Students with no previous knowledge of Italian language enroll in 1 CEA beginning language course and choose 1-3 CEA core courses, 0-3 CEA optional electives, and 0-2 optional electives at our partner, the Providence College Center for Theology & Religious Studies (PC). Students at the high-beginning and above Italian language level enroll in 1-3 CEA core courses and choose 0-3 CEA elective courses and 0-2 PC elective courses.
CEA language courses meet for 60 contact hours/4 credits. CEA core courses, CEA elective courses, and PC elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits.
You may earn 12-16 credits (up to 240 contact hours). CEA classes meet 1-4 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Friday.
Prior to departure, you'll select your preferred courses and indicate your estimated Italian language level. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. After you arrive in Rome, you'll take a language placement exam to determine final placement. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availability. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Italy. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
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