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Courses - Fall 2017
ITAL
Italian Department Site
ITAL103
Intensive Elementary Italian
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) 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
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ITAL103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) 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
Review Grammar and Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ITAL203 or ITAL122; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
An intensive review of major aspects of contemporary grammatical usage; training in comprehension; an introduction to guided composition.
ITAL252
Stories of Italy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL207; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian.
Additional information: .
Introduction to fictions across time and space in Italy.
ITAL301
Italian Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL207; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Techniques of composition; grammatical analysis; various genres; vocabulary.
ITAL361
Survey of Italian Society and Culture: From Fascism to the Seventies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL207.
Development of Italian society and culture from Fascism to the 1970s. Literature, cinema, economy, popular culture, and daily life. Taught in Italian.
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.
ITAL478R
Colloquium in Italian; Italian Renaissance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This colloquium correlates with ITAL 499R.
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.
ITAL499R
Special Topics in Italian Studies; The Italian Renaissance: Dark Shadows in the Age of Splendor and Cultural Rebirth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this course we will examine the dark aspects of the Italian Renaissance, focusing on artistic and literary patronage as a strategy self-promotion, and as a mean to achieve and preserve power. From the Northern court of Milan to the Southern Kingdom of Naples, this course is a revealing journey through the Italian peninsula, a land that gave birth to the great genius of the Italian Renaissance 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.