University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Art, Architecture, and Engineering: The Roman Experience

HNRS3065 is Spring 2014 Honors Seminar with Study Tour to Italy
Mondays at 6:00PM
BoKs - DC, FA

This seminar introduces the students in a weekly classroom meeting to fundamental concepts linking art, architecture and music. Students will also be introduced to cultural aspects of Italian life and customs, to prepare for the culmination of the class, a one-week study tour to Rome, Italy. The study tour may also include a day in another Italian city. 

Learn more in these electronic learning tools created by previous participants:

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)

The study tour will be from April 27 - May 6, 2014

Day 1
Depart Cincinnati

Day 2
Arrival in Rome and Check into Hotel Introduction to City: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum

Day 3
St. Peter’s Basilica, Bernini’s colonnade,  the Vatican Museum; Castle St. Angelo

Day 4
Pantheon, Piazza Navona (Bernini’s Fountains),Caravaggio’s Paintings, Mussolini’s Opera House

Day 5
Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps

Day 6
The Baths and Catacombs

Day 7
Day trip to Ostia Antica

Day 8
Day Trip to Assisi

Day 9
Hadrian’s Villa and half day off

Day 10
Depart for Cincinnati.  Students can divert for additional travel

Course Information

Course details:

     •  Course number is HNRS3065

     •  Meets on Mondays at 6:00PM

     •  Course Attributes: H, I

     •  BoK: DC, FA

     •  Credit hours: 3

     •  Honors Seminar

Course Expectations

Students are expected to meet the instructor's academic and behavioral expectations during the class time leading up to the travel component. Students who do not meet academic and/or behavioral expectations will not be permitted to travel. Students in this situation will not receive a refund.

Expected Cost
Total expected cost to be paid to UC is $3100. The actual cost per person for UC is $4600, but this will be offset by a $1300 grant from University Honors and a $200 grant from UC International Programs, making the actual total expected cost $3100. All participants will receive these grants.

The final cost will include airfare, accommodations, some meals, some ground transportation, and most museum entrance fees.

Above cost does not include some meals, International Student Identification Card, ground transportation, and some entrance fees (any that are not pre-paid). Students will need to pay for these items out of pocket while in Italy.

All participants have the choice to purchase an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) from UC International for $25. The ISIC card provides some insurance and discounts.

The application for this seminar is now closed.

Applicants will be contacted at the beginning of fall semester for an interview with the faculty director(s), Dr. Kristi Nelson and Dr. Gian Rassati.

UC undergraduates who are not in the University Honors Program are welcome and encouraged to apply to participate, provided the student has a cumulative university GPA of 3.4 or above. Graduate students are not eligible to enroll. A waiting list will be maintained.

Travel Documents

In order to travel outside the United States, you will need to have passport that is valid for at least six months after your return; for this course, that means September 2014.  To find the forms you need to apply for or renew your passport, go to the Passport page on the US State Department's website.  New passports regualrly cost $135 while renewals cost $110.

UC recommends that all students have an International Student Identification Card (ISIC).  UC International has information regarding how to obtain an ISIC.  ISICs are $25.

You are encouraged to visit and re-visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's web page for Italy.  Consult with your doctor regarding which vaccinations, if any, to get.

Contact the faculty directors, Dr. Kristi Nelson and Dr. Gian Rassati, or André Durham in University Honors.