John Cabot University

Introduction
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John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.

Small university, big impact

At JCU you will learn in small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. You will also have opportunities for internships at multinational companies, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, government offices, and museums, as well as opportunities for study and travel beyond Italy's borders to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.

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Students who graduate from JCU are accepted at prestigious graduate schools worldwide that include Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Oxford, l'Università Bocconi, the University of Auckland Business School and many more.

Because of the global nature of the JCU degree, students also start careers at major multinational companies, financial institutions, foundations, cultural organizations and diplomatic organizations, including Bloomberg, Arab African International Bank, Crowne Plaza – Rome, Heidrick & Struggles, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Honda, IBM, J. Paul Getty Museum, the World Food Program, the World Bank and the League of Arab States.

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Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

Students majoring in classical studies have the exceptional opportunity to complement their study of classical language and written sources with on-site, first-hand experience of ancient art and material culture in Rome and throughout Italy. [+]

Rome offers students the ideal location for majoring in Classical Studies. The Ancient Roman world is still present in the city’s monuments, artwork, and inscriptions, in its rich museum collections, and in the profound influence of the classical tradition on its contemporary architecture. Students majoring in classical studies have the exceptional opportunity to complement their study of classical language and written sources with on-site, first-hand experience of ancient art and material culture in Rome and throughout Italy. Major Roman library holdings greatly facilitate and enhance research in all areas of classical studies, including such specialized disciplines as numismatics, ancient medicine, science, engineering and industry. While this major emphasizes the study of ancient Roman culture and society, the range of courses is designed to provide a solid foundation in classical civilization as a whole, from Greek and Roman literature to ancient history, philosophy, religion, mythology, archaeology, art, and architecture. Through their choice of major electives, students can focus in more depth on one or more of the areas of Greco-Roman culture that interest them the most. The interdisciplinary study of the Classical World teaches students to think analytically about the foundations of Western Civilization, it also prepares them to think critically about their own contemporary world, and to seek innovative solutions to future challenges. Learning Outcomes for the Classical Studies Major LOS 1: Identify, analyze and interpret major historical, cultural, philological and artistic developments of the ancient Mediterranean World. LOS 2: Analyze text, language, and material culture as primary sources, and... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. [+]

The organized study of literature written in the English language has long proved its worth as a traditional discipline that exercises the imagination, encourages intellectual precision, and inculcates a critical appreciation of humane, liberal values. Students trained in this discipline have generally found that it has provided an appropriate background for careers in a variety of fields beyond the discipline including law, government, diplomacy, journalism, publishing, education, and, by no means least, business. The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. In all courses, students must not only read texts with great care, but also criticize them and present the results of their own research in well-written essays. The training in the skills of research and writing culminates in the thesis that a student must present in his/her senior year. There are clear advantages in pursuing an English major at an institution that belongs, like John Cabot University, to the English-speaking academic tradition, and this may be especially true for students whose first language is not English. There is also particular value, however, in studying English literature at an international university, which John Cabot is as well. In this international atmosphere the content of each English course inevitably becomes somewhat internationalized, as it is related to the Italian context and to the other national backgrounds of the various students. Courses in Comparative... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in History

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in History is designed to provide the intellectual breadth and the analytical skills that allow students to make meaningful connections between the past and the present. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in History is designed to provide the intellectual breadth and the analytical skills that allow students to make meaningful connections between the past and the present. To that end, history majors are encouraged to interpret and question the cultural, social, economic and political factors that shape the ways in which individuals, societies, and cultures change over time. History faculty help students develop the skills of historical analysis, critical reading and writing, and research through a combination of survey courses and limited enrolment seminars. Throughout the history program, students develop their intellectual agility, curiosity and responsibility, along with research and communicative abilities. As such, our history major provides a strong foundation for graduate study in history and related fields, professional education (e.g., Law School or teacher training), and careers in any field that places high value on analytical and communicative skills. Learning Outcomes for the History Major Students who are following the pre-Fall 2016 major can view the learning outcomes here. LOS 1: Identify, interpret, and develop well-reasoned and strongly supported explanations of major historical processes and developments. LOS 2: Identify, interpret, and explain how interactions between different groups within single societies, polities and cultures, along with those crossing such boundaries, contributed to shape distinctive historical identities and outcomes. LOS 3: Evaluate and analyze differing scholarly arguments and interpretations relating to different historical problems and will learn to identify how historians have examined and interpreted different cultures over time. LOS 4: Develop an understanding of how context... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic Studies offers a wide range of choices in the Humanities to students who wish to pursue a focused program of study that encourages inquiry into the human condition beyond the confines of a single discipline. The Core Curriculum provides a synthetic introduction to the extraordinarily rich traditions of the liberal arts within and beyond Western civilization. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic Studies offers a wide range of choices in the Humanities to students who wish to pursue a focused program of study that encourages inquiry into the human condition beyond the confines of a single discipline. The Core Curriculum provides a synthetic introduction to the extraordinarily rich traditions of the liberal arts within and beyond Western civilization. The major prepares students to read, study, think, write, and articulate their ideas in the traditions of broad life-long learning and ethically responsible public service inherited from such exemplars as Socrates, Cicero, Petrarch, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, and Simone de Beauvoir. Building upon this foundation, students choose major electives from a wide range of disciplines to further their understandings of the areas within the Humanities that interest them most. In both individual courses and the major as a whole, this program takes special advantage of the unique access John Cabot students have to the cultural, aesthetic, philosophical, and historical legacy of Rome and the Mediterranean—the ancient birthplace and Renaissance progenitor of our modern academic humanities. Learning Outcomes for the Humanistic Studies Major LOS 1: Identify, interpret, and develop explanations of major trends and features of Western (and to a much more limited extent, non-Western) historical, cultural, artistic, and intellectual development. LOS 2: Identify, interpret and discuss key trends and developments in Western literature, philosophy, and art. LOS 3: Apply knowledge and perspectives drawn from multiple humanities disciplines to new contexts. LOS 4: Situate analytical position(s) within major approaches... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. The context of an American liberal arts university exposes students to many fields of study and ways of approaching intellectual problems related to Italy, while John Cabot University’s Roman setting enables students to engage daily with the multifaceted realities of contemporary Italian life. The core curriculum combines a progression of language courses which develop a high level of proficiency in all language skills areas (C1 of the Common European Framework) with courses that provide students with a strong foundation in Italian literary and cultural studies and in the country’s evolving social, political and business environments. Students are then guided to further carve out their preferred areas of specialization through appropriate choices of major electives. Italian Studies majors have the exceptional opportunity to enhance their study with on-site learning and field research, and they are strongly encouraged to do internships in companies, organizations and institutions which best fit their career plans. The major culminates in the final year when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and write a senior thesis. The major is thus designed to develop strong critical, communicative and intercultural skills that are essential preparation for today’s job market. It unites practical training in translation and exposure to the Italian business world with courses in literary, cultural and social theory... [-]

BA in Art History

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

Art informs and deceives. It forces us to ask questions about art and about ourselves. What is art, and why is it important to human beings? Who creates art? What are the reasons and cognitive and [+]

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Art informs and deceives. It forces us to ask questions about art and about ourselves.  What is art, and why is it important to human beings?  Who creates art?  What are the reasons and cognitive and technical processes for its existence?  Do outsiders view a given work of art in the same manner as the work’s intended audience?  Why do some observers perceive Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel as a remarkable work worthy of a place in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, while others see it as an overpriced stool with a bicycle wheel mounted on top?With its wealth of archaeological sites, churches, museums, and contemporary art galleries, Rome offers an environment of unparalleled richness for the study of art and the human experience across time.  John Cabot University's Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History emphasizes art-historical theories and analytic methods with a strong focus on the visual arts of Europe, the Mediterranean and North America.  Given the University’s location at the geographical and temporal crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean, the program places a strong emphasis upon the visual cultures of Rome and of Italy.   After an initial series of four foundation courses, majors develop their command of art history and its approaches through upper-level courses in a variety of pertinent subject areas. The major culminates in the fourth year, when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and... [-]


BA in Communications

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills. [+]

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The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages. In addition, the program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry. This major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry.... [-]


BA in Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The major in Economics and Finance is designed to give students a solid base in the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills [+]

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The major in Economics and Finance is designed to give students a solid base in the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary to pursue further study and careers in the area of economics and finance. The prerequisites and core courses required by the major provide a strong grounding in those subjects that form the cornerstones for more advanced study and work. Through appropriate choices of major electives, students can further develop their expertise in finance and economics. In addition, following the University’s liberal arts tradition, the major includes a course on the history of economic thought. This course allows students to understand and appreciate the continuous development of ideas that shape economic opinions and policy in our dynamic, evolving world.  “A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.” John Maynard Keynes, English economist and financier, 1883-1946.... [-]


BA in International Affairs

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs provides students with an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems and issues. [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at John Cabot University provides students with an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems and issues. The program focuses on the institutions and the processes by which international affairs are conducted and on the forces which influence national policies. The emphasis is not only upon those factors which cause international conflict, but also upon the instruments of peace. This degree program will be of value to anyone planning a career with an international dimension - international business, international law, or government. An International Affairs major with a concentration in economics is an excellent background for a career or graduate program in international business and finance.... [-]


BA in International Business

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in International Business is based on the core structure for all business administration majors [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in International Business is based on the core structure for all business administration majors but is distinguished by a further emphasis on international business, giving students the chance to explore specific issues of doing business in a globalized world, including those of a political and economic order, as well as those related specific situations in marketing and management. In keeping with the tradition of American business education, the program provides students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds with a challenging business curriculum in the context of a dynamic learning environment. Required courses are balanced between the theoretical and practical. Small class sizes permit most of the upper-level courses to focus on active learning through class discussion and teamwork. All courses emphasize the importance of clear and accurate communication, both written and oral, and require projects, reports, and/or formal presentations. The final course of the international business program is a capstone course, International Business Seminar. This course is taken by students in their senior year, to integrate the principles, concepts, and techniques developed in earlier core courses. In this course, students examine issues regarding the strategic management of enterprises competing in a global environment. The International Business Seminar makes extensive use of the case-study method of teaching.... [-]


BA in Marketing

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Marketing was designed to prepare students to enter the field of marketing. [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in Marketing was designed to prepare students to enter the field of marketing by combining the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills required in today’s world, while maintaining the traditions of critical thinking and writing that are at the core of a liberal arts tradition. The curriculum of the major provides students with a firm basis in the core conceptual fields for a marketing professional, including the study of market dynamics and consumer behavior theories, the comprehension of the marketing strategy scope, and the specific operation fields such as product and service management, communication and branding efforts, pricing decisions and distribution/value chain/demand management. Studying marketing at JCU will develop and amplify students’ teamwork, leadership, decision-making, creativity, and communication skills in the context of an international environment. This exposure to diversity provides an ideal training ground for preparation to work in our global world.... [-]


BA in Political Science

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science has as its focus the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of Politics [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science has as its focus the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of Politics and, more broadly, the Social Sciences. An understanding of the historical and behavioral aspects of political life is the foundation on which the curriculum for this degree is based. The degree will be valuable to students interested in deepening their comprehension of social phenomena and possibly preparing for graduate work in this area. It also prepares students for careers in related professional fields such as journalism, law, and management of international public organizations.... [-]


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BA in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is distinguished by its international emphasis. [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is distinguished by its international emphasis. In keeping with the tradition of American business education, the program provides students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds with a challenging business curriculum in the context of a dynamic learning environment. Required courses are balanced between the theoretical and practical. Small class sizes permit most of the upper-level courses to focus on active learning through class discussion and teamwork. All courses emphasize the importance of clear and accurate communication, both written and oral, and require projects, reports, and/or formal presentations. The final course of the business program is a capstone course in Strategic Management. This course is taken by students in their senior year to integrate the principles, concepts, and techniques developed in earlier core courses. In this course, students examine issues regarding the strategic management of enterprises competing in a global environment. Strategic Management makes extensive use of the case-study method of teaching.... [-]


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John Cabot University

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Roma Italy
Website http://www.johncabot.edu/
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