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ITA 1130 - Beginning Italian I (5 credits - UF GPA)
ITA 1131 - Beginning Italian II (5 credits - UF GPA)
ITA 4905 - Independent Study in Italian (1 credit - UF GPA) (Prequisite: ITA 1131, or higher)
ITT 3930 - Italian Cinema and Culture (3 credits - UF GPA)
CLA 3930 - Daily Life in Ancient Rome (3 credits - UF GPA)
              
*All courses are taught by UF faculty.     



Q:  How many courses do I take?
A: 
You will enroll in two of the four courses offered.
(Note that if you take ITA 4905, you will have a total of three classes.)

 Q: Will the classes that I take in Rome cover my summer residency requirement?
A: Yes!

  


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ITA 1130 is a first-semester elementary language course for students who have never studied Italian before. Emphasis will be on the development of basic competence in the language. Class will be conducted in Italian so that students may develop listening comprehension and speaking/conversation skills. Students will also be guided as they develop writing skills, producing short paragraphs and compositions. Class work will be supplemented with online workbook and other homework assignments.

ITA 1131 is a second-semester elementary language course for students who have completed ITA 1130 (or the equivalent thereof). Emphasis will be on the continued development of basic competence in the language. Class will be conducted in Italian so that students may develop listening comprehension and speaking/conversation skills. Students will also be guided as they further develop writing skills, producing longer paragraphs and compositions. Class work will be supplemented with online workbook and other homework assignments.


ITT 3930  This course will introduce students to Italian cinema and Rome, starting by screening the first Italian film, "The Taking of Rome", and then by closely tracing the representation of the city of Rome, including its cultural, political, historical and artistic landscape, by watching and discussing the masterpieces of Italian cinema.The classics of Italian cinema will be discussed - Rossellini, Fellini, de Sica, Bertolucci, Wertmuller - as well as contemporary cinematic production. The course will provide a well-rounded introduction to the history of Rome, Italian art, cinema, and politics.
 

 CLA 3930  In this course, discussion will center on the natural topography, sites, and monuments of Ancient Rome from the earliest times until the end of the empire.  Attention will be given to the monuments themselves as well as their function within Roman society which will help shed light on daily life in the ancient.  Topics covered in the classroom will help prepare the students for trips to the sites and museums ahead of time.  Ultimately, being in Rome will enable a much more clear picture of the ancient city and what it was like to be a Roman.