Art and Architecture of the Colombian Caribbean

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Art and Architecture of the Colombian Caribbean

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Art, Latin American Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    48
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Art and Architecture of Colombian Caribbean is programmed to encourage the student to get in contact with the roots, ramifications and current issues of architecture, art and culture in our Caribbean region.

    Subject Description
    Art & architecture In the Caribbean Colombian Basin is programmed to encourage the student to get in contact with the roots, ramifications and current issues of art, architecture and culture in the Colombian Caribbean region.

    Justification
    Architecture, sculpture, painting, writing, photography, film making, music, dance, gastronomy and of course where all of them meet; the Carnival as one of the most important cultural expression.
    The student will be guided to explore, understand and experience the cultural web as a whole in their connections and how them nourish the environment and our roots to make of us, Caribbean?s.

    Knowledge areas to develop
    Institutional basic skills: Aesthetic. Social framework and individual comprehension. Communication skills. Social and ethnic thinking.
    Professional skills: Criteria to relate to Caribbean culture. Understanding the Caribbean region and its cultural expressions Appreciation of cultural weaknesses and strengths.

    General objective of the subject.
    The subject will be directed to: Explore from a cultural point of view the social environment around the Caribbean region. Analytical thinking on climate and geography in the formation of culture. Architectural styles from prehistory to our days under a historic perspective. People and art of the Caribbean throughout history.

    Learning Results
    At the end of the class the student must be capable of:
    Knowledge (To Know)

    • Recognize the sub cultural components of the Caribbean region
    • Environment, human being, environment
    • Understand Caribbean?s, relation to life

    Skills (How to do)

    • Effective approach to social and cultural environment
    • Familiarity with signs and symbols

    Attitude (How to be)

    • Interaction without losing personal perspective
    • Understand how Caribbean Culture would influence you.
    • Pro activity to daily life in The region.