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  • Locations: Cordoba, Spain; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SU Travel Course Field of Study: All
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Housing Option(s): Hotel
Institutional Aid Category: N/A
Program Description:
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Mathematics and Art

Spring Semester (on-campus class)
March 15-23, 2019 (travel)


MATH 215 Mathematics and Art (SEE Quantitative Literacy or SEE Fine Arts)    

Spain Madrid
Spain Cordoba




MATH 215: Mathematics in Spanish Art & Architecture (3 credits)
Students will study the rich overlap between mathematics and art in the context of Spain. The connections between these two (seemingly) different subjects are magnificently illustrated by buildings like the Alhambra in Granada - a building which is both physically and mathematically beautiful. Students will learn about the mathematical and artistic techniques used to create tilings like those in the Alhambra and other sites across Spain. We will also explore the rich mathematical ideas used in classical and modern art to create works which are beautiful, realistic, and compelling. Spain's artistic treasures, housed in museums like the Prado and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, will be a rich source of mathematical and aesthetic ideas.
Fulfills SEE Quantitative Literacy (QL) or SEE Fine Arts (FA) requirement.
Course Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 135 or above
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Other Eligibility Requirements: Students must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with the University. Non-SU students are welcome to participate, please see the Travel Course Eligibility Guidelines for Non-SU Students.


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A tentative itinerary of this travel course's activities and excursions is available below.

Tentative Itinerary 

Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations.

Daily breakfast is provided as well as several group meals per the itinerary (Welcome and Farewell meals, and three group lunches).



MATH 215: Mathematics and Art
Cost: $3,040
Includes academic credit (part of Spring Semester course load), roundtrip international airfare (from IAD-Dulles), Madrid airport transfers, lodging in hotels, transport within Spain, some meals, excursions as listed in itinerary, international health/evacuation insurance, local transportation pass, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.

Additional costs include any meals not included, U.S. airport transfers to/from IAD, passport (if don't already have), and personal expenses.


Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by October 15, 2018. Remainder of cost is due by Spring 2019 payment deadline in mid-December 2018.

Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.

Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.

This program is currently not accepting applications.