Overview

This course will not be offered in Summer 2019. Visit our course schedule for a list of available courses. 

We have a summer in Storrs for you!

UConn's Pre-College Summer History: Renaissance course provides high school students the opportunity to learn from the past and explore monumental periods of cultural renewal and innovation at a nationally ranked public university campus.

The Best Way to Prepare for Tomorrow is to Start Today.

Offered during Session 2, our History: Renaissance course explores the ways that individual leadership, team-building, and patronage of culture on behalf of the common good can combine to enrich contemporary and future generations. Find out how the dynamics of innovation in the past can serve as models for cultural renewal today.

Dive into how the small city of Florence, Italy, produced iconic works of art and scholarship, including Brunelleschi’s cathedral dome, Michelangelo’s David, and Machiavelli’s The Prince, in just one century. Witness the cultural booms of 19th-Century Brooklyn and 20th-Century Harlem that's lasting benefits can still be seen today. Case-studies from Florence, Brooklyn, and Harlem indicate that the accumulation of wealth is not enough to build a rich culture: a critical mass of citizens must share ideals of what makes for a great culture, and be willing to invest time, effort, and money in its realization. Learning from the past, how might we foster cultural innovation to transform our own society in ways that can leave a lasting legacy?

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: After careful consideration and comprehensive discussions with many who are deeply invested in the health and education of our students, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all Pre-College Summer 2020 sessions. Unfortunately, the Program's focus on providing a residential experience with hands-on courses does not make online learning a realistic or feasible option.  For more information please visit this webpage. For any questions or concerns please email pcs@uconn.edu.

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