Curricular Concentrations

Students may design a program centered on a particular field of research by creating a thematic study plan. If interested in this option, students should consult their advisors at their home institutions to develop a customized curricular concentration in line with their unique needs and interests.

Presented here are a variety of curricular concentrations with a list of courses that would be appropriate to each. All students must take Italian language (The Florence Experience) as part of their curriculum, then may freely choose (three or four courses) from among the diverse selection offered each semester.


arthistoryArt History Concentration

The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture
History of Italian Art, II: Michelangelo to Bernini
Architecture in Italy
Architecture: Roman to Early Christian
Special Topics in Art History: Leonardo
Special Topics in Art History: Michelangelo

 

garibaldHistory Concentration

History and Politics of Modern Italy: The Twentieth Century
The History & Culture of Food: A Comparative Analysis
Florence: The Story of the City
Ancient Rome: Civilization and Legacy

 

 

itstudiesItalian Studies Concentration

Identity and Culture in Italy: A Comparative Approach
Family Business in Italy
History and Politics of Modern Italy
Florence: The Story of the City
Readings in Italian Literature: A Journey into Italian Theater
Dante’s World: The Pilgrimage from Florence to the Holy Jerusalem
The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture
History of Italian Art, II: Michelangelo to Bernini
Special Topics in Art History: Leonardo
Special Topics: The Villa and the Garden

 

studioartStudio Arts Concentration

Drawing: The Human Figure
Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Florence
Beginning Oil Painting: Imagery of Florence
The Art of Buon Fresco
Independent Study in Studio Arts

 

 

research copyCreate your Own!

Review the course offerings each semester with your academic advisor to:

a) ensure the smooth transfer of qualifiying credits for your degree;
b) develop a specialized plan of study that inspires and engages you;
c) strategically choose courses that match your particular focus.

 


 

For a modest additional fee, a unique independent study course in your chosen subject can be added to your course load. To discuss independent research options, contact us at info@isiflorence.org.