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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
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.
ITAL207
Speaking and Writing in Italian
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: ITAL204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian.
An intensive upper intermediate language course that focuses on Italian speaking and writing. The course, which is taught entirely in Italian, is designed to reinforce and deepen the students' knowledge of the Italian language and its idiomatic usage, and to improve their speaking ability and listening comprehension. Students will be given practice both in speaking extemporaneously and giving oral reports written on a wide range of topics dealing with contemporary Italy. One of the main objectives of the course is to prepare students to take upper level courses (300-400 levels) in Italian language, literature, and culture
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.
ITAL436
Italian Cinema I: Neorealism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE441.
Credit only granted for: CINE441, FILM441 or ITAL436.
Formerly: FILM441.
Explores representations of Italy in cinema with special focus on identity formation and the movement of Italian neorealism and post neorealism. Taught in English.
ITAL441
The Dark Side of the Italian Renaissance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Recommended: Some knowledge of Italian at the elementary or intermediate level.
Examines the dark aspects of the Italian Renaissance, focusing on artistic and literary patronage as a strategy of self-promotion and as a means to achieve and preserve power. From the Northern court of Milan to the Southern Kingdom of Naples, we journey through the Italian peninsula, a land that gave birth to illustrious artists and poets in one of the most troubled periods of Italian history, marked by political conflict, bloody rivalries, family betrayals, and wars. What hides beneath the image of some of these benevolent and enlightened patrons of learning, often praised as "ideal rulers" by artists and writers of the Renaissance, are ambitious and crafty politicians, who sought their own interests and goals in their ruthless pursuit of power
ITAL478I
Colloquium in Italian; The Dark Side of the Italian Renaissance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corerequisite: ITAL499I.
ITAL478Y
Colloquium in Italian; Italian Cinema I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corerequisite: ITAL436
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.