Italian Campus Courses and Textbook Information

 Duquesne in Rome Course Information

Duquesne in Rome has a limited offering of University Bridges Common Learning Experience courses and electives that will help you get the most out of your semester in Italy! Work closely with your Student Success Coach to make sure that the courses you choose will help you work towards graduation.

Important Note: Italian Law requires all University study abroad students to be enrolled as full-time students at their home institutions and to take a full-time course load while at their study abroad location. Duquesne in Rome students are required to be enrolled as full-time Duquesne students during their semester in Italy and must take a minimum of 12 credits of coursework physically located on the Rome campus. Duquesne in Rome students may take online courses as long as the online course(s) fulfills credits beyond the 12 credit in-person requirement in Rome.

Some Duquesne in Rome courses are considered "HYBRID" and will count as courses physically located at the Rome campus due to in-country experiential learning components. See below for courses that are designated "HYBRID". 

Textbooks for these courses will be updated each semester and can be found below.

Permanent Courses

(Multiple courses are indicated as "on-site courses", meaning most class sessions happen on location at museums, monuments, and churches in Rome. All other classes listed are in the traditional classroom setting/online.)

COURSE SUBJECT & TITLE CREDITS BRIDGES COMPETENCIES OTHER
ARHY 304: Modern Art in Rome  1

Communication & Creative Expression

Cultural Fluency & Reponsiveness

HYBRID

(On-site/Online)

Offered: Spring 2022

ARHY 202: Michaelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini

3

On-site

Offered: Fall

ARHY 367: Introducation to Italian Renaissance Art 

3

Communication & Creative Expression

Social & Historical Reasoning

On-site

Offered: Spring 2023

CLSX/HIST 210: Caput Mundi: Rome as Center of a Diverse World

3

Communication & Creative Expression

Social & Historical Reasoning

On-site

Offered: Fall & Spring

CLPR 351: Intercultural Awareness and Exploration: Home Away from Home 

1

Required

Offered: Fall & Spring

HIST 310: The Eternal City: The Myth of Rome thru the Centuries

3

Cultural Fluency & Reasoning
Social & Historical Reasoning

Offered: Fall 

LTFL 209-98: Educational Psychology (Education)

3

HYBRID

(On-Site/Online)

Offered: Fall

LTFL 201-98: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (Education)

3

HYBRID

(On-Site/Online)

Offered: Fall

MGMT 261: Management of Organizational Behavior 

3

Offered: Fall

MGMT 262: Global Insights 

3

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

*Business Requirement

Offered: Fall & Spring

MLIT 101: Elementary Italian I 

3

Communication & Creative Expression

Cultural Fluency & Responsiveness

Offered: Fall & Spring 

THEO 274: Beginnings of Christianity 

 

3

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

*Theology Requirement

Offered: Fall

THEO 303: Science and the Papacy 

3

Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning

*Theology Requirement

Offered: Spring

SOCI 250: Italy Through Italian Film 

3

Communication & Creative Expression

Social & Historical Reasoning

Offered: Fall* & Spring

HIST 300: Internship Abroad**

2

HYBRID

(On-Site/Online)

Offered: Fall & Spring

**HIST 300 Internship Abroad: Student must be officially accepted for internship before registering. 

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. We would suggest refraining from booking any personal travel until arriving in Rome where you will receive the finalized Academic Calendar and personal class schedule.

Textbook Lists:

Fall 2022: Coming Soon

Duquesne in Rome Course Descriptions:

CLPR 351: Intercultural Awareness: Home Away From Home is a required course you will take while in Rome. This one-credit Experiential Learning/FCEL (Foundational Community Engaged Learning) course meets once a week and is taught by Italian Campus Director Michael Wright and Assistant Director Alana Sacriponte. This course follows up on the CLPR 350 course you take before your arrival in Rome. The course is designed to expand students' intercultural awareness and exploration through cross-cultural observations and interactions.


MLIT 101: Elementary Italian I: Fundamentals of oral and written Italian. Focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and culture. Special emphasis on oral communication.


MGMT 261: Management and Organizational Behavior: This course takes a three-pronged approach for instilling in students actionable knowledge critical for navigating the opportunities and challenges inherent in managing themselves and others in organizations. First, students review contemporary management research, focusing, for example, on micro-level theories of motivation and decision-m This course takes a three-pronged approach for instilling in students actionable knowledge critical for navigating the opportunities and challenges inherent in managing themselves and others in organizations. First, students review contemporary management research, focusing, for example, on micro-level theories of motivation and decision-making, meso-level theories of teamwork and leadership, and macro-level theories of organizational culture and structure. Second, students apply these theories to analyze real-world situations, to generate and evaluate alternative courses of action, and to recommend and defend best courses of action. Third, students are provided opportunities to enhance their interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their communication skills, which are essential in the workplace making, meso-level theories of teamwork and leadership, and macro-level theories of organizational culture and structure. Second, students apply these theories to analyze real-world situations, to generate and evaluate alternative courses of action, and to recommend and defend best courses of action. Third, students are provided opportunities to enhance their interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their communication skills, which are essential in the workplace.


MGMT 261: Global Insights: This course will expose students to the international business environment, the driving forces, cultural challenges, and the repercussions for managers and organizations. This course ties in directly with our mission of preparing students to be successful in contemporary business.

ARHY 202: Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini: Meet the giants of Italian art and experience this incredible on-site course exploring the works of Italy's most dramatic figures. (NEW in Fall 2022!)

CLSX/HIST 210: Caput Mundi: Rome as Center of a Diverse World: An overview of the cultural history of Rome from c. 400 BC to AD 590. This course uses the city of Rome with its abundance of archaeological sites and museums to provide a comprehensive overview of the Roman world, its history, culture, and society. (on-site course)


THEO 274: Beginnings of Christianity: This course, offered at Duquesne's Rome campus, is an introduction, starting from New Testament times until about 500AD, to several key figures at the rise of Christianity like Mary Mother of God, as well as Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the founders of Christian Rome. Throughout history, Rome has fascinated Christians and non-Christians alike. The course explores how in the early centuries the followers of Jesus Christ lived their faith centered upon Him. It then goes on to investigate how the theological tradition of the importance of Rome developed in the Church and the Papacy. The course considers how the early Christians related faith and reason, and also suffered for their belief in martyrdom. Theological material will be offered which will help the students to understand better their time in Rome.


SOCI 250: Italy through Italian Film: Examine Italian culture through the lens of Italian cinema to understand how Italians survived W.W. II, interpreted the twentieth century legacy of fascism and adapted to a contemporary culture of material wealth and high style. Italian Campus only.


ARHY 349: Modern Art in Rome: The study of Modern Art in Rome and taught at Duquesne's Italian campus in Rome. (on-site in-person weekend course, combined with the online course portion, to be offered again starting in Spring 2022).