AUR’s General Education program is designed to ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for success in today’s global environment, and to prepare them to live and work across cultures. The gateway course for the program is the First Year Seminar, which guides students in their first semester and helps them settle in to studying in Rome.
Beyond the First Year Seminar, the General Education has four sections:
- Foundational Skills: to give students the writing, quantitative and scientific reasoning, Italian language, information technology, information literacy and oral presentation skills you will need to succeed in your studies at The American University of Rome;
- The Individual in a Multicultural Society: courses in this section highlight issues of diversity and cross-cultural encounters and explore the individual’s response to a variety of issues in a multicultural context;
- US Government and Society: all students take one three-credit course to deepen their understanding of US history and/or government;
- Roma Caput Mundi: Students take one course in which they leave the classroom and explore Rome, with its unique position in Western culture reflecting over 2,500 years of development. Students study the heritage, aesthetic beauty and/or the contemporary life of the city on site.
Depending upon the choice of major the General Education may be between 26 and 44 credits. See the requirements for each major for more information on General Education.