Program Details

Excursions and Day Trips

Florence:
Duomo and Baptistry
Santa Croce
The Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo's David)
Palazzo Vecchio and Secret Rooms
Bargello
Badia
Palazzo Davanzati
Boboli Gardens
Santa Maria N

Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 8/3/2013 End Date: 8/31/2013

Focusing on Renaissance Florence's contribution to modern European culture, this course studies the Florentine writers Dante and Boccaccio, using their major works, Dante's Comedy and Boccaccio's Decameron and supporting selections by Petrarch and Machiavelli to explore how modern institutions, politics, and society were being invented in 14th and 15th century Florence. Making full use of the artistic and cultural legacy that the city of Florence and environs offers, the course considers how institutions like banking (and early capitalism), universities, libraries, hospitals, the arts and sciences, and the struggle for free republics are represented in Florentine life and culture of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

COURSES
Comparative Literature 180S - Selected Topics in Comparative Literature (4 units)
Study of selected topics appropriate to student and faculty interests and areas of specialization of the instructor. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt.
AND
Comparative Literature 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units)
P/NP grading.

Excursions and Day Trips

Florence:
Duomo and Baptistry
Santa Croce
The Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo's David)
Palazzo Vecchio and Secret Rooms
Bargello
Badia
Palazzo Davanzati
Boboli Gardens
Santa Maria Novella Church and Cloister
San Miniato al Monte Florence

Florence and Environs:
Medici Villas
Parks


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will share one of several apartments in the heart of Florence. Each apartment is located within walking distance to the classroom and in close proximity to each other. Each apartment will have a fully functional kitchen, shared bathroom, and a washing machine (no dryer). Linens will be provided. Apartments include an equipped kitchen where students may cook their own meals. A variety of local eateries provide abundant alternatives to home cooking.

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