John Cabot University is a liberal arts university, a unique learning environment where degree-seeking and study abroad students enjoy the historic city of Rome while acquiring a world-class education, honing their abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and discover the evolution of human society.
Situated amidst the ancient, diverse and culturally rich Mediterranean, John Cabot University is an ideal place to encounter some of history’s most influential thinkers, artists, and political catalysts. In addition to a choice of 14 majors, students can access many courses that fulfill the general education requirement, or are foundations for one or more degree programs. These are classes like mathematics, computer science, and natural science – perfect for rounding out your knowledge base, complementing your other studies, and perhaps, opening your eyes to valuable perspectives on the wonders of human creativity.
Take a look at some of the topics covered and how they can enhance your degree program.
Mathematics: A Subject Helpful for Students in Many Majors
If you’ve decided to pursue your liberal arts studies in Rome, chances are you’re already interested in travel, cultural exploration, and perhaps learning a new language. Depending on your program, you may be less inclined to seek out math courses! However, many of the math classes offered at JCU are relevant to various majors. For example, Finite Mathematics helps prepare students in the social sciences to interpret the quantitative data they’ll encounter during research. An Introduction to Logic is particularly useful for Philosophy students, while Calculus and Statistics courses apply directly to the study of Economics and Business.
Computer Science: Learning Modern Technology While You Study Abroad
Since the 1980s, ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) have dramatically transformed how we do business and connect with one another. An Introduction to Computer Science offers students a fascinating overview of this transformative process, exploring topics like cloud computing, next generation Internet, personal privacy, and “Cyber War.” Microcomputer Applications helps students understand common applications like Windows, spreadsheets, and word processing. No matter which major you choose while studying at a university in Rome, these basic computer skills are a must-have in today’s economy. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to build a website, sign up for Web Design I or II – or pursue an independent study on a topic of your choice.
Natural Science: Learning in a Place Rich in Scientific History
Students who study abroad in Rome situate themselves in a region with a rich history of scientific discovery and innovation. The courses, Current Issues in the Natural Sciences and A History of Scientific Discovery guide students through topics and events they probably already know a little about, while providing further context and resources. For those with an interest in environmental impact, JCU offers an entire class on global warming, and a course called Food and Agriculture which examines some of society’s most pressing questions about sustainability and agribusiness. Another fascinating offering is Concepts in Genetics, which looks at recent advances in the field and their applications in biotechnology, industry, and medicine. No study of natural science would be complete without Astronomy, which helps students understand the laws governing the universe, taking them on a tour of our planets, stars, and the outer limits of the universe.
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