Spring 2023


Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-450  |  Spanish, as SPAN-450


Sara J. Brenneis (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN-450 and EUST-450) As a global city with a local identity, Barcelona resides both literally and figuratively at the border between Spain and the rest of the Europe. This interdisciplinary course will explore the in-between space this vibrant city inhabits as a playground for tourists; a mecca for soccer; a terminus for immigrants from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the rest of Spain; and a fortress fiercely safeguarding the Catalan language and culture. You will study architecture, art, sports, literature, cinema, language and politics set amid the urban cityscape of Barcelona, focusing on the city’s role in the exportation of a unique identity beyond Spain’s borders. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Spring Semester: Professor Brenneis.

How to handle overenrollment: TBA

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on textual and visual analysis, written work, the development of an independent research project, and presentations and discussion facilitation. Instruction and most of the course content in Spanish.

EUST 450 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FOHA 120
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FOHA 120

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
La Plaza del Diamante Edhasa (Spain) Mercè Rodoreda Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023