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Summer 2020

Connecting Art and Anatomy in Italy
(3 credits)
Online Component: May 17- August 28, 2020
Travel Dates to Italy: June 7 - 19, 2020
Kevin Petti
San Diego Miramar College
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This international experience is preceded by an online curriculum that employs a series of academic readings placing the travel experience into context, and are followed by the development of a teaching module after the travel experience. This interdisciplinary program allows for students to connect art and anatomy in a unique manner. The result is a deeper and richer understanding of the historic and cultural underpinnings of anatomy education.

Students will participate in a 12-day visit to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice. The itinerary examines Greco-Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque depictions of the human form in sculpture and painting. Masterpieces within the world's greatest museums such as the Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello and more are considered with the context of how they were influenced by the dissections conducted by the masters. Historic university anatomy museums in Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Padua explore the evolution of anatomy education and medicine along the Italian Peninsula. The body as a vehicle for religious expression in reliquaries and ossuary shrines is also considered. 

The travel expenses are not included in the 3-credit tuition for this course.