Miami Espana Ida

Black Point Trail in Miami (Photo: JW Bailly CC BY-4.0)
Black Point Trail in Miami (Photo: JW Bailly CC BY-4.0)

FIU HONORS COLLEGE
SPAIN STUDY ABROAD: MIAMI ESPANA IDA Y VUELTA

FACULTY
John William Bailly

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Students must research and reflect upon an aspect of the Americas that has been influenced by Spain. 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. Research must be extensive.

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
Art (can be divided into specific subjects)
Beauty
Capitalism
Catholicism
Commercial Trade
Dance (can be divided into specific subjects)
Food (can be divided into specific subjects)
Civic structure
Family structure
Imperialism
Law
Literature
Military strategy
Music (can be divided into specific subjects)
Multiculturalism
Poetry (can be divided into specific subjects)
Painting
Religion – art
Religion – ritual(s)
Religion – saint(s)
Sexuality
Sports (can be divided into specific subjects)
Technology (can be divided into specific subjects)
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

This is the major project for the semester. It should be approximately 2,000 words.

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. They are only expected to put forth maximum effort.

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

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  19 January 2019
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