Italia America

FIU HONORS COLLEGE
ITALY STUDY ABROAD: GRAND TOUR REDUX

FACULTY
John William Bailly

Students must examine an aspect of America that has been influenced by Classical Rome, Roman Catholicism, Renaissance Florence, or Capitalist Venice. The project should be multidimensional: examine commonalities, highlight differences, and explore ambiguities. Each student must select one topic and no other student may explore that same topic.

TOPICS TO EXPLORE
Below is a list of subjects for research. If the students wishes to select another, that choice needs to be approved by the professor. Each topic may only be selected by one student.

Architecture – private
Architecture – public
Beauty
Capitalism
Commercial Trade
Food
Civic structure – Executive
Civic structure – Judicial
Civic structure – Legislative
Family structure
Imperialism
Law
Military strategy
Military structure
Multiculturalism
Poetry
Painting
Religious – imagery
Religious – practice
Republican Government
Sculpture
Sexuality
Sports
Theatre
Urban Planning

FORMAT
Students must create a webpage with text and images and/or videos. The research must be thorough. The webpage must be public. Students can use any number of free web hosting services.

Students must post a link to the webpage on the class WhatsApp chat.

The project must also be submitted as a Word document to turnitin.com

CITATIONS
Similar to a research paper, all sources must be cited for all project formats. If you utilize an existing film for inspiration or incorporate clips or pictures from someone else, you must cite those. Failure to do is plagiarism.

GRADING CRITERIA
These following factors will be considered in determining the project grade.

1. Research! The student must demonstrate a thoroughly researched knowledge of subjects.
2. The student must tackle Big Ideas-culture, history, religion, philosophy, economic disparity, sexuality, gender, race, to name a few.
3. The student should not shy away from controversial subjects or opinions.
4. The student should explain the nature of her/his connection to the subject.
5. Subjects should be discussed in a broader cultural and historical context. Others should be able to relate to the points made in the project.
6. Students should aim for originality in text and in the photo.
7. The student is not expected to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Writing nor Photography. S/he is only expected to put forth maximum effort.

EXEMPLARY EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK
Stephanie Sepùlveda  “Voi Siete Qui” for Italia: Grand Tour Redux
Allison Vargas “Aspects of Freedom” for Miami Espana: Vuelta

ITALIA AMERICA PROJECTS
Italia 2019

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  06 April 2019
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