Spring 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Giacomo Tagliani
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 213
ITAL 102-03 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
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
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 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 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.
1030: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: 201 or the equivalent.
0930:M   BOSLER 308
1330:MR   BOSLER 309
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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: 201 or the equivalent.
1500:MR   BOSLER 306
 
ITAL 322-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 351-02.
1500:TR   BOSLER 313
ITAL 323-01 A Star at the Table. Stories of Wine and Food in Italian Film and Media
Instructor: Giacomo Tagliani
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02.Italy is widely known for its cultural heritage and way-of-life. Audiovisual media have represented this complex combination of human factors, landscape and social behavior in a multifaceted way and culinary arts is often at the center of these narratives. This course addresses the main elements of Italian wine and food culture by treating them as specific characters within filmic and media representations. Far beyond their having a decorative function, they often play key roles both in the fictional stories and everyday life. The course aims at analyzing the different visual and narrative strategies through which Italian films and media stage these elements in order to reconstruct the unique importance of food and wine in Italy's culture and society.
1130:MW   BOSLER 313
1900:W   BOSLER 314
ITAL 331-01 Ideas of Italy
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
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.
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
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.
1330:W   BOSLER 321
ITAL 500-01 Linguistic Analysis and Petrological Studies: The K-T Boundary in Gubbio, Italy
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description: