Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Iberian Studies Concentration

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Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spain, including consideration of geography, as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of instructor

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Representative authors, works, and literary movement of Spain, including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: literature

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SPAN-350 Special Topics in Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of specific topics related to the Hispanic language, culture and civilization. Recent topics include, Hispanics in the U.S. Regional Studies, etc. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of instructor

ART-307X Visual Arts of Spain

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

An introduction to the visual arts and culture of Spain. Emphasis is on both historical and contemporary works of art and architecture, taking into consideration who and what influenced the artists and architects. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through food, music, markets, historical landmarks, and its landscapes and cityscapes. Visits include art and history museums, local markets, castles, cathedrals and other culturally relevant sites. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

SPAN-308X Spanish Life and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an introduction to the life, culture, and history of Spain. Through homestays with families, daily language classes, and various excursions, students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art, food, music, marketplaces, historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 General education: world cultures and experiential learning

COMM-333X Europe Media and Culture

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored: 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War, 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it), and 3) issues of media conglomeration, globalization, and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include: London, Munich, Prague, Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers, film festivals, and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures and experiential learning

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Study Abroad in Spain course

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European Studies course (advisor approved)

Additional Spanish Literature or Culture course

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-125 The Atlantic World, 1450-1800

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe, Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural, political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration, colonization by European colonial powers, missionary activities and religious migrations, the ramifications of New World slavery, encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples, and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and ENG-110 FILA general education: history