UMW in Italy
Exploring Ancient & Early Modern Empires
|Led by Dr. Liane Houghtalin and Dr. Marjorie Och, the program examines the expansion and decline of ancient Rome, Renaissance Florence, and early modern Venice. Students will have the opportunity to explore the art, archaeology, history, culture, and contemporary society of these Italian cities.
Students will stay in double or triple-occupancy rooms at local hotels and hostels. All hotels will have WiFi and breakfast included.
Students will earn 3 credits for either ARTH 360C: Special Studies in Art History or CLAS 351F: Special Studies in Classical Civilization. An additional 3 credits related to the trip may be arranged through participation in ARTH 491 or CLAS 491, individual study courses, with one of the instructors in the Fall 2021 semester. The course will take place during the last eight weeks of the Spring 2021 term followed by the in-country portion of the program. To enroll in the course for Spring 2021, students must register with CIE and then contact the Faculty Director(s) for POI.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning/Beyond the Classroom or Global Inquiry/Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director(s) only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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