Florence, Italy Academic Program
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General Coursework Description
Students will sign up for a total of 14 general education credits. All program participants are required to enroll in an Italian language course for 4 credits and the Italian Life and Culture course for 2 credits. In addition to these courses, students will be required to enroll in two more, 4 credit classes that are listed under "Additional Course Offerings. Immersion into the Italian culture setting will occur with active participation in a language course, lecture classes and culturally-focused field trips, as required by course instructors.
Required Course Offerings
Students are required to enroll in both courses listed below, for a total of 6 credits.
Students are required to enroll in the Italian language course listed below. Once they arrive into Florence, students take classes at the ABC Language School where they will participate in 5 hours of Italian per week. Taught by the AIFS faculty, the course is designed for beginner students and emphasizes active communication in Italian. Student will develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking the Italian language. No previous Italian language experience is required to apply for this program
- ITAL XXX - First Year Italian (4 credits)
Italian Life and Culture
Students are required to enroll in the biology course listed below. Students will participate in two hours a week of Italian culture study which will be comprised of in class lecture sessions and field trips to historic and artistic sites of interest in and around the city of Florence.
- ITAL XXX - Italian Life and Culture (2 credits)
Elective Course Offerings
Students are required to enroll in two elective courses selected from 4-6 options taught by Oregon faculty. 2014 elective options will be announced in Winter 2014.
Students will register for their study abroad classes during the mandatory, program pre-departure orientation session. As such, students will NOT have to enroll in any regular PCC courses during the regularly scheduled summer course registration period that occurs during the prior spring term.
Oregon International Education Consortium
The Oregon International Education Consortium (OIEC) offers this unique program to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives. Typically, students earn 8-15 transferable credits in courses taught by community college faculty from Portland Community College, Central Oregon Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College and Rogue Community College. Credits earned will appear on the transcript of their home Oregon community college.