Arrive in Venice - Sept. 9
Orientation - Sept. 9-11
Arrive in Ascoli Piceno: Sept. 11
Mid-semester break Oct. 21-25.
Program ends /Departure date Dec. 6
N.B.: If you plan to arrive prior to the scheduled move-in date or to depart after the scheduled departure date, you must make special arrangements at additional costs.
-All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted-
ITAL 685: UNH-in-Italy Study Abroad
This is an administrative course # that enrolls the student in the UNH-in-Italy program and carries no credit or grade. It satisfies the UNH Discovery World Cultures.
ITAL 401/ITAL 402: Elementary Italian
ITAL 401/402 is for students without previous training in Italian. The course is designed to help students achieve proficiency in basic grammar and conversational Italian and emphasizes aural comprehension, speaking, writing, reading. The course is conducted in Italian. ITAL 401/402 satisfy UNH foreign language requirement. No prerequisites, 8 credits
ITAL 503/ITAL 504: Intermediate Italian
ITAL 503/504 provides a complete review of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. The course includes selected readings as a general introduction to Italian civilization and culture. The course is conducted in Italian and is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ITAL 402 or equivalent, 8 credits
ITAL 631/ITAL 632: Advanced Italian Conversation & Composition
ITAL 631/632 provides a rapid review of basic grammatical structures and in-depth study of more complex linguistic patterns. The course requires frequent written compositions and oral presentations using materials on contemporary culture taken from the various media to promote advanced reading and writing skills. The course emphasizes vocabulary building, phonetics, and oral/aural skills development to attain aural-oral fluency. The course is conducted in Italian and is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ITAL 504 or equivalent, 8 credits
Food Culture Courses: Limited to Eco-Gastronomy Majors
ITAL 635: Food Aesthetics in Italy
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the principal aspects of aesthetics as it pertains to our understanding of and relationship to food. An integral aspect of the course is sensory evaluation techniques, which will be introduced through labs. Each lab will focus on measures of gustation and olfaction through a variety of food products. Each class period will be devoted to a particular question such as: What kind of knowledge is realized through the senses? Why has taste generally been considered a "lower" bodily sense? Can a meal be "beautiful"? Is a food experience comparable to reading a poem or viewing a work of art? Is pleasure in eating morally acceptable? How is food related to personal and collective identity? What ethics are implied in food production and consumption? Limited to Eco-Gastronomy majors.
ITAL 645: Food Technology Processes in Italy
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the technological processes used in food manufacturing. Students will study the production line of four products through the production models of four companies in Ascoli Piceno. On-site observation and participation is an integral aspect of the course. Limited to Eco-Gastronomy majors.
ITAL 525: Italian Cinema
Through a close reading of numerous films from the origins of cinema to the present, the course analyzes the history of the film industry in Italy. Particular emphasis is placed on filmic language and critical analysis. ITAL 525 satisfies the Discovery category for the Fine and Performing Arts. The course is conducted in English. No prerequisites.
ITAL 652: Early Modern to Contemporary Italian Literature (in Italian)
Through an examination of major works of fiction and non-fiction, reflecting ideas and tastes in post-Renaissance thought, ITAL 652 acquaints students with the principal authors, literary schools and trends of modern Italian culture. It is a survey of major representative writers and artists studied against a backdrop of social and cultural history. The course includes a monographic component, which focuses on a particular work or author. ITAL 652 is designated as writing intensive.
ITAL 675: The Making of Modern Italy
This course will introduce students to the history and politics of modern Italy. The course will emphasize cross-cultural comparisons between Italy and the United States and the relationship between the two nations. The course is conducted in English. No prerequisites.
ITAL 682: Interdisciplinary Seminar: Modern and Contemporary Italy
This course explores the city of Ascoli Piceno as a living history artifact. While concentrating on the city’s modern life, the course introduces students to the social and cultural history of Italy. In addition, ITAL 682 emphasizes the challenges that modern society confronts when attempting to preserve the past. UNH students must specify if they want this course to satisfy the Discovery category for either Historical Perspectives or Humanities. The course is conducted in English. No prerequisites.
ITAL 595: Italian Practicum
The Practicum involves teaching English in an Italian school. Students participate as teacher’s aides in an elementary school or high school teaching English for three hours per week. Students prepare the lesson plan with the primary instructor and participate in a teaching workshop. Spaces are limited and registration is limited to students who are enrolled in four other courses and is for 2 credits. No prerequisites.
ITAL 795: Independent Study
The Independent Study is designed for students with an advanced preparation who are capable of working independently. Students design the curriculum in conjunction with the instructor. Students should make appropriate arrangements prior to registration. Consent of instructor.