Courses and Credits

Enroll in 4-5 courses for 15-20 quarter credits or 13-16 semester credits.

Both English and Italian courses are available. 

Fall courses: Italian 101, 201, 301.

Spring courses: Italian 101, 103, 203.

Fall Quarter

Food, Law, and Social Justice

Read more about Food, Law, and Social Justice What is food sovereignty, and who owns seeds, species, and recipes? Who grows and prepares our food, and how has this changed over the last 100 years? How should we consider human health, animal welfare, and environmental impact when it comes to food production and consumption? In this course we will raise more questions than we answer, as students…
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Italian Language 101

Read more about 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.
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Wine in Italy and the Western World

Read more about Wine in Italy and the Western World 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 wine civilization in Italy: mythology,…
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Cross-Cultural Communications/Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Siena

Read more about Cross-Cultural Communications/Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Siena Living in Siena offers you two important learning experiences. The first (more obvious) one concerns Italian life and culture, specifically as it is lived out around you in Siena day by day. What is important to people here? What patterns are woven into their lives? What about…
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Rediscovery of Humanity: Renaissance in Central Italy

Read more about Rediscovery of Humanity: Renaissance in Central Italy This course offers you a journey through the rich pageant of Renaissance art and culture, giving you the critical tools with which to analyze, understand and appreciate more fully the works of art produced in central Italy from the mid-thirteenth to mid-fifteenth centuries. We will look closely at the…
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Spring Quarter

Italian Language 101

Read more about 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.
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Italian Language 103

Read more about 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.
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Picturing People: Italian Art and Society During the Renaissance

Read more about Picturing People: Italian Art and Society During the Renaissance 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.
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Wine in Italy and the Western World

Read more about Wine in Italy and the Western World 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 wine civilization in Italy: mythology,…
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Italian Language 203

Read more about 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.
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Cross-Cultural Communications/Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Siena

Read more about Cross-Cultural Communications/Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Siena Living in Siena offers you two important learning experiences. The first (more obvious) one concerns Italian life and culture, specifically as it is lived out around you in Siena day by day. What is important to people here? What patterns are woven into their lives? What about…
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Food and Culture in Italy

Read more about 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, geography, sociology, journalism and marketing. We'll…
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