J Term 2022 Online Programs
January study abroad alternatives
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NEW this January: Spanish Studies Abroad is offering a virtual program from January 3 – 29, 2022 specifically designed for students who are unable to study abroad in person or are looking to gain extra language practice before their term abroad in the Spring. Students can select one or both of the following two courses:
SPAN 210VP: Spanish for the Legal Professions (3 Credits, 45 contact hours) Instructor: SSA Visiting Faculty: Rosanna Rivero, Ph.D./J.D.
The course is designed to help students develop language skills for the legal profession. Pre-law students participating in this course will be able to understand the legal terminology used in Puerto Rico, Spain and Latin America as well as understand the differences between a common law jurisdiction and a civil law jurisdiction, plus the very specific and idiosyncratic nature of the civil law Notary Public. In this course, you will understand and learn to navigate the different legal systems to communicate better with both Spanish-speaking international clients and attorneys, giving you an edge in the legal profession.
Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
SPAN 380VP: Mosaic: Jews, Muslims, Christians and the Spanish Experience (3 Credits, 45 contact hours)
This thematic course studies the influences of Jews and Muslims in political, intellectual, and artistic life from the earliest history to the present. Particular attention is paid to the period of convivencia, when Jews, Muslims, and Christians co-existed in medieval Spain. The course will also examine the influences from this period still visible in Seville and Spain. The course will also include virtual tours and cultural visits that are relevant to the course material.
Prerequisite: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish
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Online Class Format & Schedule
- Online Delivery: Professors will upload materials for the course to the virtual classroom, in the form of PowerPoint presentations, pre-recorded audios and/or reading assignments. Online Delivery is not a live session. Materials will be uploaded during the scheduled time and not before. The student is expected to be engaged for a minimum of two hours studying the materials that have been posted.
- LIVE: Professors meet with students in a virtual classroom two days per week, for two hours; live class sessions will be recorded and available for review by registered students.
- Forum LIVE: a scheduled hour in which students can interact with their instructor on any topic related to the course through a chat room function. This hour is more relaxed and flexible and will be an excellent place to practice and review what has been learned.
- Virtual Tours: Each course has one-two virtual tours scheduled in the syllabus that must be completed by the student outside of class time.