University of San Diego – Guadalajara Summer Program
© Paul Turounet, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1998
The University of San Diego – Guadalajara Summer Program is a summer program in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico designed to provide students with an intense academic and cultural experience. The Guadalajara Summer Program is suitable both for students with a primary interest in learning Spanish and for those interested in taking related courses in other fields. While it is recommended that students have some knowledge of the Spanish language or enroll in a Spanish class while in Guadalajara, no previous Spanish study is required.
The program offers Spanish I-IV, as well as courses in art, art history, business, communication studies, dance, education, English, ethnic studies, history, Latin, Latin American literature, Latino studies, music, political science, psychology, Spanish literature, sociology, and theology & religious studies.
The Summer Program is from June 4 – July 16, 2011.
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For four years between 2003 and 2007, I’ve had the pleasure to work with students studying photography in Mexico as part of the University of San Diego’s Guadalajara Summer Program and I am again looking forward to working with students in the Summer 2010 Program in promoting the Mexican culture and experience through the practice of photography.
Photography Courses and Course Descriptions
An introductory lecture and laboratory course that explores the conceptual, aesthetic and technical possibilities and principles of photography, stressing black and white camera techniques and darkroom procedures. Particular attention will be given to photography as a medium of personal expression that reveals the students’ impressions and experiences in Mexico so as to heighten their sense of cultural awareness and understanding. Students will investigate basic black & white photographic theory as it applies to the practice of making pictures, including the basics of camera operation, proper image exposure of black & white negatives as well as digital capture, black & white photographic printing in both darkroom and digital environments and print presentation strategies. Digital camera as well as access to a 35mm camera is required. A limited number of 35mm cameras will be made available if necessary. Fulfills the Core Curriculum requirement for Fine Art. Required for Art Majors.
Mondays – Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:35 am | 3 units
A lecture and laboratory course in the conceptual, aesthetic and technical possibilities and principles of color photography and digital technology. Particular attention will be given to color photography and digital technology as a medium of personal expression that reveals the students’ impressions and experiences in Mexico so as to heighten cultural awareness and understanding. Students will investigate color photographic theory as it applies to the practice of making pictures, including the basics of camera operation, proper image exposure of color film and digital capture, as well as an introduction to digital imaging, including image scanning and storage strategies, image manipulation, color correction, and digital photographic printing. Digital camera and/or access to a 35mm camera is required. Fulfills the Core Curriculum requirement for Fine Art.
Mondays – Thursdays, 11:25 – 1:00 pm | 3 units
Student Photographs from Previous Summer Programs
© Chris Cuthbert (left) and Lauren Weckerly (right)
© Lauren Weckerly (left) and Scott Kroha (right)
© Michelle Arenson
© Brianna Pasko
© Katherine Gaede (left) and Megan Kush (right)
© Amy Guasch
© Brianna Pasko (left) and Breyn Hibbs (right)
© Arik Brown (left) and Esteban Soto (right)
© Danielle Friedman
© Justine Darling (left) and Summer Buckley (right)
© Tomas Pavel Ibarra Meda (left) and Arik Brown (right)
© Summer Buckley (left) and Mario Rodriguez Becerra (right)
© Danielle Friedman
© Frenando Hernandez Becerra (left) and Keige Tom (right)
© Matt Paulson
© Ricardo Quirarte Martinez (left) and Esteban Soto (right)
© Joel Aguilar Alcocer
© Joel Aguilar Alcocer (left) and David Chavez (right)