ART 217: Introduction to Photography and ART 317: Intermediate Photography

In this course we will be studying photography as well as arts and culture in the beautiful country of Mexico!  Before traveling, students will have required readings and research about Mexican culture and history. Students will also plan a puppet program in advance to perform in Mexican schools and children’s homes, as an integral part of the coursework for the course. Activities in Mexico: We will begin our time in Mexico in the historic and diverse Mexico City, where we will collaborate with an NGO that works with street children. We will also meet with artists and traditional artisans, and visit museums and important archaeological sites. We will work at a children’s village and some schools, teaching the lessons we will have prepared in advance.

A passport is necessary; no visa is required for US citizens. No vaccinations or special medications are required. Registration for this course is by permission of the professor interviews prior to registration are required. Personal cameras will be determined appropriate or not for the course by the professor in the interview prior to registration. Students must be able to walk long distances, including climbing hills and stairs, and must be prepared for long days of physical activity.

Instructor: Professor Jacob Smith
Pre-requisite: none
Travel: travel abroad (Mexico, passport required)
Credit: 3 hr. Fee: TBD
(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)
We will be traveling with the Spanish Department.

SPA 451: Directed Study: Culture and Service in Mexico.

Before traveling, students will have required readings and research about Mexican culture and history. Students will also plan a puppet program in advance to perform in Mexican schools and children’s homes, as an integral part of the coursework for the course. Activities in Mexico: We will begin our time in Mexico in the historic and diverse Mexico City, where we will collaborate with an NGO that works with street children. We will also meet with artists and traditional artisans, and visit museums and important archaeological sites. We will work at a children’s village and some schools, teaching the lessons we will have prepared in advance.

A passport is necessary; no visa is required for US citizens. No vaccinations or special medications are required. Registration for this course is by permission of the professor interviews prior to registration are required. Personal cameras will be determined appropriate or not for the course by the professor in the interview prior to registration. Students must be able to walk long distances, including climbing hills and stairs, and must be prepared for long days of physical activity.

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Sagasti Suppes
Pre-requisite: SPA 451 will need SPA 202 or have permission of instructor
Travel: travel abroad (Mexico, passport required)
Credit: 3 hr. Fee: TBD
(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)