Italy: Art History in Rome
Program filled: no longer accepting applications.
Travel Dates: June 30 – July 13, 2013
Faculty: Jesse Locker
This course is intended to serve as an intensive introduction to Rome’s artistic and cultural heritage, with an emphasis on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Through daily excursions to artistically and culturally significant sites in and around the city of Rome in conjunction with lectures, readings, student presentations, and guided exploration, students will gain a grasp of fundamental concepts, methods, and issues in the history of art and, at the same time, a comprehension of the history, topography, and culture of Rome and its environs.
A knowledge of Italian is not required, but would strongly enhance the students’ experience and learning basic phrases prior to departure is encouraged.
This program will include morning and afternoon excursions to monuments, museums, and other sites of art-historical interest within the city of Rome, as well as ancient monuments and catacombs just outside of Rome. Participants are expected to attend all excursions and to participant fully in on-site meetings. Additionally, participants will be required to give independent on-site presentations on topics assigned in advance, as well as keeping a daily response journal or blog. Optional weekend trips outside of Rome may be offered, at the students’ own expense. Most evenings and weekends will be unscheduled, though optional activities may be planned for those times.
To learn more about this program, attend an informational session with the leading faculty Jesse Locker:
- February 28th, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in East Hall, room 236
- ARH 410/510: Art in Rome – 8 credits
|Program Fees & Tuition||Additional Estimated Costs||Total Estimated Costs|
|$2,300 – $2900||est. $2,000||est. $4,300 – $4,800|
Although this program is conceived foremost to complement the education of students of art history, it would be of value for students looking to fulfill requirements in the Interpreting the Past cluster, or for those with a focus on history, romance languages, urban planning, architecture or art.
Preference will be given to students who have taken one of the following:
- ARH 204, 205 Ancient-Rococo Art
- ARH 456, 457, 458, 459 Medieval Art
- ARH 471, 472, 473 Italian Renaissance Art
- ARH 476, 477, 478 Baroque Art
- HST 101-102 Western Civilizations
- HST 300, 316, 354-357 Renaissance and Reformation history
- ENG 340-341 Renaissance Literature
- IT 330 Italian Culture and Civilization
- UNST 259A Renaissance Studies
- Junior or senior standing at the time of participation
- GPA 2.75
- Sophomores or graduate students may be apply with the consent of the program faculty.
Students who have taken UNST 259A or any upper division courses in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Baroque art history will have the option of choosing special topics for their course presentations.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Language Skill: None