Visions of Italy: A Sustainable Journey Through Italy

FRIT M322 — Spring 2022

Colleen Ryan
BH 233
Days and Times
TR 1:15 P - 2:30 P
Course Description

Prerequisite: FRIT-M300 or M301, or permission of instructor.

Most people who come to Italy are not aware of the endless possibilities that ecotourism, a sustainable way of traveling, offers to the visitors. Such “Slow Tourism" allows us to appreciate many authentic features of Italian culture and to have a more immersive experience in general. With the theme of ecotourism as a guiding principle and gateway to developing advanced textual analysis skills, students in this course will engage deeply with a rich variety of artistic texts and genres. Through the use of authentic and innovative materials, students will discover the ways the values associated with ecocriticism, sustainability, and Italian/Mediterranean geographic identities are reflected in literature, music, films, etc. Students will, in the process, grow their knowledge of Italian history and society, and continue to improve their proficiency in the four main language skills areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).