Academic Information for UNC Science in Sevilla Summer

Program Overview

The UNC Science in Sevilla Summer offers a great opportunity for students to take a science course in a foreign setting, while perfecting their Spanish language skills. A North Carolina professor will serve as Professor-in-Residence and teach one science course.

UNC Science in Sevilla Summer – Course Offerings and Equivalencies

Students in the UNC Science in Sevilla – Summer program will take a science and a Spanish language course.

Science Courses

Track One:

BIOL 202 Genetics and Molecular Biology (4 UNC graded credits)

Taught by UNC Professors Kelly Hogan & Brian Hogan, Department of Biology

The major theme of the course is “Information”. We’ll explore how genetic information is stored, transmitted, and flows from DNA to RNA and proteins. You will learn introductory skills necessary to become a scientist, including testing hypotheses, designing experi­ments, interpreting results, considering the impact of the science on society, and collaborating with peers.

Track Two:

PSYC 210: Statistical Principles of Psychological Research (4 UNC graded credits)

Taught by UNC Professor Viji Sathy, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Psychology 210 introduces some of the statistical methods underlying psychological research. We focus on descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, and the manner by which they may be employed to design psychological experiments and analyze behavioral data. It is my hope that by the end of this class that you see that not only does statistics offer a core background for understanding how psychologists investigate human behavior, it is a useful tool for navigating research claims and data you may encounter in your everyday life.


Spanish Courses

SEVI 270 Español para la comunicación diaria/ Spanish Language for Communication (3 transfer credits)

A review of selected topics in Spanish grammar, with special emphasis basic grammatical structures and the correct usage of these structures in conversation. Practical language component consists of conversational Spanish with emphasis on practical vocabulary and structures needed for survival in specific situations: the post office, telephone, the home, stores and markets, food and restaurants, seeking medical help, traveling. Readings on cultural topics are also included throughout the course.

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SEVI:Spanish Language and Culture (1 transfer credit)

This introductory course will focus on basic conversational skills students will need for day to day interactions and cultural context to facilitate immersion into local life and community. All students who opt out of SEVI 270 will take this course.

Course Listing and Equivalencies

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.

Academic Info

Course Load
All participants will take either science class taught in English by a North Carolina professor (4 credits).

Students will take either a 1 credit hour or a 3 credit hour Spanish course taught by local Spanish instructors. Placement in the language class will depend on the students’ language level.

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

Class Attendance
Classes will be held Monday-Friday. You are expected to attend every class, take all exams as scheduled by the professor, and turn in written work as required for the individual course.

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. You should plan to travel before the program begins or after the program has ended, not during the official program dates. 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.

The science course will receive graded UNC credit. Please refer to the Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website for more information.

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 the Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

UNC Science in Sevilla Summer 2020 – Calendar


Thursday, June 25 Students arrive in Sevilla
Friday, June 26 Orientation at CINECU
Monday, June 29 First day of class
Wednesday, July 29 Last day of class
Thursday-Friday, July 30-31 Final exams
Saturday, August 1 Students depart Sevilla

UNC Science in Sevilla Summer 2020 – Orientation Program



Thursday, June 25 Arrival in Sevilla

  • Hotel Alcázar – Menéndez y Pelayo 10
  • Phone: 954 41 20 11
20:00 Welcome Meeting and Dinner
Friday, June 26 10:00 Move to homestays
17:00-19:00 Meeting at EUSA

  • Health, Safety, Housing
Monday, June 29 First day of classes at EUSA


Classes: Monday to Friday

BIOL 202: Genetics and Molecular Biology
PSYC 210: Statistical Principles of Psychological Research
SEVI 270: Spanish Language for Communication/Español para la comunicación diaria
SEVI: Spanish Language and Culture 



The following visits are obligatory for all students:

            Itálica and beach Hora a confirmar
Catedral de Sevilla Hora a confirmar
Mercado de la Encarnación / Metropol Parasol Hora a confirmar
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla Hora a confirmar
Trip to Córdoba y Granada Hora a confirmar
Basilippo (Olive Oil Factory) Hora a confirmar
Bodegas Góngora (Winery)  Hora a confirmar


  • Thursday and Friday, July 30-31