Special Topics in Oviedo: Nationalism in Spain and Spanish America
This program features two courses taught by University of Oregon’s history department faculty member, Carlos Aguirre, during the first half of the program. The two courses will be “Nationalism, War, and Revolution: Spain and Cuba from 1800 to the Present” and “Soccer and Nationalism in Spain and Spanish America.” The course work will be complemented by two excursions to Covadonga and Madrid as well as local tours of key Oviedo historical locations that will bring the course content to life. The second half of the program will be an intensive Spanish language course taught at the University of Oviedo in the Casa de las Lenguas (ELE). In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits to local sites of interest and other group activities that are included in the program fee.
The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. Ideally headquartered for intercultural studies in Alsace on the Rhine River in the bilingual city Strasbourg on the France-Germany border, students learn how to cross national, cultural and linguistic barriers. Excursion options include the European Parliament, nearby German cities, and Paris.
In this semester program you will study and practice photojournalism and documentary filmmaking/storytelling using the diverse people and places of London as your subjects. You will learn photography and filmmaking technique, aesthetics principles and applications, and visual storytelling from an award winning master professor, photographer and filmmaker in the field. The stories you create will focus on experiences during your time in London, those of distinguished US expats living in London, and those of guest presenters including distinguished British photographers and filmmakers.
You will learn about British film history and attend the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, where more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts are screened from around the world. You do not need to be an expert in filming or in a film-centered disciplines. Instead you should want to learn more about documentaries and documentary “literacy” that you encounter in daily life.