Sandra Johnson has been teaching Art History for 30 years. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in both Art History and Studio Arts from California State University, Los Angeles, as well as several years of postgraduate work in Art History at UCLA. The emphasis of study has been on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. Professor Johnson has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Near East and recently traveled to Peru and North Africa. She has lived in Greece, Spain, Turkey, Oman and New Zealand. Professor Johnson taught Art History in Italy, Austria and Greece in summer 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011, and in spring 2009 in Spain. Professor Johnson has also traveled independently to almost every country in Europe. Over the past 33 years, she has been to Italy more than 40 times. Her particular love is Florence, the most important city of the Italian Renaissance. She looks forward to sharing this love and knowledge with her students in the Study Abroad Program.

Senya Lubisich is a full-time faculty member at Citrus College with assignments in the History and Humanities Departments. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Riverside, with fields in European and World History. Professor Lubisich participated as a faculty member in the Study Abroad Program to Florence in 2010 and has lived in Florence on two previous occasions. She is an active member of the Technology cohort at Citrus College and has taught via distance education for nearly 10 years. She is active on campus, serving as a club advisor and on faculty committees. She is also active in the community, serving on the boards of various non-profit organizations, volunteering at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and working on historic preservation in the city of San Gabriel. Travel is a value, and professor Lubisich and her family have traveled widely, living in Paris, France; Florence, Italy; and Sydney, Australia. She is delighted at the opportunity to return again to Florence with students; there could be no better textbook for Humanities 102 than the city of Florence and experience of Study Abroad. Andiamo student!

Please note: Students may enroll in one or both classes. Course instruction may be required prior to departure or after the program ends. Please contact the instructors for options: Sandra Johnson, sjohnson@citrsucollege.edu and Senya Lubisich, slubisich@citruscollege.edu


Art 103 - Art History and Appreciation – Renaissance to Rococo
3 units • Grade or Pass/No Pass • (CSU/UC Transferable)
This course covers the history of western art from the early Renaissance through the Rococo period. This course is concerned with both the history of art and the fundamentals of the appreciation of art. Florence is a treasure trove of artistic wonders, cathedrals and museums.

Humanities 102 - Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century
3 units • Grade only • (CSU/UC Transferable)
The humanistic studies are approached on four levels: art, music, literature, and philosophy. This course begins with the Renaissance and moves to the 19th century period in the Middle East and Europe. The study of humanities can be taken to a new level in Florence.