Syllabus and Schedule of Activities
CI5050: ART AND SPANISH: BUENOS AIRES
3 credits June 15-June 30, 2007
Dr. Faith Clover
Office: Peik Hall Room 30B
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This will be an intense experience examining the cultural and educational environment of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires has a very vibrant and entrepreneurial arts environment that is unlike most others in the contemporary world. Although oriented primarily to students of art education, participants from all fields are welcome as activities will be designed to see, experience, and learn from the city of Buenos Aires as well as interact with artists and arts educators while learning or improving one’s Spanish. Several class meetings will be held before and after actual travel.
This course is for art education students and others interested in art and art education in Argentina. Students will visit a variety of cultural and arts education sites in, experiencing the culture as well as interacting with arts professionals.
As cultural diversity and global understanding assumes an ever more important place in the mission and curriculum of CEHD it is important that our students have an opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the world. While many of our students have engaged in international travel, most do not. While some of our students are from other countries, significant numbers of our students have no direct personal experience in a different culture. And while there are many opportunities for foreign travel at the University, few programs directly address education.
• examine the role of Argentine historical, economic and political culture in the formation of its arts
• learn about current art education practices in Argentina
• gain an understanding and appreciation of historical and contemporary Argentine art through visits to museums and artist studios
• develop Spanish language skills with special attention to attaining art vocabulary
• synthesize their experiences in a visual and verbal journal that will serve them as a continuing resource in their future teaching, a daily journal of your experiences, including photographs, drawings, sketches, and graphic examples from their visit.
• develop curriculum that incorporates ideas generated by their experiences
• Argentine history and culture
• Characteristics of the Argentine art world
• Role of art and design in Argentine education
• Research on Argentine arts, design and education
1. Initial Argentine research. Investigation into the historical, economic and political culture of Argentina. 20 points possible. Due June 1.
2. Participation and involvement in the tour activities. 40 points possible. Due as assigned.
3. Visual and Verbal Journal You will keep a reflective log responding to the readings and experiences for this course. 20 points possible. Due August 10.
4. Application Paper You will develop a curriculum proposal that incorporates ideas generated by your experiences in BsAs. 20 points possible. Due August 10.
The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics, Gabriela Nouzeilles 2003 or
A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, Luis Alberto Romero or
Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion, Jason Wilson
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE
A -- achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.
B -- achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.
C -- achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.
D -- achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements.
F (or N) -- Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I)
Academic dishonesty: academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall be grounds for awarding a grade of F or N for the entire course.
I -- (Incomplete) Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, e.g., hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student.
Strategies used in this course include, but are not limited to lecture, presentation, field trips, independent research and reflective journals.
Because all class sessions will be devoted to specific cultural and educational experiences, missing class will make it very difficult for you to gain the benefit of these activities. Your attendance is important not only for your benefit, but for the experiences and ideas you bring to share with the class.
Due dates should be considered firm. Should you have a personal or professional situation that prevents you from turning in your work on time, please contact us IN ADVANCE.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES
If you have any type of disability for which you need some accommodations (dyslexia, vision problems, etc.) please talk with me sometime during the first weeks of class.
All written work must be word-processed. Always keep a copy of work submitted in the unlikely event that an assignment is lost or misplaced. Please check your work for subject/verb agreement, complete sentences, and spelling/typo errors. Don’t rely on spell check to accurately correct your work. All written assignments should be prepared using the American Psychological Association (APA) style.
Subject to change depending on class needs or unforeseen circumstances
Date Morning Afternoon
Thursday, March 1, 2007 Organizational meeting 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 7, 2007 Final preparation meeting 5:00
Friday, June 15, 2007 Departure from MSP
Saturday, June 16, 2007 Arrival Lunch Orientation City tour
Sunday, June 17, 2007 Free Visit to Feria de Matadoros (flea market)
Monday, June 18, 2007 Language placement test
at Lenguas Vivas Argentine Art History I
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Visit to art studio
Wednesday, June 20, 2007Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Argentine Art History II Museo Malba
Thursday, June 21, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Art Critique (With students’ art work)
Friday, June 22, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Tango class
Saturday, June 23, 2007 Trip to Colona, Uruaguay Drawing, painting, journaling
Sunday, June 24, 2007 Colona continued
Monday, June 25, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Visit to contemporary art galleries
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Museo Etnográfico
Wednesday, June 27, 2007Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Visit to art universities
Thursday, June 28, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Tango class
Friday, June 29, 2007 Spanish at Lenguas Vivas Evening: Farewell dinner
Saturday, June 30, 2007 Free day Late return to the U.S. arriving in MSP on Sunday, July 1, 2007
Late July All assignments due-sharing meeting