Spring 1 2021: Business, Communications, International Relations & Liberal Arts

Courses

Course list Spring 1 2021: Business, Communications, International Relations & Liberal Arts

Spring 1 2021: Business, Communications, International Relations & Liberal Arts (Mid January, 2021 - Mid May, 2021)
Catalog Code: VRMS3121

ELIGIBILITY

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

You must be at least 18 years old by the program start date.

You must submit a course registration agreement. Additional details will be provided after gaining access to the ISA Student Portal.

If you have a cumulative GPA below 2.50, you may still be considered for acceptance. You will have to submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

 

ISA Veritas Courses

All ISA Veritas semester students will take their traditional courses at the ISA host institution in addition to one 3-credit ISA Veritas course. Students will choose one of the two courses below. The courses will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations. The Comparative Religions course will be online, and the International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum will be online/on-site. 
 
Comparative Religions (HUM 353)
This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world—particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and indigenous, new, and secular religions. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum (HUM 490)
This course provides upper division service-learning credit for international missions projects, an extended missions experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of missions principles in an international context through ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

 

Course Options at the American University of Rome

Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

16 - 22

Academic Information

COURSE SELECTION

  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
  • Course availability is based on enrollment numbers.
  • You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of class cancellations.

COURSE CREDIT

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home and host institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your university.

COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations. Course numbers generally adhere to the following guidelines:
    • 100-199 Lower-level introductory courses with no prerequisites
    • 200-299 Lower-level courses with one or more prerequisites
    • 300-399 Upper-level courses with one or more prerequisites
    • 400-499 Upper-level advanced courses with two or more prerequisites and/or senior standing.
  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

SYLLABI

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Italy Program Manager.

LANGUAGE RECOMMENDATION

  • If you have not completed a college semester of Italian language or the equivalent, you are strongly encouraged to take an Italian language course while on this program.
  • Italian courses are offered from the Beginner to Advanced level.

COURSE FEES

  • Some courses may require additional fees which are to be paid directly to the host university. Lab fees, when applicable, are about $75. Field trip fees can vary greatly. Refer to the course description for applicable fees.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Upon program completion, you will receive a transcript issued directly from the American University of Rome (AUR). The transcript will reflect U.S. semester credits for all courses taken. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.

LANGUAGE PLACEMENT

  • Enrollment in Italian courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the host university. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university.
  • We strongly suggest that if you are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning, to prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

Please Note:
The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Please refer to this list when completing your pre-registration form. Also note that courses are always subject to change.

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