Walk the streets, ride the boats, and taste the dishes that have made Venice world renowned as a center of culture, visited by travelers from around the globe. The Venetian Republic lasted over a thousand years and was an international city of commerce, diplomacy, and art during the Renaissance period. On daily field trips, you'll explore the nature of Venice's historical legacy of culture, economy, and society. Leave the crowded tourist zones to visit local neighborhoods, and use the fabric of the city itself (paving stones, street names, cisterns) to understand how Venetians have lived throughout the city's glorious history.
- Venice's origins
- Venetian art and architecture
- Venice and the Middle East
- Venetian immigration and industry
- Venetian society, past and present
"White swan of cities slumbering in thy nest . . .-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Venice"
White phantom city, whose untrodden streets
Are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting
Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky."
Faculty member: Dr. Monica Chojnacka, e-mail email@example.com
May apply for general education requirements in humanities, history major and minor, electives, and Italian Studies associate's or certificate.
Tentative Course Itinerary
* All times are approximate
Sunday, Day 1
|1300-1200||Arrival and introductory lecture|
|1300-1700||Castello; walking lecture|
Monday, Day 2
|0800-1700||Torcello; bring picnic lunch (lunch will be picked up as a group)|
Tuesday, Day 3
|0800-1200||Venice and the Sea; lecture and discussion|
|1300-1700||Canareggio; walking lecture|
Wednesday, Day 4
|0800-1200||Authority and Government - lecture and quiz|
|Group assignment given|
|1300-1700||Ducal Palace and Basilica; walking lecture|
Thursday, Day 5
|0800-1200||Rialto, San Polo|
|1300-1700||Santa Croce, Frari Church, San Rocco; walking lecture|
|Break early to work on research projects|
Friday, Day 6
|0800-1200||Jewish Ghetto; walking lecture|
|1300-1700||Presentations of group research and review for final|
Saturday, Day 7
|0800-1200||18th century discussion of Ca'Rezzonico and Casanova; walking lecture|
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, if space allows, 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
Textbooks can be ordered through webText Europe - a secure, online textbook service designed to make your textbook ordering quick and simple. You can also receive on-site assistance from your local program coordinator. For a detailed listing of required textbooks and early reading assignments, please see the current course syllabus found in the schedule.
You may register for the 3 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMUC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMUC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before completing your travel plans, please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMUC 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.