Courses offered by the program will be limited in size and taught by Italian faculty members. In addition to these courses, students with adequate Italian (demonstrated by the exam following the intensive language course in September or January) will have access to a range of courses in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences at the Università di Bologna. All program courses are taught in Italian.
Lecce Session (August)
Italian Language and Culture—A three-week intensive review of grammar and an introduction to contemporary Italy is considered summer study credit only; it is not considered to make up part of the 4.0 credits students will take in the fall semester. Required of students with less then four semesters of college-level Italian. Optional for all others.
Fall Semester in Bologna
During the fall, opportunities for taking courses at the Università di Bologna are available for qualified students. Typical program courses offered are:
Intensive Italian for Academic Purposes—A three-week language course offered in Bologna, prior to the beginning of the regular fall semester program, emphasizing communication skills, grammar, reading, and writing. It is intended to prepare students for work in consortium courses or those at the Università di Bologna. Required for all program participants. All other subsequent courses award quality grades to the student.
Writing Workshop—A 1/2 credit workshop designed to support student writing in the program courses as well as courses taken at the Università di Bologna. This course is mandatory.
Sample E.C.CO. courses (all 1.0 credit courses)
Theater and Visual Arts—Resources in Bologna and nearby cities provide the basis for an understanding of the role of theater and opera in Italy. Nove settimane d'autore, Prof. Gabriele Marchesini
Art and Architecture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance—with special emphasis on local Bolognese and Florentine art. Past field trips have included Assisi, Florence, Venice, Padua, and Ravenna. Gli artisti eccentrici tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento in Europa. Prof. Vera Fortunati
Modern Italian Narrative—A thematic course investigating a body of contemporary Italian writing in accordance with the special interests of the instructor. Short Novel in Italia fra CE800 E CE900: Verga e Pirandello. Prof. Paolo Rota
Italian Cultural History Since the Unification—A course that explores various themes in Italian social and cultural history since Unification in 1860. L'icona italiana sugli scenari della globalizzazione. Prof. Franco Minganti
Cinema—I cento corpi del Cinema. Come cambia la materia del cinema, dalla celluloide al pixel, dal film ai videogames. Prof. Piero Di Domenico
Spring Semester in Bologna
Intensive Italian for Academic Purposes—A three-week intensive language course offered in Bologna, prior to the beginning of the regular spring semester program, emphasizing communication skills, grammar, reading, and writing. It is intended to prepare students for work in consortium courses or those at the Università di Bologna. Required for all spring semester only participants. Accommodations can be made for year-long students.
Writing Workshop—A 1/2 credit workshop designed to support students’ writing in the program courses as well as in courses taken at the Università di Bologna. This course is mandatory.
Government and Politics in Modern Italy
Sistema politico e società italiana
nel secondo dopoguerre
Prof. Stefano Cavazza
Bologna e i centri della Emilia Romagna: storia, architetture e città
Prof. Francesco Ceccarelli
Modern Italian Art
La produzione artistica italiana dalla metà
dell'800 fino alla fine del 20ºsecolo
Prof. Lucia Corrain
Modern Italian History
L'Europa e le guerre del '900
Prof. Alberto Preti
Women in Italian Life
Le donne pensate dalle donne
Vita e opere donne tra Rinascimento e Novecento
Prof. Beatrice Collina
Each semester, students can expect to receive:
• 1/2 credit for the Italian language course;
• 1/2 credit for the Italian language writing workshop;
• 1 credit (4 semester credits) for each program course or supplementary course at the Università di Bologna. In some cases, university courses earn 2 credits. Each will carry the same number of contact hours as a course at any of the sponsoring institutions (1/4 of the normal full-time course load). Students who join the program for the intensive Italian language course in August will receive an additional 1/2 credit.