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Online Spanish Courses For College Credit

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Online Spanish Courses For College Credit

Online Courses for Credit Replace In-Person Programs

As a result of Covid, Spanish Studies Abroad made the decision to cancel January and Spring 2021 in-person programs and launched a series of online for-credit programs through the end of 2021 to support students for-credit language learning needs.

We offer a range of month-long courses throughout the entire year; please contact us for more details:

Technology has opened up new ways to learn and complete requirements for Spanish credits at American universities. You can take advantage of both the convenience and cost savings by considering some of these. 

Below we’ve detailed some of our online Spanish courses for college credit; they utilize a combination of “live” instruction via video conferencing and some asynchronous hours. Courses are for 3 US college credits apiece at the cost of $1200. 

Are online classes for-credit an excellent match for you?

If you’re working toward a major or minor in Spanish and your regular in-person classes have been disrupted, they may be. Or if you have taken time away from your studies and want to return, these programs may be a good match.

The courses described in this article can provide you with college credits in Spanish quickly at a reasonable cost, all provided by excellent instructors. Expect to work hard and learn because we have a history of teaching Spanish language and culture that dates back more than 50 years.

Transferring your college credits

It’s essential to ensure that these credits can be applied to your requirements ahead of time, so we encourage you to speak with your academic advisor or Spanish department. If your college has a signed affiliation agreement, the process should be more straightforward, but it’s best to check regardless.

Experienced faculty members teach these courses at our Center for Cross-cultural Study in Seville, Spain. Most of these instructors have been teaching US college courses for more than a decade, so these are serious and rigorous academic offerings. As long as your college understands this, there is a good chance that you can transfer these credits as equivalents in your degree program.

Spanish Studies Abroad’s Center for Cross-cultural Study will provide official transcripts at the end of each course. For colleges that require an accredited American college to issue transcripts, these can be obtained through Heidelberg University in Ohio for an extra fee. 

Online Spanish Courses for College Credit

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Spanish Studies Abroad has created and adapted courses to fit students’ needs, and these will be offered in intensive, month-long modules throughout the Spring semester of 2021. Often these are popular Spanish programs that have been taken for many years during study abroad months or semesters in Seville, Spain.

All coursework is taught in Spanish, and it combines live, online instruction with some asynchronous hours. These courses fit 45 contact hours into 3.5 weeks, so you will need available time to pass the course and qualify for these credits. Typically classes are held at 11 am on the US East Coast.

Courses range from language, culture, and literature classes typical of university offerings, to more diverse offerings in Art History and Political Science. In many cases, students can use classes such as these toward their Spanish majors – since they’re taught in Spanish – and toward other graduation requirements.

Below we detail a handful of the full range of Spanish courses on offer this year, with the possibility of 3 US college credits, taken in 45 contact hours over less than a month.

Oral Survival in Spanish

Would you like to communicate in Spanish when you visit Spain or Latin America? Do you want a head start on discovering Spain’s culture and way of life through the Spanish language?

With this course, you can learn Spanish from home. This Spanish class explores real-life situations that you may encounter during your stay. This dynamic language class focuses on conversational skills. It offers you the opportunity to practice Spanish online with native speakers and will help you to express yourself more fluently, and use a more comprehensive range of vocabulary and colloquial expressions, only used by Spanish speakers.

Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish 

Foundations of Spanish Culture

This course focuses on Spain’s historical and cultural development today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest from Franco’s dictatorship to today’s democracy.

Using Seville’s unique resources and its surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Throughout Seville, virtual excursions illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class to provide a truly unique learning experience.

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

Spanish for the Health Professions

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One of the most popular courses in our Seville study abroad program, the course is designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families and how to consult with other health professionals.

Medical health terminology, patient interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. A particular emphasis on epidemiological terms in light of COVID-19 will prove useful to students for understanding media reports published in Spanish about the pandemic.

Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish

Splendor by the Guadalquivir: Baroque Art in Seville

This course offers a virtual tour of Baroque Seville, which takes you back in time through the city’s architectural legacy, cultural traditions, images, and paintings by the masters of the Sevillian school. Through these artists’ eyes, we will study society, culture, politics, and daily life of the time. The course is particularly appropriate for students who wish to study abroad but cannot do so.

Sevillian Baroque art is presented in 10 lessons, with numerous activities and virtual visits. Students will explore emblematic buildings such as Miguel Mañara’s Charity Hospital and Seville’s historical convents while becoming acquainted with artists including Martínez Montañes, Juan de Mesa, Zurbarán, Pedro Roldán, La Roldana, and Murillo.

It’s an excellent option for students who want a taste of life in Spain without studying abroad.

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

International Business and the European Union

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the European Union’s political and economic aspects and a detailed analysis of how they affect international business. The EU’s monetary, fiscal, and labor policies and the economic differences among member states will be examined.

Students will also study the EU’s principal businesses and companies, their management, relations with Spain and the US, and their role in the globalized economy. An update on Brexit and how it affects commerce and the job market in Spain will also be studied.

Prerequisite: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish

Spain in the 21st century: Nationalism, Populism and Social Movements

The course will focus on Spain and Europe’s political transformation in the first decades of the 21st century. The rise of nationalist and populist forces across Europe is shaping the political landscape. The holding of electoral contests with more uncertain results than ever has sparked an interest in politics in the academic world and the overall population in democratic societies.

Thus, there is a great demand for expertise in political and electoral analysis. This course emphasizes theoretical knowledge and practical skills, incorporating a range of contemporary political situations, debates, and electoral strategies to help the students understand and analyze current political realities.

Prerequisite: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish

Intensive Intermediate Spanish & Culture

Intermediate Spanish is an intensive course that includes review and expansion of the four language skills and grammar. Writing and speaking will be improved through composition assignments and online discussions of Spanish cultural and contemporary issues. Students will enhance their oral skills through dynamic role-playing exercises.

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of beginner college Spanish

Reading Seville: a literary journey

The city of Seville has long been a backdrop and an inspiration for literary creation. From Cervantes’s time to today, novelists, poets, and playwrights have shown their vision of their city and their emotional connection to it.

In this course, we will read and analyze these artists’ works to better understand the city through the eyes of classic authors and the lyrical representation of poets as well as the perspective of current literature.

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

Next steps: enrolling for online Spanish classes

Spanish Studies Abroad has made the enrollment process simple, and you can join a class up until the day before it starts. Once you’re sure that a course meets your needs and fits your schedule, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or begin to set up your profile by clicking here.

We have helpful staff members who can walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. They will also work to send your transcripts after you’ve completed your course(s).

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