UMAIE Course Number: T4669
SAU Course Equivalency: HIST 322, Rome (four credits)
Instructor: Ivancica Schrunk and Thomas Schrunk, University of St. Thomas
Dates: January 6 - 29, 2016
Location: Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii
Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. It was the physical and symbolic center of the Roman Empire. Ancient Roman and early Christian remains are woven into the fabric of the modern city. Three millennia of continuous occupation have created a unique urban tapestry and "museum without walls", which offer the most immediate experience of the human past.
The material remains come to life in the rich documentary and literary evidence from the ancient period. The original settings of diverse ancient voices will help us analyze a long range of historical periods as well as particular political, social, religious, and cultural issues in the imperial capital. We shall experience and understand the issues of urban archaeology, such as excavation, conservation and presentation for tourists and experts. During the site visits to Ostia and Pompeii, we further explore the complexities of Roman urban life and link the past experiences to our current issues.
Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.