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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 | 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)

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)

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 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: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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

Factors that shape modern Italian cuisine such as historical heritage, foreigh influences, and the "Mediterranean diet." Explore the Italian culinary tradition as well as its more modern face, open to innovation and to technology. Four cooking classes, tastings, on-site visits, and meetings with guest speakers who are experts in their fields.
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 28: Between Art and Science: the Evolution of Techniques from Antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci

Revival of technical activity that began in the late fourteenth century, notably in Italy, and lasted, through the fifteenth century. New perspective on the Renaissance through focus on the careers and the most significant achievements of the "artist-engineers" active before Leonardo.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | 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 32: Critical Strategies in Contemporary Photographic Practice: Florence Through a Lens

Technical knowledge and the evolved analytical and conceptual skills required to begin producing complex, reflexive, innovative and challenging photographic work. Workings of the camera, classical rules of aesthetic creation and the nature of light. History of the medium and its relationship to society as a whole. Ethical issues at the heart of photographic practice; examination of the scientific and philosophical foundations of photography itself.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 42: Academic Internship

Mentored internships in banking, education, the fine arts, health, media, not-for-profit organizations, publishing, and retail. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 48: Sharing Beauty in Florence: Collectors, Collections and the Shaping of the Western Museum Tradition

The city's art and theories of how art should be presented. The history and typology of world-class collections. Social, economic, political, and aesthetic issues in museum planning and management. Collections include the Medici, English and American collectors of the Victorian era, and modern corporate and public patrons.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 49: On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II

Structural and ideological attributes of narrative cinema, and theories of visual and cinematic representation. How film directors have translated history into stories, and war journals into visual images. Topics: the role of fascism in the development of Italian cinema and its phenomenology in film texts; cinema as a way of producing and reproducing constructions of history; film narratives as fictive metaphors of Italian cultural identity; film image, ideology, and politics of style.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Campani, E. (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 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 62: The History and Science of Hematology: "Blood is the Mirror of the Soul"

Beginning with a historical perspective of medicine and its evolution from a descriptive science during the Italian Renaissance, trace the milestones of Hematology as a distinct medical discipline, followed by more recent, revolutionary advances in both benign and malignant hematologic diseases. Learning goals include: art of scientific discovery through hypothesis development; critical reading of scientific literature; impact of societal influences on disease perception and treatment; core ethical aspects of both science and medicine.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Coutre, S. (PI)

OSPFLOR 69: Abstract Art: Creativity, Self-Expression and Depicting the Unimaginable

Overview of the birth and evolution of abstract art with visual background necessary to produce works of art free of a realistic representation. Movements and trends in abstract art; experimentation with different media and techniques.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPFLOR 73: Independent Study in Medicine

Tutorial format allowing students to choose a topic of interest in the field of Hematology and explore in-depth the scientific, cultural, and ethical issues of the topic. Examples could include genetic modification of the human genome, palliative/hospice care, economics of cancer therapeutics. Meet one-on-one with the faculty member to formulate a topic, discuss appropriate source material, and critically edit an essay designed for publication as an opinion paper.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Coutre, S. (PI)

OSPFLOR 85: Bioethics: the Biotechnological Revolution, Human Rights and Politics in the Global Era

Birth and development of the philosophical field of bioethics based on advances in several fundamental fields of science and technology, including molecular and cell biology, information technology, neurosciences and converging technologies. Challenges for society and ethical and political issues created by new advances and opportunities for individuals and populations. Philosophical approaches developed in the Italian as well as in the European debate; special attention to controversy about the freedom of scientific research, new conditions of procreation, birth, cures, and death. Complexity of the challenges posed by the `biotechnological revolution¿.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 111Y: From Giotto to Michelangelo: The Birth and Flowering of Renaissance Art in Florence

Lectures, site visits, and readings reconstruct the circumstances that favored the flowering of architecture, sculpture, and painting in Florence and Italy, late 13th to early 16th century. Emphasis is on the classical roots; the particular relationship with nature; the commitment to human expressiveness; and rootedness in the real-world experience, translated in sculpture and painting as powerful plasticity, perspective space, and interest in movement and emotion.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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