Study Abroad in Florence 2016Study Abroad in Florence, Italy


Course credit earned will be applied to your Spring 2017 semester.  Satisfies 3 units, GE Area IC.

What did "The Good Life" mean to the ancient Etruscans and Romans? How did Italians in later ages re-envision the ideals found in Greco-Roman literature, art and architecture during the Renaissance?

Spend three weeks in Italy with Drs. Honora Chapman and William Skuban enjoying sites and museums in Tuscany and beyond. With Florence as our base, we will examine everything from Villanova ups and Etruscan vases to Roman political philosophy and entertainment, from the revolutionary work of Saints, Francis and Clare of Assisi to the groundbreaking literature of Dante Petrarch, and Boccaccio, from gorgeous Renaissance paintings and sculptures to lovely Tuscan vineyards and olive orchards.

In quest of "The Good Life," we shall even learn to cook Tuscan food. Optional excursions to other parts of Italy round out this exciting program where Florence is your classroom. Please see the attached flyer (pdf, 776kb).

Thanks to a grant from The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation, nine of the 15 students who participated in the course in the Spring 2016 semester received generous scholarship support, in addition to instructionally related activity grants.

Hum 101TZ: The Good Life in Tuscany
*Estimated Cost:  TO BE DETERMINED
*IRA Financial Support not included

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