Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HON 448 - The Beauty of Ideas: An Experience of Florence


Prerequisites, acceptance to the University Honors Program, consent of instructor. Florence, the birthplace of the European Renaissance, continues to represent Western ideals of civilization and artistry across the globe. The period that marked the beginning of modernity-a monumental shift in ways of thinking and managing politics, economics, and the arts-is inscribed in the very stones of the City of the Lily and continues to inspire new creations and ideas. It’s the quintessential site for an examination of how beauty impacts political, cultural and economic processes. This course integrates individualized research projects with visits to Florence’s major museums, historical and artistic monuments, encounters with different types of artisans, and exploration of how ideas and beauty intersect in a variety of fields. Letter grade. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits