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Florence June & July GE Programs

Students have many general education course requirements, so what better time and place to complete them than a summer in Florence, Italy? Students have the opportunity to complete a variety of courses in this program. 

Program Dates

June 2021 Session (4 weeks): Exact dates for the program will be established after Seaver College announces dates for Summer sessions. Program dates will be updated as soon as possible. The dates listed will include departure dates from the U.S. and from the program location back to the U.S.

July 2021 Session (4 weeks): Exact dates for the program will be established after Seaver College announces dates for Summer sessions. Program dates will be updated as soon as possible. The dates listed will include departure dates from the U.S. and from the program location back to the U.S.

Costs for June or July session

Tuition: 4 unit minimum at $1,810.00 per unit (standard Malibu summer tuition rate)

Room & Board: $2,368.00

Program Specific Costs:

  • Emergency Health Insurance: $61.84*
  • Global Health Insurance: $100.00*

*Charged to student's account.

Required Vital Documents and Deadline

Completed IP Document Submission Form (coming soon), including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy: due January 15, 2021
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary (for flight exempt students only):
    • Programs departing in June 2021: April 9, 2021
    • Programs departing in July 2021: May 14, 2021
  • Visa Copy (for students requiring a visa only): May 21, 2021

Course Requirements

4 unit minimum requirement for each block. Students may choose to take up to 8 units in one block, but it is not recommended. Students must take HUM 295 if they are not enrolled in an ITAL course (121, 151, 152, or 251).

Course Offerings

June Session

HUM 212 Western Culture II (3)

GE: Western Culture

Prerequisites: HUM 111, ENG 101 (or GSHU 121 or SAAJ 121)

  • An analysis and interpretation of six major historical "events" during the time period 1300-1815 and their cultural implications: Renaissance, Reformation, Intercultural Encounters, Science, Enlightenment, the French Revolution. Students will achieve cultural literacy in these areas and develop skills in cultural interpretation and analysis.

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

  • This course is designed to enrich the student's international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

ITAL 121 Italian Language and Culture (1)

  • Teaches basic, practical conversation and limited reading and writing skills along with a study of Italian culture. This course does not prepare a student to take ITAL 152. Taught only in the Florence program during the summer term.

ITAL 151 Elementary Italian I (4)

  • Basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of Italian culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

ITAL 152 Elementary Italian II (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 151 or equivalent competency

  • Continued practice of basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of Italian culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

ITAL 251 Second-Year Italian I (4)

GE: Language

Prerequisite: ITAL 152 or equivalent competency

  • Emphasizes language production skills and interactive language use with a concentration on conversation. This course also develops reading strategies and examines complex grammar structures. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

PE 191 Individual Exercise (1)

  • International Programs only. Extra fee required.

REL 301 Christianity and Culture (3)

GE: Christianity & Culture

Prerequisite: REL 102

  • A study of ways in which Christianity shapes such aspects of culture as art, literature, music, medicine, law, secularization, ecology, racial and ethnic issues, and education, and ways in which these, in turn, influence Christian life and faith.

July Session

COM 180 Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis (4)

GE: Speech & Rhetoric

  • An introduction to the principles of public speaking and rhetorical analysis of public discourse. Practice in the preparation and delivery of speeches with an introduction to rhetorical theory and criticism. Application of the theory of public discourse to representative speaking situations.

HUM 296 Enriching the International Experience II (1)

  • This course is a continuation of HUM 295 for students that study abroad for a full academic year. It is designed to enrich the students' international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

HUM 313 Western Culture III (3)

GE: Western Culture

Prerequisites: HUM 212

  • Focused on a particular topic in modern culture, the course will use historical narrative of the time period 1815 to the present as a background for investigation into a particular theme or themes. Students will engage with and assess varying cultural and historical interpretations. Students will achieve cultural literacy in the modern period and demonstrate their skill in synthesizing and evaluating diverse historical and cultural interpretations.

ITAL 121 Italian Language and Culture (1)

  • Teaches basic, practical conversation and limited reading and writing skills along with a study of Italian culture. This course does not prepare a student to take ITAL 152. Taught only in the Florence program during the summer term.

ITAL 151 Elementary Italian I (4)

  • Basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of Italian culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

ITAL 152 Elementary Italian II (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 151 or equivalent competency

  • Continued practice of basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of Italian culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

ITAL 251 Second-Year Italian I (4)

GE: Language

Prerequisite: ITAL 152 or equivalent competency

  • Emphasizes language production skills and interactive language use with a concentration on conversation. This course also develops reading strategies and examines complex grammar structures. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

PE 191 Individual Exercise (1)

  • International Programs only. Extra fee required.

Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Lauren Amaro 

Assistant Professor of Communication, Communication Division, Seaver College

Dr. Lauren Amaro is an Associate Professor of Communication at Seaver College. She teaches classes in interpersonal communication, research methods, conflict management, and health communication. As an undergraduate student at Westmont College, Lauren studied abroad twice, studying Spanish in Barcelona and conflict and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Lauren and her spouse, Carlos, will bring their two kids, Caleb (7) and Naomi (4) for their first international adventure together as a family when they go to Florence in Summer 2021. They love hiking, camping, and adventure, and they are thrilled at the opportunity to explore Italy with you all!

 

Updated: 8.07.2020