Communication and Culture in Rome is a 15-credit program offered through the Department of Communication. Twelve credits are in Communication, and three credits are in Italian.
Faculty: Students will take an intensive fieldwork course co-taught by Communication faculty Ekin Yasin and Matthew Powers, each of whom brings a unique perspective on observing people and material culture in diverse spaces and analyzing and sharing those to diverse audiences.
Course description: Italian Media and Culture: Comparative and Global Perspectives is a 15-credit program offered through the Department of Communication. Students will take a 12-credit course co-taught by Ekin Yasin and Matthew Powers, each of whom bring a unique perspective to understanding how the globalization of media manifests itself in Italy and European media differ from those found in the US. Using ethnographic methods students will explore Rome and its surroundings and Rome’s media ecology, focusing primarily the interplay between globalization, mediatization and urbanization. Half of the class will be spent learning foundational theoretical and methodological tools; the other half will be spent carefully documenting trends of media and globalization in and around Rome. In addition to work completed during class, students will write various reports based on extensive observations of one or more assigned field sites.
To facilitate students’ transition to Rome, the program also includes a 3-credit intensive Italian language course during weeks 2-4. Students will learn some basic tools for interacting with people in order to accomplish day-to-day tasks.
Estimated Program Dates: January 2- March 11, 2019
Estimated Program Fee: $8,050
Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 15th and May 21st.
Find more information about the UW Rome Center at http://depts.washington.edu/roma/.
Rome: The Ultimate Study-Abroad Experience,a video by Whitney Killian and David Krueger (from Winter 2010)
The UW Rome Center