The program introduces participants to one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world while immersing them in an academic experience closely related to this location.
Also available for accepted students is the M. Tritle Scholarship for the LMU Summer in Rome program. Eligible Pell Grant Recipient should be able to demonstrate both financial need along with representing academic merit.
Situated on the River Tiber, Rome was once the capital of a vast empire that stretched from Britain to North Africa and the Middle East. Traces of the city's imperial splendor can still be admired at the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and other ancient sites. In the 17th century, thanks to an explosion of creative activity underpinned by ecclesiastical patronage, Rome once again became a great cultural capital, renowned for the magnificence of its art and architecture. The Baroque churches, piazzas, monuments and palaces in the city's historic center provide a fascinating backdrop to the lively outdoor markets and shopping areas of today's Rome. Throughout the five-week program, classes are held in a characteristic palazzo in the heart of the city.
ACADEMICS (SUMMER 2018)
Students choose two of the three courses offered and may select two upper division courses for core credit, or one upper division course and an Italian language course at the appropriate level.
Select TWO courses from the following list:
EURO 1181 Elementary Italian I (4 units)
For students with no previous knowledge of Italian. Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.
EURO 1182 Elementary Italian II (4 units)
For students with one semester of college Italian or the equivalent. Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.
EURO 2283 Intermediate Italian (4 units)
For students with one year of the previous study at the college level or the equivalent. A review of basic grammar and vocabulary, along with the development of oral proficiency, reading and listening comprehension.
EURO 2284 / ITAL 2298 Composition and Conversation (4 units)
For students with two years of the previous study at the college level or equivalent proficiency. Development of fluent and accurate speech and writing.
FNLT 4998 / HMNT 4998 The Roman Baroque: Art, Architecture, and Culture
Taught by LMU Professor Aine O'Healy
Pending Core Requirement: Interdisciplinary Connections
This course examines the legacy of the Baroque period in contemporary Rome, exploring the different layers of architecture, art, religious traditions and ceremonial practices that endure across the centuries from one of the most vibrant periods’s in the city’s history. A short distance from the archeological sites the ancient city, the urban heart of contemporary Rome is a vibrant Baroque space, whose design was laid out by the popes in the late 16th century and whose most iconic monuments date from the subsequent century. Drawing the history or art, architecture and science and well as literature, students study the work of Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini and other luminaries, as well texts revealing the controversies that swirled around key figures such as the painter Artemisia Gentileschi and scientist Galileo Galilei. With the support of on-site lectures, museum visits, and classroom discussion, students familiarize themselves with the elements that distinguish the Baroque legacy from earlier (and later) influences.
MATH 498 Globalization Through a Data Science Lens
Taught by LMU Professor Anna Bargagliotti
Core Requirement: Explorations - Nature of Science, Technology, and Math
Culture, politics, and economics have historically been intertwined. Issues of equity and justice are naturally embedded in society's organization of wealth and opportunities dictated by culture and politics. An important problem that faces society is how to integrate diversity into culture. As the world becomes increasingly more connected through globalization, people seek to work across country lines. In addition, due to rising conflicts around the world, many people remain displaced from their home countries in order to seek refuge. These issues make for diverse populations, particularly in countries that have high functioning societies where work seekers and refugees migrate. While these host countries might have high functioning societies, it is not clear how well these countries deal with the integration of diversity. The goal of this class is to discuss these issues of integration and diversity. The goal of this class is to discuss these issues of integration and diversity brought on by globalization through multiple disciplinary points-of-view. We will examine the relationship between wealth, politics, and economics in order to better understand the contemporary issues of integrating diversity into culture facing the world today. More specifically, this class is about investigating the economic effect of diversity in society.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Participants are accommodated together in a student-housing complex. Each student shares a bedroom with no more than two others in a shared apartment with 4 rooms. Kitchen and laundry facilities are also provided. Gym access is available for a nominal fee. A few group meals are provided during the program.
The program includes a guided tour of Rome. Additional site visits are scheduled over the program duration as part of the academic curriculum. The program usually includes an excursion to Florence, which features a walking tour of the city, a visit to the principal museums, and a banquet in a typical Tuscan restaurant.
All excursions included as part of the program are mandatory for program participants.
Arrive in Rome
Walking Tour of Rome
Orientation; Classes Begin
Required class visits and excursions
Exams and farewell dinner
Depart from Rome