The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) Florence Program offers an opportunity to those enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design program to study abroad and expand their typical educational curriculum. Besides an appreciation of Italian and European architectural and interior design tradition from the perspective of the very cradle of Modern western culture (Florence), the students will have the opportunity to be exposed to the latest research in interior design.
An outstanding lecture series, featuring some of the most interesting personalities from the various fields of design in Italy and all over Europe, further enriches the students’ experience.
curriculumThe Florence Program is an enhanced academic experience. It includes a core of required courses in the major, with supporting elective offerings. The planned program consists of a full academic load. The coursework and course descriptions are shown below. Minor variations in the program may take place from year to year; all course offerings, credit hours, etc. are subject to change.
CAED ELECTIVE COURSES
ARTH 42095 Italian Art - Giotto to Bernini (1300-1680) - 3 credit hours
CLAS 21405 The Roman Achievement – 3 credit hours
HIST 38095 Europe in the Renaissance – 3 credit hours
POL 40995 European Issues – 3 credit hours
BUS 30234 International Business – 3 credit hours
FIN 36053 Financial Management – 3 credit hours
COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication – 3 credit hours
COMM 45091 Comparative Media Systems – 3 credit hours
COMM 45091 Practicum in European Media – 3 credit hours
COMM 45091 The Genius of Florence – 1 credit hour
ITAL 15204 Basic Conversational Italian – 2 credit hours
ITAL 15201 Elementary Italian I – 4 credit hours
ITAL 15202 Elementary Italian II – 4 credit hours
ITAL 25201 Intermediate Italian I – 3 credit hours
ITAL 25202 Intermediate Italian II – 3 credit hours
ITAL 35213 Italian Conversation & Composition II – 3 credit hours
The Florence Program requires "full-time" status, which means taking 11 credit hours or more. Students at KSU, including guest students, can take up to 18 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. You may request credit overload over 18 credit hours if you meet the following criteria: 19 credits with GPA >2.6 | 20 credits with GPA >3.0 | 21 credits with GPA >3.5