June 24 - July 27, 2013
This is an eight-credit intensive program in Elementary Italian I & II (ITAL 401 & Ital 402). The language courses are team-taught, meet four hours per day, and will satisfy the UNH foreign language requirement. The students will travel with the Explorations in Nutrition and Culture Program.
Explorations in Nutrition and Culture
June 24 - July 27, 2013
Live La dolce vita in the vibrant and unique medieval city of Ascoli Piceno off the Adriatic coast. Course offerings for Summer 2013 include NUTR 595 Mediterranean Diet and Culture, ITAL 681 Interdisciplinary Field Seminar in Italian Culture (UNH Gen. Ed Group 4 or 8; Discovery Historical Perspective or Humanities), ITAL 425 Intro to Italian Studies (UNH Gen Ed or Discovery Foreign/World Culture), Elementary Italian (ITAL 401). Students will enroll in two courses for a total of 8 UNH credits. The program begins in Venice and then moves to the Italian Lakes Region before settling in Ascoli Piceno. The program is taught in English.
Painting in Italy
May 19 - June 26, 2013
This is a 5-week, four-credit painting course that travels to Venice, Padua, Rome, Florence, and other important sites in Italy. The rich artistic and cultural heritage of Italy will be experienced first hand in numerous museums, churches, and archeological sites. When not on the road, students will paint for 4 hours per day in and around the city of Ascoli Piceno. When traveling, work will be done in drawing and water media. Introductory Drawing and Introductory Painting are pre-requisites. This course does not satisfy the UNH Gen. Ed or Discovery Foreign Culture requirement.
Music and Language in Italy
May 23 - June 22, 2013
This is a one-month, 7-credit program primarily for music majors. Students will earn 3 credits in an upper level music theory course (MUSI 781W Analysis: Form and Structure) and 4 credits in Elementary Italian (ITAL 401). After a three day period of orientation and settling into their apartments, students will have music and language classes during the morning, five days a week for four weeks. Much of the afternoons, evenings and weekends will be spent exploring the beautiful city and surroundings of Ascoli Piceno of Le Marche and getting to know its friendly inhabitants. A group trip to Rome is planned within the month, with a concert and major cultural sites on the agenda. Other shorter trips, including visits to the Adriatic coast, will also take place.
N.B.: MUSI 781W is writing intensive and has a prerequisite of MUSI 572 Theory II or permission of the instructor. A major analytical paper, i.e. final project, will be due three weeks after the end of the program to allow for more time to explore Italy during the 4 weeks of the program.