SPAIN AND PORTUGAL (LISBON, SEVILLE, EVORA)

 
DESTINATION: Spain and Portugal (Lisbon, Seville, Evora)
DESIGNATION: International Travel
PROGRAM FEE: $3,350
TRAVEL DATES: 12/30 or 31 – 1/13 or 14
TERM: January Term 

 

COURSES OFFERED:

COURSE NO.: HIS 210
COURSE TITLE: Western Civilization I 
SEMESTER HOURS: 3
TUITION:

$648 for each 3-credit course

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 J-term 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 for each 3-credit course

$100 Supplemental Fee
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kevin Kenyon 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The instructor has two main goals for student learning on the 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 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, Platersque, 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.: MUS 235-01
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to World Music
SEMESTER HOURS: 3
TUITION:

$648

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Graham Wood 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will introduce you to a variety of music, including indigenous, popular and art music traditions from a variety of Western and non-Western cultures.  We will take advantage of the local music traditions of the Iberian Peninsula, such as Flamenco, Classical Spanish Guitar, Cante Alentejano, and Fado.  While in Spain and Portugal, we will attend many performances, which might include African traditional and contemporary music, European pop, jazz, roots, and world music. The course will also develop musical listening skills and the use of analytical terminology to describe a wide variety of music, knowledge of instrument families and performance ensembles, as well as an appreciation of the cultural contexts within which the music is created and performed. Written communication skills specific to music will also be developed. Frequent listening and viewing examples will be used for illustration and discussion. No prior musical knowledge is expected, but a willingness to listen regularly to and read about music, to explore music on the Internet, to communicate ideas about music both verbally and in writing, and to be open minded is essential. Permission of Instructor.

 

COURSE NO.: MUS 399
COURSE TITLE: Music in Spain and Portugal
SEMESTER HOURS: 2
TUITION:

$432

TBD Supplemental Fee
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Graham Wood 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is aimed at building on the knowledge gained in prior music courses by applying it to a new context of experiencing music:  the traditional and contemporary music of Spain and Portugal.  These musical styles include flamenco, cante alentejano (a Portuguese form of polyphonic singing), Fado (another Portuguese style that has several regional variants), roots music—especially in African and Brazilian iterations—jazz, and perhaps pop. The course will continue building a vocabulary and context by which students can maximize their concert-going experience in the Iberian peninsula while placing those experiences in the context of Iberian and European culture and history. Students are expected to integrate knowledge and skills from prior music classes with new repertoire and contexts for musical performance. Students will explore a variety of musical traditions primarily including European art music, but also through some popular traditions (such as jazz), and non-Western traditions if the opportunity arises. Written and verbal communication skills about music will also be developed. Listening examples will be used for illustration and discussion. Several live concerts are included in the requirements for this class. Also essential is a willingness to listen to live and recorded music and to communicate ideas about music and its cultural context. Since the musical content of the course is based almost entirely on the live concerts and other performances attended during the trip, there will be no duplication with any prior music class taken at Coker. Permission of Instructor