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AU Abroad Course - Italy

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Location: Italy

Semester: Spring 2014

Course Information: 3 credits – General Elective

Lead Faculty: Dr. Candace Weddle, Assistant Professor Art History and Tim Speaker, Associate Professor Art History

Course Title: IS 398 – Italy: The Grand Tour

Course Description: In the fields of Art and Design History, the story of mighty Rome, her afterlife in the bright Renaissance of the 16th century, and her rediscovery as the object of the Grand Tour forms the core of the standard narrative of Western art. In this course, students will study the history and topography of classical Rome and its impact on the creation of modern European culture and contemporary Western artistic traditions, as well as great Renaissance masters and 17th- and 18th-century artists whose work celebrated ancient Roman culture. Beginning in Rome, the course will travel to Pompeii, then Florence and Venice, two of the most important loci for later art and design developments.

Travel Dates: March 7 - 17

Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels in each city.

General Travel Itinerary: Rome, Florence and Pompeii

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be eligible juniors or seniors (at least a 2.5 gpa) and who have not attended a previous AU Abroad program.

Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost for travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for program. Scholarships of up to $1,000.00 are given to all who apply. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need.

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