Program fee: $2,900
Airfare (estimate): $1,500
Tuition cost: $2,100
Course Options -
SPAN 495 (Cultural Heritage II)
*Pre-RequIsite: SPAN 322
Application Deadline: December 1
Scholarship Deadline: December 15
Spanish and Andalusian art and culture is an interdisciplinary survey of Spanish and Andalusian art history that integrates a dynamic and diverse approach, which will help students learn about the historical, religious, and cultural forces that molded
and changed the region forever. The course aims to show students how the collaborations among Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures in southern Spain, over seven centuries, determined the makeup of the region as we see it today. The pedagogical curriculum of the class will incorporate literary and historical texts, architectural and urban planning explorations, gastronomic and artistic investigations.
Malaga is a dynamic city of 568,000 inhabitants in southern Spain. Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by Mountains, the city enjoys a warm climate tempered by the proximity of the sea. Hometown of Pablo Picasso, the Andalusian city vibrates with art and culinary festivals in the summer. The province of Andalusia has a unique contact with Mediterranean, European, and African cultures. Students will have the opportunity to explore the unique situation of this province of Spain and its rich cultural, artistic, and historical traditions. To complement this experience, the field trips to Cordoba and Granada will provide students with a more vivid experience of the Andalusian culture in the context of a diverse Spain.
In addition to meeting every day as a class, this immersion experience provides numerous opportunities for Spanish
language practice through lodging with host families, exploring the city, and weekend excursions. The program ends
with a 3-day stay in Madrid.
All students live with Spanish host families whose apartments/houses are very close to the University of Malaga,
where your classes will take place.