8 February, 2018

Content

Session A

Topic 1: Art and Culture experiences in Barcelona

Topic 2: International Relations and City Governance

 

Session B

Topic 3: Spanish Language and Literature Studies

Topic 4: New Media Study and Discovering Creativity

 

Session A

 

Topic 1

Art and Culture experiences in Barcelona (taught in English)

 

Duration: 10/07/2018 – 20/07/2018

Campus:  School of Communication and International Relations

 

Course Description:

 This Course aims to introduce Catalan and Spanish art and culture in the local concept and further to the international level to our participants, including the history, developments, current status, and possible predictions of the future. Students will not only learn from theoretical classes, but also by visiting the significant architectures and museums, historical artifacts and churches, they will get a border view of the understanding of local art and cultural landscape.

 

Highlight: 

Amazing tours with the tutors to: Sagrada Familia church, Park Guell and the other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi. Museum of Picasso and Foundation Joan Miro, Montjuic and Camp Nou.

 

Assessment

Attendance:  15%

Participation in question discussion: 20%

Visit report: 30%

Final Program summary: 35%

 

Topic 2

International Relations and City Governance (taught in English)


Duration
: 10/07/2018 – 20/07/2018

Campus:  School of Communication and International Relations

 

Course Description

This course focuses on current important issues in Catalan & Spanish and EU political discourses with an interdisciplinary approach. Through seminars, field trips, and other activities, students have the opportunity to experience traditional Catalan and Spanish culture and conduct in-depth analysis of public policy with local experts. It covers the following area: public policy analysis, city if Barcelona governance case studies, field trip to visit urban communities and traditional local cultural activities such as tapas festival etc.

 

Highlight

 

  • Develop expert level knowledge of hot Catalan & Spanish political and economic issues.
  • Understand Catalan & Spanish and EU urban governance through the theoretical and
  • From unique insights into the field of Catalan & Spanish and EU studies.
  • Expand cultural fluency and knowledge of Catalan & Spanish culture.

 

 

Assessment

Attendance, participation in question discussion: 20%

Presentations: 20%

Final research paper: 60%

 

 

Session B

 

Topic 3

Spanish Language and Literature (taught in Spanish)

 

 

Duration: 10/07/2018 – 30/07/2018

Campus:  School of Communication and International Relations

 

 

Course Description

 

The Course of Spanish Language and Literature aims to both beginner and mid-level students who are interested in Spanish language and literature study. Through reading, writing, listening, and speaking practices in the classes with the professors and classmates, the students will gain good knowledge and skills of the language. The local movies, theaters, books and exhibitions will be also introduced in the course, at the end of the course the student will not only achieve the certain level of language, but also understand more cultural context and enjoy rich local experiences.

 

Highlights

  • Practice Spanish with local people and make local friends.
  • Understand the Spanish cultural contexts and the background of the language.
  • Enjoy the local movies, theaters, books and exhibitions.
  • Join the local cultural activities: theater festival, park music festival.

 

Assessment

Attendance: 20%

Participation in question discussion: 20%

Final exam: 60%

 

Topic 4

New Media study and discovering creativity (taught in English):

 

Duration: 02/07/2018 – 20/07/2018

Campus:  School of Communication and International Relations

 

Course Description

 

This course contains three parts: communication theories study, technology skills and creativity practices, with various teaching approaches such as in-class instruction, filed trips, case analysis and multi-cultural perspectives, to inspire students’ creativity. At the end of course, the students will be asked to create a video project based in the living and cultural experiences in Barcelona.

 

Highlights

 

  • Experiences in new technology and advanced theories and practices in new media study.
  • The newest updated technology equipment and facilities at the school.
  • Professors who are working in the field and industry.
  • Understand more details of the practices of cultural and creative industry through the creative industry field trip.

 

Assessment

Class Participation: 20%

Group Exercises & presentations: 20%

Final video project: 60%