Summer Program in Florence 2013
Please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/langlitcultures/undergraduate/summer-courses/courses-florence for our 2014 schedule and information.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Italian Studies offers 3 and 6 credit courses given in Florence, Italy, during the months of May, June and July, 2013.
The deadline for applying to the program is March 28, 2013, or until all spaces are filled. Those interested in the program must print and fill BOTH (2) pages of the Florence Registration Form [.pdf]. The Florence FAQs are a MUST read. They contain all the information rergarding the program, its costs, registration procedures, payments, accomodations, etc.
For further information contact Ms. Vanna Fonsato or Dr. Enrica Quaroni by florence [dot] italian [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).
Information sessions will be held:
Students will have the opportunity to register for the following summer school courses:
May Courses (May 06, 2013 – May 31, 2013):
ITAL 307 Topics in Italian Culture: Landscapes of Struggle: The City and Modernity in Italian Post-War Cinema (3 credits)
Taught in English.
This course explores the cinematic representations of five Italian cities (Bologna, Florence, Rome, Siena, and Venice) which have played an important role in the development of the modern Italian imaginary. We will discuss how the urban landscape becomes an essential element in each film, especially when the narrative confronts some of the key political and cultural struggles that have marked Italian history and culture since the end of World War II. The course will include trips to Bologna, Rome, Siena, and Venice. For specific course content, please consult eugenio [dot] bolongaro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Prof E. Bolongaro,) Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Italian Studies.
ITAL 309 Perspectives on Italy: Florence and the Shaping of the Modern Imagination (3 credits)
Taught in English.
The course will highlight and investigate significant art, architecture, landscapes, and urban forms in the history of Florence as well as explore the critical role these spatial manifestations have played in the formulation of creative strategies of Modernity - roughly the period between the mid-18th century and the second half of the 20th century. Field trips to relevant sites related to the theme of the course, i.e. Rome, Siena, Lucca, Certosa d'Ema, San Gimignano, Volterra, Bagno Vignoni, Fiesole, San Galgano Abbey, and an overnight trip to Bologna are planned. For specific details on course content, please consult the course website provided by ricardo [dot] castro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Prof R. Castro,) School of Architecture.
POLI 339 Comparative Developed: Topic 1: Media Regulation in the Age of the Internet (3 credits)
Taught in English
This course examines a range of public policy issues emerging in both Europe and North America as a result of the Internet's impact on television and other media forms such as content regulation, foreign ownership restriction and media concentration. Site visits to Rome and other cities are planned. For specific course content, please consult RICHARD [dot] SCHULTZ [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Prof. R. Schultz), Department of Political Science.
JUNE COURSES (June 3, 2013 – June 28, 2013):
ITAL 206 section 2 Beginners’ Italian Intensive (6 credits) STILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
ITAL 216 section 1 Intermediate Italian Intensive (6 credits)
ITAL 255 section 1 Advanced Reading and Composition (6 credits)
JULY COURSES (July 1, 2013 - July 26, 2013):
Poli 359 Topics in International Politics: Rise and Decline of the Italian City-States (3 credits)
Taught in English
This course examines the reasons why Italian city states succeeded politically, economically, and militarily in the Renaissance. In the 1400s Florence and it's neighbors became centers of wealth, power and art. Yet by the 1600s, the Italian city state had been pushed to the margins. We will explore competing arguments regarding their relative success and then relative failure. Site visits to Rome, Venice, and other cities are planned. For specific course content, please consult ANTONIA [dot] MAIONI [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Prof. A. Maioni), Department of Political Science.
ITAL 206 section 3 Beginners’ Italian Intensive (6 credits) NEW SECTION OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
ITAL 216 section 2 Intermediate Italian Intensive (6 credits)
ITAL 255 section 2 Advanced Reading and Composition (6 credits)
Application Deadline: March 28, 2013
THE FOLLOWING STEPS MUST BE TAKEN IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
1) Submission of application form to Enrica Quaroni/Vanna Fonsato.
2) Florence Program fee payment (payment method located on registration form)(***Spaces are guaranteed only for students who have paid the deposit).
3) Registration on Minerva for the course in early March 2013.
Consult FAQS for further information.
Partial scholarships may be available. Those interested should complete the Florence Scholarship [.pdf] form.
Applications should be brought in person or sent by mail to:
Dr Quaroni and Ms Fonsato will serve as liaisons in Florence and be available to help students. For further information, please contact them at florence [dot] italian [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
As well, please go to MINERVA "Class Schedule" for more information on courses and registration.