Cultural & Business Courses (3 Credits)

Renaissance Culture & Society

History lives, thanks to ACA’s excursions into Italian history! With the city and countryside as your primary text, you’ll immerse yourself in one of history’s most remarkable periods. In short lectures held twice a week, you’ll develop a deep understanding of Florentine art and culture. Three days per week, you’ll make exciting visits to famous galleries and architectural landmarks that represent the finest examples of Roman and Renaissance achievement. It’s an ideal interactive experience. Destinations include the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Michelangelo, the Duomo and more!

International Business & World Financial Markets

Get a close look at the way the world really works! Learn how world markets interact and how investors learn to profit as a result. The euro has changed the way the European Union, and therefore the world, does business! Examine the interaction of currencies, which play a huge role in the health and wealth of the world’s economy. You’ll learn about the distinct challenges of running a successful company in the dynamic international arena.

History of the Mafia

This gripping course takes you from the Sicilian countryside to the gangland prohibition wars of New York
and Chicago to the Las Vegas underworld. You’ll get a look at the culture of this infamous organization - its codes and conduct, it’s dominating dons, and the real impact it has on international economics and politics. This course will also take a look at some of the renowned American films that have illuminated mafia life such as The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Casino.

* A supplemental supply or lab fee will apply.

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