This course teaches the fundamental aspects of modern-day Italian society by focusing on the key people and events that have shaped the current situation of the country. Students learn to deconstruct established images of the Italian culture and to analyze new data through debates, media materials, visits to cultural sites and talks with invited guests.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty combine classroom discussions with on-site visits in small groups where students spend time at businesses, museums, banks, cinemas and other important sites.   

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Course Overview

This course is divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of Italian language instruction and teaches students the grammar concepts, vocabulary and pronunciation skills necessary to use the language in context. Students participate in engaging classroom instruction in small groups that is enhanced with scenario-based practice activities.  

Course Highlights

Our faculty help students utilize the Italian language by accompanying them on outings to local shops, markets and cultural sites to interact with Italians in real-world situations.  

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Italian Language

60 hours (4 credits)

 
 
 
 
 
Italian Language

60 hours (4 credits)

The Fabric of Italian Society

45 hours (3 credits)

Survey of Italian Literature

45 hours (3 credits)

This course surveys the historical development of Italian literature and focuses on the specific type of terminology used in a multitude of literary texts. Students analyze the content of literary texts and learn to interpret the expression of ideas, the different cultural practices and social norms and the historical background recounted throughout the ages.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty offer an interesting collection of literary discussions and readings based on the historical events that influenced the writings of the authors introduced in the course.

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Immigration and Identity in Italian Film

45 hours (3 credits)

This course presents an overview of the history of immigration into the Italian peninsula from 2000 to the present day and focuses on representations of this movement in film by Italian and foreign directors. Students compare on-screen representations with factual data and consider the ways in which immigration creates shifts in cultural identity over time.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty provide a diverse film selection that enhances classroom instruction and allows students to discuss modern immigration representations in film in a more in-depth way.

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This course examines ethical issues raised by the use of social media and the relationship between media sources and their audience. Students learn about user privacy, reporting accuracy and trustworthiness in the diffusion of information through social media and concentrate on issues in transmitting and interpreting the factual and the non-factual.     

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty present students with important case studies in social media trends and lead a series of in-class debates on ethical practice and responsibility in the social media sphere.

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Design of Urban Italy

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches the historical development of Italian art from the period before Roman domination to modern day. Students are introduced to the types and genres of Italian art and learn to analyze and interpret significant works of art. Students also learn to identify and comprehend the specific set of language used in this discipline.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty bring students to visit art pieces and teach them to compare these to other artistic forms of expression in painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema and literature.

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Italian Art History

45 hours (3 credits)

Painting and the Art of Fresco

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches the basic processes and application of watercolor technique, as well as the techniques utilized in the creation of a fresco. Students learn concepts in color usage and composition while concentrating on the study of objects with varying degrees of difficulty in painting. Students also learn about fresco techniques and masterpieces.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty work alongside students to guide them in creating individual pieces, along with preparing them for final student presentations in both painting and fresco.  

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Photography and Visual Memory

45 hours (3 credits)

This course offers students from beginner to advanced the opportunity to learn the professional and cultural aspects of taking on the role of a photographer and of using photographic equipment. Students examine the history of photography to learn about the evolution of this amazing media and the basic techniques that are involved.     

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty work with students in the classroom, as well as in outdoor visits that utilize beautiful areas of the city as the background for experiments with different techniques.   

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Fashion and the History of Costume

45 hours (3 credits)

This course provides a survey of the architectural layers that are found in the urban design of Italian cities and challenges students to view the city from various perspectives. Students study the historical time frames and contexts in which structures such as city walls, churches, theaters and amphitheaters and buildings of power were constructed.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty bring students on-site to a range of architectural structures in the city to give them first-hand experience in viewing these in a historical and cultural way.

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Ethics of Social Media

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches basic techniques of drawing the human body and stylization of design sketches using the backdrop of Italian designers and their techniques from the 20th century to the present as a guideline. Students learn how fashion and style are interconnected with and represented in various art forms, particularly in photography and film.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty offer a dynamic studio component that guides students in the completion of a final portfolio aimed at designing figures inspired by one of the studied historical periods.

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Modern Italian Song

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches the history of Italian composers and singers from the 1950s to the present and the development of the unique genre of Italian music. Students learn about the roles of Italian artists as composers, lyricists, singer-songwriters and poets and how their works were influenced by the political, economical and social settings of their day.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty focus on modern day composers and singers, participate in visits to musical events and discuss the special role of female artists and their success in the industry today.

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Survey of Italian Opera

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches a comprehensive overview of the development of Italian opera in historical context and the evolution of opera and operatic music for an audience. Students study the masters of Italian opera and learn to recognize and compare the style and technique of Italian composers to those in Austria, France, Germany and England.    

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty immerse students in the realm of Italian opera while preparing them to better understand and appreciate operatic music in on-site visits and events.

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Agritourism in Italy

45 hours (3 credits)

This course examines the history of artisan food production in Italy and the ways in which this process is preserved and promoted in modern day society. Students gain knowledge of the evolution of utilizing non-industrial methods of food production in various Italian regions and consider the methods used today to compete with the large-scale food industry.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty lead class visits and participation at artisan food events in and around Verona, in particular those with wine, oil, cheese, bread and pastry, dairy and fruit products.

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Italian Business in the Global Economy

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches the foundation of the economical structure and development of Italy since 1945 with a focus on three major sectors: agriculture, manufacturing and trade and human services. Students learn about the role of Italy in European and global economies and concentrate particularly on the contributions to these by the Northern regions of Italy.  

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty guide students during visits to Northern Italian industry-related locations, such as wine cellars, food and clothing manufacturing sites and large-scale businesses.

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Business in the Wine Industry

45 hours (3 credits)

This course teaches the processes involved in keeping the Italian wine industry competitive on a global scale and the strategies employed and obstacles faced by large and small scale industry leaders. Students learn about agricultural and legal factors present in production and quality control and study final product marketing and export management.   

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty guide students in on-site visits and in direct interactions with producers, controllers and marketers of wine, in particular in the Veneto region.

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This course examines creative tourism trends and how agritourism in Italy specifically responds to the growing consumer demand for non-traditional, authentic experiences abroad. Students study the history of agritourism from 1997 to today and analyze how agri-based tourism is managed, regulated and tailored to new generations of consumers.   

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty provide relevant case studies and guide students in interactive experiences with agri-based sites and organizations that promote creative tourism in Verona.

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Artisan Food Evolution in Italy

45 hours (3 credits)

Leading Women in Business

45 hours (3 credits)

This course presents the history of female entrepreneurship in Italy from 1980 to the present and examines how the continuing upward movement of women in business creates a divide between traditional society roles and rising aspirations. Students learn to analyze, interpret and compare data on female roles in business in Northern and Southern Italy.   

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty provide government data, statistics and scholarly articles in preparation for interaction with guest speakers and for interviews with female leaders in business.

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Italian Diet and Wellness

45 hours (3 credits)

This course examines the relationship between Italian dietary practices, the beneficial properties of wine and the perception of well-being in the Italian culture. Students analyze research on the the impact of Italian dietary traditions and wine consumption on human metabolism, the immune system, the aging process and on generating therapeutic effects.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty present research and guest speakers from a range of related fields, including nutrition, healthcare, education, culinary, wine, tourism and psychology studies.

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Obesity Shifts and Bias

45 hours (3 credits)

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty help student to better understand the analytical data on obesity and present guest speakers who specialize in topics on obesity and obesity bias in society.

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This course studies the history of obesity trends in Italy and addresses the rising shift in recent years of obesity rates in geographical, social and economical terms. Students learn to interpret and analyze research on obesity rates, prevention and cost and discuss the perception of obesity and resulting bias present in Italy and comparable countries.

Sports Rehabilitation for Professional Teams

45 hours (3 credits)

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty focus on a range of techniques used in assessing and treating professional athletes in multiple sports and guide students in real-world, on-site visits.

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This course examines leading approaches and practices that are utilized in the field of sports rehabilitation for athletic teams at the professional level. Students study the clinical settings in which rehabilitation is carried out using advanced treatment techniques and develop skills in patient observation and assessment plans.

Contemporary Teaching Methods

45 hours (3 credits)

This course provides a comparative study of teaching methodologies and practices used in Italy and the United States as applied to language acquisition and other various fields at the elementary and middle school level. Students focus on classroom dynamics, cultural diversity and inclusion, high and low-tech curriculum design and assessment models.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty host pedagogy seminars that give students the opportunity to discuss key topics in education with experts experienced in multiple learning levels, ages and approaches.

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The Reggio Emilia Study

45 hours (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth study of the educational philosophy, methodology and professional development system of the early education approach named for and developed in the city of Reggio Emilia. Students learn to analyze this approach and focus on the educational institutions that have embraced and implemented its ideals. 

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty prepare students for on-site interaction at a Reggio Emilia approach early education facility, as well as at other sites that implement comparable practices.

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Being Bilingual

45 hours (3 credits)

This course examines how bilingualism is approached at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Italy and focuses on the division of thought on how to achieve bilingual proficiency in the public and private school systems. Students analyze research on results achieved in bilingual classrooms and consider obstacles faced in this learning process. 

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty guide students in researching and comparing bilingualism in Italian schools and in on-site classroom interactions that present a broad spectrum of approaches. 

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Behavior Therapy in the Classroom

45 hours (3 credits)

This course examines case studies of effective behavior management programs implemented in early education environments in Italy and the United States among others. Students study the relationship between institutions, educators, therapists, counselors, parents and community in these cases and the roles that each assume in this process.

Course Description

Course Highlights

Our faculty help students interpret and discuss the case studies examined and host guest speakers who provide specific knowledge on using behavior therapy methods in context.

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Verona, Italy 37123

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