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Agricultural Economics
WED 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: AGR 210 T
Campus: Tuscania
Department: Agricultural Studies and Technologies
Credits: 3
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Marist Code/Title: ECON 209 L Agricultural Econ
Hours: 45
Room: Beatrice
Description: The course is intended as an introduction to basic economics concepts which frames the agricultural sector within a theoretical framework. The very first part is basically an overview of the economic principles for consumer and producer behavior, price determination, elasticity, profit, demand and supply. These concepts are then applied to agriculture: definition of agriculture and introduction to it as a business; agri-food marketing principles; leading concepts of economics of natural resources. In the last part the course treats the economic, social and environmental roles of agriculture in relation to the challenges of food security and climate change: why should we care, and how? The course concludes with a comparative analysis of the very different roles of government in agricultural policy, in Europe and other regions.
Archaeology Workshop
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES; lab fee required
Course code: ANC 193 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Melarancio, 6/R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 120L Introduction to Archeology
Hours: 45
Room: Archaeology Lab
Dual Listing: ANT 193 F RES 193 F
Description: This course combines an introduction to archaeology with hands-on work on 2500-year-old archaeological artefacts in LdM's Archaeology Lab. These artefacts have recently been unearthed in Central Italy at the Hellenistic necropolis of Bosco della Riserva, near Tuscania, where an excavation project is being conducted by CAMNES and LdM. Students will learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in Florence: here, under the guidance of the instructors, students will be involved in the fundamental activities of restoration, conservation, documentation, study, and storage of the finds. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the summer field school in Tuscania which operates directly at one of the archaeological sites.
Ancient Rome
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 200 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Dual Listing: HIS 200 F
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Ancient Rome
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 200 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: HIS 200 F
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Ancient Rome
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 200 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: HIS 200 R
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Underground Rome: The Christian Catacombs
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 205 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 120 L Intro to Archaeology
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Description: The course aims to study and explore the darkest and deepest places beneath the city of Rome: There the still-extant underground web of galleries, shrines and basilicas built during the Early Christian and Early Medieval centuries (c.150-900 CE). Thanks to a number of lectures and onsite classes, students will be able to understand the birth and affirmation of the Christian religion in the capital city of the pagan Roman Empire. The study of archaeological methods and material culture is an essential part of the course, which includes class visits to selected catacombs and related sites.
The Roman Civilization through Its Monuments
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: In collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 207 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 150 /ART 208 L Roman Civilization through its Monuments
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Dual Listing: HIS 207 R
Description: This course investigates the history of ancient Rome primarily through its monuments — its architecture and urban form. We will consider the mythology of Rome as caput mundi ("the head of the world"), as well as the physical city and its infrastructures in antiquity, from the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE. Significant architectural examples and monuments will be studied in their original historical, social, and cultural context. The ways in which power was expressed symbolically through building projects and artwork will be addressed during class, which will be held mostly on site in the city and its environs. Key archaeological sites and museums in and around the city of Rome will also form part of the program.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
MON to FRI 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
Section: 401
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Dual Listing: HIS 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be discovered during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: HIS 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be discovered during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: HIS 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be discovered during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Greek and Roman Mythology
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 216 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ENG 360 L Ancient Greek Literature
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: The traditional stories about the Greek and Roman gods and heroes have always been a fundamental part of Western Art and literature especially since their “rediscovery” by Renaissance humanism. The major divinities of Greek and Roman religion are examined in their historical and archaeological context, focusing on the influence that Greek myths had on the Roman world. The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Roman foundations myths and sagas will be discussed with particular emphasis on the relationship between myth and history. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence will reinforce the topics treated in class. The pictorial narratives, so common in Greek and Roman monuments and objects, will introduce the sophisticated visual language created by the Greeks to tell such elaborate tales; the visit to the Uffizi Gallery will show the students how Renaissance artists revived the Greek and Roman tradition. To know Roman mythology is to understand the real essence of the ideals and aspirations of the great Roman Empire, while in the study of Greek mythology lies the roots of modern psychology.
Greek and Roman Mythology
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 216 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ENG 360 L Ancient Greek Literature
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: The traditional stories about the Greek and Roman gods and heroes have always been a fundamental part of Western Art and literature especially since their “rediscovery” by Renaissance humanism. The major divinities of Greek and Roman religion are examined in their historical and archaeological context, focusing on the influence that Greek myths had on the Roman world. The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Roman foundations myths and sagas will be discussed with particular emphasis on the relationship between myth and history. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence will reinforce the topics treated in class. The pictorial narratives, so common in Greek and Roman monuments and objects, will introduce the sophisticated visual language created by the Greeks to tell such elaborate tales; the visit to the Uffizi Gallery will show the students how Renaissance artists revived the Greek and Roman tradition. To know Roman mythology is to understand the real essence of the ideals and aspirations of the great Roman Empire, while in the study of Greek mythology lies the roots of modern psychology.
The Age of Barbarians: The "Fall" of the Roman Empire and the Birth of Medieval Europe
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 247 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 257 L The Age of Barbarians
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: HIS 247 R
Description: The course provides a survey of the European “Dark Ages” by following the long transition that transformed the Western Roman Empire into a turmoil of barbarian kingdoms. This “Age of Barbarians” (4th -7th centuries CE; from Constantine to Charles the Great), also known as “Late Antiquity,” witnessed important political, religious and socio-economic changes, which effectively shaped Western Europe: during the process, several Roman institutions and traditions were granted continuity, while many others were forever obliterated. The available and often fragmentary sources – the most significant of which will be analyzed in class – paint a complex scenario, oscillating between aborted legacies, political upheavals and attempted revivals of an unsurpassable ancient glory; the former imperial unity slowly dissolves in a plurality of different new national and cultural identities. Respective focuses on each specific context involved (Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany, North Africa) will encompass most of the classes. Instability, delusional hopes and the lack of an imperial authority in the West, will last until the Christmas Night of 800 CE, when the Pope will crown a new Emperor of Rome, who will be defined “Roman,” although being a “barbarian.”
Ancient Egypt
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 255 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 255 L Ancient Egypt
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: The course provides an overview of ancient Egyptian civilization. It examines the material culture and human life of the inhabitants of the Nile Valley, and surveys major sites, objects, and texts to discover the essentials of Egyptian culture, politics, art, religion, and literature. The course covers 4000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the origins of its culture in the late fourth millennium BCE to the late Roman Empire. This introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt also looks at the discipline of Egyptology, in which Italy has played an important part, and it will allow students to answer such questions as: "From where did Ancient Egypt originate?", "How were the pyramids built?", "How do you read hieroglyphics?", What did the afterlife signify to the ancient Egyptians?", "What was the Amarna revolution?". The course will explain these and other topics using archaeological data and historical sources, starting from the pieces present in the notable Egyptian Museum of Florence.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES; lab fee required
Course code: ANC 264 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell’Ariento 10/14
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Hours: 45
Room: CUCINA Lab
Dual Listing: NUH 264 F ANT 264 F
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place also within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Following the guidelines of experimental archaeology students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. The key of the analysis is the Food Sign, a specially-developed tool with two inseparable sides: anthropological meaning and gastronomy. This instrument helps to show that in Antiquity any given dish wasn’t a mere result of a recipe to prepare food in a particular way as part of a meal, but was inevitably linked to sacral and social meanings. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to the modern cuisine (when a particular tradition has continued) and interests.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
MON to THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 301
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES; lab fee required
Course code: ANC 264 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Hours: 45
Room: Artusi
Dual Listing: NUH 264 F ANT 264 F
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place also within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Following the guidelines of experimental archaeology students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. The key of the analysis is the Food Sign, a specially-developed tool with two inseparable sides: anthropological meaning and gastronomy. This instrument helps to show that in Antiquity any given dish wasn’t a mere result of a recipe to prepare food in a particular way as part of a meal, but was inevitably linked to sacral and social meanings. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to the modern cuisine (when a particular tradition has continued) and interests.
The Age of Heroes: The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Origins of Western Literature
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: A prior course in classics, literature, or religion
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 306 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: LIT 306 / ENG 270 L The Age of Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid and the Origins of Western Literature/ Classics of Western Lit
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Dual Listing: LIT 306 F
Description: The course focuses on ancient epic literature through the analysis and comparison of some of the oldest and greatest works of Western civilization. Through the reading of the most significant chapters of the Iliad and the Odyssey, students will get in contact with the supernatural world and the mighty heroes described by “Homer” in 8th century BCE. These stories, considered the “Bible” of classical civilization, show how Greeks used myth to express archetypal values, which became immortal for successive generations and civilizations. Myths are analyzed not only as amazing stories but also as expression of ancient cultural traditions, and as primary forms of communication and instruction. The influence of Greek myths on Roman legends will then be observed through the reading of some passages of the Aeneid, the national poem of Rome written by Virgil in the 1st century BCE.
Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ANT 185 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 254 L Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: FAS 185 F
Description: How are anthropology and fashion related? How can this social science help us in analyzing both Western fashion and global fashion trends today? How can artifacts become fashion? What is the relationship between fashion and art? How is beauty constructed in fashion and visual culture? And how are gender and the body represented? Such questions, of more than specialized interest, have been raised since fashion started to be studied in academia in the 1980s. This course considers the particular contribution of anthropology to the study of fashion as an academic discipline and hence to understanding fashion as a significant cultural expression. We will study how meanings are constructed in fashion and visual culture, using the cross-cultural and transnational framework provided by anthropological research. We will also consider how fashion interacts with material culture through the production and consumption of “fashion items,” making fashion an interesting field of inquiry in the context of the anthropology of things.
Archaeology Workshop
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: ANT 193 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Melarancio, 6/R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 120L Introduction to Archeology
Hours: 45
Room: Archaeology Lab
Dual Listing: ANC 193 F RES 193 F
Description: This course combines an introduction to archaeology with hands-on work on 2500-year-old archaeological artefacts in LdM's Archaeology Lab. These artefacts have recently been unearthed in Central Italy at the Hellenistic necropolis of Bosco della Riserva, near Tuscania, where an excavation project is being conducted by CAMNES and LdM. Students will learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in Florence: here, under the guidance of the instructors, students will be involved in the fundamental activities of restoration, conservation, documentation, study, and storage of the finds. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the summer field school in Tuscania which operates directly at one of the archaeological sites.
Food and Culture
MON to FRI 9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: ANT 198 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 119 L Food and Culture
Hours: 0
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 198 F
Description: If “you are what you eat,” just why do you eat the way you do? This course considers the relationships between the multiple meanings of food and the acts of preparing and eating food, and further explores food and personal and social identity. Students will examine why different people make different food choices in their daily lives, why individuals from certain social classes will avoid or appreciate particular foods, and, in general, how food serves as a factor in self-definition. Because a person's attitude toward food can reveal not just personal identity traits, but a whole food ideology, this course will also analyze the role of food in the construction of ethnic identity, in the display of religious beliefs and in the negotiation of gender roles. Students learn how cultures and values are transmitted and preserved through food. Through personal essays and interdisciplinary secondary literature students will be guided to analyze the complex and fascinating relationships between people and food, helping them to understand how cultures (including their own) ultimately determine all human food choices.
Food and Culture
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ANT 198 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 119 L Food and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Dual Listing: NUH 198 F
Description: If “you are what you eat,” just why do you eat the way you do? This course considers the relationships between the multiple meanings of food and the acts of preparing and eating food, and further explores food and personal and social identity. Students will examine why different people make different food choices in their daily lives, why individuals from certain social classes will avoid or appreciate particular foods, and, in general, how food serves as a factor in self-definition. Because a person's attitude toward food can reveal not just personal identity traits, but a whole food ideology, this course will also analyze the role of food in the construction of ethnic identity, in the display of religious beliefs and in the negotiation of gender roles. Students learn how cultures and values are transmitted and preserved through food. Through personal essays and interdisciplinary secondary literature students will be guided to analyze the complex and fascinating relationships between people and food, helping them to understand how cultures (including their own) ultimately determine all human food choices.
Food and Culture
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: ANT 198 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 119 L Food and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Dual Listing: NUH 198 F
Description: If “you are what you eat,” just why do you eat the way you do? This course considers the relationships between the multiple meanings of food and the acts of preparing and eating food, and further explores food and personal and social identity. Students will examine why different people make different food choices in their daily lives, why individuals from certain social classes will avoid or appreciate particular foods, and, in general, how food serves as a factor in self-definition. Because a person's attitude toward food can reveal not just personal identity traits, but a whole food ideology, this course will also analyze the role of food in the construction of ethnic identity, in the display of religious beliefs and in the negotiation of gender roles. Students learn how cultures and values are transmitted and preserved through food. Through personal essays and interdisciplinary secondary literature students will be guided to analyze the complex and fascinating relationships between people and food, helping them to understand how cultures (including their own) ultimately determine all human food choices.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: ANT 264 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell’Ariento 10/14
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Hours: 45
Room: CUCINA Lab
Dual Listing: ANC 264 F NUH 264 F
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman, as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to modern cuisine and interests.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
MON to THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 301
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: ANT 264 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Hours: 45
Room: Artusi
Dual Listing: ANC 264 F NUH 264 F
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman, as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to modern cuisine and interests.
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ANT 326 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Dual Listing: POL 326 F
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ANT 326 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Aurelio
Dual Listing: POL 326 R
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.
The Built Environment of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ARC 201 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 180 L The Built Environment of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: ART 201 F
Description: This course will explore the factors that have led to the development of Florence, its architecture, and open spaces. The construction of the city up to the architecture of the 19th century will be studied from architectural and historical points of view. This course is divided into lectures in class, walking tours, visits, field trips, and sketching on site, all fundamental for the understanding of the city. We will draw on the parallel history of the town of Florence to understand the growth of the city, but the main focus will be on the architecture and the way it developed. To better understand the historical development of the city, the course will also focus on the history, the artistic productions of the time, the philosophical currents, and the powerful families that ruled and determined different architectural choices.
The Built Environment of Florence
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
FULL
Course code: ARC 201 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 180 L The Built Environment of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Dual Listing: ART 201 F
Description: This course will explore the factors that have led to the development of Florence, its architecture and open spaces. The construction of the city up to the architecture of the 19th century will be studied from the architectural and historical points of view. This course is divided into lectures in class, walking tours, visits, field trips and sketching on site, all fundamental for the understanding of the city. We will draw on the parallel history of the town of Florence to understand the growth of the city, but the main interest will be on the architecture and the way it developed. To better understand the historical development of the city the course will also focus on the history, the artistic productions of the time, the philosophical currents and the powerful families that ruled and determined different architectural choices.
20th Century Design and Architecture
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ARC 202 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 150 / ARCH 140 L History of Interior Design
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: ART 202 F
Description: The aim of the course is to give the students the instruments and methodology to understand and recognize interior design styles. During the lessons the students will become familiar with the work of the outstanding masters that often applied their talent to the small scale (object or interior design) as well as to the large one (architecture) from the mid 19th century to 1960. Because interior design is so strongly related to object design and architecture, the course analyses the history of these three fields as a whole, from the industrial revolution to the present time, by studying the influence of society, art, economy, political events and scientific and technological discoveries. The course provides students with the tools for understanding new and innovative elements that a new trend introduces and for keeping updated with the latest news in this ever-changing field.
Aesthetics of Design: Theory and Practice
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 170 Product Design I, or ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ARC 220 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 330/ARTL 215 L Aesthetics of Design
Hours: 45
Room: Munari
Dual Listing: INT 220 F
Description: This course applies the methods and concepts of aesthetics (the investigation of what makes something a work of art) to the field of design (including product design, interior design, architecture, and graphic design). Students investigate issues relating to the creation, value, and experience of design, and they analyze and attempt to resolve problems relating to design as a form of art. One part of the course concentrates on meanings of formalism and expressionism; another part explores issues that are involved in the evaluation of design such as cultural, social, and political environments. Specific attention is given to Italian Design, from its Renaissance heritage to the decades that made it internationally famous (1960-80s). Comparisons are made with Modern and Contemporary International Design. Students are encouraged to make the most of the visual and cultural experience offered by the city and by the international environment of the institute.
Public Space Design
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I and ARC 175 Foundations of Architectural Design, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 269 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 260 N Design Urban Spaces
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: The course will investigate the key role of public space in contemporary cities. Special attention will be placed on the capability of places to attract people and emotional scenarios linked to their reactions. Examples of recent works from world-renowned architects, landscape architects and artists will provide the student with different design methods. A specific site in Florence or elsewhere in its surroundings will represent the core of the project; students will be asked to start off with a conceptual idea and gradually give shape to it up to the final presentation through drawings, models, video, etc. The course will be mainly carried out in class although outdoor guided surveys will also take place.
Public Space Design
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I and ARC 175 Foundations of Architectural Design, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 269 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 260 N Design Urban Spaces
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: The course will investigate the key role of public space in contemporary cities. Special attention will be placed on the capability of places to attract people and emotional scenarios linked to their reactions. Examples of recent works from world-renowned architects, landscape architects and artists will provide the student with different design methods. A specific site in Florence or elsewhere in its surroundings will represent the core of the project; students will be asked to start off with a conceptual idea and gradually give shape to it up to the final presentation through drawings, models, video, etc. The course will be mainly carried out in class although outdoor guided surveys will also take place.
Public Space Design (Summer only)
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I and ARC 175 Foundations of Architectural Design, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 270 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 260 N Design Urban Spaces
Hours: 45
Room: Albini
Description: The course will investigate the key role of public space in contemporary cities. Special attention will be placed on the capability of places to attract people and emotional scenarios linked to their reactions. Examples of recent works from world-renowned architects, landscape architects, and artists will provide the student with different design methods. A specific site in Florence or elsewhere in its surroundings will represent the core of the project; students will be asked to start off with a conceptual idea and gradually give shape to it up to the final presentation through drawings, models, video, etc. The course will mainly be carried out in class although outdoor guided surveys will also take place.
Contemporary Architecture
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: ART 165 History of Architecture, or equivalent
Course code: ARC 286 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 120 L Contemporary Architecture
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Dual Listing: ART 286 F
Description: This course examines major developments in architecture, interior design and planning from 1960 to the present. Special focus is given to developments of the last two decades. The survey includes consideration of sociocultural developments, as well as debates in aesthetics and theory, such as the decline of Modernism. Key architects and studios are examined. The perspective is global but European and Italian figures, movements, works and events are not ignored.
Sustainable Architecture
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Architecture majors of junior standing
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 320 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 312 L Sustainable Architecture
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: Sustainability is a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. Our current lifestyle is not sustainable because we base our energy requirements on burning fossil fuels that are running out, causing global warming and pollution. The key aim of the sustainable architecture approach is to help resolve the present energy crisis by designing self-sufficient buildings. The two basic principles applied are: reduction of energy needs and use of renewable forms of energy (solar, wind, geothermic, hydroelectric or biomass). Other topics touched upon in the course are: use of local building materials, study of the local traditional passive strategies (to create a pleasant home despite climate conditions), encouraging a sustainable lifestyle, co-housing.
Sustainable Architecture
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: Architecture majors of junior standing
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 320 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 312 L Sustainable Architecture
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: Sustainability is a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. Our current lifestyle is not sustainable because we base our energy requirements on burning fossil fuels that are running out, causing global warming and pollution. The key aim of the sustainable architecture approach is to help resolve the present energy crisis by designing self-sufficient buildings. The two basic principles applied are: reduction of energy needs and use of renewable forms of energy (solar, wind, geothermic, hydroelectric or biomass). Other topics touched upon in the course are: use of local building materials, study of the local traditional passive strategies (to create a pleasant home despite climate conditions), encouraging a sustainable lifestyle, co-housing.
Architecture in its Environment
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Architecture majors of junior standing
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: ARC 340 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 311 L Architecture in its Environment
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: The course goal is to learn a method to understand the relation between architecture and urban context and to be able to design a relevant architectural project. Emphasis is on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of cities and towns, and on the analysis of shapes and uses of the urban space. The main course project relates to a specific urban situation. The project process starts with extensive on-site case study analysis of the site (with outdoor walking and sketching), historical context, and the urban surroundings. In class students will develop, examine and discuss the main elements, themes and issues of the project. The completed project includes sketches, site plans, architectural plans, elevations and sections, as well as a presentation delivered in class.
Architecture in its Environment
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: Architecture majors of junior standing
Notes: A personal laptop for design projects is highly recommended.
Course code: ARC 340 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 311 L Architecture in its Environment
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: The goal of this course is to learn a method to understand the relationship between architecture and urban context and to be able to design a relevant architectural project. Emphasis is on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of cities and towns, and on the analysis of shapes and uses of the urban space. The main course project relates to a specific urban situation. The process of the project starts with extensive on-site case study analysis of a site (with outdoor walking and sketching), of its historical context and urban surroundings. In class students will develop, examine, and discuss the main elements, themes, and issues of the project. The completed project includes sketches, site plans, architectural plans, elevations, and sections, as well as an oral presentation delivered in class. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Architecture Studio: Special Topics
FRI 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Architecture majors of junior standing
Notes: semester topic: ARCHITECTURE OF TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
Course code: ARC 380 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Architecture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 380 N ST: Architecture Studio
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: This course focuses on advanced design projects, which are based largely on a theme of local or national importance. It is usually concerned with the comprehensive analysis and design of modern medium/large scale complexes and public buildings such as a museum, airport, railway stations, waterfront, or emergency construction. The course is organized to equip students with the skills for the comprehensive design and implementation of architectural projects of notable complexity and scale.
History of Architecture
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 165 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 110 L History of Architecture
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: This course surveys the major periods and key monuments in the history of architecture from antiquity to the present, focusing on the Western world. Emphasis is on the historical periods from classical antiquity through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, to the Modern Age, and on contemporary developments. It examines representative monuments and architects from ancient Greece (the Parthenon in Athens) to the present day. The architect’s pursuit of the changing ideas of beauty is a leitmotif that links the development of architecture with such masters as Iktinos, Brunelleschi, Borromini, and Le Corbusier. Typologies, materials and construction technology, theory, urbanism, and cultural context, are addressed. The course also explores the great variety of architectural traditions, orders, styles, and movements. By experiencing actual buildings of various periods in the urban context, students learn how to critically analyze a work of architecture.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
MON to FRI 9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: ART 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. In this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists, and themes in painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. Onsite teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. In this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists, and themes in painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. Onsite teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: ART 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 186 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 180 L : History of Western Art II
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, covering the early 16th century through the present. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 186 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 180 L : History of Western Art II
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, covering the early 16th century through the present. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: ART 186 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 180 L History of Western Art II
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, covering the early 16th century through the present. In this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. Onsite teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation, and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art in Rome, Ancient to Baroque
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 192 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 102 L Art in Rome, Ancient to Baroque
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Description: This survey of art in Rome across two millennia uses Rome itself as an extended, living museum. Students examine four broad periods when Rome was either a major creative center or a reference point: Ancient Roman art, Early Christian and Medieval art, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. About three-quarters of the classes are held onsite in churches, palaces, galleries, and piazzas, with direct experiential learning in the presence of major artworks and monuments. Special focus is given to master artists who worked in Rome, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Bernini. Students acquire the essentials of art appreciation and use the basic tools of art history to analyze the materials and making, style, meaning, and cultural context of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
The Built Environment of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 201 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 180 L The Built Environment of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: ARC 201 F
Description: This course will explore the factors that have led to the development of Florence, its architecture, and open spaces. The construction of the city to the architecture of the 19th century will be studied from architectural and historical points of view. This course is divided into lectures in class, walking tours, visits, field trips, and sketching on site, all fundamental for the understanding of the city. We will draw on the parallel history of the town of Florence to understand the growth of the city, but the main interest will be on the architecture and the way it developed. To better understand the historical development of the city, the course will also focus on the history, the artistic productions of the time, the philosophical currents, and the powerful families that ruled and determined various architectural choices.
The Built Environment of Florence
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
FULL
Course code: ART 201 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 180 L The Built Environment of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Dual Listing: ARC 201 F
Description: This course will explore the factors that have led to the development of Florence, its architecture and open spaces. The construction of the city up to the architecture of the 19th century will be studied from the architectural and historical points of view. This course is divided into lectures in class, walking tours, visits, field trips and sketching on site, all fundamental for the understanding of the city. We will draw on the parallel history of the town of Florence to understand the growth of the city, but the main interest will be on the architecture and the way it developed. To better understand the historical development of the city the course will also focus on the history, the artistic productions of the time, the philosophical currents and the powerful families that ruled and determined different architectural choices.
20th Century Design and Architecture
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 202 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 150 / ARCH 140 L History of Interior Design
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: ARC 202 F
Description: The aim of the course is to give the students the instruments and methodology to understand and recognize interior design styles. During the lessons the students will become familiar with the work of the outstanding masters that often applied their talents to the small scale (object or interior design) as well as to the large one (architecture) from the mid-19th century to 1960. Because interior design is so strongly related to object design and architecture, the course analyses the history of these three fields as a whole, from the industrial revolution to the present time, by studying the influence of society, art, economy, political events, scientific, and technological discoveries. The course provides students with the tools to understand innovative elements introduced by a new trend and to remain up-to-date in this ever-changing field.
The World of Museums: Museology
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 230 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 290 L World of Museums
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: The aim of this course is to provide an integrated approach to museum theory and practice. It will consider museum definitions and classification, and centuries-long history of art collecting, examining the various forms and meanings of gathering beautiful, precious, or even curious objects in various places, including the creation of world-famous museums, such as the Uffizi and the Louvre. The concept of cultural heritage will be analyzed, considering its increasing value for society, as well as the legal and ethical issues involved. The course will also analyze such topics as research, methods of documentation, cataloging, display, basic communication techniques, the importance of education and learning in museums, preventive and remedial conservation of collections, environmental monitoring and control, safety plans, and storage systems. Stress is given to the Italian and more specifically Florentine situation with regards to museums, which students will be invited to analyze according to the most recent museological and museographical theories.
Palaces of Florence
MON to FRI 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from 13th to 17th centuries. Public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings: many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from 13th to 17th centuries. Public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings: many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 206
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 302
OPEN
Course code: ART 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: Public and private palaces have played an important role in the life of the city of Florence, through the centuries. This course will introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. The study of these palaces will offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the city. Students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of the palaces’ architectural style, but also major issues concerning the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces hands-on, from the outside and from the inside of the buildings. Many classes will be held on site, and site visits will add a crucial component to the learning experience.
Palaces of Rome
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 246 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 211 L Palaces of Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Description: This course introduces students to the history of the palaces and also selected villas of Rome from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Since public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, by studying them students have the opportunity to understand not only the development of architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Rome, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Works by major architects including Michelangelo, Bramante and Bernini are examined, and issues such as building function, typology, sources, and urban design are addressed. Site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience, and permit students to study the evolution of Roman urban palaces and villas directly before, and inside of, a series of representative buildings.
Lost Symbolism: Secret Codes in Western Art
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 255 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 225 L Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: The course focuses on the links between artworks and astrology, alchemy, geometry, numerology, and selected philosophical themes in Western art between 1300 and 1800. Art has served various functional and aesthetic purposes in different cultures and periods. In some eras art has also embodied a symbolic language, mysterious to the majority, but highly significant to the minority able to read or decode it. For example, what we may call the secret messages of certain paintings and sculptures of past centuries can be interpreted in terms of astrology. A specific field of art history, iconography, studies subject matter, symbolism, and signification in works of art. Students use elements of this approach to examine the fascinating and complex range of meanings that some artworks were intended to transmit and which can still be uncovered.
Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 276 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 276 L Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course explores all aspects of artistic activity at the major Italian courts during the fifteenth century. This analysis will not only be confined to an art historical approach, but will also consider various aspects of court life - the chivalric tradition, hunting, jousting, scholarship, and court festivals - which influenced the visual arts. Comparisons will be made with Northern European courts of the same period. The main focus will be on Pisanello and the courts of Ferrara and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Mantegna and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Francesco Cossa at the D'Este court in Ferrara, Piero della Francesca and Laurana at the court of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino, and Piero della Francesca and Alberti at the Malatesta court in Rimini. The students will become familiar with the special patronage conditions which dictated the nature of Renaissance art at the princely courts of Italy and acquire a detailed knowledge of the work of five court artists as well as a broader familiarity with three others.
Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: ART 276 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ART 276 L Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: This course explores all aspects of artistic activity at the major Italian courts during the fifteenth century. This analysis will not only be confined to an art historical approach, but will also consider various aspects of court life - the chivalric tradition, hunting, jousting, scholarship, and court festivals - which influenced the visual arts. Comparisons will be made with Northern European courts of the same period. The main focus will be on Pisanello and the courts of Ferrara and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Mantegna and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Francesco Cossa at the D'Este court in Ferrara, Piero della Francesca and Laurana at the court of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino, and Piero della Francesca and Alberti at the Malatesta court in Rimini. The students will become familiar with the special patronage conditions which dictated the nature of Renaissance art at the princely courts of Italy and acquire a detailed knowledge of the work of five court artists as well as a broader familiarity with three others.
Visual Culture in Italy Since 1945 (Art, Design, Media)
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 277 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 294 L ART: Special Topics
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: COM 277 F
Description: Does a significant thread link a Vespa scooter, Vittorio De Sica's Neo-Realist movies, Gucci’s bamboo bag, Gio Ponti’s “Superleggera” chair, Giuseppe Cavalli photographs of “trulli” buildings, and Alberto Burri’s “Catrame” canvases? Our working hypothesis is that it is a common visual culture, with elements of national identity, plus uniquely Italian interconnections between fields and disciplines in the creative and productive processes. Students will test this claim by applying a communications-based approach to the whole of Italian visual culture of the period following World War II. We will view works of contemporary art and design as communicators and carriers of cultural messages. This blurs the sometimes artificial distinction between visual arts (sculpture, painting, conceptual art, film, photography) and design (urban planning, architecture; interior, furniture, and industrial design, graphics, and fashion). Students explore selected case studies in which a designer, film director, or artist may have influenced each other or actually interacted. Theory takes a back seat to process and context, but is not ignored. Students learn to “read” a particularly rich, diverse, and complex visual culture – often in the vanguard and the originator of global “icons.” Students also learn concrete ways to innovate by adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
Italian Renaissance Art
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 278 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 380 L Renaissance Art
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Florence, "the cradle of the Renaissance," is the setting for this introduction to the history of Renaissance art. The course is intended to give the beginning student a general overview of the main facts, causes, and conditions that led artists from Giotto in the fourteenth century to Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi and Botticelli in the fifteenth century, to Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael in the sixteenth century, to create one of the most fascinating periods in the history of art. In Italy these years witnessed an extraordinary coming together of artistic talent, a passionate interest in antiquity, civic pride and an optimistic belief in "man as the measure of all things." This course examines the most important monuments from the Renaissance period in Italy and the major artists and architects who contributed to the rebirth of western art. Works are always compared with each other to show various relationships, remembering how important it is to view Renaissance art in the context of its creation.
Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 275 L Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: HIS 280 F
Description: This course examines the social, economic, political, and artistic life of Florence and its close relationship to the fortunes (and misfortunes) of a group of notable Florentine families, such as the Medici, Rucellai, Strozzi, and Pitti, through the analysis of art works and objects, including wedding chests and other furniture, ceramics, jewelry, luxury clothing, and coats of arms. A study of these families, their history, their public and private lives, will help illustrate and uncover many significant characteristics of the city, not only in the past, but also today, as some of these families are still active in the social, political, and economic life of Florence.
Contemporary Architecture
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: ART 165 History of Architecture, or equivalent
Course code: ART 286 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 120 L Contemporary Architecture
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Dual Listing: ARC 286 F
Description: This course examines major developments in architecture, interior design and planning from 1960 to the present. Special focus is given to developments of the last two decades. The survey includes consideration of sociocultural developments, as well as debates in aesthetics and theory, such as the decline of Modernism. Key architects and studios are examined. The perspective is global but European and Italian figures, movements, works and events are not ignored.
International Art Business
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalents
Course code: ART 297 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 318 N International Art Business
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: BUS 290 F
Description: The course is designed to introduce students to the arts market and the institutional networks that support and promote the art business, as well as giving them an understanding of the current art market and auction house environment. Through this course, students will meet specialists to develop the ability to identify and analyze works of art, learn how to recognize marketing opportunities, and determine appropriate strategies. The figures of the art dealer and the art administrator will be analyzed in depth, together with the main principles of the international laws that govern this special field.
Art in 14th Century Florence
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or equivalent
Course code: ART 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 382 L Special Topics
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Description: Intensive study of the visual arts in Trecento Florence, with some attention to other artistic centers such as Siena and Padua. The course examines major monuments and artists including Giotto, but with particular focus on patronage and socio-cultural contexts, and on the interrelationship among the arts. The extraordinary growth that took place in Italian art between 1290 and 1420 was connected to important developments in society and the humanities, and in both respects Florence is exemplary. Factors including the rise of the mendicant orders, the affirmation of the commune or municipality, and private wealth generated by the wool-trade and banking, directly encouraged artistic patronage and changed the role of the artist. While many civic and monastic commissions altered the physical aspect of Florence in important ways, private commissions in the form of palaces, chapels, and altarpieces served spiritual as well as family needs. A premise of the course is that in many cases artworks combine painting, sculpture, and even architecture, in ensembles. For this reason, many lessons involve direct observation of works “in situ,” in their unique physical contexts.
Crossroads of Faith: The Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Heritage of Rome
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing and ART 180 Art History I or ART 186 Art History II or equivalents
Notes: In collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ART 348 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 248 L Crossroads of Faith
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: HIS 348 F
Description: This course proposes an itinerary from Late Antiquity to Contemporaneity focusing on the artistic production and historical interactions pertinent to non-Catholic religious groups in Rome. It is intended to give students an overview of the main artistic and urbanistic achievements regarding the Jewish community, but also, to a lesser extent, of some of the production relevant to Eastern Christians, Protestants and Muslims. Classes are designed to offer an alternative perspective on the Eternal City, mostly perceived as the cradle of Catholicism. Lessons will cover a range of different topics, such as the analysis of artifacts and texts (manuscripts, prints, textiles, but also legends, midrashim, oral accounts), and it will also include the study of various sites, both thanks to documentary sources (lost buildings, destroyed churches), and through on-site visits (Ghetto, Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Non-Catholic Cemetery, monuments to Giordano Bruno and Giuseppe Garibaldi).
Crossroads of Faith: The Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Heritage of Rome
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing and ART 180 Art History I or ART 186 Art History II or equivalents
Notes: In collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ART 348 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 248 L Crossroads of Faith
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Dual Listing: HIS 348 R
Description: This course proposes an itinerary from Late Antiquity to Contemporaneity focusing on the artistic production and historical interactions pertinent to non-Catholic religious groups in Rome. It is intended to give students an overview of the main artistic and urbanistic achievements regarding the Jewish community, but also, to a lesser extent, of some of the production relevant to Eastern Christians, Protestants and Muslims. Classes are designed to offer an alternative perspective on the Eternal City, mostly perceived as the cradle of Catholicism. Lessons will cover a range of different topics, such as the analysis of artifacts and texts (manuscripts, prints, textiles, but also legends, midrashim, oral accounts), and it will also include the study of various sites, both thanks to documentary sources (lost buildings, destroyed churches), and through on-site visits (Ghetto, Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Non-Catholic Cemetery, monuments to Giordano Bruno and Giuseppe Garibaldi).
Images and Words
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) Junior standing; 2) ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 355 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 477 L : Capping: Images and Words
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: In this interdisciplinary course different disciplines converge to enhance students’ skills as readers of visual as well as verbal texts. It aims to open up new ways of seeing and perceiving works of art by exploring the relationship between us (spectators and/or creators), images and words, involving questions, such as: What is art? Where do we see art? How do we look at art? What words do we use while talking about a work of art, explaining and/or describing it? Can we “read” images? Can we “see” stories? Students analyze a selection of fundamental theoretical texts and produce close examinations of visual and written works, including narrative prose, and poetry. Students have the opportunity to become active spectators who, through activities of observing, reading, sketching, and writing, experience different modes of looking at art while learning about art theory, art history, literature, museum culture, and sociology.
Museum and Gallery Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Art History / Museum Studies majors of sophomore standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field; 3) Fluency in Italian is advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited, especially for students who lack Italian language skills. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline), onsite interview and Italian language placement test. Final placement may be determined upon Italian language ability. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: ART 360 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: ART 266 L Museum Experience
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship entails individual work experience in a museum, gallery or church in the Florentine area, supervised by a faculty member and the cooperating museum, or Florentine curia staff. The internship provides students with practical experience, especially in the field of cultural mediation and museum education, through direct observation of the various activities developed at the hosting museums and churches, individual study and direct participation in guided tours at museums and churches, collections management in art galleries. Through this experience students have the opportunity to learn and apply professional skills, while directly interacting with institutional staff and the visitors. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. Please note that the Museum and Gallery internship requires interns to fulfill part of their internship hours on Saturdays. Note: Placement opportunities are limited, especially for students without Italian language skills. Admission is also contingent upon the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term and an Italian language placement test.
Museum and Gallery Internship
-
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) Art History / Museum Studies majors of sophomore standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline) and on-site interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: ART 360 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 266 L Museum Experience
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship entails individual work experience in a museum, gallery or church in the Rome area, supervised by a faculty member and the cooperating museum, or curia staff. The internship provides students with practical experience, especially in the field of cultural mediation and museum education, through direct observation of the various activities developed at the hosting museums and churches, individual study and direct participation in guided tours at museums and churches, gallery management in art galleries. Through this experience students have the opportunity to learn and apply professional skills, while directly interacting with institutional staff and the visitors. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. Please note that the Museum and Gallery internship requires interns to fulfill part of their internship hours on Saturdays. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Avant-Garde and Modernist Art (1900-1950)
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 370 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 366 L: History of 20th Century Art
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Investigation of modern art in Europe and America in the first half of the Twentieth Century. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the philosophical and critical discourse of Modernist painting. Historical developments, internationalism, and the critical discourse of Modernism, are addressed. The first class reviews the artistic and cultural revolutions of the previous half-century. The principal movements covered are Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Dada, Pittura Metafisica, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-Dada, with particular focus on the pre-World War II historical avant-gardes. Artists studied include Picasso, Matisse, Kirchner, Duchamp, Boccioni, De Chirico, Ernst, Magritte, and Pollock.
Contemporary Art
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 375 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 350 L Contemporary Art
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to give students a thorough and comprehensive grounding in the conceptual and stylistic trends governing the art of the late 20th century. This period deals specifically with the transition from Greenbergian High Modernism, through the dematerialization of the art object in the 1970's, to the postmodern and deconstructive theories of the 1980's and 90's. The course is divided into two main sections: Section One (1950-1980): Abstract Expressionism and Informal Art – Conceptual Art (Europe and USA); Section Two (1980-1990's): Postmodernism -- Current Trends (Europe and USA). The course will give particular attention to the development of Italian art from the 1950s to the present. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the philosophical and critical discourses relating to Modernism and Postmodernism.
Mind, Brain, and Behavior
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: BIO 277 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: PSY 277 R
Description: This introduction to the science of psychology aims to elucidate the basics of the structure, function, evolution, development, and pathology of the nervous system in relation to human behavior and mental life. Specifically, the course is designed to review integrated and experimentally derived information from many disciplines in order to gain a better understanding of human behavior as a function based on brain structure. Through the course students will learn how human beings perceive and feel the world; how they think, learn, remember and forget; how the emotions and motivations influence behavior; how personality and well-being are structured; how the environment epigenetically influences behavioral outcomes; how the parental behavior may be inter-generationally transmitted to future generations. Each lesson explores the functioning of the nervous system when involved in all these behavioral processes. Emphasis is placed on scientific analysis of recent theories and interpretation of innovative research findings, with the ultimate goal of understanding more about the human mind and behavior from a scientific perspective. This course is relevant to students majoring in all disciplines in which the study of human behavior is important.
Human Anatomy II with Laboratory
THU 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Grade C or higher in Human Anatomy I with Laboratory, or equivalent
Notes: lab section may be scheduled on any weekday (from MON at 9:00 AM to FRI at 2:00 PM). The timeframe of the science lecture/lab is subject to adjustments and will be confirmed by the start of the term. Concurrent enrollment in HIS/PHI 281 Italy's Contribution to Modern Science mandatory for STEM majors. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: BIO 320 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 4
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 132 L Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: This course is the second part of a two-semester introductory sequence to human anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes tissue organization, physiology, and the structure of endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic systems. The laboratory reflects these topics. This course does not involve the use of dissected or prosected materials. Italian law forbids the use of cadaver materials in all but medical school courses of instruction. This course is for science majors only. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre. Note: Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
LAB Session for Human Anatomy II
WED 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Section: LAB
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: BIO 320L R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 0
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 132 L Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: Mandatory laboratory portion for BIO 320. The laboratory reflects tissue organization, physiology, and the structure of endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic systems.
Principles of Biochemistry
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory and General Biology I, or equivalents
Notes: Concurrent enrollment in HIS/PHI 281 Italy's Contribution to Modern Science mandatory for STEM majors. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
Course code: BIO 330 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 3
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 301 L Principles of Biochemistry
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Dual Listing: CHM 330 R
Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of biochemistry. It focuses on understanding the structure, synthesis and metabolism of the major biomolecules: nucleotides, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. Furthermore, it explores the biochemical principles of genetics, enzyme function and other signaling functions in the body. Note: Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
General Microbiology with Laboratory
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) General Biology I and II; 2) CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I; 3) BIO 280 Introduction to Molecular Genetics, or equivalents.
Notes: lab section may be scheduled on any weekday (from MON at 9:00 AM to FRI at 2:00 PM). The timeframe of the science lecture/lab is subject to adjustments and will be confirmed by the start of the term. Concurrent enrollment in HIS/PHI 281 Italy's Contribution to Modern Science mandatory for STEM majors. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: BIO 380 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 4
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 312 L Microbiology
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: The course provides a survey of the biology of microorganisms, with emphasis on the domain Bacteria. Topics include cell structure, microbial growth, metabolism, genetics, DNA manipulation, diversity among Bacteria, Archea and Virus, microbial ecology and evolution. The course also explores the interaction of microorganisms with humans, infection diseases and their transmission. The laboratory experience includes general microbiology laboratory procedures of culturing, identifying, analysing and researching microbes. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
LAB Session for General Microbiology
TUE 9:00 AM-12:00 NOON
Section: LAB
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: BIO 380L R
Campus: Rome
Department: Biological Sciences
Credits: 0
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: Mandatory laboratory portion for BIO 380.
Introduction to Business
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 130 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 100 N Intro to Business Management
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: This course will introduce students to the world of business and help them prepare for the economic roles of consumers, workers, and citizens. It will also serve as a foundation for other business courses students may take in college. Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of business, including marketing, finance, management, and operations management, human resources management, and business intelligence. The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship of these business functions and, more generally, the role and context of business in society.
Principles of Macroeconomics
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or equivalent
Notes: Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ECON 104 L Principles of Macroeconomics
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: Economics is the study of choice under conditions of scarcity: The resources needed to produce goods and services are limited compared to human desires. Economics is divided into two major areas. Microeconomics studies the choices of consumers, firms, and governments, and describes the working of markets. Macroeconomics studies the behavior of the entire economy. It explains phenomena such as growth, business cycle, inflation, and unemployment. This course is an introduction to economics. The basic principles of economics will be presented and applied in order to explain some features of the modern economy.
Foundations of Management
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 195 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 195 N Foundations of Management
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: This is a foundational level management theory course designed to teach students with no background in business management the core concepts and terminology needed to be successful in subsequent management courses. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Foundations of Management
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: BUS 195 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 195 N Foundations of Management
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: This is a foundational level management theory course designed to teach students with no background in business management the core concepts and terminology needed to be successful in subsequent management courses. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Principles of Marketing
MON to FRI 9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: BUS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
THU 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: BUS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Finance
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics; 2) BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics; 3) MAT 130 Topics in Mathematics for Liberal Arts, or an introductory course in accounting, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 222 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ECON 332 N Priniciples of Finance
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of finance such as time value of money, valuation and risk, assets, securities, financing long-and short-term, capital markets. This will also result in the exposure to basic procedures for the application and interpretation of financial statement analysis. The course will combine the theoretical underpinning of finance with real-world examples, including several case study discussions.
Principles of Finance
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics; 2) BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics; 3) MAT 130 Topics in Mathematics for Liberal Arts, or an introductory course in accounting, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 222 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ECON 332 N Priniciples of Finance
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of finance such as time value of money, valuation and risk, assets, securities, financing long-and short-term, capital markets. This will also result in the exposure to basic procedures for the application and interpretation of financial statement analysis. The course will combine the theoretical underpinning of finance with real-world examples, including several case study discussions.
Event Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM & WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
TUE 6:00 PM-7:40 PM & THU 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Fellini
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:40 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Leonardo
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
China's Development and the Global Shift
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: None; POL 150 Introduction to Political Science and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents, are recommended
Course code: BUS 240 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ECON 306 L China's Development & the Global Shift
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Dual Listing: POL 240 F
Description: In order to truly grasp the shift in economic power that is currently changing the global economy, it is fundamental to understand the Chinese history of economic reform and its political, environmental, social context, and its implications. This course aims to explore the mechanism and consequences of modern China’s economic development as well as of China’s role in the global economy. Most of the analysis focuses on the recent history of China, especially following 1978 when China began its dramatic transformation from a planned to a market economy. The course will be organized around a number of major themes which include references to the historical and institutional background, the “rise of China” in the current geopolitical imagination, and key issues in China’s foreign relations. The key questions we will try to understand in this course are: Is China’s growth rate sustainable; can it be repeated in other developing countries; and what are the costs of this rapid growth?
Wine Business
MON to FRI 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
Section: 401
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 N Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 252 F
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 252 F
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 252 F
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: NUH 252 F
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 252 F
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
MON 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 252 T
Campus: Tuscania
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Paolo Buzzurro
Dual Listing: NUH 252 T
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wine, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, is a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional figures such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn skills that help equip them to take on such roles. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 270 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 370 N Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Dual Listing: COM 271 F
Description: People from more than one culture increasingly have to work together, work side by side, or collaborate on international projects, both at home and abroad. How easy is it to step outside our own cultural expectations? This is an intercultural communication course aimed specifically at understanding intercultural interactions in business or in the workplace from both theoretical and practical standpoints. On a practical level, this course will involve the students' active participation in role play exercises and observations, and will help them to predict and manage intercultural misunderstandings both in the workplace and in more informal social settings. Business practices in different countries, in particular Italy and the USA, and individual case studies will be assessed and discussed according to these frameworks.
Made in Italy: A Culture of Excellence
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: BUS 283 R
Campus: Rome
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 183 L Made in Italy: A culture of Excellence
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Dual Listing: SOC 283 R
Description: This course examines the "Made in Italy" phenomenon, emblematic of superlative quality. Home to the most iconic labels, brands, and craftsmanship, Italy is known for both its historic legacy and its present-day excellence in many fields. The course addresses the industries and fields of food and cuisine, fashion, and other areas of design, including industrial and architectural. Italian-made goods and services are an integral part of the Italian economy, society, history, and culture. Since a flow of expertise across time and disciplines seems to distinguish “Made in Italy,” students will connect the latter to patterns of continuity and change in Italian society and examine how the "Made in Italy" phenomenon has impacted the country's social fabric, character, and even mode of living ever since the Industrial Revolution, but, especially, since the post-war era, and how presently globalization is transforming the concept and its social reality. An additional concentration is on the business aspect of the label, in particular, on marketing, branding, and consumer behavior seen from both an Italian and international perspective. In careful consideration of recent developments, the focus may vary from semester to semester. Guest lectures and site visits will form part of this course.
International Art Business
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 290 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 318 N International Art Business
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: ART 297 F
Description: The course is designed to introduce students to the arts market and the institutional networks that support and promote the art business, as well as giving them an understanding of the current art market and auction house environment. Through this course, students will meet specialists to develop the ability to identify and analyze works of art, learn how to recognize marketing opportunities, and determine appropriate strategies. The figures of the art dealer and the art administrator will be analyzed in depth, together with the main principles of the international laws that govern this special field.
Human Resources Management
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 301 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 225 N Human Potential in Business Organizations
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.
Human Resources Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 301 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 225 N Human Potential in Business Organizations
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.
Sociology of Consumerism
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: An introductory social sciences or business course
Course code: BUS 303 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 241 / SOC 241 / HST 220 L History & Sociology of Modern Consumerism
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: SOC 303 F
Description: This course will focus on the rise and development of consumer cultures. The aim is to study and to apply interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to the study of consumer society now and in the past. The course will explore key substantive themes in the history and sociology of consumption, including the following: 1) an overview of developments in the different theories of consumer culture; 2) the rise of commercial society, the relationship between freedom of choice and the power of commercial systems, models of consumer psychology and behavior, the nature of selves and identities in a post-traditional world, prosperity and progress; 3) the way class, gender, ethnicity, and age affect the nature of our participation in consumer culture; 4) the evolution of capitalism to the present day, as well as the history of commodities in a number of different settings (advertising, food and drink, fashion and clothes); 5) the social, cultural, and economic context of specific consumer groups, as well as case studies of specific commodities.
Consumer Behavior
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 307 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 307 N Consumer Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course is designed to explore consumer behavior across a number of domains -- from the cognitive biases that impact daily decisions, to the ways in which consumers are influenced by the environment. This course draws from research in behavioral economics, psychology, and marketing and is intended to broadly survey concepts and case analyses in the study and practice of consumer behavior.
Global Business and Society
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 310 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 202 N Global Business & Society
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: This course explores challenges facing modern corporations in organizing cross border activities. Specifically, it appraises the main economic theories of determinants of international business activities, and it offers a global perspective on long-term change in the world economy and the interaction between countries. Special attention is focused on the dynamics of international trade and investment, including the relationship between trade and economic growth, trade imbalances, and protectionism. The course also looks at the role of economic and political institutions (WTO, IMF, etc.) and examines the main characteristics of the emerging economies, for instance, India and China. Themes include competition, development, exchange rate theory, the international monetary system, ethics, decision-making, and strategic operations in an international environment. Finally, the course examines a variety of alternative perspectives on the origins and processes of globalization.
Global Business and Society
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 310 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 202 N Global Business & Society
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: This course explores challenges facing modern corporations in organizing cross border activities. Specifically, it appraises the main economic theories of determinants of international business activities, and it offers a global perspective on long-term change in the world economy and the interaction between countries. Special attention is focused on the dynamics of international trade and investment, including the relationship between trade and economic growth, trade imbalances, and protectionism. The course also looks at the role of economic and political institutions (WTO, IMF, etc.) and examines the main characteristics of the emerging economies, for instance, India and China. Themes include competition, development, exchange rate theory, the international monetary system, ethics, decision-making, and strategic operations in an international environment. Finally, the course examines a variety of alternative perspectives on the origins and processes of globalization.
Global Business and Society
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 310 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 202 N Global Business & Society
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: This course explores challenges facing modern corporations in organizing cross border activities. Specifically, it appraises the main economic theories of determinants of international business activities, and it offers a global perspective on long-term change in the world economy and the interaction between countries. Special attention is focused on the dynamics of international trade and investment, including the relationship between trade and economic growth, trade imbalances, and protectionism. The course also looks at the role of economic and political institutions (WTO, IMF, etc.) and examines the main characteristics of the emerging economies, for instance, India and China. Themes include competition, development, exchange rate theory, the international monetary system, ethics, decision-making, and strategic operations in an international environment. Finally, the course examines a variety of alternative perspectives on the origins and processes of globalization.
Organizational Behavior
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 311 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 311 N Organizational Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.
International Marketing
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
International Marketing
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
International Marketing
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 313 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: COM 313 F
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions. Students will research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information in developing effective communication strategies and programs.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 313 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: COM 313 F
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions. Students will research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information in developing effective communication strategies and programs.
Crowdfunding
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalents, or Information majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 314 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 314 L Crowdfunding
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Dual Listing: COM 314 F
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound holistic view of crowdfunding: what it is, what its purpose is, how to take advantage of it or utilize it for projects or businesses, the essential key tips to plan, structure and run a successful campaign, and how to interact and make a campaign even more successful. The course will explain the crowdfunding process and the types of crowdfunding available, and it will focus on examining how the crowdfunding movement has changed the way in which startups and entrepreneurs can get their work to the public. Students will learn the characteristics of successful versus unsuccessful crowdfunding campaigns, and will also be able to analyze which crowdfunding platforms suit specific projects. Students will also examine the role of culture and context, by observing how and why different countries respond and participate in different ways in the crowdfunding phenomenon. At the end of the course, students will feel comfortable and confident with the concept of crowdfunding and will possess the necessary “know how” to develop an effective crowdfunding campaign strategy.
Social Media Marketing
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 316 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 388 L ST: Social Media Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Dual Listing: COM 316 F
Description: This course covers the planning and integration of social media into marketing plans and it will explain how to build winning strategies and how to track their effectiveness. This includes learning about fundamental marketing concepts that are relevant to the digital world and acquiring new skills for creating and implementing successful marketing campaigns, online strategies and operations pursued through new media. Students will be introduced to the most popular social media platforms and will learn about the differences between specific media tools and the different purposes of operations pursued through each of them and their proper use to expand business and engage with online customers. In this course, students will be able to build effective digital tactics and gain skills to become social media managers.
International Business Negotiation
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Course code: BUS 322 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: Over the last two decades, the rise of new powers and the emergence of the Internet have drastically changed and reshaped the face of the global economy. As the world becomes more interconnected and businesses more innovative and competitive, the demand for competent and professional negotiators has increased. This course provides the students with the skills needed to communicate and negotiate effectively in the context of international business transactions. Through class lectures and practical simulations, students will learn to prepare, conduct, and manage a successful negotiation process, cope with cultural differences, and deal with the challenges of contemporary local and global markets. Specific case studies will be analyzed and discussed throughout the semester.
Corporate Finance
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) An introductory accounting course; 3) BUS 222 Principles of Finance. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 345 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 344 N Corporate Finance
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course deals with relevant topics in corporate finance from the perspective of financial managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions. The course covers subjects that are important to decision-making in marketing, operations management, and corporate strategy. Topics will include leasing and leveraged buyouts, dividend policies, capital market efficiency, capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, etc. Because of the practical importance of the material and as an illustration of the relevant theory, examples and cases will be discussed.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Marketing/Advertising Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing/Advertising majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, sample of marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 361 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: BUS 397 N Business Internship
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the fields of Marketing and Advertising. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is at a Communications Office. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: market research; developing marketing, price, distribution and promotional strategies; creating advertisements for local and international print and e-publications; newsletters, mailing lists; Web site content and social media management. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a sample of marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Social Media Marketing Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing / Communications majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience and strong photography skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, samples of writing and marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 369 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 135
Room: External
Dual Listing: COM 370 F
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Social Media Marketing. The intern is monitored by both the on-site supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and on site duties may vary. The placement is with the LdM Social Media Office or with advertising or communication agencies. Interns develop and carry out various activities, which may include, but are not limited to: market research based on social media; marketing strategy focused on promotional strategy and advertisement strategy; developing and managing photo archives, the LdM alumni network – which establishes online communication tools for alumni; managing the online database. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, and samples of writing and marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project, photos). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an on-site interview during the first week of the term.
Global Financial Markets
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 222 Principles of Finance, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 380 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 363 N Global Financial Markets
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the workings of the global financial system, the dynamics of the main financial markets (U.S., Europe, and Asia), the nature and the goals of the key financial institutions and the crucial role played by central banks and regulatory agencies. An important part of the course focuses on the global economic and financial crisis, reviewing its causes and consequences, as well as evaluating the merits of the numerous government intervention schemes. The course ends with an assessment of the dramatic changes taking place in the global financial architecture as a result of the recent crisis
Global Financial Markets
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 222 Principles of Finance, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 380 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 363 N Global Financial Markets
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the workings of the global financial system, the dynamics of the main financial markets (U.S., Europe, and Asia), the nature and the goals of the key financial institutions and the crucial role played by central banks and regulatory agencies. An important part of the course focuses on the global economic and financial crisis, reviewing its causes and consequences, as well as evaluating the merits of the numerous government intervention schemes. The course ends with an assessment of the dramatic changes taking place in the global financial architecture as a result of the recent crisis
Operations Management
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I, or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) MAT 186 Introduction to Statistics; 3) Accounting or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents. Recommended: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop required
Course code: BUS 388 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 388 N Operations Management
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Description: Topics common to both production and service operations are emphasized. Includes quantitative decision-making techniques; forecasting; various planning techniques involved in capacity, location, and process; resource and materials planning; and the design of job and work measurement systems. Also included are inventory systems and models, materials management, and quality-control methods.
Operations Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I, or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) MAT 186 Introduction to Statistics; 3) Accounting or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents. Recommended: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop required
Course code: BUS 388 F
Campus: Florence
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 388 N Operations Management
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: Topics common to both production and service operations are emphasized. Includes quantitative decision-making techniques; forecasting; various planning techniques involved in capacity, location, and process; resource and materials planning; and the design of job and work measurement systems. Also included are inventory systems and models, materials management, and quality-control methods.
General Chemistry II with Laboratory
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CHM 135 General Chemistry I with Laboratory, or equivalent
Notes: lab held MONDAYS 3:30 - 6:30 PM starting the second week. Requires a mandatory safety training and exam, dates TBA. Recitation sessions are highly recommended. See syllabus for details. Please note that recitation schedules may vary from Monday through Friday. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with University of Florence
Course code: CHM 136 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 4
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 132 L General Chemistry with Lab II
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles of physical chemistry (thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, kinetics, and electrochemistry) as well as to coordination chemistry. The three-hour weekly laboratory session demonstrates the lecture material and emphasizes laboratory technique, data treatment, and report writing.
LAB Session for General Chemistry II
MON 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
Section: 201L
OPEN
Notes: lab starting the second week. Requires a mandatory safety training and exam, dates TBA. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with University of Florence
Course code: CHM 136L F
Campus: Florence
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 0
Premises: Sesto Fiorentino
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 132 L General Chemistry with Lab II
Hours: 39
Room: Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico
Description: Mandatory laboratory portion for CHM 136. The three-hour weekly laboratory session demonstrates the lecture material and emphasizes laboratory technique, data treatment, and report writing.
Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory, or equivalent
Notes: lab held WEDNESDAYS 3:30 - 6:30 PM starting the second week. Requires a mandatory safety training and exam, dates TBA. Recitation sessions are highly recommended. See syllabus for details. Please note that recitation schedules may vary from Monday through Friday. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with University of Florence
Course code: CHM 222 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 4
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 212 & CHEM 216 L Organic Chemistry Il plus Organic Chemistry Il plus lab
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: This course is the second part of a two-semester introductory sequence to organic chemistry. The course provides the extension of the principles of the relationship between structures, properties, functionalities, and resulting reactions of organic compounds. The compounds covered include alcohols, ethers, conjugated system, amines, carbonyl derivatives, and others. The course focuses on reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, multiple step synthesis, and advanced spectroscopic analytics. Accompanying three-hour weekly laboratory sessions is hands-on experience that solidifies and expands upon the theories and concepts learned, with training in various techniques of separation, synthesis, and analysis.
Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory, or equivalent
Notes: lab section may be scheduled on any weekday (from MON at 9:00 AM to FRI at 2:00 PM). The timeframe of the science lecture/lab is subject to adjustments and will be confirmed by the start of the term. Concurrent enrollment in HIS/PHI 281 Italy's Contribution to Modern Science mandatory for STEM majors. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: CHM 222 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 4
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 212 L & CHEM 216 L Organic Chemistry Il plus Organic Chemistry Il plus lab
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: This course is the second part of a two-semester introductory sequence to organic chemistry. The course provides the extension of the principles of the relationship between structures, properties, functionalities, and the resulting reactions of organic compounds. The compounds covered include alcohols, ethers, conjugated system, amines, carbonyl derivatives, and others. The course focuses on reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, multiple step synthesis, and advanced spectroscopic analytics. Accompanying three-hour weekly laboratory session provides hands-on experience that consolidates and expands upon the theories and concepts learned, with training in various techniques of separation, synthesis, and analysis. This course is for science majors only. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre. Note: Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
LAB Session for Organic Chemistry II
WED 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
Section: 201L
OPEN
Notes: lab starting the second week. Requires a mandatory safety training and exam, dates TBA. Lab fee required. Public transport costs apply. Taught in collaboration with University of Florence
Course code: CHM 222L F
Campus: Florence
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 0
Premises: Sesto Fiorentino
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 212 & CHEM 216 L Organic Chemistry Il plus Organic Chemistry Il plus lab
Hours: 39
Room: Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico
Description: Mandatory laboratory portion for CHM 222. Weekly three-hour laboratory sessions provide hands-on experience that consolidate and expand upon the theory and concepts learned, with training in various techniques for separation, synthesis, and analysis.
LAB Session for Organic Chemistry II
WED 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Section: LAB
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required. Taught in collaboration with Università Roma Tre.
Course code: CHM 222L R
Campus: Rome
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 0
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 212 L & CHEM 216 L Organic Chemistry Il plus Organic Chemistry Il plus lab
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Description: Mandatory laboratory portion for CHM 222. Weekly three-hour laboratory sessions provide hands-on experience that consolidates and expands upon the theory and concepts learned, with training in various techniques for separation, synthesis, and analysis.
Principles of Biochemistry
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory and General Biology I, or equivalents
Notes: Concurrent enrollment in HIS/PHI 281 Italy's Contribution to Modern Science mandatory for STEM majors. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
Course code: CHM 330 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 3
Premises: Viale G. Marconi 446
Marist Code/Title: CHEM 301 L Principles of Biochemistry
Hours: 45
Room: Univ. Roma Tre
Dual Listing: BIO 330 R
Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of biochemistry. It focuses on understanding the structure, synthesis and metabolism of the major biomolecules: nucleotides, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. Furthermore, it explores the biochemical principles of genetics, enzyme function and other signaling functions in the body. Note: Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 105 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: COM 101 L Public Presentation
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Description: This course provides an introduction to public speaking in group and whole-class situations. It will help students to develop their delivery skills as well as the content of their presentations, including the development and organization of ideas and use of research material. Students will analyze a variety of speeches, in written and oral formats, and will be required to develop working outlines for their own presentations. Classes will also involve voice and body language exercises and will teach strategies for overcoming performance anxiety.
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: COM 105 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: COM 101 L Public Presentation
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Description: This course provides an introduction to public speaking in group and whole-class situations. It will help students develop their delivery skills as well as the content of their presentations, including the development and organization of ideas and the use of research materials. Students will analyze a variety of speeches, in written and oral forms, and will be required to develop working outlines for their own presentations. Classes will also involve voice and body language exercises and will teach strategies for overcoming performance anxiety.
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 105 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 101 L Public Presentation
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Description: This course provides an introduction to public speaking in group and whole-class situations. It will help students develop their delivery skills as well as the content of their presentations, including the development and organization of ideas and the use of research materials. Students will analyze a variety of speeches, in written and oral forms, and will be required to develop working outlines for their own presentations. Classes will also involve voice and body language exercises and will teach strategies for overcoming performance anxiety.
Introduction to Communication
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 130 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 102 L Introduction to Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: This course surveys the theories of communication relevant to all contexts (including interpersonal, group, organizational, mediated, and cultural) and the ways in which contexts affect the form of communication. The course introduces students to essential concepts and fundamental theories that describe the processes, functions, natures, and effects of communication. General goals of the course are to familiarize students with the basic concepts of communication and to help them understand and improve basic skills in relation to interpersonal communication. Students deal with ethical issues and global opportunities and challenges offered by communication, and they have an opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing, as well as group work and presentation skills.
Mass Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 201 / CLDM 270 L Communication and Society/ Introduction to Mass Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: This is an introductory course to mass communication, focusing on a wide range of old and new media. Thus, the major themes will be two: "traditional" media (newspapers, magazines, radio, telephone, motion pictures, TV) and "digital" media (personal computers, Internet, digital TV, social media). Through a "social history" of the development of mass communication much attention will be paid to the "convergence" of old and new, as well as the most relevant marketing topics (product marketing, advertising). The course will show how technological changes have influenced mass media in modern times by increasing their variety and power. Secondly, it will examine how these changes brought about new communication possibilities, either as completely new concepts or in conjunction with existing media. Finally, the main cultural changes resulting from this evolution will be analyzed and discussed with regards to individual and social changes, and the political and economic impact and the role of information in our society. Semiotics is fundamental to approaching mass communication as a wide-scale linguistic phenomenon in which transmitters, receivers, and messages can be identified, analyzed, and critically interpreted at all possible levels.
New Media: Communication in the Digital Age
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 182 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: MDIA 311 L Communication Revolution
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: What do we really mean when we use the term "mass media" today? Is it really the same thing we could have meant twenty years ago, when television was still the main tool for mass information? The digital age has introduced new communication devices (laptops, digital cameras, smart phones, iPods, iPads) and new virtual places (blogs, chat rooms, social networks, online shops, peer-to-peer platforms), shaped around our wants, though often perceived/imposed as "needs." Following a two-step program, the student will learn about causes and effects of the digital revolution: first analyzing features and functions of all main digital communication devices (and places), then discussing their influence on us as citizens, artists, professionals, individuals.
Advertising Principles
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalents
Course code: COM 204 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 220 L Intro to Strategic Advertising
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: Advertising is not a simple or random combination of images in an ad. The task of advertising is to build a positive perception of the product in the consumer's mind. Every commercial, every ad in magazines, every TV advertisement is designed to deliver a particular message to a particular audience. This course will deal with contemporary advertising and also with the media and graphic modes used to convey it. Topics include the philosophy of advertising and its role in society; how advertising relates to life, society and economy; current trends in advertising as viewed from the creative, marketing and media standpoints; the stereotypes that advertising proposes to us and the reaction of our society to these suggestions; how advertising is made, created and projected.
Body Language and Communication Techniques
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 212 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 110 L Body Language and Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course enables students to understand and manage body language, and generally increase their relational and communicative capacities, preparing them to enter the working world and achieve greater professional and social success. Students develop expertise relating to verbal and non-verbal communication. Training involves working individually and in groups, and addresses motivation as well as the control of body language. The “learning by doing” methodology engages students in a practical and proactive way through exercises and improvisation, which help them evaluate their individual attitudes and capacities. A blend of participative and creative activities is employed, including theater techniques for non-verbal communication, improvisations, team building, self-presentations, body language exercises, and movement exercises. The course guides each student in the discovery of personal strengths and the activation of a personal plan to develop their expectations and capacities.
Communications Research Methods
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communication, or equivalent
Course code: COM 225 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 200 L Communitcation Res Methods
Hours: 45
Room: Dante
Description: This course introduces students to the practice of communications research in academic and applied settings. The emphasis will be on how to identify, evaluate, and apply research findings to communication needs. It grounds students in fundamentals of research design and strategy, data gathering, and analysis for a variety of qualitative and quantitative communications research methodologies.
Event Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM & WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
TUE 6:00 PM-7:40 PM & THU 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Fellini
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:40 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Hours: 60
Room: Leonardo
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Media Ethics
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 245 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 330 L Communication Ethics
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: Today's communications are so complex and the problems they encounter happen so suddenly that we may not have time to consider all of the ethical implications. Journalists, editors, professionals in advertising and public relations are called upon to weigh up potential benefits and harm by their actions in covering stories, in revealing facts that might otherwise be kept private, and in respecting conflicting loyalties. They also find themselves confronted by situations in which they must choose between actions that seem equally right, or equally wrong. Wartime and peacetime propaganda, the Western world’s information system, the PR industry, digital convergence and new frontiers for mass communication: everyone encounters ethical dilemmas. The goal of this course is to train you to face what you will inevitably face in your professional careers and in your private lives.
Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 271 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BUS 370 N Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Dual Listing: BUS 270 F
Description: People from more than one culture increasingly have to work together, work side by side, or collaborate on international projects, both at home and abroad. How easy is it to step outside our own cultural expectations? This is an intercultural communication course aimed specifically at understanding intercultural interactions in business or in the workplace from both theoretical and practical standpoints. On a practical level, this course will involve the students' active participation in role play exercises and observations, and will help them to predict and manage intercultural misunderstandings both in the workplace and in more informal social settings. Business practices in different countries, in particular Italy and the USA, and individual case studies will be assessed and discussed according to these frameworks.
Visual Culture in Italy Since 1945 (Art, Design, Media)
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 277 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: ART 277 F
Description: Does a significant thread link a Vespa scooter, Vittorio De Sica's Neo-Realist movies, Gucci’s bamboo bag, Gio Ponti’s “Superleggera” chair, Giuseppe Cavalli photographs of “trulli” buildings, and Alberto Burri’s “Catrame” canvases? Our working hypothesis is that it is a common visual culture, with elements of national identity, plus uniquely Italian interconnections between fields and disciplines in the creative and productive processes. Students will test this claim by applying a communications-based approach to the whole of Italian visual culture of the period following World War II. We will view works of contemporary art and design as communicators and carriers of cultural messages. This blurs the sometimes artificial distinction between visual arts (sculpture, painting, conceptual art, film, photography) and design (urban planning, architecture; interior, furniture, and industrial design, graphics, and fashion). Students explore selected case studies in which a designer, film director, or artist may have influenced each other or actually interacted. Theory takes a back seat to process and context, but is not ignored. Students learn to “read” a particularly rich, diverse, and complex visual culture – often in the vanguard and the originator of global “icons.” Students also learn concrete ways to innovate by adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
Sport, Culture and Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 282 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 260 L Sport, Culture, and Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course explores the various meanings of sport, how these meanings may be interpreted, and how sports fits into the larger context of society. Students will examine how sport can communicate cultural values, promote health, play an important role in prevention of chronic diseases and work effectively for social integration. Particular areas of interest include sport in the context of the following: nationalism and civic pride, health and wellness, social deviance, gender, race, social stratification, scholastic sport and higher education, and politics. Students will examine various texts and films that highlight the importance of sport in society. Special emphasis will be given to European and Italian approach to sports.
Public Relations
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalents
Course code: COM 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 370 L Public Relations
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: We will study the definitions, functions, and evolution of public relations, including the application of PR theory and ways to plan a PR campaign (planning process, issue analysis, research methods and strategies). The different fields in which public relations practitioners operate will be presented through case studies and exercises: media relations, event management, crisis management, corporate identity, internal/external communications, community relations, international PR and marketing support, and effectiveness evaluation. Finally, future perspectives and new technological opportunities will be taken into account, trying to define new boundaries for a discipline too often underrated or misunderstood.
Public Relations
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalents
Course code: COM 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 370 L Public Relations
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: We will study the definitions, functions, and evolution of public relations, including the application of PR theory and ways to plan a PR campaign (planning process, issue analysis, research methods and strategies). The different fields in which public relations practitioners operate will be presented through case studies and exercises: media relations, event management, crisis management, corporate identity, internal/external communications, community relations, international PR and marketing support, and effectiveness evaluation. Finally, future perspectives and new technological opportunities will be taken into account, trying to define new boundaries for a discipline too often underrated or misunderstood.
Public Relations
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalents
Course code: COM 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 370 L Public Relations
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: We will study the definitions, functions, and evolution of public relations, including the application of PR theory and ways to plan a PR campaign (planning process, issue analysis, research methods and strategies). The different fields in which public relations practitioners operate will be presented through case studies and exercises: media relations, event management, crisis management, corporate identity, internal/external communications, community relations, international PR and marketing support, and effectiveness evaluation. Finally, future perspectives and new technological opportunities will be taken into account, trying to define new boundaries for a discipline too often underrated or misunderstood.
War and Media
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: COM 301 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Dual Listing: POL 301 F
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of international TV networks such as CNN and al Jazeera; the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic conventions; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the increasingly asymmetric nature of war.
War and Media
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: COM 301 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: POL 301 F
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of international TV networks such as CNN and al Jazeera; the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic conventions; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the increasingly asymmetric nature of war.
Broadcasting: Italian Culture and Television
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalent
Course code: COM 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 303 L Broadcasting: Italian Culture and Television
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: This course examines the development of commercial television broadcasting, its beginnings in radio, and its creation of distinctive genres in Italy. Italian state and private television are analyzed and compared. The course also considers different theoretical approaches to the analysis of television by investigating the various theories of its effects and the impact on other media. The course will examine today's main trends, strategies, and broadcast in Italian television. A strong link is also made between Italian television and Italian culture.
Intercultural Communication
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Intercultural Communication
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Intercultural Communication
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Intercultural Communication
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: COM 313 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: BUS 313 F
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions: ads, direct marketing, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and the Internet. It will allow students to research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information to develop effective communication strategies and programs.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: COM 313 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: BUS 313 F
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions: ads, direct marketing, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and the Internet. It will allow students to research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information to develop effective communication strategies and programs.
Crowdfunding
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalents, or Information majors of junior standing
Course code: COM 314 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 314 L Crowdfunding
Hours: 45
Room: Stone
Dual Listing: BUS 314 F
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound holistic view of crowdfunding: what it is, what its purpose is, how to take advantage of it or utilize it for projects or businesses, the essential key tips to plan, structure and run a successful campaign, and how to interact and make a campaign even more successful. The course will explain the crowdfunding process and the types of crowdfunding available, and it will focus on examining how the crowdfunding movement has changed the way in which startups and entrepreneurs can get their work to the public. Students will learn the characteristics of successful versus unsuccessful crowdfunding campaigns, and will also be able to analyze which crowdfunding platforms suit specific projects. Students will also examine the role of culture and context, by observing how and why different countries respond and participate in different ways in the crowdfunding phenomenon. At the end of the course, students will feel comfortable and confident with the concept of crowdfunding and will possess the necessary “know how” to develop an effective crowdfunding campaign strategy.
Social Media Marketing
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: COM 316 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 388 L ST: Social Media Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Dual Listing: BUS 316 F
Description: This course covers the planning and integration of social media into marketing plans and it will explain how to build winning strategies and how to track their effectiveness. This includes learning about fundamental marketing concepts that are relevant to the digital world and acquiring new skills for creating and implementing successful marketing campaigns, online strategies and operations pursued through new media. Students will be introduced to the most popular social media platforms and will learn about the differences between specific media tools and the different purposes of operations pursued through each of them and their proper use to expand business and engage with online customers. In this course, students will be able to build effective digital tactics and gain skills to become social media managers.
Global Sports Marketing
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 352 L Global Sports Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: This course will cover the practice of sports marketing in the increasingly globalized athletic economy. Students will begin by discussing the global sports economy and the creation of international sports brands. Students will study the different aspects of sports marketing, from sponsorships to event planning to understanding publics and publicity, all within the complex nature of international sporting events and audiences. Students will examine the difference in marketing practices across nations and cultures and study the challenges of marketing international sporting events to varied audiences. Students will also look at the impact of globalization on the needs of corporate sponsorships, as well as the impact of global sporting events on local and international communities. Students will examine case studies of various global sporting events to better understand best practices. By the end of the class, students will create a strategic marketing plan for an international sporting event.
Global Sports Marketing
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: COM 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 352 L Global Sports Marketing
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: This course will cover the practice of sports marketing in the increasingly globalized athletic economy. Students will begin by discussing the global sports economy and the creation of international sports brands. Students will study the different aspects of sports marketing, from sponsorships to event planning to understanding public relations and publicity, all within the complex nature of international sporting events and audiences. Students will examine the differences in marketing practices across nations and cultures and study the challenges of marketing international sporting events to varied audiences. Students will also look at the impact of globalization on the needs for corporate sponsorships, as well as the impact of global sporting events on local and international communities. Students will examine case studies of various global sporting events to better understand best practices. By the end of the class, students will create a strategic marketing plan for an international sporting event.
Sport in Global Cinema and Television
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: COM 353 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 353 L Sports in Global Cinema & Television
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: This course will examine portrayals of sport in various forms in movies and television programs from different nations and cultures. Students will begin by examining the history of sport in film and television. Students will look at the techniques and narratives used to portray sport, noting various themes, ideas, and stylistic choices that are commonplace in the creation of the sport narrative in these mediums. Students will look at the way in which sport speaks to and exists within the society in which the film was produced, with a particular focus on similarities and differences amongst different countries and societies. The course will also examine the way in which the “other” is portrayed in sport films and programs, again looking for how this varies across the globe. Primary discussion topics include race, gender, class, national identity, and various social issues built into the sports narrative. Films and television programs will include fiction, non-fiction, as well as documentary projects focused on sport. Throughout the course, students will present papers and presentations on assigned films and readings.
Global Media Strategies
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) COM 313 Integrated Marketing Communication or COM 204 Advertising Principles; 2) COM 300 Public Relations, or equivalents
Course code: COM 360 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 364 L Global Media Strategies
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: This course will focus on using traditional and new media to develop successful media strategies for all stages of the customer relationship cycle. Students explore media usage habits—what media consumers are using and how they use it – to provide guidance on the best ways to reach and dialogue with new and existing customers. Students learn techniques for developing, measuring and improving multi-touch communications strategies for acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers, encouraging repeat purchases and building long-term, profitable relationships.
Communications Internship
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Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) English/Writing/Journalism majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Exceptional written English required. Recommended: Strong writing and communication skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, writing sample (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: COM 362 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: COM 363 N International Communication Internship "Grade Pass/Fail"
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Communications. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with a Communications agency. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: writing new articles; updating and adapting preexisting articles for different media formats; database entry; contributing to blogs, social media, Web sites; developing new projects. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a writing sample. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Communications / Event Planning Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Communications / PR / Marketing / Event Planning majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, writing sample (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: COM 367 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 367 L Communication/Event Planning Internship
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Communication and Event Planning. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is at an Event Management company. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: conceptualizing and organizing commercial and non-profit events independently or as part of a team, writing event proposals, assisting in logistics, communication, marketing and fundraising; working on social media campaigns, assisting in clerical and administrative tasks. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a writing sample. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Social Media Marketing Internship
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Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing / Communications majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience and strong photography skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, samples of writing and marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: COM 370 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 135
Room: External
Dual Listing: BUS 369 F
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Social Media Marketing. The intern is monitored by both the on-site supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and on site duties may vary. The placement is with the LdM Social Media Office or with advertising or communication agencies. Interns develop and carry out various activities, which may include, but are not limited to: market research based on social media; marketing strategy focused on promotional strategy and advertisement strategy; developing and managing photo archives, the LdM alumni network – which establishes online communication tools for alumni; managing the online database. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, and samples of writing and marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project, photos). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an on-site interview during the first week of the term.
Global Brand Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) COM 313 Integrated Marketing Communication or COM 204 Advertising Principles; 2) COM 300 Public Relations, or equivalents
Course code: COM 411 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 427 L Global Brand Mgmt
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: This course is designed to provide an in-depth study into the major components involved in developing successful global brands. In this course, students will develop and apply research-based strategic planning to the development of new or existing global brands. This process involves examining the principles of consumer and shopper behavior and exploring the impact of current consumer and global trends on new and existing brands. Students will use primary and secondary consumer research to further develop a new or existing global brand. To conclude the class, students will develop integrated communications campaigns designed to launch the brand, acquire customers and develop long-term, profitable relationships in multiple global markets.
Consumer Insights and Strategic Development
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) COM 313 Integrated Marketing Communication or COM 204 Advertising Principles; 2) COM 300 Public Relations, or equivalents
Course code: COM 421 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: COM 428 L Consu Ins/Devl
Hours: 45
Room: Masaccio
Description: Consumer behavior is defined as the behavior that consumers, groups or organizations display in searching for, purchasing, using, evaluating and disposing of products and services that they expect will satisfy their needs. Consumer Insights teach students the psychology of how consumers think, feel, reason, and select between different alternatives (e.g., brands, products, and retailers), and how consumers are influenced by their environment (e.g., culture, family, peers, media). In this course, students will learn to uncover and utilize relevant global and regional consumer insights to develop effective integrated marketing communication strategies. Blending the theory and practice of consumer behavior within a global context, students will delve beyond the consumer’s functional needs to understand the deeper needs, wants and motivations that drive consumer behavior. They will also understand that consumer behavior differs depending on the consumer’s cultural and socio-economic background.
Global IMC Campaign Development
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 312 International Marketing; 2) COM 411 Global Brand Management or COM 360 Global Media Strategies, or equivalents
Course code: COM 441 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 429 L Global Mkt Camp Devl
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course requires student to utilize the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their previous Global IMC courses to develop an insight driven, multi-media, IMC campaign. This will include conducting primary and secondary research to determine and analyze the ideal target audience and uncover the key customer insight. It also involves creating a big campaign idea and multi-media integrated strategy based on the customer insight. Lastly, students will develop a measurable media strategy and all the creative elements for the campaign.
Capping: Communications Studies
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Communications Studies majors of senior standing
Course code: COM 461 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: COM 401 L Capping
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Description: A capping course required of all Senior Communication Majors. The capping course brings coherence to a student’s experience in the major by creating connections among the various sub-fields in which students have specialized, and it reinforces connections between the communication major, the student’s cognate, and the student’s experience in the Core.
Introduction to Multicultural Education
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: an introductory course in Education, or equivalent
Course code: EDU 350 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Education
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: EDUC 392 / SOC 392 L Special Topics in Education / Special Topics in Sociology
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Provides students with an understanding of the concepts, theories and strategies that constitute the five major dimensions of multicultural education as defined by James A. Banks: equity pedagogy; content integration; knowledge construction process; prejudice reduction; empowerment in school culture and social structure. We will explore these dimensions within the context of the host culture of Italy and analyze these forms of knowledge in terms of cultural differences, inclusions, and exclusions. Students will reflect on and describe how multicultural education connects with their experiences in the communities and in the schools in Italy. Because prior knowledge and cultural experiences shape our beliefs and values, students need to critically analyze their notions of race, culture, and ethnicity. Through immersion and first-hand experiences we will explore and inquire into how culture and different cultural contexts influence one's beliefs and behavior.
Education Internship
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Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) Education or Child/Adolescent Psychology majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same or related field. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline) and on-site interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Public transport costs apply.
Course code: EDU 361 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Education
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: EDU 361 L Education Internship
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Education, for the pre-school, kindergarten, primary, or secondary levels. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with a private school. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: Teaching the English language to children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, organizing didactic plans and activities for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Introduction to Environmental Issues
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ENV 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 101 L Introduction to Environmental Issues
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: Introduction to ecological concepts that provide a foundation for understanding present and future critical environmental issues such as population growth, natural resource management, biodiversity and global changes, wilderness, food production, and changing habitats. Emphasis is placed on situating global environmental issues within an earth-systems science framework including climate change, pollution, land and coastal degradation, water resources, and habitat loss.
Italian Food through Culture, Environment, and Sustainability
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 224 R
Campus: Rome
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 124 L Italian Food through Culture, Environment & Sustainability
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Aurelio
Dual Listing: NUH 224 R
Description: The course provides an in-depth study of the intrinsic relationships between food, culture, and environment in Italy. The focus is on the finest Italian products, classic Italian recipes, traditions, and eating habits in terms of their cultural-historical significance and evolution over time, from the northern to the southern regions of Italy. Particular emphasis is given to the environmental conditions (such as microclimate and composition of soil) of each geographical origin along with the production process of the foods, which confer uniqueness of flavor and nutritional value. Finally, the history and traditions of “Romanesca” cuisine and the food biodiversity of the Latium region (Lazio) are explored; through field trips students will experience the cuisine as well as its cultural context.
Sustainable Food
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 250 L Eco-Gastronomy: Sustainable Food
Hours: 45
Room: Firenze
Dual Listing: NUH 280 F
Description: This course explores food and gastronomy in the light of environmental preservation, sustainable agricultural practices, the conservation of biological and culinary diversity and global justice. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary perspective which brings together academic research and the traditional knowledge of farmers and producers, students will explore the complexity of food and food systems through an analysis of their nutritional, social, and environmental aspects. They will be encouraged to reflect on the sustainable food movement in a holistic manner, and to question the roles of individuals and consumers in today's global food system.
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: FAS 100 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 100 L : Introduction to the Fashion Industry
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: This core introductory course provides students with an overview of the fashion industry from research and design to the marketing of the finished product. Potential career opportunities within the field are examined, and the course briefly looks at the historical origins of fashion and the “Made in Italy” phenomenon of Italian made products. An overview of the global textile industry and leather market is also included. Students will acquire knowledge of basic industry terms and the process of apparel production from concept to the consumer.
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: FAS 100 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 100 L : Introduction to the Fashion Industry
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Description: This core introductory course provides students with an overview of the fashion industry from research and design to the marketing of the finished product. Potential career opportunities within the field are examined, and the course briefly looks at the historical origins of fashion and the “Made in Italy” phenomenon of Italian made products. An overview of the global textile industry and leather market is also included. Students will acquire knowledge of basic industry terms and the process of apparel production from concept to the consumer.
Fashion Figure Drawing
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: 1-CREDIT COURSE. Lab fee required
Course code: FAS 130 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 1
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 130 N Fashion Figure Drawing
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Description: This entry-level drawing class studies the elements of the figure in fashion proportion and in fashion poses. Students work to develop a personal line, style, and personality in figure presentation. Students will be exposed to the tools, concepts, and techniques of figure drawing. They will discuss, explore, and practice a variety of techniques, focusing on understanding and recreating three-dimensional forms on paper. Through lectures, demonstrations, and a great deal of drawing, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in replicating the human form.
Construction Techniques
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 150 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 210 N Design Studio Techniques
Hours: 90
Room: Ferré
Description: This course is the first in a series of technical studio courses in fashion design. In the production lab, students will learn to use different pieces of equipment, the process of assembling a garment and execute construction methods used in the apparel industry. A variety of sewing techniques from stitches and seam treatments to the application of trim and garment components will be included while completing samples in muslin. A sample book is developed of industry construction techniques as a reference guide. At the end of the course each student will produce a basic garment integrating the skills learned.
Fashion Illustration I
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 160 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 140 N : Fashion Design I: Drawing & Color
Hours: 90
Room: Versace
Description: This course for beginning students explores the world of fashion illustration. Students will learn how to draw a fashion figure, render fabrics and designs using a variety of media such as markers, pencils, and collage. Special attention will be given to coloring and shading. During the semester there will be a site visit to the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace, a museum of worldwide importance. Students will learn to illustrate designs and technical flat drawings. In addition, they will research target markets and customer profiles, create a collection, and present a conceptual moodboard.
Fashion Illustration I
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 160 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 140 N : Fashion Design I: Drawing & Color
Hours: 90
Room: Versace
Description: This course for beginning students explores the world of fashion illustration. Students will learn how to draw a fashion figure, render fabrics and designs using a variety of media such as markers, pencils, and collage. Special attention will be given to coloring and shading. During the semester there will be a site visit to the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace, a museum of worldwide importance. Students will learn to illustrate designs and technical flat drawings. In addition, they will research target markets and customer profiles, create a collection, and present a conceptual moodboard.
Fashion Illustration I (Summer only)
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 161 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 140 N Fashion Design I: Drawing & Color
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Description: This course for beginning students explores the world of fashion illustration. Students will learn how to draw a fashion figure, render fabrics and designs using a variety of media such as markers, pencils, and collage. Special attention will be given to coloring and shading. During the semester there will be a site visit to the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace, a museum of worldwide importance. Students will learn to illustrate designs and technical flat drawings. In addition, they will research target markets and costumer profiles, create a collection, and present a conceptual moodboard.
Patternmaking I
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 150 Construction Techniques, or equivalent
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 180 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 230 N Apparel Development I
Hours: 90
Room: Ferré
Description: This course in flat-pattern allows the designer to draft and manipulate patterns or blocks efficiently and create new patterns with custom measurements. Students begin with basic patterns and learn to manipulate fit and design lines while respecting the fundamental rules of pattern making. The semester project will include two designs. Each design will be cut in muslin first to resolve fit and construction. By understanding pattern development students will be able to gain a wider understanding of the possibilities of apparel design and construction.
Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: FAS 185 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 254 L Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: ANT 185 F
Description: How are anthropology and fashion related? How can this social science help us in analyzing both Western fashion and global fashion trends today? How can artifacts become fashion? What is the relationship between fashion and art? How is beauty constructed in fashion and visual culture? And how are gender and the body represented? Such questions, of more than specialized interest, have been raised since fashion started to be studied in academia in the 1980s. This course considers the particular contribution of anthropology to the study of fashion as an academic discipline and hence to understanding fashion as a significant cultural expression. We will study how meanings are constructed in fashion and visual culture, using the cross-cultural and transnational framework provided by anthropological research. We will also consider how fashion interacts with material culture through the production and consumption of “fashion items,” making fashion an interesting field of inquiry in the context of the anthropology of things.
Textile Science
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: FAS 195 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 200 N : Textiles
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Description: This core class teaches the fundamentals of textile and fabric science bringing awareness to the variety of materials used in fashion and their applications. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the textile industry with special attention given to the dyeing, printing, and finishing of textiles. Students will develop a basic knowledge of textile terminology, including fibers and their origin, structure, properties, and characteristics. The course will also cover yarns, construction, weaves and knit structures and enable students to make appropriate fabric selections for various apparel and home furnishings product, categories, and markets.
CAD for Fashion Design I
MON 3:00 PM-4:40 PM & 5:00 PM-6:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 160 Fashion Illustration I, or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment
Notes: it is recommended to have an understanding of garment construction
Course code: FAS 200 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 245 N Digital Fashion Design
Hours: 60
Room: Cavalli
Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic tools and techniques of Computer Aided Design standards in the fashion industry. Using Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop® students create digital layouts; from concept and the research process to technical flat drawings for industry. Presentational formats and techniques are covered including personal logo development and fashion drawings. The result of the research consists of concept moodboards, color story, fabric selections, textile print, and pattern designs. Note: It is recommended to have an understanding of garment construction.
Fashion Styling
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Majors in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, or Fashion Communication; minimum sophomore standing
Course code: FAS 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 60
Room: Versace
Description: This course gives insight into a form of fashion communication by offering an opportunity to understand the process of creating a fashion image for a brand, publication, media or entertainment industry in the field of fashion styling. Students gain theoretical understanding and application in discovering creative expression with a focus on developing a concept for a client’s brief, project planning, team management and learning to interact with photographers and industry players. Students identify trends and key practitioners in the field.
Fashion Marketing
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: FAS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 341 N Branding and Licensing
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Description: This course explores fashion marketing and merchandising. It focuses primarily on brands, and marketing strategies for product development, advertising, promotion, and retailing. The course analyzes the thinking behind the strategies for fashion products, paying special attention to the emotional aspects of fashion communication. Students will examine current business practices and new and emerging trends and issues that impact the fast-moving environment of the fashion and textile industry. The marketing aspects involved with the globalization of the industry, trade shows, and key events are included. Specialized topics consist of the importance of the European fashion system, with a comparison with some American brands and strategies. Case studies will provide a vision of how companies in today’s environment are evolving marketing plans to meet the new consumer’s demand, in terms of product design, distribution, and communication.
Fashion Marketing
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: FAS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 341 N Branding and Licensing
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course explores fashion marketing and merchandising. It focuses primarily on brands, and marketing strategies for product development, advertising, promotion, and retailing. The course analyzes the thinking behind the strategies for fashion products, paying special attention to the emotional aspects of fashion communication. Students will examine current business practices and new and emerging trends and issues that impact the fast-moving environment of the fashion and textile industry. The marketing aspects involved with the globalization of the industry, trade shows, and key events are included. Specialized topics consist of the importance of the European fashion system, with a comparison with some American brands and strategies. Case studies will provide a vision of how companies in today’s environment are evolving marketing plans to meet the new consumer’s demand, in terms of product design, distribution, and communication.
Fashion Marketing
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
OPEN
Course code: FAS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 341 N Branding and Licensing
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course explores fashion marketing and merchandising. It focuses primarily on brands and marketing strategies for product development, advertising, promotion, and retailing. The course analyzes the thinking behind the strategies for fashion products paying special attention to the emotional aspects of fashion communication. Students will examine current business practices and new and emerging trends and issues that impact the fast-moving environment of the fashion and textile industry. The marketing aspects involved with the globalization of the industry, trade shows, and key events are included. Specialized topics consist of the importance of the European fashion system, with a comparison with some American brands and strategies. Case studies will provide a vision of how companies in today’s environment are evolving marketing plans to meet the new consumer’s demand, in terms of product design, distribution, and communication.
Fabric Styling
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 220 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 325 / FASH 267 N Textile Design /Private Label
Hours: 60
Room: Moschino
Description: Fabric Styling is a practical studio course on surface design in which a variety of textile techniques are demonstrated with attention given to dying, painting, screen-printing, and digital printing. Surface treatments, such as embroidery, beading, and appliqué are included. Visual communication skills are emphasized through the presentation of concept development, trend research, and moodboards. Students create a trend book that illustrates the diverse surface techniques, including the process of their own textile designs.
Fashion Consumer Behavior
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: FAS 225 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 258 N Consumer Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: This course examines the decision-making process of the customer through fashion concepts, theories, cultural influences, demographics, psychographics, and consumer dynamics. Students learn the analysis of perceptions, communication, and ethics to determine how a customer can turn into a consumer by understanding behavior and reactions to the impact of purchasing. Students analyze research data and the application in assessing market strategy. The theory of motivation and the reasons underlying the wearing of clothes are also studied.
Fashion Consumer Behavior
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: FAS 225 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 258 N Consumer Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course examines the decision-making process of the customer through fashion concepts, theories, cultural influences, demographics, psychographics, and consumer dynamics. Students learn the analysis of perceptions, communication, and ethics to determine how a customer can turn into a consumer by understanding behavior and reactions to the impact of purchasing. Students analyze research data and the application in assessing market strategy. The theory of motivation and the reasons underlying the wearing of clothes are also studied.
Visual Merchandising
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: FAS 235 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 269 N Visual Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Versace
Description: This course explores contemporary visual merchandising strategies. It focuses primarily on understanding visual merchandising techniques, concepts and processes, and recognizes how visual merchandising efforts support retailing trends and sales success in retail store spaces. The course analyzes the philosophy behind the creative process and identifies a variety of resources for idea development such as marketplace dynamics and consumer trends. The aim of this course is to prepare students in the process of designing, planning, and organizing visual displays and in-store designs that effectively communicate brand identity. Through lectures students will learn theory and techniques for visual displays. Students will apply this knowledge to the design and creation of model window display and/or in-store designs. This course provides a vision of how retailers in today’s environment are adapting visual merchandising and communication strategies to meet consumers' demands.
Visual Merchandising
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: FAS 235 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 269 N Visual Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Versace
Description: This course explores contemporary visual merchandising strategies. It focuses primarily on understanding visual merchandising techniques, concepts and processes, and recognizes how visual merchandising efforts support retailing trends and sales success in retail store spaces. The course analyzes the philosophy behind the creative process and identifies a variety of resources for idea development such as marketplace dynamics and consumer trends. The aim of this course is to prepare students in the process of designing, planning, and organizing visual displays and in-store designs that effectively communicate brand identity. Through lectures students will learn theory and techniques for visual displays. Students will apply this knowledge to the design and creation of model window display and/or in-store designs. This course provides a vision of how retailers in today’s environment are adapting visual merchandising and communication strategies to meet consumers' demands.
Visual Merchandising
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: FAS 235 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 269 N Visual Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Versace
Description: This course explores contemporary visual merchandising strategies. It focuses primarily on understanding visual merchandising techniques, concepts and processes, and recognizes how visual merchandising efforts support retailing trends and sales success in retail store spaces. The course analyzes the philosophy behind the creative process and identifies a variety of resources for idea development such as marketplace dynamics and consumer trends. The aim of this course is to prepare students in the process of designing, planning, and organizing visual displays and in-store designs that effectively communicate brand identity. Through lectures students will learn theory and techniques for visual displays. Students will apply this knowledge to the design and creation of model window display and/or in-store designs. This course provides a vision of how retailers in today’s environment are adapting visual merchandising and communication strategies to meet consumers' demands.
Draping I
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 150 Construction Techniques, or equivalent
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 231 N : Apparel Development II
Hours: 90
Room: Ferré
Description: Draping, the second method of pattern development to create a garment, begins with shaping muslin on the dressform. Students learn the basic rules of draping and create variations of a basic bodice and skirt, darts, princess lines, sleeves and collars. From the conceptual phase to the finished garment, students will have an opportunity for creative use of construction details. Particular attention is given to the expression of personal style, especially when executing the final project, which includes different technical elements learned. Accurate working and attention to detail are necessary to be successful in this course.
Retail Management
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 100 Introduction to the Fashion Industry, or equivalent (or concurrent enrollment), or an introductory business course
Course code: FAS 265 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 265 N / BUS 325 N Retailing Principles & Practices/ International Retailing
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: Understanding the retail environment from a historical perspective and new or emerging developments is the objective of this course. Knowledge of retail strategies, operations, organizational structure and formats including managerial ethics will help the student become a successful retailer. Multi-channel and international retailing are introduced as well as supply chain management. Students will also learn the importance of human resources management and strategic planning.
Knitwear I
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 160 Fashion Illustration I, or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 270 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 370 N : Knitwear Design
Hours: 90
Room: Ferré
Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with the fashion knitwear industry and is aimed at the student interested in learning knitting techniques from yarn characteristics and knit structures to finished garments. Attention is given to basic knit stitches and construction techniques to create individual designs from yarn selection to finished garment. It has drawing and experimental components. Students will have an opportunity to execute knitwear design ideas and produce hand-knitted garments. Demonstrations of machine-knitting are also included. At the end of the course students will be able to organize a knitwear portfolio of the research process and individual designs.
Accessory Design
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 200 CAD for Fashion Design I and FAS 160 Fashion Illustration I, or equivalent
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 270 N Accessories Design
Hours: 90
Room: Missoni
Description: Accessory design has increasingly gained importance in the global fashion industry. While often contemporary fashion designers have expanded their brand identity by developing accessories lines, the heritage of many European fashion luxury brands originated in accessory design. The course includes the design and technical skills necessary in the creation of accessory products. Particular attention is given to trend forecasting, sketching, and technical drawings. Using CAD technology, students design a small range of accessories and develop a collection portfolio focused on handbags, millinery, scarves, and more. Site visits are included.
History of Costume
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: FAS 285 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Marist Code/Title: ART 281 L : History of Costume
Hours: 45
Room: Fondaz. Zeffirelli
Description: Students explore the historical styles of Western dress and adornment through the ages from the ancient Egyptian period to the 20th century. Costume is viewed within the context of the period related to major historical developments, technology, production, and the economy. Further discussions center on the cultural and religious influences, societal values, political climate and specific individuals seen to influence the fashions of each time period.
Fashion Buying Concepts
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Fashion Merchandising, Retail, Marketing, or Management majors/minors
Course code: FAS 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 355 N Buying, Planning & Allocation
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Description: Retail and the fashion business are stimulating, fascinating, and in a process of continual change. Understanding the dynamics and significance of retail buying concepts will be critical to the success of anyone interested in buying, selling or communicating consumer fashion products and services. Students will study fundamentals of retail buying including planning, assorting, pricing and purchasing fashion inventories. The effect of different retail formats on purchasing, identification and evaluation of resources and ethical issues in sourcing are included. With global fashion industry constantly undergoing change, an important part of this class involves understanding current events and the effect on retail buying. The course is targeted towards students who are looking for careers in fashion buying, merchandising, marketing and should already have taken classes towards these majors. The ability to work in teams and to communicate is strongly emphasized.
Fashion Buying Concepts
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: Fashion Merchandising, Retail, Marketing, or Management majors/minors
Course code: FAS 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 355 N Buying, Planning & Allocation
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Retail and the fashion business are stimulating, fascinating, and in a process of continual change. Understanding the dynamics and significance of retail buying concepts will be critical to the success of anyone interested in buying, selling or communicating consumer fashion products and services. Students will study fundamentals of retail buying including planning, assorting, pricing and purchasing fashion inventories. The effect of different retail formats on purchasing, identification and evaluation of resources and ethical issues in sourcing are included. With global fashion industry constantly undergoing change, an important part of this class involves understanding current events and the effect on retail buying. The course is targeted towards students who are looking for careers in fashion buying, merchandising, marketing and should already have taken classes towards these majors. The ability to work in teams and to communicate is strongly emphasized.
Fashion Buying Concepts
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: Fashion Merchandising, Retail, Marketing, or Management majors/minors
Course code: FAS 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 355 N Buying, Planning & Allocation
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Retail and the fashion business are stimulating, fascinating, and in a process of continual change. Understanding the dynamics and significance of retail buying concepts will be critical to the success of anyone interested in buying, selling or communicating consumer fashion products and services. Students will study fundamentals of retail buying including planning, assorting, pricing and purchasing fashion inventories. The effect of different retail formats on purchasing, identification and evaluation of resources and ethical issues in sourcing are included. With global fashion industry constantly undergoing change, an important part of this class involves understanding current events and the effect on retail buying. The course is targeted towards students who are looking for careers in fashion buying, merchandising, marketing and should already have taken classes towards these majors. The ability to work in teams and to communicate is strongly emphasized.
History of Italian Fashion
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Junior standing, or Fashion majors/minors
Course code: FAS 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 381 N History of Modern Fashion
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course introduces students to the main historical styles, concepts and definitions of fashion and fashion design by following the evolution of Italian fashion from its birth to the present day. We will study the history of fashion, using connections, historical documents and other materials to cover relevant time periods, styles or techniques, sometimes departing from the Italian context, but focusing on the lives and careers of some of the most significant designers. Special emphasis will be put on the birth of Italian fashion in Florence in 1951 and on the major Italian designers or labels including Schiaparelli, Ferragamo, Fontana, Capucci, Valentino, Pucci, Armani, Versace, Dolce e Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, and Cavalli.
History of Italian Fashion
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing or fashion majors/minors
Course code: FAS 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 381 N History of Modern Fashion
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course introduces students to the main historical styles, concepts, and definitions of fashion and fashion design by following the evolution of Italian fashion from its birth to the present day. The history of fashion is studied using connections, historical documents and other materials to cover relevant time periods, styles, or techniques, and focus on the lives and careers of some of the most significant designers. Special emphasis is placed on the birth of Italian fashion in Florence in 1951 and on major Italian designers, including Schiaparelli, Ferragamo, Fontana, Capucci, Valentino, Pucci, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, and Cavalli.
Fashion Communication
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 215 Fashion Marketing, or BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: FAS 314 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 214 L Fashion Communication
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand positioning and identity to the final consumer through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, review of fashion shows, analysis of advertising campaigns; the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data; strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global customer base.
Product Development
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Fashion majors/minors of junior standing
Course code: FAS 325 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 300 N Product Development
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Description: In this advanced course students learn the methods used to plan, implement, and manage the development of apparel products. Target market description and analysis, trend forecasting, garment styling, materials selection, sourcing, and production are all part of the product development and apparel manufacturing process that are presented in this course. Additional topics focus on private label techniques, cost and quality control in the development from concept to finished product.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: FAS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: BUS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: FAS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: BUS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: FAS 352 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: BUS 352 F
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Trend Forecasting
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Fashion / Textile / Interior / Jewelry majors
Notes: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial
Course code: FAS 355 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 235 N : Trend Forecasting and Analysis
Hours: 45
Room: Versace
Dual Listing: JWY 355 F INT 355 F
Description: This course is designed to promote research and analytical skills by teaching the key methods to forecast fashion trends by exploring processes and methods used to define short and long term industry forecasts. Students acquire key techniques in the research and analysis of emerging trends. They learn the difference between macro and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is primary to the fashion industry. The course examines the forecasting framework and the analysis of trend and lifestyle information, marketplace dynamics, and consumer profile. The increasing value trend forecasting provided can influence future businesses and affect diverse industries; from automotive and apparel to interiors and household products. Note: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial.
Trend Forecasting
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: Fashion / Textile / Interior / Jewelry majors
Notes: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial
Course code: FAS 355 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 235 N : Trend Forecasting and Analysis
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Dual Listing: JWY 355 F INT 355 F
Description: This course is designed to promote research and analytical skills by teaching the key methods to forecast fashion trends by exploring processes and methods used to define short and long term industry forecasts. Students acquire key techniques in the research and analysis of emerging trends. They learn the difference between macro and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is primary to the fashion industry. The course examines the forecasting framework and the analysis of trend and lifestyle information, marketplace dynamics, and consumer profile. The increasing value trend forecasting provided can influence future businesses and affect diverse industries; from automotive and apparel to interiors and household products. Note: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial.
Fashion Lab - Experimental Design
WED 12:00 NOON-1:40 PM & 2:00 PM-3:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 250 Draping I and FAS 160 Fashion Illustration I, or equivalent
Course code: FAS 360 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 371 N Fashion Lab Elective
Hours: 60
Room: Moschino
Description: Understanding fashion and how the elements of the surrounding environment contribute to a design concept is at the core of this advanced design course. As inspirational source, students analyze the rich art and cultural history that the city of Florence offers in exploring potential resolutions for experimental fashion designs. This course is aimed to encourage creativity to surface in unexpected ways through assigned projects, inspiration, site visit and in-depth research. The city, museum studies and fashion intertwine to imagine new creative solutions for fashion design problems presented throughout the semester. Designers are provided with a chance to investigate and discover alternate approaches to materials in creating fashion designs. This course challenges students to reflect on sustainable or environmental considerations by encouraging thinking outside the box and exploring various resources for material usage. Fashion designers are offered an opportunity to broaden their creative skills by using unusual materials to find solutions while pushing creative boundaries in the age-old quest of clothing the human form.
Fashion Design Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Fashion Design / Product Development majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field; 3) Elementary Italian 2 completed (ITL 102 level) and concurrent enrollment in an Italian class
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, portfolio (due by application deadline) on-site interview and Italian language placement test. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: FAS 362 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: FASH 396 N Fashion Internships
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Fashion Design and Apparel Construction. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with small fashion boutiques and related businesses. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include but are not limited to: product development, working on fabric/garment prototyping, cutting and sewing of garments and accessories, design assistance. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a portfolio showing sewing ability. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the results of an onsite interview during the first week of the term and an Italian language placement test. Fluency in Italian is advantageous.
Merchandise Planning and Control
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 300 Fashion Buying Concepts, or equivalent
Course code: FAS 365 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 304 N Merchandise Planning and Control
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of the mathematical concepts and calculations involved in profitable merchandising. Students work with actual retailing scenarios to apply merchandising formulas such as open-to-buy, mark-up, and stock turnover.
Interdisciplinary Design
TUE 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: At least three prior semesters of design courses (architecture, fashion, graphic, interior, product, industrial, or textile design)
Course code: FAS 368 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 351 L Interdisciplinary Design
Hours: 60
Room: Missoni
Dual Listing: GRA 368 F INT 368 F
Description: This advanced course offers design students an opportunity to work in class teams with a collaborative approach, learning about the thinking and processes of diverse design disciplines while finding creative solutions. The teams consist of cross- or multi-disciplinary majors. The aim is to adopt a collective response to research development and problem-solving, in the process discovering the commonalities underlying design processes. Each collective response requires integrating ideas to create effective and innovative solutions to current design needs and problems. Through this course students acquire multiple viewpoints within a global context, simulating the demands of today’s multidisciplinary work environment.
Collection Production
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: FAS 245 Fashion Illustration II and FAS 340 Apparel Construction, or equivalent
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: FAS 400 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Faenza, 44/A
Marist Code/Title: FASH 480 L: Design Capping III: Collections II
Hours: 90
Room: Ferré
Description: In this capstone course students will apply acquired knowledge to develop a cohesive collection of original designs. The designer will research their selected category and target market. From concept and line development through finished garments, a small group of completed outfits will be produced. Emphasis is placed on creativity, originality, technical skill, execution, and marketability. In addition to finished garments the designer records the process in a design journal and develops portfolio-ready fashion illustrations.
Fashion Employment Seminar
WED 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing and three semesters of fashion courses
Notes: Strong writing and communication skills in English are highly recommended to be successful in this course. Students who have elements useful for portfolios are encouraged to bring them.
Course code: FAS 415 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 1
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 400 N Fashion Employment Seminar
Hours: 15
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course for upper-level fashion students helps to launch themselves in a career in the world of fashion. It equips students already trained in some aspect of the fashion business to present themselves to fashion companies with a view to acquiring a first full-time job in the business. Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and Merchandising students will work on their portfolios, create resumes and business cards, write cover letters, and prepare interviews. Note: Strong writing and communication skills in English are highly recommended to be successful in this course. Students who have elements useful for portfolios are encouraged to bring them.
Fashion Entrepreneurship
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing in fashion, textiles, or business, or concurrent enrollment in the Fashion Marketing and Merchandising certificate. Knowledge of basic marketing is recommended
Course code: FAS 430 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Fashion Design, Marketing and Merchandising
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: FASH 315 N Fashionology Entrepreneurship
Hours: 45
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This advanced course provides students an opportunity to plan a virtual company from concept to creation. The course entails writing a business plan, analyzing market and competition, creating the image of the brand, selecting multiple distribution channels, and managing human resources. Although focused on fashion, this upper-level course has general applicability.
Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth
MON to FRI 9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: GND 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 232 L Sex, Evolution & Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Dual Listing: PSY 280 F
Description: The aim of this course is to examine the reach and impact that Darwin’s theory of natural selection has had on religion, gender, and race and to uncover some common misconceptions about his work. The Origin of Species brought about a profound intellectual revolution not only in the natural, but also in the social sciences. Part one of the course examines the building blocks of Darwin's theory and its dissemination, reception, and legacy. Part two examines the theoretical basis of modern evolutionary biology and analyzes some of the most popular (and contested) theories of evolutionary psychology relating to human reproduction, gender, relationships, and beauty. The course further offers a critical study of some evolutionary ideas after Darwin, focusing on eugenics, revealing flaws in modern popular scientific discourse as well as potential limitations to the scientific method and culture. Student presentations will consider Darwin's influence on areas such as art and media and also on our understanding of physical and mental disabilities.
Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: GND 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 232 L Sex, Evolution & Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: PSY 280 F
Description: The aim of this course is to examine the reach and impact that Darwin’s theory of natural selection has had on religion, gender, and race and to uncover some common misconceptions about his work. The Origin of Species brought about a profound intellectual revolution not only in the natural, but also in the social sciences. Part one of the course examines the building blocks of Darwin's theory and its dissemination, reception, and legacy. Part two examines the theoretical basis of modern evolutionary biology and analyzes some of the most popular (and contested) theories of evolutionary psychology relating to human reproduction, gender, relationships, and beauty. The course further offers a critical study of some evolutionary ideas after Darwin, focusing on eugenics, revealing flaws in modern popular scientific discourse as well as potential limitations to the scientific method and culture. Student presentations will consider Darwin's influence on areas such as art and media and also on our understanding of physical and mental disabilities.
Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: GND 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 232 L Sex, Evolution & Behavior
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: PSY 280 F
Description: The aim of this course is to examine the reach and impact Darwin’s theory of natural selection has had on religion, gender, and race and to uncover some common misconceptions about his work. The Origin of Species brought about a profound intellectual revolution not only in the natural but also in the social sciences. Part one of the course examines the building blocks of Darwin's theory and its dissemination, reception, and legacy. Part two examines the theoretical basis of modern evolutionary biology and analyzes some of the most popular (and contested) theories of evolutionary psychology relating to human reproduction, gender, relationships, and beauty.
Women in Religion
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: GND 286 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: REST 316 L Women in Religion
Hours: 45
Room: Galileo
Dual Listing: REL 286 F
Description: Women have been by turns defined by, harmed by, excluded from, but also enriched by religions. Often they have been and still are barred from equal spiritual footing with men in many religious institutions. But how do sacred texts and rituals define who we are and what roles we have as men and women? What do religious traditions teach communities about gender, bodies, sexuality, and the divine? This course considers the difficult question of gender (im)balances from within 3 major monotheistic Abrahamic religious traditions, namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will examine both the influences that religions have on women - through texts that have been written for, about, and against women -- and also the interrelated influence that women have on religions -- through texts written by women as individual participants in the religious experience or by feminist religious scholars who are challenging gender-exclusive language, roles, and institutions. This course asks questions of current relevance about the changing roles of women inside religious communities, in the public sphere of leadership and authority, in the family, and in everyday life. By examining traditional cultural beliefs and values derived from religions, and by using interfaith and gender perspective lenses, the course aims to offer resources to understand, evaluate, and possibly challenge traditional roles.
Women of the Medici Family
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent, or sophomore standing
Course code: GND 290 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 255 L The Women of the Medici
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Dual Listing: HIS 295 F
Description: This course is an introduction to some of the most famous women of the house of the Medici (1368-1743). Particular emphasis will be given to their biographies and their unique roles in history. The Medici are the best-known and most prestigious Italian family; their history developed over four centuries and embraced thirteen generations. Their name is linked to the history of Florence. From simple bankers and merchants they became one of the most important families in Europe. We will explore four centuries of the Medici family, its men, its children, its power, and its role in Florentine, Italian and European life, through the lens of the Medici women’s lives.
History of Prostitution
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Course code: GND 302 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 260 L History of Prostitution
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course analyzes the historical evolution of the concepts of sexuality and the body in the Western tradition, focusing on prostitution as a complex phenomenon where gender roles, sexual practices, religious, and moral views, social power and legal boundaries intersect. Chronologically the course focuses on classical antiquity (with some reference to the earliest historical cultures), and the medieval and early modern eras (through the Reformation). In our analysis, interdisciplinary approaches are of great importance, allowing us to move between history, religion and mythology, philosophy, visual arts, literary sources, and legal documents. Readings and discussions address the phenomenon of prostitution in Western society today in terms of current research on the one hand and public perceptions and understanding on the other.
Female Characters in 20th Century Fiction
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: A prior course in literature and/or women's/gender studies
Course code: GND 303 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: LIT 317 L Women Characters in 20th Century Fiction
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: LIT 303 F
Description: This course explores some of the most interesting and important female characters in 20th-century European and American fiction. Such characters will include those created by male writers such as Molly in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Connie in D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sarah in John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. However, the course also seeks to compare and contrast such creations with female characters emerging from fiction written by women, for example, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Anna in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, Christa Wolf’s Cassandra, or Villanelle in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion. We will assume a gendered perspective to compare men and women writers and their different interpretations of womanhood; yet, we shall also try to overcome the enclosures of critical theories and show how great literature can never be reduced to a mere system.
Digital Toolbox
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: GRA 103 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 4
Marist Code/Title: COM 103 L Digital Toolbox
Hours: 45
Room: Eschini
Description: The Digital Toolbox provides essential skills in digital media applications including developing text, still and moving images, information graphics, and audio files for Web-based presentation for a wide range of communication professions and serves as a foundation for more advanced courses involving Web-based production.
20th Century Graphics and Illustration
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: GRA 150 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 4
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 110 L History of Graphics and Illustration
Hours: 45
Room: Eschini
Description: This course deals with the history of graphic design and illustration and how it was interpreted in different cultures from the late 1800s to the present. We will investigate the origins of modern graphic design developed in Europe, Russia, and in the United States and how it relates to ancient graphic design created in the Near and Far East, Europe and the Americas. The course will present an in-depth study of graphics which can entail signs, letters of the alphabet, lines of a drawing, colors of a painting, and dots of a photograph. They all form images and they all convey ideas.
Digital Sketchbook
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: material costs apply. Experience in drawing and in using Photoshop is helpful
Course code: GRA 165 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: STUD 130 N Digital Sketchbook
Hours: 90
Room: Truman
Dual Listing: PDM 165 F
Description: In this course students combine traditional and digital media. In drawing sessions in various locations in the historic center of Florence, students learn basic drawing concepts, followed by one-on-one instruction with the instructor to create drawings suitable for the computer lab sessions. These manual drawing sessions focus on creating three-dimensional space through the use of linear perspective and construction of complex forms using simple volumes, on the drawing of the sculpted and live human figure, and on creating balanced and interesting compositions. In the computer sessions students learn to scan selected drawings from the city drawing sessions and paint them digitally using Photoshop. Students explore painting concepts applicable to both traditional and digital painting and the most relevant and useful Photoshop functions. In the course students create multiple versions of each painting (for example, day and night versions of one scene). Projects include painting a set of images using gouache, and developing and modifying with Photoshop one or more of their traditionally painted images. In this way students discover benefits and drawbacks of the traditional and graphic approaches.
Graphic Design
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Notes: professional printing skills are developed in a commercial printing center
Course code: GRA 170 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 170/ART 215 N Graphic Design I
Hours: 90
Room: Truman
Description: This course gives students a theoretical and practical introduction to graphic design in the era of digital communication. Students follow a program based on practical applications, realized entirely using computer graphic techniques. The constant search for the harmony of shapes, colors, and words goes together with the learning of the most modern digital graphic techniques. During the course, bidimensional vector graphics will be used for the realization of all assigned projects. The fundamental concepts of the manipulation of the images are also taught to complete the same projects. In consideration of the great importance that advertising has in this course, student projects address communication issues, exploring the principal media and investigating ways of working with different targets. Curiosity and an inclination for research are the essential characteristics of students interested in this course. Students must be familiar with the computer environment. Professional printing skills are developed in a commercial printing center.
Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: professional printing skills are developed in a commercial printing center
Course code: GRA 185 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 101 N /ART 231 L Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals
Hours: 90
Room: Truman
Description: This course trains students in the basics of computer graphics, developing foundational techniques and skills within the standard set of software applications for the design field. Image optimization and manipulation, graphic illustration basics and Web design principles are covered extensively. Students work on individual practical projects, image make-ups, graphic illustrations, and Web layout design. Professional printing skills are developed in the context of a commercial printing center.
Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals (Summer and Intersession)
MON to FRI 9:00 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 401
OPEN
Notes: Professional printing skills are developed in a commercial printing center.
Course code: GRA 186 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 101/ ART 231 L Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: This course trains students in the basics of computer graphics, developing foundational techniques and skills within the standard set of software applications for the design field. Image optimization and manipulation, graphic illustration basics and Web design principles are covered extensively. Students work on individual practical projects, image make-ups, graphic illustrations, and Web layout design. Professional printing skills are developed in the context of a commercial printing center.
Foundations of Visual Communication
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: material costs apply
Course code: GRA 190 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 185 L Visual Design Theory
Hours: 90
Room: Munari
Description: This course is essential for all students that, either as beginners in graphic design or with previous experience in digital graphics, desire to learn the secrets of "good design." The aim of the course is to assist students in developing intellectual skills and familiarity with the rules which underpin the creation of graphic works that convey both aesthetic quality and communicative power. The course is structured into a series of projects, lectures, analyses, and drawing exercises which, through the application and study of design theories, aim at offering students a methodology for solving graphic and visual projects. Topics include: B/W techniques, layouts and grids, colors and shape balance, mirror and rotational symmetries, repetitive patterns, archetypes and primary shapes, fonts and typography, studies of visual languages and cultural backgrounds, analysis of styles and artwork, rules to derive families of shapes and colors, formats and harmonic proportions such as the diagonal of the square, icons, logotypes, and trademarks, studies of 3D models and packaging. The course places emphasis on the learning of graphic design principles and concepts that are independent of the tools used for production (digital or manual techniques). There is a focus on learning from the great tradition of Italian design, and the student is encouraged to make the most of the visual and cultural experience offered by the city of Florence.
Foundations of Visual Communication (Summer only)
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Notes: material costs apply
Course code: GRA 191 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 185 L Visual Design Theory
Hours: 45
Room: Munari
Description: This course is essential for all the students that, either as beginners in Graphic Design or with previous experience in Digital Graphics, desire to learn the secrets of "good design." The aim of the course is to assist students in developing intellectual skills and familiarity with the rules which underpin the creation of graphic works that convey both aesthetic quality and communicative power. The course is structured into a series of projects, lectures, analyses, and drawing exercises which, through the application and study of design theories, aim at offering students a methodology for solving graphic and visual projects. Topics include: B/W techniques, layouts and grids, colors and shape balance, mirror and rotational symmetries, repetitive patterns, archetypes and primary shapes, fonts and typography, studies of visual languages and cultural backgrounds, analysis of styles and artworks, rules to derive families of shapes and colors, formats and harmonic proportions such as the diagonal of the square, icons, logotypes and trademarks, studies of 3D models and packaging. The course places emphasis on the learning of Graphic Design principles and concepts that are independent of the tools used for production (digital or manual techniques). There is a focus on learning from the great tradition of Italian design, and the student is encouraged to make the most of the visual and cultural experience offered by the city of Florence.
Web Design
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Course code: GRA 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 220 N / ART 323 N Web Design I
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: This course gives students the knowledge of the essential techniques of Web design. When starting to study this vast subject, students will follow a theoretical program structured by the step-by-step learning of the fundamental concepts of the world of Information and communication technology. Students will first acquire the fundamentals. Then they will use the most advanced techniques of digital editing to work on graphic design. The course is based on communication, and students will be stimulated to realize projects oriented to multimedia communication. Curiosity and an inclination for research are the essential characteristics of students interested in this course. Student must be familiar with the computer environment.
Workshop in Graphic Design
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Course code: GRA 262 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: ART 315 N Graphic Design II
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: Conceived for students who have already learned how to develop the fundamentals of graphic design using the basic tools and expect to test themselves through more ambitious projects, the course offers the opportunity to learn by working on real cases with effective professional goals. The core of the assignments consists of a professional brief to be analyzed and discussed in order to develop successful solutions. Projects entail real challenges offered by firms or by competitions released by crowd-sourcing platforms; the instructor will help students to understand specific project objectives, and to learn and refine the best techniques with which to realize their proposals. Activities include work group sessions. Projects may be printed, Web-based, or hybrid, and a presentation is required
Dynamic Web Design
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 215 Web Design, or equivalent
Notes: Intermediate level proficiency in a raster graphic software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator, Adobe Painter) and a vector graphic software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw) is required. A level test is given at the start of the course.
Course code: GRA 295 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 295 N : Web Design II
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) have become the real state of the art of Web design. While standard XML and HTML rely on style sheets for all stylistic presentation, the Web Accessibility Initiative makes use of CSS to improve access, and future work on HTML and XML will continue to make heavy use of CSS. In this course students learn how to design, develop, and publish a Web 2.0 dynamic publication. Students develop a preliminary working understanding of how to code for the Web using CSS and establish an awareness of the inconsistencies in rendering CSS between browsers. Secondary course goals include increasing students' abilities to create effective pages using CSS methods, based on php. platforms. Note: Intermediate level proficiency in a raster graphic software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator, Adobe Painter) and a vector graphic software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw) is required.
Workshop in Creative Advertising
FRI 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) COM 130 Introduction to Communication or BUS 210 Principles of Marketing; 2) GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Course code: GRA 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 378 / ART 378 N ST: Workshop in Creative Advertising
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: Why can one advertisement seem so "cool" and another one look so uninspiring? Is it simply a matter of personal talent or are those working in the advertising industry following a set of rules? Do you think you can do it better? Advertising is not a simple or random combination of images. The task of advertising is to build a positive perception of the product in the consumer's mind. Every commercial, every magazine ad, every TV promotion is designed to deliver an advertising message to a particular audience. In marketing and advertising science this audience is called the "target audience." This course gives students the possibility to express their own creativity within the boundary of the rules and limitations in an advertising project. Students will be required to realize different advertisements on given themes, following strictly the briefing that they will receive. Exercises will be undertaken using computer graphics. The idea is to simulate as far as possible the conditions of the work of a real advertising agency.
Graphic Design Project Development
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Course code: GRA 310 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 400 N Graphic Design: Advanced Projects Development
Hours: 90
Room: Munari
Description: This course is specifically designed for all those students who, having had previous experience in graphic design, desire to create a well presented portfolio of projects, highly refined and developed through an approach that places emphasis on aesthetic and functional quality. The first part of the semester will cover all aspects of the most important areas of printed works in graphic design such as: corporate identities, typography, icons, wrapping papers, packaging, logos, color palettes, photo and illustration management, fonts and creative book making. The second part will concentrate on the selection, definition and refinement of projects that will be presented in a nicely and effectively structured portfolio to be printed and either bent or packed. This class best meets the requirements of those students who are willing to expand their experience in graphic design through an approach that is deeply rooted in Italian culture and the Florentine environment. Students with a strong background in graphic design will improve their work by obtaining insights into the culture of aesthetic quality and different ways of looking at projects.
Graphic Design Internship
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Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Graphic Design majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Technical requirements: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Mac computers. Recommended: Creativity, drawing skills / Web programming knowledge. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission is contingent upon the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, portfolio (due by application deadline) and an onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: GRA 361 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: TBA
Marist Code/Title: ART 397 N Fine Arts Internship
Hours: 135
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Graphic Design. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is either with advertising and communications agencies or with the LdM Graphic Design Office. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: graphic design, packaging, corporate identity, logos, posters and flyers, catalogs, marketing materials, social media posting, layout of applications and e-commerce Web sites, Web programming, art direction. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent upon the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a portfolio. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Interdisciplinary Design
TUE 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: At least three prior semesters of design courses (architecture, fashion, graphic, interior, product, industrial, or textile design)
Course code: GRA 368 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 351 L Interdisciplinary Design
Hours: 60
Room: Missoni
Dual Listing: FAS 368 F INT 368 F
Description: This advanced course offers design students an opportunity to work in class teams with a collaborative approach, learning about the thinking and processes of diverse design disciplines while finding creative solutions. The teams consist of cross- or multi-disciplinary majors. The aim is to adopt a collective response to research development and problem-solving, in the process discovering the commonalities underlying design processes. Each collective response requires integrating ideas to create effective and innovative solutions to current design needs and problems. Through this course students acquire multiple viewpoints within a global context, simulating the demands of today’s multidisciplinary work environment.
Motion Graphic Techniques
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 262 Workshop in Graphic Design, or equivalent
Course code: GRA 370 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 370 N Motion Graphic Techniques
Hours: 90
Room: Truman
Description: This course is a guide to the professional aspects of multimedia advertising. Through the employment of the most appropriate technological resources, the student learns all the essential elements of the realization of digital video productions. This course emphasizes creativity as well as personal and collective research. Students acquire a solid theoretical base and an advanced use of software to become editors of advertising promotionals, video clips, and motion trails. This is a course for advanced students.
Brand Design
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) GRA 305 Workshop in Creative Advertising; 2) BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalents
Notes: material costs apply
Course code: GRA 382 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Graphic Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via dell'Alloro, 14/R
Marist Code/Title: GRAP 292 L ST: Graphics
Hours: 45
Room: Truman
Description: Today a professional graphic designer is often called upon to extend his/her interest to fields that just a few years ago were very far from the natural focus of the designer. With this in mind, the present course guides students through the process of inventing a new brand, starting from the analysis of pertinent economic trends, then proceeding to understanding where the consumer’s choice will be addressed in the near future and last, based on these studies, finalizing everything in the creation of a new brand complete with all the features that concern graphic design: name, logo related to corporate identity, general look and feel, payoff, slogans and multi media formats. This course carries the range of activities of the graphic designer into the areas of marketing and copy writing.
Making of Modern Europe from Antiquity to French Revolution
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 150 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 101 L Themes in Modern History
Hours: 45
Room: Leonardo
Description: The course will explore the vast physical, social, political and mental changes that occurred in European societies from the rise of Mediterranean civilization until the French Revolution. This long-term perspective will help students to understand the turning points in European history and the historical roots of contemporary European states. Particular attention will be devoted to the influence of Roman civilization on subsequent European empires and states. The evolution of Europe's external relations will be another key topic of the course. The imperial expansion of Rome, the barbaric invasions, the Crusades and finally the new forms of European colonialism will be analyzed and explained. The third main theme of the course will be the process of nation building in modern Europe, the rationale for the rise of nations and empires and the dynamics of the new system of states and international relations that appeared with the so-called Ancien Régime. This part of the course will provide students with a very important tool for understanding contemporary Europe and elements of historical methodology as well as elements of political theory which will be useful for other courses on European history and politics.
Ancient Rome
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 200 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Dual Listing: ANC 200 F
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Ancient Rome
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: HIS 200 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: ANC 200 F
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Ancient Rome
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 200 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: ANC 200 R
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
The Roman Civilization through Its Monuments
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 207 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 150 /ART 208 L Roman Civilization through its Monuments
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Dual Listing: ANC 207 R
Description: This course investigates the history of ancient Rome primarily through its monuments — its architecture and urban form. We will consider the mythology of Rome as caput mundi ("the head of the world"), as well as the physical city and its infrastructures in antiquity, from the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE. Significant architectural examples and monuments will be studied in their original historical, social, and cultural context. The ways in which power was expressed symbolically through building projects and artwork will be addressed during classes, which will be held mostly on site in the city and its environs. Key archaeological sites and museums in and around the city of Rome will also form part of the program.
Medieval Civilization and Culture
THU 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 212 T
Campus: Tuscania
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Marist Code/Title: HST 248/ ART 245 L Medieval Civilization and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Beatrice
Description: This course explores the remarkable series of transitions that Western civilization underwent between the years 313 and 1400 CE, dates corresponding to Emperor Constantine’s official acceptance of Christianity, and the advent of humanistic culture. In culture, politics, and society, this long period witnessed a reorientation of values and enormous shifts in the configuration of Europe. In the visual arts, efforts to interpret classical artistic language were accompanied by innovative contributions from different cultures. As students study historical and literary sources, archaeology as well as architecture, sculpture and painting, they acquire a chronological map of the essential developments, learning to distinguish between eras, and to interrelate political, social, economic, and cultural trends. Rejecting the popular notion of a "dark age" of culture in the Middle Ages, we shall emphasize the concept of historic evolution. Topics include: the Late Roman Empire, the Barbarian invasions, monasticism, medieval Christianity, the Crusades, the rise of the Italian city-states, the Black Death, and the roots of the Renaissance; Early Christian, Carolingian, Ottoman, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic Art. Italian developments and monuments receive special attention, and site visits in Tuscania, neighboring towns (such as Viterbo, Bolsena, Orvieto), and Rome, form an essential component of the course.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
MON to FRI 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
Section: 401
OPEN
Course code: HIS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 42
Room: Donatello
Dual Listing: ANC 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be explored during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about the Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: ANC 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be explored during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about the Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
FULL
Course code: HIS 215 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Dual Listing: ANC 215 F
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be explored during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about the Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 235 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 256 L The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Dual Listing: REL 235 F
Description: This course is an introduction to the legacy of the Holocaust and its implications. The course explores Christian anti-Judaism as one of many factors in the Nazi rise to power and the "Final Solution." It then proceeds to various accounts of life in the Nazi ghettoes and death camps and deals with Christian and Jewish efforts to remember the Holocaust within particular communities and places. The course will focus on the Holocaust of the Italian Jews. It will begin with an analysis of the emergence of the Fascist movement in Italy, which led to the Racial Laws. It will proceed with the study of specific stories of persecution, deportation, and salvation in the various cities of Italy. We will study in depth the reaction of the Vatican to the Holocaust. In addition, we will analyze the reactions of Italian society to the Holocaust, starting right after the war until today.
The Age of Barbarians: The "Fall" of the Roman Empire and the Birth of Medieval Europe
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 247 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 257 L The Age of Barbarians
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: ANC 247 R
Description: The course provides a survey of the European “Dark Ages” by following the long transition that transformed the Western Roman Empire into a turmoil of barbarian kingdoms. This “Age of Barbarians” (4th -7th centuries CE; from Constantine to Charles the Great), also known as “Late Antiquity,” witnessed important political, religious and socio-economic changes, which effectively shaped Western Europe: during the process, several Roman institutions and traditions were granted continuity, while many others were forever obliterated. The available and often fragmentary sources – the most significant of which will be analyzed in class – paint a complex scenario, oscillating between aborted legacies, political upheavals and attempted revivals of an unsurpassable ancient glory; the former imperial unity slowly dissolves in a plurality of different new national and cultural identities. Respective focuses on each specific context involved (Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany, North Africa) will encompass most of the classes. Instability, delusional hopes and the lack of an imperial authority in the West, will last until the Christmas Night of 800 CE, when the Pope will crown a new Emperor of Rome, who will be defined “Roman,” although being a “barbarian.”
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Tiziano
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: HIS 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 280 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 275 L Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Dual Listing: ART 280 F
Description: This course examines the social, economic, political, and artistic life of Florence and its close relationship to the fortunes (and misfortunes) of a group of notable Florentine families, such as the Medici, Rucellai, Strozzi, and Pitti, through the analysis of art works and objects, including wedding chests and other furniture, ceramics, jewelry, luxury clothing, and coats of arms. A study of these families, their history, their public and private lives, will help illustrate and uncover many significant characteristics of the city, not only in the past, but also today, as some of these families are still active in the social, political, and economic life of Florence.
Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors
Course code: HIS 281 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: HIST 281/ PHIL 281 L Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: PHI 281 R
Description: This course introduces science students to the historic developments of the basic principles and theories of modern physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, and biology. Students learn about the contributions of great Italian scientists and mathematicians, from the early modern period, through the Enlightenment era, and the Twentieth Century. Figures studied include Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Vincenzo Viviani, Alessandro Volta, Enrico Fermi, and others. Ideas and discoveries are contextualized by exploring their impact (and that of related technologies) on history and society. Note: Mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors.
Florence and the House of the Medici
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 286 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HIST 202 L Florence and the House of the Medici
Hours: 45
Room: Raffaello
Description: The course deals with the full story of this extraordinary family, whose fortunes are traced over three hundred years, from the late 14th century to the early 18th century, from the rise of the bank under Cosimo the Elder to the final collapse of the house of the Medici with the death of the last Medici Duke in 1737. Since the power of the Medici family enabled its members to rule Florence, control the papacy, act as the "needle of the Italian compass," and sometimes influence the policies of an entire continent, the course will provide students with an understanding of the history, politics, civic, and daily life of the period. The Medici were statesmen, scholars, patrons of the arts, collectors, entrepreneurs, and impresarios. Some of them were poets; others were popes. The course introduces students to philosophical and artistic movements by examining important achievements and some individuals who worked for the Medici, such as Michelangelo, Poliziano, Donatello, Botticelli, and several musicians at the Medici court. Visits to churches, museums, palaces, and galleries, which are important to the study of the Medici family, will supplement the lectures.
Florence and the House of the Medici
MON to THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 301
OPEN
Course code: HIS 286 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HIST 202 L Florence and the House of the Medici
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: The course deals with the full story of this extraordinary family, whose fortunes are traced over three hundred years, from the late 14th century to the early 18th century, from the rise of the bank under Cosimo the Elder to the final collapse of the house of the Medici with the death of the last Medici Duke in 1737. Since the power of the Medici family enabled its members to rule Florence, control the papacy, act as the "needle of the Italian compass," and sometimes influence the policies of an entire continent, the course will provide students with an understanding of the history, politics, civic, and daily life of the period. The Medici were statesmen, scholars, patrons of the arts, collectors, entrepreneurs, and impresarios. Some of them were poets; others were popes. The course introduces students to philosophical and artistic movements by examining important achievements and some individuals who worked for the Medici, such as Michelangelo, Poliziano, Donatello, Botticelli, and several musicians at the Medici court. Visits to churches, museums, palaces, and galleries, which are important to the study of the Medici family, will supplement the lectures.
The 1960s: A Global Counter Cultural Movement
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 290 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 242 L The 1960's: A Global Counter Cultural Movement
Hours: 45
Room: Donatello
Description: The course aims to study this seminal decade through an analysis of the most important historical, social, cultural, and artistic achievements of the period, specifically in the USA, Italy, Great Britain, and France. In the first part of the course students will explore the cultural climate marking the end of the 1950’s and beginning of the 1960’s in the USA and in Europe (for example, McCarthyism and Eurocommunism). Students will investigate how these elements contributed to the birth of a new public sensibility towards politics, minorities, women, culture, and social values. The central part of the course will focus on some of the leading personalities of the time, such as Martin Luther King, J. F. Kennedy, and D. Cohn Bendit, and on the main themes of the cultural debates of the time (pacifism, new social values, individual creativity, and racial integration). The last part of the course will provide the opportunity to evaluate the achievements of the decade and reflect on its subsequent consequences.
Women of the Medici Family
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent, or sophomore standing
Course code: HIS 295 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 255 L The Women of the Medici
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Dual Listing: GND 290 F
Description: This course is an introduction to some of the most famous women of the house of the Medici (1368-1743). Particular emphasis will be given to their biographies and their unique roles in history. The Medici are the best-known and most prestigious Italian family. Their history developed over four centuries and embraced thirteen generations. Their name is linked to the history of Florence. From simple bankers and merchants they became one of the most important families in Europe. We will explore four centuries of the Medici family, its men, its children, its power, and its role in Florentine, Italian and European life, through the lens of the lives of the Medici women.
Texts and Contexts in World History
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 297 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the history of world civilizations from the late Bronze Age (1200 BCE) to the 20th century CE. The “Humanities” encompass fields as history, art history, language and literature, history, religious studies, philosophy, and forms of artistic expression that reflect upon the lives and ideal of human beings throughout history. In this course, we will examine, question, critique, and exercise our imaginations to understand the thought worlds of human societies at a select number of pivotal moments in history. We will read literary works and other “primary sources” and try to interpret them in their historical context. In class, we will concentrate on the careful reading of texts that are regarded as having an enduring cultural value. These texts will serve as the starting point for an examination of the ways human beings have posed and answered—or, have tried to answer—the most fundamental questions of human existence. We will also use these texts to step outside of our contemporary reality and to examine cultures much different from our own. This confrontation with strange texts, which often do not easily reveal their meaning, will be used as a means of generating questions about the human condition—questions which we will then turn toward our own culture(s), as well as toward ourselves.
Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent
Course code: HIS 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 253 L : Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course explores the historical, literary and cultural developments of one of the most remarkable and vibrant periods of Italian history: the Renaissance. Students will be introduced to the main historical developments of the Renaissance period from the late fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. The Renaissance is above all the age of the individual and the affirmation of his/her achievements, best summed up by the credo "Man – the measure of all things". The focus of this course is therefore upon great personalities of the Italian Renaissance mainly in the fields of the visual arts, literature and philosophy, but also drawn from those of politics and civic life. These include key figures of the most prominent Italian families: the Medici, the Sforza, the Della Rovere; artists and architects: Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo; writers, poets and philosophers: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, as well as merchants and bankers. All these individuals left their mark in Italy between the early 1400s and the late 1500s.
Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent
Course code: HIS 300 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: HST 253 L Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
Hours: 45
Room: Fellini
Description: This course explores the historical, literary and cultural developments of one of the most remarkable and vibrant periods of Italian history: the Renaissance. Students will be introduced to the main historical developments of the Renaissance period from the late fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. The Renaissance is above all the age of the individual and the affirmation of his/her achievements, best summed up by the credo "Man – the measure of all things". The focus of this course is therefore upon great personalities of the Italian Renaissance mainly in the fields of the visual arts, literature and philosophy, but also drawn from those of politics and civic life. These include key figures of the most prominent Italian families: the Medici, the Sforza, the Della Rovere; artists and architects: Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo; writers, poets and philosophers: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, as well as merchants and bankers. All these individuals left their mark in Italy between the early 1400s and the late 1500s.
Reacting to the Past
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing. Recommended: as an advanced intermediate course, some background in history is highly advisable, but not required.
Course code: HIS 343 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Marconi
Description: At the cusp of a new era in the history of the world, the Italian city-states in Europe and the Forbidden City in Ming China experienced disruptions caused by the invention of new ways of understanding the world. During the Italian Renaissance, humanism emerged to challenge the traditional authorities. Ideas were rediscovered in the texts of ancient Greece and Rome; others came from inventions spurred by increasing trade throughout the continent and beyond. This class examines Galileo’s use of the telescope to disrupt the orthodoxy of geo-centrism that lay at the heart of Catholic theology. During the Ming Dynasty, China saw itself as the Middle Kingdom, uniting Heaven and Earth, as was conveyed by Confucianism, an ideology that espoused the simplicity of the Zhou dynasty two and a half millennia in the past, while trying to confront—and avoid—the challenges of the 16th century CE. This course has an oral communication and writing-intensive focus.
Crossroads of Faith: The Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Heritage of Rome
MON to THU 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing and ART 180 Art History I or ART 186 Art History II or equivalents
Notes: In collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: HIS 348 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title:
Hours: 45
Room: Puccini
Dual Listing: ART 348 F
Description: This course proposes an itinerary from Late Antiquity to Contemporaneity focusing on the artistic production and historical interactions pertinent to non-Catholic religious groups in Rome. It is intended to give students an overview of the main artistic and urbanistic achievements regarding the Jewish community, but also, to a lesser extent, of some of the production relevant to Eastern Christians, Protestants and Muslims. Classes are designed to offer an alternative perspective on the Eternal City, mostly perceived as the cradle of Catholicism. Lessons will cover a range of different topics, such as the analysis of artifacts and texts (manuscripts, prints, textiles, but also legends, midrashim, oral accounts), and it will also include the study of various sites, both thanks to documentary sources (lost buildings, destroyed churches), and through on-site visits (Ghetto, Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Non-Catholic Cemetery, monuments to Giordano Bruno and Giuseppe Garibaldi).
Crossroads of Faith: The Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Heritage of Rome
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Junior standing and ART 180 Art History I or ART 186 Art History II or equivalents
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: HIS 348 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: ART 248 L Crossroads of Faith
Hours: 45
Room: Tito
Dual Listing: ART 348 R
Description: This course proposes an itinerary from Late Antiquity to Contemporaneity focusing on the artistic production and historical interactions pertinent to non-Catholic religious groups in Rome. It is intended to give students an overview of the main artistic and urbanistic achievements regarding the Jewish community, but also, to a lesser extent, of some of the production relevant to Eastern Christians, Protestants and Muslims. Classes are designed to offer an alternative perspective on the Eternal City, mostly perceived as the cradle of Catholicism. Lessons will cover a range of different topics, such as the analysis of artifacts and texts (manuscripts, prints, textiles, but also legends, midrashim, oral accounts), and it will also include the study of various sites, both thanks to documentary sources (lost buildings, destroyed churches), and through on-site visits (Ghetto, Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Non-Catholic Cemetery, monuments to Giordano Bruno and Giuseppe Garibaldi).
International Terrorism
MON to THU 4:15 PM-6:45 PM
Section: 301
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: HIS 380 F
Campus: Florence
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 320 L History of Political Terrorism
Hours: 45
Room: Verdi
Dual Listing: POL 380 F
Description: This course examines the phenomenon of terrorism, which may be defined as the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals related to political or religious ideology. It addresses questions like the following: What is a terrorist and how should terrorism be defined? What are the motivations behind the use of terrorism and political violence? What are the policies that states are adopting to combat terrorist attacks? What is the future of terrorism and counter-terrorism? The course looks briefly at the "terror regimes" of previous centuries, and then studies the different forms of terrorism in the 21st century in terms of their geopolitical areas and their goals of the destabilization of governments and democratic systems and gaining political independence. The course includes analysis of current events and case studies.
International Terrorism
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: HIS 380 R
Campus: Rome
Department: History
Credits: 3
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Marist Code/Title: HST 320 L History of Political Terrorism
Hours: 45
Room: Augusto
Dual Listing: POL 380 R
Description: This course examines the phenomenon of terrorism, which may be defined as the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals related to political or religious ideology. It addresses questions like the following: What is a terrorist and how should terrorism be defined? What are the motivations behind the use of terrorism and political violence? What are the policies that states are adopting to combat terrorist attacks? What is the future of terrorism and counter-terrorism? The course looks briefly at the "terror regimes" of previous centuries, and then studies the different forms of terrorism in the 21st century in terms of their geopolitical areas and their goals of the destabilization of governments and democratic systems and gaining political independence. The course includes analysis of current events and case studies.
Interior Design I
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: INT 160 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 101 N Introduction to Interior Design
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: The course is an overview of the interior design profession. It introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of design, basic space planning and furnishing. Starting from the survey of an existing space, the student learns how to present the design through drawings. From a simple room like a kitchen or a bathroom and ending with a small residential apartment, the student will face all the problems concerning designing; from the drawing representation and the scale system, to the choice of materials and colors. Exercises and projects will be started in class under the supervision of the instructor and then continued and finished individually.
Product Design I
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: INT 170 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 110 L Principles of Interior and Industrial Design
Hours: 45
Room: Munari
Description: Paolo Fossati, an Italian expert in industrial design, stated: “Design means to create a strict connection between ideation and production.” Giovanni Klaus Koenig claimed that “design is like a bat, half bird and half mouse.” Starting from these two statements (one strictly formal, the other perceptive and witty), the aim of this course is to understand the term “industrial design” but chiefly the phenomena which modern human beings experience daily, if unconsciously. The design of objects destined to be manufactured by industries should have an essential quality of art. Although “art” is difficult to define, students learn that the designer’s work applies not only to the study of techniques, types of materials, assembly and problems concerning serial production and so on, but also, and most importantly, to their formal and artistic values. The course deals with the subject of design in a broad perspective, which includes product design, industrial design and interior design. The aesthetic, cultural, philosophical, and technical elements of the subject will be redefined through lectures and exercises. The teaching method is interactive and lessons involve slide lectures, readings, field trips to stores, exercises in basic design and discussions. Some classes focus on the history of design, Italian production, and semiotics.
Technical Drawing
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering, or equivalent
Course code: INT 181 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 115 N Technical Drawing
Hours: 45
Room: Albini
Description: The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to execute technical drawings, skills that include drawing orthographic projections, axonometry, and perspective applications. Different methods of geometrical presentations are taken into account and students learn how to draw a plan, a section, and elevations. Students also enhance their abilities in sketching and rendering of architecture, interior and product design and in understanding construction drawings with codes and dimensions. This course is taught through lectures, case studies, and graduated practical exercises and assignments that enable students to learn geometrical drawing. Through a portfolio project, students understand the technical design process, and develop the tools to be used in their future projects in architecture, interior and product design.
Technical Drawing
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering, or equivalent
Course code: INT 181 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 115 N Technical Drawing
Hours: 45
Room: Albini
Description: The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to execute technical drawings, skills that include drawing orthographic projections, axonometry, and perspective applications. Different methods of geometrical presentations are taken into account and students learn how to draw a plan, a section, and elevations. Students also enhance their abilities in sketching and rendering of architecture, interior and product design and in understanding construction drawings with codes and dimensions. This course is taught through lectures, case studies, and graduated practical exercises and assignments that enable students to learn geometrical drawing. Through a portfolio project, students understand the technical design process, and develop the tools to be used in their future projects in architecture, interior and product design.
Design for Living Spaces
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 160 Interior Design I, or equivalent
Course code: INT 210 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 215 N Residential Interior
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: In this course students learn to focus their analytical and technical skills in creating design solutions for living spaces as diverse in type as contemporary lifestyles and needs (single unit, family, social care, etc.). Students produce projects that must respond to the specific requirements of clients: space, technical, emotional atmosphere, accessibility, and so on. Students are encouraged to explore design solutions that reflect definite decorative and architectural approaches. Programming, building code issues, space planning, and furniture arrangement receive special attention. In the project students consider functional as well as aesthetic aspects, seeking to formulate a good solution, appropriately presented.
Aesthetics of Design: Theory and Practice
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 170 Product Design I, or ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalents
Course code: INT 220 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 330/ARTL 215 L Aesthetics of Design
Hours: 45
Room: Munari
Dual Listing: ARC 220 F
Description: This course applies the methods and concepts of aesthetics (the investigation of what makes something a work of art) to the field of design (including product design, interior design, architecture, and graphic design). Students investigate issues relating to the creation, value and experience of design, and they analyze and attempt to resolve problems relating to design as a form of art. One part of the course concentrates on meanings of formalism and expressionism; another part explores issues that are involved in the evaluation of design such as cultural, social and political environments. Specific attention is given to Italian Design, from its Renaissance heritage to the decades that made it internationally famous (1960s-80s). Comparisons are made with Modern and Contemporary International Design. Students are encouraged to make the most of the visual and cultural experience offered by the city and by the international environment of the institute.
Design Materials
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) INT 160 Interior Design I or INT 170 Product Design I 2) INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I, or equivalent
Course code: INT 240 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 331 N Materials and Models for Interior Construction
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: The course focuses on different aspects of materials for design, providing students with an understanding of materials and methods of interior constructions. Through the use of slides we will analyze the links between the emergence of a new design style and the use of an innovative material, from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The course will provide information about the materials existing in the design and building industry and craftsmanship, but it will also stimulate the student's curiosity and creativity in searching for new materials (maybe already in use in other fields of technology or brand new materials). The course will analyze the main characteristics, mechanical properties, durability and workability of a range of materials including: stone, wood, fabric, paint, plaster, ceramic, plastic, rubber, resin, metal, glass, composite materials, carbon fiber, Teflon coated fiberglass, Kevlar, fiber optic fabrics, acid or laser cutting, ecological and reused materials. Particular attention is devoted to the study of finishing and surfaces, the choice of colors, according to the final image of the work to design. The course provides the students with the tools for analyzing the properties and requirements of interior spaces or objects and choosing appropriate materials according to functional and aesthetic needs, sustainable and ecological requirements, and the image they want to communicate. Students learn to explore different spaces or objects and how they relate to the functional and aesthetic requirements of a specific project, through the choice of appropriate materials.
Interior Design II
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 160 Interior Design I, or equivalent
Course code: INT 250 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 230 N Interior Design
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: Starting from the survey of an existing place and learning how to present it through drawings (plants, sections, elevations), the student will deal with the solution of a given project in its entirety from marketing through the identification of targets to the solution of technical problems and layout. The project will consider functional and the aesthetic aspects, trying to formulate a good solution and present it in the appropriate way. The project process starts with the visit or explanation of the area. In class the students will examine and discuss some examples of finished projects and focus on the main elements and aspects of the project theme. The project will be composed of a general layout and inspiration board, plans, elevations, sections, perspective drawings, and sketches. Each project will be presented in class during the exam day; all the presentations will be colored and integrated with images, photos, materials.
CAD for Interior Design II
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I, or equivalent
Course code: INT 290 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 211 N : CAD for Interior Design II
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: The course objective is to give a basic knowledge of three-dimensional drawing and solid modeling. The course provides students with the basic tools to study and present design concepts in three-dimensional form, and explore the methods and materials of model construction. Topics include solid generation and composition, 3D orthographic views, perspectives, shading and rendering, management of lights and materials. The goal of this course is the use of solid modeling techniques not only as a representational method, but also to control and verify the creative process, giving the students the basics to analyze and visualize the interior space. Particular attention will be given to different ways of representing items in order to emphasize the individuality of each project.
CAD for Interior Design II
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I, or equivalent
Course code: INT 290 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 211 N : CAD for Interior Design II
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: The course objective is to give a basic knowledge of three-dimensional drawing and solid modeling. The course provides students with the basic tools to study and present design concepts in three-dimensional form, and explore the methods and materials of model construction. Topics include solid generation and composition, 3D orthographic views, perspectives, shading and rendering, management of lights and materials. The goal of this course is the use of solid modeling techniques not only as a representational method, but also to control and verify the creative process, giving the students the basics to analyze and visualize the interior space. Particular attention will be given to different ways of representing items in order to emphasize the individuality of each project.
Product Design II
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 170 Product Design I and the use of 3D drawing programs at an advanced level (INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II recommended), or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 293 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 220 N Product Design
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: A theme will be assigned and developed individually with the teacher’s help. The students will propose sketches, rendering, technical drawings with the appropriate dimensions, 3D drawings, and realize their final book, complete in all parts. They will also make a model, using the material they prefer. The students will be introduced to essential information about design, such as design definitions, the most important phenomena that have characterized the history of design, and the works of some of the most famous Italian and international designers. Students will be introduced to Bionics, the science of how nature teaches designers. The students will also be taught about the materials, both traditional and modern, and the technologies that are used to realize industrial products. The teacher will show the students the transformation of some products, from their birth to their present situation and characteristics. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Lighting Design
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) INT 250 Interior Design II, or INT 293 Product Design II 2) INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 330 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 320 N Lighting Design
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: The course is an introduction to the world of lighting. It provides a compendium of information on illumination design practices. The range of subjects covered is extensive. Methods of lighting design in this course include a section on lighting hardware (lamps and luminaires) and a part dedicated to practical experience through real lighting projects. The course will start with a quick theoretical overview of the different light sources, analyzing all types of new lamps currently on the market. Information about lighting objectives, visual comfort and pleasantness, color rendering, decorative, architectural and mood lighting, lighting control and application fields (offices, shops, exhibiting spaces) will be provided. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Trend Forecasting
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Fashion / Textile / Interior / Jewelry majors
Notes: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop beneficial
Course code: INT 355 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 235 N : Trend Forecasting and Analysis
Hours: 45
Room: Versace
Dual Listing: FAS 355 F JWY 355 F
Description: This course is designed to promote research and analytical skills by teaching the key methods to forecast fashion trends by exploring processes and methods used to define short and long term industry forecasts. Students acquire key techniques in the research and analysis of emerging trends. They learn the difference between macro and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is primary to the fashion industry. The course examines the forecasting framework and the analysis of trend and lifestyle information, marketplace dynamics, and consumer profile. The increasing value trend forecasting provided can influence future businesses and affect diverse industries; from automotive and apparel to interiors and household products. Note: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial.
Trend Forecasting
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: Fashion / Textile / Interior / Jewelry majors
Notes: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop beneficial
Course code: INT 355 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 235 N : Trend Forecasting and Analysis
Hours: 45
Room: Missoni
Dual Listing: FAS 355 F JWY 355 F
Description: This course is designed to promote research and analytical skills by teaching the key methods to forecast fashion trends by exploring processes and methods used to define short and long term industry forecasts. Students acquire key techniques in the research and analysis of emerging trends. They learn the difference between macro and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is primary to the fashion industry. The course examines the forecasting framework and the analysis of trend and lifestyle information, marketplace dynamics, and consumer profile. The increasing value trend forecasting provided can influence future businesses and affect diverse industries; from automotive and apparel to interiors and household products. Note: Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop is beneficial.
Web Portfolio Presentation
FRI 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: GRA 185 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals, or equivalent
Course code: INT 360 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 400 / ART 324 L : Digital Layout and Design
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: By taking this course, students will learn to choose the best solutions and the most appropriate media to show their projects in the digital era. Students will be assisted and supervised in the preparation of their portfolios using design and computer drafting programs. They are taught to generate hard copies of their work. All projects are developed taking each student's individual needs and interests into consideration. The course takes students through the creative process, from the objective definition to the final comparison between the starting goals and the finished work. Students must attend the lessons and take an active role in the creative process, sharing their experiences with their classmates. An extensive overview of Web design concepts, including usability, accessibility, information design, and graphic design in the context of the Web will be presented, and common problems in Web design and image formats will be highlighted to plan a good Web site project.
Sustainable Design
WED 3:00 PM-4:40 PM & 5:00 PM-6:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 250 Interior Design II, or INT 293 Product Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 365 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 315 N : Sustainable Design
Hours: 60
Room: Ponti
Description: In a time of population growth, decreasing resources, climate change, pollution, economic uncertainty, and mass throwaway consumption, sustainability means survival. Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing for urban planning, architecture, interior spaces and products so as to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability. Since the three principles are closely related to human activities, this course emphasizes the study of passive strategies as the key to energy and material saving. The sustainable designer, increasingly in demand, makes responsible decisions fully aware of the long-term environmental impact of every aspect of the project, construction, and maintenance. The course cultivates this holistic design approach. On the one hand, it explores a range of issues and possible solutions to them; students consider design in relation to renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind, water and geothermal power, as well as to energy reduction and efficiency, they further examine recycling, reuse, and reduction of materials in both construction and product design. On the other hand, students develop some feasible projects which meets rapidly evolving sustainability requirements while respecting creative and functional needs, making real-world choices. Note: A personal laptop for design projects is highly recommended.
Sustainable Design
THU 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 250 Interior Design II, or INT 293 Product Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 365 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 315 N : Sustainable Design
Hours: 60
Room: Mollino
Description: In a time of population growth, decreasing resources, climate change, pollution, economic uncertainty, and mass throwaway consumption, sustainability means survival. Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing for urban planning, architecture, interior spaces and products so as to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability. Since the three principles are closely related to human activities, this course emphasizes the study of passive strategies as the key to energy and material saving. The sustainable designer, increasingly in demand, makes responsible decisions fully aware of the long-term environmental impact of every aspect of the project, construction, and maintenance. The course cultivates this holistic design approach. On the one hand, it explores a range of issues and possible solutions to them; students consider design in relation to renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind, water and geothermal power, as well as to energy reduction and efficiency, they further examine recycling, reuse, and reduction of materials in both construction and product design. On the other hand, students develop some feasible projects which meets rapidly evolving sustainability requirements while respecting creative and functional needs, making real-world choices. Note: A personal laptop for design projects is highly recommended.
Interdisciplinary Design
TUE 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: At least three prior semesters of design courses (architecture, fashion, graphic, interior, product, industrial, or textile design)
Course code: INT 368 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Via Ricasoli, 20
Marist Code/Title: FASH 351 L Interdisciplinary Design
Hours: 60
Room: Missoni
Dual Listing: GRA 368 F FAS 368 F
Description: This advanced course offers design students an opportunity to work in class teams with a collaborative approach, learning about the thinking and processes of diverse design disciplines while finding creative solutions. The teams consist of cross- or multi-disciplinary majors. The aim is to adopt a collective response to research development and problem-solving, in the process discovering the commonalities underlying design processes. Each collective response requires integrating ideas to create effective and innovative solutions to current design needs and problems. Through this course students acquire multiple viewpoints within a global context, simulating the demands of today’s multidisciplinary work environment.
Concepts and Strategies for Design
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: INT 250 Interior Design II and INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 370 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 340 N : Display Design
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: This course provides the student with a comprehensive view of the role of design and of the designer in the development of a retail program, focusing in particular on the strategic use of space as a medium for communication and on the theoretical frameworks that underpin the design. Since design is a multi-disciplinary activity, this course is directed to a variety of students. Through a series of lectures, workshops, site visits, guest speakers, case studies and assignments students will explore issues and concerns that are involved in the strategies, conceptual structures and understanding of how design may serve retail programs, from product to interiors. They will apply design to current multi-channel retail strategies in both bricks-and-mortar and Web-based firms. Topics may include: Development of a retail space format, target analysis, site selection, and corporate image management. Course assignments are designed to enable students to improve presentation skills and the ability to communicate design concepts in a clear and straightforward way. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Concepts and Strategies for Design
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM & 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 250 Interior Design II and INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 370 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 340 N : Display Design
Hours: 90
Room: Mollino
Description: This course provides the student with a comprehensive view of the role of design and of the designer in the development of a retail program, focusing in particular on the strategic use of space as a medium for communication and on the theoretical frameworks that underpin the design. Since design is a multi-disciplinary activity, this course is directed to a variety of students. Through a series of lectures, workshops, site visits, guest speakers, case studies and assignments students will explore issues and concerns that are involved in the strategies, conceptual structures and understanding of how design may serve retail programs, from product to interiors. They will apply design to current multi-channel retail strategies in both bricks-and-mortar and Web-based firms. Topics may include: Development of a retail space format, target analysis, site selection, and corporate image management. Course assignments are designed to enable students to improve presentation skills and the ability to communicate design concepts in a clear and straightforward way. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Furniture Design
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) INT 250 Interior Design II, or INT 293 Product Design II 2) INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 380 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 350 N : Furniture Design
Hours: 90
Room: Albini
Description: The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the theories and techniques of furniture design. The lessons examine the various design processes and procedures, while also considering space and the functional analysis of design. For the most part, the class will be a workshop for design projects. The course will also consider the importance of targets and visual communication signs. Students will carry out personal research on pieces of furniture, materials, and designers in order to explore furniture design and to develop a personal style. Note: Students are highly recommended to be equipped with personal laptops for design projects.
Exhibit Design
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM & 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: INT 250 Interior Design II and INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II, or equivalent
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 390 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 360 N : Exhibit Design
Hours: 90
Room: Ponti
Description: This course is based on an architectural approach to the project of exhibit areas. The project research is developed first in the field of temporary commercial fairs and students learn how to manage space both from the functional and the aesthetic point of view and then in the field of temporary exhibitions in a museum, dealing with the difficulty of organization and presentation. During the course, students examine different basic themes and are introduced to real professional applications. The proposed projects are developed emphasizing conceptual and design research and solutions to functional and distribution problems. Note: It is highly recommended that students be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Advanced Project in Interior Design
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM & 11:00 AM-12:40 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: At least three semesters in Interior Design
Notes: personal laptop for design projects recommended
Course code: INT 400 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Interior Design
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza San Lorenzo, 7
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 410 L : Working Group Project in Interior Design
Hours: 60
Room: Albini
Description: Students will work under the supervision of the professor to develop a team project for the layout of an assigned theme. The starting point of the project will be the concept, finding the idea, style, character, the colors, and the atmosphere of the project according to the requirements of an ideal client. As the concept is defined, the project will continue with the drawings necessary to fully represent it. A detailed list of drawings necessary for each project will be handed out in class. Note: It is highly recommended that students should be equipped with a personal laptop for design projects.
Italian for Tourism (in Italian only)
TUE 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & THU 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 201A
OPEN
Prerequisites: ITL 201 3-Hour Italian Language Intermediate 1 or equivalent; placement test upon arrival. As a result of the placement test LdM reserves the right to move students into a different level
Notes: check exact requirements in catalog
Course code: ITC 270 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language and Culture
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 270 L Italian for Tourism
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: The course, taught entirely in Italian, is addressed to students in hospitality and tourism study programs who already have a basic knowledge of the Italian language. It is meant to help them develop and practice Italian communication skills (oral and written) to meet specific tasks in the industry, such as: welcoming tourists, providing information, making and confirming reservations. Students will gain an overview of the industry in Italy, and learn about popular destinations, customer care, working procedures, travel and tourism products and services, product advertising and promotion. Moreover, they will become familiar with Italian technical terms and texts in the fields of hospitality management and tourism. The course develops practical skills across a range of working roles, besides providing original perspectives on travel and tourism in Italy.
Italian Renaissance Art (in Italian only)
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201A
OPEN
Prerequisites: ITL 202 3-Hour Italian Language Intermediate 2 or equivalent; placement test upon arrival. As a result of the placement test LdM reserves the right to move students into a different level
Notes: check exact requirements in catalog
Course code: ITC 305 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language and Culture
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 309 L Italian Renaissance Art (In Italian)
Hours: 45
Room: Babylon
Description: This course, taught entirely in Italian, examines the Italian Renaissance movement and some of its major monuments and artists. The Renaissance gave a new direction to painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe, emerging from medieval art through an encounter with classical antiquity. Thanks to visits to museums, galleries, churches, and other sites, students consolidate learning by engaging directly with original works of art and the contexts in which they were created. Students learn to describe, compare and discuss works of art; read texts of different types and linguistic registers (e.g. biographies, gallery information, criticism, museum catalogues); and develop vocabulary related to culture and the visual arts.
Italian through Service Learning (in Italian only)
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201A
OPEN
Prerequisites: ITL 202 3-Hour Italian Language Intermediate 2 or equivalent; placement test upon arrival. As a result of the placement test LdM reserves the right to move students into a different level
Notes: check exact requirements in catalog
Course code: ITC 340 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language and Culture
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 340 L Italian through Service Learning
Hours: 45
Room: Babylon
Description: This course, taught entirely in Italian, aims to give students a singular study abroad experience. The focus of the course is both on progress in the learning of the Italian language and the opportunity to experience and reflect upon community-based volunteer work in the program city. Students are required to attend weekly seminars (at least 15 hours) on cultural and language issues, sharing experiences based on their service learning. Particular attention will be dedicated to socially engaged subjects like ethnicity and immigration, youth and volunteer work, children and school, stereotypes and intercultural relations, globalization. The course also entails volunteer placements in organizations engaged in socially meaningful tasks: working with women, children, the elderly, students, immigrants, cultural associations, disabled people and the environment (at least 15 hours of on-site activities per semester to be arranged by and starting from the fourth week of the semester). The service projects will be supervised by the professor and local tutor(s). Please consider that students will have to devote additional hours to independent learning, preparation and follow-up of the activities, and transportation. Students will reflect on their learning goals through case study reports and journals based on participation and observation in the service learning location.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 101
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 101B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Etruria
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 101C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 101D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 101E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & THU 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 102
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & THU 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 102B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Etruria
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & THU 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 102C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & THU 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 102D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 9:00 AM-10:15 AM & THU 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 102E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Ghiberti
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Morante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Ghiberti
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & WED 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 103F
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Morante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Ghiberti
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 10:30 AM-11:45 AM & THU 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 104F
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Morante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Diamante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Babylon
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105F
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Etruria
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105G
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & WED 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 105H
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Vasari
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Diamante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Babylon
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106F
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Etruria
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106G
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Ghiberti
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM & THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 106H
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Calvino
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Petrarca
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109B
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Morante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109C
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Diamante
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109D
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Etruria
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109E
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Roma
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
MON 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & WED 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 109F
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I
Hours: 45
Room: Babylon
Description: This level is for absolute beginner students who have never studied Italian before: it is the first of six levels and its aim is to give the basis of the language, allowing students to deal with the most common everyday situations by expressing themselves in the present and past tenses. At the end of the course students will be able to understand familiar words and basic phrases and to interact in a simple way in order to satisfy their immediate needs.
3-Hour Italian Language Elementary 1
TUE 1:30 PM-2:45 PM & THU 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 110
FULL
Course code: ITL 101 F
Campus: Florence
Department: Italian Language
Credits: 3
Premises: Via del Giglio, 15
Marist Code/Title: ITAL 101 L Elementary Italian I