Seville, Spain

International Business + Culture

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Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 22 – Dec 22, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 25, 2018 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 23, 2017 – May 25, 2018 (40 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Overview

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Microsoft, IBM, and Costco are just a few of the familiar names with presence in Seville, making it an ideal base for those students looking to learn about international business – in English or Spanish – while absorbing Spain´s unique culture. At the same time, students wishing to fulfill degree requirements in the sciences, psychology, communications, Spanish, etc. can also find their niche in the program. With well-preserved history and tantalizing fare everywhere, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to explore around one more corner and practice your newly minted Spanish language skills.

 

Unique Experiences

  • GAIN VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE

    and get front-line perspective by participating in an optional for-credit internship in a Spanish company. Learn from company managers at Spanish and international companies like Inés Rosales, Basilippo, Xtraice, or Ybarra via company visits.

  • Develop intercultural skills

    that are essential for success in a global economy.

  • CHOOSE CLASSES IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH,

    and explore the European economy, carry out field research in ecology, learn about foreign exchange markets, analyze how exercise enhances mood, examine the role of strategic business management in a globalized world, and more.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

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  • miles from the ocean

    50
  • universities

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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

Take a four-day trip to Morocco – geographically close, culturally a world away. Choose from a host of activities that include sports, cinema, and flamenco dancing as well as day excursions. Get an insider’s look at Seville’s many cultural treasures. Jump into campus activities at University Pablo de Olavide – choir, cinema, sports, fitness, volunteering – there’s lots to choose from.

PROJECTS

Volunteer. Connect with the people of Seville and say gracias for your stay by pitching in at a local organization or school. Make the most of your Spanish language learning by practicing with Spanish students through a conversion exchange program.  Participate in an optional internship with a Spanish company and carry out tasks such as improving logistics and customer relations, building finance reports in Excel, developing marketing plans, auditing Andalusian companies, etc.  

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Students live in a Spanish-speaking homestay. Each student will have his/her own bedroom and internet, weekly cleaning and laundry service are provided. Homes are within walking distance of the metro with an approximately a 30-minute ride to the UPO campus. CIEE provides a transportation stipend.

  • MEALS

    Three meals per day are provided by your host family.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    In the city center.

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    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE (UPO)

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

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What you need to know

The program details

Founded in 2005, this program is geared for students with beginning- to intermediate- level Spanish language skills who wish to improve these skills as they choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English. Students can fulfill school requirements by enrolling in classes for international students at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) in subject areas like international relations, psychology, business, history, literature, science, and more.  Students can also enroll in a maximum of 2 direct-enroll courses, in Spanish or English, alongside their Spanish peers.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide – 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 Site – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725 and includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, Language Resource Center, and Resident Staff.

Language placement – 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.

Language support – The Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and Masters students. CIEE organizes individual tutorials and workshops to help students progress in their Spanish language acquisition.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE Intensive Spanish Session classes meet Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of the semester. Regular semester classes at the University Pablo de Olavide (UPO) are scheduled Monday through Thursday, and most meet twice a week. UPO University Integration Program (P.I.U.) direct enrollment courses meet twice a week with possible classes on Fridays. UPO P.I.U. classes are designed for students who wish to integrate themselves fully into a Spanish university. CIEE classes and UPO classes for international students are small and interactive, and include field trips and activities outside of the classroom. UPO direct-enroll courses may be larger in size, include Spanish and other international students, and lecture-based; direct enroll classes go until the end of the regular semester. Students interested in enrolling in a direct enroll course may have to stay a week longer in the fall or a month longer in the spring.

  • GRADING

    CIEE and UPO classes for international students: Class attendance is mandatory, and participation is part of student assessment. Students should expect to complete all assignments and exams as scheduled. Students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, papers, presentations, class participation, and attendance. UPO direct-enroll content courses: Professors give assignments as well as exams, participation may or may not be factored into the final grade. 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. During fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During spring semester, there are two: Semana Santa (one week duration) and Feria de Abril (one week duration). Semana Santa is normally the week before Easter. Feria de Abril is normally two weeks after Easter.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.9.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30 semester/45 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 session Spanish language course
  • 1 regular session Spanish course (Spanish language or content course in Spanish)
  • 3 to 4 regular session elective courses


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

Intensive Session: Spanish Grammar (Pre-Elementary I or II, Pre-intermediate I or II, Pre-advanced I)

Regular Session: 4-5 elective courses to be selected from:

  • COMM 3301 CSCS Intercultural Communication and Leadership (for CIEE students only)
  • INSH 3802 CSCS Internship Seminar (for CIEE students who choose to partake in an internship)
  • Hispanic Studies Courses at the University Pablo de Olavide
  • Up to 2 P.I.U. direct enrollment classes at the University Pablo de Olavide 

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 LANGUAGE COURSES—INTENSIVE SESSION

Students are placed in one of the following courses based on the online placement exam results and the last level of Spanish taken prior to arrival. The goal of the Intensive Language program is to immerse students in the Spanish language in preparation for regular session language classes at the UPO.

For students entering the program with four semesters of college level Spanish, or the equivalent. The objective of this course is to enhance the ability of students to understand written and oral materials so that they can communicate successfully in Spanish.

*This course is only offered if there are students at the advanced Spanish level according to the CIEE online placement exam.

CIEE OPTIONAL COURSES

  • INSH 3802 CSCS: Internship Seminar

HISPANIC STUDIES COURSES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The following courses, taught in English or Spanish, are courses offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide International Center. The student population in these courses consists of international students, mostly from the United States.

REQUIRED SEMESTER LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are placed in one of the following courses for the remainder of the semester based upon the intensive language class placement and language levels taken prior to arrival.

Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills Spanish/English (In Spanish-spring only) 

Introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and Human Rights settings. A focus on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract and Performance/Evaluation and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.

Beginning Spanish—Intensive Course
This beginning intensive course is designed for students with a very basic Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. Contact hours: 90. Credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Elementary Spanish
This beginning course is designed for students with an elementary Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and acquiring knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Laboratory-Elementary
This one credit course is designed to complement the elementary Spanish classes and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as roleplay, theater, and so on serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory focuses on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties.

Spanish Conversation-Elementary II (Fall only)
This course is for students that have taken at least one semester of college-level Spanish. The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the upper elementary/low intermediate level with a focus on form to attain effective communication skills.

Spanish Reading and Composition-Elementary II (Fall only)
This course develops reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews grammar points with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.

Spanish Language: Elementary II and Intermediate I (Fall only)
This intensive course covers two semesters of Spanish language: Elementary II and Intermediate I. Course emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours. Contact hours: 90.

Intermediate Spanish I
Designed for students with an intermediate level of Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills, as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

Intermediate Spanish II
For students with an upper-intermediate level of Spanish, emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills, as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Conversation—Intermediate
The objective of this class is to develop conversational comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level. The focus is on form in order to attain fluency and effective communication skills.

Spanish Reading and Composition—Intermediate
Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues to develop reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions, and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES-ADVANCED

Advanced Spanish I
This course is designed for students who have had at least four semesters of university level Spanish. Emphasis is placed on applying the skills acquired at the intermediate level to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments, which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain, and debates that require use of practical and communicative vocabulary.

Advanced Spanish II
This course is designed for students who have had at least five semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports, and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts, as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression.

Spanish Conversation-Advanced
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension, and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills.

Spanish for Business
In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written translations in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, and so on. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. is also explored. This course is for students at the upper-intermediate or advanced Spanish level.

Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation (In Spanish) 
This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works, as well as articles, are translated as a practical part of the course. Special emphasis is placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. This course is for students with an advanced level of Spanish. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (In Spanish) 
This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis is placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish. Class work includes transcriptions and intonation exercises. Advanced Spanish required.

Spanish Pragmatics and Communication (In Spanish) 
In this course we learn and apply basic concepts in pragmatics to verbal and non-verbal communicative acts in Spanish. We also study related aspects in politeness and miscommunication using Spanish. Advanced Spanish required.

Spanish Reading and Composition—Advanced
This class is designed for students who have had at least four semesters of university-level Spanish. It continues the development of reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions, and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.

ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

Health, Healing and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthopology (In English) 
This course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology.

Anatomy and Physiology II (In English—fall only) 
This course provides an anatomical and physiological overview of human structure and function. Human gross anatomy and histology is related to cell, tissue, and organ level physiology for each of the major body systems. Topics include the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems as well as cardiovascular, renal, and endocrine systems. The class requires lab work. Credits: 4 semester credits with lab/ 6 quarter hours.

Applied Microbiology (In English—fall only) 
This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the general concepts in microbiology, as well as inform them about the general practices used clinically to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology, but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and its applications in clinical and environmental microbiology. A previous course in physiology and anatomy is required to take this class. Credits: 4 5 semester credits with lab/ 6 quarter hours.

Organic Chemistry I (In English—fall only) 
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of the compounds of carbon. This course is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Credits: 5 semester credits with lab/ 7.5 quarter hours.

Organic Chemistry II (In English—spring only) 
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I with a focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Lab work is included for this class. Credits: 5 semester credits with lab/ 7.5 quarter hours.

BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY COURSES

Biochemistry (In English) 
This course looks at the structure of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, enzyme catalysis and principles of metabolism including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. A comparison is also made between English and Spanish scientific expressions.

Anatomy and Physiology II (In English—fall only) 
This course provides an anatomical and physiological overview of human structure and function. Human gross anatomy and histology is related to cell, tissue, and organ level physiology for each of the major body systems. Topics include the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems as well as cardiovascular, renal, and endocrine systems. The class requires lab work. Credits: 4 semester credits with lab/ 6 quarter hours.

Applied Microbiology (In English—fall only) 
This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the general concepts in microbiology, as well as inform them about the general practices used clinically to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology, but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and its applications in clinical and environmental microbiology. A previous course in physiology and anatomy is required to take this class. Credits: 4 semester credits/ 6 quarter hours.

Organic Chemistry I (In English—fall only) 
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of the compounds of carbon. This course is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Credits: 5 semester credits/ 7.5 quarter hours.

Organic Chemistry II (In English—spring only) 
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I with a focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Lab work is included for this class. Credits: 5 semester credits/ 7.5 quarter hours.

Ecological Systems (In English) 
This course examines ecology and its large-scale patterns and processes, both from an Iberian general perspective, the elements of time and space in the ecosystem, regulatory elements, and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems.

PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

Cultural Psychology (In English) 
In this globalized world, it is important to understand how individuals in other cultures think, feel, and behave, and the forces, beliefs, and motivations that guide their behavior. This course will focus on topics in personality, social, developmental, and health psychology, and will encourage an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and how culture influences behavior.

General Sports Psychology (In English) 
The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work – at any level – with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.

Social Psychology (In English) 
This course will provide an overview of theory and empirical research in social psychology, with topics including social cognition, the social self, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice and inter-group relations, social influence and intra-group relations, attraction and interpersonal relationships, aggression, and prosocial behavior.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES

International Human Resource Management (In English-spring only)
Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States. Conducted in English.

International Economics (In English - fall only)
(*A previous course in Macro and Microeconomics is required)
The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics. Students will be provided with the fundamental tools for analyzing the global economy and will delve deeper into the main features of the world economy.

The European Union (In English) 
This course analyzes the initial motives behind the creation of the European Community and its development into the European Union with a unique institutional structure. There is a study of the EU’s key common policies—economic and monetary union, competition, agriculture, external trade—and their global effects, with special attention paid to EU/U.S. relations.

The Global Economy (In English) 
This class explores the main debates surrounding the nature, effects, and attempted management of the global economy. Special attention is paid to the role of such international organizations as the IMF and the WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (EU, NAFTA, Mercosur). NOTE: A previous economics course is highly recommended.

International Finance (In English and Spanish) 
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, and direct and indirect international investment. Offered in Spanish when minimum enrollment is met.

International Management (In English) 
This class examines the process of internationalization of companies, alternative forms of international business, and international alliances (exports, franchises, subsidiaries, licenses, strategic alliances, joint ventures). The class also looks at environmental factors, globalization, management functions, human resources and diversity, different organizational cultures, and the role of strategic business management in a globalized world.

International Marketing (In Spanish and English) 
This is an introductory course in international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders. Offered in Spanish when minimum enrollment is met.

International Financial Accounting (In English)
Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States.

Organizational Theory (In English - spring only)
This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses. A previous introductory course in business management is recommended.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (In English)
This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses.

Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World (In Spanish—spring only) 
The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere.

COMMUNICATIONS COURSES

Intercultural Communication (In Spanish) 
This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it, and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs, and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behavior of others. A special emphasis is placed on the Spanish form of communication.

HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA COURSES

History of Spanish Art (In English) 
This course is a survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

History of Spanish Art: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century (In Spanish) 
This class is a survey of major works of art from the Renaissance period to the 20th century. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

History of Spanish Cinema During the Democracy (In Spanish) 
Spanish cinema underwent an important transformation following the death of Franco in 1975 and the ensuing democracy. During these last 30 years, Spanish cinema has become a stronger player on the European scene and has gained a level of recognition unthinkable only a few decades ago. This course analyzes the historical evolution of the period, as well as introduces students to Spanish films up to the present time.

Seville: The Expression of a City through its Art (In Spanish) 
With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit

HISTORY AND RELIGION COURSES

Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: From Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Prehistory to 1500) (In English—fall only) 
The main goal of this course is to give students an overview of Spanish history and culture, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly from the dawn of history to the 16th century.

Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context (In English)
This class focuses on the role of the three main monotheistic religions in Spanish history, from Antiquity to Modern-Day Spain. Discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in a Democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants, Jewish communities, and the establishment of Churches of various denominations around the country. Excursions to important historical sites in Seville will be an integral part of the in situ learning objectives of the course.

Contemporary History of Spain (In Spanish) 
The course will present the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present day Spain. The course will examine the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context.

Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450—the present) (In English—spring only) 
The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course to present the student a clearer perception of each period.

History of Spain (In English) 
This course provides an overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era, including the Arab invasion and Christian Reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, and Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism are discussed.

The Mediterranean World and Spain (In Spanish-fall only)
The objective of this class is to investigate the intimate relationship between the Mediterranean world and Spain during the creation of the Spanish culture (from pre-history until the Arab invasion). Several field trips to places of historic interest are an important part of this course.

Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (In Spanish) 
The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

LITERATURE COURSES

Contemporary Spanish Literature (In Spanish) 
This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación de 98,” “La Generación de 27,” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events that influence or have influenced various literary trends.

The Latin American Short Story (In Spanish) 
This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements that take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to the genre. The complex social, political, and cultural realities are studied as they are reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, Criollismo, Magical Realism, and the most recent literary tendencies are examined.

Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature (In English) 
The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

Panorama of Latin America Literature 1 (Pre-1820) (In Spanish—fall only) 
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the pre-Hispanic period until the eve of the Independence movements in the 1820s. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, such as the chronicles of conquest. It also features a selection of literary works (including prose, drama, and essay) that have received recognition from specialists and the general reading public for being the most outstanding in Latin America.

Panorama of Latin America Literature 2 (Post-1820) (In Spanish—spring only) 
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America's cultural and intellectual history.

Spanish Literature: The Spanish Golden Age: El Quijote (In Spanish—spring only) 
The objective of this course is to study the masterpiece of the Spanish literary work: Don Quijote. Cervantes’ novel is considered to be the first modern novel and its influence in later literary productions is still present in the creative process for most authors. The course analyzes the structural, thematic, and stylistic characteristics of the novel, as well as presents the study of the novel as a cultural product, so as to present an in-depth study of Cervantes's world.

Women and Spanish Literature (19th-20th centuries) (In Spanish—spring only) 
This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. It is mainly during Romanticism that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

Imaginaries of Spain Through Literature (In Spanish) 
The role of literature has been crucial in the articulation of the different imaginaries of Spain. In this course, we will analyze how reflections on the Arab legacy and the intellectual debates about bullfighting and flamenco have been used in literary works as a means to represent the complexity of Spain’s cultural identity. We will focus on the creation of la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa and how this confrontation has been articulated through la España colorista of the Romantic travellers, la España negra, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo, la España de la transición, and la España de la democracia. Paintings and films, as well as philosophical, historical, and political essays will also be included.

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES

Contemporary Spanish Politics (In English) 
This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. It examines the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, the course looks at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis is placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration, and terrorism.

Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema (In Spanish) 
This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political, and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material includes top stories from the Latin American press, as well as from Latin American film.

Relations Between the U.S. and the Hispanic World (In Spanish—spring only) 
The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere.

U.S.-European Relations Since World War II (In English) 
The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945; and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States.

The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain (In English) 
During the second half of the 1970's, Southern Europe inaugurated the "third wave of democratization." This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek, and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

Historical Ties Between Spain and the U.S. (In English—spring only)
This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western U.S., following with Spain's role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and U.S. relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations.

SPANISH CULTURE COURSES

History of Flamenco in Spain: Theory and Practice (In Spanish) 
This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographic, historical, and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco’s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers, and guitar players. Students will see and hear the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.

Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews, and Muslims (In Spanish) 
The main objective of this course is to offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711–1492) and bring students closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course examines the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. Students also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

Spanish Civilization and Culture (In Spanish and English) 
This course has two main goals: to increase the students´ knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture and its people and to build and strengthen their intercultural awareness as a result. Focusing mostly on the 20th century, we will explore Spain´s diverse heritage through the different factors which constitute its present identity: history, art, economy, and social organization, education, dance, music, and folklore. Students will also read about and discuss linguistic and cultural variety, regionalism, nationalist, ethnicity and politics.

Spanish Culture Up Close (In English—fall only)
This course offers a panoramic overview of the sociocultural idiosyncrasies of Spain nowadays. Considering the volunteer experience students will have to take part in as an essential part of the course, special relevance will be given to the study of the management of time, space, and interpersonal relations in Spain, within the theoretical framework of intercultural communication studies.

Spanish Culture (In Spanish - Fall only) 
This course aims to increase the students’ knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture and its people. Such aspects as geographic and social-cultural diversity, religion and popular religiousness, the family and social change, Spain’s fiestas, music and dance (Flamenco), bullfighting, soccer and Spanish gastronomy will be studied. This course is taught in Spanish and is for students with a high elementary/low intermediate Spanish level.

Spanish Culture and History through Film (In English) 
This course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish culture and history through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the 20th century through today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

Tapas: A Window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture (In Spanish) 
Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today's society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. A high intermediate/advanced Spanish level is required to take this course.

DIRECT ENROLLMENT COURSES

The following courses, taught in English, are Direct Enroll courses offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide Integration Program (PIU). The student population in these courses consists of Universidad Pablo de Olavide Spanish students and international students. CIEE Seville International Business and Culture students cannot pre-enroll in these courses, but can keep them in mind as possible class options. Students interested in these courses should thoroughly review the course syllabi. International Business and Culture students can enroll in a maximum of two UPO Integration Program courses.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ACCOUNTING

Introduction to Financial Accounting (Spring only)
Financial accounting is concerned with the use of information and helping managers to make better judgments and decisions about the organization. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating information. Thus, this course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial accounting, including introductory accounting theory, concepts, principles and procedures. Also, an overview of the major financial statements is provided. Prerequisites: none.

Intermediate Financial Accounting (Spring only)
The overall aim of this subject is to develop students accounting knowledge by focusing on accounting rules for measuring and recording, taking into account International Accounting Standards. A shared aim to be promoted throughout the whole accounting curricula is to infuse students with values that allow them to be able to understand ethics in accounting profession and the role of accounting in promoting social responsibility, sustainability and accountability. Prerequisites: It is advisable to have taken Introduction to Financial Accounting.

Advanced Financial Accounting (Fall only)
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of financial accounting statements. The communication process of accounting information is approached from an external point of view, analyzing intensely the main financial accounting statements, and also other kinds of statements and corporate reports. Prerequisites: This course is a continuation of Introduction to Financial Accounting and Intermediate Financial Accounting. Consequently, students are advised to have successfully completed these two courses.

Financial Statements Analysis (Spring only)
The objective of the course is to offer the student a catalog of tools that allow them to analyze the economic and financial situation of the company. This way, the student becomes not just an accounting builder, but an accounting user. The course will often combine theoretical and practical views in the same package. The class analyzes the ability to generate business income, and their ability to generate solvency and its ability to generate cash. Prerequisites: successful completion of a Financial Accounting course.

Management Accounting (Spring only)
Management Accounting aims to provide the basics concepts and techniques needed for costing, analysis, and use of management accounting information in the process of planning and control. As a practical aim this course shows which cost data is crucial to measure product, service and customers’ costs, enabling them to develop planning, control processes and decision-making in different organizations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Financial Accounting and an understand concepts such as asset / liability, expense / income and insights on accrual.

ECONOMICS

Introduction to Economics (Fall only)
This is an introductory course devoted not only to essential aspects of the economy but also to the methods and basic principles of economics. The purpose of this course is twofold: firstly, to provide students with an overview of economic problems and, secondly, to analyze in depth some of the most important issues of the economy from the perspective of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Prerequisites: Students should have a solid grasp of mathematics, particularly graphics analysis, graphing functions and basic calculus.

Applied Economics (Spring only)
This course is intended for students to delve into the developments and be able to understand and explain the current situation of Spanish economy, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, and its strategic challenges increasingly influenced by the European environment. Students will study Spanish economic growth patterns and the role played by productivity, institutions such as labor market and public sector, financial system and foreign sector, all under the framework of common public policies such as monetary policy in the Euro Area and other partially harmonized policies. Prerequisites: it is essential to have basic knowledge of consumer theory, production theory and understand the meaning of the main macroeconomic indicators, as well as be able to deal with graphic and analytical tools.

Economic History (Fall only)
The aim will be to gain a greater understanding of the role of institutions in economic development, as well as the effects of growth on globalization and well-being. The globalization of the international economy and its long-term effects on human wellbeing will also be analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions in this process. While the geographical scope of the course is worldwide, focus is on European and North American economies and how they have interacted with other economic regions within the framework of economic internationalization. Prerequisites: none.

International Economics (Spring only)
This subject is intended for the student to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics and for him/her to be able to carry out a rigorous analysis of the main phenomena coming about in the current global economy. Prerequisites: it is essential to have some knowledge of micro and macroeconomics, be familiar with the consumer theory, production theory and the macro magnitudes, as well as with the graphical and analytical tools relative to those concepts.

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business (Spring only)
The aim of the course, Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business, is not only to familiarize students with the essential statistical and econometric principles, especially those related to different techniques of multivariate analysis and econometric regression model, but also to teach them to use them correctly and efficiently in their daily routine while working in the fields of business and economics. Prerequisites: student should have some knowledge of mathematics, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and economic theory.

FINANCE

Financial Management I (Spring only)
The objective of the course is to provide the student with the conceptual framework necessary to understand the problems facing a financial manager. Readings, class lectures and homework will focus on the basic tools used by financial analysts and decision makers. The course is divided in two parts. The first part focuses on the creation of value in a firm (value of the bonds and stocks issued by a firm, how to invest in projects that add value to the firm, etc.). The second part focused on the relationship between risk and return, and its effects on asset pricing and capital budgeting. The class also analyzes some of the practical problems that a financial manager comes across when making capital budgeting decisions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of introductory courses in accounting, statistics, and business administration.

Financial Management II (Fall only)
This course is the continuation of Financial Management I. The course offers an overview of financing decisions, dividend policy and the optimal capital structure of a firm. The objective of the course is to provide the student with the appropriated framework to analyze some relatively complex problems that a financial manager needs to address in large corporations. Readings, class lectures and homework will take the student to the type of situations that a financial manager will face in practice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Financial Management I or equivalent.

MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Business Management (Fall only)
This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of business management and the way in with a business works and develops. Students will also learn about the problems that business face in the areas of operations, marketing, finance and human resources. Prerequisites: none.

Business Management Process (Fall only)
The key objectives of the course are to understand what a manager is and the role of management in organizations, to grasp the principal functions of the management process, acquire a comprehensive view of the prevalent lines of thought in management research and literature, observe management functions from the perspective of ethics and social responsibility, understand the importance of the environment as a conditioning factor affecting management, analyze the decision-making process and become familiar with the main support methods/models for this process among others. Prerequisites: none.

Corporate Management and Business Ethics (Spring only)
This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, specially focused on the role of shareholders activism on environmental, executive compensation and social issues, as well as an understanding of the structural relationships, determining authority and responsibility for the corporation and their associated complexities. Prerequisites: none.

Enterprising Initiative and Family Business (Spring only)
Enterprising Initiative and Family Business is a subject dealing with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. The subject will mainly deal with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses. Prerequisites: none.

Human Resources Management (Fall only)
This course will look at operative & strategic human resource management (HRM); planning, positions, personnel selection & staffing; training & HR development; and measuring performance & awarding compensation within organizations. Prerequisites: none.

Innovation Management (Fall only)
Innovation management is one of the key elements for a company´s survival. This course will focus on understanding what innovation is, the development of innovation strategy, and understanding how companies deal with innovations. This course is closely related to Operations Management, Human Resources Management and Commercial Management. Prerequisites: none.

Management Information Systems (Fall only)
The general aim of this undergraduate course is for students to become sufficiently competent using Management Information Systems (MIS) and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), as applied to Business Management, so as to 1.) Understand the crucial role information systems play in advanced societies and, more specifically, in business, and 2.) Use common ICT tools and information systems techniques proactively in dynamic, rapidly-changing contexts. Prerequisites: Students are required to have a working knowledge of computing using the Microsoft Windows operating system. They should have a basic understanding of ICT and feel comfortable using Internet and common network applications.

Operations Management I (Fall only)
In this course students will become familiar with key strategic decisions, including: product selection and design, technology and process design, capacity, localization, distribution and work design. Students will also develop the ability to carry out diagnostics, develop the ability to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with a strategic problem relating to production management, and acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others. Prerequisites: basic business administration knowledge.

Operations Management II (Spring only)
This course covers the topic of maintenance and reliability, how to carry out diagnostics, and how to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with an operational problem relating to production management. Students will also acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others. Students will become familiar with key tactical decisions, including: short and medium-term operations planning, production plans hierarchy analysis, MRP and JIT production systems, inventory management and supply chain management. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Operations Management I or equivalent.

Organizational Theory (Spring only)
This course aims to provide a general understanding of organizational theory by Learning about the most relevant organizational theories and understanding the different perspectives adopted to analyze business phenomena, learning about the organizational design function, design parameters, contextual factors and basic organizational models, as well as learning how to diagnose organizational problems and giving possible solutions. Prerequisites: Knowledge of business management recommended.

Strategic Management I (Fall only)
The course aims to expose students to business realities and provide them with the tools they will need in order to carry out sector analysis, study strategic corporate groups, and produce segmentation matrices. In addition, the class strives to help students grasp key variables shaping the current stage of the life cycle in the sector, pinpoint catalysts for success, understand the roots of both success and failure in business ventures, as well as assess roles, antecedents, impact and types of competitive (or business) strategy. Students also learn about cost leadership strategy and differentiation strategy, with a special focus on: nature, favoring factors, etc. Prerequisites: knowledge in business management, organizational theory, and Marketing Management I and II or equivalent

Strategic Management II (Spring only)
This course focuses on how a firm competes within a particular market with corporate strategy. The course goal is to understand the roots of success, key factors of the emergent and mature industry, and main topics of corporate strategy. We begin with vertical integration because it takes us to the heart of many of the issues relevant to determining the optimal scope of the firm, particularly the role of transaction costs in drawing the boundaries of the firm and the types of relationships between firms. Prerequisites: successful completion of Strategic Management I or equivalent.

MARKETING

Market Research Techniques (Fall only)
The purpose of this course is to better understand market research and distinguish between problem identification and problem-solving research. Students will learn about the framework for conducting market research, its role in designing and implementing successful marketing programs, and gain an understanding of the ethical aspects of marketing research, amongst others. Prerequisites: none.

Marketing Management I (Spring only)
In this course students are introduced to the set of marketing-related problems faced by profit and non-profit organizations alike. Students learn how to apply marketing concepts, principles & strategies, develop an ability to put theoretical notions into practice and apply knowledge to real business scenarios, foster an interest in researching and managing information needed for effective marketing decision-making and communication. Prerequisites: none.

Marketing Management II (Fall only)
The goals of the course are to understand the marketing-related problems faced by profit and non-profit organizations alike; learn how to apply marketing concepts, principles & strategies; develop an ability to put theoretical notions into practice; apply knowledge to real business scenarios and foster an interest in researching and managing information needed for effective marketing decision-making; build effective communication skills both when presenting/expressing ideas in groups / individually, and when understanding the ideas expressed by others. Prerequisites: successful completion of Marketing Management I or equivalent.

Sectorial Marketing (Spring only)
The goals of this course are to acquire an overview of the set of marketing-related problems faced by profit and nonprofit organizations alike, learn how to apply marketing concepts, principles & strategies, develop an ability to put theoretical notions into practice and apply knowledge to real business scenarios, foster an interest in researching and managing information needed for effective marketing decision-making and to build effective communication skills both when presenting/expressing ideas in groups/individually, and when understanding the ideas expressed by others. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Marketing Management I and II or their equivalent is highly recommended.

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Business Statistics I (Spring only)
This subject serves as an introduction to basic notions of Descriptive Statistics, Probability Calculus and Statistical Inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), and the introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mathematics I is needed, especially in solving equation systems, optimization and simple-multiple integration.

Business Statistics II (Fall only)
The objectives of this course are to introduce students into the statistical techniques of data analysis, the use of specific statistical software and to make the students aware of the applicability of these statistical techniques to real life business and economic problems. Prerequisites: Business Statistics Ior equivalent recommended.

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business (Spring only)
Upon completion of this course students will gained knowledge of the statistic inference concepts, methods, and models; concepts of analysis of variance and of the classical econometric linear model, will have acquired knowledge of nonlinear and discrete choice models and the ability to apply these concepts and models to the predictive analysis and choose an appropriate computer program to solve the models mentioned above.

Statistics for Finance I (Spring only)
This subject intends to initiate students into basic notions about of Descriptive Statistics, Probability Calculus and Statistical Inference. Basic objectives of the course are to teach students theoretical and practical foundations of statistical analysis and the usage of modern computer techniques (SPSS, Excel) applied in Statistics. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of first year mathematics.

Statistics for Finance II (Fall only)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the statistical techniques of data analysis, the use of specific statistical software, and the applicability of these statistical techniques to real life business and economic problems. Prerequisites: It is recommendable that students have successfully completed Financial Statistics I or equivalent.

Financial Mathematics (Fall only)
The objective of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the world of banking and finance. This also involves using the most appropriated IT programs for problem-solving. The essential objective is to study the main financial operations like capitalization, bank discount, installment credit, repayment of loans and the mathematical equations which are involved. Using the financial models studied, students will solve equations and suggest additional ways of solving them which could be useful in the financial market. Prerequisites: Basic mathematical knowledge is necessary in order to take part in this course.

Mathematics for Business I (Fall only)
The aim of the class is to provide students with basic tools needed to interpret and tackle mathematical models associated with the economic problems that can be found in the business world. Students will focus on the basic elements of Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, Matrix operations and basic elements of functions such as continuity, differentiability and integration, in order to facilitate the comprehension of economic results. Students will also be introduced to the software program Mathematica. Prerequisites: basic mathematical knowledge (algebra, linear equations, etc.).

Mathematics for Business II (Spring only)
This course is a continuation of Mathematics for Business I. The class will look at additional elements on matrix theory, input-output analysis, optimization theory (or mathematical programming) and its applications to economics, as well as computer applications used for solving problems. Prerequisites: Completion of Mathematics for Business I or equivalent highly recommended.

SCHOOL OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Animal Physiology (Fall only)
This course in an introduction to concepts and basic issues in Animal Physiology. Students will master the basic principles of physiology and use these to understand and interpret the operation of the physiological systems, as well as the structural design that allows this operation. Prerequisites: General knowledge of biology and an understanding of the essential concepts of physics and chemistry.

Biochemistry: Metabolism and its Regulation (Fall only)
This course seeks to explore the molecular bases of life. Emphasis will be placed on chemical transformations underlying metabolic features in animal cells and tissues. The main aims of the course are to understand the metabolic pathways that play a role in the handling of energy processes in cells, the molecular bases of the major cellular processes, and the main signaling pathways that control cell metabolism. Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have a background knowledge in cell biology, organic chemistry, structure of biomolecules, bioenergetics and enzymology.

Cellular Biology (Fall only)
The objective of this course is to understand the structure and functions of the cell and its organelle, to understand the mechanism of cell division and to envisage the response mechanism of the cell against external stimuli. The course presents the complexity of the structural and functional design of living organisms (from microorganisms to higher organism: animals and plants) as the basic properties of these organisms in their energy maintenance and reproduction. Prerequisites: Previous knowledge of the cell and its structure. Recommended: Previous reading of a Cell Biology manual.

Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (Fall only)
This course will focus on the origin of the atomic/molecular properties of matter, with students learning the principles of thermodynamics and their application to thermochemical and thermodynamic study of a reaction, as well as learn the common characteristics of physicochemical transport processes such as diffusion, osmosis, and electrophoresis, amongst others. Prerequisites: high school math, physics, and chemistry.

General Chemistry (Fall only)
This course provides students with the skills needed to understand the mechanism underlying biological processes. Students will understand the atomic/molecular origin of the properties of matter, apply the principles of thermodynamics to thermochemical and thermodynamic substances, mixtures or solutions, and study chemical reactions amongst others. Prerequisites: high school math, physics, and chemistry.

Genetics (Spring only)
This course aims to provide students with the tools to solve basic genetic problems and the ability to address answers and conclusions from experimental results. Furthermore, students will design experimental approaches and address biological problems using genetic tools and model organisms. Specifically, students will leave the course understanding the origin of genetic diversity, the laws of inheritance of that diversity, and ability to analyze results of genetic breeding in real and model organisms. Prerequisites: The use of biological and scientific databases is highly recommended.

Genetic Engineering (Fall only)
This course will comprise of the following units: concepts and history of Genetic Engineering; purification and analysis of nucleic acids; enzymes to manipulate DNA; bacterial vectors/strategies for cloning and recombinant identification; cloning and expression vector of Eukaryote; DNA libraries; PCR and its variants. Prerequisites: The use of biological and scientific databases is highly recommended.

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism (Spring only)
Upon completion of the course the student will have knowledge of the diversity of metabolic activities present in microorganisms, their ecological relevance and their biotechnological applications, an understanding of the connections between different components of a metabolic network, their regulation and directed modification as well as the functioning of basic physiological processes in microorganisms, such as signal transduction, chemotaxis, solute transport and protein secretion. Prerequisites: Previous coursework in Thermodynamics and Chemical kinetics, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry (Biomolecules), Biochemistry (Metabolism and its regulation), Genetic Engineering and Microbiology is recommended.

Molecular Diagnostics (Fall only)
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: appreciate the available molecular diagnostic tests; to assess scientific reports about molecular diagnostic tests and understand the basics of genetic counselling. Prerequisites: General knowledge of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Molecular Genetics (Spring only)
This course focuses on the molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic transcription and translation, the regulatory mechanisms of both processes, including the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and analysis in vivo and global or differential expression analysis using microarrays. Students will leave the course with an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of mRNA processing and maturation and the quality control mechanisms for both proteins and mRNAs as well as the processes of replication, recombination and DNA repair; the cellular processes such as control of eukaryotic cell proliferation will also be introduced. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of General Genetics, Genetic Analysis and Genetic Engineering.

Pharmacology and Toxicology (Spring only)
This course introduces students to the basic knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology oriented to biomedical and biotechnological fields. Particular attention will be paid to kinetics and dynamics of both drugs and toxics. Concepts of clearance, timing and dosage will be stressed. Detoxification and drug biotransformation, and excretion will be showed as real models for drug discovery. Prerequisites: This course is partially supported by knowledge acquired in previous subjects. Particularly, those included in the biochemistry (enzyme kinetics), physiology (excretion), and cell biology (cell/tissue structure) areas. A brief overview of them prior to course beginning may be recommended.

Physics (Fall only)
This course aims to provide the student with the knowledge to understand and identify the physical processes involved in any context related to biotechnology, especially in applications related to engineering and analytical techniques. Students will learn to use the different unit systems and how to assess the results of an experiment from the mathematical analysis of measurements; the mechanics and physics of fluids; and the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, optics, and radioactivity. Prerequisites: working knowledge of basic mathematics, including linear and quadratic equations, simple sets of linear equations, trigonometry, and the properties of logarithms and determinants.

Reproductive Technology and Gene Therapy (Fall only)
This course will allow the student to have a global vision of human infertility and Assisted Reproductive Techniques. The core objectives of this course are to gain knowledge regarding: Human Reproduction Physiology, Male infertility, Female infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technique, New perspectives in Human Infertility prevention, Stem Cells and Gene Therapy advances. Prerequisites: It would be useful to have previous knowledge of Genetics, Embryology and Physiology.

Techniques and Instrumental Analysis (Spring only)
The main objectives of this course are to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about the basic principles of instrumental analysis in biochemistry, to transmit a multidisciplinary and modern vision of the current status of instrumental bioassays, to link bio-analytical applications with the underlying biochemical and physicochemical principles that make them possible and provide students with the ability to design application protocols in instrumental techniques to detect and quantitate chemical compounds of relevance in biochemistry and biotechnology. Prerequisites: students should have previous knowledge in the following subject areas: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Thermodynamics and Chemistry Kinetics and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Biostatics (Spring only)
This course aims to foster critical thinking skills and preparation for further work in the scientific traditions that require the collection and statistical analysis of data; developing the ability to assess the probability of a simple random event, interpreting the result of a simple statistical study, and solving mathematical problems with the use of technology, particularly the SPSS software, are also key objectives in this course. Prerequisites: students should have knowledge of basic mathematics.

Cellular Biology (Fall only)
The subject "Cell Biology" provides the students the essential foundations for understanding the structures and functions of the cells in the human body, as well as the cellular aspects of human nutrition and metabolism. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Previous user-level computer knowledge (office package and Internet browsing) is recommended.

Endocrinology and Metabolism (Spring only)
The objective of this course is to integrate and broaden concepts and fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology and physiopathology of different organs, apparatus and systems which produce and/or underlie the mechanisms of action of hormones, constituting the human endocrine system. Students will also learn about the main endocrine pathologies as well as the relationships between the endocrine system, pathologies and nutrition. Prerequisites: it is advisable that students have knowledge in Physiology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and/or anatomy.

Nutritional Epidemiology (Spring only)
The goal of this course is gain knowledge in the study of the general population, developing and participating in epidemiological studies, intervention programs and policy programs from a nutritional point of view. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills of the epidemiological methods needed to approach the study of a population´s health problems and the necessary preventive and community approach to the problem(s). Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Excel.

SPORTS SCIENCE

Biochemistry of Sport and Physical Activity (Spring only)
The main objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of Energy Metabolism and the integration of metabolic activities in the human body in motion, as well as modulation under new energy demands ascribed to Physical Activity. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of biology and anatomy and physiology.

Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (Spring only)
The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams in motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention, decision making based on inter-behavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Prerequisites: none.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Environmental and Quality Management Systems (Fall only)
The course is part of the module "Environmental Management, Quality, Conservation and Planning". This comprehensive module aims to monitor, control and design programs and activities of environmental nature. The aim of the course includes the implementation of environmental management systems, the ISO 14001 or EMAS certification being prominent among them, as well as quality, management systems. Prerequisites: Knowledge of environmental regulation. Basic knowledge of air pollution, water waste management, solid waste management, land and energy management.

Natural Hazards (Fall only)
The course will focus on the main natural processes that may cause hazards to humans and the environment, what their consequences are and how we can minimise them. A good knowledge of natural hazards occurrence and a real distribution is crucial for landuse planning and improvement of society education and warning. This course should provide students with the basis for critically evaluating future approaches to risk assessment. Prerequisites: No previous requirements are needed. However basic math, physics and geology are strongly recommended.

Sampling Methods in Ecology (Spring only)
In this course students will relate the values of environmental factors with the abundance and distribution of the living organisms by means of field sampling techniques. Students will also learn the most common sampling method used in terrestrial Ecology, and apply the principles to quantify the abundance of living organisms. Prerequisites: It is advisable that students have previous knowledge in the natural sciences.

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES

Archaeology (Spring only)
The aim of the course "Archaeology" is for the student to acquire knowledge of the basic scientific principles that form it, the scientific methodology that uses it and the results of archaeological research applied to a particular temporal context space, the Mediterranean societies in the Classical Age (Mediterranean (and partially Atlantic) areas, between the 10th c. B. C. and centuries the 8th c. A. D.). Prerequisites: Minimum prior knowledge of the historical and cultural evolution of the Mediterranean in the referred chronological and geographical sphere.

Classical Backgrounds to European Culture (Fall only)
The aim of this course is to survey the most relevant aspects of Greek and Roman culture, as one of the bases of European culture, mainly—but not exclusively—through the reading and analysis of literary texts.

Early Modern History (Spring only)
The aim of this course will be to study the fundamental political, economic, social and cultural processes between the 15th and the end of the 18th centuries. The geographical scope will be mainly Europe.

Fundamentals of History I (Fall only)
The aim of this course will be to study fundamental approaches to and basic knowledge about the history of historiography, the epistemological characteristics of history, and the origin and development of historical theories, as well as current historiographic trends and schools.

Fundamentals of History II (Spring only)
Students will be introduced to the origin and development of Ancient History and Medieval History theories, as well as current historiographical trends and schools. Prerequisites: recommended that student has completed Fundamentals of History I.

Geographic Information Systems (Fall only)
In this course, students will be introduced to remote sensing, global positioning systems, geographic information systems and spatial data infrastructures. These sciences provide practical results of geographical research, and will likely be used in the professional lives of students. Prerequisites: Previous coursework in geography.

History of Europe and the World (Fall only)
This course will build upon the skills developed in Medieval and Modern History. The course is designed to explore the historical processes crucial to understanding the present-day planetary transformation. Students will continue the process of developing analytical practices and methodologies necessary to undertake historical research. Prerequisites: successful completion of Modern History and Medieval History.

Physical Geography (Fall only)
This course presents a basic knowledge of elements that define the natural environment and the processes that take place in it. Students explore geomorphology, climatology and biogeography. The course aims to present and explore the relationships between the various natural processes that take place in different temporal and spatial scales and to familiarize students with various common physical geography research methodologies. Prerequisites: none.

Spring 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.

CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

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

* Pre-Advanced Spanish I is only offered if enough students test into the pre-advanced level

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

HISPANIC STUDIES COURSES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The following courses, taught in English or Spanish, are courses offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide International Center. The student population in these courses consists of international students, mostly from the United States.

Elementary Spanish—Intensive Course (in Spanish) syllabus
This beginning intensive course is designed for students with a very basic Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. Contact hours: 90. Credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Elementary Spanish (in Spanish) syllabus
This beginning course is designed for students with an elementary Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and acquiring knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Laboratory-Elementary (in Spanish) syllabus
This one credit course is designed to complement the elementary Spanish classes and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as roleplay, theater, and so on serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory focuses on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties. Contact hours: 1hr/week. Credit: 1 semester hours.

Intermediate Spanish I (in Spanish) syllabus
Designed for students with an intermediate level of Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills, as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

Intermediate Spanish II (in Spanish) syllabus
For students with an upper-intermediate level of Spanish, emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills, as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Conversation—Intermediate (in Spanish) syllabus
The objective of this class is to develop conversational comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level. The focus is on form in order to attain fluency and effective communication skills.

Spanish Reading and Composition—Intermediate (in Spanish) syllabus
Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues to develop reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions, and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES-ADVANCED

*Students must test into Advanced Spanish I to enroll in the below courses:

Advanced Spanish I (in Spanish) syllabus
This course is designed for students who have had at least four semesters of university level Spanish. Emphasis is placed on applying the skills acquired at the intermediate level to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments, which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain, and debates that require use of practical and communicative vocabulary.

Advanced Spanish II (in Spanish) syllabus
This course is designed for students who have had at least five semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports, and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts, as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression.

Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills Spanish/English (in Spanish) syllabus
Introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and Human Rights settings. A focus on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract and Performance/Evaluation and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.

Spanish Conversation-Advanced (in Spanish) syllabus
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension, and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills.

Spanish for Business (in Spanish) syllabus
In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written translations in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, and so on. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. is also explored. This course is for students at the upper-intermediate or advanced Spanish level.

Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation (in Spanish) syllabus
This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works, as well as articles, are translated as a practical part of the course. Special emphasis is placed on Spanish idioms and their translation. This course is for students with an advanced level of Spanish. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (in Spanish) syllabus
This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis is placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish. Class work includes transcriptions and intonation exercises. Advanced Spanish required.

Spanish Pragmatics and Communication (in Spanish) syllabus
In this course we learn and apply basic concepts in pragmatics to verbal and non-verbal communicative acts in Spanish. We also study related aspects in politeness and miscommunication using Spanish. Advanced Spanish required.

Spanish Reading and Composition—Advanced (in Spanish) syllabus
This class is designed for students who have had at least four semesters of university-level Spanish. It continues the development of reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions, and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.

ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

Health, Healing and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology (in English) syllabus
This course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and cultural context, to compare health, illness and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations and basic concepts of medical anthropology.

SCIENCE COURSES

Biochemistry (in English) syllabus
This course looks at the structure of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, enzyme catalysis and principles of metabolism including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. A comparison is also made between English and Spanish scientific expressions. Credits: 3 semester credits. Approximately 5 hours of lab.

Organic Chemistry II (in English) syllabus
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I with a focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Lab work is included for this class. Credits: 5 semester credits, approximately 40 hours of lab/ 7.5 quarter hours.  Enrollment limited.

Ecological Systems (in English) syllabus
This course examines ecology and its large-scale patterns and processes, both from an Iberian general perspective, the elements of time and space in the ecosystem, regulatory elements, and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems. Credits: 3 semester credits, approximately 5 hours of lab.

PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

Cultural Psychology (in English) syllabus
In this globalized world, it is important to understand how individuals in other cultures think, feel, and behave, and the forces, beliefs, and motivations that guide their behavior. This course will focus on topics in personality, social, developmental, and health psychology, and will encourage an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and how culture influences behavior.

General Sports Psychology (in English) syllabus
The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work – at any level – with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention as well as decision making based on interbehavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc.

Social Psychology (in English) syllabus
This course will provide an overview of theory and empirical research in social psychology, with topics including social cognition, the social self, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice and inter-group relations, social influence and intra-group relations, attraction and interpersonal relationships, aggression, and prosocial behavior.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES

International Human Resource Management (In English) syllabus
Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States. Conducted in English.

The European Union (in English) syllabus
This course analyzes the initial motives behind the creation of the European Community and its development into the European Union with a unique institutional structure. There is a study of the EU’s key common policies—economic and monetary union, competition, agriculture, external trade—and their global effects, with special attention paid to EU/U.S. relations.

The Global Economy (in English) syllabus
This class explores the main debates surrounding the nature, effects, and attempted management of the global economy. Special attention is paid to the role of such international organizations as the IMF and the WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (EU, NAFTA, Mercosur). NOTE: A previous economics course is highly recommended.

International Finance (in English) syllabus  
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, and direct and indirect international investment. Offered in Spanish when minimum enrollment is met.

International Management (in English) syllabus
This class examines the process of internationalization of companies, alternative forms of international business, and international alliances (exports, franchises, subsidiaries, licenses, strategic alliances, joint ventures). The class also looks at environmental factors, globalization, management functions, human resources and diversity, different organizational cultures, and the role of strategic business management in a globalized world.

International Marketing (in Spanish syllabus and English syllabus
This is an introductory course in international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, and marketing across linguistic and cultural borders. Offered in Spanish when minimum enrollment is met.

International Financial Accounting (in English) syllabus
Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States.

Organizational Theory (in English) syllabus
This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses. A previous introductory course in business management is recommended.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (in English) syllabus
This course deals with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a business which will succeed in dynamic markets and competitive environments. The course deals mainly with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses.

COMMUNICATIONS COURSES

Communication and Media in the Digital Age (in English) syllabus
This course introduces students to the major social, economical, political and cultural debates affecting communication and the new media landscapes in Spain and the US. Topics include an overview of the historical development and main theories of mass communication, and examine critical issues of the digital age such as the rise of citizen journalism, the emergence of social media, the growing role of grassroots movements, copyright and free expression issues, media representation issues, and their overall impact on democracy, ethics and culture.

Intercultural Communication (in Spanish) syllabus
This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of what intercultural communication is, how to benefit from it, and how to manage it in our personal and future professional lives. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we examine values, customs, and communication styles of cultural groups and we learn to interpret communicative behavior of others. A special emphasis is placed on the Spanish form of communication.

Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music (in English) syllabus
The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the social representations of the Spanish identity developed during the democratic period from different areas of the arts and the new and old mass media. We will start with the analysis and commentary of a set of artistic works and media practices understood as expressions of “social creativity.” The analyses will prove the existence in these works of speeches and counter-discourses that have contributed to building and renegotiating the Spanish identity in the democratic era.

HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA COURSES

Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema (in English) syllabus
This course is aimed at establishing the points of convergence and divergence between the history, aesthetics, and social significance of film production in Spain and the United States. It will address issues such as the political economy of American vs. Spanish cinema, film as a social and cultural indicator, audience reception and Spanish and American cinema at the crossroads with other arts and cultural discourses. The course includes in-class lectures and screenings, film discussions, written assignments and exams, and a field research (*small group work) on a topic to be discussed with your professor.

History of Spanish Art (in English) syllabus
This course is a survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

History of Spanish Cinema During the Democracy (in Spanish) syllabus
Spanish cinema underwent an important transformation following the death of Franco in 1975 and the ensuing democracy. During these last 30 years, Spanish cinema has become a stronger player on the European scene and has gained a level of recognition unthinkable only a few decades ago. This course analyzes the historical evolution of the period, as well as introduces students to Spanish films up to the present time.

Seville: The Expression of a City through its Art (in Spanish) syllabus
With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit

HISTORY AND RELIGION COURSES

Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context (in English) syllabus
This class focuses on the role of the three main monotheistic religions in Spanish history, from Antiquity to Modern-Day Spain. Discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in a Democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants, Jewish communities, and the establishment of Churches of various denominations around the country. Excursions to important historical sites in Seville will be an integral part of the in situ learning objectives of the course.

Contemporary History of Spain (in Spanish) syllabus
The course will present the main historic processes from the 18th century to the present which have been crucial in shaping present day Spain. The course will examine the creation of its democracy, the genesis of the nationalistic problem and the economic articulation of Spain in the international context.

Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450—the present) (in English) syllabus
The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course to present the student a clearer perception of each period.

History of Spain (in English) syllabus
This course provides an overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era, including the Arab invasion and Christian Reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, and Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism are discussed.

Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish) syllabus
The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

LITERATURE COURSES

Contemporary Spanish Literature (in Spanish) syllabus
This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación de 98,” “La Generación de 27,” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events that influence or have influenced various literary trends.

The Latin American Short Story (in Spanish) syllabus
This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements that take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to the genre. The complex social, political, and cultural realities are studied as they are reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, Criollismo, Magical Realism, and the most recent literary tendencies are examined.

Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature (in English) syllabus
The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is one of controversy: major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and the works of the Spanish and Latin American Literature Nobel Prize Winners and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, Post-Spanish Civil War narrative or Magical Realism among other great literary tendencies will be included.

Panorama of Latin America Literature 2 (Post-1820) (in Spanish) syllabus
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America's cultural and intellectual history.

Spanish Literature: The Spanish Golden Age: El Quijote (in Spanish) syllabus
The objective of this course is to study the masterpiece of the Spanish literary work: Don Quijote. Cervantes’ novel is considered to be the first modern novel and its influence in later literary productions is still present in the creative process for most authors. The course analyzes the structural, thematic, and stylistic characteristics of the novel, as well as presents the study of the novel as a cultural product, so as to present an in-depth study of Cervantes's world.

Women and Spanish Literature (19th-20th centuries) (in Spanish) syllabus
This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. It is mainly during Romanticism that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

Imaginaries of Spain Through Literature (in Spanish) syllabus
The role of literature has been crucial in the articulation of the different imaginaries of Spain. In this course, we will analyze how reflections on the Arab legacy and the intellectual debates about bullfighting and flamenco have been used in literary works as a means to represent the complexity of Spain’s cultural identity. We will focus on the creation of la España castiza versus la España heterodoxa and how this confrontation has been articulated through la España colorista of the Romantic travellers, la España negra, la España de la República y del exilio, la España del franquismo, la España de la transición, and la España de la democracia. Paintings and films, as well as philosophical, historical, and political essays will also be included.

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES

Contemporary Spanish Politics (in English) syllabus
This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. It examines the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, the course looks at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis is placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration, and terrorism.

Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema (in Spanish) syllabus
This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political, and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material includes top stories from the Latin American press, as well as from Latin American film.

Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World (in Spanish) syllabus
The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of interamerican relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the socio-political sphere.

U.S.-European Relations Since World War II (in English) syllabus
The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945; and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States.

The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain (in English) syllabus
During the second half of the 1970's, Southern Europe inaugurated the "third wave of democratization." This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek, and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

Historical Ties Between Spain and the U.S. (in English) syllabus
This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western U.S., following with Spain's role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and U.S. relations with Franco and democratic Spain, students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations.

SPANISH CULTURE COURSES

History of Flamenco in Spain: Theory and Practice (in Spanish) syllabus
This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographic, historical, and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco’s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers, and guitar players. Students will see and hear the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.

Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews, and Muslims (in Spanish) syllabus
The main objective of this course is to offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711–1492) and bring students closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course examines the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. Students also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

Spanish Civilization and Culture (in Spanish syllabus and English syllabus
This course has two main goals: to increase the students´ knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture and its people and to build and strengthen their intercultural awareness as a result. Focusing mostly on the 20th century, we will explore Spain´s diverse heritage through the different factors which constitute its present identity: history, art, economy, and social organization, education, dance, music, and folklore. Students will also read about and discuss linguistic and cultural variety, regionalism, nationalist, ethnicity and politics.

Spanish Culture and History through Film (in English) syllabus
This course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish culture and history through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the 20th century through today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

Tapas: A Window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture (in Spanish) syllabus
Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today's society and the tapa is, possibly, its best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. A high intermediate/advanced Spanish level is required to take this course.

UPO P.I.U: DIRECT ENROLLMENT:

The following courses, taught in English, are Direct Enroll courses offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide Integration Program (PIU). The student population in these courses consists of Universidad Pablo de Olavide Spanish students and international students. CIEE Seville International Business and Culture students cannot pre-enroll in these courses, but can keep them in mind as possible class options as enrollment takes place onsite and is dependent upon availability. Students interested in these courses should thoroughly review the course syllabi. Students can request to take the PIU final exam early with course professor approval once onsite.  If denied, students must take the final exam during the official exam period (normally two weeks to one month after the IBC program end date). International Business and Culture students can enroll in a maximum of two UPO Integration Program courses.

Syllabi for these courses can be found on the Academic Guides of the following schools:

School of Sports Science
School of Business Science
School of Experimental Science
School of Humanities

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ACCOUNTING

Introduction to Financial Accounting 
Financial accounting is concerned with the use of information and helping managers to make better judgments and decisions about the organization. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating information. Thus, this course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial accounting, including introductory accounting theory, concepts, principles and procedures. Also, an overview of the major financial statements is provided. Prerequisites: none.

Intermediate Financial Accounting 
The overall aim of this subject is to develop students accounting knowledge by focusing on accounting rules for measuring and recording, taking into account International Accounting Standards. A shared aim to be promoted throughout the whole accounting curricula is to infuse students with values that allow them to be able to understand ethics in accounting profession and the role of accounting in promoting social responsibility, sustainability and accountability. Prerequisites: It is advisable to have taken Introduction to Financial Accounting.

Financial Statements Analysis 
The objective of the course is to offer the student a catalog of tools that allow them to analyze the economic and financial situation of the company. This way, the student becomes not just an accounting builder, but an accounting user. The course will often combine theoretical and practical views in the same package. The class analyzes the ability to generate business income, and their ability to generate solvency and its ability to generate cash. Prerequisites: successful completion of a Financial Accounting course.

Management Accounting 

Management Accounting aims to provide the basics concepts and techniques needed for costing, analysis, and use of management accounting information in the process of planning and control. As a practical aim this course shows which cost data is crucial to measure product, service and customers’ costs, enabling them to develop planning, control processes and decision-making in different organizations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Financial Accounting and an understand concepts such as asset / liability, expense / income and insights on accrual.

 
ECONOMICS

Applied Economics 
This course is intended for students to delve into the developments and be able to understand and explain the current situation of Spanish economy, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, and its strategic challenges increasingly influenced by the European environment. Students will study Spanish economic growth patterns and the role played by productivity, institutions such as labor market and public sector, financial system and foreign sector, all under the framework of common public policies such as monetary policy in the Euro Area and other partially harmonized policies. Prerequisites: it is essential to have basic knowledge of consumer theory, production theory and understand the meaning of the main macroeconomic indicators, as well as be able to deal with graphic and analytical tools.

International Economics 
This subject is intended for the student to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics and for him/her to be able to carry out a rigorous analysis of the main phenomena coming about in the current global economy. Prerequisites: it is essential to have some knowledge of micro and macroeconomics, be familiar with the consumer theory, production theory and the macro magnitudes, as well as with the graphical and analytical tools relative to those concepts.

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business 
The aim of the course, Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business, is not only to familiarize students with the essential statistical and econometric principles, especially those related to different techniques of multivariate analysis and econometric regression model, but also to teach them to use them correctly and efficiently in their daily routine while working in the fields of business and economics. Prerequisites: student should have some knowledge of mathematics, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and economic theory.

FINANCE

Financial Management I 
The objective of the course is to provide the student with the conceptual framework necessary to understand the problems facing a financial manager. Readings, class lectures and homework will focus on the basic tools used by financial analysts and decision makers. The course is divided in two parts. The first part focuses on the creation of value in a firm (value of the bonds and stocks issued by a firm, how to invest in projects that add value to the firm, etc.). The second part focused on the relationship between risk and return, and its effects on asset pricing and capital budgeting. The class also analyzes some of the practical problems that a financial manager comes across when making capital budgeting decisions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of introductory courses in accounting, statistics, and business administration.

MANAGEMENT

Corporate Management and Business Ethics 
This course provides an overview of corporate governance on multinational companies, specially focused on the role of shareholders activism on environmental, executive compensation and social issues, as well as an understanding of the structural relationships, determining authority and responsibility for the corporation and their associated complexities. Prerequisites: none.

Enterprising Initiative and Family Business 
Enterprising Initiative and Family Business is a subject dealing with the identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. The subject will mainly deal with the process of launching new firms although it will touch upon other areas close to entrepreneurship, such as family businesses. Prerequisites: none.

Operations Management II 
This course covers the topic of maintenance and reliability, how to carry out diagnostics, and how to differentiate between relevant and superficial information when dealing with an operational problem relating to production management. Students will also acquire efficient communication skills both for expressing and presenting ideas and for understanding ideas expressed/presented by others. Students will become familiar with key tactical decisions, including: short and medium-term operations planning, production plans hierarchy analysis, MRP and JIT production systems, inventory management and supply chain management. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Operations Management I or equivalent.

Organizational Theory 
This course aims to provide a general understanding of organizational theory by Learning about the most relevant organizational theories and understanding the different perspectives adopted to analyze business phenomena, learning about the organizational design function, design parameters, contextual factors and basic organizational models, as well as learning how to diagnose organizational problems and giving possible solutions. Prerequisites: Knowledge of business management recommended.

Strategic Management II 
This course focuses on how a firm competes within a particular market with corporate strategy. The course goal is to understand the roots of success, key factors of the emergent and mature industry, and main topics of corporate strategy. We begin with vertical integration because it takes us to the heart of many of the issues relevant to determining the optimal scope of the firm, particularly the role of transaction costs in drawing the boundaries of the firm and the types of relationships between firms. Prerequisites: successful completion of Strategic Management I or equivalent.

MARKETING

Marketing Management I 
In this course students are introduced to the set of marketing-related problems faced by profit and non-profit organizations alike. Students learn how to apply marketing concepts, principles & strategies, develop an ability to put theoretical notions into practice and apply knowledge to real business scenarios, foster an interest in researching and managing information needed for effective marketing decision-making and communication. Prerequisites: none.

Sectorial Marketing 
The goals of this course are to acquire an overview of the set of marketing-related problems faced by profit and nonprofit organizations alike, learn how to apply marketing concepts, principles & strategies, develop an ability to put theoretical notions into practice and apply knowledge to real business scenarios, foster an interest in researching and managing information needed for effective marketing decision-making and to build effective communication skills both when presenting/expressing ideas in groups/individually, and when understanding the ideas expressed by others. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Marketing Management I and II or their equivalent is highly recommended.

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Business Statistics I 
This subject serves as an introduction to basic notions of Descriptive Statistics, Probability Calculus and Statistical Inference. The first will include: the development of statistical analysis of real business and economic data, the knowledge of the most popular index numbers (consumer price index, industrial production index, etc.), and the introduction to the classic analysis of time series. The latter will include: probability calculus, which intends to obtain a sufficient theoretical basis to develop probabilistic models and inferential methods in the future. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mathematics I is needed, especially in solving equation systems, optimization and simple-multiple integration.

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business 
Upon completion of this course students will gained knowledge of the statistic inference concepts, methods, and models; concepts of analysis of variance and of the classical econometric linear model, will have acquired knowledge of nonlinear and discrete choice models and the ability to apply these concepts and models to the predictive analysis and choose an appropriate computer program to solve the models mentioned above.

Mathematics for Business II 
This course is a continuation of Mathematics for Business I. The class will look at additional elements on matrix theory, input-output analysis, optimization theory (or mathematical programming) and its applications to economics, as well as computer applications used for solving problems. Prerequisites: Completion of Mathematics for Business I or equivalent highly recommended.

SCHOOL OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Genetics 
This course aims to provide students with the tools to solve basic genetic problems and the ability to address answers and conclusions from experimental results. Furthermore, students will design experimental approaches and address biological problems using genetic tools and model organisms. Specifically, students will leave the course understanding the origin of genetic diversity, the laws of inheritance of that diversity, and ability to analyze results of genetic breeding in real and model organisms. Prerequisites: The use of biological and scientific databases is highly recommended.

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 
Upon completion of the course the student will have knowledge of the diversity of metabolic activities present in microorganisms, their ecological relevance and their biotechnological applications, an understanding of the connections between different components of a metabolic network, their regulation and directed modification as well as the functioning of basic physiological processes in microorganisms, such as signal transduction, chemotaxis, solute transport and protein secretion. Prerequisites: Previous coursework in Thermodynamics and Chemical kinetics, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry (Biomolecules), Biochemistry (Metabolism and its regulation), Genetic Engineering and Microbiology is recommended.

Molecular Genetics
This course focuses on the molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic transcription and translation, the regulatory mechanisms of both processes, including the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and analysis in vivo and global or differential expression analysis using microarrays. Students will leave the course with an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of mRNA processing and maturation and the quality control mechanisms for both proteins and mRNAs as well as the processes of replication, recombination and DNA repair; the cellular processes such as control of eukaryotic cell proliferation will also be introduced. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of General Genetics, Genetic Analysis and Genetic Engineering.

Pharmacology and Toxicology 
This course introduces students to the basic knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology oriented to biomedical and biotechnological fields. Particular attention will be paid to kinetics and dynamics of both drugs and toxics. Concepts of clearance, timing and dosage will be stressed. Detoxification and drug biotransformation, and excretion will be showed as real models for drug discovery. Prerequisites: This course is partially supported by knowledge acquired in previous subjects. Particularly, those included in the biochemistry (enzyme kinetics), physiology (excretion), and cell biology (cell/tissue structure) areas. A brief overview of them prior to course beginning may be recommended.

Techniques and Instrumental Analysis 
The main objectives of this course are to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about the basic principles of instrumental analysis in biochemistry, to transmit a multidisciplinary and modern vision of the current status of instrumental bioassays, to link bio-analytical applications with the underlying biochemical and physicochemical principles that make them possible and provide students with the ability to design application protocols in instrumental techniques to detect and quantitate chemical compounds of relevance in biochemistry and biotechnology. Prerequisites: students should have previous knowledge in the following subject areas: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Thermodynamics and Chemistry Kinetics and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Endocrinology and Metabolism 
The objective of this course is to integrate and broaden concepts and fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology and physiopathology of different organs, apparatus and systems which produce and/or underlie the mechanisms of action of hormones, constituting the human endocrine system. Students will also learn about the main endocrine pathologies as well as the relationships between the endocrine system, pathologies and nutrition. Prerequisites: it is advisable that students have knowledge in Physiology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and/or anatomy.

Nutritional Epidemiology 
The goal of this course is gain knowledge in the study of the general population, developing and participating in epidemiological studies, intervention programs and policy programs from a nutritional point of view. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills of the epidemiological methods needed to approach the study of a population´s health problems and the necessary preventive and community approach to the problem(s). Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Excel.

SPORTS SCIENCE

Biochemistry of Sport and Physical Activity (Spring only)
The main objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of Energy Metabolism and the integration of metabolic activities in the human body in motion, as well as modulation under new energy demands ascribed to Physical Activity. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of biology and anatomy and physiology.

Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 
The course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work –at any level- with athletes and teams in motivation, concentration, resilient personalities, attention, decision making based on inter-behavioral, cognitive and other important approaches in sports psychology. Prerequisites: none.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Sampling Methods in Ecology 
In this course students will relate the values of environmental factors with the abundance and distribution of the living organisms by means of field sampling techniques. Students will also learn the most common sampling method used in terrestrial Ecology, and apply the principles to quantify the abundance of living organisms. Prerequisites: It is advisable that students have previous knowledge in the natural sciences.

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES

Archaeology 
The aim of the course "Archaeology" is for the student to acquire knowledge of the basic scientific principles that form it, the scientific methodology that uses it and the results of archaeological research applied to a particular temporal context space, the Mediterranean societies in the Classical Age (Mediterranean (and partially Atlantic) areas, between the 10th c. B. C. and centuries the 8th c. A. D.). Prerequisites: Minimum prior knowledge of the historical and cultural evolution of the Mediterranean in the referred chronological and geographical sphere.

Early Modern History 
The aim of this course will be to study the fundamental political, economic, social and cultural processes between the 15th and the end of the 18th centuries. The geographical scope will be mainly Europe.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • 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
  • Meals
  • 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 excursion
  • 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

Spring 2018 20 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 40 weeks Fall 2018 18 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 10, 2018 Aug 23, 2017 Aug 22, 2018

End Date

May 25, 2018 May 25, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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 = $11,833 **

Housing = $3,550 ***

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.

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 = $5,110

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 all Meals

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

$30,100
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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 = $22,533 **

Housing = $7,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,100

Estimated Costs

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

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 = $9,360

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

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

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

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

$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 = $11,833 **

Housing = $3,550 ***

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.

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 = $5,110

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 all Meals

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

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