October 2 @ 2:30 -4:30 PM Ruane 143
October 10 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM Ruane 143
Course: HUM 371: America and Rome (3 cr)
Date: Late May – Early June
Professors: Profs. Iain Bernhoft, Jiyoon Im
Program Cost: $4,000*
Price Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare from Boston, 12 Nights Accommodation in Rome, Local Transportation and Site Visits, 4 Group Meals
*Program Cost is Subject to Change
Do all roads, indeed, lead to Rome? “America and Rome” offers students insight into the relation between two of the greatest republics turned empires through a two-week immersion in the Eternal City. We will experience firsthand Rome’s ancient, Christian, Renaissance, and modern aspects—its art and architecture, ruins and churches, winding streets and wide piazzas. In experiencing for ourselves the constraints and demands of daily life in the city, we will discover the ways in which inhabiting Rome enables us to understand more clearly the aims of political life.
While in Rome, we will immerse ourselves in the history, culture, and life of the city: exploring Rome’s neighborhoods to uncover its artistic, architectural, and ancient treasures. We will pay particular attention to the way in which the Eternal City impresses upon us the ancient, Christian, and modern character of Western Civilization in a concrete way. We will prepare for this venture by studying the politics and culture of ancient Rome, giving special attention to how the legacy of Rome shaped the American founding. Upon completion of our trip, students will return home ready to consider how the ambitions and constraints of the Eternal City help us evaluate the aspirations and challenges of American democracy. Italian proficiency will be beneficial for course participants but is not required.
Spend 12 days exploring Rome’s neighborhoods, churches, museums, gardens, and parks from accommodations in the heart of the ancient city
Take day trips to Tivoli and Ostia Antiqua and bike the Appian Way
Discover how Rome brings to life the history of Western Civilization, and offers a lens for investigating the virtues and limits of the American republic
Study Roman art and architecture with scholars from the Rome Institute of Liberal Arts
Fulfill requirement for the Humanities elective and the Oral Communications proficiency