Rome Summer Session
General Summer Program Information
Eligibility and Application Procedures
Since its establishment in 1966, Temple University Rome has provided students of the arts, architecture, international business and liberal arts with the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year studying in Rome. Temple University Rome also offers a six-week summer session comprised of undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplines: African American studies, art, art history, business, classics, criminal justice, dance, English, history, Italian language and sociology. Internships are also available. The program is open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
The Temple Rome campus is ideally located in the heart of Rome, in the Villa Caproni, a handsome building facing the Tiber River. Just north of Piazza del Popolo and within walking distance of the lively Spanish Steps and the beautiful Borghese Gardens, the Villa Caproni is convenient to living accommodations, shops and restaurants. Its facilities include a 16,000-volume library – one of the largest English-language libraries in Rome – a computer center, academic classrooms, extensive art and architecture studios, an art gallery and student lounges.
Historically, Rome has few peers. Nowhere else are so many centuries blended together, used and re-used. In much of modern Rome you can visually trace more than 2,000 years of Western historical development. The church of San Clemente, for example, is comprised of ancient Roman houses and a sanctuary to the god Mithra, an early Christian church, and a medieval edifice. Like the Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, San Clemente is situated in the center of Rome surrounded by the markets, street life, and sounds and smells of contemporary living. As Italy’s capital city, Rome has a cultural and intellectual life that is unsurpassed. Home to the headquarters of UN agencies and the scholarly academies of many nations, Rome continues to be — as it has been since before Caesar — a crossroads for cultural, economic, political and social exchange between Europe and Africa, the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
The following courses are tentatively scheduled to be offered during the summer of 2013, pending sufficient enrollments. Students choose two courses and enroll for a minimum of six and a maximum of eight credits.
Temple undergraduate students who successfully complete this program automatically satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement of GenEd.
African American Studies 2100 | Special Topics: Crime, Punishment and the Politics of Prisons: The United States and Italy (3 credits)
See Criminal Justice 3302 for course description.
Art History 0813 | History of Art in Rome (4 credits)
Cross-listed with Art History 1003. For Temple students this is an Arts GenEd course. For Temple students only. Non-Temple students interested in taking this course will register for Art History 1003 (see below).
Weekly class lectures and on-site visits provide a survey of Roman art from the Etruscan through the Baroque periods, from the founding of the ancient city in the 8th century B.C. to circa 1700. Students study each period’s art and architecture and define its place within the general context of Roman civilization. Rome’s position as both capital of the ancient empire and of the Western Latin Church has earned her the well-recognized sobriquet, Eternal City. Consequently, students confront how the “idea” of Rome had bearing upon the formation of its art and architecture within the chronological context. The course as a whole can be considered an introduction to art history in the field, as each week the class visits an historical site or museum in order to reconstruct through living examples the artistic fabric of the city.
Art History 1003 | History of Art in Rome (4 credits)
Cross-listed with Art History 0813. For Non-Temple students only. Temple students interested in taking this course will register for Art History 0813 (see above). See Art History 0813 for course description.
Art History 3324 | High Renaissance Art in Italy (4 credits)
The High Renaissance is recognized as the zenith in the universal history of the visual arts. It takes place during the first three decades of the 16th century in Rome, which replaces Florence as the capital of the arts. This course is then focused on the Rome of Julius II and of the Medici popes analyzing the great protagonists of that age: Leonardo, Raphael and especially Michelangelo, the creator of the "grande Maniera Moderna" (great Modern Manner). This study also considers the artistic production of all Italy, including autonomous centers such as Venice and Florence, and spans the entire Cinquecento, a highly dramatic century out of whose ideas is founded the cultural structure of Modern Europe. The course includes weekly on-site visits in Rome.
Art History 1148 | International Cinema: Italian Culture through Film (3 credits)
A study of the characteristics of Italian contemporary culture through the viewing of emblematic films such as The Bicycle Thief, Roma Città Aperta, La Dolce Vita, Ceravamo tanto amati, Night of the Shooting Stars, Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Garden of Fizzi-Contini, Cinema Paradiso, Caro Diario, and others. Several topics pertaining to historical, social and economic developments of contemporary Italy are discussed including fascism; the power and influence of the Catholic Church; attitudes towards women; political instability; rural poverty; the uneasy relationship between north and south; organized crime and the mafia; and mass media and communication. In addition to the discussion of cultural topics, the analysis of film dialogues also enhances the student’s linguistic proficiency in Italian. Cross-listed with English 2712 and Italian 3240.
Classics 3002 | Ancient Rome and Italy (3 credits)
The course is an introduction to the history of the Roman Empire from the origins of the city in the 8th century BC to the end of the western Roman Empire in AD 476. The focus is especially on Rome and Italy. The historical reality is analyzed as broadly as possible, in its political, economic, cultural and social contexts. Special attention is paid to the literary and archaeological evidence: ancient texts are read, and Roman sites are visited. Special topics include: the origins of Rome between facts and fiction; the hellenization of Roman society; literature and the age of Augustus; and the “end” of the Roman Empire. The course includes weekly on-site visits in Rome and a one-day excursion to Hadrian’s Villa. Cross-listed with History 3312.
Criminal Justice 3302 | Prisons in America (3 credits)
The Amanda Knox case of 2007 raises fascinating questions about the Italian criminal justice system, particularly as compared with the American. Even with her conviction for murder, American Amanda Knox was not sentenced to either life or the death penalty. What is more, her release on appeal took only four years. 80 years earlier when Italians Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of murder in the U.S., these men both received a death sentence—even when most contemporary observers agreed that the “crime” they were really being convicted of was that they were anarchists in a country deeply immersed in a Red Scare. This course give students the opportunity to examine the drama surrounding cases such as these but it will also offer them the chance to study why Italy and the U.S. has taken such a different path with regard to crime and punishment over the course of the 20th century—why one became more punitive while the other did not. Through primary and secondary source readings, as well as documentary film, this course will look closely at the history of crime and corrections in the modern United States and modern Italy. It will pay close attention to the importance of historical context and political moment when considering how the judicial system as well as prison system operates, and it will assess the ways in which race, gender and class shape both prison politics and populations. Finally, it will explore the importance of regional difference vis-à-vis the administration of the nation’s various correctional facilities, and will also grapple with some of the questions that Americans find most troubling today with regard to crime and punishment. These include: debates over the death penalty, the law regarding youth offenders, the ethics of drug laws, prisoner civil liberties vs. victims’ rights, mandatory sentencing guidelines, and how the criminal justice system deals with the insane. Cross-listed with African American Studies 2100, History 2280, and Sociology 2130.
Dance 3812 | Creative Process in Dance (3 credits)
This course explores the creative process within the context of choreography, using the visual art within Rome as inspiration. Students will have an opportunity to generate an original work that demonstrates their understanding of interpreting both visual imagery and sound. The inspiration for assignments will stem from art works (sculptures, paintings, video art, etc.) housed at the nearby Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. Emphasis will be upon students’ commitment to the creative process. Open to all students regardless of major. As this course will involve moderate physical activity, experience with dance or other movement forms is preferred but not required.
English 2712 | International Film: Italian Culture through Film (3 credits)
See Art History 1148 for course description.
Graphic Art and Design 2441 | Photography I (3 credits)
In this class, students will explore the visual language of digital photography using Rome as their studio. Rome’s many layered history juxtaposed with its current global urban landscape offers a unique opportunity to photograph an important European city. The technical component of the class consists of mastering manual digital camera operation and exposure. Students also learn to use imaging software including Photoshop and digital output to inkjet printers. The students gain an understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of photography through assignments, lectures on both historic and contemporary photographers, photo field trips in Rome, and visits to photo galleries and museums. Critiques are conducted through a shared website. Students will be expected to complete a final project in which they choose one aspect of Rome’s multi-layered landscape to visually explore in-depth. Students are required to either have a digital 35mm camera or a compact digital camera with manual override functions. Access to a personal laptop computer is required. This course has an additional fee of $65.
Graphic Art and Design 3101/8189 | Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome (3 undergrad credits/3 grad credits)
This course is geared toward students who are interested in immersing themselves in the culture of Rome and producing, by the end of the class, an in-depth design project which takes the form of an arts and culture magazine or book about the city. Students will have an array of tasks to perform as they work individually and collaboratively to write, design and produce the publication. Students contribute both content and design, according to their individual areas of expertise: photography, graphic design, illustration, journalism, etc. All students are required to contribute to the material that will be used in the publication on a weekly basis. Each week an assignment will be due. An integral part of this project is digital image making, as students will photograph images from Rome to incorporate into the final publication. Prerequisites: Students must have a background in fine art, graphic design, journalism and/or advertising with at least two courses in a discipline directly related to graphic design, photography, illustration, and/or advertising. A basic knowledge of design and word processing software (Photoshop, as well as Microsoft Word) is needed for this course. Students are required to have a digital camera and a laptop computer, as well as a back-up drive for your work. Note: students who intend to continue in graphic design need to have a Macintosh laptop.
History 2280 | Topics in American History: Crime, Punishment and the Politics of Prisons: The United States and Italy (3 credits)
See Criminal Justice 3302 for course description.
History 3312 | Roman History (3 credits)
See Classics 3002 for course description.
History 3480 | Topics in European History: Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Cynicism, and the Birth of Modernity in the Italian Renaissance (3 credits)
See Philosophy 3240 for course description.
Italian 1001 | Italian Language I (4 credits)
Introduction to the use of Italian as a spoken language. Fundamentals of grammar. Basic patterns of oral communication and writing, acquisition of practical survival skills, simple graded readings.
Italian 1002 | Italian Language II (4 credits)
A continuation of the activities of Italian 1001. The basics already learned are practiced, and new patterns of oral communication and writing are introduced. Additional fundamentals of grammar, graded cultural readings. Prerequisite: Italian 1001 or equivalent.
Italian 3240 | Topics in Italian Cinema and Literature: Italian Culture through Film (3 credits)
See Art History 1148 for course description.
Painting, Drawing, Sculpture 3351 | Rome Sketchbook (3 credits)
Participants record their observations in sketchbook form on daily outings to significant sites. Rome—incomparably rich historically and visually—provides a host of subjects ideal for improving drawing technique. The concentration required in drawing directly from observation leads to a deeper understanding of the city’s forms. Open to beginning and advanced students.
Philosophy 3240 | Special Topics: Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Cynicism, and the Birth of Modernity in the Italian Renaissance (3 credits)
Niccolò Machiavelli was a central figure in the Italian renaissance and the founder of modern political philosophy. His work contains reflections on politics and the nature of man that not only throw invaluable light on sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian civic life but have been enormously influential in terms of paving the way for a modern, secular understanding of society. By studying Machiavelli in the context of his eventful life in Florence and Rome, the aim of the course is to understand and be able to analyze and reflect upon his thinking as it takes shape in his two major writings, The Prince and Discourses on Livy. Machiavelli’s critical account of Christian piety, his vision of virtue, and his pessimistic anthropology will be discussed. On that basis the course proceeds to an understanding of Machiavelli’s account of political freedom and the structure of the successful republic. Central questions will include: What does republicanism mean for Machiavelli? What is the role of affects such as fear and love in politics? Is glory a worthy ambition in politics? Can immorality ever be justified in politics? What, if any, is Machiavelli’s lesson for our times? The course, which is suitable for all humanities students interested in philosophy, politics and history, will make extensive reference to the Italian renaissance and include excursions to selected sights in Rome, including the Forum Romanum. Cross-listed with History 3480 and Political Science 4410.
Political Science 4410 | Seminar in Political Philosophy: Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Cynicism, and the Birth of Modernity in the Italian Renaissance (3 credits)
See Philosophy 3240 for course description.
Risk Management and Insurance 2101: Introduction to Risk Management (3 credits). Special offering in Summer 2013 only; business courses change each summer.
Introduction to the study of risk management and insurance. Principal casualty risks to which organizations are exposed, including those involved in employee benefits. Means of identification, evaluation, and treatment of these risks are analyzed, with the methods of treatment including insurance, risk retention, self-insurance, and loss control. Prerequisite: Introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics and pre-calculus for business or calculus. For Temple students, this includes completion of Economics 1101 or 1102 (or equivalent) and one of the following: Statistics 1001, Statistics 1102, Math 1022, Math 1031, or Math 1041 (or equivalent).
Sociology 2130 | Selected Topics in Sociology: Crime, Punishment and the Politics of Prisons: The United States and Italy (3 credits)
See Criminal Justice 3302 for course description.
Statistics 2103: Business Statistics (4 credits). Special offering in Summer 2013 only; business courses change each summer.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of basic statistical concepts and methods applicable in data analysis for business decisions. The course covers basic descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Topics include probability distributions, random sampling and sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. The course also covers correlation, simple linear regression and multiple regression. Excel is used for data analysis and inference. Prerequisite: Calculus course. For Temple students, this includes Math 1021, Math 1022, or Statistics 1001 (or equivalent) and one of the following: Math 1031, Math 1041, or Statistics 1102 (or equivalent).
Temple Rome offers a limited number of unpaid internships with Italian and multinational companies and nonprofit organizations. A student continues three to four credit hours of regular coursework while registered for three semester hours of the internship course. A faculty supervisor who oversees the internship sets the evaluation requirements, meets with the student regularly, and requires a final report or project related to the experience.
To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in the Temple Rome program. No student is permitted to register for only an internship. To apply, students must submit an internship application, with essay and professional resume, as well as verification from their home institution that they will receive academic credit for the internship. More information is made available to accepted students. Note: internship placements are limited and are finalized after interviews in Rome; they cannot be guaranteed in advance.
Temple Rome boasts a distinguished faculty, both European and American. Faculty tentatively scheduled to teach in Rome for summer 2013 include:
Kim Strommen | Dean of the Rome Campus, and Professor in the Graphic Arts and Design Department of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
MFA, Washington University in St. Louis.
Giovanna Agostini | Italian Language
BFA, Ohio University, Post Graduate Diploma, University of London
Giovanna Agostini has taught Italian language for 25 years. She has also created and conducted radio programs and provided simultaneous translations for RAI USA, the Italian National Television Network. Her studies in psychology and pedagogy, as well as her training in communicative teaching techniques, in New York City, influence her educational work.
Paolo Carloni | Art History
Laurea, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” graduate specialization in Aesthetics, University of Urbino
Paolo Carloni specializes in Cinquecento and contemporary art, as well as being a poet, photographer and videomaker. He has taught art history and High Renaissance art since 1981. Thank to his extended and frequent stays in Norway and Northern Africa, he speaks Norwegian, French, English and Italian.
Pallavi Chitturi | Statistics
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Chitturi teaches undergraduate and graduate level statistics courses at Temple’s Fox School of Business and Management and has taught Executive MBA courses in Tokyo, Japan and Cali, Colombia. Dr. Chitturi’s research interests are in the areas of design of experiments, quality control and conjoint analysis. Dr Chitturi recently published a book titled Choice Based Conjoint Analysis – Models and Designs and is a recipient of the Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award. She was named a Dean’s Teaching Fellow for innovation in teaching and excellence in the classroom.
Frank Dabell | Art History
BA Honours, Merton College, Oxford University
Frank Dabell, a British art historian, specializes in Renaissance art and was a Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has published extensively since the mid-1980s and is completing his book on Piero della Francesca. He has taught at Temple Rome since 2003.
Jan Gadeyne | Art History/History/Classics
PhD, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Louvain, Belgium
Dr. Gadeyne has taught Ancient Roman Art and Architecture, Romans and their Literature, Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art and Architecture and the Ancient History of Rome at Temple Rome since 1988. He is the co-director of the excavation of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena, on which he has lectured and published widely.
Anita Guerra | Drawing and Painting
MFA, Tyler School of Art
Anita Guerra is represented in the Museo di Arte Sacro in Celano, the Caproni Museum in Trento, and at the French Cultural Center in Rome, Italy. Her modular paintings have been exhibited in the United States and Italy and are part of numerous private collections.
PhD, New School for Social Research. MA, Columbia University.
Dr. Hammer's main interests are in Kant and German Idealism, social and political philosophy, modern European philosophy, phenomenology, Critical Theory, and aesthetics. Professor Hammer has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and he is a former Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Frankfurt. He has also been a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jillian Harris-Farrell | Dance
MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
A 1993 youngARTS award winner in dance, Jillian Harris-Farrell received her BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah. She toured nationally with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company as a professional dancer and teacher, performing works by noted choreographers such as Murray Louis, Doug Varone and Moses Pendleton. Jillian was also a featured performer in the PBS televised broadcast of Della Davidson’s Night Story. In 2000, Jillian worked under Harriet Fulbright with President Clinton’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and then became an assistant director of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Upon receiving her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, with whom she continues to tour. In addition to performing, Jillian maintains an active teaching schedule, conducting master classes in the United States and abroad. She is currently an assistant professor at Temple University.
Robert Huber | Art History
MA, Temple University
Robert Huber received a Temple University Rome fellowship scholarship and began teaching courses in the art of Rome and the Italian Renaissance at Temple Rome. He is also an expert on Italian gastronomy and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Louvain, Belgium.
Katherine Krizek | Drawing/Art History
BFA, Parsons School of Design, B. Architecture, Cooper Union For the Advancement of Art and Science
Katherine Krizek’s designs have won awards including selection for the Compasso d’Oro in Italy, Best of Furniture from ID magazine. She is represented in The Smithsonian Museum’s Permanent collection of design. She has taught courses and given lectures on Italian design and drawing in Milan and Rome since 1993.
Michael McCloskey | Risk Management and Insurance
MBA in Organization Behavior, Drexel University. BBA in Insurance and Risk Management, Temple University.
Michael McCloskey’s specialty areas include the property and casualty area as well as employee benefits. Areas of focus include insurance fraud, regulation, and the financing and design of health care benefits by employers for their employees. In addition to his full-time teaching duties for Temple, he also continues to function as an insurance consultant for firms in the Philadelphia area. He is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).
Liana Miuccio | Photography
MA, Roma Tre University
Liana Miuccio is a professional photographer born in Rome and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from McGill University in Montreal, Canada studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and has a Master degree in Cinema from Roma Tre University.
Aldo Patania | International Business
PhD, University of Catania
Dr. Patania has taught at Temple Rome since 1996, as well as in the U.S., Italy and the United Arab Emirates. He formerly was a Fulbright scholar and senior economic specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, and is now a Fellow of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and on the Editorial Board of EffElle Editori.
Maria Ponce de Leon | Italian Language
PhD, Northwestern University
Dr. Ponce de Leon has been teaching Italian language, literature and culture in Rome since 1992 and has recently extended her teaching activity to the University of Monastir in Tunisia. She is an active volunteer for VIC Caritas in the Roman prison of Rebibbia.
Paul Sheriff | Graphic Arts and Design
Paul Sheriff has taught in the Graphic and Interactive Design program at Tyler School of Art since 1987. He taught at Temple's Rome Campus in spring of 1983 and has coordinated the summer Design Workshop for the past three years. He is the principal of Sheriff Design, www.sheriffdesign.com, a boutique design studio which specializes in the non-profit sector.
Heather Ann Thompson | African American Studies
PhD, Princeton University
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian who writes on the American criminal justice system and justice policy in the 20th Century. Thompson has written numerous scholarly articles on the current crisis of mass incarceration, several award-winning, and she is also completing the first comprehensive history of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its legacy for Pantheon Books. To recover this story Thompson has immersed herself in legal, state, federal, prison, and personal records related to the Attica uprising and its aftermath (some never-before-seen) located in archives, governmental institutions, and various individual collections around the country and the world. With these varied and rich resources she seeks to recapture the full, dramatic, gripping, multi-faceted, and complex story that was Attica, and hopes to underscore for readers everywhere this event's historical as well as contemporary importance. As a nationally-recognized expert on the U.S. justice system, Thompson was also just named to a National Academy of Sciences panel to study the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration in the United States.
Housing in Rome is provided in an apartment residence, a 30- to 40-minute walk, or short bus or metro ride from the Villa Caproni. The apartment residence is 10 minutes from the Vatican Museum, five minutes from a major market in Rome, 20 minutes from the main railroad terminal and the Colosseum, and an hour from Mediterranean beaches and Etruscan ruins. Each apartment has a living area and shared bedroom(s). The kitchen, equipped with basic cooking utensils, allows students to shop for groceries and prepare their own meals.
A limited number of homestays with Italian families is available for students with prior study of the Italian language.
Students also have the option of finding their own housing in Rome.
Further housing details are provided to accepted students.
The program includes a one-day excursion to Todi, a medieval hilltown in Umbria, followed by a traditional meal in the village of Titignano. In addition, an additional feature of the Temple Rome summer program is frequent, on-site instruction for many of the courses, enabling students to study firsthand the sites, artistic treasures, traditions and business practices associated with the people and history of Italy. Whether you are studying art history or management, these visits bring academic subjects to life and expose students to daily life in Rome.
2013 CALENDAR (Summer I)
Dates are tentative and subject to change
| Program Ends
Students must be present for the entire length of the program.The earliest acceptable departure date from Rome is July 5.
ESTIMATED 2013 COSTS
| Undergraduate Tuition
| Rome Housing Fee (accommodations in the apartment residence based on shared occupancy)
| Rome Housing Fee (homestay)**
| University Services Fee
| Rome Immigration Fee
|Required Health Insurance
|Non-Billable Item Estimates
|| $1,200 (less for homestay students)
|| $1,200 (less for homestay students)
| Personal Expenses
| Books and Supplies
| Round-Trip Airfare
All estimated costs are subject to change. They should be used as a guideline only. Accepted students will receive updated, detailed cost information as soon as it is available after the application deadline.
*Per university policy, Temple students who are considered “upper division” are charged additional tuition per credit in the summer (Pennsylvania Residents: additional $14 per credit; Non-Pennsylvania Residents: additional $48 per credit). “Upper division” is defined as an undergraduate student with a minimum of 60 earned credits, regardless of how obtained. This policy does not affect non-Temple students. Students enrolled in graduate-level coursework (for example, Graphic Art and Design 8189) will be charged Temple's graduate tuition rates.
**Fee includes homestay accommodations and some meals (breakfast Monday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday).
Students enrolled in courses with field trips are responsible for paying entrance fees during class visits to museums and should budget extra money accordingly; these classes will require approximately $75 each.
In addition to the items above, students should budget money for any weekend or other travel they plan to undertake, as well as any additional personal expenses.
We recommend that students follow the exchange rate prior to and during their summer abroad, either through the newspaper or a currency exchange web site such as www.oanda.com.
GENERAL SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION
Please see General Summer Information to read about pre-departure information and orientation, passports and visas, scholarships, costs and payment policies, accreditation, and transfer of credits.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please see Eligibility and Application Procedures for program eligibility, application requirements, and application procedures that apply to all summer programs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact Temple University Education Abroad,