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Verona Courses – 2020 Summer Session I

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 five 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.

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 and Session II

  • Summer Session I
    ItalianWorld Languages and Literatures100-level1 creditTaught in English
    Summer Session II
    ItalianWorld Languages and Literatures100-level1 creditTaught in English

    The course objective is to enhance the period of study in Italy for participants with little or no knowledge of the Italian language. A working basic knowledge is provided, including a general introduction to common vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and precise pronunciation. Class activities will include role playing, dialogues, and games. Additional class visits to enhance the course topics may be scheduled.

    This course is for students not taking intensive Italian language. It is designed to help students assimilate into the community.

  • Summer Session I
    Italian100-level4 creditsTaught in Italian
    Summer Session II
    Italian100-level4 creditsTaught in Italian

    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.

  • Summer Session I
    Italian200-level3 creditsTaught in Italian
    Summer Session II
    Italian200-level3 creditsTaught in Italian

    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.

International Business, 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

  • Summer Session I
    General BusinessManagement400-level3 creditsTaught in English

    Students will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of organising an event from start, to event operations to successful completion. Event Management is a course designed to familiarize students with an overview of the meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The course explores the different roles of the organizations and people involved in the businesses that comprise the event industry.

  • Summer Session I
    General BusinessMarketingTourism / Hospitality300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    Organization of hospitality marketing functions, including target audience, marketing mix, brand development, and use of current media. Use of business intelligence tools to develop and evaluate market strategies.

    Prerequisites: Introductory course in marketing

  • Summer Session I
    Speech Communications300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to build and maintain positive communication and relationships across cultures. Students will explore the definition, nature and manifestation of culture while examining their own values, traditions and beliefs. Through active in-class and out-of-class activities, students will learn about the similarities and differences in communication behaviors and explore language usage, nonverbal style, and perceptions in order to see how they influence face-to-face communication between individuals of different cultures in the United States, Europe and the rest of the world. Course Benefits: Knowledge about diverse communication and observation practices will enhance your ability to study, work and live in any culture of the world. Taught in English.

  • Summer Session I
    General Business300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    The course focuses on the new challenges and possibilities globalization brought into the world of sport and sport business. Special attention will be paid the commercial management of sport events and organizations. The course will also discuss, as essential aspects of international sports management: sponsorship, broadcasting revenues, marketing, economics and finance of international sports, human resource management, leadership strategy in a global market, governance of sports organization, branding and retail, social media in international sport business, tourism, facilities, governing bodies and legal aspects. The course will also incorporate the role differing cultures plays in sport.

  • Summer Session I
    Nutrition200-level1 creditTaught in English
    Summer Session II
    Nutrition200-level1 creditTaught in English

    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.

    This course has an additional fee for materials.

  • Summer Session I
    General BusinessManagement300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    Organization, planning, leadership, and control; evolution of philosophies of management, decision making, motivation, human relations, and communication; organizational behavior and theory; history and present management practices, showing interrelationships between the needs and expectations of the individual, the organization, and society.

  • Summer Session I
    Art History300-level1 creditTaught in English

    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.

Session II

  • Summer Session II
    AnthropologyNutrition300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    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.

  • Summer Session II
    Tourism / Hospitality400-level3 creditsTaught in English

    This course examines the international tourism and leisure market environment, focusing on the economic, social, political, cultural, and environmental considerations of international tourism management and development. It provides students with concepts, models, and techniques to analyze economic and non-economic factors necessary for the identification and evaluation of foreign market opportunities in tourism, including the future of the global travel economy and its broad trends.

  • Summer Session I
    Nutrition200-level1 creditTaught in English
    Summer Session II
    Nutrition200-level1 creditTaught in English

    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.

    This course has an additional fee for materials.

  • Summer Session II
    General BusinessMarketing200-level3 creditsTaught in English

    Builds understanding of the marketing process: identifying target markets; developing and launching products or services; and managing pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies.

  • Summer Session II
    ArchitectureArt400-level3 creditsTaught in English

    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 research

    -Videos

    -Students-led seminaries and students’ presentations

    -In-class group activities

    -Museums and sites visits

To request a course syllabus: syllabus@usac.edu

Internships

USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development. They are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. Students will be working in an authentic local environment, with exposure to the Italian language. Italian language ability is very helpful, but not necessary to complete an internship. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. Internship credit(s) are only offered in addition to the minimum credit load.

Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

Eligibility: enrollment in Verona program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and junior standing at the time of the internship. A refundable fee of $200 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students

Instruction

English | Italian

Member

AACUPI--Association of American Colleges and Universities in Italy

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