ANTH 366: Topics: Archaeology of Roman Spain (3 hours)
This course explores the archaeology of ancient Rome's Iberian provinces, one of the empire's wealthiest regions. Quite literally, we will discover Roman Barcino (Barcelona) by going underground into the city's basement foundations. The course includes site and museum visits, as well as a day trip to the spectacular seaside capital of Rome's stronghold in Spain, ancient Tarragona. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Kelli Carmean.
COMM 400: Topics: Digital Storytelling (3 hours)
This class explores the interactivity and narrative of digital media through the creation of audio and video projects. We will examine digital media as a tool for seeing, exploring, expressing and social critique. By analyzing digital media, we will look at the various forms of dynamic storytelling in relationship to memory and time. Issues that will be discussed include subjectivity, sequences and transitions, rhythm and repetition, interactivity and the role of the observer. Projects will incorporate locations in Barcelona and intercultural identity. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Ann Andaloro.
COMM 463: Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
This course is designed to create an understanding of dimensions of communication theory that apply across cultural boundaries. Emphasis is placed on both theoretical and practical awareness of communication in and between cultures. This course fulfills a core requirement for Communication Studies and Corporate and Organizational Communication majors. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Ann Andaloro.
PS 460-1: Topics: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Politics in Spain (3 hours)
This course uses Barcelona and Spain as a case study of ethnicity and nationalism. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is known for its separatist movement. Students start the course by looking at the sources of nationalism in Spain. We then turn to understanding the perpetuation of the nationalistic beliefs through culture and sports, examine normative issues with a visit to the Catalonia parliament and government buildings, and finish by considering separation as a solution for a nation. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Drew Seib.
PS 460-2: Topics: Politics of Contemporary Europe (3 hours)
This course examines politics and policy in Europe, using Spain as the backdrop. The course begins with an examination of the institutions at play in Europe, at the international, national, and regional levels. The course then turns to examining the development of political parties and modern political identities in Europe. Next, the course examine several major issues at play in Europe, including issues dealing with immigration, religion, culture, and economics with visits to places such as El Raval and La Plaza Monumental, a former bullfighting ring. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Drew Seib.
Please note: All courses are taught in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit-hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.
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