0051. Elements I (4 s.h.) FS SS. Core: LA.
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.
0052. Elements II (4 s.h.) FS SS. Core: LA.
Prerequisite: Italian 0051 or equivalent.
A continuation of the activities of Italian 0051. The basics already learned are practiced, and new patterns of oral communication and writing are introduced. Additional fundamentals of grammar; graded cultural readings.
C061. Intermediate I (3 s.h.) FS. Core: LB.
Prerequisite: Italian 0052 or equivalent.
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.
0062. Intermediate II (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Italian C061 or equivalent.
Selected readings in modern prose and poetry. 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 (almost) 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.
0127. Italian for Business (3 s.h.)
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 also given to Italian culture, manners, and customs as they relate to business practices.
W133. Composition and Conversation (3 s.h.) S
Intensive work on communicative skills in speaking and writing. Having assimilated essentials of the Italian language, by the end of this course the students should be able to express themselves easily in conversational situations and in basic narrative prose. Emphasis placed on vocabulary, phonetics, and sentence patterns, in unsimplified language. Grammar review when needed.
0195. Independent Study (4 s.h.) FS
Prerequisites: Italian 0062 or equivalent. Permission of adviser and Department Chair required. Considered only for extraordinary reasons. Written petition to be submitted by student(s) and instructor before the end of the pre-registration period. Does not replace required courses.
0220. Italian Culture and Civilization (3 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Italian 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; cinema.
0223. Introduction to Italian Literature I (3 s.h.) F
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, Ariosto.
0224. Introduction to Literature II (3 s.h.) S
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, Montale.
W250. Advanced Grammar (3 s.h.) F
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.
0301. Modern Italian Prose (3 s.h.) F
A study of the major literary movements of the twentieth century. The course will cover authors such as Svevo, Pirandello, Moravia, Pavese, Vittorini.
0304. Italian Poetry (3 s.h.) S
A study of major figures and movements in the history of Italian poetry. According to the expertise(s) of the teacher and interests of the students, the following might be covered: medieval and Renaissance schools of poetry, Dante, Petrarch, Poliziano, Bembo, Michelangelo, Gaspara Stampa, and/or other women Renaissance poets; the Baroque, Foscolo, Leopardi, Pascoli, Carducci, D'Annunzio, I crepuscolari, Futurism, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, neorealism, avant-garde, and experimental movements of the post-World War II period, Zanzotto, Luzi, etc.
0365. Italian Enlightenment and Romanticism (3 s.h.)
Themes and techniques in the works of representative authors of the period. Special emphasis given to Leopardi and Manzoni. Close textual analysis of their works, in the context of the social, historical, and cultural events of the time.
0395. Special Topics (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisites: Permission of adviser and Department Chair required. Considered only for extraordinary reasons. Written petition to be submitted by students and instructor before the end of the pre-registration period. Does not replace required courses. A group tutorial on a topic not currently offered.