The Ecological Side of Spain: How the Climate, Biology and Territory Define Our Society


This Duke in Madrid course aims to give a perspective that combines geography, biology, anthropology, and sociology in a joint vision of Spain as a natural space, and how this configuration is reflected in diverse creative environments: the cinema, literature, photography, or art from both past and present. Ecology, territory, the rural world, primary economic activity, and nature will guide us in our journey that, acknowledging Spain's biogeographical and climatic plurality, will take us from the paleolithic paintings in northwest Cantabria and their intimacy with nature to diverse stops in the Spanish context and the interaction of these stops with the environment and society.
Curriculum Codes
  • FL
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 144A
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring