California State University International Program Florence


Year-Program Courses

In order to ensure academic focus and depth in their studies, participants are required to select one of the following concentrations: Architecture (open only to majors in Architecture or Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Art History, Ancient History and Classics, Studio Art, Social Sciences or Italian Language and Literature.

In the fall semester non-Architecture students will take at least two courses from their concentration and two Italian classes. In the spring semester they will again take two courses from their concentration, an appropriate level of Italian language and at least two electives selected from any other concentration (except Architecture one or more). During both the fall and spring semesters Architecture students will take all the courses in their concentration, and two Italian language classes in the fall and one in the spring, and one elective. In the spring, all non-Architecture students must take the course taught in Italian in their concentration.

For students without prior study of Italian, following the Preparatory Language Program(PLP), the required courses in Italian will normally be ITL 102 and ITL 125 in the fall, and ITL 201 in the spring. For those with some prior knowledge of Italian, the required units will normally be ITL 201 and ITL 225 in the fall, and ITL 202 in the spring. Advanced students will normally take ITL 302 and ITL 325 in the fall, and ITL 330 in the spring. All students are required to enroll in either ITL 125, 225, or 325, Reading and Conversation, in the fall. A language exam prior to when the PLP begins determines the placement in language classes for students who have had two or more semesters of Italian. All Italian language courses must be taken for a letter grade.

All Studio Arts students should be prepared for the possibility of not passing either the Accademia di Belle Arti or Scuola del Nudo exams. These students will follow alternate academic plans.

You can consult the courses offered within the concentrations here -CSUIP Italy-Bulletin. Courses, as well as the order, are subject to change and all courses may not be taught each year. ARC courses are open only to students in the Architecture program.