COWA FOR OHIO STATE IN SEVILLE

LSCS Course Offerings & Academic Info

All of the courses listed have been pre-approved for graded credit by Ohio State.

The COWA for Ohio State in Seville – Language, Society and Cultural Studies program is intended for students who have completed at least Spanish 3403 and meet the GPA requirements (2.7 cumulative and 3.0 in Spanish language coursework). Students will choose four to five of the courses offered. Subject areas include art, language, literature history, and politics.

Below are the courses that may be offered for Ohio State students. NOTE: Not all classes will be offered every semester.

Please go to the Ohio State Office of International Affairs website for more information regarding credits and course equivalencies.

Academic Information

Course Load

The maximum number of credit hours you may carry in any given semester is 15. The minimum number of credit hours per semester is 12.

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.

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 on a regular basis, 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.

–In order 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 LSCS course be given before the official published exam schedule. Please do not ask.

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. The grades you earn in your courses in Sevilla WILL count towards your Ohio State GPA.

Course Offerings

SEVI 261 – Spanish Language in Context

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

SEVI 265 – Spanish for the Professions / El español para las profesiones 

A course emphasizing the vocabulary and structures of the language of mass communications, business, health professions, and political institutions.

SEVI 301 – Intro to Literary and Cultural Analysis

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

SEVI 302 – Spanish for Business / Español para los negocios 

Covers concepts and vocabulary related to business in the Spanish-speaking world and its global partners, with the aim of providing a globalized economic panorama. The course gives special emphasis to business organization, resources, goods and services, marketing, cultural and economic characteristics of Spanish-speaking countries.

SEVI 303- HEALTH AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY/ Salud y la comunidad hispana

This course explores cultural aspects in the field of health and healthcare services with a focus on Hispanic populations while teaching students how to think critically when evaluating health care systems and providing them with the opportunity to work hand in hand with people and organizations within the community.

SEVI 321 – Spanish for Health Professionals / Español para la salud

Explores concepts and terminology related to the medical field using and with respect to the Spanish language. This course is designed for students who plan to work in health-related professions.

SEVI 343 – The European Union / La Unión Europea

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, its relationship to Latin America, and the present and future of the Union within the international community.

SEVI 350 – Advanced Spanish Language / Curso avanzado de lengua

A review of selected topics in Spanish grammar, with special attention to the correct usage of these structures in conversation.
Practical language component consists of conversational Spanish with emphasis on practical vocabulary and structures needed for survival in specific situations: the post office, telephone, the home, stores and markets, food and restaurants, seeking medical help, traveling.

Emphasis on the development of idiomatic written expression. Includes writing practice.

SEVI 390 – Hospital Administration / Administración Hospitalaria 

Technical health communication course taught in Spanish with emphasis on managerial and business aspects of the international health industry.

SEVI_ENG 381 – Global Health Services Management (with focus on the Spanish Health System) *TAUGHT IN ENGLISH* 

This course describes and contrasts systems and models of health policies in political, economic and cultural context to analyze the organization, management and outcomes of health services in public, private and working field, NGO work included. Note: this course is offered and taught in English.

SEVI 261 – Spanish Language in Context

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

SEVI 265 – Spanish for the Professions / El español para las profesiones 

A course emphasizing the vocabulary and structures of the language of mass communications, business, health professions, and political institutions.

SEVI 302 – Spanish for Business / Español para los negocios 

Covers concepts and vocabulary related to business in the Spanish-speaking world and its global partners, with the aim of providing a globalized economic panorama. The course gives special emphasis to business organization, resources, goods and services, marketing, cultural and economic characteristics of Spanish-speaking countries.

SEVI 303- HEALTH AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY/ Salud y la comunidad hispana

This course explores cultural aspects in the field of health and healthcare services with a focus on Hispanic populations while teaching students how to think critically when evaluating health care systems and providing them with the opportunity to work hand in hand with people and organizations within the community.

SEVI 321 – Spanish for Health Professionals / Español para la salud

Explores concepts and terminology related to the medical field using and with respect to the Spanish language. This course is designed for students who plan to work in health-related professions.

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

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.

SEVI 332 – Spain Today / España Inmediata

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

SEVI 333 – Spain and Islam / España ante el Islam

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

SEVI 334 – Global Issues of the First Transatlantic Culture

This course analyzes how the first transatlantic culture, originated by 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 time 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.

SEVI 341 – Art and Culture of Spain / Arte y Cultura de España

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

SEVI 343 – The European Union / La Unión Europea

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, its relationship to Latin America, and the present and future of the Union within the international community.

SEVI 346 – The History of Spanish Art / La historia del arte español

SEVI 350 – Advanced Spanish Language / Curso avanzado de lengua

A review of selected topics in Spanish grammar, with special attention to the correct usage of these structures in conversation.
Practical language component consists of conversational Spanish with emphasis on practical vocabulary and structures needed for survival in specific situations: the post office, telephone, the home, stores and markets, food and restaurants, seeking medical help, traveling.

Emphasis on the development of idiomatic written expression. Includes writing practice.

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

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

SEVI 371 – Studies in Spanish Literature / Análisis de la literatura española

Study of the literature of Spain centering on representative authors and texts from various literary movements situates within their socio-historical contexts.

Hospital Administration / Administración Hospitalaria 

Technical health communication course taught in Spanish with emphasis on managerial and business aspects of the international health industry.

SEVI_ENG 381 – Global Health Services Management (with focus on the Spanish Health System) *TAUGHT IN ENGLISH* 

This course describes and contrasts systems and models of health policies in political, economic and cultural context to analyze the organization, management and outcomes of health services in public, private and working field, NGO work included. Note: this course is offered and taught in English.