Two field trips have been included in the program fee for the Iowa State
University, College of Design, Art and Design Department studies abroad
program for Fall semester 1997. A long field trip of 5 to 6 nights will
include a visit to Florence and Venice. A shorter field trip will include
An additional optional day or over night trip may be planned for Pompeii
and/or Paestum. Optional day trips are planned for Ostia Antica the ancient
Roman seaport, and Tivoli where students may visit Villa d'Este and Villa
Adrianna (Hadrian's Villa). Various other sites inthe vicinity of Rome may
also be visited as a group or individually.
Interior design and fine arts students will collaborate to bring together
historical and/or contemporary information about an assigned place we expect
to visit in Italy. Each team will be acting as site resource people and
will make a presentation in Rome prior to field trips or walking tours.
This presentation may include lecture, discussion, sildes, handouts, brochures,
booklets, maps, etc. Team members should use favorite ways of teaching classmates.
Research will be completed before leaving the US since library materials
in Italy are in Italian and gerenally not accessible to American students.
Parks Library access on the Internet will be more limited in Italy than
on the ISU campus because of the added telephone costs in Italy.
Five of the possible ways of organizing and conveying information about
a site visit should include two or three of the following methods of intellectual
Team reports will be presented during the Art and Design in Europe class
period. In the studio in Rome a slide projector and Power Macintosh is available
for student shared use.
In some instances an expert who has devoted his or her life to knowing about
a specific area of study or site will lecture to the class. If and when
an expert overlaps with a team report, use the experience to improve skills
in researching a topic and presenting information. The team should take
the lead asking insightful questions of the expert.
PLACE / TEAM
National Archeological Museum Tours, Naples, Italy
Walkling tour Pompeii, Italy
Paestum and Museum
Rome Walking Tours
Prior to taking the class on walking tours in Rome, team leaders should
scout out the route and various side interests. Determine means of transportation,
where the class members should assemble, transportation and entrance costs,
length of walk, best time and stopping off points.
Walk by the River Tiber