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 ■ baillyj@fiu.edu ■ 305.348.4100 ■ Office Hours by appointment

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.

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.

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
Effort

MEDIA EQUIPMENT
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

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  01 May 2018
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