September 6 - December 17

The history of Spain is replete with defining moments and powerful changes brought on by peoples, cultures and ideas that
have shaped today’s Spain. From Greeks, Romans and Carthaginians, from Huns, Visigoths and Moors, to Jews, Jesuits and
Gypsies - cultures and ideas have clashed repeatedly. Spain’s duality, as both conquered and conqueror, provides the rich
tapestry of its current cultures.

This program is an inquiry into the symmetry and dissonance that are still reflected in Spain. The forces of change during
this past century are manifest in history, art, cinema, and politics as Spain enters the new millennium within an evolving
European Union.

THE CITY: Alcalá de Henares (pop. 160,000 and approximately 13 miles from Madrid) is a warm and walkable historic city,
dating back to the Roman city of Complutum. It was later named Alcalá, "fortress," by the Arabs whose wall still stands.
Beautiful Renaissance urban design is still visible today. The birthplace of Cervantes, a major figure in Spanish and World
literature, the city has hosted other masters of Spanish literature like Lope de Vega, Antonio de Nebrija, Juan de la Cruz,
and Francisco de Quevedo, all of whom studied and taught here. Most of the Royal Envoys to the American continent also
received their training here.

THE UNIVERSITY: The Universidad de Alcalá (student pop. 17,000) was founded in 1293 and is one of the oldest universities
in Europe. It was reopened in 1979 in its present form. In 1998, UNESCO designated the university as a World Historical Site.
The University is in the heart of the historic city with each school in a renovated 16th or 17th century convent or monastery.
The Center for North American Studies, host to the program, is located in a Renaissance building with comfortable classrooms
and modern technology. The King of Spain visits the university each year to confer the ‘Premio de Cervantes’ award to an
outstanding Spanish writer.

THE SITES: The semester will be based at Alcalá de Henares and at the Universidad de Alcalá. Frequent site visits to
Madrid in addition to excursions to Toledo, Avila, Salamanca, Segovia and El Escorial will be an integral part of the program.
Students will also participate in a four-day excursion to Andalusia, in the south of Spain where they will visit the historical
cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba.


Program and Academic Director

Sheri Spaine Long teaches Spanish language , literature, culture, and foreign language methods at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham. A Del Amo fellow, she has written and lectured extensively on the literature of Madrid. She has
lived in Madrid on numerous occasions as both a professor-in-residence and researcher. She received her M.A. from the
University of Iowa and her Ph.D. from UCLA.

University of Alcalá Faculty:

Antonio Juárez Chicote is a Professor of Design at the School of Architecture in Madrid where he is a practicing architect.
His academic preparation includes a doctorate from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica, Madrid and
he has been a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University and The University of Pennsylvania.

Arturo Jarque Íńiguez is a Professor of Contemporary Spanish Civilization and Coordinator of Spanish Studies at the
Center for North American Studies, Universidad de Alcalá. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at Louisiana State University
and Georgetown University. He received his M.A. from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in History from the
Universidad de Alicante in Spain.

Celia Valiente Fernández is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Universidad Carlos III in
Madrid. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. She was an exchange student at Tufts
University and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

José Ignacio Torreblanca received his Ph.D. in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Complutense in
Madrid. A Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at George Washington University and at the American University in
Washington D.C. He is currently a Professor at the School of Political Science and Sociology at the Universidad Nacional
de Educación a Distancia in Madrid.

Paul Patrick Quinn is currently Professor of Audiovisual Narrative Techniques at the College of Arts and Sciences,
Universidad de Alcalá. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and his M.A. in
Philology from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Saturnino Aguado Sebastián is currently Professor of International Economics and Director of the Center for North
American Studies at the Universidad de Alcalá. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad de Alcalá. A
Fulbright Scholar, he received his M.A. in Economics at the University of Chicago. He has been a Visiting Scholar at
Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

For additional information, write, e-mail, phone or fax:

Professor Ada Long                                            
UAB Honors Program                                          
1190 Tenth Avenue South                                   
Birmingham, AL 35294-4450                               
Phone:    (205) 934-3228                                 
Fax:        (205) 975-5493


Professor William Daniel
Dept. of Philosophy
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC  29733
Phone:    (803) 323-4650
Fax:        (803) 323-2347


This Honors Semester is divided into two modules for a total of 16 semester hours of advanced honors credit. Students
take two of the three courses during Module I and one of two courses in Module II. Politics, Identity, and People is a
required course in Module I. Two featured required courses - City-As-Text and Directed Research - are taught in both
modules for the entire semester. This program is multi-disciplinary, and includes cooperatively taught courses in some
cases. NOTE: Knowledge of Spanish language is not required to participate in the program. However, some proficiency
is desireable.


(3 credits: Humanities, Social Sciences)
Madrid-centered studies reflect the politics, historical context, and evolution of Spain. From Cervantes’ Golden Age
Madrid to colonial glory and decline, from the Spanish Civil War to the Franco dictatorship, from Madrid’s recent
democratic transition to a post-modern European capital, Madrid’s metamorphosis is worthy of study. Madrid’s many
faces - Madrid of cafés and tertulias; Madrid of barrios; EuroMadrid; Madrid of immigrants, gypsies and marginality;
bureaucratic centralized Madrid; monumental Madrid; Madrid the city of the living dead; Madrid the court and the capital -
all coexist. Linking theoretical frameworks from the domain of anthropology and ethnography to the practice of structured explorations and analysis of selected Spanish literary works in translation, this integrative seminar will provide a forum
where students can explore both sites and readings.

An intensive Spanish class will be offered during the first two weeks. Subsequently this class will meet for two hours a
week to allow students to develop further knowledge of Spanish to enhance their learning experience.

(4 credits: Field of research topic)
Students will be guided as they undertake a research paper or other project which incorporates course work, their
interests, and field work. The course coordinators will assist in formulating appropriate topics, identifying available
resources, and engaging students in productive writing strategies. Students interested in creative projects are also
expected to produce an analytical written document.

(3 credits: Social Sciences, Anthropology, Political Science)
Module I
The present-day Spanish political system and its functions will be compared to other political systems, and studied
within the framework of current European politics. The course will analyze Spain as a country of many nationalities,
introducing students to the different Spanish Autonomies - Castile, Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia, Andalusia, Valencia -
in order to enliven contemporary social experiences of present-day Spain. Through site visits, students will discover
regional diversity.

All courses will be conducted in English, except for Intensive Spanish.

ELECTIVES (Modules I and II)

(3 credits: Arts, Humanities) Module I
"Being a modern is not a fashion, it is a state of being. It is necessary to understand history, and those who understand
it know how to find the continuity between what it was, what it is, and what it will be."
Le Corbusier. A provocative analysis
of the most recent Spanish art and architecture will be integrated into a world context and students will explore modernity, historicity and the interplay between them. Field trips to prominent contemporary architectural sites and museums in
Madrid will serve as laboratories for this course.

(3 credits: History, Political Science, Social Sciences) Module I
Europe 2000? What will happen and how will things work? In this course students will acquire an understanding of the
events and on-going progress towards European integration. Students will analyze European Union policies, the process
of integration, and the economic implications for the United States and other geopolitical regions.

(3 credits: Economics, Sociology) Module II
Economic history and macroeconomic foundations of modern Spanish Economy will form the basis for the following
topics: Spain and the Post-World War II international order; From Stabilization to the First Oil Crisis; The New Democratic
Era and the Adjustment Process; From EC Accession to Participation in the EMU; and Transatlantic Issues: The Euro and
the Dollar.

(3 credits: Media, Communications, Humanities) Module II
Spanish cinema will be studied as an expression of Spanish culture and society within a European framework. After a
review of early Spanish movies, e.g., "Un perro andaluz," the lens will focus on authors who lived during the Francoist
period (Berlanga, Bardem, Camus, Borau, Saura.) Study of these authors, their contemporaries, and successors
(Almodóvar, Aranda, Bigas Luna, Trueba, Amenábar) will allow students to explore connections between filmmakers and
their works in a comparative international context.

(Excursion Dates: Four days/Three nights)
An excursion to Andalusia in southern Spain will introduce students to the historical cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba.
In addition to the semester break exploration and other planned visits students will have opportunities to investigate other environments which have molded Spanish and European history and to discover the rich local tapestries of art and architecture, history, culture, religion, philosophy, music, dance and theater.


How to Apply

1) Enclose a two-page statement that tells something about you and your reasons for wanting to participate in the Spain
Honors Semester. Discuss what you can contribute to the group experience and how you expect to benefit from the program.

2) On a separate page, describe your most succesful writing or creative project.

3) Enclose a brief resumé detailing your extracurricular/community activities.


    a. $20 application fee (non-refundable)
    b. $35 NCHC membership fee (non-refundable)(If institution is not a member of NCHC)

5) Arrange for a letter of reference to be sent by your Honors Director and/or faculty member directly to the NCHC Honors
Semester Committee.

6) One official copy of your transcript should be sent directly to the NCHC Honors Semester Committee.

All application materials must be received by January 31, 2000 for early deadline and by March 1, 2000 for regular deadline.

Please enclose items 1, 2, 3, and 4 with this application form (keep a photocopy for your records) and mail to:

Dr. William Daniel
NCHC Honors Semester Committee
Dept. of Philosophy
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Items 5 and 6 should be sent separately to the same address by the same deadline dates. E-mail correspondence
should be addressed to <> for assistance with any application or scholarship aid information.

Applicants will be notified promptly to allow you to make the necessary arrangements for Fall of 2000. Please note
that program applications will be processed separately from scholarship applications (see reverse side of this form)


THE 2000 SPAIN SEMESTER September 6 - December 17
(Please Type or Print)


Applicant’s Name _______________________________________________ Soc. Sec. # __________ - ________ - __________
Permanent Address: ___________________________ City___________________________ State ______ Zip _____________
School Address: ________________________________City__________________________  State ______ Zip _____________
Home Tel. Number (___) ___ - ____ Campus Tel. Number (___) ___ - ____ E-Mail address ________________________
College/University Attending _____________________________________________ Dates Attended ____________________
Name of Honors Program Director____________________________________________________________________________


Major(s) ______________________________________ Minor(s) __________________________________________________
Cumulative GPA __________ for Semesters [ ] Quarters [ ]
Present college/university class standing:
[ ] First-year [ ] Sophomore [ ] Junior [ ] Senior
High School ____________________________________________
City ________________________________ State _____________
Entered Date _____________ Graduation Date ______________

A passport is required for traveling to Spain.

Visa Information for Spain: US citizens/passport holders are required to have a student visa. Participants will be provided
with the address of all Spanish consulates in the United States. Non US passport holders are required to seek visa
information from their respective embassies in the United States.

Note: Please make arrangements in advance for visa extensions if you plan to stay in Spain (or travel in Europe) after
completion of the program.

Birth Date ______________________ Gender ____________________
State of Legal Residency ____________________________________
If not a U.S. Citizen, Country of Citizenship ___________________
Visa Type: [ ] F1 [ ] Immigrant [ ] J2             [ ] Permanent Resident            [ ] Other
Green Card # _______________________________________________
Place of Birth _______________________________________________

Optional Ethnic Info. for Statistical Purposes Only
[]White (Non-Hispanic)     []Black (non-Hispanic)      [] Hispanic     [] Asian/Pacific Islander      []Native American/Alaskan

Insurance: All students are required to have accident and medical insurance coverage for the duration of the program.

Applicant’s Signature_______________________________________________ Date _________________________



September 6 - December 17

INSTRUCTIONS: All items must be completed by applicant for NCHC scholarship support. Complete information is
needed for NCHC to assist you. Early applications must be received by January 31, 2000 for early decision consideration;
all applications must be received by March 1, 2000. Included with this application should be a copy of the financial aid
transcript from your university for 2000-2001. Please print information requested.

(Please Type or Print)

Name ______________________________________________________ Soc. Sec. # _____________-________-__________
College/University _______________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Honors Director ______________________________________School Phone (_____) ______________________
Director’s Address ____________________________ City ____________________________ State _______ Zip _________


Estimate the cost of attending your home institution for one semester or quarter [indicate which by circling one word or the other].

Tuition and Fees                                               $ ____________
Room/Housing                                                  $ ____________
Board/Meals                                                     $ ____________
Other (explain) _______________                         $ ____________

TOTAL                                                             $ ____________

Attach an additional page listing any additional information you believe may be relevant to your application for this
scholarship. Describe to what extent your home university/honors program can help you arrange your financing for
the semester (i.e., transfer sholarship money, etc.).

Please note: Your scholarship application will be processed separately from your program application. Any scholarship
support that you receive is applicable only to academic fees, second payment.


List all resources used to meet the total cost of attendance and those resources which will be transferable to this National
Honors Semester.

                                                Home School Transferable

Parental Supportand/or Personal $ _________ $ _________
Funds                                      $ _________ $ _________
Scholarship                               $ _________ $ _________
Loans                                      $ _________ $ _________
Campus-Based Aid                    $ _________ $ _________
Pell (Basic) Grant*                     $ _________ $ _________
Other                                       $ _________ $ _________

TOTAL                                     $ _________ $ _________

Will you be applying for outside scholarship funding (i.e., Rotary Club, church, civic organizations)?   Yes [ ]   No[ ]
If yes, describe

Return this scholarship application with all attachments to:
Dr. William Daniel
NCHC Honors Scholarship
Dept. of Philosophy
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 2973

I hereby certify that the information submitted in this application is true, correct, and complete to the and complete to the
best of my knowledge.

Applicant’s Signature ___________________________________________________Date____________________________

*The Pell Grant may be more easily managed if a consortium agreement is signed between your college/university and UAB.
Ask your director or financial aid administrator to contact Ms. Janet May, Director, UAB Financial Aid, HUC 317, 1530, 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294-1150 Telephone: (205) 934-8132 (e-mail:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution, and does not discriminate in its employment, admissions, or academic policies, abiding by all Federal and state (Alabama) regulations pertaining to these matters.


Arrival at Universidad de Alcalá            September 6, 2000
Orientation and Intensive Spanish       September 7-22, 2000
Module I                                          September 25-October 27, 2000
Break                                              October 28-November 5, 2000
Module II                                         November 6- December 8, 2000
Presentations and Exams                   December 9-16, 2000
Closing Event                                    December 16, 2000
Depart from university housing            December 17, 2000


Non-refundable NCHC application fee                                                                            $     20
Non-refundable NCHC Membership Fee (if your School is not a NCHC member)                 [$     35]
Semester Charges:
Acceptance Fee (nonrefundable, due 15 days after acceptance)                                        $   300
First NCHC payment due June 1                                                                                    $2,600
Second NCHC payment due July 3                                                                                 $2,600

Total Semester Academic Fees                                                                                      $5,500

University of Alabama at Birmingham
International Programs
Holley Mears Building 124
1530 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2100
September 6 - December 17, 2000


All checks should be made payable to NCHC Honors

Semester Committee. The application fee, institution membership fee (applicable), and acceptance fee should be sent
to Dr. Daniel (see address on Scholarship Application page). Keep a copy of this form for your records.


January 31, 2000     Early Admission Application
February 11, 2000    Notification of Early Acceptance
February 28, 2000    Early Acceptance Fee Due
March 1, 2000          Regular Admission Application
March 15, 2000        Notification of Regular Acceptance
March 31, 2000        Regular Acceptance Fee Due
June 1, 2000           Payment #1 Due [$2,600]
July 3, 2000            Payment #2 Due [$2,600]

The $5,500 Semester Fee pays for all academic charges, housing, orientations, local transportation pass, augmented health insurance, and select field experience. Transportation to and from Alcalá de Henares, food and incidental expenses are not included. The non-refundable $20 application fee (plus the $35 institutional membership fee, if applicable) is due with your application.

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