UNC IN SEVILLA

Fall LSCS Program

Program Overview

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.

LSCS Course Listing

You will choose at least four classes from the classes listed below. NOTE: not all classes will be offered every semester.

SEVI 261 — Español avanzado en contexto / Spanish Language in Context

A course that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills.

SEVI 301 — Introducción al anàlisis literario y cultural / Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis

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.

SEVI 325 — España inmediata / Spain Today

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.

SEVI 331 — España y las Américas / Spain and the Americas

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.

SEVI 334 — Aspectos globales en la primera cultura transatlántica / Global Issues on the First Trans-Atlantic Culture

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.

SEVI 335 — España ante el Islam / Spain and Islam

A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and of Spain and Europe’s relationship with Islam.

SEVI 341 — Arte y cultura española / Art and Culture of Spain

Introduction to the history of Spain and the major styles of Spanish art. Includes visits to monuments and museums.

SEVI 355 — La Unión Europea / The European Union

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.

SEVI 361 — Historia y análisis del cine español / History and Analysis of Spanish Film

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.

Intermediate students can also take classes at the University of Seville through their Courses for Foreign Students program (Cursos concertados), organized by the Philology and Geography and History Faculties. These class offerings in Spanish and English cover a wide range of subjects from Spanish language, history, and culture to social psychology, gastronomy, or teaching methodology.
Please consult the list below for a sample of the classes taught this fall and UNC equivalents for courses that were taken in the past.
NOTE: This is a partial list, and classes may change according to the semester or academic year.

Classes taught in Spanish

Facultad de Filología UNC Equivalency
FA-02 GRAMÁTICA CONTRASTIVA (ESPAÑOL-INGLÉS) / CONTRASTIVE GRAMMAR: SPANISH-ENGLISH TBD
FA-03 FONÉTICA CORRECTIVA Y CONVERSACIÓN / CORRECTIVE PHONETICS AND CONVERSATION
FA-08 LITERATURA HISPANOAMERICANA /

SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE

FA-09 CINE ESPAÑOL CONTEMPORÁNEO /

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CINEMA

FA-25 LITERATURA Y COCINA: ESCRIBIR, LEER, COCINAR, COMER /

LITERATURE AND COOKERY: WRITING, READING, COOKING AND EATING

FA-30 INICIACIÓN A LA TRADUCCIÓN: CULTURA, VOCABULARIO Y PROCESO /

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION: CULTURE, VOCABULARY, AND PROCESS

 

 

FA-31 ESPAÑOL PROGRESIVO PARA ESTUDIANTES ANGLOPARLANTES /

PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS

FA-37 PINTAR LA SEVILLA LITERARIA /

PAINTING IN LITERARY SEVILLE

FA-43 LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS A ESTUDIANTES ESPAÑOLES: METODOLOGÍA Y PRÁCTICA /

TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPANISH STUDENTS: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE

FA-44 PSICOLOGÍA SOCIAL DEL APRENDIZAJE DE LENGUAS THE SOCIAL /

PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING

 

Facultad de Geografia e Historia / Geography and History classes  UNC Equivalency
GA-01 CULTURA Y SOCIEDAD EN LA ESPAÑA ACTUAL /

CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN PRESENT-DAY SPAIN

GA-07 EL FLAMENCO: EXPRESIÓN CULTURAL DE ANDALUCÍA / 

FLAMENCO: CULTURAL EXPRESSION OF ANDALUCÍA

GA-09 LA PROYECCIÓN HISTÓRICA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS: CRISTIANOS,

MUSULMANES Y JUDÍOS EN LA ESPAÑA MEDIEVAL (SS. VIII-XV) / 

MEDIEVAL SPAIN AND THE HISTORICAL PROJECTION OF THREE CULTURES: CHRISTIANS, MOSLEMS AND JEWS (SS. VIII-XV)

GA-15 TRANSICIÓN POLÍTICA Y DEMOCRACIA EN ESPAÑA (1975-2000) /

POLITICAL TRANSITION AND DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN

GA-19 FOTOGRAFÍA: TEORÍA, HISTORIA Y TÉCNICA FOTOGRÁFICA /

PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY, HISTORY AND ART PHOTOGRAPHY

GA-20 ECONOMÍA, SOCIEDAD Y MEDIO AMBIENTE EN ESPAÑA /

ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN SPAIN

GA-21 CULTURA DE LA GASTRONOMÍA EN ESPAÑA /

CUISINE CULTURE IN SPAIN

GA-22 EL VINO EN ESPAÑA: HISTORIA, CULTURA Y ECONOMÍA /

WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ECONOMICS

GA-26 PATRIMONIO HISTÓRICO-ARTÍSTICO DE SEVILLA /

SEVILLA’S HISTORICAL-ARTISTIC HERITAGE

 

Classes taught in English

Contemporary Hispanic Studies
(Facultad de Filología)
UNC Equivalency
FS-06 GENDER VIEWS IN CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE AND CINEMA
FS-07 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES
FS-09 MUSIC AND SOCIETY: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FLAMENCO
FS-13 LANGUAGES OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MEDICINE AND

HEALTHCARE

FS-17 LITERATURE AND CUISINE: READ, WRITE, COOK, AND EAT

 

Contemporary Hispanic Studies 

(Facultad de Geografía e Historia)

UNC Equivalency
GS-01 SPAIN’S CLASSICAL HERITAGE: BETWEEN HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY
GS-02 CONTEMPORARY SPAIN: ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
GS-06 SPANISH CUISINE, SPANISH CUISINES
GS-12 WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY AND WINE TASTING
GS-13 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

This PDF provided by the University of Seville contains the list of classes, syllabi, and other information about the Courses for Foreign Students (Cursos Concertados) program. 

Academic Info

Registration Deadlines

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.

Course Load

The minimum number of credit hours per semester is 12.

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.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Grades

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.

Calendars and Schedules

UNC LSCS Fall 2024 – Calendar 

Thursday, August 29 Arrive in Seville
Welcome Meeting and Dinner
Friday, August 30 Health & Safety Orientation Meeting at COWA
Monday, September 2 First day of classes
Saturday, October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España
Friday, November 1 Día de Todos los Santos (All Saint’s Day)
Thursday, November 28 Last day of class and Thanksgiving
Monday, December 2-Thursday, December 5 Final Exams
Friday, December 6 Día de la Constitución
Saturday, December 7 End of the program

UNC LSCS Fall 2024 – Programa de Orientación

Aug. 29 Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)
20:00 Reunión y cena de bienvenida
Aug. 30 10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares
17:00 Programa de orientación general
19:00-20:30 Reunión académica LSCS
Sept. 2 Primer día de clases

UNC LSCS Fall 2024 – Visits

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

¡Playa!
Mercado de la Encarnación y Antiquarium
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla  
Córdoba y Granada Friday, 18 October – Sunday 20 October
Catedral de Sevilla 
Madrid y  Segovia Thursday, November 21- Saturday, November 23
Visitas / Actividades Opcionales
Almazara Basilippo
Cena de Thanksgiving de COWA

COURSE SCHEDULE:

TBD

Information and Application

  • Duration: late August – mid December
  • Requirements: must have taken through Spanish 204 and meet GPA requirement (2.9 cumulative GPA)
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family
  • Academic Credit: All COWA courses will be pre-approved for UNC credit. SAS students must seek credit approval for EUSA and Universidad de Sevilla courses. Students will take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

The application deadline is TBD

  • A complete application must include:
    • General application (click the Apply Here button to the right to access Application page)

*Students must also complete an application with the UNC Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.

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