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Spring 2013: Granada, Spain
January 06, 2013 - May 24, 2013
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/08/2012 4:00 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall - Conference Room
02/16/2012 4:00 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall - Conference Room
03/06/2012 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM201 Jastak Burgess Hall
09/06/2012 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM308 Gore Hall
09/07/2012 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, Elliott Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/31/2012 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
11/28/2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
Program Notes

Program Description

Please download the PDF document at the very bottom of this page for information on the Language and Culture Track and the Hispanic Studies Track.

All applicants must have a valid passport by application deadline

Study Spanish culture in Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. Granada's imposing Moorish palace, the Alhambra, overlooks the city and envelops it in history. A Mediterranean climate, romantic location, and excellent academic program make the Granada Semester an experience not to be missed. The host institution of this program is the Granada Institute of International Studies (http://www.griis.es/).

The Spring Semester in Granada combines multi-disciplinary course offerings with a variety of social and cultural activities. Spanish majors and minors, as well as students interested in art, history, business, international relations, political science and literature will find this program a particularly enriching experience.

You will have the chance to explore Spain, too. Once settled into Granada, weekend excursions will take you to the famous Costa del Sol, and the Andalusian cities of Cordoba and Seville. There is a trip to Madrid where you will have a chance to explore this unique city, converse with local residents, and participate in a group excursion to the nearby picturesque city of Toledo. The program also typically features trips to sites in and around Granada, such as the Alhambra, Alpujarras and Nerja, Cordoba and Sevilla. The resident director, Dr. Amalia Pulgarin, Director of GRIIS administers the program in Spain and serves as a liaison to the University of Delaware.

Accommodations:

  • Students will reside in private Spanish homes, in pairs. Bedding and linens are provided, as well as all meals
  • Students will reside in hotels during overnight excursions

Student Selection:
  • Course Work: All applicants must complete any two 200-level Spanish courses (with any passing grade) prior to travel. A thorough working knowledge of Spanish is essential, and a minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required
  • Complete Application: The student must have submitted a complete application (Online application, $300 first deposit, and at least one recommendation letter)
  • Two Interviews: One with the Program Coordinator, second with a Spanish speaking faculty member from the FLLT Department
  • Social Media Check: Note that all applicants' social media existences (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other blogs) are checked for any UD Code of Conduct violations

Visa Information:

  • The program fee includes visa fees that are required by the Spanish Consulate. Visa fee was set at $140 on June 30, 2011. This fee is subject to change by the Spanish Consulate, please check their website for additional information
  • All applicants must have a valid passport by application deadline
Program Fee:
The program fee includes:
  • Round trip airfare to Granda and Granada airport transfer
  • Housing with a local host family
  • 3 meals a day
  • Overnight excursions and local tours in Spain
  • Visa processing fees
The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures on the administration of this program.


Program Courses
Students must enroll in all courses for credit and a grade; pass/fail and audit registration is not permitted. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 13 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
An intensive Spanish course prior to beginning of classes is designed to enhance the language skills of students prior to the start of the academic course. All students will enroll in the intensive Spanish course, SPAN 308. Then, all students will take the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Language’s Spanish language proficiency test. The results of this test will dictate which track students will be enrolled in, Hispanic Studies or Language and Culture. Students with higher scores will go to Hispanic Studies, and students with lower scores will go to Language and Culture.
ARTH 339-070: Contemporary Spanish Art (3 credits)
Analyzes the historical evolution of Spanish art during the contemporary era, including the art of the end of the Ancient Regime, with the study of neoclassicism and the work of Francisco Goya.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 339-072: History of Art in Spain (3 credits)
The aims of the General History of Spain course is to present a basic comprehensive synthesis of the subjects to be studied, where the historical evolution of Spain is condensed from its origins to the present day, emphasizing the economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the political development. Special attention is to be paid to aspects of the Spanish civilization such as plastic arts, folklore and other pertinent features of the Hispanic character in its different regional manifestations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 339-071: Spanish Art (Renaissance and Baroque) (3 credits)
Study of the forms of artistic expression in Spain between the 16th and end of the 18th centuries, in two blocks: Renaissance Art and Baroque Art.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ECON 340-073: Economics and Business in Spain and Latin America (3 credits)
Aims to provide key ideas on the situation of the Spanish economy.
Prerequisite: ECON151 and ECON152
ECON 340-072: Spanish and Latin American Economics (3 credits)
This course is aimed at those students who wish to learn the general language of economics along with the study of Spanish economics and that of the main Latin- American countries through a great variety of activities.
Prerequisite: ECON151 and ECON152. ECON340 cannot be taken for credit after ECON441 and/or ECON443.
HIST 348-072: History of Spain (From Franco to the Present Day) (3 credits)
Covers the political, economic and social transformations experienced in Spain through the dictatorship of Franco until the present day.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 348-070: History of Spain (The Modern Age) (3 credits)
The course offers a panoramic vision of the history of Spain during the XVIth, XVIIth and XCIIIth centuries, emphasizing the processes of conformation of the modern state and its material bases. As well as the relationship with Europe and America.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
HIST 348-071: History of Spain: 1479 - Present (3 credits)
The aims of the General History of Spain course is to present a basic comprehensive synthesis of the subjects to be studied, where the historical evolution of Spain is condensed from its origins to the present day, emphasizing the economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the political development. Special attention is to be paid to aspects of the Spanish civilization such as plastic arts, folklore and other pertinent features of the Hispanic character in its different regional manifestations.

The classes are lectures given that the command of the Spanish language is of a low level in the students on the Spanish Language and Culture Studies Course, and will be supplemented with graphic material, maps, slides, diagrams, etc.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 309-071: Political Culture: Spain (3 credits)
Introduction to the political and civic cultures underpinning and supporting the Spanish political system.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 441-073: Contemporary Politics: Spain (3 credits)
Aims to cover the fundamental aspects of the political system of the European Union.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SPAN 301-070: Spanish Literature (Pre-18th) (3 credits)
The basic aims of this course are to acquaint the student with Spanish Literature from the origins up until the modern day, analyzing authors and works taken from each period in their historical and social context.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201
SPAN 302-070: Spanish Literature (19th and 20th Century) (3 credits)
The basic aims of this course are to acquaint the students with Spanish Literature from the XIXth century to the present day, analyzing authors and works taken from each historical and social period.
Prerequisite: SPAN201
SPAN 306-070: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
This course will help students to increase their fluency and vocabulary. Grammar review will focus on special problems. This course is required for all students in the Language and Culture Program.
Prerequisite: SPAN200
SPAN 307-070: Islamic Culture in Spain (3 credits)
History, society, art and other cultural manifestations of al-Andalus from its birth in the year 711 to its disappearance in 1492. An ample introduction to the Islamic world will be given.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SPAN 307-072: Traditional song and Spanish society: flamenco, folklore and sephardic song (3 credits)
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political and social developments in Latin America/Spain. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SPAN 308-070: Contemporary Spain II - Spain within the XXI Century (3 credits)
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political and social developments in Spain, including its place in today's European community.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level Spanish courses taught in the Spanish language
SPAN 326-070: Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
Initiation and understanding of the discipline by the students through the principal stylistic languages which have defined Latin American reality.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Multicultural
SPAN 352-070: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Aimed at students who have an intermediate level of Spanish. This course enables the student to get to know the world of business, trade and economy from a theoretical and practical view point. The core of this course is divided into three different areas: the business world, commercial correspondence and vocabulary. This course is designed for those students who wish to acquire a general understanding of the topics involved in the business world, as well as those who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge to work in this area.
SPAN 355-070: Spanish Literature (20th Century) (3 credits)
Covers the literary production during the XXth century and the multiple interactions this has with other fields of culture and knowledge, especially in the arts, music, popular culture, religion and philosophy.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201
SPAN 367-070: Speaking and Writing Skills 5 & 6 (1 credit) pass/fail
Aims to be of fundamental linguistic support in areas of difficulties the student may have at this level. Enables the student to understand and express him/herself in a variety of situations which may be unfamiliar, and which require exchanging informational and personal opinions using complex linguistic structures. This course is required for all students in the Language and Culture Program.
SPAN 406-070: Spanish Grammar (Advanced Level) (3 credits)
Description and analysis of Spanish grammar, especially those aspects which are of most difficulty for the non-Spanish speaker (Advanced level).
SPAN 436-070: Spanish Literature (the Renaissance and the Baroque) (3 credits)
The period which this course covers is one of the most fundamental, not only to understand Spanish Literature, but also to understand the culture and history of Spain.
Prerequisite: One SPAN 300-level survey of literature course.
SPAN 440-070: 18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature (Enlightenment, Romanticism and Realism) (3 credits)
This course will deal with Spanish literature produced during the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. The course, divided in two sections, will compare similar literature tendencies in other countries.
Prerequisite: One SPAN 300-level survey of literature course
SPAN 452-070: Advanced Business Spanish (3 credits)
Enable the students to cope in Spanish in the business world. This course enables the student to get to know the world of business, trade and economy from a theoretical and practical view point. The core of this course is divided into three different areas: the business world, commercial correspondence and vocabulary.
Prerequisite: SPAN200 and SPAN201. SPAN300 and SPAN352 highly recommended
SPAN 455-070: Latin American Literature (3 credits)
The period to be studied is from the XXth century to the present-day.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
SPAN 455-072: Spanish Theatre (3 credits)
An approach to the history of Spanish drama taking as a fundamental reference point the theatrical stage.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
SPAN 455-073: The Image of Women in Spanish Literature (18th Century - 21st Century) (3 credits)
Study of Spanish Literature from its "radical" histrocity." Differentiation of the configurations of femininity in virtue of the consolidation of the patriarchal bourgeois society in Spain.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
SPAN 467-072: English - Spanish Translation II: Specialized Themes (3 credits)
Deals with the new approaches to language learning that view the activities of translation and interpreting as a tool for the development of communicative ability and mediation skills.Focuses on specialized and advance translations themes.
SPAN 467-070: English-Spanish Translation I: General Themes (3 credits)
Deals with the new approaches to language learning that view the activities of translation and interpreting as a tool for the development of communicative ability and mediation skills.
SPAN 467-073: Spanish Grammar (Superior Level) (3 credits)
Includes the main points of those remaining difficulties which a student may encounter in the latter part of an advanced learning phase and the best way to solve them, within a pragmatic tone.
SPAN 467-074: Speaking and Writing Skills 7 & 8 (1 credit) pass/fail
Aims to be of fundamental linguistic support in areas of difficulties the student may have at this level. Enables the student to understand and express him/herself in a variety of situations which may be unfamiliar, and which require exchanging informational and personal opinions using complex linguistic structures. This course is required for all students in the Language and Culture Program.
SPAN 475-070: Health, Ecology and the Environment in Spain (3 credits)
Knowledge of the environment in Spain, conservation and degradation. As well as natural resource management from a sociology-environmental perspective.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-072: Islamic Culture in Spain (3 credits)
History, society, art and other cultural manifestations of al-Andalus from its birth in the year 711 to its disappearance in 1492. An ample introduction to the Islamic world will be given.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-079: Jewish Communities in Spain (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, focusing on the history of of Jewish Communities.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
SPAN 475-073: Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
Initiation and understanding of the discipline by the students through the principal stylistic languages which have defined Latin American reality.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-074: Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
This course is approached from an anthropological global perspective, so that the students will be able to gain an overall view of Spanish culture, of the Spanish way of life, throughout history and in the present-day, and in its diverse manifestations.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-078: The Andalusian Heritage (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of the Spanish region of Andalusia.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
SPAN 475-075: The Art of Flamenco in Society and Culture (3 credits)
This course will explore the poetic language of the lyrics, the association of these with high culture (principally poetry and music), the artistic nature of this musical expression and the links between flamenco and the society/culture.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-076: The History of Spanish Music (3 credits)
Aims to develop the knowledge of Spanish musical art, flamenco and other forms of musical expression, including those of popular tradition, all in relation to their social and cultural context.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
SPAN 475-077: Traditional Music (3 credits)
Deals with advancing the student in the knowledge of Spanish traditional-popular music in its different manifestations: songs, dances, traditional Andalusian music and dance, flamenco and guitar.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
Can be repeated for credit if topic changes.
UNIV 370-010: Study Abroad - Granada (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills Discovery Learning (DLE) Requirement
Requirements
The Semester in Granada is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors regardless of major. All applicants must complete any two 200-level Spanish courses (with any passing grade) prior to travel. A thorough working knowledge of Spanish is essential, and a minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Full-time enrollment status (13 or more credits) during the program is also required. Students pursuing the Spanish Studies minor must enroll in a total of 16 credits.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19716.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
Participants in the Granada, Spain program will be charged University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Spring Semester and the Program Fee.
The Program Fee usually covers housing and all excursions, but does not include transportation to/from the group's initial departure airport. Your specific Program Fee may or may not include these and other items. Check with the program's faculty director for details.
A $300.00 deposit towards the program fee must be paid no later than October 01, 2012, although we recommend that you pay your deposit within three working days of submitting your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are admitted into the program. The program acceptance list will be available approximately two weeks later. See below for additional program fee and tuition payment deadlines.
All students pay all program fees via this website: http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/payments_and_withdrawals.html. Credit card payments are not accepted.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,075.00$13,620.00
Final Program Fee$8,250.00$8,250.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total (final)$13,325.00$21,870.00
Please note that final Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.

IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.

Scholarships
Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationOctober 04, 2012
$300.00 DepositOctober 01, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositOctober 15, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceJanuary 02, 2013
Tuition and FeesJanuary 02, 2013
Contacts
Matt Drexler
Study Abroad Coordinator
26 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19716
302-831-4065
302-831-6042
mdrexler@udel.edu
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