Courses and Credits

Enroll in four to five courses for approximately 15-20 quarter or 13-16 semester credits.

Spring Quarter

Food and Culture in Italy

Why does it matter what people eat, and how does our relationship to food reflect who we are? How can comprehension of food ways enrich our experience abroad? This course is an interdisciplinary analysis of foodways in Italy, with a special focus on Tuscany, using the tools of anthropology, history...Read more

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Business and Economics
This course provides an introduction to how key aggregate variables such as real economic activity, economic growth, unemployment, and inflation are determined. You will learn to apply Classical and Keynesian theories to these issues, exploring governmental monetary and fiscal policies in the...Read more

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Business and Economics
You will gain an understanding of the basics of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing in this course. You will learn to recognize the appropriate hypothesis test, carry out tests, and compute corresponding confidence levels. You will learn the two sample t-test, two sample proportions, z-test...Read more

Italian Language 103

This course builds on the linguistic skills covered in the previous levels, introducing new, more complex structures. You will be taught the linguistic system, and given strategies and techniques that facilitate the learning process.Read more

Italian Language 203

Building on skills learned at prior levels, this course is designed to develop language proficiency. You will be taught the linguistic system, and given strategies and techniques that facilitate the learning process.Read more

Picturing People: Italian Art and Society During the Renaissance

Arts and Humanities
The portrait is one of the most interesting topics of the Italian Renaissance art. The main goal of this course is to use the portrait art as a key to discover the Italian culture and history from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.Read more

Politics in Italy: Between History and Society

History, Political Science
This course will compare Italy’s political system with the American system, and aims to provide you with a thorough knowledge of the factors that have shaped and influenced the construction of Italian identity and politics. The course will also help you understand the peculiarity of the Italian...Read more

Italian Language 301

This course provides review, synthesis, consolidation and elaboration of linguistic knowledge gained from lower-division courses. You will also explore some aspects of Italian culture and learn the Italian way of thinking and living by reading Italian newspapers.Read more

Cross-Cultural Communication and Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Oviedo

Cross-Cultural Communications
This course will help you develop basic skills enabling you to better process your intercultural experience in Oviedo. This will be accomplished by first making students aware of the cultural baggage they have brought with them and the implicit assumptions that they use in understanding Spanish...Read more
Fall Quarter

Italian Language 101

The first level course will introduce you to the Italian language, covering the basic communicative tools that are useful for everyday interaction in Italy. You will be taught the linguistic system, and given strategies and techniques that facilitate the learning process.Read more

Wine in Italy and the Western World

History, Social Sciences
In the context of the history and culture of Italy, wine is not only a beloved drink but forms an essential part of Italian civilization. From the study of wine students will learn about the practices of earlier cultures, about Italian values and our own. This course will explore various aspects of...Read more

Italian Language 303: Italian Cinema

Italian, Cinema Studies
This course focuses on Italian films after the Second World War as a mirror through which the student can penetrate Italian culture and way of life. Starting with the years following the Second World War (“Roma città aperta”, 1946), to more recent productions such as La Vita è Bella (1997), motion...Read more