We'd also like to reiterate the extraordinary value that we're offering this summer. Our standard tuition fees have been hugely reduced, both to reflect the change in delivery method but also as some small gesture of empathy for the situation in which you all find yourselves this year - please, take advantage of it!

Revised costs

We have significantly reduced course costs for the Summer of 2020.

  • €1000 for 3 credits (reduced from the standard tuition fee of €2000)  
  • €1750 for 6 credits (reduced from the standard tuition fee of €3500)
  • €2400 for 9 credits (reduced from the standard tuition fee of €5500)
  • €3000 for 12 credits (reduced from the standard tuition fee of €7000)

Please take a look at our revised Online Summer schedule below.

SUMMER 1 - 28 May to 25 June 2020

AHRE 106 SACRED SPACE: RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF ROME
Credits: 3
Times:  ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 pm to 6.40 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020 
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
The course explores main ideas behind the sacral space on the example of sacral architecture of Rome, from the ancient times to the postmodern. 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.

ARC 293 ARCHAEOLOGY PRACTICUM
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM - Times to be announced
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course is only available to current AUR students.

ART 115 PAINTING TECHNIQUES I 
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 4.30 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 4x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously.
This introductory course introduces students to the techniques of painting in water-based and /or oil-based colors. The complexity of the artist’s craft will be introduced through a series of gradually scaled exercises; for example, students will learn how to make preparatory drawings for transfer to the canvas. Other projects include an introduction to imprimaturas, the function of grisaille and skill of working with glazes. The course culminates in participation in an online public exhibition of student work. For a quick glimpse into the Professor Allen's techniques, take a look at this video.
Pre-requisites: ART 101 or ART 102 or permission of the instructor.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials.

ART 315 PAINTING WORKSHOP 
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday to Thursday, 2:50 pm to 4.30 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020This is an advanced course in painting techniques, which may include other media, such as photography and printmaking as research aids. Students will further develop and explore personal concepts in the painting medium to produce a coherent body of work. Group discussions and critiques will be intrinsic to this course. Reference will be made to the work of both the traditional canon and contemporary artists across the globe to broaden the students’ range of personal reference. The course includes participation in an online public exhibition of student work. 
Pre-requisites: ART 215 or an intermediate painting course or permission of the instructor.
Students are responsible for purchasing in their own materials.

CLHS 205 ROME: REPUBLIC & EMPIRE
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Wednesday, 2:50 pm to 4.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
This course explores the Roman Republic and Empire, from the development of Italic culture in the Bronze Age through the dissolution of the empire in late antiquity. Via primary sources, students examine the development of political forms and ideas in the Mediterranean and their impact on Rome, the relationship of art and literature to society and politics, and developments in the areas of religion, science, and the economy. The course includes three virtual field trips to historical sites and museums in Rome and Ostia. 
Pre-requisites: ENG 102.

COIS 221 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Credits: 3
Times:  ONLINE PROGRAM. EVENINGS. Monday & Wednesday, 6:50 pm to 8.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020 
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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-requisites: ENG 102.

ENV 102 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Credits: 3
Times:  ONLINE PROGRAM. EVENINGS. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:50 pm to 8.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020 
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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 larger Mediterranean region.

FAFD 104 PHOTOGRAPHY IN ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY 
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 1.30 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 4x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
Using the city as our canvas space/playground, students will engage weekly with urban settings 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 the city, while also learning the fundamentals of the exposure triangle, composition, and post production to produce aesthetically pleasing photographs of urban environments. 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.

MKT 303 MARKETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION IN ITALY
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 2:50 pm to 4.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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 may include lectures, discussion, and guest speakers.
Pre-requisites: MKT 200 or COM 105.
 

MGT 301 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Credits: 3
Times:  ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 pm to 6.40 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020  
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously.
In an increasingly interconnected global economy, it is highly probable that students, as graduates, will find themselves involved with cultures other than their own at every step of their careers. This course introduces students to the knowledge-set and tools required to succeed in international organizations, working and managing across diverse cultures. Core concepts such as teamwork, leadership, cultural diversity, negotiation, conflict resolution and diversity and gender issues are explored within the framework of cross-cultural settings.
Pre-requisites: MGT 201 or equivalent.

POL 202 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Wednesday, 4:10 pm to 5.20 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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: ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:10 pm to 5.20 pm
Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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.

SUMMER II - 6 July to 31 July 2020

AH 100 ART OF ROME
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Wedneday, 2:50 pm to 4.00 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
Art of Rome is an introductory course in the history of art. The course focuses on Rome, from its origin to contemporary times. Masterpieces of painting, sculpture, architecture and urban planning are examined within their historical contexts. 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.

ARC 313 GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Wednesday, 4:10 pm to 5.20 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing techniques can be used to explore archaeological landscapes. This course will analyze these techniques through case-studies from different archaeological periods and regions. The course will teach students to evaluate standard techniques and to map and analyze archaeological data. Students will also critically assess the contribution of GIS to the theoretical and methodological development of landscape archaeology. This course has a dedicated website at https://sites.google.com/view/arc-313-summer-2-aur/home
Pre-requisites: An introductory methodology course and a level 200 archaeology course or permission of the instructor

ART 101 ROMAN SKETCHBOOK
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday to Thursday, 11:50 am to 1:30 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020 This course will meet 4x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
Roman Sketchbook is an introductory course in drawing. Classes will provide landscape views, architectural forms, paintings and three-dimensional sculpture as subject matter, using pencil, pen, charcoal and sanguigna (red chalk) as drawing techniques. The course includes individual drawing projects and a written component related to the experience of sketching on location. The aim is to develop confidence and visual awareness in creating representations of the vast selection of art that the city of Rome has to offer.
Students are required to purchase their own materials.

CLS 204 - CLASSICS AND COMICS: ANCIENT CULTURE AND MODERN SEQUENTIAL ART
Credits: 3
Times:  ONLINE PROGRAM. EVENINGS. Monday & Wednesday, 6:50 pm to 8.00 pm
Dates: 28 May to 11 June 2020 
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously.
This course analyzes the adaptation of ancient Greek and Roman literature and visual culture in modern comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with a specific focus on narratives of the Trojan War and its aftermath. Students read major works of classical literature such as The Odyssey and plays by Aeschylus and Euripides and examine their reception in subsequent periods, from the manuscripts of the middle ages to modern sequential art. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of sequential art and its analysis, and will examine the artistic processes involved in translating texts into visual narrative. 
This course has its own in-depth website at https://www.classicsandcomics.com/ 
Pre-requisites: ENG 102.

COM 219 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:10 pm to 5.20 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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: ENG 100 or ENG 101.

ENG 203 WRITING ROME
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 2:50 pm to 4.00 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
This course explores the city of Rome through writing. 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.

IS 212 ITALIAN FOOD AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 pm to 6.40 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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.

MGT 201 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. EVENINGS. Tuesday & Thursday, 6:50 pm to 8.00 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020 
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously.
A comprehensive introduction to management theory and practice, organized according to a traditional functional/process framework. Students explore issues related to organizing and managing human resources, communicating, motivating and leading, management control and operations management. The course integrates classical and modern concepts with an array of real-world cases.
Pre-requisiste: A 100-level MTH course or equivalent or Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

POL 314 – CONFLICT AND PEACE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Credits: 3
Times: ONLINE PROGRAM. Monday & Thursday, 5:30 pm to 6.40 pm
Dates: 6 July to 31 July 2020
This course will meet 2x per week in live sessions, and will have additional course material to be accessed asynchronously
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.

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