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Southern Connecticut State University

Department of World Languages and Literatures Presents:

International Field Study in Spain


Spain Application (PDF) - Please fill out and return to Engleman Hall 220.


The great university city of Salamanca is Spain's finest showcase of Renaissance and Plateresque architecture.  Founded as an Iberian settlement in pre-Roman times, the city fell to Hannibal in 217BC. Preeminent among its artists and master craftsmen of later years were the Churriguerra brothers.  Their work may be seen in many of Salamanca's golden stone buildings, notably in the Plaza Mayor.  Other major sights are the two cathedrals and the 13th-century university, one of Europe's oldest and most distinguished.


Andalucia is the largest of Spain's 17 autonomous communities and one of the most important regions of Spain.  It is in Andalucia where East meets West in an exotic melting pot of Jewish, Gypsy, Moorish, and Christian cultures; in towns and cities like Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Cadiz.  In Granada, you'll visit the Alhambra Palace, the Generalife Gardens and the Medieval Albaicin neighborhood in Cordoba; and in Seville, the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and the Indies Archive.


Undergraduate and graduate students may take a maximum of six credits to be selected from the following courses in Spanish language, culture, and civilization:

SPA 100 and 106: Spanish I and Spanish Language Practice in Spain.
                                   Meets B.S. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 101.

SPA 101 and 106:  Spanish II and Spanish Language Practice in Spain
                                    Meets B.S. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 200.

SPA 200 and 206:  Spanish III and Spanish Culture in Spain
                                      Meets B.A. or LEP requirement; Students may continue with SPA 210.

SPA 210 and 206: Spanish IV and Spanish Culture in Spain
                                     Meets B.A. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 300-level course.

SPA 300: Spanish Composition (Prerequisite: SPA 210)
SPA 301: Spanish Conversation (Prerequisite: SPA 210)
SPA 310: Spanish Civilization (Prerequisite: SPA 300 or 301)
SPA 398:  Special Topics in Spanish 
                    (Prerequisite: SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.)

SPA 405: Spanish Grammar Analysis (Prerequisite: SPA 300 or 305)
Intensive study of grammar in order to prepare students to teach Spanish in high school and to give advanced practice in the structure of spoken and written Spanish.

SPA 490: Modern Spanish Novel (Prerequisite: SPA 300, & SPA 310 or 312)
Study of representative 20th-century Spanish novels, including works of Cela, Laforet, Matute, and Goytisolo.
SPA 496: 20th Century Spanish American Fiction 
(Prerequisite: SPA 300, & SPA 310 or 312)
SPA 498: Special Topics in Spanish 
(Prerequisite: SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.)
SPA 560 – Literature and Culture of AI Andalus
SPA 599 – Special Topics in Spanish
WLL 600: Independent Study (graduate students) (1 to 3 credits)  

Critics in-Residence

Teresa González, Colegio de España
Blanca Marcos, Colegio de España
Ricardo Navas, Universidad de Massachusetts
Guada Cabedo-Timmons, Western Illinois University
Maria Claudia González, Colegio de España
Maria del Castañar García Aliseda, Universidad de Salamanca
Abraham Haim, Consejo de la Comunidad Sefardí de Jerusalem

The critics in residence will provide pertinent lectures or discussion sessions to enrich and augment the program. Grades will be based on examinations, classroom performance, the Language Practicum (language) practice in small groups with native tutors three times a week), and participation in all program activities.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(203) 392-5222, or

Each student must register for 3 credits at SCSU.  The other 3 credits from the Colegio de España will be transferred upon completion of the  program. Students are encouraged to  consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For additional information and applications, contact:

Dr. Rafael Hernandez
EN D154
Phone: 203-392-6202