Verona, Italy
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Course Information

Verona, Italy | 2017 Summer Session II

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Courses

You will enroll in three to six credits during Session I and three to four credits during Session II. At least one 3-credit course is required each summer session. Course availability is contingent upon student interest and enrollment and is subject to change. Please visit the USAC website for complete course descriptions and prerequisites.

Italian Language Studies

Summer language courses are intensive, with one to five credits of Italian taught each session. Language courses generally have a maximum enrollment of 15 students each.

Session I

Session II

  • Introduction to Italian Language I (ITAL/WLL, 100-level, 1 credit) This course is for students not taking intensive Italian language. It is designed to help students assimilate into the community.
  • Elementary Italian I (ITAL, 100-level, 4 credits) Prerequisite: none.
  • Elementary Italian II (ITAL, 100-level, 4 credits, Session II only) Prerequisite: one semester of college Italian.
  • Intermediate Italian I (ITAL, 200-level, 3 credits) Prerequisite: two semesters of college Italian.
  • Intermediate Italian II (ITAL, 200-level, 3 credits, Session II only) Prerequisite: three semesters of college Italian.
  • Italian Composition I (ITAL, 300-level, 3 credits) Prerequisite: four semesters of college Italian.
  • Italian Composition II (ITAL, 300-level, 3 credits, Session II only) Prerequisite: five semesters of college Italian.

International Management, Business, Communication, Tourism, and Italian Studies

Taught in English
The following courses offer a wide range of subject matter to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective to your studies.

Session I

Session II

To request a course syllabus: syllabus@usac.unr.edu

U.S. Professors

Local faculty teach most USAC courses; however, the following U.S. professors are also teaching as Visiting Professors.

Session I

Dr. Adrien Bouchet, University of Tulsa

Course offered:

Adrien Bouchet, Ph.D. currently serves as the Warren Clinic Endowed Professor at the University of Tulsa's Collins College of Business. His teaching and research interest center around international business and sport. Prior to he obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Session II:

Prof. Mark McConnell, University of Mount Union

Course offered:

Professor McConnell's teaching career was preceded by more than two decades of entrepreneurial and corporate experience. Professor McConnell (MBA, Tulane University) owned and managed his own advertising agency from 1990 to 2015, and he has held a variety of marketing and management positions in the automotive and hospitality industries. He has been teaching at the university level for more than 20 years (including for USAC in India, Thailand, Spain, and Ghana) and has extensive international travel experience.

Course Descriptions

Business Communications

Summer Session II (300-level; 3 credits)

Principles and practices that develop writing and communication skills for professional writing, speaking and document design for traditional and new media (letters of inquiry and application, resumes, email practices, social media, PowerPoint etc.)

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Elementary Italian I

Summer Session I (Italian; 100-level; 4 credits)
Summer Session II (Italian; 100-level; 4 credits)

Introduction to the language through the development of language skills and through structural analysis. The fundamentals of grammar (all verb tenses), vocabulary, and useful expressions are studied. The objective of these courses is to build reading, writing, listening, and above all, speaking skills.

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Elementary Italian II

Summer Session II (Italian; 100-level; 4 credits)

Introduction to the language through the development of language skills and through structural analysis. The fundamentals of grammar (all verb tenses), vocabulary, and useful expressions are studied. The objective of these courses is to build reading, writing, listening, and above all, speaking skills. Prerequisite: one semester of college Italian.

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Food and Culture

Summer Session I (Nutrition; 300-level; 3 credits)

This course explores connections between the food people eat and how it supports, or helps define, cultural identity. This includes consideration of how food choices are determined, what ‘good’ food means, and how food production, preparation and consumption contribute to and reflect cultural identity. The course seeks to provide students with theoretical and empirical tools to understand and evaluate food systems at local and global levels.

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Intermediate Italian I

Summer Session I (Italian; 200-level; 3 credits)
Summer Session II (Italian; 200-level; 3 credits)

Intended to further develop Italian language skills, both oral and written. Conversation, reading, and writing focus on culture and modern literature. Particular emphasis on oral skills. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Italian.

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Intermediate Italian II

Summer Session II (Italian; 200-level; 3 credits)

Intended to further develop Italian language skills, both oral and written. Conversation, reading, and writing focus on culture and modern literature. Particular emphasis on oral skills. Prerequisite: three semesters of college Italian.

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International Marketing

Summer Session I (International Business, Marketing; 400-level; 3 credits)

A study of all aspects of marketing unique to international business. This course examines the impact of cultures, ethics, history, politics, and the law on marketing practice in the globalized economy. It also provides knowledge of tools for cultural analysis and discusses issues related to culture, the economy, and all other environmental variables that affect global business. A better understanding of cultural diversity is essential for successful international business, and this course provides a comprehensive perspective. Prerequisite: lower level Business core.

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International Sports Business

Summer Session I (General Business; 300-level; 3 credits)

The class will explore the intersect between international sport, business, and society. Focus will be on the role that globalization plays in sport. Special attention will be paid to the global sport business as it relates to the commercial management of sport and sport organizations. Mega sporting events including the Olympics and World Cup will be discussed. Cross cultural comparisons of the role of sports in different countries will also be discussed.

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Introduction to Italian Language I

Summer Session I (Italian; 100-level; 1 credit)
Summer Session II (Italian; 100-level; 1 credit)

Description not available at this time.

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Italian Composition I

Summer Session I (Italian; 300-level; 3 credits)
Summer Session II (Italian; 300-level; 3 credits)

Designed to continue expanding accuracy in writing Italian. Covers syntax and idiomatic usage. Prerequisite: four semesters of college Italian.

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Italian Composition II

Summer Session II (Italian; 300-level; 3 credits)

Designed to continue expanding accuracy in writing Italian. Covers syntax and idiomatic usage. Prerequisite: five semesters of college Italian.

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Italian Cuisine

Summer Session I (Nutrition; 200-level; 1 credit)

Students are given the opportunity to learn, observe and participate first-hand in the art of preparing Italian foods and to study the relationship between food and culture.

This course is based on the principle that cooking is a way to learn the culture and learning the culture is a way to better appreciate the cooking. The course has both a theoretical and a practical side.

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Italian Culture

Summer Session II (Italian, Italian Studies; 200-level; 1 credit)

This course in an introduction to the basic features of contemporary Italian culture. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of their time in Italy as active, curious, non-judgmental observers and researchers. Through class discussions, lectures, and assignments, students will develop an understanding of Italian commonly practiced norms and values, regional differences, and important issues facing modern-day Italy. Students are asked to reflect on their own cultural knowledge and beliefs, and to share their Italian cultural experiences in each class meeting.

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Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Summer Session II (Marketing, Tourism / Hospitality; 400-level; 3 credits)

This course concentrates marketing in the travel and tourism industries. Students will examine market segments and how to influence consumer behavior through a variety of industry-specific marketing techniques.

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Renaissance Art

Summer Session I (Art History; 300-level; 1 credit)

This course will examine the birth of Renaissance art in Italy. It will explain the evolution of Italian painting and sculpture from the end of the thirteenth century with the innovative frescoes by Giotto and the antiquity inspired creations of Nicola Pisano in Tuscany, to the great changes in Florence with Donatello and Masaccio in the first half of the fifteenth century. Thanks to an accurate selection of the most important works of art of this period, students will be able to understand why the Renaissance period has been and is still considered as a key moment in the European art and culture. They will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what is covered in class thanks to two visits in Verona, the Castelvecchio museum and the Basilica of San Zeno.

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Roman Art and Architecture: Verona and Veneto Region

Summer Session II (Architecture, Art; 400-level; 1 credit)

A History of Roman art and architecture: styles, techniques, materials and methods, from the Etruscan Rome, through the Republic, the Age of Augustus, the Empire and the late ‘decadence’, including art and architecture of the Provinces.

Method: Illustrated lectures and site visits. Classes and lectures will be held in English.

Teaching methods include:

 Lectures and class discussion;

 Assigned readings and class discussion;

 Web researches;

 Videos;

 Students-led seminaries and students’ presentations;

 In-class group activities;

 Museums and sites visits.

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