Summer 2021 Online Programs

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Program Information

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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Start Date: Aug 2, 2021
Apply by: Jul 30, 2021
End Date: Aug 27, 2021
Cost: $1200
Start Date: Jul 5, 2021
Apply by: Jul 2, 2021
End Date: Jul 30, 2021
Cost: $1200
Start Date: Jun 7, 2021
Apply by: Jun 4, 2021
End Date: Jul 2, 2021
Cost: $1200

Class Schedule

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History, Politics and Culture
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 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.
Pre-requisites:
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
June Online
Education and Psychology
EDML 493VP - The curriculum and 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.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
July Online
Language
SPAN 302VP - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogs. Discussions of business news and study of business documents.
Pre-requisites: Previous course in business.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
August Online
SPAN 362VP - SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS: FROM THE PRE-COLUMBIAN PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
This course serves as an introduction to the historical, political, social, anthropological, and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking nations in the Americas. Beginning with the great civilizations which arose before the Spanish arrived, students follow development through encounter, colonization, and independence to the present day in the different countries in the hemisphere. Seville becomes a unique classroom setting for this course, as the opening of new transatlantic commercial routes in the 16 th century made this city-port a flourishing epicenter of commerce and trade all throughout Europe.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of intermediate Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
August Online
SPAN 303VP - ADVANCED SPANISH EXPRESSION AND COMPOSITION
This intensive course reviews sentence structure and advanced verb tenses, with a particular emphasis on listening comprehension, accentuation and oral communication skills. It will also introduce students to the fundamental principles of expository writing through the practice of various prose techniques and styles.
Pre-requisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
July 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
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
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, June 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
MEDIA STUDIES
SPAN 325VP - SPANISH CINEMA
Spain’s cinema offers a window to its culture. This course explores Spanish society from the viewpoint of three of its most popular and well-known directors: Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar and Alejandro Amenábar. We delve into their works from the beginning of the century to current times, analyzing movies from 1929 to 2019.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, July Online

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