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  • Locations: Assisi, Italy; Fano, Italy; Florence, Italy; Gradara, Italy; Gubbio, Italy; Ravenna, Italy; Urbino, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Tarleton Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Honors
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-majors: Yes Minimum GPA: 3.0
Classification: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Tarleton Faculty: Dr. Craig Clifford
Housing Options: Dorm
Program Description:

Italy - Honors: The Italian Renaissance

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Craig Clifford
Travel Dates:
Summer 2020: Dates June 3 - July 7, 2019
Often called “la città ideale” (the ideal city) of the Italian Renaissance, Urbino itself is a harmonious architectural work of art, a unity of a city and landscape recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In this study abroad program, students will gain an understanding and appreciation of Italian Renaissance literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, and culture, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the cultural shift that took place between the late medieval period and the Renaissance. The influence of the Italian Renaissance, including connections to early modern and modern Italian, European, and global culture, will also be considered. In addition, students will have 20 hours of classroom instruction in beginning Italian language as part of their immersion in the culture of Italy.

Classroom study of the Italian Renaissance will be supplemented with first-hand encounters with medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. Students will also visit many of the locales in which the literary, philosophical, and artistic works came into existence, as well as locales these works are set in order to refer to. Students will, in addition, acquire evidence of the continuing persistence of Renaissance values and culture through their experience of contemporary Italy.

Nota bene: This is an interdisciplinary program of study. All students, no matter what they are getting credit for, will be held accountable for the full course of study. All of the instruction is coordinated to provide a broad view of the Renaissance, as are all of the excursions.
Honors Core:
  • PHIL 1301: Intro to Philosophy
  • HNRS 2385: The Italian Renaissance
  • ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation
  • Sophomore Literature
Upper-Level Honors:
  • ENGL 3341: Cultural Studies
  • ENGL 4086: Problems Course
  • ENGL 4315: Senior Seminar
  • PHIL 4086: Problems Course
  • HIST 4350: Special Topics - The Italian Renaissance
  • POLS 4086: Problems Course
  • ARTS 4385: Art Seminar
  • MUSC 4385: Music Seminar
  • COMS 4313: Rhetorical Theory
  • HNRS 3385: The Italian Renaissance
Note: Presidential Honors Scholars may sign up for HNRS 3385 in order to complete the requirement for the Junior level Honors seminar and Honors Degree Program. Students can sign up for three or six hours of HNRS 3385 that will count toward upper-level honors.
Must be part of Honors College
Approximate Cost:
Does not include tuition and fees
International Education Scholarship
Financial Aid:
Financial Aid at Tarleton
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas "If Applicable" well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.