The Catholic University of America

Spring 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
Thu 3.00-6.30pm

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
Tue 3.00-6.00pm

HIST 317A Modern Italy since 1860
How did Italy become what it is today? This course looks at the modern history of Italy by focusing on political, economic, social, and cultural developments since the time when Italian intellectuals began to discover Italy as a nation. Lectures and discussions will also study Italy's modern history in a European context in order to better understand what is specific of Italian history and what is part of broader European developments. 
Instructor: Arpad von Klimo
Mon/Wed 10.30-11.50

HIST 206R History of Rome
This course provides an introduction into the 3,000 years of history of Rome, the Eternal City. It focuses on the main periods the structures and developments of the city. The course consists of lectures, in-class discussions of required readings and primary sources, student presentations, and excursions to a few museums and sites in Rome.
Instructor: Arpad von Klimo
Mon/Wed 9.00-10.20

PHIL 310 Philosophy of Art
Loyola equivalent: PL220 (Philosophy core)
Philosophical treatment of a range of art forms that focuses on the nature of creativity, beauty, and representation. Major arts compared and contrasted.
Instructor: TBD
Tue/Thu 1.30-2.50pm

TRS 345 Liturgical Art & Architecture
Loyola equivalent: TH206 (Theology core) 
The course will lead students in examining the art and architecture of Christian churches, especially in Rome, while they study the texts utilized in worship and some writings about the liturgy from throughout the tradition. Students will come to an understanding of the various meanings associated with the liturgy and the way that the art and architecture conveys these meanings.
Instructor: TBD
Wed 3.00-6.30pm 

 

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 11.00-12.50, with some Fridays

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 11.00-12.50, with some Fridays

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: 27 July 2017