SPAN2031

Field trip to a Spanish-speaking country

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

2nd semester

100% coursework.

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course


This field-trip will be held in a Spanish-speaking country to learn about its history and culture. Students will have the opportunity to locate historical sites, learn about major cultural referents and socio-historical processes, and develop their capacity to describe their learning experiences in a report. It will start with a teaching and learning component in preparation for the field trip, with lectures and seminars where interactive discussions and independent study are important. In the second part, students will spend two weeks in the host country, visiting sites, presenting their studies at relevant sites, and attending seminars at a cultural or educational institution. Back in Hong Kong, in the third part, students will organize, edit, and critically evaluate their data, which they will use to produce a mixed-media report combining graphic, audiovisual and written texts. Students will apply their study of architecture, art, political and educational institutions to it. Site visits to museums and sites will enable a close attention to art with the aim of facilitating students' critical understanding of the host country’s past and present. Furthermore, collaboration with academic departments specializing in China-Latin American interconnections will permit students to gain an understanding of current interests in China in the host Spanish-speaking country.


Professor:

vazquez

Vázquez Vázquez, Mercedes

Lecturer