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J-Term in Rome

Dates: January 5-16, 2015
Location: Rome, Italy
Course: 55-4412J / 5512J (Topics in Writing Abroad: Rome)
Instructor: Randy Albers
Course Description: This J-session course offers an intensive two-week immersion in Rome's literature, art, history, and culture. Students read fiction and nonfiction by noted authors; visit major sites — the Colosseum, the Vatican, Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches and other historic sites, as well as museums and places associated with noted authors. Students will participate in writing workshops at Lorenzo d' Medici and write journal entries and reading responses leading to an extended story, essay, or digital project, which may be done in collaboration with students from the AEMM department (please see course description below).

This Course Applies to the Spring Schedule. Open to All Students at Columbia College Chicago and students from other colleges and universities.

This Course is Open to All Students!*

Contact Hours: 45-50 (5-7 hours of classroom/field study per day).
Credit Hours: The course is offered for three (3) credit hours for both undergrads and grads, with more demand for grads. Four credit hours can be arranged, requiring extra writing, or possible research, heading towards a published piece.
Tuition: Included in Spring 2013 schedule.
Fees: Approx. $2000**
Financial Aid: Spring aid applies to tuition and fees for the program.
Other Costs: Students are responsible for airfare (approx. $1100), meals, and incidentals.

Required Forms
Interest sheet [download]
Consent forms [Affidavit, Acknowledgement of Risks]

Informational Meetings
All meetings take place 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
624 S. Michigan Ave.

Thursday, October 24, room 1207*
Wednesday, October 30, room 1207
Monday, November 4, room 1206
Thursday, November 7, room 1207

* Prague-only Meetings

Important Dates
Starting September 2013: $750 deposits collected.

Please go to the cashier, 3rd floor, 600 S. Michigan. Specify to the cashier that you are making a deposit for "Rome Program, Fiction Writing (or AEMM)." Please bring receipt to the Department of Creative Writing office (1200, 624 S. Michigan) to have a copy made for our records. Students may also pay their deposits online at: https://quikpayasp.com/colum/commerce_manager/payer.do?orderType=IP_deposit. Scroll down to find the "Rome" program. The rest of your fees and tuition will be billed to your CCC account.

November 4, 2013: Early Spring and J-term registration begins.

Students must register for the class during November 4-November 8, 2013

November 15, 2013: Deposits and registrations are due. To ensure your place in the program, please make your $750 deposit as soon as possible.

Application materials due. Housing form, consent forms (2), passport copy, flight itinerary

November 29, 2013: As space allows, deposits and applications will be accepted until this date.

Please be sure to arrange your travel to arrive in Rome on January 4, 2014.

Note: Please do not book travel without approval to proceed by Randy Albers, Bob Blandford, or Elizabeth Yokas.

For more information, please contact Randy Albers (ralbers@colum.edu) or Elizabeth Yokas (eyokas@colum.edu). 312-369-7611.

Please note!
Students from other universities must register as a Columbia Student at Large

Session fees cover LdM course fees, housing (includes breakfast), cell phones, day trip to Pompeii (transportation, ticket, guided tour, and lunch), Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, Fondacione Soerella Fontana (guided visit), Rome tourist sites (Coliseum, Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, etc.), opening and closing dinner, printing, and mandatory Columbia med/health insurance.

Deposits are not refundable except in the unlikely event of program cancelation. Students are responsible for arranging their own travel. Students may arrive early/stay on later as long as they report to the program on January 4, 2014 and stay until January 18, 2013.

AEMM Course Information
Course: 28-4178J/28-5178J (Special Topics - Exhibition Management: International Perspectives)
Credit Hours: Three (3) credit hours for both undergrads and grads
Instructor: Robert Blandford
Course Description: Students will investigate exhibitions in museums, commercial galleries, and cultural sites in and around Rome. Through first-hand observation, research, and reflection, students will analyze differing approaches to curatorial direction, exhibition design and production, interpretative methodologies, use of technology, and marketing and communication strategies. Particular attention will be paid to developing exhibitions for multinational, multicultural, and multilingual audiences as well as similarities and differences to American exhibition models.

Site visits include museums such as the Vatican Museum, Capitoline Museum, Borghese, Gallery Maxxi (designed by Zaha Hadid), the National Museum of Art from the 21st century, Macro: Museum of Contemporary Art; cultural sites including the Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches and historic sites; and leading commercial galleries.

Resources/Other Information
International Programs

Recommendations for everyday meals
Bar Carlino: pasta or salad or second course + water/soft drink: €7
Bar Borromini: pasta + water/soft drink: €6
Tavola Calda Mozzarella e Pachino: pasta + soft drink: €3,5 (most popular choice among students)

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