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Experience Campus

Academic accreditation
Holder of a Diploma from the UIC Barcelona Senior University Graduate Programme in Culture, Science and Society
Duration
Introductory module: 3 months
Senior Program: 3 academic years
Credits
Introductory module: 4 credits
3 academic years: 16 credits per year
Workshops: 6 credits
Final degree project: 6 credits
Timetable
Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Workshops: dates and times vary
Price
Introductory module: € 200
Academic year: € 650 (€ 350 in September and € 300 in January)
Places
60 per academic year
Location
Campus Barcelona.
Carrer Terré, 11-19. Barcelona
Discover the campus
enrique bruxeres
Enrique Buxeres
Experience Campus student

The Experience Campus has allowed me to relive my time at university, as it’s been 55 years since I graduated. I’ve also been very impressed at the level of teaching I received and the way the classes are taught.

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Edurne Pérez Yarza
Experience Campus student

The Experience Campus has opened up some amazing opportunities to meet new people, new teachers and embark upon a new project, one that would have otherwise been unattainable. It also gives you the chance to create a network of friends that grows into strong friendships that you come to really appreciate, with people you probably would never have met.

Methodology

metodologia
  • A dynamic and participatory programme that involves group work and face-to-face classes.
  • Each subject will include face-to-face classes and individual and group work.
  • The blended Learning UIC Barcelona System allows you to alternate face-to-face classes and online classes depending on students’ individual circumstances.
  • Assessment: Pass or fail. 80% of attendance and delivering projects will be mandatory. There are no exams.
  • Students who have successfully completed all three years will receive the certificate of Holder of a Diploma from the UIC Barcelona Senior University Graduate Programme in Culture, Science and Society. This is not a university degree programme.

Introductory module

This Introductory Module is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the Experience Campus.

Classes are taught in the Gamma Building (C/ Terré 11-19, Barcelona) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6.30 p.m.

April – June 2022

   

4 to 5 p.m.

5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

APRIL

21

Start of the year

Start of the year

 

26

Heritage

History

 

28

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

MAY

3

History

Heritage

 

5

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

 

10

Cultural Trip

 

11

 

17

History

Heritage

 

19

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

 

24

MNAC

MNAC

 

26

Learn to learn

History

 

31

Heritage

Heritage

JUNE

2

Learn to learn

History

 

7

Modernism Museum

Modernism Museum

 

9

Presentation of research projects

Presentation of research projects

 

16

 

End of the year

 

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.    

Block I

  • 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 

Block II

  • 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 

Block III

  • The Spanish War of Independence or Peninsular War (1808-1814)
  • Goya’s vision of war 

Block IV

  • 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 
Mavi Maestre

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.

3- Workshops

Students enrolled for this module can also choose to take these workshops:
•    Choir
•    Hiking

Subjects

1st year

  • 1st semester
  • 2nd semester

1. Communication today: new media and new influences. Dr Alfonso Méndiz and Dr Isabel Villanueva.

The media has undergone a huge change over the past ten years. Today we receive news via the social networks before getting it from the press. And films are no longer watched in cinemas or video clubs, but instead via digital platforms (Netflix, Movistar, etc.). These changes are of great importance: information comes to us based on less and less corroboration, more manipulation and fake news, and audiovisual leisure has become increasingly individual and less family-oriented. However, the influence of this type of media is increasing at breakneck speed. Today young people think that the family model is what they see in series, not what they see at home, and this is where they discover their main values as people. Should we not find out about this type of media in greater depth?

2. The cradle of art: Ancient art. Dr Judith Urbano Lorente

In this course we will provide an overview of the oldest Mediterranean civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. We will analyse the art and architecture from these cultures and complement the course with some outings, such as one to the Egyptian Museum or the Roman Barcino. The main periods and their masterpieces will be studied carefully: The pyramids of Guiza, the temples of Abu Simbel, the statues of Gudea, the Code of Hammurabi, the city of Mesopotamia, the Acropolis in Athens, classical sculpture, the Pantheon in Rome, Ara Pacis, the Colisseum ... are only some examples of the content of the course.

3. Our origins: Classical culture. Dr Alexandra Guzmán

This course explores the main cultural expressions of the classical world, which have marked a good part of European thought and culture. Throughout the sessions, attention will be paid to Greek literature from its origins and the great literary works, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and tragedy will be commented on.

4. Microbiology and immunology: Pandemics, vaccines ... and more. Dr Javier Jiménez

In our 21st century world, the study of and knowledge about microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria, has taken on special importance. We have become familiar with terms such as pandemic, transmission, variants, mutations, etc. In these sessions we will discuss their meaning and place current scientific knowledge about them in the context of our reality. It has not escaped us that this aforementioned reality has highlighted the inseparable relationship between microbiology and immunology. We should not stop discussing how the human body responds and positions itself when facing microbes and how, through vaccines, among other elements, we can modify this relationship.

5. Medieval and modern history. Dr Xavier Baró

This subject aims to offer a basic but comprehensive overview of the two periods that occurred after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (476). Traditionally specialists have called these historical periods medieval and modern. Based on this terminology, we bring together in a single subject the most significant facts that occurred between the 5th and 18th centuries, when a large number of events took place that demonstrate the continuity of an agrarian and deeply religious society.

6.Audiovisual narrative: The art of telling stories in cinema, television and other media. Dr Isadora García

This subject raises two major questions: How are audiovisual stories told from both a formal and creative point of view? And what is it that we truly want to tell? Throughout the classes students will discover the nature of audiovisual language and learn to watch films, television series and other audiovisual narratives from a more comprehensive point of view. Knowing and understanding how these stories are told will ensure their thematic background can be interpreted in greater depth.

7.Philosophy The enigma of the human being. Dr Xavier Escribano López

One of the features of human life consists of the need for self-knowledge, that is, the requirement to have an image or formula for interpretation to understand ourselves and guide us in the complex challenge of our own existence. Our course offers a brief overview of some of the concepts that become key in this effort of human self-understanding, such as knowledge, nature, body, freedom and dignity. It is therefore about accepting the challenge of anthropological and philosophical reflection, which leads us to rediscovering the enigmatic, paradoxical and exciting aspects of this adventure that we share as human beings.

8. Positive psychology. Dr Maria Gámiz

Under the umbrella of positive psychology, the subject aims to publicize what the human states and characteristics that relate to the well-being, balance, happiness and, ultimately, the personal growth of individuals are, how they work and how they can be developed and enhanced.

 

1. Current topics in philosophy. Dr Albert Moya

This subject is presented as a propedeutic course that looks into a series of general questions being tackled by contemporary philosophical thought. In this way, it aims to address some of the key concepts that have focused the reflection of today’s philosophers and that allow us to bring light and meaning to the interpretation of the contemporary world. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the thought and ideas of some of these authors and, above all, create their own, precise and well-founded diagnosis, on some aspects that have a clear impact on the cultural, social and political fields of our time

2. Music: A language to be discovered. Dr Susana Agustín

Music is something that encompasses much more than a set of sounds organised in a certain way. The audience, the performer, the score, the time, the situation and a myriad of different factors can change the meaning and experience of what we generally call "music." Following these three stages, we will try to know and understand music, in order to reach a fuller experience and active listening based on the criterion of the different styles and musical genres, the different eras of the history of music and the deeper origin and meaning of music. Music is an art that has been present in all cultures from the start of humanity. The modern Western world has relegated music to professional and elitist fields and created divisions between first and second level culture. It is time to reflect on this paradigm.

3. Our time: Contemporary history. Dr Xavier Baró

Based on the French Revolution (1789), the subject aims to show the main events that will allow us to understand today’s world. Although the nineteenth century will also be looked at, the main objective will be to understand the twentieth century, full of wars, but also events that opened the door to hope, until we look at current issues, such as climate change or the phenomenon of Islamist terrorism. 

4. Medieval artistic heritage. Dr Judith Urbano Lorente

We will analyse art and architecture from the Middle Ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire. We will begin with Byzantine art and its impact on Romanesque art in the West, we will also study the art and architecture from this period and we will also look into the various manifestations of the Gothic period, both at European level, as well as Spanish and Catalan levels. The course will be complemented by trips to museums and tours around the city.

5. Hispanic Literature of the 20th century Dr Esther Lazaro

This subject seeks to provide students with a basic knowledge of contemporary Spanish literature by reading certain works and looking at their relationship with the artistic, historical, political and social context in Spain during the 20th century, as well as basic tools for the study and analysis of contemporary literary texts.

6. Macroeconomics: To understand the economic environment. Dr Antonio Argandoña.

The economy surrounds us, is present in many facets of our life and influences our decisions. This course is an invitation to reflect on this reality. How do countries grow? Why are there financial crises? Who take us out of a recession and how? What is inflation and why is it a concern? How does this affect the economy of our families? What employment opportunities will our children and grandchildren have?

7. Geography of the world, today. I Dr Sergio Massana

Geographic analysis consists of tackling a specific place in the world, highlighting the most important and distinctive elements to be able to understand it the best, whether these elements are physical or natural (climate, orographic), historical, cultural, political or social and economic. In this subject we will carry out monographic sessions on different countries and / or regions of the planet, tackling its current reality and poviding elements to help understand it: India, Russia, the Arab world, Mexico and Japan.

8.Science, technology and society: Keys to understanding the 21st century. Dr Gabriel Fernández.

The strong social impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, Big Data and biotechnology, requires profound reflection.  Supported by the reflections of outstanding authors, the course provides the keys to develop a critical and also balanced perspective, in order to understand the more profound problems and know where to find solutions.

 

2nd year

  • 1st semester
  • 2nd semester

1.History of music.  Dr Josep Miquel Mindan

Throughout the evolution of Western culture, music has played a very important role. From classical philosophers to the great thinkers of our time we can find reflections on how music can become - and does become - an important artistic discipline to learn about the inner world of human beings. We aim to take a tour of the main periods of the history of Western music (Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romanticism, avant-garde, etc.) by analysing the most important works and the most significant composers. Through the two outings that we will undertake we can experience how we feel in person and enjoy in our time works composed in previous times and observe how they have withstood the passage of time.

2. Mythology, traditions and values in literature. Dr Alexandra Guzmán

Classical myths are eternal. From its origins as a way to explain the world and ancient humanity, its symbolic force has passed through the different eras and is present in Western art and culture. In this course we will analyse some of the most famous myths of antiquity and will provide an overview of its genesis and subsequent interpretations.

3. Renaissance and Baroque art  Dr Judith Urbano Lorente

In this course we will take a look at art in the modern era, which involves studying the Renaissance and the Baroque. We will analyse the art and architecture of this period and complement the course with two outings: one to the National Art Museum of Catalonia to see painting and sculpture, and the other will be a tour on foot around today’s Barcelona, looking at the most significant Renaissance and Baroque buildings. 

4. The Mediterranean, a shared heritage. Dr Mohamet Hassan Elrazazz

The Mediterranean is a kingdom of distant dreams and harsh realities. In this course, we will examine the concept of the Mediterranean and its evolution from multiple perspectives, study the cultural and natural heritage of the Mediterranean in all its diversity and wealth, and talk about contemporary opportunities and challenges that can bring us together or move us further apart.  During the course, practical cases will be worked on and activities will be carried out in order to expand the student horizon and challenge the perception they have of the Mediterranean.

5. State and constitution. The form of power. Dr Montserrat Nebrera

A diachronic and synchronous study of the relationship between forms of state and the use of Constitutions to regulate power to the point of reaching the current situation in the European context and in the West in general.

6.The challenges of advanced age. Dr Marián de Juan

Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, among others, we have increased life expectancy. Time passes, and we find ourselves frequently next to ever older people or we ourselves are the ones reaching that age. Longevity poses a challenge: To adapt to changes of the effects of the passage of time, to overcome situations and diseases in a situation of fragility and vulnerability. In this subject we will tackle with the characteristics of this stage of life, and the challenges it poses.

7. Science for non-scientists. Dr Josep Clotet

We will tackle 3 topics: 1) The origin of life. Where do we come from? How did life arise? This is an extremely interesting question that humanity has tried to answer from time to time and possibly will never finish answering. Also, why are there so many living things, that are so different and so beautiful? 2) Pandemics and Coronavirus. Although it is much discussed, it is rare to have the opportunity to talk to experts and receive real data. 3) The lies in science and pseudoscience. There are several rational methods to approach reality, and the scientific method is one of the ones that has produced the best results for humankind.  This method, which we colloquially call "doing science", is a tool that allows us to approach tangible reality and discover it in a quite precise way. But science is made by men and women subjected to very varied interests that, sometimes, can lead to lies.

 

1. Geography of the world, today. II Dr Sergi Massana

Geographic analysis consists of looking at a specific place in the world, and highlighting the most relevant and distinctive elements to be able to understand it the best, whether these elements of a physical or natural nature (climatic, orographic), historical, cultural, political, social or economic. In this subject we will undertake monographic sessions on different countries and / or regions of the planet approaching its current reality and providing elements to be able to understand it: China, Australia and Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Balkan Europe.

2. Catalan artists, today. Dr Anna Pou van den Bossche

Catalonia is a land of artists. From Plensa to Barceló, from Bohigas to the award-winning RCR, we will thoroughly learn about the work of contemporary painters, sculptors and architects. This will make us rediscover our own city, our urbanism and the public art that accompanies us every day.

3. History of Asia and the Pacific. Dr Xavier Baró

This subject aims to provide a basic but comprehensive overview of a part of our planet that is geographically distant but increasingly in contact with the West. The macroregion of Asia-Pacific presents very different realities, which we must learn about in order to understand the world in which we live.

4. Philosophy Current thinking on the classics. Dr Bernat Torres

The course will present an approach to the main issues and challenges posed by thinking about the classics. The question of the origins of philosophical thought (why and when do we begin to philosophize?). We will tackle the mysterious figure of Socrates through the sources that speak to us. We will introduce the figure of Plato, disciple of Socrates, through their myths and dialogues. Finally, we will see what life guidance proposals classical thinking presents to us, the persecution of the good will clash with the persecution of pleasure.

5. Other religions. Dr Joan Hernández

In our society, increasingly plural and diverse in terms of religion and culture, it is necessary to recognise the various religious traditions that make up our present world. This subject aims to provide an introduction to non-Christian religions: Judaism, Islam and Eastern religions. This approach is based on the study of religion based on anthropological, sociological, historical and theological perspectives, gaining knowledge about daily rituals, celebrations, organisations and current religious practices.

6. International bodies and human rights. Dr Maria Mut

Our world is characteried by growing internationalisation. States must comply with international regulations and execute the judicial decisions taken in international courts. It is for this reason that it is necessary to be aware of the main subjects and international actors. In this intensive course we will first of all explain the functioning and competences of the main international organisation covering the general scope of the international community, the UN, and its main specialised agencies, such as the WHO, the FAO and UNESCO. The pandemic we are currently experiencing will allow us to discuss and analyse the work of these organisations. The second part of this course will be devoted to the analysis of human rights, we will analyse the main normative instruments that regulate them, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the European Convention on Human Rights and the system that guarantees compliance with them. We will also explain the sanctions derived from the systematic and widespread violation of human rights and that have led to international crime, including: Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

7. Illustrious women. Dr María Ángeles Pérez Samper

Over the centuries women have generally lived as subordinates to men and have played roles only in private life, with little visibility. Currently history is attempting to rescue the women of this world who have remained in the shadows and award them the protagonism they deserve. There have always been illustrious women who for various reasons have played an excellent role in their time, but even these women have had to fight for their rights. We will look at an example of four great ladies from the 16th century. A queen, Isabella I, a noblewoman, Estefania Requesens, a saint, Teresa of Ávila, and a painter, Sofonisba Anguissola.

8. Contemporary Catalan literature. Dr Eloi Creus

Literature in the Catalan language from the nineteenth century onwards, achieved renewed vigour, connecting with the great literary debates of modernity, which, despite the historical and political obstacles, have continued to be linked to the present day, producing names such as those of Gabriel Ferrater or Mercè Rodoreda. The classes will serve to understand contemporary productions, with a special emphasis on the period of modernism and the canonical names in poetry and narrative of the twentieth century The sessions, an hour each, will consist of a small introduction by the lecturer, followed by a debate about the works that the lecturer will moderate. At the beginning of the academic year, the lecturer will provide students with the texts or fragments of texts they will have to read.

9. Healthy lifestyles. Dr Maria Victoria Farré.

Promotion of healthy lifestyles among older people: Nutrition and physical exercise. Nutrition and physical exercise form two of the main cornerstones to achieve a good state of health as we age, and that is why knowledge is essential to increase our years free of disability. In these classes we will not talk about diseases, but instead about how we can get our life to be more active and healthy from a nutritional and functional perspective. It is fundamental to work in the area of prevention, and through this we will learn how we can follow a healthy diet adapted to our needs and tastes, and how physical exercise adapted to our physical condition can become our ally.  We will learn about concepts such as fragility and sarcopenia, which will allow us to enter the world of nutrition and physical exercise in a practical way.

10. The European Union in a world of giants. Dr Víctor Pou

From the perspective of the European Union and starting with its great historical milestones, we will try to understand the world of the 21st century and see what alternative is left in the new global geopolitics: faced with the displacement of the centre of economic gravity toward Asia-Pacific-India; the re-emergence of China; the retreat of Anglo-Saxon power, the United States and the United Kingdom, and the return of the empires: Russia.

11. Science, philosophy and religion. Dr Josep Corcó

The relationship between science, culture, and religion is complex and also key to understanding today's world. The main difficulty in dealing with the relationship between these three human activities is the need to do so in an interdisciplinary way. In an academic context, in which hyperspecialisation has been chosen, it is necessary, more than ever, to incorporate knowledge from different disciplines into the study of topics that are very important in terms of understanding both nature and human society

3rd year

  • 1st semester
  • 2nd semester

1st semester

  1. The significant moments in the history of Rome. Dr Alexandra Guzmán

We will tackle some key moments in the history of Rome from its foundation until the fall of the Empire. Through the major texts and other sources from the time, we will discover the protagonists of Rome and the most important aspects of Roman culture, some of which have endured to this day.

  1. History of Opera. Dr Josep Miquel Mindán

The opera is a multidisciplinary genre that involves joint work from very different artists: Singers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, prop builders, lighting professionals, costume designers, etc. For this reason, it is essential to understand the internal operation of this large gear. While enjoying some of the most renowned operas, we provide the necessary tools to understand and enjoy them in all their depth and complexity within the world of opera. We will try to clean off the shine of elitism that is often associated by comparing it with other very similar genres such as musical theatre, zarzuela or operetta.

 

  1. Art from the French Revolution (S. XVIII-XIX). Dr Judith Urbano

We will begin with Neoclassicism, looking at its influences and greatest exponents in architecture, then move to the French painter David and the sculptors Canova and Thorvaldsen. We will continue with Goya and then move on to the pictorial movements of the second half of the nineteenth century: Romanticism (Delacroix, Turner), realism (Courbet, Millet), Impressionism (Monet, Degas, Morisot) and post-Impressionism (Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat) while paving the path to modernity.

 

  1. Fun Mathematics. Dr Salvador Vidal.

We will present different attractive ways of teaching mathematics taken from the book ESTRATEGIAS PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DE LAS MATEMÁTICAS published by Laertes.  Motivation strategies and how to gain pupils attention and ensure participation. Improving self-esteem is an effective resource to improve mathematical understanding. A positive attitude toward this subject improves learning. With recreational mathematics, we can improve learning attitudes.

 

  1. Geography of the world today III. Dr Sergi Massana

Geographic analysis consists of tackling a specific place in the world, highlighting the most important and distinctive elements to be able to understand it best, whether these elements are physical or natural (climate, orographic), historical, cultural, political or social and economic. In this subject we will undertake monographic sessions on different countries and / or regions of the planet, tackling its current reality and providing elements to be able to understand it: Canada, the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, Panama and Costa Rica, Brazil, the Southern Mediterranean, the Maghreb, and the European Union.

 

  1. Aesthetics and theory of the arts. Dr Alfons Puigarnau

Although beauty, like truth and goodness, are permanent objective categories, human knowledge has tackled them throughout history in various ways. In the eighteenth century Aesthetics was founded as a discipline and described the meaning of the judgement and the experience of beauty. Hand in hand with the history of culture, the dissolution of the being introduces the beauty and definition of the work of art into the field of human subjectivity. In dialogue with the current world this subject involves the study of the anthropological and social status of aesthetics, using texts and images, so that it helps students to position themselves when faced with manifestations of human feeling and its relationship with rational knowledge and tradition. 

 

  1. Medieval philosophy. Dr Abel Miró

The purpose of this subject is to offer a glimpse of the thinking of some fundamental authors from the Middle Ages; we will look at thinkers such as St. Augustine, Peter Abelard, Heloïsa, St. Anselm of Canterbury or St. Thomas Aquinas and tackle some of the following questions: Is the human soul immortal? Is it possible to teach anyone anything? Is it possible to rationally prove the existence of God? Does love in friendship necessarily imply a renunciation of one's own good, or more explicitly, do we offer (ourselves) as a sacrifice to a lover? What does it mean to be wise?

 

  1. History of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries Dr Xavier Baró

Based on the concept of the Contemporary Era, this subject aims to describe the main events that will allow us to understand the world of today. We will revisit the main European events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from a political and also a cultural perspective.

 

  1. The great museums of the world. Dr Anna Pou

We will review the history of each museum, how its collection was formed, which sponsors, collectors, kings and dukes took part in their history ... we will also study their architecture and comment on the works that give them personality, tackling all periods of history and all styles. Thus we will learn about the collections from the best museums in the world so we can be prepared when travelling and acquire greater knowledge about art and history.

 

  1. Climate and climate change. Dr Maria Rosa Soler

The fundamental objective of this subject is to provide students with basic knowledge about the climate system which allows them to understand and analyse the causes of climate change and the aspects related to its evolution.

 

  1. A current overview of the universe. Dr Carme Jordi

The concept of the Universe has changed over the centuries. Today we understand it as an expanding substance accelerated by dark energy, formed by large galaxy clusters, while also formed by stars with their corresponding planetary systems, all with the ubiquitous presence of dark matter. A Universe that began instantly during the Big Bang and whose components evolve over time.

 

  1. Modern philosophy. Descartes, Hume, Kant and Rousseau. Dr Alex Mumbrú

The purpose of this course is to present the general lines of modern thought. The issues that will be addressed are the following: What is understood by "modernity"? How can we justify the validity of our judgements about the world? How do we know that science works? Does it make sense to talk about progress? We will do this in dialogue with Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Rousseau.

 

  1. War and peace in the 20th century Dr Xavier Garí

Often the twentieth century is known as the most violent and bloodthirsty in history and, on the other hand, it has advanced values of peace, international diplomacy, global justice , peace processes and pacifist and non-violent leadership in societies across continents. In fact, it is the only century that has been strengthened by all its wars, which have been opportunities for Humanity to progress.

 

  1. Art and architecture at the turn of the century 19th and 20th centuries Dr Judith Urbano Lorente

In the first part of the course we will look at Catalan and European modernism with the most important artists and works (Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch, Víctor Horta, Mackintosh, Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol ...). The second part will be dedicated to the different pictorial movements of the avant-garde: Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Neoplasticism, constructivism and suprematism.

 

  1. Current debatesand public opinion. Dr Felipe Alonso

The subject is an introduction to the complex phenomenon of Public Opinion, including its dynamics, its main agents, and its training and consolidation processes. The main perspectives of public opinion will be worked on (1) from authors such as Hannah Arendt or Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann; (2) the theory of effects in order to learn about the impact of the media on public opinion, from propaganda to the social construction of reality through persuasive strategies; and (3) the discursive logic of language and journalistic praxis with the desire to recognise its influence on society. This subject is organised into two teaching blocks. The first block corresponds to the theoretical content, and the second includes a series of organised debates on topical issues involving prior preparation by the student where assimilated knowledge can be put into practice on the theoretical side.

 

  1. History of political ideas. Dr Albert Moya

Located in the last year of the degree programme, this subject is considered to be a reflective exercise with clear practical implications, which allows us to think and rethink some of the ideas that have founded the modern construction of political societies as we know them today. The subject is presented as well, as a course on political and social issues that mark the contemporary world from its historical foundation and practical development in Western societies. All these reflections will be addressed in texts by authors that constitute inescapable references to each of the questions raised.

 

  1. Spanish Literature of the Golden Age. Dr Guillermo Serés

The goal is to analyse, describe, and illustrate the development of the three main literary genres in the Spanish Golden Age until it reached its maximum splendour in the 17th century To understand the first great genre, the novel, we will point out first of all the main genres of idealistic novel, the contrast to picaresque realism and the culmination of this in El Quijote. Two sessions will be dedicated to highbrow and commercial theatre of comedy and the coliseum, with Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca as top representatives, in view of Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo by Lope. We will dedicate a session to the highbrow and traditional poetry of Góngora and Quevedo.

 

  1. History of medieval and modern Catalonia. Dr Xavier Baró.

This subject aims to offer a basic but comprehensive overview of a part of the history of Catalonia, from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, an important period to help us understand Catalonia today. We will focus mainly on political and cultural aspects.

Penedès

  • 1st semester
  • 2nd semester

1. Learn to learn. Dr Salvador Vidal.

The objective of this subject is to learn and work on two fundamental aspects of all learning: Affectivity and productivity. The first five sessions will be devoted to affectivity through different group dynamics, and the remaining seven to productivity through teamwork in different contexts and subjects.

2. The cradle of art: Ancient art. Dr Anna Pou

In this course we will provide an overview of the oldest Mediterranean civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. We will analyse the arts and architecture of these cultures and undertake some outings, such as to the Egyptian Museum or the Roman Barcino. The main periods and their masterpieces will be studied carefully: The pyramids of Guiza, the temples of Abu Simbel, the statues of Gudea, the Code of Hammurabi, the city of Mesopotamia, the Acropolis of Athens, classical sculpture, the Pantheon of Rome, Ara Pacis, the Colisseum ... are some examples of the course content.

3. Music: Knowledge. Understanding and experience. Dr Josep Miquel Mindán

In this subject, basic concepts will be discussed to help students understand music, such as: Sound elements, sound and silence, melody, rhythm, harmony and musical form (the sonata form and its variants, the canon, the fugue, etc.).

1. Communication today: new media and new influences. Dr Carolina Serra

Since its inception, at the end of the 19th century, advertising has undergone constant changes in terms of the way in which brands speak to their audiences, but also, and in a very special way, in terms of their form. Beyond changes in consumer habits and consumption - typical of the natural evolution of society -, new technologies, the internet and social networks are three key elements that allow us to understand how and why these new communicative models have evolved. In order to understand the current situation, this subject aims to provide an overview of the evolution of advertising, from the first forays into professional advertising to current trends, in order to reflect on the development of this phenomenon and to learn its basic principles.  In addition, in order to understand and know how to discern the different issues involved in the advertising world, the main terms in the industry will be tackled, as well as the new advertising media and the new models of symbolic representation. Finally, in order to understand who does what, the process of creating an advertising campaign will be worked on, from the preparation of a briefing, to the dissemination of a message.  

2. Fun mathematics. Dr Salvador Vidal.

Based on the book entitled ESTRATEGIAS PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DE LAS MATEMÁTICAS we will present different attractive ways of teaching mathematics; the book is published by Laertes. Motivation strategies and how to gain pupils attention and ensure participation. Improving self-esteem as an effective resource to improve mathematical understanding. A positive attitude toward this subject improves learning. With recreational mathematics, we can improve learning attitudes.

3. Positive psychology. Dr Maria Gámiz

Capitalise on the present as the result of answering the following questions: Who am I? What are my relationships like? Perhaps in order to achieve this, a deconstruction must be undertaken, in other words, to take apart myths about the maturity of life and analyse the personal paradigm, and ideas about identity itself. Through this positive attitude every day presents itself as an unpredictable adventure: New learning through the senses, experiences, and the personal method of interpreting them. Intensely appreciate life from all the dimensions of healthy personality: Thoughts, affections and willpower. Also the dimension of personal relationships.

4. History of the Penedès and its surroundings. Dr Rafael Moreno

This subject aims to offer a historical overview of Tarragona that allows students to understand its originality and its distinctive features, and answer the most frequent questions about its culture, customs, traditions, folklore, etc. Including specifically the Penedès region; and publicise the main anecdotes and historical curiosities.

5. Catalan artists, today. Dr Anna Pou van den Bossche

Catalonia is a land of artists. From Plensa to Barceló, from Bohigas to the award-winning RCR, we will learn about the work of contemporary painters, sculptors and architects in great depth. This will make us rediscover our own city, our urbanism and the public art that accompanies us every day.

Workshops

Workshops 

Students enrolled in the Experience Campus may choose to take these workshops.

The workshops will be carried out based on the number of people interested with a minimum of ten students per workshop.

  • ICT
  • English
  • Catalan
  • Choir
  • Creative writing
  • Theatre
  • Hiking
  • Volunteering
  • Reading Group

Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites

The Experience Campus is aimed at the over-50s.

No prior certificate is necessary.

Pre-registration

Students studying the Introductory Module are automatically pre-enrolled for the first year of the Senior University Graduate Programme.

Pre-enrolment for the first academic year of the Experience Campus is open from 15 June to 15 October. To pre-register, fill out the enrolment form.

Students who have completed first or second academic year do not need to pre-register and can enrol directly for the following academic year.

Enrolment

1 to 30 September

University life

Students of the Experience Campus have access to the following university services:

  • University student card
  • Cafeteria
  • The Library
  • Copy shop

Calendar

Schedule

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.
  • Workshops: scheduled separately 

Outings

An outing or extraordinary activity is planned for each month.

Trip to be confirmed.

Credits

  • Introductory module: 4 ECTS
  • 1st semester: 16 ECTS
  • 2nd semester: 16 ECTS
  • Workshops: 6 credits

Prices

Introductory Module: € 200

Full course: € 650 (€ 350 of which is payable in September and € 300 in January)

The price of an individual workshop is € 100 per person and per workshop.

The cost of the outings and trip is not included in the enrolment fee.

Enrolment

1 to 30 September

Once you have pre-registered, you will be invited to have an interview at the Experience Campus to gather the information necessary to start the enrolment process.

Location

Barcelona Campus. Gamma and Delta Buildings
C/ Terré, 11-19
08017 Barcelona

Access

By bus: lines V9H2 and V7

Free parking in the building for enrolled students. Places are limited 

Management

Dr Jordi Miralbell

Academic management

Dr Salvador Vidal

Technical management

Javier Mustienes

Coordination

María José Díez

Contact

campusexperiencia@uic.es
(+34) 93 254 18 00

Campus in the Penedès Region

Since September 2021, the UIC Barcelona Experience Campus has a secondary site in the Penedès region.

The Camp Joliu school offers the population of the Penedès region the university programme for the over 50s at the UIC Barcelona Experience Campus. The core classes, workshops, etc. will be held at the Camp Joliu facilities, where the University’s teaching staff will move.

Timetable and calendar

Classes are three quarters of an hour long and are taught on Tuesdays from 4.30 to 5.15 p.m. and from 5.45 to 6.30 p.m.

Consult the 2021-2022 course calendar.

1st semester

 

   

12 - 2 p.m.

4.30 to 5.15 p.m.

5.45 to 6.30 p.m.

OCT

19

 

Start of the year

Start of the year

 

26

 

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

NOV

2

 

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

 

9

 

Learn to learn

Learn to learn

 

16

UIC Bcn

Activity

Activity

 

23

 

Classic Culture

Classic Culture

 

30

 

Classic Culture

Classic Culture

DEC

14

 

Classic Culture

Classic Culture

 

21

UIC Bcn

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

JAN

11

 

The Phenomenon of Music

The Phenomenon of Music

 

18

 

The phenomenon of music

The Phenomenon of Music

 

25

 

Cello Audition

Cello Audition

 

2nd semester

 

FEB

1

 

New Means of Communication

New Means of Communication

 

8

 

New Means of Communication

New Means of Communication

 

15

 

New Means of Communication

New Means of Communication

 

22

 

Fun Mathematics

Fun Mathematics

MARCH

1

 

Fun Mathematics

Fun Mathematics

 

8

 

Activity

Activity

 

15

 

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

 

22

 

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

 

29

 

History of the Penedès Region

History of the Penedès Region 

APR

5

 

History of the Penedès Region 

History of the Penedès Region

 

19

UIC Bcn

Activity

Activity

 

26

 

History of the Penedès Region

History of the Penedès Region

MAY

3

 

Catalan Artists

Catalan Artists

 

10

 

Cultural Trip

Cultural Trip

 

17

 

Catalan Artists

Catalan Artists

 

24

UIC Bcn

Activity

Activity

 

31

 

Catalan Artists

Catalan Artists

JUNE

7

 

Presentation of research projects

Presentation of research projects

 

14

 

Presentation of research projects

Presentation of research projects

 

16

UIC Bcn

 

End of the year

1st semester

  1. Learn to learn. Dr Salvador Vidal
  2. Our origins: Classical Culture.  Dr Alexandra Guzmán
  3. The Phenomenon of Music: Knowledge. Understanding and experience. Prof Josep Miquel Mindán

2nd semester

  1. Communication Today: New media and new influences. Dr Carolina Serra
  2. Fun Mathematics. Dr Salvador Vidal
  3. Positive Psychology. Dr Maria Gámiz
  4. History of the Penedès Region and the Surrounding Area. Prof Rafael Moreno
  5. Catalan Artists, Today. Prof Anna Pou 
     

University life

Mature students from the Experience Campus in the Penedès regiuon will join the UIC Barcelona university community, and therefore have the opportunity to participate in other events held on the University’s two campuses: Our Barcelona Campus and our Sant Cugat Campus.

UIC Barcelona-specific diploma

Students who have successfully completed the three courses will receive a certificate showing they have passed 30 ECTS credits on the Senior University Diploma Programme in Culture, Science and Society at UIC Barcelona. This is not an officially recognised programme.

Pre-registration and enrolment

Pre-registration can be undertaken on this web page, or in person by arranging an interview with the Camp Joliu secretary, or by email at campusexperiencia@uic.es

From 1 to 30 September, the Experience Campus will contact all pre-registered candidates.