The bull Nandi, approx. 1400–1500. Southern India; former kingdom of Vijayanagara. Granite. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Gift of the Atholl McBean Foundation, B68S3. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
What can you expect each day of the program?
Our goal is that participants leave this program confident of their ability to bring this information into their classrooms and able to share their knowledge with colleagues. To that end, we've planned a week that incorporates a mix of independent learning, presentations, and very interactive learning by participants.
The program will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, with an hour for lunch and short breaks at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Participants will need to arrive each morning having completed the pre-reading for the day so they are prepared to fully engage with presenters and their colleagues, and so they can complete project work.
Each day will include presentations by scholars, an art analysis session, and at least one facilitated discussion period during which participants will be asked to synthesize their learning from readings and presentations. At the end of each day, participants will heavily annotate images for the day as they work to build a portfolio of teaching materials.
Reading and Preparation
Participants will be expected to complete preparatory work prior to each day of the seminar.
Readings will include articles, plus pages from two books. Participants may opt to receive the books by mail ahead of time.
Reading will be limited to approximately 50 pages per night.
Indian Art (Oxford History of Art)(link is external) by Partha Mitter
India: Brief History of a Civilization(link is external) by Thomas Trautmann
Other preparatory materials will include optional video and podcast selections.
Each participant will work to produce a heavily annotated portfolio of images, using art pieces featured each day of the program. This process will require close reading, selection and explication of relevant passages from written texts, analysis of visual images, synthesis of information from lectures, and discussion with fellow participants.
Worktime is allocated for this project at the end of each day. Because of the collaborative nature of the work, participants will be expected to remain with the group as they complete this work.
Professional Development Credits
University of San Diego Professional and Continuing Education offers 3 graduate level extension units at the total cost of $237.
Interested teachers must register before July 22, 2022, to course EDC-X778T.