The Catholic University of America

Fall 2018

All courses are 3 credits, with the exception of ITAL101 and ITAL102, which are 4 credits each. Class days and times are subject to change.

CLAS 318R Art & Architecture of Ancient Rome
Loyola equivalent: AH309/CL309/HS321 (History core) 
This course is intended to offer students an introduction to the city of Rome that is topographic, architectural, and art historical in nature. In our study of Rome, we will focus on developments in the architecture, painting, sculpture, and urban development in the city. While our survey is limited to antiquity, it is understood that Rome’s modern urban fabric is profoundly affected by the events of the ancient period, so this course is also intended to facilitate your understanding of the modern city in which you are spending the semester.
Instructor: Crispin Corrado

ENG 378 Italy in American and British Literature
Loyola equivalent: EN200 (English core)
The course intends to bring students closer to the study of literature through the reading of some major works by American and British writers. The journey to Italy is at the center of the novels and poems which will be analyzed during the course. On the one hand we will concentrate on the discovery and transformation of the characters as narrated through their encounters with a different culture and social context. On the other, we will investigate changes in the attitudes and perspectives of the authors themselves due to their own journeys to Italy. We will begin with the reading of poetry from the 19th century, followed by the reading of four complete novels by three well known American and British writers: Henry James, Tennessee Williams and Edward Morgan Forster.
Instructor: Milena Locatelli

ENG 462 Plays of Shakespeare II
In this intensive reading of Shakespeare's plays, we will give special attention to the plays sets in Italy. We will consider Shakespeare's treatment of classical Roman ideals (Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus) as well his presentation of Christian ideals of love and community (Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Tempest).
Instructor: Michael Mack

HSHU 203 Age of Discovery
A survey of Renaissance intellectual history taught through primary texts. Topics will include humanism, Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the impact of the New World, and scientific advances. Authors will include Petrarch, Pope Pius II, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Montaigne, Bellarmine, Bacon, and Galileo.
Instructor: Michael Mack
 
HSTR 203 The Church: Community & Institution
Why is the Christian life essentially one of community, and what kind of institutional organization is appropriate for this particular community? These were central questions addressed by Vatican II in its constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, and they remain central questions in ecumenical dialogue seeking the unity of the Church today. This course will consider the life and shape of the Church at various points in its history, and the flourishing of study of the Church or 'ecclesiology' in the 20th century. It will closely examine the teaching of the Council itself and issues that have arisen in ecumenical discussion in recent decades on this topic.
Instructor: AJ Boyd
 
TRS 362R Theology of the Church in Rome
Instructor: AJ Boyd
 
PHIL 310 Philosophy of Art
Loyola equivalent: PL220 (Philosophy core)
Philosophical treatment of a range of art forms that forcuses on the nature of creativity, beauty, and representation. Major arts compared and contrasted.
Intructor: TBD

 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

All students must take one Italian language class. Classes are taught at Italiaidea.

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I
Designed for students with little or no prior experience with Italian. Introduction to the basic principles of language necessary for written and oral communication. Students use fundamental principles of vocabulary and grammar structures to talk about daily life and gain insights into aspects of Italian culture through simple readings and Internet activities.
Tue/Thu/Fri 11.00-12.30

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II
Continuation of Italian 101. Students speak and write about the present, past and future and continue to explore Italian culture through readings and Internet activities. Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101, appropriate placement score or equivalent.
Tue/Thu/Fri 11.00-12.30

ITAL 103 Intermediate Italian I
Students improve their communication skills by discussing and writing about various topics drawn from readings and film focused on Italian culture. Includes some review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 102, appropriate placement score or equivalent.
Tue/Thu 11.00-12.20, with some Fridays

ITAL 104 Intermediate Italian II 
Continuation of Italian 103. Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 103, appropriate placement score or equivalent.
Tue/Thu 11.00-12.20, with some Fridays

ITAL 204 Advanced Italian II: Talking About Culture
An ideal follow-up of Italian 203 (but the sequence can be inverted), Italian 204 is designed to further develop language skills through discussions of texts, films (The Best of Youth but not exclusively), and contemporary events, debates, writing workshops, and grammar review, while introducing a more complex syntax, both in conversation and writing.
Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 104, appropriate placement score or equivalent. Offered only in Rome.
Instructor: Italiaidea
Tue/Thu 11.00-12.20, with some Fridays

Last updated: 29 Jan 2018