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Dates:
09/01/2014 - 12/12/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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01/13/2014 - 05/07/2014 *
Deadlines:
10/01/2013
Credit:
15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Deadlines:
10/01/2014
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15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Extended to: 04/15/2014
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Come to Seville and develop your advanced level Spanish skills while enjoying extensive course offerings in nearly every academic discipline.

With a curriculum built specifically for CIEE students; direct enrolment options at two local universities; homestays; a language exchange; and volunteer opportunities, studying abroad in Seville offers you a unique academic and intercultural experience.

Study abroad in Seville and you will:

  • Study at one of the oldest and most prestigious study abroad programs in Spain, chosen by thousands of U.S. students since its inception in 1971
  • Learn outside the classroom through weekly educational activities and excursions to sites of cultural significance
  • Immerse yourself in the local community through special interest groups, homestays, Intercambios, and volunteer opportunities
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

From art history and anthropology to communications, literature, economics, and film studies, Seville has an incredibly rich curriculum which allows you to pursue your passions in an environment that is both challenging and stimulating.

Excursions

study abroad in Spain

Enjoy a number of field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain. Field trips and visits highlight topics covered in class and have included excursions to Granada, Córdoba, Aracena, and Cádiz. Students who participate in interest groups also take part in a three-day themed weekend trip to locations such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, or Morocco.

Immersion

Study abroad in Seville provides various activities and programs to help integrate you into the local and university communities. Those include volunteer opportunities, a conversation exchange, intramural sports, and outings to the cinema with local students.

Interest groups meet throughout the semester and are focused on different themes including cultural expression, gastronomy, sports, technology, and more.

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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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End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (15 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/01/2014
12/12/2014
$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 **
$11,998
Housing ***
$3,450
Insurance
$102

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

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
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.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

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

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Spring 2014 (16 wks)
10/01/2013
01/13/2014
05/07/2014
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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 **
$11,998
Housing ***
$3,450
Insurance
$102

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

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
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.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

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

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Spring 2015
10/01/2014
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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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/01/2014
TBA
$30,100

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 **
$22,798
Housing ***
$6,900
Insurance
$102

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

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$5,200
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$500
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$5,600

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.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

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

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

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

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit and a full course load for the semester program is 15–17 semester/ 22.5–25.5 quarter hours and 30–32 semester/45–48 quarter hours for the academic year.

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

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students take one intensive course for the first few weeks of the program (Intensive Session) based upon the result of an online language placement exam. Upon completion of the Intensive Session, students begin their program of study, which includes a combination of four courses from CIEE Study Center (CSCS) courses, Cursos para Extranjeros at the Universidad de Sevilla, and regular university classes at the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO. Students may take the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Seville in addition to the four courses during the semester.

Study abroad students with lower-than-average language levels will be required to continue with a specially designed language class after the intensive session, Academic Writing and Critical Thinking (SPAN 4001 CSCS).

Liberal Arts participants may also take one CIEE course offered through the Business and Society program and/or any of the CIEE courses offered through the Teaching Development and Communication, New Media, and Journalism programs. Please refer to those sections of the catalog for course information. Regular university course offerings at the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO are in the Advanced Liberal Arts section of the catalog.

Students in the Liberal Arts study abroad program for the academic year are not required to repeat the Intensive Session in January. However, many academic year students may wish to take Short Stories in Spain and Latin America (LITT 3501 CSCS) during this time. If an academic year student does not take the literature class during the Intensive Session, he or she must take five classes during the remainder of the semester.

CIEE recommends that students with a strong academic background and excellent Spanish skills take at least one regular university course. Students staying for the academic year should include several regular university courses when designing their program of study. Liberal Arts students may take these classes from any of the schools of the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO. Business classes offered at UPO may be found in the Business and Society section of this catalog.

Because CIEE resident staff have the responsibility for recommending students for admission into regular university courses, they reserve the right to require students to take on extra work in language study should they deem it necessary. Credit is not recommended for the extra work.

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About the City

About The City

Capital of Andalusia, 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. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo were born here, and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from the royal apartments in the Alcazar Palace. Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

When you come to Seville you will feel flooded with a very special light because the sun shines here with such intensity, and that is what makes the Sevillanos open, festive, and passionate people. The history pervades our streets and surrounds us in the form of buildings, fountains, and plazas. Each corner, each tree can hold a secret, a legend of a love story, because you will live in the city of Don Juan Tenorio, and everything is possible here. After leaving Seville, you will have so much to tell.

— Olga Merino, Resident Coordinator

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Sergio Jimenez

Sergio Jiménez, Program Assistant, has finished his Communications studies focusing on cinema, television and radio. He is currently studying tourism .

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Olga Merino

Olga Merino, Resident Coordinator, is a native sevillana and has a B.A. in English from the Universidad de Sevilla. Olga has worked with CIEE for over ten years. She is pursuing her MA in the area of cross-cultural communication and education.

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Jaime Ramirez

Jaime Ramírez is the Center Director for the CIEE Study Center in Seville. A native sevillano, he earned his B.A. from the Universidad de Sevilla in Business Administration and M.B.A. at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Jaime participated in CIEE´s Internship USA, working for 4 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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Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodríguez, a native sevillano, earned his undergraduate degree in Education from the Universidad de Sevilla. He started working for CIEE in 2004 during orientations with students and thereafter in several different departments of CIEE. He is currently the Program Assistant for the Liberal Arts Program and the Resident Coordinator of the Summer Language and Culture Program. Jorge participated in a professional development staff exchange with the University of Oregon.

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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.

With nearly 11,000 students, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) is the second state run university in Seville. It is located on a 345-acre campus, a 30-minute metro or bus ride from the center of the city. UPO offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors, as well as in biotechnology, environmental sciences, humanities, labor relations, second language acquisition, social work, sports sciences, and translation. Its facilities are equipped with the latest in technology, including campus-wide Internet access, computer, television, video and audio centers, an open access library, sports facilities, and science laboratories.

CIEE Study Center

The CIEE Study Center is located in a beautifully renovated Sevillano 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 Sevilla building (Tabacalera). Housed in the CIEE Study Center are classrooms, computer room, student services, and CIEE administration. CIEE professors also have an office 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

Homestays are the overwhelming preference of students due to the cultural and linguistic opportunities that they provide. Students have their own room and are placed on an individual basis. However, those students who specifically wish to share housing may request to live with another program participant, but always with the condition that each student has their own separate bedroom. All meals and laundry privileges are provided.

In the residencia option, all meals provided in the cafeteria except Sunday lunch and a limited meal service during Christmas break, Easter week, and Feria. Laundry services are also the responsibility of the student in the residencia, although facilities are provided. Residencia rooms are usually doubles or triples shared with other CIEE participants. Few individual rooms are available in the residencia. Students who want to live alone in their own room should choose the homestay or shared apartment options.

Students choosing the shared student apartments will be housed possibly with one other program participant, in addition to Spanish and, occasionally, international students. All apartment residents will have their own bedroom, but bathrooms, kitchens, and other common areas are shared amongst the residents. Students choosing this option will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals as these are not provided, nor is there a cafeteria (as with the residencia). However, students will receive a modest monthly food stipend. Laundry is also the responsibility of the student, although a washing machine is provided.

Internet is provided in all types of CIEE housing, as are cleaning services, although these vary depending on the type of housing.

Academic year students may choose to move into private apartments with Spaniards (not other Americans or English-speakers) during the spring semester. CIEE will provide a monthly stipend as well as an informational session about this option, but students are entirely responsible for all aspects of this independent living situation.

Given the size of the city, all students should expect to use public transportation (metro, tram, bus, or public bike rental) to commute from their place of residence to their classes.

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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. Meeting with students online, the resident director 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 objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

The mandatory weeklong orientation session, conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program, will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff 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 housing options have internet access and the CIEE Study Center has a wirless connection. You'll be allowed to use the computers at the CIEE Study Center, but for academic purposes only.

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Culture

Culture

study abroad in Spain

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain. Field trips and visits 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 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 institutions including hiking, choir, sports teams, and theater and cinema events.

Cultural Reimbursement Program for Year-long Students

CIEE will reimburse you for tickets purchased for theater, ballet, opera, and special events taking place in and around Seville and Spain. Travel costs to places in Spain are also covered in this program. The goal of this program is to encourage you to enrolled in the Spanish University to enjoy local cultural activities with Spanish peers in a Spanish environment.

Immersion

Intercambios

A conversation exchange program with Spanish students is an important part of the study abroad program. Intercambios give 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.

Interest Groups

You'll join interest groups as another way to meet more Spanish students and get to know the Spanish culture in a more informal setting. The groups are focused on different themes such as “Cultural Expression,” “Food and Culture in Spain,” “Spain and her Neighbors,” “Spain and her Regions,” “Sports in Spain,” Sevilla and the Americas, Other Realities in Spain, Mediterranean Landscapes, Technology in Seville and “The Four Cultures in the Mediterranean.” The groups meet with Spanish students regularly throughout the semester. Near the end of the semester you'll engage in a three day weekend trip to a place related to the theme such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, or Morocco.

Community Involvement

You will have the opportunity to work with children and the elderly, as well as other humanitarian associations. You may also become involved in international organizations such as Amnesty International. Volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools are also available.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Liberal Arts study abroad program began in 1971 and is designed for students at the advanced level to improve their spoken and written Spanish while pursuing coursework in a variety of subjects. In addition to a range of courses offered by CIEE, students can also choose to enroll directly in a Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide course.

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 semester. The purpose of this exam is to determine the student’s level of Spanish for appropriate placement in 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 those content courses taught exclusively in Spanish. Tutorials are also offered for regular University courses.

Academic Culture

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday and meet two to three times a week. Instruction is usually lecture style.

CIEE Study Center courses and Cursos para Extranjeros offered during the fall semester finish before Christmas and for the spring semester, in mid-May. Final exams at UPO normally take place in late January and June, but may be taken early during both semesters if necessary. At the Universidad de Sevilla, exams take place in January and June. In some cases, professors may be willing to administer the final exam earlier than the officially scheduled date, but CIEE cannot be responsible for arranging or guaranteeing early exams.

At the end of the fall semester, academic-year students have a break for the late December and early January holidays celebrated in Spain. Students who are enrolled in regular University classes must be back in Seville by January 6, following the holiday called Reyes, to continue classes and take final exams. Students who choose to take the advanced literature class during the spring semester intensive session must be back in Seville by the third week of January. All other academic year students return the first week of February.

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

While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s experience, attendance in class is mandatory. Early departure for or late return from vacations is not allowed.

Nature of Classes

CIEE classes are with other CIEE study abroad students only. Cursos para Extranjeros are with other American students and not with Spanish students. Students registered in regular University classes take classes with Spanish and international students.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Spanish at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that will contribute to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.

Grading System

In CIEE courses, students are graded on the basis of mid-term and final examinations, class participation, and attendance. A paper in Spanish is required in many CIEE courses. Most Cursos para Extranjeros have a mid-term and final, but some professors still follow the Spanish system of giving only a final exam. In some cases, Cursos para Extranjeros professors include a final project or paper.

In some regular university classes there may be term papers, and in others, only an oral or written final exam with the professor. Numerical grades are given on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading scale.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

All courses are taught by highly qualified professionals, many of whom are associated with the Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

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Course Description

Course Description

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 cancelled 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.

CIEE Intensive Courses

Students are placed into one course based upon the results of the online language placement exam and on site oral interview.

HISP 3502 CSCS

Cultural History of Spain
This course aims to give students a greater understanding of Spanish history using Seville and its many historical sites as a classroom. This class is highly recommended for students with solid Spanish language skills and a background in Western European History.

LITT 3501 CSCS

Short Stories in Spain and Latin America
This class is designed especially for academic-year students who want to continue language and literature study during the semester break in January. The objective of the class is to study short stories as a literary genre in Spain and Latin America from the 19th and 20th centuries.

SPAN 3501 CSCS

Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar
This is a dynamic and innovative class in which students work closely with professors to activate their passive language skills. It serves as an introduction into Spanish culture, society, and day-to-day life. Students are placed in small groups according to levels. Outside classroom assignments (such as visits to markets, stores, and churches, reading newspapers, etc.) help reinforce vocabulary and grammar learned in class. By strengthening language skills, students are better prepared to take academic subjects in Spanish.

CIEE Study Center Courses—Fall and Spring

ADVT 3001/HISP 3004/VART 3001 CSCS

Made in Spain: Discovering Spanish Culture Through Design
This course is for students interested in design and advertising within a Spanish historical and cultural context. The study of visual culture, the primary focus of the class, will provide the student with a knowledge of the history of Spanish design from its origins to the contemporary period. We will examine Spanish society through a survey of icons, designs, art, and advertising as a reflection of time and society in Spain. Special emphasis will be placed on the most important events in Spanish history as sources of inspiration for artists. We will study the most important advertising campaigns and the icons which have come to be identified with the image of Spain within the country and abroad.

AHIS3001CSCS

Andalusia, the land of Artistic Geniuses: The History of Arts in Andalusia
Andalusia has been a land of creators. The principal artistic and cultural movements of Europe have had their reflection in our land through talented creators. Picasso, Velázquez, Murillo, Martínez Montañés, o Manuel de Falla are just a select few of the universalism of Andalusian culture. This course will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the most important artistic figures that have contributed to Andalusian and Spanish history—many of whose legacy continues well into the 21st Century. This class will have many out of classroom activities so that students may get to know even more personally these interesting historical protagonists in the world of Spanish art. We will walk where they walked and view their artistic work in person.

ANTH 3001 CSCS/HISP 3002 CSCS

Intercultural Communication
This course offers a critical examination of the dynamics of communication across cultural boundaries. Basic theories and concepts of intercultural communication are introduced and applied directly to student experiences in Spain. Throughout the course, students are challenged to become more effective communicators and gain greater cultural competence by exploring firsthand how culture influences perception and meaning.

ANTH 3002 CSCS/SOCI 3005 CSCS

Culture and Cuisine in Spain
This class aims to introduce students to the relationship between food and culture in Spain. Students study how Spain's long, interesting history and distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic factors influence its gastronomic melting pot. Special emphasis is placed on Andalucia with its Roman, Arab, Jewish, and New World food influences which are still important in the present day. This interactive class includes cooking classes, guest lecturers, and visits to organic farms, oil producing factories, vineyards, and other places of interest in the culinary word.

ANTH 4001 CSCS/SPAN 4002 CSCS

Art and Fiesta: Andalusia and her Popular Traditions
This class introduces students to the popular traditions and customs of Andalusian society today from historical, religious, sociological, and economic perspectives. Special attention is paid to the different popular customs within Andalusia which have evolved: urban vs. rural; west vs. east; and secular vs. religious. The phenomenon of Andalusian popular traditions is placed within the historical context of Spain’s development. This class includes many activities outside of the classrooms, as well as visits to several cities in Andalusia.

ANTH 3003 CSCS

The Anthropology of Sports in Spain
This course analyzes the important role sports play in modern Spanish society. Special attention will be paid to the dynamic relationship between sports and culture. Students will study the anthropological, historical, social, economic, political, business, and organizational development of sports in Spain. Emphasis will also be placed on the reciprocal influences of sports on violence, gender, race, ethnicity, and national identities in Spain. The class adopts a practical approach to sports in Spain including case studies, field trips, and guest lecturers. Specific comparisons will be made with the sports/cultural debate in different Spanish cities.

ARCH3001CSCS

Cities in Spain: A European Model of Architecture and Urban Planning
This class offers students the opportunity to understand European architecture and urban planning as an important element reflecting a city´s social, historical, cultural, and economic value. Students will study the historical legacy of Spanish cities, and the different urban models that each civilization implanted over time. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying the contemporary challenges these cities face (within a Spanish and European context) and discussing possible solutions.

BUSI3106SEBS

Leadership and Power in the International Environment

This course introduces students to concepts and skills related to leadership and focuses on identifying competencies for effective leadership, assessing students’ leadership strengths, and creating their personal action plan. Students will not only learn about leadership in traditional ways, but they will also have the opportunity to discuss qualities of some of the current European leaders and most relevant leaders in the Spanish community.

CINE 3101 CSCS

Contemporary Spanish Film
This class examines the evolution of Spanish Contemporary Film during the 20th century. As the class is designed from a broad cultural perspective, students analyze various contexts of recent Spanish history (political, social, linguistic, and literary) and how they were reflected on the “big screen.” Students also become familiar with some of the rhetorical aspects related to cinematography in Spain including lighting, camera angles, framing and point of view, sound track, editing, and mise-en-scene.

CLST 3001 CSCS

Seminar on Living and Learning in Seville
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Seville is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Spaniards are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Spain. Contact hours: 25. Recommended Credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.

COMM 3001 CSCS

Mass Communication and Society in Spain
This class examines the relationship between mass communications and society in Spain from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students examine the various means of communication in Spain (press, radio, television) and study their evolution within economic, social, and political contexts. Special emphasis is also placed on the regional aspects of communications in Spain. This class includes visits to different communication centers in Seville.

COMM 3005 SCMJ/JOUR 3003 SCMJ

Metamorphosis of News and Media: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
This course presents students with a solid background on the history and habits of printed press in Europe as well as an update on the methods employed by the main European journals to adapt to the many challenges posed by the Internet. A leading professional in the field, the Chief Editor of a regional newspaper printed in Seville, teaches the course. Sessions take place in the newsroom of the newspaper and include discussions with other professionals in the field as well as with students of journalism from the School of Communication at the Universidad of Sevilla. Observing and discussing the fast and almost dramatic transformation of such a key industry offers an exceptional set of experiences for the students.

COMM 3004 SCMJ/HISP 3001 SCMJ

Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain
Taught by members of the digital media team, this course introduces students to the active and multidisciplinary scene of digital production in Spain and Europe, with an emphasis on the work of individuals and collectives who address mass media issues from a social and cultural critical perspective. The course connects students with a fairly young and very intellectually active segment of the host society by visiting organizations and production centers, and by participating in events organized around the city. Special emphasis is placed on the notion of shared cultural action and shared creativity through new media.

COMM 3006 SCMJ/SPAN 3003 SCMJ

Spanish Skills in Context: Podcast Reporting
This hands-on course combines a revision of advanced Spanish language skills with the production of an audio podcast featuring interviews, broadcasting of events, docudramas, news, and debates. Students develop written exercises intended for the ear, not for the eye, therefore emphasizing the expressiveness of sound atmospheres and the imaginary provided by music to support their texts. They discover and share contents in Spanish about their experiences in the host society as they expand their linguistic, cultural, and social competencies by experimenting with locution, recording, and editing techniques. Classes take place at the Centro Experimental y Tecnológico para las Artes de Sevilla (ICAS) and its final projects are linked to the website of the program www.masmenos.es.

ECON 3001 CSCS

Globalization and Economic Development
The course aims to provide the students with a critical analysis of the current world economic situation—how did it evolve, what is the current reality, and how will the world economy develop in the future. Students, will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental problems affecting the world economy and the operation and evolution of economic agents.

HISP 3001 CSCS

Flamenco in Andalusia: Culture, Language, Music, and Dance
This class studies Flamenco as an important part of Andalusian history. Its approach is interdisciplinary. Students learn about the historical roots of Flamenco and its articulation in history, language, literature, music, art, and dance over the centuries. They participate in many activities outside the classroom so that they may be drawn even closer to the world of Flamenco in Seville, Andalusia, and Spain. Special emphasis is placed on the internationalization of Flamenco today.

HISP 3003 CSCS

Images of Spain: Arabs, Bullfighting, and Flamenco
Reflections on the Arab legacy as well as the intellectual debates about flamenco and bullfighting have been used as identity referents that have shaped the different cultural images of Spain. In this course, we will focus on the creation of "la España castiza" as opposed to "la España heterodoxa," and how this confrontation has been articulated through "la España colorista" of the Romantic travelers, "la España negra," avant-garde Spain during the Republic and the Exile, Francoist Spain, and Spain from the Transition to the present-day Democracy. Students will have the opportunity to analyze literary works, paintings, theatrical performances, and movies, as well as political, philosophical, historical, and anthropological essays. In short, this course offers a survey of Spanish intellectual thought from an interdisciplinary approach and is addressed to students who need a solid general course on Spanish culture.

HIST 3001 CSCS

Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims
This class is interdisciplinary in its approach. Students study relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Spain from political, social, economic, religious, and artistic perspectives. Class lectures are complemented with visits to historical sites around Seville and excursions to Cordoba, Granada, and Carmona.

HIST 3002 CSCS

The Image of the United States in Spain: 100 Years of Myths and Stereotypes
This class offers a comprehensive overview of how the U.S. has been perceived in Spain over the past century and focuses on these topics: the Spanish-American War of 1898; the end of World War I and Roaring 20's; the Second Republic in Spain and Civil War; World War II; Franco Regime; and the transition to and consolidation of democracy in Spain. Students examine sources from television, documentaries, film, radio, press, and novels/poetry. Special attention is paid to the differences in official governmental perspectives, public opinion, and intelligence information.

INDE 3103 CSCS

Special Projects
Students with a special academic interest may design their own course while in Seville. A detailed outline of the student’s project proposal, approved by the home campus advisor, must be submitted for acceptance by resident staff prior to departure for Spain. The deadline to submit a Special Project proposal for approval is December 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall. Students may undertake one special project per semester.

INRE 3101 CSCS

European-Latin American Relations Since Independence (19th and 20th Centuries)
This course examines the evolution of European interest in the nations of Latin America since their independence. Topics include how Europe has dealt with Latin America under the imposed U.S. umbrella of the Monroe Doctrine, Spain and Latin America, and Spain in Europe and Latin America.

INRE 3102 CSCS

U.S.-European Relations Since World War II
This course focuses on the historical and political nature of U.S.-European relations since World War II. Students explore the change in that relationship after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the move toward a partnership between the U.S. and the European Union at the beginning of the 21st century.

INRE 3103 CSCS

Spain and European Integration
To understand Spain’s present and future is to understand the common road into the 21st century that is being forged by being part of the European Union. This course examines the European Union as a potential partner/rival in the international scene.

INRE 3104 CSCS

Conflict and Cooperation Between the Americas: From George Washington to Hugo Chavez

This class analyzes the relations between the U.S. and Latin American from the period of independence (19th century) to the present day. We will study this dynamic and interesting relationship from several different perspectives—historical, economic, social, and political. Special emphasis will be placed on why specific decisions were taken due to personalities, legacies, ideologies, and governmental structures.

INRE 4001 CSCS

Theory and Practice of International Relations: European Perspectives
This class examines the phenomenon of interdependence, globalization, and exclusion that exist within international society in the 21st century. Through a comparison of the American and European perspectives, students examine the elements that shape contemporary international society, as well as the challenges it faces, including peace and security, development, human rights, environment, and politics.

LITT 3002 CSCS

The Essence of Seville and Sevillanos: a Journey Through Literature
For centuries, the city of Seville has always been a source of inspiration for literary artists from around the world. This course offers students a survey of the literary works from Al-Andalus to the present day. We examine how literature, art, architecture, history, politics, and economics are inter-related. Special emphasis is placed on the Generation of 1898 and 1927. Students read theater, poetry, and literature inspired by the city of Seville. Visits to literary clubs, historical moments, and places associated with either the author or the inspiration of the literary work are included.

LITT 3101 CSCS

Contemporary Spanish Literature
This class studies the major authors and literary trends in contemporary Spanish literature. The course examines major authors, works, and the movements (social, political, and aesthetic) that constitute Spanish literature in the 20th century.

LITT 3102 CSCS

The Novel and the Cinema: Two Ways of Telling the Story
This course is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between a literary work and its presentation in cinema. Students examine the different literary mechanisms of the two interrelated narrative arts, investigating how common elements in both possess distinct statements.

LITT 3103 CSCS

Women Writers in 20th Century Spain
This course explores the narrative of a selected group of Spanish women writers of the last four decades, highlighting their literary significance and importance as an expression of a cultural reality: the changing roles of women in Spanish society.

LITT 3104 CSCS

Cervantes and El Quijote
This class is dedicated to Cervantes’ classic work, Don Quijote. Students analyze style, content, and symbolism in the book. Special attention is also paid to the figure of Cervantes—his life, history, and challenges. Students visit places in Seville where Cervantes lived, wrote, and even served a jail sentence.

LITT 3105 CSCS

Latin American and Spanish Literature of the Margins
The objective of this class is to study different manifestations of marginalization—geopolitical, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and sexual orientation—in Spanish and Latin American cultures. It also examines how this results in the construction of a national identity—national, regional, ethnic, and/or sexual.

PHOT3001SCMJ

Urban Photography Workshop: The City from Inside
The objectives of this course are to disseminate and implement the various techniques and content related to photography and the city, while producing images that can be used to document and create a visual map of the different neighborhoods of the Andalusian capital. The city is full of roads that end and start again, a labyrinth of doors that separate the public from the private. The world around us moves so fast that it blurs our vision and moves us through an invisible city, a world that can be revealed through a photographic lens. A camera lets us rediscover the reality that we live in and forces us to stop and look while trying to transfer the reality observed to the two-dimensional world of photography. Recommended credit: 1 semester hour/1.5 quarter hours. Total of 15 contact hours in addition to out of class photography sessions.

POLI 3001 CSCS/SOCI 3002 CSCS

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Arab World
This class is designed to give students a thorough introduction to issues confronting the Arab world. Themes of the class include introduction to historical and contemporary differences between the Arab and Islamic worlds, geography, historical contexts leading up to the Ottoman Empire and colonization, systems of government in modern Arab states, contemporary Arab society, human rights, social liberties of women’s rights, the economy, and the future of the Arab world.

PSYC 3101 CSCS

Psychology of Learning a Second Language
This course focuses on the motivational factors, personality traits, the degree of adaptation to a foreign language context, and other psychological factors that influence second language acquisition. Students acquire the tools to identify the psychological aspects that sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language. This class is offered through the CIEE Teaching Development program.

PUBH 3001 CSCS

Dimensions of Health Care: Theory and Practice
This course introduces students to local public health care realities in Spain and the European Union through theory and fieldwork. Students learn about the different aspects of public health within a universal health care system, with special focus on the challenges of disease prevention, disabilities, environment, management of health promotion programs, and aging. Special attention is paid to the social context of disease/poverty and the economic factors involved in public health planning. Each student discusses his/her experience on a weekly basis with on-site tutors, resident staff, and peers. A final project is developed as part of the field experience. Main activities include investigation, evaluation, observation, site visits, and community education.

SOCI 3001 CSCS

Islamic Culture and Art in Muslim Spain
This class is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of the Arabic-Islamic culture as manifested in Al-Andalus (Andalusia). Students study the cultural, religious, social, artistic, historical, and economic aspects associated with Muslim Spain. Class lectures are complemented by visits to places of interest in Seville and around Andalusia.

SOCI 3003 CSCS/ POLI 3002 CSCS/SPAN 3105 CSCS

Social Justice and Community Service Practicum
Designed for students interested in human rights, sociology, international law, or international relations, this course explores some of the contemporary manifestations of social divisions: inclusions and exclusions, collective identities, minorities, citizenship, gender, and globalization and human rights, placing special emphasis on the Spanish and European reality. This course seeks to familiarize the student with major issues in the current global debate and increase his or her capacity for critical research and analysis. A fundamental objective of the course is to engage the student on a more practical level through volunteering in the community.

SPAN 3003 CSCS

Spanish for the Legal Professions
This class focuses on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and legal terminology related to the legal profession. Special emphasis is placed on the differences of the U.S. and Continental European legal systems and philosophies. This is an interactive course that includes visits to local legal institutions including courts, police stations, and immigrant centers; lectures by lawyers, police staff, and judges; and some field work experience.

SPAN 3101 CSCS

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
This course is designed for students with no prior experience in the field of linguistics. Focusing on the Spanish language, it deals with the following questions: What is a language and how does it work? How is human language different from other communication systems? How is a language similar to other languages? The course also explores the history of the Spanish language and its dialectological variation, as well as sociolinguistic issues such as contact, bilingualism, and linguistic variation.

SPAN 3102 CSCS

Methodology of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
This class is designed especially for students who want to pursue a career in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Students are exposed to the latest approaches to teaching Spanish, including communication skills, linguistic levels, and group work. This class is offered through the CIEE Teaching Development program.

SPAN 3004/COMM 3002 CSCS

Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication, and Plural Identity
This course focuses on the ‘intercultural’ as experienced by people who cross cultures in today’s world (either by choice or by circumstance), particularly university students taking part in a study and residence abroad program. Individual bilingualism is achieved by applying different types of language knowledge and skills to the actual use of two (or more) languages regularly, while intercultural competence is achieved by acquiring the awareness, skills, and attitudes necessary to effectively communicate between different cultures. This is an interdisciplinary course addressing major issues in foreign/second language teaching, individual bilingualism, intercultural communication, intercultural interaction, international business, psycholinguistics and cross-cultural psychology, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, sociolinguistic identity research, speech communication, and study abroad research.

SPAN 4001 CSCS

Academic Writing and Critical Thinking
This course is designed specifically for students who do little writing, find writing difficult, or lack confidence when they write in Spanish. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. Students learn strategies for reading and analyzing complex texts, improve their critical thinking, and develop essential skills for producing persuasive academic essays. NOTE: This class is offered exclusively for students who score well below the average on the placement exam and are required to take this class during the regular semester.

SPAN 4005 CSCS/MUSI 4001 CSCS

Survey of Spanish Music of the 20th Century: Political, Social, and Cultural Realities
This course analyzes the role of pop music and Spanish rock and its effect on the contemporary Spanish culture. Beginning with the early years of the 20th century and the Spanish Civil War, the cultural apparatus of the Franco regime is explored in order to fully understand the function of the different types of music during these years.

SPAN 4008 CSCS/MUSI 4002 CSCS

The History of Opera in Seville: From Don Juan to Carmen
The history of opera is inextricably linked to the history of the fascinating city of Seville. More than 100 internationally recognized operas find their inspiration Seville´s streets, people, myths, and traditions. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach by studying the major operas written by European and Spanish composers from a political, cultural, literary, musical, historical, and economic perspective. Many of the classes will take place “in situ” as students will visit the places in Seville which inspired operatic scenes as well as the different theatre venues offered over the centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the myths of Figaro, Don Juan, and Carmen from a cultural and historical perspective.

SPAN 4007 CSCS

Spanish for the Health Professions
Focusing on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, medical terminology, and cultural patterns of Spanish-speaking patients, this interactive course includes visits to medical centers in Seville, lectures by doctors and nurses, and some field work experience.

SPAN 4102 CSCS

Advanced Composition and Stylistics
Designed for students who are ready to undertake a course of study leading from composition in Spanish to stylistic variation, the class meets in small groups organized around language level. The highest level of this class is especially designed for advanced liberal arts and liberal arts students who take regular University classes with Spaniards.

SPAN 4103 CSCS

Spanish for Students of Business and Economics
The objective of this class is for students to gain expertise in Spanish vocabulary and language skills essentials to business and economics, as these fields make special use of language that the candidate for international business must master.

SPAN 4104 CSCS

Translation: Practice and Theory
This course teaches the fundamental methods and techniques of translation, enabling students to develop their translating potential through continuous practice with a variety of types of texts. Attention is given to lexical and syntax differences between Spanish and English.

SPAN 4105 CSCS

Comparative and Contrastive Syntax
This class helps students identify the problems that interfere with speaking fluently, as well as impede the accurate translation from one language to the other. Special attention is paid to the problems of Hispanic speakers (from the U.S.) whose popular everyday Spanish shows heavy English influence in syntax and vocabulary.

SPAN 4106 CSCS

Advanced Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
This course explores the application of the linguistic sciences, phonetics, and phonology, helping students understand of the nature of sounds and sound formation and their correct use in spoken Spanish. Students study the differences among the Spanish of Spain and of the greater Hispanic world, as well as phonetic transcription.

SPAN 4108 CSCS

The Meaning of Words: Spanish Lexicology and Semantics
This course explores the nature of the word: how words are formed, how they acquire meanings, and how they evolve and gain different meanings in different parts of the Spanish speaking world. The human patterns of vocabulary acquisition are featured.

Universidad de Sevilla

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only. Please visit the Courses section of the Advanced Liberal Arts Programs for access to the University of Seville's regular offerings.. The university updates these classes regularly.

Cursos para Extranjeros—Advanced Level—Fall

Art/Geography/History

The Art of Islamic Spain
This course discusses the primary artistic manifestations of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. It includes two sections: classroom activity and visits. The classroom section deals with the basic concepts related with each period and slides are used. The visits are held in the city to illustrate examples of Andalusian art.

History of European Cinema
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of what European cinema means, from its origins to the present day. European schools of cinema are explored in terms of their creative profiles, the authors involved, genre types, and processes of production.

Inter-American Relations
The relations between the U.S., the Caribbean nations, Mexico, and Central America since the collapse of the Spanish empire are examined from a Hispanic point of view.

International Relations in Early Modern Europe (from the 16th to the 18th Centuries)
This course deals with the philosophical concepts and motivational forces behind the sociopolitical evolution of the world from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

Medieval Spain (from the 8th to the 15th Centuries) and the Historical Projection of Three
Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews
This course is an examination of racial, cultural, and religious relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims up to the unification of Spain. It includes the study of racism and prejudice in modern Spain and the Spanish record on race and cultural relations at home and in the former Spanish empire.

Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975–2000)
This class examines how Spain became a democracy after the death of Franco in 1975. Political, social, institutional, economic, and leadership factors are considered.

Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso
This class examines Spanish painting from 1550 to 1973, including the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Special emphasis is placed on the cultural and societal phenomena of each period and how these affected the production of art.

Women in Art: Visions from the Perspective of Difference and Equality
This class introduces students to female artists who have remained marginalized from academic study in the world of art for historical or social reasons. It also looks at the situation of women arts in the contemporary world and their role in the fight for equal rights in society.

Literature and Language

Arabic Influences in Spanish Literature
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the realities of Arabic culture and civilization, both classical and modern, via an understanding of its religious, social, cultural, and economic parameters. This course analyzes the past and present relationships between Hispanic and Arabic cultures.

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. The course 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. (NOTE: This class is for Spanish majors.)

Audiovisual Languages. Subtitling and Dubbing
The goal of this course is to offer our students input on the peculiarities and differences between translating for dubbing and for subtitling.

Spain, along with France, Italy, and Germany, are “dubbing” countries. The choice of dubbing as a means for linguistic adaptation of audiovisual works was due to a number of economic, historical, and social reasons. However, the current trend seems to be that subtitling is becoming increasingly important as those social and economic reasons have changed dramatically.

Business Spanish
This course is aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the fields of commerce, economics, business, and the company sector. Different registers are broached, given that the use of a formal kind, in contrast to informal or colloquial types, could contribute to the success of a business or workplace arrangement.

Cervantes: A Study of Don Quixote
This seminar focuses on the study of Don Quijote de la Mancha in terms of its value as a literary work of art and as a commentary on the times in which it was written. Theme, character, plot, and structure are analyzed.

Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
The fundamental aim of this course is to study the key role in recent decades of women as writers within Spanish Literature. Attention will be centered on those figures which have stood out in each of the principal literary genres: poetry, novel, and drama.

The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen
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).

Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary, and Process
This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way so that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation—linguistic competence and cultural competence.

The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish
This course leads students through an effective understanding of the theory of Spanish phonetics/phonemics to a practical dominance of the Spanish sound system. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.

Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses
This course begins with a brief historical overview that allows students to bring into focus this subject matter and its contextualization. Students make a study of the key discursive strategies by means of which both publicity and propaganda aim to make their objectives prevail, highlighting the use made by them of metaphors, symbolic forms, myths, and religion, as ways of empowering the effectiveness of their discourses. Finally, consideration is given to less usual—or indirect and, therefore, more persuasive—manifestations of propaganda as seen especially in the form of cinema and literature, comic books, and TV series.

Spanish in America
This class examines the linguistic differences between the spoken Spanish of Spain and Latin America. Pronunciation, morphology, lexicology, influence of English from the U.S., and the general characteristics of the linguistic links between Latin America and Andalusia are discussed.

The Syntax of Spanish
This course deals with the study and descriptive analysis of the morpho-syntactical structures of the Spanish language.

Cursos para Extranjeros—Advanced Level—Spring

Art/Geography/History

The Contemporary History of Latin America
This class examines Latin American History after independence. It focuses on the following themes: state formation, economic development, constitutions, military dictatorships, and popular movements, 20th century revolutions, political parties, and Latin America in the world today. Recommended for students with a background in Latin American Studies.

Culinary Habits and Diet in the Mediterranean of Ancient Times
This course introduces students to the lifestyle of the peoples that lived in the Mediterranean cultures in the Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome, and so on) through their food habits. Special attention is given to literary resources, recipes, and geographic treaties, taking into account the archaeological and anthropological perspectives.

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.

European Art of the 20th Century
This class offers an analysis of the trends and figures of European art during the 20th century: Modernism, Rationalism, Realism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism. The course examines contemporary art as a manifestation of the complex socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects of Europe today.

The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews
This course is an examination of racial, cultural, and religious relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims up to the unification of Spain. It includes the study of racism and prejudice in modern Spain and the Spanish record on race and cultural relations at home and in the former Spanish empire.

History of European Cinema
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of what European cinema, from its origins to the present day, has meant and continues to mean. European schools of cinema are explored in terms of their creative profiles, of the authors involved, of genre types, and of processes of production.

The History of Slavery in Latin America
This class examines the concept and development of the term “slavery.” It takes into consideration working models, as well as the economic, social, and cultural aspects of slavery in Latin America.

Inter-American Relations
The relations between the U.S., the Caribbean nations, Mexico, and Central America since the collapse of the Spanish empire are examined from a Hispanic point of view.

Journeys through the Prehistory of Europe
This is an introduction class on the cultural, architectural, economic, religious, and social aspects of the Prehistory period in Europe. Students study specific archaeological sites, such as Atapuerca in Burgos, Spain, in order to get a firsthand experience on the significance of this period in Europe and the Iberian Peninsula.

Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975–2000)
A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got under way. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day. This course surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among history, law, and the political sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations
This course provides students a complete understanding of international relations. It focuses specifically on the European context and Spanish foreign policy from the Spanish Civil War through World War II to the present day.

Literature and Language

Arabic Influences in Spanish Literature
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the realities of Arabic culture and civilization, both classical and modern, via an understanding of its religious, social, cultural, and economic parameters. This course analyzes the past and present relationships between Hispanic and Arabic cultures.

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 the present time. Special attention is paid to the different styles and rhythmic and melodic structures. It looks at music, art, literature, dance, and philosophy.

Audiovisual Languages: Subtitling and Dubbing
The goal of this course is to offer our students input on the peculiarities and differences between translating for dubbing and for subtitling.

Spain, along with France, Italy, and Germany, are “dubbing” countries. The choice of dubbing as a means for linguistic adaptation of audiovisual works was due to a number of economic, historical, and social reasons. However, the current trend seems to be that subtitling is becoming increasingly important as those social and economic reasons have changed dramatically.

Business Spanish
This course is for students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the fields of commerce, economics, business, and the company sector. Different registers are broached, given that the use of a formal kind, in contrast to informal or colloquial types, could contribute to the success of a business or workplace arrangement.

Cervantes: A Study of Don Quixote
This seminar focuses on the study of Don Quijote de la Mancha in terms of its value as a literary work of art and as a commentary on the times in which it was written. Theme, character, plot, and structure are analyzed.

The City Constructed in Literature: The Case of Sevilla
This class studies the most important authors and works of Spanish literature with references to Seville. Students gain a deeper understanding as to how authors viewed the city and its people, customs, beliefs, and geography.

Contemporary Spanish American Poetry
This class is a survey of 20th century poetry of Latin America. It provides the student an introduction to Latin American poetry up to the Vanguard period. Students read authors such as Vicente Huidobro, Oliviero, Girondo, Vallejo, and Pablo Neruda.

The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen
This class focuses on how Spain is portrayed in different movies focusing on the historical, artistic, social, literary, and linguistic perspectives.

Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary, and Process
This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.

The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish
This course leads the student through an effective understanding of the theory of Spanish phonetics/phonemics to a practical dominance of the Spanish sound system. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.

Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses
This class introduces students to the evolution of advertising and propaganda to the present day. Special attention is paid to the various tactics used in these fields, as well as the influence of movies, television, and literature.

Spanish Grammar
This class is designed to help students improve their communicative skills in Spanish by working on grammar rules and applying them in practical activities.

Spanish Literature’s Mythic Figures
This class is designed to introduce students into the Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of reference, while reflecting upon the literary myths represented in them.

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