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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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Medical and Life Insurance

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Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

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Language and Culture Tools

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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

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Sevilla upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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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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    Emma Freese

    Emma Freese will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - emma.freese@apiabroad.com

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. No language placement exam will be administered; however, students will need to meet the language requirements for this program.

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.

Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course we 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cuisine – 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Guerra civil y la Literatura Española Actual (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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes (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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Fotografiando la Sevilla literaria (Photographing the Literary Seville)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Aprendizaje de vocabulario español (Learning Spanish Vocabulary)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

The courses 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.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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

This course will provide a set of basic concepts and methodological reflections about the environment and the main problems raised globally in the world today. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andaluci\u0301a\u2019s 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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Mitos Literarios Españoles (Spanish Literary Myths)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Adquisición de la Fonética y Fonología Españolas (Acquisition of Spanish Phonetics and Phonology)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Imagen de España a través del Cine y de la Ficción Digital (The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen and Digital Fiction)

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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en la Economía, La Empresa y Las Finanzas (Spanish in Economics, Business, and Finance)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psicología de la Persuasión en los Mass Media: De la Publicidad a la Propaganda (Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass Media: From Advertising to Propoganda)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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"El Quijote" en la Cultura Hispánica ("Don Quixote" in Hispanic Culture)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Enseñanza del Inglés a Estudiantes Españoles: Metodología y Práctica (Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice)

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

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Marketing y Turismo (Marketing and Tourism)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 the situation of women within the present dat art world, as well as 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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Comprender el Flamenco a través del Baile (Undesrtanding Flamenco through Dance)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course we 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Escribir en Español (Writing in Spanish)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura Hispanoamericana (Spanish-American Literature)

Covers a wide variety of topics and texts within Spanish- American Literature

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cuisine – 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes (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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Adquisición de la Fonética y Fonología Españolas (Acquisition of Spanish Phonetics and Phonology)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Imagen de España a través del Cine y de la Ficción Digital (The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen and Digital Fiction)

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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psicología de la Persuasión en los Mass Media: De la Publicidad a la Propaganda (Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass Media: From Advertising to Propoganda)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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"El Quijote" en la Cultura Hispánica ("Don Quixote" in Hispanic Culture)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 the situation of women within the present dat art world, as well as 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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Dioses, héroes y mitos del mundo contemporáneo (Gods, Heroes and Myths of the Greco-Roman World)

El objetivo del presente curso es explicar la religión y la mitología del mundo grecorromano, que se entiende como uno de los pilares fundamentales de la civilización occidental. Se prestará atención tanto a la historia como la mitología del mundo grecorromano. Se explicarán los principales mitos de dioses y héroes, así como las prácticas religiosas tradicionales del Mediterráneo antiguo –sacrificios, procesiones, banquetes y competiciones-. Igualmente se expondrá la historia del surgimiento del cristianismo primitivo, que sólo se puede comprender correctamente en relación con el contexto pagano en el que se desarrolló. También es objetivo del presente curso mostrar la forma en la que los mitos, dioses y héroes del mundo grecorromano han influido en el arte y la literatura occidental a lo largo de la Historia, incluyendo la cultura popular contemporánea. Por último, se tratarán con detalle los relatos mitológicos que han servido de sustento para la creación de una identidad propia de España, en especial el caso paradigmático de Hércules.

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Patrimonio histórico artístico de Sevilla (Historical-Artistic Patrimony of Sevilla)

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Mundo Árabe Contemporáneo (The Contemporary Arab World)

Esta asignatura constituye una introducción a la realidad histórica y política del mundo árabo-islámico actual y la importancia de las relaciones internacionales en su devenir histórico. Se pretende a través de esta asignatura que el alumno comprenda los procesos que han regido la historia reciente de estos países y que los han llevado a su situación actual, y que adquiera una visión crítica que le permita valorar esa situación. Se hará especial hincapié en aquellos países cuyos conflictos hayan tenido especial trascendencia a nivel internacional. De entre los países no árabes se incidirá en Irán.

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Gramática Contrastiva -Español-Inglés (Contrastive Grammar - Spanish-English)

In this course we 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Escribir en Español (Writing in Spanish)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura Hispanoamericana (Spanish-American Literature)

Covers a wide variety of topics and texts within Spanish- American Literature

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura y Cocina: Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer (Literature and Cuisine – 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Guerra civil y la Literatura Española Actual (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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes (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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Fotografiando la Sevilla literaria (Photographing the Literary Seville)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Aprendizaje de vocabulario español (Learning Spanish Vocabulary)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

The courses 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.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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andaluci\u0301a\u2019s 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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Mitos Literarios Españoles (Spanish Literary Myths)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Adquisición de la Fonética y Fonología Españolas (Acquisition of Spanish Phonetics and Phonology)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Imagen de España a través del Cine y de la Ficción Digital (The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen and Digital Fiction)

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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El Español en la Economía, La Empresa y Las Finanzas (Spanish in Economics, Business, and Finance)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Psicología de la Persuasión en los Mass Media: De la Publicidad a la Propaganda (Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass Media: From Advertising to Propoganda)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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"El Quijote" en la Cultura Hispánica ("Don Quixote" in Hispanic Culture)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. This course seeks to make the student aware of the importance of good writing and the precise use of language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La Enseñanza del Inglés a Estudiantes Españoles: Metodología y Práctica (Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice)

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

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 the situation of women within the present dat art world, as well as 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."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Marketing y Turismo (Marketing and Tourism)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Comprender el Flamenco a través del Baile (Undesrtanding Flamenco through Dance)

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Options for high-advanced/superior-level students to take courses with Spanish students
  • International excursion

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
Spring Jan 26, 2020 - May 8, 2020 $9,980 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 27, 2019 - May 15, 2019 $9,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Sep 15, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $9,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 15, 2019 - May 8, 2020 $18,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019