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Fall 2018: Granada, Spain
September 04, 2018 - December 21, 2018 (dates are tentative)

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
10/23/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMClayton Hall Conference Room 213
Program Notes
Program Description
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.

The Fall 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.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures on the administration of this program.

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 and at least one recommendation letter)
  • At least one Interview: All students will interview with the program coordinator.
  • VERSANT Language exam: All applicants will receive information about taking the Versant langauge exam. The exam is a short oral and written computer administrated exam that indicates your level of preparedness for the program. The exam should be taken prior to the interview and students must bring the exam score report to the interview.

Visa Information:
  • The program fee includes visa fees that are required by the Spanish Consulate. Visa fee was set at $160 on April 3, 2013. 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.

The Program Fee includes:
  • Housing with a local host family
  • 3 meals a day
  • Overnight excursions and local tours in Spain
  • Visa processing fees
  • international medical insurance.
  • Airport transfers in Spain only

The program fee does NOT include airfare to/from Granada, Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Granada, Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. 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.
Students are enrolled in a 3 credit intensive Spanish course (SPAN 300 or SPAN 406) which meets M-F in the first month of the program. The intensive Spanish course is designed to enhance the language skills of students prior to the start of the other academic courses. In addition, all students will take SPAN 308: Spain in the XXI Century throughout the duration of the progam. At the end of the intensive Spanish course, 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 focus on Hispanic Studies and students with lower scores will study Language and Culture.
ARTH 239-072: Art and Architecture of Europe: Contemporary Spanish Art (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted. 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
Hispanic Studies Track
ARTH 239-074: Art and Architecture of Europe: History of Art in Spain (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted. 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
Language and Culture Track
ARTH 239-075: Art and Architecture of Europe: Spanish Art - Renaissance and Baroque (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted. 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
Hispanic Studies Track
ECON 342: Studies in Int'l Economics (3 credits)
Analysis of selected topics in International Economic, including international trade, international finance and the analysis of non-U.S. economies. 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: ECON101 and ECON103
This course is taught in the Language and Culture track. Hispanic Studies track students must request approval from GRIIS.
HIST 348: History of Spain: 1479 - Present (3 credits)
History of Spain from the unification of the crowns of Aragon and Castile in 1479 to the present. Emphasis on the rise and decline of the Spanish empire, expansion into the New World, and the obstacles for political, social and economic modernization since 1715. 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:
University History Breadth
HIST 348: History of Spain: 18th Century Spain to the Civil War and Franco (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
Hispanic Studies track.
HIST 348: History of Spain: 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:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 309-070: Political Culture By Country: Spain (3 credits)
Introduction to the political and civic cultures underpinning and supporting different political systems. Topics may vary depending on host country.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Hispanic Studies Track. Offered only in conjunction with travel abroad programs. May be taken twice for credit when countries vary.
POSC 441-073: Contemporary Politics by Country: Spain (3 credits)
Study of contemporary politics by country. Course is only taught abroad. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Aims to cover the fundamental aspects of the political system of the European Union.
Study of contemporary politics by country. Course is only taught abroad. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered for both Hispanic Studies and Language and Culture tracks.
SPAN 300: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I (3 credits)
Second part of a thorough review and intensive practice targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN200
Students who have not yet taken SPAN 300 or equivalent will be required to take this course.
SPAN 301: Survey of Spanish Literature (Pre-18th Century) (3 credits)
Development of Spanish literature from its origins through the 17th century. Study of representative works, discussions and collateral readings. 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
Language and Culture track.
SPAN 302-070: Survey of Spanish Literature (19th and 20th Century) (3 credits)
Spanish literature from the 19th century to the present. Selection of representative works, discussions and collateral readings. 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
Language and Culture track.
SPAN 306-070: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Strengthens skills in grammar and vocabulary in preparation for advanced courses. Includes oral exposes, discussion of articles and videos, textual analysis and compositions. 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
Required course for Language and Culture track. Taught abroad only. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN305 and SPAN306.
SPAN 307-074: Topics in Contemporary Latin American Culture: 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
Language and Culture track.
SPAN 307-070: Topics in Contemporary Latin American Culture: 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
Language and Culture track.
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 308: Contemporary Spain II: Contemporary Spain in the Media (3 credits)
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political and social developments in Spain, including it's place in today's European community as seen through domestic and international media.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level Spanish courses taught in the Spanish language
Language and Culture track. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN 326-070: Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
Survey of geography, history, art and society of Latin American lands. 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
Language and Culture track.
SPAN 352-070: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Introduction of essential business/commercial terminology in common business context, reinforcing strategies for understanding, interpreting, and responding to new information, and providing opportunities for interactive practice. Familiarizes student with basic policies and practices of the Hispanic business community. Includes writing, conversation, grammar and culture. 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.
Prerequisite: SPAN200 and SPAN201
Language and Culture track.
SPAN 355-070: Special Topics (3 credits)
Explores an area of special interest in Hispanic literature. See http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/ for topics.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201
Language and Culture and Hispanic Studies tracks
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 403: History of the Spanish Language: The Diversity of Spanish in the World. (3 credits)
History of the language from Latin to the present. Historical phonology and morphology.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course
Language and Culture and Hispanic Studies tracks.
SPAN 406-070: Advanced Spanish Language (3 credits)
Advanced grammatical structure and stylistics with special attention given to technical vocabulary and discourse (e.g., business, law, science, agriculture). Description and analysis of Spanish grammar, especially those aspects which are of most difficulty for the non-Spanish speaker (Advanced level).
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course.
Students who have taken SPAN 300 or equivalent will be required to take SPAN 406.
SPAN 436-070: Literature of the Spanish Golden Age: Renaissance and Baroque (3 credits)
Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Spanish literature of the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries). May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary. 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.
Hispanic Studies track.
SPAN 440-070: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Hispanic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary. 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)
Refines basic knowledge of Spanish business/commercial terminology by helping student realize the importance of cultural awareness in doing business in Hispanic countries or with Hispanics in the United States. 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: Selected Authors, Works and Themes: Latin American Literature (3 credits)
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. The period to be studied is from the XXth century to the present-day.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
SPAN 455-074: Selected Authors, Works and Themes: The Image of Women in Spanish Literature (18th Century - 21st Century) (3 credits)
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. 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 467-071: Applied Linguistics in Spanish Education (3 credits)
The study of language and principles of Spanish linguistics for Spanish educators.
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 467-074: 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 467-075: 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.
Required for Hispanic Studies track.
SPAN 475-074: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: History of Flamenco (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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 475-075: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Islamic Culture in Spain (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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 475-070: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Jewish Communities in Spain (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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 475-076: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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.
SPAN 475: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Religious and Cultural Diversity in Medieval Spain (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. Study of topics in HIspnaic culture and civilization focusing on Medieval Spain.
Prerequisite: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326.
SPAN 475-077: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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 475-079: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spanish Music, Artistic and Social Phenomenon (3 credits)
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. 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.
UNIV 373-013: 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:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
The Semester in Granada is designed for Spanish language majors and minors entereing the 300 level. While on the program, students must maintain full-time enrollment status (13 or more credits). Students pursuing the Spanish Studies minor must enroll in a total of 16 credits. To be considered for acceptance, applicants must complete these steps:
  • Minimum GPA: Participants should have a minimum GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Have completed two 200 level Spanish courses.
  • Apply: Complete the on-line application by the deadline, and honestly disclose all discipline violations.
  • Recommendation: Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf, and make sure this is done by the deadline.
  • Interview: When IGS contacts you to schedule the interview, respond in a timely manner, and arrive on-time for your appointment.
  • Versant language exam: you will receive instructions to take the Versant language exam prior to your interview. Follow those instructions and bring your score report to the interview.
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.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including 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, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • 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.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Estimated Program Fee$7,000.00$7,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$12,935.00$22,930.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 23, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-6112
302-831-6042
mgleason@udel.edu
File Downloads
Spanish language placement exam study guide

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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