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ERIC Number: EJ1169318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
"Convivencia," Abrahamic Religions and Study Abroad in Spain
McCoy, Mitchell A.; Holt, Sally
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v30 n1 p85-101 Win 2018
As a point of departure for understanding the complexities of Spanish national and individual identities, it is incumbent that a student begin by investigating Spanish iterations of the three Abrahamic religions. This presupposition of religion's centrality in the pursuit of better informed understandings of the Spanish nation, people, history and culture has served as cornerstone in the construction of Belmont University's Maymester study abroad program in Spain and as lodestar in its evolution. This article will describe the genesis of the program, analyze curricular changes over time and offer critical reflection about why international study is the quintessential milieu for achieving the sought-after objective: understanding the role of religions and the concept of "convivencia" in the cultivation of Spanish identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain; Tennessee
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