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Italian Campus Courses and Textbook Information

Duquesne in Rome Course Information

Duquesne in Rome has a limited offering of University Core courses and electives that will help you get the most out of your semester in Italy! Work closely with you academic advisor to make sure that the courses you choose will help you work towards graduation. 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.)

Culture Course

(1-credit)

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

Language Course

MLIT 101: Elementary Italian I

Business Core Courses

MGMT 261: Management of Organizational Behavior (Fall)

MGMT 262: Global Insights (Fall & Spring)

Theme Area: Creative Arts

ARHY 205: Christian Art and Architecture in Rome (Spring) - On-site

ARHY 385: Baroque Painting & Sculpture (Fall & Spring) - On-site

Note: All art history courses are considered history

Theme Area: Global Diversity

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

Note: Considered a history course

Theme Area: Faith and Reason THEO 274: Beginnings of Christianity
Theme Area: Social Justice SOCI 250: Italy Through Italian Film

Weekend Art History Course

(1-credit)

ARHY 349: Modern Art in Rome (Fall & Spring) - On-site

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.

Looking Ahead: Additional Spring 2020 Special Courses

THEO 251: Sexuality, Sex & Morality
Sex, sexuality, and social structures (such as the family) in which sexual interchanges play a constitutive role pose moral questions that are central to human identity and that are distinct from questions raised by other human experiences. This course explores the moral questions of sexual ethics in conversation with the intellectual resources of the Christian tradition, with special attention paid to Catholic theology. This class fulfills the Theme Area: Social Justice.

THEO 282: Christian Faith and Reason
Throughout history, the relationship of faith and reason has often informed the ways in which individuals search for truth and understand the world and their own humanness. In courses concerned with the arts, cultural history, literature, the natural world, social and political thought, philosophy, and theology, students study how the interactions of religious faith and reason have been expressed and their relationship understood. The divine is sensed and responded to in various geographical, cultural, and chronological contexts. The rationale of this course is to investigate the nature of religious experience which included looking at the nature of religious faith and its expressions. The nature of religious faith and its expressions, however, seem to differ as a result of various contexts. This can be attributed to the different ways of reasoning that are used by different contexts. At the heart of understanding the religious experience, therefore, is an understanding of the reasoning used to express religious faith. In other words, the relationship between religious faith and reason must be explored. This class fulfills the Theme Area: Faith and Reason.

Textbook Lists:

Fall 2019 Textbook List will be available in April 2019.

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: The focus of this course is to help students acquire the cultural intelligence they need to interact effectively in diverse environments and cultures. While business is an increasingly global proposition, cultural differences impact everything from how employees are hired to how they are led to how business strategies are formed. Consequently, this class will examine the international aspects of organizational behavior, human resource management, labor relations, corporate strategy, political risk, and ethical issues. We will cover micro topics (e.g., cross-cultural communication) as well as more macro topics (e.g., formulation of international strategy). This course ties in directly our mission of preparing students to be successful in the contemporary business-an environment characterized by rapidly evolving international and cultural challenges.


ARHY 2015: Christian Art and Architecture of Rome: This study of the major stylistic forms of Christian art as evidenced in the art and architecture of Rome is offered at the Italian campus. Beginning with the adaptive forms of Early Christian art at the time of the late Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries, this course will study, largely through on-site visits, the Early Christian, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque stylistic periods and monuments. The course will include the architecture of the church, as well as sculpture, mosaic, and painting. (on-site course)


ARHY 385: Baroque Painting & Sculpture: A survey of Baroque Art of the 17th century, with particular emphasis on the art of Italy, France, and the Netherlands. (on-site course)


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 weekend course).