Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 104-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 104-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Leonora Masini
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
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 104
ITAL 104-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 104-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Leonora Masini
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   DENNY 212
ITAL 116-01 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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: 104 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement and the DIV I. b. distribution requirement.
1030:TR   BOSLER 211
1030:W   BOSLER 211
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement and the DIV I. b. distribution requirement.
1145:WF   BOSLER 310
1330:R   BOSLER 318
ITAL 306-01 Real and Imaginary Journeys
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
By exploring the inner conflicts of their own soul and venturing beyond the boundaries of their native culture, Italian authors from Dante and Petrarch to Italo Calvino and Federico Fellini have opened new paths that often influenced the development of Western art and literature and touched the lives of countless readers and viewers around the world. In this course, we use the theme of the journey to analyze the work of some of the most influential Italian authors and trace their cultural legacy. This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement. Offered every two years.
1400:F   BOSLER 213
1500:W   BOSLER 213
ITAL 322-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 399-01.Additional meeting time for FLIC students only Monday 1:30-2:15pm in Bosler 313.
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
1500:M   BOSLER 318
ITAL 400-01 Boccaccio's "Decameron" and the Structure of Storytelling
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
This course will focus on Boccaccio's Decameron with a critical eye on the construction of the text and the stylistic complexity of the individual novelle. Students will be guided to study the use of rhetoric as a means of empowerment from a variety of perspectives. The course will culminate in a research project of interdisciplinary nature that reflects each students personal interests.
1330:W   BOSLER 318