Chapter 3: Travel courses.
The city of Rome was our classroom, although we had prepared for the adventure through reading in a variety of disciplines, from archaeology archaeology (ärkēŏl`əjē) [Gr.,=study of beginnings], a branch of anthropology that seeks to document and explain continuity and change and similarities and differences among human cultures. to the classics to contemporary fiction. Each contributed uniquely to our understanding of "The Eternal City." Yet no history text, no personal memoir memoir
History or record composed from personal observation and experience. Closely related to autobiography, a memoir differs chiefly in the degree of emphasis on external events. , no travel guide could replace walking the city, meeting its people, and savoring the flavors of its food. Our Faculty Institute featured these elements. From this model of an Institute in Rome, we learned a pedagogy that can work in Atlanta, Berlin, or Cairo.
2005 Rome Faculty Institute participants, David and Louisa Franklin
Young Harris College