June 23-July 6, 2009

Our hostal: Hostal Lineros in Cordoba (All photos: KA)


Day 1 Monday, June 22 Departure Seattle
Day 2 Tuesday, June 23 Arrival Madrid. City Walking Tour. Plaza Major
Day 3 Wednesday, June 24 Museo Del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia
Day 4 Thursday, June 25 Bus To Cordoba. City Walking Tour. Plaza De Las Tendillas
Day 5 Friday, June 26 La Mezquita, La Judería, Alcazar De Los Reyes Cristianos
Day 6 Saturday, June 27 Tower Of Malmuerte, The Palace Of Viana, Museum Of Arts
Day 7 Sunday, June 28 Bus To Sevilla. City Walking Tour. Barrio Santa Cruz
Day 8 Monday, June 29 Alcazar, La Giralda, Cathedral
Day 9 Tuesday, June 30 Museo Del Arte, Bullfight-Museum, Flamenco Show
Day 10 Wednesday, July 1 Bus To Granada. City Walking Tour. El Albaicín
Day 11 Thursday, July 2 Alhambra, Generalife, Royal Chapel, Monastery Of Cartuja
Day 12 Friday, July 3 Excursion To Motril, The Mediterranean
Day 13 Saturday, July 4 Cathedral, Sacromonte, Flamenco And The Gypsies
Day 14 Sunday, July 5 Bus To Madrid. Palacio Real. Farewell Dinner
Day 15 Monday, July 6 Departure Madrid, Arrival Seattle

HOTEL OPERA, C/Cuesta De Santo Domingo, 2 - 28013 - Madrid, Spain Phone (+34) 91 541 28 00 Http:// [Solid]
HOSTAL LINEROS 38, Calle Lineros 38, 14001 Cordoba, Spain Http:// Telephone: +34-957-48 25 17 [Excellent]
HOTEL REYES CATOLICOS, C/ Gravina 51, 41001 Sevilla, Spain, Phone: +34 954 217 501 Http:// [Don’t bother with this one!]
HOTEL PUERTAS DE LAS GRANADAS, Cuesta De Gomérez, 14, 18009 Granada, Spain, Tel. +34 958 216 230 Http:// [Splendid]




Honors students encounter puppy on street.


Touring the bullfighting museum in Sevilla: Katie P., Shawna, Jenadee, Gabi, Matt, Jaclyn, Casey, Katie B.. Front: Derick, Eliza, Alexandra.

Ready for the Mezquita: Casey, Katie P., Shawna, Derick, Jaclyn, Katie B., Matt,
Alexandra, Jenadee, Gabriela, Eliza (front).

The Mezquita in Cordoba


Brief Description of Program:
The purpose of this course is to study the crossing of art and cultures in Andalucía in the cities of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada. Here, different cultures: Arab, Jewish and Christian coexisted - peacefully or contentiously? – there are different opinions – following the Moorish invasions of CE 711. Regardless, those centuries of Andalucían history of cultures testing each other left a rich legacy of in art, architechture, historical sights, language and most of all: a contemporary, vibrant Andalucían culture in which somehow all these historical influencies find their expresssion. We will tour Andalucía’s three main cities of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada (beginning in Madrid and with an excursion to Motril by the Mediterranean) to try to understand how culture affects art, how one culture seeks one expression, and another culture a different exppression. In other words: how does art send signals about meaning and value? See itinerary below for travel details. Total program costs: approx. $3500 (excluding most meals).
Course requirements: This is a graded course. Preparatory meetings during spring semester 2009, Research paper and Travel Journal following trip. See instructor for specific details. No Spanish language requirement. Open to all WSU students.

Required readings:
- A guide book to Andalucia such as: Granada Seville Cordoba (Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville, Cordoba) by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls or The Rough Guide to Andalucia - Edition 5 by Geoff Garvey and Mark Ellingham or similar up-to-date general overview of places and history.
- Fletcher, R. A. Moorish Spain. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
- Other texts handled by the instructor.

Narrow escape in the Maestranza, Sevilla.

Guide to the Alcazar, Sevilla.

Jaclyn, Shawna, Katie, Katie in front of important Jewish-Christian-Islamic window frame in Alcazar, Sevilla.

Cougs in train to Granada.


Enjoying a 110 degrees at the Alhambra, Granada.

Reinventing Velasquez.

Foreground: Cougars; background: Alhambra.

In the Sacromonte caves, Granada.