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Course Descriptions

For more information on which courses apply to your college and major we recommend meeting with your Dean or Academic Advisor. 

General and Core Courses

Students must register for a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits and must be enrolled in three in-person classes throughout the semester.  

ANT 1010 - Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural
Anthropology as a comparative cultural approach. Learning about world cultures through the examination of the whole life experience through a cross-cultural perspective. Focus includes family and social organization, economics, law, art, religion, male and female relationships, education and personality formation.  (3cr)

ART 1095 Monuments of the World Architecture
Prerequisite: None.
This course investigates sacred and secular architecture from around the globe, dating from the beginning of civilization to the present.  (3cr)

ART 1250 - Italian Sketchbook
A basic course in drawing and watercolor techniques; using the architecture, landscape and the people of Italy as subjects.  (3cr)

ART 1790 - Survey of Art and Architecture in Italy
A comprehensive survey course in the history of the visual arts and architecture on the Italian peninsula from ancient times to the modern era.  (3cr)

ECO 1320 - Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
An examination of the everyday life of poverty stricken individuals. Critical analysis of the development of economic policy, economic trends and the conditions that would have to be changed if poverty is to be ended. (3cr)

ENG 2500 - The Discovery of Italy through 19th and 20th-century American & British Writers
This course explores The Journey to Italy of modern American and British authors through their literature as well as on-site visits throughout Rome. (3cr)

GOV 2650 - Government and Politics of Western Europe
Comparison of the political institutions of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy; Political tradition, constitutional principles, political parties and contemporary political problems with emphasis on the European Union. (3cr)

GOV 3320 - Current Terrorist Movements
An analysis and evaluation of the ideologies, strategies & tactics of the leading revolutionary movements in the world today, as well as of the counterrevolutionary measures commonly used by governments. (3cr)

HMT 2025 Appreciation of Italian Food, Wine & Culture (in English, cross-listed with ITA 3530)
Prerequisite: None.
A profile of Italian history and culture through the analysis of gastronomic documents and literary texts that span from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times. Special emphasis will be given to the study of the regional cuisines and wines, along with their development. Note: Students in this course will be required to attend one Friday workshop during the semester and are responsible for a supplemental fee of 20euros on site in Rome. (3cr)
*Advanced Italian students can receive credit for their Italian major/minor if the course work is completed in Italian, per the professor's guidance.  Interested students should register for ITA 3530.

IB 3341 - Principles of International Business
This course will stress the similarities and differences in international business management functions, processes and structures as related to the changing cultural, social, economic and political environment. The changes in management philosophies and practices as well as their adaptations to fit the political conditions in different countries will also be considered. (3cr)

PHI 2200 - Ethics
Prerequisite: PHI 1000C. Human happiness and the essential means of achieving it; universal and objective morality vs. relativism and subjectivism; principles used in formulating a rational moral judgement; the functions of law and the conscience; prudence and the moral virtues as the heart of the moral life. (3cr)

PHI 3000 - Metaphysics
Prerequisite: PHI 1000C or permission of the instructor. An examination of the central epistemological and metaphysical issues of modern philosophy. (3cr)

THE 2810 - Religions of the World
A critical introduction to the study of world religions. Explore the beliefs, rituals and ethical ideals of representative religious manifestations of the past and present. Characteristic traits and patterns in tribal, imperial, naturalistic, mystical and national religions.  (3cr)

THE 3305: Moral Theology of the Market Place
An exploration and analysis of moral decision-making as it applies to the world of business. (3cr)

Italian Language Courses

Prior to enrolling in a language course, all students must seek approval from the Languages and Literatures Department.

ITA 1010 - Italian I
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in Italian through  listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of Italian culture. (3cr)

ITA 1020 - Italian II
This course continues to develop basic communication skills in Italian. Through a progressive use of the four skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of Italian culture. (3cr)

ITA 2030 - Italian III
This course reviews the basic skills learned in Italian I and II and continues building oral and written proficiency with more intensive reading and conversation within the context of Italian culture. (3cr)

ITA 3110/3120 - Advanced Italian Conversation
Drill and practice in conversational Italian. Topics are selected to meet the requirements of daily life.  (3cr)

ITA 3530 Appreciation of Italian Food, Wine & Culture (in Italian, cross-listed with HMT 2025)
Profile of Italian history and culture through the analysis of gastronomic documents and literary texts that span from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times. Special emphasis will be given to the study of the regional cuisines and wines, and their development.  Note: Students in this course will be required to attend one Friday workshop during the semester and are responsible for a supplemental fee of 20euros on site in Rome. (3cr)
*Advanced Italian students can receive credit for their Italian major/minor if course work is completed in Italian, per the professor's guidance.

ITA 4980 - International Internship*
Total immersion experience in a field of interest chosen by the student in a country in which the target language is spoken.  Students must have advanced Italian language skills in order to be approved for this course. (3 - 6 cr)
*Course requires departmental permission. Please visit our internships page for more details.

Online Courses

In addition to your 3 required classroom courses, students are also eligible to enroll in online courses while they are abroad. Please check with your dean or academic advisor for more information.


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