Programs : Brochure
- Locations: London, United Kingdom; Naples, Italy; Paris, France
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This embedded course allows students an incredible opportunity to prepare for and engage in international study through engaged coursework. The in class lectures and discussions will be focused on fostering an understanding of the deep implication of the visual arts in their social and cultural contexts. This course is an introduction to Western art before the Renaissance, from ca. 25,000 BCE to AD 1423. The topics covered in this course include prehistoric art in Europe; art of the Near East and Egypt; Aegean art; Greek and Roman art; Early Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Byzantine art; and Medieval art including Romanesque and Gothic developments. Special attention will be paid to how geography, science, and innovation influenced the course of early Western art history. We will travel to Italy in order test our working theories, augment our understanding, and try to foster a better comprehension of what cultural and situational influences may have been important in the development of the artists and art. We will investigate primary sources, absorb and recognize cultural differences, and use our time in Italy to become stronger global citizens. Upon return from Italy, we will embark upon using our newfound knowledge in a research project which will address not only important art historical information, but also a presentation in which students are asked to reflect upon their experiences abroad and discuss how the experience informed them as learners and individuals.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must meet with the course instructor and submit a paper application and complete an interview prior to being accepted into the course.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/06/2020||03/12/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Elizabeth Flaherty, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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