T4949 – Spain Now: Oral Expression and Business Spanish in Seville (Preview)

Seville, Granada
Faculty: Irene Domingo and Paola Ehrmantraut
01/02/2018 – 01/26/2018

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Seville, Spain, as you build your language skills and increase your cultural understanding in a way that cannot be achieved in a traditional college academic semester.

Academic Overview
Spend January 2018 in the beautiful city of Seville in southern Spain. This course offers students intense exposure to the language and cultures of Spain, beyond the traditional classroom experience. Students enroll for credit in one of two courses, Spanish Oral Expression and Culture or Business Spanish. Your January term in Seville offers you a home-stay experience and intensive language instruction at an accredited language and cultural institute, which are complemented by a variety of walking tours and day trips to nearby points of interest (Ronda, Itálica, museums, Jewish Quarter, catedral, Alcázar) that help further your experience of the many influences that converge to shape modern Spain. Weekend excursions to Córdoba (Great Mosque/Jewish Quarter) and Granada (Cathedral, Alhambra, and Generalife gardens) further highlight and reveal the blending of Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures, both past and present.

Program Fee
Cost: $5,450 – $5,750
*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed.  Comprehensive Fee includes:  Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, home stays in twin and/or triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, twenty-two lunches and twenty three  dinners (subject to change).

Prerequisites
For Spanish Oral Expression and Culture (SPAN 305 at UST), the prerequisite is Advanced Spanish Grammar (SPAN 300 at UST, or a fifth semester course in advanced Spanish grammar) with a minimum grade of C-. For Business Spanish (SPAN 320 at UST), the prerequisite is Advanced Spanish Grammar (SPAN 300 at UST, or a fifth semester course in advanced Spanish grammar) and either Advanced Written Spanish and Culture (SPAN 301 at UST, or an upper-level composition course) or Spanish Oral Expression and Culture (SPAN 305 at UST, or an upper-level conversation course), with a grade of C- or better in each course. For this program students should also have a 3.0 GPA overall.

Required Readings
Spanish 305: Curso Intensivo de Español (portion of class taught by CC-CS staff) is a specialized course packet that focuses on the linguistic review of upper-level language structures and grammar. The course readings will also be based on an advanced oral expression textbook: Díaz, Andres, Dennis L. Hale and Nino R. Iorillo. Conversación y controversia: Tópicos de Hoy y de Siempre. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson- Prentice Hall, 2004

 Spanish 320: Noriega Fernández, Alfredo and Prost, Giséle. Al día. Curso superior de español para los negocios. Madrid, España: Editorial Espasa Calpe, 2003. In addition to the main text for the course, the students will work with selected readings from newspapers, the internet, and the following texts: Centellas Rodrigo, A. Proyecto en Español comercial. Madrid: Editorial Edinumen, 1997. •Gómez de Enterría, Josefa. Correspondencia comercial en español. Madrid: SGEL, 2007. •Sabáter ML, E. Martín Peris y M. Bosch. Hablemos de negocios. Madrid: Ed. Alhambra Longman, 1992. •Del Valle, V y J.L. Gómez de Agüero. Economía y organización de empresas. Madrid: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Evaluation
60% – Classwork, including all work in the Spanish Studies Abroad class: final exam, participation, homework, quizzes, projects, compositions.

40% – Cultural sessions/cultural assignments of which 25% are journal entries and 15% participation.

Program Directors
Irene Domingo, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5883, e-mail address: irenedomingo@stthomas.edu

Paola Ehrmantraut, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5159, e-mail address:
ehrm7444@stthomas.edu

Description of Faculty Directors
Irene Domingo is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. She holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in Modern Peninsular Cultures and Literatures. She has also completed a Certificate in Language Instruction. She has taught all levels of Spanish language, as well as courses on Spanish literature, culture, and history on campus and abroad.

Paola Ehrmantraut is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. She holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in Post Dictatorship culture in Argentina and Chile. She has also completed a Certificate in Women, Gender and Sexualities. She has taught all levels of Spanish language, as well as courses on Spanish literature, culture, and history on campus and abroad. Recently, she traveled to Argentina with UMAIE students (J Term 2015) and it was a great experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline
· Select the How to Apply link to start your online application.
· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2017.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

For more information on course content, contact Amy Finnegin
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office.

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