Learn and experience through active engagement and immersion in Italian culture and society. The Summer Cultural Introduction and Cultural Perspectives programs feature lectures, active participation, and on-site/field learning.
CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO ITALY
1-WEEK FIELD LEARNING OPTION: LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 3 credits
Learning locations: One week of field learning with focus on Italian culture: Rome, Tuscan coast, and Cinque Terre in the fall; Rome, Oriveto, and Perugia in the spring.
Please note: Students may continue with the below Florence-only Cultural Introduction to Italy course for a total of 6 credits.
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer C-D-E-F course schedules.
3-WEEK FLORENCE-ONLY OPTION: LSSOCI202 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 3 credits (45 lecture hours)
Learning location: Florence
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer I-II-III-IV course schedules.
4-WEEK FIELD LEARNING + FLORENCE OPTION: LSSOCI207 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 6 credits
Learning locations: 1-week field learning locations (see above), Florence
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer V-VI-VII-VIII course schedules.
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT
6-WEEK PROGRAM: LSSOCP310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
Learning locations: The Cultural Perspective course includes 10 visits in Florence, regular involvement in activities related to cultural immersion and fieldwork, and a weekend trip to Rome and one weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes as an integral component of the academic coursework. The course focuses on cognitive development, cultural awareness, and intercultural and interpersonal communication by integrating and placing the student in direct contact with local culture.
This program fosters learning by action and participation, and builds awareness from the perspective of active engagement beyond mere observation. The focus is on contemporary Italian society and culture – politics, economy, social environment, traditions – and includes communication skills in Italian.
Learning locations: 10 visits in Florence + cultural/fieldwork activities, a weekend trip to Rome, a weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes.
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer A and B course schedules.
To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.