Experience Campus

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  • Introductory Module
  • Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Barcelona
  • Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Penedès
  • Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Andorra
  • Continuity programme
  • Workshops and outings
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Experience Campus

The Experience Campus is a UIC Barcelona centre of studies that offers academic training to the over 50s.

The activities offered by the Experience Campus are:

  • A two-month optional introductory module
  • A three-year programme: the Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society.
  • A continuity programme with individual courses on specific subjects, each lasting two academic years.

Team

  • Jordi Miralbell Guerin, director
  • Salvador Vidal Raméntol, academic coordinator
  • Isabel Elorduy Hernandez-Vaquero, manager
  • Javier Mustiu Laguarta, senior advisor
  • Mavi Maestre Gomez, student coordinator
  • Paloma Alonso Stuyck, Penedès students coordinator
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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.

Introductory Module

The introductory module is run in the third quarter of the academic year.

It is aimed at everyone who would like to learn about the Experience Campus activities in depth and begin the activities.

The classes are taught in the Delta and Gamma buildings (c/ Terré, 11-19, Barcelona) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.00 to 6.30 p.m.

It is not essential in order to be able to enrol on the Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society.

Dates

April-June

Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Price

€ 200.

Subjects

  • History and Heritage (historical-artistic introduction to the local heritage)
  • Learn to Learn (Introduction to university work and research)

Methodology

Dynamic and participatory, including face-to-face classes and individual and group work.

There are no exams, but 80% attendance is required and class participation is assessed.

Credits

2.5 credits

How to enrol. Prerequisites and admission

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

No previous qualifications are required.

Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Barcelona

The Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society is a 3-year programme.

The subjects are drawn from the following areas of knowledge: history, art, philosophy, literature, science, technology, law, economics, sociology, psychology and health sciences, as a basis for examining current culture, science and society in depth.

The classes are taught in the Delta and Gamma buildings (c/ Terré, 11-19, Barcelona) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.00 to 6.30 p.m.

Dates

September-June

Times

Classes in core subjects last for one hour and are taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5.00 p.m. and from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Price

€ 650 (€ 325 in September and € 325 in January)

Subjects 1st year

1st semester

  • Communication Today: New Media and New Influences.
  • The Cradle of Art: Ancient Art.
  • Our Origins: Classical Culture.
  • Microbiology and Immunology: Pandemics, Vaccines ... and more.
  • Medieval and Modern History.
  • Audiovisual Narrative: the Art of Telling Stories in Cinema, Television and Other Media.
  • Philosophy. The Enigma of the Human Being.
  • Positive Psychology.

 2nd semester

  • Current Topics in Philosophy.
  • Music: a Language to be Discovered.
  • Our time: Contemporary History.
  • Medieval Artistic Heritage.
  • Hispanic Literature of the 20th Century
  • Macroeconomics: Understanding the Economic Environment.
  • Geography of the World, Today, I.
  • Science, Technology and Society: Keys to Understanding the 21st century.

Subjects 2nd year

1st semester

  • History of Music: From Antiquity to the 20th Century
  • Mythology, Traditions and Values in Literature.
  • Renaissance and Baroque Art.
  • The Mediterranean, a Shared Heritage.
  • State and Constitution. The Form of Power.
  • The Challenges of Advanced Age.
  • Science for Non-Scientists.

2nd semester

  • Geography of the World, Today, II.
  • Catalan Artists, Today.
  • History of Asia and the Pacific.
  • Philosophy. Current Thinking on the Classics.
  • International Bodies and Human Rights.
  • Famous Women.
  • Contemporary Catalan Literature.
  • The European Union in a World of Giants.
  • Science, Philosophy and Religion.

Subjects 3rd year

1st semester

  • Art from the French Revolution (S. XVIII-XIX)
  • History of Opera: Keys to Understanding this Genre.
  • Geography of the World, Today, III.
  • The SIgnificant moments in Roman History.
  • Fun Mathematics.
  • History of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Aesthetics and the Theory of the Arts.
  • Medieval Philosophy.

2nd semester

  • The Great Museums of the World.
  • Climate and Climate Change.
  • Modern Philosophy. Descartes, Hume, Rousseau and Kant.
  • A Current Overview of the Universe.
  • War and Peace in the 20th Century
  • Art and Architecture at the Turn of the Century (19th and 20th centuries)
  • History of Political Ideas.
  • Spanish Literature of the Golden Age.
  • History of Medieval and Modern Catalonia.

 

Methodology

Dynamic and participatory, including face-to-face classes and individual and group work.

Assessment: pass or fail. 80% attendance and active participation are required. There are no exams.

Students who have successfully completed all three years will receive the certificate of Graduate of the UIC Barcelona Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society. This is not a university degree programme.

Credits

Academic years: 10 credits for each course

How to enrol. Prerequisites and admissions

Requirements

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

No previous qualifications are required. 

Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Penedès

The Campus of the UIC Barcelona experience has a section in the Penedès area, at Camp Joliu school, which offers the people living in this area the university programme for the over 50s at the UIC Barcelona Experience Campus.  

The subjects are drawn from the following areas of knowledge: History, art, philosophy, literature, science, technology, law, economics, sociology, psychology and health sciences, as a basis for examining current culture, science and society in depth.

The classes are taught at the Camp Joliu del Penedès School (km 1.202, N-340, 43720 L'Arboç, Tarragona) on Tuesdays from 4.30 p.m. to 7.00 pm.

Dates

October-June

Times

Tuesdays 4.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Subjects 1st year

1st semester

  • Learn to Learn.
  • Music: Knowledge, Understanding and Experience
  • Our origins: Classical Culture.

2nd semester

  • Communication Today: New Media and New Influences.
  • Fun Mathematics.
  • Positive Psychology.
  • History of the Penedès and its Surroundings.
  • Catalan Artists, Today.

Subjects 2nd year

1st semester

  • Medieval Artistic Heritage.
  • Climate and Climate Change.
  • Philosophy. The Enigma of the Human Being.

2nd semester

  • Geography of the World, Today, I.
  • The European Union in a World of Giants
  • Introduction to Universal Contemporary Literature
  • Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • Our Time: Contemporary History
  • History of Music

Methodology

Dynamic and participatory, including face-to-face classes and individual and group work.

Assessment: pass or fail. 80% attendance and active participation are required. There are no exams.

Students who have successfully completed all three years will receive a Diploma from the UIC Barcelona Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society (Penedès Section). This is not a university degree programme.

Credits

Academic years: 8 credits for each course

How to enrol. Prerequisites and admissions

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

No previous qualifications are required.

Pre-registration and enrolment

To pre-register for the first year of the Experience Campus (Penedès section), fill out this form.

You can also pre-register with the secretary at Camp Joliu del Penedès School.

Students who have finished the 1st year do not need to pre-register and can enrol directly for the next year.

As the number of places is limited, they will be awarded in order of enrolment.

Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society in Andorra

The UIC Barcelona Experience Campus has a section in Andorra, at the headquarters of the Andorran Credit Foundation, which offers the people living in the country the university programme for the over 50s at the UIC Barcelona Experience Campus. 

The subjects are drawn from the following areas of knowledge: History, art, philosophy, literature, science, technology, law, economics, sociology, psychology and health sciences, as a basis for examining current culture, science and society in depth.

Classes are taught at the headquarters of Fundació de Crèdit Andorrà.

Dates

October-June

Times

Once a month, face-to-face classes on Wednesdays from 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Virtual classes the other Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Subjects 1st year

1st semester

  • Learn to Learn.
  • Music: Knowledge, understanding and experience
  • Communication today: New media and new influences.
  • History of Andorra
  • Medieval artistic heritage.

2nd semester

  • Our time: Contemporary history.
  • Current topics in philosophy
  • Microbiology and immunology: Pandemics, vaccines ... and more.
  • Catalan artists today.
  • Geography of the world, today, I.
  • Fun Mathematics.
  • Andorra and the European Union in a world of giants
  • Positive psychology.

Methodology

Dynamic and participatory, including face-to-face and virtual classes and individual and group work.

Teachers will introduce their subjects with two face-to-face classes and teach the following sessions virtually at the headquarters of Fundació Crèdit Andorrà.

Assessment: pass or fail. 80% attendance and active participation are required. There are no exams.

Students who have successfully completed all three years will receive a Diploma from the UIC Barcelona Senior University Programme in Culture, Science and Society (Andorra Section). This is not a university degree programme.

Credits

Academic years: 8 credits for each course

How to enrol. Prerequisites and admissions

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

No previous qualifications are required.

Pre-registration and enrolment

To pre-register for the first year of the Experience Campus (Penedès section), fill out this form.

You can also pre-register with the secretary at Fundació Crèdit Andorrà.

As the number of places is limited, they will be awarded in order of enrolment.

Continuity programme

Workshops 

Students enrolled in the Experience Campus can choose to take workshops.

A workshop will be run if there are at least 10 students interested.

Workshops

  • ICT
  • English
  • Catalan
  • Choir
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Hiking
  • Volunteering
  • Reading group
  • Public speaking
  • Painting

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