SPAN2001. Spanish II.1
Focusing mainly on painting, sculpture and architecture, this course aims at providing an overview of the history of art in Spanish-speaking countries, and in the cultures that preceded them and influenced them most deeply (such as Phoenicia, Ancient Rome, Al-Andalus, Mexica, Maya, Inca...). Throughout the course, special attention will be paid to the combination of historical circumstances, values, cultural movements, and individuals that produced these works of art, as well as to how these pieces affected and transformed society. This course is taught in Spanish and it is aimed primarily at students who have successfully completed SPAN2001 or have achieved an A2 level according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). SPAN2032 will allow them to further improve and strengthen their linguistic skills towards a B1.1 level at an intermediate level (CEFR B1.1). The course will also help them develop their ability to understand, explain, and express views on topics related to art, culture and history in Spanish.