HIST 4970/5970; HUM 4970/5970
Layers of Rome Study Tour
May 22 - June 6, 2017

3 credit hours

Rome 1placeholderOur aim is to offer a transformative learning experience that enables students to become citizens of the world. We believe that after spending two weeks in Rome, students will have command of an historic city that has deep roots in the rise of Western Civilization. We also believe that after this course, students should be equipped to travel on their own to other world cities.

  • Walk the Via Sacra among the Forum ruins

  • Explore the Colosseum

  • Trek up Palatine Hill, home to the emperors

  • Admire works by Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio in churches and world-class museums

  • Experience the grandeur of the Baroque at St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Trace Romantic Rome in the footsteps of the poets Keats and Shelley

  • Discover Rome from caput mundi to la dolce vita.

Tentative Itinerary

5/22 Depart OKC
5/23 Arrive Rome; class dinner
5/24 Church of S. Clemente; Trajan’s Column
5/26 Forum & Palatine Hill
5/27 Colosseum & Baths of Caracalla
5/28 Pantheon, Piazza Navona
5/29 Capitoline Museum
5/30 Free day or optional trip to Pompeii
5/31 Outdoor papal audience; Trastevere
6/1 Vatican Museum; St. Peter’s
6/2 Keats-Shelley House; Protestant Cemetery
6/3 Galleria Borghese museum
6/4 Free day or optional trip to Florence (Dr. Kyle) or ancient Ostia
6/5 Wrap up and exam

Estimated travel fees:

$2995 + tuition (includes airfare, hotel, breakfast, all ground transportation, and admissions to all museums and archeological sites).

Suggested Payment Schedule:

15 February Deposit $500.00
17 March $1100.00
14 April $1100.00
5 May $295.00

For information, to sign up and to make a deposit, please contact

Dr. Musgrove (mmusgrove2@uco.edu) or Dr. Kyle (skyle@uco.edu) by 1 Feb. 2017 for more information.

Optional side trips to Pompeii & Florence by train (each approx. $125, to be paid in Italy).

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Additional Information:
Dr. Margaret Musgrove, Ph.D.
Department of History and Geography
Dr. Sarah Kyle
Department of Humanities and Philosophy