Program Details

Readings include excerpts from the works of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Jose Enrique Rodo, Robert Ferris Thompson, and George Reid Andrews; fiction by Jorge Luis Borges, Silvinia Ocampo, Julio Cortazar, Roberto Art, and Adolfo Buoy Casares; such documents
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students learn about immigration to Argentina in the 19th century and the mythology that celebrated the independent-and mestizo-"gauchos" of the pampas that was replaced by a philosophy excluding peoples of color and that redefined "whiteness" as a desired objective in repopulating the entire nation. They also learn about the role of the "Generation of 1880" played in shaping this new identity, and its impact that is still felt. In Buenos Aires, arts inform and influence the national debate to a great extent. We examine this phenomenon and its effect on Argentine society.

Readings include excerpts from the works of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Jose Enrique Rodo, Robert Ferris Thompson, and George Reid Andrews; fiction by Jorge Luis Borges, Silvinia Ocampo, Julio Cortazar, Roberto Art, and Adolfo Buoy Casares; such documents as Nunda Mas, and the film The Afro-Argentines.

costs include 4 credits; the deposit for the program; an activities fee that includes museum admissions, excursions, and some meals, and double-occupancy housing located near the seminar site and local attractions. Field trips encompass the rich resources of the city's museums, historical sites, and ethnic neighborhoods. Sessions with leading Argentine jurists, educators, and artists are an important component of this course. Students also spend one weekend in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Setting Description:
Buenos Aires, known as "The Paris of the South," is one of the mythic cities of the world. This three-week course traces the evolution of the political theorists, educational reformers, and creative artists whose works have shaped the culture, art, and politics of Buenos Aires and Argentina.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No
Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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