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Program information

NEW this January: Spanish Studies Abroad is offering a virtual program from January 4 – 26, 2021 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 380VP – Mosaic: Jews, Muslims, Christians and the Spanish Experience

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. 

SPAN208VP – Spanish for the Health Professions

This 3-credit 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 as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. A special emphasis on epidemiological terms in light of COVID-19 will prove useful to students for understanding media reports published in Spanish about the pandemic.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 45 contact hours per course
  • Earn 3 - 6 semester credits
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
  • Cost is $800 per course

Requirements

  • SPAN 380VP: 1 semester of any 300 level-Spanish course
  • SPAN208VP: 1 semester of Intermediate Spanish or the equivalent

Class Schedule

Schedule SPAN 208VP

Schedule SPAN 380VP

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History, Politics and Culture
SPAN 380VP - MOSAIC: JEWS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS AND THE SPANISH EXPERIENCE
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.
Pre-requisites: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
January, April Online
Language
SPAN 208VP - SPANISH FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
A course 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 as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. A special emphasis on epidemiological terms in light of COVID-19 will proof useful to students for understanding media reports published in Spanish about the pandemic.
Pre-requisites: One semester of Intermediate Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
January, March Online

Costs include

Tuition

Spanish Studies transcript

Virtual study visits & cultural activities

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