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  • Locations: Assisi, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Restrictions: St. Thomas applicants only
  • Program Cost: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year
Subject Areas: Theology Housing Options: Hotel, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Language Prerequisite: None Non-UST Students: No
Internship Available: No Service Learning: No
Program Sponsor: UST
Program Description:
Theology 101 in Rome
Theo101 Brochure Photo
Program Highlights
  • Visit historical and cultural sites throughout Rome, with potential class excursions throughout Italy. Advice will be provided for independent student travel to other sites in Italy.
  • Prerequisites: None. Incoming 2019 first-year students only.
  • Fulfills: THEO 101
Academic Overview
Course Description
This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts, a variety of site visits and guided tours, community-based learning, and written assignments, students will attain a basic understanding of human experience as interpreted by major areas of Christian theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Special emphasis will be placed on the city of Rome, its role in Christian history, and thee.g., during the Renaissance).
Program Structure
This course uses as its primary text the city of Rome and other Italian cities. Through a combination of site visits and classroom experiences, students will learn to contextualize the Christian Theological Tradition within Roman and Italian culture. This course will use a variety of teaching methods and multimedia aids. These will include lectures, student presentations, discussion groups and audio-visual materials among others.

20%         Attendance and Active Participation
20%         Short papers
20%         Site Visit Reports
20%         Midterm Exam
20%         Final Exam
Location and Tentative Dates
Thursday, January 2      Depart Minneapolis-St. Paul
Tuesday, January 28     Return to Minneapolis-St. Paul 
Click on the Program Cost link above for detailed cost information.
Total cost includes: tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations and some meals.
Housing and Meals
We will be staying at the Bernardi Campus, located on the west bank of the Tiber River at Lungotevere delle Armi, 16.  Situated in the Prati neighborhood, the campus is near both the center of Rome and Vatican City. The course includes breakfast and five-six group meals. All other meals - on your own.

Application Procedures & Deadline 
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to during the priority enrollment period, September 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted after September for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2019.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.
Priority Application Deadline: September 7, 2019
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Students studying abroad during J-Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships web page for details and review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.

For more information
On course content, contact: Dr. Elaine MacMillan: 651-962-5330, or
                                            Fr. Steven McMichael: 651-962-5349

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

This program is currently not accepting applications.