Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 183 - Spain: Identities Evolving through Art, Architecture and Culture

Upper division
Full credit


The course is a travel course through Spain. We explore the question of cultural identity–and how it changes– through the study of history, art, and architecture.  We visit about 10 cities and do walking tours, trips to museums, and trips to architectural sites (buildings, churches, etc.). We will have discussions about what we see and experience, and discuss concepts of cultural identity. Is there such a thing as a national identity?  How is it determined?  Can it change?

Spain is a very vibrant country, with centuries of different cultures that have come and left their imprint, beginning with the Greeks and Romans and up through the 20th century.  It is a country known for its rich and varied history, its magnificent art and architecture, and also for its active atmosphere and cultural past-times, from food to dance to sports to music.  We will be getting a taste of all of this as we study it! 

Instructor(s): Molly Metherd & Maria Luisa Ruiz
Email:   mmetherd@stmarys-ca.edu, mlruiz@stmarys-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  ENG 005/108, SEM 002/102
Course Fee:  4800 (approximate)

Credits: 1

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