In this course participants are introduced to characteristics of different
kinds of media. Students receive an overview about different categories of
newspapers and magazines. The different kinds of newspapers and
magazines are described, background information about different products
of the press is acquired. Articles from newspaper and magazines are
presented by students and then discussed. Basic knowledge about the
Italian press laws is gathered.
The students will learn to recognize the advantages and the
disadvantages of the different methods of teaching and how to plan and
perform a successful and interesting lesson.
This course introduces the skills of debate, effective reading and in
inferntial thinking through the use of selected text. The student should to
recognize the structure of the text and to utilize the acquired vocabulary,
expressions and structures in his discussion.
This course starts with the so-calls “Classical Period of Italian Literature
“and leads through the several literary epochs until the present. Students
will read and study selections from the poetry, prose, and drama of the
This course tends to offer the participant an ample understanding of
contemporary Italian thought. After situating contemporary Italy in her
ideological and political context, participants proceed to analyze the
nation's intellectual, thinkers, social, and human development The final
object will be an attempt to identify a Italian thought in a broad sense. This
course focuses on Italian thought with an emphasis on how Italian thought
compares and contrasts with American or Hispanic thought.