Art History

AH 102 ARTS OF RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5.50 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
On site course: Yes
Arts of Renaissance & Baroque is an introductory course that surveys the development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the 14th to the mid-18th centuries, focusing in particular on the cultural context of Rome with reference also to the contributions of Florence and Venice. Most classes are held on-site in the museums, churches and palaces of Rome. The course hones a method of description, critical analysis and interpretation and builds a broad comprehension of the nature of the Renaissance tradition.
This course satisfies the information literacy requirement. Students are responsible for all entry fees.

Archeology & Classics

ARC 101 ROMAN ARCHEOLOGY ON-SITE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates:  6 July to 2 August 2017
This is an introductory on-site course exploring the archeological sites and ancient monuments of Rome. The course will begin with the evidence for the earliest settlement in Rome and continue through the development of the Republic, the empire and the transition to early Christian Rome. The course will focus on placing the archeological and architectural evidence in its topographical context.
This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement. Students are responsible for all entry fees.

ARC 293 ARCHEOLOGY PRACTICUM 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5.30 pm
Dates:  6 July to 2 August 2017
On site course: Yes
Archaeology 293 is a practicum course that allows students to experience archaeological excavation first hand and to receive credit for it. In Summer 2017 AUR will be collaborating with Universita degli Studi Roma Tre to offer a training excavation in the area of the Forum of Vespasian in the center of Rome (precise location to be determined). Training will cover techniques of excavation, recording, washing and classifying the finds. The working week will be Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm with a mid morning break of 30 minutes and a one hour lunch break. Students must commit to the full working week. This means that they will not be able to take another class at the same time and they will not be able to sign up for Friday trips. Students who are not Archaeology and Classics majors at AUR need to contact Prof Higgins (v.higgins@aur.edu) before their registration can be confirmed.

 

Business Administration

MGT 309 CHAOS AND CATASTROPHE: CRISIS MANAGEMENT FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
Students will learn to both cope and succeed as professionals in the midst of chaos as catastrophe threatens both the firm and individuals. The course will define a crisis and the ways in which individuals and organizations’ management cope during a crisis. Crisis intervention methods and tools for business professionals to effectively work with crisis situations will be presented. The course will cover different ‘crises’ as they relate to day-to-day interactions, emergency situations (i.e., business related: product, facility and image-related, as well as employee-related: suicide, bereavement, violence and substance-abuse). Crisis management programs and plans will be developed alongside a crisis management simulation exercise, to provide a ‘real-world’.
Pre-requisites: MKT 201 or MGT 201 and any 300-level or higher business course or permission of the instructor.

 

Communication

COM 219 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 12:45 pm to 3.05 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
The study of intercultural communication is an attempt to understand communication among peoples when cultural identifications affect the message. One approach is to learn the barriers one needs to overcome such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, nonverbal misunderstandings, and translation difficulties. Students will learn how to recognize and overcome these barriers, and how to understand and relate to other cultures.
Pre-requisites: COM 105 or ANT 100 or SOC 100 and Junior or Senior standing.
This course satisfies the information literacy requirement.

ENG 300 CREATIVE WRITING 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 12:45 am to 3.05 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
This course explores the creative process, giving students concrete ways to enhance their creative thought and writing. Through writing assignments and numerous inventive classroom exercises, students learn how to write more interesting characters, fascinating plots and colorful stories. This course aims to improve a student’s written, creative output. 3 credit hours.
Pre-requisites: ENG 102.
This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement

 

Film and Digital Media

FAFD 104 PHOTOGRAPHY: ROMAN SCENES
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 12.10 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
On site course: Yes
This course is designed for students who wish to approach the world of photography and acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge required to produce powerful photographs in an outdoor and indoor environment. Students will not only learn what the camera is and does but will also acquire a sound understanding of the medium and its many assets. Class discussion and critiques will provide insight into visual perception and visual aesthetics.
Required: Non-automatic digital or traditional reflex camera. Students using film are responsible for processing slides.

International Relations and Global Politics

ANT 383 EUROPE, MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATIONS,AND THE ARTS 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
This course focuses on Europe’s migratory crisis by surveying the political discourses around migration across the Mediterranean and the ways in which the arts and civil society are currently responding to such crisis. The course will first cover such issues as citizenship legislation, refugee and human rights, national sovereignty and border defense, and then move to filmmaking and art works by artists, activists, and migrants. Integrated within the course, onsite classes will familiarize students with the vibrant areas of Rome where migrant presence is most visible and active.
Pre-requisites: ANT100, SOC101, or permission of the instructor.
This course satisfies the information literacy requirement.

HST 305 HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5.50 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
A study of selected aspects of modern Europe, focusing on the post-1945 period, the course focuses on major themes of the age, from the origins of World War I to the reunification of Germany, will be selected for discussion. Topics include the emergence of and challenges to the welfare state, the Communist Revolutions, changing defense considerations, East-West relations and the European Union.
Pre-requisites: Junior or Senior standing or permission of the instructor.

POL 314 CONFLICT AND PEACE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 12:45 pm to 3:05 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
This course addresses recent political and social changes in the Mediterranean area, with a focus on the eruption of political conflicts and the causes behind them. In recent years, a number of Mediterranean states have experienced a struggle between secular and religious forces over political power, and we will look at this struggle via a series of case studies from the three main regions of the Mediterranean area: the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe. While stressing a comparative perspective, regional variations will be addressed throughout the course. Rather than proposing ‘the Mediterranean’ as an essential unit, it will be discussed how different discourses (political and cultural) are part of the creation of the Mediterranean as an ‘area’. For example, in the context of the Barcelona process, the Mediterranean area is imagined as a security zone and as a European area of policy making. The approach is multi-disciplinary, combining political science, sociology, history and anthropology.
Pre-requisites: HST 201 or HST 202 or a lower level Political Science or International Affairs course and Junior or Senior standing or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the information literacy and oral presentation requirements.

Italian Studies

IS 212 ITALIAN FOOD AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 12:45 pm to 3.05 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
This interdisciplinary course will focus on the social and cultural aspects of food and eating in different geographical areas with a special emphasis on Italy and its history. The course will be taught through a variety of readings, class discussions and presentations and there will also be some practical experiences.
Please note that this is not a cooking course.
This course satisfies the information literacy and oral presentation requirements. Conducted in English.

ITL 100 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:05 pm
Dates: 6 July to 2 August 2017
Open to students with no previous training in Italian, the course introduces features of the Italian language needed for interaction in everyday practical situations, such as the caffè, restaurant, accommodation and in shops. The course satisfies a limited number of immediate needs necessary for survival in the target language culture. Cultural topics, such as religion in Italy, Italian geography, and Italian families will also be studied through readings in English, in order to familiarize the student with certain aspects of contemporary Italian society and culture.
No placement examination.
This course does not constitute a pre-requisites for ITL 102.
This course can not be taken simultaneously with, or after successful completion of ITL 101.