OFFP/OFFS/OFFR:ITALART The Arts of Italy: Music, Architecture, and Gastronomy.
A short-term (two week) summer program of study centered in Faenza and Firenze, with a two-day stay in Bologna. In addition, we will take day trips to Ravenna, Ferrara, Sienna and San Gimignano. This program offers students an opportunity to fulfill their cross-cultural requirement by engaging with the rich culture and history of the Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions of Italy. Students will observe and attend music lessons and rehearsals in an Italian conservatory, as well as observe classes of music education for children and participate in teaching some elements of those classes. Students will prepare meals with the help of Italian cooks, visit and shop at food markets and street markets, and visit several architectural monuments that have defined Western architecture since the Trecento, as well as have the opportunity to observe the architectural styles in urban and rural settings. Preference will be given to music majors and minors, art majors, possible Italian majors, or students with basic knowledge of Italian. To qualify for this course, students must have completed one of the following courses: MUSC:101 Introduction to Music, MUSC:152 World Music Perspectives, ITAL:102 Beginning Italian II, ARTH:101 Introduction to Art History I, ARTH:102 Introduction to Art History II or ARTH:306 Renaissance Art History. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.