COCC Courses in Barcelona


Core Course Requirements for Fall 2017  

Spanish Language 

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 Waller

Brief 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 forest resources.



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 Catalonia.



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 Sexuality

This course 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.




































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