Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 102-01 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 213
ITAL 102-02 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 213
ITAL 102-03 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 102-04 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 103-01 Accelerated Italian (for Speakers of Spanish, French or Portuguese)
Instructor: Anna Santucci
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.Prerequisites: 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 native or 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
ITAL 201-01 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 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
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.
0930:M   BOSLER 309
1330:MR   BOSLER 309
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: James McMenamin
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.
1030:M   ALTHSE 110
1500:MR   BOSLER 319
ITAL 306-01 Real and Imaginary Journeys
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
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. Offered every two years.
1500:TR   BOSLER 309
ITAL 324-01 Italian Cinema
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04.Additional Time Slot: Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 for Italian and INBM students in Bosler 314 Latin Lovers, Divas, Spaghetti Westerns, and Other Narratives of Failure. This course is a general introduction to Italian cinema, from the origins to the present. It provides students with basic tools for film analysis and analyzes a selection of films and directors within their cultural and social contexts. This course is offered in English. Italian Studies majors, Italian minors and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements will attend a discussion group in Italian and will write their papers in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a FLIC: Italian notation on their transcript. This course is a general introduction to Italian cinema, from the origins to the present. It provides students with basic tools for film analysis and analyzes a selection of films and directors within their cultural and social contexts.This course is offered in English. Italian Studies majors, Italian minors and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements will attend a discussion group in Italian and will write their papers in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a FLIC: Italian notation on their transcript. Prerequisites: 231 if taken as Italian FLIC; none, if taking the English only portion. Offered on an as-needed basis. This course is cross-listed as FLST 310.
1900:W   ALTHSE 106
1230:M   BOSLER 213
1230:W   BOSLER 314
ITAL 400-01 Boccaccio's 'Decameron' and the Elements 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.
0900:TR   CMST SEM
ITAL 500-01 Organization, Volunteers, and Environmental Issues: A Case Study of an Italian Watershed
Instructor: Luca Trazzi, Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
 
ITAL 550-01 Urban Agriculture in Bologna, Italy
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
 
ITAL 550-02 Tracing The Body: Emotions, Fragments, and the Mise en Abyme in the Neapolitan Quartet
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description: