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Italian (ITL)

Section Head: Professor Sama

100 (111) Accelerated Elementary Italian (6)

Equivalent to 101 and 102. Develops basic communication skills in Italian. Explores the products, practices, and perspectives of Italian culture. (Lec. 6) Pre: freshman or sophomore status only, or permission of instructor. (FC) [D]

101 Beginning Italian I (3)

Elements of the language, pronunciation, grammar, inductive reading; exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. (Lec. 3) Pre: no prior Italian is required. Will not count toward the language requirement if the student has studied Italian for more than one year within the last six years. (FC) [D]

102 Beginning Italian II (3)

Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

103 Intermediate Italian I (3) )

Development of facility in reading texts of moderate difficulty, supplemented by further work in grammar, conversation, and composition. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 102 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

104 Intermediate Italian II (3)

Continuation of 103. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 103 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

105 Basic Conversation (1)

Practice in basic Italian conversation skills. (Lec. 1) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 103 or 104. May be repeated once for maximum of 2 credits.

205, 206 Conversation and Composition (3 each)

Intensive course in conversation and composition. Promotes facility in speaking and understanding idiomatic Italian. Students enrolling in 205 should have taken 104 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

301, 302 Civilization of Italy (3 each)

The most important aspects of Italian civilization. 301: From the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance. 302: From the 17th century to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 or 206 or permission of chairperson.

305 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Intensive practice in spoken and written Italian. (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 or 206 or permission of chair≠person.

309 Techniques of Translation (3) )

Principles and techniques of translating written Italian into English and vice versa. Text materials of different types used in practical work: scientific, journalistic, business, and literary language. (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 or 206 or permission of chairperson.

315 Italian Cinema (3)

Representative Italian films and their directors through viewing and discussions of films, lectures, and readings. Course taught in English. (Lec. 3) Students counting the course for a major or minor in Italian are required to do written work in Italian and must have credit for 205 or 206 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. )

325, 326 Introduction to Italian Literature (3 each)

Appreciation of literature. Representative texts of Italian narrative, drama, and lyric poetry. Elements of the methods of criticism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 or 206 or permission of chairperson.

391, 392 Masterpieces of Italian Literature (3 each)

Reading in English translation of selected Italian authors of greatest significance. 391: Medieval and Renaissance. 392: Post-Renaissance to 20th century. (Lec. 3) Not for major credit in Italian.

395 Dante’s Divine Comedy (3)

Reading in English translation of Dante's chief work. (Lec. 3) Not for major credit in Italian.

450 Women Writers: Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)

Examines Italian women who were active participants in the literary and artistic developments of Italian and European culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment: poets, playwrights, journalists, courtesans, matrons, and nuns. Study of their correspondence, dialogues, poetry, plays, literary periodicals, and fashion magazines in the context of the contemporary debates on the condition of women in society. (Lec. 3) Pre: one 300-level ITL course or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

455 Selected Italian Authors (3)

Works of one or more major authors of Italian literature. Specific author(s) are designated the semester before the course is given. (Lec. 3) Pre: one 300-level course or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

465 Topics in Italian Literature (3)

Special topics or themes in Italian literature not treated or emphasized in other courses. (Lec. 3) Pre: one 300-level course or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change in topic for a maximum of 9 credits.

480 Business Italian (3)

Study of concepts and terminology relating to the Italian business world. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing, credit or concurrent enrollment in at least one 300-level Italian course, or permission of instructor.

481 The Works of Dante Alighieri (3)

Dante's works with special attention given to analysis and interpretation of the Divine Comedy from the social, religious, philosophical, and political viewpoints of the Middle Ages. (Lec. 3) Pre: one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

497, 498 Directed Study (3 each)

Designed particularly for the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of project by a faculty member and approval of chairperson.


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