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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: Discovering Barcelona: Colonialism, Identity and Modernism
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Augustana College applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-Led
Housing Options:
Hotel
Course Leader:
Hicks, Patrick, Swart, William
Academic Prerequisites:
No
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
2014 Costs:  $3,500 estimate plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee. 
The course cost will be finalized in late 2012 when airfare and other costs are known with certainty.
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.  Meals are not included.

Prerequisites
The course does not have any academic prerequisites.

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

Evaluation
30%   Group participation
20%   Three questions on The Great Enchantress
50%   Focused academic journal

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

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2016 12/01/2015 12/01/2015 03/18/2016 03/28/2016