Course examines how the three great monotheistic religions/cultures and their interwoven histories have impacted Spain. The coexistence of three cultures was a phenomenon rich in nuances and Alcalá de Henares offers the perfect setting to analyze and understand its unique intellectual and artistic achievements. Through historical and comparative analysis of the three cultures we will […]
Section taught by Enrique Santamaría, this course offers an advanced analysis of Spanish, with special attention to linguistic difficulties faced by American students. Course focuses on helping student to develop and improve communicative and intercultural competencies, taking advantage of the linguistic immersion while abroad.
Course focuses on key and 20th and 21st century Spanish, Latin American and American texts, and uses a dialectical interpretation of them as “transatlantic,” in other words, these literatures are understood to be in a process of constant cultural exchange. Course readings reflect a sustained focus on othering and otherness in a polyphony of literary […]
This course introduces students to the complex relationships between humans and their environment. Emphasis placed on understanding the worldviews that promote transformation and development of the environment and the major features of environmental conflicts and sustainability. Important concepts such as complexity, limits, resources, sustainability, degrowth, progress, development, worldview, myth, mechanism and domestication will be introduced […]
Section taught by Miguel Lera, this course offers an advanced analysis of Spanish, with special attention to linguistic difficulties faced by American students. Course focuses on helping student to develop and improve communicative and intercultural competencies, taking advantage of the linguistic immersion while abroad.
Course focuses on the intercultural development of body and voice awareness, two basic tools for theater actors: expressiveness of the human figure on stage; exploration and study of different conceptual spaces; development of the human body and voice in theatrical art. Group-work is privileged as the focus of theatrical activity but at the same times the course […]
Study of the evolution of the plastic arts in Spain during the 20th-21st century. Analysis of works of art both within an international context and within the history of the social and ideological changes taking place in Spain during this time period. Course develops student’s ability to effectively and creatively analyze a work of art. […]
On-site studio art course, based on drawing, designed for both art majors and non-art majors. Course positions students as informed “travelers” in Madrid/Alcalá (the course is offered in each site), simultaneously exploring the city while offering personalized instruction in drawing and contact with the visual arts. Students explore and sketch diverse sites — monuments, museums, […]
This course explores the ways in which the indigenous people of the Americas, and the colonial experience, have been/are constructed in representative literary, cultural, and visual texts produced in Spain by both Spanish and Latin American authors from 1492 to the present. Specifically, students will analyze different representations of American subjects and of the colonial […]