors and minors with an intermediate language level
  • Participate in extensive field trips and excursions
  • Improve your Spanish through the CIEE writing center and tutorials, a conversation exchange, and volunteering opportunities
  • Live with a local family for full cultural and linguistic immersion
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant
  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant

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    Awarded to motivated students who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus. Awards are based on personal statements from student applicants that demonstrate motivation and financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC).

    CIEE Alumni Ambassador Grant awardees are required to either:

    Maintain an official CIEE blog during their semester abroad OR

    Act as a CIEE Alumni Ambassador on their campus after returning from studying abroad

  • Study Abroad Grant
  • Study Abroad Grant

    Study Abroad Grant

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Choose from a variety of CIEE electives and Universidad de Sevilla courses in subjects ranging from political science and history to anthropology, music, film studies, and visual art.

Excursions

study abroad in Spain

Spend a night in Córdoba and Granada. Tour medieval castles with Spanish students, and go hiking in the Sierra Norte, Sierra de Cádiz, and Sierra de Aracena. Participate in exciting cultural activities and visits throughout Seville. And that’s just the start of what you’ll do in Spain with CIEE.

Volunteering

Give back to the local community that welcomes you. Help organize one-day activities at a local school during festivities like Halloween or Carnival. Work with Habitat for Humanity on a rehabilitation project. Partner with a local humanitarian association to help the elderly. Or serve as a cultural and language assistant in bilingual publics schools throughout the city.

Immersion

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with your Spanish peers. Take part in a weekly CIEE sports match, experience the city’s alternative cinema, participate in language intercambios, try flamenco dancing, and more. You can also take part in the Tandem Project, a language exchange that pairs you with a Spanish peer with similar abilities to your own. You’ll make friends and get insight into the local culture from those your own age.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Fall 2014 (14 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/03/2014
12/12/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,117
Housing ***
$3,320
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes all Meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015 (16 wks)
10/01/2014
01/14/2015
05/08/2015
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,117
Housing ***
$3,320
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes all Meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit and a full course load for the semester is 15–17 semester/22.5–25.5 quarter hours.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Study abroad students take one intensive 3-credit Spanish course for the Intensive Session during the first few weeks of the program, and four more classes during the semester, the Regular Session, including two CIEE language classes and two content classes. Students take either two CIEE classes or one CIEE class and one Cursos para Extranjeros class.

The Intensive Session prepares students for content courses and solidifies their language skills. Based on the results of the language placement exam, students are placed in either Intensive Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2501 SELS) or Intensive Advanced Spanish (SPAN 3501 SELS).

For the remainder of the program, the Regular Session, students are placed in two additional CIEE Spanish language courses: Advanced Grammar and Composition I or II and Advanced Language Skills and Conversation I or II.

In addition to the language courses, students take two content courses: either two CIEE content courses or one CIEE course and one Cursos para Extranjeros course.

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About the City

About The City

Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, is a unique city that manages to preserve its past while offering all the conveniences of a modern commercial hub. It’s the birthplace of the great Renaissance painter Velazquez and the city from which Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in the late 15th century. Don Juan supposedly started in Seville on his quest to conquer the hearts of women all over Europe! Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Jaime Ramirez

Center Director

Jaime Ramírez, a native Sevillian, earned his bachelor's degree from the Universidad de Seville in business administration and MBA. at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Jaime participated in CIEE´s Internship USA, working for four months at the CIEE headquarters in Portland, Maine. He has also participated in several professional development staff exchanges with Georgetown University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jaime has been with CIEE since 2004 and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in work and organizational psychology.

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Estudiar en España te permitirá disfrutar de una experiencia personal, profesional y cultural que nunca olvidarás. Al conocer España, su idioma y su cultura desarrollarás una nueva perspectiva y un nuevo punto de vista sobre tu propio país. Esta nueva perspectiva te beneficiará a lo largo de tu carrera profesional. Nosotros estamos aquí para facilitar tu integración e introducirte a conceptos de negocios y economía en España. No te será difícil integrarte ya que los sevillanos son amables y abiertos. Con el programa de Business & Society, podrás diseñar tu propia experiencia, mediante una combinación de cursos de empresariales de CIEE, cursos universitarios, programa de Intercambios y programa de prácticas en empresas.

— Jamie Ramírez, Center Director

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Luisa Rodriguez

Resident Coordinator

Luisa Rodríguez is a native Sevillian who has worked with the CIEE Language and Society program for nearly 20 years. She is currently pursing studies in cross-cultural management and communication. Luisa participated in a professional development staff exchange at St. Mary´s College in California.

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Espero que cuando vengas a Sevilla, empieces a desenvolverte por esta ciudad milenaria con la misma facilidad con la que lo hicieron los pueblos de la antigüedad: los tartessos, los romanos en su larga estancia aquí, y los musulmanes y cristianos que pelearon por esta tierra como si de su propia casa se tratara. Porque en Sevilla es fácil sentirse como en casa, ya que a pesar de ser de una gran riqueza monumental y artística, es al mismo tiempo un lugar cercano, acogedor y familiar.

— Luisa Rodríguez, Resident Coordinator

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Since its establishment in the 16th century, the Universidad de Sevilla has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning. The schools of business, communications, economics, engineering, geography and history, law, labor sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, philology, philosophy, psychology, and its many departments and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region. In total, the Universidad de Sevilla is the educational center for some 75,000 students.

The CIEE Study Center is located in a beautifully renovated Sevillian palace built in 1725. It is centrally located, close to the Puerta de la Carne, and is a 10-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building (Tabacalera). Housed in the CIEE Study Center are classrooms, a computer room, student services, and administration. CIEE professors also have offices in the Study Center, so that students may speak with them privately about issues related to their progress in class.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing and all meals are included in the study abroad program fee. Students live in Spanish-speaking private homes and meals are eaten at the homestay. All students are placed individually in homes where English is not spoken. Given the size of the city, all students use public transportation to commute from their place of residence to class.

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Orientations

Orientations

study abroad in Spain

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Seville even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

The mandatory, weeklong orientation session, conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program, introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, and also provides practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support by CIEE staff is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All homestays have Internet access, and the CIEE Study Center and Universidad de Sevilla have wireless Internet access for your use. You'll also be allowed to use the computers at the CIEE Study Center, but for academic purposes only.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain that highlight topics covered in class. Past excursions have included trips to Granada, Córdoba, Aracena, and Cádiz.

Every week an e-newsletter, “Noticias desde Sevilla,” is sent to all study abroad program participants via email. It announces happenings around Seville and the cultural activities CIEE has planned to complement academic work.

You may also participate in the wide range of activities with Spanish students offered by the host institution including hiking, choir, sports teams, and theater and cinema events.

Immersion

Intercambios

A conversation exchange program with Spanish students is an important part of the program. Intercambios gives you the chance to practice what you are learning in the language courses, as well as help you become more integrated into Spanish student life, and Sevillano life and culture.

Tándem Project

study abroad in Spain

This is an out-of-classroom activity in the Advanced Language Skills and Conversation class. The basic idea of the Tándem Project is to pair each CIEE Language and Society student with a Spanish student of similar age and language ability. Each CIEE student is responsible for the development of the Spanish students’ English language skills, and vice versa. This includes all aspects of spoken and written language, including grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, and conversation. This project is carried out three times each semester with Spanish students from the Instituto de Idiomas at the Universidad de Sevilla.

Community Involvement

You'll have the opportunity to work with children and the elderly, as well as others in need. You may also become involved in such international organizations as Amnesty International. Volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools are also available.

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Academics

Academics

Established in 1985, the CIEE Language and Society study abroad program is geared to intermediate-level language students who want to see a marked improvement in their language skills while gaining an understanding of Spanish culture. Course work combines intensive language and content courses.

Online Placement Exam

Prior to departure for Seville, all students are required to take a CIEE online placement exam during the scheduled exam period: mid-November to mid-December for the spring semester and mid-May to mid- June for the fall. The purpose of this exam is to determine the student’s level of Spanish so that he or she is placed in appropriate language courses. Students should take this exam seriously, as placement in many upper-level courses depends upon a high online placement exam score.

Writing Center and Tutorials

CIEE has a writing center staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. CIEE organizes tutorials for students to help them in reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking, which may help them progress more readily in their courses.

Academic Culture

Study abroad students take language courses at the CIEE Study Center. Content courses are held at the Facultades de Filología y Geografia e Historia, located 10 minutes from the CIEE Study Center. This location provides a wonderful opportunity for students to meet and become friends with Spanish students.

Having taught in the U.S., many faculty members are familiar with the U.S. academic system. Teaching methods, of course, vary from teacher to teacher, and it's of great value for the students to be exposed to different styles. Students are able to use the library, computer facilities, and study rooms of the Facultades.

During the fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, two vacation periods take place: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. Although the dates are not fixed, students are normally free the week before Easter (Holy Week) and then again for a week approximately two weeks after Easter.

Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s overall experience, attendance in class is mandatory and unexcused absences affect final grades. Early departure for, or late return from, vacations is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during the semester break, or upon completion of the program.

Nature of Classes

CIEE classes are with other CIEE study abroad students and not with Spanish students. Cursos para Extranjeros are with other American students.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourages them to use their language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.

Grading System

Students are normally graded on the basis of at least one mid-term and final examination; language courses normally have more than two examinations and quizzes. Student participation composes part of the final grade.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

Courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla and professionals in the field of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Faculty for the Language and Society program are highly specialized professionals in the area of teaching language and culture to foreign students at the intermediate language level. Many of the faculty have been working with the program for a number of years and have the experience and preparation to handle the needs of the participants.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

SPAN 2501 SELS

Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Designed for intermediate language students, the objective of this course is to help them improve their ability to understand written and oral materials, so that they can communicate successfully in Spanish and face the regular semester courses with confidence..

SPAN 3501 SELS

Intensive Advanced Spanish
Designed for more advanced language students, the objective of this course is to help them improve their ability to understand written and oral materials so that they can communicate successfully in Spanish, and face the regular semester courses with confidence.

Required CIEE Language Courses—Regular Session

SPAN 3101 SELS

Advanced Grammar and Composition I
Students in SPAN 2501 SELS continue in this class for the regular session. This course is designed to give students more independence and greater control over their use of the language. The emphasis of the course is on developing writing skills. Students are assigned to a particular section according to their performance in the intensive language course.

SPAN 3102 SELS

Advanced Grammar and Composition II
Students from SPAN 3501 SELS continue in this class for the regular session. This course is designed to give students more independence and greater control over their use of the language. The emphasis of the course is on developing writing skills. Students are assigned to a particular section according to their performance in the intensive language course.

SPAN 3106 SELS

Advanced Language Skills and Conversation I
Students from SPAN 2501 SELS continue in this class. This course is designed to broaden oral communicative competence through conversation and discussion in the target language. Students are assigned to a particular section according to their performance in the intensive language course. Special emphasis is placed on understanding contemporary Spain.

SPAN 3107 SELS

Advanced Language Skills and Conversation II
Students from SPAN 3501 SELS continue in this class for the regular session. This course is designed to broaden oral communicative competence through conversation and discussion in the target language. Students are assigned to a particular section according to their performance in the intensive language course. Special emphasis is placed on understanding contemporary Spain.

CIEE Content Courses

AHIS 3101 SELS

Survey of Spanish Artistic Movements
Students become acquainted with the cultural and artistic development of Spain and its relationship to the Western world through the study of Spanish art, architecture, and sculpture. This is carried out through lectures, slide shows, and visits to monuments and museums in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and the surrounding areas.

HISP 3101 SELS

Spanish Culture and Civilization
This class helps students understand the plurality of Spanish society within a historical, sociological, economic, and political context. Through active discussion and writing assignments, the class examines the following important themes that characterize Spanish culture: historical cultural legacy, urban vs. rural, women’s issues, the Church, popular fiestas, social classes, regionalism, and Spain in the European Union.

ANTH 3001 SELS/SOCI 3001 SELS

Gastronomy of Spain
This class studies how Spain's long, interesting history and distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic factors has influenced its gastronomic melting pot. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia with its Roman, Arab, Jewish, and New World food influences, which are still important in the present day. This interactive and practical class includes cooking classes, guest lecturers, and visits to organic farms, oil producing factories, vineyards, and other places of interest in Spain´s culinary world.

COMM 3301 CSCS

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seville as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Cursos para Extranjeros—Universidad de Sevilla

NOTE: Please check the CIEE website for the most up-to-date listing of class offerings. This list is for general informational purposes and may change without notice from the university.

Fall

Philology

Spanish American Literature
This course is an introductory survey of contemporary Latin American literature. It covers the development of Latin American literature from Modernism to the present. Major emphasis is given to genre and movements in the literature of Latin America.

Contemporary Spanish Cinema
This class examines the Spanish film industry, including its infancy during the Spanish Civil War, its use under the Franco regime, and current trends. The student is given a panoramic introduction to the field. The approach here is aesthetic (film as art).

The Art of Flamenco as a Process of Communication in the 21st Century:
An Interdisciplinary Approach and the Aesthetics of Music
The course brings students to an understanding of one of the most important oral and linguistic expressions of Andalusian culture. It uses the socio-linguistic approach to the study of Flamenco in all its dimensions, from the poetry to the ritual, in an attempt to integrate and explain completely Flamenco as a phenomenon of the Andalusian people.

Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (1200-1500)
This course is designed to enable students to take their first basic steps in the study of Medieval Spanish Literature. The course begins with songs telling of heroic deeds and moves through to La Celestina (The Matchmaker Woman), a work which served as the gateway to Spanish Literature of the Renaissance.

Masterpieces of Spanish Literature II (1500-1650)
The fundamental aim of this course is to provide students with a wide-ranging overview of Spanish Literature of the Golden Age via some of the period’s key texts.

Literature and Cuisine: Read, Write, Cook, and Eat
This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

Marketing and Society
The aim of this course is to offer students an approach to marketing and its impact upon society.

Geography and History

Culture and Society in Present-Day Spain
This course begins with an introduction to the concepts of society and culture from the point of view of the anthropologist. It examines Spain as a cultural area by looking at the different periods and regions of Spain, rural and urban; social classes; mobility; age; relations between the sexes; the Church; popular culture; and the effects on EU membership on Spanish culture.

The Art of Andalusia in the Golden Age
The objective of this course is to help students understand the art of the region where they are studying, Andalusia. The program covers art from the Spanish Golden Age, 16th and 17th centuries, and ends with the applied and industrial arts in the Golden Age.

Physical Geography and Environment of Spain
This course will provide students with an awareness of the characteristics and distinguishing features of Spain’s physical configuration, as well as its environmental set-up. With this aim in mind, the course will be geared to introducing students to Spain’s territorial diversity, as well as to the key historical turning points and major topics related to Spain’s physical geography, while also giving consideration to their interaction with the phenomenon of the environment.

Cultural Anthropology of Latin America
This course covers three broad areas of interest—uniformity and diversity in Latin America; methods and instruments of investigation and research into the question of the ethnic national reality of Latin America; and ethnicity/nationalism in Latin America.

The Political Construction of the European Union
This class examines the key historical events leading to the founding of the European Union and how the EU developed with a special emphasis on institutions and relations with Spain.

Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalusiaa
This class helps students understand the cultural and anthropological aspects of flamenco in the Andalusian culture. The emphasis is on history, anthropology, art, and culture. By looking at the cultural and anthropological aspects of Flamenco, students will understand Flamenco as a phenomenon of the Andalusian people. NOTE: This class is for non-Spanish majors, and history, anthropology, or sociology majors.

Cinema and History: Greeks and Romans
This class uses the medium of movies as a way to help students understand life in the Classical world, focusing on politics, war, leadership, male/female relations, society, and economics.

Women in American History
This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyze in greater depth the female Latin-American universe conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically- based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, within the economy, as well as within the scenarios of politics and culture.

Spring

Philology

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel
Students study the origin and development of the Latin American novel up to modern times. They look at issues that have produced this genre of novel, including Romanticism, realism and regionalism, politics and narration, the Indian novel and its development, and the Latin American novel, including themes of rebellion, liberation, and natives.

Contemporary Spanish Cinema
This class examines the Spanish film industry, including its infancy during the Spanish Civil War, its use under the Franco regime, and current trends. The student is given a panoramic introduction to the field. The approach here is aesthetic (film as art).

The Art of Flamenco as a Communication Process in the 21st Century:
An Interdisciplinary Approach and the Aesthetics of Music
The class examines the roots of Flamenco from its origins to present day. Special attention is paid to the different styles and rhythmic and melodic structures. It looks at music, art, literature, dance, and philosophy.

Masterpieces of Spanish Literature III (1800-1936)
This course aims to provide a general overview of Spanish Literature from the 19th century through to the first third of the 20th. In order to do so two main objectives have been set down—first, to acquaint students with the conceptual keystones related to each stage under study, and, second, to apply this same knowledge to the exploration of four literary works by representative authors of the period being covered in the course.

The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature
The aim of this course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure an historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output—the Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the 1930s will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the 1940s and the present day. In this way, what will be sought after is a clearer understanding of the contemporary literary scenario via its development during the second half of the 20th century.

Literature and Cuisine: Read, Write, Cook, Eat
This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

Marketing and Society
The aim of this Course is to offer students an approach to marketing and its impact upon society.

The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World
This Course consists of an Introduction to the historical and political reality of the Arab-Islamic world, while underlining the importance of international relations with regard to its historical development. The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes which have determined the recent history of these countries and which have lead them to their presentday situation. Specific attention will be paid to those countries wherein the conflicts affecting them have acquired significant transcendence in international terms. Among non-Arab countries, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan will be dealt with.

Geography and History

An Introduction to the Contemporary History of Spain
This course deals primarily with the political history of Spain in the following areas: political liberalism and the system of Restoration; the regeneracionismo, the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic; Franco’s dictatorship; and the transition to democracy.

The Territorial Ciphers of Present-Day Spain: Society, Economy, and the Environment
This course focuses on the human geography of Spain. Students look at how changes in geographical forces affect humans, as well as the effects humans have had on the environment.

Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain
This class studies the economic development of Spain from the agrarian reform of the 19th century and its failure, to industrialization and the economic environment under Franco’s regime, ending with an examination of the current economic climate and the limits placed on its growth.

Cultural Anthropology of Andalusia
This course gives the student a fuller understanding of society and culture specific to the region.

An Introduction to Western and Spanish Music
This is an introductory class designed for non-music majors. The objective of the class is to provide students the theoretical and practical information necessary to appreciate and understand Western classical music, with special emphasis on Spanish music.

Cultural Anthropology of the Mediterranean
This course focuses on the Mediterranean region from the anthropological point of view. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of the region and the mechanisms that have configured that diversity. Students analyze the way in which the region uses this diversity to its advantage in different contexts.

Spanish Art in the 20th Century
This course provides a systematic and thorough approach to the developments during the 20th century in Spain within architecture, painting, sculpture, as well as in terms of more groundbreaking contemporary artistic manifestations (happenings, performance art). Key artists, as well as trends and artistic movements, are explored.

America´s Historical Memory: Books and Documents
This course involves the interpretation and reading of documents associated with the Discovery of America, with the figure of Christopher Columbus, Conquistadors, and historical figures connected with the Indies. Visits will also be organized to the General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias), University of Sevilla’s Historical Archive, as well as Sevilla’s Municipal Archive, while participants in the course will be given first-time guidance in the use of research instruments which enable access to their resources.

Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalusia
This class helps students understand the cultural and anthropological aspects of flamenco in the Andalusian culture. The emphasis is on history, anthropology, art, and culture. By looking at the cultural and anthropological aspects of Flamenco, the objective is to help students understand Flamenco as a phenomenon of the Andalusian people.

An Introduction to the Modern History of Spain
This course is a survey of Spanish history from the re-conquest of Granada through the fall of the ancient regime under Charles IV. Students start with an introduction to Spain at the beginning of modern times. This class covers the rise of the empire and factors that led to its demise.

Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union’s Commercial Relations
Students study the geographic makeup of the European Union and how this influences and creates the differences among the members of the European Union, ranging from economic resources, agriculture, industry, energy, transport, communication issues, to regional politics and the place of the Union in the world.

Europe and the Atlantic Scenario during the Modern Age (from the 15th to the 18th Centuries)
The aim of this course is to provide a broad overview of colonial expansionism in the Atlantic between the initial phase of this same process (the mid-15th century) and the independence of overseas colonies during the final third of the 18th century and beginnings of the 19th.

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