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 your 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.
(Multiple courses are indicated as "on-site courses", meaning most class sessions happen on location at museums, monuments, and churches in Rome.)
CLPR 351: Intercultural Awareness and Exploration: Home Away from Home (required)
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
|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 2021 Special Courses
ENGL 301W SPST: Creative Writing in Rome
ENGL 306W SPST: Food, Hunger, Ethics
Spring 2021: 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: 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).