Courses in Italian
For a complete listing of sections and times, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Semester: Spring 2018
Italian 101: First Semester Italian
This 4-credit course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language. The goal is to provide an introduction to contemporary Italian language and culture. You will be actively engaged in activities such as: role-plays, and pair and group work. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are integrated in all activities. To facilitate acquisition of the target language, this course will be conducted in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 102. Open to Fr.
Italian 102: Second Semester Italian
Italian 201: Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages
This 4-credit course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language, but who have a strong background in another Romance language (i.e. Spanish, French, Rumanian, Portuguese, Catalan, etc.). Italian 201 is an accelerated course that combines Italian 101 and 102 in 1 semester. The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to contemporary Italian language and culture. In this course, you will learn to talk about present and past events, formulate plans for the future, express desires and opinions. Several workshops throughout the semester will develop your reading and writing skills. You will be actively engaged in activities such as: role-plays, and pair and group work. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are integrated in all activities. To facilitate acquisition of the target language, this course will be conducted entirely in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to sign up for Italian 203. Students cannot receive credit for 201 after taking Italian 101 or 102. Prerequisite: 4 semesters (or equivalent proficiency) in another Romance language, or consent of instructor.
Italian 203: Third Semester Italian
This 4-credit course is designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 102 or 201. The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of contemporary Italian language and culture. This course will advance spoken and written language skills developed in previous courses. Pair and group work will provide you with numerous opportunities to interact with your classmates in Italian. You will be actively engaged in activities that will enhance acquisition of the Italian language through advanced oral comprehension, conversation, reading and writing. You will revise some grammatical structures covered in previous courses, and learn new advanced aspects of the language. This course is conducted entirely in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to enroll in Italian 204. Prerequisite: Italian 102 or 2 yrs HS Italian. Open to Fr.
Italian 204: Fourth Semester Italian
This course (4 credits) is designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 203. It will advance spoken and written language skills developed in previous courses through a variety of oral and written exercises. The goal is to develop further oral and written proficiency in Italian. The skills acquired from this course are needed for higher-level language study and literature courses taught in Italian. It aims at understanding concrete and abstract discourse in a variety of tenses and moods; writing on a variety of topics in Italian using diversified vocabulary; reading and understanding authentic materials and literary texts; conversing at an intermediate-advanced level in Italian. The class will be conducted entirely in Italian. Prerequisite: Italian 203 or 3 yrs HS Italian.
Italian 253: Littrans: Dante's Divine Comedy
Italian 312: Writing Workshop
Continuation of 311. Development of composition and editing skills with focus on grammatical accuracy, conventions, and rhetorical techniques for organizing information, presenting coherent arguments, and appropriateness of language to topic.
Italian 322: Introduction to Italian Literature
Continuation of 321. From the end of the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
Italian 360: French and Italian Renaissance Literature Online
A web-based course comprising 15 week-long units, organized as a virtual journey through Renaissance Italian and French cities. Each unit includes a lecture and readings from main literary texts and cultural documents associated with the city or region.
Italian 429: Introduction to the Romance Languages
Introduction to structural similarities and differences apparent in major Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) and to their historical developments, with reference to basic linguistic features of each language: phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Does not count towards French major.
Italian 450: Special Topics in Italian Literature
Topic: Theater Workshop - From Text to Stage
Italian 460: Italian Film
General survey of Italian film and of the relationship between film and the other arts. Consideration of film theory and of the Italian and European socio-political situation in the context of film production.