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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4207 - Cultural Heritage: Travel in Spain

Hours: 3
The Iberian Peninsula has been home to many cultures and traditions over the past millennia, including ancient Romans, the Muslim Caliphate, Sephardi Jews, and Christians. The nation of Spain has seen significant conflicts, notably the Spanish Inquisition which lasted over several centuries and the Civil War of the twentieth century. UNESCO (a branch of the United Nations) has designated a number of sites in Spain as World Heritage Sites, meaning they hold significant “universal value” for all humanity. Studying the visual, material, and cultural heritage of this fascinating and diverse country. Meet regularly during spring semester on campus, then travels to Spain in early May to study in person art, architecture, historic sites and monuments. Engaging with multiple disciplines (art history, religion, literature, history, economics, and more) to deepen our knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture. While examining the effects of historic preservation, urban planning, and tourism on communities, considering overall the significance of cultural heritage in local, national, and international contexts.
Prerequisites: Instructor permission.
Notes: This course has an additional fee.