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Verona Courses – 2022 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 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.

Click the course title to view course details, description, and availability.

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
    Italian World Languages and Literatures 100-level 1 credit Taught in English
    Summer Session II
    Italian World Languages and Literatures 100-level 1 credit Taught 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
    Italian 100-level 4 credits Taught in Italian
    Summer Session II
    Italian 100-level 4 credits Taught in Italian

    This course offers an introduction to the Italian language with a focus on the development of language skills and structural analysis, as well as an introduction to Italian culture.

  • Summer Session I
    Italian 200-level 3 credits Taught in Italian
    Summer Session II
    Italian 200-level 3 credits Taught 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.

    Taught during the intensive language period.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level Italian

International Business, Tourism, and Italian Studies

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 Business Management 400-level 3 credits Taught 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 Business Marketing Tourism / Hospitality 300-level 3 credits Taught 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 Communications 300-level 3 credits Taught in English

    The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to build and maintain positive communication and business 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 actions, and perceptions 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.

  • Summer Session I
    General Business 300-level 3 credits Taught 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
    Nutrition 200-level 1 credit Taught in English
    Summer Session II
    Nutrition 200-level 1 credit Taught 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
    Art History 300-level 1 credit Taught 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
    General Business Speech Communications 300-level 3 credits Taught in English

    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.)

  • Summer Session II
    Anthropology Nutrition 300-level 3 credits Taught in English

    Food is a topic with which every student of every ethnicity has personal experience; it is so common that its cultural connotations tend to be overlooked. Food is often an area related to strong identity, whether positive or negative, of one’s ancestry. Cuisines are not just about sustenance, but also about cultural symbols that bind together people in ritual and as a community. How one participates in the act of eating (when/how) and why certain foods are to be prepared are learned and understood at the table.

    This course explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Several films will be used to discuss specific topics, such as festivals/rituals and food as family/community. Moreover, our topics and readings will be eclectic: food taboos; gender and kinship, voice and identity, symbolic and expressive culture, feasts, festivals, fasts, famine, religion and spirituality, race and ethnicity, nationalism, class and social stratification, politics of globalization, among others. Then, we will focus on foodways in Italy, using the tools of anthropology, history, geography, sociology, journalism, and marketing. Furthermore, we will use food as a lens through which to deepen understanding of your new home and neighbors for this term in Reggio Emilia.

  • Summer Session II
    Tourism / Hospitality 400-level 3 credits Taught 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.

    Prerequisite: introductory coursework in management

  • Summer Session I
    Nutrition 200-level 1 credit Taught in English
    Summer Session II
    Nutrition 200-level 1 credit Taught 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 Business Marketing 200-level 3 credits Taught 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
    Architecture Art 400-level 3 credits Taught in English

    This course will explore the most important examples of Roman art and architecture in Verona and the Veneto area and give students foundational knowledge of Roman history related to the world of art and architecture. We will use magnificent Verona as our backdrop to learn firsthand about ancient Roman life and culture through the well-preserved examples of art and architecture created in and part of old Roman life and remain as part of the daily life of the Veronese people today in the twenty-first century.

To request a course syllabus: syllabus@usac.edu

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open for late applications; Current passport holders only

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open

Eligibility

Preferred 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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