COCC Courses in Barcelona
Core Course Requirements for Fall 2017
Every Barcelona student will study the language 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 2017.
Classes Taught by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Michel WallerBrief Biography: I
study bonobo and chimpanzee socioecology and behavior as well as Central Oregon
Archaeology in an effort to better understand the spectrum of factors that have
shaped human evolution. My research has focused on aggression, territoriality, ranging
behavior, and tolerance among primates and has led me to field work in the High
Deserts of Oregon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Senegal.
Furthermore, I have looked at conservation issues including the effects of war
on bonobo behavior as well as competition between primates and humans for
ANTH 102 -Archaeology
This class provides an introduction to archaeological method
and theory along with a survey of human world prehistory through the rise of
great civilizations. While in Barcelona, we will focus on the Iberian
Peninsula. Students will learn how to
recover and analyze archaeological features and artifacts and more fully
comprehend how archaeologists interpret
what they find. Field trips will be a large part of the class as we will explore
sites such as the El Born Cultural Center and the Archaeological Museum of
ANTH 103-Cultural Anthropology
This class is
an introduction to the diversity of human beliefs and behaviors around the
world. Explores cross-cultural similarities and differences in systems of
values, family, religion, economics, politics, and social structure, including
issues of race and ethnicity. In order to see the world from a different
cultural perspective, we will experience local events and activities, such as
the Barcelona La Mercè Festival, a celebration of the city that includes
elaborate parades, dancing, and theater.
ANTH 235-The Evolution of Human
examines the complex interplay between culture and biology in human sexual
behavior with particular attention to anatomy and physiology as traits that
have evolved from our primate and mammalian ancestors. Focus will be on
theoretical issues in evolution and the implications of these theoretical
models on human behavior. Topics include human mating systems across cultures,
sexual selection, reproduction, physiological and hormonal processes, as well
as the non-reproductive aspects of human sexuality and the physiological and
hormonal processes of sexuality. While in Spain, we will highlight the
many paleo sites found in the country to better understand how the Spanish
environment may have shaped human sexual behavior.