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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 2016
Spring 2016 Only: SPECIAL COURSE ADDITIONS

Dr. Radu Dr. Radu Bordeianu of the Department of Theology will be our Rome visiting professor for the Spring 2016 semester. This will be a great opportunity to explore the history of Christianity in Rome, one of the most important cities in which it developed and spread.

THEO 280: Faith and Reason: As it spread throughout the Roman Empire, Christianity balanced its Jewish heritage with Roman views of divinity, creation, morality, social customs, and imperial unity. If Rome worshipped planets, earth elements, and the Emperor to insure imperial unity, Christians worshipped the one God who created the universe (that Romans worshipped) and called Jesus-not the Emperor-Lord. How did Christians embody their faith within what Rome considered to be rational, good, and beautiful? In Rome, we will explore the environment that shaped Christianity as well as Christianity's influence upon Roman culture, architecture, and society..

THEO 270: Eastern Christianity:  Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy formed a single Church for most of their history, Rome being "the church which presides in love." How are they similar? How did they influence each other? How can they be reunited? How did the Church of Rome exercise its leadership role in world Christianity and how would that ministry look today? The class will focus on the Church of Rome and its theological, cultural, artistic, and political interaction with the East. CORE Theme Area: Social Justice.