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Pforzheimer Honors College

Spring 2014: Rome

INT 197G: Rome: The Eternal City - with Dr. Lawrence Hundersmack

The dates of the trip will be from May 21st to June 13th 2014; a full three weeks.

Admission: A two-step process:

  • Register for Interdisciplinary, INT197G and RES101 for the Spring 2014 Term (RES101 is covered under the course fee.)
  • Receive permission of instructor to enroll in the course following an evaluation of student's background and interests. (There will be a maximum of 24 students in the group.)

Credits: 6 credits (3 Spring credits for INT197, 3 Summer Transfer credits (RES101)) in cooperation with the University of Rome ("La Sapienza"). The course counts in the Core as AOK II, a Learning Community, an Honors Course, and a general humanities elective credit.


Dr. Lawrence Hundersmarck,, and professors from the University of Rome. Special attention will be given to the art, architecture, religion, urban planning, and history of Rome in its Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern expressions.

Course Description: In this very popular travel course, now in its' 10thyear, you will study and visit the significant cultural sites that have made Rome a world center since ancient times. The course brings to life the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of this magnificent city… center of the fabled Roman Empire, the Coliseum, seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and capital of modern Italy. Rigorous academic study is coupled with a great deal of fun… and free time for exploring Rome and its environs. The course lets you see and experience firsthand what you are learning about. The awesome aura of Rome will give you memories for a lifetime.


While in Rome, you will use the city as your text. Orientation/acculturation meetings are held during spring semester.

Cost of Trip:

The course fee will be around $5,000 which covers a number of important items: the cost of an additional course (the co-requisite RES 101, that represents work done with faculty in Rome), direct round trip air transport, all museum entrances, two banquets, and a day trip to Florence. So, to register under the flat Spring tuition rate for INT 197: Rome the Eternal City, offers to the student a full 3 weeks in Rome, and 6 Pace credits. This is less than the cost of 6 credits at Pace's summer rate.

YouTube video that was created by an Honor student who went to Rome. It describes the course


Stunning visuals of the Eternal City