Cultural context that gave rise to the globally recognized phenomenon of "Italian Design" in the 20th century.
Food in Italian cinema staged as an allegory of Italy¿s social, political and cultural milieu.
Film in the social construction of gender through the representation of the feminine, the female, and women.
Recent trends in art, current Italian artistic production, differences and the dialogue among visual arts. Events, schools, and movements of the 20th century.
Using a series of texts written by 14th and 15th century Florentines, look at the urban values of the city's citizens.
Review of grammatical structures; grammar in its communicative context.
Institutional design of EU, forthcoming changes, and comparison of the old and new designs. Interactions between the EU, member states, organized interests, and public opinion.
Grammatical structures, listening, reading, writing, speaking skills, and insight into the Italian culture through authentic materials. Intermediate to advanced grammar.
Review of the anatomy and cellular structure of taste, food absorption and digestion, using the anatomical wax models of the "La Specola" Museum of Zoology and Natural History of the University of
Why is Italian cooking so popular? And why does it play such a key role in the national identity?nObserving a meal, we can explain everything, or almost, about people.
Three aspects of the European financial crisis: 1. What are the roots of the European crisis, in particular of its distinctive aspects?
Refine language skills and develop insight into Italian culture using authentic materials. Group work and individual meetings with instructor. Minimum enrollment required.
Lectures, site visits, and readings reconstruct the circumstances that favored the flowering of architecture, sculpture, and painting in Florence and Italy, late 13th to early 16th century.
Influence and position of women in the history of Florence as revealed in its art. Sculptural, pictorial, and architectural sources from a social, historical, and art historical point of view.
The history, history of art, and symbolism of the two principal monuments of Florence: the cathedral and the town hall.
The ever-changing and multifaceted scene of contemporary art through visual and sensorial stimulation. How art is thought of and produced in Italy today. Hands-on experience.
Galileo's life and scientific progress starting from his student years at the University of Pisa.
The city's art and theories of how art should be presented. The history and typology of world-class collections.
Structural and ideological attributes of narrative cinema, and theories of visual and cinematic representation.