Italian Language

60 hours (4 credits)

Highlight Courses
Italian in Translation

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.   

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Business in the Wine Industry

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Approaches in Creative Tourism

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Contemporary Teaching Methods

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

International Business

45 hours (3 credits)

Italian Language

60 hours (4 credits)

Specialized Courses
 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

International Marketing

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Italian Business in the Global Economy

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Leading Women in Business

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

International Tourism

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Language, Learning and Culture

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

The Reggio Emilia Study

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Behavior Therapy in the Classroom

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Inclusion Approaches in Education

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Elementary Italian

45 hours (3 credits)

Italian Language

60 hours (4 credits)

General Education Courses
 

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.  

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Intermediate Italian

45 hours (3 credits)

 
Introduction of Italian Art History

45 hours (3 credits)

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.  

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Introduction to Painting and Fresco

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.  

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Introduction to Photography

45 hours (3 credits)

 
Introduction to Urban Design

45 hours (3 credits)

Course Description

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 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.   

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Modern Italian History

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.   

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

Survey of Italian Literature

45 hours (3 credits)

 

Course Description

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 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.

For more information, click here to contact our Faculty Adviser.

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Stradone Provolo, 16
Verona, Italy 37123

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