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UMAIE: Archaeology and History in Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
Program Cost January Term
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Language of Instruction:
English Housing Options: Hotel
Program Sponsor: UMAIE
Program Description:
JT15-Archaeology in Rome

Program Highlights
  • The largest archaeological site in the world and the center of the Roman Empire, Rome’s historical remains are woven into the fabric of the city. You will analyze a range of historical periods as well as particular political, social and religious issues in the imperial capital.
  • Program Directors have an abundance of knowledge and resources of Rome and Italy due to previous experience leading courses overseas.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Fulfills: 200-level History major/minor elective
Academic Overview

Course Description
Rome is exciting!  It is the largest archaeological site in the world and the physical and symbolic center of the Roman Empire. Prehistoric, republican, imperial, 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. We shall explore history, art, architecture and the famous figures who influenced them and whose genius shaped Roman culture.

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 as once a living organism. We shall experience and understand the issues of urban archaeology, such as excavation, conservation and presentation for tourists and scholars. During the site visits to Ostia and Pompeii, we will further explore the complexities of Roman urban life and will account for the relevance of past experiences to our current issues. Students and faculty will work together, share interests and engage one another with insights and interpretations.

Required Readings
Claridge, A.  Rome. An Oxford Archaeological Guide.  2nd ed. Oxford U. Press 2010.
Kebric, R., Roman People. 4th edition. Mayfield 2005. (source book)

There will be additional, short, required readings (ancient texts, short articles and book reviews) handed out during the course.

20%      Attendance and participation
40%      Academic journal
10%      Three short (1-2 pages) essays
30%      Research paper  

Click on the Budget Sheet link above for detailed cost information.
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, two lunches and four dinners (subject to change).

Program Directors
Ivancica Schrunk, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5740,
Thomas Schrunk, M.A., (612) 419-4124,

Description of Program Directors
Dr. Schrunk lectures in ancient history and archaeology in the Department of History at the University of St. Thomas (senior adjunct faculty) and also lectured in ancient art in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Classical Studies, an interdisciplinary degree in the fields of archaeology, history, ancient art, and classical languages. She has traveled frequently for extended periods of time doing research and field work in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa. She has led this course in the summers of 2001 and 2003 as well as for UMAIE in January of 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014. She has contacts with archaeologists at the University of Rome and the American Academy in Rome.

Mr. Schrunk holds an M.A. in Art History and has extensive international research, study and work experience in North Africa (Roman mosaics), Syria and Lebanon (Roman period sites and architecture), Croatia (Diocletian’s palace in Split), and India (cave temples). His most recent experience (summers 2007-2012) was working with Dr. Schrunk on the archaeological research of a Roman villa in Croatia. Mr. Schrunk was a volunteer and a trainer/coordinator for the Peace Corps in India. He was assistant director for this UMAIE course in January 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Application Procedures & Deadline
- Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
- Login using your UST username and password.
- Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period, April 1-10, 2014. Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2014.
- Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.

Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2014
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

Financial Aid/Scholarships
To apply for aid during January Term, submit a January Term Financial Aid Application, available in early November, to the Financial Aid Office. Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations.  Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details. Review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information. To verify and confirm all awards, meet with a Financial Aid Counselor.

For more information
On course content, contact the Program Directors provided above.

On application procedures or logistical information, contact Study Abroad.

Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
International Education Center (44 N. Cleveland)
Mail 44C
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199

This program is currently not accepting applications.