Internships and Service Learning in Seville, Spain Course Catalog
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History, Politics, and Culture Courses
What elements define Spain’s current political situation? After a brief historical introduction to post-Franco Spain, the course will center on the pressing debates in Spanish society after the year 2000: from the downfall of the Spanish economy to the pro-independence movement in Cataluña, from the collapse of a bipartisan system to the rise of new political and social forces like Ciudadanos and Podemos. Students will be encouraged to express their ideas through debates based on readings and class lectures.
Prerequisites: one advanced course in college Spanish prior to arrival in host country.
This course explores the history of Spanish gastronomy and its influence in shaping the culture and society of modern day Spain. It is conceived as a tasteful journey that takes students from the beginnings of cooking in ancient cultures to the influence of Mediterranean, Arabic and American civilizations in Spanish cuisine. Students will learn and experience first-hand the most known Mediterranean products, like olive oil, bread and wine, and the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the daily life of Spaniards. (45 contact hours, 3 credits)
Education and Psychology Courses
Recent research trends in psychology are focusing more and more on the theories, concepts and techniques that enhance well-being and happiness. Positive psychology is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and to cultivate what is best within them.
Positive Psychology has three central concerns:
I.-Understanding positive emotions, which entail the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future.
II.-Understanding positive individual traits, which consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-control and wisdom.
III.- Understanding positive institutions, which entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, parenting, work ethic, leadership, teamwork and tolerance.
This course explores the concepts, research, techniques, and exercises that enhance well-being and happiness.
Taught in Spanish.
Experiential Learning Courses
Practical experience in Spanish language and culture through placement in local business or organization. In addition to completing the regular internship duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue, and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture.
Two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization. In addition to completing the regular service learning duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture. (300 hours, 8 credits)
The successful completion of two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework.
Living the Culture Courses
In this introductory cooking course students learn the basics of traditional cuisine of Seville.