Intensive Language Study Quarter in Seville, Spain Course Catalog

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Language Courses

SPAN 204J - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Minimum of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent. Successful completion of SPAN 204J permits entry into Advanced Spanish Studies for Spring.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:January
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_204J_Syllabus.pdf
SPAN 301J - ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPREHENSION

This intensive short-term course reviews Spanish grammar, with a particular emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication skills. This course may be taken in preparation for the Spring semester.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:January
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_301J_Syllabi.pdf

History, Politics, and Culture Courses

SPAN 312J - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH CULTURE

This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today's democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain's past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Graduate Credit Available
Terms:January
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_312J_Syllabi.pdf

Experiential Learning Courses

IRP 490 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

Independent research on a subject of the student's choice.

Prerequisites:

Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/irp.

Terms:Fall, Spring

Intensive Period Language Courses

SPAN 305A - ADVANCED SPANISH EXPRESSION AND GRAMMAR I

An intensive review on the Spanish language. Oral drills, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks of semester). This course has a mandatory module SPAN310E: Practicum Encuesta

Prerequisites:

Completion of one year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent; the January Term course SPAN 204J fulfills this prerequisite.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_305A_Syllabus.pdf
SPAN 306A - HIGH-ADVANCED SPANISH EXPRESSION AND GRAMMAR

The course structure is based on an in-depth review of Spanish language with an emphasis on past subjunctive. Oral drills, role playing, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks of semester).

Prerequisites:

Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish, the equivalent, or January Term SPAN 301J.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_306_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 307A - ADVANCED PRESENT-DAY SPANISH USAGE

The vocabulary and structures current in Spain today are practiced in realistic situations, focusing on the practical functions that language must fulfill in speech and written communication. Emphasis on the appropriate use of different degrees of formality using multiple resources. An extensive review of Spanish language. Oral drills, role playing, conversations, and practical exercises with attention to underlying structures are reinforced with readings, writing exercises, and vocabulary building. Intensive Language Course taken during the Intensive Period (first 3 weeks).

Prerequisites:

One course in advanced college Spanish, the equivalent, or January Term SPAN 301J.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_307_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 402 - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

This intensive language course is intended for students who grew up listening to and speaking Spanish in their homes, but without receiving formal training in the language. Course includes a review of complex grammar structures, spelling and punctuation, with a special emphasis on reading and writing skills.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_402_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403 - ADVANCED STUDIES IN SPANISH

This intensive course is designed for native and near-native speakers of Spanish. In addition to a thorough review of challenging grammatical aspects of Spanish, this course incorporates preparation for the DELE (Diploma de Español de Lengua Extranjera). Course materials may also include films, music, selections from the press, as well as literary readings. The performance of short excerpts of plays, combined with advanced work on oral expression and phonetics, will help students increase their fluency and ease of expression. This course is taught in the Intensive Period.

Prerequisites:

Entry into SPAN 403 is based in part upon performance on the online placement test, and therefore acceptance into this course takes place after arrival in Seville.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_403_Syllabi.pdf

Language Modules

SPAN 310L - ADVANCED LISTENING SKILLS IN SPANISH

Designed to increase students' listening comprehension skills, as well as introduce them to the general phonetics and phonology of Spanish. Students develop the ability to analyze the Spanish sound system and distinguish the phonetical features of its principal dialects.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_310L_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310R - ADVANCED READING SKILLS IN SPANISH

This course focuses on improving accuracy in reading comprehension and fosters the development and refinement of literacy skills. Various activity formats, such as comprehension checks, paraphrasing and understanding discourse structure and intentions will be applied to a variety of texts, including newspaper articles, short stories and excerpts from novels.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_310R_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310SP - ADVANCED ORAL COMMUNICATION IN SPANISH

This course seeks to improve students' speaking ability in both formal and informal discourse. Oral practice activities like debates, role plays, mock trials, paired with interviews and dialogue/story adaptations increase opportunities for communicative interaction among students in the classroom.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_310SP_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310W - ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING IN SPANISH

This course is designed to help students learn more about the process involved in composing short research papers and effective support of different points of view and hypotheses. Key concepts of discourse analysis and rhetorical devices will also be studied. Classroom activities include written tasks, prose style analyses, translations and coherent paragraphing.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Seville_SPAN_310W_Syllabi.pdf