Italian Courses

Fall 2021

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Accelerated Elementary Italian

ITAL 113 - Hardin, Patricia

An accelerated course in elementary Italian emphasizing grammar and the skills of speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension and meeting five days per week.

Topics in Italian Culture

ITAL 295A - McCormick, Stephen P.

A second-year topics course focusing on issues and texts related to Italian literature and culture. All discussion, writing, and exercises are in Italian. May be repeated for degree credit with permission and if the topics are different.

Fall 2021, ITAL 295A-01: Topics in Italian Culture: Contemporary Italy through Film and Literature (3). Prerequisite : ITAL 163. This course introduces students to a panorama of issues and debates of contemporary Italy through the lens of literature and film. Students will have ample opportunity to improve their critical writing and literary analysis skills, in addition to making further progress in their listening and speaking skills through discussion of the readings and films. The course is divided into four units interrogating Italy's historical memory, immigration and emigration, the politics of organized crime, and the "questione meridionale," or the place the southern peninsula occupies in current Italian society. We will explore each area through the perspectives of literature, film, and media. Students will present independently researched projects on twentieth and twenty-first century Italian history to give context to the literature and films. An important goal of this course is also to review and develop Italian grammar and vocabulary. Students will practice targeted linguistic forms through critical analysis of literature and film. All classes, discussions, homework and projects are conducted entirely in Italian. McCormick.

Spring 2021

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2021

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Accelerated Intermediate Italian

ITAL 163 - Hardin, Patricia

This course develops intermediate communicative Italian vocabulary and active intermediate competence in the language. The traditional skills of world-language instruction (structure, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking) are stressed. This course meets five days per week.

Directed Individual Study

ITAL 402 - McCormick, Stephen P.

Advanced study in Italian. The nature and content of the course is determined by the students' needs and by an evaluation of their previous work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.