Miami España Vuelta

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

FACULTY
John William Bailly ■ bailly.john@gmail.com

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Students must examine the  influence of the Americas in Spain. The project should be multidimensional: examine commonalities, highlight differences, and explore ambiguities.

The nature of student reflection must be broad and profound, and not exclusively personal. Students should address connections in society and culture across time. This project should not be a diary. Research must be rigorous.

In the Vuelta Project, students are not limited to one topic, but rather should address multiple issues.

STRUCTURE
Students will form groups of 3 to 4 students. Each group will be assigned one section of each respective city.  Groups will have the duration of the stay to explore.  Student groups must explore the history, culture, location, contemporary people of their respective location/institution.

Although exploration is done in groups, projects are individual.

CITY SECTIONS
These are to be claimed on the class discussion board.

Barrios de Madrid

MADRID
Austrias & La Latina
Chueca, Conde Duque, & Malasana
Lavapies
Letras
Paseo del Arte, Retiro, & Salsas
Sol

SEVILLA
Individual exploration without neighborhood restrictions

Barris Barcelona

BARCELONA
Barceloneta & Vila Olimpica
Ceuta Vella/Gotic
Eixample & Sants Montjuic
El Born
El Raval
Sagrada Familia & Sant Marti

FORMAT
This is the major project for the semester. It must be a minimum of 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. S/he is only expected to put forth maximum effort.

DIRECTORY OF MIAMI ESPAÑA VUELTA
Directory of Miami España Vuelta projects

EDITOR AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly  20 December 2019
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