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This course is taught at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome campus (Rome, Italy) as part of the China Europe International Summer School (CEISS). Discover Europe’s roots in this two-weeks course that takes you to the ‘Eternal City’: Rome, Italy. D
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The mode of instruction consists of class lectures etc. This course has been designed for students of the humanities and social sciences, including economics and business, political sciences, European studies, international relations, history, culture studies and sociology, the sciences and engineering at senior undergraduate or graduate level with an interest in culture, society and politics. A general background in the social sciences may help, but no specific expertise is required. This course is taught by Dr. Wendelijn van der Leest, MPhil from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

This course is taught at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome campus (Rome, Italy) as part of the China Europe International Summer School (CEISS). Discover Europe’s roots in this two-weeks course that takes you to the ‘Eternal City’: Rome, Italy. During this course you will make a voyage from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages, highlighting its politics, religious affairs and societal developments. See how these developments are also expressed in magnificent artistic accomplishments on its way. Once the capital of the glorious Roman Empire; then rival to the Florentine Renaissance; birthplace of the Baroque and location of the Vatican, beautiful Rome is in various ways the ancestor of modern Europe. And Rome is therefore the place for you to start exploring ‘The Making of Europe’. During this course you will make a voyage from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages, highlighting its politics, religious affairs and societal developments that found expression in magnificent artistic accomplishments on its way. We will be studying Rome´s and Europe´s history from inside and outside the classroom, since many of its iconic places exist still nowadays. We will visit the tangible remains of the Roman era and discover the beautiful (early) churches which were transformed in later times by geniuses like Michelangelo or Bernini and unravel the politics behind it. At the end of this course, students should be able to:? • Describe and evaluate different of the historic developments of Europe, including Europe’s role on the world stage? • Discern and analyse key factors in facilitating these developments? • Demonstrate an understanding of political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of the European developments ? • Demonstrate this detailed and critical knowledge and understanding in written and verbal form.

Setting Description:
Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe’s most important Catholic university. It is also the only university in Italy with campuses all over the country: in Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome – also home to the Agostino Gemelli General Hospital (which as the official hospital for the Pope keeps a suite of reserved rooms always available for him). Academic excellence, a commitment to charting the frontiers of research, and high standards of services are the strengths of an institution long recognised for its openness to innovation and change. Università Cattolica holds a place in European tradition as a seat of cultural development; the strong and essential focus on a comprehensive, unifying building of knowledge facilitates an understanding and interpretation of the complexities of life today. The university’s mission translates into the offer of an education focused on development of the person as a whole.?Based on t
Cost:
1.295 Euro (course fees + course materials + housing)

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