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