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CLST 183

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

Winter or May Term off-campus study project on a theme related to classical studies.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

Winter Term information

David Guinee

183A: The Classical Tradition in Italy (off-campus)

During the course students will explore some of the most celebrated and significant monuments of ancient Roman culture and its tradition in Italy. We will begin our explorations with approximately a week in Rome, studying and exploring the Roman Fora, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, and early Christian Churches. We will then move northward into Tuscany (to study Florence, Siena, and surrounding towns) and eventually up to Venice. The course will focus on the art, history, and politics of Italy and how they are shaped and defined by the country's relationship with Ancient Rome. Students will spend most days on guided site visits with the faculty and will be responsible for readings, directed journal entries, and site presentations.

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May Term information

Michael Seaman

183A: History, Art History and Cultural Fusion in Northeastern Italy (off-campus)

This project will explore Italy through an interdisciplinary approach and will focus on the history, art,and architecture of an area that has undergone significant cultural transformation over two millennia. A border area is frequently the place where a country undergoes the greatest transformation. Northeastern Italy, at the crossroads of three distinct cultures (Italian, Germanic and Slavic) is an area that has seen countless invasions since the Roman period and is therefore a unique territory that bears witness to continuous cultural transformation. History has left it uniquely rich not only in art and architecture but also in a fusion of cultures. There are in this small area of NE Italy and environs eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, noted for their outstanding value to humanity (we will visit seven), with two other cities currently on the wait list and slated for approval soon (we will visit these two cities as well). This interdisciplinary course is composed of several parts, taught together by both instructors: History and History of Art of Northeastern Italy and cultural assimilation in ancient and modern Europe. More detailed information (e.g. cities to be visited, language covered, art to be studied, syllabus, and daily course schedule) is available upon request. Daily buffet breakfast and 16 carefully planned group meals as well as five Italian food-tastings are also included.

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