Summer 2022 Online Programs

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Program Information

Spanish Studies Abroad is pleased to offer online Spanish courses for Summer 2022. 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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Start Date: Jul 4, 2022
Apply by: Jul 1, 2022
End Date: Jul 29, 2022
Cost: $1200
Start Date: Jun 1, 2022
Apply by: May 27, 2022
End Date: Jun 28, 2022
Cost: $1200

Class Schedule

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Communication and Media Studies
Cinema is one of the most exact representations of a country’s culture. For over a century, Spanish film directors have imbued with their unique style a large part of the collective imagery that defines us. Their artistic and aesthetic criteria, along with the sociopolitical context of each director, have helped shape the image of contemporary Spaniards. In this class, we will approach cinema from two perspectives: as a cultural expression and as an art form with its own language. We will study cinematographic language and the genres and styles of the most emblematic directors. From Buñuel to Almodóvar, we will explore comedy, drama and other genres and movements, because understanding our cinema is a fundamental step to achieving a deeper comprehension of our culture.
Pre-requisites: One year of intermediate Spanish (2 semesters) or the equivalent
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
SPAN 210VP - Spanish for the Legal Professions
The course is designed to help students develop language skills for the legal profession. Pre-law students participating in this course will be able to understand the legal terminology used in Puerto Rico, Spain and Latin America as well as understand the differences between a common law jurisdiction and a civil law jurisdiction, plus the very specific and idiosyncratic nature of the civil law Notary Public. In this course, you will understand and learn to navigate the different legal systems to communicate better with both Spanish-speaking international clients and attorneys, giving you an edge in the legal profession. Prerequisite: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
Pre-requisites: 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
January Online, July Online
History, Politics and Culture
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 immigrations 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. Presentations, guest lectures, and visits to relevant sites and monuments, all combine to enrich and illustrate the focus of study, as we seek out the multiple perspectives necessary to understand this complex topic.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
June Online
Education and Psychology
EDML 493VP - Teaching of Spanish in US adolescence education
This course provides an introduction to the pedagogical theories, teaching practices, and curricular trends of Spanish as a foreign, second, and heritage language in the US adolescence education system. Topics include the variables, both societal and institutional, influencing the practice of middle and high school foreign language curricula design, the alignment of standards and instructional goals, lesson-planning, contextualized and differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, assessment and evaluation of students, and, inter alia, the use of technology in the classroom. Graduate credit available from Heidelberg University. Extra fee.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
July Online
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
History & 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

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