Courses in Italian
For a complete listing of sections and times, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Semester: Fall 2018
Italian 311: Advanced Italian Language
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 202: Fast-track Intermediate Italian for Speakers of Romance Languages
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 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 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 321: Introduction to Italian Literature
From its beginnings through the Renaissance. Readings and discussion.
Italian 201: Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages
Italian 230: Modern Italian Culture
A survey of Italian history, art, music, politics, and general culture from the Risorgimento to the present.
Italian 102: Second Semester Italian
Italian 450: Special Topics in Italian Literature
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.
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.