Lake Maggiore, Italy
The World Languages and Cultures Department offers a range of courses in Italian, from introductory to advanced levels. The introductory courses emphasize a communicative approach that stresses familiarity with the language structure, the cultural context and provides the students with a critical view of Italian and American cultural traits from a comparative viewpoint. Advanced courses emphasize the acquisition of thematic vocabulary and more specialized grammatical structures in culturally authentic contexts through speaking, reading, writing and listening. Additionally, Italian internships are available for academic credit under the supervision of the Italian faculty.