Students travel throughout Spain and Morocco to examine “La Convivencia” (co-existence) of Jews, Christians and Muslins in the Medieval period. They will explore the sites, history, and art of three religious groups and learn how they understood one another and interacted despite cultural differences. By visiting places such as Jewish quarters and synagogues, Muslim neighborhoods and “medinas” and Christian fortresses, students observe how these diverse flavors still intermingle in modern Spain and Morocco.
This study-travel course combines in-class learning and travel that brings to life lessons learned.
Travel to Spain:
Seville - El Alcazar; La Giralda; La Catedral; Cordoba - La Mezquita and the Old Jewish Quarter; Granada - Albaicin Quarter, La Capilla Real La Alhambra and optional Arabian Baths
Algeciras; Tangier; Rabat; Rif Mountains, Fez; Casablanca, Chefchaouen; and Ceuta.