UC Davis Quarter Abroad Italy

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Status: Planned for 2018

Italian Language & Culture in Florence

Academics

This program carries a total of 19-23 quarter units. Students will be enrolled in the courses listed below. Contact your program coordinator to inquire about special course options for graduate students.

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Quarter Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements.

Quarter Abroad programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

Courses
Beginning - Total Units: 19 + Electives

Italian (ITA) 1S. Beginning Italian (5 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 2S. Beginning Italian (5 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 3S. Beginning Italian (5 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 121S/ Film Studies (FMS) 121S. New Italian Cinema (4 units) Syllabus

1-2 Electives from list below

Intermediate - Total Units: 16 + Electives

Italian (ITA) 4S. Intermediate Italian (4 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 5S. Intermediate Italian (4 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 9S. Reading Italian (4 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 121S/ Film Studies (FMS) 121S. New Italian Cinema (4 units) - Syllabus

1-2 Electives from list below

Advanced - Total Units: 19 + Electives

Italian (ITA) 101S. Advanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (4 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 8AS. Italian Conversation (3 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 8BS. Italian Conversation (3 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 121S/ Film Studies (FMS) 121S. New Italian Cinema (4 units) Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 192S. Italian Internship (1 unit/40 hours total)*

*1-unit internship required, optional 2-unit internship (60 hours total)

1-2 Electives from list below**

**1 Elective required; additional electives optional

Electives - Total Units: 8-9 units

Italian (ITA) 108S. Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4 units) - Syllabus

Italian (ITA) 145S. Elective course through CEA (host country provider) (4)

  • The Culture of Food and Wine in Italy
  • Iconography: The Secret Language of Italian Renaissance Art
  • Fashion Marketing of the Italian Mafia
  • Gender as a Social Construct: (re)defining Roles in Italian Society
  • The Great Masters: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael
  • The Business of Food

Italian (ITA) 192S. Italian Internship (1-2 units)

Please email the instructor for more information regarding electives. Students can earn up to 28 units of credit if electives and internships are taken. Click here for sample internships

Eligibility

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

The Quarter Abroad Program in Florence allows you to complete one year (at levels 1, 2, or 3) of Italian language, as well as other electives. This is an intensive program and dedication to language study is consequently a must. 

Prerequisite Equivalents for Students from Other UC's

Beginner

No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.

Intermediate

Completion of ITA 3 (or the equivalent* of 3 quarters/2 semester of University level Italian) at the time the program begins.** 

Advanced

Completion of ITA 9 (or the equivalent* of 6 quarters/4 semesters of University level Italian) at the time the program begins.** 

*Equivalents may include: AP credits, a placement exam into ITA 4 or 101, or an interview with the Faculty Program Leader if you are a native speaker of Italian.

**Prerequisites cannot be completed during the summer prior to departure.

If you are between levels, please consult with your Program Coordinator to explore your options.