LAA6347: 3 Credits
Mondays and Wednesdays 15:00-16:30 and by appointment (see Schedule)
LAA 6347 Italian Design and Culture (3). Course to develop practical facility with the Italian language for
conducting everyday tasks, engaging socially and increasing the qualitative depth of the work to be accomplished
in the course.
LAA 6348, LAA 6910, LAA 6656.
ARC5734 / LAA6347 is an introduction to the culture and customs of Italy approached through the lens of the
Italian language. Students can expect to develop an appreciation for Italian cultural practices by coming to
understand the intimate relationship between the Italian language and Italian culture. Through oral and written
language lessons, presentations, examinations, lectures, and field trips students will develop an appreciation for
the language and culture of Italy and gain perspective on Italian cultural practices. By the conclusion of the course,
students will be expected to demonstrate a basic capacity with the Italian language and a basic understanding of
The FIU Department of Architecture Study Abroad program in Genoa has no provision for unexcused absences;
attendance and class participation are required at all class meetings (see Course Schedule). Three (3) unexcused
absences will automatically result in a failing grade for the course. Every day that you are late to class, you will
receive half (1/2) an absence. An acceptable excused absence is defined by the student having missed class due to
extraordinary circumstances beyond his or her control and must be accompanied by written documentation. In the
event that you have missed a class, you are responsible for all the material covered.
Students will be evaluated in three areas:
Class participation including participation in out of classroom activities 20%
Preliminary Oral and Written Examination (week three) 35%
Final Examination Oral and Written (week fourteen) 45%
A = Excellent in all or most areas of evaluation, good in others
B = Good in most areas of evaluation, adequate in others
C = Adequate in most areas of evaluation, inadequate in others
D = Inadequate in most areas of evaluation
F = Failure or no credit
The School of Architecture reserves the right to retain any and all student work for the purpose of record,
exhibition and instruction. All students are encouraged to photograph and/or copy all work for personal records
prior to submittal to instructor. The furniture prototypes will be donated to Miami Green Lab at the conclusion of
Students Rights and Responsibilities
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain, become familiar with and abide by all Departmental, College and
University requirements and regulations. These include but are not limited to:
-The Florida International University Catalog Division of Student Affairs Handbook of Rights and
Responsibilities of Students.
-Department Curriculum and Program Sheets
-Department Policies and Regulations
Student with Special Needs:
Students who may need auxiliary aids or services to ensure access to academic program should register with the
Office Disability Services for Students.
Students are expected to treat one another with a high degree of civility and respect. Students can and should
expect the same from the instructor. If a student fails to act responsibly or disrupts the class or impedes
instruction he or she may be asked to leave the class and will be held responsible for all the information missed
through this absence.
Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Please contact appropriate offices for verification
and updates. This calendar does not include Official University holidays. Faculty are encouraged to make
accommodations for students who wish to observe religious holidays. Students should make their request known
at the beginning of the semester in writing.
Week 1 Intensive Language Program week 1
Assignment: lessons, practicum, field trip, etc.
Week 2 VENICE and VERONA
Week 3 Intensive Language Program week 2
Assignment: film, reading, speaking, etc.
Week 4 Intensive Language Program week 3
Assignment: Oral exam, written exam
Week 5 ROME and FLORENCE
Week 6 Content
Week 7 Content
Week 8 Content
Week 9 MODERN EUROPE
Week 10 Content
Week 11 Content
Week 12 Content
Week 13 SPRING BREAK
Week 14 FINAL EXAM