Our Summer 11 Session for 2018 runs from 4 July to 1 August 2018. Available courses are listed below.
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Art History

AH 103 ARTS OF RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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.
Students are responsible for all entry fees.

Communication

COM 219 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 12:45 pm to 3.05 pm
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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.

English Writing, Literature, and Publishing

ENG 203 WRITING ROME
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11.10 am
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
On site course: Yes
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: ROME
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
On site course: Partial
This course is designed for students who wish to approach the world of photography and acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge required to produce photographs in an outdoor and in-door environment. Students will be encouraged to realize sources within themselves, establish their own line of communication with their subjects, and seek the creation of a parallel world rather than a reproduction of what is around them. Critiques and discussion provide insights into visual perception and visual aesthetics. There will be three required field trips tied to practical assignments, and the rest of the time will be spent on campus.
Required: Non-automatic digital or traditional reflex camera. Students using film are responsible for processing slides.

International Relations and Global Politics

HST 305 HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE 
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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. 

Italian Studies

IS 212 ITALIAN FOOD AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Times: Monday to Thursday, 8:50 am to 11:10 am
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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, 12:45 pm to 3:05 pm
Dates: 4 July to 1 August 2018
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.