This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to general theories, concepts and research methods relative to the study of culture and diversity with a focus on a specific country and its inhabitants: Italy. Interdisciplinary aspects of cross-cultural analysis from the fields of psychology and sociology (as well as anthropology) will be discussed. The city of Florence and its inhabitants become the classroom through student-designed field observations and cultural interaction. Students are expected to become participant-observers of their own experience and are encouraged to reflect on their cultural origins as well as their acculturation experiences while studying in Italy. Meets with SOC 400.1.