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In 2001, the Departments of Classics and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures revived the Study Tours of Mediterranean Lands. In the past, generous bursaries have been available from the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at Brock. For more information, please see Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries.
CLAS/VISA 3M24: Study Tour to Turkey (May 7-27, 2013)
Introduction to the major monuments of Turkey in Istanbul, Cappodocia, and the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. Students visit sites and museums that reflect the vast cultural landscape of Turkey from the Bronze Age to the present day, with particular attention devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. Mosques, churches, and museums reflecting the culture of Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey form a highlight of our stay in Istanbul. Co-organized by Drs. Fanny Dolansky and Elizabeth Greene, led by Dr. Fanny Dolansky. Please contact one of the instructors if you have any questions. Information regarding course fees and tentative costs related to the trip can be found on the final page of the preliminary syllabus linked below.
A $500 application fee (cheque or international money order made out to the Department of Classics) and an application form are due by January 28, 2013 to Dr. Fanny Dolansky or Dr. Elizabeth Greene.
CLAS/VISA 3M25: Study Tour to Italy, 2011
|Study tour participants and Dr. von Stackelberg pause for a group picture outside the Villa d'Este at Tivoli.|
|Renee tries to capture the beauty of the grounds at Caserta.|
|Dani poses with the Colosseum — and the crowds — as a backdrop.|
|Several students model their togas outside the Pantheon.|
|Michael imitates the guise of a senator.|
|The group enjoys a quiet picnic in the ancient city of Herculaneum.|
|Alicia catches a rest and some shade inside a Pompeian house.|
|Still life in Pompeii.|
The 2009 Study Tour to Turkey (CLAS 3M24), led by Dr. Elizabeth Greene, introduced students to the major monuments of Turkey in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. Students visited sites and museums that reflect the vast cultural landscape of Turkey from the Bronze Age to the present day, with particular attention devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. The churches, mosques and museums of Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey formed a highlight of our stay in Istanbul. Ancient sites visited include: Ephesus, Didyma, Pergamon, Troy, Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus), Aspendos, and Antalya.
In 2007, the Department of Classics offered CLAS 3M23, an exploration of the major sites and museums of mainland Greece. The study tour, led by Professor Allison Glazebrook, included Attica, the Peloponnese, Northern Greece, and a day trip to the island of Aegina. The course focused on the history, sites and monuments from the Mycenaeans to Alexander the Great and beyond. The tour was run in conjunction with The Athens Centre, Greece and seventeen students participated. Students received three hours of instruction in modern Greek and group dinners introduced students to the cuisine of modern Greece. Lectures and student presentations occurred on site.
In 2001 and 2003, the Department of Classics in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offered the Study Tour as CLAS/ITAL/VISA 4M01: Monumental Rome From Romulus to the Renaissance. The four-week course comprised daily walking tours of the city of Rome, with lectures and student presentations at important sites such as the Forum, the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and so on. The course also included trips to archaeological sites such as Pompeii or Ostia, to allow students to view an ancient town in a less altered condition. In 2003, the students also took a trip to Florence to view comparative material for the Renaissance portion of the course. Assignments included tests on the course components, papers (due after the return from Rome), and journal assignments.