Explore an exciting artistic time of one of the most historically significant cities in the world. The Baroque period was an intriguing time of great change. It heralded the dawn of new attitudes that ultimately led to the "Age of Enlightenment" and the triumph of science over faith. The art of this period reflects an obsession with death, with a new infinite sense of space based on a larger world (discovery of America), and with the exploration of the heavens. Experience artistic masterpieces still beautifully displayed today, and understand their historical significance in the birthplace of Baroque art.
- The influence of the Baroque period in Europe
- Counter-Reformation and how art was used by the Church
- The "artist maudit" phenomenon
- Visualizing the new role of art given to the classical world
Faculty member: Angela LaDelfa, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
May apply toward upper- or lower-level credit for art history, humanities, Italian Studies, or electives.
Tentative Course Itinerary
Day 1 (Sunday) - Students arrive
|1200||Lecture at the hotel|
|1545||Visit church of Sta Prassede and Sta Maria Maggiore|
|1830-1930||Extra introductory lecture on art history|
Day 2 (Monday) - Vatican
|0715||Leave for Vatican, visit Vatican Museums and more|
|1330-1800||Lecture at the hotel|
Day 3 (Tuesday) - Art in the Church
|0830||Visit churches of Sta Bibiana, Sta Maria della Vittoria and more|
|1330||Visit St. Peter's, Chiesa Nuova|
Day 4 (Wednesday) - The Galleria
|0830||Visit Galleria Borghese and more|
|1330||Palazzo Doria Pamphili|
|1515-1730||Churches of St. Ignazio, San Luigi, and St. Agostino|
Day 5 (Thursday) - Exploring Museums
|0900||Capitoline museum, St. Andrea della Valle, and more|
|1315-1800||Lecture at the hotel|
Day 6 (Friday) - Royal Roman Art
|0900||Barberini Palace Museum|
|1400||Visit Palazzo Spada, St. Girolamo, Sta Cecilia and more|
Day 7 (Saturday) - Reserved Visits
|0900||Visit Sta Mraia della Concezione|
|1000||Private visit of Casino Ludovisi and Casina Aurora|
|1400-1900||Lecture and review|
Day 8 (Sunday) - Final day
Accommodation and Transportation
For your convenience, UMUC coordinates the hotel and excursion arrangements for a flat fee of $650 per student per field study course. This fee will be charged to your student account and covers seven nights of lodging (double occupancy room), as well as local transportation costs and entry to all excursions. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of $200.
The $650 fee does not include travel to and from the city where the course is held. Students must make their own travel arrangements to the course.
Textbooks and Course Materials
Please refer to the current course syllabus found on the schedule for details about course materials.
You may register for the 3 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMGC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMGC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail email@example.com.
Before completing your travel plans, please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMGC Europe Headquarters that the course will be held as scheduled. If you drop/withdraw from a field study course after the registration deadline, you will be charged a fee of $100.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How is a field study course different from a regular course?
A field study course packs all of the 48 contact-hours of other courses into seven adventure-filled days on location, so you can earn three credits in 5 weeks. In addition, rather than taking place in an education center, a field study course takes place in a historical European city where the subject being studied has its roots. You will visit historical sites and museums as well as participate in lectures that bring it all together for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
The on-site portion of field study courses are also scheduled during registration weeks, so they shouldn't interfere with your other courses.
For more information, please visit the Field Study Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Before you leave:
- Contact your travel agency concerning insurance coverage for cancellations.
- Contact your health insurance company for information concerning coverage at your destination.
- Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of your destination country.
- Check the weather forecast for your destination.
- Obtain city maps for your destination.
- Leave contact information with people at home who may need to reach you during the course.
- Make sure your legal affairs are in order and leave a short-term power of attorney with someone you trust.
- Make two photocopies of your passport and the contents of your wallet--leave one copy at home, and bring the other with you.
For more information, please visit the Field Study Resources page.