You are placed into one of these courses:
LANG 105 Beginning Conversational Italian
1 credit/15 hours
Offered at the beginning level and includes supporting vocabulary for success in the core course. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.
LANG 205 Italian Language Tutorial
1 credit/15 hours
If you have any previous Italian experience, you will have an individual tutorial customized to suit your language level.
3 credits/45 hours
In this course, you’ll examine Italian culture through dedicated modules on food, art, and society, each of which is central to the national identity. Classroom study is enhanced by excursions and site visits. Then, you’ll choose one of the topic areas for a project (group or individual) to present to the rest of the class.
This course will cover:
8:30 am: Grab a cappuccino and pastry at your favorite café along the Arno river.
9:00 am: Italian! Learn new vocab related to buying vegetables and how to ask for the best olive oil.
10:00 am: Dive deep into the importance of food and meals in Italian family life and culture.
12:30 pm: Pizza and study hall – review your vocab from this morning and practice how to order four different types of pasta.
2:00 pm: Visit a famous farmers market and order all the ingredients you need to cook tonight’s meal – Pasta anyone?
4:00 pm: Make a tough decision: Stop by your favorite piazza to watch an impromptu ballet performance or head to the nearby café to catch a calcio (soccer) game on TV—which team are you rooting for?
6:30 pm: Group dinner at the apartment—did last week’s cooking class make an impact?
8:00 pm: Grab a late-night gelato before turning in.
9:00 pm: Group meeting to discuss and reflect upon cultural differences you’ve noticed between the US and Italy. Review tomorrow’s schedule.
Director of Italy Programs
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs