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* WWU Global Learning Program: Summer, Italy- From Text to Fresco: The Great Age of Narrative Art in Italy
Bellingham, Washington, United States; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WWU applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 04/22/2016
Rolling Admission 06/21/2016 09/14/2016

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study:
Art History, Philosophy, Religion & Theology
Housing Options: Other
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:
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From Text to Fresco: The Great Age of Narrative Art in Italy

ENG 337- From Text to Fresco: The great age of art in Italy
(6 credits)

Syllabus: 337O Syllabus.pdf

Pre-departure session dates: 
June 21 - July 7, 2016
Travel dates: 
September 1 - 14, 2016

Learn about the great age of art in Italy from Late Gothic to the high Renaissance. Travel with Western Faculty Nicholas Margaritis through the fascinating cities of Padova, Florence, Arezzo, Assisi, Orvieto and Rome.

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Program Details

A study of the famous masterpieces of Italian painting from the late Gothic to the high Renaissance.  Artists include Giotto, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Simone Martini, and Michelangelo.  Our visits to museums will also take in many works by Leonardo, Botticelli, Bernini and others. Students will read the writings that the artists themselves drew on for their stories, including some of the biblical apocrypha and the lives of the saints.

Not only do students see on site the great works of art that cannot be moved from their locations – the inside of churches and chapels, for which these paintings were intended ; students will also experience the magical beauty of some of Italy’s loveliest towns, historically and culturally important places like Florence and Rome.

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Nicholas Margaritis
Senior Instructor, English Department
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Phone: 360-650-2537
Office: HU281

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Program Ratings:
Academic Experience: 1 2 3 4
Program Value: 1 2 3 4 5
Housing Experience: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Immersion: 1 2 3 4
Program Administration: 1 2 3 4
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Living Situation/Accommodations
The hotels in Florence, Arezzo, Assisi, and Orvieto were nice and the hotel in Padova was decent. I would definitely suggest changing the hotel in Rome though. It was located in a really bad part of town, away from most of the big landmarks, and it was really difficult getting to our room. There were so many stairs and so many mosquitoes to deal with.
     — Courtney Knox, Summer 2014
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