Spring 2016

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 214
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 214
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 214
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
0930: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
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 102-05 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   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.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 231-01 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.
1130:MW   BOSLER 305
1500:M   BOSLER 305
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.
1330:MW   BOSLER 305
1500:W   BOSLER 305
ITAL 305-01 Ideas of Italy
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
In this course we study how Italian political thinkers, writers and intellectuals in different historical periods have constructed their own idea of Italy. We will analyze authors such as Niccol Machiavelli, the forefather of modern political science, and Antonio Gramsci, an Italian philosopher and founder of the largest communist party in Western Europe. We also examine the role that film and literature played in the formation of a national consciousness, through selected readings by authors and directors such as Alessandro Manzoni, Gabriele DAnnunzio, Oriana Fallaci, Luchino Visconti and others. This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every two years.
1330:TR   BOSLER 214
ITAL 321-01 Food and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Instructor: James McMenamin, Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Taught in English.Additional Time Slot: FLIC session: W, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, Bosler Hall 309, with Prof. Luca Trazzi. 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 read some materials in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a FLIC: Italian notation on their transcript. FLIC meeting time is scheduled for W, 4:00pm - 4:50pm (but can be changed should conflicts arise.)
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
ITAL 323-01 Migration Anxieties in the Cinema of Italy
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-01.Part of the Mediteranean Migrations Mosaic, but open to all students. Study of significant themes and values that inform Italian culture and are informed by it. This course draws on a wide selection of sources including history, sociology, psychology, popular culture. Since the 1990s, because of geopolitical and economic circumstances, Italy has increasingly become a destination country for thousands of immigrants from around the world, in particular from the former Communist bloc and the global south. This massive phenomenon transformed the demographics of Italy and mainstream media coverage of it triggered anxieties across the nation with regard to geopolitical borders, socioeconomic changes, cultural and gendered identities, racialized bodies, and ideas of otherness. The cinema has intercepted these anxieties representing both the sense of displacement of the migrant populations and the feeling of destabilization perceived in the host country. In this course we will analyze a selection from Italian films to investigate their forms, narratives, and strategic perspectives, seeking for tentative answers to several compelling questions. 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. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement. Offered on an as-needed basis.
1900:U   ALTHSE 106
1330:TR   BOSLER 213
ITAL 400-01 Masterpieces of Italian Literature into Film
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
We will be studying in depth three novels and three films: 1. The Leopard, 2. The Conformist 3. Christ Stopped at Eboli. Conceived as an integrative experience, this tutorial provides an opportunity for students to examine a specific theme or author from various perspectives. Independent research, under close supervision of a professor, will be shared with other seniors in regular discussion group meetings and will be articulated in a substantial critical paper at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Italian studies major or permission of the director of the Italian studies program.
1500:W   BOSLER 222
ITAL 500-01 Mediterranean Migrations
Instructor: Marcelo Borges, Nicoletta Marini Maio, Susan Rose
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Mediterranean Migrations Mosaic.