Special Topics in Oviedo: Nationalism in Spain and Spanish America
This program features two courses taught by University of Oregon’s history department faculty member, Carlos Aguirre, during the first half of the program. The two courses will be “Nationalism, War, and Revolution: Spain and Cuba from 1800 to the Present” and “Soccer and Nationalism in Spain and Spanish America.” The course work will be complemented by two excursions to Covadonga and Madrid as well as local tours of key Oviedo historical locations that will bring the course content to life. The second half of the program will be an intensive Spanish language course taught at the University of Oviedo in the Casa de las Lenguas (ELE). In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits to local sites of interest and other group activities that are included in the program fee.
This 7-week summer program is ideal for those interested in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, International Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Family Human Services, and Environmental Studies. Learn about the ways in which globalization and NAFTA have affected agriculture, subsistence and food production, land ownership, human rights, and indigenous autonomy among Maya communities in San Cristóbal de las Casas and its surrounding areas. The courses offered will provide historical and cultural context to better understand contemporary Chiapas. You will then have the opportunity to engage with the local community by collaborating with Mexican students on a service learning project. The program will be hosted by the Instituto de Lenguas Jovel and its Director Helga Loebell.
The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural and linguistic barriers. Excursion options include the European Parliament, nearby German cities, and Paris.