This course provides an intensive international learning experience in Rome, Italy. It offers contemporary and historical models of integrating faith with reason, and religious practice with intellectual, creative, and public engagement, specifically the roles that the Catholic Church and Vatican play in Rome, in ecology, science, literature, and public life. This course includes a mandatory travel component to Rome, Italy, the costs of which, including transportation, room and board, are covered by the University of St. Michael’s College. Restricted to newly admitted first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR.