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ART 140, Drawing I: Exploring Barcelona (3 hours)
From its mountain peak of Tibidabo to its shoreline on the Balearic Sea, Barcelona's varied topography and urban spaces provide a range of interesting views for a beginning-level drawing student: narrow corridors within the Gothic quarter of the city, city squares and roundabouts, small plazas centered within unique neighborhoods, and parks and boulevards decorated with Modernisme style architecture. While studying and using fundamental drawing principals, such as linear and atmospheric perspective, students will record their observations of this visually rich city. Classes will be structured with group excursions, including visiting the monastery mountain of Montserrat; independent assignments; instructor presentations and demonstrations; and critiques. Previous drawing experience is not required. Taught in Barcelona by Prof. Kevin Gardner.

ART 340 Drawing III: An Artist's Portrait of Barcelona (3 hours)
This advanced level drawing course postulates that Barcelona has its own unique characteristics and that this city is best understood in relationship to its people. You will undertake the drawing and painting of both people and place through a variety of media, both graphic and aqueous, and through both class-structured and independent work. Similar to writing a travel journal, students will develop an artist's book, which will include observational drawings and paintings as well as reflections on readings and experiences, to form a personal portrait of Barcelona. Taught in Barcelona by Prof. Kevin Gardner.

ART 491 Topics: The Art Museum - Art and Nationalism in Barcelona (3 hours)
This course uses the museums of Barcelona as its classroom. Barcelona boasts some of the most innovative museums in Europe, with a particular emphasis on modern art and culture. The course, however, will explore the broader artistic history of the region, including museums that focus on material culture. Thus we begin with the Museum of Archaeology of Cataluna exploring pre-History through Roman material culture and ending with the Museum of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. Catalan identity is celebrated within these collections and deliberately crafted to present an independent and forward thinking city and region. Designed as a museum studies course, the class will focus on curatorial decision-making, which includes issues of exhibition design and layout, collections management, marketing, museum education, and accessibility. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Eileen McKiernan-Gonzalez.

ENG 290 Topics: Imagining the Spanish Civil War: Hemingway, Hughes, and other American Writers (3 hours)
Some important American writers were eyewitnesses to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Inspired by the struggle against fascism, writers such as Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Martha Gellhorn, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Herbst traveled to Spain and wrote about their experiences during the war. In this course, we will explore their journalism, poetry, fiction, and personal narratives about wartime Spain. We will pay special attention to their writings about Barcelona, from poetry about the terrifying air bombings that took over 1,500 lives to journalistic accounts of the exodus of refugees from city. On our excursions through the city, we will retrace their footsteps with the aim of creating a literary map of their Barcelona writings and of their experiences in the city. In addition to learning about the history of the Spanish Civil War, students will also gain a deeper appreciation of the relationship between literature and war. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Andy Doolen.
Note: For University of Kentucky students, this KIIS course fulfills the UK ENG 230 requirement.

ENG 349 Topics: Travel Writing: Spain (3 hours)
This course explores travel writing about Spain. How did the experience of traveling in Spain inspire writers? Why were poets, novelists, and essayists drawn to Spain over other countries? How did their immersion in Spanish culture, politics, and history transform their art and challenge their assumptions and beliefs? This course addresses these and other questions by focusing on contemporary travel writing. Some of the authors and texts that we will read include Ernest Hemingway, Colm Toibin, Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, Martha Gellhorn, and George Orwell, among others. We will consider specifically how the experiences of travel in Spain provided writers with many possibilities to remake their identities, to learn from new cultural encounters, and to engage in literary experimentation. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Andy Doolen.


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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