The Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program is for students who have completed Grammar and Structure of Spanish (SPAN 300) or Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (SPAN 301). SAS students may take courses at the Campus Universitario EUSA and from many departments at the Universidad de Sevilla. SAS students will also take COWA courses designed by the program specifically for them. These courses are taught by local professors.
Students in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program must take the intensive course, SEVI 410 – Intensive Spanish Language and Culture, at the beginning of the semester and then choose 3 or 4 additional courses. Students will take courses offered for COWA students and 1 or 2 regular university courses at the Campus Universitario EUSA or the Universidad de Sevilla with Spanish students. All COWA courses will be pre-approved for credit by UNC. Students must seek credit approval from UNC for EUSA and Universidad de Sevilla courses.
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.
A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and Spain and Europe’s relationship with Islam.
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.
This course offers a panoramic vision of Hispanic American Literature from before the arrival of the Spaniards 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.
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.
Introduction to the history of Spain and the major styles of Spanish art. Includes visits to monuments and museums.
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.
Students in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program may choose courses from the regular offerings of the grados universitarios at the Campus Universitario EUSA. Note that the “curso” (i.e., Curso 1°) refers to the year of the class in the Spanish curriculum (1° = ‘first year’, 2° = ‘second year’, 3° = ‘third year’, etc). The higher the course, the more background information you will be expected to know.
You should look for course information on the website of Campus Universitario EUSA. In order to select courses, you will need to obtain the list of courses offered for the particular degree in which you are interested.
Students in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program may choose courses from the regular offerings of many of the facultades of the Universidad de Sevilla. Note that the “curso” (i.e., Curso 1°) refers to the year of the course in the Spanish curriculum (1° = ‘first year’, 2° = ‘second year’, 3° = ‘third year’, etc). The higher the course, the more background information you will be expected to know.
When you look at the class schedules (horarios) for each facultad, you should look at the schedules for the GRADO. The classes in the MASTERS level are not open to you. In order to select courses, you will need to obtain the list of courses offered for the particular facultad in which you are interested. There is no central registration system or course listing, so you will have to check each facultad separately.
Instructions on finding course schedules and syllabi:
You should look for course information on the website of Universidad de Sevilla
By clicking on Centros y departamentos, then Centros Propios you will arrive at a list of all the escuelas and facultades of the Universidad de Sevilla. Click on the escuela or facultad then on Direccion de Internet to go to the homepage for the facultad. Not all will have the course listing and syllabi online. A syllabus is called a programa, so a list of the course syllabi may be called “Programas de las asignaturas”. Schedules and syllabi may normally be found under headings such as Docencia or Ordenación Docente.
*Spanish language and Literature classes are under Filología Hispánica. Most students choose classes from Filología Hispánica for Spanish major and minor credit. However, you are also allowed to take classes in the other departments.
**NOTE: The semester and year-long classes are both included in these schedules. If you find a class that interests you, you will need to double check the syllabus to make sure it isn’t a year-long course.
Grado Filología Hispánica: Classes. Scroll down and click on Plan de Estudios to get the list of classes and links to the syllabi.
Otros grados: http://www.us.es/centros/propios/centro_6. Scroll down to Grados impartidos and click on the course of study in which you are interested. Then click on Plan de Estudios to get the list of classes and links to the syllabi.
Please go to the UNC Study Abroad 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 further information on the registration process.
The final SAS Course Registration Form will 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 begin at EUSA and the Universidad de Sevilla. You will be informed of the deadline well in advance.
You will earn a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester as follows:
In the SAS program, students usually enroll in a minimum of four courses in a given semester. 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.
Note that: 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. The grade for a failed class will also appear on your UNC transcript and impact your UNC GPA.
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” or “Universidad de Sevilla” under “Course Offerings” for information on how to locate course information.
Although different university professors will have different rules concerning 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:
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 classes as well as in EUSA and University of Seville courses will not count towards your UNC GPA unless you receive a failing grade. Failing grades will be calculated into your UNC GPA as an F.
UNC SAS Fall 2023 – Calendar
|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 and 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|
UNC SAS Fall 2023 – Orientation
|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 SAS|
|Sept. 4th||Primer día de clases|
UNC SAS Fall 2023 – Visits and Excursions
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 de octubre|
|Catedral de Sevilla||miércoles, 08 de noviembre|
|Madrid and Toledo or Segovia||16-18 de noviembre|
|Almazara Basilippo||miércoles 22 de noviembre|
|Cena de Thanksgiving de COWA||jueves, 23 de noviembre|
The application deadline is TBD.
A complete application must include:
*Students must also complete an application with the UNC Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.
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