Italian - ITAL


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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101 Elementary Italian I
4 hours. Exposure to multiple, basic textual and aural genres and socio-cultural situations to familiarize students with contemporary life in the Italian-speaking world. No credit given if the student has credit in ITAL 102 or ITAL 103 or ITAL 104; or has completed any 200-, 300-, 400-, or 500-level Italian language courses; or has placed into ITAL 102 or above. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.

102 Elementary Italian II
4 hours. Continuation of Italian 101. Exposure to multiple, basic textual and aural genres and socio-cultural situations to familiarize students with contemporary life in the Italian-speaking world. No credit given if the student has credit in ITAL 103 or ITAL 104; or has completed any 200-, 300-, 400-, or 500-level Italian language courses; or has placed into ITAL 103 or above. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ITAL 101; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

103 Intermediate Italian I
4 hours. Continuation of Italian 102. Exposure to a variety of socio-cultural situations as well as textual genres to familiarize students with contemporary Italian society. Credit is not given for ITAL 103 if student already has credit in ITAL 104, or has placed into ITAL 104, or has completed any 200-, 300-, or 400-level Italian courses. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. In the Summer this course may be available in Siena, Italy. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 102; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

104 Intermediate Italian II
4 hours. Continuation of ITAL 103. Exposure to a variety of socio-cultural situations as well as textual genres to familiarize students with contemporary Italian society and public discourse. Credit is not given for ITAL 104 if the student has completed any 200-, 300-, 400-, or 500-level Italian courses. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. In the summer, this course may be available in traditional (non-blended) format as part of the study abroad curriculum in Siena, Italy. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 103; or appropriate score on the department placement test.

196 Totalitarianism, Writing and Cinema
3 hours. An introduction to French, Spanish, and Italian writing and films dealing with the issue of totalitarianism. Various authors are examined within a broad context of European thinking on totalitarianism. Same as FR 196, and SPAN 196. Taught in English. Two additional hours for viewing films (every two weeks). Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

200 Italian in Practice
3 hours. Intensive practice of spoken Italian through the study of different types of communication and the exploration of Italian culture and society. Native and Heritage Italian speakers will be placed in a higher level course. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ITAL 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test or consent of the instructor. Native and heritage speakers of Italian may not register for this course.

201 Exploring Italy: Introduction to Writing and Critical Methods
3 hours. Through written analysis, students will explore cultural products and the cultural specificity of Italian family life, educational system, work patterns, leisure activities, language and/or regional traditions alongside historical events. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ITAL 104 or appropriate score on the department placement test or consent of the instructor.

210 Introduction to Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
3 hours. Introduction to Italian literary and cultural studies through literature, film and other cultural products, such as music, visual arts and print media. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ITAL 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test; or consent of the instructor. Creative Arts course.

230 Italian and Italian American Culture and Civilization
3 hours. Italian and Italian American culture and civilization will explore key moments in Italian social history and its connection to the Italian diaspora. Taught in English. Past, and World Cultures course.

240 Rapid Italian Language for Spanish Speakers
4 hours. Comparative linguistic differences between Spanish and Italian; practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite(s): Native speakers of Spanish, or any 200-level Spanish courses, or consent of the instructor.

270 Migration and Diaspora in the Italian and Italian American Experience
3 hours. Immigrants' identities as seen through literature, film, television, poetry. Focus will be on Italian and Italian American narratives. Taught in English. US Society course.

280 Italian and Italian American Cinema
3 hours. Italian and Italian American films and cinematic movements presented within the context of Italian culture and its diaspora. Same as MOVI 280. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles. Recommended Background: Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 102; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 120; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.

293 Dante's Divine Comedy
3 hours. An in-depth study of the Divine Comedy, read in English, against the historical, religious, philosophical and cultural background of the Middle Ages. Same as CST 293 and RELS 293. Previously listed as ITAL 193. Creative Arts, and Past course.

300 Advanced Topics in Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
3 hours. Advanced exploration of topics relating to Italian cultural studies with a special focus on Italian literature and other media. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if topic is different for each registration and with consent of the instructor. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 200 or ITAL 201 or ITAL 210 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

301 Advanced Topics in Italian Visual Media and Film
3 hours. Advanced topics course on specific periods or movements in Italian film and other visual media. Topics will vary.May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if topic is different for each registration and with consent of the instructor. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 200 or ITAL 201 or ITAL 210 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: ITAL 280.

302 Advanced Topics in Gender, Politics, and Cultural Difference in Italian Studies
3 hours. Study of different cultural movements and their effect on the construction and deconstruction of national, regional, class, and gender identities in the Italian context. Topics will vary.May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if topic is different for each registration and with consent of the instructor. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 200 or ITAL 201 or ITAL 210 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

303 Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation
3 hours. Intensive training in oral and written expression based on the study of contemporary Italian texts. Grammar review. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 201 or consent of the instructor.

370 Writing and Research in the Major
1 hours. Perfecting writing and expository skills in English. Required for majors in the department. Same as FR 370 and SPAN 370. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and approval of the department.

399 Independent Study
1 TO 3 hours. For majors and minors in Italian who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

411 Literary Forms in Early Renaissance
3 OR 4 hours. The development of Epic Poetry (Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto) within the literary, political, and social context (Machiavelli and Castiglione). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

412 Literary Forms in Late Renaissance and Baroque
3 OR 4 hours. Representative literary works of the genres of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: Epic poem of Tasso and poetry of Marino. The birth of the Commedia dell'Arte form. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

421 Advanced Modern Italian Literature
3 OR 4 hours. From Romanticism to Decadentism: emphasis on the work of Leopardi and Manzoni; analysis of poems by Carducci, Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Gozzano. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

422 Contemporary Italian Literature
3 OR 4 hours. The Novel from Verismo to Umberto Eco: readings from Verga, Svevo, Moravia, Calvino. Hermetic poetry: emphasis on Ungaretti, Montale, Sereni, Luzi. Theater: From Pirandello to Fo. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

450 Divina Commedia I
3 OR 4 hours. An in-depth study of the Divine Comedy against the philosophical and theological background of the Middle Ages. Covers Inferno and half of Purgatorio. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

451 Divina Commedia II
3 OR 4 hours. An in-depth study of the Divine Comedy against the philosophical and theological background of the Middle Ages. Covers Paradiso and half of Purgatorio. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Any Italian course at the 300 level or above or consent of the instructor.

461 Educational Practice with Seminar I
6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department.

462 Educational Practice with Seminar II
6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in ITAL 461, and approval of the department.

494 Special Topics
3 OR 4 hours. Topics will vary from term to term and may cover such areas as literary theory or culture. Same as FR 494 and SPAN 494. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department.


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