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Experience Campus

Academic accreditation
Senior University Graduate Degree in Culture, Science and Society
Duration
Introductory module: 4 months
Senior Graduate Degree: 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: € 600 (€ 350 in September and € 250 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.

Presentation

campus experiència

This is a three-year educational project with an initial Introductory Module. The Experience Campus has been created in line with the university's own requirements, offering individual monitoring by teachers, and with individual and group work outside the classroom.

The Campus promotes interest in new areas of knowledge and provides participants with the tools to assume the responsibility of new tasks, through continuous learning and social relationships. In short, by keeping active and improving quality of life.

Classes from different areas of knowledge are taught: history, art, philosophy, literature, science, technology, law, economy, sociology, psychology and healthcare, which will allow for a deeper study of our current culture, science and society.

There will also be optional workshops covering language learning, new technologies, social networks, music and theatre, among others.

 

Methodology

metodologia

Dynamic and participative, requiring independent or group work beyond in-person sessions.

Each subject will include in-person lessons and individual or group work.

Due to the healthcare crisis sparked by the COVID-19 virus, for the 2020-2021 academic year, UIC Barcelona and the Experience Campus will incorporate the Blended Learning UIC Barcelona System, a mixed and rotating teaching model that allows students to alternate on-site and online classes.

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 Senior University Graduate in Culture, Science and Society from UIC Barcelona’s Experience Campus. It is an unofficial title.

Module

This Introductory Module is aimed at people taking part in the Experience Campus. Classes will be taught in our Gamma building (carrer Terré 11-19, Barcelona) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4- 6 p.m., from 14 April to 18 June 2020. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: changes to classes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the current healthcare crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (see all the UIC Barcelona information and recommendations on COVID-19), this year the Introductory Module will start on 5 May 2020 and consist of two parts:

 

- PHASE 1 - VIRTUAL:

o Months: May and June (2020)

o Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

o Time: 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 

- Phase 2 - CLASSROOM-BASED:

o Starting September (2020)

o Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

o Time: 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

o Location: UIC Campus Barcelona - ‘Gamma’ building (c/ Terre 11-19, Barcelona).

 

Please refer to the Module calendar. You can find more information about how to enrol under basic details.

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 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.

3- Workshops

 

Students enrolled in the module may also take the following workshops

  • Catalan and English courses
  • Taller TIC  

Workshops

Workshops 

 

Students enrolled in the Module can also access optional workshops.

Workshops will be held according to the number of people interested.

You can register for the one you are most interested in and, once the minimum number of participants has been reached, you will be duly notified.

  • ICTs
  • English
  • Catalan
  • Classical music
  • Choir
  • Creative expression
  • Theatre
  • Hiking
  • Voluntary work
  • Book club
  • Current debates

Semesters

1r curs (Curs 2020-2021)

  • First semester
  • Second semester

Tuesday

 

1. The birthplace of art: antique art

Dr. Judith Urbano 

This subject looks at the Mediterranean's most ancient civilisations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. We analyse the art and architecture of these cultures and complement our coursework with excursions, including to the Egyptian Museum and the Roman Barcino. We study the main periods and their masterpieces in depth. The Pyramids of Giza, 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, the Ara Pacis and the Colosseum are just some of the works covered.

 

2. Psychology and healthy lifestyles

Dr. Paloma Alonso and Dr. María Gámiz 

Make the most of the present as a result of responding to the following questions: Who am I? What are my relationships like? To achieve this, we may have to deconstruct, that is, debunk myths regarding the maturity of life and analyse the personal paradigm, the ideas about our own identity. With this positive attitude, every day is an unexpected adventure: learning new things through your senses, experiences and our personal way of interpreting them... Intensely appreciating life in all its dimensions from a healthy personality: thoughts, affection and will. Also, personal relationships. 

3. Microorganisms: friends or foes?

Dra. Marisol Marqués 

Microorganisms are a large, diverse group of microscopic organisms that are the basis of life on Earth. Some of the most significant diseases in humans, other animals and plants are caused by microorganisms. Nevertheless, they play an important role in the fertility of soil, human nutrition and your health. Large scale industrial processes like the production of antibiotics, hormones or enzymes of industrial interest are based on microbiology and are currently possible thanks to biotechnology. 

4. Philosophy: the enigma of human beings 

Dr. Xavier Escribano 

As humans, we long for self-awareness. We need to have an image or formula of interpretation to understand and orient ourselves when faced with the complexity and challenges of existence. This subject provides an overview of concepts that become primordial when seeking self-awareness, including knowledge, nature, the body, freedom and dignity. It requires engaging in an anthropological and philosophical reflection to rediscover the enigmatic, paradoxical and passionate aspects of this adventure that we share as humans.


Thursday

 

5. The art of cinema

Mr. Carlos Giménez Soria 

This subject aims to study the different versions of cinematographic art, from aesthetic to narrative, through the most fundamental technical aspects (montage, types of plans, use of colour) and mythical archetypes, both male and female, that have dominated the history of cinema. Throughout the course we will analyse all these artistic themes, identified in the selection of films that are watched in the practical part of the subject. 

6. Our origins: antique history

Dr. Alexandra Guzmán 

To understand the present, it is essential to take an interest in the past. This subject will bring us into the ancient world, particularly our classical Greek and Roman legacy.  It is easy to think that these realities are far removed from our own. And chronologically speaking, this is true. However, the foundations of today’s Western society were built in Greece and Rome, and the Jewish-Christian culture element is added to this. This subject will involve studying Greece and Rome, not simply in order to accumulate data and facts, but in order to understand the key elements (culture, law, thought, art) of civilisations which, in one way or another, have made a contribution to our present.  

7. Medieval and modern history

Dr.  Xavier Baró

This subject provides a basic but complete view of the periods following the fall of the Roman Empire (476). These eras have traditionally been labelled the medieval and modern periods. Following this terminology, in just one subject we examine the most significant events between the 5th and the 18th centuries, a period which bore witness to many events demonstrating the continuance of an agrarian and deeply religious society. 

8. Communication today, new media and new influences

Dr. Alfonso Méndiz

Over the last ten years there have been huge changes to the media. Information today comes through social networks before the press. Films are no longer watched in cinemas or rented from videoclubs, but instead we watch them using digital platforms (Netflix, Movistar, etc.). These changes are hugely significant: information comes to us without being contrasted, it can be manipulated or be a form of fake news, and audiovisual leisure time is becoming more individual and less family-oriented. Despite this, the influence of the media is increasing: what young people today think of as a family model is what they see in a TV series, not what they see at home, and this is how they form their main values at an individual level. Should we not find out about this type of media in greater depth?  

Tuesday

 

9. Music I

Dr. Isabel Villanueva

Music, listening, emotion. What is classical music? Essential notes (three hours) and two pieces of music covered. 

10. Medieval artistic heritage

Dr. Judith Urbano

This subject analyses the art and architecture of the Middle Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire. We start with Byzantine art and its influences in the Romanesque art of the West. We also study the art and architecture of this period and finish by looking at the different manifestations of Gothic art, in Europe, Spain and Catalonia. Museum visits and city walks complement the lectures and coursework. 

11. Keys to current economic policies

Dr. Pedro García del Barrio 

Issues that cause current economic policy leaders concern such as the recession, unemployment, demography, budget deficit, inflation, public debt, distribution of income, monetary policy and others. 

12. Must-reads of Spanish literature

Dr. Gaston Gilabert

This subject looks at the major works of Spanish literature in the three great genres (poetry, theatre and the novel). Thanks to the experimentation of the authors of the Middle Ages and the Spanish Golden Age, we can today explain certain formulas of success in contemporary world literature.

Thursday

 

13. Themes of present-day philosophy

Dr. Albert Moya

This subject offers an introduction to a series of general questions that occupy contemporary philosophical thought. We examine key concepts that have focused the reflection of current philosophers and shed light on and provide a framework for interpreting the contemporary world. Students will discover the thought and ideas of some of these authors and learn how to make their own focused and coherent diagnosis of aspects that manifestly affect the cultural, social and political climate of our time. 

14. World geography, today

Dr. Sergi Massana

An approach to specific places in the world, focussing on the most relevant and distinctive elements to better understand them: physical or natural (climatic, orographic), historic, cultural, political or social and economic. During this course we will hold monographic sessions (analyses) regarding different countries and regions of the planet: China, Mexico, the Arab world, Russia, India, Canada, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

15. 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, require deep reflection. This course provides the keys to develop critical but balanced thinking, to understand which are the root problems and know where to search for solutions. 

16. Our time: Contemporary history

Dr. Xavier Baró

Starting with the French Revolution (1789), this subject covers key events that enable understanding the world today. Although we look at events of the 19th century, the main aim is to understand the 20th century, full of wars but also events that give hope, and to address current issues such as climate change and the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism.

17. Música II
Dra. Isabel Villanueva (coord.)
Vocal and instrumental music. How do you train your senses and develop good taste? From a passive interest to experiencing music (3 hours). Two pieces of music covered.

2n curs (Curs 2020-2021)

  • First semester
  • Second semester

Tuesday

 

1. The birthplace of art: antique art

Dr. Judith Urbano 

This subject looks at the Mediterranean's most ancient civilisations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. We analyse the art and architecture of these cultures and complement our coursework with excursions, including to the Egyptian Museum and the Roman Barcino. We study the main periods and their masterpieces in depth. The Pyramids of Giza, 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, the Ara Pacis and the Colosseum are just some of the works covered.

 

2. Psychology and healthy lifestyles

Dr. Paloma Alonso and Dr. María Gámiz 

Make the most of the present as a result of responding to the following questions: Who am I? What are my relationships like? To achieve this, we may have to deconstruct, that is, debunk myths regarding the maturity of life and analyse the personal paradigm, the ideas about our own identity. With this positive attitude, every day is an unexpected adventure: learning new things through your senses, experiences and our personal way of interpreting them... Intensely appreciating life in all its dimensions from a healthy personality: thoughts, affection and will. Also, personal relationships. 

3. Microorganisms: friends or foes?

Dra. Marisol Marqués 

Microorganisms are a large, diverse group of microscopic organisms that are the basis of life on Earth. Some of the most significant diseases in humans, other animals and plants are caused by microorganisms. Nevertheless, they play an important role in the fertility of soil, human nutrition and your health. Large scale industrial processes like the production of antibiotics, hormones or enzymes of industrial interest are based on microbiology and are currently possible thanks to biotechnology. 

4. Philosophy: the enigma of human beings 

Dr. Xavier Escribano 

As humans, we long for self-awareness. We need to have an image or formula of interpretation to understand and orient ourselves when faced with the complexity and challenges of existence. This subject provides an overview of concepts that become primordial when seeking self-awareness, including knowledge, nature, the body, freedom and dignity. It requires engaging in an anthropological and philosophical reflection to rediscover the enigmatic, paradoxical and passionate aspects of this adventure that we share as humans.


Thursday

 

5. The art of cinema

Mr. Carlos Giménez Soria 

This subject aims to study the different versions of cinematographic art, from aesthetic to narrative, through the most fundamental technical aspects (montage, types of plans, use of colour) and mythical archetypes, both male and female, that have dominated the history of cinema. Throughout the course we will analyse all these artistic themes, identified in the selection of films that are watched in the practical part of the subject. 

6. Our origins: antique history

Dr. Alexandra Guzmán 

To understand the present, it is essential to take an interest in the past. This subject will bring us into the ancient world, particularly our classical Greek and Roman legacy.  It is easy to think that these realities are far removed from our own. And chronologically speaking, this is true. However, the foundations of today’s Western society were built in Greece and Rome, and the Jewish-Christian culture element is added to this. This subject will involve studying Greece and Rome, not simply in order to accumulate data and facts, but in order to understand the key elements (culture, law, thought, art) of civilisations which, in one way or another, have made a contribution to our present.  

7. Medieval and modern history

Dr.  Xavier Baró

This subject provides a basic but complete view of the periods following the fall of the Roman Empire (476). These eras have traditionally been labelled the medieval and modern periods. Following this terminology, in just one subject we examine the most significant events between the 5th and the 18th centuries, a period which bore witness to many events demonstrating the continuance of an agrarian and deeply religious society. 

8. Communication today, new media and new influences

Dr. Alfonso Méndiz

Over the last ten years there have been huge changes to the media. Information today comes through social networks before the press. Films are no longer watched in cinemas or rented from videoclubs, but instead we watch them using digital platforms (Netflix, Movistar, etc.). These changes are hugely significant: information comes to us without being contrasted, it can be manipulated or be a form of fake news, and audiovisual leisure time is becoming more individual and less family-oriented. Despite this, the influence of the media is increasing: what young people today think of as a family model is what they see in a TV series, not what they see at home, and this is how they form their main values at an individual level. Should we not find out about this type of media in greater depth?  

Tuesday

 

9. Music I

Dr. Isabel Villanueva

Music, listening, emotion. What is classical music? Essential notes (three hours) and two pieces of music covered. 

10. Medieval artistic heritage

Dr. Judith Urbano

This subject analyses the art and architecture of the Middle Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire. We start with Byzantine art and its influences in the Romanesque art of the West. We also study the art and architecture of this period and finish by looking at the different manifestations of Gothic art, in Europe, Spain and Catalonia. Museum visits and city walks complement the lectures and coursework. 

11. Keys to current economic policies

Dr. Pedro García del Barrio 

Issues that cause current economic policy leaders concern such as the recession, unemployment, demography, budget deficit, inflation, public debt, distribution of income, monetary policy and others. 

12. Must-reads of Spanish literature

Dr. Gaston Gilabert

This subject looks at the major works of Spanish literature in the three great genres (poetry, theatre and the novel). Thanks to the experimentation of the authors of the Middle Ages and the Spanish Golden Age, we can today explain certain formulas of success in contemporary world literature.

Thursday

 

13. Themes of present-day philosophy

Dr. Albert Moya

This subject offers an introduction to a series of general questions that occupy contemporary philosophical thought. We examine key concepts that have focused the reflection of current philosophers and shed light on and provide a framework for interpreting the contemporary world. Students will discover the thought and ideas of some of these authors and learn how to make their own focused and coherent diagnosis of aspects that manifestly affect the cultural, social and political climate of our time. 

14. World geography, today

Dr. Sergi Massana

An approach to specific places in the world, focussing on the most relevant and distinctive elements to better understand them: physical or natural (climatic, orographic), historic, cultural, political or social and economic. During this course we will hold monographic sessions (analyses) regarding different countries and regions of the planet: China, Mexico, the Arab world, Russia, India, Canada, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

15. 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, require deep reflection. This course provides the keys to develop critical but balanced thinking, to understand which are the root problems and know where to search for solutions. 

16. Our time: Contemporary history

Dr. Xavier Baró

Starting with the French Revolution (1789), this subject covers key events that enable understanding the world today. Although we look at events of the 19th century, the main aim is to understand the 20th century, full of wars but also events that give hope, and to address current issues such as climate change and the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism.

17. Música II
Dra. Isabel Villanueva (coord.)
Vocal and instrumental music. How do you train your senses and develop good taste? From a passive interest to experiencing music (3 hours). Two pieces of music covered.

Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites

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

No prior certificate is necessary.

Pre-registration

You can pre-enrol for the first year of the Experience Campus between 10 July and 30 September 2020, by filling in and submitting the enrolment form.

Students who have completed the first year do not need to pre-enrol, and can enrol for the course directly.

Enrolment

1 to 30 September

University life

Calendar

Schedule

Introductory Module:

  • Phase 1 virtual: May and June, 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • Phase 2 classroom-based: September, Tuesdays and Thursdays,  4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

1st and 2nd years of the course:

  • Starting September. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Workshops: separate schedule. 

Outings

An outing or extraordinary activity is planned for each month.

Trip TBC: May 5 and 6.

Credits

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

Prices

Introductory Module: € 200

Full course: € 600 (€ 350 of which is payable in September and € 250 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 students have completed the preliminary registration, the university will contact each of them to finalise the enrolment.)

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

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