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Courses - Spring 2024
ITAL
Italian Department Site
Open Seats as of
05/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
Students with no experience in the language are invited to register for ITAL103.
ITAL103
Intensive Elementary Italian
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Italian.
Credit only granted for: ITAL103 or ITAL121.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Italian-speaking world.
ITAL203
Intensive Intermediate Italian
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL103; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed ITAL122; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian.
Credit only granted for: ITAL203 or ITAL122.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Italian-speaking world.
ITAL204
Advanced Intermediate Italian
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL203 or equivalent; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
An intensive study of Italian language and culture. This course completes the sequence of ITAL 103 and 203. After a brief review of important material of Intermediate Italian (ITAL 203), we will cover the last four chapters of Parliamo italiano (Unita 9-12). ITAL 204 is designed to reinforce and deepen the students' knowledge of Italian and its idiomatic usage, and to improve their reading and writing skills through a more in-depth study of more complex grammatical forms. Students are encouraged to practice Italian using grammatical concepts in an active manner. There will be oral and written exercises, short readings, and vocabulary expansion. Special attention will be given to readings, oral comprehension and written compositions. To improve their listening and reading comprehension, students will also view and analyze film clips, and read short articles in newspapers and magazines on current events and global issues pertaining to Italy and the European Union.
ITAL386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have a Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ITAL399
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Italian
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ITAL411
Monsters and Demons: the Faces of Evil in Dante's Inferno
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
An interdisciplinary study of Dante's Inferno as represented in the Divine Comedy. Special emphasis on Dante's own portrayal of monsters and demons and their roles in the poet's eschatological vision of Hell.Taught in English
ITAL473
Italian Cinema II (In Translation)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE431.
Credit only granted for: ITAL473, CINE431 or FILM431.
Formerly: FILM431.
A study of Italian society and culture through the medium of film from the mid 1970's to the present. Taught in English.
ITAL478A
Colloquium in Italian; Italian Cinema II (In Translation)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: ITAL473.
ITAL478D
Colloquium in Italian; Monsters and Demons: the Faces of Evil in Dante's Inferno
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Co-requisite: ITAL411.

Colloquium, section taught in Italian to accompany 400-level Italian courses taught in English.
ITAL478E
Colloquium in Italian; Made in Italy: Fashion, Design and Art that Made a Nation s Brand
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: ITAL499F.
ITAL499
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Italian Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ITAL499F
Special Topics in Italian Studies; Made in Italy: Fashion, Design and Art that Made a Nation's Brand
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Gucci, Prada, Ferrari, Vespa, Loren, De Sica, they all sound familiar, and in one sentence, they all represent the so-called "Made in Italy." But what does "Made in Italy" represent? When did it become a symbol of Italian modern society? Through an overview of concepts such as Italianita, Mediterraneita, and artigianalita, the course investigates the processes at the core of the Italian modern creative industry that inform fashion, design, art, cinema, and more. The course makes use of awide range of multimedia resources, movies, and literary materials. It features guest lecturers from Italian businesses. Taught in English.