1- History and Heritage
Dr Judith Urbano and Dr Xavier Baró
Basic issues in the past that have had an impact on the present, from a historical and heritage-based point of view, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. This subject is an introduction to what will be taught over the course of the following academic years.
- Catalan expansion during the Byzantine Empire
- Iconography in the Catalan Romanesque Period
- Skanderbeg, the last Christian at the head of the Ottoman Empire
- Similarities and differences between the Catalan and French Gothic
- Visit to the Catalan National Art Museum, Gothic and Romanesque section
- Pedro Fernández de Quirós, the “Quixote of the Pacific”
- Casa Gralla
- The Barroque as a vision of the world
- The Golden Age in Spanish painting
- The Spanish War of Independence or Peninsular War (1808-1814)
- Goya’s vision of war
- The restoration and the crisis of 1898
- The Quatre Gats, an intellectual hub and instigator of the Catalan Modernist movement
- Visit to the Catalan Modernist Museum
2- Learning to learn: tools for a new stage in life
Dr Salvador Vidal and Dr Jaume Camps.
The purpose of this subject is to learn about and work on two fundamental aspects of any type of learning: affectivity and productivity. The five first sessions will be dedicated to affectivity using various types of group dynamics, and the seven remaining sessions to productivity through teamwork in different contexts and subjects.
Students enrolled in the module may also take the following workshops