The Art & Architecture of Italy
Contact InformationHolger Oswald
Faculty-Led Program Advisor
Florence, Rome, Venice, Italy
These courses will appear on this university's transcript.
Requirements & Other Information
- A GPA of 2 is required.
- The student must also know .
- ACCESS TYPES - None Specified
- This program is administered by our campus.
Italy is art. From the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical periods to some of the best of modern and contemporary design, Italy is home to many of the world’s most important works of art and architecture. In this course you will survey the styles, aesthetics, and techniques of European art from the late 13th century through today with focus on the art of Italy. From the most famous and celebrated galleries in the world, such as the Uffizi, Accademia, Vatican, Villa Borghese, and Peggy Guggenheim Collection to stunning works of architecture such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter’s, the Basilica of St. Francis, and St. Mark’s, you will study and experience key works from the history of art. Learning Objectives: -Understand the historical and sociological attitudes that shaped Italian society. -Develop an interest in and understanding of the Visual Arts that will continue beyond the classroom. Understand diverse philosophies and cultures within and across societies. -Understand the role of creativity, innovation, discovery, and expression across disciplines. -Explain verbally your personal reactions to and criticisms of tour experiences. -Research and develop a paper based your tour experience. -Locate and critically evaluate information. -Have acquired skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning.