Academic Information for UNC LSCS Fall

Program Overview

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 Specialized 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. 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.


Credit Information Section – UNC Study Abroad website

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

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
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.
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 credit at UNC. Please refer to the credit information on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

LSCS Fall 2021 Calendar

September 1 Students arrive in Sevilla
September 2 Move to homestay
September 2-4 Orientation
September 6 First day of intensive classes
September 27 First day of regular semester classes
October 12 Holiday–Día de la Hispanidad
October 22-24* Trip to Córdoba and Granada
November 2 Holiday–Todos los Santos
December 6 Holiday–Día de la Constitución
December 8 Holiday–Día de la Inmaculada
December 14 Last day of classes
December 15-17 Fall semester final exams
December 18 End of Fall semester

*Pending confirmation

LSCS Fall 2021 Progama de Orientación

1 de septiembre, miércoles Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)
20:00 Reunión y cena (lugar a confirmar)
2 de septiembre, jueves 10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares
17:00-19:00  Reunión: Alojamiento, Seguridad, Seguro Médico, Información práctica
3 de septiembre, viernes 10:00-11:00 Reunión: Temas académicos
4 de enero, sábado Paseo por Sevilla
6 de enero, lunes Primer día de clases

Orientation Booklet 

LSCS Fall 2021

Excursiones y Visitas a Monumentos 

Las siguientes visitas serán obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Catedral de Sevilla miércoles, 8 de septiembre 15:15
Itálica y la playa sábado, 11 de septiembre 9:00
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla míercoles, 15 de septiembre 15:30
Viaje a Córdoba y Granada viernes-domingo, 22-24 de octubre 8:30

*All visits are pending confirmation.


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