Course List, Descriptions and Syllabi


Liberal Arts, Business & Spanish Lang. & Culture Program

Please Note:

  • This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between SAIIE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party.
  • The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.
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  • Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Course requirements:

  • It is mandatory that every student takes the ART 3800 class (Artistic Monuments in Seville taught in Spanish) or ART 3900 (Artistic Monuments in Seville taught in English) taught at the SAIIE Center.

  • A 3 credits Spanish language or literature course:

    - Spanish language courses are offered by SAIIE and University of Seville (US) from beginning to advanced level.  
    - Spanish literature courses are offered for students that have completed at least five semesters or equivalent of college-level Spanish.

  • The minimum requirement to take any courses taught in Spanish at SAIIE or the US is 5 semesters of Spanish study at university level or the equivalent. This condition is crucial for the correct understanding and participation of the student. However, some Spanish language courses at SAIIE have specific language proficiency requirements that require lower level of Spanish.

  • Take a minimum of 2 classes at the University of Seville.

  • Please note: All University of Seville classes are worth 3 credits. 
  • No prior knowledge of Spanish required


FALL 2019
 

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH:
SAIIE Courses:

Business

BUSADMIN 3400 Business and Commerce of the European Union (3 credits)
This course begins with a study about the historical roots, the birth and development of the European Union in the last 50 years, analyzing the first treaties and the later ones added in the Union. The different organizations that form the components of the Union and the role of each member state are studied on this course. There is special emphasis on the importance of the European monetary union, the common coin and the main European financial institutions. Also, the course covers the politics and international commercial agreements of the Union and their relationship with the United States.

BUSADMIN 3410 Management of International Business (3 credits)
The course analyzes the complicated world of international business, paying special attention to the cultural and political influences on the business structures of today´s global economy.

There is emphasis on the importance of communication between countries, developing and understanding the cultural values of each nation and their impact on the negotiating process.

All these points will be treated and discussed in the classroom with real cases.

Prerequisite: 1 college level business course.

 

Liberal Arts

ART 3890 Spanish Art (3 credits)
This course consists of a general introduction to the history of Spanish art from prehistoric to current times, explaining and placing the most significant artworks in relation to global art. The course will focus on the diverse cultural influences that have directed the development of Spanish art and students will study critically the modifications that these successive cultures have produced within the mainstream of the general history of art.

ART 3900 Artistic Monuments in Seville (3 credits)
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the historical, economic, artistic, social and religious parts of Seville through its important and several monuments. Students will study about the monuments and works of art significant in relation to global art.

The city "in situ" is the "manual" of this course, since each visit-class will study several artistic and architectural points of interest. Students will also be able to appreciate the cultural impact that some cultures have left in the city throughout its history. Students will have to pay about $60 or so to cover all entrance fees for visits. 

The actual city will be the main guideline of this course. In each class meeting students will study various artistic-architectural points of interest. Students will also be able to appreciate the cultural impact that many other cultures have left behind in the city throughout its history. Students will have to pay $50 approximately to cover entry fees during the visits.

HISTORY 3310 History of Spain (3 Credits)
This course examines the historical development of Spain from  Prehistory to the present time. It focuses especially on important historic moments, such as Hispania, Islamic Spain, the origins of the Christian realms, the Napoleonic wars, the fall of the Monarchy, and the process of the industrialization. In the last part of the course we will study the Spanish Civil War, the regime of Franco and today´s Constitutional Monarchy of Spain.

HISTORY 3340 History and Culture of Islamic Spain (3 Credits) 
This course is an introduction to the period of Islamic Spain. It will be based on an introduction to the study of the pillars of Islam, their expansion and the arrival of the Muslims in Spain. The course is a study of a multi-ethnic society made up of diverse religions during a period of tolerance towards religion. The course will end with a discussion of how the presence of the Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula has influenced and still continues to influence Spanish attitudes and their conceptions of the past.

SOCIOLOGY 3620 Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
The objective of this course is to help the students to acquire an awareness of the different aspects of Spanish culture, history and society in order to enrich their knowledge of Spain and help their integration into a new and very different environment. The aim is to help them understand the complexity of society, economy and culture in Spain. The course also has an emphasis on the cultural aspects of modern-day social life.

SOCIOLOGY 3930 Spanish Folklore and Popular Customs (3 credits)
This course offers the students information about the differences and similarities between regions, festivals and popular customs in different Spanish regions and gastronomy. This information will give a better understanding about the Spaniards, their lifestyle, folklore and customs, therefore making it easier for the student to integrate in the country where they will be living during the semester. It will also help students understand the diversity of Spain´s regions.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses:

Education

FS-17 Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice 1
This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

FS-18 The Social Psychology of Language Learning 
This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance with how a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is also a growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.

Liberal Arts

FS-06 Gender Views in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cinema 
This course explores gender representations (ranging from feminist perspectives, gender performances, or the theory and practice of female writing, to questions of sexual identity, patterns of masculinity and queer theory) within the Spanish literature and cinema produced during the last three decades. Besides analyzing a selection of works by the most representative authors who form part of the contemporary literary panorama in Spain, students will also examine the different critical paradigms and theories within the field of gender and sexuality studies and how they are formulated within a range of cultural texts and contexts.

FS-08 The Arab World Today. Contemporary History and International Relations. 
This Course will introduce students to the contemporary history of the Arab world and its international relations during the 20th and 21st centuries. It will describe the major events in the history of the Eastern (Mashreq) and Western (Maghreb) Arab states during this period and of the development of their relations with Europe and the United States. Special attention will be paid to Spain’s relations with the Maghreb region, particularly with Morocco.

FS-09 Music and Society: Theory and Practice of Flamenco 
Broadly defined, Flamenco is a complex performative art which includes song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque), originally embedded in a particular lifestyle and worldview. Tracing its origins to approximately the mid-nineteenth century, Flamenco has been associated with Spanish Gypsies (gitanos), a community instrumental in its development and who represent the majority of its practitioners, and with the culture of Andalusia in Southern Spain. The exoticization of Spain during the 19th century stimulated Flamenco’s broader development and popularity until it eventually grew to become a powerful national icon, while it continues to be regarded as a quintessential expression of Spanish culture. Our emphasis is on acquiring an aural, visual, and theoretical understanding of Flamenco, of the streams of culture which created it, and of its role within Spanish culture, and on using the study of Flamenco as a vehicle to explore the relationship between art and culture, music and society, and the ways in which we think, talk and learn about Flamenco. The intention of the practical part of the Course, the Flamenco dance class, is not to train future Flamenco dancers, although many students go on to further study. Rather, it is designed to give students an understanding of the mechanics, aesthetics, and basic canons of an art form that is so often described as being purely spontaneous and free. The dance class centers on learning the basic postures and steps of the Flamenco vocabulary and the techniques of footwork. We also study the “compás” (rhythmic cycle) and learn to play “palmas” (rhythmic handclapping). Above all, we try to understand how Flamenco dance is structured and the essential relationship that links dancer, guitarist and singer. At the end of the Course, in addition to a final paper and final exam, students will perform the simple choreography they have learned, accompanied by a professional singer and guitarist. This tends to give them an entirely new appreciation of the complexity of both the dance form and the culture in which it is embedded. Evaluation in this part of the class sessions is based on attendance, effort and improvement, each student performing at his or her own level; ability or prior dance training is not necessary.

FS-14 Painting in Literary Seville 
Understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. Painting gives one a greater vision of the city. We choose different techniques: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and ink, etc. The students pass enjoyable sessions in the parks, plazas, streets and monuments of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, taking time to study their subject, its form and history. They will get to know the city, its hidden places and architecture like no other student can hope to do. At the end of the semester the students will have a fine collection of drawings and paintings which make great souvenirs and gifts for their friends and families. Also, they will acquire a great understanding of painting; perspective and composition which will help them appreciate art for the rest of their lives.

GS-01 Spain’s Classical Heritage: Between History and Mythology
The main goal of this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s Classical heritage. The course pays special attention to Phoenician, Greek and Roman presence in Spain, not only from a historical point of view, but also taking into account the mythological construction of Spain´s past and key cultural traditions. The course also explores Spain’s religious background, mainly the long process of Christianization of Southern Spain.

The course is divided in classes and field trips that will be key elements in helping the student to have a clearer perception of each historical period.

The program is divided as follows:

  1. 1. - Eastern traders and warlords in Spain: Phoenicians and Carthaginians.
    2. - Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their myths in Spain.
    3. - The coming of Rome and the creation of Hispania: Conquest and cultural changes.
    4. - Pagans and Christians: the long process of Christianization of Spain.

The classes are combined with the following field trips:

  1. 1. - Sevilla. Roman remains in Seville. The old city in the Alfalfa and Encarnación area. Pagan Temple of Calle Mármoles. 4 hours.
    2. - Sevilla. Roman remains in Seville. The river and the ancient port. The foundations of the Cathedral. Early Christian temples and the Iglesia del Salvador. 4 hours.
    3. - Archaeological Museum of Seville. 4 hours.

GS-02 Contemporary Spain: Economy, Society and Environment
Spain is comprised of an absolutely fascinating set of diverse places, inhabited by intriguingly diverse peoples, traditions and landscapes consequence of its rich history, cultural heritage and complex geography. The focus of this course is on learning about the country, regions and the people. In a context marked by economic crisis, the pressures from sectors such as construction, tourism, transport, energy and agriculture, high densities and pressures in coastal areas and islands determines that Spain faces important challenges in economic, social and environmental issues. The teachers will try to provide an open, critical and diverse overview of contemporary Spain using press releases, videos, reports and presentations.

GS-03 Great Masters and the Major Artistic Trends in Spain During the Twentieth Century 
The Course will analyze the principal trends in Spanish Art during the twentieth century. During the first half of the century, developments in Spanish Art were determined by a particular set of historical circumstances. After the arrival of democracy it will become clear that Spanish artists were more fully integrated into the worldwide art movement. We have chosen those artists who are representative of certain developments in a key way and through whom, in general terms, Spanish art in the 20th century may be explored.

GS-04 US-European Relations Since World War II 
This Course will provide students with the theoretical framework necessary to help them think critically about transatlantic relations at many different, yet interrelated levels: political, military, security-based, cultural, and economic. The first part of the Course will focus on the historical context of this key network, while special emphasis will be placed on US-Spain relations. The second part of the Course will examine the institutions linked to the transatlantic agenda: of a political, securitybased, and economic kind. The third part of the Course will focus on cultural issues, including public opinion and anti-Americanism. The last part of the Course will look at the future of the transatlantic relationship.

GS-06 Spanish Cuisine, Spanish Cuisines 
This course is designed as an introduction to the diversity of Spain’s cuisine. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as an appetizer which will seduce you with its appearance, aromas and tastes, making you hungry to learn more about Spain´s gastronomic achievements.

GS-07 Photography: Theory and Techniques 
This unit combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.

Spanish Language and Grammar

FS-12 Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students
This Course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary so as to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and iprogressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

Business

GS-05 International Marketing
The overall objective of the Course is to introduce students to the marketing decisions within an organization, from a global perspective. With this aim in mind, we will train participants to apply the basic concepts and techniques in marketing, so that they become familiar with the duties of a marketing manager. More specifically, students will be exposed to the development, evaluation, and implementation of marketing management in a global business environment.

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH:
SAIIE Courses:

Spanish Language and Grammar

SPANISH 1010 Beginning Spanish I (4 Credits)
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish to become capable of understanding and using common expressions as well as learning frequently used phrases to satisfy immediate needs.

The course is designed to enable students to introduce themselves and others, for them to ask and answer basic information like their address, their personal belongings or people they know all in Spanish. It will also enable students to engage in a basic conversation with a Spanish speaker who speaks clearly, slowly and is ready to help out.

Prerequisite: 0-1 year of high-school Spanish.

SPANISH 1020 Beginning Spanish II (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 1020 Español Principiante II (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
Throughout the course students will be able to demonstrate a limited control of basic grammatical structures. They will be using a series of simple expressions and phrases to describe their families, their friends, their current jobs or from the past. Students will be able to understand the general idea of short, clear notices and messages.

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of high-school Spanish or 1 semester of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 2030 Intermediate Spanish I (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 2030 Español Intermedio I (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of the course is for students to be capable of understanding frequently used expressions and phrases related to an area of expertise where they are relevant. They will know how to communicate simple ideas and their daily routines that don´t require more than an easy exchange of information on matters that are common to them.

Students will know how to describe basic actions in the past and their surroundings as well as any matter related to an immediate need.

Prerequisite: 3-4 years of high-school Spanish or 2 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 2040 Intermediate Spanish II (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 2040 Español Intermedio II (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
Students in this course are capable of understanding the main topics in texts and in spoken Spanish if they have knowledge on the topic of the conversation- whether it´s work-related, school-related or socially related.

Students will know how to handle most situations where Spanish will be used. Students will be able to write simple and coherent texts on topics that are familiar to them or of personal interest. Students will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and ambitions as well as explaining their opinions and plans.

Students with a good level of Spanish may take SPAN 2040 and SPAN 3050 concurrently.

Prerequisite: 4 years of high-school Spanish or 3 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3050 Third Year Composition and Conversation I (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3050 Tercer año de composición y conversación I (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course focuses on communicative skills, working towards perfecting the skills to speak, read, write and understand Spanish.

The objective of this course is that the student can: express orally and in writing their experiences and events, desires, as well as justify their opinions or explain their plans and try to influence the opinions and reactions of others/ understand the main points of texts written in everyday , familiar Spanish / have a general knowledge of real Spanish socio-culture and culture/participate in social exchanges and in more complex everyday situations.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish.

Please note: All students taking this course are required to take SPANISH 3100 Intercambio Activity listed below.

SPANISH 3100 Intercambio Activity (1 Credit) 
ESPAÑOL 3100 Actividad de Intercambio (1 Crédito) – Course Syllabus in Spanish

It is a practical class of cultural immersion. All the students on the program are assigned an Intercambio, a native Spaniard who they will meet at least once a week. The Intercambio activities will be held outside of the classroom so that students can practice their Spanish in real-life situations.

The student will write compositions about different topics the professor assigns throughout the semester. In these compositions the student will demonstrate the cultural aspect acquired through the social interaction with the natives as well as developing writing skills in Spanish at the same time.

 

Literature

SPANISH 3250 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3250 Literatura Española del Siglo XX (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course gives a general overview of the twentieth century, starting with a chronological division by aesthetic and literary movements, expanding later the information on authors and their texts. These texts will show the different literary genres most used in this period of time. The different movements and authors will be tied in together with most important historical events of Spanish History: 1898 Crisis, the Civil War, Franco´s Dictatorship.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3280 Women in Spanish Literature (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3280 Literatura Femenina Española (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course focuses on the analysis of works written by Spanish women from the Golden Age to the present day, putting emphasis on the progressive change in the women's role in literature and in Spanish society today.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

Liberal Arts

ART 3800 Artistic Monuments in Seville (3 credits)
ARTE 3800 Monumentos Artístiscos de Sevilla (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the historical, economical, artistic, social and religious aspects of Seville through its important and numerous monuments. The city itself will be the main guideline of this course. In each class meeting, students will study various artistic-architectural points of interest. Students will also be able to appreciate the cultural impact that many other cultures have left behind on the city throughout its history. Students will have to pay $50 approximately to cover entry fees during the visits.

Prerequisites: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish

HISTORY 3070 Latin America History (3 credits)
HISTORIA 3070 Historia de Latinoamérica (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish (3 créditos)
This course covers the development of Hispanic and Portuguese America from the age of discovery to the present day. Seville is a particularly appropriate place to study this subject, as it was the first port and for many years the only one authorized for voyages to the New World. Seville is the permanent home of the Archives of the Indies.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

HISTORY 3370 Twentieth-Century Spanish History (3 credits)
HISTORIA 3370 Historia de España del Siglo XX (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course will examine Spain´s twentieth-century history main events, including the Spirit of ´98, Spain and World War I, the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic, the Civil War, the new order under Franco, Spain´s international isolation, the transition through King Juan Carlos I with the arrival of democracy and the latest historical developments.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3640 Spanish Civilization (3 Credits) 
ESPAÑOL 3640 Civilización Española (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course offers the students a general overview of Spanish civilization from the beginning up to contemporary times. The course not only covers the development of the history in general, but it also strengthens the connection between the different structures that grow in any human community: economical activities, social and political organizations, culture, ideology, artistic, literary and religious activities. The objective is that the student understands the diversity of the country.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses: 

Business and Economy

GA-20   Economy, Society and the Environment in Spain
GA-20   Economía, Sociedad y Medio Ambiente en España– Course syllabus in Spanish
To provide students with an initial understanding of the complexity of the Spain of today within the framework of the European Union, while paying particular attention to key aspects related to the Economy, Society and the Environment.

Education

FA-43 Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice
FA-43 La Enseñanza del Inglés a Estudiantes Españoles: Metodología y Práctica – Course syllabus in Spanish 
This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as aThis training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as aforeign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includesactivities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity totake part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not onlytheoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English asa foreign language will be dealt with.

FA-44 Social Psychology of Language Learning 
FA-44 Psicología Social del Aprendizaje de Lenguas – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance withThis course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance withhow a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Secondlanguage acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is alsoa growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.

Liberal Arts

FA-09 Contemporary Spanish Cinema 
FA-09 Cine Español Contemporáneo – Course syllabus in Spanish
Taking into consideration the students that are visiting, this course covers a large scale of cultural perspectives, taking the study further than just a cinematic and historic overview. Films are understood as audiovisual works, which can be approached as texts or the artistic expression of the author, whilst simultaneously determined by their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

FA-19 The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen
FA-19 La Imagen de España a tráves del Cine – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this Course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

FA-22 Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses
FA-22 Publicidad a la Propaganda en la Sociedad de Masas
The fundamental aim of the Course is to address the issue of persuasion and manipulation as strategies by which the media can "enter into" our minds and direct our behavior. Moreover, what Will also be undertaken is a brief diachronic review of the historical forms assumed by persuasive discourse types and, fundamentally, by advertising and propaganda.

FA-37 Painting in Literary Seville
Understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. The students make visits to the monuments, plazas and parks of Seville while drawing and painting. Every visit includes an introduction to the site, its history, its architecture, its figures and legends. In each class the students learn aspects of drawing and painting: color, composition, etc. Classes are conducted in the classroom or outdoors.

GA-01 Culture and Society in Present-Day Spain 
GA-01 Cultura y Sociedad en la España Actual – Course syllabus in Spanish
To foreground Spain’s cultural plurality, while analyzing the reasons for this diversity, as well as for the prolific range of manifestations through which it is expressed.

GA-04 Cultural Anthropology of Latin America (ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY)
GA-04 Antropología Cultural de América Latina– Course syllabus in Spanish
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 centred on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practised by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

GA-05 The Political Construction of the European Union 
GA-05 La Construcción Política de la Unión Europea – Course syllabus in Spanish
To make students aware of the historical milestones within the process of European construction. As the Course develops, reflexion 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 instititutional make-up, and upon the existing links between Spain and Europe. 

With this basis in mind, the aim is to enable students: to reflect critically upon the key issues involved in the process of European construction; to acquire an understanding of, and be capable of analyzing, with rigor, the circumstances affecting this same process at the present time; to become aware of the values upon which the foundations of European construction are based.

GA-07 Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalucia 
GA-07 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía – Course syllabus in Spanish
Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the elements that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its display of lyricism, whilst not forgetting its connections with contexts related to work, ritual and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, whilst possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so. In order to illustrate this plan of action, use will be made of a historically based analysis, to be able to carry out a reconstruction of the major processes by means of which, up until the present day, flamenco has emerged as a cultural manifestation in the southern part of Peninsular Spain. The objective of the first part of the course is to bring students who are unfamiliar with flamenco music, into contact with its key features. This will enable them to appreciate flamenco as a musical language and as a communicative model with its own specific characteristics. Thereafter, the same will be done with regard to Flamenco as a dance. In the second section, students will learn about the different phases that have contributed to the history of flamenco, whilst they will also be introduced to debates concerning its interaction with a range of cultural traditions, some of which remain distanced in time and space. This process will allow students to identify and understand the historical roots of the beginnings of flamenco in Andalucía, together with an awareness, although cursory, of the debates that have encouraged a specialised biography on the historical and cultural starting point of flamenco. Finally, the third section will focus on the characteristics of flamenco as an expression of social interaction and a communicative model, while its current validity in contemporary society, within diverse social and festive contexts, is scrutinized, along with the key characteristics of its lyrics as a manifestation of poetic art.

GA-09 Medieval Spain (From the Eighth to the Fifteenth Centuries) and the Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Chritians, Moslems and Jews
GA-09 La Proyección Histórica de las Tres Culturas: Cristianos, Mulsimanes y Judíos en la España Medieval (SS. VIII-XV) – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 therefrom, and in terms of the socio-cultural relations and different mind-sets affecting everyday life.

GA-11  Spanish Painting from el Greco to Picasso  
GA-11  La Pintura Española de el Greco a Picasso – Course syllabus in Spanish
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.

GA-15  Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975 – 2000)  
GA-15  Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975 – 2000) – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aims of this Course module are as listed here: 
a) To create an awareness of how Spain’s political transition is the result of a process of reform. 
b) Internationally speaking, to assess Spain’s progressive integration within the Western scenario. 
c) To contribute to an understanding of the unique features of Spain’s political system and of its constitutional architecture. 
d) To help make discernible the specific model of Spain’s territorial organization (a State made up of autonomous regions) by establishing comparisons with other countries. 
e) To contribute to the identification of the main characteristics of Spanish political culture.

GA-16 Women in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality 
GA-16 La Mujer en el Arte. Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad  – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the recovery from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflexion about, the situation of women within the present-day Art environment, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the endeavor, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the search for gender equality in society.

GA-17 Women in the History of Latin America 
GA-17 Mujeres en la Historia de América  – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is the study of the role of women during the different stages of the history of Latin America, using as a point of departure the Continent’s indigenous cultures, already in existence prior to any European presence, and on through the colonial period into the first republican phase, until the twenty-first century is reached.

GA-19   Photography: Theory, History and Art Photography 
GA-19   Fotografía. Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course combines a theoretical and practical approach to the phenomenon of the photographic.  

From the first notions provided, up to the conclusions presented at the close, students will be involved in a wide range of photographic practices linked with the major photographic genre types.  The Course’s practical character will be backed up by sessions based on the history and theory of Photography as a framework for understanding the different uses, genre types and approaches to the photographic medium which exist, as well as a way of encouraging an analytical reading of contemporary photographic-based pictures.  

Specific attention will be paid to Photography as a contemporary creative art form within the Spanish context.

GA-21   Cuisine Culture in Spain 
GA-21   Cultura de la Gastronomía en España
The course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life.

It is essential that the student have a sufficient degree of knowledge of Spanish to be able to understand the classes which are taught in that language. On the other hand it requires a basic knowledge of history.

This course is for students of any program. The course objectives are that the student knows the history of a kitchen and an ancient culture, and that this knowledge will be beneficial to your health.

GA-22  Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and Economics 
GA-22  El Vino en España: Historia, Culura, y Economía – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.

GA-24 The World of Classical Antiquity in Contemporary Popular Culture
GA-24 El Mundo Clásico en la Cultura Popular Contemporánea
This Course gives rise to reflection upon the impact of, as well as the present-dayness of, Antiquity in contemporary popular culture. This subject-matter will be dealt with from as an inclusive a perspective as possible, while taking into account not only those genres which always tend to be considered in this regard, such as cinema, comic books, and historical novels, but also fantasy fiction, science fiction, war games, and role play. This undertaking involves furnishing a ground-breaking vision of the place that the Ancient World continues to hold in contemporary culture, together with the way in which these same mass-media phenomena shape the very reconstruction of the past within university-based studies. Likewise, this Course aims to provide an overview of the possibilities these same mass-media phenomena provide as didactic instruments which generate knowledge concerning the Ancient World.

GA-25 Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco
GA-25 Iniciación a la Práctica del Flamenco
The flamenco-appreciative audience is not usually a mere passive spectator. To fully understand and enjoy a flamenco performance, or even to participate in an improvised get-together, it is essential to be knowledgeable, with regard to its practical dimension, about the language of song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque)

One of the exclusive characteristics of flamenco is its percussive accompaniment with hand-clapping by using one’s palms, as well as feet tapping, where the performer-participant has to master the complex rhythmic language of this Andalusian art.

In the course of a performance, the hand-clappers have the function of maintaining the base-line of the rhythm (rhythmic cycles), while, at the same time, they must be able to react to the stretches of improvisation in which the other performers (the singer, the guitarist, and the dancer) may become involved, since it is those same handclappers constitute the link among the three disciplines.

Literature

FA-08 Spanish American Literature 
FA-08 Literatura Hispanoamericana
Providing students with a general overview of the Spanish American Literature

FA-25 Literature and Cookery: Read, Write, Cook, Eat 
FA-25 Literatura y Cocina. Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer – Course syllabus in Spanish 
This Course is designed as a way of approaching the world of cuisine and food through literature in different periods and throughout history. It is not intended to be either exhaustive nor all-embracing, but rather a humble hors d'oeuvre that aims to whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relations with food, cuisine, eating habits, and gastronomy.

FA-27 El Quixote (Don Quixote) within Hispanic Culture
FA-27 “El Quijote” en la Cultura Hispánica – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course provides an approach to the first modern novel, Don Quixote (The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quijote of La Mancha), to the figure of its author, Miguel de Cervantes, as well as to the historical and literary context in which it was created and published: the Golden Age. A further aim is to promote the city of Seville as a Cervantine and Quixote-based scenario.1

FA-28 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 
FA-28 Escritoras Españolas de Hoy – Course syllabus in Spanish
The fundamental aim of this Course is to study the key role in recent decades of women as writers within Spanish Literature. Attention will be centered on those figures which have stood out in each of the principal literary genres: Poetry, Novel, and Drama.

FA-38 Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-speaking Communities  
FA-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes – Course syllabus in Spanish
The principal objective of this course is to bring students into contact with the existing range of Spanish-speaking communities. We will achieve this by providing them with thorough knowledge regarding their literary and cultural traditions, providing information on:

  • · Their values and beliefs, and how they are manifested. 
    · What makes up life on a day-to-day basis, as well as their customs and popular traditions.

As a result, students will develop:

  • · A tolerant and open-minded attitude towards other cultures. 
    · A thinker’s attitude towards social and cultural similarities and differences. 
    · The ability to become involved in an intercultural milieu. 
    · Empathy towards people from a wide range of cultures. 
    · Real skills in dealing with how culture and society are seen to interact.

Spanish Language and Grammar

FA-02 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.

Please note: This class only requires 3 semester college – level Spanish

FA-03 Corrective Phonetics and Conversation 
This Course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their 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.

FA-04 Writing in Spanish 
This Course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their 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.

FA-11 Spanish Grammar 
FA-11 Gramática Española – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this course is to improve and further develop students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting Spanish grammar.

In terms of an Advanced-Level Course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of grammar, so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions employed within practical communication.

FA-12 Acquisition of Phonetics and Phonology
FA-12 Adquisición de la Fonética y Fonología Española – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to offer the student an overall grasp of how Spanish is structured at an expressional level, while studying, from a synchronically present-day perspective, both its substance (Phonetics) and its form or representation (Phonology). In order to reach the proposed objective, Standard Spanish will be used as a point of departure while, when necessary, on a contrastive basis, account will be taken of social and dialectal variants, together with other languages, especially English. In methodological terms, articulatory as well as acoustic criteria will be used in the definition of sounds and phonemes. The exploration of the phonological component of the language will largely be based on the theory of binary features developed by R. Jakobson and M. Halle.

FA-14 Spanish in America
FA-14 Español de América – Course syllabus in Spanish
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. To make students aware of the history of Spanish in America with regard to how it reached there, to the range of linguistic policies carried through in relation to it, and also to the contrasts that emerge according to the different dialectal zones in which it is used.

FA-30 Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary, and Process 
FA-30 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultural, Vocabulario y Proceso – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation.  

The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.  

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

FA-31 Progressive Spanish for English-speaking Students 
FA-31 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes – Course syllabus in Spanish
This class is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. The key goal is to improve their Spanish communication skills, through the consolidation of grammar and the introduction of practical, useful vocabulary, which will allow them to cope with the communication encounters of everyday life. On the one hand, the teaching methodology will be based on the knowledge of grammatical rules and their practical application, via specific activities, whilst on the other hand, it will also involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a tool of communication within the classroom.



SPRING 2020

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH:
SAIIE Courses:

Business

BUSADMIN 3400 Business and Commerce of the European Union (3 credits)
This course begins with a study about the historical roots, the birth and development of the European Union in the last 50 years, analyzing the first treaties and the later ones added in the Union. The different organizations that form the components of the Union and the role of each member state are studied on this course. There is special emphasis on the importance of the European monetary union, the common coin and the main European financial institutions. Also, the course covers the politics and international commercial agreements of the Union and their relationship with the United States.

BUSADMIN 3410 Management of International Business (3 credits)
The course analyzes the complicated world of international business, paying special attention to the cultural and political influences on the business structures of today´s global economy.

There is emphasis on the importance of communication between countries, developing and understanding the cultural values of each nation and their impact on the negotiating process.

All these points will be treated and discussed in the classroom with real cases.

Prerequisite: 1 college level business course.

 

Liberal Arts

ART 3890 Spanish Art (3 credits)
This course consists of a general introduction to the history of Spanish art from prehistoric to current times, explaining and placing the most significant artworks in relation to global art. The course will focus on the diverse cultural influences that have directed the development of Spanish art and students will study critically the modifications that these successive cultures have produced within the mainstream of the general history of art.

ART 3900 Artistic Monuments in Seville (3 credits)
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the historical, economic, artistic, social and religious parts of Seville through its important and several monuments. Students will study about the monuments and works of art significant in relation to global art.

The actual city will be the main guideline of this course. In each class meeting students will study various artistic-architectural points of interest. Students will also be able to appreciate the cultural impact that many other cultures have left behind in the city throughout its history. Students will have to pay $50 approximately to cover entry fees during the visits.

HISTORY 3310 History of Spain (3 Credits)
This course examines the historical development of Spain from  Prehistory to the present time. It focuses especially on important historic moments, such as Hispania, Islamic Spain, the origins of the Christian realms, the Napoleonic wars, the fall of the Monarchy, and the process of the industrialization. In the last part of the course we will study the Spanish Civil War, the regime of Franco and today´s Constitutional Monarchy of Spain.

HISTORY 3340 History and Culture of Islamic Spain (3 Credits)
This course is an introduction to the period of Islamic Spain. It will be based on an introduction to the study of the pillars of Islam, their expansion and the arrival of the Muslims in Spain. The course is a study of a multi-ethnic society made up of diverse religions during a period of tolerance towards religion. The course will end with a discussion of how the presence of the Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula has influenced and still continues to influence Spanish attitudes and their conceptions of the past.

SOCIOLOGY 3620 Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
The objective of this course is to help the students to acquire an awareness of the different aspects of Spanish culture, history and society in order to enrich their knowledge of Spain and help their integration into a new and very different environment. The aim is to help them understand the complexity of society, economy and culture in Spain. The course also has an emphasis on the cultural aspects of modern-day social life.

SOCIOLOGY 3930 Spanish Folklore and Popular Customs (3 credits)
This course offers the students information about the differences and similarities between regions, festivals and popular customs in different Spanish regions and gastronomy. This information will give a better understanding about the Spaniards, their lifestyle, folklore and customs, therefore making it easier for the student to integrate in the country where they will be living during the semester. It will also help students understand the diversity of Spain´s regions.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses:

Business and Economy

GS-02 Contemporary Spain: Economy, Society and Environment 
Spain is comprised of an absolutely fascinating set of diverse places, inhabited by intriguingly diverse peoples, traditions and landscapes consequence of its rich history, cultural heritage and complex geography. The focus of this course is on learning about the country, regions and the people. In a context marked by economic crisis, the pressures from sectors such as construction, tourism, transport, energy and agriculture, high densities and pressures in coastal areas and islands determines that Spain faces important challenges in economic, social and environmental issues. The teachers will try to provide an open, critical and diverse overview of contemporary Spain using press releases, videos, reports and presentations.

GS-05 International Marketing 
The overall objective of the Course is to introduce students to the marketing decisions within an organization, from a global perspective. With this aim in mind, we will train participants to apply the basic concepts and techniques in marketing, so that they become familiar with the duties of a marketing manager. More specifically, students will be exposed to the development, evaluation, and implementation of marketing management in a global business environment.

Education

FS-17 A Practical Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Methodology
This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.

FS-18 Psychology and Foreign Language Learning 
This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance withThis course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance withhow a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Secondlanguage acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is alsoa growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.

Liberal Arts

FS-06 Gender Views in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cinema 
This course explores gender representations (ranging from feminist perspectives, gender performances, or the theory and practice of female writing, to questions of sexual identity, patterns of masculinity and queer theory) within the Spanish literature and cinema produced during the last three decades. Besides analyzing a selection of works by the most representative authors who form part of the contemporary literary panorama in Spain, students will also examine the different critical paradigms and theories within the field of gender and sexuality studies and how they are formulated within a range of cultural texts and contexts.

FS-07 Introduction to Spanish Cultural Studies
The main goal of this Course is to give students a core familiarity with Spanish history and culture. They are expected to come away from classes with a broad sense of the tensions and turning points that have shaped the Spanish past and which help us to understand its present.

FS-08 The Arab World Today. Contemporary History and International Relations.
This Course will introduce students to the contemporary history of the Arab world and its international relations during the 20th and 21st centuries. It will describe the major events in the history of the Eastern (Mashreq) and Western (Maghreb) Arab states during this period and of the development of their relations with Europe and the United States. Special attention will be paid to Spain’s relations with the Maghreb region, particularly with Morocco.

FS-09 Music and Society: Theory and Practice of Flamenco
Broadly defined, Flamenco is a complex performative art which includes song (cante), dance (baile) and guitar music (toque), originally embedded in a particular lifestyle and worldview. Tracing its origins to approximately the mid-nineteenth century, Flamenco has been associated with Spanish Gypsies (gitanos), a community instrumental in its development and who represent the majority of its practitioners, and with the culture of Andalusia in Southern Spain. The exoticization of Spain during the 19th century stimulated Flamenco’s broader development and popularity until it eventually grew to become a powerful national icon, while it continues to be regarded as a quintessential expression of Spanish culture. Our emphasis is on acquiring an aural, visual, and theoretical understanding of Flamenco, of the streams of culture which created it, and of its role within Spanish culture, and on using the study of Flamenco as a vehicle to explore the relationship between art and culture, music and society, and the ways in which we think, talk and learn about Flamenco. The intention of the practical part of the Course, the Flamenco dance class, is not to train future Flamenco dancers, although many students go on to further study. Rather, it is designed to give students an understanding of the mechanics, aesthetics, and basic canons of an art form that is so often described as being purely spontaneous and free. The dance class centers on learning the basic postures and steps of the Flamenco vocabulary and the techniques of footwork. We also study the “compás” (rhythmic cycle) and learn to play “palmas” (rhythmic handclapping). Above all, we try to understand how Flamenco dance is structured and the essential relationship that links dancer, guitarist and singer. At the end of the Course, in addition to a final paper and final exam, students will perform the simple choreography they have learned, accompanied by a professional singer and guitarist. This tends to give them an entirely new appreciation of the complexity of both the dance form and the culture in which it is embedded. Evaluation in this part of the class sessions is based on attendance, effort and improvement, each student performing at his or her own level; ability or prior dance training is not necessary.

FS-13 Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work
The course will examine a range of international development topics related to Healthcare and Medicine around the globe. We will explore contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide healthcare and the people who seek health services. We will also look into the how international development takes place and is developed, why it is necessary, and how it is related to healthcare.

FS-14 Painting in Literary Seville
Understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. Painting gives one a greater vision of the city. We choose different techniques: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and ink, etc. The students pass enjoyable sessions in the parks, plazas, streets and monuments of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, taking time to study their subject, its form and history. They will get to know the city, its hidden places and architecture like no other student can hope to do. At the end of the semester the students will have a fine collection of drawings and paintings which make great souvenirs and gifts for their friends and families. Also, they will acquire a great understanding of painting; perspective and composition which will help them appreciate art for the rest of their lives.

FS-15 Photographing the Literary Seville
The course will examine the literary richness of Seville through the photographic lens. We will learn about how to better control our cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography and apply this knowledge to the myths and stories based here. We 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.

FS-16 Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities
The main objective of this Course is to bring students into contact with the existing range of Spanish-speaking communities by providing them with real, thorough knowledge regarding their literary and cultural traditions, while also furnishing information on:

  • · Their values and beliefs. How they are manifested.
    · What makes up life on a day-to-day basis, as well as their customs.
    · Their popular traditions.

What is sought as a result is that students develop:

  • · A tolerant and open-minded attitude toward other cultures.
    · A thinking-person’s attitude toward social and cultural similarities and differences.
    · The ability to become involved in an intercultural milieu.
    · Empathy toward people from a wide range of different cultures.
    · Real skills in dealing with how culture and society are seen to interact.

GS-01 Spain’s Classical Heritage: Between History and Mythology
The main goal of this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s Classical heritage. The course pays special attention to Phoenician, Greek and Roman presence in Spain, not only from a historical point of view, but also taking into account the mythological construction of Spain´s past and key cultural traditions. The course also explores Spain’s religious background, mainly the long process of Christianization of Southern Spain.

The course is divided in classes and field trips that will be key elements in helping the student to have a clearer perception of each historical period.

The program is divided as follows:

  1. 1. - Eastern traders and warlords in Spain: Phoenicians and Carthaginians.
    2. - Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their myths in Spain.
    3. - The coming of Rome and the creation of Hispania: Conquest and cultural changes.
    4. - Pagans and Christians: the long process of Christianization of Spain.

The classes are combined with the following field trips:

  1. 1. - Sevilla. Roman remains in Seville. The old city in the Alfalfa and Encarnación area. Pagan Temple of Calle Mármoles. 4 hours.
    2. - Sevilla. Roman remains in Seville. The river and the ancient port. The foundations of the Cathedral. Early Christian temples and the Iglesia del Salvador. 4 hours.
    3. - Archaeological Museum of Seville. 4 hours.

GS-03 Great Masters and the Major Artistic Trends in Spain During the Twentieth Century
The Course will analyze the principal trends in Spanish Art during the twentieth century. During the first half of the century, developments in Spanish Art were determined by a particular set of historical circumstances. After the arrival of democracy it will become clear that Spanish artists were more fully integrated into the worldwide art movement. We have chosen those artists who are representative of certain developments in a key way and through whom, in general terms, Spanish art in the 20th century may be explored.

GS-04 US-European Relations Since World War II
This Course will provide students with the theoretical framework necessary to help them think critically about transatlantic relations at many different, yet interrelated levels: political, military, security-based, cultural, and economic. The first part of the Course will focus on the historical context of this key network, while special emphasis will be placed on US-Spain relations. The second part of the Course will examine the institutions linked to the transatlantic agenda: of a political, securitybased, and economic kind. The third part of the Course will focus on cultural issues, including public opinion and anti-Americanism. The last part of the Course will look at the future of the transatlantic relationship.

GS-06 Spanish Cuisine, Spanish Cuisines
This course is designed as an introduction to the diversity of Spain’s cuisine. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as an appetizer which will seduce you with its appearance, aromas and tastes, making you hungry to learn more about Spain´s gastronomic achievements.

GS-07 Photography: Theory and Techniques
This unit combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.

GS-12 Wine in Spain: History and Wine Tasting    
Wine has long been part of human society and today is an important part of Spanish culture. This course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. Students will meet the main Spanish wine regions and grapes, they will learn how to store and serve wine effectively, and explore different wines through sight, smell, and taste, and the principles of food and wine pairings. This course also covers a variety of topics related to the Spanish wine industry, from wine styles and winegrowing areas to sustainable production and tourism.

GS-13 Social Psychology   
Social Psychology will provide you with an introduction to the field of social psychology. Social psychology is a subfield of the science of psychology that focuses on the perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals and groups within a social context. This class will give you a broad overview of the major theories and findings within social psychology.

 

Science

GS-10 Anatomy & Physiology II
This course is a continuation of Anatomy & Physiology I. The aim of this course is to acquire knowledge of the general structure and function of the human body. We will focus on the blood, immune, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the interactions among those systems and on the regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.

GS-11 Anatomy & Physiology (Laboratory)   
This course is a continuation of Anatomy & Physiology I. The aim of this course is to apply and facilitate the understanding of the knowledge acquired during the lectures.

Spanish Language and Grammar

FS-02 Conversation and Composition in Spanish for American Students
This Course is geared toward students who speak American English and who have no prior knowledge of Spanish. Its overall objective is to develop students’ capacity to express themselves orally and in written form, within routine sociolinguistic contexts, so that they can come to terms with them and cope adequately with them, the contrast with their mother tongue acting as a point of reference. Our endeavor is to enable students to initiate and keep up a conversation using limited vocabulary content, to produce phrases and basic conversational routines in a spontaneous way, to narrate and describe routine social situations, as well as to draft basic written forms, while keeping in mind orthographic, lexical and syntactic correctness, as well as pragmatic appositeness. Likewise, students will be provided with the chance to develop their comprehension skills in Spanish, becoming thereby adept at understanding real-life oral discourse adjusted to their level.

FS-12 Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students
This Course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary so as to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and iprogressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

COURSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH:
SAIIE Courses

Spanish Language and Grammar

SPANISH 1010 Beginning Spanish I (4 Credits)
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish to become capable of understanding and using common expressions as well as learning frequently used phrases to satisfy immediate needs.

The course is designed to enable students to introduce themselves and others, for them to ask and answer basic information like their address, their personal belongings or people they know all in Spanish. It will also enable students to engage in a basic conversation with a Spanish speaker who speaks clearly, slowly and is ready to help out.

Prerequisite: 0-1 year of high-school Spanish.

SPANISH 1020 Beginning Spanish II (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 1020 Español Principiante II (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
Throughout the course students will be able to demonstrate a limited control of basic grammatical structures. They will be using a series of simple expressions and phrases to describe their families, their friends, their current jobs or from the past. Students will be able to understand the general idea of short, clear notices and messages.

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of high-school Spanish or 1 semester of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 2030 Intermediate Spanish I (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 2030 Español Intermedio I (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of the course is for students to be capable of understanding frequently used expressions and phrases related to an area of expertise where they are relevant. They will know how to communicate simple ideas and their daily routines that don´t require more than an easy exchange of information on matters that are common to them.

Students will know how to describe basic actions in the past and their surroundings as well as any matter related to an immediate need.

Prerequisite: 3-4 years of high-school Spanish or 2 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 2040 Intermediate Spanish II (4 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 2040 Español Intermedio II (4 Créditos) – Course syllabus in Spanish
Students in this course are capable of understanding the main topics in texts and in spoken Spanish if they have knowledge on the topic of the conversation- whether it´s work-related, school-related or socially related.

Students will know how to handle most situations where Spanish will be used. Students will be able to write simple and coherent texts on topics that are familiar to them or of personal interest. Students will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and ambitions as well as explaining their opinions and plans.

Students with a good level of Spanish may take SPAN 2040 and SPAN 3050 concurrently.

Prerequisite: 4 years of high-school Spanish or 3 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3050 Third Year Composition and Conversation I (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3050 Tercer año de composición y conversación I (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course focuses on communicative skills, working towards perfecting the skills to speak, read, write and understand Spanish.

The objective of this course is that the student can: express orally and in writing their experiences and events, desires, as well as justify their opinions or explain their plans and try to influence the opinions and reactions of others/ understand the main points of texts written in everyday , familiar Spanish / have a general knowledge of real Spanish socio-culture and culture/participate in social exchanges and in more complex everyday situations.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish.

Please note: All students taking this course are required to take SPANISH 3100 Intercambio Activity listed below.

SPANISH 3100 Intercambio Activity (1 Credit) 
ESPAÑOL 3100 Actividad de Intercambio (1 Crédito) – Course Syllabus in Spanish

It is a practical class of cultural immersion. All the students on the program are assigned an Intercambio, a native Spaniard who they will meet at least once a week. The Intercambio activities will be held outside of the classroom so that students can practice their Spanish in real-life situations.

The student will write compositions about different topics the professor assigns throughout the semester. In these compositions the student will demonstrate the cultural aspect acquired through the social interaction with the natives as well as developing writing skills in Spanish at the same time.

Literature

SPANISH 3250 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3250 Literatura Española del Siglo XX (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course gives a general overview of the twentieth century, starting with a chronological division by aesthetic and literary movements, expanding later the information on authors and their texts. These texts will show the different literary genres most used in this period of time. The different movements and authors will be tied in together with most important historical events of Spanish History: 1898 Crisis, the Civil War, Franco´s Dictatorship.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3280 Women in Spanish Literature (3 Credits)
ESPAÑOL 3280 Literatura Femenina Española (3 Créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course focuses on the analysis of works written by Spanish women from the Golden Age to the present day, putting emphasis on the progressive change in the women's role in literature and in Spanish society today.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

Liberal Arts

ART 3800 Artistic Monuments in Seville (3 credits)
ARTE 3800 Monumentos Artístiscos de Sevilla (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the historical, economical, artistic, social and religious aspects of Seville through its important and numerous monuments. The city itself will be the main guideline of this course. In each class meeting, students will study various artistic-architectural points of interest. Students will also be able to appreciate the cultural impact that many other cultures have left behind on the city throughout its history. Students will have to pay $50 approximately to cover entry fees during the visits.

Prerequisites: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish

HISTORY 3070 Latin America History (3 credits)
HISTORIA 3070 Historia de Latinoamérica (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish (3 créditos)
This course covers the development of Hispanic and Portuguese America from the age of discovery to the present day. Seville is a particularly appropriate place to study this subject, as it was the first port and for many years the only one authorized for voyages to the New World. Seville is the permanent home of the Archives of the Indies.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

HISTORY 3370 Twentieth-Century Spanish History (3 credits)
HISTORIA 3370 Historia de España del Siglo XX (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course will examine Spain´s twentieth-century history main events, including the Spirit of ´98, Spain and World War I, the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic, the Civil War, the new order under Franco, Spain´s international isolation, the transition through King Juan Carlos I with the arrival of democracy and the latest historical developments.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

SPANISH 3640 Spanish Civilization (3 Credits) 
ESPAÑOL 3640 Civilización Española (3 créditos) – Course Syllabus in Spanish
This course offers the students a general overview of Spanish civilization from the beginning up to contemporary times. The course not only covers the development of the history in general, but it also strengthens the connection between the different structures that grow in any human community: economical activities, social and political organizations, culture, ideology, artistic, literary and religious activities. The objective is that the student understands the diversity of the country.

Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses:

Liberal Arts

FB-10 Contemporary Spanish Cinema 
FB-10 Cine Español Contemporáneo – Course syllabus in Spanish
Taking into consideration the students that are visiting, this course covers a large scale of cultural perspectives, taking the study further than just a cinematic and historic overview. Films are understood as audiovisual works, which can be approached as texts or the artistic expression of the author, whilst simultaneously determined by their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

FB-20 The Image of Spain in Cinema and of the Digital Fiction
FB-20 La Imagen de España a través del Cine y de la Ficción – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorted for reasons which are not, strictly speaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distortion, while analyzing a range of discourse types in film, can help to bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. Keeping visiting students in mind, this Course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the confines of the cinematic and the historical sensu stricto.

FB-23 Psychology of Persuasion in the Mass media: From Advertising to Propaganda
FB-23 Psicología de la Persuasión en los Mass Media: De la Publicidad a la Propaganda – Course syllabus in Spanish
The fundamental aim of the Course is to address the issue of persuasion and manipulation as strategies by which the media can "enter into" our minds and direct our behavior. Moreover, what will also be undertaken is a brief diachronic review of the historical forms assumed by persuasive discourse types and, fundamentally, by advertising and propaganda.

FB-35 Painting in Literary Seville
FB-35 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course is for students who want to understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage, combining the literature of Seville with the art of painting. To have a profound knowledge of a city and its heritage requires a very careful study of its most emblematic places. Painting is the perfect way to do this, giving one a greater vision of the city. We use different techniques: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and ink, etc. Students get to have enjoyable classes that take place in parks, plazas, streets and the monuments of Seville, the Guadalquivir River, the Alcázar, the Barrio Santa Cruz, giving them the settings they need to study their subject, its form and history. With this class, they will discover the city of Seville, its hidden places and architecture, like no other student! At the end of the semester, the students will have a fine collection of drawings and paintings, which can make great souvenirs and gifts for their friends and families. They will have also acquired a deep understanding of painting; perspective and composition, which will help them appreciate art for the rest of their lives.

FB-37 Photographing Literary Seville
FB-37 Fotografiando la Sevilla Literaria – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course will examine the literary richness of Seville through a camera lens. We will learn about how to better control our cameras, fundamental photographic techniques and the history of photography, applying this knowledge to the myths and stories based here in Seville. We will also explore the city and its surroundings during field trips and learn to look at images critically, and then critique them in group settings.

FB-47 Understand Flamenco though Dance 
FB-47 Comprender el Flamenco a Través del Baile – Course syllabus in Spanish
Of the three main modalities within Flamenco, unlike singing (cante) and guitar playing (toque), dance is the one that has had the greatest projection, 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 of Humanity by UNESCO, attracts thousands of people from every country, who come to Spain to try to understand and enjoy Andalucía’s most universal art.

GB-01 An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain
GB-01 Introducción a la Historia de España Contemporánea – Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the contemporary history of the Hispanic world, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. An exploration will be made into 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 this will enable them to acquire an adequate understanding of our era, whilst at the same time, endeavour to make them aware of the fundamental structural changes that have contributed to forging this same geographical environment. With this aim in mind, the syllabus is articulated in terms of units of subject matter, which will enable students to bring into conjunction a general, global approach to the major historical processes that have affected the development of Spain and the Hispanic World, since the end of the eighteenth century. Along with this, a more detailed approach to turn-of-event issues and junctures of a more specific and especially noteworthy kind, will be achieved.

GB-03 Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain
GB-03 Economía y Sociedad en la España Contemporánea – Course syllabus in Spanish
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. This will allow for Spain’s current reality to be continuously compared with that of the other countries of Europe.

GB-09 Flamenco: An Expression of the Culture of Andalucia
GB-09 El Flamenco: Expresión Cultural de Andalucía – Course syllabus in Spanish
Flamenco will be broached as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the elements that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its display of lyricism, whilst not forgetting its connections with contexts related to work, ritual and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, whilst possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalucía, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so. In order to illustrate this plan of action, use will be made of a historically based analysis, to be able to carry out a reconstruction of the major processes by means of which, up until the present day, flamenco has emerged as a cultural manifestation in the southern part of Peninsular Spain. The objective of the first part of the course is to bring students who are unfamiliar with flamenco music, into contact with its key features. This will enable them to appreciate flamenco as a musical language and as a communicative model with its own specific characteristics. Thereafter, the same will be done with regard to Flamenco as a dance. In the second section, students will learn about the different phases that have contributed to the history of flamenco, whilst they will also be introduced to debates concerning its interaction with a range of cultural traditions, some of which remain distanced in time and space. This process will allow students to identify and understand the historical roots of the beginnings of flamenco in Andalucía, together with an awareness, although cursory, of the debates that have encouraged a specialised biography on the historical and cultural starting point of flamenco. Finally, the third section will focus on the characteristics of flamenco as an expression of social interaction and a communicative model, while its current validity in contemporary society, within diverse social and festive contexts, is scrutinized, along with the key characteristics of its lyrics as a manifestation of poetic art.

GB-10 An Introduction to the Early Modern History of Spain
GB-10 Introducción a la Historia Moderna de España – Course syllabus in Spanish
While keeping in mind the duration of the course, the key objective of this course is to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s Modern History, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries. What, likewise, needs to be kept in mind is that the course is not exhaustive in its aims, acting rather as an introduction for foreign students, adapting itself to conditioning factors regarding their needs. This will provide them with an overview in which will serve as a basis for further study. At the same time, another objective is to develop the students’ interest in modern history, both individually speaking as well as within the context of group interaction, increasing their capacity for reflexion and critical thought.

GB-13 Inter-American Relations
GB-13 Relaciones Interamericanas – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course  sets  out  to examine  the  relations  between  the  United  States  and  Latin  America during the nineteeth and twentith centuries. Specific emphasis will be placed on: (1) the resaon 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.

GB-15 European Art of the Twentieth Century
GB-15 Arte Europeo del Siglo XX – Course syllabus in Spanish
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.

GB-17 The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims and Jews
GB-17 La Proyección Histórica de las Tres Culturas: Cristianos, Musulmanes y Judíos – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 therefrom, and in terms of the socio-cultural relations and different mind-sets affecting everyday life.

GB-18 Present-Day Spain  and the Context of International Relations
GB-18 La España y las Relaciones Internacionales – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to provide students with as detailed an overview as possible of Spain’s International Relations and Foreign Policy within the period dating from the Second World War until the Present Day. With this aim in mind, a specific methodology has been designed in terms of the kind of students participating in the Course, while also taking into account its duration, as well as the distribution of its sessions which will be divided between those of a practical kind and those which are theoretical in character.

GB-19 The History of Slavery in Latin America
GB-19 Historia de la Esclavitud en América Latina – Course syllabus in Spanish
Using as departure points the origins of both indigenous and African-based slavery, the tides of slave population movements, ports of entry, factors related to legislation, settlements, and licenceholding, as well as the approximate extent of the trafficking involved, a study will be made of the economic activities of all types for which slaves were used, the main emphasis being placed on the plantation regime. Account will also be taken of matters of a social nature related to the everyday existence and death of slaves. Lastly, the dissolution of the slavery regime will be explored, by means of an analysis of the different kinds of abolitionist processes involved. The geographical context to be explored is that which corresponds to the Hispanic and Portuguese colonies, given their statistical, economic, and cultural relevance.

GB-20 Cultural Anthropology of Latin America
GB-20 Antropología Cultural de América Latina – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 centred on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practised by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

GB-23 Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)
GB -23 Transición Política y Democracia en España (1975-2000) – Course syllabus in Spanish
A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got under way. 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.

There is no doubting the fact that the process of democratization in Spain has aroused a great deal of interest outside the country. Not only has it acted as a referent in the case of Latin American countries such as Guatemala and Chile, but has also come to be a subject of analysis and observation on the part of developed Western countries. In this sense, the inclusion of this module within the Courses for Students from Abroad constitutes a highly relevant move, especially as a result of its appeal to students from the United States.

The aims of this Course module are as listed here:

  1. a) To create an awareness of how Spain’s political transition is the result of a process of reform.
  2. b) Internationally speaking, to assess Spain’s progressive integration within the Western scenario.
  1. c) To contribute to an understanding of the unique features of Spain’s political system and of its constitutional architecture.
  1. d) To help make discernible the specific model of Spain’s territorial organization (a State made up of autonomous regions) by establishing comparisons with other countries.
  2. e) To contribute to the identification of the main characteristics of Spanish political culture.

GB-24 Photography: Theory and Art Photography
GB-24 Fotografía: Teoría, Historia y Técnica Fotográfica – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course has the following objectives:

  • · Learning how to read photographs and their meanings in the present.
    · Develop technical photography skills.
    · Understand the possibilities of photography as a form of expression and information.
    · Knowledge of the history of photography.
    · The importance of new technologies applied to photography.
    · Improve an analytic vision of contemporary images.
    · Improve social skills and group work.

GB-26 Jewish History and Culture Within Spain
GB -26 Historia y Cultura Judía en España – Course syllabus in Spanish
The Course will develop through a combination of teacher input with regard to the explanation of syllabus contents -always supported by the screening of slides that will convey those same contents-, together with the commenting on, and debate about, materials (texts, images, maps) from the period concerned on the part of students. Syllabus contents will also be backed up by audio-visual media content that will be shown during classroom sessions. Additionally, also to be carried will be a series of cultural visits, guided and commented on by the Course teacher, to different historical-artistic local spots within the city of Sevilla which are especially significant, as in the case of the city’s Jewish Quarter.

GB-27 Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and Economics
GB-27 El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.

GB-28 Cuisine Culture in Spain
GB-28 Cultura de la Gastronomía en España – Course syllabus in Spanish
The course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life.
It is essential that the student have a sufficient degree of knowledge of Spanish to be able to understand the classes which are taught in that language. On the other hand it requires a basic knowledge of history.
This course is for students of any program. The course objectives are that the student knows the history of a kitchen and an ancient culture, and that this knowledge will be beneficial to your health.

GB-29 Women in the History of Latin America
GB-29 Mujeres en la Historia de América – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course will explore the presence of women within the political, economic, and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America. The suggestion is that it has become essential to analyse in greater depth, the female Latin-American universe, conceived of as a multi-ethnic reality. Personal and family honor, sexuality, and zones of public action conquered by women throughout history constitute the subject-matter which will be dealt with. Syllabus content will be distributed thematically so as to facilitate a chronologically-based overview stretching from colonization to the present day, while considering the role of women in the home, the economy, as well as politics and culture.

GB-30 Women in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality
GB-30 La Mujer en el Arte. Visiones desde la Diferencia y la Igualdad – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the recovery from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflexion about, the situation of women within the present-day Art environment, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with the endeavor, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the search for gender equality in society.

GB-33 Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destinations
GB-33 Turismo en España: Claves y Destinos – Course syllabus in Spanish
The key objective of this course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims:

· The characterization of "Destination Spain": territory as a key factor in the development of tourism. Its implementation and spatial distribution, together with the models and characteristics of tourist areas.
· The profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products.
· The interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned.
· The focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them: the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza), the Canary Islands and Andalucía’s Costa del Sol; as well as specific route-ways: the Camino de Santiago (as the first European Cultural Route), wine-related tourism and gastronomic itineraries, etc.

GB-35 Culture and Traditions in Andalusia
GB-35 Cultura y Tradiciones en Andalucía – Course syllabus in Spanish
To provide an understanding of the rich heritage and diversity of traditional Andalusian culture, while enabling it to be appreciated.

GB-36 Global Change in the Mediterranean World 
GB-36 Cambio Global en el Mundo Mediterráneo - Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course, entitled Global Change in the Mediterranean World, provides students with both fundamental and applied knowledge concerning the structure and dynamics of the natural environment, while paying specific attention to how it is seen to interact with human beings. Students will be furnished with a set of basic concepts and methodological considerations with regard to the environment, as well as to the key environmental issues needing to be faced up to on a global scale in today's world, keeping in mind their specific relevance for the area of the Mediterranean.

GB-37 Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco through Rhythm: Dance, Singing, and the Guitar
GB-37 Iniciación a la Práctica del Flamenco - Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course has the following objectives:this Course has the following objectives:1. To bring the student closer to the expression of this art through the practice of percussiveaccompaniment (hand-clapping by using one’s palms, feet tapping, knocking sounds, whistling sounds,noisy back-up, etc.)2. To know the traditional structures of flamenco dance and understand the language and codes used bythe different disciplines3. To develop students' rhythmic and choreographic

Literature

FB-07 Spanish Literature’s mythic Figures  
FB-07 Mitos Literarios – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course is intended to enable students to take their first steps in becoming knowledgeable about the study of Spanish literature. A hybrid theoretical-practical approach will be adopted via the exploration of key works which gave rise to the creation in writing of a range of mythic figures within Spanish culture, figures which have become universally known. Moreover, a further aim is to promote the city of Seville’s own myths.

FB-16 “Don Quixote” in Hispanic Culture
FB-16 “El Quijote” en la Cultura Hispánica – Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this Course is to provide an approach  to Miguel de Cervantes’ greatest work, the cornerstone  of Spanish Literature, and the first modern novel: Don Quixote  (Don Quijote de La Mancha), 1605-1615; as well as to some of his many presences as projected upon Hispanic and Universal Culture: in music (music of the Golden Age, the comic-heroic opera by Jules Massenet,  the Symphonic Poem, op.35, by Richard Strauss, Master Pedro’s Ornamental Screen, by Manuel de Falla, the musical Generation  of ‘27,  etc.), in dance  (the ballet  by Lév  Minkus), in cinema  (Orson Welles, Jess Franco,  Terry  Gilliam, Grigori Kozintsev,  etc.), in painting  (Doré, Picasso, Metz, etc.), in photography (Cristina  García Rodero,  José  Manuel  Navia), in folklore,  fashion,  and  social manners  ... During the Course, the most relevant approaches will be selected, according to students’ interests.

FB-17 The City Constructed  in Literature: The Case of Seville  
FB-17 Literatura y Ciudad: El Caso de Sevilla – Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this Course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature which use the city of Sevilla 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. 

FB-26 The Civil War and Present-day Spanish Literature 
FB-26 La Guerra Civil y la Literatura Española Actual – Course syllabus in Spanish
The objective of this course is to take a look at the relationship between history and Spanish literature today, using the Civil War of 1936, a historical event that has had a grand scale of impact on Spanish literature, as its starting point.

An overview of the cultural and literary context of the 1930s will be provided, as well as the conditions under which the Civil War developed, and its consequences on Spanish Literature between the 1940s to present day. This course seeks a clearer understanding of the current literary scene today, via the developments it has made since the second half of the twentieth century.

FB-27 Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating 
FB-27 Literatura y Cocina. Escribir, Leer, Cocinar, Comer – Course syllabus in Spanish
This class gives students a way to approach the Spanish world of cooking and food in different periods throughout history, by taking a look at literature. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather act as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

FB-38 Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-speaking Communities 
FB-38 Tradiciones Literarias y Culturales en las Comunidades Hispanohablantes – Course syllabus in Spanish
The principal objective of this course is to bring students into contact with the existing range of Spanish-speaking communities. We will achieve this by providing them with thorough knowledge regarding their literary and cultural traditions, providing information on:

  • · Their values and beliefs, and how they are manifested. 
    · What makes up life on a day-to-day basis, as well as their customs and popular traditions.

As a result, students will develop:

  • · A tolerant and open-minded attitude towards other cultures. 
    · A thinker’s attitude towards social and cultural similarities and differences. 
    · The ability to become involved in an intercultural milieu. 
    · Empathy towards people from a wide range of cultures. 
    · Real skills in dealing with how culture and society are seen to interact.

FB-43 Literary Visions of Andalusia 
FB-43 Visiones Literarias de Andalucía – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 stereotypified 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. 

FB-44 Contemporary Spanish American Literature 
FB-44 Literatura Hispanoamericana Contempóranea – Course syllabus in Spanish
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.

Spanish Language and Grammar

FB-01 Contrastive Grammar
FB-01 Gramática Contrastiva – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course will take a look at the grammatical differences that set apart the English and Spanish language. There will be a core focus on practical exercises and tasks set to help the student be able to identify and overcome the obstacles that the Spanish language presents for English speakers. Students are advised to have at least three semesters of Spanish from their home university, if they want to take this class.

FB-03 Corrective Phonetics and Conversation
FB-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación – Course syllabus in Spanish
This class is designed to theoretically and systematically help students develop and build on their communication skills (comprehension and production), in their Spanish speaking.

There will be a focus on what phonetic mistakes are made the most by the student, especially those made within their natural context in the sessions, in which they will encounter dialogues, informal discussions, lectures and video performances, etc.

FB-04 Writing in Spanish  
FB-04 Escribir en Español – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.   

FB-12 Spanish Grammar
FB-12 Gramática Española – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to improve, and develop further, students’ communication skills, paying attention to key issues affecting the Grammar of Spanish. 
In terms of an Advanced-Level Course, students would need to keep abreast of grammatical circumstances concerning variants within the language, as well as issues related to the interaction of norms and usage. 
Likewise, students will be expected to acquire a certain degree of knowledge of the theoretical dimension of Grammar so as to ensure further understanding of the constructions to be employed within practical communication. 

FB-13 The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish  
FB-13 Adquisición de la Fonética y Fonología Españolas – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to provide an in-depth exploration of how, at the level of expression, the Spanish language is structured, while foregrounding the phonemes and sounds of Spanish through a context-based method, thereby contributing to the improvement of students’ speaking skills. 

FB-24 Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance
FB-24 El Español en la Economía, la Empresa y las Finanzas – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 field of Economics and the Entrepreneurial Sector.

FB-31 Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary, and Process
FB-31 Iniciación a la Traducción: Cultura, Vocabulario y Proceso  – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish, for which a number of basic concepts will be explained to understand the process of translation.  

The process will be done in a practical way in order that the student acquires an understanding of the phases, and the practical tools currently used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.  

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

FB-32 Progressive Spanish for English-speaking Students 
FB-32 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes – Course syllabus in Spanish
This class is designed for English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. The key goal is to improve their Spanish communication skills, through the consolidation of grammar and the introduction of practical, useful vocabulary, which will allow them to cope with the communication encounters of everyday life. On the one hand, the teaching methodology will be based on the knowledge of grammatical rules and their practical application, via specific activities, whilst on the other hand, it will also involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a tool of communication within the classroom.

FB-42 Learning Spanish Vocabulary 
FB-42 Aprendizaje de Vocabulario Español – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way, while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

Business and Economy

FB-24 Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance
FB-24 El Español en la Economía, la Empresa y las Finanzas – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 field of Economics and the Entrepreneurial Sector.

GB-11 Regional Policy, Economic Resources and the European Union’s Commercial Relations
GB-11 Política Regional, Recursos Económicos y Relaciones Comerciales de la U.E. – Course syllabus in Spanish
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 will be familiar with document-based resources, tools available for accessing statistics, and terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to encourage students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focussing upon their specific individual interests.

GB-34 Tourism Marketing
GB-34 Marketing Turístico  – Course syllabus in Spanish
The aim of this Course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism. In specific terms, what will be conveyed to students is the significance of marketing as such, together with the fundamental marketing strategies applicable to the management of Tourism-related businesses and destinations. Likewise, the aim is to encourage a capacity for reasoning in business matters within the context of Tourism-related activities, while developing skills in assessing specific marketing solutions.

Education

FB-45 A Practical Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Methodology 
FB-45 La Enseñanza del inglés a Estudiantes Españoles: Metodología y Práctica – Course syllabus in Spanish
This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. This way, not only theoretical content but also the cultural aspects which are involved in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language will be dealt with.   

FB-46 Psychology of Language Learning
FB-46 Psicología Social del Aprendizaje de Lenguas – Course syllabus in Spanish
This course is an introduction to second language acquisition, that is, a first acquaintance with how a non-native language (L2) is learned once a first language (L1) has already been developed. Second language acquisition is a dynamic process that millions of individuals worldwide are engaged in; it is also a growing interdisciplinary field of study within the megafield of applied linguistics.

 

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