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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: Aut, 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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | 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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 15: An Introduction to Contemporary Italy

Today's Italy through a series of thematic lectures covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to contemporary art and from sexual mores to the Mafia. Nature of contemporary Italian society, insights into the economic challenges facing Italy, as well as keys to deciphering Italian politics, and the elements required to make sense of what can be read, seen and heard in the Italian media. Assesing modern Italian culture in terms of the society that has produced it.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 19: Florence for Foodies: Discovering the Italian Culinary Tradition

A look at modern Florentine and Italian cuisine in light of historical heritage and foreign influences. Hands-on participation in three cooking classes with professional chefs. Understanding of the past and present of Italian food culture and its most important governing principles: the Mediterranean Diet, fresh and local ingredients, the market culture, and the Slow Food philosophy
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (GP)

OSPFLOR 21F: Accelerated Second-Year Italian, Part A

Review of grammatical structures; grammar in its communicative context. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills practiced and developed through authentic material such as songs, newspaper articles, video clips, and literature. Insight into the Italian culture and crosscultural understanding. Prerequisite: one year of college Italian if completed within two quarters of arriving in Florence, or ITALLANG 21
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 22F: Accelerated Second-Year Italian Part B

Grammatical structures, listening, reading, writing, speaking skills, and insight into the Italian culture through authentic materials. Intermediate to advanced grammar. Content-based course, using songs, video, and literature, to provide cultural background for academic courses. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 21 within two quarters of arriving in Florence or ITALLANG 21A or OSPFLOR 21F
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 31F: Advanced Oral Communication: Italian

Refine language skills and develop insight into Italian culture using authentic materials. Group work and individual meetings with instructor. Minimum enrollment required. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 22A, 23 or placement.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 42: Academic Internship

Mentored internships in fashion, education, engineering, the fine arts, health, media, not-for-profit organizations, and publishing (among others). May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 46: Images of Evil in Criminal Justice

Iconographic component of criminal law; reasons and functions of the visual representation of criminal wrongdoing. Historical roots of "evil typecasting;" consideration of its variations with respect to common law and civil law systems. Fundamental features of the two legal systems. Sources, actors, enforcement mechanisms of the criminal law compared; study of cases in the area of murder, sex offences, organized crime and terrorism. Different techniques of image typecasting highlighted and discussed. International criminal law, which takes the burden to describe, typecast and punish forms of "enormous, disproportionate evil," such as genocide and other mass atrocities.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ER | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Papa, M. (PI)

OSPFLOR 50M: Introductory Science of Materials

Topics include: the relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants including alloys, ceramics, and polymers; and materials selection for biotechnology applications such as contact lenses, artificial joints, and cardiovascular stents. No prerequisite.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Heilshorn, S. (GP)

OSPFLOR 54: High Renaissance and Mannerism: the Great Italian Masters of the 15th and 16th Centuries

The development of 15th- and early 16th-century art in Florence and Rome. Epochal changes in the art of Michelangelo and Raphael in the service of Pope Julius II. The impact of Roman High Renaissance art on masters such as Fra' Bartolomeo and Andrea del Sarto. The tragic circumstances surrounding the early maniera: Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino and the transformation of early Mannerism into the elegant style of the Medicean court. Contemporary developments in Venice.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Verdon, T. (PI)

OSPFLOR 55: Academy of Fine Arts: Studio Art

Courses through the Academia delle Belle Arti. Details upon arrival. Minimum Autumn and Winter Quarter enrollment required; 1-3 units in Autumn. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (GP)

OSPFLOR 56: University of Florence Courses

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 58: Space as History: Social Vision and Urban Change

A thousand years of intentional change in Florence. Phases include programmatic enlargement of ecclesiastical structures begun in the 11th century; aggressive expansion of religious and civic space in the 13th and 14th centuries; aggrandizement of private and public buildings in the 15th century; transformation of Florence into a princely capital from the 16th through the 18th centuries; traumatic remaking of the city¿s historic core in the 19th century; and development of new residential areas on the outskirts and in neighboring towns in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 59: Independent Study on Human Rights and the Catholic Church

Christian theology played a key role in shaping and promoting theories of rights, which eventually became a foundation for our modern notions of human rights. From Thomas Aquinas and the Spanish Neo-scholastics, to nineteenth-century popes and Christian thinkers (such as Jacques Maritain), the Church repeatedly contributed to the history of human rights, all the way up to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Readings in English translation (or Latin originals).
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Edelstein, D. (PI)

OSPFLOR 67: The Celluloid Gaze: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema

Film in the social construction of gender through the representation of the feminine, the female, and women. Female subjects, gaze, and identity through a historical, technical, and narrative frame. Emphasis is on gender, identity, and sexuality with references to feminist film theory from the early 70s to current methodologies based on semiotics, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Advantages and limitations of methods for textual analysis and the theories which inform them.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 71: A Studio with a View: Drawing, Painting and Informing your Aesthetic in Florence

Recent trends in art, current Italian artistic production, differences and the dialogue among visual arts. Events, schools, and movements of the 20th century. Theoretical background and practical training in various media. Work at the Stanford Center and on site at museums, exhibits, and out in the city armed with a sketchbook and camera. Emphasis is on drawing as the key to the visual arts. Workshops to master the techniques introduced. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 72: Reinventing Republicanism: How Florence Turned an Ancient Idea into a Revolutionary Project

Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Edelstein, D. (PI)

OSPFLOR 76: Sociology of Migrations

Conceptual tools to understand the social phenomena of international migrations; discussion of the most relevant theoretical approaches in the field, e.g. assimilation, transnationalism, and migration regimes, among others.Crucial topics: discussion of the causes of migration and the distinction between different types of migrants, analysis of current migration policies and the related issues of borders, asylum, irregular migration and possible paths toward legalization. Also, reaction of receiving societies towards migration, with the related increasing problems of racism, discrimination and the rise of far-right parties. Analysis of North-American, North-Western European and Southern European cases with particular attention to the Italian case.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Ambrosini, M. (PI)

OSPFLOR 199A: Directed Reading A

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 199B: Directed Reading B

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 199C: Directed Reading C

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (PI)
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