Quarter Abroad Italy - Courses

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Language and Culture in Today’s Renaissance Florence

On this Quarter Abroad program, you can:

  • Earn 13-18 quarter units
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

Students from other UC campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.

Host Institution

TBD

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.

Courses (16-24 units)

Beginning - Total Units: 19 + optional coursework
Intermediate - Total Units: 16 + optional coursework
Advanced - Total Units: 19 + Elective
Electives
  • Italian (ITA) 108S. Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4 units)
  • Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society
  • Italian (ITA) 145S. Elective course through CEA (host country provider) (4 units)
  • 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

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