STEM Courses Come to John Cabot: Check Out Our Summer Schedule

STEM Courses at John Cabot, john cabot summer schedule, study abroad in Rome, italy, study art history in romeJohn Cabot University is pleased to present its summer line up of STEM courses.  For the first time in the University’s history, students who choose to study in Italy will have the unique opportunity to take courses in engineering and also learn about technology in the ancient world.

Over the years, JCU has become an ideal place of learning for students who want to study art history in Italy. Situated in the heart of Rome, John Cabot art-lovers gain unique access to some of the greatest museums and architectural marvels the world has to offer. And the new STEM courses offer learners a special opportunity to view these classical treasures through a new lens, revealing inner workings that seem centuries ahead of their time.

These additional courses have been included as a part of JCU’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad, in collaboration with over 400 U.S. universities.


Rome is home to some of the earliest technological advancements in history.  JCU’s “Technology of the Ancient World” invites students to examine the city’s practical architecture, aqueducts, war machinery and classic entertainment venues of old.

By examining some of ancient Rome’s most impressive architectural examples, students will begin to gain an understanding of the remarkable engineering inherent in their design.  Romans are as famous for their knowledge of advanced engineering as they are for their production of art and literature. The technology for bringing water into cities via aqueducts may have been developed in the East, but it was perfected in Rome. Bridges, dams and roads within the city have withstood the test of time and inspired countless generations to improve upon basic designs.

Naturally, by attending an American university in Rome students will have the opportunity to study and appreciate their course material up close and on-site.


JCU will launch two engineering courses this summer: Statics and Thermodynamics.

Statics is the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of loads and their impact on physical systems.  When an object is in static equilibrium, this means it’s at rest or its central mass is at a single constant velocity. Students will focus on such factors as vector algebra and friction in this introductory course.

Thermodynamics, on the other hand, concerns heat and temperature in relation to energy.  Students will learn about the four laws of thermodynamics, which determine the general constraints on a particular material.

Differential Equations

Of course, no architectural structure or engineering marvel can be fully understood without knowledge of the arithmetic behind their design and construction. Differential Equations, also offered this summer, provides a study of the independent variables and their derivatives within mathematical problems.

These new and exciting STEM courses offer students valuable insight into not only the inner workings of Rome, but the mechanics behind many of the world’s most impressive structures.

Which of these STEM programs are you most excited to take?

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