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Study & Internships in Rome, Italy

Study & Internships in Rome, Italy — Full Course List

Courses

Italian Language

Beginning Italian

ROME 1001 ROME 1002

Fall, Spring & Summer

5 Credits each

First-year Italian. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicative competence skills. Some cultural readings are included. Prerequisites: Italian 1001 for 1002, no prerequisite for 1001.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

Intermediate Italian

ROME 1003 ROME 1004

Fall, Spring & Summer

5 Credits each

Second-year Italian. Further improve conversation and comprehension proficiency as well as reading and writing skills. Includes grammar review. Prerequisites: Italian 1002 for 1003, Italian 1003 for 1004.

Area Studies

Made in Italy: The Design and Marketing of an Ideal

ROME 3003

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 Credits

This course will provide you with a full understanding of Made in Italy as a brand and lifestyle. The course will revolve around lectures and site visits that contribute to the development of a student group marketing plan.
*This course is equivalent to JOUR4259, (SJMC skills course) 

Approved for the Liberal Education Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

Italian Communications: Popes, Politicians and Popular Culture

ROME 3004

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course begins with an overview of Italian Communications and provides a background of the particular qualities and culture of Italian communications. Political and popular power implications will be explored through two examples: The Vatican and Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi.
*This course is equivalent to JOUR3745 (SJMC context course)  

Approved for the Liberal Education Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

 

The History of Art and Design in Italy

ROME 3005

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course investigates design and technology born in Roman antiquity, that are still coveted in our times, and processes and engineering that are still used by today’s designers. From Pompeii to Piranesi, students will visit numerous sites to witness examples of design work, understand preservation techniques, and see why Roman antiquity continues to inspire today’s “Made in Italy” design throughout the world.

Approved for the Liberal Education Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

Community Engagement in Rome: Exploring Social Change in the Eternal City

ROME 3006

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

In this core course, you will be provided with a set of frameworks for understanding, analyzing and evaluating the impact of culture, engagement and entrepreneurship in a broad variety of leadership situations. On-site studies include ethnic Rom (gypsy) communities, Mafia Influences and refugee populations in Rome.

This class fulfills the elective requirements for the Leadership Minor.

Approved for the Civic Life & Ethics theme.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

Sustainable Foods of Italy

ROME 3008

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 Credits

Students examine themes of population growth, food production, ecology, agriculture and economic systems, global warming, consumer consequences, resources and competition for resources, all from an Italian perspective.

Approved for the Liberal Education Environment theme.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

 

 

Internships in Rome: A Comparative Approach to the Italian Workforce

ROME 3013

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3-6 Credits

3 or 6 credits — Fall, Spring
3 credits - Summer 

This course explores the world of work in Italy and how students respond to the challenges that they can expect to encounter while interning in Rome. A list of potential internship placement areas can be found here.

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

 

 

 

 

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Leadership Minor Scholarship

University of Minnesota leadership minor students who participate in this program are eligible for the Leadership Minor Study Abroad Scholarship

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