SPA 5500 – HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Chronological study of major Spanish historical trends and developments to the present. Political, literary and artistic movements, highlight important individuals, ideas and periods are examined as selected texts representative of each period are read.
This course is taught entirely in English.
Flexible Core: Creative Expression (Group C)
Did you know that Spanish culture dates back to the Stone Age? That the Basques of Spain may be the most ancient ethnic group in the world? Did you know that many of the ancient world’s classic civilizations had contacts with the people of ancient Spain? Did you know that in the XIII Century Spain was the foremost cultural center in Europe, attracting scholars from all over the known world to its schools in Toledo? Did you know that Spain built the first world-wide empire, that its sailors were first to discover America and to sail around the world? Come to Spanish 55 and find out more about the culture and civilization of this fascinating country.