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Galileo and the Scientific Revolution
Does the Earth move? Galileo maintained that it did, angering Church officials and ending up on trial for that idea and the others contained in his writings. Join us to study Galileo and the Scientific Revolution in Rome in this exciting "Reacting to the Past" Queens College Study Abroad Course!

During our stay in Italy for this 3-credit course, we will study the history of the Scientific Revolution by examining the impact of Galileo's teachings about the cosmos in the first decades of the 17th century. We will hold debates "in" the historical moment of Galileo's trial, in the city where it took place; the new science, as brillantly propounded by Galileo, will collide with the cosmology of Aristotle, Aquinas, and medieval Scholasticism embraced by the Church at that time. 

Some of the highlights in Rome will be visits to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel as well as the Pantheon and Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the church where Galileo was forced to recant his views on the motion of the Earth in 1633. We will also visit the city's main historical sites - the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori, and the Roman Forum. We'll spend a weekend in Florence too!
$500 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! For more information, please contact Helen Gaudette at​

Location: Rome, Italy

NY departure and return dates: July 17 - August 14

Arrive in ROME morning of July 18th

Course​​: 3 credits, History

Faculty: Dr. Helen Gaudette, Queens College Lecturer, History Department and Director of Office of Global Education Initiatives

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3400

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $690

Travel Insurance: $37

Consolidated fee (includes Tuition differential, Housing, Excursions): $2673

Total cost with airfare: $4400

Airfare: $1000 (estimate)

Additional costs:

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)

Application Deadline: April 8, 2013

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​​


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