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OSPFLOR 1A: Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 1

Accelerated sequence that completes first-year Italian in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Italian or with a strong background in another Romance language. Prerequisite: advanced-level proficiency in another Romance language Prerequisite: Placement .
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 1F: First-Year Italian, First Quarter

All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kraczyna, A. (PI)

OSPFLOR 2A: Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 2

Continuation of ITALLANG 1A. Accelerated sequence that completes first-year Italian in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Italian or with a strong background in another Romance language. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 1A or consent of instructor. Fulfills the University language requirement.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 2F: First-Year Italian, Second Quarter

Continuation of ITALLANG 1. All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 2
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kraczyna, A. (PI)

OSPFLOR 3F: First-Year Italian, Third Quarter

Continuation of ITALLANG 2. All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 2 or consent of instructor. Fulfills the University language requirement.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kraczyna, A. (PI)

OSPFLOR 8: Migration and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Italy

Exploration of the media as an arena where Italian national and individual identities (of both migrants and natives) are being redefined in an age of globalization, massive migration flows and increasing social diversity. Over the last thirty years, Italy has been transformed from a country of exclusive emigration into a country where recent immigration is becoming one of the most controversial issues faced by Italian society and the political system today.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 10: The Use and Abuse of Drugs and Nutrients in Sports

The course will provide students with an understanding of the practice and principles of the use and abuse of drugs in sports. Drugs are used by athletes for a number of reasons, including the need to treat diseases just as non-athletes do, but very often these drugs are abused in forms that are dangerous for an athlete's health and contrary to the ethical principles of sports. Since the use of drugs in sports varies greatly from country to county, we will also look closely at the European and Italian approaches to this problem, and compare them with the American point of view. nnParticular attention will be devoted to the concept of doping, the rules and regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and its impact on athletes' careers, both at an amateur and at a professional level. The ethical implications of doping in sports will be thoroughly and carefully considered, as described in the World Anti-Doping Code, the core document that lays out anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world. The differences between anti-doping regulations in the United States and Italy will be highlighted, taking examples from the history of sports and also from the latest news and reports that appear in sports media.nnThe course will also provide information on the dietary requirements of both professional athletes and those who train and exercise. The correct intake of nutrients, as well as the use of dietary supplements, will be covered, underscoring the impact that European and Italian nutrition principles and eating habits have on an athlete's performance.nnThe course will also trace the basic aspects of human biology and physiology that are needed to comprehend fully the topics at hand. In this way, students, by the end of the course, will acquire a broad and in-depth knowledge of the many principles of drug use and abuse in sports as well as under other circumstances. They will also gain a good understanding of the social and ethical implications of doping and drug addiction.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 11: Film, Food and the Italian Identity

Food in Italian cinema staged as an allegory of Italy¿s social, political and cultural milieu. Intersections between food, history and culture as they are reflected in and shaped by Italian cinema from the early 1900s until today. Topics include: farmer's tradition during Fascism; lack of food during WWII and its aftermath; the Economic Miracle; food and the Americanization of Italy; La Dolce Vita; the Italian family; ethnicity, globalization and the re-discovery of regional culinary identity in contemporary Italy. Impact of cinema in both reflecting and defining the relationship between food and culture.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 12: Constituting a Republic: Machiavelli, Madison, and Modern Issues

Looking back to the worlds of Machiavelli and Madison, consider citizenship and constitutional design today. How should government today be constructed to serve the public good? What are our responsibilities as citizens with respect to public policy? Readings from central works of Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy and Discourse on Florentine Affairs and of James Madison, Federalist Papers.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Karlan, P. (PI)

OSPFLOR 14: Growing up American; Growing up Italian

To what extent is it possible to characterize and describe the experience of growing up either "American" or "Italian"? This course will explore our self-constitution as "Americans," while discovering how the interactional, institutional, and ideational differences of the Italian cultural context produce individuals with related, but different, ways of being a self. By engaging in both aesthetic and experiential learning, we hope to learn about: 1) the sociocultural constitution of selves; 2) the specificity of the American self; 3) an appreciation for the historical and cultural specificity of the Italian self. The course will be organized around several key social practices and institutions that shape selves and cultures. After first examining hypotheses about different models of the self, students will walk out into the city of Florence to investigate different domains of life through analyses of cultural products and visits to schools, churches, sporting events, museums, government offices, grocery stores, street markets, retail shops, restaurants and cafes. Each week will focus on a different topic, among which will be Family, Food, Religion, School, Sports, Dating, Literature and Culture, and Art and Architecture. The course will end with a wrap-up where students can present to the class their preliminary findings. Course requirements include 200-word weekly postings, participation in assigned activities, one 5-page paper, and a short final paper as part of a final group presentation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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