Courses and Credits

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

Fall Quarter

CINE 388: Neorealist Cinema

Cinema Studies
The term Neorealism refers to a set of films made in Italy at the end of World War 2. This was a time when the country was in ruins and the Italian film industry was on its knees: the main film studios in Rome (Cinecittà) had been expropriated and turned into refuge camps; equipment to shoot films...Read more

Gender and Sexuality in Italian Cinema and Media

Cinema Studies
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of how cinema and other medias ‘construct’ expectations about masculinity and femininity and ideas about normal and deviant sexualities. The course will encourage students to reflect on the multiple axes of privilege, exclusion and...Read more

Italian Language 101

Italian
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

Italian Language 201

Italian
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.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

Painting Concepts: Learning from the Italian Masters

Fine Arts
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...Read more

Rediscovery of Humanity: Renaissance in Central Italy

Art History
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...Read more

Tuscan Journal

Cinema Studies
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...Read more

Wine in Italy and the Western World

History, Social Sciences and Humanities
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
Spring Quarter

Italian Language 101

Italian
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

Italian Language 301

Italian
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

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

Wine in Italy and the Western World

History, Social Sciences and Humanities
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