PC in Rome
Providence College / CEA Center for Theology & Religious Studies CEA Global Education has partnered with Providence College to offer the Center for Theology and Religious Studies at CEA’s Global Campus in Rome, Italy. The Center opens the door to semester-length study abroad opportunities to study theology and religion in the heart of Rome, a cultural and religious crossroads for today’s Roman Catholic Church.
Students attend classes at the recently restored Villa Ferretti (the location of CEA’s Global Campus) and significant sites in and near the Eternal City, including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Catacombs of San Callisto. Classes are taught by Global Campus faculty (including local experts and scholars), as well as a Providence College Faculty Resident Director.
2013-2014 Faculty Resident Director
Aurelie A. Hagstrom is an associate professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where she serves as Chair of the Department. Her S.T. D. in Dogmatic Theology is from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. She taught Theology for eleven years at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, where she served as Chair of the Theology department. Her publications include The Vocation and Mission of the Laity (1994) and the article on the “theology of the laity” in the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Dr. Hagstrom has served as a theological consultant for the United States Catholic Bishops’ Committee on the Laity. She has lectured in the U.S. and Europe on the theology of the laity. Currently her work is focused on the reality of ecclesial lay ministry in the Church. She has recently led seminars on the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ document, “Co-Workers in the Vineyard: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry”. Her latest book is The Emerging Laity: Vocation, Mission, and Spirituality (Paulist Press: 2010).
Past Faculty Resident Directors
Spring 2013: Dr. Paul Gondreau
Fall 2012: Dr. Patrick Reid
2011 - 2012: Dr. Dana Dillon
Application Deadline: 12/01/2013
Program Price: Providence College Tuition + CEA Room and Other Fees
Credits: 16 Semester Credits (Including two mandatory courses: “The New Testament in the Eternal City” and an Italian language course)
Language of Instruction: With the exception of the Italian language courses, all classes are taught in English
Housing: Shared apartments located in contemporary Roman neighborhoods. PC students are not eligible for the Independent housing option.
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