Our Summer 1 Session for 2020 runs from 28 May to 25 June 2020. Available courses are listed below.
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Art History

AH 100 ART OF ROME
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
On-site course: Yes
Art of Rome is an introductory course in the history of art and of the history of Rome from its origin to contemporary times. Masterpieces of painting, sculpture, architecture and urbanism are examined with attention to their specific historical contexts; ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque and modern. Most classes are held on-site. The course hones a method of description, critical analysis and interpretation of art and builds an understanding of traditional forms and cultural themes useful in the comprehension of all western art. 
Students are responsible for all entry fees.

Art History/Religion

AHRE 106 SACRED SPACE: RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF ROME
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
On-site course: Yes
The course explores the main ideas behind the sacral space on the example of sacral architecture of Rome, from the ancient times to the postmodern. The course maximizes the opportunity of onsite teaching in Rome; most of the classes are held in the real surrounding, which best illustrates particular topics of the course. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different religious traditions, various religious ideas and practices (including the ancient Roman religion, early Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, as well as the main elements of religion and sacred spaces of ancient Judaism and Islam). Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sacred spaces and learn about the broader cultural and historical context in which they appeared. Short study trips outside of Rome may also take place.

Archaeology & Classics

ARC 101 ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY ON-SITE 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
On-site course: Yes
This is an introductory on-site course exploring the archaeological 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.
Students are responsible for all entry fees.

ARC 293 ARCHAEOLOGY PRACTICUM 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
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. Students will attend a one-week training seminar on-campus prior to onsite work, followed by three weeks of excavation experience at one or both sites. The on-site working week will be Monday to Friday from 8.00/8.30am to 5.00/5.30pm with a mid-morning break of 20 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 Professor Elizabeth Wueste (e.wueste@aur.edu) before their registration can be confirmed.
Not open to study abroad students in Summer 2020.

ARCL 305 ROME OF AUGUSTUS 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This interdisciplinary course combines archeology, art history, history, literature, and sociology to explore a defining moment in the ancient world: Rome at the time of Augustus (c.44 BC-c.14 AD). The students will create an image of the emperor Augustus through his own building projects and writings and assess the role of imperial propaganda in this process. We ask how culture, identity, and power were shaped in particular contexts by social factors such as religion, gender, the economy, and status, presenting case studies of building projects, review contemporary philosophical ideas and contemporary comment. This interdisciplinary course enables students to develop their skills of analysis and evaluation across a range of ancient source materials.
Pre-requisites: Level 200 course in Art History, Archaeology, or Classical Studies or permission of the instructor.

CLRE 202 CHRISTIANITY AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE (100-425 AD) 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course offers an overview of the history of the Early Church from 100-425 AD, focusing on the confrontation of Christianity with Roman life and thought. It will examine that relationship both from the early Christian and early Roman perspectives. Field trips to historical sites and museums in Rome will be used to reanimate ancient Roman history.
Pre-requisites: ENG 102. Students are responsible for all entry fees.

Business Administration

MGT 307 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
In this course, students develop insight into human nature which is fundamental to business success. In-depth study of emotional intelligence, motivation theory, leadership, and group dynamics provides students with a sound basis for making mature assessments of themselves and of others. Lecture, readings, class discussion, case study, and in-class role-play teach students to apply insight and intuition to analyzing challenging inter-personal business dilemmas. All discussions emphasize a real-world orientation with additional emphasis on effective analytical methods and written and oral communication skills.
Pre-requisites: PSY 101 or any 200-level Business course or permission of the instructor

MKT 303 MARKETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION IN ITALY
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
With a focus on models for understanding and interpreting culture, this course examines an array of organizational communication tools, including marketing communication, advertising, public relations, and managerial communication, as they are practiced in Italy and the United States. Students will explore these practices and examine how cultural differences affect marketing and organizational communication and will apply their
increased understanding and honed skills to a final project designed for a “real-life” client. The course includes lectures, discussion, guest speakers and field trips.
Pre-requisites: MKT 200 or COM 105.
Students will pay a fee to cover the cost of the mandatory field-study trip.

MKT 315 SALES MANAGEMENT: CREATING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course is an exploration of the role personal selling plays as a marketing communications tool. Topics include the nature of selling, buying behavior, selling personality, attitude as a key to success and the selling process. Students also discuss issues related to sales force management and the interplay between personal sales and the other elements of the promotion mix: advertising, direct marketing, public relations, and sales promotion.
Pre-requisites: MKT 200.

Communication

COM 203 PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATION
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course analyzes and applies principles of speech structures to oral presentation. Students learn to analyze audiences, adapt messages, apply critical listening skills and practice ethical decisions in preparing public speaking. Emphasis is placed on building a positive speech environment and practicing speech presentations.
Pre-requisites: ENG 100 or ENG 101

COM 314 LIVE MUSIC AND FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 am to 5.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This hybrid course provides hands-on skills for future music managers, concert and festival promoters, and tour managers. Moreover, the course explores the process of signing artists, planning, budgeting, booking and advancing concerts, festivals and tours with a focus on pre-production, logistics, production, promotion, and consumption, highlighting the impact of converged technology on the industry and professional practice. Finally, issues of copyright and security will also be assessed.
Pre-requisites: COMK 220 or MGT 201 or permission of the instructor.
Students are responsible for all entry fees.

English Writing, Literature, and Publishing

ENG 203 WRITING ROME
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course explores the city of Rome through writing. On-site classes provide an interdisciplinary, studio-art approach to the generation of written work. Through the studied practice of descriptive writing and the examination of setting as a vital literary component, students will create their own textual map of the Eternal City.
Pre-requisites: ENG 102.

Film and Digital Media

FAFD 104 PHOTOGRAPHY IN ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 12:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
Using Rome as our canvas space/playground, students will engage weekly with the city (on-site) to understand the complexities of: composition, exposure, aperture, speed, and light to fully realize and capture the beauty of this monumental city. Students will learn to shoot using a variety of techniques and lenses to understand their inherent pros and cons in Rome, while also learning the fundamentals of the exposure triangle, composition, and post-production to produce aesthetically pleasing photographs of Rome. Photographs will be presented (online) locally and internationally.
Bring Your Own Camera. If you want to have the ability to control all the aspects of photography, a DSLR camera is highly recommended, or a Mirrorless camera.
Laboratory course fee Euro 75.

FDM 283 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOJOURNALISM 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course allows students to better understand storytelling through the technical, aesthetic and ethical aspects of digital photography. Students will learn to capture daily life with Rome as the backdrop. Daily assignments will encourage students to use their cameras to tell stories from their unique study abroad experience and take home skills that can be used to photograph people in any rich environment. A digital camera is required. You must bring your camera to the first day of class. Students will learn more about Photojournalism as a discipline of gathering news content from a visual perspective. Students will be taught reporting, ethics and content gathering through the lens of visual storytelling. Classes are people-centric, meaning students are required to find stories and photo opportunities that are about the human condition.
Pre-requisites: FAFD 104 or FAFD 106 or permission of the instructor.
Laboratory course fee Euro 75.

FDM 307 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION WORKSHOP 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course is designed as both a colloquium on the many issues involved in conceptualizing and filming a documentary and a hands-on technical workshop. Through discussion, the students will be encouraged to focus on a subject and establish their own line of communication with it. Students will have to create short documentary videos shot on location in Rome, based on their research of fiction and non-fiction video ideas, learning how to direct a small crew and maintain creative control during filming and the evolutionary process of postproduction. They will be taught basic camera and editing techniques. The course will be complemented with occasional screenings of non-fictional material, whose distinctive features, merits and flaws, students will be invited to identify and discuss.
Pre-requisites: FDM 202 or permission of the instructor.

Fine Arts

ART 102 DRAWING I 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 11 June 2020
This course introduces the fundamentals of drawing in a variety of black and white media (charcoal and graphite) on paper. Students will learn the basics of measuring and proportions, composition, modeling volumes and textures and the principles of perspective in a series of exercises and gradually scaled projects. Student articulation of drawing and design terminology in regular studio critiques will constitute an important component of the learning process. On-site visits to Roman venues staging exhibitions of drawings may be included. The course includes participation in a public exhibition of student work.
Art Studio fee (includes materials): Euro 75.
Students are also responsible for all entry fees.

ART 250 SCULPTURE IN STONE 
Credits: 3
Times: 10 Day Workshop
Dates: 14 June to 25 June 2020
This ten-day intensive workshop takes place outside Rome near Carrara (Tuscany), the cradle of stone sculpture in Italy. Stone is one of the oldest materials used by sculptors and still used by contemporary artists. Students will develop basic sculptural techniques while also being introduced to the history of sculpture in this material. There will be also an introduction to the different stones used for sculpting their origin and the tools used during the time. Basic sculptural forms will be discussed as well as the development of abstract sculpture.
Pre-requisites: A lower level Fine Arts course. Students will be responsible for the course fee and accommodation. Housing is organized in the nearby village Azzano.

International Relations and Global Politics

POL 202 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
Basic concepts used to compare political systems and understand how they function: the nature of politics, power, and authority, political order, change, and participation. The basic building blocks of politics in different states are examined and analyzed, the relative merits and disadvantages are evaluated enabling students to understand their workings and make judgments on their effectiveness.

SOC 120 LIVING ROME: URBAN SPACES, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
On-site course: Yes
This course will give students the opportunity to actively explore the multiple dimensions of the City of Rome systematically and on the basis of a theoretical framework of urbanism, cultural studies and social theory. The students will examine how the city impacts its citizens, its businesses and social organizations. The course satisfies information technology requirements.

SOC 210 GENDER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course examines the role of gender in different societies and helps to understand gendered dimensions of economic and social inequality, stratification, oppression, and power in global perspectives. Questions regarding sex and gender are going to be discussed in the context of complex social phenomena such as sex trafficking, pay-gap, machismo, immigration, development, poverty, marriage, and politics. Concepts such as democracy, human rights, freedom, emancipation, equality, and oppression are going to be critically evaluated through the careful analysis of gendered practices around the world. The construction of both masculinity and femininity is going to be addressed and investigated in comparative,
cross-national perspectives. Case studies will help to approach gender in-context and from a cultural relativist perspective.
Pre-requisites: 100 level course on sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science or permission of the instructor.

Italian Studies & Modern Languages

COIS 221 THE ITALIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5:10 pm 
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course examines literary, cinematic, and critical works on the experience of Italian Americans in order to investigate the many facets of their identity. The first part of the course includes readings on theories of race, ethnicity, and identity formation in the United States. The second part explores novels, films, and popular culture as evidence of the many forms of Italian-American cultural expression and their representation. Particular attention is given to the construction of internal and external stereotypes, interethnic relations between Italians and other minorities in the US, and religious, family, and gender identity.
Pre- or co-requisites: ENG 102. Conducted in English.

IS 210 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am 
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
Thematic in approach, this interdisciplinary course introduces students to the major social, cultural, artistic, and intellectual trends in modern Italy. Focusing on the period of Italy’s history from Unification in 1861 to the present, the courses will focus on cultural topics such as the Commedia dell’arte and its legacy in modern Carnival celebrations in Italy, Italian food and wine culture, sports, cinema, religion, regional differences, gender issues, and the advent of a contemporary multicultural society. Topics will be considered within the context of modern Italian society as well as from a historical perspective.
Pre-requisites: ENG 102. Conducted in English.

IS 212 ITALIAN FOOD AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
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.
Pre-requisites: ENG 102. Conducted in English.

ITL 100 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am OR 11:50 am to 2.10 pm OR 2:50 pm to 5:10 pm (3 courses)
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
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
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ITL 101 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I 
Credits: 4
Times: Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 5.50 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
In this course students establish an introductory base in the Italian language in the four areas of language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. At the successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in everyday spoken Italian by performing the following functions: greet people and introduce themselves, give and follow simple directions, respond to and ask questions, describe their families and friends, order items in a café, discuss their life at school and hobbies, express likes and dislikes, and recount recent past actions. Students will be able to read simple written texts in Italian and write short paragraphs on familiar topics. Students will also have gained specific knowledge about contemporary Italy through cultural readings on topics such as family life, pastimes, and food and wine culture.
No placement examination. Required for AUR degree students.

Mathematics & Science

ENV 102 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2:10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course introduces the physical elements and processes responsible for weather and climate, vegetation, soils, plate tectonics, landforms, their distributions, and their significance to humans. This special session of Physical Geography examines these processes as they are expressed in the context of the Italian Peninsula and the larger Mediterranean region.

Travel & Tourism Management

TTM 312 FOOD TOURISM 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 2.10 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will be an introduction to the growing segment of the tourism market centered on the exploration of food. The general public awareness of food and dining has grown tremendously in the past years as television has focused on food as an element of travel. Many individuals will plan their travels based on food. This class on food tourism will focus on learning the geography of food for various regions of the world through the study of the qualities and attributes of various cuisines and the role that culinary tourism plays in their economy.
Pre-requisites: MGT 201 or MKT 200 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

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Tuition: 

Summer Session (3 credits) - $2,400 (€2,000)
Summer Session (6 credits) - $4,200 (€3,500)


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