COCC Courses in Barcelona

Core Course Requirements for Fall 2019

Spanish Language (4 credits)

Every Barcelona student will study Spanish in a course to be taught by program partners Barcelona SAE: Span 102, 103, 201, 202, or 203 and advanced Spanish Conversation Span213. Two levels will be offered. Three levels may be offered if enrollment exceeds 15 students.

HUM 107 Spanish Life and Culture (3 credits)

Every Barcelona student will also study the culture of their host country in a course to be taught by Barcelona SAE local or international faculty. The student will gain a broad overview of contemporary Spanish society by examining cultural traditions and values. Besides topical lectures by native guest lecturers, the course engages students in experiential learning through field trips to such historic and cultural sites as Gaudi's Barcelona, the Gothic quarter, and the Dali museum.

COCC Associate of Arts transfer courses for Fall 2019. 

Students have the option to take 2 or 3 of the following classes taught by Associate Professor of Geography, Mick McCann.

WaterfrontGeog 106: Economic Geography (4 credits)

How does Geography affect which types of businesses are located where they are?  This class introduces the distribution of economic activities across Spain, Europe and the world.  Explores issues such as economic development, the growth of Barcelona over time via field excursions to various sectors of the city and beyond. 

Geog 107: Cultural Geography (4 credits)

This class will examine different cultural traits in the world with special emphasis on perception of space and landscape, language, religion and folk and popular cultural issues.  Field trips will be a large part of the class as we will explore the city of Barcelona. Students will learn to read the "Cultural Landscape" which tells us about the influence of various cultures in the Catalonia region reflected in the architecture, street signage, festivals, music, dance, food and sport that you see as you go to different sectors of the city.

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Geog 201: World Regional Geography (4 credits)

In this course, students will evaluate how culture, politics, economics, history and the physical environment have helped create differences across Spain and Europe.  How does Geography shape the region and how do connections with the rest of the world influence the people, economy, and culture of Barcelona and Catalonia?


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