The Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program is for students who have completed either Advanced Spanish in Context (SPAN 261), Spanish Composition & Grammar Review (SPAN 300) or Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (SPAN 301). SAS students have to take at least one course at the Campus Universitario EUSA or from many departments at the Universidad de Sevilla. SAS students will also take pre-approved 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.
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.
A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and 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.
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.
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 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.
This course will examine 20th-century Spanish Detective fiction including short stories, novels, and films. A wide range of secondary readings will provide us with theoretical frameworks through which to investigate detective fiction and its 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 inquiry from a myriad of perspectives.
This course explores the 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.
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: http://www.us.es/estudios/grados/plan_159. 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.
These schedules are more straightforward. When you look at the schedules you will see that to the right of each course title is a column labeled A-C. This tells you the semester in which the course is taught. The information listed to the right of the semester is the classroom, the schedule, and the professor.
Programas (Syllabi): Found by clicking on Grados in the list at the top and then Plan de Estudios under each degree track.
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.
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 – Spring 2023 Calendar (pending information)
UNC SAS Spring 2023 – Orientation
|Jan 7th||Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)|
|20:00 Reunión y cena de bienvenida|
|Jan 8th||10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares|
|17:00 Programa de orientación general|
|19:00-20:30 Reunión académica SAS|
|Jan 9th||Primer día de clases|
UNC SAS Spring 2023 – Excursiones y Visitas
The following visits are mandatory for all students:
|Antiquarium y Metropol Parasol||Enero||17|
|Reales Alcázares de Sevilla||Enero||31|
|Viaje a Toledo y Madrid||Febrero||9-11|
|Catedral de Sevilla||Febrero||21|
|Archivo de Indias||Marzo||14|
|Viaje a Córdoba y Granada||Marzo||24-26|
|Parroquia Divino Salvador||Marzo||7|
|Almazara de aceite Basilippo||Abril||11|
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