Body Language and Non-Verbal Communication in Italy

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Body Language and Non-Verbal Communication in Italy

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This course explores the realm of communication in Italy through non-verbal communication and body language. As a millennial crossroads of cultural contamination due to its central position in the Mediterranean area, Italy has always been a point of collision and absorption of communication and language. The course topic explores the evolution of non-verbal languages that arose as a universal mode of communicating across cultures, with a particular focus on contemporary uses in Italy. Considering the infinite diversity of spoken Italian due to a linguistic history of regional dialects, Italian non-verbal communication is a unique example of how bodily gestures have become a codified form and occupy a significant role in Italian culture and society. Various socio-cultural-political contexts, areas of scholarly research/study, and field experiences will be regularly examined and applied throughout the course.

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