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02416/Italian

Lower Division Courses

0815. Language in Society (3 s.h.) Core: IN.

(Formerly: GE-HUMB 1022.)

How did language come about? How many languages are there in the world? How do people co-exist in countries where there are two or more languages? How do babies develop language? Should all immigrants take a language test when applying for citizenship? Should English become an official language of the United States? In this course we will address these and many other questions, taking linguistic facts as a point of departure and considering their implications for our society. Through discussions and hands-on projects, students will learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret language data and how to make informed decisions about language and education policies as voters and community members.

Note: This General Education `Human Behavior` pilot course fulfills the Core Individual & Society (IN) requirement.

0831. The American Dream: Hearing the Immigrant Voice (3 s.h.) Core: RS.

(Formerly: GE-RADV 1066.)

As a Temple student, you go to school and live in a city full of immigrants. Perhaps your own relatives were immigrants to the United States. But have you ever listened to their stories? With an historical and sociological framework as a basis, we will take an in-depth and more personal look at the immigrant experience as expressed through the immigrantsí own voices in literature and film. Topics explored include: assimilation, cultural identity and Americanization, exploitation and the American Dream, ethnic communities, gender, discrimination and stereotyping.

Note: This General Education `Race & Diversity` pilot course fulfills the Core Studies in Race (RS) requirement.

0868. World Society in Literature & Film (3 s.h.) Core: IS.

(Formerly: GE-WRLD 1171 (0060).)

Learn about a particular national culture by taking a guided tour of its literature and film. You donít need to speak a language other than English to take this exciting course, and you will gain the fresh, subtle understanding that comes from integrating across different forms of human expression. Some of the issues that will be illuminated by looking at culture through the lens of literature and film include family structures and how they are changing, national self-perceptions, pivotal moments in history, economic issues, social change and diversity. Each course section focuses on a specific country or culture. Click on the blue, six-digit CRN at the right of the course title in the Course Schedule (TU Courses) to see the specific topic.

Note: This General Education `World Society` pilot course fulfills the Core International Studies (IS) requirement.

0968. Honors World Society in Literature & Film (3 s.h.) Core: IS.

(Formerly: GE-WRLD 1971 (H060).)

Learn about a particular national culture by taking a guided tour of its literature and film. You donít need to speak a language other than English to take this exciting course, and you will gain the fresh, subtle understanding that comes from integrating across different forms of human expression. Some of the issues that will be illuminated by looking at culture through the lens of literature and film include family structures and how they are changing, national self-perceptions, pivotal moments in history, economic issues, social change and diversity. Each course section focuses on a specific country or culture. Click on the blue, six-digit CRN at the right of the course title in the Course Schedule (TU Courses) to see the specific topic. (This is an Honors course.)

Note: This General Education `World Society` pilot course fulfills the Core International Studies (IS) requirement.

1001. Italian Language I (4 s.h.) F S SS. Core: LA.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0051.)

Introduction to the use of Italian as a spoken language. Fundamentals of grammar. Basic patterns of oral communication and writing, acquisition of practical survival skills; simple graded readings.

1002. Italian Language II (4 s.h.) F S SS. Core: LA.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0052.)

Prerequisite: Italian 1001 (0051) or equivalent or placement test.

A continuation of the activities of Italian 1001. The basics already learned are practiced, and new patterns of oral communication and writing are introduced. Additional fundamentals of grammar; graded cultural readings.

1003. Italian Language III (3 s.h.) F S. Core: LB.

(Formerly: ITALIAN C061.)

Prerequisite: Italian 1002 (0052) or equivalent or placement test.

A continuation of the activities designed to achieve communicative competence. Systematic review of material typically covered in first year Italian, and a study of more sophisticated structures and grammar. Emphasis on vocabulary building, on the practical use of communicative patterns in speaking and writing, and on reading comprehension.

1011. Fundamentals - Intensive Basic Language (6 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0059.)

This course meets four times per week and covers the equivalent of a full year of language study (Introductory Italian I and Introductory Italian II). The course is designed for highly motivated students who wish to develop communicative ability in Italian in a relatively short time. The course is conducted mainly in Italian.

Upper Division Courses

2001. Intermediate Italian (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0062.)

Prerequisite: Italian 1003 (C061) or equivalent or placement test.

Using a variety of texts, the students will gradually broaden their vocabulary, will learn to organize ideas both in speaking and writing, and will begin to appreciate the written text. Since the class will be conducted entirely in Italian, the students` communicative skill in speaking and writing will continue to expand. Grammatical points will be reviewed when needed. Students will be encouraged to use the Internet for special projects.

2041. Readings in Italian (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0142.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2001 (0062) or equivalent.

This is a course designed for students who wish to maintain and improve their general knowledge of Italian, further develop their reading skills, and acquire the ability to more effectively communicate ideas explored in the reading through discussion of problems of grammar, style, and composition. Elements of Italian culture, past and present, will also be examined in the context of this course.

2096. Composition I: Italian Comp and Conversation (3 s.h.) Core: WI.

(Formerly: ITALIAN W133.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2001 (0062) or equivalent.

Intensive work on communicative skills in speaking and writing. Having assimilated essentials of the Italian language, students will expand their ability to express themselves in conversational situations and in basic narrative prose. Emphasis placed on vocabulary, phonetics, and sentence patterns, in unsimplified language.

2221. Italian Culture through Film (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0189.)

This course will provide students with a study of Italian cinema from the time of Neorealism, which began in 1945, to the present. Through the vision of movies, students will be introduced to Italian culture, socio-economic conditions, political philosophies, history, and the transformation of the Italian society throughout the years.

2501. Italian for Business (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0127.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2001 (0062) or equivalent.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop language and professional skills in the context of an international business environment focused on Italy. Attention is also given to Italian culture, manners, and customs as they relate to business practices.

3096. Composition II: Advanced Writing Skills (3 s.h.) Core: WI.

(Formerly: ITALIAN W250.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2096 (W133) or equivalent.

This course has been designed to develop writing skills and reading comprehension, gradually and consistently. The emphasis of the course is practice in writing short essays, and in translating different types of language. Introduction to literary analysis. Attention to grammar, syntax and orthography.

3101. Survey of Italian Literature I (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0223.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

Reading and discussion of representative works of Italian literature from the origins through the Renaissance. The course will cover such authors as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Ariosto.

3102. Survey of Italian Literature II (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0224.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127) or equivalent.

Reading and discussion of representative works of Italian Literature from the Renaissance to modern times. The course will cover such authors as Marino, Metastasio, Alfieri, Goldoni, Leopardi, Manzoni, Ungaretti, Saba and Montale.

3182. Independent Study I (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0195.)

Prerequisite: By special permission.

Arranged each semester, please consult with the instructor.

Note: Considered only for extraordinary reasons. Does not replace required courses, unless specified and approved by the Italian Advisor.

3201. Italian Culture and Civilization (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0220.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2001 (0062) or equivalent.

Depending on the expertise(s) of the teacher and the interests of the students, this multi-disciplinary course will cover major historical and cultural periods and phenomena. Examples: the emergence of Italian language and dialects; medieval, Renaissance, and baroque art and architecture; folk literature and music; opera; the history of the Risorgimento and the Unification; women and feminism; modern Italian culture and politics; and cinema.

3240. Topics in Italian Cinema and Literature (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0230.)

This course is designed to deepen understanding of Italian culture, ethnicity, and universal themes as they are portrayed in Italian film and literature. It explores commonality and difference between two different forms of creative expression, in particular novels that were then adapted for film, as well as works of authors and filmmakers that are not directly linked. Topics vary. Viewing of films, readings. Taught in English. Can be taken as a cognate course for the Italian major. See IT3250 to take this as an Italian course for Italian major, minor, or certificate credit.

3282. Independent Study II (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0196.)

Prerequisite: By special permission.

Arranged each semester; please consult with the instructor.

Note: Considered only for extraordinary reasons. Does not replace required courses, unless specified and approved by the Italian Advisor.

4096. Creative Writing Through Reading (3 s.h.) Core: WI.

(Formerly: ITALIAN W360.)

Prerequisite: Italian 2096 (W133) or 3096 (W250), and English Composition.

The course is designed to enhance the student's creative use of the Italian language and to contribute to an understanding of literature through the study of a range of styles and genres in the Italian tradition. Readings of short stories, essays, fables, poetry, journalism, novellas and excerpts from novels. Creative writing assignments based on imitation or on the appropriation of strategies and procedures deployed in the production of these texts.

4120. Special Topics (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0395.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

Various topics in Italian studies. Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

Note: Course offered to cover topics not currently available in the regular course inventory.

4121. Nobel Prize Winners in Italian Literature (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0304.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

Close reading and discussion of a selection of poetry and prose written by Italian authors who received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

4122. Italian Theater and Performance (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0363.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

Readings and discussion of the works of major Italian playwrights from Machiavelli to Goldoni, Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo. The course culminates in the performance of Italian theater works.

4130. Topics in Italian Literature (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0380.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

This course is designed for students of Italian to concentrate on one period of literature or a particular topic in Italian literature. Topics vary. Taught in Italian.

4161. Italian American Literature and Culture (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0301.)

The focus of this course is the evolution of narrative and lyrical forms and contents of Italian American literature and film over the generations: the first, that wrote in various dialects of Italian and in nascent English with traces of Old World rhetoric; the semi-Americanized second that honored fathers and mothers in style and substance; the third and fourth that, now American, have embraced innumberable tendencies and modes of imagining and writing: Beat, italianita, modernist, feminist, post-modernist. Taught in English.

4401. Techniques of Translation (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: ITALIAN 0275.)

Cross-listed course

4920. Honors Special Topics (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: ITALIAN H395.)

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Italian 2096 (W133), 2041 (0142), 2501 (0127), or equivalent.

Various topics in Italian studies. Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.


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