Quarter Abroad Italy - Courses

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Language and Culture in Today’s Renaissance Florence

This program carries a total of 16-24 quarter units. Students will be enrolled in the courses listed below. Contact your program coordinator to inquire about special course options for graduate students.

Students on Quarter Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Quarter Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.

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

Courses (16-24 units)

Beginning - Total Units: 19 + optional coursework

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

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

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

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

1 Elective from list below**

Intermediate - Total Units: 16 + optional coursework

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

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

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

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

1 Elective from list below**

Advanced - Total Units: 19 + Elective

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 Elective from list below**

**1 Elective required

Electives

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

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

  • The Great Masters: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael
  • Secrets, Signs & Symbols in Italian Art: Exercises in Iconography
  • The Culture of Food and Wine in Italy
  • Gender as a social Construct: (re)defining Roles in Society
  • Social History of the Italian Mafia
  • Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  • The Business of Food
  • Sport and Culture in Contemporary Italy
  • Family Business and Entrepreneurship
  • The Politics of European Integration: An Italian Perspective

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

Please email the instructor for more information regarding electives. Students can earn up to 24 units of credit if electives and internships are taken. 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. 

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.

  • Prerequisite Equivalents for Students from Other UC's
  • UC Berkeley
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 2
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 4
    UC Irvine
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 1C
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 2C
    UCLA
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 3
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 6
    UC Merced: No Italian courses offered
    UC Riverside
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 3
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 101B
    UC Santa Barbara
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 3
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 6 
    UC Santa Cruz
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Italian 3
         Level 3: Completion of Italian 6
    UC San Diego
         Level 1: No Italian coursework may be taken before the program begins. Exception only by approval from faculty leader.
         Level 2: Completion of Linguistics/Italian 1C
         Level 3: Completion of Literature/ Italian 2B