Please note the following:
Offerings vary by semester. Courses are three credits each. Students may take either three or six hours of Italian language courses. Students should register for a minimum of fifteen credit hours.
Art History 313 (Italian Renaissance Art): This course offers an exploration of the invention of perspective and techniques of Renaissance realism. It involves study of masterpieces by major artists such as Giotto, Donatello, and Michelangelo and weekly visits to museums, galleries, and churches. Taught in English. Satisfies GENED Cluster Two, Group II requirement.
Art History 320 (The Making of a City: Architecture and Urban Planning in Florence): This course aims to foster students' understanding of and appreciation for Florence's built environment. The course emphasizes the development of different typologies and functions of buildings (e.g., civic/religious, public/private) and stresses that ways that urban settings result from historical layering. Taught in English.
English 302F (Dante's Commedia, Selections from Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso): Dante's Commedia is an account of a journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. It is one of the world's greatest poems, an incredible achievement of the poetic imagination. Students will study how the Commedia inspired the work of later British and American writers and will come to appreciate how the forms of literature Dante shaped have endured to modern times. Taught in English; Italian majors & minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian. Satisfies GENED Cluster two, Group III requirement.
Political Science 344 (Politics of the European Union): This course offers an in-depth consideration of the political development of the European Union, the EU policy-making process, and contemporary issues that confront European leaders and citizens. Taught in English.
Italian 490F/Hospitality Management 361 (Italian Culture and Wine): This course will study the historical value of wine, together with its cultural, economic and social meaning in Italy and, more specifically, in Tuscany. Students wishing to use this course toward the Hospitality major should discuss their plans with the head of the Hospitality department. Taught in English. An additional fee of $175 is billed to students taking this class.
Hospitality Management 362 (Italian Gastronomy): The course focuses on the exploration of food culture in Italy and its relationship on other aspects of Italian society. The course emphasizes the history and socio-economic importance of. Students consider the construction and use of the “made in Italy” brand. Students wishing to use this course toward the Hospitality major should discuss their plans with the head of the Hospitality department. Taught in English. An additional fee of $225.00 is billed to students taking this class.
Italian 490F/Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies 486 (Internship and Field Experience): ITAL or IDLS credit for academically grounded field experience. Students interact with Florentine middle school students taking English classes and engage in systematic comparisons of educational institutions and experiences in Italy and the United States.
Italian 101F (Intensive Italian): Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.
Italian 102F (Intensive Italian): Emphasis on speaking (pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension); grammar and reading up to the intermediate level.
Italian 231F (Intermediate Italian): Review of grammar and syntax; development of reading and writing skills; improvement of listening comprehension and fluency.
Italian 232F (Intermediate Italian): Review of grammar and syntax; development of reading and writing skills; improvement of listening comprehension and fluency.
Italian 300F (Italian Grammar and Communication): Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Taught in Italian.
Italian 320F (Italian Oral and Written Communication): Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Italian with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Italian will provide a context for discussion and writing. Taught in Italian.
Italian 490 (Special Studies in Italian): This course covers strategies of communication for students who have completed the ITAL 101-ITAL 320 sequence. Taught in Italian.