Spain, Barcelona

Contemporary Barcelona and its Cultural History

when 23 June 2014 - 1 August 2014
duration 6 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1200

The cultural history of the city as a reflection of the cultural history of contemporary Spain, from the anarchist city to the cosmopolitan capital with international outreach. Focusing on the last two centuries and from a sociological/anthropological point of view, the course will analyze the Barcelona society and its most recent political history through its conflicts and cultural influences. Interviews and on-site visits are foreseen to grasp the testimonies of relevant stakeholders. The course has an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of Urban Studies, Catalan History, Hispanic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Anthropology.

Course leader

Stephen Jackobson

Target group

The UPF Barcelona Summer School has been carefully designed to fulfil the expectations of students who are in good academic standing, have a minimum level of proficiency in Spanish and a pre-existing interest in Spanish culture, and want to earn university credits in an intensive six-week period.
The programme is also open to all UPF undergraduate students who want to use the summer term to make progress in their studies by taking elective credits from their degree courses.

Course aim

The cultural history of the city as a reflection of the cultural history of contemporary Spain, from the anarchist city to the cosmopolitan capital with international outreach. Focusing on the last two centuries and from a sociological/anthropological point of view, the course will analyze the Barcelona society and its most recent political history through its conflicts and cultural influences. Interviews and on-site visits are foreseen to grasp the testimonies of relevant stakeholders. The course has an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of Urban Studies, Catalan History, Hispanic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Anthropology.

Fee info

EUR 1200: 2-course package (10 ECTS credits)
EUR 1500: 3-course package (15 ECTS credits)