INSTRUCTOR: John Bailly
SECTION: U02 & U50
SCHEDULE: Wednesday, 10:00am-3:45pm (Yearlong)
*This is the 2nd half of a yearlong course but this one can be taken without the 1st half*
Miami exists often as Gabriel García Márquez describes Macondo:
“Macondo is not so much a place as a state of mind, which allows you to see what you want, and how you want to see it.”
The “Miami in Miami” (MIM) seminar examines the historical, social, and cultural identity of Miami. Through field research, students will explore the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the city and its surroundings. The course will go beyond the four walls of a traditional university setting, and use Miami itself as its classroom. We will walk, talk, and eat our way through the streets and history of Miami, posing questions and searching for answers. By exploring the myth and reality of Miami, this FIU Honors College seminar will formulate an understanding of the core of this vibrant and diverse city. The course will include excursions to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Deering Estate, and Everglades National Park, among others. This seminar is taught by Professor John William Bailly (MFA, Yale University) who has spent a decade leading students on study abroad in Europe.