Bella Italia!

Bella Italia


Academic Team:
Harinder Kaur Khalsa (
First-Year Experience Seminar Instructor
Eve Posner (
FIG Assistant

10 credits
UGST 109 First-Year Experience Seminar - 1 credit
LIL 175: R 9 - 9:50 AM
CRN: 16210
ITAL 101 First Year Italian - 5 credits
MCK 152: MTWR 2 - 2:50 PM
CRN: 16012
BA 101 Introduction to Business- 4 credits
LIL 182: TR 10 - 11:50 AM 
CRN: 10545
About the FIG:

Activate your role as a global citizen with this introduction to Italian language and cultures. In Bella Italia! you will learn to communicate in Italian in real-life situations and you will explore some of the cultural products, practices, and values revolving around the consumption of coffee and food. In this FIG students will develop personalized research projects and strengthen both their critical and creative thinking.  

ITAL 101 First Year Italian - CoreEd or major satisfying course

Italian 101 is the first in a series of Italian Courses and is designed for students who have no previous Italian instruction. The course emphasizes oral communication and listening comprehension in a culturally authentic context. Students will be exposed to simple Italian texts in order to develop strong reading skills. Students will also work on writing skills, starting with short compositions and building up to longer ones. The course will be conducted almost exclusively in Italian, and all students will be expected to participate actively using the language skills they are acquiring.

BA 101 Introduction to Business - CoreEd or major satisfying course

This course is designed to challenge you to learn about private enterprise and to better understand how organizations operate within that environment. The course will help you understand and think carefully about the economic dimensions of your life. You have four roles in the private enterprise system: consumer, employee, owner and citizen. To make informed decisions in each of these roles, you need to understand both the basic principles of the system and its complexity. You will begin building your understanding by studying the kinds of decisions that are made in organizations, the models managers use to help them make the decisions and how those decisions are shaped by the competitive environment.