FUA’s 1-week, 3-credit field learning course, FWFSIF200 Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family, provides an in-depth study of the social dynamics and interpersonal communication behaviors of the modern Italy family. The weeklong field learning course features on-site learning and assessment in direct contact with Italian families in order for students to strengthen and challenge their perspectives of Italian culture and society.
Course content is compatible with several areas of study such as food, family, and consumer sciences; Italian cultural studies; sociology; community service; and experiential learning.
2018 Field Learning Dates
Sunday June 16 - Students arrive (Florence, by 5pm)
Monday June 17 - Orientation
Monday June 17 to Sunday June 23 - Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family
Sunday June 23 - Classes end (Florence, by 2pm)
Additional Course Options
The FWFSIF200 field learning week can be taken alone for 3 credits or combined with an FUA 3-week summer course for a total of 4 weeks and 6 credits. The 4-week program is an advisable option for students who wish to continue with the course topic in Florence*.
FWFSIF330 Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family
4 Weeks/6 credits (Field Learning week + Florence course):
Summer Session VII
*Please note that an additional, non-conflicting course from the FUA schedule may be added to the 3-week Summer Session III in Florence. Course offerings may be viewed upon the publication of the Summer 2018 schedule of classes.
The 3-credit Florence-only course option is also offered in a semester format with courses held once a week, FWFSIF320 Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family. Students may also opt for a 4-credit service learning format, FWFSIF324 Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family - Service Learning, which requires an additional 30 hours of community engagement as a part of the course. See the above academic schedule link to view when the semester courses are scheduled in the Fall/Spring.
The field learning brochure of this program is available for download.