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.


Art History Concentration

The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture
Architecture in Italy: History and Preservation
History of Italian Design
Special Topics in Art History: Leonardo
Special Topics in Art History: Michelangelo
Special Topics: The Villa and The Garden

Food Studies & Sustainability Concentration

The History & Culture of Food: A Comparative Analysis
Historical Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems: A Florence Experience
The Business of Sustainable Food Supply Chains in Italy
Social Media, Social Food

 

 

 

History 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
The European Union
Sports History and Culture
Italy and the Jews- History and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present

 

Italian 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
The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture
Special Topics in Art History: Leonardo
Special Topics in Art History: Michelangelo
Special Topics: The Villa and the Garden

Studio 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

 

 

Create your Own!

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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.