AIFS Abroad

AIFS Intern Abroad in Rome, Italy
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Course Descriptions

   

International work experience helps students test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways. Working side by side with Italians is the best way to gain insight into their culture, understand different approaches and prepare for the realities of working in a multicultural and interdependent world.

In Rome students have an internship placement plus specially designed seminars and tutorials focussed on Italian business culture and cross cultural management. They will be engaged in different fields ranging from traditional Italian small business to international embassies, NGOs, museums and cultural institutes.

Students in the Internship Program take Italian language courses for a total of 6 credits, a 6-credit unpaid internship placement and 1 additional 3-credit course related to their internship. Students may also choose an additional 1-credit optional Introduction to Italian Art course, taught primarily during the field trips to Naples and Florence.

Online Registration - Very Important

Students must register for all classes online at: www.richmondinrome.it.

Registration week is: June 5-12, 2017 (fall semester), November 6 - 13, 2017 (spring semester)

Internships and Related Courses


The additional course at should be selected from those listed below:

ADM 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN ART, DESIGN and MEDIA
Course Code and Credits: ADM 308/ADM 5875 (3)
Course Title: Sketchbook of Rome
Course Description:
Designed to give students a deeper understanding of the role of drawing as an investigative process as well as an expressive means of communication. Drawing is used as a basic exploratory tool to examine Rome as the site for both subject—in particular, the river Tevere—and as a research resource for the practice of drawing—especially in the Roman churches, galleries and museums. The course is divided between working in the studio and on location in Rome. The sketchbook is an essential aspect of the course in helping students to document the city, stimulate and develop ideas and as a reminder that drawing is a portable medium. A studio fee is levied on this course.
Course Code and Credits: ADM 341/ADM 5860 (3)
Course Title: Photography for the Media
Course Description:
Recommended for Communications and Journalism majors as well as photographers, this course develops knowledge and experience in photojournalism via the study of the work of major practitioners and the production of assignments typical of today’s photojournalists. Students will need to provide a DSLR (digital reflex) camera and a laptop (with any basic photo editing software). There is a studio fee for this course.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 305/AVC 5810 (3)
Course Title: Renaissance and Baroque Art in Rome
Course Description:
Examines the development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy from the fourteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries, four centuries marking the passage from the Middle Ages to Modernity. Students examine key works, consider the historical and cultural context in which the art was produced and consumed, and how this art has been approached and analyzed historically. The course focuses on Rome and normally includes on-site visits to view works by, for example, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Bernini.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 308/AVC 5840 spring only (3)
Course Title: Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC - 2000 AD
Course Description:
Examines the history and society of Rome and its architectural and artistic expression as it developed over a period of 3,000 years. Students study key examples of architecture, monuments and art from Classical Rome through to the Renaissance and Baroque, and the modern period. Much of the course is taught on-site with visits to churches, palaces and museums.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 309/AVC 5830 spring only (3)
Course Title: History of Ancient Art: Greece and Rome
Course Description:
Examines ancient Greek and Roman art in detail. Students consider specific key examples of artworks from each tradition, how Greek and Roman art has been approached and analyzed historically, the relationship between Greek and Roman art, and the broader issue and influence of ‘the Classical’ in Western culture. The course may make extensive use of the city of Rome as a learning resource.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 321/AVC 5845 (3)
Course Title: Baroque Rome and Its Monuments
Course Description:
Covers the emergence of Baroque art in the late Cinquecento and early Seicento (16th and 17th centuries) and follows the development of the Baroque style in sculpture, painting and architecture. The style found interpreters of genius in Rome, artists who left outstanding works with a great sense of proportion, remarkable use of inventiveness and incredible imagination. During the class students study some of these key artists, including Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini. Much of the course is taught on-site in Rome, the ‘cradle’ of the Baroque.
Course Code and Credits: COM 315/FLM 5800 (3)
Course Title: History of Italian Cinema and Society
Course Description:
Explores the history of Italian cinema and society as represented in film, with particular focus on the wide range of films to emerge after the Second World War. Students study Italian cinema within the context of world cinema to assess realism as an aesthetic convention as well as gain insight into Italian culture and ways of thinking.
Course Code and Credits: COM 461/COM 5845 (3)
Course Title: Luxury Fashion in Rome
Course Description:
Traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries. It emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visuality of fashion. The course focus is on retail and visual merchandising. It addresses the question of relevance of the in-store consumer experience in response to the spread of e-commerce. In order to explore and evaluate possible answers to this question, students are involved in The Luxury Shopping Experience project. Following clear, prearranged guidelines, they visit, examine, and report on selected luxury stores located along Via Condotti and Via Borgognona in Rome. This allows students to experience at first hand the way people, including tourists, consume luxury in Rome.
Course Code and Credits: MGT 302/MGT 5850 (3)
Course Title: Project Management for the Arts and Culture
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of project management relevant to the cultural industry. The theoretical basis will be applied to the industry of arts and culture. The course focuses on case studies that are related to Rome’s Cultural Heritage. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the fundamental tenets of project management. The Italian cultural environment will be studied; particular attention will be paid to its inherent value. Furthermore this course offers students the opportunity to identify current problems that are related to the management of the Italian cultural heritage. The skills learned may also be applied to different international contexts.

ARH 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN ART HISTORY
Course Code and Credits: ARH 305/AVC 5810 (3)
Course Title: Renaissance and Baroque Art in Rome
Course Description:
Examines the development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy from the fourteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries, four centuries marking the passage from the Middle Ages to Modernity. Students examine key works, consider the historical and cultural context in which the art was produced and consumed, and how this art has been approached and analyzed historically. The course focuses on Rome and normally includes on-site visits to view works by, for example, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Bernini.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 308/AVC 5840 spring only (3)
Course Title: Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC - 2000 AD
Course Description:
Examines the history and society of Rome and its architectural and artistic expression as it developed over a period of 3,000 years. Students study key examples of architecture, monuments and art from Classical Rome through to the Renaissance and Baroque, and the modern period. Much of the course is taught on-site with visits to churches, palaces and museums.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 309/AVC 5830 spring only (3)
Course Title: History of Ancient Art: Greece and Rome
Course Description:
Examines ancient Greek and Roman art in detail. Students consider specific key examples of artworks from each tradition, how Greek and Roman art has been approached and analyzed historically, the relationship between Greek and Roman art, and the broader issue and influence of ‘the Classical’ in Western culture. The course may make extensive use of the city of Rome as a learning resource.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 321/AVC 5845 (3)
Course Title: Baroque Rome and Its Monuments
Course Description:
Covers the emergence of Baroque art in the late Cinquecento and early Seicento (16th and 17th centuries) and follows the development of the Baroque style in sculpture, painting and architecture. The style found interpreters of genius in Rome, artists who left outstanding works with a great sense of proportion, remarkable use of inventiveness and incredible imagination. During the class students study some of these key artists, including Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini. Much of the course is taught on-site in Rome, the ‘cradle’ of the Baroque.

COM 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS
Course Code and Credits: ADM 341/ADM 5860 (3)
Course Title: Photography for the Media
Course Description:
Recommended for Communications and Journalism majors as well as photographers, this course develops knowledge and experience in photojournalism via the study of the work of major practitioners and the production of assignments typical of today’s photojournalists. Students will need to provide a DSLR (digital reflex) camera and a laptop (with any basic photo editing software). There is a studio fee for this course.
Course Code and Credits: COM 308/COM 5855 spring only (3)
Course Title: News and the Media in Italy
Course Description:
In this course, students explore the most important characteristics of Italian journalism and the Italian media system. The focus is around a comparative analysis of different styles used in international journalism, particularly in print media, although other kinds of media are included. Particular attention is given to the development of writing styles for news, features, interviews and reviews where students develop their own practical skills. Students have the opportunity to publish articles in an Italian newspaper.
Course Code and Credits: COM 315/FLM 5800 (3)
Course Title: History of Italian Cinema and Society
Course Description:
Explores the history of Italian cinema and society as represented in film, with particular focus on the wide range of films to emerge after the Second World War. Students study Italian cinema within the context of world cinema to assess realism as an aesthetic convention as well as gain insight into Italian culture and ways of thinking.
Course Code and Credits: COM 461/COM 5845 (3)
Course Title: Luxury Fashion in Rome
Course Description:
Traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries. It emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visuality of fashion. The course focus is on retail and visual merchandising. It addresses the question of relevance of the in-store consumer experience in response to the spread of e-commerce. In order to explore and evaluate possible answers to this question, students are involved in The Luxury Shopping Experience project. Following clear, prearranged guidelines, they visit, examine, and report on selected luxury stores located along Via Condotti and Via Borgognona in Rome. This allows students to experience at first hand the way people, including tourists, consume luxury in Rome.
Course Code and Credits: MKT 301/MKT 5800 (3)
Course Title: Principles of Marketing
Course Description:
Introduces students to the principles and operations of marketing. Course work includes an in-depth analysis of the strategic role marketing plays in contemporary business from new product development, marketing research and target marketing to consumer behavior analysis, advertising and promotion and personal selling activities. Each variable of the marketing mix will be covered in detail and the macro and micro business environment will be assessed for their impact on marketing planning. Lectures, discussion topics, case studies, videos and practical exercises are used to cover the course material.

ECN 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS
Course Code and Credits: COM 461/COM 5845 (3)
Course Title: Luxury Fashion in Rome
Course Description:
Traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries. It emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visuality of fashion. The course focus is on retail and visual merchandising. It addresses the question of relevance of the in-store consumer experience in response to the spread of e-commerce. In order to explore and evaluate possible answers to this question, students are involved in The Luxury Shopping Experience project. Following clear, prearranged guidelines, they visit, examine, and report on selected luxury stores located along Via Condotti and Via Borgognona in Rome. This allows students to experience at first hand the way people, including tourists, consume luxury in Rome.
Course Code and Credits: INR/SCL 313/INR 5800 (3)
Course Title: Globalization: A European Perspective
Course Description:
This interdisciplinary course addresses the important and complex phenomenon of contemporary globalization. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects are addressed from a specifically European perspective.
Course Code and Credits: MGT 302/MGT 5850 (3)
Course Title: Project Management for the Arts and Culture
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of project management relevant to the cultural industry. The theoretical basis will be applied to the industry of arts and culture. The course focuses on case studies that are related to Rome’s Cultural Heritage. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the fundamental tenets of project management. The Italian cultural environment will be studied; particular attention will be paid to its inherent value. Furthermore this course offers students the opportunity to identify current problems that are related to the management of the Italian cultural heritage. The skills learned may also be applied to different international contexts.
Course Code and Credits: MKT 301/MKT 5800 (3)
Course Title: Principles of Marketing
Course Description:
Introduces students to the principles and operations of marketing. Course work includes an in-depth analysis of the strategic role marketing plays in contemporary business from new product development, marketing research and target marketing to consumer behavior analysis, advertising and promotion and personal selling activities. Each variable of the marketing mix will be covered in detail and the macro and micro business environment will be assessed for their impact on marketing planning. Lectures, discussion topics, case studies, videos and practical exercises are used to cover the course material.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.
Course Code and Credits: SCL 307/COM 5860 (3)
Course Title: Made in Italy: Symbols of Italian Identity from Espresso to Ferrari
Course Description:
Italy occupies a prominent place in the world’s culture, history, and thought. This course explores the history and practices of consumption in Italy, and the consumption of goods, products, and services that have been encoded as “Italian” outside the country itself. It analyzes aspects of consumption (broadly defined) via a social, cultural, artistic and anthropological approach. The course looks at the transition to a consumer society, and investigates areas such as advertising, fashion, industrial design, food culture and sport; it also examines the impact of consumerism on Italian identity formation and the construction of gender roles. The course includes on-site visits and field trips to major Italian companies.

EDU 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION
Course Code and Credits: ARH 308/AVC 5840 spring only (3)
Course Title: Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC - 2000 AD
Course Description:
Examines the history and society of Rome and its architectural and artistic expression as it developed over a period of 3,000 years. Students study key examples of architecture, monuments and art from Classical Rome through to the Renaissance and Baroque, and the modern period. Much of the course is taught on-site with visits to churches, palaces and museums.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 309/AVC 5830 spring only (3)
Course Title: History of Ancient Art: Greece and Rome
Course Description:
Examines ancient Greek and Roman art in detail. Students consider specific key examples of artworks from each tradition, how Greek and Roman art has been approached and analyzed historically, the relationship between Greek and Roman art, and the broader issue and influence of ‘the Classical’ in Western culture. The course may make extensive use of the city of Rome as a learning resource.
Course Code and Credits: ARH 321/AVC 5845 (3)
Course Title: Baroque Rome and Its Monuments
Course Description:
Covers the emergence of Baroque art in the late Cinquecento and early Seicento (16th and 17th centuries) and follows the development of the Baroque style in sculpture, painting and architecture. The style found interpreters of genius in Rome, artists who left outstanding works with a great sense of proportion, remarkable use of inventiveness and incredible imagination. During the class students study some of these key artists, including Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini. Much of the course is taught on-site in Rome, the ‘cradle’ of the Baroque.
Course Code and Credits: HST 311/HST 5805 (3)
Course Title: Rome through the Ages
Course Description:
Covers the history of Rome from its reputed founding by Romulus and Remus to the establishment of the Roman Republic and the creation of the Roman Empire, leading up to conversion to Christianity and the appointment of the first Christian emperor. It explores themes such as the changes in Roman politics, the causes of the misgovernment which brought down the Republic, how the hollow skeleton of the Republic was used to house the Principate of Augustus, the rise of the Roman Empire, and the success of Christianity.
Course Code and Credits: HST 314/HST 5815 (3)
Course Title: History of Food and Table Manners
Course Description:
Explores food and food habits in human history from early civilization to the Modern period, via the Classical world and the Middle Ages. Themes such as the social function of banquets, dietary rules, food models, cultural identity and table manners are considered. Students examine evidence based on written sources and on archaeological and artistic remains in order to compare the dining habits of different social groups across different historical periods (e.g. Romans vs. Barbarians; nobles vs. peasants; lay vs. religious; urban vs. rural). The social, political, economic and cultural history of food and table manners are studied within the spaces in which the people lived and ate - including the interiors of households, palaces and monasteries.
Course Code and Credits: HST 326/HST 5820 (3)
Course Title: History of the Italian Mafia
Course Description:
This course explores the history of the Italian Mafia from the national unification of Italy until the present day. Topics studied include relationships within the organization, those between the Mafia and Italian Politics, and those between the Italian and the American mafia.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.
Course Code and Credits: RLG 300/RLG 5810 (3)
Course Title: Comparative World Religions
Course Description:
Explores the monotheistic religions of the Near East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), those of India and the Far East (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and the ‘new-age’ faiths. The history and practice of each is studied. Special emphasis is laid on the philosophical and psychological basis of each religion and on common themes such as the self, suffering, free will, and ethics. Primary and secondary sources are studied, along with an examination of methodology in comparative religion.

FNN 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE
Course Code and Credits: ECN 357/ECN 5805 (3)
Course Title: International Economic Relations
Course Description:
Introduces students to international economic relations. These relations are relations of international trade, international production and finance as well as international development. The course is taught within the context of technology, politics and culture.
Course Code and Credits: INR/SCL 313/INR 5800 (3)
Course Title: Globalization: A European Perspective
Course Description:
This interdisciplinary course addresses the important and complex phenomenon of contemporary globalization. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects are addressed from a specifically European perspective.
Course Code and Credits: MGT 302/MGT 5850 (3)
Course Title: Project Management for the Arts and Culture
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of project management relevant to the cultural industry. The theoretical basis will be applied to the industry of arts and culture. The course focuses on case studies that are related to Rome’s Cultural Heritage. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the fundamental tenets of project management. The Italian cultural environment will be studied; particular attention will be paid to its inherent value. Furthermore this course offers students the opportunity to identify current problems that are related to the management of the Italian cultural heritage. The skills learned may also be applied to different international contexts.
Course Code and Credits: MGT 358/MGT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: Human Resource Management
Course Description:
Combines elements of different disciplines, ranging from industrial relations, social psychology, personnel management, motivation, recruitment and selection, leadership, communication, manpower planning, aspects of training and development, and related processes. It is appropriate both for those seeking a career in personnel management and for those contemplating careers in other areas of functional management.
Course Code and Credits: MKT 301/MKT 5800 (3)
Course Title: Principles of Marketing
Course Description:
Introduces students to the principles and operations of marketing. Course work includes an in-depth analysis of the strategic role marketing plays in contemporary business from new product development, marketing research and target marketing to consumer behavior analysis, advertising and promotion and personal selling activities. Each variable of the marketing mix will be covered in detail and the macro and micro business environment will be assessed for their impact on marketing planning. Lectures, discussion topics, case studies, videos and practical exercises are used to cover the course material.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.

HST 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY WITH FOCUS ON FOOD AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES
Course Code and Credits: HST 311/HST 5805 (3)
Course Title: Rome through the Ages
Course Description:
Covers the history of Rome from its reputed founding by Romulus and Remus to the establishment of the Roman Republic and the creation of the Roman Empire, leading up to conversion to Christianity and the appointment of the first Christian emperor. It explores themes such as the changes in Roman politics, the causes of the misgovernment which brought down the Republic, how the hollow skeleton of the Republic was used to house the Principate of Augustus, the rise of the Roman Empire, and the success of Christianity.
Course Code and Credits: HST 314/HST 5815 (3)
Course Title: History of Food and Table Manners
Course Description:
Explores food and food habits in human history from early civilization to the Modern period, via the Classical world and the Middle Ages. Themes such as the social function of banquets, dietary rules, food models, cultural identity and table manners are considered. Students examine evidence based on written sources and on archaeological and artistic remains in order to compare the dining habits of different social groups across different historical periods (e.g. Romans vs. Barbarians; nobles vs. peasants; lay vs. religious; urban vs. rural). The social, political, economic and cultural history of food and table manners are studied within the spaces in which the people lived and ate - including the interiors of households, palaces and monasteries.
Course Code and Credits: LIT 329/PHL 5800 (3)
Course Title: Classical Mythology
Course Description:
This course covers traditional stories of Greece and Rome in their cultural context. Students study readings from Greek and Latin literature and investigate their sources, their nature, and their application to literature and to art. They will examine key figures and events in mythology, including gods and major heroes, with on-site analysis of paintings, sculptures, pottery and mosaics. The course examines the myths and legends of traditional Greek religion in their historical context. We will consider how they were influenced by the civilizations of the ancient Near East and how they developed in the Greek and Roman worlds. We will read passages in translation from major Greek and Roman authors, including Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Sophocles, Ovid, and Virgil, and discuss the use of mythology in classical literature and how it changed through the ages. Slides and visits to museums and archaeological sites will illustrate how the Greeks and Romans represented and worshipped their gods and how classical mythology was used in the art of later centuries. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the key figures and events in mythology, including gods and major heroes, and with the use and role of mythology in classical literature and art.
Course Code and Credits: LIT 330/LIT 5815 spring only (3)
Course Title: Roman Life and Thought
Course Description:
This course illustrates the most important literary works of classical antiquity. Students read in translation Greek and Latin authors such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Caesar, Cicero, and Plautus, familiarize themselves with different literary genres and understand the basis of European literary culture. Major topics include aspects of ancient civilization, such as rhetoric, politics, religion, mythology and philosophy. Site visits to the Ara Pacis, Crypta Balbi and to the National Museum of Palazzo Massimo complement classroom lectures.
Course Code and Credits: RLG 300/RLG 5810 (3)
Course Title: Comparative World Religions
Course Description:
Explores the monotheistic religions of the Near East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), those of India and the Far East (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and the ‘new-age’ faiths. The history and practice of each is studied. Special emphasis is laid on the philosophical and psychological basis of each religion and on common themes such as the self, suffering, free will, and ethics. Primary and secondary sources are studied, along with an examination of methodology in comparative religion.
Course Code and Credits: RLG 315/RLG 5800 spring only (3)
Course Title: Religions and Cults of the Roman Empire
Course Description:
Focuses on the religious experience of Late Antiquity, which opened the way to medieval civilization and, eventually, to modern western culture. It examines the beliefs present within the Roman Empire (I – IV century A.D.), including the most significant religions, cults and mystical movements – a fascinating picture of this important historical period. Visits to museums and places of archaeological importance in Rome, will illustrate the connection between the material and the religious.

INB 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Course Code and Credits: ARH 308/AVC 5840 spring only (3)
Course Title: Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC - 2000 AD
Course Description:
Examines the history and society of Rome and its architectural and artistic expression as it developed over a period of 3,000 years. Students study key examples of architecture, monuments and art from Classical Rome through to the Renaissance and Baroque, and the modern period. Much of the course is taught on-site with visits to churches, palaces and museums.
Course Code and Credits: INR/SCL 313/INR 5800 (3)
Course Title: Globalization: A European Perspective
Course Description:
This interdisciplinary course addresses the important and complex phenomenon of contemporary globalization. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects are addressed from a specifically European perspective.
Course Code and Credits: MGT 302/MGT 5850 (3)
Course Title: Project Management for the Arts and Culture
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of project management relevant to the cultural industry. The theoretical basis will be applied to the industry of arts and culture. The course focuses on case studies that are related to Rome’s Cultural Heritage. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the fundamental tenets of project management. The Italian cultural environment will be studied; particular attention will be paid to its inherent value. Furthermore this course offers students the opportunity to identify current problems that are related to the management of the Italian cultural heritage. The skills learned may also be applied to different international contexts.
Course Code and Credits: MKT 301/MKT 5800 (3)
Course Title: Principles of Marketing
Course Description:
Introduces students to the principles and operations of marketing. Course work includes an in-depth analysis of the strategic role marketing plays in contemporary business from new product development, marketing research and target marketing to consumer behavior analysis, advertising and promotion and personal selling activities. Each variable of the marketing mix will be covered in detail and the macro and micro business environment will be assessed for their impact on marketing planning. Lectures, discussion topics, case studies, videos and practical exercises are used to cover the course material.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.
Course Code and Credits: SCL 307/COM 5860 (3)
Course Title: Made in Italy: Symbols of Italian Identity from Espresso to Ferrari
Course Description:
Italy occupies a prominent place in the world’s culture, history, and thought. This course explores the history and practices of consumption in Italy, and the consumption of goods, products, and services that have been encoded as “Italian” outside the country itself. It analyzes aspects of consumption (broadly defined) via a social, cultural, artistic and anthropological approach. The course looks at the transition to a consumer society, and investigates areas such as advertising, fashion, industrial design, food culture and sport; it also examines the impact of consumerism on Italian identity formation and the construction of gender roles. The course includes on-site visits and field trips to major Italian companies.

INR 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Course Code and Credits: ECN 357/ECN 5805 (3)
Course Title: International Economic Relations
Course Description:
Introduces students to international economic relations. These relations are relations of international trade, international production and finance as well as international development. The course is taught within the context of technology, politics and culture.
Course Code and Credits: INR/SCL 313/INR 5800 (3)
Course Title: Globalization: A European Perspective
Course Description:
This interdisciplinary course addresses the important and complex phenomenon of contemporary globalization. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects are addressed from a specifically European perspective.
Course Code and Credits: INR 328/INR 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: Security Studies
Course Description:
This course examines enduring and contemporary questions of security and insecurity in the international system. Security has traditionally been defined in terms of strategic state politics and the use of military force to counter external military threats. The end of the Cold War and the ensuing conflicts of the late 20th century raised questions about the continued relevance of traditional theories of security. The course will feature the participation of Italian Carabinieri Police/Army Force, including anti-terrorist and special security units. Specific areas will be covered with the approach of “experience education” including: National Security, Investigation, Public Order, Public Health and Environment, Labor and Food Frauds, Cultural Heritage and Anti-Counterfeiting, and International Cooperation.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.

PLT 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Course Code and Credits: ECN 357/ECN 5805 (3)
Course Title: International Economic Relations
Course Description:
Introduces students to international economic relations. These relations are relations of international trade, international production and finance as well as international development. The course is taught within the context of technology, politics and culture.
Course Code and Credits: HST 326/HST 5820 (3)
Course Title: History of the Italian Mafia
Course Description:
This course explores the history of the Italian Mafia from the national unification of Italy until the present day. Topics studied include relationships within the organization, those between the Mafia and Italian Politics, and those between the Italian and the American mafia.
Course Code and Credits: INR 328/INR 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: Security Studies
Course Description:
This course examines enduring and contemporary questions of security and insecurity in the international system. Security has traditionally been defined in terms of strategic state politics and the use of military force to counter external military threats. The end of the Cold War and the ensuing conflicts of the late 20th century raised questions about the continued relevance of traditional theories of security. The course will feature the participation of Italian Carabinieri Police/Army Force, including anti-terrorist and special security units. Specific areas will be covered with the approach of “experience education” including: National Security, Investigation, Public Order, Public Health and Environment, Labor and Food Frauds, Cultural Heritage and Anti-Counterfeiting, and International Cooperation.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.

SCL 6972 - INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
Course Code and Credits: INR/SCL 313/INR 5800 (3)
Course Title: Globalization: A European Perspective
Course Description:
This interdisciplinary course addresses the important and complex phenomenon of contemporary globalization. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects are addressed from a specifically European perspective.
Course Code and Credits: PLT 359/PLT 5810 spring only (3)
Course Title: The European Union in the New International System
Course Description:
Covers the history of the European Union, from its foundation in the fifties until the present. It will look at the different institutions inside the European Union and their role in the process of enlarging the Union and moving towards greater integration. Although its initial aim was political unity, the European unification process has been strongly based on the ideal of economic integration. Thus the course will look at the positive and negative effects of economic and monetary union. Other policies of the member states will also be covered, including agricultural, regional, social, environmental, and energy policies. The inter-relationship between the different EU countries will be examined, as well as the relationship with other states, such as the US.
Course Code and Credits: RLG 300/RLG 5810 (3)
Course Title: Comparative World Religions
Course Description:
Explores the monotheistic religions of the Near East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), those of India and the Far East (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and the ‘new-age’ faiths. The history and practice of each is studied. Special emphasis is laid on the philosophical and psychological basis of each religion and on common themes such as the self, suffering, free will, and ethics. Primary and secondary sources are studied, along with an examination of methodology in comparative religion.
Course Code and Credits: SCL 307/COM 5860 (3)
Course Title: Made in Italy: Symbols of Italian Identity from Espresso to Ferrari
Course Description:
Italy occupies a prominent place in the world’s culture, history, and thought. This course explores the history and practices of consumption in Italy, and the consumption of goods, products, and services that have been encoded as “Italian” outside the country itself. It analyzes aspects of consumption (broadly defined) via a social, cultural, artistic and anthropological approach. The course looks at the transition to a consumer society, and investigates areas such as advertising, fashion, industrial design, food culture and sport; it also examines the impact of consumerism on Italian identity formation and the construction of gender roles. The course includes on-site visits and field trips to major Italian companies.

Placement Opportunities

ART, ART HISTORY, HISTORY

Management, Marketing, Promotion, Education, Tourism
Museums of Rome, Castel S. Angelo
Museo del Risorgimento
Museo dei Mercati di Traiano
Museo GNAM – National Gallery of Modern Art
Pantheon
Museo Etnografico Pigorini
Palazzo Spada
Anglo American Bookstore

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Marketing, Merchandising, International Business, Finance, Fashion
Fusolab Creative Lab
Inprendo Financial Advisory & Management Consulting
Coldwell Smart Properties
Bird and Bird International Law
Alo and Partners International Market Strategy
LUISS Business School
Agenzia Salaria Business Services

COMMUNICATION

Journalism, Photojournalism, Marketing, PR, Fundraising
Accademia di S. Cecilia
Officine Fotografiche
Lozzi Publishing
Ristorante La Campana
The Perfect Bun
Fusolab Creative Lab
Domus Talenti Events
Taodue Film

EDUCATION

Primary and Secondary School, Daycare Centers, Music, Publishing
Istituto Manin
Istituto Pistelli
Istituto Santa Dorotea
St. Louis School of Music
Lozzi Publishing
LUISS University

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

History, Politics, International Relations, Immigration, Social Science
Embassy of Malta
Embassy of Colombia
Joel Nafuma Refugee Center
Comunità S. Egidio
Caritas