Spring 2021 Online Programs
Spring Study Abroad Alternatives
Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969
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?
February 1-26, 2021
LANGUAGE: SPAN 207VP 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”.Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
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.Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
March 1-26, 2021
LANGUAGE: SPAN 208VP SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS
- This 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.
Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
ART HISTORY: SPAN 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.
Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
April 5-30, 2021
HISTORY, CULTURAL STUDIES: 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.
Prerequisite: 1 semester of advanced college Spanish
POLITICAL SCIENCE/SOCIOLOGY: SPAN 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.
Prerequisite: 1 semesters of advanced college Spanish
May 3-28, 2021
LANGUAGE: 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.
Prerequisite: 2 semester of beginer college Spanish
HISTORY & CULTURE: SPAN 347VP FABULOUS FEAST: 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.
Prerequisite: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish