Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Riccardo Dragani
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Riccardo Dragani
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Riccardo Dragani
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
ITAL 103-01 Accelerated Italian (for Speakers of Spanish, French or Portuguese)
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Accelerated study of the fundamentals of Italian language with the goal of developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Designed for native or proficient speakers of Spanish, French, or Portuguese, this course covers in one semester what is usually taught in two courses (IT101 and IT102). Due to the intensive nature of this course, students should plan to commit themselves to a fast-paced learning environment. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take IT201. There is no lab, but students are expected to attend the weekly Italian Table. We recommend that students already have at least two semesters of college study in a Romance Language (other than Italian) or 3 years of high school study in a Romance Language (other than Italian); or be a native or a heritage speaker of a Romance Language (other than Italian). Non-native speakers will be assessed through a placement test or a conversation with the instructor. Accelerated study of the fundamentals of Italian language with the goal of developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Designed for native or proficient speakers of Spanish, French, or Portuguese, this course covers in one semester what is usually taught in two courses (IT101 and IT102). Due to the intensive nature of this course, students should plan to commit themselves to a fast-paced learning environment. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take IT201. There is no lab, but students are expected to attend the weekly Italian Table. We recommend that students already have at least two semesters of college study in a Romance Language (other than Italian) or 3 years of high school study in a Romance Language (other than Italian); or be a native or a heritage speaker of a Romance Language (other than Italian). Non-native speakers will be assessed through a placement test or a conversation with the instructor.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 201-01 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Lisa Dolasinski
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 201-02 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 201-04 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Lisa Dolasinski
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1900:W   BOSLER 213
1330:MW   BOSLER 306
ITAL 232-02 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Lisa Dolasinski
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1900:R   BOSLER 213
1030:TR   BOSLER 319
ITAL 323-01 From Diaspora to Empire: Italian Colonialism in the Greater Middle East
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 200-03. In this class, we will study how various Italian governments after the unification tried to create a "greater Italy" by colonizing vast portions of East Africa and Libya. Which rhetorical strategies were used to convince Italian citizens, many of whom were emigrating to the Americas to escape poverty, to espouse this imperialist ideology? How did Mussolini manage to create an empire in the 1930s? How did African governments and citizens of African descent living in US and elsewhere respond to Italy's imperialism? Finally, what were the consequences of Italian colonialism? To answer these questions, we will read historical and fictional works and screen movies and documentaries authored by both European and African authors. The class will be taught in English and all the materials will be available in English as well. Advanced students of Italian may take this class as a Foreign Language integrated Class (FLIC), and do some of the coursework in Italian.
1500:MR   BOSLER 213
ITAL 341-01 The Discourse of Love
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
What is Love? Through a diverse selection of works from authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pietro Aretino, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, students will examine the nature of love from a variety of perspectives. From the spirituality of religion to the physicality of desire and attraction, this course will confront topics such as the medieval and Renaissance ideas of love (courtly love, the Dolce Stil Novo, and love sickness), theological notions of love (charity), different expressions of love (heterosexuality, same-sex attraction and polyamory), and transgressive types of love (lust, adultery, and prostitution). This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every year. What is Love? Through a diverse selection of works from authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pietro Aretino, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, students will examine the nature of love from a variety of perspectives. From the spirituality of religion to the physicality of desire and attraction, this course will confront topics such as the medieval and Renaissance ideas of love (courtly love, the Dolce Stil Novo, and love sickness), theological notions of love (charity), different expressions of love (heterosexuality, same-sex attraction and polyamory), and transgressive types of love (lust, adultery, and prostitution). This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every year.
1330:MR   BOSLER 313