SPAIN AND PORTUGAL (LISBON, GIRONA, BARCELONA AND PORTO)

 
DESTINATION: Spain and Portugal
DESIGNATION: International Travel
PROGRAM FEE: $3385
TRAVEL DATES: TBA
TERM: Interim

 

 

COURSES OFFERED:

COURSE NO.: HIS 210
COURSE TITLE: Western Civilization I
SEMESTER HOURS: 3
TUITION: $648
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kevin Kenyon

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

All Americans are the children of Western Civilization: Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and European-Americans.  Even international students studying in the United States are partaking in Western education and therefore in Western Civilization. Everyone in our classroom owes something to the civilization of the West.  How so?  Civilization is a mental construct.  Our values, cultural reflexes, presuppositions, attitudes about our fellow women and men, our languages, our sense of morality, and our system of justice are products of a long historical evolution that began in the ancient Middle East and continued in ancient Greece and Rome.  That classical civilization was transmitted to medieval Europe by the Arabs and the Catholic Church.  Medieval European civilization segued into the Renaissance, at which time Western Civilization began a process of transplantation to the New World.  With that transplantation came the ancestor peoples of most Americans.  Despite racial, regional, and ethnic divisions, we share in the West certain basic habits of mind, mental patterns, nuances, spiritualities, and attitudes about life.   Our course will trace the evolution of this “Western-ness” from its ancient origins up to the age of exploration and Reformation, i.e., up to the time of the transmission of the West, for better or worse, to the Americas. In the May interim travel course, students will have the opportunity to use Spain and Portugal and its cultural resources a laboratory to illustrate the unfolding of Western cultural history. Permission of Instructor.

 

 

COURSE NO.: HIS 399
COURSE TITLE: Cultural History and Cuisine in Portugal and Spain
SEMESTER HOURS: 3
TUITION: $648

$100 Supplemental Fee

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kevin Kenyon

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The instructor has two main goals for student learning on the Spain and Portugal study trip.  First, the student should become generally familiar with the major periods of cultural history of the Europe, including Portugal, from the Neolithic to the modern.  Students will learn the cultural and artistic characteristics of all eras in Portuguese history from the Copper Age culture to the multicultural culture of urban Spain and Portugal in the 21st century.  We will consider the Celtic, Roman, Gothic, Moorish, Jewish, and African contributions to Spanish and Portuguese culture and understand how their influence survived into later periods.  Students will also learn about the Gothic, Manueline, Plateresque, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neo-Classical period, Romantic, Modern, and Post-Modern periods evident in Portuguese culture.  Finally, students will gain a scholarly appreciation of Portuguese or Spanish cuisine in its traditional fisherman and peasant styles to the more refined cosmopolitan cuisine, taking note of Middle Eastern, South American, and African influences. Permission of Instructor.

 

COURSE NO.: DNC 399 01
COURSE TITLE: European Dance History:  Dance in Spain and Portugal
SEMESTER HOURS: 3
TUITION: $648

$150 Supplemental Fee

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Angela Gallo

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of dance history. The focus will be on dance companies and choreographers important to the development of contemporary/modern dance in Portugal and Spain. There will be a focus on how modern/contemporary dance from Europe and Iberia is different from the US and why those differences developed. There will also be some exploration of the cultural dances that are unique to Spain and Portugal.  This course will have a practical component where the students experience dance in both Spain and Portugal. Time period covered: from the 1900’s to the present. Permission of Instructor.