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Spring 2011
Apr 24,2014
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INTD 305 - MYTHS OF VENICE:IMAGES IN ART, HISTORY, LIT & FILM
(Study Abroad) How can a single place become a central character in its own right, rather than just a mere setting or background? This question has fascinated writers of all times, and in many cases "Venice" has been the answer. This course will study the unique historical and artistic role of Venice, considering how this question is treated by writers and filmmakers. On-site visits will also constitute a significant portion of the course material. Why "Venice? What is it, exactly about Venice that draws the artistic imagination so persistently toward it? How is it that Venice holds the promise of romance, beauty and knowledge as well as the risk of death and destruction? The lagoon city of Venice, "la Serenissima," has for centuries been the cultural and commercial nexus of eastern and western Europe. A carefully designed program of films, readings, and activities brings students into the local community and promotes their understanding of Venice as a city with a unique history and an environment unlike any other. Students are encouraged to pursue projects on the culture, art, and history of the city, using Venice as a case study for the coexistence of different traditions, Western and Eastern, Jewish, Moslem and Christian. Starting from Venice in its former position as the Queen of the Adriatic at the center of an empire, we will consider varying views of the city from the renaissance to the present, through literature, film, art, architecture and history.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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