Program Information
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Fall 2023: World Scholars - Rome, Italy
August 28, 2023 - December 16, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Meetings
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
06/16/2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMWorld Scholars Pre-Departure Orientation
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 08/21/2023.
World Scholars - Rome is an exclusive opportunity for students admitted to the University of Delaware World Scholars Program.
Program Description

The University of Delaware World Scholars Program is a four-year program for internationalizing a student's undergraduate career. Choosing from a wide range of majors, World Scholars are supported in their studies with internationally-focused academics, experiences, and opportunities that will prepare them to live and work anywhere in the world.

Class of 2027 UD World Scholars will study abroad twice, including fall semester of their freshman year in Greece, Italy, Spain or New Zealand, and in any of 40+ destinations during their junior year.

Scholars heading to Rome, “la città eterna,” will study at our partner institution, John Cabot University (JCU), an accredited, degree-granting liberal arts institution enrolling over 800 students originating from across the U.S. and the world. JCU’s location in the trendy, bohemian Trastevere neighborhood not far from the Vatican and the banks of the Tiber make it ideally situated for students wishing to live and learn amidst a unique blend of the ancient and the contemporary.

John Cabot’s facilities include the Guarini campus with its patio and courtyard, whose entry gate dates from the third century, and the Tiber campus, just a ten-minute walk away. Both contain classrooms and offices and are equipped with wireless internet. JCU’s status as a full-fledged secondary educational institution means that it offers an array of services similar to those of a small U.S.-based campus and to which UD students have access, for example student clubs, sports activities, library, cultural and social events, counseling services, and a residence life staff.

Courses are taught by JCU’s approximately 100 international faculty, many of whom were educated in the United States. Instructional methods and grading are based on the U.S. system. Instruction takes place in English except for foreign language courses. UD students will take Introduction to Global Politics (POSC 240) together and may then choose additional options from a menu of recommended courses. Some of the courses include out-of-class experiences around Rome to take advantage of the city’s historic and artistic resources, which may require an additional fee.

UD World Scholars will live in a residence hall on the campus of John Cabot University, and will have upperclass residence assistants living with them. Students in this program will also benefit from the time and expertise of an additional staff member in Rome who will be assigned exclusively to the UD cohort. This individual will serve as 24/7 staff support to the students and as a liaison between the University of Delaware and faculty and staff at our partner institution, John Cabot University. This staff member will also gather students throughout the semester for excursions for special opportunities and excursions that take advantage of this incredible geographic location.

The program fee covers housing, medical insurance, some meals, airport transfers in Rome for those traveling on the recommended flights, orientation week activities, numerous excursions throughout the fall, opening and closing celebrations and full access to all JCU facilities and activities.

It does not include the cost of an Italian visa or Permit to Stay. CGPS will assist students with the visa process but students should budget approximately $250 for these documents.

NOTE: The program fee does NOT include airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome. Students who wish to travel with the UD representative must book the recommended flights and are encouraged to do so via StudentUniverse:

Sun, 27 Aug - British Airways 1575 - Operated By American Airlines - 8h 30m
Departing: Philadelphia Airport (PHL) at 6:30 pm
Arriving: Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO) at 9:00 am (on the 28 Aug)

Sat, 16 Dec - Iberia 4659 - Operated By American Airlines - 9h 50m
Departing: Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO) at 12:00 pm
Arriving: Philadelphia Airport (PHL) at 3:50 pm

Standard Economy - $1,597.15 estimate (1 checked bag included)

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Before making the decision to study abroad, students with disabilities should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some study abroad locations may differ from the United States. Review our Diversity Abroad information with your family. You are also welcome to speak with World Scholar Program leadership to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All courses are taught in English and meet UD graduation requirements.

Scholars will enroll in POSC 240 Introduction to Global Politics and, with the support of UD academic advisors, will select four additional first-choice courses, as well as alternate choices in the event that there are scheduling conflicts. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).

Please note that the courses listed below have been reviewed by UD departments and approved as UD course equivalencies.

All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ART 204-070: Media/Design/Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 111: Introduction to Visual Communication
From photojournalism to Instagram, 21st century communication is primarily image-based. Whether its mass media, individual expression, social media or alternative media, images are used for promoting ideas, products, information and political discourses. In this course students investigate the role of visual culture in daily life, exploring fine art, popular culture, film, television, advertising, business communications, propaganda, viral social media and information graphics. As a critical introduction to visual communication, this course mixes theory, analysis and practical activities for an applied understanding of key issues, including the relationship between images, power and politics; the historical practice of looking; visual media analysis; spectatorship; historic evolution of visual codes; impact of visual technologies; media literacy; information graphics literacy; and global visual culture.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Multicultural
ART 231-072: Introduction to Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 204: Beginning Painting
This course introduces the basic issues of oil painting through a series of classic problems: the still life, figure study, portrait and others. Emphasis is on control of color and light and dark value, while building form in a coherent pictorial space. Oil is the preferred medium, and students buy their own materials. The course introduces connections between studio work and the history of painting.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 233-070: Drawing as Study (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 110: Drawing (Rome Sketchbook)
This course makes use of the unparalleled resource that is the city of Rome itself; each class meets at a different site around the city. Students work in sketchbook form, creating over the course of the term a diary of visual encounters. Instruction, apart from brief discussions of the sites themselves, focuses on efficient visual note taking: the quick description of form, awareness of light and the development of volume in space. With practice and growing experience, students become capable of producing drawings governed by conscious intention.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 199-074: Topic in Art History: Rome, Ostia, and Pompeii I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 190: Cities, Towns and Villas: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii
Rome, Ostia and Pompeii are three of the best- preserved archaeological sites in the world. Through their study, we are able to comprehend the physical and social nature of Roman cities and how they transformed over the course of centuries. We explore the subjects of urban development, public and private buildings, economic and social history, and art incorporated into urban features (houses, triumphal monuments, etc.). In Rome, we focus primarily upon public buildings commissioned by Senators and Emperors: temples, law courts, theaters, triumphal monuments, baths. In Ostia, the port-city of Rome, we are able to experience many aspects of daily life: commerce, housing, religion, entertainment. Pompeii represents a well-to-do Republican and early Imperial period city that was influenced by the Greeks and Romans and preserves some of the most magnificent frescoes in the world.

--On-site; mandatory trip; activity fee: €40 or $52

--STUDENTS SHOULD NOT REGISTER FOR BOTH AH190 and AH290
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 239-103: Art & Architecture of Europe: Ancient Rome (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH290 Ancient Rome & Its Monuments
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: Offered only in conjunction with a study abroad program. May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH 239-104: Art and Architecture of Europe: Medieval Rome & its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 291: Medieval Rome & its Monuments
Rome City Series - An upper-level survey of Roman urbanism, as well as developments in figural media and architecture, from the 4th to the 14th century. While the course will naturally emphasize the abundant religious art remaining in the city, it will also examine such secular achievements as towers, housing, defenses, and roads.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-106: Art and Architecture of Europe: Renaissance Rome and Its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 294 - Renaissance Rome & Its Monuments
Rome City Series - This on-site course will study the monuments of Renaissance Rome: painting, sculpture and architecture produced by such masters as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, all attracted to the lucrative service of popes, cardinals and nobles of the Roman court. On-site classes will investigate examples of palace and villa architecture, chapel decoration that encompasses altarpieces and funerary sculpture, as well as urbanistic projects where the city itself was considered as a work of art. In-class lectures will introduce historical context and theory allowing the student to understand artworks studied conceptually and place commissions of painting and sculpture within a socio-historic framework.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
COMM 212-070: Public Speaking and Professional Presentation (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 101: Public Speaking: Oral Rhetoric and Persuasion
This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of rhetoric and how they are applied in oral communication, and how these principles and concepts lead to effective public speaking. Students will learn how to prepare and organize persuasive speeches by learning the fundamental structures of the persuasive speech. In addition, students will begin to acquire basic skills in critical reasoning, including how to structure a thesis statement and support it through a specific line of reasoning using idea subordination, coordination, and parallel structure.
Restrictions: Not open to communication and communication interest majors.
COMM 224-071: Intro to Electronic Media Production (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 230 Foundations of Digital Video Production
Foundational concepts and skills to be built upon in subsequent courses in broadcast production/broadcast news sequences. Introduction to program content planning, writing for visual media, studio equipment, field equipment, and non-linear editing.
Restrictions: Serves as suggested prerequisite for COMM 326, COMM 388, and COMM 426 (News Documentary).
COMM 245-070: Mass Communication & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 220: Media, Culture and Society
This course examines the mass media as complex social institutions that exercise multiple roles in society—none more crucial than the circulation and validation of social discourses. Introducing students to a variety of theoretical approaches, the course focuses on media operations and textual analysis.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 101-071: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 201: Microeconomics
This course introduces the students to the basic principles of microeconomics and the study of the behavior of individual agents, such as consumers and producers. The first part of the course reviews the determinants of supply and demand, the characteristics of market equilibrium, the concept of social welfare, and the consequences of price controls, taxation, and externalities on social welfare. The second part of the course deals with market theory, with a review of cost concepts and market structures: competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and imperfect competition.
Prerequisite: MATH114, MATH115, MATH221, MATH241 or higher.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 103-071: Introduction to Macroeconomics: The National Economy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 202: Macroeconomics
An introduction to the basic principles of the macro economy, such as national income accounting, determination of national income, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomics in the open economy, and economic growth.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 340-071: International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 316 International Economics
Theory, problems and policy in international trade and finance with emphasis on developments since World War II.
Prerequisite: ECON 101 and ECON 103
Restrictions: Students who received credit in ECON 441 are not eligible to take this course without permission.
ENGL 204-070: American Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 223: American Literature
The course deals with a chronological historical coverage of the development of American literature from the 17th century until modern times. Attention is given to the major historical, philosophical and literary movements that shaped American literature such as Puritanism, Transcendentalism, and American realism. Major canon American writers will be studied and analyzed. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ENGL 209-070: Introduction to the Novel (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 205: Introduction to the Novel
The course traces various developments in the genre of the novel from the 17th to the 20th centuries through a reading of selected representative texts. In addition, students are required to consider these works alongside of the development of theories about the novel. This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ENGL 217-070: Introduction to Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 210: Introduction to Cinema
This course is designed as an introduction to the art, history, and business of film. It presents an introduction to film aesthetics and the formal properties of film, locating specific styles and narrative forms within specific classical and alternative film movements. Film theories and critical strategies for the analysis of film will be investigated. The course will be divided into weekly screenings and lectures.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ENGL 290-074: Studies in Literature for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 285 Literature and Creative Writing: How to Read Like a Writer
Allows for exploration of a particular aspect of the intersection of literature and culture, and enables in-depth study beyond the period survey course. Topics vary according to the expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: May be taken up to three times when topics vary.
ENGL 300-070: Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 215 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theories
Introduces students to a broad range of key concepts, movements, and figures associated with literary theory and criticism.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
ENGL 307-071: News Writing and Editing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: DJRN 221 Selected Topics in Am. Literature: Tennessee Williams
News judgment, news gathering, feature writing, libel problems, and ethics. Assignments include writing for the campus newspaper.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Restrictions: Minimum grade of B required in ENGL 110.
ENGL 324-071: Shakespeare (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 245: Shakespeare
This course is a general introduction to Shakespeare’s plays and an in-depth study of a selection of representative plays including a comedy, a history, a tragedy, and a romance. Through the close reading of the plays selected for the course, students will learn how to analyze a theatrical text, will study the Elizabethan stage in its day, and consider Shakespeare’s cultural inheritance.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
FREN 105-073: French I - Elementary (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FR 101: Introductory French I
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in French. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.



Notes: FREN 105, All sections are for students who have never studied French or who have taken 2 years or less of French in high school. Any questions contact Crista Johnson cristaj@udel.edu, Language Placement at 320 Jastak Burgess Hall .
FREN 106-072: French II - Elementary/Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FR 102: Introductory French II
Completion of basic French. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Notes: FREN 106, All sections are for students who have taken 2 or 3 years of French in high school. Any questions contact Crista Johnson cristaj@udel.edu, Language Placement at 320 Jastak Burgess Hall .
Prerequisite: PREREQ: FREN105
Restrictions: RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
FREN 107-072: Intermediate French II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FR 202 Intermediate French II
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: FREN 106.
Restrictions: Four years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
HIST 101-071: Europe and the World to 1648 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HS 120: Introduction to Western Civilization I
This survey course explores the foundations of Western societies and cultures and the transformations they underwent from prehistory through the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which diverse ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern peoples interacted to lay the groundwork for Western civilization, the ways in which political structures and cultures changed over the time period covered, and the development of Western religions and cultures. In addition, through the examination and discussion of a range of primary source materials, the course serves as an introduction to the practice of history, i.e., how historians examine the past and draw conclusions about it.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 102-072: Europe & the World since 1648 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HS 210 Nineteenth-Century Europe and the World
The transformations of Europe since the middle of the 17th century through cultural, social, and economic developments, revolutions, wars, and interactions with other parts of the world.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 341-070: Ancient Rome (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CL/HS 231: History of Ancient Rome and Italy
This course surveys the history of ancient Rome and Italy, focusing on the origins and metamorphoses of Rome from its archaic foundations as an Italic-Latinate kingship to an imperial city. The course examines the establishment, expansion, and conflicts of the Republican period; the political and cultural revolution of the Augustan ‘Principate’; the innovations of the High Empire; and the transition into Late Antiquity. Course materials include the writings of ancient authors in translation (these may include Polybius, Sallust, Cicero, Livy, Augustus, Suetonius, and/or Tacitus) as well as modern historians and archaeologists, along with considerations of Roman art, architecture, and archaeology.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
ITAL 105-070: Italian I - Elementary (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 101: Introductory Italian:
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Italian. By presenting the language in a variety of authentic contexts, the course also seeks to provide an introduction to Italian culture and society. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Note: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
ITAL 106-070: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 102: Introductory Italian II
A continuation of IT101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. Note: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
Prerequisite: ITAL105 Two to three years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
ITAL 107-070: Italian III - Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 201
A continuation of IT 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
Prerequisite: ITAL 106; Four years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
ITAL 200-070: Italian Grammar Review (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 202 Intermediate Italian II
Study contemporary Italian culture and review fundamental aspects of Italian language. Study of special problem areas. Some conversational practice.
Prerequisite: ITAL 107
LATN 101-070: Elementary Latin I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LAT 101: Elementary Latin I
This course is a first introduction to the study of the Latin language. The course introduces all forms of nouns and pronouns in the five declensions and all tenses of the verb in the indicative and imperative. It emphasizes vocabulary development and the acquisition of reading skills in Latin prose. Assignments include considerable reading of continuous passages and translation from Latin to English and English to Latin. Attention is also given to Latin proverbs, abbreviations and cognates in English.
LLCU 330-074: World Literatures and Cultures: Literature and Society in Ancient Rome (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CL 278 Literature and Society in Ancient Rome
This course focuses on the literature of Ancient Rome and its role in shaping modern notions about the customs, social practices, and ideas of its citizens. Emphasis will be placed on using Roman literature as a means of studying Roman civilization, while simultaneously examining stylistics and literary techniques particular to the genres of comedy, rhetoric, epic and lyric poetry, satire and history. Texts, which vary, are chosen from Terence, Plautus, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Tacitus, and Juvenal. All texts are studied in translation.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
MATH 010-070: Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 101 Algebra
This course provides a review of elementary algebra for students who need further preparation for pre-calculus. Students enroll in this course on the basis of a placement examination. The course covers the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving algebraic expressions; factoring of polynomial expressions; exponents and radicals; solving linear equations, quadratic equations and systems of linear equations; and applications involving these concepts. This course does not satisfy the General Distribution Requirement in Mathematics and Science.
Prerequisite: Pre-req: Level G on MPE
MATH 115-070: Pre-Calculus (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 197: Pre-Calculus
This course provides an introduction to Calculus that focuses on functions and graphs. The properties of absolute value, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions will be studied, along with the techniques for solving equations and inequalities involving those functions.
Prerequisite: PREREQ: MATH010. Students must achieve an acceptable score on the Math Placment Exam in accordance with current standards determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. See www.math.udel.edu/placement for more information.
Restrictions: RESTRICTIONS: Only four credits from any combination of MATH113, MATH114, MATH115, MATH117, MATH127, MATH170 and MATH171 can count toward graduation.
MATH 167-070: Seminar (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 100 Finite Mathematics
Discussion
MATH 221-074: Calculus I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 198: Calculus
This is a Standard Calculus course using an intuitive approach to the fundamental concepts in the calculus of one variable: limiting behaviors, difference quotients and the derivative, definite integrals, antiderivative and indefinite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
Prerequisite: PREREQ: Requires two years of high school algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of precalculus, or MATH115, or students must achieve an acceptable score on the Math Placment Exam in accordance with current standards determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. See www.math.udel.edu/placement for more information.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group D
Restrictions: RESTRICTIONS: Credit cannot be received for both MATH221 and MATH241.
MATH 267-074: Special Problems (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 299 Calculus II
Lecture
PHIL 102-073: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PH 240 Modern Philosophy
An examination of such central philosophical problems as ethics, theories of

knowledge, the nature of reality, philosophy of religion and political

philosophy.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
PHIL 102-075: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PH 101: Introduction to Philosophical Thinking
We all have opinions about what is true and false, right and wrong, what is just, divine, and beautiful, what the self, mind, and soul are, or what makes us free. But can we justify our opinions about such things? Have we given rational and open-minded consideration to criticisms and alternatives, or are our opinions perhaps based only on prejudices and assumptions? In this course you will learn to use philosophical thinking to test and improve your opinions and your ability to evaluate the claims of important philosophers. Through the study and discussion of philosophical texts, classic or contemporary, you will grapple with issues of fundamental human importance and develop your capacities for careful reading, clear writing and speaking, and logical argumentation.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
PHIL 244-070: Philosophy of Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PH 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty


An introduction to main philosophic problems concerning art: the nature, evaluation and value of art.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 150-070: Introduction to American Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 201: American Government
This course examines the main principles of American government – democracy, federalism and the separation of powers – and the legislative, executive and judicial institutions that simultaneously embody and challenge them. Special attention will be paid to such topics as state and local governments, political parties and elections, the role of the people, civil rights, the role of the media, American political culture and foreign policy.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 240-070/085: Introduction to Global Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 209: World Politics
An introduction to the theory and practice of international affairs, this course discusses the main schools of world politics as well as actors, structures and institutions of international relations. Through this framework the course explores key conflicts and issues in the post-World War II era, including problems of war, armed conflict, and peace, and the impact of recent trends in globalization on world politics.



May be taken at the Honors level - section 085.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Required of all World Scholars in Rome. Students enrolling in the honors section should also enroll in POSC267 071 for 1 credit.
POSC 270-070: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 223: Comparative Politics
As both a subject and a method of study, comparative politics examines the nature, development, structure and functioning of the political systems of a selection of countries with very different cultures, social and economic profiles, political histories and geographic characteristics. Through case studies, students will learn to use the comparativist’s methods to collect and organize the information and develop general explanations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 285-070: Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 210 Introduction to Political Theory
An introduction to the history of political thought, from Ancient Greece to the 19th century. Through a close reading of selected canonical texts, students will examine the evolution of ideas about democracy, liberty, equality, justice, political authority, the social contract, different conceptions of human nature and the role of the individual in society. The theorists examined may include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, de Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 309-077: Political Culture by Country: Italy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 215: Italian Politics & Society
This course examines the evolution of Italian political culture from 1945 to the present. Highlighting the problems of developing a national identity and the legacies of Fascism and the Resistance in influencing the 1948 Constitution, the course will look at Italy’s position during the Cold War, the economic miracle of the 1950s, the political conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s, the end of the First Republic and the political scene since 1992, as well as the political influence of such actors as the Vatican and the Mafia. This course examines the major features of the political and social systems of the Italian Republic. Topics of analysis include the Constitution, the Italian economy, the role of the State, unions, the relationship between North and South, NATO, the U.S.-Italian partnership, and the European Union. Special attention will be given to the political developments leading to the establishment of the Second Republic
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: Offered only in conjunction with travel abroad programs. May be taken twice for credit when countries vary.
POSC 310-071: Western European Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 250 Western European Politics
Provides an overview of the politics in different European countries. We will seek to understand the differences between these countries and the patterns of continuity and change over time. We will also discuss whether one can speak of a European economic and social model.
POSC 408-070: International Organization (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 212 International Organizations
This course examines attempts at international cooperation in various institutional forms. The course analyzes efforts of twentieth-century internationalism, from the League of Nations up to the United Nations (UN). Main regional organizations are also examined, such as NATO, the African Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, World Trade Organization and Organization of American States.
Prerequisite: JCU Prerequisite: PL 209
PSYC 100-072: General Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS 101: General Psychology
Introduces the study of psychology, the study of the human mind, in some of its many facets: epistemological issues, the brain, perception, learning, language, intelligence, motivation, development, personality, emotion, social influences, pathology and therapy, and prevention. These will be seen from the scientific and scholarly point of view, but with emphasis on their relevance to everyday life. An important focus of the course will be the significance of theories and how they influence the gathering of data, as well as the difficulty of objectivity when the object of study is also its primary tool: the human mind. One of the goals of the course will also be to prepare the student to read psychological literature with a critical eye, keeping in mind the difficulties involved in attempting to study human subjectivity in an objective way.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
PSYC 207-071: Research Methods (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS 210 Introduction to Research Methods
Reviews the major issues involved in the design of psychological experiments. Includes measurement issues, internal and external validity of experiments, research with single subjects, and research ethics. Discusses both laboratory and field research.
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in PSYC 100 or NSCI 100.
Restrictions: Open to PSYC and NSCI majors and minors.
PSYC 209-071: Measurement and Statistics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS 208 Introduction to Statistical Analyses of Psychological Data
Theory and the application of statistical techniques to psychological data
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in PSYC 100 or NSCI 100 and one course in basic college mathematics.
PSYC 325-070: Child Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS 321 Cognitive Development
This course aims to provide students with an understating of the developmental changes that occur in children’s thinking from birth to adolescence. Students will learn about current topics and theories in cognitive development as well as the experimental methodologies adopted in this field. Central topics will include brain development, perception, language, memory, category and concepts, social cognition, and problem-solving.
Prerequisite: PSYC 101
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 204-071: Urban Communities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOCSC/ITS226 Rome Modern City
Not offered this semester.



Urbanization, rural-urban social differences and the organization of urban communities by race, class, ethnicity and stage in the life cycle.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SPAN 105-073: Spanish I - Elementary (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 101: Introductory Spanish I
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in Spanish. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.



Notes: SPAN 105, All sections are for students who have never studied Spanish or who have taken 2 years or less of Spanish in high school. Any questions contact Crista Johnson cristaj@udel.edu, Language Placement at 320 Jastak Burgess Hall .
Restrictions: RESTRICTIONS: No Spanish background, two or fewer years of high school Spanish.
SPAN 106-074: Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 102: Introductory Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Spanish I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication.
Prerequisite: PREREQ: SPAN105
Restrictions: RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
SPAN 107-073: Spanish III - Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
A continuation of SPAN 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Spanish effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with Spanish and Hispanic culture.
Prerequisite: SPAN 106 or SPAN 111 or equivalent courses or permission of instructor.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
STAT 200-070: Basic Statistical Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 208 Statistics I
An introduction to descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory and inferential statistics. Included are: mean, median, mode and standard deviation; probability distributions, binomial probabilities and the normal distribution; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing, and an introduction to simple linear regression.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group D
STAT 200-072: Basic Statistical Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MA 492 Mathematical Statistics
Uses data from a variety of disciplines to explore topics in statistical data analysis, estimation, and inference. The following topics will be covered: graphical displays; measures of position, central tendency, and variability; basic probability rules; discrete probability distributions; binomial distribution; normal and standard normal probability distributions; sampling distributions; the t distribution; confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one mean or proportion; confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for two means or proportions; correlation and simple linear regression.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group D
THEA 226-070: Fundamentals of Acting I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: DR 101: Introduction to Theatrical Performance
During this course students will learn to: collaborate creatively; employ basic acting techniques such as sensory work, the principles of action, objectives, status, etc.; develop an expressive speaking voice; engage with a variety of stage props; analyze the process of placing a dramatic text on stage; critique and enact a variety of theatrical techniques; define specific terms relating to the study of drama and theater; develop an appreciation for theater as an art form and a reflection of society; understand the responsibility of an actor’s work ethic, especially to one's fellow actors; initiate and upkeep a gradable class-by-class journal (either blog or v-log) of their personal growth throughout the course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 373-019: Study Abroad - Rome World Scholars (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Restrictions: Restricted to UD World Scholar Admits
Requirements
World Scholars - Rome is an exclusive opportunity for students admitted to the University of Delaware World Scholars Program. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
Other important things to note:
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
Tuition charged to World Scholars is the same as that charged to other students at the University of Delaware. New rates are released every July.

The World Scholars Program Fee is a one-time fee that includes housing, dining, international insurance, select excursions and activities abroad, as well as resources to support your success provided by UD and our partner institutions. The program fee also serves as the foundation for the resources and opportunities that World Scholars will receive for the duration of their four-year participation in the UD World Scholars Program.

Scholars should reference the Financial Aid Award Notice, a packet received after admission, for their custom scholarship and need-based aid information. Note: Financial aid (federal, state and UD scholarships/grants, along with loans) is split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, with half of the overall award supporting program costs in the fall. Tuition payments must be made in accordance with the University of Delaware tuition and fee payment schedule.

To enroll as a UD World Scholar, students must pay two enrollment deposits by May 1 of their enrollment spring -- $500 to confirm enrollment at UD and $500 to confirm enrollment in the World Scholars Program. Both deposit amounts are non-refundable and are deducted from the final University bill.

Other important things to note:
  • The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onAugust 21, 2023
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $500.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Cesar Caro
Study Abroad Coordinator
ccaro@udel.edu
Amy Greenwald Foley
Associate Director
Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19716
302-831-3082
agfoley@udel.edu
Callie Zimmerman
Study Abroad Coordinator
Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19716
czimmerm@udel.edu
File Downloads
Disability Support Services Information
Student Universe Flight Information- WS Rome 23F
Parental Consent for a Minor Traveling Abroad- Italy 23F
Italy Fiscal Code Form_TEMPLATE
WS Italy Visa App EXAMPLE- 23F
Italy - Affidavit of Financial Support 23F
Pre-Departure Checklist- Rome 23F
PDO Presentation - Health, Safety, & Well-Being Abroad
PDO Presentation - An Intro to your Semester Abroad in Rome
PDO Presentation - UD Finances for 23F
Pre-Departure Handbook (from PDO) - Rome

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.