Italy: Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art History

DATES: 
March 21-30, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
December 11, 2013

Dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain in Rome
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
The School of Athens by Raphael
The School of Athens by Raphael
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini
Colosseum
Colosseum
Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini
Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini
Fountain of Neptune in Piazza della Signoria in Florence
Fountain of Neptune in Piazza della Signoria in Florence
Gondola in a Canal in Venice
Gondola in a Canal in Venice
Grand Canal in Venice
Grand Canal in Venice
Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica
David by Michelangelo
David by Michelangelo
Travel Leader Cynthia Rapp Sandhu with her husband in the Roman Forum
Travel Leader Cynthia Rapp Sandhu with her husband in the Roman Forum

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 
Travel to Rome, Florence, and Venice to discover the Italian Renaissance!  The Renaissance was the “rebirth” of Greco-Roman philosophy and architecture.  Participants on this program will have the opportunity to explore ancient Roman sites (Colosseum, Pantheon, etc.) and the influence of Greco-Roman thought on Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s David, Pieta, and paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Duomo in Florence, St. Peter’s Basilica, and works by other Renaissance masters including Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, and Brunelleschi.  The program will also examine Mannerist and Baroque art by viewing works by artists such as Bernini, Giambolgna, and Caravaggio. 

Participants have two options for registration in this travel study program:
                Option #1:  Students may enroll in the 3-credit spring section of Western Civilization to
                                   1700 with Cynthia Rapp Sandhu for Honors credit, and the honors project
                                    will be tied to the travel study program.
                Option #2:  Students may enroll in a 1-credit course focused on the Italian Renaissance and
                                   Baroque art which will include a couple of class meetings before and after the spring
                                   break travel study.

COURSES:
HIST121 Western Civilization to 1700 HONORS (3 credit, full spring semester course)
or
HIST299 Special Topics in History – Italian Renaissance (1 credit)

COST*:

In-state:
        $3,069 (1 credit option) HIST299 Special Topics in History – Italian Renaissance
        $3,177 (3 credit option) HIST121 Western Civilization to 1700 HONORS

Out-of-state:
         $3,141 (1 credit option) HIST299 Special Topics in History – Italian Renaissance
         $3,393 (3 credit option) HIST121 Western Civilization to 1700 HONORS

*The program cost includes estimated tuition, airfare, transportation in Italy, admission to required sites and events, some meals, and accommodations based on a group of 12 students.  Cost may be lower for a larger group (more than 12 students) or higher for a smaller group. 

ELIGIBILITY:
This program is open to anyone over 18 years of age.  You do not need to be a current SJC student to apply.  High school students may not enroll in this course for dual credit. 

Students who have already successfully completed HIST121 Western Civilization to 1700 prior to spring 2014 should register for the 1-credit option.

APPLYING:

Download and fill out the travel study application and turn it into the address provided on page 2 of the application.  If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Rapp Sandhu at sandhuc@sanjuancollege.edu or 505-566-3525.

The application deadline is December 11, 2013.

FINANCIAL AID:

If you already have scholarships or other forms of financial aid through SJC for the spring 2014 semester, your financial aid should apply as usual for your tuition and fees. 

If you are a current full-time, degree-seeking, financial aid eligible student at SJC, you may be eligible to apply for scholarship funds through the San Juan College Foundation. Contact Cynthia Rapp Sandhu (trips@sanjuancollege.edu) for more information.

If you are a current SJC Honors student who has already successfully completed an Honors course and you are taking an Honors course as part of a travel study program, you may be eligible to apply for a $300 scholarship through the Honors Program. Contact John Burris (burrisj@sanjuancollege.edu) or Cynthia Rapp Sandhu (trips@sanjuancollege.edu) for more information.

FACULTY:
Cynthia Rapp Sandhu is the Global Studies Mentor at San Juan College and an adjunct faculty member who teaches Introduction to Ethics, Western Civilization to 1700, and Western Civilization from 1700.  She holds a B.A. in History from Baker University and a Master of Theological Studies degree with a concentration in biblical and historical studies from Boston University.  Before moving to Farmington, New Mexico in 2010, Cynthia worked in the International Affairs Program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Cynthia has worked as a teacher in Mexico and led college programs to Egypt, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Jordan, and Cuba.

Contact Cynthia Rapp Sandhu at sandhuc@sanjuancollege.edu or by calling 505-566-3525.

ITINERARY:

Day 1:  Depart ABQ to Rome
Day 2:  Arrive in Rome; walking tour of Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, St. Teresa in Ecstasy
Day 3:  Ancient Rome:  Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Pantheon; dinner in Piazza Navona
Day 4:  Vatican:  St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel
Day 5:  Borghese Museum, Santa Maria del Popolo
Day 6:  Train from Rome to Florence; Uffizi Gallery
Day 7:  Museo del Bargello, Santa Croce, Duomo, Duomo Museum
Day 8:  Accademia (David), Santa Maria Novella; Train from Florence to Venice
Day 9:  Walking tour of Venice, Frari Church, Galleria dell’Accademia, San Marco, Doge’s Palace
Day 10:  Depart Venice to return to ABQ