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.
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.
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.
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.
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.