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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: Discovering Barcelona: Colonialism, Identity and Modernism
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: AU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
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Course Leader:
Hicks, Patrick, Swart, William
Academic Prerequisites:
Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval
Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
Discovering Barcelona:  Colonialism, Identity, and Modernism

Academic Overview
For over a thousand years Barcelona has been one of the most important cities in Catalunya.  We find a checkered history here which includes assassination plots, the Inquisition, the establishment of Christopher Columbus, the rise of Modernism, and more recently, the 1992 Olympics.  Some of the most important painters of the twentieth century -- artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso -- not only called Barcelona home, but they also suggested that without the vibrancy of this city their work would have been vastly different.  It is impossible to imagine contemporary Barcelona without acknowledging the architectural genius of Antoni Gaudí who almost single-handedly challenged the world to look at buildings differently.  This is a unique city that belongs not so much to Spain as it does to the world.  Over the duration of one week, course participants will discover this city on the Mediterranean Sea.  Through lectures that address history, art, architecture, and literature, students will explore Barcelona, often learning about buildings, paintings, and historical events while "on site". 

Comprehensive Fee
$3,800-$4,000: estimate plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee. 
The course cost will be finalized when airfare and other costs are secured.
Comprehensive fee includes round trip airfare from Sioux Falls, local transportation, museum entrance fees, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, and other course arrangements as indicated.

The course does not have any academic prerequisites.

Required Readings
Hughes, Robert.  Barcelona:  The Great Enchantress.  National Geographic:  2007.

Group Participation (30%)
Pre-departure Paper (20%)
Site Review and Presentation (20%)
Final Reflective Essay (30%)

Program Directors
William Swart, Ph.D., Augustana University; 605.274.5329
Patrick Hicks, Ph.D., Augustana University; 605.274.5434

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.