Summer Syllabus Italian and Design Experience
Course title: Language and Design Experience
Course dates: from July 1 to July 26. 2013
Location: Torre di Babele and IED Roma
This unique program combines an intensive Italian language course with an introduction to the art forms, industry leaders and global influence of Italian design. Morning sessions are devoted to language study, while the afternoon session includes lectures, site visits and discussions with professionals representing the various facets of the design industry in
Topics covered: Italian language (all levels offered), Italian production in furniture, food service, kitchen and transportation design: introduction to related fields of design including cinema, graphic arts, art and architecture.
Levels and prerequisites
This program is a combination of an Italian language course (students will be assigned to a course that reflects their actual level of Italian) and design lectures and visits conducted in Italian. Students should have at least basic command of the language and reasonable comprehension skills in order to follow the design lecture portion.
This course combines the use of traditional classroom lecture, site visits, class discussion and guest lecturers. Active participation in discussions with guest lecturers and site visit / field trip attendance is essential.
Class Schedule and Contact Hours: This course meets Monday through Friday for both a morning and afternoon session. (Friday,July 26, 2013 Student Exhibition and Program Closure). Some visits and project work may occur outside of regular class time. The course meets for a total of 80 lessons of Italian language instruction and 45 hours of Italian Design lectures and visits. The Italian language lessons are 45 minutes each.
University and Transfer Credits: Students seeking university credits for summer courses should contact the international education office at their home institution and find out the transfer credit procedure. IED provides all relevant course materials including syllabus, professor profiles, and official student transcript in order to facilitate the transfer of credit and recognition of the course/program. Credits for both the
Note that credits are indicative only and may not reflect the credits accepted by the student’s particular home institution.
Site visits and fieldtrips
Site visits and fieldtrips are part of the course and may take place outside regularly scheduled Italian language or design classes, including on weekends. Student participation is mandatory as these visits are an integral part of the learning experience.
Course texts, bibliography, teaching materials
Students will be issued a course pack and/or PDF copy of readings from texts as well as other relevant articles added by the instructor.
Course Materials and Supplies:
Students will be provided with readings, photocopies of textbooks and pdf documents of classroom lectures.
Design lesson plan
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