18TH CENTURY SPAIN:
A VIRTUAL REALITY APPROACH
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the history and development of science and technology in Spain with a focus on the social and political changes in 18th Century Spain. Special attention will be placed on the development of new technological industries and sites such as the Royal Glass Factory developed in La Granja. This factory represented one of the most important industrial centers in all of Europe during the Enlightenment. An in-depth study of the factory and its techniques will allow students to learn about the life, society, culture, and businesses of the new dynasty in Spain. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore new means of dialogue between the past and present history and technology of Spain by developing a virtual reality project.
Classroom sessions will be combined with onsite assignments where students will create their own VR project exploring a particular social or historical aspect of the site. Students will work in small groups supervised by arts and technology experts.
All students registered in this program have the option of taking an additional Spanish language class.
This course will allow students to travel to different emblematic cities of Madrid, Segovia, Valsain and La Granja.
July 1st - 30th, 2020
Location: Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Course fee: 4,100 €
Universtity course accredited (3 credits – 45 hours)
Accommodation (double rooms)
Advising prior to departure
24/7 local support
Classes: All courses are delivered in English.
Participants will:Engage in group activities to empower their team-building skills in order to be able to solve problems through design thinking processes, collaboration, and creativity.Meet social, business and community leaders in order to learn from their personal experiences.Visit local business, entrepreneurship centers and social organizations and institutions where projects are taking place.