Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science

For a complete listing of sections and times, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Semester: Fall 2018

Italian 101: First Semester Italian

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

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

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie
This 4-credit course is designed for students with some knowledge of the Italian language.  In this course, you will improve the skills gained in Italian 101 and learn new structures and expressions that will enable you to talk about past events, formulate plans for the future, express desires and opinions. Several workshops throughout the semester will improve 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 in Italian.  Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 203.  Prerequisite: Italian 101 or 181 or 1 year HS Italian.  Open to Fr.

Italian 201: Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

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 202: Fast-track Intermediate Italian for Speakers of Romance Languages

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

Designed for experienced learners of Romance languages, this is an exciting, fast-paced course that will allow you to cover the equivalent of two intermediate-level college semesters of Italian.

Italian 203: Third Semester Italian

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

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

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

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 230: Modern Italian Culture

Credits: 3 Contact:

A survey of Italian history, art, music, politics, and general culture from the Risorgimento to the present.

Italian 254: In Translation: Lit of Modern Italy-Existentialism, Fascism, Resistance

Credits: 3 Contact: Patrick Rumble

Italian 255: In Translation: Boccaccio's Decameron - The Human Comedy

Credits: 3 Contact: Jelena Todorović

Italian 260: In Translation: Italy and the Invention of America: from Columbus to World War II

Credits: 3 Contact: Stefania Buccini

Focuses on the central role played by Italy in the European vision of America between Columbus's voyages and the Second World War.

Italian 311: Advanced Italian Language

Credits: 3 Contact:

Development of accurate and nuanced capacity for expression in Italian and for understanding the spoken and written language. The course will also address Italian phonetics and phonology to develop accurate pronunciation.

Italian 321: Introduction to Italian Literature

Credits: 3 Contact: Stefania Buccini

From its beginnings through the Renaissance. Readings and discussion.

Italian 365: Machiavelli and His World

Credits: 3 Contact: Kristin Phillips-Court
This course introduces students to the major works of Machiavelli through the close reading and discussion of his writings in their cultural and historical contexts. Students will deepen their understanding of the controversies surrounding Machiavelli’s Prince and other works by considering literary, historical, political, and artistic points of view with the aim of articulating the complexities of his political thought.

Italian 410: In Translation: Special Topics in Italian Literature

Credits: 3 Contact: Grazia Menechella

Food cultures of Italy. FIG section.

Italian 410: In Translation: Special Topics in Italian Literature

Credits: 3 Contact: Ernesto Livorni

Italian National Identity in a Global World . FIG section.

Italian 450: Special Topics in Italian Literature

Credits: 3 Contact: Patrick Rumble

Course Description: Senior Proseminar; topics vary.

Pre-Reqs: Italian 321-322 or cons inst

 

“Introduction to Critical Theory and Aesthetics”

 

Reading-intensive, seminar-style course that is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.  This course will offer a survey of modern literary theory and aesthetics – from the aesthetic thought of Romanticism and Idealism to more modern theoretical paradigms of Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Feminism and Postmodernism.