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  • ITAL 100  Intensive Elementary Italian

    Description:
    An intensive language course that covers the entire elementary level in one semester, emphasizing listening and speaking skills. Accelerated work in conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. Open to all students with no previous academic training in Italian. After completing ITAL 100, students may enter courses at the intermediate level.   More Info

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  • ITAL 101  Elementary Italian I

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    For students who have no creditable training in Italian; intensive practice in the four language skills, with an audio-lingual approach. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • ITAL 102  Elementary Italian II

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    The continuation of ITAL 101.   More Info

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  • ITAL 150  Italian Food and Culture

    Description:
    This course focuses on the culinary history of Italy and representations of food in Italian cinema and popular culture, with the goal of introducing students to the interdisciplinary field of Italian Cultural Studies. Using Italy as a case study, students will learn how to undertake a cultural and critical exploration of the role of food in society and will explore how questions of personal and collective identity are expressed and regulated through food in all societies.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 165  Masterpieces of Italian Literature

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    Representative Italian masterpieces in English, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, such as Dante's Vita Nuova, Petrarch's love lyrics, Boccaccio's short stories, Macchiavelli's The Prince, Goldoni's theater, Leopardi's poetry, and Moravia's novels, each studied in the context of its contemporary civilization. The literary texts serve as models of artistic creativity, and fundamental principles of art are examined.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 201  Intermediate Italian I

    Description:
    An intensive review of grammar and further development of audio-lingual skills with correlated readings in Italian culture.   More Info

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  • ITAL 202  Intermediate Italian II

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    A continuation of ITAL 201.   More Info

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  • ITAL 267  The Renaissance View of Man

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    A study of Renaissance man's ideals concerning culture, education, artistic creativity, civic values, societal roles, and love, through a critical reading of pertinent texts. Readings and discussions in English.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 268L  The Italian-American Experience

    Description:
    This course examines the cultural history of Italian-American communities from the early Twentieth century to present. The course will explore representations of Italian-Americans in literature,film and popular culture. Taught in English, no previous knowledge of Italian is required.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 270  Dante's Divine Comedy

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    A close reading of Dante's masterpiece-Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise-in the context of medieval civilization. Readings and discussions in English.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 273  The Feminine Presence in Italian Culture

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    Topics pertaining to the role of women in the formation of Italian culture. An interdisciplinary approach stressing literature, the arts, and social history. Topics include: women in love and literature, marriage, and motherhood. Texts are selected from works by and about women, including poetry, autobiography, fiction, and history. Readings and discussions in English. Note: WOST C100 or C150 are recommended, although not required, as preparation for this course.   More Info

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  • ITAL 276  The Italian Cinema

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    An in-depth look into the thematic and technical development of the Italian cinema in the context of literary and social history from neo-realism through the 1980's. Films by Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and Pasolini. The course is conducted in English.   More Info

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  • ITAL 301  Italian Composition and Conversation

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    An intensive review of grammar, exercises in free composition, and advanced conversational practice.   More Info

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  • ITAL 305  Language of Modern Italy

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    An advanced course in contemporary Italian usage. Analysis of diverse linguistic models, translation and comparative study of English and Italian. Discussion of regional differences in speech, development of idiomatic and specialized vocabulary, and an exploration of genre and style.   More Info

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  • ITAL 310  Readings in Italian

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    A course in the practice of reading cultural and literary materials including articles, short texts, cultural selections, and brief critical writings. Emphasis on improving students' ability to comprehend information, develop analytical reading skills, and understand the basics of Italian writing style.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 311  Introduction to Italian Literature I

    Description:
    A survey of Italian literature as a reflection of Italian civilization from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.   More Info

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  • ITAL 312  Introduction to Italian Literature II

    Description:
    A continuation of ITAL 311. A survey of Italian literature as a reflection of Italian civilization from the Renaissance to the modern period.   More Info

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  • ITAL 340  Il Rinascimento

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    An overview of Italy's Renaissance, from the classical concerns of the Humanists to the religious oppression of the Counter Reformation, this course explores the intellectual, philosophical, and artistic aspirations and achievements of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Readings include Lorenzo de' Medici, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Castiglione, and Tasso.   More Info

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  • ITAL 370  Il Novecento

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    An overview of the major protagonists, trends and movements in twentieth century Italian literature from the earliest signs of cultural disaffection in the Crepuscolari and Futuristi to the linguistic games of the semiologists.   More Info

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  • ITAL 378  Independent Study

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    Study of a particular area of this subject under the supervision of a faculty member. Students wishing to register must do so through the department.   More Info

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  • ITAL 379  Independent Study

    Description:
    Study of a particular area of this subject under the supervision of a faculty member. Students wishing to register must do so through the department.   More Info

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  • ITAL 420  La Novellistica

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    A study of the evolution of the short story from Boccaccio's Decameron to the modern short-fiction writers. A selection of writings from each century is read and discussed from literary, social and cultural perspectives.   More Info

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  • ITAL 430  Il Teatro

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    A critical survey of the development of Italian theater from the late Middle Ages to the present, emphasizing significant contributions made to the international stage. Readings range from the Renaissance works of Poliziano and Machiavelli to the modern dramas of Betti and Pirandello.   More Info

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  • ITAL 440  Il Romanzo Moderno

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    A study of the Italian novel from Manzoni to contemporary writers. Literary trends such as "Verismo," "Regionalismo" and "Letteratura di costume" are considered in the writings of Verga, Manzoni, Vittorini, Moravia and others.   More Info

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  • ITAL 476  Cinema e Letteratura

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    An in-depth look into the thematic and technical development of the Italian cinema in the context of the literary, social and cultural history from Neo-Realism to the present. Films by Rossellini, Visconti, DeSica, Fellini, Antonioni, and Pasolini. Discussions in Italian.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ITAL 479  Readings & Research

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    Primarily for seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to supervising instructor and department.   More Info

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  • ITAL 480  Special Topics

    Description:
    In-depth study of a particular author, work, theme, or historical period. Course content varies each time the course is offered. Students are invited to suggest topics of special interest to them.   More Info

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  • ITAL 498  Honors Research Project

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    Independent and original investigation of a specific aspect of Italian literature of special interest to the student, under the supervision of a departmental advisor. Students read primary and secondary texts and determine a critical methodology in preparation for the writing of the thesis. Completion of a thesis prospectus and acceptance by the student's proposed thesis supervisor are prerequisites for admission to 499.   More Info

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