Courses and Credits

Enroll in four courses for approximately 15 quarter or 11 semester credits

Fall Quarter

Tuscan Journal

Read more about Tuscan Journal For centuries artists and writers have created sketchbooks and journals inspired by Italy’s rich culture, physical beauty and history. Through direct observation and engagement with the natural landscape, architecture and culture of daily life of Tuscany and its surrounding regions, students will record their impressions and create personal travel journals that capture the “…
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Food, Science, and Sustainability

Read more about Food, Science, and Sustainability What are the basic elements that comprise all foods and what are the fundamental food processing techniques? What is biodiversity and what does it mean for our food system? What role do different production methods and consumer diets play in a future marked by climate change? How can we analyze the sensory qualities of food products, and…
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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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Italian Language 201

Read more about Italian Language 201 This course builds on the linguistic skills covered in the previous levels, introducing the most complex structures of Italian language. You will be taught not only the linguistic system, but will also be given strategies and techniques that facilitate the learning process.
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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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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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Painting Concepts: Learning from the Italian Masters

Read more about Painting Concepts: Learning from the Italian Masters Italy has a long history of fostering creativity and innovative art forms that build on the past but look toward the future. This studio class utilizes access to important historical artworks as an inspiration for creating art from a contemporary point of view. Through firsthand study of Italian masters…
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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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Spring Quarter

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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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 301

Read more about 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.
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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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