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EXCAVATING AND EXPLORING ITALY!!


FALL QUARTER 2014
Earn 8 QUARTER HOURS of COMMON CURRICULUM CREDITS
including ARTH/ENGL 2613 (AI: SC) and ASEM 2518 (Writing Intensive)
and, continuing after Fall Quarter, 14 DAYS IN ITALY!
CLASSICAL ROME, RENAISSANCE FLORENCE, and ROMANTIC VENICE

For additional information contact the Professors: Dr. M.E Warlick at mwarlick@du.edu  or Dr. Eleanor McNess at emcnees@du.edu
or Jason Kellermeyer Applications information available here.

Join Dr. M. E. Warlick (Art History) and Dr. Eleanor McNees (English) for a unique academic experience in Italy! During Fall Quarter 2014, we will offer two linked classes that satisfy Common Curriculum requirements. All students can take the Fall Quarter ARTH/ENGL 2613 AI:SC class. Following completion of an application process, selected students will also enroll in ASEM 2518 (Writing Intensive) for Fall Quarter, followed by travel to Rome, Florence and Venice, November 21 – December 4, 2014. Note that because of the special design of these classes, we will accept applications from students who will be sophomores in Fall 2014. This is not a Cherrington-eligible study abroad program.

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ARTH/ENGL 2613: Excavating Italy: The Classical, Renaissance and Romantic Past
Fall Quarter 2014: TTh 2:00-3:50, SAB 119, 4 credit hours
All students are eligible to sign up for this class (either under its ARTH 2613 or ENGL 2613 number), which fulfills the "AI: SC" requirement in the Common Curriculum. We will explore the great achievements of Italian art and literature that inspired the tradition of the European Grand Tour, including: the classical monuments of Rome; the paintings and sculptures of the Italian Renaissance in Florence; and the art and architecture of Venice. We will also examine the works of later artists and writers inspired by Italy and those who made the Grand Tour and evaluate their responses to Italian culture.

ASEM 2518: Exploring Italy: Classical Rome, Renaissance Florence, Romantic Venice
Fall Quarter 2014: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:50 pm, SAB 119, plus 14 days travel, 4 credit hours
This class fulfils Common Curriculum requirement for a Writing Intensive seminar (ASEM). The ARTH/ENGL 2613 class is a co-requisite for travel to Italy, so travelers must enroll in both classes. Students who wish to travel with us should print an application, fill it out and bring with a $600 deposit made out to "Travel Square One" to Jason Kellermeyer at the Shwayder Art Building, Main Office. We will follow in the footsteps of the artists and writers whom we studied during Fall Quarter and explore the great monuments of Rome, Florence and Venice.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2014: November 21 – December 4
Note: Professors Warlick and McNees will lead these visits. We are still in the process of planning the travel portion, and so some details of this itinerary may change.

Rome: The Eternal City
Classical Monuments, including the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon
Capitoline Museum, with the sculptures of Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Constantine
Vatican Museum, with the Laöcoon and Apollo Belvedere sculptures and the famous High Renaissance frescoes by Raphael, and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
Borghese Gallery: Bernini's sculptural masterpieces

Pompeii and Naples:
On a day trip from Rome to explore the city whose classical treasures were buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, followed by a tour of the Archeological Museum in Naples

Florence: The Jewel of Renaissance Italy
Cathedral and Campanile, the Baptistery and Cathedral Museum
San Marco Convent, the historic quarters of Savonarola and frescoes by Fra Angelico
Uffizi Gallery – paintings by Giotto, Botticelli, and other Renaissance masters
Bargello Museum – sculptures by Donatello and Michelangelo
Pitti Palace – paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio and Andrea del Sarto

Padua:
Giotto's frescoes in the Arena Chapel

Venice: The Romantic City of Canals and Gondolas
San Marco Cathedral and Piazza
Ducal Palace, The Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto
Accademia - Giorgioni, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto
Peggy Guggenheim Museum - 20th century modernism and surrealism
Trip to Torcello to see the famous mosaics in the cathedral


Return to Denver, fly directly home, or remain for further travel.......
Travel Cost: estimate approx: $4399 (includes your $600 deposit and airfare!). Price includes round trip group airfare Denver/Rome–Venice/Denver; accommodations in three-star Superior Tourist class hotels, double rooms with bath, daily buffet breakfast, intercity coach transportation between Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Padua and Venice, local transportation in Rome and Venice, most museum admissions and three group dinners. Pricing will be confirmed in late Spring Quarter 2014.
* Complete 8 hours of Common Curriculum credit in a single quarter.
* Tuition is charged separately. Valid scholarships and waivers can be applied to tuition.
* Travel begins after Fall Quarter to minimize scheduling conflicts.
* Students are encouraged to take an Italian language class during Fall Quarter, if possible.
* Application information here or apply with this form
* Personal travel expenses are extra (non-group meals, passport, books, etc.)
* We will connect all accepted students to our travel agency, "Travel Square One" to book your airfare early. For lowest prices, airfare should be booked and paid by May 16 2014, and will be subtracted from total trip cost. Our travel agent can arrange alternative return flights, but note that additional charges will apply for any changes from group flight itinerary. Students who wish to book their own flights or use mileage can subtract $600 from the total cost. Please note that fuel surcharges or government tax increases may apply on the airfare cost.
* The application process begins when you bring your hard copy of the application form and a $600 deposit payable to our travel agent, "Travel Square One" and delivered to Jason Kellermeyer at the Shwayder Art Building (Main Office). Applications are being accepted NOW.
The class will close when twenty-five students have been selected. Balance of travel costs (minus $600 deposit and airfare, booked and paid separately) are due August 22, 2014.