Welcome to UNC LSCS Spring 

The Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) program is intended for students who have completed four semesters of college Spanish (SPAN 204) or the equivalent. In LSCS students will choose five of the ten courses offered. Subject areas include art, language, literature, history, and politics. Classes are taken with other LSCS students at CINECU. The program offers year, fall, or spring options. Year-long students who begin in the LSCS program in the fall semester will move up to the Spanish Area Studies (SAS) program for the Spring semester.


Students will choose from classes offered in Spanish and in English. You will choose five classes from the classes listed below. You may choose up to two classes taught in English.

Below are the courses that may be offered for LSCS students. NOTE: Not all classes will be offered every semester.

LSCS Courses Taught in Spanish


Introduction to literary analysis through the study of Spanish and Spanish American texts representative of various genres.
Development of writing skills through frequent compositions and oral proficiency through class discussions and presentations.

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SEVI 265 – SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS / El español para las profesiones

A course emphasizing the vocabulary and structures of the language of mass communications, business, health professions, and political institutions.

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SEVI 300 – ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION / Curso avanzado de gramática y redacción

A review of major topics in Spanish grammar, with special attention to the correct usage of these structures in writing.
Emphasis on the development of idiomatic written expression. Includes frequent compositions.

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SEVI 301 – SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS / Español para profesionales de la salud

Explores concepts and terminology related to the medical field using and with respect to the Spanish language. This course is designed for students who plan to work in health-related professions.

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SEVI 302- SPANISH FOR BUSINESS/ Español para los negocios

Covers concepts and vocabulary related to business in the Spanish-speaking world and its global partners, with the aim of providing a globalized economic panorama. The course gives special emphasis to business organization, resources, goods and services, marketing, cultural and economic characteristics of Spanish-speaking countries.

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SEVI 303- HEALTH AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY/ Salud  y la comunidad hispana

This course explores cultural aspects in the field of health and healthcare services with a focus on Hispanic populations while teaching students how to think critically when evaluating health care systems and providing them with the opportunity to work hand in hand with people and organizations within the community. 

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SEVI 331- SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS/ España y las Américas

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.

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SEVI 332 – SPAIN TODAY / España Inmediata

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.

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SEVI 333 – SPAIN AND ISLAM / España ante el Islam

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

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

This course analyzes how the first transatlantic culture, originated by 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 time 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. 

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SEVI 341 – ART AND CULTURE OF SPAIN / Arte y Cultura de España

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

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SEVI 343 – SPAIN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION / España y la Unión Europea

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, its relationship to Latin America, and the present and future of the Union within the international community.

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SEVI 361 – HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF SPANISH FILM / Historia y análisis del cine español

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.

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SEVI 371 – STUDIES IN SPANISH LITERATURE / Análisis de la literatura española

Study of the literature of Spain centering on representative authors and texts from various literary movements within their socio-historical contexts.

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LSCS Courses Taught in English

SEVI_ENG 381 – Global Health Services Management (with Special Focus on the Spanish Health System)

This course describes and contrasts systems and models of health policies in political, economic and cultural context to analyze the organization, management, and outcomes of health services in public, private and working field, NGO work included.

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SEVI_ENG 382 – Social Psychology: International Perspectives

Using Seville, Andalusia, and Spain as the backdrop, this course will offer an in-depth survey of the various theories and perspectives advanced in the field of Social Psychology.

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SEVI_ENG 383 – The Foreign versus the Familiar

A course in Travel Writing/ Cultural Journalism- This course is designed to give students an introduction to the intelligence, imagination and rigor required for observing, describing and analyzing aspects of a foreign culture, specifically the culture of Southern Spain, in an attempt to better understand one’s own culture.

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Credit Information Section Sevilla Program UNC Study Abroad website

For information on general education and Spanish requirements, please refer to the Credit Information section of the Sevilla Program brochure found on the UNC Study Abroad website

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Academic Info

Course Load
The maximum number of credit hours you may carry in any given semester is 18. The minimum number of credit hours per semester is 15.

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.

Notes on Registration
AAs 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.
Non-UNC students should be aware of their home institution’s policy regarding courses and credit hours.

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 UNC-CINECU 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.
  • In order 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. Please do not ask.

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 in order to receive UNC transfer equivalency (TREQ) credit. Please refer to Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

LSCS Spring 2018 Calendar

    • 10 January Spring Semester students arrive in Sevilla
    • 11-14 January Orientation
    • 15 January Spring Semester classes begin
    • 1-3 February Weekend Trip to Madrid and Segovia
    • 28 February Día de Andalucía- holiday
    • 2-4 March Weekend Trip to Córdoba and Granada
    • 25 March-1 April Easter Week (Semana Santa)-holiday
    • 15-21 April Seville Fair (Feria de Sevilla)-holiday
    • 1 May Labor Day (Día del Trabajo)-holiday
    • 4 May Last day of classes
    • 7-11 May Final Exams
    • 12 May Students depart Sevilla

Spring 2018. UNC in Sevilla-LSCS


Programa de Orientación

    • 10 January, Wednesday Arrival in Sevilla: Hotel Alcazar, Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 10.  Telef. 954 41 20 11
      20:00 Meeting and dinner
    • 11 January, Thursday 10:00 Move in with host family
      17:00-20:00 Orientation Meeting (EUSA): Housing, Safety, Health Insurance, Practical information
    • 12 January, Friday 10:00 LSCS Academic Meeting
    • 15 January, Monday First day of class

Excursiones y Visitas a Monumentos – Spring 2018

* Las siguientes visitas serán obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

  • Catedral de Sevilla  Wednesday, 24 January at 15:05 (3:05 pm)
  • Antiquarium and Metropol Parasol (Las Setas) Saturday, 27 January at 11:00
  • Reales Alcázares de Sevilla Wednesday, 31 January at 15:30 (3:30 pm)
  • Trip to Madrid and Segovia 1-3 February
  • Trip to Córdoba y Granada 2-4 March
          Optional Visits
  • Bodegas Góngora-Winery      Friday, 23 de February at 12:00
  • Basilippo- Olive Oil Factory   Friday, 16 de March at 13:oo