SPAN 117 SELECTED TOPICS:
Art, Politics, and the Mediterranean
Experience in Spain.
This year (2007) the program will focus in the
study of art and political institutions (Catalán government)
Place: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Edifici UAB-Casa Convalescència,
Sant Antoni M. Claret, 171,
Tel : 93 433 50 60 | Fax : 93 433 50 66
Professor Cantero’s cell phone in Spain: 677-654386
Culture (4 cr.): Attendance at all lectures is mandatory and
cultural portfolios will be expected from each student. Lectures
will be given in English.
Students will be introduced to the rich Catalan culture with lectures
and visits to nearby places of interest. Among them: Catedral de
la Sagrada Familia, Gaudí houses, Picasso museum, etc. Talks
and appropriate visits to places of historical, artistic, and cultural
interest will be conducted throughout the weeks of June.
Students will meet professionals of political, social, and artistic
institutions. Guest speakers will address contemporary social issues
and concerns. These may include on-site visits to museums, governmental,
and research institutions. Lectures will deal with topics such
as immigration law and practices, the politics of language, Catalan
political independence, etc.
Credits from this program may be applied to the general distribution
requirements for language. The culture course may be applied to
the language-in-context requirement as well as to European Studies
Minor, and your major or minor in Spanish.
- Diary: English or Spanish (if you are enrolled in 106 or
beyond). In-depth personal reactions of your own experience.
One entry per
GOAL: In what ways study abroad affected you and your vision
of another culture
- Summarize of all lectures attended.
- Summarize of all museums visited.
- A global essay (4 pages) of a topic of your preference,
of course, always related with:
• Language learning process,
• Or you could do some research on a topic important in your major,
if other than Spanish but related to your learning experience
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