Barcelona, Mediterranean Metropolis

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Barcelona, Mediterranean Metropolis

  • Host University

    Universidad de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    History, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course description
    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.
    Methodology
    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.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.