Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 2240 - Mapping the Medieval City

Credits: 4


This course explores the relationship between the medieval city and the present day Italian cities of San Gimignano, Florence, Siena and Rome through photography, drawing, museum visits, writing, geographical studies, walking tours, mapping, digital journaling, video, and social media. Drawing from sources as diverse as art and architectural history, Situationist theory (drive), spatial semiotics and landscape history, this interdisciplinary humanities course makes connections between past and present through imaginative examinations of visual artifacts. Tools include iPads, cameras and drawing materials. Topics include art and architectural history, mapping and digital timelines. Themes include time, space, continuity, displacement, hybridity, spirituality, the body and community. Activities in critical and creative thinking lead to student-led on-site presentations, student-led walking tours, mapping exercises and a final interdisciplinary project or paper that takes an in-depth look at the relationship between the individual, the environment, culture and history.