Courses in Barcelona, Spain

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Language Courses

SA1003S - ESPAÑOL PARA LOS NEGOCIOS

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1003S- Español para los Negocios.pdf -
SPAN 100UPF - BEGINNER SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 100UPFS - BEGINNER SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN 100 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN 103UPF - PRE-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Barcelona_SPAN_103UP_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 103UPFS - PRE-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN 103 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN 203UPF - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Barcelona_SPAN_203UP_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 203UPFS - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN 203 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN 300UPF - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Prog_HESP_AVANZ_fall15.pdf -
SPAN 300UPFS - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN 300 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN 309UPF - PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Barcelona_SPAN_309UP_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 310UPFS - SUPERIOR SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN 310 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN 402UPF - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Prog_HESP_HERITAGE_fall15.pdf -
SPAN 402UPFS - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS_
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SPAN 402 UPFS.pdf -
SPAN A1 - BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY SPANISH LANGUAGE A1

Please find the syllabus on pages 1-7.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN A2 - BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY SPANISH LANGUAGE A2

Please find the syllabus on pages 8-15.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN B1.1 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B1.1

Please find the syllabus on pages 16-22.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN B1.2 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B1.2

Please find the syllabus on pages 23-29.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN B2.1 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B2.1

Please find the syllabus on pages 30-35.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN B2.2 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B2.2

Please find the syllabus on pages 36-43.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN C1.1 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL C1.1

Please find the syllabus on pages 44-51.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN C1.2 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL C1.2

Please find the syllabus on pages 52-59.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN C2 - SUPERIOR SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL C2

Please find the syllabus on pages 60-71.

Credits:6
Contact Hours:90
Additional Information:SA1001S_-Spanish Language 90hrs.pdf -
SPAN-A1 - SPANISH BEGINNER

Please find the syllabus on pages 1-5.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1002S-Spanish Language 45hrs.pdf -
SPAN-A2 - SPANISH ELEMENTARY

Please find the syllabus on pages 6-11.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1002S-Spanish Language 45hrs.pdf -
SPAN-B1.1 - SPANISH LOW INTERMEDIATE

Please find the syllabus on pages 12-17.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1002S-Spanish Language 45hrs.pdf -
SPAN-B1.2 - SPANISH INTERMEDIATE

Please find the syllabus on pages 18-23.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1002S-Spanish Language 45hrs.pdf -
SPAN-B2.1 - SPANISH LOW ADVANCED

Please find the syllabus on pages 24-28.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1002S-Spanish Language 45hrs.pdf -

Literature Courses

SA3044E - THE IMAGE OF BARCELONA IN LITERATURE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

History, Politics, and Culture Courses

SA2022E - MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE AND HISTORY

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3023E - SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3024S - CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA ESPAÑOLAS

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3050E - SPANISH HISTORY & POLITICS: 1936 TO THE PRESENT

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Communication and Media Studies

SA3048E - COMMUNICATION AND GENDER
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3048E_COMMUNICATION_AND_GENDER.pdf -
SA3049E - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3049E_INTERCULTURAL_COMMUNICATION.pdf -
SPAN 322UPFS - CULTURE AND BUSINESS: SPAIN'S TOP BRANDS

The course analyses the historical, political, business, social and anthropological elements at work in the “import” and “export” of the Spain brand and its assets, as well as in the review of Spain’s main industries and businesses, leveraging the legacy and the opportunities that are at stake in recent and immediate contemporary contexts. The goal of the course is a descriptive and critical reflection on the notion of Spanish brands and their equity exploits across the globe; their distinctive traits, the diversity of mixed cultures, identities and realities the country portrays and how the communications world has shaped and can still shape the competitiveness of the potential and capabilities at hand. The course questions Spain’s unique attributes; moreover it aims at debating around the symbols and the strategic brand discourses of Spanish businesses and institutions. The course is best suitable for advertising, public relations and communications students, as well as for humanities, business and economics and political sciences majors.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
SPAN 330UPFS - BARCELONA ON STAGE: DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP

The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to documentary film making. Special attention will be given to the renewal of the Spanish and the Catalan film scene in the last 15 years. The course consists of both theoretical and practical sessions.

During lecture classes the professor will present the history of Spanish and Catalan Documentary and will set the theoretical basis for the production of a Documentary. During practical sessions, students will develop a project of a documentary where they can express their particular way of seeing the Spanish reality. Students will work in small teams to produce a 15 minute film, from the conception of the idea to the final editing, including the writing of the script and the shooting.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
SPAN 332UPFS - IMAGES OF SPAIN IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

El curso ofrece una introducción al cine español desde el inicio de la democracia, en los años setenta, hasta la actualidad, con una atención particular hacia aquellos cineastas que destacan tanto por su valor artístico como por su capacidad para reflejar los rasgos más destacables de la realidad y la cultura española contemporánea. Las diferentes sesiones del curso exponen el imaginario plural del cine español más reciente, a través de la obra de autores como Pedro Almodóvar, Víctor Erice, Julio Médem, Alejandro Amenábar, José Luis Guerín, Pilar Miró, Isabel Coixet, Icíar Bollaín, Judith Colell, entre otros.

Taught in Spanish

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
SPAN 376UPFS - WORKSHOP: TRANSMEDIA NARRATIVE DESIGN

This workshop course introduces participants in the world of transmedia narratives. After a general introduction of the distinctive features of this kind of stories, the workshop presents a series of examples of transmedia storytelling experiences (fiction and non-fiction) to understand the logic behind this narrative strategy. During the workshop the participants will develop a transmedia narrative project working in groups of no more than three students. The project may be oriented to fiction or non-fiction narratives. The story to be expanded may be of own creation or it may be worked from an existing story (novel, videogame, film, comic, etc.). Each project should also include a strategy for encouraging and managing user-generated contents. The final objective of the workshop is to make participants "think in transmedia" and apply the basic principles of this narrative strategy

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
SPAN 378UPFS - BRANDING GLOBAL CITIES: INSIGHTS FROM BARCELONA

In the globalized context, cities have to compete with each other in different matters such as: to attract investment or human talent, to favor exportations, or to position themselves as tourist destinations. This reality advocates the adoption of marketing techniques to manage cities’ positioning since cities are no longer only a container of all the goods that can be consumed within it: the place itself offers symbolism desired by all its audiences. This course provides an overview of the main changes that have motivated the contemporary role of cities. It is focused on the understanding of the new symbolic role of the territory and explore the difficulties to build up a coherent brand that represents the complex offer of places.

It also emphasizes on the importance of involving the different stakeholders in the process of branding the city, the challenge to control the impact of tourism activity and its effect on residents lifestyle, and the importance of the communication activity. The case of Barcelona will help students understand the content of the theoretical sessions. Combining lectures and practical sessions, students will study in-depth how Barcelona is represented as the international brand it is today.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15

Business Courses

SA1003S - ESPAÑOL PARA LOS NEGOCIOS

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA1003S- Español para los Negocios.pdf -
SA2005E - CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2005E-Cross-Cultural Management.pdf -
SA2007E - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2007E-International Business.pdf -
SA2008E - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2008E - International Finance.pdf -
SA2009E - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2010E - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2011E - MANAGING SERVICES

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2011E - Managing Services.pdf -
SA2016E - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE CREATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2017E - E-COMMERCE AND ONLINE BUSINESSES

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2041E - MANAGERIAL SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2042E - DOING BUSINESS IN EMERGING MARKETS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2043E - BUSINESS IN ACTION: LOCAL COMPANIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2044E - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2044E - Human Resourcs Management.pdf -
SA3030S - NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3030S - Negocios Internacionales.pdf -
SA3031S - ESTRATEGIAS DE MARKETING INTERNACIONAL

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SPAN 348UPFS - SOCIAL INNOVATION & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The world is faced with serious and complex social and environmental problems that require a deep understanding of the systems where they occur in order to find innovative solutions. This course introduces students to the concepts, strategies and processes of social innovation and social change. It examines the state of the world from a social economic perspective focusing on how social innovation can help solve existing and future problems. The course also explores how social entrepreneurship, with its challenges and opportunities, functions as the vehicle for social innovation. From this standpoint discussions will be raised on whether innovation and entrepreneurship require a nondeterministic mentality, in order to deal with uncertainty and complexity.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30

Experiential Learning Courses

INT 490UPF - INTERNSHIP ADD-ON

The Barcelona Internship Add-On is only available for students completing a spring semester program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. It begins after spring semester in early April, running until late June.

The Internship Add-On includes a language and culture seminar, which is embedded in the 3 credits.

Students may also opt to take an additional 1-2 courses during the Internship Add-On, for 3-6 additional credits.

Prerequisites:

5 semesters of college Spanish and a 3.3 GPA.  Students may only apply after enrolling in a spring semester program, and must apply before January 30. 

Credits:3
Terms:Spring

Culture Courses

SPAN 343UPF - CULTURE COURSE OPTIONS

Students are required to select at least one course related to Spanish or Catalan culture from the Hispanic and European Studies department (HESP) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/hesp

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the culture course chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose a culture course taught in English.

SPAN 343UPF-E - BARCELONA, THE CITY AND ITS HISTORY
Once labeled by Newsweek magazine as the "coolest city in Europe," Barcelona enjoys the reputation of a cosmopolitan city with a great international projection. Like all places, however, it is not without its complexities and contradictions. Behind a glossy and tourist-friendly façade, the city has a complex history. This course introduces the student to the city of Barcelona by studying its past and analyzing its present. This interdisciplinary course covers subject in history, geography, art, architecture, and urban planning. Materials include images, maps, academic and literary texts, videos, field studies, and documentaries. We will also discuss issues relevant to people living within the city of Barcelona today.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Barcelona_SPAN_343UP-E_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 346UPF - THE BARCELONA JOURNEY TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Spring
SPAN 347UPF - BARCELONA: THE RISE OF A DESIGN CITY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Spring

Content Courses

BSUM UPF - SUMMER COURSE OPTIONS

Summer term students can select 1-3 content courses from the Barcelona International Summer School at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Classes available in English and Spanish. For current offerings, see courses under "5 weeks modules" here: https://www.upf.edu/web/barcelonasummerschool/courses-and-syllabi

ELIS UPF - DESIGN COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select content courses from the Design School (ELISAVA) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/elisava

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies programs, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

Note: ELISAVA courses follow a special schedule in which class times vary week-to-week. Therefore, enrollment in these classes cannot be guaranteed as they may conflict with other selections - multiple alternate courses should be chosen.

ESCI UPF - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select content courses from the International Business School (ESCI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/ibp

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

HEAL UPF - GLOBAL HEALTH COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select content courses from the Global Health Program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/globalhealth

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

HESP UPF - HISPANIC AND EUROPEAN STUDIES COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select additional content courses from the Hispanic and European Studies department (HESP) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/hesp

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

IBEI UPF - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select content courses from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/irp

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

LEGL UPF - LEGAL STUDIES COURSE OPTIONS

Students can select content courses from the Legal Studies Abroad Program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/legalstudies

Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.

Prerequisites:

Legal Studies courses require an overall GPA of 3.3.

Integrated Course Options

UPFINT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT UPF

Students in the Barcelona Integrated Studies program choose 1-2 courses of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Spanish students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. See https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/academic-programs for course listings. Courses must be taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites:

Integrated Studies: 2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or equivalent

Design

SA3029E - BARCELONA CITY PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3037E - URBAN INTERVENTIONS, GRAFFITI & PUBLIC SCULPTURE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3038E - MODERNISM: ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE SKETCHED AND EXPLAINED

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Barcelona STEM Abroad

STEM UPF - STEM TRACK COURSE OPTIONS

To find a list of STEM course offerings in Audiovisual Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Telematics Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering, follow this link https://www.upf.edu/en/web/etic/assignatures_incomings.  From there, you can search the course code and name in UPF's search bar for the syllabus. 

Humanities Courses

SPAN 342UPFS - GLOBAL JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

En 2015 se aprobó la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Sostenible y los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) son los que guían su implementación. Las temáticas que abordan estos objetivos son muchas y diversas: la pobreza, el hambre, la paz, la salud, la educación, las desigualdades, la inclusión, la prosperidad económica, la protección del planeta, la lucha contra el cambio climático, las ciudades y los territorios, la energía, el consumo y la producción sostenibles. Este curso busca capacitar al estudiantado para pensar críticamente sobre estos acuerdos analizando las posiciones éticas y políticas que representan, y formarlo en los diferentes ámbitos que están relacionados con estos objetivos.

Taught in Spanish

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 344UPFS - MIGRATION AND CINEMA: REPRESENTATION AND POLITICS

This course is designed to introduce students to the phenomenon of contemporary international migration through the lenses of Cultural Pluralism and Accented Cinema. The rise in global mobility, the growing complexity of migratory patterns and their impact on countries, families and communities has turned international migration into an important policy issue and the self-representation of migratory identities in cinema (Accented Cinema), that has emerged as a an aesthetic response to these experiences of displacement, represents testimonies that may contribute to a new understanding of cultural diversity and accommodation policies.

Through emerging topics such as global flows of humans and capital, borders and identities, place and displacement, individual and cultural rights, patriarchalism, discrimination and marginalization, the political science perspective on international migration will be linked to theoretical approaches concerning filmic self-representation of migratory identities. Examples of films made by migrant filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas, Fernando Solanas, Marilú Mallet and Atom Egoyan will be analyzed in order to gain new insights into the phenomenon of international migration

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 346UPFS - THINKING TIME AND PHOTOGRAPHY: A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACH

A photographic image is usually understood as the capture of an instant, the very instant when a picture is made. Nevertheless, photography can represent many other temporalry aspects of reality. This course has three intertwined goals. Firstly, it will present different models of time described in Philosophy and Art History disciplines. In order to learn to identify different representations of time in images, we will describe the cosmological, psychological and social models of time.

We will see concepts such as the instant, the movement, the narratives, the biography, the urban memory, the ecstasy and the speed. Secondly, we will learn photographic techniques that express those temporary aspects through fine art photography works and the students own practice. Finally, the third goal will be to develop four mini-projects to bring into practice some of the time concepts analyzed in class.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 352UPFS - SPANISH POSTMODERNISM AND BEYOND

This course studies current artistic practices in Spain, mainly performance, video creation, creative actions, media and net art, music, and photography and their interrelation with other aesthetic practices. The course combines a theoretical approach and the direct contact through visits to museums, galleries, theaters and others.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
SPAN 354UPFS - CONTEMPORARY BARCELONA AND ITS CULTURAL HISTORY

This course understands 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 and anthropological point of view, the course will analyse 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.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer

Economics

SA2004E - STRATEGIC BEHAVIOUR IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2006E - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2006E INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS.pdf -
SA2012E - UNDERSTANDING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2018E - THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2019E - POLITICS, WAR, AND ECONOMICS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2024E - THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2024E THE CREATIVE ECONOMY.pdf -
SA2025E - BEHAVIOUR AND INCENTIVES IN ECONOMICS: THE CASE OF SOCCER

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2035E - INEQUALITY, POVERTY, AND GLOBALIZATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3022E - AN URBAN APPROACH TO SPAIN AND EUROPE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3043E - GEOPOLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Political Science

SA2012E - UNDERSTANDING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2018E - THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2019E - POLITICS, WAR, AND ECONOMICS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA2021E - MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2021E MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS.pdf -
SA2023E - A GREATER MIDDLE EAST

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA2023E A GREATER MIDDLE EAST.pdf -
SA3022E - AN URBAN APPROACH TO SPAIN AND EUROPE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3028E - CULTURES WITHOUT STATE: THE CASE OF CATALONIA

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3036E - POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3043E - GEOPOLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SPAN 320UPFS - BREXIT, EU AND GLOBAL WORLD: CURRENT CHALLENGES IN EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Social inequalities, national security, climate change, the rise of nationalism and populisms are some the most serious challenges that national democracies face today in the era of globalization. How can national governments defend the interests of their citizens in an even more interconnected economic and political context? How does Globalization affect national public policies and what can national states do? The course aims at providing a critical overview on the current challenges that national democracies will have to face in the next years.

Geographically, it focuses on Europe and Spain and how political actors and central governments do play a role in the international scenario. It studies how and to what extent the European Union Member-States own independent policy autonomy to handle economic and institutional crises and to foster human development. By covering basic historical and critical tools for understanding the construction and integration processes of the European Union after World War II, the course centers on current socioeconomic scenarios at the national level and how these are affects by inequalities, poverty, unemployment and the lack of social provisions.

Being Spain a pluri-national democracy which is usually characterized as the most decentralized among the unitarian national states that compose the European Union, the course will focus on Spanish contemporary political and societal scenario as an interesting case-study. Relying upon facts, figures and current issues, the course will provide an important set of examples and real cases about what work (and does not work) regarding public policies and public administrations in Europe and Spain.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer

Art

SA3025E - SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3025E SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART.pdf -
SA3026E - SPANISH ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3039E - THE GREAT ART COLLECTIONS IN SPAIN

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3040E - THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SPAIN, SPANISH ARCHITECTURE HISTORY

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3041E - NEW TENDENCIES IN SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART

 Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SA3042E - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Taught in English.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3042E DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY.pdf -
SA3045S - ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO ESPAÑOL

Taught in Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:SA3045E ARTE CONTEMPORANEO ESPANOL.pdf -

Information Technology and Communication

SPAN 327UPFS - MODERN STATISTICAL COMPUTING IN R

Over the recent years, R has become the leading software tool for statistical computing and graphics. The software is greatly enhanced by numerous contributed packages submitted by users. The majority of computing in the leading applied statistical journals is done in R, and R is used almost exclusively in some of the leading-edge applications, such as in genetics and data mining. The purpose of this course is to set a foundation for full exploitation and creative use of the statistical language for computing and graphics R. The course introduces students to the syntax and inner workings of R, to become proficient in everyday computational tasks with datasets of all kinds, skilled in applications of elementary statistical methods, with emphasis on (initial) data exploration and simple graphics. Focus is also placed on opportunities to enhance the learning experience in other statistical courses by illustrating and applying basic statistical concepts in R.

Taught in English

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SPAN 364UPFS - BIG DATA AND ARTIFICAIL INTELLIGENCE: BENEFITS AND RISKS

This course is a generic introduction to the management of large volumes of data through automatic learning and its applications in different areas such as education, heath, and finance. Likewise, the impact of data management in social media will be analyzed, as well as the challenges that its use poses in topics as diverse as data bias, transparency, the reliablity of algorithms, loss of privacy and new ethical dilemmas that algorithms generate.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15

Biology, Neuroscience & Philosophy

SPAN 334UPFS - DOES MIND MATTER? MIND, MATTER AND QUANTUM MECHANICS

The aim of this course is to convey to general students’, in simple but accurate terms, how the realistically interpreted orthodox quantum mechanics works, with emphasis on the potential impact of this science-based understanding of ourselves on the meaningfulness of our lives, and on our bringing into being that which we positively value.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 336UPFS - UNDERSTANDING THE BIOLOGY OF HUMANS

The course aims at providing basic knowledge to understand the big issues that corrent biology has generated in society. These debates transcend the strict scientific field and require basic awareness and serious discussion platforms. The course aims to interest students in the Humananities, Law, Economy and, generally speaking, to any Student with a humanistic aspect who is interested in the biologic side the human being in a social context.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
Terms:Summer

Communication, Marketing & Media

SPAN 338UPFS - INTERACTIVE MEDIA ART

Organized and conducted as a workshop, this course focuses on the contemporary art practices known as interactive media art. Strategically situated at the intersection between the arts, humanities, science, technology and society, interactive media arts offer a privileged field from which our world can be reexamined. The interdisciplinary nature of this subject will allow students from any field to bring their own personal knowledge, skills and perspectives into discussion and class activities and, above all, into their own course project.

The expected outcome is a personal project which will be developed, prototyped, presented and evaluated within the three-week course. The process will be structured in the following six interrelated stages: education, research, experimentation, production, dissemination and reception. Evaluation will consider both the creative process and the final presentation. Assessment criteria will be adapted to each particular project, but will contemplate the formal, conceptual, contextual and relational aspects of the interactive art works produced.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 340UPFS - GOOGLE'S ECOSYSTEM & DIGITAL MARKETING

La asignatura está centrada en el buscador Google y en su plataforma de publicidad online Adwords. La asignatura tiene como objetivo entender el ecosistema digital de Google a través del estudio del funcionamiento de los buscadores (indexación de páginas y ordenación de resultados) y de la composición de las páginas de resultados del buscador. A partir de la distinción entre resultados orgánicos (SEO) y patrocinados (SEM) el curso incidirá en ambas especialidades. Durante la primera setmana se tratará la optimización de resultados orgánicos (SEO) y se realizarán análisis de sitios web mediante las herramientas de auditoría de calidad web y de posicionamiento en buscadores. Esta sección se ejemplificará a través de la creación de un blog de curso donde se aplicarán las herramientas de analítica web. De forma individual los alumnos llevará a cabo el mapeado de un nicho de búsqueda identificando los sitios web más relevantes de una temática y/o sector. La segunda setmana se centrará en el funcionamiento de las herramientas de analítica de Google (Google Analytics y Search Console) y de la plataforma de anuncios patrocinados Adwords. El curso se cerrará una con visión general de las tendencias presentes y futuras del marketing digital en base a los informes Hype Cycle de Gartner.

Taught in Spanish

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30

Political Science & Pre-Law

SPAN 350UPFS - GENDER, POWER AND VIOLENCE

Around the world, no place is less safe for women than their own home – almost one in three women have suffered physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner and one in four women have suffered psychological violence. The public sphere is neither free from gender-based violence (GBV) either, with sexual violence being a widespread global phenomenon in the workplace, in university campuses, in the streets or in the context of armed conflicts. GBV is one of the main drivers of the production and reproduction of gender inequality.

This course examines GBV from an interdisciplinary approach, including sociological, legal, political science and media perspectives. It provides a forum for students to explore contemporary issues in GBV from both a theoretical and practical standpoint (using local and international case studies) through the discussion of ongoing controversies about the causes and effects of such violence. It also analyses the policy responses addressing GBV coming from states, civil society and international actors and assesses the extent to which they are effective (or not). Given that the experiences of GBV and the interactions with institutions vary across groups, the course will pay attention to how gender intersects with race, class, and sexuality.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 356UPFS - AFTER WAR: INTERVENTION, PEACE AND RESILIENCE

Contrary to the initial expectations, international peacebuilding operations have had little success since the 1990s. From Bosnia or Congo to South Sudan, the UN and other international organizations have failed to bring peace and stability. In the literature, they have been criticized for applying onesize-fits-all approaches, for their little consideration of the culture and history of post-war societies and for defending the interests of a world order dominated by Western states. However, in the last five years, international organisations are currently adopting new strategies to correct the failures of the past: there are ‘lessons learned’, ‘hybrid’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches, context-sensitive policies and emphasis on resilience, local ownership and self-reflexive dialogues among a variety of actors. Are we witnessing the continuation of a 25 years crisis or there is room for hope? This module investigates how peacebuilding is understood and practiced today and speculates about the future of international peacebuilding.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 358UPFS - LAW AND MEMORY: LEGALHISTORY OF THE 21 CENTURY

As any other social system, Law has also memory: it refers, through laws, legal decisions or doctrine, to the recent past. This is especially important in the case of mass atrocities, wars and dictatorships of Europe’s 20th Century. This course is aimed at analyzing the influences between Law, society and memory. It studies the legal construction of dictatorships and states of exception. It also explains how our contemporary legal systems have dealt with the past. The perspective is global and interdisciplinary.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 360UPFS - HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21 CENTURY

El objetivo del curso es estudiar el modo en que los sistemas de protección internacional de los derechos humanos han tenido -o pueden tener- reflejo en otros ámbitos, ya sea en la literatura y el cómic, en el cine y otros medios audiovisuales tales como los documentales y los podcasts. Para el cierre del curso está programada una visita a la sede de Cruz Roja en Barcelona, con una sesión explicativa de la tarea desarrollada por esta institución y además una entrevista a la directora del centro, con quien los estudiantes podrán debatir las cuestiones analizadas a lo largo de las clases. La asignatura tiene un enfoque práctico y pretende llevar a la práctica nuevos métodos de enseñanza del derecho aplicados a la investigación de los derechos humanos.

Taught in Spanish

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
SPAN 362UPFS - THE ARISTOTELIAN CITY

The year 2016 marks 2400 years since the birth of Aristotle, perhaps the greatest philosopher of all time. The course will deal with the evolution of Philosophy (mainly the analytical Philosophy) during the XX century. So far, this XXI century can be considered a travel from a anti-metaphysical account, rather Human, to a return to the Aristotelian issues. Whereas great philosophers like R. Carnap, A. J. Ayer or W. V. Quine maintained a view of philosophical analysis as a discovery of the conceptual structure underlying our uses of language, analytic philosophers, as S. Kriopke or T. Williamson, or the recently deceased D. Lewis, H. Putnam or, even, J. Rawls, have now more interest in how things are than in the words or concepts. For this reason, the course is conceived as an introduction to the Aristotelian issues from the contemporary Philosophy: the causal theory of reference, the virtue epistemology, the phronesis and practical reasoning, virtue ethics and republican politics.

Taught in English

Credits:2
Contact Hours:30
Terms:Summer

Experimental and Health Sciences

SPAN 366UPFS - THE ARTISTIC BRAIN: BIOLOGY AND COMPUTACION BEHIND PAINTING AND MUSIC

Science and art are rooted in our perception of the world. The course is aimed at exploring the biology of perception and its implications on how we experience works of art. It is a discussion on beauty and the brain, a discussion on the history of breakthroughs in painting and on the nature of the irresistible attraction of music for humans.

The course starts with a general overview of how our senses build up a representation of the world, with particular reference to the visual and auditory systems. We shall discuss the biology underlying great painters’ achievement of the conquest of space and movement on a canvas. Then we do a parallel exercise with music, looking at the biological and evolutionary roots.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
SPAN 368UPFS - INEQUALITIES WITHIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM: UNDERSTANDING OUR WORST PANDEMIC

¿Por qué los países y las regiones de renta baja tienen una esperanza de vida muy inferior a la de los países y regiones de renta alta? ¿Por qué las mujeres, así como las clases sociales menos favorecidas tienen una peor salud que otros grupos sociales? En definitiva, ¿por qué algunas poblaciones gozan de mejor salud que otras? ¿Qué se puede hacer para mejorar esta situación? Según el enfoque biomédico hoy dominante, los principales motivos de la producción de las enfermedades y la salud están relacionados con los agentes biológicos y genéticos, los hábitos individuales perjudiciales para la salud, y las deficiencias en el acceso y uso a los servicios sanitarios. Sin embargo, el conocimiento disponible ha mostrado que existen otros motivos o factores que tienen un impacto mayor sobre la salud poblacional. A través de una perspectiva transdisciplinar, este curso examina críticamente los factores sociales y políticos relativos a varios temas fundamentales de la salud colectiva. Asimismo, se ofrece una introducción al interés y utilidad de los conceptos y métodos vinculados a sistemas complejos para abordar la salud.

Taught in Spanish

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
SPAN 370UPFS - TIME: THE PROGRESS OF EXISTENCE VIEWED FROM SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

The goal of this course is to introduce biology students to the mathematical modeling of living processes from a systems perspective. According to this perspective, biological processes emerge from the interaction between different elements, be them genes and proteins in the case of cellular processes; cells in the case of tissues; organs in the case of organisms and organisms in the case of ecosystems. We will learn how to represent these interactions mathematically, how to simulate them in a computer, and how to generate predictions that can be compared with reality.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15

Advertising, Marketing & Psychology

SPAN 372UPFS - SOCIAL MARKETING AND ETHICS IN MARKETING

What is social marketing and to what extent is it useful? Which role does ethics play in marketing? This learning-by-doing course aims to offer an overview of social marketing and ethics in marketing. It proposes a different perspective from traditional marketing courses thaught at university level, as it encourages students to critically analyse chosen examples of real marketing strategies and campaigns. The course studies the relationship between marketing and other topics such as social marketing, healthcare and marketing, gender, corporate social responsability, environment or social media, among others.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
SPAN 374UPFS - VENUS ON THE SCREEN: PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF ADVERTISING DISCOURSE

The main aim of this course is to delve into the processes of influence of advertising messages and the effects that the comercial discourse produce in society. In this sense, the main focus will be on the analysis and understanding of the impact that advertising has in specific audiences. In order to do so, elements such as memory, persuasion and attitudes towards audiovisual advertisements will be analyzed. The course explores different target audiences and the strategies of the advertising discourse. Theoretical sessions will be combined with practical ones, aimed at analyzing and creating publicity campaigns departing from the reflection and criticism of the topics discussed in class.

Taught in English

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15

ELISAVA Courses

SAO 01 - THE GLOBAL AND HISTORIC CONTEXT OF ART

This course relates different branches of human knowledge like architecture, design, sociology, history and art with the aim of developing a cognitive map of the world. The course analyzes the basic theories and practices of art, architecture and design from the industrial revolution to the present day and discusses their social and cultural impact. Taking Barcelona as a case study, the course will provide the student with analytical and discursive tools in order to develop a global understanding of design and its relationship with the social context from a critical and innovative point of view. The analysis of Barcelona, which epitomizes the formation process of the modern industrial city and its shifting to the post-industrial metropolis of the globalization era, will be related with the specific contexts of the students, with the aim of reflecting on the different approaches to the design issues from a multicultural perspective.

The course takes advantage of the extensive resources of Barcelona, complementing the classes with visits to the city’s museums such as MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalonia), MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), Joan Miró Foundation and the Picasso Museum, emblematic buildings by Gaudi, Mies van der Rohe and other world class architects, among others.

Prerequisites:
  • Students will be asked to read key texts, research, visit
    museums and art galleries in Barcelona, and present to the rest
    of the class the results of their work.
  •  A sketchbook will be the method through which students will
    write, draw, compare and synthesize all the topics of the course.
  •  A final project will confirm the students’ capacity to apply the
    methodologies of the course and communicate their findings.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAO 02 - ADVANCED PRINCIPLES IN DESIGN: INTERACTING COMMUNICATION, HUMANITIES AND SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES

Through demonstrations, workshops and studio sessions, this course will exercise students’ creativity and knowledge regarding both traditional and contemporary, innovative ways of creating and doing. As creative minds and human beings in a constant learning process, we must understand the importance of context and the interactions between the artist/designer and the surrounding world.

This course emphasizes collective creation, building teams and bringing students out of their comfort zones. This course will guide students through research and project exercises, culminating in the creation of an ephemeral installation within the public space of Barcelona. Visiting and re-visiting the city will help students reach an immersive understanding driven by analysis, data visualization, sketches and presentations. Students will select the most interesting ideas and make them happen.

Prerequisites:

Students will create the following project exercises:

  •  Genius Loci: the essence of the space.
  •  Analysis and simplification: History of infography.
  • Visualisation as a tool of change.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAO 03 - DIGITAL REPRESENTATION PRINCIPLES

The capacity of communicating trough images and expressing the relevant aspects of a project, from the idea to the final proposal, is a fundamental aspect of design. This course is aimed at providing students with representation concepts and techniques that are broadly applied in design fields. Based on exercises, talks and workshop sessions, the course embraces the ability of students to define and show their ideas by learning about the options and features that Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator offer as a powerful suite specifically conceived for design professionals. Mandatory for participants to the Study Abroad programme without experience in digital representation and visual narrative, the course is also recommended for those design students who want to deepen their knowledge of digital tools and learn more about the Adobe Suite. The course approaches also the basic concepts of video editing and production, as well as fundamentals of presentation techniques, in order to provide students with a complete range of options that they will put into practice in many visual communications required by the Study Abroad programme as well as by future design projects.

Prerequisites:

Students will complete the following exercises:

  • Photoshop: software tools and methodologies for the creation of new images.
  • Illustrator: software tools and methodologies for understanding the goal, importance and message behind endless possibilities of a vector.
  • Indesign: software tools and methodologies for composition, storytelling and ephemeral publications.
  • Documentation, storytelling and visual creation.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAP 01 - DESIGN FOR PACKAGING

This course introduces the tools necessary for conceptualizing and developing comprehensive packaging projects. Packaging is one of the most relevant branches of contemporary design not only for practical reasons, since almost all products going to the market require a package that protect them and preserve their quality, but also from a conceptual point of view, since it is the complex crossroads of highly demanding technical requirements and exciting opportunities for communicating the values of the products and their brands to the public.

In this course students will learn to communicate —both formally and graphically— the attributes of a product and the placement of a brand. The goal is to understand the factors affecting production and selection of a package for a specific product, its possibilities and materials.

Prerequisites:

Research & Analysis essays, Project (definition & development), Final presentation. At the end of the course students will make a public presentation of their Project Proposal using posters, mock ups and a document explaining the design process including references.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAP 02 - TYPOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC AND VISUAL DESIGN

This course focuses on graphic communication with special attention to texts and the written word, and their integration and relationship with images, colors and textures. The course aims to introduce to the students and to practice the basic tools of graphic design: Typography, Color and Composition. It will discuss graphic and visual design as essential elements of communication across social, cultural and functional boundaries. Students will become familiar also with basic visual communication skills, considering that contemporary narratives require the capacity of dealing with static and dynamic images.

Short projects will allow students to implement and experiment with design methodology and basic design skills. Projects will range from artistic and experimental calligraphy, typography, poster composition, editorials and digital interaction. All mock-ups (except for digital design) will be presented in foam.

Prerequisites:
  • Daily Projects. Student will develop creativity and resourcefulness in developing project proposals and working on daily projects:
    · Poster design: Design poster with only one color
    typography, no computer.
    · Template: Design a template for designer’s research.
    · Weekly designer research: Each week students will
    research 4 known designers.
    · Project assignment: Corporate identity including new
    technologies.
  • Semester Project: Apply all the knowledge learned during the
    semester. Students will identify and propose a design context to
    create their graphic design.
  • Final Exam: The final exam will be a presentation of all the
    works the student has created during the semester.

 

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAP 03 - FURNITURE AND PRODUCT DESIGN

This course focuses on product and furniture design, covering the entire process from conceptualization, formalization, development and pre-production of a designed object from the human, domestic or work environment. The course will analyze the social, ergonomic and aesthetic environment of the user, the method for producing the final work and the impact of this on the environment as a whole. Students will approach the semantics of objects, their functional and communicative capacity along with the integration of materials and technology. As part of the development and design of products, the class will visit factories, showrooms and design boutiques and will use the school’s workshops for producing a model of a piece of furniture.

Prerequisites:
  • Weekly assignments: Students will undertake project assignments to apply and analyze the course content. These projects will help students to develop creativity and resourcefulness.
  • Semester project: Students will apply everything learned throughout the semester to identify a design company they
    would like to work for and propose a brief of a project to them.
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAP 04 - RETAIL DESIGN / VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Retail is naturally the showplace for new ideas, new concepts and new products. As such, the store environment serves as the selling stage for the latest merchandise offerings of the day, and a tool of communication used to create a dialogue with the targeted customer. Through effective visual merchandising, the retailer communicates both the attributes of the brand, and the attributes of the products offered. This is the reason why the construction of a coherent narrative -involving spaces, products and graphic elements- is an essential requirement for retail design and visual merchandising.

The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the importance of visual merchandising as an integral component of a successful retail strategy. This course will include an in-depth analysis of the retail store environment. The principles, philosophies and technologies of visual merchandising will be studied through exploration of the marketplace, visits, and hands-on classroom experimentation.

Prerequisites:

Interest in interior design, furniture and materials is required.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
SAP 06 - DESIGN FOR FOOD, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

This course focuses on food from the origins to the present in order to understand the complex system of the fact of “feeding” people. We will approach to this subject from gastronomy, anthropology, history, etymology and food systems amongst other disciplines thus the course has the aim of giving the students diverse approaches and tools to make them capable not just to understand this interdisciplinary subject but to create design objects or services in relation with food and gastronomy with sense and content.

The course will introduce students to the interaction of design, as a creative process, with food and health, as fundamental part of human being. The relation between design food and health is not only based on the tangible aspects (space, forms, product, packaging...), but in a wide range of approaches, from culture to territory, from well-being to aesthetics. We must understand the whole relation of man with environment to create innovative ways, systems or products to enhance this interaction. Designing in a creative way, connecting mind and hand, the senses and the culture, in a constant communication with other designers, will allow us to find out new ways of understanding our world and improving it.

As part of the development of the aims of the course, the class will visit exhibitions, culinary centers and food designers’ studios in Barcelona’s area.

Prerequisites:

Interest in design, food and gastronomy is required.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

General Courses

SPAN 343UPF-S - BARCELONA, THE CITY AND ITS HISTORY

Barcelona ha sido etiquetada por Newsweek Magazine como la “coolest city in Europe”, otorgándole a su vez la reputación de un a ciudad cosmopolita con una gran proyección internacional. Sin embargo, al igual que sucede con otras ciudades, esta ciudad también presenta sus propias complejidades y contradicciones. Este curso pretende introducir la ciudad de Barcelona al estudiante m ediante el estudio de su pasado y el análisis de sus presente. Este estudio interdisciplinar constituido por la historia, la geografía, el arte, la arquitectura y el urbanismo cubre los múltiples ángulos que han conformado esta ciudad. Para ello se usaran imágenes, mapas, textos académicos y literarios, videos, estudios de campo y documentales. Asimismo, también se discutirán los asuntos más relevantes para la gente que en la actualidad conforma esta ciudad.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
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SPAN 344UPF - BARCELONA/ MADRID: LITERATURE AND CINEMA COMPARED WITH CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 345UPF - BARCELONA 1900: MODERNISM IN THE CITY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 349UPF - CATALAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring

The Universities

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), founded in 1990, is a modern competitive public university with a significant international projection.  UPF is committed to a high-quality teaching model based on comprehensive education and student-centered learning.  Courses are taught in English, Spanish and Catalan languages, in disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities, Communication and Information Technologies, and Health and Life Sciences.

The UPF is officially recognized as the first most important Spanish University in investigative leadership.

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has developed a university model based on respect for the basic principles of autonomy, participation and social commitment.  The UAB's "Pre-Established Program" courses include language, business, economics, and Mediterranean studies and are designed for students wishing to study subjects taught in English or in Spanish, with the option of Spanish language courses.  Classes are held at the UAB campuses in the city of Barcelona in an enriching international environment.

To view UAB's brochure click here.

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