Florence, Italy 2016


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Study abroad led by Marshall faculty

  • Dr. Heather Stark, Assistant Professor – Art History Emphasis Area
  • Dr. Laura Michele Diener, 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

  • HST 220: Medieval Europe is open to both majors and non-majors. Learn about the fall of Rome, the Germanic invasions, the rise of feudalism, kings, queens, and knights, while surrounded by ancient and medieval ruins. (Core II- Social Science)
  • HST 480/580: Women in Medieval Italy is open to majors, non-majors, and graduate students. Matilda of Tuscany. Catherine of Siena. Learn about these and other mystical maidens and warrior queens, who left their rich imprint on the culture and spirit of medieval Italy. (History/Women’s Studies)
  • ART 414: Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance 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 History; Core II- Fine Arts)

  • ART 475: Advanced Studio Sequence (Mixed Media) is open to both majors and non-majors. This course is designed for all emphasis areas in the School of Art & Design and will fulfill curriculum requirements either in your emphasis area or as an art studio elective. This course will instruct students in a mixed media approach to art making using the beautiful city of Florence as the backdrop and primary source of artistic inspiration. Emphasis will be placed on advanced critical thinking and creative problem solving.


For More Information

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