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HUMAN BIOLOGY ON THE SPANISH COAST

 

The Human Biology on the Spanish Coast program aims to provide a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience that connects broad biological themes to one another, as well as to students' lives. In BIO 346, students will connect the study of epigenetics, genetics, and evolution to societal forces and contemporary concerns, to recent and ancient history, and to evolutionary relationships with other organisms. Students will study the peopling of the Iberian Peninsula, from ancient hominids to the origins of farming. They will visit ancient caves with pre-historic art, an active research center in human evolution, as well as the Natural History Museum in Madrid. Students will also enroll in SPN 319S or SPN 328C to receive either introductory or advanced instruction in Spanish language and culture. Students live with host families, and classes will be held at the University of Cantabria, walking distance from the main boulevard and beach.

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Sponsored by College of Natural Sciences

Course(s)

  • BIO 346 / ANT 348K - Human Biology and
    SPN 319S - Topics in Spanish or
  • BIO 346 / ANT 348K and
    SPN 328C - Introduction to Literatures and Cultures

Academic Information

Students earn 6 credits total. 1) BIO 346 Human Biology is taught by a UT professor for in-residence credit and Global Cultures flag. 2) SPN 319S or SPN 328C is taught by University of Cantabria professors and grades are transferred to UT upon successful completion of the program. SPN course selection dependent upon Spanish level

Faculty

BIO 346 taught by Dr. Steven Phelps, UT Department of Integrative Biology. SPN 319S or SPN 328C taught by University of Cantabria professor

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live with homestay families in apartments (two students per family). Three meals a day with local family. Homestays are within walking distance or a short bus ride to the University of Cantabria. Students are required to stay in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2019 program fee: $4300. Includes housing, 3 meals/day, day trips, weekend excursion, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, transportation, and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Summer First
  • May 28, 2019 to July 6, 2019
  • Final Deadline: December 1, 2018

Application Code

293085

Additional Resources

Program Website
Scholarships
Syllabus
Blog
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Next Step

Summer 2019 applications are closed. For more info contact program coordinator, Jean Ooi at jean.ooi@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change