Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin, 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 214
ITAL 101-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin, 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 214
ITAL 101-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: James McMenamin, 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.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
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   DENNY 212
ITAL 103-01 Accelerated Italian (for Speakers of Spanish, French or Portuguese)
Instructor: ITAL STAFF, 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.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.
0930:MTWRF   ALTHSE 109
ITAL 201-01 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department. 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 213
ITAL 201-02 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department. 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 201-03 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department. 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 201-04 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department. 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 213
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
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.
1330:MW   BOSLER 306
1900:W   BOSLER 306
ITAL 232-02 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
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.
1330:TR   BOSLER 306
1900:R   BOSLER 306
ITAL 301-01 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.
1330:MR   BOSLER 313
ITAL 323-01 Italian Colonialism in the Greater Middle East
Instructor: Nicola Lucchi
Course Description:
This course focuses on Italian colonialism in Libya during the 20th century. We will explore this history of colonial violence and resistance through scholarly readings, Italian and Libyan works of literature, films, architecture, and material culture. We will address the legacy and representations of these events in contemporary Italian and Lybian society. The course is taught in English, with a FLIC discussion session in Italian for Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements. The schedule of the FLIC session is indicative and subject to slight revisions at the start of the semester.
1500:MR   BOSLER 213