Italian LSA/LSA+ Rome, Fall Term

A combined LSA and LSA+ off-campus program in Rome will be offered by the Department of French and Italian in Fall term, beginning in 2017.  In both programs, students live with Italian families and visit cultural and historic sites in and around Rome.  The courses offered in each are specific to the program, with the exception of Italian 8, in which students from the LSA and the LSA+ will participate together.  Faculty from the Department of French and Italian will direct the program.

Italian Language Study Abroad (LSA) in Rome

The LSA in Rome offers a thorough grounding in spoken and written Italian by encouraging students to immerse themselves in everyday life in one of Western culture’s most remarkable and emblematic cities, without parallel in its historical and cultural riches. Students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in Italian. 

Prerequisite: Italian 2 or Italian 11 with a grade of B or better. Note: Italian 6 may count toward the minor.

Curriculum:   

  • Italian 3, Intermediate Italian, solidifies the students' knowledge and usage of essential grammar skills.
  • Italian 6, Italian Literature, allows students explore masterworks and their historical contexts. (Italian 6 may count toward the minor.)
  • Italian 8, Exploring Italian Culture and Language, is an introduction to modern and contemporary Italian culture and society; also includes site visits aimed at exploring the cultural and artistic life of Rome over the centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) in Rome

The  (LSA+) in Rome offers mid-level courses in Italian literature and language in a city that provides the most varied cultural landscape in Italy.  This program encourages students to further refine their linguistic skills by living and studying in the stimulating environment of a modern European capital, while at the same time exploring the multimillennial continuity of Rome as locus of important medieval, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, modern and contemporary cultural movements.  All courses are taught in Italian. 

Prerequisite: Italian 3 with a grade of B or better. 

Curriculum:

  • Italian 8, Exploring Italian Culture and Language, is an introduction to modern and contemporary Italian culture and society; also includes site visits aimed at exploring the cultural and artistic life of Rome over the centuries.
  • Italian 10, Introduction to Italian Literature, treats various topics chosen by the instructor.
  • Italian 12, Advanced Writing and Speaking in Italian, uses a wide range of linguistic and cultural materials in order to help students reach competence in Italian grammar, and oral and written expression.