CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY

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FIU – Genoa Program Fall 2016
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Course Syllabus
ARC5734 Culture and Art in Italy
3 Credits
Instructor: Alessandro Cavalieri
Instructor of Record: Eric Peterson
Office Hours: By Appointment
Office: 1st floor, Convent St. Maria di Castello
Contact: eric.peterson@fiu.edu
Telephone: +39(340)001-4011

Meeting time
Mondays and Wednesdays 16:30-18:00 and by appointment (see Schedule)

Catalogue Description
Course describes the evolution of culture and aesthetics and their immediate relationship with the creation of these works. Consists of site visits and class lectures.

Course Objectives
ARC5734 is an introduction to the culture and customs of Italy approached through the lens of the Italian language. Students can expect to develop an appreciation for Italian cultural practices by coming to understand the intimate relationship between the Italian language and Italian culture. Through oral and written language lessons, presentations, examinations, lectures, and field trips students will develop an appreciation for the language and culture of Italy and gain perspective on Italian cultural practices. By the conclusion of the course, students will be expected to demonstrate a basic capacity with the Italian language and a basic understanding of Italian culture.

Attendance Guidelines
The FIU Department of Architecture Study Abroad program in Genoa has no provision for unexcused absences; attendance and class participation are required at all class meetings (see Course Schedule). Three (3) unexcused absences will automatically result in a failing grade for the course. Every day that you are late to class, you will receive half (1/2) an absence. An acceptable excused absence is defined by the student having missed class due to extraordinary circumstances beyond his or her control and must be accompanied by written documentation. In the event that you have missed a class, you are responsible for all the material covered.

Course Evaluation
Students will be evaluated in three areas:
Class participation including participation in out of classroom activities 20%
Preliminary Oral and Written Examination (week three) 35%
Final Examination Oral and Written (week fourteen) 45%

A = Excellent in all or most areas of evaluation, good in others
B = Good in most areas of evaluation, adequate in others
C = Adequate in most areas of evaluation, inadequate in others
D = Inadequate in most areas of evaluation
F = Failure or no credit

A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
D 1.00
F 0.00

Student Work
Student work, submitted to the Department in satisfaction of course or degree requirements, becomes the physical property of the Department. However, students retain all rights to the intellectual property of such work. This work may include papers, drawings, models, and other materials. The Department assumes no responsibility for safeguarding such materials. At its discretion, the Department may retain, return, or discard such materials. The Department will not normally discard the materials of currently enrolled students without giving the student a chance to reclaim them.

Students Rights and Responsibilities
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain, become familiar with and abide by all Departmental, College and University requirements and regulations. These include but are not limited to:
-The Florida International University Catalog Division of Student Affairs Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities of Students.
-Department Curriculum and Program Sheets
-Department Policies and Regulations

Student with Special Needs
Students who may need auxiliary aids or services to ensure access to academic program should register with the Office Disability Services for Students.

Civility Clause
Students are expected to treat one another with a high degree of civility and respect. Students can and should expect the same from the instructor. If a student fails to act responsibly or disrupts the class or impedes instruction he or she may be asked to leave the class and will be held responsible for all the information missed through this absence.

Course Schedule
Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Please contact appropriate offices for verification and updates. This calendar does not include Official University holidays. Faculty are encouraged to make accommodations for students who wish to observe religious holidays. Students should make their request known at the beginning of the semester in writing. Pleas eye aware that this course will conclude at the end of week 14, leaving ample time to complete other coursework for the FIU Architecture in Genoa program during the Final week of the semester, otherwise known as exam week.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 Intensive Language Program
Assignment: lessons, practicum, field trip, etc…

Week 2 Intensive Language Program
Assignment: film, reading, speaking, etc…

Week 3 Intensive Language Program
Assignment: Oral exam, written exam, etc…

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Week 8 Content
Assignment: Exam 14-October

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Week 12 Content
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Week 13 Content
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Week 14 EXAM: 25 November

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