Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
IT130: Italian Culture and Civilization is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course will include weekly meetings throughout the spring semester during which students will be introduced to the culture and history of Italy and the city of Rome.
The course culminates in a ten-day field trip to Rome over Spring Break.
Among its distinctions, students will experience Italian gastronomy by visiting open air markets, alimentary, salumerie and restaurants.
The cradle of Western Civilization, Rome provides a rich opportunity to study the arts. The course will begin with the Etruscans and move chronologically through the Roman Republic, the Imperial period, early Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Risorgimento, Mussolini's Rome, and the contemporary period.
Based upon an integrated approach to art, architecture, music, literature, and film, the course will provide General Education credits in either humanities or international culture. It also fulfills the 3-credit study abroad requirement for International Business majors. Honors credits may be available for study abroad programs of ten days or more.
Pending approval, it could be used to satisfy a requirement for the college's minor in International Studies.
Discussions are underway to provide an occasion for students to meet Italian colleagues at the University of Rome (Roma Tre) and possibly develop joint research projects.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - housing information not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the faculty leaders. Students that the faculty leaders are not familiar with must be interviewed by one of the faculty leaders. Students complete a simple registration form. They are contacted and interview appointments are scheduled. The process continues until registration is closed.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring- Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/02/2018||03/11/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Sharon Dale by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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