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Study Abroad in Seville
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Program Overview

Program Overview

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

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

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

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

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

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

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

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

Excursions

study abroad in Spain

Spend a day in Córdoba or Cádiz and two nights in Morocco. Tour local places with Spanish students, and go hiking in the Sierra Norte, Sierra de Cádiz, or Sierra de Aracena. Participate in exciting cultural activities and visits throughout Seville. And that’s just the start of what you’ll do in Spain with CIEE.

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain that highlight topics covered in class. Past excursions have included trips to Morocco, Córdoba, Aracena, Arcos de la Frontera, and Cádiz. Students may also participate in a wide range of activities with Spanish students offered by the host institution, including hiking, sports teams, and theater or cinema events.

Volunteering

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

Immersion

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

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2016 (14 wks)
04/15/2016
09/07/2016
12/16/2016
$16,150

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,412
Housing ***
$3,320
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

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

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

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Spring 2017 (16 wks)
10/01/2016
01/18/2017
05/12/2017
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,063
Housing ***
$3,320
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

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

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

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Fall 2017 (14 wks)
04/15/2017
09/06/2017
12/15/2017
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,063
Housing ***
$3,320
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

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

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

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

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

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

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

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

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

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

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

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About the City

About The City

Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, is a unique city that manages to preserve its past while offering all the conveniences of a modern commercial hub. It’s the birthplace of the great Renaissance painter Velazquez and the city from which Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in the late 15th century. Don Juan supposedly started in Seville on his quest to conquer the hearts of women all over Europe! Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen. For a city of about 700,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Jaime Ramirez

Center Director

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

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

— Jamie Ramírez, CIEE Seville Director

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Luisa Rodriguez

Resident Coordinator

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

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

— Luisa Rodríguez, Resident Coordinator

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

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

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

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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

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Orientations

Orientations

study abroad in Spain

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

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

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Internet

Internet

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

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain that highlight topics covered in class. Past excursions have included trips to Morocco, Córdoba, Aracena, Arcos de la Frontera, el Puerto de Santa María, and Cádiz.

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

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

Immersion

Intercambios

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

Tándem Project

study abroad in Spain

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

Community Involvement

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

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Academics

Academics

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

Online Placement Exam

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

Language Resource Center and Tutorials

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

Academic Culture

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

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

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

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

Nature of Classes

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

CIEE Community Language Commitment

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

Grading System

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

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

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

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

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

SPAN 2501 SELS

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

SPAN 3501 SELS

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

Required CIEE Language Courses—Regular Session

SPAN 3101 SELS

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

SPAN 3102 SELS

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

SPAN 3106 SELS

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

SPAN 3107 SELS

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

CIEE Content Courses

HISP 3101 SELS

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

ANTH 3001 SELS/SOCI 3001 SELS

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

COMM 3301 CSCS

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seville as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Cursos para Extranjeros—Universidad de Sevilla

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

Fall

Philology

Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Keeping visiting students in mind, this Course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, as being determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

Contrastive Grammar: Spanish-English
In this course we will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor reccomends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home University take this class.

Corrective Phonetics and Conversation
This Course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performance of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.

Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work
The course will examine a range of international development topics related to Healthcare and Medicine around the globe. We will explore contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide healthcare and the people who seek health services. We will also look into the how international development takes place and is developed, why it is necessary, and how it is related to healthcare.

Lexical and Terminological Competence in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to enable students to enrich their vocabulary in a gradual way. Special emphasis will be placed on awareness-raising with regard to the contextual values attached to frequently used words and idiomatic expressions in colloquial Spanish, while not leaving aside formal and specialized lexical usage either.

Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities
Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance: knowing who, what, when and why ( in terms of political, religious, education-related, historical, geographical, etc. issues), knowing about (events, developments, and social concerns), as well as knowing how (that same society acts, speaks, and manifests itself).

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

Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I (1200-1500)
The objective of this Course is to provide students with a general knowledge of Medieval Spanish Literature, together with the historical-cultural context within which it emerges, via the reading and study of key literary works from the period. Likewise, specific emphasis will be placed on the influence of Medieval Literature on other art forms and in other historical periods.

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

Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students
This course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary so as to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

Painting in Literary Seville
Understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. Painting gives one a greater vision of the city. We choose different techniques: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and ink, etc. The students pass enjoyable sessions in the parks, plazas, streets and monuments of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, taking time to study their subject, its form and history. They will get to know the city, its hidden places and architecture like no other student can hope to do. At the end of the semester the students will have a fine collection of drawings and paintings which make great souvenirs and gifts for their friends and families. Also, they will acquire a great understanding of painting; perspective and composition which will help them appreciate art for the rest of their lives.

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

The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World
This Course consists of an Introduction to the historical and political reality of the Arab-Islamic World, while underlining the importance of international relations with regard to its historical evolution. The aim of the Course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes which have determined the recent history of these countries and which have lead them to their present-day situation, while also enabling students to acquire a critical perspective by which this same scenario may be calibrated. Specific attention will be paid to those countries wherein the conflicts affecting them have acquired significant transcendence in international terms. From amongst the group of Moslem, non-Arab countries, it is Iran that will be focused upon. Likewise, within this Course, in transversal terms, the ethnic, social and religious diversity that characterizes the Arab-Islamic world will be broached, together with gender-related issues.

The Writing and Composition of Texts
This Course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects involved in the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

Geography and History

Cinema and History: Greeks and Romans
This Course finds itself drawn into the process of the revitalization of this kind of cinematic genre which has taken place in recent years, as confirmed by the number of new titles dealing with the Greeks and the Romans that have reached movie theater screens. In this way, a demonstration is being provided of the educational potential of Cinema, as well as of the present-day relevance of this kind of subject matter.

Cultural Anthropology of Latin America
The aim of this Course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centred on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practised by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

Culture and Society in Present-Day Spain
To foreground Spain’s cultural plurality, while analyzing the reasons for this diversity, as well as for the prolific range of manifestations through which it is expressed.

Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalusiaa
Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

Global Change in the Mediterranean World
This Course provides students with both fundamental and applied knowledge concerning the structure and dynamics of the natural environment, while paying specific attention to how it is seen to interact with human beings. Students will be furnished with a set of basic concepts and methodological considerations with regard to the environment, as well as to the key environmental issues needing to be faced up to on a global scale in today's world, keeping in mind their specific relevance for the area of the Mediterranean.

The systemic conceptualization of the natural environment and how it is found to interact with human societies will provide students with an understanding of the real extent of the environmental predicaments facing the Planet, together with their possible historical and present-day causes. This Course aims to encourage students' capacity to think critically about environmental issues, as well as about the role of contemporary society in the handling of them.

Photography: an Approach to History, Genres and Contemporary Practice
This Course combines a theoretical and practical approach to the phenomenon of the photographic. From the first notions provided, up to the conclusions presented at the close, students will be involved in a wide range of photographic practices linked with the major photographic genre types. The Course’s practical character will be backed up by sessions based on the history and theory of Photography as a framework for understanding the different uses, genre types and approaches to the photographic medium which exist, as well as a way of encouraging an analytical reading of contemporary photographic-based pictures. Specific attention will be paid to Photography as a contemporary creative art form within the Spanish context.

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

The Political Construction of the European Union
The aim of this Course is to make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the Course develops, reflection upon the idea of Europe will be encouraged, as well as upon how to approach this same historical process from the perspective of the Social Sciences and Historiography, upon its evolution, upon the study of its instititutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe. With this basis in mind, the aim is to enable students:to reflect critically upon the key issues involved in the process of European construction;to acquire an understanding of, and be capable of analyzing, with rigor, the circumstances affecting this same process at the present time;to become aware of the values upon which the foundations of European construction are based.

Women in the History of Latin America
The aim of this Course is the study of the role of women during the different stages of the history of Latin America, using as a point of departure the Continent’s indigenous cultures, already in existence prior to any European presence, and on through the colonial period into the first republican phase, until the twenty-first century is reached. Within this overarching timeline, the set objective, by means of a careful selection of topics, is to provide an overview of the circumstances and experiences of women in a range of spatial and temporal contexts, while analyzing their involvement in different social environments within a multiethnic and multicultural context such as that of Latin America. In this way, what is registered is an awareness of, as well as an appreciation of, the trajectory of such women as historical agents, thus counteracting both the subordinate position and the invisibility to which they have been condemned, not only on the part of hegemonic patriarchy, but also by historiography itself. Finally, the aim of this Course is to encourage a critical mind-set capable of extricating the role of Latin American women from a range of ethnic and cultural strata so as to advocate their contribution to History

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Philology

Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Keeping visiting students in mind, this Course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

Contrastive Grammar
In this course we will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor reccomends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home University take this class.

Corrective Phonetics and Conversation
This Course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performances of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.

Drama. The Word on Stage
To be considered a Course which is both theoretical and practical in nature and, through which, we approach the performing arts just like actors and actresses do.

Dramatic art allows us to handle textual language (diction practice, intention, voice, the expanding of vocabulary ...), body language and gesture language (the non-verbal), as well as the language of performance (lighting, sound, staging, costume, scenery ....).

Moreover, we will become aware of the different styles and companies current in the Dramatic Art sector in Andalucía and Spain, as well as in the rest of Europe, by attending a range of theatrical performances, as well as by discovering a number of performance areas.

An end-product sample of Course content may be found via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rg0eXIKGec

Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work
The course will examine a range of international development topics related to Healthcare and Medicine around the globe. We will explore contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide healthcare and the people who seek health services. We will also look into the how international development takes place and is developed, why it is necessary, and how it is related to healthcare.

Lexical and Terminological Competence in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to enable students to enrich their vocabulary in a gradual way. Special emphasis will be placed on awareness-raising with regard to the contextual values attached to frequently used words and idiomatic expressions in colloquial Spanish, while not leaving aside formal and specialized lexical usage either.

Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communitie
Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance: knowing who, what, when and why ( in terms of political, religious, education-related, historical, geographical, etc. issues), knowing about (events, developments, and social concerns), as well as knowing how (that same society acts, speaks, and manifests itself).

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

Masterpieces of Spanish Literature III (1800-1936)
The objective of this Course is to provide students with a working knowledge of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Spanish Literature through the study of both its general characteristics and of key works belonging to the period.

Painting Literary Seville
Understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. Painting gives one a greater vision of the city. We choose different techniques: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and ink, etc. The students pass enjoyable sessions in the parks, plazas, streets and monuments of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, taking time to study their subject, its form and history. They will get to know the city, its hidden places and architecture like no other student can hope to do. At the end of the semester the students will have a fine collection of drawings and paintings which make great souvenirs and gifts for their friends and families. Also, they will acquire a great understanding of painting; perspective and composition which will help them appreciate art for the rest of their lives.

Photographing the Literary Seville
The course will examine the literary richness of Seville through the photographic lens. We will learn about how to better control our cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography and apply this knowledge to the myths and stories based here. We will also explore the city and its surroundings during field trips and learn to look at images critically and critique them in a group setting.

Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students
This course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary so as to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

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

The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World
This Course consists of an Introduction to the historical and political reality of the Arab-Islamic World, while underlining the importance of international relations with regard to its historical evolution. The aim of the Course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes which have determined the recent history of these countries and which have lead them to their present-day situation, while also enabling students to acquire a critical perspective by which this same scenario may be calibrated.

Specific attention will be paid to those countries wherein the conflicts affecting them have acquired significant transcendence in international terms. From amongst the group of Moslem, non-Arab countries, it is Iran that will be focused upon. Likewise, within this Course, in transversal terms, the ethnic, social and religious diversity that characterizes the Arab-Islamic world will be broached, together with gender-related issues.

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel
The objective of this Course is to provide students, who are not majoring in this area of study, with a general overview of the main currents at work within Spanish-American narrative, together with a critical analysis of four novels by representative twentieth-century authors.

Geography and History

An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain
The main objective of this Course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the Contemporary History of the Hispanic World, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved. Accordingly, the Course will be geared toward ensuring that students assimilate not only knowledge, but also critical capacity, thus enabling them to acquire a measured understanding of our era, while, at the same time, endeavoring to make them aware of the fundamental structural changes that have contributed to forging this same geographical environment.

With this aim in mind, the syllabus is articulated in terms of units of subject matter which will enable students to bring into conjunction an overall vision, global in character, involving the major historical processes that have affected the deveolopment of Spain, and the Hispanic World, since the end of the eighteenth century, together with a more detailed approach to turns-of-event, issues, and junctures of a more specific, and especially noteworthy, kind.

An Introduction to the Modern History of Spain
While keeping in mind the duration of the Course, its key objective is to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s Modern History, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries. What likewise needs to be kept in mind is that the Course is not exhaustive in its aims, acting rather as an introduction for students from abroad, adapting itself to conditioning factors regarding their needs, providing them, therefore, with an overview which will serve as the basis for further study, while avoiding becoming a patchwork of easily forgotten facts. At the same time, another of the Course’s objectives is to develop students’ interest in Modern History, while, both individually speaking, as well as within the context of group interaction, increasing their capacity for reflexion and critical thought.

Cultural Anthropology of Andalusia
The aim of this course is to examine the socio-cultural diversity of Andalucía, while appraising the cultural expressions through which it is manifested.

Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain
The aim of this Course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of its European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

Europe and the Atlantic Scenario during the Modern Age.
The aim of this Course is to provide a broad overview of colonial expansionism in the Atlantic scenario between the initial phase of this same process (the mid-fifteenth century) and the independence of overseas colonies during the final third of the eighteenth century and the beginnings of the nineteenth. With this aim in mind, an analysis of the era of the emergence, rise and decline of the major European Atlantic Empires will be carried out, especially that of England, as well as those identifiable with the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal). In this sense, the didactic method to be employed will be based on a comparative study of Spain’s colonization of South America and England’s colonization of North America, thereby enabling an analysis of the historical trajectory affecting these processes, and of the similarities and differences involved, within the context of chronological and geographical frameworks. Thus, a better understanding may be ensured of the genesis of the American states and nations, as well as of their uneven trajectories of development up until the present day.

Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalusia
Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography
The course "Photography: theory and technique" has the following objectives:

  • Learning how to read photographs and its meaning in the present.
  • Develop technical photographic skills.
  • Understand the possibilities of photography as a way of expression and information.
  • Knowledge of the History of Photography.
  • The importance of new technologies applied to photography
  • Improve an analytic vision of contemporary images
  • Improve social skills and group work

Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union’s Commercial Relations
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the Course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing upon their specific individual interests.

Spanish Art in the 20th Century
This course provides a systematic and thorough approach to the developments during the 20th century in Spain within architecture, painting, sculpture, as well as in terms of more groundbreaking contemporary artistic manifestations (happenings, performance art). Key artists, as well as trends and artistic movements, are explored.The main objective of this Course entitled Spanish Art in the Twentieth Century is to outline, in a systematic and thorough way, the evolution of Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, as well as contemporary artistic manifestations of a more ground-breaking kind, during the twentieth century in Spain. Key artistic figures will be analyzed, together with the most influential artistic trends and movements.

Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destinations
The key objective of this Course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims:

  • The characterization of "Destination Spain": territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism. Its implementation and spatial distribution, together with the models and characteristics of tourist areas.
  • The profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products.
  • The interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned.
  • The focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andalucía’s Costa del Sol; as well as specific route-ways: the Camino de Santiago (as the first European Cultural Route), wine-related tourism and gastronomic itineraries, etc.

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

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