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Organic Agriculture
TUE 11:00 AM-1:30 PM / THU 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: lab fee and material costs apply
Course code: AGR 220 T
Marist Code/Title: AGR 230 L Organic Agriculture
Site: Tuscania
Session: SPRING
School: Agriculture
Department: Agricultural Studies and Technologies
Credits: 3
Hours: 90
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Room: Beatrice
Description: Organic agriculture of plant products is a method of production that aims to obtain quality food products while respecting the environment of the production process. This means coordinating the elements used in farming and ensuring the “renaturalization” of an environment compromised by intensive agriculture. Managing a farm that uses the organic agriculture philosophy entails using new operational techniques that permit productivity and quality, while respecting the constraints imposed by legislation, and at the same time optimizing business profitability. In the transition from traditional to organic farming it is important to choose techniques as well as a variety of products that generate the best results in that particular environment. True organic agriculture is not only a question of business management but it also requires knowledge of agronomy and an understanding of the system’s methodology and history as well as its cultural aspect, i.e., the social, intellectual, and ethical values of this system. The course includes experiential learning with seasonal activities at a local farm and facilities, horticultural cultivation in Spring and olive harvest and pressing in Fall. The course meets for 45 hours in Fall, 60 hours in Summer and 90 hours in Spring.
Sustainable Forest Management
TUE 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Section: 101
OPEN
Course code: AGR 190 T
Dual Listing: ENV 190 T
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 290 L Sustainable Forest Management
Site: Tuscania
Session: FALL
School: Agriculture
Department: Agricultural Studies and Technologies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Room: Beatrice
Description: Forests are a unique feature of our planet: a symbol of life, a necessary part of our environment, economy, culture, and traditions. Forests provide us with food, water, renewable energy and shelter, as well as a wide range of other products and intangible benefits. They are home to many species of plants and animals, help mitigate climate change, protect the soil, evoke emotions, and offer places for recreation and inspiration. Forest protect us and keep us alive – but forests need to be protected, too. This is especially true for temperate forests, such as those in Europe and North America, since they have been influenced by human settlements and activities over many centuries. The protection of forests, a key part of modern forestry science, is central to this course. The basics of forestry including tree biology and the ecology of forests, are covered. Additional topics include how to identify trees, harvesting forests, and forest protection. Appropriate field trips and practical activities will help students understand how a forest works and how we can manage it in a sustainable and effective way.
Agricultural Economics
WED 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Section: 101
OPEN
Course code: AGR 210 T
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Tuscania
Session: FALL
School: Agriculture
Department: Agricultural Studies and Technologies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Room: Beatrice
Description: The course is intended as an introduction to basic economics concepts which frames the agricultural sector within a theoretical framework. The very first part is basically an overview of the economic principles for consumer and producer behavior, price determination, elasticity, profit, demand and supply. These concepts are then applied to agriculture: definition of agriculture and introduction to it as a business; agri-food marketing principles; leading concepts of economics of natural resources. In the last part the course treats the economic, social and environmental roles of agriculture in relation to the challenges of food security and climate change: why should we care, and how? The course concludes with a comparative analysis of the very different roles of government in agricultural policy, in Europe and other regions.
Organic Agriculture
THU 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Section: 101
OPEN
Notes: lab fee and/or material costs apply
Course code: AGR 220 T
Marist Code/Title: AGR 230 L Organic Agriculture
Site: Tuscania
Session: FALL
School: Agriculture
Department: Agricultural Studies and Technologies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Largo della Rocca 7
Room: Beatrice
Description: Organic agriculture of plant products is a method of production that aims to obtain quality food products while respecting the environment of the production process. This means coordinating the elements used in farming and ensuring the “renaturalization” of an environment compromised by intensive agriculture. Managing a farm that uses the organic agriculture philosophy entails using new operational techniques that permit productivity and quality, while respecting the constraints imposed by legislation, and at the same time optimizing business profitability. In the transition from traditional to organic farming it is important to choose techniques as well as a variety of products that generate the best results in that particular environment. True organic agriculture is not only a question of business management but it also requires knowledge of agronomy and an understanding of the system’s methodology and history as well as its cultural aspect, i.e., the social, intellectual, and ethical values of this system. The course includes experiential learning with seasonal activities at a local farm and facilities, horticultural cultivation in Spring and olive harvest and pressing in Fall. The course meets for 45 hours in Fall and 90 hours in Spring.
Archaeology Workshop
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES; lab fee required
Course code: ANC 193 F
Dual Listing: ANT 193 F RES 193 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 120L Introduction to Archeology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via del Melarancio, 6/R
Room: Archaeology Lab
Description: This course combines an introduction to archaeology with hands-on work on 2500-year-old archaeological artefacts in LdM's Archaeology Lab. These artefacts have recently been unearthed in Central Italy at the Hellenistic necropolis of Bosco della Riserva, near Tuscania, where an excavation project is being conducted by CAMNES and LdM. Students will learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in Florence: here, under the guidance of the instructors, students will be involved in the fundamental activities of restoration, conservation, documentation, study, and storage of the finds. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the summer field school in Tuscania which operates directly at one of the archaeological sites.
Ancient Rome
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 200 F
Dual Listing: HIS 200 F
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 215 F
Dual Listing: HIS 215 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be discovered during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
Greek and Roman Mythology
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 216 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 360 L Ancient Greek Literature
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: The traditional stories about the Greek and Roman gods and heroes have always been a fundamental part of Western Art and literature especially since their “rediscovery” by Renaissance humanism. The major divinities of Greek and Roman religion are examined in their historical and archaeological context, focusing on the influence that Greek myths had on the Roman world. The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Roman foundations myths and sagas will be discussed with particular emphasis on the relationship between myth and history. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence will reinforce the topics treated in class. The pictorial narratives, so common in Greek and Roman monuments and objects, will introduce the sophisticated visual language created by the Greeks to tell such elaborate tales; the visit to the Uffizi Gallery will show the students how Renaissance artists revived the Greek and Roman tradition. To know Roman mythology is to understand the real essence of the ideals and aspirations of the great Roman Empire, while in the study of Greek mythology lies the roots of modern psychology.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES; lab fee required
Course code: ANC 264 F
Dual Listing: IGC 264 F ANT 264 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via dell’Ariento 10/14
Room: CUCINA Lab
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place also within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Following the guidelines of experimental archaeology students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. The key of the analysis is the Food Sign, a specially-developed tool with two inseparable sides: anthropological meaning and gastronomy. This instrument helps to show that in Antiquity any given dish wasn’t a mere result of a recipe to prepare food in a particular way as part of a meal, but was inevitably linked to sacral and social meanings. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to the modern cuisine (when a particular tradition has continued) and interests.
Magic, Divination, and Ghosts in the Ancient World
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 288 F
Dual Listing: REL 288 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course looks at the supernatural (i.e. spirits, ghosts, afterlife, netherworld etc.) and at the different practices through which humans – in ancient cultures – got in touch with, and represented it. A large part of the course will be dedicated to the various aspects of magic and sorcery, along with shamanism, divination, necromancy (evocation of the dead) and curses (namely binding and love curses). Several classes will also be focused on restless dead and ghosts, a privileged medium through which ancient people were believed to get in touch with the beyond. Documentary material, such as reproductions of ancient magical papyri and cursed tablets will be shown, and comparisons will be drawn – when relevant – with modern cultures and folklore.
The Age of Heroes: The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Origins of Western Literature
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: A prior course in classics, literature, or religion
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 306 F
Dual Listing: LIT 306 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 306 / ENG 270 L The Age of Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid and the Origins of Western Literature/ Classics of Western Lit
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: The course focuses on ancient epic literature through the analysis and comparison of some of the oldest and greatest works of Western civilization. Through the reading of the most significant chapters of the Iliad and the Odyssey, students will get in contact with the supernatural world and the mighty heroes described by “Homer” in 8th century BCE. These stories, considered the “Bible” of classical civilization, show how Greeks used myth to express archetypal values, which became immortal for successive generations and civilizations. Myths are analyzed not only as amazing stories but also as expression of ancient cultural traditions, and as primary forms of communication and instruction. The influence of Greek myths on Roman legends will then be observed through the reading of some passages of the Aeneid, the national poem of Rome written by Virgil in the 1st century BCE.
Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ANT 185 F
Dual Listing: FAS 185 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 254 L Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: How are anthropology and fashion related? How can this social science help us in analyzing both Western fashion and global fashion trends today? How can artifacts become fashion? What is the relationship between fashion and art? How is beauty constructed in fashion and visual culture? And how are gender and the body represented? Such questions, of more than specialized interest, have been raised since fashion started to be studied in academia in the 1980s. This course considers the particular contribution of anthropology to the study of fashion as an academic discipline and hence to understanding fashion as a significant cultural expression. We will study how meanings are constructed in fashion and visual culture, using the cross-cultural and transnational framework provided by anthropological research. We will also consider how fashion interacts with material culture through the production and consumption of “fashion items,” making fashion an interesting field of inquiry in the context of the anthropology of things.
Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ANT 185 F
Dual Listing: FAS 185 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 254 L Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: How are anthropology and fashion related? How can this social sciences field help us in analyzing both Western fashion and global fashion trends today? How can artifacts become fashion? What is the relationship between fashion and art? How is beauty constructed in fashion and visual culture? And how are gender and the body represented? Such questions, of more than specialized interest, have been raised since fashion started to be studied in academia in the 1980s. This course considers the particular contribution of anthropology to the study of fashion as an academic discipline and hence to understanding fashion as a significant cultural expression. We will study how meanings are constructed in fashion and visual culture, using the cross-cultural and transnational framework provided by anthropological research. We will also consider how fashion interacts with material culture through the production and consumption of “fashion items,” making fashion an interesting field of inquiry in the context of the anthropology of things.
Archaeology Workshop
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: ANT 193 F
Dual Listing: ANC 193 F RES 193 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 120L Introduction to Archeology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via del Melarancio, 6/R
Room: Archaeology Lab
Description: This course combines an introduction to archaeology with hands-on work on 2500-year-old archaeological artefacts in LdM's Archaeology Lab. These artefacts have recently been unearthed in Central Italy at the Hellenistic necropolis of Bosco della Riserva, near Tuscania, where an excavation project is being conducted by CAMNES and LdM. Students will learn what happens to the finds once they leave their recovery contexts and arrive in Florence: here, under the guidance of the instructors, students will be involved in the fundamental activities of restoration, conservation, documentation, study, and storage of the finds. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the summer field school in Tuscania which operates directly at one of the archaeological sites.
Food and Culture
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ANT 198 F
Dual Listing: IGC 198 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 119 L Food and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: If “you are what you eat,” just why do you eat the way you do? This course considers the relationships between the multiple meanings of food and the acts of preparing and eating food, and further explores food and personal and social identity. Students will examine why different people make different food choices in their daily lives, why individuals from certain social classes will avoid or appreciate particular foods, and, in general, how food serves as a factor in self-definition. Because a person's attitude toward food can reveal not just personal identity traits, but a whole food ideology, this course will also analyze the role of food in the construction of ethnic identity, in the display of religious beliefs and in the negotiation of gender roles. Students learn how cultures and values are transmitted and preserved through food. Through personal essays and interdisciplinary secondary literature students will be guided to analyze the complex and fascinating relationships between people and food, helping them to understand how cultures (including their own) ultimately determine all human food choices.
Co(ok)quinarius: Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: lab fee required
Course code: ANT 264 F
Dual Listing: ANC 264 F IGC 264 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 264 L Co(ok)quinarius Ancient Sources of Italian Cuisine
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via dell’Ariento 10/14
Room: CUCINA Lab
Description: Co(ok)quinarius, which takes place within the fascinating context of the Florentine Central Food Market, explores the main elements of ancient Mediterranean food culture as the forerunner to modern Italian cuisine. Students learn to understand, prepare, taste, and evaluate ancient Etruscan, Greek, Roman, as well as Near Eastern dishes within their social dimensions and cultural perspective. Starting from the distinction between the consumption and the use of food, students explore Etruscan, Greek, and Roman culinary traditions. Topics include the meanings of food, its social dimensions, the history of specific commodities; everyday eating habits and etiquette; rituals and taboos. This knowledge permits the class to accurately understand, recreate, cook, and taste ancient recipes. During interactive lessons students will improve their practical skills, learn how to prepare different recipes, and develop their knowledge of both the theory and practice of food anthropology. Students will be able to recognize and appreciate ancient traditions and to link them to modern cuisine and interests.
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ANT 326 F
Dual Listing: POL 326 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.
History of Architecture
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 165 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 110 L History of Architecture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: This course surveys the major periods and key monuments in the history of architecture from antiquity to the present, focusing on the Western world. Emphasis is on the historical periods from classical antiquity through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, to the Modern Age, and on contemporary developments. It examines representative monuments and architects from ancient Greece (the Parthenon in Athens) to the present day. The architect’s pursuit of the changing ideas of beauty is a leitmotif that links the development of architecture with such masters as Iktinos, Brunelleschi, Borromini, and Le Corbusier. Typologies, materials and construction technology, theory, urbanism, and cultural context, are addressed. The course also explores the great variety of architectural traditions, orders, styles, and movements. By experiencing actual buildings of various periods in the urban context, students learn how to critically analyze a work of architecture.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 180 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. In this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists, and themes in painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. Onsite teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 180 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 160 L History of Western Art I
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, from ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance. In this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists, and themes in painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. Onsite teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 186 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 180 L : History of Western Art II
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, covering the early 16th century through the present. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 186 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 180 L : History of Western Art II
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course is a survey of the visual arts in Western Europe, covering the early 16th century through the present. Throughout this course students encounter the principal monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture, and discover the changes in styles and taste in this period. The course explores the historical, philosophical and cultural contexts essential to understanding the visual arts and the impact they have had through the ages. Great importance is given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists, and to the role of public and private patrons. On-site teaching provides the incomparable experience of studying important works of art and architecture first-hand. The material is approached as an introduction to the discipline of art history, with the aim of fostering appreciation and the desire to further investigate this field.
The Built Environment of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 201 F
Dual Listing: ARC 201 F
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 180 L The Built Environment of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course surveys Florence’s remarkable architectural history from its origins to the present, with special attention to the medieval to the late renaissance eras (c.1000-c.1600). It traces the broad evolution of architectural style and town planning revealed by buildings, city walls, streets, and squares. By connecting this narrative to that of Florence’s exceptional economic, cultural, and artistic ascent in its historical prime, and to developments in the rest of Europe generally, the story of an influential series of choices reemerges. Through numerous site visits, students test early and modern sources against the physical evidence. They learn to visually “read” the stylistic as well as the material and socio-cultural histories of buildings and spaces.
20th Century Design and Architecture
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 202 F
Dual Listing: ARC 202 F
Marist Code/Title: ITDS 150 / ARCH 140 L History of Interior Design
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: The aim of the course is to give the students the instruments and methodology to understand and recognize interior design styles. During the lessons the students will become familiar with the work of the outstanding masters that often applied their talents to the small scale (object or interior design) as well as to the large one (architecture) from the mid-19th century to 1960. Because interior design is so strongly related to object design and architecture, the course analyses the history of these three fields as a whole, from the industrial revolution to the present time, by studying the influence of society, art, economy, political events, scientific, and technological discoveries. The course provides students with the tools to understand innovative elements introduced by a new trend and to remain up-to-date in this ever-changing field.
The World of Museums: Museology
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 230 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 290 L World of Museums
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: The aim of this course is to provide an integrated approach to museum theory and practice. It will consider museum definitions and classification, and centuries-long history of art collecting, examining the various forms and meanings of gathering beautiful, precious, or even curious objects in various places, including the creation of world-famous museums, such as the Uffizi and the Louvre. The concept of cultural heritage will be analyzed, considering its increasing value for society, as well as the legal and ethical issues involved. The course will also analyze such topics as research, methods of documentation, cataloging, display, basic communication techniques, the importance of education and learning in museums, preventive and remedial conservation of collections, environmental monitoring and control, safety plans, and storage systems. Stress is given to the Italian and more specifically Florentine situation with regards to museums, which students will be invited to analyze according to the most recent museological and museographical theories.
Palaces of Florence
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from 13th to 17th centuries. Public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings: many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from 13th to 17th centuries. Public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings: many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 206
OPEN
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. Public and private palaces played an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, and, by studying them, students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of their architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces directly in front, and inside, of the buildings. Many of the lessons will be held on site, and site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience.
Palaces of Florence
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 207
OPEN
Course code: ART 245 F
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 210 L Palaces of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: Public and private palaces have played an important role in the life of the city of Florence, through the centuries. This course will introduce students to the history of the palaces of Florence from the 13th to the 17th century. The study of these palaces will offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the city. Students will have the opportunity to understand not only the development of the palaces’ architectural style, but also major issues concerning the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Florence. Students will study the evolution of Florentine palaces hands-on, from the outside and from the inside of the buildings. Many classes will be held on site, and site visits will add a crucial component to the learning experience.
Lost Symbolism: Secret Codes in Western Art
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 255 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 225 L Lost Symbolisms and Secret Codes in Art
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: The course focuses on the links between artworks and astrology, alchemy, geometry, numerology, and selected philosophical themes in Western art between 1300 and 1800. Art has served various functional and aesthetic purposes in different cultures and periods. In some eras art has also embodied a symbolic language, mysterious to the majority, but highly significant to the minority able to read or decode it. For example, what we may call the secret messages of certain paintings and sculptures of past centuries can be interpreted in terms of astrology. A specific field of art history, iconography, studies subject matter, symbolism, and signification in works of art. Students use elements of this approach to examine the fascinating and complex range of meanings that some artworks were intended to transmit and which can still be uncovered.
Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 276 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 276 L Renaissance Art at the Italian Courts
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: This course explores all aspects of artistic activity at the major Italian courts during the fifteenth century. This analysis will not only be confined to an art historical approach, but will also consider various aspects of court life - the chivalric tradition, hunting, jousting, scholarship, and court festivals - which influenced the visual arts. Comparisons will be made with Northern European courts of the same period. The main focus will be on Pisanello and the courts of Ferrara and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Mantegna and the Gonzaga court in Mantua, Francesco Cossa at the D'Este court in Ferrara, Piero della Francesca and Laurana at the court of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino, and Piero della Francesca and Alberti at the Malatesta court in Rimini. The students will become familiar with the special patronage conditions which dictated the nature of Renaissance art at the princely courts of Italy and acquire a detailed knowledge of the work of five court artists as well as a broader familiarity with three others.
Visual Culture in Italy Since 1945 (Art, Design, Media)
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 277 F
Dual Listing: COM 277 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 294 L ART: Special Topics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Does a significant thread link a Vespa scooter, Vittorio De Sica's Neo-Realist movies, Gucci’s bamboo bag, Gio Ponti’s “Superleggera” chair, Giuseppe Cavalli photographs of “trulli” buildings, and Alberto Burri’s “Catrame” canvases? Our working hypothesis is that it is a common visual culture, with elements of national identity, plus uniquely Italian interconnections between fields and disciplines in the creative and productive processes. Students will test this claim by applying a communications-based approach to the whole of Italian visual culture of the period following World War II. We will view works of contemporary art and design as communicators and carriers of cultural messages. This blurs the sometimes artificial distinction between visual arts (sculpture, painting, conceptual art, film, photography) and design (urban planning, architecture; interior, furniture, and industrial design, graphics, and fashion). Students explore selected case studies in which a designer, film director, or artist may have influenced each other or actually interacted. Theory takes a back seat to process and context, but is not ignored. Students learn to “read” a particularly rich, diverse, and complex visual culture – often in the vanguard and the originator of global “icons.” Students also learn concrete ways to innovate by adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
Italian Renaissance Art
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 278 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 380 L Renaissance Art
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Florence, "the cradle of the Renaissance," is the setting for this introduction to the history of Renaissance art. The course is intended to give the beginning student a general overview of the main facts, causes, and conditions that led artists from Giotto in the fourteenth century to Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi and Botticelli in the fifteenth century, to Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael in the sixteenth century, to create one of the most fascinating periods in the history of art. In Italy these years witnessed an extraordinary coming together of artistic talent, a passionate interest in antiquity, civic pride and an optimistic belief in "man as the measure of all things." This course examines the most important monuments from the Renaissance period in Italy and the major artists and architects who contributed to the rebirth of western art. Works are always compared with each other to show various relationships, remembering how important it is to view Renaissance art in the context of its creation.
Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: ART 280 F
Dual Listing: HIS 280 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 275 L Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course examines the social, economic, political, and artistic life of Florence and its close relationship to the fortunes (and misfortunes) of a group of notable Florentine families, such as the Medici, Rucellai, Strozzi, and Pitti, through the analysis of art works and objects, including wedding chests and other furniture, ceramics, jewelry, luxury clothing, and coats of arms. A study of these families, their history, their public and private lives, will help illustrate and uncover many significant characteristics of the city, not only in the past, but also today, as some of these families are still active in the social, political, and economic life of Florence.
Contemporary Architecture
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: ART 165 History of Architecture, or equivalent
Course code: ART 286 F
Dual Listing: ARC 286 F
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 120 L Contemporary Architecture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course examines major developments in architecture, interior design and planning from 1960 to the present. Special focus is given to developments of the last two decades. The survey includes consideration of sociocultural developments, as well as debates in aesthetics and theory, such as the decline of Modernism. Key architects and studios are examined. The perspective is global but European and Italian figures, movements, works and events are not ignored.
Contemporary Architecture
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 165 History of Architecture, or equivalent
Course code: ART 286 F
Dual Listing: ARC 286 F
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 120 L Contemporary Architecture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Sergio Leone
Description: This course examines major developments in architecture, interior design, and planning from 1960 to the present. Special focus is given to developments of the last two decades. The survey includes the consideration of sociocultural developments, as well as debates in aesthetics and theory, such as the decline of Modernism. Key architects and studios are examined. The perspective is global, but with an emphasis on Europe and, especially, Italy.
International Art Business
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalents
Course code: ART 297 F
Dual Listing: BUS 290 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 318 N International Art Business
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The course is designed to introduce students to the arts market and the institutional networks that support and promote the art business, as well as giving them an understanding of the current art market and auction house environment. Through this course, students will meet specialists to develop the ability to identify and analyze works of art, learn how to recognize marketing opportunities, and determine appropriate strategies. The figures of the art dealer and the art administrator will be analyzed in depth, together with the main principles of the international laws that govern this special field.
Images and Words
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) Junior standing; 2) ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 355 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 477 L : Capping: Images and Words
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: In this interdisciplinary course different disciplines converge to enhance students’ skills as readers of visual as well as verbal texts. It aims to open up new ways of seeing and perceiving works of art by exploring the relationship between us (spectators and/or creators), images and words, involving questions, such as: What is art? Where do we see art? How do we look at art? What words do we use while talking about a work of art, explaining and/or describing it? Can we “read” images? Can we “see” stories? Students analyze a selection of fundamental theoretical texts and produce close examinations of visual and written works, including narrative prose, and poetry. Students have the opportunity to become active spectators who, through activities of observing, reading, sketching, and writing, experience different modes of looking at art while learning about art theory, art history, literature, museum culture, and sociology.
Museum and Gallery Internship
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Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Art History / Museum Studies majors of sophomore standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field; 3) Fluency in Italian is advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited, especially for students who lack Italian language skills. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline), onsite interview and Italian language placement test. Final placement may be determined upon Italian language ability. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: ART 360 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 266 L Museum Experience
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship entails individual work experience in a museum, gallery or church in the Florentine area, supervised by a faculty member and the cooperating museum, or Florentine curia staff. The internship provides students with practical experience, especially in the field of cultural mediation and museum education, through direct observation of the various activities developed at the hosting museums and churches, individual study and direct participation in guided tours at museums and churches, collections management in art galleries. Through this experience students have the opportunity to learn and apply professional skills, while directly interacting with institutional staff and the visitors. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. Please note that the Museum and Gallery internship requires interns to fulfill part of their internship hours on Saturdays. Note: Placement opportunities are limited, especially for students without Italian language skills. Admission is also contingent upon the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term and an Italian language placement test.
Avant-Garde and Modernist Art (1900-1950)
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 370 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 366 L: History of 20th Century Art
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Investigation of modern art in Europe and America in the first half of the Twentieth Century. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the philosophical and critical discourse of Modernist painting. Historical developments, internationalism, and the critical discourse of Modernism, are addressed. The first class reviews the artistic and cultural revolutions of the previous half-century. The principal movements covered are Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Dada, Pittura Metafisica, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-Dada, with particular focus on the pre-World War II historical avant-gardes. Artists studied include Picasso, Matisse, Kirchner, Duchamp, Boccioni, De Chirico, Ernst, Magritte, and Pollock.
Contemporary Art
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 186 Art History II, or equivalent
Course code: ART 375 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 350 L Contemporary Art
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The aim of this course is to give students a thorough and comprehensive grounding in the conceptual and stylistic trends governing the art of the late 20th century. This period deals specifically with the transition from Greenbergian High Modernism, through the dematerialization of the art object in the 1970's, to the postmodern and deconstructive theories of the 1980's and 90's. The course is divided into two main sections: Section One (1950-1980): Abstract Expressionism and Informal Art – Conceptual Art (Europe and USA); Section Two (1980-1990's): Postmodernism -- Current Trends (Europe and USA). The course will give particular attention to the development of Italian art from the 1950s to the present. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the philosophical and critical discourses relating to Modernism and Postmodernism.
Introduction to Business
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: BUS 130 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 100 N Intro to Business Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: This course will introduce students to the world of business and help them prepare for the economic roles of consumers, workers, and citizens. It will also serve as a foundation for other business courses students may take in college. Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of business, including marketing, finance, management, and operations management, human resources management, and business intelligence. The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship of these business functions and, more generally, the role and context of business in society.
Principles of Macroeconomics
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or equivalent
Notes: Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 180 F
Marist Code/Title: ECON 104 L Principles of Macroeconomics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: Economics is the study of choice under conditions of scarcity: The resources needed to produce goods and services are limited compared to human desires. Economics is divided into two major areas. Microeconomics studies the choices of consumers, firms, and governments, and describes the working of markets. Macroeconomics studies the behavior of the entire economy. It explains phenomena such as growth, business cycle, inflation, and unemployment. This course is an introduction to economics. The basic principles of economics will be presented and applied in order to explain some features of the modern economy.
Foundations of Management
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 195 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 195 N Foundations of Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: This is a foundational level management theory course designed to teach students with no background in business management the core concepts and terminology needed to be successful in subsequent management courses. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Foundations of Management
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: BUS 195 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 195 N Foundations of Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Sergio Leone
Description: This is a foundational level management theory course designed to teach students with no background in business management the core concepts and terminology needed to be successful in subsequent management courses. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Principles of Marketing
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Marketing
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: BUS 210 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 210 N Principles of Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Marketing is a dynamic and exciting field, a key tool in confronting the challenges that enterprises are facing every day. The purpose of this course is to introduce marketing principles and concepts. In this course students will learn about the "real" nature and scope of marketing management. They will be introduced to aspects of marketing, such as: Marketing Strategy, the 4 P’s, Market Planning, Retailing and Wholesaling, Target Marketing, Market Segmentation, Services Marketing. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of marketing to an enterprise, whether it be a profit-oriented business firm or a not-for-profit organization.
Principles of Finance
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics; 2) BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics; 3) MAT 130 Topics in Mathematics for Liberal Arts, or an introductory course in accounting, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 222 F
Marist Code/Title: ECON 332 N Priniciples of Finance
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of finance such as time value of money, valuation and risk, assets, securities, financing long-and short-term, capital markets. This will also result in the exposure to basic procedures for the application and interpretation of financial statement analysis. The course will combine the theoretical underpinning of finance with real-world examples, including several case study discussions.
Principles of Finance
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics; 2) BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics; 3) MAT 130 Topics in Mathematics for Liberal Arts, or an introductory course in accounting, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 222 F
Marist Code/Title: ECON 332 N Priniciples of Finance
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of finance such as time value of money, valuation and risk, assets, securities, financing long-and short-term, capital markets. This will also result in the exposure to basic procedures for the application and interpretation of financial statement analysis. The course will combine the theoretical underpinning of finance with real-world examples, including several case study discussions.
Event Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
TUE 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / THU 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM / WED 9:00 AM-10:40 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 232 F
Dual Listing: COM 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
China's Development and the Global Shift
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: None; POL 150 Introduction to Political Science and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents, are recommended
Course code: BUS 240 F
Dual Listing: POL 240 F
Marist Code/Title: ECON 306 L China's Development & the Global Shift
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: In order to truly grasp the shift in economic power that is currently changing the global economy, it is fundamental to understand the Chinese history of economic reform and its political, environmental, social context, and its implications. This course aims to explore the mechanism and consequences of modern China’s economic development as well as of China’s role in the global economy. Most of the analysis focuses on the recent history of China, especially following 1978 when China began its dramatic transformation from a planned to a market economy. The course will be organized around a number of major themes which include references to the historical and institutional background, the “rise of China” in the current geopolitical imagination, and key issues in China’s foreign relations. The key questions we will try to understand in this course are: Is China’s growth rate sustainable; can it be repeated in other developing countries; and what are the costs of this rapid growth?
Wine Business
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents; or concurrent enrollment in the Three Cities program
Course code: BUS 252 F
Dual Listing: IGC 252 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn the essential skills that will enable them to take on such professions. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Wine Business
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents; or concurrent enrollment in the Three Cities program
Course code: BUS 252 F
Dual Listing: IGC 252 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 351 L Wine Business and Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: This course explores the business and marketing of wine, with special focus on U.S. markets. The Wine trade and consumption in the U.S. have consistently increased in recent years. If until the early 1990’s wine consumption was concentrated in a few major states, today wine is consumed by a large part of the U.S. population. Italian wines, counting for 30% of U.S. wine imports, are a major part of this economic and cultural scenario. In addition, new wine markets have emerged worldwide. This growing interest has strengthened the role of traditional key players in the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, while helping to create new professional categories, such as wine writers, wine club managers, and event promoters. In this course students learn the essential skills that will enable them to take on such professions. Given the notable diversity and quality of Italian wines, students examine issues of sourcing, shipment chains and trading channels, and market impact. The course includes business simulations, and students produce a startup or marketing project.
Sustainability: Science, Political Economy and Business
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: POL 150 Introduction to Political Science or BUS 140 Introduction to Economics, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 259 F
Dual Listing: POL 259 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: This course enables students to develop a deep understanding of the historic development of the concept of sustainability and its theoretical underpinnings, as well as its scientific, technological, and economic dimensions. It discusses the roles of various stakeholders, specifically of governments, NGOs and businesses in furthering sustainable societies. By the end of the course, students will develop their own project regarding sustainability applied to a specific field.
Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: BUS 270 F
Dual Listing: COM 271 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 370 N Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: People from more than one culture increasingly have to work together, work side by side, or collaborate on international projects, both at home and abroad. How easy is it to step outside our own cultural expectations? This is an intercultural communication course aimed specifically at understanding intercultural interactions in business or in the workplace from both theoretical and practical standpoints. On a practical level, this course will involve the students' active participation in role play exercises and observations, and will help them to predict and manage intercultural misunderstandings both in the workplace and in more informal social settings. Business practices in different countries, in particular Italy and the USA, and individual case studies will be assessed and discussed according to these frameworks.
Beyond Modern Capitalism: Rethinking the Global Socio-Economic Order
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent. Recommended: BUS 140 Introduction to Economics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 286 F
Dual Listing: POL 286 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: The course provides an overview of the current prevailing socio-economic system, from its origins to the most recent developments. Through a critical and multidisciplinary perspective it examines the role played by political, economic and social elements in the evolution of the current capitalistic system, with special focus on its main positive and negative aspects. The objective of the course is to evaluate modern capitalism and to present alternative models capable of ensuring the satisfaction of the needs of individuals in fairer and more equitable ways.
International Art Business
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: ART 180 Art History I, or ART 186 Art History II, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 290 F
Dual Listing: ART 297 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 318 N International Art Business
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The course is designed to introduce students to the arts market and the institutional networks that support and promote the art business, as well as giving them an understanding of the current art market and auction house environment. Through this course, students will meet specialists to develop the ability to identify and analyze works of art, learn how to recognize marketing opportunities, and determine appropriate strategies. The figures of the art dealer and the art administrator will be analyzed in depth, together with the main principles of the international laws that govern this special field.
Human Resources Management
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 301 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 225 N Human Potential in Business Organizations
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.
Human Resources Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 301 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 225 N Human Potential in Business Organizations
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: The course explores the Human Resources Management function in a corporate setting and focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that all managers and leaders need. Students learn the basic principles of designing and operating business organizations, from developing their mission, vision, and strategy to their key organizational features and processes. Students face issues of managing people in organizations, including hierarchy, leadership, and communication; systems of reward and recognition; and personnel (from recruitment to training and development). Some attention is given to the expanding role of corporations in dealing with social problems and issues. The course trains students to build skills relevant to leadership and management. These include public speaking and presenting, conflict resolution, teamwork, and business project management. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, practical and experiential exercises, and case studies.
Global Business and Society
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 310 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 202 N Global Business & Society
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: This course explores challenges facing modern corporations in organizing cross border activities. Specifically, it appraises the main economic theories of determinants of international business activities, and it offers a global perspective on long-term change in the world economy and the interaction between countries. Special attention is focused on the dynamics of international trade and investment, including the relationship between trade and economic growth, trade imbalances, and protectionism. The course also looks at the role of economic and political institutions (WTO, IMF, etc.) and examines the main characteristics of the emerging economies, for instance, India and China. Themes include competition, development, exchange rate theory, the international monetary system, ethics, decision-making, and strategic operations in an international environment. Finally, the course examines a variety of alternative perspectives on the origins and processes of globalization.
Global Business and Society
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics, or BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 310 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 202 N Global Business & Society
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: This course explores challenges facing modern corporations in organizing cross border activities. Specifically, it appraises the main economic theories of determinants of international business activities, and it offers a global perspective on long-term change in the world economy and the interaction between countries. Special attention is focused on the dynamics of international trade and investment, including the relationship between trade and economic growth, trade imbalances, and protectionism. The course also looks at the role of economic and political institutions (WTO, IMF, etc.) and examines the main characteristics of the emerging economies, for instance, India and China. Themes include competition, development, exchange rate theory, the international monetary system, ethics, decision-making, and strategic operations in an international environment. Finally, the course examines a variety of alternative perspectives on the origins and processes of globalization.
Organizational Behavior
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 311 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 311 N Organizational Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.
International Marketing
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
International Marketing
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
International Marketing
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
International Marketing
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 204
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 312 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 220 N Introduction to International Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: International competition makes international marketing one of the most critical skills for business survival. In their continuing quest for new ways to establish and maintain their competitiveness, many firms are recognizing the advantages of operating in an international market. These benefits include sourcing materials, capital, labor, and expertise, relocating manufacturing, and distributing products and services to new markets. While there are many benefits, each company must identify the potentially huge risks taken when operating overseas. An uninformed company may suffer tremendous setbacks before obtaining any benefits. This course is an application of marketing principles to the complexities of foreign markets. Emphasis is on the various economic, social, and cultural factors that impact on international marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, places of distribution, and promotion) and how these aspects of marketing are influenced by the international business environment.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 313 F
Dual Listing: COM 313 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions. Students will research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information in developing effective communication strategies and programs.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: BUS 313 F
Dual Listing: COM 313 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions. Students will research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information in developing effective communication strategies and programs.
Wedding Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: BUS 318 F
Dual Listing: COM 318 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course introduces students to Wedding Planning processes and implementation. Students learn to create, organize, coordinate, promote and market different types of weddings for different faiths and cultures as well as civil weddings. As in the “Event Planning ” courses but with greater specificity, students will become familiar with this thriving industry learning about contracts, budgeting, vendors, venues and all other aspects for a successful event that satisfies diverse clients and settings. They will research and evaluate products and services including competition and target markets, working as a team, decision-making and developing business strategies. As part of the course the students will plan and design a typical wedding event with all the features of a real one and will involve interdepartmental collaboration in order to put into practice the skill sets learned.
International Business Negotiation
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 130 Introduction to Business or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents
Course code: BUS 322 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 384 N Special Topics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: Over the last two decades, the rise of new powers and the emergence of the Internet have drastically changed and reshaped the face of the global economy. As the world becomes more interconnected and businesses more innovative and competitive, the demand for competent and professional negotiators has increased. This course provides the students with the skills needed to communicate and negotiate effectively in the context of international business transactions. Through class lectures and practical simulations, students will learn to prepare, conduct, and manage a successful negotiation process, cope with cultural differences, and deal with the challenges of contemporary local and global markets. Specific case studies will be analyzed and discussed throughout the semester.
Corporate Finance
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) An introductory accounting course; 3) BUS 222 Principles of Finance. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 345 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 344 N Corporate Finance
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: This course deals with relevant topics in corporate finance from the perspective of financial managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions. The course covers subjects that are important to decision-making in marketing, operations management, and corporate strategy. Topics will include leasing and leveraged buyouts, dividend policies, capital market efficiency, capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, etc. Because of the practical importance of the material and as an illustration of the relevant theory, examples and cases will be discussed.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Luxury Brand Management
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing or FAS 215 Fashion Marketing or equivalents, or Business, Management, Marketing or Merchandising majors of junior standing
Course code: BUS 352 F
Dual Listing: FAS 352 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 455 N Global Merchandising
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of luxury, a multi-billion dollar market for branded luxury goods and services. Students examine luxury brand management both as a concept and as global reality while addressing historical development, political, economic, and social aspects, and the continued impetus for design, pop culture, and the arts. Exploring how luxury brands are evolving and their identities in terms of desire, status, and exclusivity, including supply and demand, consumption, and value, helps to explain how luxury brands resist global economic recession. The challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand are examined from a broad range of diverse products. The course addresses the economic management and the distribution channels of a brand. Exploring a wide range of case studies, not limited to fashion, students learn management essentials from the luxury perspective, applying the critical tools that make the difference in developing successful strategic plans and management.
Marketing/Advertising Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing/Advertising majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, sample of marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 361 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 397 N Business Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the fields of Marketing and Advertising. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is at a Communications Office. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: market research; developing marketing, price, distribution and promotional strategies; creating advertisements for local and international print and e-publications; newsletters, mailing lists; Web site content and social media management. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a sample of marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Marketing/Advertising Internship
-
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing/Advertising majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, sample of marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 361 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 397 N Business Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the fields of Marketing and Advertising. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is at a Communications Office. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: market research; developing marketing, price, distribution and promotional strategies; creating advertisements for local and international print and e-publications; newsletters, mailing lists; Web site content and social media management. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a sample of marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Marketing/Advertising Internship
-
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing/Advertising majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, sample of marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Public transport costs may apply. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 361 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 397 N Business Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the fields of Marketing and Advertising. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is at a Communications Office. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: market research; developing marketing, price, distribution and promotional strategies; creating advertisements for local and international print and e-publications; newsletters, mailing lists; Web site content and social media management. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a sample of marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Social Media Marketing Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing / Communications majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience and strong photography skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, samples of writing and marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 369 F
Dual Listing: COM 370 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 308 / MDIA 361 N International Communication Internship / Media Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Social Media Marketing. The intern is monitored by both the on-site supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and on site duties may vary. The placement is with the LdM Social Media Office or with advertising or communication agencies. Interns develop and carry out various activities, which may include, but are not limited to: market research based on social media; marketing strategy focused on promotional strategy and advertisement strategy; developing and managing photo archives, the LdM alumni network – which establishes online communication tools for alumni; managing the online database. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, and samples of writing and marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project, photos). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an on-site interview during the first week of the term.
Social Media Marketing Internship
-
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing / Communications majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience and strong photography skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, samples of writing and marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: BUS 369 F
Dual Listing: COM 370 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 308 / MDIA 361 N International Communication Internship / Media Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Social Media Marketing. The intern is monitored by both the on-site supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and on site duties may vary. The placement is with the LdM Social Media Office or with advertising or communication agencies. Interns develop and carry out various activities, which may include, but are not limited to: market research based on social media; marketing strategy focused on promotional strategy and advertisement strategy; developing and managing photo archives, the LdM alumni network – which establishes online communication tools for alumni; managing the online database. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, and samples of writing and marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project, photos). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an on-site interview during the first week of the term.
Global Financial Markets
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 222 Principles of Finance, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 380 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 363 N Global Financial Markets
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the workings of the global financial system, the dynamics of the main financial markets (U.S., Europe, and Asia), the nature and the goals of the key financial institutions and the crucial role played by central banks and regulatory agencies. An important part of the course focuses on the global economic and financial crisis, reviewing its causes and consequences, as well as evaluating the merits of the numerous government intervention schemes. The course ends with an assessment of the dramatic changes taking place in the global financial architecture as a result of the recent crisis
Global Financial Markets
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: BUS 222 Principles of Finance, or equivalent. Mathematical aptitude is required
Course code: BUS 380 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 363 N Global Financial Markets
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the workings of the global financial system, the dynamics of the main financial markets (U.S., Europe, and Asia), the nature and the goals of the key financial institutions and the crucial role played by central banks and regulatory agencies. An important part of the course focuses on the global economic and financial crisis, reviewing its causes and consequences, as well as evaluating the merits of the numerous government intervention schemes. The course ends with an assessment of the dramatic changes taking place in the global financial architecture as a result of the recent crisis
Operations Management
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I, or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) MAT 186 Introduction to Statistics; 3) Accounting or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents. Recommended: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop required
Course code: BUS 388 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 388 N Operations Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: Topics common to both production and service operations are emphasized. Includes quantitative decision-making techniques; forecasting; various planning techniques involved in capacity, location, and process; resource and materials planning; and the design of job and work measurement systems. Also included are inventory systems and models, materials management, and quality-control methods.
Operations Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I, or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) MAT 186 Introduction to Statistics; 3) Accounting or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents. Recommended: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop required
Course code: BUS 388 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 388 N Operations Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: Topics common to both production and service operations are emphasized. Includes quantitative decision-making techniques; forecasting; various planning techniques involved in capacity, location, and process; resource and materials planning; and the design of job and work measurement systems. Also included are inventory systems and models, materials management, and quality-control methods.
Operations Management
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) MAT 150 Calculus I, or Calculus with Management Applications; 2) MAT 186 Introduction to Statistics; 3) Accounting or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or equivalents. Recommended: BUS 178 Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents
Notes: personal laptop required
Course code: BUS 388 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 388 N Operations Management
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: This course focuses on topics common to both production and service operations are emphasized. These include quantitative decision-making techniques; forecasting; various planning techniques involved in capacity, location, and process; resource and materials planning; and the design of job and work measurement systems. Also included are inventory systems and models, materials management, and quality-control methods.
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 105 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 101 L Public Presentation
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: This course provides an introduction to public speaking in group and whole-class situations. It will help students to develop their delivery skills as well as the content of their presentations, including the development and organization of ideas and use of research material. Students will analyze a variety of speeches, in written and oral formats, and will be required to develop working outlines for their own presentations. Classes will also involve voice and body language exercises and will teach strategies for overcoming performance anxiety.
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: COM 105 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 101 L Public Presentation
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: This course provides an introduction to public speaking in group and whole-class situations. It will help students develop their delivery skills as well as the content of their presentations, including the development and organization of ideas and the use of research materials. Students will analyze a variety of speeches, in written and oral forms, and will be required to develop working outlines for their own presentations. Classes will also involve voice and body language exercises and will teach strategies for overcoming performance anxiety.
Introduction to Communication
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 130 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 102 L Introduction to Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course surveys the theories of communication relevant to all contexts (including interpersonal, group, organizational, mediated, and cultural) and the ways in which contexts affect the form of communication. The course introduces students to essential concepts and fundamental theories that describe the processes, functions, natures, and effects of communication. General goals of the course are to familiarize students with the basic concepts of communication and to help them understand and improve basic skills in relation to interpersonal communication. Students deal with ethical issues and global opportunities and challenges offered by communication, and they have an opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing, as well as group work and presentation skills.
New Media: Communication in the Digital Age
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 182 F
Marist Code/Title: MDIA 311 L Communication Revolution
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: What do we really mean when we use the term "mass media" today? Is it really the same thing we could have meant twenty years ago, when television was still the main tool for mass information? The digital age has introduced new communication devices (laptops, digital cameras, smart phones, iPods, iPads) and new virtual places (blogs, chat rooms, social networks, online shops, peer-to-peer platforms), shaped around our wants, though often perceived/imposed as "needs." Following a two-step program, the student will learn about causes and effects of the digital revolution: first analyzing features and functions of all main digital communication devices (and places), then discussing their influence on us as citizens, artists, professionals, individuals.
Advertising Principles
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or equivalents
Course code: COM 204 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 220 L Intro to Strategic Advertising
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: Advertising is not a simple or random combination of images in an ad. The task of advertising is to build a positive perception of the product in the consumer's mind. Every commercial, every ad in magazines, every TV advertisement is designed to deliver a particular message to a particular audience. This course will deal with contemporary advertising and also with the media and graphic modes used to convey it. Topics include the philosophy of advertising and its role in society; how advertising relates to life, society and economy; current trends in advertising as viewed from the creative, marketing and media standpoints; the stereotypes that advertising proposes to us and the reaction of our society to these suggestions; how advertising is made, created and projected.
Body Language and Communication Techniques
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 212 F
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 110 L Body Language and Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course enables students to understand and manage body language, and generally increase their relational and communicative capacities, preparing them to enter the working world and achieve greater professional and social success. Students develop expertise relating to verbal and non-verbal communication. Training involves working individually and in groups, and addresses motivation as well as the control of body language. The “learning by doing” methodology engages students in a practical and proactive way through exercises and improvisation, which help them evaluate their individual attitudes and capacities. A blend of participative and creative activities is employed, including theater techniques for non-verbal communication, improvisations, team building, self-presentations, body language exercises, and movement exercises. The course guides each student in the discovery of personal strengths and the activation of a personal plan to develop their expectations and capacities.
Communications Research Methods
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communication, or equivalent
Course code: COM 225 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 200 L Communitcation Res Methods
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course introduces students to the practice of communications research in academic and applied settings. The emphasis will be on how to identify, evaluate, and apply research findings to communication needs. It grounds students in fundamentals of research design and strategy, data gathering, and analysis for a variety of qualitative and quantitative communications research methodologies.
Event Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
TUE 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / THU 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Event Planning
MON 9:00 AM-10:40 AM / WED 9:00 AM-10:40 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 232 F
Dual Listing: BUS 232 F
Marist Code/Title: FASH 261 N Event Planning
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course introduces students to special event planning processes and techniques. Emphasis is on learning to create, organize, identify sponsors for, market, and implement different types of events. We will explore this very detail-oriented field as it deals with vendors, contracts, fundraising, budgeting, ethics, and other aspects. Students will research products, competition, and target markets to determine the best possible exposure and success. As part of the course students may organize a real event in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments.
Media Ethics
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 245 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 330 L Communication Ethics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: Today's communications are so complex and the problems they encounter happen so suddenly that we may not have time to consider all of the ethical implications. Journalists, editors, professionals in advertising and public relations are called upon to weigh up potential benefits and harm by their actions in covering stories, in revealing facts that might otherwise be kept private, and in respecting conflicting loyalties. They also find themselves confronted by situations in which they must choose between actions that seem equally right, or equally wrong. Wartime and peacetime propaganda, the Western world’s information system, the PR industry, digital convergence and new frontiers for mass communication: everyone encounters ethical dilemmas. The goal of this course is to train you to face what you will inevitably face in your professional careers and in your private lives.
Media Ethics
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: COM 245 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 330 L Communication Ethics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Sergio Leone
Description: The rules of communication in today’s world are quite complex. Crucial issues and problems are touched upon at such a fast pace, that we may not have time to consider all their ethical implications. This course will explore the ethical dimensions of the world of communication. Journalists, editors, professionals in advertising and public relations are called upon to weigh potential benefits and harm when by covering stories they reveal facts that would not have surfaced, and when they respect conflicting loyalties. They also find themselves confronted by situations in which they must choose between actions that seem simultaneously right and wrong. Everyone encounters ethical dilemmas when dealing with wartime and peacetime propaganda, the Western world’s information systems, the PR industry, digital convergence and new frontiers for mass communication. The media inevitably shape our image of society whether we are professionals, consumers, or global citizens.
Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 271 F
Dual Listing: BUS 270 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 370 N Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: People from more than one culture increasingly have to work together, work side by side, or collaborate on international projects, both at home and abroad. How easy is it to step outside our own cultural expectations? This is an intercultural communication course aimed specifically at understanding intercultural interactions in business or in the workplace from both theoretical and practical standpoints. On a practical level, this course will involve the students' active participation in role play exercises and observations, and will help them to predict and manage intercultural misunderstandings both in the workplace and in more informal social settings. Business practices in different countries, in particular Italy and the USA, and individual case studies will be assessed and discussed according to these frameworks.
Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: COM 271 F
Dual Listing: BUS 270 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 370 N Crosscultural Communication in the Workplace
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: People from different cultures increasingly find themselves in contact with each other in the workplace, both in their country or abroad, when engaged on international projects. How easy is it to step outside our own cultural expectations? This is a course aimed specifically at understanding intercultural interactions in business or in the workplace from both theoretical and practical standpoints. On a practical level, this course will involve the students' active participation in role play exercises and observations, and will help them to predict and manage intercultural misunderstandings both in the workplace and in more informal social settings. Business practices in different countries, in particular Italy and the USA, and individual case studies will be assessed and discussed within these frameworks.
Visual Culture in Italy Since 1945 (Art, Design, Media)
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 277 F
Dual Listing: ART 277 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 294 L ART: Special Topics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Does a significant thread link a Vespa scooter, Vittorio De Sica's Neo-Realist movies, Gucci’s bamboo bag, Gio Ponti’s “Superleggera” chair, Giuseppe Cavalli photographs of “trulli” buildings, and Alberto Burri’s “Catrame” canvases? Our working hypothesis is that it is a common visual culture, with elements of national identity, plus uniquely Italian interconnections between fields and disciplines in the creative and productive processes. Students will test this claim by applying a communications-based approach to the whole of Italian visual culture of the period following World War II. We will view works of contemporary art and design as communicators and carriers of cultural messages. This blurs the sometimes artificial distinction between visual arts (sculpture, painting, conceptual art, film, photography) and design (urban planning, architecture; interior, furniture, and industrial design, graphics, and fashion). Students explore selected case studies in which a designer, film director, or artist may have influenced each other or actually interacted. Theory takes a back seat to process and context, but is not ignored. Students learn to “read” a particularly rich, diverse, and complex visual culture – often in the vanguard and the originator of global “icons.” Students also learn concrete ways to innovate by adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
Sport, Culture and Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 282 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 260 L Sport, Culture, and Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course explores the various meanings of sport, how these meanings may be interpreted, and how sports fits into the larger context of society. Students will examine how sport can communicate cultural values, promote health, play an important role in prevention of chronic diseases and work effectively for social integration. Particular areas of interest include sport in the context of the following: nationalism and civic pride, health and wellness, social deviance, gender, race, social stratification, scholastic sport and higher education, and politics. Students will examine various texts and films that highlight the importance of sport in society. Special emphasis will be given to European and Italian approach to sports.
Public Relations
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalents
Course code: COM 300 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 370 L Public Relations
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: We will study the definitions, functions, and evolution of public relations, including the application of PR theory and ways to plan a PR campaign (planning process, issue analysis, research methods and strategies). The different fields in which public relations practitioners operate will be presented through case studies and exercises: media relations, event management, crisis management, corporate identity, internal/external communications, community relations, international PR and marketing support, and effectiveness evaluation. Finally, future perspectives and new technological opportunities will be taken into account, trying to define new boundaries for a discipline too often underrated or misunderstood.
Public Relations
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 130 Introduction to Communications, or equivalents
Course code: COM 300 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 370 L Public Relations
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: We will study the definitions, functions, and evolution of public relations, including the application of PR theory and ways to plan a PR campaign (planning process, issue analysis, research methods and strategies). The different fields in which public relations practitioners operate will be presented through case studies and exercises: media relations, event management, crisis management, corporate identity, internal/external communications, community relations, international PR and marketing support, and effectiveness evaluation. Finally, future perspectives and new technological opportunities will be taken into account, trying to define new boundaries for a discipline too often underrated or misunderstood.
War and Media
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: COM 301 F
Dual Listing: POL 301 F
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of international TV networks such as CNN and al Jazeera; the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic conventions; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the increasingly asymmetric nature of war.
War and Media
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: COM 301 F
Dual Listing: POL 301 F
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of international TV networks such as CNN and al Jazeera; the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic conventions; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the increasingly asymmetric nature of war.
Intercultural Communication
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Intercultural Communication
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Intercultural Communication
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Course code: COM 306 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 325 L Intercultural Communication
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: The course, which introduces students to the basic patterns of cross-cultural psychology and communication, proposes an analysis of communication behavior in interpersonal and intercultural, individual and group environments. Along with a study of the influence of culture on identity, viewpoints, and communication, it progressively proposes all the theoretical concepts that are necessary to analyze communication in an interpersonal and intercultural context. Topics include: common communication difficulties, communication roles, and proxemics. Special emphasis is placed on rituals, message patterns, clothing, myths, ideologies, and on the influence of the mass media on our cross-cultural representation of reality.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: COM 313 F
Dual Listing: BUS 313 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions: ads, direct marketing, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and the Internet. It will allow students to research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information to develop effective communication strategies and programs.
Integrated Marketing Communication
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: BUS 210 Principles of Marketing, or BUS 130 Introduction to Business, or BUS 195 Foundations of Management, or equivalents. Recommended: COM 204 Advertising Principles, or equivalent
Course code: COM 313 F
Dual Listing: BUS 313 F
Marist Code/Title: BUS 352 L Integrated Marketing Communications
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: Marketing communication is one of the most exciting and stimulating areas in modern marketing. Its importance has grown dramatically in recent decades. The means through which we communicate all around the world have been affected by the new technological advances. These advances, such as the Internet, have enabled and eased interaction on a global scale. Therefore, marketers are looking for new means of communication that can better gain the attention of customers. This course will examine the theory and techniques applicable today to all the major marketing communication functions: ads, direct marketing, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and the Internet. It will allow students to research and evaluate a company’s marketing and promotional situation and use this information to develop effective communication strategies and programs.
Wedding Planning
MON 6:00 PM-7:40 PM / WED 6:00 PM-7:40 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: contact hours may include a mandatory final event held outside regular class hours. The day/time of the event will be announced early in the term.
Course code: COM 318 F
Dual Listing: BUS 318 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 60
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course introduces students to Wedding Planning processes and implementation. Students learn to create, organize, coordinate, promote and market different types of weddings for different faiths and cultures as well as civil weddings. As in the “Event Planning ” courses but with greater specificity, students will become familiar with this thriving industry learning about contracts, budgeting, vendors, venues and all other aspects for a successful event that satisfies diverse clients and settings. They will research and evaluate products and services including competition and target markets, working as a team, decision-making and developing business strategies. As part of the course the students will plan and design a typical wedding event with all the features of a real one and will involve interdepartmental collaboration in order to put into practice the skill sets learned.
Global Sports Marketing
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: COM 352 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 352 L Global Sports Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: This course will cover the practice of sports marketing in the increasingly globalized athletic economy. Students will begin by discussing the global sports economy and the creation of international sports brands. Students will study the different aspects of sports marketing, from sponsorships to event planning to understanding publics and publicity, all within the complex nature of international sporting events and audiences. Students will examine the difference in marketing practices across nations and cultures and study the challenges of marketing international sporting events to varied audiences. Students will also look at the impact of globalization on the needs of corporate sponsorships, as well as the impact of global sporting events on local and international communities. Students will examine case studies of various global sporting events to better understand best practices. By the end of the class, students will create a strategic marketing plan for an international sporting event.
Global Sports Marketing
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: COM 352 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 352 L Global Sports Marketing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course will cover the practice of sports marketing in the increasingly globalized athletic economy. Students will begin by discussing the global sports economy and the creation of international sports brands. Students will study the different aspects of sports marketing, from sponsorships to event planning to understanding public relations and publicity, all within the complex nature of international sporting events and audiences. Students will examine the differences in marketing practices across nations and cultures and study the challenges of marketing international sporting events to varied audiences. Students will also look at the impact of globalization on the needs for corporate sponsorships, as well as the impact of global sporting events on local and international communities. Students will examine case studies of various global sporting events to better understand best practices. By the end of the class, students will create a strategic marketing plan for an international sporting event.
Global Media Strategies
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) COM 313 Integrated Marketing Communication or COM 204 Advertising Principles; 2) COM 300 Public Relations, or equivalents
Course code: COM 360 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 364 L Global Media Strategies
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course will focus on using traditional and new media to develop successful media strategies for all stages of the customer relationship cycle. Students explore media usage habits—what media consumers are using and how they use it – to provide guidance on the best ways to reach and dialogue with new and existing customers. Students learn techniques for developing, measuring and improving multi-touch communications strategies for acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers, encouraging repeat purchases and building long-term, profitable relationships.
Social Media Marketing Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Marketing / Communications majors of junior standing with at least 2-3 prior courses in the field; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same field. Recommended: Social networking experience and strong photography skills. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent, samples of writing and marketing work (due by application deadline) and onsite interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: COM 370 F
Dual Listing: BUS 369 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 308 / MDIA 361 N International Communication Internship / Media Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Social Media Marketing. The intern is monitored by both the on-site supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and on site duties may vary. The placement is with the LdM Social Media Office or with advertising or communication agencies. Interns develop and carry out various activities, which may include, but are not limited to: market research based on social media; marketing strategy focused on promotional strategy and advertisement strategy; developing and managing photo archives, the LdM alumni network – which establishes online communication tools for alumni; managing the online database. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, and samples of writing and marketing work (i.e., blog writing, social media campaign example, press release, advertising project, photos). Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an on-site interview during the first week of the term.
Communications Internship in Italian
-
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Advanced Italian 1 completed (ITL 301 level) and concurrent enrollment in an Italian class (ITL/ITC). Recommended: Strong writing and communication skills; translation experience
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent in Italian, writing sample in English (due by application deadline) Italian language placement test and on-site interview. Check exact requirements in catalog. Students taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Course code: COM 380 F
Dual Listing: ITC 380 F
Marist Code/Title:
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Communications. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with an Italian Communications agency. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: writing new articles; updating and adapting preexisting articles for different media formats; database entry; contributing to blogs, social media, Web sites; developing new projects. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent, a writing sample. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Global Brand Management
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) COM 313 Integrated Marketing Communication or COM 204 Advertising Principles; 2) COM 300 Public Relations, or equivalents
Course code: COM 411 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 427 L Global Brand Mgmt
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course is designed to provide an in-depth study into the major components involved in developing successful global brands. In this course, students will develop and apply research-based strategic planning to the development of new or existing global brands. This process involves examining the principles of consumer and shopper behavior and exploring the impact of current consumer and global trends on new and existing brands. Students will use primary and secondary consumer research to further develop a new or existing global brand. To conclude the class, students will develop integrated communications campaigns designed to launch the brand, acquire customers and develop long-term, profitable relationships in multiple global markets.
Global IMC Campaign Development
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: 1) BUS 312 International Marketing; 2) COM 411 Global Brand Management or COM 360 Global Media Strategies, or equivalents
Course code: COM 441 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 429 L Global Mkt Camp Devl
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course requires student to utilize the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their previous Global IMC courses to develop an insight driven, multi-media, IMC campaign. This will include conducting primary and secondary research to determine and analyze the ideal target audience and uncover the key customer insight. It also involves creating a big campaign idea and multi-media integrated strategy based on the customer insight. Lastly, students will develop a measurable media strategy and all the creative elements for the campaign.
Capping: Communications Studies
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: Communications Studies majors of senior standing
Course code: COM 461 F
Marist Code/Title: COM 401 L Capping
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Communications
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: A capping course required of all Senior Communication Majors. The capping course brings coherence to a student’s experience in the major by creating connections among the various sub-fields in which students have specialized, and it reinforces connections between the communication major, the student’s cognate, and the student’s experience in the Core.
Introduction to Multicultural Education
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: an introductory course in Education, or equivalent
Course code: EDU 350 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 150L Culture, Power and Education
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Provides students with an understanding of the concepts, theories and strategies that constitute the five major dimensions of multicultural education as defined by James A. Banks: equity pedagogy; content integration; knowledge construction process; prejudice reduction; empowerment in school culture and social structure. We will explore these dimensions within the context of the host culture of Italy and analyze these forms of knowledge in terms of cultural differences, inclusions, and exclusions. Students will reflect on and describe how multicultural education connects with their experiences in the communities and in the schools in Italy. Because prior knowledge and cultural experiences shape our beliefs and values, students need to critically analyze their notions of race, culture, and ethnicity. Through immersion and first-hand experiences we will explore and inquire into how culture and different cultural contexts influence one's beliefs and behavior.
Education Internship
-
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Education or Child/Adolescent Psychology majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same or related field. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline) and on-site interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Public transport costs apply.
Course code: EDU 361 F
Marist Code/Title: EDU 361 N Education Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Education, for the pre-school, kindergarten, primary, or secondary levels. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with a private school. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: Teaching the English language to children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, organizing didactic plans and activities for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Education Internship
-
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: 1) Education or Child/Adolescent Psychology majors of junior standing; 2) Concurrent enrollment in a course in the same or related field. Fluency in Italian may be advantageous, but is not required
Notes: min. 135 hrs INTERNSHIP. Placement opportunities are limited. Admission contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, formal letter of intent (due by application deadline) and on-site interview. Student taking an internship must retain full-time status, with a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Public transport costs apply.
Course code: EDU 361 F
Marist Code/Title: EDU 361 N Education Internship
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Credits: 3
Hours: 135
Premises: Piazza S. Firenze, 5
Room: External
Description: This internship provides practical and professional experience in the field of Education, for the pre-school, kindergarten, primary, or secondary levels. The intern is monitored by both the onsite supervisor and an LdM faculty member. The grade assigned by the faculty internship supervisor reflects the assessment of weekly reports, two papers, and an overall evaluation. Ten/twelve hours weekly at the internship site; student internship schedules and onsite duties may vary. The placement is with a private school. Interns develop and carry out various activities which may include, but are not limited to: Teaching the English language to children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, organizing didactic plans and activities for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Note: Placement opportunities are limited and subject to change. Admission is contingent on the student's CV, two reference letters, a formal letter of intent. Students who enroll must submit supporting documentation by the application deadline, and acceptance is conditional upon the result of an onsite interview during the first week of the term.
Introduction to Environmental Issues
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 180 F
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 101 L Introduction to Environmental Issues
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: Introduction to ecological concepts that provide a foundation for understanding present and future critical environmental issues such as population growth, natural resource management, biodiversity and global changes, wilderness, food production, and changing habitats. Emphasis is placed on situating global environmental issues within an earth-systems science framework including climate change, pollution, land and coastal degradation, water resources, and habitat loss.
Sustainable Food
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 280 F
Dual Listing: IGC 280 F
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 250 L Eco-Gastronomy: Sustainable Food
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: This course explores food and gastronomy in the light of environmental preservation, sustainable agricultural practices, the conservation of biological and culinary diversity and global justice. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary perspective which brings together academic research and the traditional knowledge of farmers and producers, students will explore the complexity of food and food systems through an analysis of their nutritional, social, and environmental aspects. They will be encouraged to reflect on the sustainable food movement in a holistic manner, and to question the roles of individuals and consumers in today's global food system.
Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: GND 280 F
Dual Listing: PSY 280 F
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 232 L Sex, Evolution & Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: The aim of this course is to examine the reach and impact that Darwin’s theory of natural selection has had on religion, gender, and race and to uncover some common misconceptions about his work. The Origin of Species brought about a profound intellectual revolution not only in the natural, but also in the social sciences. Part one of the course examines the building blocks of Darwin's theory and its dissemination, reception, and legacy. Part two examines the theoretical basis of modern evolutionary biology and analyzes some of the most popular (and contested) theories of evolutionary psychology relating to human reproduction, gender, relationships, and beauty. The course further offers a critical study of some evolutionary ideas after Darwin, focusing on eugenics, revealing flaws in modern popular scientific discourse as well as potential limitations to the scientific method and culture. Student presentations will consider Darwin's influence on areas such as art and media and also on our understanding of physical and mental disabilities.
Women in Religion
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: GND 286 F
Dual Listing: REL 286 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 316 L Women in Religion
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: Women have been by turns defined by, harmed by, excluded from, but also enriched by religions. Often they have been and still are barred from equal spiritual footing with men in many religious institutions. But how do sacred texts and rituals define who we are and what roles we have as men and women? What do religious traditions teach communities about gender, bodies, sexuality, and the divine? This course considers the difficult question of gender (im)balances from within 3 major monotheistic Abrahamic religious traditions, namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will examine both the influences that religions have on women - through texts that have been written for, about, and against women -- and also the interrelated influence that women have on religions -- through texts written by women as individual participants in the religious experience or by feminist religious scholars who are challenging gender-exclusive language, roles, and institutions. This course asks questions of current relevance about the changing roles of women inside religious communities, in the public sphere of leadership and authority, in the family, and in everyday life. By examining traditional cultural beliefs and values derived from religions, and by using interfaith and gender perspective lenses, the course aims to offer resources to understand, evaluate, and possibly challenge traditional roles.
Women of the Medici Family
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent, or sophomore standing
Course code: GND 290 F
Dual Listing: HIS 295 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 255 L The Women of the Medici
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is an introduction to some of the most famous women of the house of the Medici (1368-1743). Particular emphasis will be given to their biographies and their unique roles in history. The Medici are the best-known and most prestigious Italian family; their history developed over four centuries and embraced thirteen generations. Their name is linked to the history of Florence. From simple bankers and merchants they became one of the most important families in Europe. We will explore four centuries of the Medici family, its men, its children, its power, and its role in Florentine, Italian and European life, through the lens of the Medici women’s lives.
History of Prostitution
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Course code: GND 302 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 260 L History of Prostitution
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course analyzes the historical evolution of the concepts of sexuality and the body in the Western tradition, focusing on prostitution as a complex phenomenon where gender roles, sexual practices, religious, and moral views, social power and legal boundaries intersect. Chronologically the course focuses on classical antiquity (with some reference to the earliest historical cultures), and the medieval and early modern eras (through the Reformation). In our analysis, interdisciplinary approaches are of great importance, allowing us to move between history, religion and mythology, philosophy, visual arts, literary sources, and legal documents. Readings and discussions address the phenomenon of prostitution in Western society today in terms of current research on the one hand and public perceptions and understanding on the other.
Female Characters in 20th Century Fiction
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: A prior course in literature and/or women's/gender studies
Course code: GND 303 F
Dual Listing: LIT 303 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 317 L Women Characters in 20th Century Fiction
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course explores some of the most interesting and important female characters in 20th-century European and American fiction. Such characters will include those created by male writers such as Molly in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Connie in D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sarah in John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. However, the course also seeks to compare and contrast such creations with female characters emerging from fiction written by women, for example, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Anna in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, Christa Wolf’s Cassandra, or Villanelle in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion. We will assume a gendered perspective to compare men and women writers and their different interpretations of womanhood; yet, we shall also try to overcome the enclosures of critical theories and show how great literature can never be reduced to a mere system.
Making of Modern Europe from Antiquity to French Revolution
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 150 F
Marist Code/Title: HIST 101 L Themes in Modern History
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: The course will explore the vast physical, social, political and mental changes that occurred in European societies from the rise of Mediterranean civilization until the French Revolution. This long-term perspective will help students to understand the turning points in European history and the historical roots of contemporary European states. Particular attention will be devoted to the influence of Roman civilization on subsequent European empires and states. The evolution of Europe's external relations will be another key topic of the course. The imperial expansion of Rome, the barbaric invasions, the Crusades and finally the new forms of European colonialism will be analyzed and explained. The third main theme of the course will be the process of nation building in modern Europe, the rationale for the rise of nations and empires and the dynamics of the new system of states and international relations that appeared with the so-called Ancien Régime. This part of the course will provide students with a very important tool for understanding contemporary Europe and elements of historical methodology as well as elements of political theory which will be useful for other courses on European history and politics.
Ancient Rome
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 200 F
Dual Listing: ANC 200 F
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 215 F
Dual Listing: ANC 215 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 233 L Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course analyzes the ancient past of Florence from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire. A few aspects concerning the Barbarian rulers will also be considered. The ancient town of Florentia will be explored during each lesson through a variety of sources: written texts from ancient and medieval authors, archaeological evidence, past excavations and recent discoveries, artifacts and items housed in local museums as well as objects unearthed in recent years. Emphasis will be placed on the urban pattern by tracing and locating the main temples and sacred spaces, public buildings and private houses. Beyond acquiring a basic chronology and a timeline, students will closely examine selected topics about the Roman civilization, art and architecture, lifestyle and customs. To better understand certain themes, a number of visits and field trips are planned, including to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and little-known archaeological areas.
The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM / WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 235 F
Dual Listing: REL 235 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 256 L The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course is an introduction to the legacy of the Holocaust and its implications. The course explores Christian anti-Judaism as one of many factors in the Nazi rise to power and the "Final Solution." It then proceeds to various accounts of life in the Nazi ghettoes and death camps and deals with Christian and Jewish efforts to remember the Holocaust within particular communities and places. The course will focus on the Holocaust of the Italian Jews. It will begin with an analysis of the emergence of the Fascist movement in Italy, which led to the Racial Laws. It will proceed with the study of specific stories of persecution, deportation, and salvation in the various cities of Italy. We will study in depth the reaction of the Vatican to the Holocaust. In addition, we will analyze the reactions of Italian society to the Holocaust, starting right after the war until today.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: The course offers students a first-hand experience of the historical city of Florence, which from 1252 was divided into four "quartieri" or quarters. Each quarter, which was named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Site visits will form an essential part of the learning experience.
The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 206
FULL
Course code: HIS 250 F
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 110 L The Quarters of Florence: History and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: The course offers students a firsthand experience of the historical center of Florence and its quartieri, the four quarters into which the city has been divided since 1252. Each quarter, named after the main church of the district, presents its own particular social, political, and urban characteristics, and these form the central themes of the course. Students will discover the prestigious families, major buildings, artistic masterpieces, economic activities, and historical events that have characterized the development of each quarter from the medieval period to the modern age. Issues discussed include the construction of identity (individual, family, neighborhood, civic); the nature of social capital, networks, and agency; the creation and preservation of community culture; and heritage and transformation. Site visits form an essential part of the learning experience.
Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 280 F
Dual Listing: ART 280 F
Marist Code/Title: ART 275 L Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course examines the social, economic, political, and artistic life of Florence and its close relationship to the fortunes (and misfortunes) of a group of notable Florentine families, such as the Medici, Rucellai, Strozzi, and Pitti, through the analysis of art works and objects, including wedding chests and other furniture, ceramics, jewelry, luxury clothing, and coats of arms. A study of these families, their history, their public and private lives, will help illustrate and uncover many significant characteristics of the city, not only in the past, but also today, as some of these families are still active in the social, political, and economic life of Florence.
Florence and the House of the Medici
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: HIS 286 F
Marist Code/Title: HIST 202 L Florence and the House of the Medici
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: The course deals with the full story of this extraordinary family, whose fortunes are traced over three hundred years, from the late 14th century to the early 18th century, from the rise of the bank under Cosimo the Elder to the final collapse of the house of the Medici with the death of the last Medici Duke in 1737. Since the power of the Medici family enabled its members to rule Florence, control the papacy, act as the "needle of the Italian compass," and sometimes influence the policies of an entire continent, the course will provide students with an understanding of the history, politics, civic, and daily life of the period. The Medici were statesmen, scholars, patrons of the arts, collectors, entrepreneurs, and impresarios. Some of them were poets; others were popes. The course introduces students to philosophical and artistic movements by examining important achievements and some individuals who worked for the Medici, such as Michelangelo, Poliziano, Donatello, Botticelli, and several musicians at the Medici court. Visits to churches, museums, palaces, and galleries, which are important to the study of the Medici family, will supplement the lectures.
The 1960s: A Global Counter Cultural Movement
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 290 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 242 L The 1960's: A Global Counter Cultural Movement
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: The course aims to study this seminal decade through an analysis of the most important historical, social, cultural, and artistic achievements of the period, specifically in the USA, Italy, Great Britain, and France. In the first part of the course students will explore the cultural climate marking the end of the 1950’s and beginning of the 1960’s in the USA and in Europe (for example, McCarthyism and Eurocommunism). Students will investigate how these elements contributed to the birth of a new public sensibility towards politics, minorities, women, culture, and social values. The central part of the course will focus on some of the leading personalities of the time, such as Martin Luther King, J. F. Kennedy, and D. Cohn Bendit, and on the main themes of the cultural debates of the time (pacifism, new social values, individual creativity, and racial integration). The last part of the course will provide the opportunity to evaluate the achievements of the decade and reflect on its subsequent consequences.
Women of the Medici Family
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent, or sophomore standing
Course code: HIS 295 F
Dual Listing: GND 290 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 255 L The Women of the Medici
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is an introduction to some of the most famous women of the house of the Medici (1368-1743). Particular emphasis will be given to their biographies and their unique roles in history. The Medici are the best-known and most prestigious Italian family. Their history developed over four centuries and embraced thirteen generations. Their name is linked to the history of Florence. From simple bankers and merchants they became one of the most important families in Europe. We will explore four centuries of the Medici family, its men, its children, its power, and its role in Florentine, Italian and European life, through the lens of the lives of the Medici women.
Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent
Course code: HIS 300 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 253 L : Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course explores the historical, literary and cultural developments of one of the most remarkable and vibrant periods of Italian history: the Renaissance. Students will be introduced to the main historical developments of the Renaissance period from the late fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. The Renaissance is above all the age of the individual and the affirmation of his/her achievements, best summed up by the credo "Man – the measure of all things". The focus of this course is therefore upon great personalities of the Italian Renaissance mainly in the fields of the visual arts, literature and philosophy, but also drawn from those of politics and civic life. These include key figures of the most prominent Italian families: the Medici, the Sforza, the Della Rovere; artists and architects: Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo; writers, poets and philosophers: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, as well as merchants and bankers. All these individuals left their mark in Italy between the early 1400s and the late 1500s.
Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
TUE 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM / THU 12:00 NOON-1:15 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Prerequisites: HIS 130 Western Civilization, or equivalent
Course code: HIS 300 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 253 L : Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course explores the historical, literary and cultural developments of one of the most remarkable and vibrant periods of Italian history: the Renaissance. Students will be introduced to the main historical developments of the Renaissance period from the late fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. The Renaissance is above all the age of the individual and the affirmation of his/her achievements, best summed up by the credo "Man – the measure of all things". The focus of this course is therefore upon great personalities of the Italian Renaissance mainly in the fields of the visual arts, literature and philosophy, but also drawn from those of politics and civic life. These include key figures of the most prominent Italian families: the Medici, the Sforza, the Della Rovere; artists and architects: Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo; writers, poets and philosophers: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, as well as merchants and bankers. All these individuals left their mark in Italy between the early 1400s and the late 1500s.
Italian Crime Fiction
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: LIT 220 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 226 L : Italian Crime Fiction
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: From the middle of the twentieth century, Italian writers such as Gadda and Sciascia began to integrate into their novels and short stories certain aspects of the crime genre, in such a way that the mystery element became an instrument for analyzing contemporary Italian realities. By the 1990's a new generation of writers such as Camilleri, Ammaniti and Lucarelli had developed a specifically Italian approach to an international literary genre, the "Italian noir", which aims at revealing unpleasant truths to a vast audience in an entertaining way. The goal of this course is to explore some of the most representative works of the crime fiction genre in contemporary Italian literature, from its early forms to the present. The study of these works will also involve an analysis of the strong socio-cultural dimensions of contemporary Italy, which are the result of a complex combination of geographical, historical, political and linguistic factors. These in turn affect different forms of organized and unorganized crime, and differences in the relationship between citizens and the law. During the course students will also study the relationship between Italian crime fiction and its foreign counterpart, including the works of authors such as Dibdin, Highsmith and Harris.
Italian Crime Fiction
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: LIT 220 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 226 L : Italian Crime Fiction
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: From the middle of the twentieth century, Italian writers such as Gadda and Sciascia began to integrate into their novels and short stories certain aspects of the crime genre, in such a way that the mystery element became an instrument for analyzing contemporary Italian realities. By the 1990's a new generation of writers such as Camilleri, Ammaniti and Lucarelli had developed a specifically Italian approach to an international literary genre, the "Italian noir", which aims at revealing unpleasant truths to a vast audience in an entertaining way. The goal of this course is to explore some of the most representative works of the crime fiction genre in contemporary Italian literature, from its early forms to the present. The study of these works will also involve an analysis of the strong socio-cultural dimensions of contemporary Italy, which are the result of a complex combination of geographical, historical, political and linguistic factors. These in turn affect different forms of organized and unorganized crime, and differences in the relationship between citizens and the law. During the course students will also study the relationship between Italian crime fiction and its foreign counterpart, including the works of authors such as Dibdin, Highsmith and Harris.
Italian Crime Fiction
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
OPEN
Course code: LIT 220 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 226 L : Italian Crime Fiction
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: From the mid-twentieth century, Italian writers such as Gadda and Sciascia began to integrate features of the crime genre into their novels and short stories, to such an extent that mystery became a tool of analysis for contemporary Italian realities. By the 1990's, a new generation of writers such as Camilleri, Ammaniti, and Lucarelli had created an Italian version of this literary genre, the "Italian noir," aiming at revealing unpleasant truths to a vast audience in an entertaining way. The goal of this course is to explore some of the most representative works of the crime fiction genre in contemporary Italian literature. By studying these works, we will be able to investigate contemporary Italy from a socio-cultural perspective. Geographical, historical, political, and linguistic factors are at play, affecting also different forms of organized and unorganized crime, and differences in the relationship between citizens and the law. During the course, Students will also analyze the foreign counterpart of Italian crime fiction, i.e. the the works of authors such as Dibdin, Highsmith, and Harris.
Romeo and Juliet: An Interactive Exploration of a Love Story Across the Arts
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in partnership with the Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli
Course code: LIT 273 F
Dual Listing: PER 273 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 273 L Romeo and Juliet
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Fond. Zeffirelli, Piazza S.Firenze 5
Room: Aula 2
Description: Romeo and Juliet, the two young, star crossed characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy, are the most famous love couple in Western culture. Driven by the inescapable attraction that intertwines their lives, they stand out as the example of a destructive yet passionately vital struggle for freedom from social norm and expectation. Romeo and Juliet embody a myth of universal appeal that has been interpreted in different mediums, never losing the ability to retain its powerful impact. This course explores Shakespeare’s love story from the perspective of its multiple versions across the arts: ballet, with the choreographies and productions based on the scores of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev; theatre, with Franco Zeffirelli’s groundbreaking 1960 production at the Old Vic theatre in London; movies, from West Side Story, the musical film loosely based on the Shakespearian source, to the more faithful motion pictures by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann.
Florence in the Literary Imagination
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: LIT 275 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 332 L : Florence in the Literary Imagination
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: Florence and Tuscany have long occupied a special place in the Anglo-American literary imagination. Since the Renaissance, English literature and culture have been permeated by Italian influences and specifically Tuscan ones. This course will take the student through the early Tuscan influences on English literature to then focus, through the study of travel notes, journals, novels and poems, on the works of those authors, both British and American, who were inspired by the Tuscan and Florentine environment. The course will focus on a range of novelists and poets such as P.B. Shelley, George Eliot, Elizabeth Browning, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, Thomas Harris, Magdalena Nabb, John Mortimer, Sarah Dunant and Salman Rushdie. Particular attention will also be given to films drawn from novels with Florentine settings - such as Romola (George Eliot) and A Room with a View (E.M. Forster).
Many Italies, Other Italies: Modern Literary Representations
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: LIT 285 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 266 / LIT 213 / POSC 266 / HIST 266 L The Italian-American Experience
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Focusing on Italian and Anglo-American literature and some films, this course will explore the multiple representations of Italy in the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries. Far from being the homogeneous culture that it is often perceived as from abroad, Italian culture is a very complex text where many different, and sometimes conflicting voices and images merge. This course aims to look beyond what may be seen as mainstream Italy to discover peoples often marginalized by dominant cultural norms and stereotypes. Starting with the critical examination of the idealized image of Italy propagated by many famous foreigners throughout the ages, the course will then focus on the representation of Italy offered by its own writers and filmmakers. The texts that we will look into encompass many different peripheral voices that are nonetheless very powerful and fundamental to a true understanding of the Italian culture: southern Italians, Jewish Italians, emigrants (and Italian Americans), political dissidents, women, and more recently, immigrants from the global East and South are the voices that have contributed to create a country of intrinsically great and complex ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political diversity; voices that often remain unheard.
Dante’s Quest for Love—from the Divine Comedy to Contemporary Culture and Media
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in partnership with the Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli
Course code: LIT 288 F
Dual Listing: MAS 288 F PER 288 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 281 L Dante's Quest for Love
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Fond. Zeffirelli, Piazza S.Firenze 5
Room: Aula 4
Description: The Divine Comedy unfolds around the plea made by Dante the pilgrim to Vergil while journeying the afterlife—‘Therefore I pray you, gentle father dear, to teach me what love is’. Such question encapsulates an issue that engages some of the most prominent minds in late medieval Europe. Between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries love is the subject matter of a debate to which natural philosophers, theologians, and poets contribute. In addition to expanding into an exceptionally wide range of subjects, Dante’s journey has inspired, since its appearance, a seemingly endless variety of artistic versions. The course starts off with a discussion about classical sources (Ovid: Metamorphoses, Art of Love, Remedies of Love) and the twelfth-century strikingly successful conception of courtly love, expounded by Andreas Capellanus in his ‘love manual,’ a bestseller of the time. Students will then be introduced to the Divine Comedy most meaningful characters and passages through Dante’s text, as well as renderings coming from multiple fields—figurative arts (Sandro Botticelli, Gustav Doré, Salvador Dalì); music (Franz Liszt); TV (Peter Greenaway); movies (Giuseppe de Liguoro 1911 silent movie, and Franco Zeffirelli’s pre-production L’Inferno); animation movies (Sean Meredith and Boris Acosta).
Shakespeare’s Italy
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: LIT 150 Survey of Western Literature, or equivalent
Course code: LIT 302 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 315 L Shakespeare's Italy
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Sergio Leone
Description: Shakespeare, the greatest English-language dramatist of all time, set approximately one-fourth of his plays in Italian cities such as ancient Rome, Verona, and Venice. In this course, we will focus on a small selection of his “Italian plays,” including Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice, in order to see how Shakespeare combined historical evidence and fiction, past and present, for dramatic effect and social commentary. Students will work with primary sources; for the same purpose they may also perform selected scenes. This course allows students to learn more about Shakespeare’s works and personality, and about relations between Elizabethan literary and theatrical culture and Renaissance Italy.
Female Characters in 20th Century Fiction
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: A prior course in literature and/or women's/gender studies
Course code: LIT 303 F
Dual Listing: GND 303 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 317 L Women Characters in 20th Century Fiction
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course explores some of the most interesting and important female characters in 20th-century European and American fiction. Such characters will include those created by male writers such as Molly in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Connie in D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sarah in John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. However, the course also seeks to compare and contrast such creations with female characters emerging from fiction written by women, for example, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Anna in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, Christa Wolf’s Cassandra, or Villanelle in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion. We will assume a gendered perspective to compare men and women writers and their different interpretations of womanhood; yet, we shall also try to overcome the enclosures of critical theories and show how great literature can never be reduced to a mere system.
The Age of Heroes: The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Origins of Western Literature
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: A prior course in classics, literature, or religion
Course code: LIT 306 F
Dual Listing: ANC 306 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 306 / ENG 270 L The Age of Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid and the Origins of Western Literature/ Classics of Western Lit
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: The course focuses on ancient epic literature through the analysis and comparison of some of the oldest and greatest works of Western civilization. Through the reading of the most significant chapters of the Iliad and the Odyssey, students will get in contact with the supernatural world and the mighty heroes described by “Homer” in 8th century BCE. These stories, considered the “Bible” of classical civilization, show how Greeks used myth to express archetypal values, which became immortal for successive generations and civilizations. Myths are analyzed not only as amazing stories but also as expression of ancient cultural traditions, and as primary forms of communication and instruction. The influence of Greek myths on Roman legends will then be observed through the reading of some passages of the Aeneid, the national poem of Rome written by Virgil in the 1st century BCE.
Italian Grand Tour: Italy through the Eyes of Famous Travellers
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: LIT 350 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 333 L Italian Grand Tour
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course is an introduction to the literature generated by the "Grand Tour" experiences between the 18th and the 19th centuries and to its continuation and development in the 20th century. The main focus will be the textual analysis of the memoirs, letters and diaries written by some of the most famous artists, writers and intellectuals who resided and traveled in Italy. Our selection will include British, German and American writers. Another important aspect of the course will be the study of the history, the works of art, the monuments and the folklore events of the main Grand Tour destinations: Venice, Florence, Rome. Students will learn about the different experiences of famous foreign travelers in Italy through the centuries and will be able to understand some stereotypes, prejudices and idealized visions about Italy and Italians that still survive today.
Italian Grand Tour: Italy through the Eyes of Famous Travellers
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: LIT 350 F
Marist Code/Title: LIT 333 L Italian Grand Tour
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course is an introduction to the literature generated by the "Grand Tour" experiences between the 18th and the 19th centuries and to its continuation and development in the 20th century. The main focus will be the textual analysis of the memoirs, letters and diaries written by some of the most famous artists, writers and intellectuals who resided and traveled in Italy. Our selection will include British, German and American writers. Another important aspect of the course will be the study of the history, the works of art, the monuments and the folklore events of the main Grand Tour destinations: Venice, Florence, Rome. Students will learn about the different experiences of famous foreign travelers in Italy through the centuries and will be able to understand some stereotypes, prejudices and idealized visions about Italy and Italians that still survive today.
Introduction to Ethics
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: PHI 170 F
Marist Code/Title: PHIL 200 L Ethics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via Faenza, 69/R
Room: Firenze
Description: This course introduces ethics as it has developed in the Western world over the last 2,500 years and as it is analyzed in most of the English-language academy. Much of the course revolves around classroom discussion. Student research may focus either on a particular normative (e.g. should we preserve wilderness?) or meta-ethical (e.g. are ethics grounded in emotions?) issue or another approved topic drawn from current events, literature, poetry or song. Students will present their findings and opinions first to the class, then in the research paper they submit. Course readings will be drawn from a wide range of historical and contemporary sources. Topics include the nature of ethics: the roles of reason and emotion, the role of gender, whether ethics are local or universal — human rights, too? — and theoretical foundations: the individual’s well-being, the welfare of all, fundamental rights and duties, virtues reflected in character, what things a rational agent could agree to. An international slant is privileged in the study of particular cases, such as: duties to help strangers and immigrants, duties to help others at home and abroad, climate change, and foreign intervention.
Introduction to Ethics
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: PHI 170 F
Marist Code/Title: PHIL 200 L Ethics
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: This course introduces ethics as it has developed in the Western world over the last 2,500 years and as it is analyzed in most of the English-language academy. Much of the course revolves around classroom discussion. Student research may focus either on a particular normative (e.g. should we preserve wilderness?) or meta-ethical (e.g. are ethics grounded in emotions?) issue or another approved topic drawn from current events, literature, poetry or song. Students will present their findings and opinions first to the class, then in the research paper they submit. Course readings will be drawn from a wide range of historical and contemporary sources. Topics include the nature of ethics: the roles of reason and emotion, the role of gender, whether ethics are local or universal — human rights, too? — and theoretical foundations: the individual’s well-being, the welfare of all, fundamental rights and duties, virtues reflected in character, what things a rational agent could agree to. An international slant is privileged in the study of particular cases, such as: duties to help strangers and immigrants, duties to help others at home and abroad, climate change, and foreign intervention.
Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient and Early Modern Thinkers
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: PHI 185 F
Marist Code/Title: PHIL 101 L Philosophical Perspectives
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: While introducing students to philosophy as a discipline in term of methods, contents, and questions, the course examines the evolution of the main schools of philosophical thought. The focus is on its main thinkers and fundamental concerns from the Middle Ages through the rich debates of the late Renaissance, with its reforms and Age of Science. However, since the ideas of many early Western philosophers were rooted in ancient philosophy, the course begins with the study of some key ideas of Greek, Roman, and Early Christian thinkers. Attention is given to the cross-influences between Catholicism and philosophy that are one of the special traits of the Italian cultural heritage. Among the thinkers analyzed are Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Petrarch, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo Galilei.
Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient and Early Modern Thinkers
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
OPEN
Course code: PHI 185 F
Marist Code/Title: PHIL 101 L Philosophical Perspectives
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: While introducing students to philosophy as a discipline in term of methods, contents, and questions, the course examines the evolution of the main schools of philosophical thought. The focus is on its main thinkers and fundamental concerns from the Middle Ages through the rich debates of the late Renaissance, with its reforms and Age of Science. However, since the ideas of many early Western philosophers were rooted in ancient philosophy, the course begins with the study of some key ideas of Greek, Roman, and Early Christian thinkers. Attention is given to the cross-influences between Catholicism and philosophy that are one of the special traits of the Italian cultural heritage. Among the thinkers analyzed are Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Petrarch, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo Galilei.
Logical, Critical, and Creative: The Power of Reason
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: PHI 225 F
Marist Code/Title: PHIL 203 L Intro to Logic
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This introduction to logic provides students the tools to develop logical thinking and sound reasoning skills. Logic is an essential tool in many academic fields, and it consistently plays a vital role in our daily lives. Logic is the basis for valid arguments to convince others, while analytical and critical thinking skills serve to evaluate positions taken by others, including the powerful and persuasive appeals made by commercial and political advertisers in this digital age. Students will analyze both media and Internet sources and learn how to construct well-reasoned arguments on a variety of topics. The course deals with traditional logic, with concepts and techniques of modern logic, and with some philosophical issues related to critical reasoning. Basic concepts explored early in the course include logic itself, the structure of arguments, how to distinguish arguments from non-arguments, deductive from inductive arguments, and how to evaluate such arguments in terms of their validity, strength, soundness, and cogency. In addition, the course examines formal logic and categorical propositions, and syllogisms. Some attention is given to propositional logic, how to use truth tables and predicate logic.
China's Development and the Global Shift
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: None; POL 150 Introduction to Political Science and BUS 180 Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalents, are recommended
Course code: POL 240 F
Dual Listing: BUS 240 F
Marist Code/Title: ECON 306 L China's Development & the Global Shift
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Dante
Description: In order to truly grasp the shift in economic power that is currently changing the global economy, it is fundamental to understand the Chinese history of economic reform and its political, environmental, social context, and its implications. This course aims to explore the mechanism and consequences of modern China’s economic development as well as China’s role in the global economy. Most of the analysis focuses on the recent history of China, especially following 1978 when China began its dramatic transformation from a planned to a market economy. The course will be organized around a number of major themes which include references to the historical and institutional background, the “rise of China” in the current geopolitical imagination, and key issues in China’s foreign relations. The key questions we will try to understand in this course are: Is China’s growth rate sustainable; can it be repeated in other developing countries; and what are the costs of this rapid growth?
Globalization and Social Change
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: POL 250 F
Marist Code/Title: POLI 220 L Globalization and Its Consequences
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: This course critically examines the subject of globalization from a sociological perspective. Globalization in some fashion has been happening for centuries, but never before has it so strongly reshaped society everywhere as today. Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines perspectives from sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and philosophy, students attain an understanding of some fundamental features of globalization. Exploration of selected substantive topics (case studies) helps root the general in the particular. The concept of globalization; the central themes of changing communications and social networks; the main economic, political, and ideological dimensions of globalization, are analyzed. Emphasis will be given to a set of interconnected themes: the role of capitalism and other systems; the function and effectiveness of institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank; changes in global governance; the relationship between globalization, inequality, and poverty; the fate of cultural diversity in a globalizing world; issues of gender, ethnicity, environment, social justice, and human rights.
Sustainability: Science, Political Economy and Business
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: POL 150 Introduction to Political Science or BUS 140 Introduction to Economics, or equivalents
Course code: POL 259 F
Dual Listing: BUS 259 F
Marist Code/Title: MGMT 259 N Sustain: Sci, Political Econ & Bus
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: This course enables students to develop a deep understanding of the historic development of the concept of sustainability and its theoretical underpinnings, as well as its scientific, technological, and economic dimensions. It discusses the roles of various stakeholders, specifically of governments, NGOs and businesses in furthering sustainable societies. By the end of the course, students will develop their own project regarding sustainability applied to a specific field.
Italy and the European Union
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 272 F
Marist Code/Title: POLI 301 L Italy and the EU
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the development of European integration and of the structures within the European Union as well as of the Italian postwar developments and system with special focus on the changing and sometimes ambiguous or contradictory relationship between Italy and the E.U. The course is thus divided into two parts. In the first part, attention is given to the European Union's history, processes, functions, and current critical issues, such as the Greek financial crisis and the Italian migration situation. In the second part, Italian postwar developments and political structures will be examined with reference to the Italy-EU relationship.
The European Union
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 281 F
Marist Code/Title: POLI 300 L European Union
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Europe is at the forefront of international regional integration. No other group of nation states has proceeded further in gathering sovereignty. This advanced course gives a broad overview of developments in the European Union (E.U.) from the aftermath of the Second World War to the 2004 wave of expansion that admitted countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the 2009 ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The approach in this course is political and aims at helping students to understand the nature and the peculiar characteristics of European integration. The course is organized in three parts. First, it reviews the ideas, events, and actors that led to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC) and to its enlargement from 6 to 27 countries. Second, the course takes an in-depth look at E.U. institutions and policies, casting a critical eye on the crucial period from 1985 to 1993 that led to the acceleration of European integration through the Single European Act, further enlargements, and the Maastricht Treaty. Finally, the course reflects on three major questions facing the E.U. in the new millennium: What is the E.U. as a political subject? What is its purpose? What should be its role in a global world? To explore the resonances of these questions the course considers practical policy dilemmas that the E.U. faces in various fields such as economic and monetary policy, regulatory and distributive questions, the democratic deficit, the challenge of expansion to the East, the Lisbon Treaty, and common foreign and security policy.
Beyond Modern Capitalism: Rethinking the Global Socio-Economic Order
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Prerequisites: POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent. Recommended: BUS 140 Introduction to Economics, or equivalent
Course code: POL 286 F
Dual Listing: BUS 286 F
Marist Code/Title: MGMT 286 N Beyond Modern Capitalism
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: The course provides an overview of the current prevailing socio-economic system, from its origins to the most recent developments. Through a critical and multidisciplinary perspective it examines the role played by political, economic and social elements in the evolution of the current capitalistic system, with special focus on its main positive and negative aspects. The objective of the course is to evaluate modern capitalism and to present alternative models capable of ensuring the satisfaction of the needs of individuals in fairer and more equitable ways.
International Politics
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: POL 288 F
Marist Code/Title: POSC 113 L International Relation
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: This course aims to introduce the basic concepts of International Politics and to get acquainted with the most important events in the world and the structure of international relations since the Peace of Westphalia (1648), outlining the main differences between the traditional inter-state system and the present global order, with the growing importance of international organizations and of the principles related to peace, democracy and human rights. This aims to give students a general overview and an understanding of contemporary world politics, according with the idea that international politics are not distant from ordinary people, but the contrary a matter that concerns and can be influenced by the citizens. It is therefore important that students are aware of what is happening around the world and of how the same event can be perceived differently by different peoples. In the first part of the course we will examine the importance of studying world politics and the methods to do it. We will also cover the difference between nationalism and globalization, and the growing emergence of international organizations. At the end of this part we will analyze the role of international law and diplomacy. In the second part we will focus on the globalization of economics by studying the main economic organizations and the process of regional integration. Special attention will be given to human rights protection and to international terrorism and the way it is affecting present international relationships.
International Conflict Resolution
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 292 F
Marist Code/Title: POLI 223 / SOC 336 L Social Inequality / International Conflict Resolution
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: The course presents concepts and theories related to the peaceful transformation of international violent conflicts, illustrating them with examples taken both by global peace initiatives and Italian experiences in the field. Approaches to International Conflict Resolution have become widely used and discussed in the last decade. New roles and tasks have emerged for international organizations such as the United Nations and the OSCE. At the same time, civil society organizations have increasingly played an important role in conflict resolution, through “second-track” or citizens' diplomacy, conflict sensitive approaches to development, as well as third party nonviolent intervention. In Italy, several peace organizations have their roots in Christian Catholic values. The strong tradition of self-government has also encouraged municipalities and regions to work on development and peace issues. At the end of the course participants will have a clear understanding of international conflict resolution and will have gained an insight into concrete examples from both global and Italian organizations.
War and Media
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: POL 301 F
Dual Listing: COM 301 F
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of the international TV networks (like CNN and al Jazeera); the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic routines; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the more and more asymmetric nature of war.
War and Media
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: COM 180 Mass Communication, or HIS 130 Western Civilization, or POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalents
Course code: POL 301 F
Dual Listing: COM 301 F
Marist Code/Title: CLDM 311 L War and Media
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course analyses the role played by the media in the evolution of national and international wars. We will investigate the extent to which the media either influence decision-making about military interventions or serve as tools in the hands of government officials seeking to influence public opinion. A number of media-related phenomena will be studied including the CNN effect, agenda setting, real time policy, media diplomacy, media war, news management, and propaganda, through the examination of key international conflicts, especially since 1950. Several different topics will be explained to understand the intersection between war and media: the proliferation of satellite technologies and the Internet; the importance of the international TV networks (like CNN and al Jazeera); the role of still and moving images; the importance of journalists and journalistic routines; the relevance of press conferences, briefings, and official statements; the representation of war in movies and artists’ works; the media gap between "North" and "South"; the emergence of "non-Western" media; and also the spread of ethnic conflicts and terrorism, and the more and more asymmetric nature of war.
International Law
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: POL 150 Introduction to Political Science, or majors in legal studies, or equivalents
Course code: POL 315 F
Marist Code/Title: POLI 310 L : International Law
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Galileo
Description: International relationships are characterized by a reciprocal respect for rules, the strict observation of which is considered mandatory by nation states. These rules are usually known as International Law. International society is made up of independent entities who are free to make their own choices. However, they are also, of necessity, interdependent and thus there is a need to establish regularized relationships through the creation of mutually agreed rules and regulations. In this course students will learn the rules that nation states use to regulate their international relationships, and thus they will come to understand how states conduct their foreign policy and what rules they must respect in their international relationships. The main topics under discussion will be: subjects of International Law; international organizations (with especial emphasis upon the United Nations), international treaties; international liability and international crimes (for example, terrorism).
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 326 F
Dual Listing: ANT 326 F
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.
Introduction to Psychology
THU 12:15 PM-2:45 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: PSY 150 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 101 L : Introduction to Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course introduces students to the major areas of psychology through current empirical research and theoretical debate. Scientific and non-scientific approaches to the explanation of psychological phenomena are examined critically. Topics include: anthropological assumptions and implications, deontology, sensation and perception, cognitive processes, consciousness, language, learning, personality, development and psychopathology. Students will be introduced to the main theories for each of these topics from different perspectives (e.g. biological, behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic). Students will also look at the different types of scientific research (e.g. experiments, correlational research, review, meta-analysis), and will analyze the typical structure of a research paper (introduction, method, results, discussion, limitations and implications).
Social Psychology
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 200 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 220 L : Social Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Social psychology is concerned with how we think about, influence, and relate to other people. This course is about the study of human social behavior, examining theories, findings, approaches, and methods in social psychology, as viewed from an interpersonal perspective. Topics include: the role of others in shaping self-concepts, as well as the formation of person perception, attitudes, attribution theory, obedience, conformity, and social relations. We will further look at the causes and methods of reducing prejudice and aggression, as well as exploring altruism, the development of gender roles, stereotypes, and nonverbal behavior. Readings and activities assigned will enhance discussion, broaden students' knowledge of and perspectives on human social interactions and give them a framework to interpret social behavior. In addition, since this course is taught in Florence, Italy, it provides a natural opportunity to compare and contrast the influence of culture on individuals. Living for even this short period in another country helps you to see and understand the relationship between the individual (self) and society, and a chance to view your own culture from a distance.
Social Psychology
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 200 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 220 L : Social Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Social psychology is concerned with how we think about, influence, and relate to other people. This course is about the study of human social behavior, examining theories, findings, approaches, and methods in social psychology, as viewed from an interpersonal perspective. Topics include: the role of others in shaping self-concepts, as well as the formation of person perception, attitudes, attribution theory, obedience, conformity, and social relations. We will further look at the causes and methods of reducing prejudice and aggression, as well as exploring altruism, the development of gender roles, stereotypes, and nonverbal behavior. Readings and activities assigned will enhance discussion, broaden students' knowledge of and perspectives on human social interactions and give them a framework to interpret social behavior. In addition, since this course is taught in Florence, Italy, it provides a natural opportunity to compare and contrast the influence of culture on individuals. Living for even this short period in another country helps you to see and understand the relationship between the individual (self) and society, and a chance to view your own culture from a distance.
Child Psychology
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 210 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 317 L Child Development
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: This course is about the study of child development, from the prenatal period through adolescence, examining theories, findings, approaches and methods of developmental psychology. We will explore such questions as: What knowledge do infants have at birth? Is aggressiveness a stable attribute? Does early exposure to two languages confuse children? What do children understand about the causes of emotion? How do infants become attached? Why do school-age children pay more attention to their peers than their parents? Who raises altruistic children? We will cover the major domains of development -biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional, putting emphasis on discovering the many different biological and experiential factors that influence behavior, as well as the roles familial and extra familial factors play in the course of early human development. We will look at the causes and methods of reducing aggression, as well as exploring altruism, and moral development. The course will include practical exercises where students will be expected to conduct observations of children in real-life and/or on video, and plan appropriate methods to collect developmental data, with the opportunity to explore the differences between their own culture and Italian culture.
Child Psychology
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 210 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 317 L Child Development
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course is about the study of child development, from the prenatal period through adolescence, examining theories, findings, approaches and methods of developmental psychology. We will explore such questions as: What knowledge do infants have at birth? Is aggressiveness a stable attribute? Does early exposure to two languages confuse children? What do children understand about the causes of emotion? How do infants become attached? Why do school-age children pay more attention to their peers than their parents? Who raises altruistic children? We will cover the major domains of development -- biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional -- putting emphasis on discovering the many different biological and experiential factors that influence behavior, as well as the roles familial and extra familial factors play in the course of early human development. We will look at the causes and methods of reducing aggression, as well as exploring altruism, and moral development. The course will include practical exercises where students will be expected to conduct observations of children in real-life and/or on video, and plan appropriate methods to collect developmental data, with the opportunity to explore the differences between their own culture and Italian culture.
Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: PSY 280 F
Dual Listing: GND 280 F
Marist Code/Title: BIOL 232 L Sex, Evolution & Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: The aim of this course is to examine the reach and impact that Darwin’s theory of natural selection has had on religion, gender, and race and to uncover some common misconceptions about his work. The Origin of Species brought about a profound intellectual revolution not only in the natural, but also in the social sciences. Part one of the course examines the building blocks of Darwin's theory and its dissemination, reception, and legacy. Part two examines the theoretical basis of modern evolutionary biology and analyzes some of the most popular (and contested) theories of evolutionary psychology relating to human reproduction, gender, relationships, and beauty. The course further offers a critical study of some evolutionary ideas after Darwin, focusing on eugenics, revealing flaws in modern popular scientific discourse as well as potential limitations to the scientific method and culture. Student presentations will consider Darwin's influence on areas such as art and media and also on our understanding of physical and mental disabilities.
Adolescent Psychology
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 290 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 318 L Psychology of the Adolescent
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: Adolescence is a fascinating journey, and a particular time in the individual’s lifespan when physical growth, emotional development and thinking take a new turn. Led by complex neurodevelopmental and hormonal changes, bodies develop markedly in size, shape, and appearance; sexual feelings arise; and action is shaped by new physical urges, sets of values, belief systems and the immense possibilities of abstract thinking. Adolescence is also the beginning of a quest for identity which demands a continuous renegotiation of family and social relationships, and in which desires for autonomy and independence coexist with cravings for guidance and connection. Furthermore, social media play an important role in adolescent development today as adolescents dedicate much time to it. This course discusses major theories and research studies on adolescent development and contemporary issues and concerns relating to adolescence and its psychology (school, family, media, sexuality, bullying, eating behavior, religion, etc.). The course will help students to develop their theoretical knowledge as well as their capacity for critical analysis. This will be achieved through reading and critiquing the scientific literature, and presenting their research in the form of group projects and individual assignments.
Organizational Psychology: Understanding Workplace Dynamics
THU 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Course code: PSY 302 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 385 L Industrial Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course explores psychology as it is applied to the workplace. Through lectures, experiential exercises, readings, case studies, reflections, and teamwork, students gain a thorough understanding of individual behavior, group functioning, and organizational processes and dynamics. The importance of self-awareness, conflict, communication and the impact of technology, dealing with uncertainty, substance abuse within an organization, and individual and organizational growth, are among the themes analyzed. The course will enable students to develop critical acumen and creativity in seeking implementable and effective solutions to real problems in the workplace.
Psychology of Crime
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 305 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 348/ CRJU 348 L Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: This course approaches the knowledge and understanding of criminal behavior and its impact upon individuals and society from developmental, cognitive-behavioral, and other psychological perspectives. The basic premise of this course is that multiple variables affect people’s behavior and for this reason this study requires attention to personality factors and how they interact with situational variables. Topics include: criminological theories, biological and psychological models of criminal behavior, crime and mental disorders, human aggression and violence, sexual assault, and criminal homicide. Students will acquire a new framework for interpreting criminal behavior. Students will be familiarized with different perspectives on criminal behavior as well as etiology, risk factors, assessment and treatment in relation to different criminal behaviors. Recent research findings will be incorporated.
Psychology of Crime
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 305 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 348/ CRJU 348 L Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course approaches the knowledge and understanding of criminal behavior and its impact upon individuals and society from developmental, cognitive-behavioral, and other psychological perspectives. The basic premise of this course is that multiple variables affect people’s behavior and for this reason this study requires attention to personality factors and how they interact with situational variables. Topics include: criminological theories, biological and psychological models of criminal behavior, crime and mental disorders, human aggression and violence, sexual assault, and criminal homicide. Students will acquire a new framework for interpreting criminal behavior. Students will be familiarized with different perspectives on criminal behavior as well as etiology, risk factors, assessment and treatment in relation to different criminal behaviors. Recent research findings will be incorporated.
Psychology of Crime
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 305 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 348/ CRJU 348 L Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: This course approaches the knowledge and understanding of criminal behavior and its impact upon individuals and society from developmental, cognitive-behavioral, and other psychological perspectives. The basic premise of this course is that multiple variables affect people’s behavior and for this reason this study requires attention to personality factors and how they interact with situational variables. Topics include: criminological theories, biological and psychological models of criminal behavior, crime and mental disorders, human aggression and violence, sexual assault, and criminal homicide. Students will acquire a new framework for interpreting criminal behavior. Students will be familiarized with different perspectives on criminal behavior as well as with etiology, risk factors, assessment, and treatment in relation to different criminal behaviors. Recent research findings will be incorporated.
Forensic Psychology
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent. Recommended: PSY 305 Psychology of Crime, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 315 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 225 L Forensic Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Stone
Description: The course offers an introduction to the field of forensic psychology, starting from the definition of crime and theories on development of criminal and delinquent behavior. Topics of the course include: criminal homicide, stalking, sexual assault, family violence and child abuse. Students will acquire basic knowledge of investigative psychology including geographical and criminal profiling. Special emphasis is given to consulting with courts and the rehabilitation process in correctional facilities.
Forensic Psychology
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent. Recommended: PSY 305 Psychology of Crime, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 315 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 225 L Forensic Psychology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Fellini
Description: The course offers an introduction to the field of forensic psychology, starting from the definition of crime and theories on the development of criminal and delinquent behavior. Topics include: criminal homicide, stalking, sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse. Students will acquire basic knowledge of investigative psychology including geographical and criminal profiling. Special emphasis is given to consulting with courts and the rehabilitation process in correctional facilities.
Psychology of Art and Human Creativity
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent
Course code: PSY 320 F
Marist Code/Title: PSYC 221 L Psychology of Art & Human Creativity
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Creativity is universal to our species and art, one of its most fascinating forms of expression, has even been described by many scholars as the spearhead of human development. All cultures have developed different forms of art: from the earliest human music and dance, through Paleolithic cave frescoes and Michelangelo’s astonishing sculptures, to sophisticated contemporary conceptual art. Yet, such human activities are still a psychological enigma. At the intersection of the arts, neuroscience, cognitive studies, psychoanalysis, and cultural and developmental psychology, the course will address human creativity, its underlying psychological processes and its expression through various art forms (painting, sculpture, architecture, performance art, dance, music, film, photography) in the context of cultural and cognitive evolution. It will provide strong theoretical and practical foundations, foster critical reflection, and promote personal development through lectures, experiential workshops, hands-on class activities, a meeting with a local artist, inspiring site visits, and a creative personal project that will lead to a collective exhibition.
World Religions
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 210 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 209 L World Religions
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: This course is designed as a historical and cultural survey of the basic teachings and doctrines of the major religious traditions of the world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The course will examine a significant number of specific themes in all religions studied such as the nature of this world and of the universe; the relationship between the individual and the transcendent; ultimate reality; the meaning and goals of worldly life; the importance of worship and rituals; ethics and human action. Excerpts from important texts of each tradition will be analyzed such as The Torah, The Bible, The Koran, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu, Buddhist Sutras, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and The Confucian Canon. During the course, students will also learn the basic principles of meditation.
World Religions
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 210 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 209 L World Religions
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course is designed as a historical and cultural survey of the basic teachings and doctrines of the major religious traditions of the world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The course will examine a significant number of specific themes in all religions studied such as the nature of this world and of the universe; the relationship between the individual and the transcendent; ultimate reality; the meaning and goals of worldly life; the importance of worship and rituals; ethics and human action. Excerpts from important texts of each tradition will be analyzed such as The Torah, The Bible, The Koran, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu, Buddhist Sutras, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and The Confucian Canon. During the course, students will also learn the basic principles of meditation.
World Religions
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 203
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 210 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 209 L World Religions
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Leonardo
Description: This course is designed as a historical and cultural survey of the basic teachings and doctrines of the major religious traditions of the world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The course will examine a significant number of specific themes in all religions studied such as the nature of this world and of the universe; the relationship between the individual and the transcendent; ultimate reality; the meaning and goals of worldly life; the importance of worship and rituals; ethics and human action. Excerpts from important texts of each tradition will be analyzed such as The Torah, The Bible, The Koran, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu, Buddhist Sutras, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and The Confucian Canon. During the course, students will also learn the basic principles of meditation.
Yoga: Breathing, Meditation, Spirituality
TUE 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES. MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: In order to participate in this course students must present a valid health certificate to LdM during the application process
Course code: REL 224 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 215 L Religions of India
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: Exploration of yoga as a historical religious phenomenon, set of physical practices, and also as an element of modern culture; includes both lecture and practical components. We will analyze yoga’s roots in ancient India and such texts as the Upanishad and Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as its popularity and place in contemporary culture. Students will examine yoga as a spiritual, mental, and physical practice; in other words, as a path to attain spiritual realization and union with the divine, as a quieting and focusing technique, and as a healing and balancing physical exercise. Hence, we will study various breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques along with ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system and “science of life.” Included is an overview of such different forms of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, as well as Laughter, Restorative, Bikram and yoga therapies for eating and addictive disorders. Finally, students will explore the interactions between practitioners of yoga and social, political, and environmental activism.
Yoga: Breathing, Meditation, Spirituality
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES. MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: In order to participate in this course students must present a valid health certificate to LdM during the application process
Course code: REL 224 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 215 L Religions of India
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Verdi
Description: Exploration of yoga as a historical religious phenomenon, set of physical practices, and also as an element of modern culture; includes both lecture and practical components. We will analyze yoga’s roots in ancient India and such texts as the Upanishad and Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as its popularity and place in contemporary culture. Students will examine yoga as a spiritual, mental, and physical practice; in other words, as a path to attain spiritual realization and union with the divine, as a quieting and focusing technique, and as a healing and balancing physical exercise. Hence, we will study various breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques along with ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system and “science of life.” Included is an overview of such different forms of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, as well as Laughter, Restorative, Bikram and yoga therapies for eating and addictive disorders. Finally, students will explore the interactions between practitioners of yoga and social, political, and environmental activism.
Yoga: Breathing, Meditation, Spirituality
WED 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 203
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES. MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: In order to participate in this course students must present a valid health certificate to LdM during the application process
Course code: REL 224 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 215 L Religions of India
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Caravaggio
Description: Exploration of yoga as a historical religious phenomenon, set of physical practices, and also as an element of modern culture; includes both lecture and practical components. We will analyze yoga’s roots in ancient India and such texts as the Upanishad and Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as its popularity and place in contemporary culture. Students will examine yoga as a spiritual, mental, and physical practice; in other words, as a path to attain spiritual realization and union with the divine, as a quieting and focusing technique, and as a healing and balancing physical exercise. Hence, we will study various breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques along with ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system and “science of life.” Included is an overview of such different forms of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, as well as Laughter, Restorative, Bikram and yoga therapies for eating and addictive disorders. Finally, students will explore the interactions between practitioners of yoga and social, political, and environmental activism.
Yoga: Breathing, Meditation, Spirituality
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES. MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: In order to participate in this course students must present a valid health certificate to LdM during the application process
Course code: REL 224 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 215 L Religions of India
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Sergio Leone
Description: Exploration of yoga as a historical religious phenomenon, set of physical practices, and also as an element of modern culture; includes both lecture and practical components. We will analyze yoga’s roots in ancient India and such texts as the Upanishad and Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as its popularity and place in contemporary culture. Students will examine yoga as a spiritual, mental, and physical practice; in other words, as a path to attain spiritual realization and union with the divine, as a quieting and focusing technique, and as a healing and balancing physical exercise. Hence, we will study various breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques along with ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system and “science of life.” Included is an overview of such different forms of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, as well as Laughter, Restorative, Bikram and yoga therapies for eating and addictive disorders. Finally, students will explore the interactions between practitioners of yoga and social, political, and environmental activism.
Yoga: Breathing, Meditation, Spirituality
MON 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES. MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: In order to participate in this course students must present a valid health certificate to LdM during the application process
Course code: REL 224 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 215 L Religions of India
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: Exploration of yoga as a historical religious phenomenon, set of physical practices, and also as an element of modern culture; includes both lecture and practical components. We will analyze yoga’s roots in ancient India and such texts as the Upanishad and Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as its popularity and place in contemporary culture. Students will examine yoga as a spiritual, mental, and physical practice; in other words, as a path to attain spiritual realization and union with the divine, as a quieting and focusing technique, and as a healing and balancing physical exercise. Hence, we will study various breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques along with ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system and “science of life.” Included is an overview of such different forms of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, as well as Laughter, Restorative, Bikram and yoga therapies for eating and addictive disorders. Finally, students will explore the interactions between practitioners of yoga and social, political, and environmental activism.
The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
MON 9:00 AM-10:15 AM / WED 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 235 F
Dual Listing: HIS 235 F
Marist Code/Title: HST 256 L The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: This course is an introduction to the legacy of the Holocaust and its implications. The course explores Christian anti-Judaism as one of many factors in the Nazi rise to power and the "Final Solution." It then proceeds to various accounts of life in the Nazi ghettoes and death camps and deals with Christian and Jewish efforts to remember the Holocaust within particular communities and places. The course will focus on the Holocaust of the Italian Jews. It will begin with an analysis of the emergence of the Fascist movement in Italy, which led to the Racial Laws. It will proceed with the study of specific stories of persecution, deportation, and salvation in the various cities of Italy. We will study in depth the reaction of the Vatican to the Holocaust. In addition, we will analyze the reactions of Italian society to the Holocaust, starting right after the war until today.
Women in Religion
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 286 F
Dual Listing: GND 286 F
Marist Code/Title: REST 316 L Women in Religion
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: Women have been by turns defined by, harmed by, excluded from, but also enriched by religions. Often they have been and still are barred from equal spiritual footing with men in many religious institutions. But how do sacred texts and rituals define who we are and what roles we have as men and women? What do religious traditions teach communities about gender, bodies, sexuality, and the divine? This course considers the difficult question of gender (im)balances from within 3 major monotheistic Abrahamic religious traditions, namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will examine both the influences that religions have on women - through texts that have been written for, about, and against women -- and also the interrelated influence that women have on religions -- through texts written by women as individual participants in the religious experience or by feminist religious scholars who are challenging gender-exclusive language, roles, and institutions. This course asks questions of current relevance about the changing roles of women inside religious communities, in the public sphere of leadership and authority, in the family, and in everyday life. By examining traditional cultural beliefs and values derived from religions, and by using interfaith and gender perspective lenses, the course aims to offer resources to understand, evaluate, and possibly challenge traditional roles.
Magic, Divination, and Ghosts in the Ancient World
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: REL 288 F
Dual Listing: ANC 288 F
Marist Code/Title: REL 216 L Ancient Greek Religion
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: This course looks at the supernatural (i.e. spirits, ghosts, afterlife, netherworld etc.) and at the different practices through which humans – in ancient cultures – got in touch with, and represented it. A large part of the course will be dedicated to the various aspects of magic and sorcery, along with shamanism, divination, necromancy (evocation of the dead) and curses (namely binding and love curses). Several classes will also be focused on restless dead and ghosts, a privileged medium through which ancient people were believed to get in touch with the beyond. Documentary material, such as reproductions of ancient magical papyri and cursed tablets will be shown, and comparisons will be drawn – when relevant – with modern cultures and folklore.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of Italian Mafia
WED 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy in historical, social and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of Sicilian mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of Italian Mafia
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 202
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Raffaello
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy in historical, social and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of Sicilian mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of Italian Mafia
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 203
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy in historical, social and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of Sicilian mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of Italian Mafia
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 204
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Room: Donatello
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy in historical, social and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of Sicilian mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of the Italian Mafia
THU 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 205
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “Mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy from a historical, social, and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian Mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the Mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of the Sicilian Mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the Mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Organized Crime: Sociology and History of the Italian Mafia
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 206
FULL
Course code: SOC 260 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 370/CRJU 350 L Organized Crime
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marconi
Description: One of a long list of Italian words adopted in many other languages, “Mafia” is now applied to a variety of criminal organizations around the world. This course examines organized crime in Italy from a historical, social, and cultural perspective, tracing its growth from the nineteenth century to the present. The chief focus is on the Sicilian Mafia as the original and primary form. Similar organizations in other Italian regions, as well as the Mafia in the United States, an outgrowth of the Sicilian Mafia, are also considered. The course analyzes sociological aspects of the Mafia including language, message systems, the “code of silence,” the role of violence, structures of power, and social relationships. Also examined are the economics of organized crime and its impact on Italian society and politics.
Italian Society Today
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Course code: SOC 286 F
Marist Code/Title: SOC 101 L Intro to Sociology
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Tiziano
Description: A close look at the changing nature of Italian society, focusing on the postwar period and especially the last thirty years. Using a sociological framework, students analyze the opportunities and challenges affecting Italian society during the economic and cultural revival that followed reconstruction, and today. Themes addressed include everyday life, demographics and the lifespan, health, gender, family, education, religion, politics, legality, business and labor, culture, consumption and leisure, national and other identities and perceptions, urban and rural life, Italian regions and the “southern question,” emigration and immigration, race and ethnicity, diversity and integration (European, Mediterranean, global), and current issues. History and politics are addressed, but the primary focus is on social structures and tensions. This course offers a key to understanding the present and future of this distinctive and fascinating country.
Creative Writing
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: WRI 150 Writing for College, or equivalent
Course code: WRI 220 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 280 L : Creative Writing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Writing
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Marco Polo
Description: This course is geared toward students seriously motivated to write creatively and constructively through inspiration and self-discipline. The professor will stimulate students' creativity through the confrontation of different aids in order to help students create different kinds of written products. This class focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of creative writing by providing the basic principles and techniques that should be used when producing a written piece. Through inspirational exercises, the student will use the art of creative writing as a tool for literary expression and self-awareness. Reading work out loud for discussion and in-class critiquing allows the students to develop a critical awareness of their own writing as well as following the inspirational and editing process of fellow classmates. Mid-term and final projects will reflect students' writing progress.
Travel Writing
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
FULL
Prerequisites: WRI 150 Writing for College, or equivalent
Course code: WRI 290 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 245 L Travel Writing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Writing
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Puccini
Description: Throughout history, Italy has inspired writers and poets to wax lyrical as few other countries have done. Countless English-language novels, stories and poems have woven a bel paese of words around the Italian experience. This course provides an opportunity for students to focus first-hand on the art and craft of travel writing, with particular emphasis on cities in Italy, but also with excursions into other worlds - real or imaginary. Through reading, writing, and visits in and around the city center, students will explore places of historic, artistic, cultural and personal interest. They will learn "by example" from a selection of great travel literature about the world in general, and about Italy in particular. And they will learn "by doing," via a series of guided exercises and assignments that explore the distinctive qualities of travel writing – its combination of history, culture, information, rumination, musings and memory – and the ways in which this particular art can lead to a deeper understanding of their own experiences and cultural identity.
Travel Writing
MON 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 202
FULL
Prerequisites: WRI 150 Writing for College, or equivalent
Course code: WRI 290 F
Marist Code/Title: ENG 245 L Travel Writing
Site: Florence
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Writing
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via de' Pucci, 4
Room: Machiavelli
Description: Throughout history, Italy has inspired writers and poets to wax lyrical as few other countries have done. Countless English-language novels, stories and poems have woven a bel paese of words around the Italian experience. This course provides an opportunity for students to focus first-hand on the art and craft of travel writing, with particular emphasis on cities in Italy, but also with excursions into other worlds - real or imaginary. Through reading, writing, and visits in and around the city center, students will explore places of historic, artistic, cultural and personal interest. They will learn "by example" from a selection of great travel literature about the world in general, and about Italy in particular. And they will learn "by doing," via a series of guided exercises and assignments that explore the distinctive qualities of travel writing – its combination of history, culture, information, rumination, musings and memory – and the ways in which this particular art can lead to a deeper understanding of their own experiences and cultural identity.
Ancient Rome
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: in collaboration with CAMNES
Course code: ANC 200 R
Dual Listing: HIS 200 R
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Ancient Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ANT 326 R
Dual Listing: POL 326 R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.
Art in Rome, Ancient to Baroque
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 192 R
Marist Code/Title: ART 102 L Art in Rome, Ancient to Baroque
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This survey of art in Rome across two millennia uses Rome itself as an extended, living museum. Students examine four broad periods when Rome was either a major creative center or a reference point: Ancient Roman art, Early Christian and Medieval art, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. About three-quarters of the classes are held onsite in churches, palaces, galleries, and piazzas, with direct experiential learning in the presence of major artworks and monuments. Special focus is given to master artists who worked in Rome, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Bernini. Students acquire the essentials of art appreciation and use the basic tools of art history to analyze the materials and making, style, meaning, and cultural context of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Palaces of Rome
TUE 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ART 246 R
Marist Code/Title: ARTL 211 L Palaces of Rome
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Art History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This course introduces students to the history of the palaces and also selected villas of Rome from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Since public and private palaces had an important role in the life of the city through the centuries, by studying them students have the opportunity to understand not only the development of architectural style, but also the social, economic, cultural, and political history of Rome, in an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Works by major architects including Michelangelo, Bramante and Bernini are examined, and issues such as building function, typology, sources, and urban design are addressed. Site visits form a crucial dimension of the learning experience, and permit students to study the evolution of Roman urban palaces and villas directly before, and inside of, a series of representative buildings.
Made in Italy: A Culture of Excellence
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: BUS 283 R
Dual Listing: SOC 283 R
Marist Code/Title: FASH 183 L Made in Italy: A culture of Excellence
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: International Business
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: This course examines the "Made in Italy" phenomenon, emblematic of superlative quality. Home to the most iconic labels, brands, and craftsmanship, Italy is known for both its historic legacy and its present-day excellence in many fields. The course addresses the industries and fields of food and cuisine, fashion, and other areas of design, including industrial and architectural. Italian-made goods and services are an integral part of the Italian economy, society, history, and culture. Since a flow of expertise across time and disciplines seems to distinguish “Made in Italy,” students will connect the latter to patterns of continuity and change in Italian society and examine how the "Made in Italy" phenomenon has impacted the country's social fabric, character, and even mode of living ever since the Industrial Revolution, but, especially, since the post-war era, and how presently globalization is transforming the concept and its social reality. An additional concentration is on the business aspect of the label, in particular, on marketing, branding, and consumer behavior seen from both an Italian and international perspective. In careful consideration of recent developments, the focus may vary from semester to semester. Guest lectures and site visits will form part of this course.
Introduction to Environmental Issues
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 180 R
Marist Code/Title: ENSC 101 L Introduction to Environmental Issues
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: Introduction to ecological concepts that provide a foundation for understanding present and future critical environmental issues such as population growth, natural resource management, biodiversity and global changes, wilderness, food production, and changing habitats. Emphasis is placed on situating global environmental issues within an earth-systems science framework, including climate change, pollution, land and coastal degradation, water resources, and habitat loss.
Italian Food through Culture, Environment, and Sustainability
MON 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: ENV 224 R
Dual Listing: IGC 224 R
Marist Code/Title: CSIT 124 L Italian Food through Culture, Environment & Sustainability
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Marco Aurelio
Description: The course provides an in-depth study of the intrinsic relationships between food, culture, and environment in Italy. The focus is on the finest Italian products, classic Italian recipes, traditions, and eating habits in terms of their cultural-historical significance and evolution over time, from the northern to the southern regions of Italy. Particular emphasis is given to the environmental conditions (such as microclimate and composition of soil) of each geographical origin along with the production process of the foods, which confer uniqueness of flavor and nutritional value. Finally, the history and traditions of “Romanesca” cuisine and the food biodiversity of the Latium region (Lazio) are explored; through field trips students will experience the cuisine as well as its cultural context.
Ancient Rome
TUE 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 200 R
Dual Listing: ANC 200 R
Marist Code/Title: HIST 247 L Ancient Rome
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This course offers a general though comprehensive introduction and overview of the 14-century lasting civilization of Ancient Rome, from its origins as a monarchy to the "Fall of Rome" and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Alongside the study of main historical events, a series of themes and issues will be explored: the range of primary sources available for ancient history; the political organization of the Roman state; the territorial expansion and its influence on the cultural and administrative sphere; Roman religion and the spread of Christianity; the end of the Roman world and the birth of a new society; the historiographical "myth of Rome." In order to stimulate students’ critical skills in observing historical phenomena, a problem-oriented approach will be supported by readings of primary sources.
The Roman Civilization through Its Monuments
TUE 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: HIS 207 R
Dual Listing: ANC 207 R
Marist Code/Title: ARCH 150 /ART 208 L Roman Civilization through its Monuments
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This course investigates the history of ancient Rome primarily through its monuments — its architecture and urban form. We will consider the mythology of Rome as caput mundi ("the head of the world"), as well as the physical city and its infrastructures in antiquity, from the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE. Significant architectural examples and monuments will be studied in their original historical, social, and cultural context. The ways in which power was expressed symbolically through building projects and artwork will be addressed during classes, which will be held mostly on site in the city and its environs. Key archaeological sites and museums in and around the city of Rome will also form part of the program.
Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
WED 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors
Course code: HIS 281 R
Dual Listing: PHI 281 R
Marist Code/Title: HIST 281/ PHIL 281 L Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: History
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: This course introduces science students to the historic developments of the basic principles and theories of physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, medicine and biology. Students learn about the contributions of great Italian natural philosophers and scientists, from the early modern period, through the Enlightenment era, up to today (including Fibonacci, Galileo, Malpighi, and Fermi). The development of the different disciplines is studied in the context of relevant historic events and philosophical belief systems. A specific emphasis is also placed on the development of scientific methodology and principles of ethics in the sciences. Note: Mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors.
Italian Grand Tour: Italy through the Eyes of Famous Travellers
WED 12:00 NOON-2:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: LIT 350 R
Marist Code/Title: LIT 333 L: Italian Grand Tour
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: This course is an introduction to the literature generated by the "Grand Tour" experiences between the 18th and the 19th centuries and to its continuation and development in the 20th century. The main focus will be the textual analysis of the memoirs, letters and diaries written by some of the most famous artists, writers, and intellectuals who resided and traveled in Italy. Our selection will include British, German, and American writers. Another important aspect of the course will be the study of the history, the works of art, the monuments, and the folklore events of the main Grand Tour destinations: Venice, Florence, Rome. Students will learn about the different experiences of famous foreign travelers in Italy through the centuries and will be able to understand some stereotypes, prejudices, and idealized views about Italy and Italians that still survive.
Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
WED 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Notes: Mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors
Course code: PHI 281 R
Dual Listing: HIS 281 R
Marist Code/Title: HIST 281/ PHIL 281 L Italy's Contribution to Modern Science
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: This course introduces science students to the historic developments of the basic principles and theories of physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, medicine and biology. Students learn about the contributions of great Italian natural philosophers and scientists, from the early modern period, through the Enlightenment era, up to today (including Fibonacci, Galileo, Malpighi, and Fermi). The development of the different disciplines is studied in the context of relevant historic events and philosophical belief systems. A specific emphasis is also placed on the development of scientific methodology and principles of ethics in the sciences. Note: Mandatory for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors.
Globalization and Social Change
MON 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 250 R
Marist Code/Title: POLI 220 L Globalization and Its Consequences
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Augusto
Description: This course critically examines the subject of globalization from a sociological perspective. Globalization in some fashion has been happening for centuries, but never before has it so strongly reshaped society everywhere as today. Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines perspectives from sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and philosophy, students attain an understanding of some fundamental features of globalization. Exploration of selected substantive topics (case studies) helps root the general in the particular. The concept of globalization; the central themes of changing communications and social networks; the main economic, political, and ideological dimensions of globalization, are analyzed. Emphasis will be given to a set of interconnected themes: the role of capitalism and other systems; the function and effectiveness of institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank; changes in global governance; the relationship between globalization, inequality, and poverty; the fate of cultural diversity in a globalizing world; issues of gender, ethnicity, environment, social justice, and human rights.
International Conflict Resolution
MON 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 292 R
Marist Code/Title: POLI 223/ SOC 336 L Social Inequality / International Conflict Resolution
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Tito
Description: The course presents concepts and theories related to the peaceful transformation of international violent conflicts, illustrating them with examples taken both by global peace initiatives and Italian experiences in the field. Approaches to International Conflict Resolution have become widely used and discussed in the last decade. New roles and tasks have emerged for international organizations such as the United Nations and the OSCE. At the same time, civil society organizations have increasingly played an important role in conflict resolution, through “second-track” or citizens' diplomacy, conflict sensitive approaches to development, as well as third party nonviolent intervention. In Italy, several peace organizations have their roots in Christian Catholic values. The strong tradition of self-government has also encouraged municipalities and regions to work on development and peace issues. At the end of the course participants will have a clear understanding of international conflict resolution and will have gained an insight into concrete examples from both global and Italian organizations.
Humanitarian Affairs
WED 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 297 R
Marist Code/Title: POSC 213 L Politics of Human Rights
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Tito
Description: Humanitarian emergencies and international aid are dynamic and increasingly important dimensions of world politics. This introduction to the field focuses on the interaction between international law, politics, and human rights as concerns international relations and peace operations. Students receive a thorough grounding in international humanitarian assistance covering legal aspects and major practical and policy considerations regarding implementation. They also test academic theory against current events in terms of the fundamental humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence. The course briefly retraces and analyzes the concept of “human security” and the highly debated principle of the “right to protect,” both of continuing international relevance. However, the course is practitioner oriented. Students explore primary considerations for implementing humanitarian assistance, including: early warning systems; operational challenges (timely response, unhindered access, etc.); funding; coordination and cooperation; politics; the relationship between humanitarian assistance and longer-term sustainable development. In the process they look at many actors contributing to humanitarian assistance, ranging from the United Nations to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and NGOs. The course outlines the relevant legal framework including international human rights law, international humanitarian law, refugee law, and the international criminal courts. Finally, the course considers categories and persons directly affected by humanitarian crises such as refugees.
Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
THU 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Section: 201
OPEN
Course code: POL 326 R
Dual Listing: ANT 326 R
Marist Code/Title: ANTH 150 L Anthropology of Violence and Conflict
Site: Rome
Session: SPRING
School: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science and International Studies
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Premises: Via XX Settembre, 4
Room: Traiano
Description: Conflict pervades our daily lives, and violence erupts indirectly or directly into our experience. What is the distinction between the two, and what are intelligent and effective ways to deal with them? In this course students apply concepts from anthropology and political science to the dynamics of conflict and violence, of various types and levels, in contemporary society. The course examines major definitions of violence and conflict, exploring classic and notable theories and debates in the social sciences and other disciplines. A basic distinction between interpersonal and group dynamics receives much attention. Most focus will be upon the “macro” level: the ways in which communities, states, and other associations deal with the escalation of conflict and the real or presumed conditions underlying violence (such as exclusion or asymmetries in power structure). Issues addressed include the impact of globalization, cultural differences, identity and constituency, and the processes leading towards conflict transformation, peace, and reconciliation.