Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Barcelona, Spain
- Terms: Summer
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|Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||A&S Core: Human Diversity, Engineering/Applied Sci: Humanities/SS, International Affairs, Spanish|
|Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible||Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5|
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Program Prerequisite(s):||Spanish 3000|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Homestay||Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), Any U.S. Institution, CU Boulder|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||Spanish||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||6 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||5 Weeks||Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$$|
Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks over the summer
Excursions to museums and guided tours throughout Barcelona included in program fee
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Barcelona is one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Catalonia, one of the most vibrant and modern regions in Spain. It is also an international landmark for art, architecture and financial trade. As the region that pioneered the Industrial Revolution in Spain, Catalonia developed a strong national bourgeoisie and proletariat largely comprised of immigrants. The struggles between these two social classes left their mark on the city as can be seen in a number of architectural gems that express the European aspirations of the bourgeoisie--from the Modernist buildings by Gaudí (La Casa Milà, La Sagrada Família) and Domènech i Montaner (Palau de la Música) to the more recent works by Frank Ghery or Santiago Calatrava.
In the midst of these economically and ethnically marked spaces, the city offers world-class museums (most notably the Picasso Museum and the Miró and Tàpies Foundations), varied musical offerings, experimental and internationally acclaimed theater and film, as well as a remarkable street culture. All of these impressive cultural sights and offerings will be directly incorporated into the course.
You will live in homestays Barcelona.
Welcome and Farewell Dinners are also included in the program fee.
You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to Barcelona and back.
Transportation on program-related field trips while in Spain is provided as part of the program fee. During and/or after the program you may travel independently to other cities in Spain (Girona, Tarragona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Bilbao, etc.) or other countries in Europe.
The courses are based on cultural sites and events unique to Barcelona. The syllabi include readings on and about Barcelona, Spanish literature and culture.
Classes incorporate guest lectures by Spanish scholars on various topics (immigration, literature and culture, history, art, architecture, and political science). You will gain a unique perspective on the complexities, tensions, and struggles inherent in the multiple cultures that coexist in Barcelona.
The program is directed by Professor Javier Krauel and Professor Juan Herrero-Senés. Both are natives of Barcelona. Both are Associate Professors in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and have taught previously on these topics.
Drs. Krauel & Herrero-Senés have published on the topics covered in the Global Seminar such as Catalan nationalism and the cultural legacies of the Spanish empire, two issues that are crucial to understanding the ways in which Barcelona presently negotiates Catalan, Spanish, European and immigrant cultures.
Professors Krauel & Herrero-Senés, along with staff from the CU Boulder Education Abroad office, will select program participants.
The program schedule is relatively busy but when you are not in class or doing a group visit you will have time to explore Barcelona. Many site visits and guided tours are included.
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** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.
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