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MAYMESTER: POPE FRANCIS'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN PAPACY

 

This program offers the unique opportunity to explore first-hand the history and politics of papal succession and church policy in Rome, Italy. Specifically, we will concentrate on Pope Francis, the Holy See, the Vatican, and the world that it serves. The course will introduce, describe, and analyze how the Church makes its decisions and why. In addition to a regular classroom schedule, we will visit the great churches of Rome, meet with the Princes of the Church, and observe the church's far-reaching influence. By the end of the course, students will have developed an understanding of the church as a historical, religious, and political organization. Local program staff organize orientation and housing and support students throughout the program's duration.

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Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts

Course(s)

  • GOV 379S / LAH 350 / T C 358 - POPE FRANCIS'S CATH CHURCH-ITA and
    L A 119 - MAYMESTER SEMINAR: ITALY

Academic Information

4 hours of in-residence credit are earned upon completion. Maymester courses are included in spring registration, although they occur immediately following the spring semester. Course grades are factored into the UT GPA. Students must enroll in 1 hour seminar in Spring semester, Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30.

Faculty

Professor Theriault teaches courses on the U.S. Congress and Party Polarization in the United States; subjects of which he has written three books. He has received numerous teaching distinctions, including being inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers inductee (2012) and the Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award recipient (2014).

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Italian

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students stay in shared apartments with laundry and kitchen faculties. No more than two students are housed per bedroom. Apartments are located in central Rome near to public transport and are furnished and overseen by on the ground partners. Students are required to stay in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2021 program fee TBD; 2020 Program Fee: $4575. Program fee includes housing, weekday lunches, excursions, instructional costs, cell phone, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation, and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 26, 2021 to June 18, 2021
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2020

Application Code

355075

Additional Resources

Program Website
Scholarships
Financial Aid
Fin Responsibility Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Session
Video

Next Step

Come to an info session to learn more! Oct. 14 at 10am, Oct 20. at 2pm, Nov. 3 at 4pm. Click on the info session link above for Zoom details. Additional app requirements on the program website. For more info contact Program Coordinator Kirsten Hagen at TXGlobal-FacultyLed@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change