Study & Intern in Rome

Study & Intern in Rome — Full Course List

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Standard Track

Internship Track

Design Standard Track

Design Internship Track


Italian Language

Survival Italian

ROME 1500


1 credit

This course is designed to introduce you to the basics of the Italian language, and help you learn important phrases and cultural cues for your time in Rome

Syllabus for Survival Italian (PDF)


Area Studies

Made in Italy: The Design and Marketing of an Ideal

ROME 3003


3 Credits

This course will provide you with a full understanding of Made in Italy as a brand and lifestyle. The course will revolve around lectures and site visits that contribute to the development of a student group marketing plan.

*This course is equivalent to JOUR4259, (SJMC skills course) 

*This course will count as a Graphic Design elective. It could possibly count as the GD Identity and Symbols course. See GD learning abroad adviser for approval.

Approved for the Liberal Education Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

Syllabus for the Design and Marketing of an Ideal (PDF)

Sustainable Foods of Italy

ROME 3008


3 Credits

Students examine themes of population growth, food production, ecology, agriculture and economic systems, global warming, consumer consequences, resources and competition for resources, all from an Italian perspective.

Approved for the Liberal Education Environment theme.

Syllabus for Sustainable Foods of Italy (PDF)

Internships in Rome: A Comparative Approach to the Italian Workforce

ROME 3013


3 Credits

This course explores the world of work in Italy and how students respond to the challenges that they can expect to encounter while interning in Rome. A list of potential internship placement areas can be found here.

*This course will count as the Graphic Design Internship elective.

Syllabus for Internship in Rome (PDF)

Sport & Society in Modern Italy

ROME 3014


3 Credits

This course will examine the role of sport (with an emphasis on soccer and cycling) in Italian society from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will consider the relationship between sports and such issues as gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nationalism, nation-building, the Italian economy, and the role of the media in order to determine how developments in sports have influenced, and have been influenced by, Italian politics and society.

Syllabus for Sports & Society in Modern Italy (PDF)

Italian Design Studio: Blending Tradition & Innovation

DES 3151


3 Credits

This studio course will expose students to the productive intersection of ideas, using the city of Rome as the inspiration and context for interdisciplinary design work. Students from across the College of Design, including apparel, graphic, interior, architecture and landscape architecture, as well as students from other universities (with foundational skills in the visual arts and/or design) will be working together to realize a shared project goal.  

*This course is equivalent to ARCH3250 for Bachelor of Design in Architecture students

*This course will count as a Graphic Design elective. It could possibly count as the GD Identity and Symbols course. See GD learning abroad adviser for approval.

*This course will fulfill an Area C elective for the Design Minor.

Syllabus for Italian Design Studio (PDF)

Optional Online Course

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals.

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