Course Description

Course Name

Mussolini's Rome

Session: VRMU3124

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Junior standing. Students must previously have taken a general course on Italy (History of Modern Italy, Sociology of Modern Italy or similar)

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course will provide a detailed knowledge of how Fascism transformed Rome. Grounding students in the history, architecture and politics of this dramatic period of urban change and expansion, this study of the capital under Mussolini will be contextualized within a broad analysis of Italy during the Fascist regime. This series of classes will consist of a majority of site visits, plus lectures and class discussion, and structured group break-out work. Groups will then report back to the class and all participants will be encouraged to venture opinions. Teaching will also include the use of video material.

*Course content subject to change