Spain Seville 597429230

Designed for advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Seville, the Spanish Language and Humanities Program requires that students have completed at 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for admission. Students take 4-5 courses per semester, for a total of 12-15 credits.

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who have completed three to four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Designed for advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Seville, the Spanish Language and Humanities Program requires that students have completed at least 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for admission. Students take 4-5 courses per semester, for a total of 12-15 credits.

This program is ideal for students who want to study a broad range of courses focusing on Spanish language and culture. It is a very beneficial program for Spanish majors and minors. All classes are equivalent to three U.S. semester credits. Students with 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish take the advanced level classes. Students with five or more semesters of college-level Spanish enroll in the high-advanced level classes. High advanced students also have the option of enrolling in courses with Spaniards.

Courses with Spaniards can extend beyond the standard program end date for the fall or spring semesters. Students may choose to pay an extra fee to extend housing and remain in Spain until the official end of the integrated courses (late January/early February for fall classes, late June/early July for spring classes), or they can be selective about which integrated courses they complete and only sign up for courses on-site with professors who agree to let visiting international students complete exams early. Students wishing to take courses with Spaniards in the fall should alert the academic advisor at their home university that courses will need to be selected and approved very quickly once on-site.TRANSCRIPTSAPI students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Sevilla upon completion of their program.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students may choose 4-5 courses from the selections offered by the Department of Philology or the Department of Geography & History.

Participants may choose any combination of 4-5 courses for visiting students offered through the Department of Philology or the Department of Geography & History at the Universidad de Sevilla. Each course is equivalent to 3 semester credits.

Students who have completed 3 to 4 semesters of college-level Spanish should select classes only from those listed at the advanced level. Students who have completed the equivalent of 5 or more semesters of Spanish may select courses at the advanced or superior level. These courses are designed for visiting international students and will not have Spanish students in them.

Students interested in selecting some English-taught coursework may elect to take up to two courses from the Contemporary Hispanic Studies program.

Integrated courses with Spaniards:

Students with a high advanced level of Spanish who wish to complete courses with Spanish students, referred to as integrated courses, have this option. Students are advised that dates for integrated courses are different than the courses listed below.

Fall Session:

Schedules for integrated courses will not be released until just prior to the start of the fall semester. Your Program Coordinator will send you a link to the courses available as soon as they are released, but it may be as late as one week before the program start date. Integrated courses in the fall do not officially end until February. Students will need to negotiate with their professors to complete exams early (this option is not always permitted) or plan to extend their stay into February for an extra fee. Careful attention must be paid to course times to avoid scheduling conflicts with other non-integrated courses.

Spring Session:

Typically, integrated course schedules are available well before the start of the session and students may determine in advance which integrated courses are of particular interest. Integrated courses in the spring do not officially end until July. Students will need to negotiate with their professors to complete exams early (this option is not always permitted) or plan to extend their stay into July for an extra fee. Careful attention must be paid to course times to avoid scheduling conflicts with other non-integrated courses.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Each course is equivalent to 3 semester credits. Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

FA-02/FB-01 Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course, students will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor recommends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home university take this class.

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FA-03/FB-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación (Corrective Phonetics and Conversation)

This course is designed to improve and enrich the oral communicative skills of students, focusing on relevant phonetic issues and providing conversational practice in the form of lectures, presentations, conferences, videos, and so on. Topics covered include: phonemes and sounds of Spanish, the spelling of standard Spanish and dialects, types of phrase intonation, phraseology, differences between written and spoken language, linguistic registers, and discussion themes based on different situations and current events.

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FB-04 Escritura Creativa (Creative Writing)

The key purpose of this course is to improve written expression. Orthography, correctness in syntax, lexical variety, and precision, as well as the effective structuring of texts, are the skills to which closest attention will be paid.

FA-09/FB-10 Cine Español Contemporáneo (Contemporary Spanish Cinema)

Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

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FA-25/FB-27 Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cookery – Writing, Reading, Cooking, Eating)

This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

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FB-26 La Guerra civil y la literature española (The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature)

The aim of this Course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure a historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output: the Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the nineteen thirties will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the nineteen forties and the present day. In this way, what will be sought after is a clearer understanding of the contemporary literary scene via its development during the second half of the twentieth century.

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FA-31/FB-32 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Hispanobalantes (Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students)

This course is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Its fundamental purpose is to increase students’ communication skills by consolidating their understanding of Spanish grammar along with implementing practical vocabulary in order to equip them for communication in everyday situations. The methodology to be employed is based in part on special activities aimed at helping students develop a knowledge of Spanish grammar rules and their practical application, as well as on the gradual increase of Spanish usage in the classroom as the primary vehicle for communication.

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FA-37/FB-35 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria (Painting Literary Seville)

Get to know the city of Seville and its artistic heritage by combining the literature of Seville with practical art, and painting. To know a city and its heritage requires a very documented approach to its artistic and emblematic places. For this class, students will be exposed to different techniques, from pencil to charcoal, ink, and watercolor. Students will spend their days in squares, parks, and streets of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcazar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Maria Luisa Park. They will learn about the city, its corners, its architecture as any other student! At the end of the semester, students will have a collection of their pictures as souvenirs or gifts for friends and family. In addition, they will acquire a wide knowledge of painting which will help them appreciate art throughout the rest of their lives.

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FB-37 Fotografiando la Sevilla literaria (Photographing the Literary Seville)

This course will examine the literary richness of Seville through the photographic lens. Students will learn about how to better control their cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography and apply this knowledge to the myths and stories based here. Students will also explore the city and its surroundings during field trips and learn to look at images critically and critique them in a group setting. An SLR digital camera with full manual functions is required.

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FA-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes (Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities)

Language, literature, and culture, in general, are the most important aspects of a person’s life; To learn a foreign language, it is important to also learn about their culture, political and religious affiliations, as well as educational, historical, and geographical information so that you can then assess how this affects their society.

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FA-41/FB-42 Aprendizaje de vocabulario español (Learning Spanish Vocabulary)

The aim of this Course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, the emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

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FB-43 Visiones literarias de Andalucía (Literary Visions of Andalusia)

The main objective of this Course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotyped image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

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FB-44 Literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish-American Literature)

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.

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GB-01 Introducción a la Historia de España Contemporánea (An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the contemporary history of the Hispanic world, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved. Accordingly, the course will be geared toward ensuring that students assimilate not only knowledge but also critical capacity, thus enabling them to acquire a measured understanding of our era, while, at the same time, endeavoring to make them aware of the fundamental structural changes that have contributed to forging this same geographical environment.

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GB-03 Economía y Socidad en la España Contemporánea (Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of its European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

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GA-07/GB-09 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía (Flamenco: an Expression of the Culture of Andalucía)

Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

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GB-10 Introducción a la Historia Moderna de España (An Introduction to the Early – Modern History of Spain)

While keeping in mind the duration of the course, its key objective is to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s modern history, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries. What likewise needs to be kept in mind is that the Course is not exhaustive in its aims, acting rather as an introduction for students from abroad, adapting itself to conditioning factors regarding their needs, providing them, therefore, with an overview which will serve as the basis for further study, while avoiding becoming a patchwork of easily forgotten facts. At the same time, another of the course’s objectives is to develop students’ interest in modern history, while, both individually speaking, as well as within the context of group interaction, increasing their capacity for reflection and critical thought.

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GB-11 Política Regional, Recursos Económicos y Relaciones Comerciales de la Unión Europea (Regional Policy, Economic Resources and the European Union’s Commercial Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing on their specific individual interests.

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GA-17/GB-29 Mujeres en la Historia de América (Women on the History of América)

This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyze in greater depth the female Latin-American universe conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically-based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, within the economy, as well as within the scenarios of politics and culture.

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GA-23 Cambio Global en el Mundo Meditteráneo (Global Change in the Mediterranean World)

In this course, students will apply basic knowledge concerning the structure and functioning of the natural environment, paying special attention to the interaction between it and the human being. It will provide a set of basic concepts and methodological reflections about the environment and the main problems raised globally in the world today. Special concentration will be placed on the Mediterranean. The goal is for the student to understand the environmental issues our world suffers from as well as the possible causes both historic and current. The course aims to promote critical thinking of students regarding the environment and the role played by society in its management.

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GB-33 Turismo en España: Claves y destinos (Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destinations)

  • The key objective of this Course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims:
  • The characterization of “Destination Spain”: territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism. Its implementation and spatial distribution, together with the models and characteristics of tourist areas. -The profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products.
  • The interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned. The focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andalucía’s Costa del Sol; as well as specific route-ways: the Camino de Santiago (as the first European Cultural Route), wine-related tourism and gastronomic itineraries, etc.
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FB-04 Redacción y composición de textos (Writing and Composition of Texts)

This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

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FB-07 Mitos Literarios Españoles (Spanish Literature’s Mythic Figures)

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of departure while reflecting upon the literary myths depicted in them.

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FA-11/FB-12 Gramática Española (Spanish Grammar)

The aim of this course is to improve, and develop further students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish. In terms of an advanced-level course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed within practical communication.

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FA-12 /FB-13 Fonética y Fonología Españolas (The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish)

The aim of this Course is to provide an in-depth exploration of how, at the level of expression, the Spanish language is structured, while foregrounding the phonemes and sounds of Spanish through a context-based method, thereby contributing to the improvement of students’ speaking skills.

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FB-17 Literatura y Ciudad: El Caso de Sevilla (The City Constructed in Literature: The case of Seville)

The main objective of this course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature which use the city of Seville as their referent. In this way, light can be shed upon how such authors viewed the city itself, its people, its customs, its scenarios, etc.

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FA-19/FB-20 La Imagen de España a través del Cine (The Image of Spain in Cinema)

This course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

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FA-21/FB-24 Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business)

This is a course aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the specialist fields of commerce, economics, business and the company sector.

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FA-22/FB-23 Publicidad y Propaganda en la Sociedad de Masas (Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses)

Although publicity and propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the twentieth century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially cinema, the radio, and, finally, television. In this sense, we consider that both propaganda and publicity are best understood as a specific kind of communication, the purpose of which may be set within the sphere of persuasive discourses marked by both economic and ideological aims.

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FA-27/FB-16 Cervantes y el Quijote (Cervantes and Don Quixote)

This course offers students the possibility of studying the famous novel by Cervantes within the context of the author’s own evolution and its interaction with the Spain of his time.

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FA-30/FB-31 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultura, Vocabulario y Proceso (Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process)

This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

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FB-45 Curso Prático de metodología de la enseñanza del ingles como lengua extranjera

This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

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GA-14/GB-13 Relaciones Interamericanas (Inter-American Relations)

This Course sets out to examine the relations between the United States and Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specific emphasis will be placed on: (1) the reason why these relations have often been characterized by factors of tension and mistrust and (2) the fact that they constitute a key phase in the development of the system of international capitalism.

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GA-15/GB-23 Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975-2000) - Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)

A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got underway. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day, which, strictly speaking, surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among History, Law, and the Political Sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

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GB-15 Arte Europeo del Siglo XX (European Art of the Twentieth Century)

The aim of this course is to provide a working knowledge analysis of the main currents and key figures within European Art during the twentieth century. Given this aim, emphasis will be placed upon the degree of freedom that characterizes the plastic arts of our era and, in the case of contemporary art, upon how they constitute a manifestation of the socioeconomic, political, and cultural complexity of present-day Europe.

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GB-18 La España Actual y Las Relaciones Internacionales (Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with as detailed an overview as possible of Spain’s international relations and foreign policy within the period dating from the Second World War until the present day. With this aim in mind, a specific methodology has been designed in terms of the kind of students participating in the Course, while also taking into account its duration, as well as the distribution of its sessions which will be divided between those of a practical kind and those which are theoretical in character.

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GB-19 Historia de la Esclavitud en América Latina (The History of Slavery in Latin America)

Using as departure points the origins of both indigenous and African-based slavery, the tides of slave population movements, ports of entry, factors related to legislation, settlements, and license-holding, as well as the approximate extent of the trafficking involved, a study will be made of the economic activities of all types for which slaves were used, the main emphasis being placed on the plantation regime. An account will also be taken of matters of a social nature related to the everyday existence and death of slaves. Lastly, the dissolution of the slavery regime will be explored, by means of an analysis of the different kinds of abolitionist processes involved. The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

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GA-21/GB-28 Cultura de la Gastronomía en España (Cuisine Culture in Spain)

This course addresses the elements surrounding the history of gastronomy in Spain beginning with the cuisine of its earliest settlers and leading up to the present, making a study of the various cultural influences – both Mediterranean and American – as well as the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine and bread), and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as the means to a healthy lifestyle. It is imperative that students have a sufficient command of the Spanish language in order to digest the course content and participate effectively without a problem. It is also important that students have a foundational understanding of history. Course objectives are that students will become familiar with the history of an ancient cuisine and culture and that this understanding will prove beneficial for students’ personal health and well-being.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GB-26 Historia y Cultura Judía en España (Jewish History and Culture within Spain)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to a deeper understanding of the Jewish presence in Spain, beginning with the Roman era and continuing through to the expulsion of the Jewish people at the end of the Middle Ages. The course will also examine the survival of Jewish sentiment among the Hebraic communities within this time frame by looking at certain historical sources and materials.

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GB-34 Marketing y turismo (Marketing and Tourism)

The aim of this course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism. In specific terms, what will be conveyed to students is the significance of marketing as such, together with the fundamental marketing strategies applicable to the management of Tourism-related businesses and destinations. Likewise, the aim is to encourage a capacity for reasoning in business matters within the context of tourism-related activities, while developing skills in assessing specific marketing solutions.

GB-35 Cultural y tradiciones en Andalucía (Culture and Traditions in Andalusia)

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GA-09/GB-17 La Proyección Histórica de las Tres Culturas: Cristianos, Musulmanes y Judíos en la España Medieval (SS. VIII-XV) - The Historical Projection of the Three Cultures: Christians, Moslems and Jews (SS. VIII-XV)

This course will explore the role played by Christians, Moslems, and Jews in the creation of Medieval Spain from the time of the Islamic Invasion of 711, through the emergence of the Frontier and its territorial evolution, to the period of the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, including the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the End of Tolerance, and the Conquest of the Kingdom of Granada in 1492. Likewise, an analysis will be carried out of the fundamental characteristics of the coexistence of these three civilizations in terms of the problems derived, therefore, and in terms of the socio-cultural relations and different mind-sets affecting everyday life.

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GA-19/GB-24 Fotografía: Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica (Photography: Theory, History and Art Photography)

This course combines both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of photography. From the initial concepts to the final presentation, the course will develop the distinct stages of photography leading up to a photography project that students will submit. Practical application will be supported by various lessons on the history and theory of photography as a way to better understand possible uses, genres, and approaches to the photographic medium, as well as to facilitate the critical analysis of contemporary images. Special attention will be given to Contemporary Spanish Photography.

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GA-16/GB-30 La Mujer en el Arte: Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad (Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality)

This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the art world; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

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FB-46 Psicología Social del Aprendizaje de Lenguas (The Social Psychology of Language Learning)

This course offers an introduction to second language acquisition. It will be a first approach to the process of how a language is learned that is not the mother tongue, once the first one has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process involving millions of people around the world and is also a field of interdisciplinary study of increasing importance within the mega field of applied linguistics.

FB-47 Comprender el Flamenco a través del Baile Teoría (Undesrtanding Flamenco through Dance Theory and Practice)

Of the three main flamenco disciplines, dance has had the greatest impact, to the point of becoming the ambassador of the genre in the most prestigious venues in the world. Each year, this form of artistic expression - declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO - attracts thousands of people from all countries.

GB-37 Iniciación a la Práctica del Flamenco (Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco)

  • The flamenco-appreciative audience is not usually a mere passive spectator. To fully understand and enjoy a flamenco performance, or even to participate in an improvised get-together, it is essential to be knowledgeable, with regard to its practical dimension, about the language of a song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque).
  • One of the exclusive characteristics of flamenco is its percussive accompaniment with hand-clapping by using one’s palms, as well as feet tapping, where the performer-participant has to master the complex rhythmic language of this Andalusian art.
  • In the course of a performance, the hand-clappers have the function of maintaining the base-line of the rhythm (rhythmic cycles), while, at the same time, they must be able to react to the stretches of improvisation in which the other performers (the singer, the guitarist, and the dancer) may become involved, since it is those same hand-clappers constitute the link among the three disciplines.

FA-02/FB-01 Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course, students will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor recommends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home university take this class.

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FA-03/FB-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación (Corrective Phonetics and Conversation)

This course is designed to improve and enrich the oral communicative skills of students, focusing on relevant phonetic issues and providing conversational practice in the form of lectures, presentations, conferences, videos, and so on. Topics covered include: phonemes and sounds of Spanish, the spelling of standard Spanish and dialects, types of phrase intonation, phraseology, differences between written and spoken language, linguistic registers, and discussion themes based on different situations and current events.

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FA-04 Redacción y Composición de Textos (Writing and Composition of Texts)

This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, students’ communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects involved in the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

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FA-08 Literatura Hispanoamericana (Spanish-American Literature)

Topics covered include:

  • Modernism in Spanish America: Characteristics and Evolution.
  • “Fin-de-siecle” Culture and Society. Links with Spanish Literature.
  • The Renovation of Literary Language: Poetry and Prose.
  • Jose Marti and Modernism. Literary and Political Revolution.
  • New York and the Literature of Exile: Versos libres.
  • The Poetic Mastery of Ruben Dario.
  • Exotism, Sensuality, and Esoterism in “Fin-de-siecle “Poetry.
  • The Evolution of His Poetry: from Azul to Prosas Profanas.
  • Horacio Quiroga and the Spanish American Short Story in the Twentieth Century.
  • From Modernism to Creolism. Man and the Jungle. The Spanish -American Narrative Boom.
  • The Distressed World of Juan Rulfo. Borges: Literature and the Fantastic.
  • Garcia Marquez and Magic Realism.
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FA-09/FB-10 Cine Español Contemporáneo (Contemporary Spanish Cinema)

Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

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FA-25/FB-27 Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cookery – Writing, Reading, Cooking, Eating)

This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

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FA-31/FB-32 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Hispanobalantes (Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students)

This course is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Its fundamental purpose is to increase students’ communication skills by consolidating their understanding of Spanish grammar along with implementing practical vocabulary in order to equip them for communication in everyday situations. The methodology to be employed is based in part on special activities aimed at helping students develop a knowledge of Spanish grammar rules and their practical application, as well as on the gradual increase of Spanish usage in the classroom as the primary vehicle for communication.

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FA-37/FB-35 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria (Painting Literary Seville)

Get to know the city of Seville and its artistic heritage by combining the literature of Seville with practical art, and painting. To know a city and its heritage requires a very documented approach to its artistic and emblematic places. For this class, students will be exposed to different techniques, from pencil to charcoal, ink, and watercolor. Students will spend their days in squares, parks, and streets of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcazar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Maria Luisa Park. They will learn about the city, its corners, its architecture as any other student! At the end of the semester, students will have a collection of their pictures as souvenirs or gifts for friends and family. In addition, they will acquire a wide knowledge of painting which will help them appreciate art throughout the rest of their lives.

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FA-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes (Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities)

Language, literature, and culture, in general, are the most important aspects of a person’s life; To learn a foreign language, it is important to also learn about their culture, political and religious affiliations, as well as educational, historical, and geographical information so that you can then assess how this affects their society.

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FB-43 Visiones literarias de Andalucía (Literary Visions of Andalusia)

The main objective of this Course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotyped image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

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GA-01 Cultura y Sociedad en la España Actual (Culture and Society in Present Day Spain)

The aim of this course is to analyze and interpret Spain’s cultural pluralism, together with the social organization upon which that same pluralism rests.

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GA-04 Antropología Cultural de América Latina (Cultural Anthropology of Latin America)

The aim of this course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

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GA-05 La Construcción Política de la Unión Europea (The Political Construction of the European Union)

To make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the course develops, reflection upon the idea of Europe will be encouraged, as well as upon how to approach this same historical process from the perspective of the Social Sciences and Historiography, upon its evolution, upon the study of its institutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe.

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GA-07/GB-09 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía (Flamenco: an Expression of the Culture of Andalucía)

Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

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GA-17/GB-29 Mujeres en la Historia de América (Women on the History of América)

This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyze in greater depth the female Latin-American universe conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically-based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, within the economy, as well as within the scenarios of politics and culture.

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GA-19/GB-24 Fotografía: Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica (Photography: Theory, History and Art Photography)

This course combines both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of photography. From the initial concepts to the final presentation, the course will develop the distinct stages of photography leading up to a photography project that students will submit. Practical application will be supported by various lessons on the history and theory of photography as a way to better understand possible uses, genres, and approaches to the photographic medium, as well as to facilitate the critical analysis of contemporary images. Special attention will be given to Contemporary Spanish Photography.

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FA-11/FB-12 Gramática Española (Spanish Grammar)

The aim of this course is to improve, and develop further students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish. In terms of an advanced-level course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed within practical communication.

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FA-12 /FB-13 Fonética y Fonología Españolas (The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish)

The aim of this Course is to provide an in-depth exploration of how, at the level of expression, the Spanish language is structured, while foregrounding the phonemes and sounds of Spanish through a context-based method, thereby contributing to the improvement of students’ speaking skills.

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FA-14 Español de America (Spanish in America)

This course pushes the student to acquire knowledge of the basic linguistic terminology necessary for the study and analysis of the aspects of formation, evolution and contact in terms of language study. An approach is provided to the history and reality of present-day Spanish within the United States using a series of factors as points of departure: the identification of the different varieties that exist, as well as of the existing large-scale dialectal zones (Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, together with large urban centers), the assessment of the distribution and evolution of the Hispanic population, of the Spanish language within U.S. society, of Spanish in the communication media, of the issue of bilingual education, of the ‘English Only’ movement as a reaction against the rise of Spanish, and of the manifestations of linguistic contact which occur between English and Spanish.

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FA-19/FB-20 La Imagen de España a través del Cine (The Image of Spain in Cinema)

This course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

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FA-22/FB-23 Publicidad y Propaganda en la Sociedad de Masas (Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses)

Although publicity and propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the twentieth century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially cinema, the radio, and, finally, television. In this sense, we consider that both propaganda and publicity are best understood as a specific kind of communication, the purpose of which may be set within the sphere of persuasive discourses marked by both economic and ideological aims.

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FA-27/FB-16 Cervantes y el Quijote (Cervantes and Don Quixote)

This course offers students the possibility of studying the famous novel by Cervantes within the context of the author’s own evolution and its interaction with the Spain of his time.

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FA-28 Escritoras Españolas de Hoy (Contemporary Spanish Women Writers)

The fundamental aim of this course is to study the key role in recent decades of women as writers within Spanish Literature. Attention will be centered on those figures which have stood out in each of the principal literary genres: Poetry, Novel, and Drama.

FA-30/FB-31 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultura, Vocabulario y Proceso (Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process)

This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

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GA-11 La Pintura Española de El Greco a Picasso (Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso)

The aim of this course is to allow students from abroad to become familiar with the art scene in Spain between circa 1550 and 1973, especially with regard to Painting. Divided into syllabus blocks, class sessions will explore areas of interest such as Renaissance Painting, Baroque Art, Painting and Neoclassicism, the Pictorial Art of the Romantic Period, of the remaining Nineteenth Century, and of the Twentieth.

Special attention will be paid to the insertion of painting within the environment of other art forms (architecture, sculpture, and the applied arts), while also debating the cultural and social phenomena which contribute to the characterization of each of the periods concerned and which exert an influence upon the genesis and evolution of art forms.

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GA-15/GB-23 Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975-2000) - Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)

A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got underway. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day, which, strictly speaking, surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among History, Law, and the Political Sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

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GA-16/GB-30 La Mujer en el Arte: Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad (Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality)

This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the art world; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

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GA-20 Economía, Sociedad y Medio Ambiente en España (Economy, Society and the Environment in Spain)

This course aims to introduce students to the complexity of Spain’s current situation within the context of the European Union. Special emphasis will be placed on items relevant to its economy, society, and the environment.

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GA-21/GB-28 Cultura de la Gastronomía en España (Cuisine Culture in Spain)

This course addresses the elements surrounding the history of gastronomy in Spain beginning with the cuisine of its earliest settlers and leading up to the present, making a study of the various cultural influences – both Mediterranean and American – as well as the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine and bread), and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as the means to a healthy lifestyle. It is imperative that students have a sufficient command of the Spanish language in order to digest the course content and participate effectively without a problem. It is also important that students have a foundational understanding of history. Course objectives are that students will become familiar with the history of an ancient cuisine and culture and that this understanding will prove beneficial for students’ personal health and well-being.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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FA-02/FB-01 Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course, students will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor recommends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home university take this class.

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FA-03/FB-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación (Corrective Phonetics and Conversation)

This course is designed to improve and enrich the oral communicative skills of students, focusing on relevant phonetic issues and providing conversational practice in the form of lectures, presentations, conferences, videos, and so on. Topics covered include: phonemes and sounds of Spanish, the spelling of standard Spanish and dialects, types of phrase intonation, phraseology, differences between written and spoken language, linguistic registers, and discussion themes based on different situations and current events.

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FA-04 Redacción y Composición de Textos (Writing and Composition of Texts)

This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, students’ communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects involved in the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

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FB-04 Escritura Creativa (Creative Writing)

The key purpose of this course is to improve written expression. Orthography, correctness in syntax, lexical variety, and precision, as well as the effective structuring of texts, are the skills to which closest attention will be paid.

FA-08 Literatura Hispanoamericana (Spanish-American Literature)

Topics covered include:

  • Modernism in Spanish America: Characteristics and Evolution.
  • “Fin-de-siecle” Culture and Society. Links with Spanish Literature.
  • The Renovation of Literary Language: Poetry and Prose.
  • Jose Marti and Modernism. Literary and Political Revolution.
  • New York and the Literature of Exile: Versos libres.
  • The Poetic Mastery of Ruben Dario.
  • Exotism, Sensuality, and Esoterism in “Fin-de-siecle “Poetry.
  • The Evolution of His Poetry: from Azul to Prosas Profanas.
  • Horacio Quiroga and the Spanish American Short Story in the Twentieth Century.
  • From Modernism to Creolism. Man and the Jungle. The Spanish -American Narrative Boom.
  • The Distressed World of Juan Rulfo. Borges: Literature and the Fantastic.
  • Garcia Marquez and Magic Realism.
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FA-09/FB-10 Cine Español Contemporáneo (Contemporary Spanish Cinema)

Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

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FA-25/FB-27 Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cookery – Writing, Reading, Cooking, Eating)

This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

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FB-26 La Guerra civil y la literature española (The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature)

The aim of this Course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure a historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output: the Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the nineteen thirties will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the nineteen forties and the present day. In this way, what will be sought after is a clearer understanding of the contemporary literary scene via its development during the second half of the twentieth century.

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FA-31/FB-32 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Hispanobalantes (Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students)

This course is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Its fundamental purpose is to increase students’ communication skills by consolidating their understanding of Spanish grammar along with implementing practical vocabulary in order to equip them for communication in everyday situations. The methodology to be employed is based in part on special activities aimed at helping students develop a knowledge of Spanish grammar rules and their practical application, as well as on the gradual increase of Spanish usage in the classroom as the primary vehicle for communication.

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FA-37/FB-35 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria (Painting Literary Seville)

Get to know the city of Seville and its artistic heritage by combining the literature of Seville with practical art, and painting. To know a city and its heritage requires a very documented approach to its artistic and emblematic places. For this class, students will be exposed to different techniques, from pencil to charcoal, ink, and watercolor. Students will spend their days in squares, parks, and streets of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcazar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Maria Luisa Park. They will learn about the city, its corners, its architecture as any other student! At the end of the semester, students will have a collection of their pictures as souvenirs or gifts for friends and family. In addition, they will acquire a wide knowledge of painting which will help them appreciate art throughout the rest of their lives.

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FB-37 Fotografiando la Sevilla literaria (Photographing the Literary Seville)

This course will examine the literary richness of Seville through the photographic lens. Students will learn about how to better control their cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography and apply this knowledge to the myths and stories based here. Students will also explore the city and its surroundings during field trips and learn to look at images critically and critique them in a group setting. An SLR digital camera with full manual functions is required.

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FA-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes (Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities)

Language, literature, and culture, in general, are the most important aspects of a person’s life; To learn a foreign language, it is important to also learn about their culture, political and religious affiliations, as well as educational, historical, and geographical information so that you can then assess how this affects their society.

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FA-41/FB-42 Aprendizaje de vocabulario español (Learning Spanish Vocabulary)

The aim of this Course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, the emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

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FB-43 Visiones literarias de Andalucía (Literary Visions of Andalusia)

The main objective of this Course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotyped image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

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FB-44 Literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish-American Literature)

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.

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GA-01 Cultura y Sociedad en la España Actual (Culture and Society in Present Day Spain)

The aim of this course is to analyze and interpret Spain’s cultural pluralism, together with the social organization upon which that same pluralism rests.

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GB-01 Introducción a la Historia de España Contemporánea (An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the contemporary history of the Hispanic world, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved. Accordingly, the course will be geared toward ensuring that students assimilate not only knowledge but also critical capacity, thus enabling them to acquire a measured understanding of our era, while, at the same time, endeavoring to make them aware of the fundamental structural changes that have contributed to forging this same geographical environment.

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GB-03 Economía y Socidad en la España Contemporánea (Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of its European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

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GA-04 Antropología Cultural de América Latina (Cultural Anthropology of Latin America)

The aim of this course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

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GA-05 La Construcción Política de la Unión Europea (The Political Construction of the European Union)

To make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the course develops, reflection upon the idea of Europe will be encouraged, as well as upon how to approach this same historical process from the perspective of the Social Sciences and Historiography, upon its evolution, upon the study of its institutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe.

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GA-07/GB-09 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía (Flamenco: an Expression of the Culture of Andalucía)

Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

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GB-10 Introducción a la Historia Moderna de España (An Introduction to the Early – Modern History of Spain)

While keeping in mind the duration of the course, its key objective is to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s modern history, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries. What likewise needs to be kept in mind is that the Course is not exhaustive in its aims, acting rather as an introduction for students from abroad, adapting itself to conditioning factors regarding their needs, providing them, therefore, with an overview which will serve as the basis for further study, while avoiding becoming a patchwork of easily forgotten facts. At the same time, another of the course’s objectives is to develop students’ interest in modern history, while, both individually speaking, as well as within the context of group interaction, increasing their capacity for reflection and critical thought.

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GB-11 Política Regional, Recursos Económicos y Relaciones Comerciales de la Unión Europea (Regional Policy, Economic Resources and the European Union’s Commercial Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing on their specific individual interests.

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GA-17/GB-29 Mujeres en la Historia de América (Women on the History of América)

This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyze in greater depth the female Latin-American universe conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically-based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, within the economy, as well as within the scenarios of politics and culture.

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GA-19/GB-24 Fotografía: Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica (Photography: Theory, History and Art Photography)

This course combines both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of photography. From the initial concepts to the final presentation, the course will develop the distinct stages of photography leading up to a photography project that students will submit. Practical application will be supported by various lessons on the history and theory of photography as a way to better understand possible uses, genres, and approaches to the photographic medium, as well as to facilitate the critical analysis of contemporary images. Special attention will be given to Contemporary Spanish Photography.

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GB-33 Turismo en España: Claves y destinos (Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destinations)

  • The key objective of this Course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims:
  • The characterization of “Destination Spain”: territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism. Its implementation and spatial distribution, together with the models and characteristics of tourist areas. -The profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products.
  • The interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned. The focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andalucía’s Costa del Sol; as well as specific route-ways: the Camino de Santiago (as the first European Cultural Route), wine-related tourism and gastronomic itineraries, etc.
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FB-04 Redacción y composición de textos (Writing and Composition of Texts)

This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

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FB-07 Mitos Literarios Españoles (Spanish Literature’s Mythic Figures)

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of departure while reflecting upon the literary myths depicted in them.

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FA-11/FB-12 Gramática Española (Spanish Grammar)

The aim of this course is to improve, and develop further students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish. In terms of an advanced-level course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed within practical communication.

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FA-12 /FB-13 Fonética y Fonología Españolas (The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish)

The aim of this Course is to provide an in-depth exploration of how, at the level of expression, the Spanish language is structured, while foregrounding the phonemes and sounds of Spanish through a context-based method, thereby contributing to the improvement of students’ speaking skills.

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FA-14 Español de America (Spanish in America)

This course pushes the student to acquire knowledge of the basic linguistic terminology necessary for the study and analysis of the aspects of formation, evolution and contact in terms of language study. An approach is provided to the history and reality of present-day Spanish within the United States using a series of factors as points of departure: the identification of the different varieties that exist, as well as of the existing large-scale dialectal zones (Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, together with large urban centers), the assessment of the distribution and evolution of the Hispanic population, of the Spanish language within U.S. society, of Spanish in the communication media, of the issue of bilingual education, of the ‘English Only’ movement as a reaction against the rise of Spanish, and of the manifestations of linguistic contact which occur between English and Spanish.

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FB-17 Literatura y Ciudad: El Caso de Sevilla (The City Constructed in Literature: The case of Seville)

The main objective of this course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature which use the city of Seville as their referent. In this way, light can be shed upon how such authors viewed the city itself, its people, its customs, its scenarios, etc.

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FA-19/FB-20 La Imagen de España a través del Cine (The Image of Spain in Cinema)

This course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

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FA-21/FB-24 Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business)

This is a course aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the specialist fields of commerce, economics, business and the company sector.

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FA-22/FB-23 Publicidad y Propaganda en la Sociedad de Masas (Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses)

Although publicity and propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the twentieth century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially cinema, the radio, and, finally, television. In this sense, we consider that both propaganda and publicity are best understood as a specific kind of communication, the purpose of which may be set within the sphere of persuasive discourses marked by both economic and ideological aims.

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FA-27/FB-16 Cervantes y el Quijote (Cervantes and Don Quixote)

This course offers students the possibility of studying the famous novel by Cervantes within the context of the author’s own evolution and its interaction with the Spain of his time.

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FA-28 Escritoras Españolas de Hoy (Contemporary Spanish Women Writers)

The fundamental aim of this course is to study the key role in recent decades of women as writers within Spanish Literature. Attention will be centered on those figures which have stood out in each of the principal literary genres: Poetry, Novel, and Drama.

FA-30/FB-31 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultura, Vocabulario y Proceso (Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process)

This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

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FB-45 Curso Prático de metodología de la enseñanza del ingles como lengua extranjera

This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

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GA-09/GB-17 La Proyección Histórica de las Tres Culturas: Cristianos, Musulmanes y Judíos en la España Medieval (SS. VIII-XV) - The Historical Projection of the Three Cultures: Christians, Moslems and Jews (SS. VIII-XV)

This course will explore the role played by Christians, Moslems, and Jews in the creation of Medieval Spain from the time of the Islamic Invasion of 711, through the emergence of the Frontier and its territorial evolution, to the period of the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, including the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the End of Tolerance, and the Conquest of the Kingdom of Granada in 1492. Likewise, an analysis will be carried out of the fundamental characteristics of the coexistence of these three civilizations in terms of the problems derived, therefore, and in terms of the socio-cultural relations and different mind-sets affecting everyday life.

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GA-11 La Pintura Española de El Greco a Picasso (Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso)

The aim of this course is to allow students from abroad to become familiar with the art scene in Spain between circa 1550 and 1973, especially with regard to Painting. Divided into syllabus blocks, class sessions will explore areas of interest such as Renaissance Painting, Baroque Art, Painting and Neoclassicism, the Pictorial Art of the Romantic Period, of the remaining Nineteenth Century, and of the Twentieth.

Special attention will be paid to the insertion of painting within the environment of other art forms (architecture, sculpture, and the applied arts), while also debating the cultural and social phenomena which contribute to the characterization of each of the periods concerned and which exert an influence upon the genesis and evolution of art forms.

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GA-14/GB-13 Relaciones Interamericanas (Inter-American Relations)

This Course sets out to examine the relations between the United States and Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specific emphasis will be placed on: (1) the reason why these relations have often been characterized by factors of tension and mistrust and (2) the fact that they constitute a key phase in the development of the system of international capitalism.

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GA-15/GB-23 Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975-2000) - Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)

A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got underway. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day, which, strictly speaking, surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among History, Law, and the Political Sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

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GB-15 Arte Europeo del Siglo XX (European Art of the Twentieth Century)

The aim of this course is to provide a working knowledge analysis of the main currents and key figures within European Art during the twentieth century. Given this aim, emphasis will be placed upon the degree of freedom that characterizes the plastic arts of our era and, in the case of contemporary art, upon how they constitute a manifestation of the socioeconomic, political, and cultural complexity of present-day Europe.

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GA-16/GB-30 La Mujer en el Arte: Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad (Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality)

This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the art world; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

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GB-18 La España Actual y Las Relaciones Internacionales (Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with as detailed an overview as possible of Spain’s international relations and foreign policy within the period dating from the Second World War until the present day. With this aim in mind, a specific methodology has been designed in terms of the kind of students participating in the Course, while also taking into account its duration, as well as the distribution of its sessions which will be divided between those of a practical kind and those which are theoretical in character.

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GB-19 Historia de la Esclavitud en América Latina (The History of Slavery in Latin America)

Using as departure points the origins of both indigenous and African-based slavery, the tides of slave population movements, ports of entry, factors related to legislation, settlements, and license-holding, as well as the approximate extent of the trafficking involved, a study will be made of the economic activities of all types for which slaves were used, the main emphasis being placed on the plantation regime. An account will also be taken of matters of a social nature related to the everyday existence and death of slaves. Lastly, the dissolution of the slavery regime will be explored, by means of an analysis of the different kinds of abolitionist processes involved. The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

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GA-20 Economía, Sociedad y Medio Ambiente en España (Economy, Society and the Environment in Spain)

This course aims to introduce students to the complexity of Spain’s current situation within the context of the European Union. Special emphasis will be placed on items relevant to its economy, society, and the environment.

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GA-21/GB-28 Cultura de la Gastronomía en España (Cuisine Culture in Spain)

This course addresses the elements surrounding the history of gastronomy in Spain beginning with the cuisine of its earliest settlers and leading up to the present, making a study of the various cultural influences – both Mediterranean and American – as well as the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine and bread), and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as the means to a healthy lifestyle. It is imperative that students have a sufficient command of the Spanish language in order to digest the course content and participate effectively without a problem. It is also important that students have a foundational understanding of history. Course objectives are that students will become familiar with the history of an ancient cuisine and culture and that this understanding will prove beneficial for students’ personal health and well-being.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GB-26 Historia y Cultura Judía en España (Jewish History and Culture within Spain)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to a deeper understanding of the Jewish presence in Spain, beginning with the Roman era and continuing through to the expulsion of the Jewish people at the end of the Middle Ages. The course will also examine the survival of Jewish sentiment among the Hebraic communities within this time frame by looking at certain historical sources and materials.

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GB-34 Marketing y turismo (Marketing and Tourism)

The aim of this course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism. In specific terms, what will be conveyed to students is the significance of marketing as such, together with the fundamental marketing strategies applicable to the management of Tourism-related businesses and destinations. Likewise, the aim is to encourage a capacity for reasoning in business matters within the context of tourism-related activities, while developing skills in assessing specific marketing solutions.

GB-35 Cultural y tradiciones en Andalucía (Culture and Traditions in Andalusia)

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FB-46 Psicología Social del Aprendizaje de Lenguas (The Social Psychology of Language Learning)

This course offers an introduction to second language acquisition. It will be a first approach to the process of how a language is learned that is not the mother tongue, once the first one has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process involving millions of people around the world and is also a field of interdisciplinary study of increasing importance within the mega field of applied linguistics.

FB-47 Comprender el Flamenco a través del Baile Teoría (Undesrtanding Flamenco through Dance Theory and Practice)

Of the three main flamenco disciplines, dance has had the greatest impact, to the point of becoming the ambassador of the genre in the most prestigious venues in the world. Each year, this form of artistic expression - declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO - attracts thousands of people from all countries.

GB-37 Iniciación a la Práctica del Flamenco (Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco)

  • The flamenco-appreciative audience is not usually a mere passive spectator. To fully understand and enjoy a flamenco performance, or even to participate in an improvised get-together, it is essential to be knowledgeable, with regard to its practical dimension, about the language of a song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque).
  • One of the exclusive characteristics of flamenco is its percussive accompaniment with hand-clapping by using one’s palms, as well as feet tapping, where the performer-participant has to master the complex rhythmic language of this Andalusian art.
  • In the course of a performance, the hand-clappers have the function of maintaining the base-line of the rhythm (rhythmic cycles), while, at the same time, they must be able to react to the stretches of improvisation in which the other performers (the singer, the guitarist, and the dancer) may become involved, since it is those same hand-clappers constitute the link among the three disciplines.

FA-02/FB-01 Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course, students will carry out a systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers. The instructor recommends that only students with at least three semesters of Spanish at their home university take this class.

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FA-03/FB-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación (Corrective Phonetics and Conversation)

This course is designed to improve and enrich the oral communicative skills of students, focusing on relevant phonetic issues and providing conversational practice in the form of lectures, presentations, conferences, videos, and so on. Topics covered include: phonemes and sounds of Spanish, the spelling of standard Spanish and dialects, types of phrase intonation, phraseology, differences between written and spoken language, linguistic registers, and discussion themes based on different situations and current events.

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FB-04 Escritura Creativa (Creative Writing)

The key purpose of this course is to improve written expression. Orthography, correctness in syntax, lexical variety, and precision, as well as the effective structuring of texts, are the skills to which closest attention will be paid.

FA-09/FB-10 Cine Español Contemporáneo (Contemporary Spanish Cinema)

Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

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FA-25/FB-27 Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cookery – Writing, Reading, Cooking, Eating)

This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

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FB-26 La Guerra civil y la literature española (The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature)

The aim of this Course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure a historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output: the Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the nineteen thirties will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the nineteen forties and the present day. In this way, what will be sought after is a clearer understanding of the contemporary literary scene via its development during the second half of the twentieth century.

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FA-31/FB-32 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Hispanobalantes (Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students)

This course is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Its fundamental purpose is to increase students’ communication skills by consolidating their understanding of Spanish grammar along with implementing practical vocabulary in order to equip them for communication in everyday situations. The methodology to be employed is based in part on special activities aimed at helping students develop a knowledge of Spanish grammar rules and their practical application, as well as on the gradual increase of Spanish usage in the classroom as the primary vehicle for communication.

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FA-37/FB-35 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria (Painting Literary Seville)

Get to know the city of Seville and its artistic heritage by combining the literature of Seville with practical art, and painting. To know a city and its heritage requires a very documented approach to its artistic and emblematic places. For this class, students will be exposed to different techniques, from pencil to charcoal, ink, and watercolor. Students will spend their days in squares, parks, and streets of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcazar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Maria Luisa Park. They will learn about the city, its corners, its architecture as any other student! At the end of the semester, students will have a collection of their pictures as souvenirs or gifts for friends and family. In addition, they will acquire a wide knowledge of painting which will help them appreciate art throughout the rest of their lives.

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FB-37 Fotografiando la Sevilla literaria (Photographing the Literary Seville)

This course will examine the literary richness of Seville through the photographic lens. Students will learn about how to better control their cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography and apply this knowledge to the myths and stories based here. Students will also explore the city and its surroundings during field trips and learn to look at images critically and critique them in a group setting. An SLR digital camera with full manual functions is required.

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FA-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes (Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities)

Language, literature, and culture, in general, are the most important aspects of a person’s life; To learn a foreign language, it is important to also learn about their culture, political and religious affiliations, as well as educational, historical, and geographical information so that you can then assess how this affects their society.

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FA-41/FB-42 Aprendizaje de vocabulario español (Learning Spanish Vocabulary)

The aim of this Course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, the emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

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FB-43 Visiones literarias de Andalucía (Literary Visions of Andalusia)

The main objective of this Course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotyped image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

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FB-44 Literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea (Contemporary Spanish-American Literature)

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.

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GB-01 Introducción a la Historia de España Contemporánea (An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the contemporary history of the Hispanic world, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved. Accordingly, the course will be geared toward ensuring that students assimilate not only knowledge but also critical capacity, thus enabling them to acquire a measured understanding of our era, while, at the same time, endeavoring to make them aware of the fundamental structural changes that have contributed to forging this same geographical environment.

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GB-03 Economía y Socidad en la España Contemporánea (Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of its European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

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GA-07/GB-09 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía (Flamenco: an Expression of the Culture of Andalucía)

Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

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GB-10 Introducción a la Historia Moderna de España (An Introduction to the Early – Modern History of Spain)

While keeping in mind the duration of the course, its key objective is to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s modern history, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries. What likewise needs to be kept in mind is that the Course is not exhaustive in its aims, acting rather as an introduction for students from abroad, adapting itself to conditioning factors regarding their needs, providing them, therefore, with an overview which will serve as the basis for further study, while avoiding becoming a patchwork of easily forgotten facts. At the same time, another of the course’s objectives is to develop students’ interest in modern history, while, both individually speaking, as well as within the context of group interaction, increasing their capacity for reflection and critical thought.

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GB-11 Política Regional, Recursos Económicos y Relaciones Comerciales de la Unión Europea (Regional Policy, Economic Resources and the European Union’s Commercial Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing on their specific individual interests.

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GA-17/GB-29 Mujeres en la Historia de América (Women on the History of América)

This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyze in greater depth the female Latin-American universe conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically-based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, within the economy, as well as within the scenarios of politics and culture.

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GA-23 Cambio Global en el Mundo Meditteráneo (Global Change in the Mediterranean World)

In this course, students will apply basic knowledge concerning the structure and functioning of the natural environment, paying special attention to the interaction between it and the human being. It will provide a set of basic concepts and methodological reflections about the environment and the main problems raised globally in the world today. Special concentration will be placed on the Mediterranean. The goal is for the student to understand the environmental issues our world suffers from as well as the possible causes both historic and current. The course aims to promote critical thinking of students regarding the environment and the role played by society in its management.

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GB-33 Turismo en España: Claves y destinos (Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destinations)

  • The key objective of this Course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims:
  • The characterization of “Destination Spain”: territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism. Its implementation and spatial distribution, together with the models and characteristics of tourist areas. -The profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products.
  • The interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned. The focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andalucía’s Costa del Sol; as well as specific route-ways: the Camino de Santiago (as the first European Cultural Route), wine-related tourism and gastronomic itineraries, etc.
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FB-04 Redacción y composición de textos (Writing and Composition of Texts)

This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

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FB-07 Mitos Literarios Españoles (Spanish Literature’s Mythic Figures)

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of departure while reflecting upon the literary myths depicted in them.

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FA-11/FB-12 Gramática Española (Spanish Grammar)

The aim of this course is to improve, and develop further students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish. In terms of an advanced-level course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed within practical communication.

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FA-12 /FB-13 Fonética y Fonología Españolas (The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish)

The aim of this Course is to provide an in-depth exploration of how, at the level of expression, the Spanish language is structured, while foregrounding the phonemes and sounds of Spanish through a context-based method, thereby contributing to the improvement of students’ speaking skills.

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FB-17 Literatura y Ciudad: El Caso de Sevilla (The City Constructed in Literature: The case of Seville)

The main objective of this course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature which use the city of Seville as their referent. In this way, light can be shed upon how such authors viewed the city itself, its people, its customs, its scenarios, etc.

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FA-19/FB-20 La Imagen de España a través del Cine (The Image of Spain in Cinema)

This course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

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FA-21/FB-24 Español de los Negocios (Spanish for Business)

This is a course aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the specialist fields of commerce, economics, business and the company sector.

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FA-22/FB-23 Publicidad y Propaganda en la Sociedad de Masas (Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses)

Although publicity and propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the twentieth century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially cinema, the radio, and, finally, television. In this sense, we consider that both propaganda and publicity are best understood as a specific kind of communication, the purpose of which may be set within the sphere of persuasive discourses marked by both economic and ideological aims.

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FA-27/FB-16 Cervantes y el Quijote (Cervantes and Don Quixote)

This course offers students the possibility of studying the famous novel by Cervantes within the context of the author’s own evolution and its interaction with the Spain of his time.

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FA-30/FB-31 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultura, Vocabulario y Proceso (Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process)

This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation. The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

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FB-45 Curso Prático de metodología de la enseñanza del ingles como lengua extranjera

This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

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GA-14/GB-13 Relaciones Interamericanas (Inter-American Relations)

This Course sets out to examine the relations between the United States and Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specific emphasis will be placed on: (1) the reason why these relations have often been characterized by factors of tension and mistrust and (2) the fact that they constitute a key phase in the development of the system of international capitalism.

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GA-15/GB-23 Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975-2000) - Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)

A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got underway. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day, which, strictly speaking, surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among History, Law, and the Political Sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

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GB-15 Arte Europeo del Siglo XX (European Art of the Twentieth Century)

The aim of this course is to provide a working knowledge analysis of the main currents and key figures within European Art during the twentieth century. Given this aim, emphasis will be placed upon the degree of freedom that characterizes the plastic arts of our era and, in the case of contemporary art, upon how they constitute a manifestation of the socioeconomic, political, and cultural complexity of present-day Europe.

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GB-18 La España Actual y Las Relaciones Internacionales (Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations)

The aim of this course is to provide students with as detailed an overview as possible of Spain’s international relations and foreign policy within the period dating from the Second World War until the present day. With this aim in mind, a specific methodology has been designed in terms of the kind of students participating in the Course, while also taking into account its duration, as well as the distribution of its sessions which will be divided between those of a practical kind and those which are theoretical in character.

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GB-19 Historia de la Esclavitud en América Latina (The History of Slavery in Latin America)

Using as departure points the origins of both indigenous and African-based slavery, the tides of slave population movements, ports of entry, factors related to legislation, settlements, and license-holding, as well as the approximate extent of the trafficking involved, a study will be made of the economic activities of all types for which slaves were used, the main emphasis being placed on the plantation regime. An account will also be taken of matters of a social nature related to the everyday existence and death of slaves. Lastly, the dissolution of the slavery regime will be explored, by means of an analysis of the different kinds of abolitionist processes involved. The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

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GA-21/GB-28 Cultura de la Gastronomía en España (Cuisine Culture in Spain)

This course addresses the elements surrounding the history of gastronomy in Spain beginning with the cuisine of its earliest settlers and leading up to the present, making a study of the various cultural influences – both Mediterranean and American – as well as the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine and bread), and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as the means to a healthy lifestyle. It is imperative that students have a sufficient command of the Spanish language in order to digest the course content and participate effectively without a problem. It is also important that students have a foundational understanding of history. Course objectives are that students will become familiar with the history of an ancient cuisine and culture and that this understanding will prove beneficial for students’ personal health and well-being.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GA-22/GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía (Wine in Spain: History, Culture and Economics)

The objective of this course is that students will develop a deeper knowledge of one of Spain’s most important cultural and economic elements – wine – through the study of its history, the various types and methods of production, principle growing regions, the impact on the Spanish economy at both regional and national levels, and the recent development of touristic activity surrounding wine in Spain.

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GB-26 Historia y Cultura Judía en España (Jewish History and Culture within Spain)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to a deeper understanding of the Jewish presence in Spain, beginning with the Roman era and continuing through to the expulsion of the Jewish people at the end of the Middle Ages. The course will also examine the survival of Jewish sentiment among the Hebraic communities within this time frame by looking at certain historical sources and materials.

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GB-34 Marketing y turismo (Marketing and Tourism)

The aim of this course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism. In specific terms, what will be conveyed to students is the significance of marketing as such, together with the fundamental marketing strategies applicable to the management of Tourism-related businesses and destinations. Likewise, the aim is to encourage a capacity for reasoning in business matters within the context of tourism-related activities, while developing skills in assessing specific marketing solutions.

GB-35 Cultural y tradiciones en Andalucía (Culture and Traditions in Andalusia)

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GA-09/GB-17 La Proyección Histórica de las Tres Culturas: Cristianos, Musulmanes y Judíos en la España Medieval (SS. VIII-XV) - The Historical Projection of the Three Cultures: Christians, Moslems and Jews (SS. VIII-XV)

This course will explore the role played by Christians, Moslems, and Jews in the creation of Medieval Spain from the time of the Islamic Invasion of 711, through the emergence of the Frontier and its territorial evolution, to the period of the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, including the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the End of Tolerance, and the Conquest of the Kingdom of Granada in 1492. Likewise, an analysis will be carried out of the fundamental characteristics of the coexistence of these three civilizations in terms of the problems derived, therefore, and in terms of the socio-cultural relations and different mind-sets affecting everyday life.

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GA-19/GB-24 Fotografía: Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica (Photography: Theory, History and Art Photography)

This course combines both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of photography. From the initial concepts to the final presentation, the course will develop the distinct stages of photography leading up to a photography project that students will submit. Practical application will be supported by various lessons on the history and theory of photography as a way to better understand possible uses, genres, and approaches to the photographic medium, as well as to facilitate the critical analysis of contemporary images. Special attention will be given to Contemporary Spanish Photography.

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GA-16/GB-30 La Mujer en el Arte: Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad (Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality)

This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the art world; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

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FB-46 Psicología Social del Aprendizaje de Lenguas (The Social Psychology of Language Learning)

This course offers an introduction to second language acquisition. It will be a first approach to the process of how a language is learned that is not the mother tongue, once the first one has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process involving millions of people around the world and is also a field of interdisciplinary study of increasing importance within the mega field of applied linguistics.

FB-47 Comprender el Flamenco a través del Baile Teoría (Undesrtanding Flamenco through Dance Theory and Practice)

Of the three main flamenco disciplines, dance has had the greatest impact, to the point of becoming the ambassador of the genre in the most prestigious venues in the world. Each year, this form of artistic expression - declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO - attracts thousands of people from all countries.

GB-37 Iniciación a la Práctica del Flamenco (Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco)

  • The flamenco-appreciative audience is not usually a mere passive spectator. To fully understand and enjoy a flamenco performance, or even to participate in an improvised get-together, it is essential to be knowledgeable, with regard to its practical dimension, about the language of a song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque).
  • One of the exclusive characteristics of flamenco is its percussive accompaniment with hand-clapping by using one’s palms, as well as feet tapping, where the performer-participant has to master the complex rhythmic language of this Andalusian art.
  • In the course of a performance, the hand-clappers have the function of maintaining the base-line of the rhythm (rhythmic cycles), while, at the same time, they must be able to react to the stretches of improvisation in which the other performers (the singer, the guitarist, and the dancer) may become involved, since it is those same hand-clappers constitute the link among the three disciplines.
Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Options for high-advanced/superior-level students to take courses with Spanish students
  • International excursion

Faculty

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    Juan Calvo

    Juan will be one of your Resident Directors in Seville and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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    Lola Bernal

    Lola Bernal will be one of your Resident Directors in Seville and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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    Marta Herencia

    Marta Herencia will be one of your Resident Directors in Seville and will be a resource for you while in Spain.

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    Hannah Stack

    Hannah Stack will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - hannah.stack@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Seville programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Puerto Santa Maria

    El Puerto de Santa María is one of the most well-known towns in the Cádiz province due to its beautiful beaches, wonderful food and plentiful wineries. The wine produced in this location (typical of the Jerez area) is an important part of Spanish culture.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Puerto Santa Maria

    El Puerto de Santa María is one of the most well-known towns in the Cádiz province due to its beautiful beaches, wonderful food and plentiful wineries. The wine produced in this location (typical of the Jerez area) is an important part of Spanish culture.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Sierra de Arecena

    The chestnut and olive tree-covered hills of “Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche” is one of the hidden jewels of Andalusian parks. This natural reserve, located northeast of Seville, is the second biggest protected park in Andalucía, covering over 28 different small whitewashed villages.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Cordoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Grazalema

    Grazalema (Cádiz province) is one of Spain’s most stunning natural parks. In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. It consists of a massif karstic limestone with closed river basins, headstreams of the Guadalete and Majacete’s Rivers and tributaries of the Guadiaro. It also comprises a mountain lagoon called ‘Laguna del Perezoso’. The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Puerto Santa Maria

    El Puerto de Santa María is one of the most well-known towns in the Cádiz province due to its beautiful beaches, wonderful food and plentiful wineries. The wine produced in this location (typical of the Jerez area) is an important part of Spanish culture.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Sierra de Arecena

    The chestnut and olive tree-covered hills of “Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche” is one of the hidden jewels of Andalusian parks. This natural reserve, located northeast of Seville, is the second biggest protected park in Andalucía, covering over 28 different small whitewashed villages.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

API students in Seville can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or in a residencia. Internet access is included in both options.

Students who choose to live with families share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students in Seville may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Sep 15, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $9,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 15, 2019 - May 15, 2020 $18,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan, 2020 - May, 2020 $9,980 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 27, 2019 - May 15, 2019 $9,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018