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Iberian Studies Concentration

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
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Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

Choose one course from the following:
SPAN-403 (Pending Approval)

This course will examine the historical relationship between Spain and Africa as portrayed in literature film and cultural studies. We will specifically examine the Muslim conquest of Spain and the subsequent Spanish reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula and the history of the Hispano-African territories of Morocco Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea and also the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary Islands. We will read about and study topics such as the AfricanMuslim heritage of Spain EuropeSpanish exploration and colonization of Africa the independence of the colonies postcolonial realities and contemporary issues such as globalization and immigration. We will also research and discuss the topics of race culture language religion and national identity. We will read fiction and nonfiction texts as well as view films and documentaries that discuss these issues. Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but may include academic or theoretical works in English. Class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite PDP 150350 and SPAN 202

Unit(s): 3

Travel course exploring the visual arts and culture of Spain. General Education Europe FILA world cultures(effective 2016-17) Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3876

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the life culture and history of Spain. Through homestays with families daily language classes and various excursions students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art food music marketplaces historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning Estimated Extra Cost 3700

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

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Study Abroad in Spain course

Choose one course from the following:
European Studies course (advisor approved)
Additional Spanish Literature or Culture course

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe the Reformation the development of both limited and absolutist governments the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents andor artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures economics and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans the Crusades the Renaissance the Protestant Reformation and others. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration colonization by European colonial powers missionary activities and religious migrations the ramifications of New World slavery encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education history

Unit(s): 3

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Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Division Head
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hhayes@bridgewater.edu