Month: February 2017

Cool Summer Online Course: Modern Spanish Art, Fashion, Film, and Music (SPAN 1020)

Modern architecture: round auditorium tower of the Centro Niemeyer, located in Asturias, Spain.
Centro Niemeyer, Asturias, Spain

SPAN 1020 online (3 credits) — Intersections of Art, Fashion, Film, and Music in Modern Spain (taught in English!).

May Term. (May 8 – 26)

This interdisciplinary course invites students to understand the contemporary cultural phenomena of fashion, design and art in Spain as interrelated, mutually influential and deeply connected to issues regarding politics, society, national identity and culture at large in Spain. We will question and consider “Art” within a multidisciplinary focus and will examine aesthetic human expression taken into consideration a variety of disciplines and theories: from “high” art (architecture and painting), to design (artistic and aesthetic objects), from high fashion (haute couture and fashion illustration) to personal style (textiles, fashion trends, and fashion blogs) and from literature to film, visual arts, advertising and digital products. Taught in English; Spanish not required; does not fulfill foreign language requirement.

This courses fulfills both Content Area 1 (CA-1) and Content Area 4, International (CA-4-INT) general education requirements.

Cool Summer Courses – American Sign Language (ASLN 1-4)

American Sign Language manual alphabet
American Sign Language alphabet

American Sign Language (ASL) – ASLN 1 – 4

Have you ever wanted to learn a sign language or communicate with people who are Deaf? The best way to learn ASL is to be immersed in it. ASL Classes here at UConn are taught by faculty who are Deaf! Each class will be an immersion into the Deaf world where you will see and learn so much about the Deaf Community while simultaneously becoming conversationally competent! This is not just a foreign language requirement, it is a way to broaden your horizons!

Language Requirement: Do you need to satisfy a language requirement before graduating? Most colleges require taking two elementary level classes and two intermediate level classes – that’s four semesters! Instead of taking two years to complete this requirement, finish it in only three months! The American Sign Language Department is proud to offer four ASL classes offered this summer. These classes would completely satisfy your University language requirement!

Classes Offered:

  • ASLN 1101: Elementary Level 1 – 5/8/17 – 5/26/17
  • ASLN 1102: Elementary Level 2 – 5/30/17 – 6/15/17
  • ASLN 1103: Intermediate Level 1 – 6/19/17 – 7/6/17
  • ASLN 1104: Intermediate Level 2 – 7/10/17 – 7/27/17

If you have any questions, please contact ARC.UCONN@gmail.com

Cool Summer Online Course – Intro to Asian American Studies (AASI 3201)

Japanese Americans at an internment camp
Japanese American boys at an internment camp in the United States during World War II. (from slate.com)

Did you know ?

  • 20 % of the population of California will be Asian American by the year 2020.
  • By 2050 it is estimated that Asian Americans will constitute over 10 % of the entire U.S. population.
  • From 1977 to 1987 the number of Asian American-owned businesses in the United States increased by 328 %.
  • Some Filipino Americans came to the U.S. as early as the mid-1700s.
  • Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in internment camps during WW II.
  • Asian Americans come from over a dozen different countries.
  • Several of the most famous US Supreme Court cases involved Asian Americans?

AASI 3201 (3 credits).  Come take this great online course during Summer Session 2 (SS2), July 11-August 12.  It fulfills both a General Education Content Area 1 (CA 1/Arts & Humanities* and a Content Area 4 (CA IV/Diversity & Multiculturalism).

*Fulfills a CLAS/College of Liberal Arts & Sciences CA1 “E” World Cultures requirement.  (AASI 3201 is a required course for the Asian American Studies minor & is an option for the American Studies major.)