SPANISH 1100: SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
Open the doors to Spain and become immersed in its culture, history,
geography, politics, literature, art, architecture, music and economics.
Investigate the answers to the following questions as well as many more.
- What makes Spain’s geography so unique?
- What cultures and civilizations contributed to the development of
present day Spain?
- How did the union of Fernando and Isabel change the course of
Spanish history “for better and for worse”?
- Who was El Greco and why does Spain claim him as one of the most
important Spanish painters?
- How and when did the French take control of the Spanish throne?
- Who was Francisco Franco, how did he come to power in the 20th
century and how did Spain make the transition from a military
dictatorship to a constitutional monarchy?
Who should enroll in this course?
- Those interested in Spain, its culture and civilization.
- Those taking a Spanish language course who would like more
information on Spain’s history and culture.
- Those interested in fulfilling a Humanities requirement.
- Those planning to major in Spanish.
- Those planning to travel to Spain who would like to gain more
insight into Spanish life.
Why is this course offered in an internet format?
- All course materials are easily accessed at all times by all
- No visits to campus are required. (The text is available for
purchase at the College of DuPage bookstore and may be obtained in
person or mailed upon request.)
- Links to other online sites with information on Spain are provided
in the study materials.
- Students may complete the assignments according to the deadlines
stated in the syllabus or complete the assignments ahead of schedule.
This a three credit hour course taught in English and there are no
prerequisites for this course.