Barcelona, Mediterranean Metropolis
Universidad de Barcelona
Area of Study
History, Spanish Culture
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The main objective of the course is to provide students with a general vision of the city ofBarcelona, not only from an historic point of view but also artistic, literary or cinematographic. In the first term, students will see how the original Roman city grew to be a typical European medieval town and how, centuries later, it was the center of an artistic movement called the Modernism which change its appearance forever.
In the second term, we will follow the steps of some of the writers or movie directors whof ell in love with the city to learn how they understood it and will be also seeing the most important changes of the city, specially the Olimpic Games in 1992 to end up with the future Barcelona.
In the first semester, each session will be presented with a power point that students will
study and prepare, then we will put it together and define or clarify it with the teacher. Active participation of students is expected. The second semester will be more practical, we will watch some of the movies related tothe city, study the music, etc. An important part of the class will be guided visits to important monuments of Barcelona.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.