NEW CENTER FOR CULTURAL RESEARCHS AND UNIVERSITIES STUDIES IN ITALY
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[ COURSES and INTERNSHIPS ]

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Courses and academic programs will be developed by the Center in conjunction with participating universities and professors. Areas in which courses may be offered are (but are not necessarily limited to):

1. Language Acquisition. Italian conversation courses at the elementary and intermediate levels. Eligibility for intermediate courses requires successful completion of elementary-level courses and is to be determined by the studentís home institution.

2. Italian Art and Culture. Courses in Fine Arts, Architecture, Literature, Cinema, Media, Folklore, Opera, Theatre, Classics, Visual Culture, Fashion, and Cultural Studies. These courses will normally focus on a historical period, theme, movement, genre, or other cohesive aspect of Italian art or culture that allows for intensive study of the aspect under examination as well as discussion of the broader landscape of Italian artistic and cultural development. An example of a course in Italian Cultural Studies might be Gastronomy as Culture: the relationships among food, wine, and Italian social customs and identities of a particular time or place.

3. Italian Politics, History, Sociology, and Anthropology. Again, a particular theme, period, and so on, would be selected for emphasis and for extension to the larger Italian landscape.

4. The Center also encourages the development, within the context of Italian studies, of courses in areas such as Graphic Design, Science and Technology, Business and Economics, Sport, Arts Managementóin short in all the areas of contemporary life that reflect the vitality and creativity of Italian and Italian immigrant cultures.

Courses in Italian Art and Culture will generally be taught in Italian and will require that students have successfully completed intermediate Italian language study. Eligibility is to be determined by the studentís home institution.
Certain courses in Fine Arts, Architecture, Cinema, Visual Culture, Classics, Fashion, and Cultural Studies, and in areas (3), (4), and (5) above may be offered in English. On occasion, a course may be offered in Italian with English translation.

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