Seville, Spain

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Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5 – Dec 22, 2018 (15 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 16 – Jun 8, 2019 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5, 2018 – Jun 8, 2019 (39 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Overview

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What’s the best way to make your rock-solid Spanish language skills even stronger? Head for Seville, where you’ll earn credits alongside Spanish students at top universities. With majestic cathedrals, royal palaces, and tantalizing fare everywhere, you’ll find context and inspiration to advance your language skills and liberal arts studies. Nearly always in the sun, Seville is a warm, welcoming place to absorb Spain’s unique culture and challenge yourself reach for meet new goals.

  • Explore a new place, taste, or

    experience every week, with activities and excursions that illuminate everything you’re learning.

  • Become immersed in Seville

    with courses alongside local Spanish peers at the local Spanish universities

  • Explore

    and discover one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in Europe, Lisbon, during a three-day guided excursion to Portugal.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

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  • neighborhoods

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  • museums

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Location & Culture

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Seville has its origins in the trade routes controlled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. Romans, Goths, Muslims, and Christians established their capital here before it became the most important city in Southern Europe and gateway to the Americas in the 16th century. The commercial hub of its region, the city preserves many traces of its past and traditions. With 700,000 residents, Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Flamenco Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Practice your language skills with Spanish university students during a special language immersion day that includes group activities and games, presentations, one-to-one conversation, food and drinks. 
  • Discover the treasures of Córdoba and Cádiz.
  • Get a taste of Portugal, with a three-day guided visit to Lisbon. 
  • Try your hand at Spanish cooking – tapas anyone?
  • Unwind and get a different perspective on a kayaking tour.
  • Join in flamenco lessons, check out Seville’s alternative cinemas, and more. New activities are always on offer.
  • Explore a medieval castle.
  • Get above it all with a hike in the Sierra Norte.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteer. Get to know the people of Seville better – and say gracias for your stay by volunteering with humanitarian organizations and teaching opportunities.
  • Conversation exchange program. Socialize with Spanish peers while you improve your skills by leaps and bounds.
  • University activities. Students can join in with a range of activities and outings – choir, hiking, sports, etc. – offered by our host universities.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. Homestays are limited to one student per household. Each student will have his/her own bedroom, and weekly cleaning, laundry and internet are provided. Students usually walk or ride rented bikes, but may also be able to take public transportation.

    Residence halls. Students have individual bedrooms with bathroom, kitchen, Internet, and weekly cleaning and linen service. Halls have common spaces, and students can opt to pay for meal plans, laundry, gym and pool services and more. Students should expect a 20-40-minute commute, riding a rented bike or city bus.

    Academic-year students: Students can move to private apartments for the second semester. Roommates may not be American or English-speaking. CIEE provides a monthly stipend for these students, but they are responsible for arranging and paying for apartments.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Three meals per day are provided by the host. Residence halls: Meals are not provided. Students have access to kitchens and cafeterias.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    In the city center, a ten-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building.

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    UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

    Seville

  • C

    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

    A 30-minute metro or bus ride from the center of the city.

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The program details

Founded in 1994, this program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills and strong academic backgrounds. Students take most classes with Spanish students at the Universidad de Seville and/or Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and can also from a variety of specialized CIEE electives. Whether you’re interested in business or engineering, language arts, the humanities or social sciences, you’ll be able to explore your interests and earn credit toward your degree in Seville.

Universidad de Sevilla – This university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts some 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes, serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,000 students, UPO is the second largest state university in Seville. Its 345-acre campus is 30-minutes from the center of the city. UPO offers undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors, as well other areas, from biotechnology to translation. Modern facilities include campus-wide Internet access, sports facilities, science labs, and more.

CIEE Seville – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. Close to the Royal Alcazar palace, it’s a 10-minute walk from the Universidad de Seville. The Center includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Center for Linguistic Resources,the Academic Team, and the Student Life Team. .

Prior to departure for Seville, all students take a scheduled CIEE online placement exam. Results determine appropriate placement in language courses. Placement in many upper-level courses depends on a high score.

Our Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. Tutorials that focus university course content are also offered. Spanish classmates and graduate students help CIEE students with their university work. Students can also request personal tutors.

Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. University courses are open to Spanish and international students. Courses in law, geography, history, and philology meet in the Universidad de Seville’s main building, Tabacalera. Classes from the other schools meet at different campuses around the city. Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) classes are held on the UPO campus, about a 30-minute commute from the city center.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams, and sometimes term papers, too.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Spanish students begin to study in their area of concentration from day one. They are specialists, not generalists. Spain does not have a liberal arts educational tradition, and different degrees do not include survey-type classes. Class attendance is mandatory and students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. Dates of official university exams are published early in the semester. Academic and exam schedules vary between academic institutions, and plan accordingly. All students are required to review their exams with their professors before leaving Seville, so they know how they performed and what grade to expect.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.9.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    3.0 GPA in Spanish language 6 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted

Students must take 5 courses, for a total of 15 semester credits, including:

  • 1 intensive Spanish language course
  • 4 elective courses

Students may request to take an additional elective for a total of 18 credits per semester.

Intensive Session: Social History of Contemporary Spain, Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics, or Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar, depending on results from placement exam. 

Regular session: 4-5 electives courses to be selected from:

  • A minimum of 3 direct enrollment classes at the Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Pablo de Olavide or EUSA School of Communications
  • Up to 1 course from CIEE curriculum
  • Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing

Advanced Liberal Arts students may not take classes from Cursos para Extranjeros.

Fall 2018 Courses

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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.

REQUIRED CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students take one of the following courses, depending on the results of the online placement exam and their planned course of study.

  • HISP 3501 CSCS: Social History of Contemporary Spain
  • SPAN 3503 CSCS: Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics
  • SPAN 4502 CSCS: Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar

CIEE COURSES

Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing:

  • SPAN 4101 CSCS: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

  • AHIS 3001 CSCS: Andalusia, the Land of Artistic Geniuses: The History of Arts in Andalusia
  • ANTH 3002 CSCS / SOCI 3005 CSCS: Culture and Cuisine in Spain
  • ANTH 3003 CSCS: The Anthropology of Sports in Spain
  • ANTH 4001 CSCS / SPAN 4002 CSCS: Art and "Fiesta": Andalusia and her Popular Traditions
  • COMM 3004 SCMJ / HISP 3001 SCMJ: Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain
  • COMM 3005 SCMJ / JOUR 3004 SCMJ: The Metamorphosis of News and Media: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
  • COMM 3007 SCMJ / JOUR 3005 SCMJ / SOCI 3001 SCMJ: Social Justice, Action and Media: Stories that Matter
  • ECON 3001 CSCS / POLI 3003 CSCS: Globalization and Economic Development
  • EDUC 3101 CSCS: Professional Teaching Development (4 credits)
  • COMM 3301 CSCS (SPAN): Intercultural Communication and Leadership (in Spanish)
  • HISP 3001 CSCS: Flamenco in Andalusia: Culture, Language, Music, and Dance
  • HIST 3001 CSCS: Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • HIST 3002 CSCS: The Image of the United States in Spain: 100 Years of Myths and Stereotypes
  • INDR 3993 CSCS: Independent Research
  • INRE 3103 CSCS. Spain and European Integration
  • LITT 3101 CSCS: Contemporary Spanish Literature (20th Century)
  • LITT 3102 CSCS: The Novel and the Cinema: Two Ways of Telling the Story
  • LITT 3103 CSCS: Women Writers in 20th Century Spain
  • LITT 3105 CSCS: Latin American and Spanish Literature of the Margins
  • PHOT 3001 SCMJ: Urban Photography Workshop: The City from Inside
  • POLI 3001 CSCS / SOCI 3002 CSCS: Politics and Society in the Contemporary Arab World
  • PSYC 3101 CSCS: Psychology of Learning a Second Language
  • PUBH 3001 CSCS: Dimensions of Health Care: Theory and Practice
  • SPAN 3101 CSCS: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN 4001 CSCS: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking
  • SPAN 4007 CSCS: Spanish for the Health Professions
  • SPAN 4102 CSCS: Advanced Composition and Stylistics
  • SPAN 3004 CSCS / COMM 3002 CSCS: Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication, and Plural Identity
  • SOCI 3001 CSCS: Islamic Culture and Art in Muslim Spain
  • SOCI 3003 CSCS / POLI 3002 CSCS / SPAN 3105 CSCS: Social Justice and Community Service Practicum
  • SPAN 4011 CSCS: Contrastive Grammar: Spanish-English

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

CIEE Business and Society classes are held at the Universidad de Sevilla´s School of Economics and Business, 15-minute walk from CIEE.

  • BUSI 3001 SEBS: Corporate Financial Decision Making
  • BUSI 3002 SEBS: International Trade & Finance
  • BUSI 3003 SEBS: Strategic Issues in International Manufacturing
  • BUSI 3101 SEBS: International Marketing
  • ECON 3002 SEBS: European Economy
  • ECON 3008 SEBS: European Corporate Organization

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA AND UNIVERSITY PABLO DE OLAVIDE COURSES

Regular university courses are listed in CIEE’s Program Catalog and on our website at http://www.ciee.org. You may also refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies
Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered. 

Department of Italian Language and Literature
All courses are taught in Italian. A background in Italian is not required for the introductory Italian courses.

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students simply want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusan Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History

Department of Contemporary History (General) 
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings. These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Communication
Many classes offered in the School of Communication would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.

NOTE: This school is a 40-minute walk from CIEE or the central University building.

Communication and Development, Communication Theory, Consumer Theory, Eco-Sociology, History of Spanish Film, History of Universal Film, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Photography, Literature and Communication, Marketing, Photojournalism, Public Opinion, Sociology of Culture, Film, and Literature, Social Psychology of Communication, Theory of Publicity and Public Relations

School of Economics and Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences 
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management. NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Most classes in this school are yearlong so this option is only available for academic-year students.

School of Philosophy
These classes are yearlong classes. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. 

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits. This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

EUSA academic departments include:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Audiovisual Communication
  • Journalism
  • Tourism

More information can be found on EUSA’s website: https://www.eusa.es/

Spring 2018

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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.

REQUIRED CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students take one of the following courses, depending on the results of the online placement exam and their planned course of study.

CIEE COURSES

Please refer to the Seville Liberal Arts, Communication, New Media and Journalism and Business and Society program web pages for lists of CIEE courses. Advanced Liberal Arts students may not take classes from Cursos para Extranjeros.

Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing:

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

AHIS 3001 CSCS: Andalusia, the Land of Artistic Geniuses: The History of Arts in Andalucia
ANTH 3002 CSCS / SOCI 3005 CSCS: Culture and Cuisine in Spain
ANTH 3003 CSCS: The Anthropology of Sports in Spain
ANTH 4001 CSCS / SPAN 4002 CSCS: Art and "Fiesta": Andalusia and her Popular Traditions
COMM 3004 SCMJ / HISP 3001 SCMJ/ NMDS 3001 SCMJ: Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain
COMM 3006 SCMJ / SPAN 3003 SCMJ: Spanish Skills in Context: Podcast Reporting
COMM 3007 SCMJ / JOUR 3005 SCMJ / SOCI 3001 SCMJ: Social Justice, Action and Media: Stories that Matter
ECON 3001 CSCS / POLI 3003 CSCS: Globalization and Economic Development
EDUC 3101 CSCS: Professional Teaching Development (4 credits)
COMM 3301 CSCS: Intercultural Communication and Leadership
HISP 3001 CSCS: Flamenco in Andalusia: Culture, Language, Music, and Dance
HIST 3001 CSCS: Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims
HIST 3002 CSCS: The Image of the United States in Spain: 100 Years of Myths and Stereotypes
HISP 3502 CSCS: Cultural History of Spain
INDR 3993 CSCS: Independent Research
INRE 4001 CSCS: Theory and Practice of International Relations: European Perspectives
LITT 3101 CSCS: Contemporary Spanish Literature (20th Century)
LITT 3102 CSCS: The Novel and the Cinema: Two Ways of Telling the Story
LITT 3103 CSCS: Women Writers in 20th Century Spain
LITT 3105 CSCS: Latin American and Spanish Literature of the Margins
PHOT 3001 SCMJ: Urban Photography Workshop: The City from Inside
POLI 3001 CSCS / SOCI 3002 CSCS: Politics and Society in the Contemporary Arab World
PSYC 3001 CSCS: Positive Psychology
PSYC 3101 CSCS: Psychology of Learning a Second Language
PUBH 3001 CSCS: Dimensions of Health Care: Theory and Practice
SPAN 3101 CSCS: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 4001 CSCS: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking
SPAN 4007 CSCS: Spanish for the Health Professions
SPAN 4102 CSCS: Advanced Composition and Stylistics
SPAN 4104 CSCS: Translation: Practice and Theory
SPAN 4106 CSCS: Advanced Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 3004 CSCS / COMM 3002 CSCS: Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication, and Plural Identity
SOCI 3006 CSCS Migrations in Today’s Globalised World
SOCI 3007 CSCS  Gender, Identity and the Quest for Equality in Spain
SOCI 3001 CSCS: Islamic Culture and Art in Muslim Spain
SOCI 3003 CSCS / POLI 3002 CSCS / SPAN 3105 CSCS: Social Justice and Community Service Practicum
SPAN 4011 CSCS: Contrastive Grammar: Spanish-English

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES
CIEE Business and Society classes are held at the Universidad de Sevilla´s School of Economics and Business, 15-minute walk from CIEE.
BUSI 3001 SEBS: Corporate Financial Decision Making
BUSI 3002 SEBS: International Trade & Finance
BUSI 3003 SEBS: Strategic Issues in International Manufacturing
BUSI 3008 SEBS: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
BUSI 3101 SEBS: International Marketing
BUSI 3107 SEBS: Strategic Management
ECON 3002 SEBS: European Economy
ECON 3008 SEBS: European Corporate Organization

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA AND UNIVERSITY PABLO DE OLAVIDE COURSES

Regular university courses are listed in CIEE’s Program Catalog and on our website at http://www.ciee.org. You may also refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies
Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered. 

Department of Italian Language and Literature
All courses are taught in Italian. A background in Italian is not required for the introductory Italian courses.

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students simply want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusan Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History

Department of Contemporary History (General) 
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings. These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Communication
Many classes offered in the School of Communication would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.

NOTE: This school is a 40-minute walk from CIEE or the central University building.

Communication and Development, Communication Theory, Consumer Theory, Eco-Sociology, History of Spanish Film, History of Universal Film, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Photography, Literature and Communication, Marketing, Photojournalism, Public Opinion, Sociology of Culture, Film, and Literature, Social Psychology of Communication, Theory of Publicity and Public Relations

School of Economics and Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences 
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management. NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Most classes in this school are yearlong so this option is only available for academic-year students.

School of Philosophy
These classes are yearlong classes. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. 

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits. This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Fall 2018 15 weeks Academic year 2018-2019 39 weeks Spring 2019 20 weeks

Application Due

Oct 1, 2018

Start Date

Sep 5, 2018 Sep 5, 2018 Jan 16, 2019

End Date

Dec 22, 2018 Jun 8, 2019 Jun 8, 2019

Fees & Housing

$15,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $11,523 **

Housing = $3,860 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $7,710

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 per semester 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

$30,685
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $22,498 **

Housing = $7,720 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,685

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $5,200

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $500

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $900

Total Estimated Costs = $14,560

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 per semester 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

$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,123 **

Housing = $3,860 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $7,710

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

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