UMW in Rome
Latin Inscriptions and the Eternal City
|Dr. Joe Romero and Dr. Angela Pitts co-direct this program set in the “Eternal City” of Rome. Excavating the layers of the ancient through modern city, we unearth a mosaic of sites of deep historical, artistic, and cultural relevance, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, the Museo Nationale Romano housed in the Baths of Diocletian, Ostia Antica, and the Markets of Trajan. Students may take one of two courses in association with the program—either “CPRD 100G: Eternal City” or “LATN 207: Latin Inscriptions in Rome”. Both courses are taught in English, and the students in both courses travel as one learning community, informing each other about the cultural and historical inheritance of ancient Rome as preserved in the architecture, art, and city planning of the modern city.
Students will stay in double, triple, or quad-occupancy hotel accommodations near the heart of Rome.
Students will have the option to take one course, for 2 UMW credits, as part of this program. The courses options are:
Both courses will be taught during the final eight weeks of the spring 2022 semester on campus in Fredericksburg and then will be followed by the travel abroad portion of the course in May 2022. Students enrolled in LATN 207 or CPRD 100 in spring 2022 are required to travel abroad as part of the course.
This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. LATN 201 is a required pre-requisite if enrolling in the LATN 207 course offering. Italian proficiency is not required as courses will be taught in English. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to participate in this program, per the agreement with the program’s in-country travel provider, SAI.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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