Honors Architecture & Urban Design Requires travel to Rome, Italy INTR 220-01, 3 cr. Course Instructor: Matthew Kubik, IDEC, RA Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Honors Program Dr. Shree Dhawale, Director Course Description: This course examines the history of Rome through art, architecture, and urban space. The visual arts component places special emphasis on major time periods of Roman history from the 2nd to the 17th centuries, methods of analysis; the importance of historical and cultural context, and changes and developments of styles. Students will gain insight as to the role that visual arts played in the political, social, and religious milieu throughout Roman history. Students will gain first-hand experience interpreting ancient sites and works of art. This course incorporates lectures and guided studies, permitting students to work from primary sources. Highlights Saint Peter's Basilica Renaissance Palaces Trevi Fountain Coliseum Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel What's Included Round-trip ground transportation Ft Wayne and Chicago Round-trip flights between Chicago and Rome Accommodations (double occupancy) Most meals Ground transportation in Italy Excursions to Tivoli and Ostia Antica Entrance fees to museums and historical sites Accommodations Our hosts are the Benedictine nuns of the Camalodese Convent on the Aventine Hill. Rooms are in the beautiful Saint Scolastica Center. Each participant has a front door key and there is no curfew. Rooms are double occupancy with private baths. The Center grounds include patios, terraces and gardens. Authentic Italian meals are prepared in the Center's kitchen featuring fruits and vegetables from the convent garden. Details 2007 approximate costs: $2825 travel + tuition, $400 deposit due April 2007 Typical Itinerary Day 1: Your journey starts in Ft Wayne with transportation to Chicago O’Hare Airport for your non-stop flight to Rome. Day 2: Arrive in Rome. Your introduction to the Roman Metro takes you to the Spanish Steps. An evening stroll ends with a moonlit visit to the Roman Forum. Day 3: Today we explore the Coliseum and remnants of Ancient Rome found in the Campo Marzio district. Day 4: Your morning is free for religious services or personal exploration. After lunch visit Michelangelo’s Campidoglio and Capitoline Museums. Day 5: This morning you can choose from a variety of sites using your museum pass. After lunch join your instructors for a visit to ancient Roman houses and temples buried under the modern city. Day 6: A short morning train ride takes you to the excavated city of Ostia Antica where you will share a picnic lunch. The afternoon is free for further exploration or a visit to the nearby Mediterranean beaches. Day 7: Today is free for individual exploration. Day 8: Spend the day at the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Basilica of St. Peter. Day 9: Visit the Renaissance Palaces found in the Campo Marzio district, some of which are still inhabited by their owners. Day 10: This morning you can choose from a variety of sites recommended by your instructors. After lunch is a trip to the fabulous gardens at the town of Tivoli. Day 11: This morning you can choose from a variety of sites. This afternoon visit the gardens of the Borghese Family and their collection of antique and Baroque sculpture. From there we stroll to Piazza del Popolo. Day 12: This morning tour the Baroque churches and art of the Campo Marzio. After lunch you can choose from a variety of sites. Day 13: End your trip with a walk across the Quirinal Hill to the famous Trevi Fountain and a special farewell lunch. The afternoon is free. Day 14: Morning departure for the United States.
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