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1 Honors in Italy – June 2014

2 Honors in Italy June 2-15, 2014 Rome Vatican City Ostia Antica Pompeii Herculaneum Florence Ravenna Pisa

3 Honors in Italy  Enrollment limited to 20 students (Selective)  Includes an application process  Open to all students with a minimum 3.25 GPA

4 Honors in Italy Advantages of Choosing Honors  Taught and led by your own Honors faculty and staff—Dr. Phillips and Ms. Goers  Credit for Honors hours  Selective enrollment  Scholarships Available  Safety and Support Gelato in Florence

5 Honors in Italy The Coursework  Three (3) hours of Honors credit (UH 3500: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar)  May substitute for ENGL 3400: European literature to 1400  May count towards interdisciplinary minors in Classical Studies, Great Books, Medieval Studies, or Global Studies

6 Honors in Italy Dante and the Legacy of Ancient Rome Taught by Dr. Philip Phillips, Professor of English and Associate Dean of the University Honors College We will read selected major works in translation of Dante Alighieri ( ), including The New Life and The Divine Comedy, as well as Vergil’s Aeneid, Saint Augustine’s Confessions, Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy, and selections from Pliny’s Letters.

7 Honors in Italy Dante and the Legacy of Ancient Rome Rome, Ostia, Vatican City, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Florence, Ravenna, and Pisa will serve as our classrooms as we retrace the footsteps of Dante and discuss some of the classical and late antique Roman authors who influenced his intellectual and artistic development.

8 Honors in Italy Dante and the Legacy of Ancient Rome Guided tours of world-renowned historical and cultural sites will add greater depth to our experience of the literature and culture from Classical Rome to late Antique Italy.

9 Honors in Italy Course Objectives To develop a knowledge and appreciation for some of the major literary, philosophical, historical, and artistic masterpieces of classical, medieval, and Renaissance Italy To bring enhanced perspective to those works by studying them on location and in dialogue with each other (and with other writings, thought, and events of their time)

10  To think, write, and report critically and effectively about the readings, cultural sites, and geographical places encountered  To develop a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of literary themes and conventions through the ages as well as our own interconnectedness across cultures, past and present, through study abroad and service learning experience. Honors in Italy Course Objectives

11 Honors in Italy Course Meetings/Readings  We will meet as a group 4-5 times for pre-travel class meetings during the Spring semester and 1 time for a post-travel class meeting after returning to Murfreesboro.  Our readings will include Vergil, The Aeneid, trans. Sarah Ruden (Yale); Pliny the Younger, Complete Letters, trans. P.G. Walsh. (Oxford); Saint Augustine, Confessions, trans. Henry Chadwick (Oxford); Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, trans. David R. Slavitt (Harvard); and Dante, La Vita Nuova, trans. David R. Slavitt (Harvard) and The Divine Comedy, trans. John Ciardi (New American Library)—most readings will be completed before to departure to Italy.  For those wanting to learn some basic, conversational Italian to use during our trip, we will provide optional language classes for our group in the Spring (times TBA). Knowledge of Italian is not required for this trip; all course instruction and guided tours will be in English.

12 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Monday, June 2: – Depart USA  Tuesday, June 3: – Arrival in Rome – ISA airport pick-up – On-site orientation  Wednesday, June 4: The Holy See: Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum, and Sistine Chapel  Thursday, June 5: Classical Rome: Roman Forum, Coliseum, and Palatine Hill Capitoline Museum

13 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Friday, June 6: Guest lecture by Professor Fabio Troncarelli, Universitá della Tuscia (Viterbo), on “Boethius in the Middle Ages”  Saturday, June 7: Day trip to Ostia Antica (round-trip boat cruise on the Tiber river)  Sunday, June 8: Pliny’s Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum

14 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Monday, June 9: Depart Rome via train for Florence Pick-up at Santa Maria train station in Florence and transfer via taxi to apartments Guided walking tour of Dante’s Florence

15 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Tuesday, June 10: Medieval Italy: Day trip to Ravenna, Late Antique capitol of the Western Empire and Ostrogothic Italy Guided tour of Ravenna, including:  S. Vitale  San Apollinare Nuovo  Galla Placidia  Mausoleum of Theoderic  Sant’ Apollinare in Classe  Arian Baptistry  Dante’s Tomb

16 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Wednesday, June 11: Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art: Uffizi Museum  Thursday, June 12: Duomo Cathedral  Friday, June 13: Service-learning project: (Rotary International)

17 Honors in Italy Tentative Itinerary  Saturday, June 14: Day trip to Pisa  Sunday, June 15: Drop off at Florence Peteroia Airport Depart Florence for Home

18 Honors in Italy The Cost  $2,530-$2,890 includes: on-site transportation; lodging; cultural activities and excursions with English-speaking guides; guest lecturers; service activity; emergency support, and some meals  Program costs not included: international airfare; summer MTSU tuition (25% off); books; $79 education abroad and iNext fee; passport; some meals, and personal spending money

19 Honors in Italy Application Process  Step 1 – Attend Office of Education Abroad Info Session – Tues, Oct. 22 2pm in Student Union Room 221 (recommended but not required)  Step 2 – Pre-approval advising appointment with Office of Education Abroad (opens Oct. 31 for summer programs)(Peck Hall 207)  Step 3 – Submit application and confirmation of paid deposit for Honors Italy Program by Friday, Nov. 15 to April Goers HONR 228 or HONR 205 (main office) pplication.pdf -$500 Deposit is submitted to the Business Office

20 Honors in Italy Application Process  Step 4 – Apply for Education Abroad Scholarship by January 29, 2014 (application available early November) https://mtsu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLi nk&Parent_ID=0&Link_ID=5AC2B662-26B9-58D3- F5713C5FCF91848B  Step 5 – Apply for Honors Study Abroad Scholarship by January 30, m%20May% pdf  Step 6 – Apply for Honors Passport Scholarship (if you don’t already have a passport) by Feb (application available early Jan.)  Step 7 – If accepted into program, first payment will be due February 15, 2014

21 Honors in Italy Questions? Course Information Dr. Philip E. Phillips Travel Information April Goers


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