GVSU IN SEVILLA

Spring Intermediate Program

Program Overview

The Intermediate program is intended for students who have completed at least SPA 202 (Intermediate Spanish II: Language and Culture).  Students will take four to five classes in subject areas including art, language, literature, history, and politics. Classes are taken with other Intermediate students at COWA. They will also have the opportunity to take international student courses (cursos concertados) at the University of Sevilla.

Intermediate Course Offerings

SEVI 261 — Español avanzado en contexto / Spanish Language in Context

A course that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills.

GVSU Course Equivalency: TBD

SEVI 301 — Introducción al anàlisis literario y cultural / Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis

Prepares students to formulate and communicate critical analyses of literary works in various genres (theater, poetry, essay, narrative, and film), while placing the readings within a cultural context.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 330

SEVI 325 — España inmediata / Spain Today

Historical analysis and contextualization of daily occurrences in Spain. This course renders special attention to the Spanish political, social and economic situation, and the analysis of its international relations (mainly European Union, Arab countries, Latin American countries, and the U.S.A.). It also analyzes topics such as the relations between the Catholic Church and the State, Spanish nationalism, and immigration.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 380

SEVI 331 — España y las Américas / Spain and the Americas

Study of the historical, social, and political consequences of the age of discovery and colonization: Spain at the time of expansion, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, the form and function of colonial government, social unrest, independence, and the decline of Spain.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 380

SEVI 334 — Aspectos globales en la primera cultura transatlántica / Global Issues on the First Trans-Atlantic Culture

This course analyzes how the first transatlantic culture, which originated from the encounter between Europe and the New World in 1492, changed the course of history and the modern world. We will discuss the unfolding of events and ideas that shaped the minds and actions of people from this period while tracing a timeline of events crucial for our understanding of the modern world. We will also explore how the first transatlantic culture based on commerce influenced our modern globalized trade system.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 360

SEVI 335 — España ante el Islam / Spain and Islam

A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and of Spain and Europe’s relationship with Islam.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 380

SEVI 341 — Arte y cultura española / Art and Culture of Spain

Introduction to the history of Spain and the major styles of Spanish art. Includes visits to monuments and museums.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 310

SEVI 355 — La Unión Europea / The European Union

The history of the development of the European Union with special attention to its current and future political and economic structure, its agencies and institutions, the role of Spain, relations with Latin America, and the future of the Union within the international community.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 380

SEVI 361 — Historia y análisis del cine español / History and Analysis of Spanish Film

A brief tour of the history of Spanish film from its origins through today. This course will analyze films to help students better understand Spanish Society and increase confidence in their ability to communicate (via reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Spanish.

GVSU Course Equivalency: SPA 361

Intermediate students can also take classes at the University of Seville through their Courses for Foreign Students program (Cursos concertados), organized by the Philology and Geography and History Faculties. These class offerings in Spanish and English cover a wide range of subjects from Spanish language, history, and culture to social psychology, gastronomy, or teaching methodology.

Please consult the list below for a sample of the classes taught this fall and GVSU equivalents for courses that were taken in the past. 

NOTE: This is a partial list, and classes may change according to the semester or academic year. 

COURSES TAUGHT IN SPANISH

Facultad de Filología GVSU Equivalency
FB-03 FONÉTICA CORRECTIVA Y CONVERSACIÓN/ CORRECTIVE PHONETICS AND CONVERSATION SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-07 MITOS LITERARIOS ESPAÑOLES / SPANISH LITERARY MYTHS
FB-10 CINE ESPAÑOL CONTEMPORÁNEO/ CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CINEMA
FB-12 GRAMÁTICA ESPAÑOLA / SPANISH GRAMMAR SPA 309 Advanced Spanish Grammar
FB-17 LITERATURA Y CIUDAD: EL CASO DE SEVILLA / THE CITY CONSTRUCTED IN LITERATURE: THE CASE OF SEVILLE SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-23 PSICOLOGÍA DE LA PERSUASIÓN EN LOS MASS MEDIA: DE LA PUBLICIDAD A LA PROPAGANDA/ PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION IN THE MASS MEDIA: FROM ADVERTISING TO PROPAGANDA
FB-27 LITERATURA Y COCINA. ESCRIBIR, LEER, COCINAR, COMER / LITERATURE AND CUISINE: READING, WRITING, COOKING, EATING SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-31 INICIACIÓN A LA TRADUCCIÓN: CULTURA, VOCABULARIO Y PROCESO / INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION: CULTURE, VOCABULARY AND PROCESS SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-32 ESPAÑOL PROGRESIVO PARA ESTUDIANTES ANGLOPARLANTES / PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-35 PINTAR LA SEVILLA LITERARIA/ PAINTING IN LITERARY SEVILLE SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-42 APRENDIZAJE DE VOCABULARIO ESPAÑOL / LEARNING SPANISH VOCABULARY
FB-44 LITERATURA HISPANOAMERICANA CONTEMPORÁNEA / CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE SPA 332: Survey of Spanish American Literature
FB-45 LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS A ESTUDIANTES ESPAÑOLES: METODOLOGÍA Y PRÁCTICA / TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPANISH STUDENTS: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FB-46 PSICOLOGÍA SOCIAL DEL APRENDIZAJE DE LENGUAS / THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING
FB-47 COMPRENDER EL FLAMENCO A TRAVÉS DEL BAILE / UNDERSTAND FLAMENCO THROUGH DANCE DAN 380 Special Topics in Dance

 

Facultad de Geografia e Historia / Geography and History classes  GVSU Equivalency
GB-01 INTRODUCCIÓN A LA HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA CONTEMPORÁNEA / AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY SPAIN SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-09 EL FLAMENCO: EXPRESIÓN CULTURAL DE ANDALUCÍA / FLAMENCO: AN EXPRESSION OF THE CULTURE OF ANDALUCÍA DAN 380 Special Topics in Dance
GB-17 LA PROYECCIÓN HISTÓRICA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS: CRISTIANOS, MUSULMANES Y JUDÍOS / THE HISTORICAL PROJECTION OF THREE CULTURES: CHRISTIANS, MOSLEMS AND JEWS HST 102 Introduction to European Civilizations
GB-18 LA ESPAÑA ACTUAL Y LAS RELACIONES INTERNACIONALES / PRESENT-DAY SPAIN AND THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GB-19 HISTORIA DE LA ESCLAVITUD EN AMÉRICA LATINA / THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN LATIN AMERICA SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-24 FOTOGRAFÍA: TEORÍA, HISTORIA Y TÉCNICA FOTOGRÁFICA / PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY, HISTORY AND ART PHOTOGRAPHY
GB-26 HISTORIA Y CULTURA JUDÍA EN ESPAÑA / JEWISH HISTORY AND CULTURE WITHIN SPAIN SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-27 EL VINO EN ESPAÑA: HISTORIA, CULTURA Y ECONOMÍA / WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ECONOMICS SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-28 CULTURA DE LA GASTRONOMÍA EN ESPAÑA / CUISINE CULTURE IN SPAIN SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-29 MUJERES EN LA HISTORIA DE AMÉRICA / WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-30 LA MUJER EN EL ARTE. VISIONES DESDE LA DIFERENCIA Y LA IGUALDAD / WOMAN IN ART: VISIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF DIFFERENCE AND EQUALITY
GB-35 CULTURA Y TRADICIONES EN ANDALUCÍA / CULTURE AND TRADITIONS IN ANDALUSIA SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GB-38 PATRIMONIO HISTÓRICO-ARTÍSTICO DE SEVILLA / SEVILLA’S HISTORICAL ARTISTIC HERITAGE
GB-39 LA UNIÓN EUROPEA ANTE LOS RETOS POLÍTICOS, SOCIO-ECONÓMICOS Y TERRITORIALES DEL SIGLO XXI / THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE FACE OF THE POLITICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, AND TERRITORIAL CHALLENGES OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Contemporary Hispanic Studies (Facultad de Filología) GVSU Equivalency
FS-02 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION IN SPANISH SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FS-06 GENDER VIEWS IN CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE AND CINEMA
FS-07 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES HST 380 Special Topics in History
FS-09 MUSIC AND SOCIETY: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FLAMENCO
FS-12 PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FS-14 PAINTING IN LITERARY SEVILLE SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FS-15 PHOTOGRAPHING THE LITERARY SEVILLE
FS-17 TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPANISH STUDENTS: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
FS-19 THE IMAGE OF SPAIN THROUGH FILM AND DIGITAL FICTION SPA 361 Spanish / Latin American Culture Through Film
FS-20 LITERATURE AND COOKERY: WRITING, READING, COOKING AND EATING

 

Contemporary Hispanic Studies (Facultad de Geografía e Historia) GVSU Equivalency
GS-01 SPAIN’S CLASSICAL HERITAGE: BETWEEN HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY CLA: 380 Special Topics in Classics
GS-02 CONTEMPORARY SPAIN: ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
GS-05 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MKT 359 Multinational Marketing
GS-06 SPANISH CUISINE, SPANISH CUISINES
GS-07 PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
GS-10 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (LECTURES)
GS-11 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (LAB)
GS-12 WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY AND WINE TASTING SPA 380 Special Topics in Spanish
GS-13 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
GS-14 SEVILLA’S HISTORICAL-ARTISTIC HERITAGE
GS-15 SPANISH ART

This PDF provided by the University of Seville contains the list of classes, syllabi, and other information about the Courses for Foreign Students (Cursos Concertados) program.

Academic Info

Registration Deadlines

You will register for classes before arriving in Sevilla. You will be allowed to make changes to your schedule during the first week of classes.

Course Load

The minimum number of credit hours per semester is 12.

Notes on Registration

As is true for registration at your home college or university, it is the responsibility of each student to make sure that (s)he has officially registered all course changes with the program.

Class Attendance

You are expected to attend classes regularly, take all exams as scheduled by the professor, and turn in written work as required for the individual course. In no case will the COWA staff come to your defense if you receive a low grade in a course due to your failure to attend class or to turn in written work.

You should also be aware that:

  • Traveling is an educational experience, but you are expected to schedule your traveling around your academic needs, not vice versa. If you are out of town and in the process miss an exam or fail to turn in written work, you will receive an “F” for that portion of your grade.
  • To receive credit for a course, you must be in Sevilla for the entire semester and take the final exam at the end of the course. If you decide to drop out of the program before the completion of a semester, you will receive no credit for courses that you began but did not finish.
  • If you miss a final exam due to illness or other legitimate reason, you are expected to reschedule the exam with the professor and remain in Sevilla until you complete the requirements for the course. It will not be possible to make up work in the U.S.
  • Under no circumstances will the final exam of any Intermediate course be given before the official published exam schedule.

Grades

All grades (notas, calificaciones) in courses will be based either on a number scale (1-10, 10 being the highest grade) or the words sobresaliente, notable, aprobado, suspenso.

Calendars and Schedules

GVSU Intermediate Spring 2025 – Calendar 

Sábado, 11 de enero Llegada de los estudiantes a Sevilla,

Traslado de los estudiantes a las familias españolas.

TBD Orientación en COWA
Lunes, 13 de enero Comienzo de las clases de COWA
TBD Viaje a Madrid
TBD Comienzo de las clases de EUSA y la Universidad de Sevilla*
Viernes, 28 de febrero Día de Andalucía (festivo – no hay clases)
TBD Viaje a Córdoba y Granada
Domingo, 13 de abril – Domingo, 20 de abril Semana Santa (festivo – no hay clases)
Jueves, 1 de mayo Día del Trabajo (festivo – no hay clases)
Lunes, 5 de mayo – Domingo, 11 de mayo Feria de Sevilla (festivo – no hay clases)
Viernes, 3 de mayo / Semana del 6 de mayo Finalizan todas las clases de COWA  /  Semana de exámenes finales de COWA de primavera
TBD Finalizan las clases de EUSA y Univ. Sevilla*/ Comienzan los exámenes finales de primavera de EUSA y Univ. Sevilla
Viernes, 9 de mayo Final del programa
Jueves, 19 de junio Corpus Christi (festivo – no hay clases)

GVSU Intermediate Spring 2025 – Programa de Orientación

Sábado, 11 de enero Traslado de los estudiantes a las familias españolas.
TBA Reunión y cena de bienvenida
TBD TBA Programa de orientación general en COWA
TBA Reunión académica SAS
Lunes, 13 de enero Primer día de clases de COWA

GVSU Intermediate Spring 2025 – Visits

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Antiquarium y Metropol Parasol TBD a las TBD
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla TBD a las TBD
Viaje a Madrid TBD salida a las TBD
Catedral de Sevilla TBD a las TBD
Parroquia del Divino Salvador TBD a las TBD
Viaje a Córdoba y Granada TBD Salida a TBD
Visitas Opcionales
Visita a fábrica de aceite Basilippo TBD Salida a las TBD
Archivo de Indias TBD a las TBD

COURSE SCHEDULE:

TBD

Information and Application

  • Duration: January 11 – May 9, 2025
  • Requirements: must have taken through Spanish 202 and meet GPA requirement (2.9 cumulative GPA)
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family OR residence hall (for extra fee TBD)
  • Academic Credit: All COWA courses will be pre-approved for GVSU credit. Advanced students must seek credit approval for EUSA and Universidad de Sevilla courses. Students will take a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Total cost: €9700 (optional residence hall fee and airfare not included)

The application deadline is October 1, 2024.

  • A complete application must include:
    • General application (click the Apply Here button to the right to access Application page)

*Students must also complete an application with the GVSU Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.

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