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EMU: Power, Place and Image in Florence & Rome
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter Break
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Language of Instruction: English
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Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: General Education Requirement, History
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Power, Place and Image in Florence and Rome

Term:  Winter Break
Course(s): HIST 329* or HIST 516 
Credits: Three
Eligibility: Open to all EMU students in good academic standing and guest students. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.
Program Fee: See budget

Program Overview
This class focuses on the history, society and culture of medieval and Renaissance Florence and Rome. We’ll examine how people exercised political and social power and the relationships between men and women, both inside and outside of families. We’ll also spend time studying tangible manifestations of power, in the form of architecture and what messages monuments such as palaces, churches, city walls, fountains, city squares, monumental streets and arches were meant to convey. Finally, we’ll use the art of medieval and Renaissance Florence and Rome to gain an understanding of the mentality and values of the period and explore the religious beliefs and practices of the time.
Cultural and social values as portrayed in the art of these two cities will also provide us with another means of examining how political and social power was structured and expressed in the everyday lives of the men, women, and children of this period, from the popes and nobles in Rome to the orphans and prostitutes of Florence.

Program Highlights
  • Experience ancient Rome as you visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • Visit famous religious sites such as the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Discover the many museums of Italy including the Duomo of Florence, Medici Palace and the Uffizi Galleries.
  • Enjoy the culinary delights of Italy as you travel the cities each day.
Instructor Information
Ronald Delph, Ph.D. teaches history courses at EMU and has been taking students to Italy for this course for many years. His specialties include Europe in the Middle Ages, European culture and society in the Renaissance and Reformation eras. 

On-Campus Class Meetings
This program has one mandatory class meeting during Winter semester prior to departure. Meeting date will be determined and announced to students accepted into the program. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad.

The Gene Helms Award is a $1,000 scholarship specifically for students participating in the Power, Place and Image Program. Apply for the Gene Helms Scholarship here.

Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad here. 

*Hist 329 satisfies general education requirement for Global Awareness. 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 12/01/2019 12/02/2019 02/21/2020 03/01/2020
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