Mussolini's Rome

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mussolini's Rome

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Junior standing. Students must previously have taken a general course on Italy (History of Modern Italy, Sociology of Modern Italy or similar)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will provide a detailed knowledge of how Fascism transformed Rome. Grounding students in the history, architecture and politics of this dramatic period of urban change and expansion, this study of the capital under Mussolini will be contextualized within a broad analysis of Italy during the Fascist regime. This series of classes will consist of a majority of site visits, plus lectures and class discussion, and structured group break-out work. Groups will then report back to the class and all participants will be encouraged to venture opinions. Teaching will also include the use of video material.

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