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Renaissance/Baroque Humanities (HUM 2232)
3 credit hours
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Italy is a country of both bustling cities and serene countryside villages. It is a land of ancient history and unique culture. While touring the famous cityscapes of Rome, Florence, and Venice, students will experience Italian food and culture as well as dive deep into the arts and humanities. In this 13-day experience, three professors and professional tour guides will accompany students to UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient cities and structures, museums, old cathedrals, and squares. Students will visit the Pantheon, Il Gesu, Galleria Borghese, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica, and much more. We will also see the world’s most famous artistic collections including works of art such as Michelangelo’s David and Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa.
HUM 2232 is an integrated examination of dominant ideas in Western culture expressed in art, literature, music, philosophy and religion. Covers period from Renaissance through Baroque era, emphasizing synthesis of classical and Christian elements. Gordon Rule course in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple writing assignments. Minimum grade of C is required if used to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement.
Students will gain first-hand experience in understanding European and Italian culture. Using Italy as a test case, this course provides an examination of dominant ideas in Western culture expressed in art, literature, music, philosophy, and religion. It will focus on the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries—specifically the historical and cultural categories known as the Renaissance and the Baroque—and their historical conditions, contexts, and legacies.
This program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office, the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.
Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.
All Meetings are required
All Meetings are required
Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.