The Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program is for students who have completed Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN 300) or the equivalent. The program offers year, fall, and spring options.
After taking a month-long course on Contemporary Spanish Society, SAS students take regular university courses with Spanish students at the Campus Universitario EUSA or at the Universidad de Sevilla. SAS students may choose courses from any university degree at EUSA and from many departments at the Universidad de Sevilla. SAS students will also have the option of taking courses designed by the program specifically for them, UNC-CINECU courses. These courses are taught by local professors.
Students in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) Program take two types of courses, courses offered at CINECU exclusively for SAS students on the UNC in Sevilla program and regular university courses at the Campus Universitario EUSA or the Universidad de Sevilla with native speakers.
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 Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada.
*This class is required for all new students in the Spanish Advanced Studies Program during the month before classes begin at the Campus Universitario EUSA.
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.
Introduction to the theory of translation with extensive practice in translating various types of writings (literature, journalistic, and professional).
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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 Spainards up 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.
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Introduction to the description of sound systems with a focus on Spanish. (Offered in Fall semester).
A close look at Spanish society both pre and post-Franco. The course focuses on gender and gender identity through an examination of contemporary Spanish society. Topics include women’s role in the economy, family, and religion; constructions of gender identity through language, art, and media; the impact of feminism on civil rights; sexuality and sexual identity.
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.
A study of the history, art, and culture of Islam and of 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.
The study of religious diversity in post-Francoist Spain: the Catholic heritage, religious diversity and new religious movements, religion and gender, ethnicity and the new Protestantism of the gypsies, religious festivals, religion and folk medicine.
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This course treats current aspects of the Spanish society. It explores the social movements, the media, controversial laws, contemporary lifestyle, etc., through newspaper articles, short-movies, TV advertising, music, and literature.
This course will examine 20th century Spanish Detective fictions including short stories, novels, and films. A wide range of secondary readings will provide us with theoretical frameworks through which to investigate detective fictions and their literary and cultural contexts.
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.
By clicking on Oferta Académica, you will arrive at a list of the degree programs offered by EUSA. Remember that you may only take classes in the Grados Universitarios. Click on the grado in which you are interested, then on Plan de Estudios/Profesorado to find more information about the classes offered. A class is called an asignatura and a syllabus is called a programa.
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.
Click on the degree of interest to find the horarios and programas.
*Spanish language and Literature classes are under Filolofía 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.
Programas- Grado Filología Hispánica: http://www.us.es/estudios/grados/plan_159
Programas-otras 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.
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 Titulaciones in the list at the top and then Plan de Estudios under each degree track.
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 websiteVIEW WEB
You will not register for classes until you arrive in Sevilla. An academic meeting will be held to provide you with more information on the registration process.
The SAS Course Registration Form should be submitted to the program office by:
*The actual dates will be confirmed by the on-site staff once you arrive in Sevilla.
The drop deadline for courses depends on when regular university courses at EUSA begin. You will be informed of the deadline well in advance.
You will earn 15-18 credit hours for the semester as follows:
In the SAS program, students usually enroll in a minimum five courses in a given semester. This is normally 15 credit hours. However, a few courses are worth four credit courses which could raise your total credit hours to 16 or 17 hours. The specific number and types of courses you take will depend on your personal linguistic and academic preparation and needs:
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.
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 UNC registration, you will be given a failing grade on your official program transcript. Credit for a failed class will not be transferred, but record of the course and grade will remain on your program transcript.
Non-UNC students should be aware of their home institution’s policy regarding courses and credit hours.
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” under “Course Offerings” for information on how to navigate that website.
Although different university professors will have different rules concerning 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:
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.
Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are pending confirmation.
Programa de Orientación
* Las siguientes visitas serán obligatorias para todos los alumnos: