Course Descriptions

HSP 225 - Italy-Hospitality, Culture, and Society on Location

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to see and experience the richness of Italy through the unique experiences of travel and immersion into local society. The core components of this course will be a stay in country, with visits to the main cities and cultural centers providing experience through immersion. Class meetings prior to the trip will focus on topics that will help the students prepare for the experience, and meetings after the trip will provide a time for debriefing, reporting, evaluation, and assimilation. The student is expected to complete ten tasks during his/her stay, make an oral presentation, and prepare a portfolio of the trip. This portfolio can be a personal journal, photo display, video recording, or a combination thereof. On location hours are variable depending on the field experience offered.

Prerequisite(s): Overall GPA of 2.5 or better or by permission of instructor.

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Compare and contrast the Italian political or economic system today to the American system.
2.Record through observation the cultural differences or cultural blending by successfully resolving conflicts while living on location.
3.Describe the main features of the different periods of Italian history.
4.Describe the celebrations and holidays in the Italian calendar, or cultural traditions associated with birth, marriage, friendship, social interactions, or death.
5.Use the Italian language to successfully greet others, order food at a restaurant, or use basic local services such as transportation, mail, or telephone.
6.Describe the characteristics of the different regional cuisines or wines in Italy.
7.Describe the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites that are observed during the class.
8.Explain the historical significance of the UNESCO World Heritage sites observed during the class.

Course Offered Spring and Summer

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Fall Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019