Spring 2021 Online Programs

Spring Study Abroad Alternatives

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Program information

Spanish Studies Abroad is pleased to offer a special program for Spring 2021. This program will be delivered virtually from our Seville Center for Cross-Cultural Study. It is designed for students who cannot travel for a study abroad program but still are looking to develop their Spanish language skills and cultural understanding of Spain through an immersive curriculum.

Through this program, students with an intermediate level of Spanish or higher will be able to experience elements of the culture of Seville and Andalucía. 
Students can enroll part time and take as little as one course or up to 6 total courses throughout the semester (February-May).

Why choose this program?

  • An online program offering two distinct courses each month
  • Students complete between one and six courses total during Spring 2021
  • 3 credits, 45 contact hours each course
  • Language and content courses have different language prerequisites. Please read the course descriptions carefully.
  • Taught in Spanish by native speaker professors
  • Rolling admissions, one week prior to start of each course
  • Cost: $800 per course

Requirements

  • GPA 2.75 in Spanish coursework
February 1-26, 2021
Courses:
  • This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Virtual excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
March 1-26, 2021
Courses:
  • This course offers a virtual tour of Baroque Seville which takes you back in time through the city’s architectural legacy, its cultural traditions and images and paintings by the masters of the Sevillian school. Through the eyes of these artists, we will study society, culture, politics and daily life of the time. 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.
    Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
April 5-30, 2021
Courses:
  • The present course will focus on the political transformation of Spain and Europe in the first decades of the 21st century. The rise of nationalist and populist forces across Europe is shaping the political landscape, and the holding of electoral contests with more uncertain results than ever has sparked an interest in politics not only in the academic world but also among the overall population in democratic societies. Thus, there is a great demand for expertise in political and electoral analysis. This course emphasizes both 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 semesters of advanced college Spanish
May 3-28, 2021
Courses:
  • This course explores the history of Spanish gastronomy and its influence in shaping the culture and society of modern day Spain. It is conceived as a tasteful journey that takes students from the beginnings of cooking in ancient cultures to the influence of Mediterranean, Arabic and American civilizations in Spanish cuisine. Students will learn and experience first-hand the most known Mediterranean products, like olive oil, bread and wine, and the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the daily life of Spaniards.
    Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

Choose your course

¡HABLA CONMIGO!
This dynamic course will be co-taught by both an experienced language professor and a Spanish university student. Students meet daily for one hour to discuss and debate pressing social and cultural issues in Spain. Conversation topics will vary per week and course materials will include pop culture, animated videos, music, vocabulary buildup and common idiom usage. Small class size guaranteed to ensure the development of applicable conversation skills among participants. Instructors are all native speakers of Spanish. Three language levels available: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Reserve your spot now!
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Spring, February Online, March Online, April Online, May Online
Langauge
SPAN 202VP - INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH & CULTURE
Intermediate Spanish is an intensive course that includes review and expansion of the four language skills as well as 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.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of beginner college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May Online
ART HISTORY
ARHI 333VP - 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, its cultural traditions and images and paintings by the masters of the Sevillian school. Through the eyes of these artists, we will study society, culture, politics and daily life of the time. 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.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
March Online
History & Culture
SPAN 312VP - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH CULTURE
This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Virtual excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
February Online
LANGUAGE
SPAN 207CVP - ORAL SURVIVAL IN SPANISH
Would you like to communicate in Spanish when you visit our country in the near future? Do you want to get a head start on discovering Spain’s culture and way of life through its language? With this course, you can learn Spanish from home, exploring real-life situations that you may encounter during your stay. The dynamic and conversational lessons and the opportunity to practice with native speakers will help you to express yourself more fluently and use a greater range of vocabulary and colloquial expressions, only used by “sevillanos”.
Pre-requisites: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring Online
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
HISTORY, CULTURAL STUDIES
SPAN 347VP - FABULOUS FEASTS: A HISTORY OF SPANISH CUISINE
This course explores the history of Spanish gastronomy and its influence in shaping the culture and society of modern day Spain. It is conceived as a tasteful journey that takes students from the beginnings of cooking in ancient cultures to the influence of Mediterranean, Arabic and American civilizations in Spanish cuisine. Students will learn and experience first-hand the most known Mediterranean products, like olive oil, bread and wine, and the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the daily life of Spaniards.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May Online
POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES
PSEC 379VP - SPAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: NATIONALISM, POPULISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
The present course will focus on the political transformation of Spain and Europe in the first decades of the 21st century. The rise of nationalist and populist forces across Europe is shaping the political landscape, and the holding of electoral contests with more uncertain results than ever has sparked an interest in politics not only in the academic world but also among the overall population in democratic societies. Thus, there is a great demand for expertise in political and electoral analysis. This course emphasizes both 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.
Pre-requisites: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, April Online

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