Humanities: The Influence of Classical Greek Humanism During the Italian Renaissance 

Credit gained: 1 High School Credit


  • Standard Level: B- or above in Grade 10 English and Social Studies.

Course description

The Humanities Instructors have planned this online, interdisciplinary course as an opportunity for students to explore the influence of Classical Greece and Byzantine Greece on the Italian Renaissance. Through their study of online resources students will learn how Classical Greek Humanism and contact with Byzantine philosophers shaped the philosophical and political thought of Renaissance Italy. The art historical component of the course will focus on examples of how Classical Greece and Byzantium inspired Renaissance art and architecture. 

Field Study: As a culminating activity, the course offers an optional field study tour in Italy which includes visits to Arezzo, Florence, Siena, and Rome.

The program is open to students in grades 9-12. Students will be graded on the various course activities.  Students will earn a total of one high school credit. They may choose either one full social studies credit, or they may divide the course credit into ½ social studies credit and ½ art credit. For ACS Athens students the grades will be included in their Grade Point Average.

Course Start/End Date: Available in the Fall of 2024

Course Duration: 20 weeks

Fellow/Online Instructor: Amalia Zavacopoulou - Hercules Lianos

Cost: 800 Euros

Cost of Field Study Trip: TBA at a later date due to uncertainty in prices

Minimum Enrollment: 5 Students in a Course

If enrollment in a course fails to reach the minimum number of participants required for the class to run, the class will be cancelled and tuition will be reimbursed.