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.
  • The minimum requirement recommended to take any courses taught in Spanish at the University of Seville is 5 semesters of Spanish study at university level or the equivalent
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  • Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

 

Course requirements:

  • Take 3-5 classes at the University of Seville.
  • No prior knowledge of Spanish required

 


FALL 2022
 

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH:

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses:

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 turningpoints that have shaped the Spanish past and which help us to understand its present.

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.

FS-13 Languages of International Development: Medicine and Healthcare
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.

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-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.

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.

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH:

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA Courses: 

Liberal Arts

FA-02 Contrastive Grammar: Spanish-English
FA-02 Gramática Contrastiva – Course syllabus in Spanish
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.

FA-03 Corrective Phonetics and Conversation
FA-03 Fonética Correctiva y Conversación – Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish.

FA-08 Spanish American Literature
FA-08 Literatura Hispanoamericana – Course syllabus in Spanish
Modernism in Spanish America

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-31 Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students
FA-31 Español Progresivo para Estudiantes Angloparlantes – Course syllabus in Spanish
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.

FA-37 Painting in Literary Seville
FA-37 Pintar la Sevilla Literaria – Course syllabus in Spanish

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.

FA-43 Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice   
FA-43 La Enseñanza del Inglés a Estudiantes Españoles: Metodología y Práctica
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.

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-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-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-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-20 Economy, Society, and the Environment in the case of 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.

GA-21 Cuisine Culture in Spain
GA-21 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.

GA-22 Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics
GA-22 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.

GA-26 Patrinomio Histórico-Artístico de Sevilla – Course syllabus in Spanish

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.

 

Spanish Language and Grammar

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.

 



SPRING 2023

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH:

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 Teaching English to Spanish Students: Methodology and Practice 
This training course offers a theoretical and practical approach to the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to Spanish-speaking students. Classroom practice will be fostered which includes activities in the class, activities outside the class under the supervision of a tutor and the opportunity to take part of the course in a Spanish school with Spanish students in the city of Seville. 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.

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-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-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 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-19 The Image of Spain through Film and Digital Fiction
This course provides students with a route-map through those Spanish movies, as well as those from other countries, which deal with the image of Spain from different perspectives. There have been times when that same image has become distorded for reasons which are not, stricklyspeaking, cinematographic in character. Bringing to the fore the key aspects of that distorsion, while analysing a range of discourse types in film, can help bring into focus the role of Cinema as a generator of cultural stereotypes. 

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. 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. 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-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:

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-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-47 Understand Flamenco through Dance: Theory and Practice of Flamenco Dancing
FB-47 Comprender el Flamenco a Través del Baile: Teoría y Práctica del Baile Flamenco
– 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. 

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-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-24 Photography: Theory, History 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-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-38 Sevilla´s Historical-Artistic Heritage 
GB-38 Patrimonio Histórico-Artístico de Sevilla - Course syllabus in Spanish
This Course is based on two fundamental objectives: firstly, in theoretical sessions, to provideThis Course is based on two fundamental objectives: firstly, in theoretical sessions, to providestudents with an introduction to Sevilla's key monuments and customs, thus enabling them to becomefamiliar with their historical and artistic reality; secondly, to ensure that those same participants in theCourse get to know these monuments directly, even propitiating thereby their experiencing of them.

GB-39 The European Union in the Face of the Political, Socio-Economic, and Territorial Challenges of the Twenty-First Century 
GB-39 La Unión Europea ante los Retos Políticos, Socio-Económicos y Territoriales del Siglo XXI - Course syllabus in Spanish
The main objective of this Course will be to ensure that students acquire basic knowledgeThe main objective of this Course will be to ensure that students acquire basic knowledgeconcerning the European Union in a global world. By the end of the Course students should havebecome familiar with documentation resources which provide information on Europe, with the tools foraccessing the statistics they contain, as well as with specific European Union-related vocabulary. Afurther objective consists of motivating students to become involved in the European Union from anacademic perspective, while keeping in mind their own personal foci of interest.

Literature

FB-07 Spanish Literature’s mythic Figures  
FB-07 Mitos Literarios Españoles – 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-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-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-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-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-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-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.

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.