Florence, Italy – May 7 – June 3, 2017


florence-web-meetingStudy 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; Core II- Fine Arts) is open to both majors and non-majors.  This course will satisfy an art history elective for art majors, as well as a non-major elective or Core II requirement for those outside of Art and Design.  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) 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 467/580: History of Fashion and Textiles (History, Women’s Studies) is open to majors, non-majors and graduate students.  What more amazing place to discover the history of fashion than the streets of Florence, where haute couture mingles with bohemian flair? We will study fashionable attire as it developed from the Middle Ages through the 1920’s, using paintings, sculptures, and actual historic clothing in the many museums of Italy.

For More Information

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