Florence, Italy – May 6 – June 2, 2018

Study abroad led by Marshall faculty

  • Dr. Heather Stark, Associate Professor – Art History Emphasis Area
  • Dr. Laura Michele Diener, Associate Professor – History, Women’s Studies

Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Live as a resident of Florence for four weeks.
Discover the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

Courses Offered

  • ART 414: Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance (Art History; WI – Writing Intensive) is open to both majors and non-majors.  Studying the history of Renaissance art and architecture in the place of its birth will provide students with an experience that cannot be duplicated in a classroom setting.
  • ART 475: Travel Portfolio (Art and Design Studio) is open to both majors and non-majors.  This course will instruct students in a mixed media approach to document their journey abroad.  The beautiful city of Florence will act as the primary source of artistic inspiration. Emphasis will be placed on advanced critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • HST 219: The Ancient World (Core II- Social Sciences; WI – Writing Intensive) is open to both majors and non-majors. Visit ancient ruins in order to explore the complex worlds of the Greeks and the Romans, including their gods, their battles, and their mysteries.
  • HST 480/580: Game of Medicis- Murder, Power, and Intrigue in Renaissance Florence (History) is open to majors, non-majors and graduate students.  Through a combination of brilliant strategy and ruthless ambition, the Medici family rose to power during the fifteenth century and held it for three hundred years. Learn about the lives and times of these fascinating men and women while exploring the magnificent city they built.

For More Information

Email Heather Stark, Assistant Professor, or contact the College of Arts and Media.