Semester in Rome and Florence

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Italian Language (Ital 1 = 1A +1B, 2 = 2A +2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B)
Language instruction takes place at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, which specializes in Italian language instruction for foreigners. Italian grammar courses are taught at levels from beginning to advanced. Taught in Italian. CSU/UC. 3, 5 or 6 units. (Florence and Rome)

Italian Conversation (Ital 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D)
This course is specially designed to enable participants to start using Italian immediately in everyday situations and to develop practical vocabulary. Taught in Italian. CSU. 3 units. (Florence and Rome)

Western Art History: 4th Century to the Early Renaissance (Art 102)
A survey of Western Art from the fourth century to the early Renaissance. The course begins with the Roman era as an introduction, and continues to the early Renaissance. All art is discussed from both critical and historical perspectives, with regard to formal visual elements of style and the social context of the values and ideas that gave birth to Western Art. On-site lectures at museums, monuments and historical sites. Taught in English. CSU/UC. 3 units (Rome)

Comparative Religions (HUM 7)

A survey of the religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. An analysis of the origins of these religious as well as their cultural contexts and present-day issues. Lectures are taught online, at the ACCENT Center, and on-site at local areas of historic and religious significance. Taught in English. UC/CSU. 3 units (Florence).

Important Note: Courses offered are subject to change.


It is recommended that you discuss your participation in the Rome and Florence program with the staff of the CCSF Study Abroad Office prior to application. For an appointment, call 415/239-3778. Attendance at a pre-departure orientation meeting is mandatory. On-site orientation will be given in Rome and Florence. Out-of-state students and others not living in California are encouraged to complete counseling and orientation by telephone and mail correspondence. All courses are transferable to the CSU system. All courses except Italian Conversation are transferable to the UC system.