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Poet Richard Blanco and artist JW Bailly teach “Poetry Art Community” at FIU. (Photo by Eduardo Merille CC BY 4.0)

POETRY, ART, & COMMUNITY
IDH 3034 (Fall) and IDH 3035 (Spring)
Fridays 10:00 to 12:45 (10:00AM – 12:45PM)

FACULTY
Richard Blanco ■  rdjb305@gmail.com ■ Office Hours by appointment
John William Bailly ■ bailly.john@gmail.com  ■ Office Hours by appointment

Teaching Assistants
Valerie Villa/Rachel Young

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The “Poetry, Art, and Community” seminar explores the living dialogue between community and the literary and visual arts, and the civic role they can (ought to) play in the public realm with respect to matters that affect us collectively: gender, sexuality, class, diversity, and race. Through service learning projects and exploration of local cultural landmarks and institutions, students will investigate/experience the relationships between community and the arts through the lens of their own creativity. Serving as cultural co-agents of change, they will collaborate with accomplished poets and artists to produce, curate, and host a public literary and arts salon that will feature poetry readings, visual art, and videography centered on the themes surveyed throughout the course.

REQUIRED TEXTS & FILMS
The following required text course materials may be purchased in either print or e-book format. Films are available at either FIU Libraries or Miami-Dade County Public Libraries.

Fall
Blanco, Richard. Looking for the Gulf Motel. Pittsburg, PA. University of Pittsburg Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780822962014.

Spring
TBD

COURSE CALENDAR
Course Calendar is on Google Calendar. Students will be provided with a link to calendar.

GRADING RUBRIC
Each student accrues points over the length of the semester. The final semester point total equals a letter grade based the official FIU grade scale (Note: Please disregard the Blackboard percentage).

Fall
Vizcaya Reading Project: 25 points
Vizcaya as Text Village: 15 points
Vizcaya as Text House & Gardens: 15 points
Ventanias as Text: 15 points
Quiz Art History: 5 points
Quiz Art Elements: 5 points
Quiz Poetry History: 5 points
Quiz Poetry Elements: 5 points
Quiz Vizcaya Museum: 5 points
Quiz Vizcaya Village: 5 points
Quiz Readings: 5 points

Spring
TBD

Final grade/total points equivalency
100.0 – 93.00: A
92.99 – 90.00: A-
89.99 – 87.00: B+
86.99 – 83.00: B
82.99 – 80.00: B-
79.99 – 77.00: C+
76.99 – 73.00: C
72.99 – 70.00: C-
69.99 – 67.00: D+
66.99 – 63.00: D
62.99 – 60.00: D-
59.99 – 00.00: F

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Each student is allowed one absence per semester. Every absence in excess of this will drop the student’s final semester grade by one full letter grade. Three or more absences will result in an “F” for the semester.

RECOMMENDATIONS
If you intend to request a letter of recommendation, please review this page.

HONORS POLICIES
Please review the following policy:
http://honors.fiu.edu/honors-policies/

HONORS COLLEGE CITIZENSHIP
Please review the following policy:
http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/citizenship/

HONORS COLLEGE STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
Please review the following policy:
http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/portfolio/

Check out Bailly’s study abroad programs
France Study Abroad
Italy Study Abroad
Spain Study Abroad

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly & Stephanie Sepúlveda 01 November 2017
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