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Courses offered at Temple Rome vary from year to year depending upon the faculty members assigned to teach at Temple Rome.  A final course list and schedule is made available to participating students following program acceptance; students register for courses prior to departure for Rome. Pre-requisites and cross-listings are included with each course description. Course schedules vary; classes may meet anywhere from one to four times per week. Classes at Temple Rome are held Monday through Friday (Friday classes end by mid-day). 

Use the filters below to search for courses currently scheduled for a particular semester. You can also search for a title or subject, filter by traditional academic area or interdisciplinary theme, and sort by course number or title.

Art
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Special Topics: Contemporary Papermaking 2400 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course introduces students to the tradition of Western hand papermaking in conjunction with aspects of contemporary printmaking.  The focus of... read more »

Anthropology
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Popular Culture in Modern Italy 2227 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course explores popular culture in Italy, starting from the Italian historical awareness of popular culture which emerged in the 19th century... read more »

Criminal Justice
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Special Topics: Italian Mafia 3000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is concerned with the contemporary foundations of mafia seen in sociological and social science perspective. Roots are traced from the... read more »

Economics
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
International Trade 3563 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 An examination of the basic theories of international trade, commercial policy and factor movements. Topics may include the relationship between... read more »

English
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
International Film: Italian Culture Through Film 2712 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A study of the characteristics of Italian contemporary culture through the viewing of emblematic films such as The Bicycle Thief, Roma Città Aperta, ... read more »

Special Topics I: The Romans 3010 Spring 2019 The course offers a history of Latin literature and analyzes various aspects of Roman civilization as reflected in the works of the most important... read more »

Italian Renaissance 3111 Fall 2018, Spring 2019 This course covers major writers and works of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Ariosto. Focus is... read more »

Latin
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Readings in Latin Literature II: Ovid in Rome 3002 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is available as an independent study only for approved students. Interested students should contact Education Abroad for details.  The... read more »

Geography and Urban Studies
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Sustainable Environments 0842 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent... read more »

Special Topics in Geography and Urban Studies: Popular Culture in Modern Italy 3000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course explores popular culture in Italy, starting from the Italian historical awareness of popular culture which emerged in the 19th century... read more »

Special Topics in Geography and Urban Studies: Italian Mafia 4000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is concerned with the contemporary foundations of mafia seen in sociological and social science perspective. Roots are traced from the... read more »

Greek and Roman Classics
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Race in the Ancient Mediterranean 0804 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Learn about ancient thinking about race and ethnicity and how ancient thinking remains current and influential today. Investigate how categories of... read more »

Classical Greek and Roman Mythology 2011 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 An overview of the major myths of Greek and Roman antiquity including appropriate gods, heroes and heroines, and the stories told about them. The... read more »

The Romans 2102 Spring 2019 The course offers a history of Latin literature and analyzes various aspects of Roman civilization as reflected in the works of the most important... read more »

Ancient City: Augustan Rome 3002 Fall 2018 The course is an introduction to the history of the Roman Empire from the origins of the city in the 8th century B.C. to the end of the Western Roman... read more »

Ancient Roman Historians 3312 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This survey of Roman History begins with the foundation of Rome in the 8th century B.C. and ends with the founding of the Christian capital of the... read more »

History
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Early Modern Italy – From Columbus to Beccaria 2353 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course will present an overview of “Italy without Italy,” that is of the consolidation of an Italian cultural identity in the absence of a... read more »

Special Topics: Museum History and Theory in Rome 2400 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course focuses on the history of museums in Rome, arguably the birthplace of the modern art museum. In Rome, the idea of turning private... read more »

Roman History 3312 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This survey of Roman History begins with the foundation of Rome in the 8th century B.C. and ends with the founding of the Christian capital of the... read more »

Modern Italy – From Napoleon to Hitler 3353 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The formation and consolidation of a centralized Italian state—known as the Risorgimento— occurred relatively late in the history of European nation-... read more »

Political Science
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Special Topics: Immigration, Race and Identity in Contemporary Italy 2000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 As immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees move “within” and across Italian urban borders, they impact the familiar, inciting an array of responses... read more »

Special Topics: Human Rights Here and Now 2000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The Human Rights Now course explores contemporary human rights issues with a specific focus on Europe and the Mediterranean basin. A necessary... read more »

Contemporary Politics of Europe 2211 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 An introductory overview of the main issues facing the largest EU member states and their political systems with emphasis on the various paths... read more »

Politics of the Global Economy 2321 Fall 2018 This course studies competing explanations for the evolution and operations of the international political economy from the origins of the industrial... read more »

Psychology
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Workings of the Mind 0816 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 In this course we will discuss conscious and unconscious mental processes. We will start by considering the nature of the unconscious mind and will... read more »

Topics in Psychology I: Workings of the Mind 1110 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 In this course we will discuss conscious and unconscious mental processes. We will start by considering the nature of the unconscious mind and will... read more »

Foundations of Developmental Psychology 2301 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The development of the individual is an exciting process, beginning with conception and continuing through intricate changes of growth and aging. The... read more »

Sociology
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Selected Topic in Sociology: Italian Mafia 3230 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is concerned with the contemporary foundations of mafia seen in sociological and social science perspective. Roots are traced from the... read more »

Finance
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Financial Management 3101 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course provides a survey of the financial problems associated with the life cycle of a business firm. Topics include: financial analysis and... read more »

Management Information Systems
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Information Systems in Organizations 2101 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Explain the role of information technology as a business enabler and identify and explain management information systems applications including... read more »

Marketing
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Marketing Management 2101 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Introduction to the role of marketing in the U.S. economy and within the firm. The interaction of marketing with other business functions and with... read more »

International Marketing 3553 Fall 2018 This course identifies and addresses the challenges of marketing and analysis of the internal marketing system of countries with various types of... read more »

International Business
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Fundamentals of European Business 2503 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course focuses on the changing business climate in Europe brought about by economic reforms leading to the European unified market known as the... read more »

Fundamentals of International Business 3101 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and practices in international business. Topics to be covered include the economic, social,... read more »

International Marketing 3553 Fall 2018 This course identifies and addresses the challenges of marketing and analysis of the internal marketing system of countries with various types of... read more »

International Business Internship 3585 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Biology
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Biostatistics 3312 Spring 2019 Students will learn the basic tools of statistical analysis for raw data and learn how to apply and interpret the analysis for the type of... read more »

Contemporary Biology 3380 Spring 2019 Advanced discussion of selected topics. The specific course topics for the Rome version of this course will be announced at a later date. 

General Biochemistry I 4375 Spring 2019 Properties of water (pH and buffers); chemistry of amino acids and proteins including non-covalent interactions; carbohydrates, nucleotides and... read more »

Earth and Environmental Science
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Sustainable Environments 0842 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent... read more »

Engineering
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Engineering Dynamics 2332 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A vector approach to the study of the rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles and rigid bodies as described by rectangular, polar, and path... read more »

Mechanics of Solids 2333 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Classical approach to axial stress and strain, torsion, bending, combined stress, biaxial stress, deflection of beams and frames, elastic strain... read more »

Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 3571 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The study of the concepts, theory, and application of energy and entropy from a classical and statistical viewpoint.

Advertising
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Advertising Internship 3185 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Journalism
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Travel Writing 3296 Fall 2018 This course explores international communication, intercultural competence, and the nature of travel (why and how we travel, and what we can learn... read more »

Journalism Internship 3885 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Media Studies and Production
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Travel Writing 3296 Fall 2018 This course explores international communication, intercultural competence, and the nature of travel (why and how we travel, and what we can learn... read more »

Internship 4786 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Internship I 3185 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Professional and International Sport 3222 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course will cover the current issues related to both professional and collegiate sports. The specific topics will vary from semester to semester... read more »

Tourism Planning and Development 3321 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 An analysis of the socioeconomic planning process involved in developing tourism destinations in global, community, metropolitan, urban, and rural... read more »

Architecture
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Special Topics in Design: Italian Food, Design & Sustainability 3030 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Food is a social, cultural and aesthetic expression of Italian identity. Italy, the center of Mediterranean culture, and in particular Rome is... read more »

Seminar: Special Topics in Site and Context: Neighborhoods of Rome 3070 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course will travel around the city on public transport to examine the modern transformations of Rome, beginning with its establishment as a new... read more »

Design Studio in Rome 3234/8234 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Emphasis on understanding problems of today’s design in historical urban context. The relation between old and new is examined in projects of... read more »

Independent Study: Site and Context 4382 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 In Rome, this is an internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and... read more »

Art History
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
History of Art in Rome 0813 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Weekly class lectures and on-site visits provide a survey of Roman art from the Etruscan through the Baroque periods, from the founding of the... read more »

History of Art in Rome 1003 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Weekly class lectures and on-site visits provide a survey of Roman art from the Etruscan through the Baroque periods, from the founding of the... read more »

International Cinema: Italian Culture through Film 1148 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A study of the characteristics of Italian contemporary culture through the viewing of emblematic films such as The Bicycle Thief, Roma Città Aperta,... read more »

Roman Art and Archaeology 2105 Fall 2018 From a group of thatched huts on the banks of the Tiber River, to a wall built to keep the Picts out of England; from the marble temples to the... read more »

Topics in Ancient Art: Museum History and Theory in Rome 2110 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course focuses on the history of museums in Rome, arguably the birthplace of the modern art museum. In Rome, the idea of turning private... read more »

From Constantine to Mohammed: Art and Architecture from the 4th to 8th century A.D. 2218 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Weekly class lectures and on-site visits examine the period from the time of Constantine (312-337 AD) until the time of Mohammed and the early... read more »

Masters of the Renaissance 2321 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course will explore the construction of artistic identity and style from the mid-fifteenth century to the early-seventeenth century through... read more »

Wonders of Rome: Art and Culture of the Baroque Era 2428 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Weekly class lectures and on-site visits in Rome provide students an unparalleled opportunity to examine firsthand painting, sculpture and... read more »

Topics in 20th Century Art: The Art of Facism in Rome 2600 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The inter-war period of early twentieth century Italy witnessed the rise and fall of the Totalitarian regime of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini,... read more »

Galleries and Studios of Rome 2622 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course focuses on Rome as the catalyst for a study of the contemporary art system in the 21st century. Commonly known as the Eternal City because... read more »

Michelangelo 3301 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Profoundly impressive both for his technique and expressive content — emotional, dramatic, heroic, but always human — Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-... read more »

Art History Internship 4285 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Graphic Arts and Design
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Photo I: Digital 2451 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 In this class, students will explore the visual language of digital photography using Rome as their studio. Rome's many layered history juxtaposed... read more »

Book Structures 2704 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is an introduction to the art of the book: a significant format for the expression of information and creativity. Bookbinding has a long... read more »

Intaglio Printmaking 2741 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This introductory studio course engages students in historic and contemporary printmaking concepts and technologies, while encouraging a multi-... read more »

Special Topics in Photography | Rome Special Collections: The Archives as Inspiration 3400 Fall 2018 How do images, objects and photographs reveal information about their time and culture? This special course offering in fall 2018 will draw on the... read more »

Darkroom Photography 3414 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course will introduce students to the historic methods and materials of pre-digital black and white darkroom photography on location in Rome.... read more »

Advanced Photography Workshop 3451 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is for students who have previously studied photography and who wish to use historic methods to complement their ideas. The primary... read more »

Printmaking Workshop 3821 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Students will expand upon the historic and contemporary printmaking concepts and technologies through a multi-disciplinary approach to studio... read more »

Painting, Drawing and Sculpture
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Painting on Paper 2211 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This introduction to watercolor and other water-based media course meets in the studio as well as on-site throughout the city. Subjects range from... read more »

Sculpture: Rome 2621 Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This is an introductory course on the basic principles of object making. Demos on specific material use and procedures will alternate with lectures... read more »

Figure Modeling: Rome 2633 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course focuses entirely on the human figure as subject. Along with working from the model in class there will be visits to museums and... read more »

Advanced Painting: Rome 3112 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course emphasizes the development of an active and reflective studio practice combined with the Rome experience. As the semester progresses,... read more »

Rome Sketchbook 3351 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Participants record their observations in sketchbook form on daily outings to significant sites. Rome, incomparably rich historically and visually,... read more »

Advanced Drawing: Rome 3412 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course combines studio work with the Rome experience as a way to explore ideas and materials as well as the development of an individualized... read more »

Business Administration
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Business Communications 2196 Fall 2018 Business Communications is a writing-intensive workplace-oriented course designed to help students develop and refine the oral, written, and... read more »

Business Society and Ethics 3102 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course challenges students to consider the ethical obligations of corporations and their employees to a wide variety of societal stakeholders.... read more »

Environmental Studies
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Sustainable Environments 0842 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent... read more »

Special Topics in Environmental Studies: Italian Food, Design and Sustainability 3000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Food is a social, cultural and aesthetic expression of Italian identity. Italy, the center of Mediterranean culture, and in particular Rome is... read more »

Italian
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Italian Language I 1001 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Introduction to the use of Italian as a spoken language. Fundamentals of grammar, basic patterns of oral communication, writing and reading,... read more »

Beginning Italian Combined 1001 and 1002 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course is designed to meet the needs and interests of highly motivated beginner students looking for a full immersion experience in Italian... read more »

Italian Language II 1002 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A continuation of the activities of Italian 1001. The basics already learned are practiced, and new patterns of oral communication and writing are... read more »

Special Topics: Italian in the City 2000 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Italian in the City is a course for high intermediate or advanced students who wish to improve their Italian language skills and learn about... read more »

Intermediate Italian I 2001 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 The course includes intensive work on skills required for speaking and writing Italian, review of grammatical structures, partial readings of Italian... read more »

Intermediate Italian II 2002 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A continuation of Italian 2001, the course further develops students' communicative proficiency and encourages them to communicate confidently,... read more »

Composition I: Italian Composition and Conversation 2096 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is designed to develop oral communication skills while refining the student’s ability to write correctly in Italian. Contemporary sources... read more »

Italian Culture and Civilization 3201 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 This course is taught in Italian and explores the culture of Italy in its development from Fascism to the present with the rise and fall of Mussolini... read more »

Topics in Italian Cinema and Literature: Italian Culture through Film 3240 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A study of the characteristics of Italian contemporary culture through the viewing of emblematic films such as The Bicycle Thief, Roma Città Aperta, ... read more »

Italian Theater and Performance 4122 Reading and discussion of the works of major Italian playwrights from Machiavelli to Goldoni, Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo. All efforts are made... read more »

Topics in Italian Literature: Italian Migrant Literature 4130 We are accustomed to thinking that Italy possesses a distinct and unmistakable identity, but doing so overlooks the elementary consideration that... read more »

Topics in Italian Cinema and Literature: Italian Culture through Film 4240 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 A study of the characteristics of Italian contemporary culture through the viewing of emblematic films such as The Bicycle Thief, Roma Città Aperta, ... read more »

Visual Studies
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: 3D Structures 2352 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 See description for Painting, Drawing and Sculpture 2621 | Sculpture: Rome

Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Photo Imaging / Digital 2852 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 See description for Graphic Arts and Design 2451 | Photo I: Digital 

Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Photo Imaging / Darkroom 2862 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 See description for Graphic Arts and Design 3414 | Darkroom Photography

Visual Studies 3 Studio: Special Topics | Rome Special Collections: The Archives as Inspiration 3100 Fall 2018 See description for Graphic Arts and Design 3400 | Special Topics in Photography | Rome Special Collections: The Archives as Inspiration.

Visual Studies 3 Concept Studio: Hybrid Painting 3253 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 See description for Painting, Drawing and Sculpture 3112 | Advanced Painting: Rome

Visual Studies 3 Concept Studio: Hybrid Print Imaging 3553 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2017 See description for Graphic Arts and Design 3821 | Printmaking Workshop

College of Liberal Arts
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Internship 2685 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Management Science/Operations Management (MSOM)
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Operations Management 3101 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 An examination of the activities necessary for the provision of the organization's product or service. Planning and scheduling of operations,... read more »

Public Relations
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Global Communication and Leadership 2672 Fall 2018 This course focuses on communication processes and issues that arise in multinational and global organizations. This course explores the relationship... read more »

Internship in Public Relations 4285 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »

Communication and Social Influence
Course Title Course Number Semester(s) Scheduled Description Notes
Study Away Internship 3085 Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2018 Temple Rome internship course. Students will register for the internship course that is most appropriate to their field of study and internship... read more »