Scuola Internazionale delle Arti, della Lingua e della Cultura Italiana

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Accademia Europea di Firenze

O melhor lugar para estudar a língua, a arte e a cultura italiana em Florença

Accademia Europea di Firenze é uma Escola Internacional das Artes, da Língua e da Cultura Italiana.
Fundada em 2005 como escola de língua italiana para estrangeiros, com o tempo ampliou sua oferta e atualmente oferece cursos de arte, cultura italiana, música e dança. Além de Certificate Programs em Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance e um Certificate Program de Língua e Cultura Italiana, Study Abroad Programs em colaboração com importantes universidades americanas, Summer e Winter Programs e Programas de Internacionalização realizados com instituições universitárias de todo o mundo. A experiência vivida na AEF e a qualidade dos professores fazem da escola, com raízes na história e na cultura italiana e qualificada com padrões acadêmicos europeus, um ambiente internacional na cidade da beleza e do Renascimento.


Course Type: Lecture Class Course
Instruction Language: English
Examination Method: Written Test / Oral Presentation
Contact Hours: 49 h
Independent Study: 56 h
Special Project/ Presentation: 45 h
Total Work: 150 h
*200 AEF Academic Hours [ 1AEF Academic Hour = 45 minutes ]
Time: Tuesday 11-12.45 pm; Thursday 11-12.45 pm
AEF building, via Cavour 37, Firenze


The course aims at reconstructing the core elements of Italian politics, from three different points of view: history, political system and political culture. After a brief introduction to the main elements of political science and to the Italian context, the course is divided into three parts, corresponding to these aspects.
The introductory lectures are mainly historical and aim at reconstructing the shape of the Italian political system and culture as they emerged from the process of state-building started with the unification of the country in 1861, and from the transition to democracy after the Second World War. This part is dedicated in particular to the rise and consolidation of mass political parties (Christian Democracy, Socialist Party and Communist Party), the role of Italian unconventional political actors, the 1970s as an era of massive collective action, the political crisis of the early 1990s and the new political system that emerged from it.
The second part of the course is dedicated to the description of the current Italian political system. It starts from an analysis of the Italian Constitution and it includes lectures on the role of executive, legislative and judiciary power, on electoral laws and party system, on the relationship between central and local government and on the gradual integration of Italy into the European Union.
The third part is dedicated to the Italian political culture and it discusses some peculiar topics, such as the role of organised crime, the influence of the Catholic Church, or the evolution of the media system, that which have been deeply influencing Italian politics.
Throughout the course, principles, theories and methods of political science will be introduced, through the reference to Italian examples.