Italian Studies Courses

Italian Studies Program

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  • ITAL 121 Intensive Elementary Italian

    Units: 2

    Description
    Introduction to Italian language and culture; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • ITAL 221 Intensive Intermediate Italian with Drill

    Units: 2

    Fulfills General Education Requirement(s): Second Language Proficiency (SLP)

    Description
    Active reinforcement and practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing, within contemporary cultural contexts.
  • ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema

    Units: 1

    Description
    Development of effective communication through viewing and discussion of contemporary films.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL221

  • ITAL 305 Writing in Italian Culture and Literature

    Units: 1

    Description
    Development of writing, speaking, and comprehension. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing writing skills, vocabulary expansion, pronunciation, grammatical and communicative, both written and oral, accuracy.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL221

  • ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores the social, cultural, economic, historical and political characteristics of various regions of Italy.

     

    Prerequisites

    Prerequisite

    ITAL 221

  • ITAL 312 Italian in the Media

    Units: 1

    Description
    A dynamic exposure to Italian through its news media. By reading newspapers, listening to radio, watching television reports and visiting online sites, students will explore contemporary public affairs, from politics and economics to sports and the arts, in the “Bel Paese.”

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL221

  • ITAL 314 Women: The Architects of Italy

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the varied and important roles of women in Italian history, culture, and society.
  • ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy

    Units: 1

    Description
    Comprehensive readings of numerous legends of the northernmost region of Italy, its languages (Italian, German, and Ladino), culture, geography, and history. Listening and comprehension skills alongside reading and writing will be developed in this course.
  • ITAL 318 Business Italian

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduction to the dynamic landscape of Italian business in the context of its culture, politics, and its place in the European Union. Emphasis on developing an understanding of Italian business practices and knowledge of the language as used in the business world.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL 221

  • ITAL 321 Italian Literature in Context

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement(s): AI-Literary & Textual Analysis (AILT), IF-Written Communication (IFWC)

    Description
    Introduction to Italian literature through analysis of selected works in their historical, aesthetic, sociopolitical, and other cultural contexts.
  • ITAL 323 The Literature of Exile

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement(s): AI-Literary & Textual Analysis (AILT), IF-Written Communication (IFWC)

    Description
    Italian literature of exile from Dante to contemporary Italian transnational writers.
  • ITAL 388 Individual Internship

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Internship experiences outside of the department in fields related to Italian studies. No more than 1.5 units of internship in any one department and 3.5 units of internship overall may be counted toward required degree units.
  • ITAL 389 Practice Assistantship

    Units: 0.25

    Description
    Students lead practice sessions associated with the elementary and intermediate language sequences in Italian. The practice assistantship does not count as course credit toward the major or minor. Up to one unit can be applied toward graduation credit.
  • ITAL 397 Selected Topics

    Units: 1

    Description
    Selected topics related to Italian culture and society, to be offered at the discretion of the department.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL221

  • ITAL 406 Summer Undergraduate Research

    Units: 0

  • ITAL 411 Italian Identities: Sicily, Veneto, Tuscany

    Units: 1

    Description
    Comparative investigation of Sicily, Veneto, and Tuscany through historical, literary, artistic, political, and other cultural perspectives.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL321

  • ITAL 423 Le Tre Corone: Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio

    Units: 1

    Description
    An exploration of Medieval Italian literature and culture, focusing on three of its most influential figures.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL321

  • ITAL 425 Love and Family all'Italiana

    Units: 1

    Description
    Investigates the shifting importance and meaning of family in Italian culture through an encounter with literature, opera, and film.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL 305, ITAL 321, and (ITAL 301 or ITAL 311 or ITAL 312 or ITAL 315)

  • ITAL 453 Selected Readings in 19th and 20th-Century Italian Literature and Culture

    Units: 1

    Description
    Course topics will focus on various developments in Italian literature and culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL321

  • ITAL 480 Food: French and Italian Rituals

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examines the impact of food on French and Italian culture and society. Through literary texts, philosophy, history, film, and the visual and performing arts, explores the complex relationship between food, culture, and identity.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL321

  • ITAL 491 Honor Thesis I

    Units: 0.5

    Description
    Research of a topic of interest, design of original thesis and draft a first version of the Honors Thesis under the supervision of a thesis advisor.
  • ITAL 492 Honor Thesis II

    Units: 1

    Description
    Completion of a 25-30 page honor thesis and presentation of research to Italian Studies Faculty.
  • ITAL 495 Independent Study

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.
  • ITAL 497 Selected Topics

    Units: 1

    Description
    Special interest topics offered at department's discretion.

     

    Prerequisites

    ITAL321