Spanish Culture

Universitat de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Culture

  • Host University

    Universitat de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Spanish Culture

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    Examination of Spanish Culture through the formal and thematic study of its most representative artistic manifestations, from ancient times to the present day.


    An interdisciplinary teaching style, encouraging the students to participate. Given that this course strives to encompass an important practical character, the theoretical study will be complemented by visits to monuments and museums in Valencia.


    1. Prehistory

    2. Ancient Times
    Iberian culture
    Romanization: Roman art in the Peninsula and Paleo-Christian art

    3. Middle Ages
    The Barbarian invasions and Hispano-Visigothic art
    Hispano-Muslim art and ?mudejarismo?
    Asturian art
    The ?Camino de Santiago?
    Romanic art
    Gothic art

    4. Modern Age
    Renaissance art
    Baroque art

    5. Contemporary Times
    The foundation of contemporary art
    19th Century art
    20th Century art


    Abrantes, R., Fernández, A. y Manzarbeitia, S., Arte español para extranjeros, Honadarribia, Editorial Nerea S.A., 1999.

    Bendala Galán, M., Manual del Arte Español: introducción al arte español, Madrid, Sílex, 2003.

    Bozal, V., Historia del Arte en España, Madrid, Istmo, 1987.

    Espino Nuño, J. Y Morán Turina, M., Historia del Arte español, Madrid, Sgel, 2000.

    Moffit, J., Las artes en España, Barcelona, Ediciones Destino, 1999.


    Participation: 30%
    Assignments: 30%
    Final exam or project: 40%

    Attendance is mandatory.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations