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Italian Campus Academic Program

The courses that are offered both capitalize on the rich cultural and historical environment of Rome AND allow students to fulfill important Duquesne University CORE Theme Area and general requirements. The courses have been selected with sophomores in mind, but juniors and seniors are always welcome. These SAME courses will be offered every semester, so you can count on these offerings.

Permanant Courses offered at the Italian Campus

(All history and art history courses are taught on location throughout Rome.)

Culture Course (1-credit)

CLPR 351: Intercultural Awareness and Exploration: Home Away from Home (required)

Language Course

MLIT 101 Elementary Italian

Business Core Courses

Economics 201: Principles of Microeconomics (Fall)

Economics 202: Macroeconomics (Spring)

Statistics 281: Business Statistics (Fall)

Note: Fulfills business core requirement

Theme Area: Creative Arts

Art History 205: Christian Art and Architecture in Rome (Spring)

Art History 383: Paiting and Sculpture in the High Renaissance (Fall)

Art History 385: Baroque Art (Fall & Spring) 

Note: All art history courses are considered history

Theme Area: Global Diversity

Classics/History 210:Caput Mundi: Rome as Center of a Diverse World

Note: Considered a history course

Theme Area: Faith and Reason Theology 274: Beginnings of Christianity
Theme Area: Social Justice Sociology 250: Italian Cultural Studies through Film

Note: It is very important that you work closely with your academic advisor as early as possible to make sure that these courses fit into your overall program requirements.

Textbook Lists:

Fall 2015 Textbooks

Class Schedules in Italy
What will my schedule be like?

Class schedules will be very different from a typical semester at Duquesne.  The class-week is Monday through Thursday to allow 3-day weekends.  This allows for all students to take advantage of great immersion opportunities in Italy and throughout Europe.

Most courses meet once per week and are structured around off-site classes meeting each week in the heart of ancient Rome.

No class conflicts with another, allowing ease in registration.  

Classroom Enviroment
Where will my classes take place while studying at the Italian Campus?

The "common area" is on the ground floor of the Italian Campus building, the same building as the students' residence.  You will find two classrooms, dining room, laundry, lounge, kitchenette and library all located on the ground floor common area.

Special Courses: Spring 2017

Dr. Michael Jensen-Seaman from the Biology Department will be the Visiting Professor in Rome for the semester.

UCOR 121: Core Science Biology
Evolution, inheritance, and the interrelation of energy, life, and the physical environment provide the unifying themes of this course, as they are the unifying themes of modern biology. Societal and practical issues to be considered include those critical to effective citizenship in our changing world such as diseases and their treatment, food production, public health, and ecology. In Rome, we will explore the science of Italian wines and cheeses, the genetic history of the peopling of Europe, the sewer system of ancient Rome, and the impact of centuries of human activity on the natural environment of Italy.

SPRG 107: The History of Science and the Influence of Religion
Are science and religion in a perpetual state of conflict? Or in a peaceful coexistence, as two different ways of observing and understanding the world? Modern science grew up slowly in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through influences from the Islamic world and the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman texts, then exploding in the so-called "scientific revolution" with the works of Galileo, Vesalius, Copernicus, Newton, and many others. In this class we will examine the relationship between science and religion in a historical context, beginning with the origins of science in a religious world, and continuing on to discuss current conflicts and resolutions.  Satisfies CORE Theme Area: Faith and Reason.