Seville, Spain

Business + Society

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4 – Dec 13, 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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April 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 11, 2020 (14 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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October 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 15 – May 8, 2020 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (35 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Take your Spanish language skills to the next level while studying economics and business management and/or gaining real-world work experience with an internship. Choose from coursework in English at CIEE Seville and our partner institutions, University of Seville and University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO). Business and Society courses are held at the University of Seville School of Economics and Business, just a quick walk from CIEE Seville, which is located in the heart of Seville, close to the Royal Alcazar palace. Prior to starting classes, students take a two-week Spanish language course based on their appropriate skill level and agree to speak only Spanish to facilitate language and cultural acquisition. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • INTERN WITH A SPANISH COMPANY

    to get valuable work experience and school credit.

  • LIVE WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

    at their Seville home – the ultimate way to absorb as much language and culture as you can.

  • EXPLORE and discover

    some of the most beautiful cities in Andalucia through our excursions to cities like Cadiz, Malaga, Cordoba, Jerez, etc.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

    3
  • miles from the ocean

    50
  • neighborhoods

    108

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 theater and the European Film Festival to alternative theatre venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Spanish students by signing up for an intercambio: a language exchange partner.
  • Socialize with Spanish peers while practicing what you’re learning in class with the Global Discussion initiative.
  • Visit local Spanish companies with your business classes.
  • Join in flamenco lessons, take a bike tour, participate in language exchanges with Spanish university students, practice new sports in the Guadalquivir river, and more, with new local friends. New activities are offered all the time throughout the semester.
  • Get an insider’s view of iconic places like Parque de María Luisa, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Archivo de Indias, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, and many more amazing locations spread all around the city.
  • Participate in excursions to other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. In the past, students have travelled to cities such as Córdoba, Cádiz, Malaga, Jerez, etc.
  • Explore and step back centuries in time with a tour of Roman ruins in Italica or the medieval city of Carmona.

PROJECTS

  • Intern with a Spanish company. Help improve logistics and customer relations, build finance reports in Excel, analyze competitors, develop marketing plans, audit local Andalusian companies, and more.
  • Connect with Sevillanos through volunteer work. Help a minority group or women’s organization. Volunteer to tutor English at a local grade school or high school. 

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. 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 when available; average commute to classes is 20-30 minutes.

    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

  • A

    CIEE STUDY CENTER

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

  • B

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

    A 15-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville. This is where most of CIEE’s business classes are held.

  • C

    UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE SCHOOL OF PHILOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

    In the city center, this is the Universidad de Seville’s main building.

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What you need to know

The program details

Established in 1986 for business and Spanish majors and minors, this program helps students improve their language skills while they explore economic and business management in Spain and the European Union. Learning takes place through coursework, lectures, internships, and company visits.

CIEE Business and Society courses (SEBS) are held at the Universidad de Sevilla School of Economics and Business. Students can also take one or two regular university courses with Spanish students at the School of Economics and Business (University of Seville) or at the University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO).

University of Seville – This university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts some 65,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

EUSA (Estudios Universitarios Superiores de Andalucía) University Centre is a Spanish private university center founded in 1961 and affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996. Their official undergraduate degrees include Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, and Tourism. EUSA is one of the educational components that constitute the Campus Formativo of the Chamber of Commerce of Seville, a unique configuration located in the heart of Seville which has catered to the learning needs of over 55,000 national and international students.

University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,500 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. It is close to the Royal Alcazar palace, and a 10-minute walk from the University of Seville. The site includes classrooms, a computer room, the Language Resource Center, and the offices of Student Life, and the Program Managers.

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

Language support – Our Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology, who help students with reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Tutorials on university course content are also offered. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Internship Placement – Participate in our “Internship Fair” and practice your interview skills. Placement is determined by language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude in the “Internship Fair.” Because Spanish firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed. Students have interned for organizations like Biomedal, Simetrycal, Wellness Telecom, CyO Arquitectos and Telefónica – Andalucia Open Future, as well as smaller firms and companies.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE classes and Cursos Concertados at the University of Seville share the same calendar. They are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. CIEE classes are open to CIEE students only. Cursos Concertados are only open to students from American study abroad programs in Sevilla. Direct enrollment courses can also meet on Fridays. Instruction is usually lecture-style. Direct enrollment university classes with Spanish and international students last until the end of the regular semester. Students should therefore plan on staying at least a week longer in the fall and a month longer in the spring.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In Cursos Concertados, professors give a midterm and final, and sometimes a final project or paper. Some give only a final exam. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams, and sometimes term papers, too. Numerical grades are given on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. scale.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Class attendance is mandatory and students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. Students should be aware that academic and exam schedules may vary between academic institutions, and plan accordingly. During the fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, there are two: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, normally the week before Easter (Holy Week), and two weeks after Easter.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) and 3 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics

Curriculum

Program Credit
Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100 placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100 research hours
  • Cursos Concertados at Universidad de Sevilla (CURSOS): 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.
  • Universidad de Sevilla: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide:3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.
  • EUSA School of Communications: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.

Language of Instruction
Spanish

Requirements
Students must take five courses, for a total of 15-18 semester credits, including:

  • One two-week intensive Spanish language course
    • Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics. 
    • Students at low language levels must enroll in a semester long course Advanced Spanish Business Writing
  • Four elective courses
    •  A minimum of two CIEE Business and Society courses
    •  CIEE Liberal Arts courses
    • Cursos Concertados at Universidad de Sevilla
    • Up to two host institution classes at Universidad de Sevilla, University of Pablo Olavide, or EUSA School of Communications
    • Internship or Independent Research (optional)

Course Notes

  • First-year courses at the University of Seville are not available for international students.
  • All students who take host institution classes must stay to complete their classes and exams.  Late semester exams may be possible but must be confirmed with the professor. Exact final exam dates will not be available until the beginning of the semester. Center staff will be able to help students enroll in courses with early exams if necessary.

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.

Fall 2019 Courses

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CIEE REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

 

Depending on results of the language placement exam, students may be required to enroll in this course following the intensive session.

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

UNVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS Y EMPRESARIALES

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by the University of Seville at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with CIEE staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

  • Comunicación Comercial I / Commercial Communication I
  • Dirección de los Recursos Humanos I / Human Resources Management I
  • Dirección de Ventas I / Sales Management I
  • Economía de la Unión Europea / European Economy
  • Economía y Política del Medioambiente / Environmental Economics and Politics
  • Economía Bancaria / Banking Economics
  • Marketing de Servicios / Services Marketing 

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This University is located about 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

  • Dirección Estratégica I / Strategic Management I
  • Dirección de Recursos Humanos / Human Resources Management 
  • Economía de la Empresa / Business Economics
  • Economía de las Organizaciones / Organizational Economics
  • Macroeconomía / Macroeconomics
  • Sistemas de Información / Information Systems

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

UNVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS Y EMPRESARIALES

The following is a list of recommended business courses offered by the University of Seville at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with CIEE staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

  • Comunicación Comercial I / Commercial Communication I
  • Dirección de los Recursos Humanos I / Human Resources Management I
  • Dirección de Ventas I / Sales Management I
  • Economía de la Unión Europea / European Economy
  • Economía y Política del Medioambiente / Environmental Economics and Politics
  • Economía Bancaria / Banking Economics
  • Marketing de Servicios / Services Marketing

The following is a list of recommended business courses offered by University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This University is located 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

  • Dirección Estratégica I / Strategic Management I
  • Dirección de Recursos Humanos / Human Resources Management 
  • Economía de la Empresa / Business Economics
  • Economía de las Organizaciones / Organizational Economics
  • Macroeconomía / Macroeconomics
  • Sistemas de Información / Information Systems

DIRECT ENROLLMENT: Please visit the “Course” section of the Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to the University of Seville, UPO and EUSA's regular offerings.

CURSOS CONCERTADOS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only.

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

  • Cuisine Culture in Spain. This course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life. 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.
     
  • Culture and Society in Present-Day Spain. The aim of this course is to foreground Spain’s cultural plurality, while analyzing the reasons for this diversity, as well as for the prolific range of manifestations through which it is expressed.
     
  • Cultural Anthropology of Latin America. The aim of this course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.
     
  • Economy, Society and the Environment in Spain. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain within the context of the European Union, while paying attention to key aspects related to the economy, society and the environment.
     
  • Flamenco: An Expression of the Culture of Andalucia. Flamenco will be viewed as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalusia, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.
     
  • Understand Flamenco through Dance This course has a practical approach towards flamenco dancing. Students will learn the basic flamenco dancing techniques, the historical importance of flamenco dancing in the history of arts and the different types of flamenco music (palos).
     
  • Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco. This course has a practical approach to flamenco. It aims to bring flamenco closer to the student through the understanding of rythm and the basic dance coreographies through the practice of percussion and dance steps.
     
  • Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography. This course combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.
     
  • 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 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.
     
  • Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso. The aim of this Course is to allow students to become familiar with the art scene in Spain between circa 1550 and 1973, especially with regards to Painting. Divided into syllabus blocks, class sessions will explore areas of interest such as Renaissance Painting, Baroque Art, Painting and Neoclassicism, the Pictorial Art of the Romantic Period, of the remaining Nineteenth Century, and of the Twentieth century.
     
  • 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.
     
  • The Political Construction of the European Union. The aim of this course is to make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the Course develops, reflection upon the idea of Europe will be encouraged, as well as upon how to approach this same historical process from the perspective of the Social Sciences and Historiography, upon its evolution, upon the study of its institutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe.
     
  • The World of Classical Antiquity in Contemporary Popular Culture. This course gives rise to reflection upon the impact of Antiquity in contemporary popular culture. This subject-matter will be dealt with from as an inclusive perspective as possible, while taking into account not only those genres which always tend to be considered in this regard, such as cinema, comic-books, and historical novels, but also fantasy fiction, science fiction, war games, and role play.
     
  • Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics. The aim of this course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.
     
  • Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality. This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: first, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; second, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the Art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.
     
  • Women in the History of America. This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political economic and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America.

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.
     
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Contrastive Grammar. In this course, we will carry out systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers
     
  • Corrective Phonetics and Conversation. This course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performances of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.
     
  • El Quijote (Don Quixote) within Hispanic Culture. The main objective of this Course is to provide an approach to Miguel de Cervantes’ greatest work, the cornerstone of Spanish Literature, and the first modern novel: Don Quixote (Don Quijote de La Mancha), 1605-1615; as well as to some of his many presences as projected upon Hispanic and Universal Culture: in music (music of the Golden Age, the comic-heroic opera by Jules Massenet, the Symphonic Poem, op.35, by Richard Strauss, Master Pedro’s Ornamental Screen, by Manuel de Falla, the musical Generation of ‘27, etc.), in dance (the ballet by Lév Minkus), in cinema (Orson Welles, Jess Franco, Terry Gilliam, Grigori Kozintsev, etc.), in painting (Doré, Picasso, Metz, etc.), in photography (Cristina García Rodero, José Manuel Navia), in folklore, fashion, and social manners, etc.
     
  • Introduction to Translation Culture, Vocabulary and Process. This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish. Students will come to understand the phases of translation and practical tools used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.
     
  • Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities. Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance. This is the aim of this course.
     
  • Literary Visions of Andalusia. The main objective of this course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotypified image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.
     
  • Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating. This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.
     
  • Painting in Literary Seville. The aim of this course is to understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting.
     
  • Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass Media: From Advertising to Propaganda. The fundamental aim of the course is to address the issue of persuasion and manipulation as strategies by which the media can "enter into" our minds and direct our behavior. Moreover, what will also be undertaken is a brief diachronic review of the historical forms assumed by persuasive discourse types and, fundamentally, by advertising and propaganda.
     
  • Spanish in America. This course aims to acquire knowledge of the basic linguistic terminology necessary for the study and analysis of the aspects of formation, evolution and contact in terms of language study. An approach is provided to the history and reality of present-day Spanish within the United States using a series of factors as points of departure: the identification of the different varieties that exist, as well as of the existing large-scale dialectal zones (Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, together with large urban centers), the assessment of the distribution and evolution of the Hispanic population, of the Spanish language within U.S. society, of Spanish in the communication media, of the issue of bilingual education, of the ‘English Only’ movement as a reaction against the rise of Spanish, and of the manifestations of linguistic contact which occur between English and Spanish.
     
  • Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice. This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.
     
  • The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen. This class focuses on how Spain is portrayed in different movies, providing historical, artistic, social, literary, and linguistic perspectives.
     
  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish. By studying two branches of linguistics, phonetics and phonemics, students gain mastery of the sounds of the Spanish language. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.
     
  • The Social Psychology of Language Learning. This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance with how a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is also a growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.
     
  • Writing and Composition of Texts. This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition

Spring 2020 Courses

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CIEE REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

 

Depending on results of the language placement exam, students may be required to enroll in this course following the intensive session.

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

DIRECT ENROLLMENT: Please visit the “Course” section of the Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to the University of Seville, UPO and EUSA's regular offerings.

CURSOS PARA EXTRANJEROS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only.

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

  • Cuisine Culture in Spain. This course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life. 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.
  • Culture and Society in Present-Day Spain. The aim of this course is to foreground Spain’s cultural plurality, while analyzing the reasons for this diversity, as well as for the prolific range of manifestations through which it is expressed.
  • Cultural Anthropology of Latin America. The aim of this course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.
  • Economy, Society and the Environment in Spain. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain within the context of the European Union, while paying attention to key aspects related to the economy, society and the environment.
  • Flamenco: An Expression of the culture of Andalucía. Flamenco will be viewed as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalusia, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.
  • Understand Flamenco through Dance This course has a practical approach towards flamenco dancing. Students will learn the basic flamenco dancing techniques, the historical importance of flamenco dancing in the history of arts and the different types of flamenco music (palos).
  • Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco. This course has a practical approach to flamenco. It aims to bring flamenco closer to the student through the understanding of rhythm and the basic dance choreography through the practice of percussion and dance steps.
  • Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography. This course combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.
  • 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 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.
  • Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso. The aim of this Course is to allow students to become familiar with the art scene in Spain between circa 1550 and 1973, especially with regards to Painting. Divided into syllabus blocks, class sessions will explore areas of interest such as Renaissance Painting, Baroque Art, Painting and Neoclassicism, the Pictorial Art of the Romantic Period, of the remaining Nineteenth Century, and of the Twentieth century.
  • 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.
  • The Political Construction of the European Union. The aim of this course is to make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the Course develops, reflection upon the idea of Europe will be encouraged, as well as upon how to approach this same historical process from the perspective of the Social Sciences and Historiography, upon its evolution, upon the study of its institutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe.
  • The World of Classical Antiquity in Contemporary Popular Culture. This course gives rise to reflection upon the impact of, as well as the present-dayness of, Antiquity in contemporary popular culture. This subject-matter will be dealt with from as an inclusive perspective as possible, while taking into account not only those genres which always tend to be considered in this regard, such as cinema, comic-books, and historical novels, but also fantasy fiction, science fiction, war games, and role play.
  • Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics. The aim of this course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.
  • Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality. This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: first, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; second, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the Art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.
  • Women in the History of America. This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political economic and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America.

 

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.
  • 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.
  • Contrastive Grammar. In this course, we will carry out systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers
  • Corrective Phonetics and Conversation. This course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performances of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.
  • El Quijote (Don Quixote) within Hispanic Culture. The main objective of this Course is to provide an approach to Miguel de Cervantes’ greatest work, the cornerstone of Spanish Literature, and the first modern novel: Don Quixote (Don Quijote de La Mancha), 1605-1615; as well as to some of his many presences as projected upon Hispanic and Universal Culture: in music (music of the Golden Age, the comic-heroic opera by Jules Massenet, the Symphonic Poem, op.35, by Richard Strauss, Master Pedro’s Ornamental Screen, by Manuel de Falla, the musical Generation of ‘27, etc.), in dance (the ballet by Lév Minkus), in cinema (Orson Welles, Jess Franco, Terry Gilliam, Grigori Kozintsev, etc.), in painting (Doré, Picasso, Metz, etc.), in photography (Cristina García Rodero, José Manuel Navia), in folklore, fashion, and social manners, etc.
  • Introduction to Translation Culture, Vocabulary and Process. This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish. Students will come to understand the phases of translation and practical tools used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.
  • Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities. Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance. This is the aim of this course.
  • Literary Visions of Andalusia. The main objective of this course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotypical image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.
  • Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating. This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.
  • Painting in Literary Seville. The aim of this course is to understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting.
  • Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass Media: From Advertising to Propaganda. The fundamental aim of the course is to address the issue of persuasion and manipulation as strategies by which the media can "enter into" our minds and direct our behavior. Moreover, what will also be undertaken is a brief diachronic review of the historical forms assumed by persuasive discourse types and, fundamentally, by advertising and propaganda.
  • Spanish in America. This course aims to acquire knowledge of the basic linguistic terminology necessary for the study and analysis of the aspects of formation, evolution and contact in terms of language study. An approach is provided to the history and reality of present-day Spanish within the United States using a series of factors as points of departure: the identification of the different varieties that exist, as well as of the existing large-scale dialectal zones (Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, together with large urban centers), the assessment of the distribution and evolution of the Hispanic population, of the Spanish language within U.S. society, of Spanish in the communication media, of the issue of bilingual education, of the ‘English Only’ movement as a reaction against the rise of Spanish, and of the manifestations of linguistic contact which occur between English and Spanish.
  • Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice. This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.
  • The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen. This class focuses on how Spain is portrayed in different movies, providing historical, artistic, social, literary, and linguistic perspectives.
  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish. By studying two branches of linguistics, phonetics and phonemics, students gain mastery of the sounds of the Spanish language. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.
  • The Social Psychology of Language Learning. This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance with how a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is also a growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.
  • Writing and Composition of Texts. This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition

Unversidad de Sevilla Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales

The following is a list of recommended business courses offered by the University of Seville at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with onsite staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

•             Comunicación Comercial II/Commercial Communication

•             Distribución Comercial/Commercial Distribution

•             Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy

•             Economía y Política del Medio Ambiente

•             Merchandising

The following is a list of recommended business courses offered by University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This University is located 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

These are some of the most popular classes in the Spring semester:

•             Dirección Comercial I/Commercial Management I

•             Marketing Sectorial/Sectoral Marketing

•             Economía Internacional/International Economics

•             Comportamiento del Consumidor/Consumer Behavior

•             Enterprising Initiative and Family Business

Please visit the “Course” section of the Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to the University of Seville, UPO and EUSA's regular offerings.

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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

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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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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.

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Fall 2019 14 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 4, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
Academic year 2019-2020 35 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 4, 2019 May 8, 2020
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Estimated Costs

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

Expenses during break = $1,000

Total Estimated Costs = $1,000

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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.

academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2020 16 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 15, 2020 May 8, 2020
$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 = $12,663 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

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 = $2,500

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,600 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,210

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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 the residencia, you should budget roughly $550 per month if you want to purchase a full meal plan (3 meals per day), less if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly. All meals (and laundry) are included for students in homestays – 3 meals per day/7 days per week.

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

††† please note that this is a general approximation as some students spend large quantities on personal travel, meals and purchases

Fall 2020 14 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Sep 2, 2020* Dec 11, 2020*
$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 = $12,663 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

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

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