Courses

CASA-Sevilla program participants take courses at both the CASA Center and the University of Seville.

CASA Center Courses

Both Beyond the Stereotypes course and the rest of the classes offered at the CASA-Sevilla Center follow the American system in terms of attendance, participation and preparation of daily work.

Fall 2018

  • Más allá de los estereotipos: Encuentros con la historia, sociedad, lengua y cultura de Sevilla (mandatory seminar)
  • Pueblos y culturas de España: Una mirada desde la Antropología Cultural (Profesor Javier Escalera Reyes).

Spring 2019

  • Más allá de los estereotipos: Encuentros con la historia, sociedad, lengua y cultura de Sevilla (mandatory seminar)
  • Historia de España actual (Profesora Inmaculada Cordero Olivero).

All CASA-Sevilla program students are required to take the unique course, Más allá de los estereotipos: Encuentros con la historia, sociedad, lengua y cultura de Sevilla(Beyond stereotypes: Encounters with the history, society, language and culture of Seville), which starts before classes begin at the University of Seville and continues throughout the semester. The course involves intensive study of Spanish history, culture, society, and language, and aims to reinforce students' linguistic skills, facilitate their cultural adaptation, and prepare them for classes at the University of Seville. During the course, CASA-Sevilla students actively participate in classes as well as a community organization of their choice, take part in field trips and cultural activities, attend weekly intercultural mentoring sessions, and reflect on their experiences in a personal blog. At the end of the semester, students summarize their learning goals and achievements in an individual research project.

During the semester, students spend 2 hours a week with a community organization and have various opportunities to reflect and share what they learn. Community organizations vary, but have included social service agencies, urban garden, local radio station, and bilingual education. The learning acquired through this experience is one of the cornerstones of the semester in Seville.

University Courses

CASA-Sevilla students pre-select courses in their "Preferred Center" (the Facultad where they will enroll for at least one course) of the University of Seville before arriving in Spain. Students should click on the links of the Facultades that interest them in the section "Partner Institution" to find the lists of courses and their descriptions. (Keep in mind that the schedule that appears on some pages may not be updated).

Available course options by discipline depend on the term the student will be in Seville (see below). When looking for classes, students should pay attention to the semester in which they are offered (C1-C2). Do not choose first year classes (1st), since the University of Seville generally does not allow international students to access these classes (there are exceptions that staff will share in Seville).

  • Fall Semester: Students who are abroad only for the fall semester must choose First Semester Courses (C1)
  • Spring Semester: Students who are abroad only for the spring semester must choose Second Semester Courses (C2)

Once students have decided which classes they are interested in, they will have to make an online reservation of courses in their Preferred Center. Students will receive an email from the University of Seville with instructions. Classes in other Facultades can be added after arrival in Seville.

Students should remember that there are some significant differences between the Spanish and American educational systems. Spanish students choose a career before entering the University, and during that time, they only attend classes in a single Facultad within their chosen specialty. Therefore, courses are more specialized than those in the U.S., and students typically enter their program with deeper knowledge of the discipline. Each Faculty also follows its own system: schedules, teachers, classrooms, start and end of classes, exam calendar, etc. It is easy to understand for Spanish students — who must only assimilate to the system of a single Facultad — but often challenging for program students when they attend classes in different Facultades. It is therefore highly recommended that U.S. students interact with classmates and ask for their help when in doubt.

If a student has questions or concerns, they can send an email to Eva Infante, Director of the program, at eva@sevilla.casa.education.