This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the multicultural and global history of the city of Madrid. The course will examine the history of Madrid, a city which, like Spain itself, was shaped by empires, global crossings, immigration, migration and international commerce throughout history, long predating Madrid's designation as the capital. This program also explores the northern region of Spain, including Bilbao and Santander.
By participating in this program, students will be able to recognize and describe similarities, differences, and interconnections between Spain and the U.S. through the analysis of course materials and participation in class discussion. Students will also be able to compare specifics of immigration, integration and diversity with regard to realities in both the US and Spain.
These goals are achieved through a variety of course work, including regular guided discussions of the assigned readings, student’s experience and thoughts about the field trips and guided tours to the cultural and historical sites; students’ collaborative research, and presentation of analysis, comparison and reflection.
The program is based in Madrid, with regional excursions.
Students will be paired and stay with a Spanish family . Most meals will be provided at the homestay.
Spanish and Portuguese
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