Director: A. Bugliani
The minor in Rome Studies builds upon a recognized
strength of the college, the Rome Center of Liberal
Arts in Rome, Italy, and the teaching of its expert faculty. The minor
contributes to the universityís mission in preparing students to understand
and to serve the world community. It allows students to capitalize on their
Rome Center experience by packaging courses taken in Rome and other related
courses taken in Chicago as a cohesive and unified sequence, utilizing
existing courses, particularly those that make Rome, Italy or Europe an
integral focus. It encourages study at the Rome Center of Liberal Arts,
a distinctive and highly regarded component of the College.
FOR THE MINOR
Students who wish to complete a minor in Rome Studies
must fulfill the following:
COURSES OF INSTRUcTION
six courses (18 semester hours) from among those listed
as applicable to the Rome Studies minor;
of the six courses, one must be the integrative course
ROST 300, Italy: Culture and Contexts;
of the six courses, no more than two may come from
a single department (cross-listed courses [other than with Rome Studies]
e.g., CLST 307=FNAR 337 can be assigned to either department);
of the six courses, no more than two may be selected
from among core courses;
in addition, a language competency of at least Italian
103 or Latin 132 or the equivalent must be attained; and
at least three courses needed for the minor must be
taken in residence at the Rome Center of Liberal Arts (one of the three
may be the course fulfilling the language competency requirement).
300. Italy: Culture and Contexts.
The civilization and culture of historical and
present day Rome and Italy through the study of traditions, ancient and
later, as they have come down to the present day, and the study of several
aspects of the Italian culture and character from both national and regional
perspectives, such as the image of Italy abroad; theatrical traditions;
the importance of carnival, celebration, and gastronomy to Italian life;
fairy tales and narrative; music; film; and fashion. Readings on Italian
culture supplemented by on-site study, by theatrical, musical, and film
presentations, by studentsí own experiences, and by their keeping a journal
that integrates travel, on-site visits, and readings.
390. Special Topics in Rome Studies.
Focus on a selected topic related to ancient or
modern Rome, either political, historical, sociological, literary, or any
of a number of other approaches.
399. Directed Readings in Rome Studies.
The opportunity to work independently on a Rome-related
subject or topic of a studentís choice.
The following courses are among the courses applicable
to the minor in Rome Studies. Other appropriate courses that focus on Rome
and/or Italy may be allowed toward the minor at the discretion of the director/academic
276. Golden Age of Rome.
307. Etruscan and Roman Art. (FNAR 337)
395. Topography of Rome.
All literature courses in Latin numbered 271 or
340. Italian Renaissance Art.
342. Art in Rome.
343. Baroque Art.
308. History of Rome to Constantine. (CLST
335. Italy in the 19th and 20th Centuries. (INTS
280. Masterpieces of Italian Literature.
281. Italian Novel.
282. Italian Drama.
283. Studies in Italian Authors.
284. Italian Film.
All literature courses in Italian numbered 270
365. Italian Politics and Government. (INTS
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