FIU HONORS COLLEGE
MIAMI ESPANA: IDA Y VUELTA
IDH 4007 (Spring) and IDH 4008 (Summer C)
Spring: Fridays 09:30 to 12:15
Summer C: In Spain
John William Bailly ￭ firstname.lastname@example.org ￭ Office Hours by appointment
Guidelines for Class Communication
The history of the Spanish American transatlantic dialogue is both ruinous and enriching. With an emphasis on Miami, this course examines the social and cultural manifestations of this relationship. What impact has Spanish religion, art, and popular tradition had on the Americas from 1492 to the present (ida)? Conversely, what has returned to Spain from Latin America (vuelta)? How specifically has this melange manifested itself in Miami, positioned as the contemporary center of European and Latin American relations?
Reflecting “the sacred [Catholicism, language, art] and the profane [futbol, tapas, paseo]” allows the students to develop unique cultural perspectives based on study and experience. After a semester exploring the Spanish influence on the Americas in Miami, students spend three weeks in Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona studying Spanish culture and searching for American manifestations in Spain. In addition the class will make day trips to Segovia, Toledo, El Escorial, Sitges, and Montserrat.
NOTE: Course content features sexually explicit and/or violent artworks and texts. In addition, many Miami class meetings are off campus; students must provide their own transportation.
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.
– Blanco, Richard. The Prince of Los Cocuyos. New York: Harper Collins Publisher’s, 2014. ISBN: 978-0062313768
– Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. 100 Years of Solitude. Harper Perennial, 2006. ISBN: 978-0060883287
– Nunez, Cornelius. Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition. New York: Penguin Classics, 2002. 978-0142437070
– Harvard University Department of Economics, Professor Nathan Nunn.
Nunn, Nathan and Nancy Qian. “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 163-188.
Apocalypto. Mel Gibson. Touchtone Pictures. 2006. Film.
Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo del Toro. Esperanto Films, 2006. Film.
The Liberator. Alberto Arvelo. San Mateo Films, 2013. Film.
The Mission. Roland Joffe. Warner Brothers, 1986. Film.
Course Calendar is on Google Calendar. Students will be provided with a link to calendar.
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 FIU Canvas percentage column).
Class Participation: 10 points
Miami Espana Ida Project: 20 points
Aesthetics & Values as Text: 5 points
Deering as Text: 5 points
PAMM as Text: 5 points
Vizcaya as Text: 5 points
Cabeza de Vaca quiz: 5 points
Columbian Exchange quiz: 5 points
Prince of Los Cocuyos quiz: 5 points
For Whom the Bell Tolls quiz: 5 points
100 Years of Solitude quiz: 5 points
Garcia Llorca quiz: 5 points
Mission & Libertador quiz: 5 points
Pan’s Labyrinth quiz: 5 points
Spain Lectures 1 quiz: 5 points
Spain Lectures 2 quiz: 5 points
Miami Espana Vuelta Project: 20 points
Barcelona as Text: 5 points
Granada as Text: 5 points
Madrid as Text: 5 points
Montserrat as Text: 5 points
Sevilla as Text: 5 points
Sitges as Text: 5 points
Toledo as Text: 5 points
Barcelona 1 quiz: 5 points
Barcelona 2 quiz: 5 points
El Escorial quiz: 5 points
Granada quiz: 5 points
Madrid 1 quiz: 5 points
Madrid 2 quiz: 5 points
Sevilla 1 quiz: 5 points
Sevilla 2 quiz: 5 points
Sitges quiz: 5 points
Toledo quiz: 5 points
Class Participation Criteria
Class participation is a critical component of this course. This does not mean simply speaking in class, although that is essential. You should participate by actively following discussions and contributing to our semester-long conversation.
1. participation in class discussions
2. attendance to class and class excursions
3. preparation for class
4. concentration in class (no texting, no sleeping, and so forth)
5. adherence to Guidelines for Class Communication
6. prompt submission of required information and documents to the Honors College and the Office of Study Abroad
Final grade/total points equivalency
100.0 – 92.00: A
91.99 – 90.00: A-
89.99 – 87.00: B+
86.99 – 82.00: B
81.99 – 80.00: B-
79.99 – 77.00: C+
76.99 – 70.00: C
69.99 – 60.00: D
59.99 – 00.00: F
See project points equivalency on this page.
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.
Extra-credit opportunities will be offered throughout the semester. The majority of these will involve attending an event. Student participation will be verified by selfie attendance.
HONORS COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD POLICIES
IDH 4007 is the pre-trip class on campus, and IDH 4008 is the actual class abroad.
– Students that do not comply with the payment due dates stated on my.fiu.edu, Financials section, will be charged by the university a late fee of $100.00.
– Students that fail to complete payments within 2 weeks after the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– ALL Office of Study Abroad (OSA) required documentation must be uploaded to abroad.fiu.edu by the determined deadline. Students who do not comply with the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– The documentation required by OSA is at abroad.fiu.edu. It includes: Medical Form, Course Registration Form, copy of valid passport, and four questionnaires: 1) personal information form, 2) emergency contact form, 3) special needs form, and 4) financial information form.
– The Medical Form is valid for only one year as of the date it is signed by a physician licensed in the United States and cannot expire before the end of the trip.
– Passport must remain valid for at least 6 months after the last day of the trip.
– Students that do not have a valid passport by the deadline mentioned above must instead submit proof that the passport application/renewal process has been initiated, and must replace it with a copy of their actual passport no later than the end of IDH 4007. If they fail to comply by the deadline, they will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– Students must clear any existing holds by the determined deadline. Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– ONLY FOR STUDENTS THAT SECURE THEIR SPOT AFTER the determined deadline. The deadline to upload the required documentation will be extended until the determined deadline respectively (final DROP date). Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
Study Abroad programs can be physically demanding. Students must be physically able to participate in the programs.
– Students have to be in good Honors academic standing (see http://honors.fiu.edu/students/policies/) in order to secure a spot in an Honors study abroad program. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– A minimum grade of C in IDH 4007 is required to be enrolled in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– Students who have been sanctioned under the FIU Student Code of Conduct (https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-support/student-conduct-and-conflict-resolution/student-code-of-conduct%20/_assets/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf), which results in loss of privileges and/or other sanctions that result in the student not being considered to be in good standing with the University (e.g., conduct probation,) are not eligible to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
– Students studying abroad are expected to represent the Honors College and FIU honorably and maturely. The faculty director and/or staff are authorized to end the trip early for students whose behavior becomes disruptive (and/or whose behavior violates the Student Code of Conduct), and the student risks dismissal from the Honors College in accordance with the posted dismissal policy for misconduct.
– By signing up to participate in a study abroad program, students are assuming all the above-mentioned responsibilities and are committing to comply with them without further notices.
HONORS COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Registration in this course implies an acceptance of and compliance with the Honors College policies for students and the FIU Code of Academic Integrity.
HONORS CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Beginning in Fall 2014, Honors College students are required to accumulate at least 20 citizenship points each academic year (Fall and Spring) by attending Honors College activities. Students attending only one semester (Fall or Spring) are required to accumulate 10 citizenship points. See http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/citizenship/.
HONORS COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
All Honors College students must complete at least 20 volunteer service hours per academic year (fall/spring). The best way to be involved is by working with the City of Sweetwater via our unique Honors College-Sweetwater Partnership. Opportunities there include tutoring, working with the Senior Citizens’ Center, offering citizenship classes, and helping the Li’l Abner Foundation’s work with children. Other opportunities include working with virtually any non-profit organization and campus fundraising projects. To document your community service hours, log onto MyHonors. Volunteer hours DO NOT count toward the 20 citizenship points. See http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/community-service/.
The Honors College will be using a portfolio method to assess students’ learning outcomes. The portfolio allows for maximum flexibility in gauging student learning. Students decide (with instructor consultation) what “artifacts” or assignments to include for consideration in their portfolios to demonstrate successful achievement of each of five key student learning outcomes over the 4-year Honors experience. See http://honors.fiu.edu/students/honors-advising-center/portfolio-for-graduating-seniors/.
HONORS EDUCATION IN THE ARTS (HEARTS)
The HEARTS program is designed to give Honors College students opportunities to “explore and appreciate different artistic and cultural traditions and modes of artistic expression. HEARTS will also serve as a clearinghouse (and curatorial framework) for our students to experience the arts on campus and in the community by providing them with information about cultural activities and access to performances with free or discounted tickets. See http://honors.fiu.edu/hearts/.
HONORS COLLEGE ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT STATEMENT
In The Honors College, the term “honor” refers both to academic accomplishment and character. Students in Honors should therefore adhere to and be held to the highest standards of personal academic accountability. Academic dishonesty in any form, including plagiarism, is antithetical to the very definition of being an Honors student at FIU. Consequently, an Honors College student found responsible for academic misconduct will be dismissed from the College.
PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
An Honors faculty member may bring charges of academic misconduct against an Honors student if the faculty member suspects plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct. The faculty member will decide whether to pursue informal resolution, file formal resolution charges, or take no further action, and will follow the procedures outlined in the Honors College website (http://honors.fiu.edu/academics/policies/), and the Academic Misconduct Procedures, available at http://integrity.fiu.edu/misconducts.html.
Please refer to the following documents for additional information:
FIU Code of Academic Integrity – http://integrity.fiu.edu/
College Student Handbook – http://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/about/student-handbook/
GLOBAL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upper Division classes have been designated as Global Learning courses. For questions regarding GL requirements, please contact Allen Varela at the Honors College.
GL LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR IDH 3034-5:
Global Awareness: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the interrelatedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends, and systems.
Course Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the interrelated global dynamics (social-cultural, political, economic, etc.) that shape aesthetics, values, and authority in diverse cultural contexts.
Global Perspectives: Students will be able to develop a multi-perspective analysis of local, global, international, and intercultural problems.
Course Learning Outcome: Students will be able to analyze the multiple global forces that shape their understanding of aesthetics, values, and authority — economic, political, sociological, technological, cultural, etc.
Global Engagement: Students will be able to demonstrate a willingness to engage in local, global, international, and intercultural problem solving.
Course Learning Outcome: Students will be able to develop solutions to local, global, international, and/or intercultural problems related to aesthetics, values, and authority.