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Title:   Rome in Focus: Philosophy & Photography
in the Eternal City

Course Number:      PHIL 0191AB
Campus: Abroad   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Phase I:  May 24 - June 18, 2017 - Online
PhaseII:  June 19 - 30, 2017 - Rome, Italy
Instructors:  DeCaro, Mario; Martin, Stephen; Simms, Jeannie; White, Stephen
This course is about insiders and outsiders. How does the perspective of an insider differ from that of an outsider, and what does it mean to bring these perspectives to life? What are the moral dimensions of these designations? What justifies them, and what are their consequences? What sustains a person's or a people's status as an insider or an outsider, and how does this status come to change? These are just some questions we shall ask in investigating the insider/outsider relation as it appears in various walks of personal, philosophical, artistic, social, and political life.
Morning lectures will raise philosophical questions that students confront first in the classroom and then, in the afternoon, through guided photographic excursions into Rome and its environs led by a Tufts Professor of Studio Art as well as guest art historians. Students will earn course credit in either philosophy or studio art, and each student will produce a portfolio of philosophical writing and/or photography.
Students will complete ten online modules before arriving in Rome for Phase II. Modules include guided reading exercises, multimedia clips, essay questions, file search activities, and homework assignments. Each module anticipates a corresponding Phase II session by preparing students to adequately engage Phase II course material.


Instructor: Stephen White           Instructor Website      

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, Jun 30, 2017
Day(s): Online           Times: TBA
Credit Value: 1          Call Number:      50539

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Cancelled


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