ARTS 271 - Study Abroad: Arts
3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:
This short-term study abroad course allows students to experience other countries, developing a sense of diversity, cultural perspective, and regional awareness. Prior to departure, students will engage in general and discipline specific preparation. ARTS271 students will examine the influence art has on culture. Students will explore differences and commonalities between the United States and country(ies) visited through observation and participation in structured activities while in the host country. Upon returning, students will reflect on the impact and value of the study abroad experience.
OFFERED: summer semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the host country.
- Define shared components of cultures.
- Recognize the various aspects of host country’s values.
- Examine subcultures of the host country.
- Explain the influence of culture on human behavior and communication.
Goal 2: Engage as a global citizen.
- Participate in various cultural activities.
- Describe differences and commonalities.
- Demonstrate appreciation of the host country’s life ways.
Goal 3: Relate study abroad experience into one’s personal and professional life.
- Articulate the value of study abroad experience.
- Reflect on one’s own cultural identity.
- Express the impact on your world view.
Goal 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the influence that the arts have on culture.
- Identify host country’s traditional and contemporary artists and aesthetic practices.
- Summarize host country’s significant creative movements.
- Interpret host country’s traditional and contemporary artistic and aesthetic practices.
- Evaluate host country’s contemporary artistic and aesthetical practices
- Express how the study abroad experience impacts your artistic and aesthetical practices.
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