The Language, Society, and Cultural Studies (LSCS) program is intended for students who have completed at least Spanish 204 and up to Spanish 261. In LSCS, students will take four to five classes in subject areas including art, language, literature, history, and politics. Classes are taken with other LSCS students at COWA.
Year-long students who begin in the LSCS program in the fall semester will move up to the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program for the Spring semester.
You will choose at least four classes from the classes listed below. NOTE: not all classes will be offered every semester.
A course that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and of Spain and Europe’s relationship with Islam.
Introduction to the history of Spain and the major styles of Spanish art. Includes visits to monuments and museums.
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.
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.
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.
The minimum number of credit hours per semester is 12.
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 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.
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. Students will need to receive a grade of 5 or aprobado to receive credit at UNC. The grades you earn will not count towards your GPA unless you receive a failing grade. Failing grades will be calculated into your UNC GPA as an F. Please refer to the credit information on the UNC Study Abroad website.
|Thursday, August 31||Students arrive in Seville|
|Friday, September 1||Move to homestay and Orientation|
|Monday, September 4||COWA Fall Semester classes begin|
|Thursday, October 12||Día de la Hispanidad (holiday- no classes)|
|October 20-22 (Friday to Sunday)||Trip to Córdoba and Granada|
|Wednesday, November 1||Día de Todos los Santos (holiday- no classes)|
|November 16-18 (Thursday to Saturday)||Trip to Madrid Toledo or Segovia|
|Friday, December 1||End of COWA Fall Semester classes|
|Week of December 4||COWA Final Exams|
|Wednesday, December 6||Día de la Constitución (holiday- no classes)|
|Friday, December 8||Día de la Inmaculada Concepción (holiday- no classes)|
|Sunday, December 10||Depart from Seville|
|Aug. 31st||Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)|
|20:00 Reunión y cena de bienvenida|
|Sept. 1st||10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares|
|17:00 Programa de orientación general|
|19:00-20:30 Reunión académica LSCS|
|Sept. 4th||Primer día de clases|
The following visits are mandatory for all students:
|¡Playa!||sábado, 16 de septiembre|
|Mercado de la Encarnación y Antiquarium||sábado, 23 de septiembre|
|Reales Alcázares de Sevilla||miércoles, 04 de octubre|
|Córdoba y Granada||20-22 octubre|
|Catedral de Sevilla||miércoles, 8 de noviembre|
|Madrid y Toledo o Segovia||16-18 de noviembre|
|Visitas / Actividades Opcionales|
|Almazara Basilippo||miércoles, 22 de noviembre|
|Cena de Thanksgiving de COWA||jueves, 23 de noviembre|
The application deadline is TBD
*Students must also complete an application with the UNC Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.
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