Autumn Quarter Study Abroad Opportunity at the UW Rome Center
Rome and the Sea: Exploring Environmental Management Through Science and Culture
Minimum of 15 credits
This full quarter program gives students the opportunity to investigate and learn about the relationship between science and culture through an immersion in both at the foundation of western culture in the Mediterranean. The Rome and the Sea Program is an interdisciplinary approach to studying marine environmental management that both humanizes environmental problems and explores technical solutions that find strength in the social values and attitudes that are expressed in literary, visual, and cultural values from the past and the present.
All UW students are welcome to apply. The program will be of great interest to students in Aquatic and Fisheries Science, Oceanography, Environmental and Forest Science, Environmental Health, and the Program on the Environment.
The Program goal is to enrich student’s knowledge while providing courses that help fulfill student’s College General Education Requirements. The program is designed to encourage critical interdisciplinarity, with faculty members collaborating on the design and teaching of the courses, including ongoing coordination to allow sustained interaction among program elements inside and outside of the classroom. The Rome and the Sea program contributes to the College of the Environment’s goal of exploring the human dimensions of the environment, the University Honors Program goal of promoting interdisciplinary study, and the College of Arts and Sciences goal to promote rational, creative, and critical thinking among students.