Dante Abroad by Dante Alighieri Siena
Study Italian in Italy - Authentic Italian experience

In our Study Abroad Program students are encouraged to fully take advantage of their stay in Italy. Learn Italian not only in the classroom but through your everyday life in Siena. Our on-site lectures, academic excursions, visits to museums, field trips, hands-on cooking classes and internships will surely broaden your learning experience. Culture courses and seminars are taught in English so you can fully understand subjects we cover such as: Art history and Architecture, Italian History, Performing Arts, Literature, Anthropology, Economy, Health and Nutrition amongst others.

Department of Humanities

ITALIAN SOCIETY THROUGH THE ARTS - Survey of Italian Culture

STRUCTURE
25 hrs of class lectures + 20 hrs lessons in the field
Credits: 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
From the giants of the Florentine Renaissance (Donatello, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo) to the Twentieth-Century greats (Fellini, Pasolini) and the emerging popular culture of the contemporary era, this course will examine the major figures, works, and movements in Italian culture from its origins to the present day. Combining the studies of history, art history, music, and film, the course will provide an overview of the entire cultural landscape, allowing students to understand the often-intertwined processes of change in Italian arts and society. Class lectures will be augmented by frequent referral to the primary texts, as well as by visits to many of Florence, and Siena most famous museums, and to the cities that have served as the cradle for the development of the Italian civilization. Building upon the knowledge gained in language classes, this course will provide students with the skills to understand and interpret visual arts & performing arts film, and to contextualize these works within the larger artistic and political movements that characterized the eras in which they were produced.

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Dante Alighieri, Siena
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