Who: Open to all students
When: TBD – Summer 2014
This study abroad program will provide students ten days in Spain, visiting the cities of Madrid, Toledo, and Cuenca. Beginning in Madrid, students will explore the Museo del Prado’s extensive collection of 12th century to the early 19th century art, including works by Velazquez, Goya, Rubens, and Bosch among others. At the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, students will be provided the opportunity to explore modern works of art from Spanish masters such as Miro, Picasso, Dali, and Gris, along works by international artists such as Hirst, Lipchitz, and Braque. In Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, students will explore the enchanting Alcazar Castle and learn about Spain’s Arab influence. Students will marvel at the grandeur of the Toledo Cathedral and discover why many view this structure as Spain’s premier example of the Gothic style of architecture. In the city of Cuenca (also an UNESCO World Heritage Site), built between two mountain gorges and at just over 3,000 feet above sea level, students will visit the Cuenca Cathedral, an exceptional example of Gothic Anglo-Norman architecture which dates back to 1196. Students will have the opportunity to tour Cuenca’s Modern Art Museum and view Spanish and international contemporary art housed within this former San Clemente convent. The group will make a final stop at Cuenca’s Archaeology Museum offering numerous artifacts from the different archaeological sites, including everything from ceramic pieces and prehistoric utensils to statues, column capitals, precious metalwork and coins from the Roman towns of Segóbriga, Valeria and Ercávica, as well as Visigoth and Moorish artifacts.
Costs: Approximately $2,200
Included: Round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for 8 nights, a daily European breakfast, full-time, on-site guide/instructor: Professor Ted Wygant, and travel insurance.
Not included: Tuition for HUM2740 (3 credit hours minimum required), required books, entrance fees to mandatory museums and sites (approximately $41.00 USD) ground transportation (approximately $130.00 USD), baggage fees, meals (estimated at $360.00), and additional spending money.
Course & Credits: HUM2740 – Humanities Overseas Study Program (3 Credit Hours).
Professor Ted Wygant