Arcadia in Rome Courses

Most students enroll in 16 credits of coursework. You will enroll in one Cornerstone Course (4-credits), and then choose four courses (3-4 credits each) from an optional Italian language and a varied selection of electives offered in English by the Arcadia Rome Center and our academic partner institution, Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

Online course registration will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time and you should use the Academic Preferences Form you submitted as a guide.

Choosing Your Courses

When completing your Academic Preferences Form:

  • Review all course information for the program carefully.
  • You must enroll in one of the Arcadia Cornerstone Courses for 4 credits.
  • You will enroll in four elective courses for 3-4 credits each.
  • Secure approval for at least six elective courses

Cornerstone Courses

Please choose one of the following Cornerstone Courses. All Cornerstones contain Italian language instruction and ROMA INPR 310 includes a 12-18 hour per week Internship placement.

Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus Video
ROMA ARUP 333 Waterways and Walls: Urban Planning in Ancient Rome 4 Spring/Fall PDF View
ROMA RMML 350 Modern Life in the Eternal City 4 Spring/Fall PDF View
ROMA INPR 310 Work in Thought and Action 4 Spring/Fall PDF  
  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online preferences form. 

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage U.S. Equivalent
97 – 100% A+
93 – 96% A
90 – 92% A-
87 – 89% B+
83 – 86% B
80 – 82% B-
77 – 79% C+
73 – 76% C
70 – 72% C-
67 – 69% D+
65 – 66% D
0 – 64% F
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