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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 355M / LAH 350 / T C 358 - POPE FRANCIS'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN PAPACY and
    L A 119 - International Learning Seminar

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 L A 119 in Spring semester. Carries two flags: Writing and Independent Inquiry.

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

2022 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.

Dates:

- Maymester
  • Program: May 25, 2022 to June 17, 2022
  • Instructional: May 25, 2022 to June 16, 2022
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2021

Application Code

355075

Additional Resources

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

Next Step

The next info session will be: 11/4/21, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Zoom. The link is the Events Calendar link above. Previous info session recording is the Information Session link above. For more info contact Jessika Macias: jessika.macias@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change