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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.
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Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)
The study tour will be from April 25 - May 4, 2014
Arrival in Rome and Check into Hotel Introduction to City: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
St. Peter’s Basilica, Bernini’s colonnade, the Vatican Museum; Castle St. Angelo
Pantheon, Piazza Navona (Bernini’s Fountains),Caravaggio’s Paintings, Mussolini’s Opera House
Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps
The Baths and Catacombs
Day trip to Ostia Antica
Day Trip to Orvieto
Hadrian’s Villa and half day off
Depart for Cincinnati. Students can divert for additional travel
• Course number is HNRS3065
• Meets on Mondays at 6:00PM
• Course Attributes: H, I
• BoK: DC, FA
• Credit hours: 3
• Honors Seminar
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.
The final cost is yet to be determined, but is highly contingent on airfare.
**University Honors will provide each participant with a grant to offset costs.
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 are required to purchase an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) from UC International for $25. The ISIC card provides some insurance and discounts.
Application required - the application will be available in late 13SS.
Applicants may be contacted 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.
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 requires 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.