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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Rome Center
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: 6 Credit Hours
Area of Study: English, Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program Duration: 5 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:
Criseyde 2
HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY
ACADEMICS
ACCOMMODATIONS & EXCURSIONS
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will open in early-September 2016 for the Summer 2017 term.

Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. When your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Application Deadline: 

 *Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016
**Regular Deadline: February 1, 2017

*Program may fill before regular deadline; therefore, early application is advised
**Post-priority applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the regular deadline

This unique program features two courses -- "The Sonnet and the Rebirth of Love" and "The Renaissance in Rome."  The Sonnet and the Rebirth of Love will focus on the emergence, the Early Modern fashion (or fad) and the subsequent fading of “Petrarchan” love-poetry and the erotic sensibility it promulgates. We shall also discuss the rise (and fall?) of the romantic codes it fostered. In-class discussion will be a collaborative close reading of the assigned texts, and all assignments will be read using en face translations of the Italian in modern English. The second course, The Renaissance in Rome will be an interdisciplinary study of the start of the modern era. Each week we will investigate the “newness” of one cultural focus: classical studies, philosophy, architecture and the visual arts, science, and literature. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the most important developments in the history of poetry, they will gain a broad awareness of the intellectual milieu in which the Renaissance flourished (and faded), and they will develop skills in explication of lyric poetry with particular attention to the challenge of form-to-form translation.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:

          Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours* by the beginning of the program abroad

          Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application

*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
 

ACADEMICS

Travel Dates:  Depart US- July 2, 2017
                         Program Dates: July 3- August 4, 207
                         *Dates will be confirmed by February 2017

Credit Hours:  Six (6) credit hours 
                         
Credit Issued By:  University of Arkansas
 
Courses:  Offered at the Undergraduate level; graduate courses available upon consent of instructor
                
                The Sonnet and the Rebirth of Love (3 credit hours)

                                ENGL3723(H) or ENGL 5603 or HUMN 3923H or MRST 3023(H)
                 
                The Renaissance and Rome 
(3 credit hours)
                                HIST 3983(H) or ENGL3723(H) or HUMN 3923H or MRST 3023(H)
 
Learning Objectives:
1) In-depth understanding of one of most important developments in the history of poetry
2) Broad awareness of the intellectual milieu in which the Renaissance flourished (and faded)
3) Develop skills in explication of lyric poetry with particular attention to the challenge of form-to-form translation.
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The U of A Rome Center will house students in apartments in Trastevere, an area located on the opposite bank of the Tiber River from the city's center. Trastevere, a largely residential neighborhood known for its bohemian charm, consists of a labyrinth of narrow and winding cobblestone streets and piazzas lined with medieval buildings and historic churches.

EXCURSIONS

Deeply integrated into this program are site visits and excursions, including a three-day visit to Florence. Within the city of Rome, site visits include: Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery, Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo Spada, Chancellery, Palazzo Venezia, Basilica of Santa Maria del Populo, Basilica of Sant’ Augustino, Santa Maria della Pace, Ponte Sisto, Via Giulia, and the Campidoglio Square as well as Campo dei Fiori. Instructor will accompany students on all site visits.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 
 
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website, including: 
 
Office of Study Abroad Scholarship
Johnetta Cross Brazzell Study Abroad Scholarship
Honors College Faculty-Led Study Abroad Grants
Sturgis Honors Study Abroad Grants
Gilman International Scholarship Program
 
This list is not comprehensive. 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.


For additional information about courses or program content, contact the faculty leaders:

William Quinn
Department of English
KIMP 327
wquinn@uark.edu
479-575-5988