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Spring Break 2020
March 13-20, 2020 $1888 pp/do
Regional Field Study: Barcelona, Spain
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This course explores and explains the geography of Barcelona and Catalonia as an example of the development of regional trading centers, the politics of sub-national identity, and the 21st century rebranding of the city as a center for international high culture.
Course readings, activities, and excursions will be selected to complement the course themes.
• Politics and Identity of Barcelona
(Catalonia's historical relationship with Spain and its desire for autonomy)
• Barcelona as a City of empire and trade
• Barcelona as a City of modernity
(the Cerda plan and 19th century growth and change)
• Barcelona as a City of international culture
(the 1992 Olympics, new cultural landmarks, “star-chitecture,” and “branding” the city)
This course can be taken for either undergraduate (GEOG 291) or graduate (GEOG 891) credit.
Email Dr. Otto for more information and a preliminary syllabus.