Descriptions of Under-Graduate Level Courses

 

ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I (4pts.) -- V1101

ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II  (4 pts.) -- F1102y

ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II  (4 pts.) -- V1102y

ELEMENTARY CONVERSATION  ITAL II (2 pts.) -- W1112

Intensive practice in pronunciation, vocabulary, oral comprehension and conversation.

INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY ITALIAN (6 pts.) -V1121

No previous knowledge of Italian required. This course covers two semesters of elementary Italian in one.  May be used towards the fulfillment of the language requirement. Oral-aural practice, reading, and conversation. Instructor’s permission required.

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I  (4 pts.) -- F1201

A review of the essentials of grammar, intensive reading, composition, and practice in conversation.INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II (4 pts.) -- F1202

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II  (4 pts.) -- V1202

RAPID READING AND TRANSLATION (3 pts.) -- F1204

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION II (2 pts.) -- W1222

Intensive practice in the spoken language, assigned topics for class discussions, and oral reports.

ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY II (4 pts.) -- V1302

ADVANCED CONVERSATION II  (2 pts.) -- W1312


Practice in the spoken language through assigned topics on Italian culture.

REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL & MODERN LITERATURE (3 pts.) -- V3235

INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LITERATURE II  (3 pts.) -- V3334

The basic course in Italian literature, part II, seventeenth to twentieth centuries.

ADVANCED ITALIAN II  (3 pts.) -- V3336

Written and oral self-expression in Italian; compositions and oral reports on a variety of topics of Italian Culture.

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN ARTS-FILM (3 pts.) -- V3642

A survey of representative films from the Neorealist Period to the 1980s. Screening of films by Rosellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, and other major directors.

ITALIAN THEATER PRACTICUM (3 pts.) -- V3650

Students study and discuss in depth a major Italian play that they will collectively perform at the conclusion of the semester. Particular attention to grammar, pronunciation, meaning of the play, character exploration, and acting techniques. All classes and conversations are conducted in Italian.

Course may be repeated for credit; may be counted once toward the major or concentration. Content varies. Additional hours to be arranged. Instructor’s permission required.

19-20C ITALIAN EPISTOLARY NOVELS (3pts.) -- W4258

(In Italian) Focuses on novels written in epistolary form, studying the properties and functionality of the letter within the literary text.  Special attention is given to the interrelation between literary production and historical events as well as cultural practices.

ITALIAN CULTURAL STUDIES II: FROM WORLD WAR I TO PRESENT (3pts.) -- W4503

An interdisciplinary study of Italian culture from World War I to the present. Readings will be drawn from historical works and other social science disciplines plus fictional and narrative sources.  Lectures will be in English, a reading knowledge of Italian is recommended but not required.  The readings in Italian are an optional alternative for students with Italian.

HONORS RESEARCH COURSE  (3 pts.) -- F3991                        

SENIOR TUTORIAL IN ITALIAN  (3 pts.) -- V3993