Summer 2021 Online Programs
Summer Study Abroad Alternatives
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Spanish Studies Abroad is pleased to offer online Spanish courses for Summer 2021. These courses will be delivered virtually from our Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain. This online option 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 in one or more courses during the summer months of June, July and August.
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June 7 – July 2, 2021
LANGUAGE: SPAN 202VP INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE AND 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. . Prerequisite: One year of elementary/beginner Spanish or the equivalent.
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 tours within Seville will also be included. Prerequisite: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
SPAN 358VP CROSSROADS: SPAIN AND IMMIGRATION
- This course studies Spain’s encounters with new populations from the earliest period of national consciousness to the present. The course starts with consideration of the contemporary reality that recent waves of immigrants have brought, looking beyond to the political, economic and social realities that underlie our observations. The many layers of past civilizations show their presence in the evidence they have left throughout Spain, especially Seville. We consider the effects of the centuries of contacts which formed Andalusian and Spanish identity, through the movements of peoples from the south and east across the Mediterranean. Finally, we turn our attention to Spain’s unique experience and relationship with the Arab world, in history and in the reality of Seville today. Prerequisite: One course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent