Summer Language Arts & Cultural Study 2012

Classes Offered




Tentative Program

Estimated Cost

¿Why Spain?

Summer Arts and Culture Study in Spain (SACSS)

Earn up to 6 Humanities credits and satisfy Language and General Education requirement**

Choose a Spanish and an Art class Independent study is available for qualifying students

We will meet your individual academic needs with this program!

Spa 164: Introductory Spanish II
Fulfills language requirement by developing students listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through intensive training and every day cultural immersion . Prerequisite: Inquire with Dr. Bakhtiarova:

Spa 226: Global Immersion: Spain
This course will allow participants to explore the heterogeneity of contemporary Spain through a month-long immersion in its language, arts and culture by living and studying in Spain. Through the exploration of Spanish arts, architecture and linguistic diversity, we will learn to better understand contemporary Spain as a multicultural and multilingual nation of the XXI century. There will be a particular focus on arts and architecture, enhanced through visits to museums, cultural and historic sites, which will be an integral part of the program.

Both courses complete the language requirement in Spanish

Global Immersion counts as a culture course towards a major or minor in Spanish

Honors option and individual study are available for qualifying students

For more information contact: Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, World Languages & Literature
Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Office: 215D Berkshire Hall Phone: (203) 837-8734 Fax: (203) 837-8912 Email:

ART Classes will be taught by Professor David Skora

Contact Professor Skora at :


This class will be an exploration of drawing techniques, which incorporate diverse methods of rendering using materials such as pencil, charcoal, pastel and craypas crayons on paper. Students will learn how to observe and render various subject matter from locations.  Special emphasis will be placed on drawing from life especially landscapes and cityscapes. This class is designed for non-art majors as well as for students who have a background in art. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor as well as individual and class critiques.


This survey class traces the history of Spanish art from the time when the conquistadors took Spain back from the Moors to present day contemporary Spanish art.  Emphasis will be placed on studying art that resides in various important museums throughout Spain. Classes will take place in the museums and at significant architectural sites. A 10 page paper will be due at the end of the semester.

**Pending approval, Subject to change


Join us May - June** 2014

Apply early spaces are limited!


 Information sessions:
Monday, November 11, 2013
12:15-1:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:30-1:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
12:15-1:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014, 12:15-1:00 pm

For more information please stop by or call:
Dr. Bakhtiarova
Office: BR 215D

or make an appointment!