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 Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain. 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 1 course or up to 8 total courses throughout the semester (February-May).

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Start Date: May 3, 2021
Apply by: Apr 30, 2021
End Date: May 30, 2021
Cost: $800
Start Date: Apr 5, 2021
Apply by: Apr 2, 2021
End Date: Apr 30, 2021
Cost: $800
Start Date: Mar 1, 2021
Apply by: Feb 26, 2021
End Date: Mar 26, 2021
Cost: $800
Start Date: Feb 1, 2021
Apply by: Jan 29, 2021
End Date: Feb 26, 2021
Cost: $800

Class Schedule

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Business
BSMG 335VP - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
This course provides an in depth introduction to the political and economic aspects of the European Union (EU) and detailed analysis of how they affect international business. The monetary, fiscal, and labor policies of the EU, as well as the economic differences among member states, will be examined. Students will also study the principal businesses and companies of the EU, 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.
Pre-requisites: Previous study in a pertinent field.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, April Online
Language
SPAN 202VP - INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE
It includes review and expansion of the four language skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) as well as grammar. Writing and speaking will be improved through compositions and online discussions of cultural/contemporary issues in Spain.
Pre-requisites: One year of elementary/beginner Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May Online, June 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: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
February Online, June 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
Language
SPAN 208VP - 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.
Pre-requisites: One semester of Intermediate Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
January, March Online, April Online, July 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
LITERATURE
SPAN 355VP - READING SEVILLE: A LITERARY JOURNEY
The city of Seville has long been a backdrop and an inspiration for literary creation. From the time of Cervantes to our era, 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 the works of these artists 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.
Pre-requisites:
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May Online

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