Malaspina offers Florence travel study program

March 6, 1997 - 4:00pm

Italian Renaissance buffs will have an opportunity to study in Florence, this summer.

Malaspina University-College is offering a travel study program, May 6 - June 3, to study Italian Renaissance art, architecture, literature, science, music and political philosophy through the works of such writers and artists as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Cellini, Ghiberti, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Dante, Galileo, Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Machiavelli.

The program will include lectures, studio art sessions, visits to concerts, museums, galleries and other artistic sites. There will be 90 hours of instruction in total.

No specific previous experience is required for full participation; however, students who wish to receive credit should either have completed close to two years of university-level study or else seek coordinator's permission to participate, based on previous academic performance.

"The purpose of the progam is to provide an exciting and stimulating interdiscplinary examination of one of the most dynamic and significant periods in the history of European culture," said liberal studies instructor Dr. John Black.

"The setting, Florence, is particularly suitable because of that city's immense contribution to the Renaissance, the 15th and 16th century reawakening of humanistic learning and artistic endeavour," Black said.

Cost of the travel study program is from $4,000, depending on accommodation, and includes airfare, shared accommodation, travel in Italy, and all admissions. Meals and out-of-pocket expenses are extra.

For information, please contact Black at 753-3245, local 2171.

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