Rome Studies Minor
Director: Cristina Lombardi-Diop, PhD
The minor in Rome Studies builds upon a recognized strength among Loyola's campuses, the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) in Italy, and the teaching of its expert faculty. The minor contributes to the University's 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 JFRC, a distinctive and highly regarded component of Loyola University Chicago.
Students who wish to complete a minor in Rome Studies must fulfill the following:
- 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, 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 JFRC (one of the three may be the course fulfilling the language competency requirement.
COURSES of INSTRUCTION
ROSt 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 students' own experiences, and by their keeping a journal that integrates travel, on-site visits, and readings.
ROSt 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.
ROSt 399 Directed Readings in Rome Studies
The opportunity to work independently on a Rome-related subject or topic of a student's 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 program director.
- 276 Golden Age of Rome
- 289 Latin Literature in Translation
- 307 Etruscan and Roman Art (FnAr 337)
- 308 History of Rome to Constantine (Hist 308)
- 361 Roman Political Theory and Practice
- 362 Roman Law (PlSc 371)
- 374 Private Life of the Ancient Romans
- 395 Topography of Rome
All literature courses in Latin numbered 271 or higher.
- 338 Medieval Art
- 340 Renaissance Art
- 341 Renaissance Art - Painting
- 342 Art in Rome
- 343 Baroque Art
- 344 Early Italian Renaissance Art
- 345 Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
- 335 Italy in the 19th & 20th Centuries
All literature courses in Italian numbered 270 or higher
LITERATURE in TRANSLATION
- 260 Italian Masterpieces
- 262 Modern Italian Novel
- 264 Italian Film Genre
- 267 Italian Film History
- 268 Italy: Cultural History
- 269 Italy: Culture and Contexts
- 365 Italian Politics and Government