During the summer, the program has a duration of 8 weeks. Students are expected to take 9 credit hours. All summer students must take 3 credit hours of Italian; students wishing to earn more than 3 credits of Italian in a summer should contact Dr. John Scherpereel.
Note to IBUS majors: the summer semester in Florence will count as your semester abroad experience.
Courses offered in the summer are:
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.
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.
Italian 490F/Hospitality and Tourism Management 298 (Exploration of Wine Culture in Italy): 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.
Political Science 344 (Politics of the European Union) or Political Science 371 (Topics in Comparative Politics): POSC 344 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. POSC 371 focuses on the relationships, from the colonial era through the contemporary era of aid, immigration, investment, and engagement, between Italy, Europe, and Africa. Taught in English.
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 to Advanced Italian): Review of grammar and syntax; development of reading and writing skills; improvement of listening comprehension and fluency.
Italian 232F (Intermediate to Advanced 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.
Students participating in the Summer Semester in Florence may take six credit hours (two courses) toward fulfilling Cluster Two requirements.
Class offerings may vary by semester. Course textbooks are provided to students during their semester in Florence.