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Study Art History Abroad

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HA 238 — Art and Design in Morocco is scheduled to be offered in WINTER 2021.

Summer Courses

HA 213 — Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Note: Course is conducted in English. Conducted in Rome, this course examines the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from antiquity to the present. Through field trips, lectures, and discussions, students are introduced to style, iconography, technical innovation, geography, and the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that have shaped Rome's visual arts. (G5: Western Civilization; G6: Arts; G7: Humanities).

HA 227 — Archaeological Excavation in Israel
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Excavate an archaeological site in Israel and learn archaeological methods on the job. Attend illustrated lectures three evenings a week, learning about the history, archaeology, and art of the eastern Mediterranean. Travel to Jerusalem and other sites, independently or on organized field trips. (G9: Other World Civilizations) 
Prerequisite(s): HA 111 or HA 121 or approval of the instructor.

HA 244 — Art and Architecture in Paris
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Conducted in Paris. This course provides the unique opportunity for students to learn about Paris and its art and architecture on site. They experience the works of art and monuments in person within the context of the city itself. (G6 Arts; G7 Humanities) 
Prerequisite(s): HA 111 or HA 112.

Winter Courses

HA 207 — Art and Architecture in Venice
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Offered in Venice, this course explores the art and architecture of the lagoon city from its Byzantine origins to the present time. On-site visits allow students to study Venetian buildings, monuments, and museum collections. The course contextualizes the artistic and cultural production of Venice within its historical and social environment. (G6: The Arts; G7: Humanities).

HA 238 — Art and Design in Morocco
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Offered in Morocco, this course explores the art, architecture, and artisanal crafts of this visually rich culture. Site visits allow students to understand the role of historical culture in the making of identity, and hands-on workshops with traditional craftspeople impart a humanitarian perspective on the role of art in society. (G6: Arts; G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations).

HA 303 — Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Probes the historical development and modern transformation of Asian art and design. Students in this study-abroad course visit historical monuments, major museums of Asian art, and artists' studios in a particular city. Focuses on first-hand study of art works and historical monuments, and engages with contemporary practitioners of art, design, and traditional techniques.
Prerequisite(s): HA 112 or HA 221.

Offered at FIT in Florence during the regular semester

HA 205 — Italian Art in Context
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Based in FIT in Italy and emphasizing field trips, this course examines the history of Italian art in context from antiquity to the present. Students are introduced to style, iconography, technical innovation, geography, and the philosophical, religious, cultural, social, economic, and political forces that have shaped Italian and European visual arts. (G7: Humanities).

HA 212 — Renaissance Art in Florence
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Conducted in Florence. This course presents an in-depth study of Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. (G7: Humanities).

Study Abroad for Art History & Museum Professions Majors

Students in the Art History and Museum Professions Major who wish to study abroad for a semester can do so in Semester 6, when several options are available. In order to do this, students must meet with the Assistant Chair of the major within the first weeks of Semester 5—their first semester in the program—to establish a plan that will insure completion of required courses and fulfillment of minimum credit requirements for graduation.
Students may also study abroad during the winter and summer sessions at any time in the course of their studies.

Transfer students who have a 60-credit residency requirement can only study abroad in the 6th semester at our FIT in Florence campus, or during the winter and summer sessions with FIT programs, since these are FIT courses taught abroad.

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