John Cabot University
Summer 5 weeks I 2018
3 - 6 credits

Students in JCU’s 5 week summer program select 1 or 2 courses from the unique offering for a total of 3 - 6 credits. SAI offers two Summer 5 week sessions at JCU, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. JCU offers a unique Summer Institute in Creative Writing and Literary Translation that students can participate in as part of their Summer I term.


Application Deadline
March 2, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
JCU Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Courses taught in English
  • Join the Creative Writing Institute for a unique deep-dive into the discipline
  • Courses emphasize exposure to the city

Program Dates
May 16, 2018 – June 23, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate or above

*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 85+ (internet based) or IELTS: 6.5+.



Art History and Archaeology
Business, Law, Management, and Marketing
Business, Management, and Marketing
Classical Studies
Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism
Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science
Creative Writing, English Composition, and English Literature
Creative Writing, English Composition, Literature, and Language
Economics and Finance
Engineering
Foreign Languages
History and Humanities
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Political Science
Social Sciences: Sociology and Psychology
Studio Art

Art History and Archaeology

3.0 Credits
Archeology | Course #: ARCH 204 | Open
Instructor: Jens Koehler
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Partially on-site; activity fee: 25 Euro or 33 USD
The course is an upper-level survey of technology in the ancient world, with particular emphasis on Greece and Rome. The course provides an in-depth familiarity and appreciation of the multifaceted nature of ancient technology through which students will gain a firm understanding of the links between technological innovation (history of engineering) and the development of human civilization (social history). It examines the architecture, waterworks, war machinery, and entertainment industry that framed and generated technological innovations, as well as production techniques related to the working of metal, wood and ceramics. The course will draw on both archaeological and text-based sources, and students will gain an awareness of field-specific methods and research theories: historical, philological and archaeological.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Crispin Corrado
Monday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Crispin Corrado
Monday 4:40 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 4:40 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4:40 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:40 pm - 6:30 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Inge Hansen
Monday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 4 | Open
Instructor: Sophie Downes
Monday 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Tuesday 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Wednesday 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Thursday 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 290 | Section: 5 | Open
Instructor: Sophie Downes
Monday 11:10 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: On-site activity fee 40 euros or $52
Rome City Series - This on-site course considers the art and architecture of ancient Rome through visits to museums and archaeological sites. The course covers the visual culture and architecture of Rome beginning with the late Bronze Age and ending with the time of Constantine. A broad variety of issues are raised, including patronage, style and iconography, artistic and architectural techniques, Roman religion, business and entertainment. On site activity fee may apply. On Site Activity Fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 294 | Open
Instructor: Tom True
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Pre-requisite: Activity fee 25 euros or $33
Rome City Series - This on-site course will study the monuments of Renaissance Rome: painting, sculpture and architecture produced by such masters as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, all attracted to the lucrative service of popes, cardinals and nobles of the Roman court. On-site classes will investigate examples of palace and villa architecture, chapel decoration that encompasses altarpieces and funerary sculpture, as well as urbanistic projects where the city itself was considered as a work of art. In-class lectures will introduce historical context and theory allowing the student to understand artworks studied conceptually and place commissions of painting and sculpture within a socio-historic framework.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 298 | Open
Instructor: Laura Foster
Monday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:20 am
Pre-requisite: (On-site: activity fee 25 euros or $33)
Rome City Series - An on-site course that enables the student to visit many of the major and minor monuments of Baroque Rome - churches, palaces,piazze, etc. - and thus to study firsthand important works by such artists as Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio and Pietro da Cortona, among others. On site activity fee may apply.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Art History | Course #: AH 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing AND at least a GPA of 3.0
Internship in the field of Art History obtained through the Career Services Center
Contact Hours: 45

Business, Law, Management, and Marketing

3.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing.
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Business, Management, and Marketing

3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 220 | Open
Instructor: Michele Favorite
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course considers management problems of founders, owners, managers, and investors in small business. Acquisitions, location, organization control, labor relations, finances, taxation, and other topics of interest to entrepreneurial business management will be analyzed.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 305 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Pulino
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
This course examines the entrepreneurial process, from recognizing opportunity to planning, organizing and growing a new venture. We will highlight innovation and its methods and applications on business opportunity analysis. Topics covered also include significance, status, problems and requirements of entrepreneurial businesses. This course will serve as a foundation for students who might want to own a business, and it is meant to be accessible also for non business majors.

* This course is requirement of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Business | Course #: BUS 330 | Open
Instructor: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EC 202. Recommended: MKT 301
The objective of this course is to expose students to the essential elements of international business with particular emphasis on how it differs from domestic business. An extensive use of case studies provides a basis for class discussion, allowing students to develop their analytical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 301 | Open
Instructor: Eliot Marx
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Sophomore Standing
Introduction to the manager's role and the management process in the context of organizations and society. Focus on effective management of the corporation in a changing society and on improved decision making and communication. Processes covered: planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling. Teamwork and individual participation are emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 330 | Open
Instructor: William Jones
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: MGT 301, MA 208
Management issues related to the procurement and allocations of resources in the production of goods and services in order to meet organizational goals. Topics covered include product and process design. facility size, location and layout, quality management, production planning and control.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: MGT 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing.
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 301 | Open
Instructor: Antonella Salvatore
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing, EC 201, MA 208
This course provides students with an understanding of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of goods and services. Major areas: selecting target markets, market positioning, and marketing mix strategy. Skill development in demand/competitive analysis, value creation, teamwork, and effective communication. Teaching methodology is case study-based and group work is emphasized.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 310 | Open
Instructor: Charles Schewe
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
Social, cultural, and psychological factors influencing the behavior of consumers. Models of buyer behavior, consumption patterns, market segmentation, attitude formation and change, brand loyalty, adoption of innovations and store choice decisions. Implications of consumer research for marketing management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 320 | Open
Instructor: Susan Jones
Monday 1:40 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 am - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
This course first examines the basic principles underlying consumer information processing and how marketing can influence this process. It then addresses
the design, coordination, and management of marketing communications, focusing on the role of integrated marketing communications in the marketing process, particularly as it relates to branding. The second part of the course may take the form of an extended case study/IMC plan or may address special topics: for example, the relationship between public relations (PR) and marketing, the history and development of advertising and public relations, public opinion and its role in IMC planning, media relations, research for campaign design, global communication, and crisis management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 330 | Open
Instructor: Ian Roberts
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
An investigation of the marketing concept in a global environment. Factors in assessing world marketing opportunities; international marketing of products, pricing, distribution and promotion program development in dynamic world markets. Marketing practices which various businesses adapt to the international environment are studied. Attention is also given to comparative marketing systems, and planning and organizing for export-import operations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 340 | Open
Instructor: Susan Jones
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, MKT 301
This course approaches Internet marketing from a marketing management perspective. The course looks at the Internet both as a tool to be used in the marketing planning process and as an element of a company's marketing mix. The course explores how traditional marketing concepts such as market segmentation, research, the 4Ps and relationship marketing are applied using the Internet and other electronic marketing techniques. Website design is not covered.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 360 | Open
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: MKT 301
During the course students will undertake studies on brand assessment, goal setting; defining brand equity and target; Crafting a Communication Strategy; Establishing the Marketing, Communications, Public Relations and Media Strategies; Building the Marketing Plan; and Measurement and Strategic Brand Audit. Students will complete a group project where they choose a brand or create their own and take on the role as brand manage to build, manager and market a brand using successful public relations, communications, and media strategies.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: MKT 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Classical Studies

3.0 Credits
Classical Studies | Course #: CL/HS 231 | Open
Instructor: Dustin Gish
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
This course tells the story of Italy and Rome from the Late Iron Age (8th Century BCE) to the end of the Roman Empire in the west (476 CE). The course will cover the culture of the Etruscans, Western Greeks, and the ancient peoples of Italy that dominated the peninsula for many centuries. Along the way we will study the semi-mythical Kings and later Emperors. We will look at the development of the expanding Roman Empire both across the Alps and the Mediterranean, and its great wars of defense and conquest. We will pay particular attention to the most exciting and best documented generations, those of the Civil Wars that started the decline of the Republic, and of the Julio-Claudian Empire that ended it. We will also examine the institution of the Empire by Cesar Augustus, its flourishing well into the second century CE, and its evolution and decline.
Contact Hours: 45

Communications, Media Studies, and Journalism

3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CMS 280 | Open
Instructor: Tema Milstein
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
An exploration of some of the historical and political conditions that make intercultural communication possible, the barriers that exist to effective intercultural communication, and possible solutions to the problem of intercultural misunderstanding. The course examines examples of differences in communication styles not only between cultures but also within. As a result, issues of race, nation, class, gender, religion, immigration, and sexual orientation will be of significant concern. The course stresses the notion that knowledge of human beings is always knowledge produced from a particular location and for a particular purpose. As a result it encourages students to think carefully about the discipline of Intercultural Communication, ”its conditions of possibility, its assumptions, and its blind spots, as well the need to be mindful of the limitations and interests of our positioning as investigating subjects.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 101 | Open
Instructor: Simran Sethi
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication. In addition, Students should begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement, support it through a specific line of reasoning, and organize their support effectively and efficiently.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 111 | Open
Instructor: Michael Watson
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
From photojournalism to Instagram, 21st century communication is primarily image-based. Whether its mass media, individual expression, social media or alternative media, images are used for promoting ideas, products, information and political discourses. In this course students investigate the role of visual culture in daily life, exploring fine art, popular culture, film, television, advertising, business communications, propaganda, viral social media and information graphics. As a critical introduction to visual communication, this course mixes theory, analysis and practical activities for an applied understanding of key issues, including the relationship between images, power and politics; the historical practice of looking; visual media analysis; spectatorship; historic evolution of visual codes; impact of visual technologies; media literacy; information graphics literacy; and global visual culture.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 220 | Open
Instructor: Antonio Lopez
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 101
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 230 | Open
Instructor: Brian Thomson
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
This course introduces students to the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic skills involved in video production through the single camera mode of production. Still the most dominant mode of film and video production, the single camera mode places an emphasis on using the camera to fullest capacity of artistic expression. In addition to the multiple skills and concepts involved with the camera, the course also introduces students to the principles and technologies of lighting, audio recording and mixing, and non-linear digital video editing. Special focus is given to producing content for successful web distribution.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: COM 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CMS 360 | Open
Instructor: Peter Sarram
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
Using contemporary theoretical approaches, this course examines both Race and Gender as social constructions, and the role and function of Cinema and Television texts in circulating and contesting those constructions. Focusing on analyzing Cinema and Television texts for their construction of meaning, this course looks at the complex ideological operations at stake in the operations, maintenance, and resistance to meanings constructed around race and gender.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of at least 3.0 and Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: CMS 399 | Open
Instructor: Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: COM 220
coming soon
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 221 | Open
Instructor: Deanna Lee
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
This course introduces writing and reporting techniques for the mass media. It focuses on the essential elements of writing for the print, online and broadcast media. The course also covers media criticism, ethics in media, and the formats and styles of public relations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DJRN 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: 3.0 GPA / Junior standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 322 | Open
Instructor: Kwame Phillips
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
This course allows students the opportunity to combine digital media art skills with community engagement. In partnership with a Rome-based nonprofit working with disadvantaged or marginalized communities, students will create 2-3 short documentary projects that will be created collaboratively with the community at the non-profit organization. The aim is to use media tools as a means of cultural exchange and to facilitate the telling of stories that emerge from this community. The process will be one that privileges the community voice and shared authorship. Students will be expected to have basic understanding of the skills and concepts involved with the camerawork, lighting, audio recording and mixing, and non-linear digital video editing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media Studies | Course #: DMA 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science

3.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 110 | Open
Instructor: Marco Scaramastra
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
An introductory course covering the most commonly used microcomputer applications, including the DOS operating system, Windows, word processing, and spread sheets.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 101 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and has few prerequisites other than elementary familiarity with numbers and simple geometric concepts such as: finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers, manipulating fractions, calculating the area of a triangle, square, rectangle, circle, etc. Its objective is to prepare students for Pre-calculus.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 197 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Castorina
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to Calculus that focuses on the study of elementary functions, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, mainly oriented towards practical applications in business and economics. Particular emphasis will be placed on functions as the first step to analyzing real-world problems in mathematical terms.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 198 | Open
Instructor: Barry Griffiths
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 197 with a grade of C- or above
This course explores the fundamental topics of traditional Calculus such as limits, continuity, differentiation and anti-differentiation, with emphasis on the business and economics applications of maximization, minimization, optimization, and decision making.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 208 | Open
Instructor: Benjamin Scharadin
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Placement into MA 197 or completion of MA 100 or MA 101 with a grade of C- or above
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities, and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 209 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or above
A continuation of Statistics I. Topics include more advanced hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, time series analysis, and decision-making techniques. CS 110, MA 208 with a grade of C- or higher.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 210 | Open
Instructor: Stefano Arnone
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
coming soon
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 299 | Open
Instructor: Daniele Castorina
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 198 with a grade of C- or above
The course is a further development of Calculus and at a more advanced level. After covering traditional topics such as techniques of integration, differential equations and the study of several variables, attention is given to business and economics applications (constrained optimization, Lagrange multipliers, Method of Least Squares, Numerical approximation, Taylor series, etc.)
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 491 | Open
Instructor: Alice Fabbri
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 198
This course introduces students to the techniques of linear algebra and to the concepts upon which the techniques are based. Topics include: vectors, matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, and related geometry in Euclidean spaces. Fundamentals of vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and associated eigenvectors.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 495 | Open
Instructor: Barry Griffiths
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 299, MA 491 Multivariable calculus and Matrix Algebra
This course provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations. These equations contain a function of one independent variable and its derivatives. The term "ordinary" is used in contrast with the term partial differential equation which may be with respect to more than one independent variable. Ordinary differential equations and applications, with integrated use of computing, student projects; first-order equations; higher order linear equations; systems of linear equations, Laplace transforms; introduction to nonlinear equations and systems, phase plane, stability.
Contact Hours: 45

Creative Writing, English Composition, and English Literature

3.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: CW 454 | Open
Instructor: Susan Bradley Smith
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing and two previous Creative Writing courses with a grade of B or higher
This workshop aims to develop the creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for the production of poems; to develop self-editing skills; to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in writing poems. Students will read both contemporary and canonical poetry and materials related to analyzing and editing poems, and participate in a traditional creative writing workshop through in-class writing exercises, reading classmates’ poems, and producing their own poems and discussing them in workshop. Students will compile a portfolio of the work they produce during the term.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: CW 550 | Open
Instructor: Michael Carroll
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Current enrollment in an accredited graduate program in Creative Writing OR, for students not currently pursuing a graduate program in creative writing but who wish to receive graduate credit, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (transcripts required) and assessment of a significant writing sample or previous publications (See JCU website for application procedures).
This workshop aims to develop graduate-level creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for the production of literary fiction; to develop self-editing skills; and to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in writing literary fiction. Students will read both contemporary literary fiction and materials related to analyzing and editing literary fiction and participate in a traditional creative writing workshop through in-class writing exercises, reading classmates' fiction, and producing and workshopping their own fiction. Students will compile a portfolio of the work they produce during the term. Students completing this workshop course will be familiar with the graduate-level skills needed to produce literary fiction, to self-edit work in progress, and to discern the characteristics that make quality literary fiction.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 110 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Andrew Rutt
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Composition | Course #: EN 110 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Tara Keenan
Monday 9:10 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:10 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:10 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:10 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Completion of EN 103 with a grade of C or above OR completion of EN 105 with a grade of C or above
This course reinforces the skills needed to write well-organized essays, focusing specifically on argumentative essays. Elements covered include thesis development, critical reading, organizing and outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and citation and documentation standards. Techniques of academic research and the use of the library and other research facilities are discussed. In addition to regular in- and out-of-class reading and writing assignments, students are required to write a fully documented research paper. Students must receive a grade of C or above in this course to fulfill the University English Composition requirement and to be eligible to take courses in English literature. Individual students in EN 110 may be required to complete additional hours in the English Writing Center as part of their course requirements.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: CW 450 | Open
Instructor: Michael Carroll
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing and two previous creative writing courses with a grade of B or higher
This workshop aims to develop advanced creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for the production of literary fiction; to develop self-editing skills; and to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in writing literary fiction. Students will read both contemporary literary fiction and materials related to analyzing and editing literary fiction and participate in a traditional creative writing workshop through in-class writing exercises, reading classmates' fiction, and producing and workshopping their own fiction. Students will compile a portfolio of the work they produce during the term. Students completing this workshop course will be familiar with the advanced skills needed to produce literary fiction, to self-edit work in progress, and to discern the characteristics that make quality literary fiction.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: CW 554 | Open
Instructor: Susan Bradley Smith
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Current enrollment in an accredited graduate program in Creative Writing OR, for students not currently pursuing a graduate program in creative writing but who wish to receive graduate credit, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (transcripts required) and assessment of a significant writing sample or previous publications (See JCU website for application procedures).
This workshop aims to develop the graduate-level creative, editorial, and reading habits needed for the production of poems; to develop self-editing skills; to foster an aesthetic sensibility for use in writing poems. Students will read both contemporary and canonical poetry and materials related to analyzing and editing poems, and participate in a traditional creative writing workshop through in-class writing exercises, reading classmates’ poems, and producing their own poems and discussing them in workshop. Students will compile a portfolio of the work they produce during the term.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 200 | Open
Instructor: Carlos Dews
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
Presupposing no previous knowledge of literature, this course deals in an intensive manner with a very limited selection of works in four genres, poetry, short story, drama and novel. Students learn the basic literary terms that they need to know to approach literary texts. They are required to do close readings of the assigned text, use various critical approaches and write critical essays on the specified readings.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: EN 245 | Open
Instructor: Lewis Samuel Klausner
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110 or EN 112 with a grade of C or higher and one previous course in English literature.
The course examines selected plays of Shakespeare, with emphasis on Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and his techniques of character development. Major critical approaches to the plays are discussed. About ten plays are examined. For example: Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Othello, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest
Contact Hours: 45

Creative Writing, English Composition, Literature, and Language

3.0 Credits
English Language | Course #: EN 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing.
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Language | Course #: EN 485 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
Monday 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Prerequisites: Junior Standing and two previous creative writing courses with a grade of B or higher
To supplement their traditional university study of literary analysis, this course provides advanced undergraduate students with the opportunity to develop advanced skills at reading literature as a source of improving their own writing, whether academic or creative. Designed primary for advanced undergraduate students interested in creative writing, this course focuses on the reading of literature from the point of view of the craft, or practice, of fiction writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
English Language | Course #: EN 585 | Open
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Current enrollment in an accredited graduate program in Creative Writing OR, for students not currently pursuing a graduate program in creative writing but who wish to receive graduate credit, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (transcripts required) and assessment of a significant writing sample or previous publications (see SAI application procedures for more information)
To supplement their traditional university study of literary analysis, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop graduate-level skills at reading literature as a source of improving their own writing, whether academic or creative. Designed primary for graduate students interested in creative writing, this course focuses on the reading of literature from the point of view of the craft, or practice, of fiction writing.
Contact Hours: 45

Economics and Finance

3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 201 | Open
Instructor: Emanuele Brancati
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA 102 Recommended: EN 105
This course introduces the students to the basic principles of microeconomics and the study of the behavior of individual agents, such as consumers and producers. The first part of the course reviews the determinants of demand and supply, the characteristics of market equilibrium, the concept of social welfare, and the consequences of price controls, taxation, and externalities on social welfare. The second part of the course deals with market theory, with a review of cost concepts and market structures: competition, monopoly, oligopoly and imperfect competition.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 202 | Open
Instructor: Rami Sabella
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 101 or MA102 Recommended: EN 105
An introduction to the basic principles of the macroeconomy such as: national income accounting, determination of national income, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomics in the open economy, and economic growth.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 316 | Open
Instructor: Alessandro Antonelli
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Junior in standing, EC 201, EC 202
An introduction to international trade and finance. Analysis of the causes and consequences of international trade and investment. Major topics include: international trade theory, international trade policy, exchange rates and open-economy macroeconomics, and international macroeconomic policy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 201 | Open
Instructor: TBA
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Introduction to basic accounting methods and concepts; preparation of principal financial statements; application of accounting principles to the main asset, liability, and owners' equity accounts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 202 | Open
Instructor: Mirella Ciaburri
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 201
This course focuses on the role of accounting in the management process and where accounting can provide critical support to management decision making. Cost-volume relations are introduced, along with identification of costs relevant to management decisions. Process costing and job costing systems are covered. The development of a master plan, preparation of flexible budgets, and responsibility accounting are covered, and the influences of quantitative techniques on managerial accounting are introduced.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 301 | Open
Instructor: David Shaffer
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: FIN 201, FIN 202, EC 202, MA 208
This course examines both the theoretical and applied foundations necessary for making decisions in financial management. Main topics include the financial system, international financial markets, efficient markets, analysis of risk and return, basic portfolio theory, valuation, capital budgeting, and capital structure management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 330 | Open
Instructor: Robert LeClair
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: FIN 301
The course emphasizes the structure and analysis of international capital and financial markets, Euro-currency financing and the financing of international transactions.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: FIN 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Monday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing.
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Engineering

3.0 Credits
Engineering | Course #: ENGR 200 | Open
Instructor: Maddalena Fanelli
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
This course will introduce the student to chemical engineering and the fundamental principles of chemical process analysis. The student will gain experience in the application of problem-solving techniques in a variety of process-related problems. Aspects of professional development as a chemical engineer will be presented and integrated into course material.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Engineering | Course #: ENGR 210 | Open
Instructor: Susan Reynolds
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
This course provides an introduction to statics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of loads (force and torque, or "moment") on physical systems in static equilibrium, that is, in a state where the relative positions of subsystems do not vary over time, or where components and structures are at a constant velocity. When in static equilibrium, the system is either at rest, or its center of mass moves at constant velocity. Course content includes vector algebra, forces, couples, moments, resultants of force couple systems; friction, equilibrium analysis of particles and finite bodies, centroids; and applications.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Engineering | Course #: ENGR 213 | Open
Instructor: Eugenio Del Re
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Principles of Chemistry; Introduction to Physics
This course provides an introduction to Thermodynamics, a branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. It defines macroscopic variables, such as internal energy, entropy, and pressure that partly describe a body of matter or radiation. It states that the behavior of those variables is subject to general constraints that are common to all materials, not the peculiar properties of particular materials. These general constraints are expressed in the four laws of thermodynamics, which can be explained by statistical mechanics, in terms of the microscopic constituents. The course includes basic elements of classical thermodynamics, including first and second laws, properties of pure materials, ideal gas law, reversibility and irreversibility, and Carnot cycle; control volume analysis of closed simple systems and open systems at steady state; engineering applications, including cycles; psychrometrics.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Engineering | Course #: ENGR 220 | Open
Instructor: Jason Ganley
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: MA 299
This course covers theory and application of fluid statics, momentum transfer, and viscous fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work covers both open-channel and conduit (pipe) flow. The fluid statics and dynamics of incompressible and compressible fluids are considered.
Contact Hours: 45

Foreign Languages

3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 101 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Anna Mauceri Trimnell
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 101 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Rosa Filardi
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 101 | Section: 3 | Open
Instructor: Ada Bertini Bezzi
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 102 | Open
Instructor: Gina Siddu Pilia
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement or IT 101
A continuation of IT 101, this course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. Placement is required or IT 101.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 201 | Open
Instructor: Gina Siddu Pilia
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Placement, IT 102 or IT 103
A continuation of IT 102, this course focuses on consolidating the student's ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IT 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: 3.0 GPA or above / Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term (generally 3 to 6 months, full or part-time with a minimum of 120 hours) employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest. Course requirements include: attending the internship class which will is scheduled for 10 in-class hours over the semester, verification of the minimum number of hours worked in the internship by the CSC; completion of a daily internship log; in-depth interview with the internship sponsor or organization; and a 2500 to 3500 word “White Paper” presenting a position or solution to a problem encountered by their employer. This course is graded on a “pass/no pass” basis. The course will begin the 4th week of each semester. Students will determine with the Registrar’s Office or their Advisor which semester corresponds most closely with the timing of their internship.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LAT 101 | Open
Instructor: Thomas Govero
Introduction to Latin syntax, vocabulary, and simple sentence structures. This first-semester course will complete all the first three declensions of nouns, present, imperfect, future and perfect verb tenses, subject, object and possessive pronouns. Study of cognate words in Latin/English will be a frequent subject of study. The course will also examine the Roman cultural context such as history, daily life, religion mythology and politics. Students will translate sentences for practice from English to Latin and vice versa on a daily basis. There will be an introduction to continuous prose passages from the original authors or adapted for study to be translated throughout the course.
Contact Hours: 45

History and Humanities

3.0 Credits
History | Course #: HS 211 | Open
Instructor: Luca De Caprariis
Monday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Pre-requisite: Recommended: HS 210
This course explores the history of Europe and its relations with the larger world from World War I through the aftermath of the Cold War. In it, students investigate the cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social developments that shaped the lives of twentieth-century Europeans. Significant attention will be given to the relationship between Europeans and peoples in other parts of the world, the experience and significance of the World Wars and the Cold War, the development of democratic, authoritarian, and 'totalitarian' political systems, and the ways in which everyday life and culture changed during this period.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
History | Course #: HS-RS 368 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Lanzone
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: EN 110
The seminar analyzes the history of Counterculture in the United States of America and examines the impact that Counterculture had during the Sixties and early Seventies (and the legacy and influence that certain particular experiences and ideas have had on later generations). The Other America also aims through the words of Whitman, Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, Kerouac, Dylan, Springsteen and many other writers, poets, activists and musicians to observe the inequities encountered by different American minorities in the 20th Century and to disclose their strategies of survival as they have sought justice and dignity.
Contact Hours: 45

Philosophy and Religious Studies

3.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PH 304 | Open
Instructor: Paul Gaffney
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing, EN110
This course is a survey of classical and modern theories on the appreciation of art and beauty. Attention will be given to the phenomenological analysis of perception and of the aesthetic experience in particular. Special consideration will be given to architectural and figurative works within the Roman area. One previous course in Philosophy is required for this course.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Religious Studies | Course #: RL 221 | Section: 1 | Open
Instructor: Michael Pettinger
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
The history of the Catholic church is essentially intertwined with the history of Western Civilization over the past 2,000 years. The aspirations and struggles of Christendom constitute the fabric of the Christian tradition as it unfolds throughout time. This course represents an historical survey of the Church from its primitive beginnings in Jerusalem (c. 33 A.D.) to the Pontificate of John Paul II (1920-2005). The development of the course will trace the major events, ideas and people that went into the shaping of the Western Church, without ignoring the fundamental importance and influence of the doctrine of Jesus Christ regarding the institution he founded.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Religious Studies | Course #: RL 221 | Section: 2 | Open
Instructor: Michael Pettinger
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
The history of the Catholic church is essentially intertwined with the history of Western Civilization over the past 2,000 years. The aspirations and struggles of Christendom constitute the fabric of the Christian tradition as it unfolds throughout time. This course represents an historical survey of the Church from its primitive beginnings in Jerusalem (c. 33 A.D.) to the Pontificate of John Paul II (1920-2005). The development of the course will trace the major events, ideas and people that went into the shaping of the Western Church, without ignoring the fundamental importance and influence of the doctrine of Jesus Christ regarding the institution he founded.
Contact Hours: 45

Political Science

3.0 Credits
Political Science | Course #: GEOG 101 | Open
Instructor: John Carr
Monday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:10 am - 1:00 pm
By focusing on issues of globalization, this course provides an overview of core concepts from human geography, including systematic analyses of economic, political, and cultural geography.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Political Science | Course #: PL 325 | Open
Instructor: Silvia Scarpa
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
After a brief, comparative overview of past slavery and slavery-like practices this course will focus in particular on chattel slavery, servitude/debt bondage, forced prostitution and sexual slavery, early and forced marriages and forced labor, and on the international instruments aimed at fighting against them.
The course will subsequently deal with trafficking in human beings, examining international action to fight against it and to protect victims' human rights, comparing the measures contained in the United Nations Protocol with those of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

* Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course *
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Political Science | Course #: PL 357 | Open
Instructor: Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing
This course will cover the beginnings of this interaction from the rise of Islam as a faith to Italy’s involvement in the 2011 Libyan war and introduce the students to varying themes that characterize this interaction. This course will transcend wide expanses of time and geographic boundaries. We will cover the study of Muslim societies in Italy ranging from Medieval Muslim communities in Sicily and then jump to the North African Muslim communities of the 20th century. It will examine Italian excursions in the Middle East from the Crusades to the Italian experience in Libya in 1911. It will deal with the Middle Eastern commodities Italy imported from this region, ranging from sugar in the 13th century to oil in the 20th century. To sum up, this course focuses not only on diplomatic and political history, but on the circulation of ideas, the interaction between societies, and how trade and art forms created links between the Middle East and the Italian peninsula from the early Islamic era to the 21st century.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Political Science | Course #: PL 398 | Open
Instructor: Margaret Kneller
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Pre-requisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher; Junior Standing
The For Credit (FC) Internship course combines academic learning with a short-term employment opportunity. Field experience allows participants to combine academic learning with hands-on work experience. For-Credit internships may be paid or unpaid. The organization or firm must be sponsored by the JCU Career Services Center (CSC). After being selected for an internship and having the CSC verify the course requirements are met, the intern may enroll in the Internship course corresponding to the academic discipline of interest.
Contact Hours: 45

Social Sciences: Sociology and Psychology

3.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PS 101 | Open
Instructor: Paola Castelli
Monday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Wednesday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
Thursday 3:50 pm - 5:40 pm
A general introduction to the study of human behavior, how heredity and environmental, social, and physiological factors affect human development and behavior. Motivation, emotion, learning, intelligence, perception, and memory, and how they work. An overview of the various psychological schools of thought on human development and personality. A brief exposure to research and discussions of the findings and implications of psychology data on some major contemporary problems.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PS 334 | Open
Instructor: Paola Castelli
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Pre-requisite: PS 101
The course focuses on the relationship between the individual and society by examining how people form and sustain their attitudes, beliefs and values. Students are introduced to current research findings in areas such as leadership and group dynamics, cults, prejudice and racism, aggression, altruism, and love and attraction. A group research project is required.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: SOSC 208 | Open
Instructor: Andrea Friedman
Monday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
coming soon
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: SOSC/ITS 226 | Open
Instructor: James Schwarten
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
This on-site course, which will be conducted in English, aims to introduce students to a sociological analysis of contemporary Rome. It focuses on the changes which are occurring in the citys populations, its neighborhoods and patterns of daily life and commerce, and challenges conventional images of what it is to be a Roman today. On-site classes will be held in a variety of neighborhoods in the city in order to analyze the area's role as a social entity and its relationship with the wider urban context. We will examine the issues and problems facing Rome today, such as housing, degradation and renewal, environmental questions, transportation, multiculturalism, wealth and poverty, social conflict and political identities. These issues will be contextualized within theories of urban sociology and also within an explanation of Rome's urban development over the centuries and, in particular, since it became the national capital in 1870. Through readings, film clips, interviews and guest speakers, students will also analyze the way the city is narrated by some of its residents.
Contact Hours: 45

Studio Art

3.0 Credits
Studio Art | Course #: AS 101 | Open
Instructor: Sabrina Schmidt
Monday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
This is an introductory level course - open to all students - and particularly those who do not intend to be professional designers or have background in design. This course teaches basic principles of graphic design and explores methods of utilizing visual design to put together effective communications and in doing so, make a good professional impression. It provides an introduction to visual communication and problem solving, and complements other courses including business, management, marketing and communications.This course offers practical and useful advice on how to work with graphics in reports, presentations, newsletters, and proposals in sophisticated, professional, and interesting ways. It demonstrates how to create PowerPoint slides that support and enhance rather than weaken a presentation. It presents an overview of how graphic design firms further business objectives and create effective management communications.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Studio Art | Course #: AS 110 | Open
Instructor: Pola Wickham
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
This course makes use of the unparalleled resource that is the city of Rome itself; each class meets at a different site around the city. Students work in sketchbook form, creating over the course of the term a diary of visual encounters. Instruction, apart from brief discussions of the sites themselves, focuses on efficient visual note-taking: the quick description of form, awareness of light, and the development of volume in space.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Studio Art | Course #: AS 220 | Open
Instructor: Jochem Schoneveld
Monday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Street photography is an informal genre of photography using natural light, usually outdoors, that takes advantage of spontaneous discoveries. Street photography is a branch of both fine art photography and journalistic photography. The work of significant photographers in this genre, like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, and Robert Frank, will serve as examples. Since it often involves candid shots of people going about their business in the bustle of urban life, one aim of this course is to give students more confidence in photographing and approaching people with a camera.
Contact Hours: 45

JCU Summer students can select to participate in the Creative Writing Summer Institute that occurs alongside the Summer I session. The Institute allows passionate students to engage more deeply in their field of study, and gain access to leaders in their field. The Institute offer additional activities on top of regular coursework that include seminars, special events, and networking dinners.

Summer I Institute: Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation
The Summer Institute offers students the opportunity to work with passionate professors in creative writing. Faculty include Susan Bradley Smith, poet and professor at Curtin University in Australia; Michael Carroll, award-winning fiction writer; Elizabeth Geoghegan, novelist, nonfiction author, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at John Cabot University.

Students wishing to participate in the Summer Institute should apply as regular JCU Summer I students. Once accepted, students must register for at least one of the following creative writing or literary translation courses:

  • CW 450 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
  • CW 454 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • EN 485 Advanced Creative Writing and Literature: How to Read Like a Writer

In addition to working with their professors, students taking the undergraduate courses will have the opportunity to work with celebrated novelist and professor of Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C., Dolen Perkins-Valdez, who will be the 9th Annual Writer in Residence at the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. During her time at JCU, Perkins-Valdez will read from her work, present a craft talk, and conduct a masterclass for creative writing students.

Courses & Schedule
Courses run Monday – Thursday, meeting 4 or 2 days per week. SAI students are free to enroll in any available course.

Course Registration
SAI students complete their course registration directly with JCU through their JCU student account. Students receive their student account login about 2 weeks before registration opens. JCU courses are competitive, and students should complete their course registration on the registration date. JCU course registration begins on the following date:

Summer I: April 10 2018, 3:30 PM PT


Pre-Departure Calendar
March 2 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
February 15 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
March 15 2018
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
March 17 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
March 17 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
April 10 2018
JCU Course Registration Opens
April 16 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
May 16 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
May 17 – 19 2018
SAI and JCU Orientation
Mandatory SAI and JCU orientations introduce students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
May 21 2018
JCU Classes Begin
May 23 2018
JCU Drop/Add Deadline
June 21 2018
JCU Classes End
June 22 2018
Final Exams
June 23 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel. 
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: 3 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$6,220
Program Fee: 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$7,700
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$600
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Rome
$900 $1,200
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
$100 / course $200 / course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$650/ month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Rome
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$125 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • 20 meals at Tiber Cafe

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Lunch and Walking Tour
SAI welcomes students to Rome with a traditional Roman meal in one of the most charming areas of the city: Rione Monti, the oldest neighborhood in Rome. Following lunch, students take a walking tour to discover some of the hidden gems of the old residential neighborhood, now populated by artists and bohemian shops.

Colosseum Night Tour
Students visit the Eternal City’s most important monument by moonlight. The group is guided through the Colosseum’s history, and explores the most important areas, including the underground chambers and arena floor, both of which are usually closed to the public.

Wine Tasting and Pairing
Nestled in the heart of Campo de’ Fiori is Roscioli, one of Rome’s best-known wine bars. With guidance from a well-known Roman sommelier, students get a behind-the-scenes look at what constitutes a good glass of wine, and how to pair it with food.

Farewell Aperitivo
Students celebrate the end of a successful term abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Italian meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law U.S. students studying in Italy for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.