School of Humanities and Sciences

Italian Courses

Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in Italian.

ITAL 10100 - Elementary Italian I 3A G HU LA

Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic Italian, with special attention to Italian culture. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous Italian, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL 10200 - Elementary Italian II 3A G HU LA

Continuation of ITAL 10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed ITAL 10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: ITAL 10100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL 20100 - Intermediate Italian I 3A G HU LA

Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian. Special emphasis is given to Italian culture. Prerequisites: ITAL 10200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL 20200 - Intermediate Italian II 3A G HU LA

Continuation of ITAL 20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian. Special emphasis is given to Italian culture. Prerequisites: ITAL 20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

ITAL 20500 - Italy: Language and Culture 3A G HU LA

A three-week study abroad course that emphasizes learning Italian language skills, with an overview of the history and culture of Italy. The course will be based in Siena, Italy, with brief visits to other cities, including Florence, Venice, and Rome. The course includes a conversationally based Italian class and on-site sessions devoted to learning about the culture and civilization of Italy. Students will incur additional costs. Prerequisites: ITAL 10100 or the equivalent; application through the Office of International Programs. 3 credits. (Sum,IRR)

ITAL 27000 - Inferno to Infinity: Italian Literature in Translation G H HU LA

An overview of Italian literature from the Middle Ages through modernity, through a study of principal works of major authors and representative works of various periods. Readings and all class activities are in English. Prerequisites: Two courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 29900 - Independent Study: Italian LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 32300 - Parliamo! Italian Conversation I 3A G HU LA

Extensive oral practice using selected topics as a basis for conversation, discussion, and presentation of short talks. Prerequisites: ITAL 20200 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent. 3 credits. (F,IRR)

ITAL 32400 - Parliamo! Italian Conversation II 3A G HU LA

Continuation of ITAL 32300. Prerequisites: ITAL 32300 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

ITAL 32800 - Practice in Reading and Writing in Italian 3A G HU LA

Develops spoken and written communication skills at the third-year level. Reading and discussion of contemporary material. Writing practice with an emphasis placed on developing grammar skills. Laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: ITAL 20200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 33000 - The Italian Americans G H HU LA SS

This course examines the experience and assimilation of Italian immigrants to the United States. It will explore general themes: the conditions in southern Italy that compelled Italians to emigrate; the role of the family; the effects of prejudice; Italian-American women; portrayals of popular culture; the future of Italian-Americans. Taught in English. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 34000 - Italian Contemporary Culture 3A G HU LA

This course introduces students to Italian contemporary art, popular music, literature, cinema, social and regional differences, politics, traditional festivities, mass media, and regional cuisine. Students will practice speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing by discussing and analyzing selected materials and Italian newspapers. The course will be conducted in Italian. Prerequisites: ITAL 32300, ITAL 32400, or CNPH 32800. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 35000 - Italian Culture through Cinema HU LA

This course is intended to introduce students to the language, culture, history, and changing social issues depicted by Italian cinema of the past four decades. Special attention will be paid to the integration of films with close reading, discussion, and analysis of literary and cinematic texts that address such issues as national identity, immigration and emigration, the rise and fall of Fascism, the new republic, the north/south question, and contemporary regional cultural differences. The course, moreover, affords extensive practice in speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing in Italian. Prerequisites: ITAL 20200. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 36500 - Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Italian Literature 3A G HU LA

A study of selected literary works by key authors from the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Readings may include novels, plays, and short stories by writers such as Verga, Pirandello, and Calvino. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: One level-3 Italian course taught in Italian, or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 37500 - Images of Hell: Dante's Inferno HU LA

This course studies Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia: Inferno in the original Italian. This text, written 700 years ago, played a critical role in shaping the language and literature of Italy. The course includes explorations of the profound and lasting influence of Dante's work on literature, art, and culture in Italy and beyond. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: One level-3 Italian course except ITAL 33000. (IRR)

ITAL 38000 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture 3A G HU LA
ITAL 38001 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38002 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38003 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38004 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38005 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38006 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38007 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38008 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA
ITAL 38009 - Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture HU LA

Study of a genre, time period, group of authors, or single major writer. Students may only take two selected topics courses, for a total of 6 credits. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: Two Italian courses at level 3, or equivalent. 3 credits. (IRR)

ITAL 39900 - Independent Study: Italian LA
ITAL 49900 - Independent Study: Italian LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: ITAL 32300, ITAL 32400, or equivalent; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)