Courses

Courses

Geography 1195: Exploring Landscapes, Culture, and Tourism uses the lenses of physical and human geography to investigate the dynamic physical, environmental, historical, cultural and social geographies of Italy. Studying art and architecture (from classical to modern street art), and food and agriculture (olives, tomatoes, grapes, cheeses and lemons, to name a few) will aid us in understanding and appreciating the connection between landscapes, and the vibrant and diverse cultures that have flourished in Europe. Our travels will also enable us to experience and investigate the social and environmental impacts of tourism. For example, we will explore how tourism may revive or stimulate local traditions and customs, but also how it can contribute to differing levels of wealth and well-being, as the benefits and ‘costs’ of tourism are distributed in unequal and uneven ways.

Photo: View of Rome from the Markets of Trajan 

Classical Studies 2276: Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology examines major monuments in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds with modern archaeological and art historical approaches,to introduce students to the use of material evidence to understand the past.  Artistic, architectural, and archaeological evidence are studied in the context of political, economic, and social developments of the periods.  The course will include a select survey of Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Minoan through the Roman Imperial period, as well as a history of Classical Archaeology, and its principles, aims, and techniques

Receive 6 university-transferable credits. These courses may fulfill elective requirements in your program. Contact us for details.