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Program Description:

Power, propaganda, intrigue, and some of western civilization’s most famous and enduring monuments: this is the Rome of the Caesars and the Rome of the Popes. This course investigates the relationship between art and the aesthetic, political, social, and religious forces that shaped it during the reigns of the ancient Caesars and the Popes of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Having much more in common than one might think, these different but related systems of imperial-style rule dominated Rome (literally and symbolically) and, from Rome, influenced large parts of the world.

Students will visit and have special access to major monuments of architecture, painting, and sculpture on site in the city and in its collections. Themes will include the impact of religious beliefs and practices on art and architecture, patronage, the training and life of artists, constructions of gender and sexuality, and the analysis and interpretation of works of art by examining style, purpose, meaning, and context.

Enjoy the opportunity to live like a Roman for three weeks in an apartment with TCNJ classmates in a beautiful and trendy neighborhood. Shop for groceries, walk to your favorite haunts, and get to know the transportation system like a native. Eat like a Roman: pasta, pizza, and of course, gelato! As in a longer study-abroad experience, you will be able to visit and re-visit the sites of Rome you will come to know and love.

Program Information
Course: AAH 353 / HON 353: Rome of the Caesars, Rome of the Popes
Liberal Learning: Global; Literary, Visual, & Performing Arts
Dates: Summer 2020
Program Directors: Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi & Dr. Lois Fichner-Rathus
Eligibility:No prerequisites and no language requirements. Open to all students in good academic standing (including current first-year students).
Program Fee: TBD

Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi at or Dr. Lois Fichner-Rathus at
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

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