Course Descriptions - Italian

ITAL 1101 Basic Italian I (3)

ITAL 1102 Basic Italian II (3)
Designed to enable students to achieve a ready comprehension of spoken Italian, enhancing their appreciation of the language and the cultural aspects of the Italian-speaking world. After completion of the two semesters, students will have the ability to communicate in clear simple sentences in Italian and will obtain considerable ease in reading and understanding the language. Language laboratory required. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
Prerequisite: 0-2 years of high school Italian and permission of instructor

General Education Humanities Disciplinary Course


ITAL 2101 Intermediate Italian I (3)

ITAL 2102 Intermediate Italian II (3)
Designed to expand the student’s competence and fluency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Italian and to acquaint students with various aspects of the literature and culture of Italy. Language laboratory required.
Prerequisite: ITAL 1102 and permission of instructor

General Education Humanities Breadth Course


ITAL 3100 Advanced Italian Composition (3)
An intensive review of grammar and study of the problems of written composition in the Italian language. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor
Writing emphasis course


ITAL 3105 Advanced Italian Conversation (3)
Concentration on vocabulary building, pronunciation, diction, and phonetics through oral discussions. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor

ITAL 3710 Independent Study in Italian (3)
Opportunity to pursue a specific area of study in Italian not available through current offerings. Formal faculty-student agreement on topic required.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102

SURVEY COURSES


ITAL 3210 Italian Civilization I (3)
An illustrated lecture course on the culture of Italy from its Roman origin through the Renaissance. Topics to be viewed are the geography, arts and letters, economic and social developments, philosophy of life and education, with emphasis on their interrelationships. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor

ITAL 3215 Italian Civilization II (3)

An illustrated lecture course on the culture of Italy after the Renaissance until and including the twentieth century. Geography, arts and letters, economic and social developments, philosophy of life and education, with emphasis on their interrelationships. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor

ITAL 3300 Modern and Contemporary Italy Through Italian Films (3)
A portrait of Italy’s modern history including socio-economic development from the fifty’s to the present, through Italian films. Emphasis will be on topics such as immigration, cultural diversity, education and industry. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisites: ITA 1101/1102, or permission of instructor.

MAJOR PERIODS


ITAL 4305 Humanism and the Renaissance of Italy (3)
A study of the emergence of the ideal Renaissance man in the humanist movement and its realization in the literature of the Italian Renaissance. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor

ITAL 4320 Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)
Twentieth century Italian literature studied from D’Annunzio through post-World War I writers, tracing new concepts such as crepuscularismo, decadentismo, futurismo, neorealismo and considering each movement as a particular expression of modern society. Conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2102 and permission of instructor

ITALIAN COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH (FL)


FL 3125 Italian Material Culture: Regional Cuisine, Crafts, and Customs (3)
A four-week tour of Italy that focuses on customs and material culture. Visits to artisans and manufacturers of local products (glass, jewelry, ceramics, paper, wine, bread, olive oil, and cheese). Various itineraries, dates, and fees. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; minimum age, 18   
Travel/learn course


FL 3225 Civilization of Italy I (3)
An illustrated lecture course on the culture and civilization of Italy from its origins through the Renaissance. Topics include geography, history, economic and socio-political development, arts and letters.
Prerequisite: ENG 1030, 1031-1032 or 1033-1034, and permission of instructor

FL 3230 Civilization of Italy II (3)
An illustrated survey course on civilization and culture from the mid-sixteenth century to the unification of Italy in 1861. Topics include the fine arts, literature, geography, history, economic, and socio-political development.    Additional fees required for field trips. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: ENG 1030, 1031-1032 or 1033-1034, and permission of instructor

FL 3250 Italian Culture: Yesterday and Today (3)
A two- to three-week educational tour of Italy that focuses on the roots and development of modern Italy and its peoples. Guided visits to sites, monuments and museums that illustrate various periods in Italian civilization. Destinations and travel costs will vary. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; minimum age, 18
Travel/learn course


FL 3400 Italian Literary Heritage I (3)

FL 3405 Italian Literary Heritage II (3)
Courses designed to acquaint students with the development of Italian literature through the study of some of its most important and representative works.
Prerequisite: ENG 1030, 1031-1032 or 1033-1034, and ENG 2403, and permission of instructor
General Education Concentration course

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