The course is conducted entirely in Italian and should be taken after completion of Italian 201 or equivalent. It is designed to enable students to acquire language proficiency in the current Italian business and labor world. Business terminology will be used in specific business situations such as banking, trade, communications, etc. The course will examine Italian business practices, cultural differences such as the attitude towards money, work, leisure and consumerism through websites, newspaper and magazine articles and video clips. Students will learn to read business publications, write and compose business texts, and participate in business-related conversations. Additionally, guest lecturers from the local business world with ties to Italy will provide students with information about internship and job opportunities and the knowledge necessary to navigate international and Italian commercial routes.
Section 301 - SEM
In fall 2015, the course will be centered on the Milan EXPO and on the food industry in Italy in relation to the rest of the world. We will focus on local food production and distribution, which we will consider both as to its traditional channels and to innovative trends, including the changes brought by the renewed presence of different ethnic groups in present day Italy.
TR 1200PM-0130PM