Summer Abroad Spain - Courses

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Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

*Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.


Community and Regional Development (CRD) 153B/198 and Landscape Architecture (LDA) 191/198 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


Community and Regional Development (CRD) 153B. International Community Development: Europe (4 units) or Landscape Architecture (LDA) 191 (5 units)

Examination and analysis of community development efforts in Europe and the impact of global forces in different settings. Alternative strategies with emphasis on self-reliance and locally controlled development. Course is based in Barcelona, Spain. GE Credit: SS, WC

Community and Regional Development (CRD) 198: Directed Group Study (4 units) or Landscape Architecture (LDA) 198: Directed Group Study (3 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

Graduate Course Options (with consent of instructor only)

Community and Regional Development (CRD) 242S: Community  Development Organizations (International) 4 units  

Fieldwork—10 hours.  Lecture 5 hours. Workshop—5 hours.

Theory and praxis of organizations with social change agendas at the community level.  Emphasis on local governance, non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations at an international level.  Limited enrollment. 

Community and Regional Development (CRD) 298. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.