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Spring 2021 Online Courses

For the Spring 2021 the Rome Gateway offers a variety of online courses and internships: the Eternal City with its nearly 30 century long history, its archaeological sites, its monuments, its museums housed in Renaissance palaces, its churches and squares, villas and parks will be your virtual classroom and you will have opportunities to engage in co-curricular volunteer activities with local partners and communities in Rome.

LLRO 30600 ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME (Online Edition)

M/W 11:10-12:15M

Chiara Sbordoni

This is a three-credit foundational course for students interested in studying about Rome. The course is designed to satisfy the University of Notre Dame’s literature, history, and fine arts requirement (old and new core). Students in this course build a foundation for understanding Rome’s twenty-eighth centuries of history through its cultural production (architectural, artistic, cinematic, and literary) by studying the complexity of its urban network; by examining the ruins of antiquity and the splendors of Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical art and architecture; by tracing the epic adventure that reunited Italy and led to the establishment of Rome as its capital, so that today it is at the heart of both the Italian Republic and the Vatican; by revisiting the tragedies of modern times, including fascism and the civil war; and by learning about the Rome of postwar and contemporary Italy. At the end of the course every student submits a research paper on a topic of his or her choosing.

Some of the lectures will be 'virtually onsite': your instructor will connect to the zoom classroom from some of the sites of Rome that you will be studying, such as Piazza Navona, the Trevi fountain and the Jewish quarter. A few classes will be in presence on campus and team-taught in collaboration between your instructor in Rome and an instructor on campus. 

Taught online in English

Univ.Req. Literature; Univ.Req. History. Ways of Knowing Core designations: Fine Arts and Literature; History.

 

LLRO 35150 - RGG Virtual Practicum in English

TBD according to students’ schedules

Silvia Dall’Olio

Students participate in virtual engaged learning activities with organizations in the city of Rome in a variety of educational and institutional settings in keeping with their academic and disciplinary areas of interest. One initial, mid-term and final meeting with the instructor aimed at providing context for guided reflection on the students' experiences as interns with organizations in Rome.

 

ROIT 35150 – RGG Virtual Practicum in Italian

TBD according to students’ schedules.

Silvia Dall’Olio

Students participate in virtual engaged learning activities with organizations in the city of Rome in a variety of educational and institutional settings in keeping with their academic and disciplinary areas of interest. One initial, mid-term and final meeting with the instructor aimed at providing context for guided reflection on the students' experiences as interns with organizations in Rome. Internships and course work to be completed in Italian.

 

ROIT 34310 - Passage to Rome (Online Version)

M/W 9:30-10:45

Chiara Sbordoni

In this fifth-semester three-credit course you will survey the rich panorama of Italian culture from the origins to the present, and learn to analyze and understand works drawn from the major literary and artistic genres (lyric poetry, prose, theatre, epic, novel, film, opera, contemporary song, as well as art and architecture) written by some of the major Italian authors, from St Francis to Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, from Lorenzo de’ Medici and Leonardo da Vinci to Elsa Morante and Giacomo Debenedetti. This course includes readings especially connected to the city of Rome and some of the classes will be virtually onsite: your instructor will connect to the zoom classroom from some of the sites of Rome connected to your readings. At the same time in this course, you will review and consolidate your grasp of the Italian language at an advanced level. Taught in Italian; counts as a Lit-Culture course for the major. Pre-requisite: ROIT 20202 or 20215 or equivalent.

Strongly recommended for majors and supplementary majors. LANG - College Language Req, LIT -

Univ.Req. Literature, MESE - European Studies Course. Ways of Knowing Core designations: Advanced Language and Culture; Fine Arts and Literature.

 

ROIT 34310 – Speaking of Italy (Online Version)

M/W 9:00-10:00

Chiara Sbordoni

This is a one-credit conversation course in the format of a book/cinema/music/art club and meant to accompany your regular classroom study of Italian language, literature, and culture. It will not review grammar, but allow you the opportunity to practice your Italian with other language students while considering specific aspects of Italian culture. There will be no written work. This semester students in this course will discuss each week literature, movies, music and art connected to the city of Rome in conversation with authors such as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Vittoria Colonna, Artemisia Gentileschi, Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, Giacomo Debenedetti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini, Giacomo Puccini, Antonello Venditti.

 

CO-CURRICOLAR virtual engagement opportunities in Rome

For further information, please contact Antonella Piccinin at apiccini@nd.edu