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Italian Courses


ITAL 1010 - COMMUNICATING IN ITALIAN I (3)
Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on acquiring communicative skills.

ITAL 1020 - COMMUNICATION IN ITALIAN II (3)
Expansion of oral and written communication skills in areas of daily life and personal interest. Prerequisites: ITAL 1010, or instructor's consent.

ITAL 2010 - INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (3)
Continued practice in all skills. Readings and discussion of Italian Culture. Prerequisites: ITAL 1020, or instructor's consent.

ITAL 2980 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-3)
Prerequisites: Prior approval required of sponsoring professor and department chairperson.

ITAL 3010 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ITALIAN I (3)
Reading and analysis of authentic language materials to develop written expression. Refining of communicative strategies for accurate expression of ideas. Prerequisites: ITAL 2010, or instructor's consent.

ITAL 3010 - ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ITALIAN I (3)
Development of fluent oral expression through communicative activities stressing listening comprehension, structural accuracy and systematic approach to vocabulary expansion. Prerequisites: ITAL 2010, or instructor's consent.

ITAL 3020 - ITALIAN CINEMA (3)
A survey of Italian Cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of directors such as Rossellini, Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni, Wertmueller, Benigni. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and course work will be in English.

ITAL 3300 - ITALIAN WOMEN'S STUDIES
An introduction to the work of Italian women writers, thinkers, filmmakers, and artists through the lens of gender and feminist theory. Emphasis on the study of women's changing roles and experiences in Italian history, and of class, ethnic, and racial differences among Italian women. Taught in English.

ITAL 3400 - Dante's Divine Comedy
Analysis of one of the most celebrated and controversial works of Western literature. Particular emphasis on the formal aspects of Dante's poem, on the historical, philosophical and theological background, and how it still relates to our own world. Taught in English.

ITAL 3450 - MAFIA AND ANTIMAFIA IN ITALIAN CULTURE: PERCEPTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, EXPERIENCES
A critical exploration of perceptions and representations of organized crime in Italy and the US through the study of literary texts, films, and testimonials. Emphasis on: history of the mafia, the antimafia movement, and the impact of gender on the experiences of mafia victims and perpetrators. Taught in English.

ITAL 3930 - SPECIAL TOPICS (3)
Language and Culture

ITAL 4010 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ITALIAN II (3)
Prerequisite ITAL A3010 or equivalent. Description and Exposition of topics of particular interest and special fields of competence. correct form and clarity of message will be emphasized.

ITAL 4020 - ORAL COMMUNICATION IN ITALIAN II (3)
Prerequisite ITAL A3020 or equivalent. Accuracy and fluency in oral expression in topics of particular interest and special fields of competence.

ITAL 4210 - Language and Linguistics (3):
Crosslisted with GR 4210, RUSS 4210, and SPAN 4210. An introduction to the basic concepts and application of linguistic studies. Presentation and discussion of three main aspects of language: linguistic structures, language as a social dimension, and language as a mirror of cognitive processes.

ITAL 4960 - ITALIAN STUDIES CAPSTONE
Prerequisite 21 hours in Italian Studies. In order to synthesize the Italian Studies Certificate Program, students do a research paper. Subject and length to be specified by the department.

ITAL 4930 - SPECIAL TOPICS (3)
Language and Culture II.

ITAL 4980 - ADV INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-3)
Prerequisites: Prior approval required of sponsoring professor and department chairperson.

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