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Italy: Italian Renaissance - Lessons for Today's World

This course is oriented around a study tour that will introduce students to some of the most significant innovations of the Italian Renaissance, exploring ingenuity and invention in painting, architecture, city-building, philosophy, literature, science, trade and more. Focusing on Florence and Venice, we will explore the social, cultural, economic and political conditions during the Renaissance (14th to 17th century) which allowed these regions to become what we today might describe as innovation clusters. We will explore the lives and works of Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and more, not only as beautiful objects of the past, but as works that transformed how we see, imagine and work in the world around us. In addition to Florence and Venice, the study tour includes travel to Pisa, Rome and the Vatican.

*0.5 General Elective Credit

Projected Dates: May 5-15, 2021 | Course Director: Nanita Mohan, Instructor, Justice Studies

Physical Activity: Moderate