Attendance at all course sessions and field trips is mandatory, and students must read all assigned readings before class in order to participate fully in class discussion. Final grades are based on the following:
- Participation, discussion, and presentations - 30%
- Artistic project - 10%
- Work of art critique (field study) - 20%
- Written project (Essay) - 20%
- Final exam - 20%
It is important that students come prepared with the assigned readings for each day; I strongly recommend their collaboration and generation of ideas during class discussions, which will be reflected on their participation grade.
Choose from the following options:
- Choose one popular festival of religious origin of any city in the Andes. Describe the fiesta, its origins, processes of transformation that has suffered since then, and its current development and social impact
- Choose one Latin American artist, having received influence of some kind of folk art. Research biography, style, historical context and how it affects people in his art. Choose a representative work of this artist and analyze in depth finding specific examples of this influence.
Students will submit an outline before the final project. The final essay should be 6-7 pages, letter times 12, double spaced.
To be determined during class according to student interest.
In every field trip students have to choose one work of art (painting, sculpture, ceramics, music instrument, etc). With this work in mind, the student has to do the following:
- Description: Name of work, name of author, technique, size, origin, detailed description Analysis: how elements and principles of art are used in work
- Interpretation: use of the work of art, message, content, symbols, what is understood by the viewer, what is transmitted by the work of art