The Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program is for students who have completed Introduction to the Study of Literature & Culture in Spain (Spanish 3450).
After taking a mandatory COWA month-long course on Contemporary Spanish Society (Sevi 410), SAS students have the option of taking the rest of their coures at COWA, or take a mix of COWA courses and 1 or 2 regular university courses with Spanish students at the Universidad de Sevilla or at EUSA, a local private university. SAS students may choose courses from any of the university degrees offered at EUSA and from seveal departments at the Universidad de Sevilla.
All COWA spring courses will finish in early May while EUSA/Univ. of Seville courses will go until mid June. Hence, students who choose to take only COWA courses, will be able to finish the program in early May, while those who register for EUSA and/or Univ. of Seville courses will have to stay in Seville until mid-June.
Students in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program must sign up to take the intensive course Sevi 410 “Contemporary Spanish Society” (OSU 4595.02: IB Concentration Course) at the beginning the semester and then choose 3 or 4 additional courses. Students may take only courses offered by COWA exclusively for SAS students, or mix those up with 1 or 2 regular university courses at the Campus Universitario EUSA or the Universidad de Sevilla along with native speakers. All COWA courses have been pre-approved for graded credit by Ohio State. For EUSA and Universidad de Sevilla courses, students must seek credit approval from Ohio State.
An introduction to issues in contemporary Spain: politics, nationalism and cultural diversity, gender issues, immigration, the arts. Topics on contemporary Spain are complemented by lectures and on-site visits to the major monuments of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada.
*This class is required for all new students in the Spanish Advanced Studies Program during the month before classes begin at the Campus Universitario EUSA.
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.
Introduction to the theory of translation with extensive practice in translating various types of writings (literature, journalistic, and professional).
Study of the literature of Spain centering on representative authors and texts from various literary movements within their socio-historical contexts.
This course offers a panoramic vision of Hispanic American Literature from before the arrival of the Spainards up until the present. Through the readings of texts and active discussions in class, students will become familiar with the most relevant literary movements and genres, as well as the sociopolitical contexts in which these literary works were produced.
Introduction to the description of sound systems with a focus on Spanish. (Offered in Fall semester).
A close look at Spanish society both pre and post-Franco. The course focuses on gender and gender identity through an examination of contemporary Spanish society. Topics include women’s role in the economy, family, and religion; constructions of gender identity through language, art, and media; the impact of feminism on civil rights; sexuality and sexual identity.
An 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 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.
A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and of Spain and Europe’s relationship with Islam.
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.
This course will examine 20th century Spanish Detective fictions including short stories, novels, and films. A wide range of secondary readings will provide us with theoretical frameworks through which to investigate detective fictions and their literary and cultural contexts.
This course offers an introduction to the main concepts and methods of linguistic analysis, which serve as a tool to explore current approaches to linguistic enquiry from a myriad of perspectives.
This course explores universals of language change, citing examples from both the history of Spanish and changes now in progress (in both Spanish and English). Our overview of phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical changes over the last two millennia will help us analyze today’s linguistic variation in a new light. By looking at many pieces of the historical record, students will learn where to look for new changes, and how to imagine the future evolution of the language.
Please go to the Ohio State Office of International Affairs website for more information regarding credits and course equivalencies for this program.
You will not register for classes until you arrive in Seville. An academic meeting will be held to provide you with more information on the registration process.
The SAS Course Registration Form should be submitted to the program office by:
*The actual dates will be confirmed by the on-site staff once you arrive in Seville.
The drop deadline for courses depends on when regular university courses at EUSA begin. You will be informed of the deadline well in advance.
You will earn 12-15 credit hours for the semester as follows:
In the SAS program, students usually enroll in a minimum four courses in a given semester. This is normally 12 credit hours. However, a few courses are worth four credit courses which could raise your total credit hours to 13 or 14 hours. The specific number and types of courses you take will depend on your personal linguistic and academic preparation and needs:
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.
If you are given a “no presentado” in a course because you stopped attending a course in which you were registered and failed to make the change in your registration, you will be given a failing grade on your official program transcript. Credit for a failed class will not be transferred, but record of the course and grade will remain on your program transcript.
For regular university courses you can usually obtain a course description/syllabus online on the website for a particular degree program. This description/syllabus should be kept with any written work you do for the course in case your home university asks for documentation concerning course content. See “Campus Universitario EUSA” under “Course Offerings” for information on how to navigate that website.
Although different university professors will have different rules concerning 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.
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 COWA as well as in EUSA and Univ of Seville courses WILL count towards your Ohio State GPA.
|Thursday, January 13
|Students arrive in Seville
|Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16
|Move to homestay and orientation
|Monday, January 17
|COWA LSCS classes begin; SAS intensive course begins
|Friday, February 4
|SAS intensive course ends
|Monday, February 7
|COWA SAS, Universidad de Sevilla and EUSA courses begin
|Thursday, February 17 – Saturday, February 19
|Trip to Madrid and Toledo
|Monday, February 28
|Día de Andalucía (holiday – no classes)
|Saturday, March 19 – Monday, March 21
|Trip to Córdoba and Granada
|Sunday, April 10 – Sunday, April 17
|Semana Santa (holiday – no classes)
|Friday, April 29
|COWA LSCS classes end
|Sunday, May 1 – Saturday, May 7
|Feria de Abril (holiday – no classes)
|Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13
|Final exams for COWA LSCS classes
|Friday, June 3
|COWA SAS classes end
|Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10
|Final exams for COWA SAS classes
|Saturday, June 11
|SAS students depart Seville
|13 de enero
|Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)
|20:00 Reunión y cena de bienvenida
|14 de enero
|10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares
|17:00 Programa de orientación general
|19:00-20:30 Reunión académica SAS
|17 de enero
|Primer día de clases
The following visits are mandatory for all students:
|Catedral de Sevilla
|2 de marzo
|Mercado de la Encarnación y Metropol Parasol
|5 de febrero
|Reales Alcázares de Sevilla
|9 de marzo
|23 de abril
|Madrid y Toledo
|jueves, 17 de febrero – sábado, 19 de febrero
|Córdoba y Granada
|sábado, 19 de marzo – lunes, 21 de marzo
The application deadline is September 20, 2021 (for Spring Semester 2022)
*Students must also complete an application with the OSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to be considered for the program.