Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Studies Abroad: Semester in Florence


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Course Descriptions


ARTH 313. Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Art


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 007827 Semester in Florence only

A survey of Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture (1280-1550), including the works of Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Weekly visits to the Uffizi, San Marco, the Accademia and other Florentine museums.

 Satisfies General Education Cluster II: Visual and Performing Arts requirement. Taught in English.

HUM 200. Great Works [C2L]


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 007711

An intensive examination of great literary works that focus on key issues of knowledge and reality, meaning and purpose, ethics, and aesthetics. Discussion, analysis and intensive writing are required. Texts will vary by section and instructor. May be used for General Education  credit.

 Satisfies General Education Cluster II: Literature requirement. Taught in English; Italian majors and minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

ITAL 101F. Elementary Italian-Florence


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011189

Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Florence

 The fundamentals of Italian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension.

ITAL 102F. Elementary Italian II


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011223

The fundamentals of Italian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. If student has had two or more years of the language in high school he/she will not get credit for the course. Prerequisite(s):  ITAL 101  Studies Abroad in Florence.

 

ITAL 231F. Intermediate Italian-Florence I


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011190

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 102 , 109 , 111  or per placement exam score.

 

ITAL 232F. Intermediate Italian-Florence II


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011191

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Florence

 

ITAL 300F. Grammar and Communication


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011192

Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Florence

 Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Italian.

ITAL 320F. Oral and Written Communication


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 008484

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of everyday Italian with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence to express themselves in idiomatic Italian. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Florence

 

ITAL 490F. Special Studies in Italian


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 010459

Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Florence

 

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HM 361. Italian Culture and Wine


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 012533

An introduction to the fundamentals of wine making, wine tasting and glossary of terms provide a framework for visual, olfactory and gustative analysis. The historical value of wine, together with its cultural, economic and social meaning in Italy, are explored. Course taught in Florence, Italy. Lab fee applies. Prerequisite(s): Student must be enrolled in JMU in Florence Program.

 

HM 252. Culinary Arts and Menu Management


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 013695

This course covers application of basic food preparation and menu development. The focus is on preparing students to understand gastronomy and communicate with culinary professionals. This course includes the development of effective menus, plate presentation, preparation methods, flavor development and food service trends. Lab fee applies. Uniform required. Prerequisite(s): HM 222  or permission of program director.

 An intensive examination of great literary works that focus on key issues of knowledge and reality, meaning and purpose, ethics, and aesthetics. Satisfies General Education Cluster II: Literature requirement. Taught in English; Italian majors and minors may receive Italian credit by completing all written assignments in Italian.

IDLS 486. Internship & Field Experience


Credits 1.00 - 6.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 012433

IDLS credit for academically-grounded internships and field experiences. Students seeking credit must secure the approval of the department head for the use of academic structures, assignments, and evaluation plans provided by qualified internship or field experience supervisors.

 

MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 003802

As a discipline that focuses on creating, communicating and delivering value for the consumer, marketing is essential for the success of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and individual ideas. Students learn the key elements of marketing such as developing and distributing products, branding, pricing, and designing promotions. Students then use their understanding of the key concepts and tools to solve real-world marketing problems. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. 

 Involves case studies of Italian firms and systematic comparisons between prevalent Italian/European and American marketing practices. Taught in English. There will be an additional fee, per COB differential tuition, of $150 billed to students who take this course.

POSC 371. Topics in Comparative Politics


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011595

In-depth exploration of specialized topics in the area of comparative politics. The topic for each semester will be announced on MyMadison.

 How has a state as diverse as Italy managed to hold together for so long? Why do so many citizens continue to support the aging, libidinous and frequently embarrassing Silvio Berlusconi? Does the pope have any political influence in contemporary Italy? Why is Italian bureaucracy so inefficient? How do phenomena like corruption and patronage make it difficult to police the quality of olive oil, wine, gelato, leather and the many other products for which Italy is famous? Just how many times can Amanda Knox be tried in an Italian court of law? These are just a few of the questions that we’ll pursue. Satisfies General Education Cluster IV: Global Requirement. Taught in English.

UNST 390. Special Studies in University Studies


Credits 1.00 - 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 013640

Designed to give students an opportunity to complete independent study and/or research under faculty supervision in university studies. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

 This 1-credit course, in which all Semester in Florence students enroll, encourages critical engagement with the Florentine and broader Italian environments. Students reflect on the meaning of their study abroad experience and its relationship to their academic, professional and personal development.

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