FIU HONORS COLLEGE
SPAIN STUDY ABROAD: MIAMI ESPANA IDA Y VUELTA
John William Bailly ￭ firstname.lastname@example.org ￭ 305.348.4100 ￭ Office Hours by appointment
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)
Dance (can be divided into specific subjects)
Food (can be divided into specific subjects)
Music (can be divided into specific subjects)
Poetry (can be divided into specific subjects)
Religion – art
Religion – ritual(s)
Religion – saint(s)
Sports (can be divided into specific subjects)
Technology (can be divided into specific subjects)
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.
The project must also be submitted as a Word document to turnitin.com
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.
These following factors will be considered in determining the project grade.
Research! Knowledge of subject
Engagement with Big Ideas (do not shy away from controversial subjects)
The nature of the connection between student and subject
The broader context of the student’s reflection (Can others relate to the points made in the project)
Originality of content
All current FIU students can loan media equipment from University Technology Services. UTS is located on the ground floor of the Green Library.
EXAMPLE OF STUDENT WORK
Allison Vargas “Aspects of Freedom” for Miami Espana: Ida y Vuelta
Stephanie Sepùlveda for Italia: Grand Tour Redux